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Valley Green Feast - Local, Organic Food Biked To Your Door

Public Event Valley Green Feast, Western Mass’ trusted local, organic food delivery service is offering $5 off their first order with the coupon code, VGFBOS. Orders will be delivered by bike thanks to our co-op partners, Boston Collective Delivery, from their hub on Channel St. Enjoy customized produce baskets in different sizes, meat, cheese, yogurt, baked good and so much more biked right to your door. Launching January 8th - place your order before January 2nd for the first drop off. Phone: 413 588 8704. Contact: greenfeast@gmail.com. Cost: $23 & up. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Businesses. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Beacon Hill. Chinatown / Leather District. Dorchester. Downtown. Fenway-Kenmore. Jamaica Plain. Mission Hill. North End. Roxbury. South Boston. South End. West End. Type of Event: Food & Dining. Health / Fitness. Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Boston 12 Channel St Boston, MA 02210.

KIPP MA Academy Boston and Academy Lynn

City Clerk Re: Board of Trustees Meeting: Detail Posting Attached....... http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/SKMBT_42014040801362-d76f8c.pdf. Phone: 781-598-1609 ext. 1727. Contact: Laura Malley. MBTA: State Street Station. Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 9:00 AM. Goodwin Proctor 53 State St Boston, MA 02109.

Public Facilities - Department of Neighborhood Development

City Clerk Revised Posting Attached...... http://www.cityofboston.gov/calendar/pdfs/dnd_4.16.14.pdf. Phone: 617-635-4826. Contact: Colleen Daley. MBTA: State Street Station (City Hall Exit). Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 9:30 AM. Conferenc Room, #11A, 11th Floor 26 Court St Boston, MA 02108. For more info visit www.cityofboston.gov.

Messages of Hope

Public Event Throughout the month of April, the Library will offer free admission to all Marathon runners and Boston Athletic Association staff, so that they may see what our community has created for you and for this occasion. In the spirit of hope and healing, we invite you to stop in, find comfort for yourself and others, and celebrate the perseverance and strength of this great city. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Phone: 617-450-7000. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. Visitors. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Fenway-Kenmore. MBTA: Hynes, Symphony, Prudential, Mass. Ave. Type of Event: Attractions & Museums. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. The Mary Baker Eddy Library 200 Massachusetts Ave Boston, MA 02115. For more info visit www.marybakereddylibrary.org.

Consumer Affairs and Licensing

City Clerk Detail Agenda Attached......... http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/SKMBT_42014040921591-ce8cec.pdf. Phone: 617-635-4167. Contact: Awilda Saavedra. MBTA: State Street Station (City Hall Exit). Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 10:00 AM. Boston City Hall, Rm. #801, 8th Floor 1 Cambridge St Boston, MA 02108.

Mayor's Office of Emergency Management - Metro Boston Homeland Security Region

City Clerk Re: Critical Infrastructure Subcommittee: Detail Agenda Attached...... http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/SKMBT_42014040401132-8dfa2f.pdf. Phone: 617-635-1400. Contact: Andrew Murphy. Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Chelsea Police Department, Library 4th Floor 19 Park St Chelsea, MA 02150.

ESL Conversation Group

Central Library Practice speaking English with other ESL students and new English speakers in an informal and friendly group setting. Groups are led by a native English speaker. If you have questions about these groups please call 617-859-2446 or email mmurray@bpl.org. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Mezzanine Conference Room Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Boston Licensing Board - Petitions

Licensing Re: Changes for Holder's of a C.V.7-Day All Alcoholic Beverage Licenses / Common Victualler Permits, Etc. Detail Posting Attached........ http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/SKMBT_42014041001540-f786af.pdf. Phone: 617-635-4170. Contact: Carolyn Twomey. MBTA: State Street Station (City Hall Exit). Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 10:00 AM. Boston City Hall, Rm. #809A, 8th Floor 1 Cambridge St Boston, MA 02108.

Children's Films

Connolly Short, fun films for young children. Groups Welcome. Library: Connolly. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Connolly Branch of the Boston Public Library 433 Centre Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

Story Time

Dudley Bring your child to the Dudley Branch for story time. Pre-registration is required. Be sure to call in advance to verify that this event has not been rescheduled or canceled. Library: Dudley. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library 65 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119.

Bilingual Toddler Story Time

East Boston Stories, songs, and crafts in English and Spanish for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Library: East Boston. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 10:30 AM. East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 365 Bremen Street East Boston, MA 02128.

Bilingual Sing Along

Faneuil Songs, fingerplays and action rhymes in English and Spanish for young children. Library: Faneuil. Neighborhood: Brighton. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Faneuil Branch of the Boston Public Library 419 Faneuil Street Brighton, MA 02135. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Preschool Films and Fun

Fields Corner Preschool fun for kids ages 2 and up. Library: Neighborhood: Type of Event: Cost: free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. 1520 Dorchester Avenue Dorchester.

Preschool Story Time

Hyde Park Join us for stories and a craft based on the theme. Appropriate for ages two to five.No registration required. April 1 & 2 – Silly Stories. April 8 & 9 – The Weather in Spring. April 15 & 16 – Who Hops? Library: Hyde Park. Neighborhood: Hyde Park. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue Hyde Park, MA 02136.

Babies and Books at the Library

Jamaica Plain Children, ages 6-18 months, are invited to join us for bounces, rhymes, stories, and songs. Library: Jamaica Plain. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library 12 Sedgwick Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

Fun With Books

Mattapan Kids up to age three with parents and caregivers join Jackie and Kate for story-themed songs, finger plays and a simple craft. This program is geared to ages 0-3 and is a partnership with the Mattapan Branch and Early Intervention. Space is limited for this program, please call in advance to register. Library: Mattapan. Neighborhood: Mattapan. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library 1350 Blue Hill Avenue Mattapan, MA 02126.

Toddler Story Time

South Boston Please join us for twenty minutes of songs, rhymes and stories with free play afterward. Library: South Boston. Neighborhood: South Boston. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. South Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 646 East Broadway South Boston, MA 02127.

Preschool Story Time

South End Stories, songs, and a craft based on seasonal themes, especially for preschoolers ages three to five and their caregivers. Library: South End. Neighborhood: South End. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. South End Branch of the Boston Public Library 685 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02118.

Toddler Story Hour

West End Stories, songs, rhymes and movement for children 18 months to 3 years accompanied by an adult. Library: Neighborhood: Type of Event: Cost: free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. West End Branch of the Boston Public Library 151 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114.

ESL Conversation Group

Brighton An ESL Conversation group takes place every Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m at the Brighton Library.Come join other new English speakers and practice your language skills. Library: Brighton. Neighborhood: Brighton. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 PM. Brighton Branch of the Boston Public Library 40 Academy Hill Road Brighton, MA 02135.

Preschool Story Time

Brighton Stories and a simple craft for children ages 2-5 with a caregiver. Library: Brighton. Neighborhood: Brighton. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Brighton Branch of the Boston Public Library 40 Academy Hill Road Brighton, MA 02135.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Charlestown For babies up to 18 months old, this fun session emphasizes rhymes, music, and language development. Parents and caregivers will practice simple techniques to stimulate learning beyond the library. Library: Charlestown. Neighborhood: Charlestown. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Event Room Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library 179 Main Street Charlestown, MA 02129. For more info visit www.mgol.net.

Art & Architecture Tour

Central Library Boston Public Library offers free public tours highlighting the celebrated art and architecture of the Boston Public Library’s McKim Building (1895), a designated National Historic Landmark. The hour-long tours explore the work of architect Charles Follen McKim and murals by John Singer Sargent, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, and Edwin Austin Abbey. Led by volunteer tour guides, the art and architecture tours begin at the Dartmouth Street entrance of the Central Library in Copley Square. No appointment is necessary. For more information and a full schedule of public tours, visit www.bpl.org/tours. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Tours. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Visitors. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Email Basics

Lower Mills Set up an email account with Google or Yahoo and learn how to send emails to friends. Please register in advance to attend workshops and ask about individual training to fit your schedule. Library: Lower Mills. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Computers/Technology. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library 27 Richmond Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

Mommy and Me StoryTime

Hyde Park This story time is for little ones ages 1- 4 years old accompanied by an adult. Enjoy stories, a song, and a paper craft. No registration required. No groups or daycares please. April 2 - Silly Stories. April 9 - The Weather in Spring. April 16 - Who Hops? April 23 - Let’s Share. April 30 - What Grows? Library: Hyde Park. Neighborhood: Hyde Park. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM. Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue Hyde Park, MA 02136.

Boston City Council - Weekly Meeting

City Council All meetings are open to the public and are also available on Comcast Channel 8, RCN Channel 83, and on webcast. Meetings are subject to change at the call of the Council President. Agendas are available within 48-hours of the scheduled meeting. Phone: 617-635-3040. Contact: Central Staff. MBTA: Government Center. Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 12:00 PM. Boston City Hall, Iannella Chambers, 5th Floor 1 Cambridge St Boston, MA 02108. For more info visit www.cityofboston.gov.

Our Marathon: Share Your Story Event

Central Library Our Marathon: The Boston Bombing Digital Archive will be holding a series of Share Your Story events at the Boston Public Library from Wednesday, April 16th to Saturday, April 19th. A community project hosted at Northeastern University, Our Marathon is a crowdsourced digital archive of stories, photos, videos, and social media related to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings and their aftermath. Visitors will be able to examine some of the thousands of digital items presently in the archive, and they will also have the opportunity to add their own stories and photos to the collection. Representatives from Our Marathon will be present to explain the project and to help visitors share their stories. Laptops will be provided. Visitors are encouraged to bring any digital content (photos, videos, etc.) they might be interested in sharing with the archive. A recording room will also be available for visitors interested in talking about their experiences. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Exhibition. Talks & Lectures. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Orientation Room Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116. For more info visit www.northeastern.edu.

ESOL Conversation Group

Honan- Allston Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Allston. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM. Honan-Allston Branch of the Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

April Concert in the Courtyard

Central Library Daniel Acsadi performs classical guitar. Daniel won his first guitar competition at the age of fifteen. He performs extensively throughout the United States and has appeared in Boston's Jordan Hall, Trinity Church, King's Chapel, Boston University and more. Daniel is the Director of the Boston Classical Guitar Society and does extensive outreach to introduce classical guitar to a wider audience. This concert is sponsored by the Boston Public Library Foundation. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Concerts / Live Music. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Businesses. Visitors. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Wii Gaming

Central Library Throughout the month of April, you will be able to play games on the Wii gaming console every day. Please ask a librarian for a list of games and the game console. Library: Central Library. Type of Event: Games/Gaming. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Master Builder: A Guide to Enrich Your Life

South End Author Leonard Swafford-Donald is an ex-convict who later enrolled in college, an author of eight books,  and is the president of a publishing company. This book is not a story about my life, rather it is a guide to follow if a person desires to change their life for the better. Copies of the book will be available for sale. Library: South End. Neighborhood: South End. Type of Event: Talks & Lectures. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. South End Branch of the Boston Public Library 685 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02118.

