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bplboston. Our hearts are with Paris as they cope and recover from the tragic #no

Our hearts are with Paris as they cope and recover from the tragic #notredamecathedralfire. 🇫🇷❤️ Pictured: Digitized images of the #notredamecathedral from our Tupper Scrapbook collection [ca. 1891 - 1895] in @digitalcommonwealth.

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bplboston. The BPL is honored to participate in the sixth year of #marathondaffod

The BPL is honored to participate in the sixth year of #marathondaffodils! Keep an eye out for the daffodils along the #BostonMarathon route. “Our goal is to continue to provide this living symbol of Hope, Spring, and Rebirth” – Clive Olson, Jr, The Marathon Daffodil Vice President.

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The BPL first opened its doors on March 20, 1854. Heres to 165 more years of FREE TO ALL!📚📚📚 You’re looking at some of the transformations we’ve made throughout the years. Click the link in our bio for a more in-depth look. Do you know how many times we’ve changed locations? Tell us in the comments! . . . . #bplboston #librariesofinstagram #boston #anniversary #history

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bplboston. #TeamBPL completed another training run on their #roadtoboston! These

#TeamBPL completed another training run on their #roadtoboston! These amazing women are running the Boston Marathon to raise money for after-school programming @bplboston. Click the link in our bio to learn their stories and support!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #bplboston #bostonathleticassociation #bostonmarathon #librariesofinstagram #baa #boston #libraries #bostonstrong

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A secret admirer left our Science Sculpture a lovely gift! Science has a history of receiving gifts. Swipe to see a throwback of her holding an Equal Times newspaper ca. 1980. Both the Science and Art sculptures were created by Bella Lyon Pratt (1867-1917). . . . . #bplboston #librariesofinstagram #science #art #tbt #sculpture #boston

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bplboston. Take a look at these photos of a Black Panther Party parade in downtow

Take a look at these photos of a Black Panther Party parade in downtown Boston in 1970! ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼 They were taken by photographer Spencer Grant and can be found in our @digitalcommonwealth collection. . . . . . #librariesofinstagram #lovemybpl #bplboston #blackhistorymonth #bostonblackhistory

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bplboston. Happy Valentines Day! Show us some love in the comments by answering t

Happy Valentines Day! Show us some love in the comments by answering the writing prompt on the heart. Be sure to #lovemybpl. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ . . . . . #librariesofinstagram #boston #bplboston #librarylovers #valentinesday2019

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bplboston. It’s not too late to snag a Valentines Day date! Visit the New and Nov

It’s not too late to snag a Valentines Day date! Visit the New and Novel area of the Central Library in Copley Square and check out the Blind Date with a Book display. 📚The inconspicuously wrapped books have vague notes written on the packaging to help you choose your perfect match.❤️ . . . . . #librariesofinstagram #lovemybpl #bplboston #blinddatewithabook

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bplboston. We aspire to be as unbothered and peaceful as Bacchante and the Infant

We aspire to be as unbothered and peaceful as Bacchante and the Infant Faun when surrounded by snow! . . . . . #bplboston #courtyard #librariesofinstagram #boston #lovemybpl #winter

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bplboston. Congratulations @Patriots!!! You were destined to achieve the Holy Gra

Congratulations @Patriots!!! You were destined to achieve the Holy Grail (Lombardi Trophy)! . . . . . #gopats #superbowl #boston #librariesofinstagram

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bplboston. The BPL’s annual Black Is Booklist brochures are now available! The co

The BPL’s annual Black Is Booklist brochures are now available! The cover photo is of the iconic @tinaturner performing in Boston from our @digitalcommonwealth collection! These brochures are a part of the BPL’s observance of Black History Month! It’s the perfect guide for books on the Black experience across all genres. Check out our story for a look inside the brochure! . . . . #bplboston #blackhistorymonth #librariesofinstagram #tinaturner #diversityandinclusion #diversity #diversebooks #boston

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bplboston. Here’s a little BPL behind-the-scenes! Take a look at this retired boo

Here’s a little BPL behind-the-scenes! Take a look at this retired book conveyor belt. We’re just as curious as you are to find out which adventurous soul prompted the NO RIDERS signage. Swipe for more! . . . . . #librariesofinstagram #libraries #bpl #boston #librarylife #BPLBTS

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Members of the BPL’s Boston Marathon team attended yesterday’s Trustees meeting to hear David Leonard present the team’s fundraising efforts to the board. All fundraising done by these amazing runners will go towards youth programming at the BPL. Visit the team’s fundraising page to donate or learn more at the link in profile. The group is gathered in front of the Central Library’s book mosaic. The mosaic is an appropriation of our skyline, with a number of well-known buildings depicted, and the water representing our connection to the river and harbor. * * * * #BostonMarathon, #running, #marathontraining, #library, #boston2019, #runnersofinsta, #instarunner

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bplboston. Today is the 100th anniversary of Boston’s Great Molasses Flood. Photo

Today is the 100th anniversary of Boston’s Great Molasses Flood. Photographer Leslie Jones (1886-1967) captured these amazing images of the disaster. Thanks to him, we are one of the few institutions with photos of that historic day. See more images in our @digitalcommonwealth collection! . . . . . #librariesofinstagram #boston #history #molassesflood #digitalcommonwealth #lesliejones #bpl #onthisday

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bplboston. Is it too soon for a #throwbackthursday post? We didn’t think so! We’r

Is it too soon for a #throwbackthursday post? We didn’t think so! We’re taking it back to #FirstNight. The BPL brought in the New Year bacchante style! The 2019 ice sculpture design was of Frederick William Macmonnies’ "Dancing Bacchante and Infant Faun" statue that can be found in the BPL courtyard. Did you get a chance to see it in person? . . . . . #bplboston #librariesofinstagram #icesculpture #newyear #firstnight #boston #bacchante

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Award-winning writer and editor, and founder of Woman in The World, Tina Brown and Boston Globe feature writer, Beth Teitell discuss Tina’s fascinating career journey. Watch live on Facebook (link in profile).

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bplboston. The wreaths have been hung with care and the BPL is spreading some ser

The wreaths have been hung with care and the BPL is spreading some serious holiday cheer! Pop in and warm up on this chilly Tuesday. There’s free WiFi💻, some major artwork, and all the books you can stand📚! . . . . . #librariesofinstagram #libraries #bpl #boston #holidaydecor #librarylife

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bplboston. The BPL hosted a breakfast for team BPL marathon runners after their 1

The BPL hosted a breakfast for team BPL marathon runners after their 10-mile training run on Saturday. The runners shared why they are running for the BPL, and BPL President, David Leonard stopped by to talk about the BPL’s mission and the youth programs the funds raised will benefit. Click link in bio to learn more about and support team BPL! . . . . #boston #marathontraining #marathon #bostonmarathon2018 #instaboston #instamarathon

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