Join local libraries and a train-based community of readers to read and discuss The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry That Built America’s First Subway, by Doug Most!
This program is a great opportunity for commuters whose long days and busy schedules prevent them from getting to the library. “All Aboard, Greenbush!” brings the library to the train. On the mornings of April 10 and 11, librarians visited each Greenbush line station to meet commuters and distribute copies of the book, as well as information about related programming. Additional copies of the book are available in print at the library and e-book or e-audiobook format from Overdrive.
After a 6-week reading period, librarians will board evening outbound trains to facilitate book discussions. In addition to the onboard book groups, the libraries have organized a series of community events for all age groups that will highlight local rail and subway history, including STEM programming for kids, an exhibit by the Cohasset Historical Society, and lectures by Ed Perry and Joe McKendry. The two-month initiative will culminate with a talk by the book’s author, Doug Most, at Boston’s South Station on May 25, 2017 at Noon.