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Facebook status update from Boston Public Library on April 25th, 2013 (Reopening)

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"This is a photo from yesterday, when we were able to once again open our Copley Square doors to all of you. Thank you for your patience, support, and good wishes during a challenging time. Following the tragic events of April 15, the people of Boston and beyond have responded with enormous courage, support, and…

Facebook status update from Boston Public Library on April 24th, 2013 (Courtyard concert)

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"If you're in Copley Square today, please join us for a special 12:30 p.m. concert in BPL's courtyard featuring one of New England Conservatory’s honors string quartets, the Gioviale Quartet. www.bpl.org."

Facebook status update from Boston Public Library on April 23rd, 2013 (Reopening Announcement)

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The Central Library in Copley Square will reopen at 10:00 a.m. today, Wednesday, April 24. Any overdue fines for materials due between April 13 and April 24 will be waived. Books and DVDs already on hold at the Central Library will have their pick-up dates extended until the end of the day on Monday, April 29.

Facebook Timeline Photo from Boston Public Library on April 21, 2013 (One Fund Moment of Silence)

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The Central Library in Copley Square remains closed today (Monday, April 22). All branch libraries are open their regular hours. We’re sharing news of an invitation from Mayor Menino, Governor Patrick, and One Fund Boston for all communities across the Commonwealth to join together in a moment of silence at 2:50…

Facebook Timeline Photo from Boston Public Library on April 16th, 2013 (Mr. Rogers Internet meme)

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"Thank you to all the first responders and volunteers for their heroic acts during the Boston Marathon yesterday. The Central Library in Copley Square is closed today, but all Boston Public Library branch locations are open. Please do visit us. (Photo courtesy of The Little Tikes Company)."

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Facebook Status Update from Boston Public Library on April 15th, 2013

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"The Central Library in Copley Square will be closed on Tuesday, April 16. All branch libraries will be open for their regular Tuesday hours."

A message from Boston Public Library President Amy E. Ryan

Message sent by Boston Public Library President Amy E. Ryan to friends of the library in the wake of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. Original LinkArchived Page (via The Internet Archive Wayback Machine)

Not even a Bombing will stop the Boston Public Library from Scanning

I wasn't anywhere near Boston on the day of the marathon. I was at Holy Cross in Worcester, MA getting a shipment of book ready to be scanned by the Boston Public Library for the Digital Commonwealth's grant. I was just about to take the box to the post office when I heard about the bombing. I was heartbroken to hear and just stared at the…

On the Boston Bombings

Post to Persistent Enlightenment, my research blog, discussing with some reflections on the Marathon bombings.

Front Steps of the Boston Public Library

Photograph of people standing on the steps of the Boston Public Library in Copley Square.