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Dance Paintings by Marlena Bocian Hewitt

Honan- Allston Marlena Hewitt is an artist from Europe who has lived and worked in the Boston area for some time. She has earned degrees in painting, business and architecture in Poland and in the United States. She teaches at the Brookline Adult & Community Education Program.  Ms. Hewitt thinks art is a powerful tool that should be used to promote other things. She has painted portraits of powerful women as well as medical and mathematical illustrations.  Lately she has been working on this exhibit, a new body of work capturing the beauty of ballet—the completed paintings are inspired by the Koltun Ballet Academy and the Boston Ballet. Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Allston. Type of Event: Exhibition. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Sunday, December 4, 2016, 10:00 AM. Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134. For more info visit www.marlenabocian.com.

empowerHER Memoir Writing Workshop

Central Library empowerHER supports young girls who have experienced the early loss of their mothers. We host group events for girls of all ages to help remain them they are not alone in their grief. The empowerHER Memoir Writing Class will explore life writing with a local creative writing author. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Community Meeting. Talks & Lectures. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Sunday, December 4, 2016, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Commonwealth Salon Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

March of the Penguins Showing

Central Library Join us for a showing of March of the Penguins. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Sunday, December 4, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Children's Library Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Toddler Time @10 & 10.30

Central Library Two sessions. Stories, songs, rhymes, and more for children ages 2-4. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Monday, December 5, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

USCIS Information Hours

Fields Corner Looking for information about immigration benefits,forms or low-cost legal services? USCIS staff will provide general information and answer questions about: • Naturalization and citizenship • Permanent residency • Immigration benefits • Avoiding immigration scams • Finding low-cost and safe legal advice NOTE: Staff will not be able to address specific case inquiries. If you need case-specific information, visit your local USCIS office or call the USCIS Customer Service Center at 1.800.375.5283. Library: Fields Corner. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Monday, December 5, 2016, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Fields Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 1520 Dorchester Avenue Dorchester, MA 02122.

Dance Paintings by Marlena Bocian Hewitt

Honan- Allston Marlena Hewitt is an artist from Europe who has lived and worked in the Boston area for some time. She has earned degrees in painting, business and architecture in Poland and in the United States. She teaches at the Brookline Adult & Community Education Program.  Ms. Hewitt thinks art is a powerful tool that should be used to promote other things. She has painted portraits of powerful women as well as medical and mathematical illustrations.  Lately she has been working on this exhibit, a new body of work capturing the beauty of ballet—the completed paintings are inspired by the Koltun Ballet Academy and the Boston Ballet. Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Allston. Type of Event: Exhibition. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Monday, December 5, 2016, 10:00 AM. Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134. For more info visit www.marlenabocian.com.

Music and Movement

Faneuil Interactive music and movement for young children with Little Groove. Library: Faneuil. Neighborhood: Brighton. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Monday, December 5, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Faneuil Branch of the Boston Public Library 419 Faneuil Street Brighton, MA 02135. For more info visit www.babywiggle.com.

Preschool Storytime

Faneuil Stories, songs and fingerplays to encourage early literacy for young children with a caregiver. Simple Craft. Library: Faneuil. Neighborhood: Brighton. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Monday, December 5, 2016, 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.

Films for Preschool Children

Roslindale Preschool films are for children ages 3 to 5. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please call in advance to verify that this event has not been rescheduled or cancelled. Library: Roslindale. Neighborhood: Roslindale. Cost: free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Monday, December 5, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Roslindale Branch Boston Public Library 4246 Washington Street Roslindale MA 02131.

Toddler Story Time

South End Join us for songs, movement, rhymes, a story, and a craft on seasonal themes for toddlers and caregivers together. Library: South End. Neighborhood: South End. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Monday, December 5, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. South End Branch of the Boston Public Library 685 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02118.

Little Groove Music Classes

West End Little Groove returns to the West End Branch with a series of music classes specially designed to help children build important motor and social skills! Infants, toddlers, and preschoolers move, sing, and play instruments to the tunes of catchy songs. Puppets, bubbles, balls, pom poms, and one large parachute will all be incorporated. A fun way to learn! Library: West End. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Beacon Hill. Charlestown. Chinatown / Leather District. Downtown. Fenway-Kenmore. North End. West End. Type of Event: Concerts / Live Music. Early Literacy. Performing Arts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Monday, December 5, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. West End Branch of the Boston Public Library 151 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114.

Audio- Described Films for the Blind

Honan- Allston Relatively recent releases with the Descriptive Video Service (DVS) option. Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Allston. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Monday, December 5, 2016, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM. Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

ESL Conversation Group

Central Library Practice speaking English with other ESL learners 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. Monday, December 5, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Study Room 1&2, Community Learning Center Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

JVS-Boston English Language Class

Hyde Park English language learner's class taught by staff of JVS-Boston. Registration is closed. Please call JVS-Boston for more information at 617-699-9116. Registration for the 2017-2018 school year will be held in August 2017. Library: Hyde Park. Neighborhood: Hyde Park. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Monday, December 5, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue Hyde Park, MA 02136.

Piracy of the Past

South Boston Professor Stephen O'Neill of Suffolk University shares his knowledge of historical piracy in and around Boston through images and a fascinating lecture. Afterwards enjoy free coffee and and shop our Friends of the Library's children's book fair. Purchase lovely new picture books and chapter books for your grandchildren and other scallywags. Library: South Boston. Neighborhood: South Boston. Type of Event: Talks & Lectures. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. Seniors. Monday, December 5, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM. South Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 646 East Broadway South Boston, MA 02127.

Yoga for Adults

Charlestown Hands to Heart Center - Yoga for the People present beginners' yoga for adults of all ages. Instruction will focus on the healthy balance of mind and body and include breathing exercise and guided meditation along with yoga poses. Wear comfortable clothes. Yoga mats and props will be provided. All levels welcome. Library: Charlestown. Neighborhood: Charlestown. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Monday, December 5, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM. Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library 179 Main Street Charlestown, MA 02129.

Jan Masaryk Honorary Medal Award Ceremony

Central Library David Hoose, Music Director of Cantata Singers, will be presented the Silver Jan Masaryk Honorary Medal by the Foreign Ministry of the Czech Republic for his work bringing the music of Czech composer Jan Dismas Zelenka to the United States. Cantata Singers is a Boston-based chorus and orchestra inspired by the musical genius of Johann Sebastian Bach. Our concerts explore relationships in music from the 17th century to today and invite exploration of Bach’s profound and continuing influence on our music, our culture, and ourselves. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Community Meeting. Concerts / Live Music. Talks & Lectures. Cost: Free. Monday, December 5, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Commonwealth Salon Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

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 parties smaller than eight people. 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: Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Monday, December 5, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Boston Public Library Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street.

ESL Conversation Group

Fields Corner Practice speaking English with other ESL learners 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 or mtheroux@bpl.org. Library: Fields Corner. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Monday, December 5, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Fields Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 1520 Dorchester Avenue Dorchester, MA 02122.

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

West End 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: West End. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Bay Village. Beacon Hill. Charlestown. Chinatown / Leather District. Downtown. East Boston. Fenway-Kenmore. North End. West End. Type of Event: ESOL. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Monday, December 5, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. West End Branch of the Boston Public Library 151 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114.

