Posted: Tuesday May 24, 2011
On June 19, 2008 a boxing demonstration – the first boxing event ever held at a library – took place at Library Square to promote the Vancouver Public Library’s “One Book, One Vancouver” selection
The Five Books of Moses Lapinsky – the novel by Karen X. Tulchinsky in which boxing figures prominently.
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