Art and Architecture Tour

Central Library Boston Public Library offers free public tours highlighting the celebrated art and architecture of the Boston Public Library’s McKim Building (1895), a designated National Historic Landmark. The hour-long tours explore the work of architect Charles Follen McKim and murals by John Singer Sargent, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, and Edwin Austin Abbey. Led by volunteer tour guides, the art and architecture tours begin at the Dartmouth Street entrance of the Central Library in Copley Square. If your group is smaller than 8 people, no appointment is necessary. For more information and a full schedule of public tours, visit www.bpl.org/tours. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Tours. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Businesses. Visitors. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. McKim Lobby Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

The Point of View Book Discussion Group

Central Library The Point of View Book Discussion Group meets the third Wednesday of each month, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. For the April meeting we will discuss The Art Forger by B. A. Shapiro. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation Desk. New members are welcome. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Book Group. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Johnson Conference Room 2 Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Magnetic Poetry

Uphams Corner Create hilarious and awesome poems using the library's magnetic poetry. Then make your own to bring home with you. Library: Uphams Corner. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Visual Arts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Uphams Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 500 Columbia Rd. Dorchester, MA 02125.

Intensive Manga Drawing Workshop with Andy Fish

Central Library This is an intensive four week program in which you will work to complete a six page manga comic book. The workshop will culminate in a display of the work throughout May. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Visual Arts. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Teen Room Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Financial Aid Award Letters Workshop

Dudley You've been accepted to college, and the financial aid award letters are rolling in. In this presentation, you will learn how to interpret the information in financial aid award letters. Library: Dudley. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Auditorium Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library 65 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119.

Anime Films

Grove Hall Come and enjoy some anime. Library: Grove Hall. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library 41 Geneva Avenue Dorchester, MA 02121.

Baseball Film Series -- Bull Durham

West End Baseball Film Series – Celebrate Opening Day with this film series. Relive the 2013 Red Sox World Championship with a special showing of the documentary Band of Bearded Brothers which will be shown the night before Opening Day.Sponsored by The Friends of the West End Branch Library. Library: West End. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Bay Village. Beacon Hill. Cambridge. Charlestown. Downtown. North End. Seaport. West End. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. West End Branch of the Boston Public Library 151 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114.

Story & Craft for Ages 4 to 7

Central Library Come hear stories and do a related craft. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM. Boston Room Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Homework Help

Adams Street Free drop-in homework help, academic support, and mentoring available during the school year in all subject areas to students in grades K – 8. This is an Out-of-school Time program funded by the Boston Public Library Foundation. Library: Adams. Charlestown. Codman Square. Connolly. Dudley. East Boston. Egleston Square. Faneuil. Fields Corner. Grove Hall. Honan-Allston. Hyde Park. Jamaica Plain. Lower Mills. Mattapan. Parker Hill. Roslindale. South Boston. South End. Uphams Corner. West Roxbury. Neighborhood: Allston. Brighton. Charlestown. Dorchester. East Boston. Hyde Park. Jamaica Plain. Mattapan. Mission Hill. Roslindale. Roxbury. South Boston. South End. West Roxbury. Type of Event: Homework Help. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. At some branch locations and the Central Library. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Boston City Council's Committee on Government Operations (Flaherty)

City Council The subject of this hearing is: Docket #0227 Ordinance - re: prohibition of research designated as Biosafety Level 4 (BSL4) Detail Posting Attached....... http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/SKMBT_42014032621200-94099e.pdf (Use Congress Street As An Entrance/Exit After 5:30 P.M.). Phone: 617-635-1185. Contact: Christina O'Donnell. MBTA: State Street Station (City Hall Exit). Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 4:00 PM. Boston City Hall, Iannella Chambers, 5th Floor 1 Cambridge St Boston, MA 02108. For more info visit www.cityofboston.gov.

Boston Public School - Leadership Profile Report Presentation

City Clerk Re: Superintendent Search Committee: Detail Posting Attached........ http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/SKMBT_42014041021110-0ad471.pdf. Phone: 617-635-8928. Contact: Laura Dziory. MBTA: State Street Station (City Hall Exit). Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 4:00 PM. Winter Chambers, 1st Floor 26 Court St Boston, MA 02108.

Dr. Can-Do Science Experiments

Faneuil Kids will perform fun and easy experiments and learn about static electricity. Library: Faneuil. Neighborhood: Brighton. Type of Event: Nature. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Faneuil Branch of the Boston Public Library 419 Faneuil Street Brighton, MA 02135. For more info visit www.drcandoscience.com.

Books of Hope Poetry for Teens

Honan- Allston April is National Poetry Month. Read, write, recite or perform poetry. Connect poetry to hip-hop, theater and current social issues. Express yourself in an atmosphere of positivity. Explore themes of culture, neighborhoods and urban identity through poetry. For teens  12-18. This Out-of-school Time program is sponsored by the Boston Public Library Foundation. Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Allston. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

Books of Hope Poetry for Children

Jamaica Plain April is National Poetry Month. Come read, write, recite, and perform poetry with the Books of Hope Creative writing program. Discover new poets and poems. Express yourself in a creative and positive atmosphere.For children 6 and up. This Out-of-school Time program is sponsored by the Boston Public Library Foundation. Library: Jamaica Plain. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library 12 Sedgwick Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

Books of Hope Poetry for Children

Roslindale April is National Poetry Month. Read, write, recite or perform poetry. Connect poetry to hop-hop, theater and current social issues. Express yourself in an atmosphere of positivity. Explore themes of culture, neighborhoods and urban identity through poetry. For teens  12-18. This Out-of-school Time program is sponsored by the Boston Public Library Foundation. Library: Roslindale. Neighborhood: Roslindale. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Roslindale Branch Boston Public Library 4246 Washington Street Roslindale MA 02131.

Internet Tutorials

Roslindale Each week a librarian dedicates an hour and a half to assist individuals with any computer challenge from setting up a Facebook account to filling out a job application. Appointments are not necessary but anyone seeking assistance is asked to arrive by 4:00 p.m for guaranteed assistance. Library: Roslindale. Neighborhood: Roslindale. Type of Event: Computers/Technology. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Roslindale Branch Boston Public Library 4246 Washington Street Roslindale MA 02131.

BTU Afterschool Homework Help

Adams Street Teachers from the Boston Public Schools offer homework help for students in all grades. Library: Adams. Central Library. Egleston Square. Honan-Allston. North End. Roslindale. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Brighton. North End. Roslindale. Roxbury. Type of Event: Homework Help. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

BCYF Citywide Open Houses

Boston Centers for Youth & Families All of Boston Centers for Youth & Families’ 35 community centers and pools will be hosting open houses on Wednesday, April 16th from 5-7 p.m. Visitors to the centers during this time can meet the staff and find out about the center’s or pool’s programming and about other programming opportunities through BCYF, the City of Boston’s largest youth and human service agency. You can also view some of the improvements that have been made recently to many centers including new computing centers, updated teen spaces, the addition of rock walls and more. Like to swim? We have 17 pools just waiting for you! Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Neighborhood: Allston. Charlestown. Chinatown / Leather District. Dorchester. East Boston. Hyde Park. Jamaica Plain. Mattapan. Mission Hill. North End. Roslindale. Roxbury. South Boston. South End. West Roxbury. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. BCYF Tobin + 34 other centers! 1481 Tremont St Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120. For more info visit www.cityofboston.gov.

Boston Landmarks Commission

BLC Agenda: Reviewing of the pending preservation plan of Boston Children's Hospital Core Campus, in accordance with the memorandum of agreement between the Landmarks Commission and Boston Children's Hospital which a hearing was held on November 22, 2013 (Use Congress Street As An Entrance/Exit After 5:30 P.M.). Phone: 617-635-3850. MBTA: State Street Station (City Hall Exit). Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM. Boston City Hall, Rm. #709, 7th Floor 1 Cambridge St Boston, MA 02108.

Boston International Film Festival

Ongoing The 12th annual Boston International Film Festival, officially licensed by the city of Boston, begins on April 11th at 5:30pm with a Red Carpet event for film makers & stars. Screenings will continue through the 21st. The festival will hosts films from no less than 30 nations in addition to a number of locally produced titles. Tickets can be purchased individually, walk-ins welcome. An All-Screenings pass is available for $75 and a special access V.I.P. Pass with access to parties & meetings can be had for $250. Phone: 617-482-3900. Contact: Naomi Kondo, Festival Coordinator. Cost: General admission $12 ($75 all screenings). Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Neighborhood: Downtown. MBTA: Chinatown Orange/Silver. Type of Event: Film. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 5:30 PM – Thursday, April 17, 2014, 12:00 AM. AMC / LOEWS Theaters Boston Common 175 Tremont St Boston, MA 02111. For more info visit www.bifilmfestival.com.

Learn to Knit

Egleston Square Instruction provided by Diane Ivey. Library: Egleston Square. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Egleston Square Branch of the Boston Public Library 2044 Columbus Avenue Roxbury, MA 02119.

Environment Department - Boston Conservation Commission

Environment Detail Posting Attached........ http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/SKMBT_42014040804160-87d51e.pdf (Use Congress Street As An Entrance/Exit After 5:30 P.M.). Phone: 617-635-3850. MBTA: State Street Station (City Hall Exit). Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 6:00 PM. Boston City Hall, Rm #801, 8th Floor 1 Cambridge St Boston, MA 02108.

Boston Public Schools - Quality Working Group

City Clerk Detail Posting Attached....... http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/SKMBT_42014041021112-84887c.pdf. Phone: 617-635-8928. Contact: Laura Dziory. MBTA: State Street Station (City Hall Exit). Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 6:00 PM. Conference Room, 1st Floor 26 Court St Boston, MA 02108.

