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/

Mary Baker Eddy spent much of her time working in her home office so her daily carriage rides were literally a breath of...
05/02/2020
Private Carriage, Public Journey | Mary Baker Eddy Library

Mary Baker Eddy spent much of her time working in her home office so her daily carriage rides were literally a breath of fresh air for her! In a 1907 interview, Mary Baker Eddy was asked about her daily drives. Her answer tells us – Yes! Take a break and go outside for a few minutes.

Question: In your drives, how far do you drive every day?
Eddy: I am out anywhere from half an hour to an hour.
Question: Do you feel refreshed? Why do you go to drive?
Eddy: Yes, it is a pleasant recreation. It keeps me away from my desk.
(Michael Meehan, Mrs. Eddy and the Late Suit in Equity [1908], page 162)

To learn more about her carriage rides:

February 2008 – February 2009 Eight hooves, four wheels, and a coachman on the box meant more to Mary Baker Eddy than just a means of transportation. For her, daily carriage rides represented recreation, rare moments of solitude, and opportunities for prayer. For the public, the carriage became a ...

Explore where your favorite Bible verses appear in the Mary Baker Eddy Papers by using our Bible reference list.
05/01/2020
Mary Baker Eddy Papers

Explore where your favorite Bible verses appear in the Mary Baker Eddy Papers by using our Bible reference list.

Mary Baker Eddy Papers

05/01/2020
04/29/2020

"I have set forth Christian Science and its application to the treatment of disease just as I have discovered them. I have demonstrated through Mind the effects of Truth on the health, longevity, and morals of men; and I have found nothing in ancient or in modern systems on which to found my own, except the teachings and demonstrations of our great Master and the lives of prophets and apostles. The Bible has been my only authority. I have had no other guide in 'the straight and narrow way' of Truth."—Mary Baker Eddy

Have you been documenting your experiences during this stay-at-home time? You might like to journal or record audio or v...
04/28/2020
19. State of the heart of oral history | Mary Baker Eddy Library

Have you been documenting your experiences during this stay-at-home time? You might like to journal or record audio or video to share with future generations. Listen to a fascinating podcast about the importance and value of oral histories, featuring Dr. Stephen Sloan, director of Baylor University’s Institute for Oral History and Library staff building a catalog of oral histories.

Explore the importance and value of oral history, including its unique public and historical purpose.

04/28/2020
The Mary Baker Eddy Library: Poetry Workshop with Regie Gibson, April 23, 2020

If you didn't get a chance to tune in last week for the Library’s "Your Way with Words" youth workshops, we have them available on YouTube this week, including Thursday's event with award-winning poet Regie Gibson. Learn about how to create and perform your own verses!

Join Regie Gibson, poet, songwriter, author, and educator, to learn about how to create and perform your own verses.

04/27/2020
Mary Baker Eddy Library poetry workshop with Regie Gibson, April 24, 2020

Didn’t get a chance to tune in last week for the Library’s "Your Way with Words" youth workshops? No worries! We have them available on YouTube this week, including Friday's event with award-winning poet Regie Gibson.

Join poet, performer, and educator, Regie Gibson, for adventurous journey into the land, sea, and sky of poetry.

04/27/2020
Have you been playing games or doing puzzles during this time at home? Try your hand at a word puzzle by deciphering som...
04/25/2020

Have you been playing games or doing puzzles during this time at home? Try your hand at a word puzzle by deciphering some of a letter to Mary Baker Eddy from Amos Bronson Alcott, recently transcribed by our staff.

