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bplboston. Is it just us, or do the murals look ready for some Game 7 action toni

Is it just us, or do the murals look ready for some Game 7 action tonight? Sir Galahad is raising the banner for our beloved @nhlbruins and fighting off what painter Edwin Austin Abbey called the “Seven Knights of Darkness.” May the black & gold prevail! Swipe for more! 🖤 💛 🖤 💛 #StanleyCup #wewantthecup #librariesofinstagram #bplboston #bruins

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bplboston. Happy Pride Month! 🏳️‍🌈Be sure to grab a copy of our 2019 We Are Pri

Happy Pride Month! 🏳️‍🌈Be sure to grab a copy of our 2019 We Are Pride Booklist. It has books about the LGBTQ+ experience for adults, teens, and children. You can also find an e-copy on our Pride page. Link in Bio! ❤️ 🧡 💛 💚 💙 💜 #pridemonth #librariesofinstagram #bplboston

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Hey @stlouispubliclibrary! We heard that our @nhlbruins are up 2-1. Still on a high from Saturday night and hoping for a repeat in Game 4! #BookSpineChallenge #LibraryFaceoff #WeWantTheCup #StanleyCup

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bplboston. Hey @stlouispubliclibrary, ready for another face-off tonight? We’re e

Hey @stlouispubliclibrary, ready for another face-off tonight? We’re excited to cheer on the @nhlbruins as they take on the @stlouisblues in Game 2 of the @nhl @stanleycup! . . . . #bookspinechallenge #libraryfaceoff #wewantthecup #librariesofinstagram #boston #nhlbruins #stanleycup #bostonpubliclibrary

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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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bplboston. It’s BostonInstaSwap time! Take a look at our story for a tour of the

It’s BostonInstaSwap time! Take a look at our story for a tour of the @decordovaspandm. Then head on over to the pages of the other 17 institutions participating in the swap. They’ll be tagged in this post! . . . . . #instaswap #bostoninstaswap #museuminstaswap #museums #librariesofinstagram #librarylife #boston

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We’re patiently waiting for the 3rd annual Boston InstaSwap to kick off tomorrow at 11 a.m. 🎉🎉 The Boston Public Library is proud to be one of 18 Massachusetts institutions participating! Keep your eyes peeled for our instastory featuring our pick. Hint: the statue above playing the waiting game was taken there. . . . . . #bostoninstaswap #museuminstaswap #librariesofinstagram #librarylife #boston #museum #library #art

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The next 🔥🔥🔥 Halloween album dropping soon a la the BPL’s Children’s Librarians! Swipe right for more Halloween cuteness from the children’s costume parade. 👻 . . . . . #librariesofinstagram #libraries #halloweencostume #bplboston #librarylife #cutenessoverload #boston

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We love the smell of bagels in the morning...smells like @redsox victory! 🏆 We've loved #LiteraryALDS with @nypl and thought you might enjoy this booklist. Our paths will cross again! ⚾️ Meanwhile: oh hey @houstonpubliclibrary... . . . . . #librariesofinstagram #libraries #baseball #alds #boston #newyork #bostonreads2018 #redsox #yankees

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bplboston. It's on! We're betting @nypl that the @redsox will beat the @yankees i

It's on! We're betting @nypl that the @redsox will beat the @yankees in the #ALDS. ⚾️ The losing team’s library will recommend a book list about the winning team’s city! 🏆 Photo: Sox/Yankees at Fenway, 1958; Leslie Jones Collection via @digitalcommonwealth. . . . . #redsox #yankees #baseball #rivalry #libraries #librariesofinstagram #fun #competition #boston

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Hispanic Heritage is September 15 through October 15! Celebrate by reading books exploring the Latinx experience suggested in our annual Latinx Life booklist. 📚📚 Pick up a copy at any of the Boston Public Library branches. Check out the fiction and nonfiction versions online with the link in our bio. . . . . . #hispanicheritagemonth #latinx #librariesofinstagram #libraries #booklist #latinxlit #latinxlife #latinxheritagemonth

