The Mary Baker Eddy Library

The Mary Baker Eddy Library Archive and museum containing one of the largest collections by and about an American woman. Home of the world-famous #Mapparium!
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The Mary Baker Eddy Library provides public access and context to original materials and to educational experiences about Mary Baker Eddy’s life, ideas, achievements, and legacy. Plan your visit and find out more about an amazing woman who's life and ideas remain relevant to today. http://www.mbelibrary.org/facebook/

11/06/2019
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Mary Baker Eddy published "Science and Health" on an October day 144 years ago.
10/31/2019
“I Never Doubted”: Mary Baker Eddy and Her Printers

Mary Baker Eddy published "Science and Health" on an October day 144 years ago.

Perhaps two of the more inconspicuous items in the collections of The Mary Baker Eddy Library are a wooden box and a small group of metal printing plates.

10/28/2019
Getting ready for the holidays? Listen to this fascinating conversation about how Thanksgiving and Christmas underwent p...
10/26/2019
Webcast: "We Gather Together"—Mary Baker Eddy and the Evolution of the Holidays in American Culture | Mary Baker Eddy Library

Getting ready for the holidays? Listen to this fascinating conversation about how Thanksgiving and Christmas underwent profound transformation in 19th century America. Join library staff and Christopher Evans, Professor of the History of Christianity at the Boston University School of Theology.

http://dl.cdn.csps.com/mbel/audiocast/2014/mbel_webcast_141101a_holidays.mp3 This program explored ways that Mary Baker Eddy's views and practices relate to the unfolding story of how culture, commerce, religion, and tradition intersect during the holiday season.

Check out Mary Baker Eddy's insightful & inspiring advice addressing "difficulty in healing" for a student.
10/25/2019
Mary Baker Eddy Papers

Check out Mary Baker Eddy's insightful & inspiring advice addressing "difficulty in healing" for a student.

Mary Baker Eddy Papers

Show off your knowledge of the world's hidden wonders and win Mapparium tickets at this Atlas Obscura event.
10/25/2019
Atlas Obscura Trivia for the World’s Most Adventurous Explorers

Show off your knowledge of the world's hidden wonders and win Mapparium tickets at this Atlas Obscura event.

Boston - Atlas Obscura is here to find the greatest, most knowledgeable adventure nerds among you. Join us at Brookline Booksmith as we celebrate the release of Atlas Obscura, ...

10/23/2019
10/21/2019
Thanks to everyone who came out for Opening Our Doors last weekend. We look forward to seeing you next year.
10/20/2019

Thanks to everyone who came out for Opening Our Doors last weekend. We look forward to seeing you next year.

Did you know Susan B. Anthony took a class on Christian Science healing? We have a copy of her "History of Woman Suffrag...
10/19/2019
The copy of Science and Health owned by Susan B. Anthony | Mary Baker Eddy Library

Did you know Susan B. Anthony took a class on Christian Science healing? We have a copy of her "History of Woman Suffrage" that she gifted to Mary Baker Eddy. Learn more here:
https://www.marybakereddylibrary.org/research/the-copy-of-science-and-health-owned-by-susan-b-anthony/

In honor of Women’s History Month, we thought we would tell you about a recent donation to The Mary Baker Eddy Library’s collections—a copy of Science and Health once owned by woman suffrage leader Susan B. Anthony. This copy is a 25th edition, published in 1887, and was a gift to Anthony from...

Learn more about the Oconto church built in October 1886.
10/17/2019
Learn more about the Oconto church built in October 1886.

Learn more about the Oconto church built in October 1886.

Voices of a Global Movement: The building of the Oconto church Photograph of lumberjacks in Wisconsin, c. 1890s, Courtesy of Chippewa Valley Museum. Along the northwest shore of Lake Michigan, the small town of Oconto, Wisconsin, became a focal point in the history of Christian Science. About 2,600....

10/16/2019
Students: show your student ID at the Mapparium this fall to receive a FREE poster. #DecorateYourDorm
10/15/2019
Mapparium | Mary Baker Eddy Library

Students: show your student ID at the Mapparium this fall to receive a FREE poster. #DecorateYourDorm

The Mapparium Audio Tour /wp-content/uploads/2015/03/mbel-app-mapparium-taylor.mp3 Plan your visit to this world-famous, three-story, stained-glass globe—one of the key attractions at the Library. The Mapparium’s three-dimensional perspective of the world of 1935 is enhanced by A World of Ide....

