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Celebrating 10 Years at North End Historical Society with Author Stephen Puleo

From Alex Goldfeld, President of the North End Historical Society After speaking to Jim Pasto’s class on the history of the North End at Boston University in October 2009, Jim and I sat down and discussed the amazing absence of a historical society for Boston’s most storied neighborhood. We wanted to promote scholarship on the Read More…

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New Book: “Four Women” Set in 1949 North End

Four Women “Quattro Donne”, A North End Love Story by Bennett R. Molinari and Richard C. Molinari is a historical fiction taking place in Boston’s colorful North End in the summer of 1949. At that time, families lived together in a close-knit community, slightly larger than one square mile. Four Women touches on two cultures, the Read More…

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New “Book Sale” Bookcases by Friends of the North End Library

Once again the Friends of the North End Library are at work. The ongoing book sale is an important source of revenue for the group. The bookcases near the library entrance used for the book sale did not make optimal use of the space so Rita Pagliuca from the Friends asked Mark Nescio, North Ender Read More…

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Adult Book Discussion Club: The Wonder

March’s book is Emma Donoghue’s 2016 novel The Wonder, in which an eleven-year-old girl is purported to have gone without eating for months in a mid-19th century Irish village. English nurse Lib Wright is sent over to see if the rumor is true and that the girl is truly subsisting on nothing. Refusing to believe, Read More…


North End Library Book Discussion Club: Commonwealth

November’s book is Ann Patchett’s 2016 novel Commonwealth, a wry and compassionate saga of two intertwined American families. Copies of the book are available to check out at the library’s front desk. Where: North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter Street When: Wednesday, November 28  at 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

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Adult Book Discussion: The Grapes of Wrath

First published in 1939, Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression, The Grapes of Wrath, chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads—driven from their homestead and forced to travel west to the promised land of California. Out of their trials and their Read More…


Community Chat: Learn About the Friends of the North End Library

The Friends of the North End Branch Library presented at the May 2018 meeting of the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) to bring awareness to its activities on behalf of the library. FONEBL President Chris Sabbey and Vice President Rita Pagluica spoke to the group about how the Friends group sponsors programing and improvements Read More…

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Lecture on the Value of Old & Rare Books by Ken Gloss at the West End Library

Kenneth Gloss, proprietor of Brattle Book Shop near Downtown Crossing, will give a free and open talk Thursday, May 10 at 6 p.m. at the West End Branch of the Boston Public Library on the value of old and rare books. Ken, who is also a frequent guest appraiser on PBS’ Antiques Roadshow, will talk in part about the Read More…

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Author Karen McManus to Speak at North End Library

Please join the N.E.T. (North End Teen) Book Club as we welcome author Karen McManus, to discuss her New York Times bestseller One of Us is Lying. Synopsis: Pay close attention and you might solve this. On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention. Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks Read More…

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Petruzziello’s “The Love Fool” Book Launch at Massimino’s

Author Lorenzo Petruzziello invites you to celebrate the publication of his debut novel The Love Fool hosted by Massimino’s Cucina Italiana on Monday, March 26th at 6:30pm. This will be a night of great food and conversation. Massimino’s will be providing some of their classic Italian specialties. Wine and cocktails will also be available. Lorenzo Read More…

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Historical Book Written by North End Bocce Champion Carmine Vittoria

Bocce champion of the North End, Carmine Vittoria, has written a historical book, Bitter Chicory to Sweet Espresso. The book is an account of World War II in the Naples, Italy area, as seen from a child’s perspective. To learn more about the book, visit Carmine’s website: