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Dennis Lehane calls libraries "an unequivocal good."

The Pollard Memorial Library Foundation Author Night with Dennis Lehane was an unmitigated success. A wise and warm speaker, Lehane charmed the audience with his real life stories and stayed until every last person had a chance to shake his hand or pose for a picture. Lehane, a trustee of the Boston Public Library, opened his remarks stating that he wouldn’t have been there without libraries because growing up in a working class family the local library gave him access to books his parents couldn’t afford.

He went on to say “Anytime you can support libraries, please do. You are supporting an unequivocal good, you are supporting a light against the darkness, a bulwark against the barbarians.”

Here’s a slideshow of some pictures from that night: