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It was the most publicized murder of the 1970s. The victim was Harvard football star Andrew Puopolo, an Italian-American from the North End, then the local headquarters for the mob. Three Black men were charged with his murder in Boston's crime-ridden Combat Zone. Whispers of Mafia revenge grew so loud that many didn’t think there would ever be a trial. There were two. The suspects were tried during the height of the city’s busing violence, and the jury decisions may have said more about the city than the case, leaving the victim’s family to struggle with the very definition of justice. While many in Boston remember the murder, few realize the lasting impact the trials had on criminal justice, as they changed the way juries are selected by ending the once common practice of striking potential jurors based on race or ethnicity.This event will be held in person at the Library. To join us, please register online.
It's spooky season! Do you like mysteries, thrillers, and all things spooky? Join in us talking about some spooky books! Choose one of the three books below to read and come chat about with us - they vary in spookiness levels so there's something for everyone! Our YA Librarian will also give all participants a larger list of spooky YA books she recommends. No registration required.
Hocus Pocus: The Sequel - by A. W. Jantha and Matt Griffin
Cemetery Boys - by Aiden Thomas
White Smoke - by Tiffany D. Jackson
Teen Advisory Board (TAB) is back! TAB is a great way for teens to get more involved at the library, let your voice be heard, have fun, AND earn community service hours, too. No need to commit to coming every month, this is a drop-in club. This month we'll be putting together a November book display.TAB is open to teens in grades 6-12. No registration is required.