Author Talk with Robert Wicks

Central Library Robert Wicks is the author of Perspective: The Calm Within the Storm. In Perspective, Robert J. Wicks combines research and classic wisdom to provide advice on how to discover and regain a balanced and healthy perspective. As Wicks explains, how we see the world and ourselves is more important than what we see. Our perspectives are what matter. Classic wisdom literature has emphasized this for generations and clinical psychology has followed suit from its inception. Wicks received his doctorate in psychology from Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital and is on the faculty of Loyola University, Maryland. He has published over 50 books for professionals and the general public including Bounce: Living the Resilient Life, Riding the Dragon, and Streams of Contentment. (Boston Marathon). Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Talks & Lectures. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Commonwealth Salon Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Family Board Games & Pizza Night

Egleston Square Let the library become your living room as you hang out with neighbors, friends, and family and enjoy a wide variety of board games and card games. We’ll have games for all ages and pizza for dinner, generously donated by Domino’s. Library: Egleston Square. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Games/Gaming. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Families. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Egleston Square Branch of the Boston Public Library 2044 Columbus Avenue Roxbury, MA 02119.

ESOL Conversation Group

Honan- Allston Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Allston. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Honan-Allston Branch of the Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

Films for Poetry Month -- Sleeper

North End Films for Poetry Month -- Sleeper. In 1973, health-food store owner Miles Monroe (Woody Allen) enters the hospital for a routine gall bladder operation. When he expires on the operating table, Miles' sister requests permission to cryogenically freeze her brother's body. After 200 years, Miles is unwrapped by a group of scientists and awakens to a brave new world of deadening conformity, ruled with an iron fist by a never-seen leader. Miles is forced to flee for his life when the scientists -- actually a group of revolutionary activists -- are overpowered by the leader's police. He eludes the cops by pretending to be an android, and in this guise is sent to work at the home of Luna (Diane Keaton), a composer of poems for greeting cards who thinks that the world of the future is perfect as it stands. Library: North End. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. North End Branch Boston Public Library 25 Parmenter Street Boston, MA 02113.

Horatio Harris Community Meeting #2

Parks The Boston Parks and Recreation Department and the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services invite the public to a meeting about improvements to Horatio Harris Park at 85 Harold Street. This meeting will be held at the BCYF Shelburne Community Center located on 2730 Washington Street, Roxbury, MA 02119. We are looking for interested community members to help us in determining how the Horatio Harris Park will look and function in the future. This renovation provides us with a unique opportunity to create a space for all. The Parks Department is very interested in what the community has to contribute to the design process. Following a brief presentation, community members will be able to offer input regarding the material presented and the design process. For more information, please call Michele Folts at (617)961-3028. Phone: 617.961.3025. Contact: Michele Folts. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Businesses. Visitors. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Community Meeting. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 6:30 PM. BCYF Shelburne Community Center 2730 Washington St Roxbury, MA 02119.

ADD/ADHD and Executive Functioning Skills Lecture

Central Library The Foundation for Welleness Professionals, a non-profit organization that works to spread community wellness, will be hosting a free lecture on ADD/ADHD and executive functioning skills. At this workshop Dr. Jolene Ross will discuss what constitutes executive functioning skills and how to improve them. She will reveal exciting new research in these areas and will discuss drug free approaches to treating these learning and behavior problems. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Johnson Conference Rooms 1 and 2 Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Shear Madness

Public Event "Shear Madness" is one of the most popular entertainments in the world, delighting audiences night after night with its unique blend of madcap improvisation and spine-tickling mystery. This unique comedy-whodunit takes place today in the "Shear Madness" hairstyling salon and is chock full of up-to-the-minute spontaneous humor. During the course of the action, a murder is committed and the audience gets to spot the clues, question the suspects, and solve the funniest mystery in the annals of crime.The outcome is never the same, which is why many audience members return again and again to the scene of the mayhem. Phone: 617.426.5225. Contact: Shear Madness Box Office. Cost: $50. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Businesses. Visitors. Neighborhood: Downtown. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Theatre. Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Charles Playhouse 74 Warrenton St Boston, MA 02116. For more info visit www.shearmadness.com.

Boston City Council's Committee on Environment & Parks (O'Malley)

City Council The subject of the hearing is: Docket #0261 Order re: hearing to discuss reducing litter and promote recycling. Detail Posting Attached...... http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/SKMBT_42014032003291-a481dd.pdf. Phone: 617-635-4562. Contact: Cora Montrond. MBTA: State Street Station (City Hall Exit). Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Thursday, April 17, 2014, 9:00 AM. Boston City Hall, Iannella Chambers, 5th Floor 1 Cambridge St Boston, MA 02108. For more info visit www.cityofboston.gov.

Messages of Hope

Public Event Throughout the month of April, the Library will offer free admission to all Marathon runners and Boston Athletic Association staff, so that they may see what our community has created for you and for this occasion. In the spirit of hope and healing, we invite you to stop in, find comfort for yourself and others, and celebrate the perseverance and strength of this great city. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Phone: 617-450-7000. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. Visitors. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Fenway-Kenmore. MBTA: Hynes, Symphony, Prudential, Mass. Ave. Type of Event: Attractions & Museums. Thursday, April 17, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. The Mary Baker Eddy Library 200 Massachusetts Ave Boston, MA 02115. For more info visit www.marybakereddylibrary.org.

Boston Public Improvement Commission

City Clerk Detail Posting Attached....... http://www.cityofboston.gov/calendar/pdfs/SKMBT_42014040403241.pdf. Phone: 617-635-4960. Contact: Todd Liming. MBTA: State Street Station (City Hall Exit). Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Thursday, April 17, 2014, 10:00 AM. Boston City Hall, Rm. #801, 8th Floor 1 Cambridge St Boston, MA 02108.

ESL Beginner Class 1

Dudley Literacy Center This is a beginning English ESL class for people with very little or no English experience. Class size is limited. Registration is required. To register and for more information please call 617-859-2446, or email mmurray@bpl.org. Library: Dudley Literacy Center. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Thursday, April 17, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Dudley Literacy Center 65 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119.

Boston Licensing Board - Common Victuallers

Licensing Re: Non-Hearing Common Victualler Transactions: Detail Posting Attached....... http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/SKMBT_42014041403180-ec5798.pdf. Phone: 617-635-4170. Contact: Nancy Mickiewicz. MBTA: State Street Station (City Hall Exit). Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Thursday, April 17, 2014, 10:00 AM. Boston City Hall, Rm. #809A, 8th Floor 1 Cambridge St Boston, MA 02108.

Mayor's Office of Emergency Management, Metro Boston Homeland Security

Emergency Management Re: Communication Interoperability: Detail Agenda Attached http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/SKMBT_42014041321590-9818e3.pdf. Phone: 617-635-4100. Contact: Andrea Burns. Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Thursday, April 17, 2014, 10:00 AM. Brookline Police Station 350 Washington St Brookline, MA 02445.

ESL Conversation Group

Connolly Practice speaking English with other new English learners. All levels are welcome. Library: Connolly. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Thursday, April 17, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Connolly Branch of the Boston Public Library 433 Centre Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

Baby Lapsit

Faneuil Bounces, songs and nursery rhymes for babies 0-2 with caretaker. Library: Faneuil. Neighborhood: Brighton. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Thursday, April 17, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Faneuil Branch of the Boston Public Library 419 Faneuil Street Brighton, MA 02135. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Babysing -- Spring Session

Honan- Allston Weekly songs, with felt and puppet stories, plus one different book each week, for children ages 8 to 20 months. Adult participation required. Come and teach your children through song and play. Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Allston. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Thursday, April 17, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Children's Room Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

Art and Architecture Tour

Central Library Boston Public Library offers free public tours highlighting the celebrated art and architecture of the Boston Public Library’s McKim Building (1895), a designated National Historic Landmark. The hour-long tours explore the work of architect Charles Follen McKim and murals by John Singer Sargent, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, and Edwin Austin Abbey. Led by volunteer tour guides, the art and architecture tours begin at the Dartmouth Street entrance of the Central Library in Copley Square. If your group is smaller than 8 people, no appointment is necessary. For more information and a full schedule of public tours, visit www.bpl.org/tours. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Tours. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Businesses. Visitors. Thursday, April 17, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. McKim Lobby Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Game Day: Scrabble

Central Library Practice your spelling skills with an exciting game of Scrabble. Library: Central Library. Type of Event: Games/Gaming. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Thursday, April 17, 2014, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Bunny Craft

North End Drop in and make a fun and easy bunny craft for spring. Ages 2 and up accompanied by a caregiver. No sign up necessary. Library: North End. Neighborhood: North End. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Thursday, April 17, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. North End Branch Boston Public Library 25 Parmenter Street Boston, MA 02113.

The Friends of Mass General Cancer Center Spring Luncheon

Public Event New York Times Bestselling Author, Robin Cook, MD will speak on his new book, Cell, in support of The Friends of Mass General Cancer Center. Tickets are $125 and are available online at www.mghfriends.org (starting February 1). For more information, email FriendsofMGHCC@partners.org or call 617.726.1063. About Robin Cook, MD Doctor and author Robin Cook is widely credited with introducing the word "medical" to the thriller genre, and thirty-four years after the publication of his breakthrough novel, Coma, he continues to dominate the category he created. Cook has successfully combined medical fact with fantasy to produce a succession of twenty-eight New York Times bestsellers that have been translated into forty some languages. The Friends of the Mass General Cancer Center are volunteers who raise funds to bridge exceptional medical and supportive cancer care through innovative programs that promote whole-person healing. Phone: 617-726-1063. Cost: $125. Audience: Adults. Type of Event: Author Talk. Non-Profit Fundraiser. Thursday, April 17, 2014, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM. The Fairmont Copley Plaza 138 St James Ave Boston, MA 02116.

Our Marathon: Share Your Story Event

Central Library Our Marathon: The Boston Bombing Digital Archive will be holding a series of Share Your Story events at the Boston Public Library from Wednesday, April 16th to Saturday, April 19th. A community project hosted at Northeastern University, Our Marathon is a crowdsourced digital archive of stories, photos, videos, and social media related to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings and their aftermath. Visitors will be able to examine some of the thousands of digital items presently in the archive, and they will also have the opportunity to add their own stories and photos to the collection. Representatives from Our Marathon will be present to explain the project and to help visitors share their stories. Laptops will be provided. Visitors are encouraged to bring any digital content (photos, videos, etc.) they might be interested in sharing with the archive. A recording room will also be available for visitors interested in talking about their experiences. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Exhibition. Talks & Lectures. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Thursday, April 17, 2014, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Orientation Room Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116. For more info visit www.northeastern.edu.