04/24/2020

Celebrate National Library Week from home with us. Share what you love about your local library, what you're currently reading, or what you've appreciated from the content at the Mary Baker Eddy Library in the comment section. We miss you and look forward to seeing you as soon as we reopen! #librarylove #nationallibraryweek

Today is the last day of our online free program for kids ages 6–12 who are sheltering in place! “Your Way with Words” i...
04/24/2020
April school vacation week | Mary Baker Eddy Library

Today is the last day of our online free program for kids ages 6–12 who are sheltering in place! “Your Way with Words” is a live workshop (via zoom) teaching self-expression through poetry and storytelling. Join us and our award-winning guest educators today 11:00am–11:30am EDT. Register here:

Your Way with Words (at home!) ONLINE SPRING PROGRAMMING FOR CHILDREN Tuesday, April 21 to Friday, April 24 Daily online workshops from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Eastern (see below for schedule and registration information) Join us for fun-filled educational programming during school vacation week—...

What an amazing time we have been having together during April School Vacation Week via Zoom! Yesterday, storyteller Len...
04/23/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: The Mary Baker Eddy Library: Poetry Workshop with Regie Gibson. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

What an amazing time we have been having together during April School Vacation Week via Zoom! Yesterday, storyteller Len Cabral focused on the importance of proverbs, and today, poet Regie Gibson honored one of Mary Baker Eddy’s favorite poets, #williamshakespeare for #Shakespeareday. Don't forget to sign up for our last poetry workshop with Regie tomorrow at 11AM EDT. The workshops are recommended for children ages 6-12, but can be enjoyed by all!

What an amazing time we have been having together during April School Vacation Week via Zoom! Yesterday, storyteller Len...
04/23/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: The Mary Baker Eddy Library: Poetry Workshop with Regie Gibson. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

What an amazing time we have been having together during April School Vacation Week via Zoom! Yesterday, storyteller Len Cabral focused on the importance of proverbs, and today poet, Regie Gibson honored one of Mary Baker Eddy’s favorite poets, #williamshakespeare for #Shakespeareday. Don't forget to sign up for our last workshop tomorrow at 11AM EDT on poetry with Regie. The workshops are recommended for children ages 6-12, but can be enjoyed by all as poetry and stories are for everyone!

04/23/2020
The Mary Baker Eddy Library: Storytelling Workshop with Len Cabral, April 22, 2020

Check out the replay of yesterday's online children's educational program with master storyteller, Len Cabral. In this episode, Len helps to unpack proverbs ("pearls of wisdom") and shares how they're often seeds for stories in the making!

Tune in and meet master storyteller, Len Cabral. Len will weave words and connect cultures through storytelling.

JOIN us tomorrow 11am-11:30am EDT for our last day of online programming for our annual spring children’s program. ”Your...
04/23/2020
April school vacation week | Mary Baker Eddy Library

JOIN us tomorrow 11am-11:30am EDT for our last day of online programming for our annual spring children’s program. ”Your Way with Words (at home!)” includes free live and online workshops for students 6-12 years old. Award-winning educators teach self expression through poetry and storytelling. Register here:

Your Way with Words (at home!) ONLINE SPRING PROGRAMMING FOR CHILDREN Tuesday, April 21 to Friday, April 24 Daily online workshops from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Eastern (see below for schedule and registration information) Join us for fun-filled educational programming during school vacation week—...

04/22/2020
Happy #EarthDay! Today, many in the world feel the love of the environment that Mary Baker Eddy showed so strongly throu...
04/22/2020
Did Mary Baker Eddy care about the environment? | Mary Baker Eddy Library

Happy #EarthDay! Today, many in the world feel the love of the environment that Mary Baker Eddy showed so strongly throughout her life. In her cultivation of the fields at her home at Pleasant View, you could even say she “ate local.” Find out more:

Even though Eddy doesn’t fit her era’s image of an environmentalist, she still cared deeply for the environment. She loved animals and nature, and believed that the beauty of the natural world was a reflection of the beauty and majesty of God.

How does one “story slam” exactly?! Your students, ages 6-12, will find out at this year’s online workshop, “Your Way wi...
04/22/2020
April school vacation week | Mary Baker Eddy Library

How does one “story slam” exactly?! Your students, ages 6-12, will find out at this year’s online workshop, “Your Way with Words (at home!)." This is the second day of free, online, live 30-minute workshops designed to teach kids new ways of expression through poetry and storytelling. April 21-24, 11-11:30am EDT daily. Find out more and register for today’s event:

Your Way with Words (at home!) ONLINE SPRING PROGRAMMING FOR CHILDREN Tuesday, April 21 to Friday, April 24 Daily online workshops from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Eastern (see below for schedule and registration information) Join us for fun-filled educational programming during school vacation week—...

