Book Discussion

Book Discussion: A Thousand Lives | Feb 18

A Thousand Lives by Julia Scheeres . 

  • What started as a Utopian dream soon devolved into a terrifying work camp run by a madman and ended in the mass murder-suicide of 914 people in November 1978.

When : Thursday, February 18 at 6:30 PM 

Where :  Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library
27 Richmond St, Dorchester , Massachusetts 02124

Romance & Mystery Bookclub | December

The Romance & Mystery Bookclub will meet: Thursday, December 5, 2013, 6:30pm at the Lower Mills Branch Library (located on 27 Richmond Street Dorchester)
Thia event is for Young Adults (Ages 20-34), Adults, College Students, Seniors, Visitors
The discussion will be on The Search by Iris Johansen.
He strikes without warning....he kills without mercy....he's only just begun....
This event is free and is open to the public. For more information or detail on the bookclub contact the Lower Mills Library at 617-298-7841.

Kenneth E. Pollock @ Lower Mills Library, Feb 9

Kenneth E. Pollock will talk with parents about his book, Philosophy of Life: Stories for Young People, which features fableswith fun characters and strong morals. Thursday, February 9, 6 p.m., at the Lower Mills Branch, located at 27 Richmond Street, Dorchester.  For more information, please call: 617.298.7841.

Stephen Puleo: Dark Tide, Jan. 29

On January 29, at 2:00 p.m. Stephen Puleo, author of Dark Tide, will discuss the historic Great Molasses Flood that ravaged the city of Boston on January 15, 1919. A very notable event in Boston's history, a 50-foot tall steel tank filled with 2.3 million gallons of molasses collapsed on Boston's waterfront. The flood demolished homes, and even a brick fire station! The flood ultimately killed 21 and injured 150, and became an unforgettable interest of historians and Bostonians for decades to come. The Dorchester Historical Society is located at 195 Boston Street. For more information about the Dorchester Historical Society, please visit their website!

Civil War Book Discussion Oct. 12

On October 12th, at 4:00 p.m., Barbara F. Berenson will be discussing her new book, Walking Tours of Civil War Boston: Hub of Abolitionism at the Grove Hall Branch. The book outlines four routes visitors can walk in Boston to encounter lesser-known historical sites, for instance, a fugitive slave couthouse that once stood on Court Street. The guide also highlights the civil war significance of spots on the Freedom Trail such as Faneuil Hall where abolitionists and slave owners debated the future of slavery. >> Read More

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