Dot & Dash

Central Library Learn how to program and guide our robots through a series of fun challenges. Ages 8+. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Games / Gaming. Cost: Free. Monday, December 5, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Homework Help

Connolly Boston Public Library locations offer free after-school homework help and mentorship provided by high-achieving high school students. This is open to students in grades K-8. No registration is required. Library: Connolly. Dudley. Lower Mills. Mattapan. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Jamaica Plain. Mattapan. Roxbury. Type of Event: Homework Help. Cost: Free. Monday, December 5, 2016, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Connolly Branch of the Boston Public Library 433 Centre Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

Homework Help

East Boston 10 Boston Public Library locations offer free after-school homework help provided by high-achieving high school students. Open to students in grades K-8. No registration required. Program runs October 3, 2016 – May 25, 2017. Homework Help is not available on Boston Public School holidays, early-release days, or the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving and winter break. Library: East Boston. Egleston Square. Faneuil. Fields Corner. Grove Hall. Hyde Park. Parker Hill. Roslindale. South End. West Roxbury. Type of Event: Homework Help. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Monday, December 5, 2016, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 365 Bremen Street East Boston, MA 02128. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Silver & Gold Senior Café

Mattapan Are you 55+ and looking for ways to relax, express your creative side, and add some thrill to your Mondays? Join us on Monday afternoons for our Senior Café!  If you want to create, we have art supplies, yarn, sewing machines, beads, and more. Make what you like. Socialize with like-minded seniors. Listen to music or even bring a movie. Enjoy light refreshments or bring a snack to share. Library: Mattapan. Neighborhood: Mattapan. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Seniors. Monday, December 5, 2016, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library 1350 Blue Hill Avenue Mattapan, MA 02126 . 617.298.9218.

Homework Help

Uphams Corner Boston Public Library locations offer free after-school homework help and mentorship provided by high-achieving high school students. This is open to students in grades K-8. No registration is required. Library: Uphams Corner. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Homework Help. Cost: Free. Monday, December 5, 2016, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Uphams Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 500 Columbia Rd. Dorchester, MA 02125.

Homework Help

Codman Square Boston Public Library locations offer free after-school homework help and mentorship provided by high-achieving high school students. This is open to students in grades K-8. No registration is required. Library: Codman Square. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Homework Help. Cost: Free. Monday, December 5, 2016, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Codman Square Branch of the Boston Public Library 690 Washington Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

Practice Speaking English

South End Join our English Conversation Group. Practice speaking English in a friendly setting with native English speakers. Library: South End. Neighborhood: South End. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Monday, December 5, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. South End Branch Library 685 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02118.

CANCELED - Children's Book Club

Faneuil Library: Faneuil. Neighborhood: Brighton. Type of Event: Book Group. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Monday, December 5, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Facebook Basics

Central Library Come for a brief introduction to Facebook and bring any questions you may have. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Computers/Technology. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Monday, December 5, 2016, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM. Community Learning Center Classroom Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

CANCELED - Shakespeare Out of the Box Film Series Presents Titus w/ Julie Taymor in Person

Central Library Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Film. Talks & Lectures. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Library Program Series: Shakespeare. Monday, December 5, 2016, 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Remembering Phillis

Central Library Phillis Wheatley, the African-born muse of 18th century Boston, arrived in Boston in 1761 in what is now Chinatown. A frail girl, not yet ten, she was purchased on board the slave ship, Phillis, after which her new owners named her. Ten years later, she was an internationally famous poet. Barbara Lewis, director of UMB's Trotter Institute, explores the world into which Phillis Wheatley stepped on the eve of the Commonwealth's freedom era. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Bay Village. Type of Event: Talks & Lectures. Cost: free. Audience: Adults. Monday, December 5, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Commonwealth Salon Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Shakespeare Out of the Box Film Series Presents Maqbool

Central Library (2003) dir Vishal Bhardwaj w/Irrfan Khan, Tabu, Pankaj Kapur, Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri (130 min) This Bollywood-meets-Shakespeare adaptation recasts the “Scottish Play” as a gangster epic set in contemporary Mumbai and starring the great Irrfan Khan as the titular, ruthless ruler. Musical numbers are included. Please note: The originally-scheduled conversation with Julie Taymor and screening of Titus is cancelled. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Monday, December 5, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Rabb Hall Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Dudley Poetry Club

Dudley More than ever the world needs poetry. Using language for artistic expression offers us possibilities to heal, connect, entertain, educate, enlighten and challenge ourselves and our audiences. Come join us in our second year of this collaborative and supportive workshop where we share and explore various styles, forms and voices, including our own. Adults (over 18) who are writers of any level of experience or background are invited. The Fall workshop will be facilitated by local poet and professor, Brionne Janae, and sponsored by Writers Without Margins, Inc. Readings of participant work will be held in October and December. Library: Dudley. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Performing Arts. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. Seniors. Monday, December 5, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library 65 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119.

Book Discussion Group

South Boston Join our book discussion group. At this meeting, we will discuss The Precious One by Marisa de los Santos. All adults are welcome to participate in our book discussion group, which meets once a month on Monday evenings. If you are interested, please pick up your copy of The Precious One at the circulation desk. Library: South Boston. Neighborhood: South Boston. Type of Event: Book Group. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Monday, December 5, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. South Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 646 East Broadway South Boston, MA 02127.

Building Boston's Landmark Power Plant: L Street

South Boston Historian Gilmore G. Cooke will discuss South Boston’s local power station with the help of historical photographs taken during the construction of the power-generating station beginning in 1898 and continuing into the 1920s and beyond. L Street was the flagship of the Edison Electric Illuminating Company of Boston for many years. It was a lovely power plant featuring the revolutionary vertical Curtis steam turbine generators manufactured by General Electric. Photographs illustrate the evolution of Babcock and Wilcox boiler designs, transitioning from manually shoveling coal to automatic stokers, hence to pulverized coal, with corresponding increases in steam pressure. Mr. Gilmore will also explore how L Street incorporated many power-engineering innovations into its operations. Gilmore G. Cooke is a professional engineer and the chair of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Milestone and History Committee of the IEEE Boston Section. He was recently appointed IEEE historian of the Northeast… Library: South Boston. Neighborhood: South Boston. Type of Event: Talks & Lectures. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Monday, December 5, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. South Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 646 East Broadway South Boston, MA 02127.

ESL Conversation Group

West Roxbury Come practice speaking English with our conversation group. These groups are free and open to the public. No registration needed. Library: West Roxbury. Neighborhood: West Roxbury. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Monday, December 5, 2016, 6:15 PM – 7:45 PM. West Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library 1961 Centre Street West Roxbury, MA 02132.

ESL Conversation Group

Connolly Practice speaking English with other new 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. Monday, December 5, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Connolly Branch of the Boston Public Library 433 Centre Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

ESL Conversation Group

East Boston Come practice speaking English with our conversation group. These groups are free and open to the public. No registration is needed. Library: East Boston. Neighborhood: East Boston. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Monday, December 5, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM. East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 365 Bremen Street East Boston, MA 02128.

Bedtime Stories

Hyde Park Join us for bedtime stories and a make-and-take seasonal craft. Free and open to the public. No registration required. Library: Hyde Park. Neighborhood: Hyde Park. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Families. Monday, December 5, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue Hyde Park, MA 02136.

Pajama Story Time

Lower Mills Children dress in pajamas and bring their favorite stuffed animals. We will read some bedtime stories, sing fun songs, and enjoy a nighttime snack of cookies and milk. Library: Lower Mills. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Monday, December 5, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library 27 Richmond Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

Book Discussion

Charlestown Join us for a discussion of The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin. Come by the branch to pick up a copy of the book. Library: Charlestown. Neighborhood: Charlestown. Type of Event: Book Group. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Monday, December 5, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library 179 Main Street Charlestown, MA 02129.

CANCELED - Shakespeare Out of the Box Film Series: Conversation with Julie Taymor

Central Library Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Talks & Lectures. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Library Program Series: Shakespeare. Monday, December 5, 2016, 8:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Dance Paintings by Marlena Bocian Hewitt

Honan- Allston Marlena Hewitt is an artist from Europe who has lived and worked in the Boston area for some time. She has earned degrees in painting, business and architecture in Poland and in the United States. She teaches at the Brookline Adult & Community Education Program.  Ms. Hewitt thinks art is a powerful tool that should be used to promote other things. She has painted portraits of powerful women as well as medical and mathematical illustrations.  Lately she has been working on this exhibit, a new body of work capturing the beauty of ballet—the completed paintings are inspired by the Koltun Ballet Academy and the Boston Ballet. Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Allston. Type of Event: Exhibition. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 10:00 AM. Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134. For more info visit www.marlenabocian.com.