April Concert in the Courtyard

Central Library American Century Music is dedicated to performing the works of 20th-century American composers. Since its founding in 2010, American Century Music has performed over 70 works ranging from solo instrument to full orchestra in venues across New England, as well as at leading national cultural institutions such as the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC. Performing will be Gabriela Diaz, a familiar and beloved presence on the Boston musical scene. The program will feature Ms. Diaz in works for unaccompanied violin. This concert is sponsored by the Boston Public Library Foundation. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Concerts / Live Music. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Businesses. Visitors. Thursday, April 17, 2014, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Watercolor Class

Adams Street Our popular watercolor for adults and seniors continues for five more sessions. No experience necessary. Come for one class or all of them. Materials provided. Stretch your mind and your creativity. Library: Adams. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Thursday, April 17, 2014, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM. Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public Library 690 Adams Street Dorchester, MA 02122.

Never Too Late Group

Central Library Garden Choreography-Heather Heimarck, Director of Boston Architectural College's Landscape Institute, gives an illustrated lecture on how movement through a garden can be choreographed to create dramatic effects. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Talks & Lectures. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Thursday, April 17, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Rabb Lecture Hall Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Wii Gaming

Central Library Throughout the month of April, you will be able to play games on the Wii gaming console every day. Please ask a librarian for a list of games and the game console. Library: Central Library. Type of Event: Games/Gaming. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Thursday, April 17, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

ESL Conversation Group

Connolly Practice speaking English with other new English learners. All levels are welcome. Library: Connolly. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Thursday, April 17, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Connolly Branch of the Boston Public Library 433 Centre Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

Chess and Checkers with Charlie Cleary

Hyde Park Learn to play chess or checkers with expert instructor Charlie Cleary. All skill levels are welcome ages 5-13 years old. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library. Library: Hyde Park. Neighborhood: Hyde Park. Type of Event: Games/Gaming. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Thursday, April 17, 2014, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Children's Room Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue 02136.

Teen Anime Club

Hyde Park Come and join us at the Teen Anime Club. We are now streaming great Anime series over wireless Internet and will watch feature films when they become available. Our current series is Fairy Tail and we are watching newer episodes in Japanese with English subtitles. Library: Hyde Park. Neighborhood: Hyde Park. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Book Group. Community Meeting. Computers/Technology. Concerts / Live Music. Film. Performing Arts. Visual Arts. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Thursday, April 17, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue Hyde Park, MA 02136.

Boston Election Department

Election Agenda Items: * Certifying Signatures * Preparation for April 29, 2014 Special Election * Other Election Matters. Phone: 617-635-3767. Contact: Ellen Rooney. MBTA: State Street Station (City Hall Exit). Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Thursday, April 17, 2014, 3:00 PM. Boston City Hall, Rm. #241, 2nd Floor 1 Cambridge St Boston, MA 02108.

Found Poetry Workshop

Central Library Learn how to create found poetry using newspapers, magazines, and permanent markers. Library: Central Library. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Thursday, April 17, 2014, 3:00 PM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Mother Goose on the Loose / Cuentos y Rimas en Español e Inglés

Egleston Square Cuentos, canciones, y rimas en español e inglés. Stories, songs, and rhymes in English and Spanish. For children ages 0-2. Para niños de 0-2 años. Library: Egleston Square. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Thursday, April 17, 2014, 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Egleston Square Branch of the Boston Public Library 2044 Columbus Avenue Roxbury, MA 02119.

Creative Drama at the Library

Jamaica Plain Children ages 7-12 are invited to join Creative Drama at the Library on Thursdays from 3 p.m to 4.p.m.  Zohar Fuller of Library Creative Drama directs the program which includes storytelling theater, acting out scenes from favorite books, and lots of imagination. No previous theater experience necessary. Feel free to come to one or many. Library: Jamaica Plain. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Thursday, April 17, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library 12 Sedgwick Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

Books of Hope Poetry for Children

Mattapan April is National Poetry Month. Read, write, recite or perform poetry. Connect poetry to hop-hop, theater and current social issues. Express yourself in an atmosphere of positivity. Explore themes of culture, neighborhoods and urban identity through poetry. For teens  12-18. This Out-of-school Time program is sponsored by the Boston Public Library Foundation. Library: Mattapan. Neighborhood: Mattapan. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Thursday, April 17, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library 1350 Blue Hill Avenue Mattapan, MA 02126.

Open Art

Parker Hill Drop in anytime on Thursdays between 3 p.m.-7 p.m. for fun, creative art projects. Kids and teens welcome. Please call ahead if you plan to bring a group. Library: Parker Hill. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Thursday, April 17, 2014, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Parker Hill Branch of the Boston Public Library 1497 Tremont Street Roxbury, MA 02120.

Book Discussion Group

West End We will be discussing Genius of Place: The life of Frederick Law Olmsted by Justin Martin. Copies of the book are available at the West End Branch Library. Library: West End. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Bay Village. Beacon Hill. Cambridge. Charlestown. Downtown. North End. Seaport. West End. Type of Event: Book Group. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Thursday, April 17, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. West End Branch of the Boston Public Library 151 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114.

Magnetic Poetry with Friends

Dudley Turn magnetic words into poetry. Work alone or with friends. Library: Dudley. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Thursday, April 17, 2014, 3:25 PM – 5:25 PM. Teen Room Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library 65 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119.

Building Poems

Central Library Join us as we create our own 3D poems using Duplo blocks. Ages five & up, siblings are welcome. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Thursday, April 17, 2014, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Boston Room Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Lego Club

East Boston Build your own spectacular creations out of Legos. Library: East Boston. Neighborhood: East Boston. Type of Event: Games/Gaming. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Thursday, April 17, 2014, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 365 Bremen Street East Boston, MA 02128.

Swan Boat Story Time

North End Local author Frances Driscoll will read her 2013 book The Swan Boat Ride, and then we will do a swan craft. For those aged four to eight accompanied by a caregiver. Library: North End. Neighborhood: North End. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Thursday, April 17, 2014, 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM. North End Branch of the Boston Public Library 25 Parmenter Street Boston, MA 02113.

Homework Help

Adams Street Free drop-in homework help, academic support, and mentoring available during the school year in all subject areas to students in grades K – 8. This is an Out-of-school Time program funded by the Boston Public Library Foundation. Library: Charlestown. Codman Square. Connolly. East Boston. Egleston Square. Faneuil. Fields Corner. Grove Hall. Honan-Allston. Hyde Park. Jamaica Plain. Mattapan. Roslindale. South End. Uphams Corner. West Roxbury. Neighborhood: Allston. Brighton. Charlestown. Dorchester. East Boston. Hyde Park. Jamaica Plain. Mattapan. Roslindale. Roxbury. South End. West Roxbury. Type of Event: Homework Help. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Thursday, April 17, 2014, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. At some branch locations and the Central Library. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Boston Public Health Commission

Public Health Commission Detail Agenda Attached....... http://www.cityofboston.gov/calendar/pdfs/SKMBT_42014041004150.pdf. Phone: 617-534-4322. Contact: Kathleen Hussey. MBTA: Andrew Station (redline). Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Thursday, April 17, 2014, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Hayes Conference Room, 2nd Floor 1010 Massachusetts Ave Boston, MA 02118.

BTU Afterschool Homework Help

Central Library Teachers from the Boston Public Schools offer homework help for students in all grades. Library: Central Library. Charlestown. Codman Square. Dudley Literacy Center. East Boston. Grove Hall. Hyde Park. Jamaica Plain. Lower Mills. Parker Hill. South Boston. Uphams Corner. West End. West Roxbury. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Charlestown. Dorchester. East Boston. Fenway-Kenmore. Hyde Park. Jamaica Plain. Roxbury. South Boston. West End. West Roxbury. Type of Event: Homework Help. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Thursday, April 17, 2014, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Blackout Poetry

Grove Hall Take a sharpie to an old newspaper and make a new poem. Library: Grove Hall. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Thursday, April 17, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library 41 Geneva Avenue Dorchester, MA 02121.

Books of Hope Poetry for Teens

Parker Hill April is National Poetry Month. Read, write, recite or perform poetry. Connect poetry to hip-hop, theater and current social issues. Explore themes of culture, community and identity through poetry.For teens 12-18. This Out-of-school Time program is sponsored by the Boston Public Library Foundation. Library: Parker Hill. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Thursday, April 17, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Parker Hill Branch of the Boston Public Library 1497 Tremont Street Roxbury, MA 02120.

Practice Speaking English

South End Join our new ESOL conversation group. Practice speaking english with native English speakers. All levels are welcome. Library: South End. Neighborhood: South End. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Thursday, April 17, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. South End Branch of the Boston Public Library 685 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02118.

Environment Department - Beacon Hill Architectural Commission

BLC Detail Agenda Attached....... http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/SKMBT_42014040403240-d5434e.pdf (Use Congress Street As An Entrance/Exit After 5:30 P.M.). Phone: 617-635-3850. MBTA: State Street Station (City Hall Exit). Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Thursday, April 17, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM. Boston City Hall, Rm. #801, 8th Floor 1 Cambridge St Boston, MA 02108.

After-Work Tai Chi

West End Come and try this low impact energy exercise with yang-style tai chi instructor Arthur Soo-Hoo. Library: West End. Neighborhood: Beacon Hill. West End. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Thursday, April 17, 2014, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. West End Branch of the Boston Public Library 151 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114.

Boston Redevelopment Authority

City Clerk Detail Agenda Attached....... http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/SKMBT_42014041504071-7c536b.pdf (Use Congress Street As An Entrance/Exit After 5:30 P.M.). Phone: 617-722-4300. Contact: Theresa Dovovan. MBTA: State Street Station (City Hall Exit). Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Thursday, April 17, 2014, 5:30 PM. Boston City Hall, Rm. #900, 9th Floor 1 Cambridge St Boston, MA 02108.

Economic Development and Industrial Corporation of Boston

City Clerk Detail Agenda Attached...... http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/SKMBT_42014041504070-6b080b.pdf (Use Congress Street As An Entrance/Exit After 5:30 P.M.). Phone: 617-722-4300. Contact: Theresa Dovovan. MBTA: State Street Station (City Hall Exit). Type of Event: Public Meeting / Hearing. Thursday, April 17, 2014, 5:30 PM. Boston City Hall, Rm. #900, 9th Floor 1 Cambridge St Boston, MA 02108.

Boston International Film Festival

Ongoing The 12th annual Boston International Film Festival, officially licensed by the city of Boston, begins on April 11th at 5:30pm with a Red Carpet event for film makers & stars. Screenings will continue through the 21st. The festival will hosts films from no less than 30 nations in addition to a number of locally produced titles. Tickets can be purchased individually, walk-ins welcome. An All-Screenings pass is available for $75 and a special access V.I.P. Pass with access to parties & meetings can be had for $250. Phone: 617-482-3900. Contact: Naomi Kondo, Festival Coordinator. Cost: General admission $12 ($75 all screenings). Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Neighborhood: Downtown. MBTA: Chinatown Orange/Silver. Type of Event: Film. Thursday, April 17, 2014, 5:30 PM – Friday, April 18, 2014, 12:00 AM. AMC / LOEWS Theaters Boston Common 175 Tremont St Boston, MA 02111. For more info visit www.bifilmfestival.com.

