Five Things to Know: Monday, Oct. 17

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There's a lot going on tonight in JP. Here are two highlights:

1.The yearly takes place tonight at the . With music by El Grupo Chevere.  Free. 6:30-8 p.m.

2. Just down the street from the library's celebration, there's an for those interested in the , a radical collective (and bookstore) that is opening soon. Free. 7:30-9 p.m.

And looking forward, here are some events to consider:

3. Jonathan Steele, a journalist for the Guardian and author of the upcoming book "Ghosts of Afghanistan: The Haunted Battleground" will at Tuesday's JP Forum at . 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

4. Interested in hearing a different voice from the Occupy Boston protests? The "protest chaplains" from the ongoing protest near South Station will be in JP Wednesday night at . They'll . Free. 7 p.m.

5. Ever wondered about the science behind our fall foliage? Botanist David Lee, who specializes in the role of color in plants, will at the . Arboretum events can sell out, so I thought I'd give advance notice on this one. $15 for non-members.


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