10/14/2019
Interested in John Adams and his family's history of faith? How did they and thinkers like Mary Baker Eddy look at relig...
10/12/2019
Author talk with Dr. Sara Georgini: Household Gods: The Religious Lives of the Adams Family | Mary Baker Eddy Library

Interested in John Adams and his family's history of faith? How did they and thinkers like Mary Baker Eddy look at religious relevance in their modernizing worlds? Listen to the latest "Seekers and Scholars" podcast with Dr. Sara Georgini as she discusses her book, Household Gods: The Religious Lives of the Adams Family.

Dr. Sara Georgini talks about her book Household Gods: The Religious Lives of the Adams Family, leading into a discussion of how thinkers like Mary Baker Eddy and the Adamses engaged with the pressing questions of religious relevance in a modernizing world.

Learn more about the people who wrote to Mary Baker Eddy on our growing People Reference List.
10/11/2019
Mary Baker Eddy Papers

Learn more about the people who wrote to Mary Baker Eddy on our growing People Reference List.

Mary Baker Eddy Papers

Happy Electronic Records Day to you and yours!
10/10/2019
Electronic Records Day | CoSA

Happy Electronic Records Day to you and yours!

Electronic Records Day is celebrated every year on October 10. It is an opportunity to share information about what you are doing to manage your state's digital resources and to enlist help in preserving electronic records.

10/09/2019
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09/30/2019
Calling all John Adams fans! Join us at the Library for an author talk on Thursday, October 3, 7-8pm. Dr. Sara Georgini ...
09/28/2019
Author talk with Dr. Sara Georgini: Household Gods: The Religious Lives of the Adams Family | Mary Baker Eddy Library

Calling all John Adams fans! Join us at the Library for an author talk on Thursday, October 3, 7-8pm. Dr. Sara Georgini of Boston University will discuss her book Household Gods: The Religious Lives of the Adams Family. Find out how thinkers like Mary Baker Eddy and the Adams family engaged with pressing questions of religious relevance in a modernizing world.

Join us as Dr. Sara Georgini talks about her book Household Gods: The Religious Lives of the Adams Family, leading into a discussion of how thinkers like Mary Baker Eddy and the Adamses engaged with the pressing questions of religious relevance in a modernizing world.

Read the first letter we have from Laura Sargent, a student of Mary Baker Eddy’s who went on to play an important role...
09/27/2019
Mary Baker Eddy Papers

Read the first letter we have from Laura Sargent, a student of Mary Baker Eddy’s who went on to play an important role in the Christian Science movement.

Mary Baker Eddy Papers

Did you know “A Treatment for Every Day” was not written by Mary Baker Eddy?
09/26/2019
The Authorship of “A Treatment for Every Day”

Did you know “A Treatment for Every Day” was not written by Mary Baker Eddy?

Although widely circulated as an article by Mary Baker Eddy published in The Christian Science Journal, this article is not by Eddy and was never published in The Christian Science Journal. In fact, “A Treatment for Every Day” appears to be a compilation of several items. We have divided this pi...

09/25/2019
09/23/2019
National History Day: "Breaking Barriers in History" | Mary Baker Eddy Library
09/22/2019
National History Day: "Breaking Barriers in History" | Mary Baker Eddy Library

National History Day: "Breaking Barriers in History" | Mary Baker Eddy Library

National History Day: “Breaking Barriers in History” The Mary Baker Eddy Library collections contain a variety of resources that pertain to the life and career of its namesake, Mary Baker Eddy. This includes the ongoing history of the institutions she founded, including the Church of Christ, Sci...

This year’s National History Day (NHD) theme is “Breaking Barriers in History” and Mary Baker Eddy certainly did t...
09/21/2019
National History Day: "Breaking Barriers in History" | Mary Baker Eddy Library

This year’s National History Day (NHD) theme is “Breaking Barriers in History” and Mary Baker Eddy certainly did that! Join staff from The Mary Baker Eddy Library and the Massachusetts Historical Society to hear how NHD encourages students across the U.S. to explore the rich world of archives. The Library is proud to welcome young people to research the unique stories our collections offer on the topic.

National History Day: “Breaking Barriers in History” The Mary Baker Eddy Library collections contain a variety of resources that pertain to the life and career of its namesake, Mary Baker Eddy. This includes the ongoing history of the institutions she founded, including the Church of Christ, Sci...

Check out the work of Internet Archive, whose office is in the former Fourth Church San Francisco building
09/20/2019
Inside Wayback Machine, the internet’s time capsule

Check out the work of Internet Archive, whose office is in the former Fourth Church San Francisco building

The Internet Archive is backing up vast swaths of the web. But how does it choose what to include?

09/18/2019
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09/16/2019

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Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

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