ONLINE TODAY! Live streaming of storytelling and poetry classes for children 6-12. Award-winning educators Len Cabral an...
04/21/2020
April school vacation week | Mary Baker Eddy Library

ONLINE TODAY! Live streaming of storytelling and poetry classes for children 6-12. Award-winning educators Len Cabral and Regie Gibson will weave words with poetry and storytelling workshops as part of our new “Your Way with Words” youth program. April 21-24, 11-11:30 EDT daily. Register and learn more here:

Your Way with Words (at home!) ONLINE SPRING PROGRAMMING FOR CHILDREN Tuesday, April 21 to Friday, April 24 Daily online workshops from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Eastern (see below for schedule and registration information) Join us for fun-filled educational programming during school vacation week—...

04/20/2020
Mary Baker Eddy was a prolific author--at a time when women weren’t encouraged to write. Celebrate her love of words wit...
04/20/2020
April school vacation week | Mary Baker Eddy Library

Mary Baker Eddy was a prolific author--at a time when women weren’t encouraged to write. Celebrate her love of words with “Your Way with Words,” our new youth program series for ages 6-12. Register on our webpage and tune in via Zoom to learn about poetry and storytelling with guest educators Len Cabral and Regie Gibson. Four different workshops live online from 11-11:30am EDT this Tuesday through Friday.

Your Way with Words (at home!) ONLINE SPRING PROGRAMMING FOR CHILDREN Tuesday, April 21 to Friday, April 24 Daily online workshops from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Eastern (see below for schedule and registration information) Join us for fun-filled educational programming during school vacation week—...

04/19/2020

“Mrs. Eddy had called me to her, as she in directing affairs was wont to do, and before touching upon any point of the day’s outline, she most graciously complimented and sweetly thanked me for a good work I had done. I at once thanked her for her special word of loving appreciation, saying, ‘But, Mother, it was not I who did it; the credit belongs to God.’ Quick as lightning Mrs. Eddy gently rebuked my false modesty with her usual heavenly decisiveness, ‘Yes, dear, but God is never seen apart from man, and when I speak of God I mean also His reflection, for I cannot separate them; they are one, and that one is God and man. I know and see God only in His reflection.’”
—Reminiscence of Joseph G. Mann, C.S.D., from The Mary Baker Eddy Library's collections

If sheltering in place is wearing thin, we have answers! Four workshops, four days, award-winning educators teach kids 6...
04/18/2020
April school vacation week | Mary Baker Eddy Library

If sheltering in place is wearing thin, we have answers! Four workshops, four days, award-winning educators teach kids 6–12 how to bring their stories and poetry to life in our new workshop series “Your Way with Words” (at home!) Join us April 21–24, 11:00am–11:30am EDT daily. To register and learn more:

Your Way with Words (at home!) ONLINE SPRING PROGRAMMING FOR CHILDREN Tuesday, April 21 to Friday, April 24 Daily online workshops from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Eastern (see below for schedule and registration information) Join us for fun-filled educational programming during school vacation week—...

Have you been going through old photos or papers during your time at home? Here are a few preservation tips from Library...
04/17/2020
Preservation of Mary Baker Eddy’s Original Letters and Manuscripts | Mary Baker Eddy Library

Have you been going through old photos or papers during your time at home? Here are a few preservation tips from Library staff:

- Use pencil to identify people and places on the backs of family photos.
- Carefully remove staples and paper clips—they can rust and stain your papers.
- Store family archives in a closet, away from hot attics and damp basements.
- Copy, scan, or photograph fragile items, so they can be enjoyed and shared without being touched.