JVS-Boston English Language Class

Hyde Park English language learner's class offered by staff of JVS-Boston. Registration is closed. Please call JVS-Boston directly for more information at 617-699-9116. Registration for the 2017-2108 school year begins in August 2107. Library: Hyde Park. Neighborhood: Hyde Park. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue Hyde Park, MA 02136.

Job Searching Online

Central Library Find the resources you need to start a job search, including where to look for jobs and how to conduct a job search. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Computers/Technology. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Community Learning Center Classroom Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Tinker Tots

Central Library Themed stories and activities that explore a science or engineering concept. Ages 3-5. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Come Play With Us: Music With Sarah Gardner

Connolly Children can sing, dance, and play instruments to their favorite song with performer Sarah Gardner. Library: Connolly. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Type of Event: Concerts / Live Music. Early Literacy. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Connolly Branch of the Boston Public Library 433 Centre Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

Cooperative Quiltmaking (Push Cart Art)

Dudley Cooperative quilt making means everyone will work on the same quilt, cooperatively helping each other as we proceed. Working together each student can participate regardless of his/her skill level.. Library: Dudley. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Seniors. Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library 65 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119.

Preschool Films

Dudley Bring your child to the Dudley Branch for a preschool film. Be sure to call in advance to verify that this event has not been rescheduled or canceled. Library: Dudley. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library 65 Warren Street Roxbury MA.

Reading Readiness

East Boston A weekly story time with stories, songs, and rhymes, built around important early literacy concepts.  Reading Readiness will not be held on December 20 and 27. Library: East Boston. Neighborhood: East Boston. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 365 Bremen Street East Boston, MA 02128.

Preschool Storytime & Craft

Egleston Square Join the children’s librarian for stories, songs, and activities exploring a different theme every week. Siblings and groups are welcome. For children ages 2-4, accompanied by a caregiver. Library: Egleston Square. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Roxbury. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Egleston Square Branch of the Boston Public Library 2044 Columbus Avenue Roxbury, MA 02119.

Preschool Story Time

Honan- Allston Children (ages 0-5) and their caregivers enjoy stories, songs, movement, and more at this weekly story time. Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Allston. Brighton. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

Preschool Story Time

Hyde Park Join us on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings for stories and a paper craft. Appropriate for ages 2-5.  No registration required. Free and open to the public. Library: Hyde Park. Neighborhood: Hyde Park. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue Hyde Park, MA 02136.

Tech hour in Hyde Park

Hyde Park Trying to figure out the settings of that new phone or tablet? Want to learn one aspect of Microsoft Word, Excel or Powerpoint? Want to set up a Facebook account? Need help downloading books onto your device? Drop in on Tuesday and Wednesday our tech hour! Library: Hyde Park. Neighborhood: Hyde Park. Type of Event: Computers/Technology. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. Seniors. Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue Hyde Park, MA 02136.

Yoga Story Time

Lower Mills Children wiggle, giggle, balance, and listen stories with yoga instructor Jen and enjoy silly poses like the washing machine and the noodle test. Appropriate for preschool-age children. Large groups, please register at 617.298.7841. Library: Lower Mills. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Lower Mills Branch Boston Public Library 27 Richmond Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

Toddler Storytime

North End Rhymes, movement, and stories for those ages 16 months - 3 years (walkers) accompanied by a caregiver. No sign up necessary; groups please call ahead. Library: North End. Neighborhood: North End. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. North End Branch of the Boston Public Library 25 Parmenter Street Boston, MA 02113.

Family Story Time

Parker Hill Ages 0-4 enjoy songs, rhymes, and a story. Siblings are welcome. Groups must register in advance. Library: Parker Hill. Neighborhood: Mission Hill. Roxbury. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Families. Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Parker Hill Branch of the Boston Public Library 1497 Tremont Street Roxbury, MA 02120.

Toddler Story Time

Roslindale Sharon Hurvitz from the Boston Metro. Early Intervention Center does stories and songs for children ages 1-2 each Tuesday morning from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Sharon plays the guitar and children sing with her. Library: Roslindale. Neighborhood: Roslindale. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Roslindale Branch of the Boston Public Library 4246 Washington Street Roslindale, MA 02131.

Pirate Story Time

South Boston Every pee-wee pirate will shout ahoy! for this story time all about pirates. Learn a pirate dance and make a simple craft to take home. Be sure to stay and shop our Friends of the Library's children's book sale. Your children will want to take home some treasure! Library: South Boston. Neighborhood: South Boston. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:10 AM. South Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 646 East Broadway South Boston, MA 02127.

Pre-School Reading Readiness Program

Uphams Corner Reading Readiness is an early literacy program for children ages 3 through 5 that combines participatory activities with reading aloud, with the goal of reinforcing key concepts that children need to learn in order to develop their pre-literacy skills. The Reading Readiness program typically meets for 6 weeks of participatory storytelling sessions. Each session incorporates stories, rhymes and songs focusing on a different concept: numbers, shapes, colors, etc. Library: Uphams Corner. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Early Literacy. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Uphams Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 500 Columbia Rd. Dorchester, MA 02125.

Preschool Story Time

Uphams Corner Children under age 6 and their parents or caregivers are invited to join us for a few stories and songs every Tuesday morning at 10:30 am. After story time we will have a craft on the theme of the stories. The door to the WIC office's ramp is unlocked for this program. Library: Uphams Corner. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Uphams Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 500 Columbia Rd Dorchester, MA 02121.

Preschool Story Hour

West End Stories, songs, rhymes, movement and crafts for children ages three to five accompanied by an adult. Library: West End. Neighborhood: West End. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. West End Branch of the Boston Public Library 151 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114.

Preschool Story Time

Adams Street Join us every Tuesday morning at Adams St. Library for stories, action songs, and more. Create your own story-inspired craft to take home. This program is recommended for children ages 18 months to 5 years. Library: Adams. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Early Literacy. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public Library 690 Adams Street Dorchester, MA 02122.

Winter Fest with Singer Jeannie Mack

West Roxbury For ages 1-5. Winter songs and stories with Jeannie Mack. Library: West Roxbury. Neighborhood: West Roxbury. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM. West Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library 1961 Centre Street West Roxbury, MA 02132.

Beginning Internet Class

Brighton Mystified by the net? Don't know how to surf? Help is available on a one-on-one basis to get you started. Call for an appointment and ask for Alan. Library: Brighton. Neighborhood: Brighton. Type of Event: Computers/Technology. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Brighton Branch of the Boston Public Library 40 Academy Hill Road Brighton, MA 02135.

Preschool Story Time

Codman Square Come to the Codman Square library for stories, songs, finger plays and occasional crafts. Camp groups, classes welcomed. Library: Codman Square. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Codman Square Branch of the Boston Public Library 690 Washington Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

Family Story Time

East Boston This weekly story time features books, songs, movement, and a craft. Groups please register in advance. There will be NO story time December 20 and 27. Library: East Boston. Neighborhood: East Boston. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM. East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 365 Bremen Street East Boston, MA 02128.

Baby Storytime

North End Rhymes, bounces, and fun for those ages 4 - 16 months (prewalkers) followed by free play. No sign up necessary. Library: North End. Neighborhood: North End. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 11:15 AM – 11:40 AM. North End Branch of the Boston Public Library 25 Parmenter Street Boston, MA 02113.

ESL Conversation Group

Central Library Practice speaking English with other adult ESL learners 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 mtheroux@bpl.org or mmurray@bpl.org. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Mezzanine Conference Room 2 & 3 Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

It Came From the Seventies Adult Film Series

South Boston It Came From the Seventies Adult Film Series features four iconic films of that era. December 6: Five Easy Pieces. (1970/98 min./color) Starring Jack Nicholson and Karen Black December 13: Jaws. (1975/124 min./color) Starring Roy Scheider and Robert Shaw December 20: Dog Day Afternoon. (1975/125 min./color) Starring Al Pacino and John Cazale December 27: Rocky.  (1976/120 min./color) Starring Sylvester Stallone and Talia Shire. Library: South Boston. Neighborhood: South Boston. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. South Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 646 East Broadway South Boston, MA 02127.

