Jordan Draves

A. Jordan Draves

Reader Services Specialist
at the Boston Public Library

Professional Life: Librarian since 2008.Favorite genres: I read a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction but M/M Romance mixed with mystery, fantasy, or sci-fi elements is my favorite.Hobbies: Practicing Tai Chi and writing fanfiction.Volunteering: I was a Municipal Liaison with National Novel Writing Month for 18 years from 2006 - 2023.Pets: Adrien, my Greyhound, passed away December 2021.Neurodiverse: I keep myself organized with Todoist!Pronouns: she/they - I am agender & asexual.

So what do I do at the library?

Lantern Reads Book Group

We are a Boston Public Library book group geared toward adults in their 40s & 50s that reads a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction. We meet the 1st Thursday of every month at 6:00 pm at the Central Library in Copley Square beginning in June 2024.

Subscribe to the book group mailing list at the link below.
You may unsubscribe at any time via the same link:

Check the calendar for what we're reading next:

See what we've been reading:

Learn To Write Fiction
Learning Circles

Learning Circles are free online courses lightly facilitated in a community space or public library. Bringing them into a physical space where learners can help each other learn means a greater chance of completion, success, and fun!In 2017 I created and facilitated my first Learning Circle, the Learn To Write Fiction: Beginner Course. Since then I have also created two more courses on World-Building and Writing a Series, though I no longer facilitate these courses at the library.

Check the calendar for upcoming
LTWF courses facilitated at the BPL.

Learn more about P2PU and see the wide variety of courses available for free around the world!

Printed Booklists

Every year BPL librarians compile booklists that celebrate the diversity of our world.

See all of our lists and learn more here!

The two committees I chair are:
We Are Pride
This list celebrates LGBTQ+ Pride Month every June with books for all ages.
Native Lives, Native Stories
This list celebrates Native American Heritage Month every November with books for all ages.