3 hours ago

A laptop for $50? Learn critical online skills for 21st century success with Tech Goes Home in the BPL!

700 Boylston St. Boston, MA 02116

    A laptop for $50? Learn critical online skills for 21st century success with Tech Goes Home in the BPL!
    Libraries often play a major role in getting patrons up to speed with current (and very speedy) trends in technology; particularly where many tasks require some kind of online comfort in the 21st century. We see everything from job application needs, to creating accounts for a wide variety of services, and just setting up basic email addresses.
    https://www.bpl.org

6 hours ago

Through August 4, 2019 – Wild Designs

Wild Designs at the Peabody Essex Museum features works by artists and other creatives who are looking to nature and living systems for new ideas and creative solutions to human problems. The exhibition takes place in PEM’s Dotty Brown Art & Nature Center and explores biomimetic and bio-informed innovations in design and technology that either model or engage nature to generate novel products and more sustainable solutions. Included are design projects ranging from preliminary concepts to realized products and buildings, as well as mixed media sculptures, artist installations and drawings.

    Through August 4, 2019 - Wild Designs
    Wild Designs at the Peabody Essex Museum features works by artists and other creatives who are looking to nature and living systems for new ideas and creative solutions to human problems. The exhibition takes place in PEM's Dotty Brown Art & Nature Center and explores biomimetic and bio-informed innovations in design and technology that either model or engage nature to generate novel products and more sustainable solutions.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

6 hours ago

Sunday, July 29 – Farm To Table Dinner at E. Cecchi Farms

You’re invited to join The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts for an elegant dining experience at E. Cecchi Farms and engage in a discussion about the important role local farms play in feeding our neighbors in need. The meal will be prepared by the creative chefs at Wheelhouse Farm Truck & Catering, using ingredients sourced directly from the farm.

    Sunday, July 29 - Farm To Table Dinner at E. Cecchi Farms
    You're invited to join The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts for an elegant dining experience at E. Cecchi Farms and engage in a discussion about the important role local farms play in feeding our neighbors in need. The meal will be prepared by the creative chefs at Wheelhouse Farm Truck & Catering, using ingredients sourced directly from the farm.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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J-E-L-L-Oh Don’t Eat That

700 Boylston St. Boston, MA 02116

    J-E-L-L-Oh Don't Eat That
    Though we generally frown on the presence of food in the Rare Books department due to the potential damage it could do to our collections, would you believe that a favorite summertime dessert is perfectly welcome in our conservation lab?
    https://www.bpl.org

29 hours ago

15 Healthy Things to Do in Boston This Week

Free, 5:30 p.m., the Trackhouse, 285 Newbury St., Boston, facebook.com

$15, 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m., 669 Boylston St., Boston, eventbrite.com

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Free, 12 p.m.-1 p.m., InterContinental Boston, 510 Atlantic Ave., Boston, intercontinentalboston.com. 

$12, 6 a.m., Joe Moakley Park, 450 Old Colony Ave., South Boston, eventbrite.com

$15, 6:30 a.m.-7:30 a.m., Revere Hotel Boston Common, 200 Stuart St., Boston, eventbrite.com

Free, 6 p.m.-7 p.m., 31 Northern Ave, Boston, outdoorvoices.com 

Free, 6:30 p.m., District Ave. at South Bay, 8 Allstate Rd., Dorchester, bostonsouthbay.com

Free, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center, 191 Atlantic Ave., eventbrite.com

$35, 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., 398 Gardner St., West Roxbury, jimmyfund5k.org

$25, 8:30 a.m., 55 Talbot Ave., Boston, jennahillyoga.com

$40, 3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m., 1271 Boylston St., Boston, hojokoboston.com

    15 Healthy Things to Do This Week
    Practice some rooftop yoga at the Revere Hotel, learn how to eat with purpose at CAVA, take a CorePower class poolside at Hojoko, and more. Zumba on the Promenade: Take a midday break to shake and shimmy to a blend of Latin and international beats with Zumba at the InterContinental Boston.
    https://www.bostonmagazine.com

29 hours ago

Thursdays, July 26 and August 30, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm – Native Herbaceous Plant Materials: Late Season

Discover numerous native perennials suitable for New England gardens. We’ll look at native herbaceous plants that bloom in late summer and fall, focusing on their characteristics and environmental preferences as well as their uses in landscapes and gardens. Be prepared to walk in the Garden each day. This New England Wild Flower Society two session class is appropriate for landscape professionals and avid home gardeners. The instructor is Leslie Duthie, and the classes will be held at Garden in the Woods on Thursdays, July 26 and August 30, from 1 – 3:30. $77 for NEWFS members, $91 for nonmembers. Register online at http://www.newenglandwild.org/learn/our-programs/native-herbaceous-plant-materials-late-season-1

    Thursdays, July 26 and August 30, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm - Native Herbaceous Plant Materials: Late Season
    Discover numerous native perennials suitable for New England gardens. We'll look at native herbaceous plants that bloom in late summer and fall, focusing on their characteristics and environmental preferences as well as their uses in landscapes and gardens. Be prepared to walk in the Garden each day.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

29 hours ago

Monday, July 30, 7:00 pm – Slow Money and Nurture Capital: A New Vision of Food, Money, and Soil

On Monday, July 30, beginning at 7 pm, come hear Slow Money founder Woody Tasch speak about his new book Soil 2017, and Slow Money’s progress, including the $65 million invested in more than 728 small organic farms and local food businesses. This free event will take place Monday, July 30 at the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Hall in West Tisbury, and is sponsored by the Dukes County Conservation District, Island Grown Initiative, Slough Farm Foundation, Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society, and The Polly Hill Arboretum.

    Monday, July 30, 7:00 pm - Slow Money and Nurture Capital: A New Vision of Food, Money, and Soil
    On Monday, July 30, beginning at 7 pm, come hear Slow Money founder Woody Tasch speak about his new book Soil 2017 , and Slow Money's progress, including the $65 million invested in more than 728 small organic farms and local food businesses.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

29 hours ago

Thursday, August 2, 8:00 am – 5:30 pm – Trip to The Blue Garden in Newport and Green Animals Topiary in Portsmouth

Enjoy a presentation and an exclusive tour of the privately owned Blue Garden with Director Sarah Vance, followed by time for lunch and strolling on your own in downtown Newport. After lunch, we’ll travel to the Green Animals Topiary Garden before heading home. The field trip, sponsored by Tower Hill Botanic Garden, will take place Thursday, August 2. Group will leave from Tower Hill at 8 am and return by 5:30. If you wish to meet the group in Rhode Island, call 508.869.6111.

    Thursday, August 2, 8:00 am - 5:30 pm - Trip to The Blue Garden in Newport and Green Animals Topiary in Portsmouth
    Enjoy a presentation and an exclusive tour of the privately owned Blue Garden with Director Sarah Vance, followed by time for lunch and strolling on your own in downtown Newport. After lunch, we'll travel to the Green Animals Topiary Garden before heading home.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

30 hours ago

Featured Collection: Leslie Jones Collection

700 Boylston St. Boston, MA 02116

    Featured Collection: Leslie Jones Collection
    The Leslie Jones Collection is one of the crown jewels of Digital Commonwealth and the Boston Public Library. Jones was a press photographer who worked for the Boston Herald-Traveler from 1917-1956. During his career, he saved many of his negatives, and by the time he died in 1967, he had kept a collection of nearly 40,000 negatives.
    https://www.bpl.org

31 hours ago

Featured Image: Boston University Biology lab pigeon bucket

700 Boylston St. Boston, MA 02116

    Featured Image: Boston University Biology lab pigeon bucket
    Title: Boston University: Biology lab pigeon bucket, Charles River, Boston Date: 1975 Location: Boston, Massachusetts Source: Collection: Spencer Grant Collection Digitized by the Boston Public Library for Digital Commonwealth as part of the Library for the Commonwealth program. Read more about digitization at the BPL.
    https://www.bpl.org

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Sunday, July 29, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Charlton Blueberry Festival

The Charlton Arts & Activities Center is excited to offer a summer celebration on July 29 from 10 – 4 where blueberries are just the start of the fun! This family friendly event is fast becoming a Charlton area favorite. There will bea live animal show by Animal Adventures Family Zoo and Rescue Center from 1 – 2, live music, an amateur cooks blueberry bake-off and silent auction in the farmhouse, locally grown blueberries for sale, and pony rides. The address is 4 Dresser Hill Road in Charlton, and more information may be found at http://www.pickyourown.org/PYO.php?PAGGE=/BlueberryFestivals.php&NAME=Chalrton%20Blueberry%20Festival&URL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.charltonarts.org/blueberry-festival Admission is FREE. You may also email charltonarts7@gmail.com.

    Sunday, July 29, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm - Charlton Blueberry Festival
    The Charlton Arts & Activities Center is excited to offer a summer celebration on July 29 from 10 - 4 where blueberries are just the start of the fun! This family friendly event is fast becoming a Charlton area favorite.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

2 days ago

Saturday, July 28 & Sunday, July 29, 10:30 am – 2:30 pm – Drawing Birds in Their Habitats

This two day New England Wild Flower Society workshop taught by Dorie Petrochko will introduce students to the fascinating world of drawing and painting birds. We will learn how to observe the structure and form of various bird species by field-sketching birds. A small field-painting kit with graphite pencils, micron pens, a small watercolor set, and colored pencils is all you will need to render successful bird studies. Hands-on demonstrations and individual guided instruction and critiques will be offered. Participants will produce a finished portrait of the bird of their choice in its habitat. The sessions will take place at Garden in the Woods on July 28 and 29 from 10:30 – 2:30. $100 for NEWFS members, $115 for nonmembers. Materials not included. Register at http://www.newenglandwild.org/learn/our-programs/drawing-birds-in-their-habitats

    Saturday, July 28 & Sunday, July 29, 10:30 am - 2:30 pm - Drawing Birds in Their Habitats
    This two day New England Wild Flower Society workshop taught by Dorie Petrochko will introduce students to the fascinating world of drawing and painting birds. We will learn how to observe the structure and form of various bird species by field-sketching birds.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

2 days ago

Saturday, July 21 – Sunday, July 22 – The Berkshire Woodworkers Guild Show

Each summer, the Berkshire Botanical Garden hosts the Berkshire Woodworkers Guild Fine Arts Show and Silent Auction, when Guild members exhibit and sell unique, hand-made products ranging from furniture to musical instruments. Guild members also provide ongoing demonstrations highlighting their trade and providing an educational component to the weekend event. Bench below by Jeffrey All of Allwoodwork.

    Saturday, July 21 - Sunday, July 22 - The Berkshire Woodworkers Guild Show
    Each summer, the Berkshire Botanical Garden hosts the Berkshire Woodworkers Guild Fine Arts Show and Silent Auction, when Guild members exhibit and sell unique, hand-made products ranging from furniture to musical instruments. Guild members also provide ongoing demonstrations highlighting their trade and providing an educational component to the weekend event.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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