ESL Conversation Group

West End Come practice speaking English with our conversation group. This group is free and open to the public. No registration is needed. Library: West End. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Bay Village. Beacon Hill. Charlestown. Chinatown / Leather District. Downtown. East Boston. North End. West End. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. West End Branch of the Boston Public Library 151 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114.

Puppet Playtime with Puppet Showplace Theater

Central Library Puppet Playtime is a fun, interactive performance experience designed for very young children ages 0-4.  Presented as part of All the City’s a Stage: A Season of Shakespeare at the Boston Public Library, commemorating the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Library Program Series: Shakespeare. Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Children's Library Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

ESOL Conversation Group

Honan- Allston Join us for an ESOL group on Tuesdays. Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Allston. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

Teen Video Gaming Club

Hyde Park Games for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PC and mobile devices. Library: Hyde Park. Neighborhood: Hyde Park. Type of Event: Computers/Technology. Games / Gaming. Performing Arts. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue Hyde Park, MA 02136.

Yoga for Seniors

West End Low-impact yoga for seniors. Classes are led by Tatiana Nekrasova, a certified yoga instructor. Library: West End. Neighborhood: Bay Village. Beacon Hill. West End. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Cost: Free. Audience: Seniors. Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM. West End Branch of the Boston Public Library 151 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114.

Beginning Senior Yoga

West Roxbury Enjoy yoga provided by the Hands to Heart Center. Senior Yoga Classes incorporate gentle touch, gradual stretching, connected breathing, deep relaxation and community building. Improve strength, flexibility, and mobility through standing or seated yoga poses specially adapted for seniors (55 and older) at any level of health and fitness in a lighthearted environment. Chairs and props are provided to keep everyone safe and supported—no need to bring a yoga mat and absolutely no yoga experience is required. Please sign up for the class at the West Roxbury Branch or call at 617.325.3147. Space is limited. Library: West Roxbury. Neighborhood: West Roxbury. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. West Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library 1961 Centre Street West Roxbury, MA 02132.

Lego Club

Central Library Children of all ages build and play together with LEGO and DUPLO bricks. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Games / Gaming. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116 Children's Library.

Homework Help

Connolly Boston Public Library locations offer free after-school homework help and mentorship provided by high-achieving high school students. This is open to students in grades K-8. No registration is required. Library: Connolly. Dudley. Lower Mills. Mattapan. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Jamaica Plain. Mattapan. Roxbury. Type of Event: Homework Help. Cost: Free. Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Connolly Branch of the Boston Public Library 433 Centre Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

Homework Help

East Boston 10 Boston Public Library locations offer free after-school homework help provided by high-achieving high school students. Open to students in grades K-8. No registration required. Program runs October 3, 2016 – May 25, 2017. Homework Help is not available on Boston Public School holidays, early-release days, or the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving and winter break. Library: East Boston. Egleston Square. Faneuil. Fields Corner. Grove Hall. Hyde Park. Parker Hill. Roslindale. South End. West Roxbury. Type of Event: Homework Help. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 365 Bremen Street East Boston, MA 02128. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Art Play

Egleston Square Create freestyle, three-dimensional art and construction projects with a new set of surprise materials every week. Your imagination is the limit! For children ages 5 and up. This is a drop-in program; participants may arrive at any time. Library: Egleston Square. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Roxbury. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Egleston Square Branch of the Boston Public Library 2044 Columbus Avenue Roxbury, MA 02119.

Crafty Tuesdays

Hyde Park Drop by the children’s room for a make-and-take seasonal craft. No registration required. Library: Hyde Park. Neighborhood: Hyde Park. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM. Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue Hyde Park, MA 02136.

Kids' Chess Club

North End Learn new tactics with our friendly chess mentor and practice them in challenging matches. This club is for those ages 7 -12 who already know the basics of the game. Call 617.227.8135 to sign up. Library: North End. Neighborhood: North End. Type of Event: Games / Gaming. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM. North End Branch Boston Public Library 25 Parmenter Street Boston, MA 02113.

Drop-in Knitting

West Roxbury Library: West Roxbury. Neighborhood: West Roxbury. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Homework Help

Adams Street Boston Public Library locations offer free after-school homework help and mentorship provided by high-achieving high school students. This is open to students in grades K-8. No registration is required. Library: Adams. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Homework Help. Cost: Free. Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public Library 690 Adams Street Dorchester, MA 02122.

Homework Help

Codman Square Boston Public Library locations offer free after-school homework help and mentorship provided by high-achieving high school students. This is open to students in grades K-8. No registration is required. Library: Codman Square. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Homework Help. Cost: Free. Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Codman Square Branch of the Boston Public Library 690 Washington Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

Boston Teacher's Union Homework Assistance

Central Library BTU teachers are available to help students K-12 with homework for free. No registration required. Library: Central Library. Faneuil. Fields Corner. Mattapan. South End. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Brighton. Dorchester. Mattapan. South End. Type of Event: Homework Help. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Anime Club

Dudley Join your fellow otaku and enjoy access to the library’s Crunchyroll account. Dōzo ohairi kudasai! Ages 12-18. Library: Dudley. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Auditorium Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library 65 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119.

ESOL Conversation Group

Honan- Allston Join us for an ESOL group on Tuesday afternoon. Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Allston. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

LEGO Club

Mattapan Join us at the Mattapan Branch every Tuesday after school for an afternoon of LEGO building fun! For children ages 8-12. Library: Mattapan. Neighborhood: Mattapan. Type of Event: Games / Gaming. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library 1350 Blue Hill Avenue Mattapan, MA 02126.

Travel Tuesday at the Leventhal Map Center

Central Library Join us at the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center as we explore a different part of the world on Travel Tuesday! Enjoy games, activities, coloring sheets, and more! *The first Tuesday of every month is Travel Tuesday. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: FREE. Audience: All Ages. Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116. For more info visit maps.bpl.org.

New England Ecosystem Science Program

Fields Corner How does a neighborhood become a habitat? Who lives in our area all year long? What do these animals need and what evidence can we find about how they live and who they are? Are there animal visitors that visit just for a few days? We will look at our local habitats to understand them better and see what we can do to support wildlife. This program will run for 6 weeks and has limited seating. To reserve a spot, please contact the Fields Corner Branch at 617.436.2155. This program is for children in grades 2-5. Library: Fields Corner. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Nature. Cost: Free. Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Fields Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 1520 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, 02122.

Kids' Art Club

Adams Street Join us Tuesday afternoons to create a weekly art project. Projects will include paper sculpture, circular weaving, collage mosaics, and printmaking with natural and found objects. Kids’ ART Club is recommended for children ages 7 and up. ART Club members’ projects will be showcased in rotating displays in the Library Children’s Room. Library: Adams. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public Library 690 Adams Street Dorchester, MA 02122.

Tween Tuesday

Central Library Children ages 9-13 explore technology, use their creativity, and have fun at our weekly tween club. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Talks & Lectures. Visual Arts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

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 parties smaller than eight people. 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: Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Boston Public Library Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Computers for Beginners Using Windows 10: Basics

Central Library In these classes using computers running Windows 10, you’ll learn how to use the mouse and keyboard, how to navigate the computer’s applications, searching and organizing folders, and methods for creating and editing text. This four week course is perfect for those with little to no computer experience. Registration is required; please call 617.859.2323 or email us at computerworkshops@bpl.org. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Computers/Technology. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Community Learning Center Classroom Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

ESL Conversation Group

Central Library Practice speaking English with other ESL learners 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 mtheroux@bpl.org. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Community Learning Center, Conference Room 2 Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

How to Be the Best Businesses FOR the World: An interactive workshop on the B Corp Movement

Central Library B Corps. Benefit Corporations. You may have heard the terms or found a Certified B Corp logo on a package. Or had a friend tell you that Patagonia or Ben & Jerry's are B Corps. Perhaps heard the "using business as a force for good" tagline. The movement is growing, but not yet a household name. If you're a business owner or leader, does becoming a B Corp make sense for you? What are the benefits, challenges, and requirements of being part of the movement? During this interactive workshop, we'll talk about the nuts and bolts of becoming a B Corp, the difference between B Corp and Benefit Corporation, and dive into the assessment used to certify B Corps. We'll wrap up with plenty of time for questions and answers with members of Boston-based B Corps. The workshop is sponsored by SCORE Boston and the Kirstein Business Library, and is presented by Drew Bonfiglio. Drew is the co-founder of Emzingo, a social enterprise and certified B Corp focused on creating the next generation of responsible leaders.… Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Room: Commonwealth Salon (1st floor) Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116. For more info visit events.r20.constantcontact.com.

The Theater Offensive presents, "The Year We Thought About Love" screening and discussion

Central Library The Year We Thought About Love” goes behind the scenes of one of the oldest queer youth theaters in America. Boston-based True Colors: OUT Youth Theater transforms daily struggles into performance for social change. With wit, candor, and attitude, our cast of characters captivates audiences surprised to hear such stories in school settings. The film introduces us to a number of Boston youth, including a transgender teenager kicked out of her house, a devout Christian challenging his church’s homophobia, and a girl who prefers to wear boys’ clothing even as she models dresses on the runway. When bombs explode outside their building, the troupe becomes even more determined to share their stories of love to help heal their city. Join Boston Public Library and Theater Offensive for a free screening of "The Year We Thought About Love" (running time 68 mins) followed by a Q&A with several cast members. The Theater Offensive’s Mission is to present the diversity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and quee… Library: Central Library. Type of Event: Film. Talks & Lectures. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Families. Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Rabb Hall Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Dog B.O.N.E.S. Reading Partner Program

Mattapan Come meet Maggie and Luis – a Reading Partner Team from Dog B.O.N.E.S. a Massachusetts Therapy Dog Non-Profit Corporation. Maggie is a registered therapy dog who loves to listen to a good book! Maggie and Luis are a busy team, so if you would like to reserve a spot, please call 617.298.9218. Library: Mattapan. Neighborhood: Mattapan. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library 1350 Blue Hill Avenue Mattapan, MA 02126.

ESL Conversation Group

Mattapan Practice speaking English with other adult ESL learners and new English speakers in an informal and friendly group setting. Groups are led by Miss Cannon, a native English speaker. If you have questions about these groups, please call 617.298.9218 or email lcannon@bpl.org. Library: Mattapan. Neighborhood: Mattapan. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library 1350 Blue Hill Avenue Mattapan, MA 02126.

Baby Dance Party

Central Library Let’s dance. Children ages 0-5 and caregivers move and groove together. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116 Children's Library.

ESL Conversation Group

Dudley Come practice speaking English with our adult ESL Conversation Group at the Dudley Branch Library. This group is free and open to the public. No registration needed. For questions, contact mtheroux@bpl.org. Library: Dudley. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: ESOL. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. Seniors. Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library 65 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119.

Dance Paintings by Marlena Bocian Hewitt

Honan- Allston Marlena Hewitt is an artist from Europe who has lived and worked in the Boston area for some time. She has earned degrees in painting, business and architecture in Poland and in the United States. She teaches at the Brookline Adult & Community Education Program.  Ms. Hewitt thinks art is a powerful tool that should be used to promote other things. She has painted portraits of powerful women as well as medical and mathematical illustrations.  Lately she has been working on this exhibit, a new body of work capturing the beauty of ballet—the completed paintings are inspired by the Koltun Ballet Academy and the Boston Ballet. Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Allston. Type of Event: Exhibition. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 10:00 AM. Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134. For more info visit www.marlenabocian.com.

JVS-Boston English Language Class

Hyde Park English language learner's class taught by staff of JVS-Boston. Registration is closed. Please call JVS-Boston for more information at 617-699-9116. Registration for the 2017-2018 school year will be held in August 2017. Library: Hyde Park. Neighborhood: Hyde Park. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue Hyde Park, MA 02136.

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, December 7, 2016, 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, December 7, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library 65 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119.

Baby Lapsit

East Boston Join us for bounces, rhymes, stories, songs, and activities. For children 2 and under, accompanied by an adult. There will be NO Lapsit December 21 and 28. Library: East Boston. Neighborhood: East Boston. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 365 Bremen Street East Boston, MA 02128.

Bilingual Sing-a-long

Faneuil Songs, fingerplays and action rhymes in English and Spanish for young children with caregivers. Library: Faneuil. Neighborhood: Brighton. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 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: Fields Corner. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Film. Cost: free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Fields Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 1520 Dorchester Avenue Dorchester, MA 02122.

Preschool Story Time

Hyde Park Join us on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings for stories and a paper craft. Appropriate for ages 2-5.  No registration required. Free and open to the public. Library: Hyde Park. Neighborhood: Hyde Park. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue Hyde Park, MA 02136.

Tech hour in Hyde Park

Hyde Park Trying to figure out the settings of that new phone or tablet? Want to learn one aspect of Microsoft Word, Excel or Powerpoint? Want to set up a Facebook account? Need help downloading books onto your device? Drop in on Tuesday and Wednesday our tech hour! Library: Hyde Park. Neighborhood: Hyde Park. Type of Event: Computers/Technology. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. Seniors. Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue Hyde Park, MA 02136.

ESL High-Beginner English Class

Mattapan This is an adult ESL High Beginning English Class for people with some experience. Class size is limited.  Registration is required. To register and for more information please call 617-859-2446, or email mmurray@bpl.org or mtheroux@bpl.org. Library: Mattapan. Neighborhood: Mattapan. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM. Class Room Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library 1350 Blue Hill Avenue Mattapan, MA 02126.

Toddler Time

Mattapan Toddler Time (ages 0-3), groups, please register in advance 617.298.9218. Library: Mattapan. Neighborhood: Mattapan. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library 1350 Blue Hill Avenue Mattapan, MA 02126.

Shadow Puppet Sing-Along

South Boston Your children may be laughing too hard to sing along to these familiar songs accompanied by shadow puppet antics. Presented by Nappy's Puppets. Be sure to stay after the show and shop at our Friends of the Library's children's book sale. Library: South Boston. Neighborhood: South Boston. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:10 AM. South Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 646 East Broadway South Boston, MA 02127.

Preschool Story Time

South End Join us for songs, stories - fiction and nonfiction - and a craft on seasonal themes and more for preschoolers and caregivers together. During September - October and March - April story times, we focus on reading readiness. The third Wednesday of every month we have a bilingual, English/Spanish, story time. Library: South End. Neighborhood: South End. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 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: West End. Neighborhood: West End. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. West End Branch of the Boston Public Library 151 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114.

Preschool Story Time

Brighton Stories and a simple craft for children ages 2 to 5 with a caregiver. No sessions on December 28 or January 4. Library: Brighton. Neighborhood: Allston. Brighton. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Brighton Branch of the Boston Public Library 40 Academy Hill Road Brighton, MA 02135.

Groovy Baby Yoga

Charlestown Groovy Baby featuring Jen Schreiner. Library: Charlestown. Neighborhood: Charlestown. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library 179 Main Street Charlestown, MA 02129.

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 in the McKim Building Vestibule at the Dartmouth Street entrance of the Central Library in Copley Square. No appointment is necessary for parties smaller than eight people. 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. Visitors. Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Preschool Films

Central Library Short films based on book characters appropriate for children 5 years and younger. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Mommy and Me Story Time

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. Puzzles and soft blocks will be available for play time. Free and open to the public. No registration is required. Library: Hyde Park. Neighborhood: Hyde Park. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM. Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue Hyde Park, MA 02136.

Baby and Toddler Circle Time

Uphams Corner Children ages 0-3 and a parent or caregiver are welcome to learn and have fun as we sing, rhyme, and play together. Not appropriate for groups, as this program’s success relies on having a 1:1 ratio of child to adult. Library: Uphams Corner. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:05 PM. Uphams Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 500 Columbia Rd. Dorchester, MA 02125.

