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Monday Night Film Series: Summer Romances
July 2, 2012:
Summer Stock (1950, 108 minutes).
Directed by Charles Walters.
Romance blooms when a theatrical troupe invades a New England farm. Judy Garland and Gene Kelly star.
July 9, 2012:
Romeo and Juliet (1968, 138 minutes).
Directed by Franco Zeffirelli.
Olivia Hussey and Leonard Whiting star in this classic love story of two ill-fated lovers.
July 16, 2012:
Dirty Dancing (1987, 100 minutes).
Directed by Emile Ardolino.
Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey star in this classic summer romance between a young woman and a resort dance teacher.
July 23, 2012:
The Man in the Moon (1991, 99 minutes).
Directed by Robert Mulligan.
During the summer of 1957, a teenage girl in rural Louisiana experiences love and heartbreak. Reese Witherspoon and Sam Waterston star.
July 30, 2012:
The Last Song (2010, 107 minutes).
Directed by Julie Ann Robinson.
Miley Cyrus stars a rebellious teenage girl who is sent to live with her father during her summer vacation.
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More About Boston Public Library - Central Library
A landmark of the city, the Boston Public Library in Copley Squareserves as the central library for Boston's 26 branches. It's broken down into two parts: the Johnson Building and McKim Building.
With 6.1 million books -- including 1.2 million rare books and manuscripts -- numerous maps, musical scores and prints, more than 2.2 million people use the library each year. Notable collections include first edition folios by William Shakespeare, original music scores by Mozart, and the personal library of John Adams.
The Boston Public Library is also well-known for its collection of famous murals. In the McKim building, the Chavannes Gallery contains paintings by French artist Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, including "The Muses of Inspiration Hail the Spirit of Light." The Abbey Room displays murals titled the "Quest of the Holy Grail" by American artist Edwin Austin Abbey and spectacular murals painted by John Singer Sargent line the Sargent Gallery. The series, perhaps his most important work, shows the development of world religions and is different from his well-know American and European portraits and landscapes.
Daily tours focus on the art and architecture of the library, and programs include a full calendar of events, packed with everything from a fall author series, a Monday night film series featuring movies made in Massachusetts, and concerts in the courtyard every Friday during the summer. Calendar listings are available online, and are also broken down by neighborhoods for each of the 26 branches throughout the city.
The library also offers an array of changing exhibits -- like a current showcase of vintage postcards and travel posters -- story-times for children, English as a second language workshops, a teen room, inter-library loans, and adaptive technology for people with disabilities. Visitors can also spend time in the courtyard, and grab a bite to each at the Map Room Cafe.
Other events here
- Out In Sports: Moving Forward – A Panel Discussion on LGBT People in Sports Sponsored by Boston Pride Wed, Jun 5, 6:15 pm–8:15 pm