Summer Movies Return to the Library
Five things you need to know today, July 2.
1. Today is July 2: And today's Massachusetts Historical Society exhibit will explain why this day in 1776 was the greatest day in American history. Head to the society at 10 a.m. to learn about the momentous day the Continental Congress voted for independence, and the events surrounding that decision.
2. Monday Night Film Series: The Boston Public Library's movie night turns its focus to summer romances. Tonight's flick: Summer Stock, starring Gene Kelly and Judy Garland. The show starts at 6 p.m..
3. Alex Katz Prints: Alex Katz’s vibrant color and glowing lights are on display at the Museum of Fine Arts. Katz is known for his bold portraits and brilliant landscapes. The cost of this event is the museum admissions ticket.
4. Forgotten Chapters of Boston Literary History: The Boston Public Library is hosting an exhibition on the works and editors from the literary heydays of 1794 to 1860. Between the years of the Revolution and the Civil War, Boston was the center of literary creativity in this country. Come see this free event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Cheverus Room at the Central Library in Copley Square
5. Boston City Councils Committee on Public Safety: There is a public safety council meeting at noon at the Boston City Hall, Iannella Chambers, 5th Flr. regarding public safety, sponsored by Mayor Menino. The council will accept grants from various safety departments and organizations.