All Aboard, Greenbush!: One Train, One Book

Starting April 10, time-strapped Greenbush commuters will be able to join a train-based community of readers to read and discuss The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry That Built America’s First Subway by Doug Most. All Aboard, Greenbush!: One Train, One Book is an innovative program funded by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MLBC), and enthusiastically supported by the MBTA, that will connect daily riders of the Greenbush Commuter Line with their local libraries in Cohasset, Hingham, Scituate, and Weymouth.

This program is a great opportunity for commuters whose long days and busy schedules prevent them from getting to the library. All Aboard, Greenbush! brings the library to the train. On April 10th and 11th, librarians will be at each Greenbush station to meet commuters, sign them up for library cards, and distribute books and information about related programming. Copies of the book will be available in print, e-book, and e-audiobook format. After a six-week reading period, librarians will board evening outbound trains to facilitate discussions of the book. In addition to the onboard book groups, the libraries have organized a series of community events for everyone, whether or not you ride Greenbush, including STEM programming for kids; a screening of the PBS documentary The Race Underground; lectures on the history of the Greenbush line as well as Boston’s subway; transportation-themed trivia nights; and an exhibit by the Cohasset Historical Society. The project will culminate with a finale at South Station with Secretary of Transportation Stephanie Pollack and author Doug Most on Thursday, May 25th at noon.

All Aboard, Greenbush!: One Train, One Book is brought to you with federal funds provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC).

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