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  • Dining Out in Boston: A Culinary History

    Do you consider yourself to be a “foodie”? Do you enjoy dining out in Boston’s many varied restaurants? Join us next Tuesday, Dec. 13 for our next Author Talk with James C. O'Connell! Register Online

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  • Our Upcoming Author Talks in December and January!

    Please Join Us in Room 341 State House from Noon to 1 p.m. on Tues. Dec. 13, 2016 and Thurs. Jan. 26, 2017

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  • Shop at the NEW Online State Library Store!

    Now OPEN for Holiday Gift Shopping!

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  • Please Check Out December's Friends of the Library Newsletter!

    Read it on our website or get your own copy by joining our Mailing List.

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  • Go Back to School! Come See Our Fall Exhibit!

    This exhibition traces the history of education in the Commonwealth, starting with the first school-related legislation in 1642 through the Boston busing crisis of the early 1970s.

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  • Want to Adopt?

    YOU can Help Preserve and Digitize State Library of Massachusetts Resources for Future Generations by Adopting a Book or Map! 

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