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Thank you, Boston, for participating in the Boston Reads One Million Minutes Challenge. The final results were more than double the goal at a whopping 2.12 million minutes! Excellent job everyone!🎉❤️ The challenge may be over, but be sure to keep reading! 📚 . . . . . #bostonreads2018 #bostonreads #librariesofinstagram #libraries #summerchallenge #literacy

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bplboston. Come see the banner display “Love Letter to a Library,” by City of Bos

Come see the banner display “Love Letter to a Library,” by City of Boston Artist in Residence Steve Locke at the Central Library in Copley Square. We hope the text of the banners-“I Remember Everything You Taught Me Here”-inspires you to reflect on and share your memories of the Boston Public Library! Thanks to the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture for making this project happen. . . . . . #bplmemories #BostonAIR #librariesofinstagram #art #memories #libraries #bostonart #bostonartist #artandculture #loveletter

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bplboston. Staff member Tracy Wiggins from the Roslindale Branch of the BPL is jo

Staff member Tracy Wiggins from the Roslindale Branch of the BPL is joining the Boston Reads One Million Minutes challenge! Want to know how you can join? 📖Read – Books, poetry, magazines, news – it all counts. You can even listen to audiobooks, story times, or author readings. 📝Report – Report your minutes read each week at bpl.org/bostonreads or any BPL location. Attend a read-in at the BPL to make your minutes count double! 🗣Recommend – Follow Boston’s progress at bpl.org/bostonreads, encourage friends and family to join, and tell us what you’re reading on social media with #BostonReads2018. Click the link in our bio for more information! . . . . . #bostonreads #bostonreads2018 #librariesofinstagram #summer #challenge #summerreading #libraries #boston

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bplboston. Take a look at the Bibliocycle at Boston Common last Friday! If you mi

Take a look at the Bibliocycle at Boston Common last Friday! If you missed it, catch it next Wednesday, June 27, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at Dudley Square during Dudley story time. 🚲🚲 You can check out books, sign up for a library card, and learn about BPL programs and resources with the Bibliocycle. 🚲🚲 . . . . . #librariesofinstagram #bplbibliocycle #summerreading #bostonreads #storytime #libraries #boston

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bplboston. The Connolly Branch of the Boston Public Library is helping Boston rea

The Connolly Branch of the Boston Public Library is helping Boston reach its one million minutes goal! Here is a display of their minutes read. 15,000 minutes to be exact! Wondering what each book cover means? Blue book cover is 500 mins each. 📘 Orange book cover is 1,000 mins each.📙 Red book cover is 5,000 mins each.📕 Be sure to report your minutes read at any BPL location or via the link in our bio, and check out their own display of minutes read! And don’t forget to attend a read-in event to make your minutes count double. Click the link in our bio for more information about Boston Reads One Million Minutes. . . . . . #bostonreads2018 #summerreading #challenge #librariesofinstagram #libraries #boston #reading

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bplboston. This summer, from June 1 - August 31, Boston Public Library is challen

This summer, from June 1 - August 31, Boston Public Library is challenging the city to read one million minutes! How can you join? 📖Read – Books, poetry, magazines, news – it all counts. You can even listen to audiobooks, story times, or author readings. Visit bpl.org/summer for ideas. 📝Report – Report your minutes read each week at bpl.org/bostonreads or any BPL location. Attend a read-in at the BPL to make your minutes count double! 🗣Recommend – Follow Boston’s progress at bpl.org/bostonreads, encourage friends and family to join, and tell us what you’re reading on social media with #BostonReads2018. . . . . . #bostonreads #bostonreads2018 #librariesofinstagram #summer #challenge #summerreading #libraries #boston

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Here’s a fun look at today’s Concert in the Courtyard performance by musician Santiago Barragán Noguera. Check out the full summer line up: www.bpl.org/concerts 🎼🎼🎼 . . . . . #concerts #librariesofinstagram #boston #free #summerconcerts #music #courtyard #guitarist

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