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Adams Street
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The branch holds a very good collection of books pertaining to World War II and the Civil War, as well as an excellent collection of material in large print format.

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This spacious branch offers an excellent collection of local history materials and large print books. Help is available here as well for people learning English.

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In addition to a large local history collection, Charlestown Branch also hosts a busy schedule of activities for all age groups that include lectures and reading programs.

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Boston Public Library Chinatown opens Monday, February 5, marking the return of library service in the Chinatown neighborhood for the first time in decades.

Codman Square
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The Codman Square branch houses an impressive collection of research materials on African-American history in addition to its excellent adult large-print, adult and children's biography sections. The branch offers high interest books at adult, teen and children’s reading levels.

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This vibrant handicapped accessible branch in the Hyde Square section of Jamaica Plain offers popular books and other materials for children and adults. It also offers robust and creative programming for all ages by its bilingual staff.

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The Dudley Branch is located in Dudley Square, within walking distance of several elementary schools, middle schools and high schools and across the street from the MBTA station. This location, and its excellent collection and service, make the Dudley Branch a hub of activity for the community.

East Boston
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This newly constructed branch opened in November 2013 and features spaces for all ages including a teen area and early literacy nook, a local history collection, and Spanish language materials for both children and adults.

Egleston Square
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The Egleston Square Branch sits on the corner of Franklin Park and at the junction of Roxbury/Jamaica Plain neighborhoods. The Egleston Branch serves as the community living room for the neighborhood.

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Renowned for its excellent Children's programming and collections, the Faneuil Branch is an Art Deco gem in the heart of the Oak Square neighborhood.

Fields Corner
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This branch has a strong emphasis on Vietnamese materials –including books, DVDs, CDs, and magazines. There is also a strong children's fiction collection, with a wide variety of summer reading list titles, along with a growing collection of popular DVDs.

Grove Hall
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A strong emphasis on African-American literature along with annual live jazz performances are the hallmarks of this branch.

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The branch has an adult and a children's reading room, three courtyards, art gallery /exhibit space, meeting and conference rooms, and free computer access.

Hyde Park
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This historic branch boasts of an award-winning new wing with a large collection that emphasizes technology, local history, and children's picture books.

Jamaica Plain
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Special collections here include local history, travel guides, adult new-reader materials, children's picture books, and a special children's collection on peace, respect, and creative conflict resolution.

Lower Mills
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In addition to a particularly strong mystery collection, the medical collection and test books are continually being expanded.

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Multicultural materials and a small Spanish and French language collection can be found in this branch along with its regular adult, teen, and children's collections.

North End
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Besides the latest bestsellers, romances, mysteries, classics, large-print fiction, and books-on-tape, this branch offers local history and small Italian- language collections.

Parker Hill
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Parker Hill Branch, built in 1931, is a lovely Jacobean Style building designed by Ralph Adams Cram. The Parker Hill Branch serves Mission Hill residents and workers, neighborhood schools and youth programs and collaborates with organizations within the Longwood Medical and Academic area.

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This Roslindale Square branch has large collections of teen and ESL materials, in addition to a strong collection of plays, poetry, literary criticism, and popular health materials.

South Boston
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The branch holds large collections of South Boston historical materials and adult music CDs, and offers a wide variety of adult and children's programs throughout the year.

South End
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This branch has a diverse collection of popular and scholarly materials for children and adults. For adults, there is a collection of local history documents and books and urban fiction. For children, there is a fine collection of picture books and fiction and information books.

Uphams Corner
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Representative of its neighborhood population, this branch contains Dorchester and Boston historical material in addition to a growing Spanish-language collection.

West End
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The collection provides a diversity of reading material on history, travel, finance, health, and cooking. The Fiction collection consists of bestsellers, romances, mysteries, paperbacks and Books on CD.

West Roxbury
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Besides its particular emphasis on Irish history, this busy branch also contains large literature, books-on-tape, and reference collections. In addition, the children's room has a strong collection of fiction and folktales.