Thursday, July 14, 2011

Special Event at the State Library, Monday, July 18

On Monday, July 18, 2011, the State Library of Massachusetts will commemorate the earliest public reading in Boston of the Declaration of Independence, first read from the balcony of the Old State House on July 18, 1776.

While we read the Declaration, we will have on display a document from the library’s Special Collections Department: a broadside printed in Salem in July 1776 that gives the full text of the Declaration.

This event is free and open to the public. Please note that the State Library is in the current State House, not the Old State House!

For more information, please call the Special Collections department: 617-727-2595.

Location: Reading Room of the State Library, State House, Room 341

Date: Monday, July 18, 2011

Time: 10am

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Brown Bag with an Investigative Reporter

“The scoop from
An Investigative

Join us for a Brown Bag Lunch
On Thursday, July 14th, 2011
State Library of Massachusetts
Room 442 State House
12 until 1:30 PM

Bring your lunch and join us to hear, Sean Murphy,
Boston Globe reporter and professor at Suffolk
University discuss his work for the Boston newspaper.
He will answer questions about his work and some of the
noteworthy issues in state government he has researched
and chronicled.
To register, RSVP to:
You may also let us know you will attend by calling the Reference Department at
617-727-2590 of e-mailing to

Sponsored by the Friends of the State Library

Future Brown Bags will include:

August 11th, 2011, Dr. John Warner, Archivist of the
Commonwealth, The Massachusetts State Archives

September, 2011, Noah Berger, Massachusetts
Budget and Policy Center (date to be announced)

October, 2011, Celia Wcislo, The Commonwealth
Connector (date to be announced) The Connector is the
independent state agency charged with implementing elements
of the Massachusetts 2006 Health Care Reform Law