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Conservation of Matter: The Fall and Rise of Boston's Elevated Subway
Free screening of the film "Conservation of Matter: The Fall and Rise of Boston's Elevated Subway", at the Connolly Branch Library. This is a repeat showing of the film which we screened at the Loring-Greenough House last spring (since not everyone could fit in the parlor!).
This documentary follows the journey of 100,000 tons of steel from the Boston Elevated Subway, which was erected in 1898, demolished in 1987, and then shipped eight thousand miles away to Japan to be melted and made into steel beams. These beams then cross the ocean again, where they are fabricated into a remarkable new structure in a surprising location.
The film is by JP-based Director, Tim Wright who will be on hand to take questions from the audience and discuss his film.
More About Connolly Branch Library
The Connolly Branch of the Boston Public Library boasts a collection of more than 40,000 items, with nearly half of them in Spanish.
"Spanish is what we're known for," says Jane Bickford, the branch librarian.
The library is housed in a 1932 building that has been restored to near original condition. The 20-plus foot plaster ceiling of the main room is decorated with rosettes and geometric patterns.
In addition to the collections and resources, the branch has a 150-person lecture hall. There is a stage and sound system. Non-profit organizations are welcome to use the space by arrangement with the librarian. For-profit groups may rent the hall after hours.
Other events here
- Exhibit: Make Your Mark/A Journey Through Imagery Daily,
- Homework Assistance at Connolly Library Weekly on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 3:30 pm–5:30 pm
- Spanish English Language Exchange / Intercambio de Idiomas en inglés y español Weekly on Saturdays, 11:30 am–1:30 pm