Immigration Clinic (Individual Consultations)

New Bostonians First-come, first-served. One-on-one confidential consultations (advice only) with private volunteer lawyers on immigration law. Please call at least 1 week in advance for interpretations (other than Spanish) and/or disability accommodations: 617-635-2980. Phone: 6176352980. Contact: An Le. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Downtown. MBTA: Orange/Blue Line - State St.; Green/Orange Line – Haymarket. Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Room 806 1 City Hall Sq Boston, MA 02201. For more info visit www.cityofboston.gov.

Boston City Council - Weekly Meeting

City Clerk All Council meetings are open to the public and 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 Staffing. MBTA: State Street Station (Use City Hall Exit). Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 12:00 PM. Boston City Hall Iannella Chambers 5th Floor 1 Cambridge Street Boston MA 02108. For more info visit www.cityofboston.gov.

ESOL Conversation Group

Honan- Allston Join us for a Wednesday afternoon ESOL group. Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Allston. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM. Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

Gallery Tour of Shakespeare's Here and Everywhere

Central Library Discover the amazing collections of the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center. Tour the new exhibition, Shakespeare’s Here and Everywhere, and discover historic maps of Boston and the world from 1482 to the present. The tour meets outside the Map Center doors and lasts approximately 30 minutes. Children are welcome at parent’s discretion. *Map Center tours are offered on the first Wednesday and third Friday of every month. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Tours. Cost: FREE. Audience: All Ages. 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, December 7, 2016, 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM. Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116. For more info visit maps.bpl.org.

Midweek Midday Matinee--Remembering Gene Wilder

Honan- Allston Woman in Red. Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Allston. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

JVS-Boston English Language Class

Hyde Park English language learner's class taught by staff of JVS-Boston. Registration is closed. Please call JVS-Boston for more information at 617.699.9116. Registration for the 2017-2018 school year will be held in August 2017. Library: Hyde Park. Neighborhood: Hyde Park. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue Hyde Park, MA 02136.

Gmail para Principiantes, 1 Semana

Central Library Gmail, o Google Mail, es un servicio de comunicación electronica con correo electronico, chat, chat de video, teléfono, calendario, y muchas más. En estas dos semanas, usted aprenderá cómo crear una cuenta de Gmail, enviar y recibir mensajes de correo electrónico, y organizer sus mensajes. Note: These classes will be taught in Spanish. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Computers/Technology. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Community Learning Center Classroom Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Shakespeare Unauthorized Exhibition Tour

Central Library Tours last approximately one hour and are free and open to the public. No reservation is required for parties smaller than eight people. For inquiries about private tours, please contact tours@bpl.org or 617.859.2216. Tours led by volunteer guides Presented as part of All the City’s a Stage: A Season of Shakespeare at the Boston Public Library, commemorating the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Tours. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Library Program Series: Shakespeare. Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. McKim Exhibition Hall Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

DJ Classes with MMMMAVEN

Central Library Over the course of four weeks, participants learn the basics of DJing on industry-leading equipment, Mixtrack Pro Controller, and software, Serato DJ. In these hands-on classes, teens learn how to mix music with technology and explore the art of performance. This program will run for 4 weeks and has limited seating. To reserve a spot, please contact Teen Central at 617.859.2334. For teens ages 12 and up. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Library Program Series: Shakespeare. Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Cooking Club

Dudley Yes, you *can* eat at the library. Learn valuable cooking and meal-planning skills, then enjoy the results with your friends. Ages 12-18. Library: Dudley. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Auditorium Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library 65 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119.

Teen Voices Emerging

Fields Corner Calling all female Boston High Schoolers, come join Teen Voices Emerging! This program offers a chance to meet teens like you, discuss issues on social justice and gender equality, the ability to share your personal stories in a safe space, and get published! Refreshments will be served. Contact Prema Bangera to sign up: prema.bangera.tve@gmail.com. Library: Fields Corner. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Book Group. Performing Arts. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Fields Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 1520 Dorchester Avenue Dorchester, MA 02122.

Computer Instruction for You

South End One on one user instruction. Please call 617.536.8241 to reserve a 30 minute spot for an informal one-on-one computer session with the South End Branch's generalist librarian, Matt. Please bring in your laptop to learn on. These sessions are intended for experienced users who already know how to browse the internet, use a mouse, type, cut and paste, other basic computer skills. This class will not be available on July 12, 13, 20, 21. Library: South End. Neighborhood: South End. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. South End Branch of the Boston Public Library 685 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02118.

Film: William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet (1996, 120 minutes)

West End The work of William Shakespeare has inspired more films than that of any other writer. The West End Branch presents a selection of some of the best (and quirkiest) adaptations and mash-ups of the plays of the Bard. Presented as part of All the City’s a Stage: A Season of Shakespeare at the Boston Public Library, commemorating the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. Library: West End. Neighborhood: West End. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Visitors. Library Program Series: Shakespeare. Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. West End Branch of the Boston Public Library 151 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114.

One-On-One Computer Assistance

West Roxbury One-On-One Computer Assistance, Wednesdays from 3-4pm. . Please call 617-325-3147 to reserve a 30-minute informal session with a librarian. Bring your device or use a library laptop (library card required). Beginners are welcome but we may recommend that you take our beginning computer class before signing up for one-on-one help. Library: West Roxbury. Neighborhood: West Roxbury. Type of Event: Computers/Technology. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. West Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library 1961 Centre Street West Roxbury, MA 02132.

Computer Instruction

Charlestown Do you need help with computers, your electronic device, or the library's online catalog, collections, or resources? Drop by for some friendly one-on-one instruction on Wednesday afternoons between 3 to 5 p.m. Can't make it to the branch during that time frame: Make an appointment with the Adults Librarian by calling 617-242-1248. Library: Charlestown. Neighborhood: Charlestown. Type of Event: Computers/Technology. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library 179 Main Street Charlestown, MA 02129.

Homework Help

Connolly Boston Public Library locations offer free after-school homework help and mentorship provided by high-achieving high school students. This is open to students in grades K-8. No registration is required. Library: Connolly. Dudley. Lower Mills. Mattapan. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Jamaica Plain. Mattapan. Roxbury. Type of Event: Homework Help. Cost: Free. Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Connolly Branch of the Boston Public Library 433 Centre Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

Board Games for Kids

Dudley Once your homework is finished, play a board game with friends. Ages 5-11. Library: Dudley. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Games / Gaming. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library 65 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119.

Homework Help

East Boston 10 Boston Public Library locations offer free after-school homework help provided by high-achieving high school students. Open to students in grades K-8. No registration required. Program runs October 3, 2016 – May 25, 2017. Homework Help is not available on Boston Public School holidays, early-release days, or the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving and winter break. Library: East Boston. Egleston Square. Faneuil. Fields Corner. Grove Hall. Hyde Park. Parker Hill. Roslindale. South End. West Roxbury. Type of Event: Homework Help. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 365 Bremen Street East Boston, MA 02128. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Ocean Explorers Science Program

Parker Hill Boston is on the ocean. Underneath its waves is a magical and very mysterious world. From fish to fowl, the ocean contains examples of the earliest life forms on our planet along with the biggest mammal on the planet—the Blue Whale. We will become mad explorers of a water world as we visit the many habitats that exist underneath and investigate how these tiny, tubular, or tremendous beings behave. This program will run for 6 weeks and has limited seating. To reserve a spot, please contact the Parker Hill Branch at 617.427.3820. This program is for children in grades 3-5. Library: Parker Hill. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Nature. Cost: Free. Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Parker Hill Branch of the Boston Public Library 1497 Tremont Street Roxbury, MA 02120.

Homework Help

Uphams Corner Boston Public Library locations offer free after-school homework help and mentorship provided by high-achieving high school students. This is open to students in grades K-8. No registration is required. Library: Uphams Corner. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Homework Help. Cost: Free. Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Uphams Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 500 Columbia Rd. Dorchester, MA 02125.

