Don’t Let Them Count You Out

The 2020 censusopens a new window is now live!   Why should I fill out the census? It's a question a lot of people ask, and the 2020 census takers have some answersopens a new window.   Your responses inform where over $675 billion is distributed each year to communities nationwide for clinic, schools, roads, and more. Colorado…
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Beast of Burden

This collection features working animals and photos from the past. Notes: in the foreground an eighteen bullock team pulls a heavy dray laden with bags of wheat. The bullocky's whip is not visible but is there, a saddle horse is hitched to the back of the wagon. In the distance a second wagon follows with…
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How to use our Digital Repository

I'd like to introduce you to the rare and interesting historical materials that the Boston Public Library makes available online through Digital Commonwealth.  We’ll mostly be doing that through featuring images and collections that we think are particularly interesting or speak to current events in some way.  But I thought it would be best to start…
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Matching Fiction to Cocktails

Has the weather forced you inside this winter? Or do you love getting through the long winter months with warm blankets and books? Maybe you just came in from a winter hike or off the slopes. No matter your take on the season, you might have a thirst! Historical Fiction Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane is…
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