"Or, as I like to call it, the 'People's Library,'" the Republican quipped at the South Boston St. Patrick's Day political roast.
The joke referred to the mantra of Brown's campaign to win the 2010 special election held after the death of Senator Edward M. Kennedy, brother to the slain president for whom the library is named.
Brown argued he wasn't filling Kennedy's seat, but "the people's seat."
He will discuss his new memoir, "Against All Odds: My Life of Hardship, Fast Breaks, and Second Chances," with NECN correspondent Alison King.
This forum will be held from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Reservations are no longer available to the public.
The forum will also be webcast live at www.jfklibrary.org/webcast.
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