Thursday, February 28, 2013
The award-winning short story and novel writer is taking part in the Jamaica Plain branch library's Writes & Invites series tonight.
American short story and novel writer Jennifer Haigh is the featured presenter at tonight's installment of JP Writes and Invites. Below is Jamaica Plain Branch Library's description of Haigh: The New York Times called Jennifer Haigh "an expert natural storyteller with an acute sense of her characters' humanity.” She is releasing a new book of short stories in January, "News From Heaven." Previously published are four critically acclaimed novels: "Faith," "The Condition," "Baker Towers" and "Mrs. Kimble." She currently lives in the Boston area. Haigh will appear tonight, Feb. 28 from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. at the Jamaica Plain Branch Library, 12 Sedgwick St. JP Writes and Invites is sponsored by the Friends of the Jamaica Plain Branch Library.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Myra Love will read from her book “Other People’s Dreams” Feb. 4.
The local library branches are hosting events this month with local writers. Here are details direct from the Boston Public Library: Jamaica Plain author Myra Love will read from her new book "Other People's Dreams." Ms. Love speaks to the changes that parents and grown children confront when age and illness shift their dynamic. Monday, February 4, at 7 p.m. at the Connolly Branch of the Boston Public Library, located at 433 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain. Author talk with Jennifer Haigh, whose most recent publication is News from Heaven, a collection of ten interconnected short stories. Ms. Haigh is also the author of the novels "Faith," "The Condition," "Baker Towers," and "Mrs. Kimble." Thursday, February 28, at 6:45 p.m. at the Jamaica…
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Saturday hours return to neighborhood branches on Sept. 8 and Sunday hours return to the central branch in Copley Square on Oct. 14.
Saturday hours are returning to neighborhood branches of the Boston Public Library on Saturday, Sept. 8. Branches that serve JP will have the following Saturday hours starting on that date: Sunday hours return to the Central Library in Copley Square on Oct. 14. The central branch will be open Sundays from 1 - 5 p.m. from October through May, except for on Sundays that precede Monday holidays. For more information about hours, visit the Boston Public Library website.
Friday, March 16, 2012
Proceeds will help finance capital projects, including a new library in East Boston, extensive work to the exterior of the Mattahunt School in Mattapan, new fire equipment, and the continued reconstruction of roadways and sidewalks citywide.
Friday, March 16, 2012
Editor's note: The following is a press release from the City of Boston. While the city is funding a new library in East Boston, it still has no plans to renovate the Jamaica Plain Branch Library. Mayor Thomas Menino announced Thursday that the City has sold $232.1 million of general obligation bonds (Series A through C) via competitive sale. Eight different firms bid on the series. The City was able to secure an interest rate of 2.46 percent to fund $122 million of new capital needs (Series A new money). These proceeds will help finance capital projects throughout the City’s neighborhoods, including a new library in East Boston, extensive work to the exterior of the Mattahunt School in Mattapan, new fire equipment, and the continued …
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Cost-cutting plan to close the central branch on Sundays abandoned.
- Alix Roy
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
The Central Library will remain open on Sundays this fall after the Boston Public Library Trustees reversed an earlier decision to eliminate Sunday hours as a cost-saving measure. On Tuesday, the trustees voted to reinstate Sunday hours at the Copley Square library from October, 2011 through May, 2012. The change was enabled by updated budget numbers from the state that ensure level funding for the library in fiscal year 2012, which begins October 1. “This is excellent news for the Boston Public Library and the people who use and enjoy our services,” said Boston Public Library President Amy E. Ryan in a press release. "Real appreciation is due to the public, library staff, trustees, and state and city elected officials, including Mayor …
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
The series celebrates the city and some of its most distinguished contributors in the arts, journalism, cuisine, literature, and business.
The Boston Public Library has announced a schedule for the Lowell Lecture Series, which celebrates the city and some of its most distinguished contributors in the arts, journalism, cuisine, literature, and business. Each speaker will discuss their experiences as a ground-breaker in their field while looking at how Boston has shaped – and has been shaped by – their contributions. These lectures, all of which are free, take place at the Central Library in Copley Square, 700 Boylston Street. The series features questions from the audience and includes book sales and signings. The Lowell Lecture series has a dedicated page on the Boston Public Library website at www.bpl.org/news/lowell.htm. The schedule is as follows: