19 min ago

The Common Wealth of Prints: Five Bay State Collections

Central Library – 700 Boylston St., Boston MA 02116

    Boston Public Library
    Established in 1848, by an act of the Great and General Court of Massachusetts, the Boston Public Library (BPL) was the first large free municipal library in the United States. Today, the Boston Public Library system includes a Central Library, twenty-four branches, a map center, a business library, and a website filled with digital content.
    http://www.bpl.org

1 hour ago

Author Talk with Lauren Prescott

Central Library – 700 Boylston St., Boston MA 02116

    Boston Public Library
    Established in 1848, by an act of the Great and General Court of Massachusetts, the Boston Public Library (BPL) was the first large free municipal library in the United States. Today, the Boston Public Library system includes a Central Library, twenty-four branches, a map center, a business library, and a website filled with digital content.
    http://www.bpl.org

1 hour ago

Toddler Story Hour

Central Library – 700 Boylston St., Boston MA 02116

    Boston Public Library
    Established in 1848, by an act of the Great and General Court of Massachusetts, the Boston Public Library (BPL) was the first large free municipal library in the United States. Today, the Boston Public Library system includes a Central Library, twenty-four branches, a map center, a business library, and a website filled with digital content.
    http://www.bpl.org

1 hour ago

Malcolm Mitchell’s Reading Rally

Central Library – 700 Boylston St., Boston MA 02116

    Boston Public Library
    Established in 1848, by an act of the Great and General Court of Massachusetts, the Boston Public Library (BPL) was the first large free municipal library in the United States. Today, the Boston Public Library system includes a Central Library, twenty-four branches, a map center, a business library, and a website filled with digital content.
    http://www.bpl.org

1 hour ago

CNN Original Series, American Dynasties: The Kennedys

Central Library – 700 Boylston St., Boston MA 02116

    Boston Public Library
    Established in 1848, by an act of the Great and General Court of Massachusetts, the Boston Public Library (BPL) was the first large free municipal library in the United States. Today, the Boston Public Library system includes a Central Library, twenty-four branches, a map center, a business library, and a website filled with digital content.
    http://www.bpl.org

2 hours ago

Enjoy record warmth dining outside these Massachusetts restaurants, bars

Itadaki - 269 Newbury St. in Boston

MET Back Bay - 279 Dartmouth St. in Boston

This article has 6 other Boston locations (Show)

The Barking Crab - 88 Sleeper St. in Boston

Cityside Bar - 1960 Beacon St in Brighton

Coopersmith - 40 W. Third St. in South Boston

Granary Tavern - 170 Milk St. in Boston

Lobstah on a Roll - 537 Columbus Ave. in Boston

Loyal Nine - 660 Cambridge St. in Cambridge

    Enjoy record warmth dining outside these Massachusetts restaurants, bars
    The Boston area is seeing some record warmth in the month of February, and to celebrate, businesses are opening up their outdoor seating options for customers to soak in the sun. Boston broke the record with temperatures Tuesday reaching as high as 70 degrees. Other communities enjoyed 70-degree weather for the afternoon hours.
    http://www.wcvb.com

4 hours ago

Patio Weather Is Sort of Here, Briefly

Itadaki (269 Newbury St., Back Bay, Boston): “Come enjoy the weather today [2/20] with us on our sun filled #patio! Almost spring?!”

MET Back Bay (279 Dartmouth St., Back Bay, Boston): The patio is open both days, starting at 11 a.m.

Sonsie (327 Newbury St., Back Bay, Boston): “Our A-Frame may say, ‘Baby it’s cold outside!’ but our open doors tell another story! We’re soaking up all the sun we can!!”

This article has 4 other Boston locations (Show)

Barking Crab (88 Sleeper St., Seaport District, Boston): The tent is open both days.

Coppersmith (40 W. Third St., South Boston): “65 degrees in February? We’ll take it! We’ll be opening our roof deck this Wednesday [2/21] from 4pm-10pm. Seating is first come first serve. A day this beautiful shouldn’t go without drinks and friends!” (Keep an eye out for games and free nachos.)

The Broadway (732 E. Broadway, South Boston): The garage doors are open.

The Punk & Poet (658 E. Broadway, South Boston): The garage doors are open.