Homework Help

Codman Square Boston Public Library locations offer free after-school homework help and mentorship provided by high-achieving high school students. This is open to students in grades K-8. No registration is required. Library: Codman Square. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Homework Help. Cost: Free. Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Codman Square Branch of the Boston Public Library 690 Washington Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

CitiArts Presents Frosty the Snowman

Central Library ‘Tis the season for Interactive Readings: Stories Alive! Join the Boch Center’s Education Team as they bring to life the holiday classic, Frosty the Snowman. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Holiday Celebration. Cost: Free. Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Researching World War I and World War II Veterans

Central Library Please note: This program begins at 4 p.m. David A. Lambert explores how key resources such as family ephemera related to the service of the veteran, including dog tags, personal letters, or discharge papers, can give clues to the unit or the vessel to which your relative was attached. Lambert is Chief Genealogist at the New England Historic Genealogical Society and an internationally recognized speaker on genealogy and history. He has authored numerous publications and is an elected Fellow of the Massachusetts Historical Society. This Local & Family History Lecture is presented on the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Talks & Lectures. Cost: free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Library Program Series: Local & Family History Series. Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Commonwealth Salon Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Make Your Own Glitter Jar

Parker Hill Create a calming glitter jar in this craft for adults. All materials will be provided. Library: Parker Hill. Neighborhood: Fenway-Kenmore. Mission Hill. Roxbury. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Parker Hill Branch of the Boston Public Library 1497 Tremont Street Roxbury, MA 02120.

Boston Teacher's Union Homework Assistance

Adams Street BTU teachers are available to help students K-12 with homework for free. No registration required. Library: Adams. Central Library. Egleston Square. Honan-Allston. North End. Neighborhood: Allston. Back Bay. Brighton. Dorchester. North End. Roxbury. Type of Event: Homework Help. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public Library 690 Adams Street Dorchester, MA 02122. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

SNAP Food Stamps Workshop

Central Library This workshop will be presented by advocates from the People’s Law School of the Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School. If you received or have applied for SNAP benefits, representatives at this workshop will help you create and access your account, check on your case, and answer any questions. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Computers/Technology. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM. Community Learning Center Classroom Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Family Board Games Night

Egleston Square Once a month, let the library become your living room for a night of fun and competition. We’ll have games for ages 5 and up and snacks to share. Library: Egleston Square. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Roxbury. Type of Event: Games / Gaming. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Families. Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Egleston Square Branch of the Boston Public Library 2044 Columbus Avenue Dorchester, MA 02121.

Inhabit - A Permaculture Perspective

Egleston Square Have you heard about “Permaculture” and wanted to learn more about it? Come watch the film Inhabit with us, and see how people use permaculture to restore and rejuvenate gardens, farms, and public land – which could include the area around our library. The film will include a discussion led by friends from the Boston Food Forest. Sponsored by the Friends of the Egleston Square Branch Library. Library: Egleston Square. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Roxbury. Type of Event: Film. Talks & Lectures. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. Seniors. Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM. Egleston Square Branch of the Boston Public Library 2044 Columbus Avenue Roxbury, MA 02119. For more info visit inhabitfilm.com.

ESOL Conversation Group

Honan- Allston Join us for a Wednesday afternoon ESOL group. Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Allston. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

Get a Grip on Business Writing workshop is presented by Kim Kerrigan

North End Wednesday, December 7 from 6:00 pm until 7:30 This one-hour Get a Grip on Business Writing workshop is presented by Kim Kerrigan, and based on Corporate Classrooms’ most popular daylong writing workshop of the same name. During the workshop, participants will cover the six powerful steps that will enable them to write more professional e-mails and letters with greater ease and organization. Participants, in addition, are certain to acquire several valuable tools for creating more effective, refreshing, and sophisticated business correspondence.   Following this writing workshop, Mr. Kerrigan and Mr. Wells will answer questions and sign copies of their latest book, Get a Grip on Business Writing. Please note Get a Grip on Business Writing will be sold at this event for $27.00 (tax included). Payment must be made with cash or check. The book normally sells on Amazon.com for $29.95 plus shipping. Library: North End. Neighborhood: North End. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. North End Branch of the Boston Public Library 25 Parmenter Street Boston, MA 02113.

Baby Lapsit

Central Library Pre-walking babies up to 6 months old and a caregiver enjoy, songs, and movement. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Thursday, December 8, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Wiggle & Walk @ 10:30 and 11:00

Central Library Two sessions. Older babies and toddlers and caregivers are invited for songs and rhymes to keep up with little ones on the move. Ages 6 months–2 years. Limited number of tickets are available. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Thursday, December 8, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Dance Paintings by Marlena Bocian Hewitt

Honan- Allston Marlena Hewitt is an artist from Europe who has lived and worked in the Boston area for some time. She has earned degrees in painting, business and architecture in Poland and in the United States. She teaches at the Brookline Adult & Community Education Program.  Ms. Hewitt thinks art is a powerful tool that should be used to promote other things. She has painted portraits of powerful women as well as medical and mathematical illustrations.  Lately she has been working on this exhibit, a new body of work capturing the beauty of ballet—the completed paintings are inspired by the Koltun Ballet Academy and the Boston Ballet. Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Allston. Type of Event: Exhibition. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Thursday, December 8, 2016, 10:00 AM. Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134. For more info visit www.marlenabocian.com.

Baby Lapsit

Honan- Allston Join us on Thursday mornings for our baby lapsit story time. This story time features rhymes, reading, bounces, and songs for you and your baby to enjoy together. This story time is intended for babies, ages birth to 18 months. All children must be accompanied by an adult. We are unable to accommodate large groups. Baby lapsit does not meet the first Thursday of each month. Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Allston. Brighton. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Families. Thursday, December 8, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

BabySing

Adams Street Join us Thursday mornings for BabySing. Children ages 8 to 36 months and their caregivers are invited for weekly songs, rhymes, books, bounces, and puppet play. *Please note that BabySing does not meet on the first Thursday of each month. Library: Adams. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Thursday, December 8, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public Library 690 Adams Street Dorchester, MA 02122.

APCC Quarterly Hearing

Air Pollution Control Commission Hearings Reviewing applications for the Downtown and South Boston Parking Freezes; and conducting other Commission business. Phone: 6176352516. Contact: Haidee Janak. Type of Event: Public Meeting / Hearing. Thursday, December 8, 2016, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. BRA Boardroom, rm 900 Boston City Hall 1 City Hall Plaza Boston, MA 02201.

Computer Classes

Dudley Learn and practice basic computer skills in these workshops. These classes are drop-in; no registration is required. Library: Dudley. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Computers/Technology. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Thursday, December 8, 2016, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM. Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library 65 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119.

Save the date with Photoshop!

Central Library In this class users will get an overview of specialized tools and brushes for creating a save the date for weddings, showers, and parties. This class assumes you have some experience with image editing software but it is not required. Knowledge of how to use a mouse, keyboard, and the internet strongly recommended. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Businesses. Thursday, December 8, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM. The Exchange, Lower Level, Johnson Building Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

JVS-Boston English Language Class

Hyde Park English language learner's class taught by staff of JVS-Boston. REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. Please call JVS-Boston for more information at 617-699-9116. Registration for the 2017-2018 school year will be held in August 2017. Library: Hyde Park. Neighborhood: Hyde Park. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Thursday, December 8, 2016, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue Hyde Park, MA 02136.

Computers for Beginners

Parker Hill Do you feel like the information age is leaving you behind? Are you new to computers? Would you like to learn some basic technology skills to help you compete in today’s world? Come to the computer class at the Parker Hill Branch. No pre-registration necessary, drop-ins welcome. Library: Parker Hill. Neighborhood: Fenway-Kenmore. Mission Hill. Roxbury. Type of Event: Computers/Technology. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Thursday, December 8, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM. Parker Hill Branch of the Boston Public Library 1497 Tremont Street Roxbury, MA 02120.

