BPL Eastie Weekly

April 5, 2021

Tomorrow is National Librarian Day!

Libraries have long been hubs of knowledge and culture in their respective communities.

The world’s oldest known library, the Library of Ashurbanipal, dates back to the 7th century BCE. Perhaps the most well-known library of the ancient world is the Library of Alexandria, which is said to have contained up to 500,000 papyrus scrolls of literature and works of history, law, mathematics, and science. It was notoriously burned down sometime between 48 BCE and 270 CE. Read about other legendary ancient libraries on history.com.

You can celebrate this wonderful day by sharing your love for the library, learning more about the history of libraries, and letting us know how we can better serve YOU!

"Salam Alaikum: A Message of Peace" by Harris J & Ward Jenkins

An illustrated song celebrating life and encouraging readers to spread peace on earth. Salam Alaikum or Assalamu Alaikum, means "Peace be upon you." It is the greeting that Muslims around the world use to say "hello" and "good-bye." International music sensation Harris J has taken that greeting and created a call to action. Using the lyrics to the hit song of the same name, and accompanied by heartwarming illustrations that depict the power of paying it forward, this sweet and charming picture book celebrates kindness and community.

While this is a children's book, it features a message that all people can learn from. Check it out from the library today.

Salam Alaikum!

Harris J - Salam Alaikum | Official Music Video

Don't have a library card?

Register for one online now! With your library card, you can instantly access thousands of e-books, audiobooks, online magazines, streaming services, and so much more.

In addition to our many online resources, we're currently offering limited in-person services like free printing and appointment-based holds pickup with BPL To Go. Due to the state of the world, all of our programs are currently taking place virtually, so check out the Events page of our website for more fun things to do from the comfort of your home!

Paul Flagg, Young Adults Librarian

East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library