Dads' Autism Support Group

Grove Hall We invite male caregivers of children or adolescents with an autism spectrum disorder to the kickoff of our Dads’ Autism Support Group, sponsored by the Boston Medical Center. Enjoy dinner, relax, and talk with other dads who also have a child with an autism spectrum disorder. For more information, contact Lauren Bartolotti (lauren.bartolotti@bmc.org; 617.414.3691) or Shari King (shari.king@bmc.org; 617.414.3666). Library: Grove Hall. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Thursday, April 17, 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library 41 Geneva Avenue Dorchester, MA 02121.

Woven Together Reception

Parker Hill Artists Reception for Woven Together Exhibit. Enjoy refreshments and meet the artists: Annie Buchholz, Skye DelViscio, Emma Lanctot, Joetta Maue, and Miranda Updike. Library: Parker Hill. Neighborhood: Mission Hill. Type of Event: Exhibition. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Thursday, April 17, 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Parker Hill Branch Boston Public Library 1497 Tremont Street Roxbury 02120.

Rozzie Reads: One Book Series

Roslindale The greatest art theft in history of a dozen priceless works from the local Gardner Museum, was the inspiration for many stories. As part of Rozzie Reads: One Book, a screening of The Score, will be shown. Library: Roslindale. Neighborhood: Roslindale. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Thursday, April 17, 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:35 PM. Roslindale Branch Boston Public Library 4246 Washington Street Roslindale MA 02131.

2nd Annual Open Mic Poetry Night

Uphams Corner Come share your poetry to celebrate National Poetry Month. All ages, languages, and style of poetry welcome, as long as it is suitable for all ages. Each poet will have 3 minutes to perform, with a maximum of 25 poets. Preregistration is required. Call or visit the Uphams Corner Branch for more details and to sign up. Library: Uphams Corner. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Visitors. Thursday, April 17, 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Uphams Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 500 Columbia Rd. Dorchester, MA 02125.

Boston State Hospital

City Clerk Re: Citizen's Advisory Committee: Detail Posting Attached...... http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/SKMBT_42014040703274-9cc989.pdf. Phone: 617-438-2767. Contact: Beverley Johnson. MBTA: Mattapan Station (redline). Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Thursday, April 17, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. The Foley Building 249 River St Mattapan, MA 02126.

Art & Architecture Tour

Central Library Boston Public Library offers free public tours highlighting the celebrated art and architecture of the Boston Public Library’s McKim Building (1895), a designated National Historic Landmark. The hour-long tours explore the work of architect Charles Follen McKim and murals by John Singer Sargent, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, and Edwin Austin Abbey. Led by volunteer tour guides, the art and architecture tours begin at the Dartmouth Street entrance of the Central Library in Copley Square. No appointment is necessary. For more information and a full schedule of public tours, visit www.bpl.org/tours. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Tours. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Visitors. Thursday, April 17, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Author Panel featuring Boston Globe reporters Scott Helman & Jenna Russell

Central Library Scott Helman and Jenna Russell are the authors of Long Mile Home: Boston Under Attack, the City’s Courageous Recovery, and the Epic Hunt for Justice. Long Mile Home tells the gripping story of the tragic, surreal, and ultimately inspiring week of April 15, 2013, and highlights the bravery, resourcefulness, and resiliency of the Boston community before, during, and after the tragic Marathon Bombings. The authors, both journalists at the Boston Globe, are backed by that paper’s deep and widely praised coverage of the event. Through the eyes of seven principal characters, Helman and Russell trace the distinct paths that brought them together. With an unprecedented level of detail and insight, the book offers revelations, insights, and powerful stories of heroism and humanity. (Boston Marathon).This talk will be moderated by Deborah Becker, a reporter and host at WBUR.  Her reporting focuses on mental health, criminal justice, crime and education. She was a key part of WBUR’s coverage of the Marathon bombings and… Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Talks & Lectures. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Thursday, April 17, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Rabb Lecture Hall Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Easter Craft for Adults

Grove Hall Join us for an Easter craft just for adults as we dye eggs in fun, colorful patterns. Supplies will be provided. Library: Grove Hall. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Roxbury. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Thursday, April 17, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library 41 Geneva Avenue Dorchester, MA 02121.

Social Justice Book Group

Jamaica Plain This month we're reading Turmoil and Transition in Boston by Lawrence DiCara. Library: Jamaica Plain. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Type of Event: Book Group. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Thursday, April 17, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library 12 Sedgwick Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

ESL Conversation Group

Brighton ESL Conversation Group.Come practice your language skills with other new speakers of English. No registration is required. Library: Brighton. Neighborhood: Brighton. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. College Students. Seniors. Thursday, April 17, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM. Brighton Branch of the Boston Public Library 40 Academy Hill Road Brighton, MA 02135.

The Blue Rose Amazing WoMen Poetry/Artist Showcase

Public Event April Is National Child abuse and Sexual abuse month The Blue Rose Healing Through Art is presenting The Amazing WoMen Poetry/Artist Showcase We will showcase a story board of artists using their talents in poetry, music, dance, theater, and various other arts to speak out against sexual abuse and domestic violence, with a goal of healing and empowering. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Families. Businesses. Neighborhood: Dorchester. MBTA: 23, and 22. Type of Event: Non-Profit Fundraiser. Performing Arts. Thursday, April 17, 2014, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM. The Great Hall 6 Norfolk St Dorchester, MA 02124. For more info visit www.the-blue-rose.org.

Intercambio English/Spanish-Ingles/Espanol Conversation

Jamaica Plain Casual conversation group for English speakers who want to learn Spanish and Spanish speakers who want to learn English. Library: Jamaica Plain. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Thursday, April 17, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library 12 Sedgwick Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

Knitting Group

Jamaica Plain Knitting Circle, all levels welcome, ongoing free, OK to drop-in - bring your current project. Library: Jamaica Plain. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. Thursday, April 17, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:15 PM. Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library 12 Sedgwick Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

Book Discussion

Lower Mills My Notorious Life by Kate Manning will be discussed. Pick up a copy at the branch. Library: Lower Mills. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Book Sale. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Thursday, April 17, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library 27 Richmond Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

30 Going on 13 Book Group

West End Join us for the first meeting of the 30 Going on 13 Book Discussion Group. We'll be discussing The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp. Copies are available at the West End Branch Library. Readers of all ages are welcome. Library: West End. Neighborhood: Beacon Hill. North End. West End. Type of Event: Book Group. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Thursday, April 17, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. West End Branch of the Boston Public Library 151 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114.

The Morphine Dream: Don Brown Tells His Story

Brighton Success against very long odds. A high school dropout and failed athlete, Don Brown suffered a knee injury in an industrial accident and was told that he would never walk again. While on morphine to ease his pain, he imagined himself graduating from Harvard Law School and walking across America.Despite being told that he was crazy, Brown achieved both these goals. Come hear Don Brown's amazing story about overcoming almost insurmountable odds; about loss, gain, hope and the discovery of an unexpected calling. The Morphine Dream will soon appear as a motion picture. Everyone is invited. Library: Brighton. Neighborhood: Brighton. Type of Event: Talks & Lectures. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Thursday, April 17, 2014, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Brighton Branch of the Boston Public Library 40 Academy Hill Road Brighton, MA 02135.

Shear Madness

Public Event "Shear Madness" is one of the most popular entertainments in the world, delighting audiences night after night with its unique blend of madcap improvisation and spine-tickling mystery. This unique comedy-whodunit takes place today in the "Shear Madness" hairstyling salon and is chock full of up-to-the-minute spontaneous humor. During the course of the action, a murder is committed and the audience gets to spot the clues, question the suspects, and solve the funniest mystery in the annals of crime.The outcome is never the same, which is why many audience members return again and again to the scene of the mayhem. Phone: 617.426.5225. Contact: Shear Madness Box Office. Cost: $50. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Businesses. Visitors. Neighborhood: Downtown. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Theatre. Thursday, April 17, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Charles Playhouse 74 Warrenton St Boston, MA 02116. For more info visit www.shearmadness.com.

Singers Showcase

Public Event Singers Showcase, Berklee's premier vocal event, offers a variety of styles and musical settings for some of the college's exceptional singers. The outstanding lead singers are chosen from more than 100 students who audition for a spot in this immensely popular concert. Phone: 617-747-2261. Contact: Berklee Box Office. Cost: $8 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12 day of show, general admission. Neighborhood: Back Bay. MBTA: Hynes Convention Center. Type of Event: Concerts / Live Music. Thursday, April 17, 2014, 8:15 PM – 10:15 PM. Berklee Performance Center 136 Massachusetts Ave Boston, MA 02115. For more info visit www.berklee.edu.

Messages of Hope

Public Event Throughout the month of April, the Library will offer free admission to all Marathon runners and Boston Athletic Association staff, so that they may see what our community has created for you and for this occasion. In the spirit of hope and healing, we invite you to stop in, find comfort for yourself and others, and celebrate the perseverance and strength of this great city. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Phone: 617-450-7000. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. Visitors. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Fenway-Kenmore. MBTA: Hynes, Symphony, Prudential, Mass. Ave. Type of Event: Attractions & Museums. Friday, April 18, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. The Mary Baker Eddy Library 200 Massachusetts Ave Boston, MA 02115. For more info visit www.marybakereddylibrary.org.

ESL Conversation Group

Central Library Practice speaking English with other ESL students and new English speakers in an informal and friendly group setting. Groups are led by a native English speaker. If you have questions about these groups please call 617-859-2446 or email mmurray@bpl.org. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Friday, April 18, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Mezzanine Conference Room Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Sing Along for Infants and Toddlers

Central Library A 30-minute music and movement class to help infants and toddlers develop early literacy skills. Program includes music, movement, play and having fun with other infants, toddlers and caregivers. This program is generously supported by the Louise H. Allen Children's Music Program Fund. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Performing Arts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Friday, April 18, 2014, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Boston Room Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

ESL Beginner Class 1

East Boston This is a beginning English ESL class for people with very little or no English experience. Class size is limited. Registration is required. To register and for more information please call 617-859-2446, or email mmurray@bpl.org. Library: East Boston. Neighborhood: East Boston. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Friday, April 18, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM. East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 365 Bremen Street East Boston, MA 02128.

