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Library Lecture: Toulouse-Lautrec and the Stars of Paris

Join the North End Library for a Museum of Fine Arts guide’s discussion of the museum’s current “Toulouse-Lautrec and the Stars of Paris” exhibition, which runs from April 7 – August 14. The presentation will include vivid posters, prints, and paintings in which Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864–1901) captured Parisian nightlife in the late nineteenth century, Read More…

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From Clark’s Square to Methodist Alley: North End Churches

North End Historical Society president and local historian Alex Goldfeld will give an illustrated presentation about Old North, New Brick, First Baptist, and many other houses of worship in the North End. Boston churches, like the Manifesto Church and Old West, will be included for context and comparison. Where: North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter Read More…

Arts & Culture

A Trip Through Scollay Square Hosted by the North End Library

By Mary Sanderson The Friends of the North End Library continue to sponsor high-interest programs for the North End community. At our most recent offering, a rapt audience of over 50 people gathered at the library to hear the entertaining history of Scollay Square. Author David Kruh discussed his book Always Something Doing: Boston’s Infamous Read More…

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Time Travel to Scollay Square

Walking through the expansive and somewhat barren City Hall Plaza, it is difficult to imagine the space as it was from its pre-Colonial days, through the notorious years as a seedy but vibrant entertainment destination, into the 1960s as all traces of the once lively neighborhood were demolished to become Government Center. Author David Kruh Read More…

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Spring Bloomed at the Library [Photos]

Spring came with a burst of color to the North End Branch of the Boston Public Library in early April! Books in Bloom, a pairing of designer floral arrangements and related well-known books, was planned by The Friends of the North End Library in conjunction with Branch Librarian, Jennifer Hawes. Terese O’Connell, friend, member, and Read More…

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Author Talk: Kip Wilson Discusses “White Rose”

Author and Boston local Kip Wilson discusses her 2019 Indies Introduce title White Rose at the North End Branch Library on Wednesday, May 15 from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. A gorgeous and timely novel based on the incredible story of Sophie Scholl, a young German college student who challenged the Nazi regime during World War Read More…

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North End Public Library April Events

Join the North End branch of the Boston Public Library for a great lineup of events in April 2019. There will be events for seniors, teens and children including movies, games and author talks. Join the library this weekend, April 4 – 6, for library tours for their spring open house. See the full calendar Read More…

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Poetry of Martin Scorsese’s “Mean Streets”

David Blair’s new book of essays Walk Around discusses Martin Scorsese’s 1973 film Mean Streets as a poetic text and touchstone toward understanding urban geographies and as an introduction to personal art. David will join film series curator Barry Marshall in introducing the movie with a reading from his entertaining work about watching Mean Streets Read More…

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Annual Pirandello Lyceum Italian Film: “L’Accabadora” (“Angel of Mercy”) 2016 (Rescheduled to March 23)

Annetta, a woman whose stony beauty reflects the burnt, rural Sardinian landscape, arrives in the breathtaking city of Cagliari just as Italy enters World War II and bombs are falling. Dressed in black, solitary and silent, Annetta has a secret: she is the L’Accabadora — the angel of mercy — one who gives “good death” Read More…

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Author Talk: “American Passage: The History of Ellis Island”

This is your opportunity to learn about the dramatic history of Ellis Island from many viewpoints ranging from the immigrants themselves to the officials, interpreters and social reformers of the day. Maybe your parents or grandparents passed though Ellis Island on their way to living in the North End! Vincent J. Cannato, author and Associate Read More…