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Sister Cities Boston and Padova Join Forces for Second Edition of italianissimo!


Celebrating 30 years as sister cities, Boston and Padova came together on Friday, June 7, at the Boston Public Library for the second annual italianissimo! gala event. Raising funds for the promotion of Italian language and culture, as well as for the creation of a future Italian Cultural Center in Boston, the event was organized by the Italian Consul General of Boston Giuseppe Pastorelli and was was co-chaired by Mayor Thomas M. Menino (who could not make the event due to recent health issues) and Italian Minister of Economic Development, Flavio Zanonato, former mayor of Padova. Over 350 guests weathered ...

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italianissimo! Tickets on Sale


After last year's successful inaugural event, italianissimo! 2013 will be held at the Boston Public Library on June 7.

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Italian Film Screenings at North End BPL Branch


The North End Public Library Branch will host three separate screenings of Italian films during the month of March.

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Blue Fish: From Sicily to Boston


North End Boston Public Library recently had the pleasure of hosting a seminar and exhibit on the value of Mediterranean blue fish (pesce azzurro) and the possibilities of establishing a long-term cooperation with communities in New England.

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Giovanni Pascoli Event at Boston Public Library


On Monday, October 17, 2011, Boston Public Library held an event showcasing "Giovanni Pascoli. Last Voyage: Selected Poems," a collection of poems translated by Deborah Brown, Richard Jackson and Susan Thomas.

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Last Voyage: Selected Poems by Giovanni Pascoli (Oct. 17)


"Last Voyage: selected poems by Giovanni Pascoli" book presentation, followed by readings by the three authors. With Boston poet laureate Sam Cornish as a special guest.

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BPL West End Branch Presents Screening of Sciuscià, Sicilian Girl and Baarìa


The Boston Public Library’s West End Branch celebrates Italian Heritage Month with a film festival focusing on some of Italy’s greatest cinematic masterpieces. Films will be shown with English subtitles on Wednesdays at 3 pm. This is sponsored by The Friends of the West End Branch Library. Here is the full calendar: Wednesday, October 12th 3pm Film: Shoeshine/ Sciuscià (1946, 87 Minutes, Unrated, English Subtitles) Masterfully revealing post-WWII Italy, Academy Award®-winning director Vittorio De Sica (The Bicycle Thief) depicts the lives of two boys entrenched in a world of poverty and violence. Hoping to escape the harsh reality of life ...

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