ESOL Conversation Group

Honan- Allston Conversation group for English learners. Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Allston. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Friday, April 18, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Honan-Allston Branch of the Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

New England Aquarium Tide Pools Program

West End The New England Aquarium tide pool program allows children to handle and observe a wide range of live tide pool animals from local waters to help build an understanding of habitats and adaptations. Library: West End. Neighborhood: West End. Type of Event: Nature. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Friday, April 18, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. West End Branch of the Boston Public Library 151 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114.

Preschool YogaPlay

Charlestown Preschoolers ages 3 and up, please join us for this fun session with Annika from YogaPlay. Stretches, games, stories, and music will relax and refresh little yogis. Library: Charlestown. Neighborhood: Charlestown. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Friday, April 18, 2014, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Event Room Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library 179 Main Street Charlestown, MA 02129. For more info visit www.yogaplay.org.

JP Jubilee Singing Group

Jamaica Plain Free singing class for 55+, weekly from Feb. 14 to May 2. Come learn to sing, keep your voice healthy and occasionally perform in the community. This vibrant group is taught by JP resident Liz Anker. New members welcome, especially new English speakers. All levels of singing and musical backgrounds invited to join. New members asked to preregister by emailing lpattison@bpl.org or calling the JP Branch at 617-524-2053. Library: Jamaica Plain. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Seniors. Friday, April 18, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library 12 Sedgwick Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

Toddler Films

Mattapan Bring your toddlers to the library to watch films based on their favorite stories and characters. Library: Mattapan. Neighborhood: Mattapan. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Friday, April 18, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library 1350 Blue Hill Avenue Mattapan, MA 02126.

Preschool Story Time

North End Stories and activities for those ages 3 - 5 accompanied by a caregiver. No sign up necessary. Library: North End. Neighborhood: North End. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Friday, April 18, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. North End Branch of the Boston Public Library 25 Parmenter Street Boston, MA 02113.

Preschool Story Time

Codman Square Every week we read three books on a particular theme,do finger plays, and sometimes make crafts. Library: Codman Square. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Friday, April 18, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Codman Square Branch of the Boston Public Library 690 Washington Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

Toddler YogaPlay

Charlestown One and two-year-olds, please join us for this fun session with Annika from YogaPlay. Stretches, games, stories, and music will relax and refresh little yogis. Library: Charlestown. Neighborhood: Charlestown. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Friday, April 18, 2014, 10:45 AM – 11:15 AM. Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library 179 Main Street Charlestown, MA 02129. For more info visit www.yogaplay.org.

Boston City Council's Committee on Ways and Means (Ciommo)

City Council Admin. & Finance: Revolving Funds: * Law Department (#0660) * Arts and Culture (0664) * Environment and Energy Services (#0671) Detail Posting Attached....... http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/SKMBT_42014041502240-5d982b.pdf. Phone: 617-635-4644. Contact: Kate Sullivan. MBTA: State Street Station (City Hall Exit). Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Friday, April 18, 2014, 11:00 AM. Boston City Hall, Iannella Chambers, 5th Floor 1 Cambridge St Boston, MA 02108. For more info visit www.cityofboston.gov.

Art and Architecture Tour

Central Library Boston Public Library offers free public tours highlighting the celebrated art and architecture of the Boston Public Library’s McKim Building (1895), a designated National Historic Landmark. The hour-long tours explore the work of architect Charles Follen McKim and murals by John Singer Sargent, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, and Edwin Austin Abbey. Led by volunteer tour guides, the art and architecture tours begin at the Dartmouth Street entrance of the Central Library in Copley Square. No appointment is necessary. For more information and a full schedule of public tours, visit www.bpl.org/tours. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Tours. Cost: free. Audience: College Students. Adults. Seniors. Visitors. Friday, April 18, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Sing Along for Infants & Toddlers

Central Library A 30-minute music and movement class to help infants and toddlers develop early literacy skills. Program includes music, movement, play, and having fun with other infants, toddlers and caregivers. This program is generously supported by the Louise H. Allen Children's Music Program Fund. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Performing Arts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Friday, April 18, 2014, 11:00 AM. Boston Room Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Preschool Films

Codman Square Come watch three films for preschoolers every week in our auditorium. Camp groups and preschools are welcome. Library: Codman Square. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Friday, April 18, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Codman Square Branch of the Boston Public Library 690 Washington Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

FNC Baby playgroup

Grove Hall Join us Friday mornings at 11:30 a.m. for a new FNC Baby Playgroup for babies up to 18 months. Library: Grove Hall. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Families. Friday, April 18, 2014, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM. Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library 41 Geneva Avenue Dorchester, MA 02121.

Our Marathon: Share Your Story Event

Central Library Our Marathon: The Boston Bombing Digital Archive will be holding a series of Share Your Story events at the Boston Public Library from Wednesday, April 16th to Saturday, April 19th. A community project hosted at Northeastern University, Our Marathon is a crowdsourced digital archive of stories, photos, videos, and social media related to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings and their aftermath. Visitors will be able to examine some of the thousands of digital items presently in the archive, and they will also have the opportunity to add their own stories and photos to the collection. Representatives from Our Marathon will be present to explain the project and to help visitors share their stories. Laptops will be provided. Visitors are encouraged to bring any digital content (photos, videos, etc.) they might be interested in sharing with the archive. A recording room will also be available for visitors interested in talking about their experiences. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Exhibition. Talks & Lectures. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Friday, April 18, 2014, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Orientation Room Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116. For more info visit www.northeastern.edu.

New England Aquarium Tide Pools Program

North End The tide pools program allows children to handle and observe a wide range of live tide pool animals from local waters to help build an understanding of habitats and adaptations. Library: North End. Neighborhood: North End. Type of Event: Nature. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Friday, April 18, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. North End Branch of the Boston Public Library 25 Parmenter Street Boston, MA 02113.

New England Aquarium Tide Pools Program

Brighton The tide pools program allows children to handle and observe a wide range of live tide pool animals from local waters to help build an understanding of habitats and adaptations. Please call ahead and reserve a spot at your branch for this program. Library: Brighton. Neighborhood: Brighton. Type of Event: Nature. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Friday, April 18, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Brighton Branch of the Boston Public Library 40 Academy Hill Road Brighton, MA 02135.

April Concert in the Courtyard

Central Library From the New England Conservatory, Michael Avitabile performs on flute with Raley Beggs on guitar. Founded in 1867, the New England Conservatory educates and trains musicians of all ages from around the world. The Conservatory and NEC's Jordan Hall are national historic landmarks. The NEC believes in sharing music with the widest possible audience. This concert is sponsored by the Boston Public Library Foundation. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Concerts / Live Music. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Businesses. Visitors. Friday, April 18, 2014, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Classic Mystery Film Series: Witness for the Prosecution

Lower Mills Witness for the Prosecution 1957, PG -13 -116 min When a wealthy widow is found murdered, her married suitor, Leonard Vole, is accused of the crime. Vole’s only hope for acquittal rests with his wife. Library: Lower Mills. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Friday, April 18, 2014, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library 27 Richmond Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

New England Aquarium Tide Pools Program

South Boston The tide pools program allows children to handle and observe a wide range of live tide pool animals from local waters to help build an understanding of habitats and adaptations. Library: South Boston. Neighborhood: South Boston. Type of Event: Nature. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Friday, April 18, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. South Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 646 East Broadway South Boston, MA 02127.

Wii Gaming

Central Library Throughout the month of April, you will be able to play games on the Wii gaming console every day. Please ask a librarian for a list of games and the game console. Library: Central Library. Type of Event: Games/Gaming. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Friday, April 18, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Study Break

Dudley Take a break from your homework. We’ll make a snack in the kitchen, then hang out in the auditorium, a food-allowed, drinks-allowed, noise-allowed space. Laptops will be available for computer games, and we’ll provide all the snack ingredients. Library: Dudley. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Games/Gaming. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Friday, April 18, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library 65 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119.

New England Aquarium Tide Pools Program

Faneuil The tide pools program allows children to handle and observe a wide range of live tide pool animals from local waters to help build an understanding of habitats and adaptations. Please call ahead and reserve a spot at your branch for this program. Library: Faneuil. Neighborhood: Brighton. Type of Event: Nature. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Friday, April 18, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Faneuil Branch of the Boston Public Library 419 Faneuil Street Brighton, MA 02135.

Noir Fridays

South End April 18-China Gate directed by Rajkumar Santoshi. Library: South End. Neighborhood: South End. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. Seniors. Friday, April 18, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. South End Branch Library 685 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02118.

Art and Archiecture Tour

Central Library Boston Public Library offers free public tours highlighting the celebrated art and architecture of the Boston Public Library’s McKim Building (1895), a designated National Historic Landmark. The hour-long tours explore the work of architect Charles Follen McKim and murals by John Singer Sargent, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, and Edwin Austin Abbey. Led by volunteer tour guides, the art and architecture tours begin at the Dartmouth Street entrance of the Central Library in Copley Square. If your group is smaller than 8 people, no appointment is necessary. For more information and a full schedule of public tours, visit www.bpl.org/tours. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Tours. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Businesses. Visitors. Friday, April 18, 2014, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. McKim Lobby Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Anime Society

Central Library Watch an episode from an anime series or anime movie, learn a little Japanese, and play Wei Qi (AKA: Go). Snacks will be provided. Library: Central Library. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Friday, April 18, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Books of Hope Poetry for Teens

Fields Corner April is National Poetry Month. Read, write, recite or perform poetry. Connect poetry to hip-hop, theater and current social issues. Express yourself in an atmosphere of positivity. Explore themes of culture, neighborhoods and urban identity through poetry. For teens  12-18. This Out-of-school Time program is sponsored by the Boston Public Library Foundation. Library: Fields Corner. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Friday, April 18, 2014, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Fields Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 1520 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, 02122.

Boston International Film Festival

Ongoing The 12th annual Boston International Film Festival, officially licensed by the city of Boston, begins on April 11th at 5:30pm with a Red Carpet event for film makers & stars. Screenings will continue through the 21st. The festival will hosts films from no less than 30 nations in addition to a number of locally produced titles. Tickets can be purchased individually, walk-ins welcome. An All-Screenings pass is available for $75 and a special access V.I.P. Pass with access to parties & meetings can be had for $250. Phone: 617-482-3900. Contact: Naomi Kondo, Festival Coordinator. Cost: General admission $12 ($75 all screenings). Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Neighborhood: Downtown. MBTA: Chinatown Orange/Silver. Type of Event: Film. Friday, April 18, 2014, 5:30 PM – Saturday, April 19, 2014, 12:00 AM. AMC / LOEWS Theaters Boston Common 175 Tremont St Boston, MA 02111. For more info visit www.bifilmfestival.com.