    Patio Weather Is Sort of Here, Briefly
    With a tiny bit of warmth creeping in today and tomorrow, February 20 and 21, some local restaurants are rushing to brush the remaining snow piles off their patios and open up some outdoor dining space, albeit briefly. Here's a running list of restaurants' warm-weather plans this week; email boston@eater.com with any updates.
    https://boston.eater.com

9 hours ago

Wednesday, February 28, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm – Weaving Texture into the Garden Webinar

Join Dan Jaffe of the New England Wild Flower Society on Wednesday, February 28 at 6:30 pm, on line, to learn how to weave texture into the garden to enhance your existing blooms. Flowers are one of the beautiful plant features of our native flora, but what about the others? Discover how the emerging leaves of blue cohosh, the muscular bark of musclewood, or a swath of fiddleheads can add texture to your garden. $10 for NEWFS members, $13 for nonmembers. Image from www.heirloomgardener.com. Register at http://www.newenglandwild.org/learn/our-programs/live-webinar-weaving-texture-into-the-garden

    Wednesday, February 28, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Weaving Texture into the Garden Webinar
    Join Dan Jaffe of the New England Wild Flower Society on Wednesday, February 28 at 6:30 pm, on line, to learn how to weave texture into the garden to enhance your existing blooms. Flowers are one of the beautiful plant features of our native flora, but what about the others?
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

9 hours ago

Saturday, February 24 – Sunday, February 25, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Camellia Show Weekend

Escape from the winter into Tower Hill’s lush conservatories, view stunning floral displays, and learn more about floral design at demos and talks by experts. On Saturday and Sunday, February 24 and 25, enjoy stunning blossoms and trees from the New England Camellia Society and explore Tower Hill’s camellia collection in the conservatories. $5 – $15. For more information visit www.towerhillbg.org.  Image from www.modernbotanicals.org.

    Saturday, February 24 - Sunday, February 25, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm - Camellia Show Weekend
    Escape from the winter into Tower Hill's lush conservatories, view stunning floral displays, and learn more about floral design at demos and talks by experts. On Saturday and Sunday, February 24 and 25, enjoy stunning blossoms and trees from the New England Camellia Society and explore Tower Hill's camellia collection in the conservatories.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Monday, March 5, 6:00 pm – Wild Diagnosis: Human Health and the Animal Kingdom

Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, and Co-Director, Evolutionary Medicine Program, UCLA; Visiting Professor, Department of Human and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, will speak on Monday, March 5 at 5 pm in the Geological Lecture Hall of the Harvard Museum of Natural History, 24 Oxford Street, on Wild Diagnosis: Human Health and the Animal Kingdom.

    Monday, March 5, 6:00 pm - Wild Diagnosis: Human Health and the Animal Kingdom
    Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, and Co-Director, Evolutionary Medicine Program, UCLA; Visiting Professor, Department of Human and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, will speak on Monday, March 5 at 5 pm in the Geological Lecture Hall of the Harvard Museum of Natural History, 24 Oxford Street, on Wild Diagnosis: Human Health and the Animal Kingdom.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

35 hours ago

Friday, March 2, 6:45 pm – The Evolution of Conifer Cones Across Time and Space

Dr. Andrew Leslie, Assistant Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Brown University, will speak to the New England Botanical Club on Friday, March 2 at 6:45 in the Haller Lecture Hall, Room 102, Geological Museum, 24 Oxford Street in Cambridge. His topic is The Evolution of Conifer Cones Across Time and Space. At the broadest level, Dr. Leslie is interested in understanding the drivers of morphological diversification in organisms. He primarily approaches this topic using seed plants as a study group, focusing on relationships between form and function in reproductive structures and asking how these interactions generate evolutionary patterns over million-year time scales. Properly answering these questions requires an understanding of the broader ecological, geological, and climatic contexts in which these changes are occurring, and he therefore uses an integrative approach that incorporates techniques from paleontology, biogeography, and phylogenetics. His work particularly focuses on conifers because the group is diverse today but was also important in many ancient ecosystems, and the relationships between morphology and function can be directly tested in living as well as in extinct plants.

    Friday, March 2, 6:45 pm - The Evolution of Conifer Cones Across Time and Space
    Dr. Andrew Leslie, Assistant Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Brown University, will speak to the New England Botanical Club on Friday, March 2 at 6:45 in the Haller Lecture Hall, Room 102, Geological Museum, 24 Oxford Street in Cambridge. His topic is The Evolution of Conifer Cones Across Time and Space.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Saturday, February 24, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – Botany Blast: Woody Plant Basics

In this Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University introductory workshop on plant structure and function, we will focus on temperate forest tree and shrub species found around the Arboretum. We will cover topics such as basic plant function and the development of flowers to fruits to seeds. This interactive session will enhance your understanding of plants and amplify future hikes in the woods or wanderings throughout the Arboretum. The class will be taught on Saturday, February 24 from 1 – 3 by graduate students, led by Cat Chamberlain. Free for Arboretum members, $10 for nonmembers. Register by calling 617-384-5277, or email adulted@arnarb.harvard.edu.  Image from www.profitableplantsdigest.com.

