Boston Book Festival October 15 in Copley Square

The Boston Book Festival is held near and in the Boston Public Library.

The Boston Book Festival is held near and in the Boston Public Library.

Love books? Want to see some great authors? Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out the Boston Book Festival in Copley Square. This free event is held every year in Copley Square and features talks (it’s free!), author panels (it’s free!), and other goodies. Outside on the Square visit literary themed booths from a variety of sponsors and organizations, including The Brattle Book Shop and The New York Review of Books. Attend talks at the Boston Public Library, the Old South Church, and Trinity Church. Are you a food lover as well as a book lover? Attend the talk, “Eat your Words” featuring food and cookbook writers (it’s free!), such as Amy Traverso, writer of The Apple Lover’s Cookbook. Are you a fan of memoirs? Come hear some authors of recent memoirs at “Memoir: Getting a Life” Still can’t get enough of Steampunk after the recent festival here in Waltham? Go to the panel, “Steampunk!” featuring popular YA author, Holly Black.
The Boston Book Festival is tomorrow and is hosting free events all day until 5:45. (There are some events which require tickets, but the majority of the events are free.)

Halloween Costumes

Have you chosen your Halloween costume yet? I love to watch the kids come to our Halloween party at the Children’s Room. From babies to pre-teens, the kids get dressed in costumes, get their faces painted and do crafts with Bentley University students. This year’s party will be on Friday, October 28th. Please register here or call 781-314-3425 x4 if you are planning on joining us.

You may want to find a book which would complement the fanciful characters we often see at the party. Follow these links to our booklists on princesses and pirates and click on the books’ titles to see if they are currently available. You can find stories on various themes/characters in our computer catalog. For example, if you would like stories on ghosts type “ghosts juvenile fiction” in the keyword search box, limiting your search to Waltham. You will get a list of the library’s collection of stories about ghosts for children and young adults. If you are thinking of a scarier costume, check out our display area in row 12 to see if our books and movies on face painting are available and check out our collection of scary stories.

We will also be having a Magical Comedy Show on Thursday, October 20th. Children will be entertained and learn Halloween safety tips. Registration is required for this event! Register here or call 781-314-3425 x4.

Have a happy and safe Halloween!
posted by Lisa