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May 23, 2023
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Ashland Public Library

Cheever Room
66 Front Street

Ashland, MA 01721
personal librarian
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Front Street Readers Book Club: Read "The Personal Librarian" *For Adults

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Our long running Front Street Readers Book Club is back and IN PERSON! Please join us for a discussion of "The Personal Librarian" by Marie Benedict.

You must register for this event.  Once you register you will receive the confirmation and reminder emails - make sure to check your spam folder for them, they will be coming from



In her twenties, Belle da Costa Greene is hired by J. P. Morgan to curate a collection for his newly built Pierpont Morgan Library. Belle becomes a fixture on the New York society scene and one of the most powerful people in the art and book world as she helps build a world-class collection. But Belle has a secret, one she must protect at all costs. She is the daughter of Richard Greener, the first Black graduate of Harvard and a well-known advocate for equality. Belle's complexion isn't dark because of her alleged Portuguese heritage that lets her pass as white - her complexion is dark because she is African American.

We'll have some copies of the book at the library or you can order it from our online catalog.

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