Movement at the Mills featuring Jessie Jeanne & Dancers and Reject Dance Theatre

Public Event Movement at the Mills is a series of dance exhibitions showcasing fresh, edgy and interactive work. This session features companies Jessie Jeanne & Dancers in a cross-disciplinary work inspired Henri Matisse and Reject Dance Theatre exploring the territory of human psyche, gender and animal movement. Friday, April 18| 7pm & 8pm. Phone: 617-456-1132. Cost: Free and Open to the Public. Neighborhood: South End. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Friday, April 18, 2014, 7:00 PM. Mills Gallery at the BCA 551 Tremont St Boston, MA 02116. For more info visit www.bcaonline.org.

Shear Madness

Public Event "Shear Madness" is one of the most popular entertainments in the world, delighting audiences night after night with its unique blend of madcap improvisation and spine-tickling mystery. This unique comedy-whodunit takes place today in the "Shear Madness" hairstyling salon and is chock full of up-to-the-minute spontaneous humor. During the course of the action, a murder is committed and the audience gets to spot the clues, question the suspects, and solve the funniest mystery in the annals of crime.The outcome is never the same, which is why many audience members return again and again to the scene of the mayhem. Phone: 617.426.5225. Contact: Shear Madness Box Office. Cost: $50. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Businesses. Visitors. Neighborhood: Downtown. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Theatre. Friday, April 18, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Charles Playhouse 74 Warrenton St Boston, MA 02116. For more info visit www.shearmadness.com.

Messages of Hope

Public Event Throughout the month of April, the Library will offer free admission to all Marathon runners and Boston Athletic Association staff, so that they may see what our community has created for you and for this occasion. In the spirit of hope and healing, we invite you to stop in, find comfort for yourself and others, and celebrate the perseverance and strength of this great city. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Phone: 617-450-7000. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. Visitors. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Fenway-Kenmore. MBTA: Hynes, Symphony, Prudential, Mass. Ave. Type of Event: Attractions & Museums. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. The Mary Baker Eddy Library 200 Massachusetts Ave Boston, MA 02115. For more info visit www.marybakereddylibrary.org.

Ages and Stages Open House

Fields Corner Come learn more about your child's development through the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ). Screeners will be on hand to conduct the ASQ in English and Vietnamese. Fun activities and snacks offered for children, ages 0-4. Families who participate receive a children's book and take home activity. For more information contact Cindy at 617.432.2155. Library: Fields Corner. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Families. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Fields Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 1520 Dorchester Avenue Dorchester, MA 02122.

4H Sewing Club

Lower Mills Meeting of the 4H Sewing Club. Participants 8-18 are welcome. Library: Lower Mills. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Saturday, April 19, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library 27 Richmond Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

Easter Egg Hunt

South Boston Come enjoy an outdoor Easter egg hunt at the library. There will be light refreshments & a craft. Plus, a very special baby animal petting zoo. Library: South Boston. Neighborhood: South Boston. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Holiday Celebration. Nature. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Saturday, April 19, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. South Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 646 East Broadway South Boston, MA 02127.

Countdown to Kindergarten Bilingual Playgroup

East Boston Enjoy circle time, story time, parachute play and free play at this bilingual playgroup presented by Countdown to Kindergarten. Library: East Boston. Neighborhood: East Boston. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Saturday, April 19, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 365 Bremen Street East Boston, MA 02128.

Book Discussion

Honan- Allston 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff is our book and movie for April. Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Allston. Type of Event: Book Group. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

Conversation Group for English Language Learners

Roslindale New arrivals are invited to practice English in an informal setting under the guidance of our English language volunteer, Pat Shiang. Library: Roslindale. Neighborhood: Roslindale. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Families. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Roslindale Branch Library 4246 Washington Street Roslindale MA 02131.

New England Aquarium Tide Pools Program

Codman Square The tide pools program allows children to handle and observe a wide range of live tide pool animals from local waters to help build an understanding of habitats and adaptations. Please call ahead and reserve a spot at your branch for this program. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Nature. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Saturday, April 19, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

"e" inc's Boston KIDSFEST

Public Event Environment science non-profit “e” inc. announces the Boston KIDSFEST, a free, six-week-long series of fun animations about the planet for children and families. As the kick-off event to “e” inc.’s 6th Annual Boston Environmental Film Festival in May, KIDSFEST is open to all children 5 years old and above who are accompanied by an adult. Designed to spark imaginations and inspire young people to take action in protecting the planet, the full hour of short films will be followed by a fun hands-on activity that each child can take home. Phone: 617-242-5601. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Neighborhood: Charlestown. Type of Event: Film. Nature. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM. Building 114, Charlestown Navy Yard 114 16th St Charlestown, MA 02129. For more info visit www.bostonharborwalk.com.

SoWa Winter Market: Indoors!

Ongoing SoWa is indoors for the winter! We know you miss SoWa in the off-season... From now until April 19th, 2014 we will be in the Salvation Army building on Washington Street (a block from Foodie's) at the SoWa Winter Market! Every Saturday from 11-4, we'll have a sampling of your favorite handmade and vintage vendors offering a taste of spring to cure your polar vortex cabin fever. Come by and get your SoWa fix! If you've never been to SoWa before, it's Boston's funky, cool arts district. The Winter Market is a weekly gathering of artists, photographers, jewelers, toy designers, clothing makers, printer, painters, textile designers, vintage dealers... and pretty much every kind of handmade vendor you can think of! Contact: https://www.facebook.com/NewEnglandOpenMarkets. Cost: free! Neighborhood: Back Bay. South Boston. South End. MBTA: Silver Line down Washington Street. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Visual Arts. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Salvation Army Building, 2nd floor 1500 Washington St Boston, MA 02118. For more info visit www.newenglandopenmarkets.com.

Art and Architecture Tour

Central Library Boston Public Library offers free public tours highlighting the celebrated art and architecture of the Boston Public Library’s McKim Building (1895), a designated National Historic Landmark. The hour-long tours explore the work of architect Charles Follen McKim and murals by John Singer Sargent, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, and Edwin Austin Abbey. Led by volunteer tour guides, the art and architecture tours begin at the Dartmouth Street entrance of the Central Library in Copley Square. No appointment is necessary. For more information and a full schedule of public tours, visit www.bpl.org/tours. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Tours. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). College Students. Adults. Seniors. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Boston Public Library Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

New England Aquarium Tide Pools

Fields Corner The tide pools program allows children to handle and observe a wide range of live tide pool animals from local waters to help build an understanding of habitats and adaptations. Please call ahead and reserve a spot at your branch for this program. Library: Fields Corner. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Nature. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Saturday, April 19, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Fields Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 1520 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, 02122.

Senior Fitness Classes

Grove Hall Experience a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement, and activities for daily senior living, including cardio, weight training, and stretching while sitting. This class will meet the needs and abilities of those new to workouts or at an advanced level while providing a total body workout. Call 617.427.3337 for advanced registration. Drop-ins are also welcome. Library: Grove Hall. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Cost: Free. Audience: Seniors. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library 41 Geneva Avenue Dorchester, MA 02121.

Chess Instruction

Honan- Allston Richard Tyree will instruct novices and beginners in the art of Chess; Players with more experience may  play chess with Mr. Tyree or each other or assist with the beginners. Boards and pieces are available or bring your own set. For ages 7 and up. Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Allston. Type of Event: Games/Gaming. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

CANCELED - Homework Help

Central Library Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Homework Help. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Saturday, April 19, 2014, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Our Marathon: Share Your Story Event

Central Library Our Marathon: The Boston Bombing Digital Archive will be holding a series of Share Your Story events at the Boston Public Library from Wednesday, April 16th to Saturday, April 19th. A community project hosted at Northeastern University, Our Marathon is a crowdsourced digital archive of stories, photos, videos, and social media related to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings and their aftermath. Visitors will be able to examine some of the thousands of digital items presently in the archive, and they will also have the opportunity to add their own stories and photos to the collection. Representatives from Our Marathon will be present to explain the project and to help visitors share their stories. Laptops will be provided. Visitors are encouraged to bring any digital content (photos, videos, etc.) they might be interested in sharing with the archive. A recording room will also be available for visitors interested in talking about their experiences. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Exhibition. Talks & Lectures. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Orientation Room Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116. For more info visit www.northeastern.edu.

English - Spanish Language Exchange / Intercambio de Idiomas en Inglés y Español

Connolly English speakers can learn Spanish and Spanish speakers can learn English in this fun, informal conversation class.  Hablantes de español pueden aprender inglés y hablantes de inglés pueden aprender español en esta clase divertida e informal de conversación. Library: Connolly. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:45 PM. Connolly Branch of the Boston Public Library 433 Centre Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

April Concert in the Courtyard

Central Library From the New England Conservatory of Music, the Docci Quartet will perform with Stephanie Zyzak and So Young Choi on violin, MyeongHoon Park on viola and Taeguk Mun on cello. The New England Conservatory was founded in 1867 and believes in sharing music with the widest possible audience. This concert is sponsored by the Boston Public Library Foundation. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Concerts / Live Music. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Businesses. Visitors. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

New England Aquarium Tide Pools Program

South End The tide pools program allows children to handle and observe a wide range of live tide pool animals from local waters to help build an understanding of habitats and adaptations. Please call ahead and reserve a spot at your branch for this program. Library: South End. Neighborhood: South End. Type of Event: Nature. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Saturday, April 19, 2014, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM. South End Branch of the Boston Public Library 685 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02118.

New England Aquarium Tide Pools

Central Library The tide pools program allows children to handle and observe a wide range of live tide pool animals from local waters to help build an understanding of habitats and adaptations. Please call ahead and reserve a spot at your branch for this program. Library: Codman Square. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Nature. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Saturday, April 19, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

In Celebration of Poetry & Woman's History Month

Dudley Artist of the written and spoken word Lisa Lee will perform her newly released powerful spoken word single, By the Light of the Ghetto Moon and other works. Presented by the Friends of the Dudley Branch Library, Inc. Library: Dudley. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Cost: Free. Audience: Families. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library 65 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119.