    Saturday, February 24, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Botany Blast: Woody Plant Basics
    In this Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University introductory workshop on plant structure and function, we will focus on temperate forest tree and shrub species found around the Arboretum. We will cover topics such as basic plant function and the development of flowers to fruits to seeds.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

2 days ago

Thursday, March 1, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm – The Old House Garden

Have you ever wondered what plants grew outside the door of your old house-and why? Spend the morning of March 1 (11 – 12:30) at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive in Boylston, delving into plant and garden history, and learn the best resources to research and find those plants today. The free with admission program will be led by sleuths Betsy Williams and Tower Hill Librarian Kathy Bell. For more information visit www.towerhillbg.org.

    Thursday, March 1, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm - The Old House Garden
    Have you ever wondered what plants grew outside the door of your old house-and why? Spend the morning of March 1 (11 - 12:30) at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, 11 French Drive in Boylston, delving into plant and garden history, and learn the best resources to research and find those plants today.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

2 days ago

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Saturday, March 3, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm – Creating a Resilient Garden

The URI Master Gardener Program is pleased to bring you Creating a Resilient Garden, an engaging one-day gardening symposium designed for those who want to learn more about creating beautiful and environmentally-sound gardens. The sessions will help you DESIGN resilient gardens, DISCOVER herb gardening, and DECODE the truth about garden remedies. Educating and entertaining their audiences, these three keynote speakers are accomplished specialists in their fields and possess a wealth of knowledge and expertise.

    Saturday, March 3, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm - Creating a Resilient Garden
    The URI Master Gardener Program is pleased to bring you Creating a Resilient Garden, an engaging one-day gardening symposium designed for those who want to learn more about creating beautiful and environmentally-sound gardens. The sessions will help you DESIGN resilient gardens, DISCOVER herb gardening, and DECODE the truth about garden remedies.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

3 days ago

Wednesday, February 21, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm – New England Plant Conservation in Practice Webinar

Join the New England Wild Flower Society’s conservation staff on line on Wednesday, February 21 at 3 pm to discuss methods for applied plant conservation in New England. Laney, Michael, and Bill will discuss current management practices, ex-situ conservation, citizen science, volunteer programs, and their work with the rare and endangered flora of New England. $10 for NEWFS members, $13 for nonmembers. Register at http://www.newenglandwild.org/learn/our-programs/live-webinar-new-england-plant-conservation-in-practice

    Wednesday, February 21, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm - New England Plant Conservation in Practice Webinar
    Join the New England Wild Flower Society's conservation staff on line on Wednesday, February 21 at 3 pm to discuss methods for applied plant conservation in New England. Laney, Michael, and Bill will discuss current management practices, ex-situ conservation, citizen science, volunteer programs, and their work with the rare and endangered flora of New England.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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Thursday, March 1, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm – A Common Treasury for All: Toward a Deeper History of Environmental Justice

In recent years, environmental justice scholarship has exploded. But virtually every relevant piece of work has understood the history of environmental justice as dating only to the late 20th century. The Harvard University Graduate School of Design Frederick Law Olmsted Lecture on Thursday, March 1 at 6:30 pm in the Gund Hall Piper Auditorium goes back to the 17th century, seeking to trace and analyze the evolution of a positive environmental rights discourse in European and American history. Having established our opposition to environmental injustice, we might want to ask: what exactly are we aiming for, in positive terms? What are the components of environmental justice? Is there any common ground left to stand on? And how might a deeper historical perspective help us answer these questions?

    Thursday, March 1, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm - A Common Treasury for All: Toward a Deeper History of Environmental Justice
    In recent years, environmental justice scholarship has exploded. But virtually every relevant piece of work has understood the history of environmental justice as dating only to the late 20th century.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

4 days ago

Wednesday, February 21, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Our Dynamic Flora Webinar

This New England Wild Flower Society on line class will cover the criteria botanists use to determine whether plants are native to a region or introduced. Research botanist Arthur Haines will explain the shortcomings of each criterion to help explain the need for using suites of criteria. Given that the flora has always been changing (and likely always will), static benchmarks are problematic. The class will also include a brief discussion of global biodiversity and the problem of human-centric viewpoints. $10 for NEWFS members, $13 for nonmembers. Class takes place Wednesday, February 21 at 1 pm. Sign up at http://www.newenglandwild.org/learn/our-programs/live-webinar-our-dynamic-flora

    Wednesday, February 21, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Our Dynamic Flora Webinar
    This New England Wild Flower Society on line class will cover the criteria botanists use to determine whether plants are native to a region or introduced. Research botanist Arthur Haines will explain the shortcomings of each criterion to help explain the need for using suites of criteria.
    http://www.gardenclubbackbay.org

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