In honor of the one-year anniversary of the 2013 Boston Marathon, the
Boston Public Library has scheduled a series of dedicated programs all
of which are free to the public and open to all. All programs
will be held at the Copley Square Branch. Running Mon Apr 14
through Sun April 20, the programs being offered are as a respite
during a week of remembrance.
Boston Public Library is offering dedicated programs April 14-19 in
honor of the one-year anniversary of the 2013 Boston Marathon, all to
be held at the Central Library in Copley Square.
The library welcomes visitors not only to reflect and gather as one
community but to experience and enjoy programs that serve as a respite
during this week of remembrance. All dedicated programs are free and
open to all.
Delayed public opening of the Central Library; public service hours will take place from 4-9 p.m.
The Central Library will be open exclusively for viewing of the Dear
Boston exhibition from 1-5 p.m. via the Dartmouth Street entrance only.
Closed in Observance of Patriot's Day
Dedicated Program in Honor of 2013 Boston Marathon
Concerts in the Courtyard:
Free lunchtime concerts will be held Monday, April 14, and Wednesday
through Saturday, April 16-19, at 12:30 p.m. in the McKim Courtyard,
featuring music from Amaryllis Chamber Ensemble, Daniel Acsadi,
American Century Music with Gabriela Diaz, and New England
Conservatory. In case of inclement weather, concerts will be held in
Rabb Lecture Hall.
Art & Architecture Tours:
The tours highlighting the architecture of Charles Follen McKim and
many works of famed sculptors and painters take place at 11 a.m. and
2:30 p.m. on Monday, April 14, and Wednesday through Saturday,
April 16-19. On Tuesday and Thursday of that week, a 6 p.m. tour
will be offered. The free tours last about an hour and meet in the
lobby of the McKim Building.
Robert Wicks Author Talk:
Robert Wicks discusses his book Perspective: The Calm Within the Storm,
a combination of research and classic wisdom that provides advice on
how to discover and regain a balanced and healthy perspective, on
Wednesday, April 16, at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon.
Boston Globe Author Panel:
Reporters Scott Helman and Jenna Russell speak about their book Long
Mile Home: Boston Under Attack, the City’s Courageous Recovery, and the
Epic Hunt for Justice on Thursday, April 17, at 6 p.m. in Rabb Lecture
Hall. Long Mile Home tells the gripping story of the tragic, surreal,
and ultimately inspiring week of April 15, 2013, and highlights the
bravery, resourcefulness, and resiliency of the Boston community
before, during, and after the tragic Marathon Bombings. The talk is
moderated by WBUR reporter and host Deborah Becker.
Aftermath” Photo Lecture:
Photographer Joshua Touster speaks about “Aftermath: A Photographic
Reflection on the Boston Marathon,” a compilation of photos taken in
the days and weeks after last year’s Boston Marathon, on Saturday,
April 19, at 2 p.m. in Rabb Lecture Hall.
Our Marathon: Share Your Story:
A community project hosted at Northeastern University, Our Marathon is
a crowdsourced digital archive of stories, photos, videos, and social
media related to the 2013 Boston Marathon and its aftermath. From
Wednesday, April 16 to Saturday, April 19, at 12- 4 p.m. in the
Orientation Room, visitors will be able to examine some of the
thousands of digital items presently in the archive and will also have
the opportunity to add their own stories and photos to the collection.
Dear Boston: Messages from the Marathon Memorial:
The exhibition marks the one-year anniversary of last year’s Marathon
and includes a selection of items from the memorial collection
displayed in Copley Square. The exhibition runs through Sunday, May 11,
in the McKim Exhibition Hall. The organizing partners include the
Boston City Archives, Boston Art Commission, New England Museum
Association, Boston Public Library, and Iron Mountain.
About BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Boston Public Library has a Central Library, twenty-four branches, map
center, business library, and a website filled with digital content and
services. Established in 1848, the Boston Public Library has pioneered
public library service in America. It was the first large free
municipal library in the United States, the first public library to
lend books, the first to have a branch library, and the first to have a
children’s room. Each year, the Boston Public Library hosts thousands
of programs and serves millions of people. All of its programs and
exhibitions are free and open to the public. At the Boston Public
Library, books are just the beginning. To learn more, visit http://www.bpl.org.
|Posted: April 8 2014 Nancy J Conrad
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