Eros and Same Sex Relationships in Ancient Greece: Achilles and Patroclus

JP Library 12 Sedgwick Street, Jamaica Plain, MA, United States

NYU Classics Professor Andrew Lear explores the same-sex relationship of the hero Achilles and his friend Patroclus in Homer's The Iliad and Madeline Miller's The Song of Achilles.  A JP Reads Program.

Free

Madeline Miller @ Eliot Hall

Eliot Hall 7A Eliot St., Jamaica Plain, MA, United States

Join JP Reads as we celebrate The Song of Achilles, our third community reads book, with a visit from the author! Madeline Miller will read from her award winning book and talk! A book signing will follow. Tres Gatos will have books available for sale before and after Miller's reading at Eliot Hall. If you […]

Free

JP Reads Film Night at Loring-Greenough House: Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?

Loring-Greenough House 12 South St., Jamaica Plain, MA, United States

Join JP Reads and the Tuesday Club at Loring-Greenough House for an outdoor screening of "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?" A loose retelling of "The Odyssey," set in the Depression era deep south, it follows the adventures of three escaped convicts on a crazy search for hidden treasure. Along the way they meet lots of […]

Free

Opa! A Greek Festival

Loring Greenough House 12 South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA, United States

Join us on the beautiful lawn of the historic Loring-Greenough House on Sunday, May 31, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. for Opa! a Greek Festival. Featuring Greek music with Revma, Greek dance with Boston Lykeion Ellinidon, Myths Alive! storytelling with Massmouth (for all ages), mythological crafts with BPL, Olympic games, the Trojan Horse, Dress-up Photo Booth, Greek […]

Free

Silent(ish) Reading Party

Loring Greenough House 12 South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA, United States

Ever wish you could relax with a book and a warm drink at the Loring-Greenough House? Here's your chance! Grab your book or newspaper and settle into a cozy chair or window seat in some of the loveliest, oldest rooms in JP. What better way to meet a neighbor than by asking, "So, what are […]

$5

JP Reads Fundraiser @Tres Gatos

Tres Gatos 470 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, MA, United States

Join JP Reads @ Tres Gatos on Tuesday, April 5  for food, drinks, books, records and fun!  Tres Gatos will generously donate 10% of all proceeds! JP Reads is a community-based initiative designed to engage our neighborhood in reading a single book through author readings, workshops, thematic events and shared discussions.

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JP Reads First Thursday Storytelling

Loring-Greenough House 12 South St., Jamaica Plain, MA, United States

Cozy up under our storytelling tent with master storyteller Doria Hughes at First "Thursdays on the Lawn" at the Loring-Greenough House!  Travel to lands far and near to meet friends old and new!

A talk with Robert Thorson, author of The Boatman: Henry David Thoreau’s River Year

Arnold Arboretum 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, United States

​Thoreau was known for Walden Pond, but in his new book The Boatman, Henry David Thoreau's River Year, Robert Thorson says he was a man of the river. As a backyard naturalist and river enthusiast, Thoreau was keenly aware of the way humans had altered the waterways and meadows of his beloved Concord River Valley. And he recognized that he himself—a […]

Free

This Ever New Self: Thoreau and his Journal

Arnold Arboretum 125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, United States

Every private journal tells the story of a self, and Henry David Thoreau kept one of the most faithful, thoughtful, and provocative journals in American history. His everyday companion, the journal was an essential tool for mindful living, and grist for one of the world’s most influential books--Walden, or Life in the Woods. Two hundred […]

Free

Silent(ish) Reading Party

Loring-Greenough House 12 South St., Jamaica Plain, MA, United States

Ever wish you could relax with a book and a warm drink at JP's historic Loring-Greenough House? Here's your chance! Grab your book or newspaper and settle into a cozy chair or window seat in some of the loveliest, oldest rooms in JP. You'll find warm drinks and sweet treats, peace and (not too) quiet […]

Free

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