You might also like to learn more about the preservation of Mary Baker Eddy’s letters and manuscripts, which began over 100 years ago.

With all the focus on digitization of documents today, it’s easy to forget that preservation is not a new issue. In fact, proper preservation of Mary Baker Eddy’s letters and manuscripts was first considered over 90 years ago.

Next week we have plans for the kids in your life (ages 6-12)! Join us for “Your Way with Words (at home)” -- online liv...
04/16/2020
April school vacation week | Mary Baker Eddy Library

Next week we have plans for the kids in your life (ages 6-12)! Join us for “Your Way with Words (at home)” -- online live (and free) workshops on storytelling and poetry. Tuesday-Friday, 11:00am-11:30am EDT. Register here:

Your Way with Words (at home!) ONLINE SPRING PROGRAMMING FOR CHILDREN Tuesday, April 21 to Friday, April 24 Daily online workshops from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Eastern (see below for schedule and registration information) Join us for fun-filled educational programming during school vacation week—...

Check out this book of ancient devotional poetry, owned by Mary Baker Eddy. Throughout her life, Eddy loved both reading...
04/16/2020
Ancient Devotional Poetry | Mary Baker Eddy Library

Check out this book of ancient devotional poetry, owned by Mary Baker Eddy. Throughout her life, Eddy loved both reading and writing poetry.
#NationalPoetryMonth

Learn about a book of devotional poems that includes extraordinary works dating back to the 1600s.

April 21-24: Spring youth programming!The Mary Baker Eddy Library makes available collections, programs, and exhibits th...
04/15/2020
April school vacation week | Mary Baker Eddy Library

April 21-24: Spring youth programming!
The Mary Baker Eddy Library makes available collections, programs, and exhibits that illustrate the lifework of Mary Baker Eddy and her contribution to universal progress and healing. Next week’s activities are intended to reflect her love for literary expression. All week the Library will provide fun-filled educational programming, as we explore new and inspiring ways to express yourself through poetry and storytelling. Register here to join us for daily morning workshops April 21-24, from 11:00am to 11:30am EDT:

Your Way with Words (at home!) ONLINE SPRING PROGRAMMING FOR CHILDREN Tuesday, April 21 to Friday, April 24 Daily online workshops from 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Eastern Join us for fun-filled educational programming during school vacation week—right from your home! This is an online offering, w....

I spy Captain Lemur! The office mascot is keeping our chairs warm while we're away...and guarding the Library’s research...
04/15/2020

I spy Captain Lemur! The office mascot is keeping our chairs warm while we're away...and guarding the Library’s research room.

While libraries and museums are closed, many are finding ways to continue sharing their collections. Try some of these a...
04/15/2020
10 Cultural Craft Projects to Calm Your Cooped-Up Kids

While libraries and museums are closed, many are finding ways to continue sharing their collections. Try some of these activities from around the world—from baking bread to building a viking ship.

Museums around the world have created new ways to play from home.

Come to thy bowers sweet springAnd paint the gray stark treesThe bud the leaf and wingBring with thee brush and breeze—”...
04/14/2020
Mary Baker Eddy Papers

Come to thy bowers sweet spring
And paint the gray stark trees
The bud the leaf and wing
Bring with thee brush and breeze

—”Spring,” Mary Baker Eddy, April 11, 1876
#NationalPoetryMonth

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Health is not a condition of matter, but of mind. Sickness and Disease are an experience of a so-called mortal mind. It is fear made manifest on the body. -Mary Baker Eddy
What is the role of dear and epidemics? Take a read about experiments from the 1918 flu epidemic.
Hi there, I went to visit today but you were closed but didn't see any announcement on your page or website. Maybe you can put up a post so that other people don't head over there
Hi is the mapparium accessible for those with mobility issues or is it stairs only? Thanks
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Absolutely LOVED visiting this amazing institution ... and of course seeing the Mapparium which was one of the coolest places I've ever been. Unlike any other ... heres a little video piece we did about it, enjoy!
Beautifully articulated.