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The Technologists

The TechnologistsBoston, 1868.  An inexplicable force causes ships’ instruments to stop working, causing chaos in Boston Harbor.  Even more baffling, in the city’s business district a sinister phenomenon causes glass to liquefy, killing citizens and resulting in fear, panic and economic havoc.  This strange case is beyond the expertise of the police, but some fearless students in the first class of the newly formed Massachusetts Institute of Technology -- the technologists -- take on the challenge, hoping to score a victory against rival Harvard.

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Baldwin Boettcher Evening Book Club

Anna KareninaJoin us on Monday, August 6, 6:30 pm, for our final discussion of Anna Karenina, the Russian classic by Leo Tolstoy.  We'll talk about the entire novel and its several film versi...

The Paris Wife, and…..Paris

The Paris WifeIf someone tore your heart out, crushed it into pieces, and then walked off into a brand new life, would you be able to forgive and remain friends?  What if you were Hadley Richardson, the first wife of Ernest Hemingway, and the ruined relationship in question had in its earlier years brought you great happiness and more adventure than you ever dreamed you could have?  Paula McLain’s novel, The Paris Wife, is a fictionalized but thoroughly well-researched and p...

Baldwin Boettcher Evening Book Club

Anna KareninaJoin us as we read the classic Russian novel, Anna Karenina, this summer.  At our first meeting, Monday, June 4, 2012, at 6:30 pm, we will discuss Parts One and Two of this famous work by

Poetry Contest in May

National Poetry Month - AprilAre you a poet?  April is National Poetry Month, and to celebrate, we are having a poetry contest at Baldwin Boettcher.  The talented winner of each category (children, teens, and adults) will win a $25 gift certificate to a bookstore, so even if you never thought you could write a really good poem, it might be worthwhile to take an hour or more, find a quiet spot, and think on something that inspires you to put pen to paper.  All styles are welcome, but please limit your submission to one page.  If you can, come to the library on Thursday, April 26, at 2 pm, for a discussion of the contest guidelines and other details.

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