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Kings Boston visit the historic Central Library

21 Feb, 2024
Kings Boston visit the historic Central Library

On Wednesday, February 21, Kings Boston students toured the Central Library in Copley Square.

This landmark branch of the Boston Public Library system has notable architecture spanning three centuries, and students were shown the treasured art and decorative installations within. Entering through the McKim Building vestibule and ascending the grand marble staircase, students were greeted by Louis Saint-Gaudens' sculptures and French painter Pierre Puvis de Chavannes' murals.

Upstairs, students admired the Abbey room, where illustrator Edwin Austin Abbey's oil paintings adorn the walls. Passing through Bates Hall, the library's main reading room, and moving on to Boylston Street Building, the modern side of the library, Kings Boston students began perusing the language books on the mezzanine. Veronica and Guadalupe, for example, found some books in their own language: Spanish!

Downstairs, near Deferrari Hall, the building's central court, students Yoshihiro and Kenshiro browsed the DVD selection. Later, the four students enjoyed some quick bites in the Newsfeed Café, an integral part of the Boston community, located inside the Boylston Street Building.

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