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Book launch: Why Black Men Nod At Each Other: A Memoir

Billy Raynor will be signing copies of his book, “Why Black Men Not at Each Other.” at the Shelburne Center this Sunday, February 25th, 2024. For more information, call 617-319-0434 or go to

Dr. Omekongo Dibinga – Book Signing & Live Performance!

Join us for a book signing of “Lies About Black People” and a rare live performance in Boston by Dr. Omekongo Dibinga.  He is the UPstander. His life’s mission is to inspire all across the globe to take a stand when they witness an injustice, no matter how small or large. A John Maxwell Team “Top […]

Open Call for Writing Submissions: Writing Our Truth in the Park

Join author Nakia Hill in exploring spatial justice and writing about our personal connections to Boston’s public parks. All girls and women are welcome to submit their written work. BIPOC women and girls are highly encouraged to submit their written work. This intergenerational book project will uplift women and girls by celebrating their stories, essays, and poems […]

48th Annual MLK Day Celebration with Annette Gordon-Reed

Join the Cambridge Public Library as they host their 48th annual FREE MLK Day celebration with Dr. Annette Gordon-Reed, the Carl M. Loeb University Professor at Harvard and the author of many books, including, most recently, On Juneteenth (2021). Gordon-Reed has received many awards for her work, including the Pulitzer Prize in History in 2009 […]

Janet Costa Bates Book Signing

Janet Costa Bates will be signing copies of her early reader chapter book, Rica Baptista: Llamas, Iguanas and My Very Best Friend. Books will be available for purchase at the event. About the book: Rica Baptista wants–no, needs–a pet. A llama, a kinkajou, or maybe an iguana? She even has a name picked out: Frederica, her […]

Ekua Holmes & Candelaria Silva-Collins Book Event

Illustrator Ekua Holmes and author Candelaria Silva-Collins will sign copies of their books at Rozzie Bound. Holmes has illustrated many books, including Hope Is an Arrow: The Story of Lebanese-American Poet Khalil Gibran. Silva-Collins is the author of Stacey Became A Frog One Day and Jump, Jump, Jump, Stacey. Books will be available for purchase […]

Book Group on “Waste” by Catherine Coleman Flowers

About this event Join the Leventhal Map and Education Center at the Boston Public Library for three in-person book group sessions on Catherine Coleman Flowers’s Waste, exploring “the largely invisible problem of inadequate waste and water sanitation infrastructure in rural communities in the United States.” In her book, Coleman Flowers—environmental health advocate, 2020 MacArthur Fellow, and rural […]

Virtual Book Talk: Born in Blackness: Africa, Africans, and the Making of the Modern World, 1471 to the Second World War

Pulitzer Prize finalist Howard W. French presents a sweeping narrative that traverses 600 years. The economic ascendancy of Europe, the anchoring of democracy in America, and the fulfillment of so-called Enlightenment ideals all grew out of Europe’s dehumanizing engagement with the “darkest” continent. Born in Blackness dramatically retrieves the lives of major African historical figures whose […]

Virtual Book Talk: The Love Songs of W. E. B. Du Bois

Honorée Fanonne Jeffers in conversation with Sarah Burnes Registration is requested VIRTUAL TICKETS | Members and VESP holders free and Visitors $5 LOCATION | Zoom The 2020 National Book Award–nominated poet makes her fiction debut with this magisterial epic—an intimate yet sweeping novel that chronicles the journey of one American family, from the centuries of the colonial […]

FREE – Ta-Nehisi Coates Conversation

Join us on Tuesday, May 25th from 7:30-8:30pm for a FREE, VIRTUAL conversation with best-selling author Ta-Nehisi Coates. This is part of the Cambridge Public Library Foundation’s Voices for Justice series, which focuses on racial and social justice and seeks to spark important dialogue in our community. Ta-Nehisi Coates is an author, journalist, screenwriter, executive […]

“I Got Bank!” Book Giveaway & Signing

Join Teri Williams, President & COO of OneUnited Bank, the largest Black-owned bank in America, for this event: “I Got Bank! What My Granddad Taught Me About Money” BOOK GIVEAWAY & SIGNING THURSDAY, MAY 16th 4PM-6PM at the GROVE HALL Branch of the Boston Public Library 41 Geneva Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02121 Get a FREE […]