The Homework Machine

Ongoing BCT kicks off their Marcia J. Trimble New Works Program with the World Premiere musical THE HOMEWORK MACHINE, based on the best-selling book by Dan Gutman. With book and lyrics by Mark Cabaniss and music by Keith Herrmann (Romance/Romance), THE HOMEWORK MACHINE is an interactive musical adventure for all ages. THE HOMEWORK MACHINE features a group of 5th grade students who are bound by one very big secret: the homework machine. Code-named ‘Belch’ the machine does their homework for them and ultimately becomes more powerful than the students ever imagined. Phone: 617-424-6634 x222. Contact: boxoffice@bostonchildrenstheatre.org. Cost: $25 per ticket. Audience: Families. Neighborhood: South End. Type of Event: Theatre. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. The Calderwood Pavilion 527 Tremont St Boston, MA 02116. For more info visit bostonchildrenstheatre.org.

Aftermath: A Photographic Reflection on the Boston Marathon Bombings

Central Library Aftermath: The Boston Marathon Bombings is a series of images taken by photographer Joshua Touster following the Boston Marathon bombings of April 15, 2013.   Days after the bombings, Touster began photographing the makeshift memorial sites that sprung up around Boylston Street. The series quickly took a personal turn as Touster documented the experience of being locked down in his Watertown home, constant television updates, SWAT teams at his front door, and the joyous street celebrations that erupted after the capture of the second suspect. For the next ten weeks Touster comprehensively photographed all aspects of the aftermath of the bombings. His photographic series includes the changing makeshift memorials, the bombing sites, first responders being honored at Fenway Park, the national media covering the story, the Tsarnaev home, the Watertown shootout locations, crowds observing moments of silence, and finally the dismantling of the memorials by city archivists. Touster will show a selection of image… Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Talks & Lectures. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Rabb Lecture Hall Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Wii Gaming

Central Library Throughout the month of April, you will be able to play games on the Wii gaming console every day. Please ask a librarian for a list of games and the game console. Library: Central Library. Type of Event: Games/Gaming. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Saturday, April 19, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Artist's Reception: Linda Clave

Honan- Allston Artist Linda Clave is holding her artist's reception for her exhibit, Sound in Paint Expanded. All of her 41 works were painted to live music. Stephanie Woods will perform on the Himalayan singing bowls. Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Allston. Type of Event: Concerts / Live Music. Exhibition. Performing Arts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Businesses. Visitors. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

Chess and Checkers with Charlie Cleary

Hyde Park Learn to play chess or checkers with expert instructor Charlie Cleary. All skill levels are welcome ages 5-13 years old. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library. Library: Hyde Park. Neighborhood: Hyde Park. Type of Event: Games/Gaming. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Saturday, April 19, 2014, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Children's Room Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue 02136.

Art and Archiecture Tour

Central Library Boston Public Library offers free public tours highlighting the celebrated art and architecture of the Boston Public Library’s McKim Building (1895), a designated National Historic Landmark. The hour-long tours explore the work of architect Charles Follen McKim and murals by John Singer Sargent, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, and Edwin Austin Abbey. Led by volunteer tour guides, the art and architecture tours begin at the Dartmouth Street entrance of the Central Library in Copley Square. If your group is smaller than 8 people, no appointment is necessary. For more information and a full schedule of public tours, visit www.bpl.org/tours. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Tours. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Businesses. Visitors. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. McKim Lobby Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

How to Transform Your Life

Ongoing Free introduction to Maum Meditation. This lecture will inspire people to permanently transform their lives and become free of stress, anxiety, depression, loneliness, fear regrets, resentments and all burden. Find out how this 7 step method is unique and the way to attain happiness. Phone: 6172726358. Contact: Boston Maum Center. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Teens (Ages 13-18). College Students. Adults. Seniors. Families. Neighborhood: Cambridge. MBTA: Near Alewife Station and Davis Square. Type of Event: Talks & Lectures. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. United States 48 Massachusetts Ave Arlington, MA 02474.

Boston International Film Festival

Ongoing The 12th annual Boston International Film Festival, officially licensed by the city of Boston, begins on April 11th at 5:30pm with a Red Carpet event for film makers & stars. Screenings will continue through the 21st. The festival will hosts films from no less than 30 nations in addition to a number of locally produced titles. Tickets can be purchased individually, walk-ins welcome. An All-Screenings pass is available for $75 and a special access V.I.P. Pass with access to parties & meetings can be had for $250. Phone: 617-482-3900. Contact: Naomi Kondo, Festival Coordinator. Cost: General admission $12 ($75 all screenings). Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Neighborhood: Downtown. MBTA: Chinatown Orange/Silver. Type of Event: Film. Saturday, April 19, 2014, 5:30 PM – Sunday, April 20, 2014, 12:00 AM. AMC / LOEWS Theaters Boston Common 175 Tremont St Boston, MA 02111. For more info visit www.bifilmfestival.com.

Messages of Hope

Public Event Throughout the month of April, the Library will offer free admission to all Marathon runners and Boston Athletic Association staff, so that they may see what our community has created for you and for this occasion. In the spirit of hope and healing, we invite you to stop in, find comfort for yourself and others, and celebrate the perseverance and strength of this great city. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Phone: 617-450-7000. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. Visitors. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Fenway-Kenmore. MBTA: Hynes, Symphony, Prudential, Mass. Ave. Type of Event: Attractions & Museums. Sunday, April 20, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. The Mary Baker Eddy Library 200 Massachusetts Ave Boston, MA 02115. For more info visit www.marybakereddylibrary.org.

FIGMENT Boston

Ongoing FIGMENT Boston, now in it’s fifth year, offers opportunities for both emerging and established artists to showcase original works and create something that gets people to interact, to participate and collaborate with each other! Your FIGMENT project can be anything... A game, an experiment, a request, a challenge, a guided meditation, a performance based on audience input, a sculpture that moves or responds, a heart-stopping technological innovation that changes the way we see the world… Anything that gets people working and playing and creating together. FIGMENT welcomes works in every imaginable medium including sculpture, installation, performance, music, workshops, games, experiences, site-specific pieces, social experiments, and anything else you can dream of. We invite any project that inspires visitors to participate and interact with art. Come share with your FIGMENT friends and the Boston public at the Rose Kennedy Greenway for our 2014 event! Learn more about the principles of FIGMENT here: ht… Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. Seniors. Families. Visitors. Neighborhood: Downtown. Seaport. South Boston. MBTA: Blue line to Aquarium. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Exhibition. Visual Arts. Sunday, April 20, 2014, 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Rose Kennedy Greenway Dewey Square Atlantic Ave Boston, MA 02111. For more info visit boston.figmentproject.org.

Library open exclusively for access to "Dear Boston" exhibition

Central Library The Dartmouth Street doors of the BPL's Central Library in Copley Square will be open from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, April 20, exclusively for access to the exhibition "Dear Boston: Messages from the Marathon Memorial." No other library spaces or services will be available that day. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Exhibition. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Businesses. Visitors. Sunday, April 20, 2014, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Dartmouth Street Doors Only Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

The Homework Machine

Ongoing BCT kicks off their Marcia J. Trimble New Works Program with the World Premiere musical THE HOMEWORK MACHINE, based on the best-selling book by Dan Gutman. With book and lyrics by Mark Cabaniss and music by Keith Herrmann (Romance/Romance), THE HOMEWORK MACHINE is an interactive musical adventure for all ages. THE HOMEWORK MACHINE features a group of 5th grade students who are bound by one very big secret: the homework machine. Code-named ‘Belch’ the machine does their homework for them and ultimately becomes more powerful than the students ever imagined. Phone: 617-424-6634 x222. Contact: boxoffice@bostonchildrenstheatre.org. Cost: $25 per ticket. Audience: Families. Neighborhood: South End. Type of Event: Theatre. Sunday, April 20, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. The Calderwood Pavilion 527 Tremont St Boston, MA 02116. For more info visit bostonchildrenstheatre.org.

Boston International Film Festival

Ongoing The 12th annual Boston International Film Festival, officially licensed by the city of Boston, begins on April 11th at 5:30pm with a Red Carpet event for film makers & stars. Screenings will continue through the 21st. The festival will hosts films from no less than 30 nations in addition to a number of locally produced titles. Tickets can be purchased individually, walk-ins welcome. An All-Screenings pass is available for $75 and a special access V.I.P. Pass with access to parties & meetings can be had for $250. Phone: 617-482-3900. Contact: Naomi Kondo, Festival Coordinator. Cost: General admission $12 ($75 all screenings). Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Neighborhood: Downtown. MBTA: Chinatown Orange/Silver. Type of Event: Film. Sunday, April 20, 2014, 5:30 PM – Monday, April 21, 2014, 12:00 AM. AMC / LOEWS Theaters Boston Common 175 Tremont St Boston, MA 02111. For more info visit www.bifilmfestival.com.

Patriots Day Week

Sanitation Holidays No Delay of trash or recycling pick up in Back Bay, Bay Village, Beacon Hill, Charlestown, Chinatown, Fenway, Leather District, Mission Hill, North End, Roxbury, South Boston, and the South End Allston/Brighton, Dorchester, East Boston, Jamaica Plain*, Mattapan, Roslindale, West Roxbury and Hyde Park, delayed a day *If you live in Jamaica Plain and your trash is picked up 2 times per week, do not delay. Report Missed Pickup. Monday, April 21, 2014, 6:00 AM – Saturday, April 26, 2014, 5:00 PM.

Messages of Hope

Public Event Throughout the month of April, the Library will offer free admission to all Marathon runners and Boston Athletic Association staff, so that they may see what our community has created for you and for this occasion. In the spirit of hope and healing, we invite you to stop in, find comfort for yourself and others, and celebrate the perseverance and strength of this great city. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Phone: 617-450-7000. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. Visitors. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Fenway-Kenmore. MBTA: Hynes, Symphony, Prudential, Mass. Ave. Type of Event: Attractions & Museums. Monday, April 21, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. The Mary Baker Eddy Library 200 Massachusetts Ave Boston, MA 02115. For more info visit www.marybakereddylibrary.org.

Boston International Film Festival

Ongoing The 12th annual Boston International Film Festival, officially licensed by the city of Boston, begins on April 11th at 5:30pm with a Red Carpet event for film makers & stars. Screenings will continue through the 21st. The festival will hosts films from no less than 30 nations in addition to a number of locally produced titles. Tickets can be purchased individually, walk-ins welcome. An All-Screenings pass is available for $75 and a special access V.I.P. Pass with access to parties & meetings can be had for $250. Phone: 617-482-3900. Contact: Naomi Kondo, Festival Coordinator. Cost: General admission $12 ($75 all screenings). Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Neighborhood: Downtown. MBTA: Chinatown Orange/Silver. Type of Event: Film. Monday, April 21, 2014, 5:30 PM – Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 12:00 AM. AMC / LOEWS Theaters Boston Common 175 Tremont St Boston, MA 02111. For more info visit www.bifilmfestival.com.