Film: Julius Caesar

Central Library Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and stars Marlon Brando. 120 minutes. The Shakespeare Unauthorized exhibition will be on view October 14 - March 31 in the McKim Exhibition Hall. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Visitors. Library Program Series: Never Too Late Group. Shakespeare. Thursday, December 8, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Commonwealth Salon Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Shakespeare Unauthorized Exhibition Tours

Central Library Tours last approximately one hour and are free and open to the public. No reservation is required for parties smaller than eight people. For inquiries about private tours, please contact tours@bpl.org or 617.859.2216.  Tours led by Jay Moschella, Curator of Rare Books. Presented as part of All the City’s a Stage: A Season of Shakespeare at the Boston Public Library, commemorating the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Tours. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Library Program Series: Shakespeare. Thursday, December 8, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. McKim Exhibition Hall Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

The Project on Predatory Student Lending: Information Session

Central Library The Project on Predatory Student Lending represents low-income student loan borrowers who have experienced predatory lending in connection with for-profit schools. Representatives will be available at this workshop to assist those who attended a for-profit school and who are seeking legal help with student loan problems. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Computers/Technology. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Thursday, December 8, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Community Learning Center Classroom Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Teen Anime Club

Hyde Park Join us for Mob Psycho 100, Re:Zero, Fate/Stay Night, and other classic and brand new titles streaming online. Feature length films will be shown as well. Library: Hyde Park. Neighborhood: Hyde Park. Type of Event: Film. Performing Arts. Visual Arts. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Thursday, December 8, 2016, 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Menino Hall Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue Hyde Park, MA 02136.

Computer Instruction for You

South End One on one user instruction. Please call 617.536.8241 to reserve a 30 minute spot for an informal one-on-one computer session with the South End Branch's generalist librarian, Matt. Please bring in your laptop to learn on. These sessions are intended for experienced users who already know how to browse the internet, use a mouse, type, cut and paste, other basic computer skills. This class will not be available on July 12, 13, 20, 21. Library: South End. Neighborhood: South End. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Thursday, December 8, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. South End Branch of the Boston Public Library 685 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02118.

Art Explorers

Central Library Open-ended art projects that encourage creativity in children ages 3-8 years. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Thursday, December 8, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Homework Help

Connolly Boston Public Library locations offer free after-school homework help and mentorship provided by high-achieving high school students. This is open to students in grades K-8. No registration is required. Library: Connolly. Dudley. Lower Mills. Mattapan. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Jamaica Plain. Mattapan. Roxbury. Type of Event: Homework Help. Cost: Free. Thursday, December 8, 2016, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Connolly Branch of the Boston Public Library 433 Centre Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

Homework Help

East Boston 10 Boston Public Library locations offer free after-school homework help provided by high-achieving high school students. Open to students in grades K-8. No registration required. Program runs October 3, 2016 – May 25, 2017. Homework Help is not available on Boston Public School holidays, early-release days, or the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving and winter break. Library: East Boston. Egleston Square. Faneuil. Fields Corner. Grove Hall. Hyde Park. Parker Hill. Roslindale. South End. West Roxbury. Type of Event: Homework Help. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Thursday, December 8, 2016, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 365 Bremen Street East Boston, MA 02128. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

PirArty Party

South Boston Even pirates like to show their creative sides now and then. Drop in and make a bookaneer craft. Be sure to shop our Friends of the Library children's book sale while you're here. Library: South Boston. Neighborhood: South Boston. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Thursday, December 8, 2016, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. South Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 646 East Broadway South Boston, MA 02127.

Annual Holiday Party

Uphams Corner Join us as we celebrate the winter holidays. 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.: Watch vintage holiday television specials 6:00 p.m.: Refreshments will be served 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.: Thinkin' Big Band will play jazz, funk, and neo soul with a holiday twist. Library: Uphams Corner. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Concerts / Live Music. Film. Holiday Celebration. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Thursday, December 8, 2016, 3:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Uphams Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 500 Columbia Rd Dorchester, MA 02121.

LEGO Club

West End Take a break after school and build, build, build! Get creative with the library’s LEGOs. Tackle one of our building challenges, or let your imagination go wild. This program is drop-in; all school-aged children are welcome. Library: West End. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Beacon Hill. Charlestown. Chinatown / Leather District. Downtown. Fenway-Kenmore. North End. West End. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Games / Gaming. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Thursday, December 8, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. West End Branch of the Boston Public Library 151 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114.

Homework Help

Adams Street Boston Public Library locations offer free after-school homework help and mentorship provided by high-achieving high school students. This is open to students in grades K-8. No registration is required. Library: Adams. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Homework Help. Cost: Free. Thursday, December 8, 2016, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public Library 690 Adams Street Dorchester, MA 02122.

LEGOs Builders Club

Adams Street Join us for a LEGO challenge at the library every Thursday after school. We’ll build schools, bridges, and playgrounds - all with LEGOs. Duplo is also available for younger builders. LEGOs Builders Club is recommended for children ages 4 and up. Library: Adams. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Games / Gaming. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Thursday, December 8, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public Library 690 Adams Street Dorchester, MA 02122.

Homework Help

Codman Square Boston Public Library locations offer free after-school homework help and mentorship provided by high-achieving high school students. This is open to students in grades K-8. No registration is required. Library: Codman Square. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Homework Help. Cost: Free. Thursday, December 8, 2016, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Codman Square Branch of the Boston Public Library 690 Washington Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

Community Housing Clinic

Neighborhood Development The City of Boston is excited to announce that the Office of Housing Stability will be launching a Community Housing Clinic on Thursday, November 3rd. This is a tremendous resource for residents -- tenants and landlords -- to talk one-on-one with a housing professional about landlord-tenant laws, learn how to access affordable housing opportunities and discover housing resources available to landlords and tenants. Tenants can learn about their rights if their building is sold, their rents are rising or they’re facing eviction. Landlords can get information on enforcing lease provisions, cost-effective resources to resolve disputes and programs to support home repairs and maintenance. The Clinic will be housed on the 1st Floor of 26 Court Street and run every Thursday from 5-7 p.m. (excluding holidays). The Clinic is easily accessible from both the green and orange lines. The Office of Housing Stability hopes that the evening hours fill a void for working residents who cannot access this information du… Phone: 627.635.4200. Cost: free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Neighborhood: Downtown. MBTA: Green Line Government Center Station and Orange Line State Street Station. Type of Event: Community Meeting. Workshops & Classes. Thursday, December 8, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Department of Neighborhood Development 26 Court St Boston, MA 02108. For more info visit boston.gov.

CANCELED - After-Work Tai Chi

West End Library: West End. Neighborhood: West End. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Thursday, December 8, 2016, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Boston Disability Commission

City Clerk Filed Posting Attached........ http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/SKMBT_42016010400490-6c4191.pdf (The agenda is subject to revised upon the discretion of the commission members, if so, a revised agenda will be submitted within the 48-hour of the scheduled meeting as mandated by Massachusetts General Law Public Meeting/Hearing Notices). (Use Congress Street As An Entrance/Exit After 5:30 P.M.). Phone: 617-635-3682. Contact: Kristen McGosh. MBTA: State Street Station (Use City Hall Exit). Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Thursday, December 8, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Boston City Hall Room 900 9th Floor 1 Cambridge Street Boston MA 02108.

Family Night

Grove Hall Families of all shapes and sizes are invited to join us in the Children's Programming Room for a night of family fun with either games, crafts, or a film. There will be no Family Night on the following evenings: October 20, November 17, December 15. Library: Grove Hall. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Roxbury. Type of Event: Film. Games / Gaming. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Thursday, December 8, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Children's Programming Room Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library 41 Geneva Avenue Dorchester, MA 02121.

Family Night: Family Portrait

Grove Hall Families of all shapes and sizes are invited to join us as we create images that depict what family means to us. Library: Grove Hall. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Roxbury. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Families. Thursday, December 8, 2016, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Children's Programming Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library 41 Geneva Avenue Dorchester, MA 02121.

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 parties smaller than eight people. 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. Visitors. Thursday, December 8, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Opera Night a the BPL: Opera 101: The Voices of Opera

Central Library Ever wondered what it is that makes operatic voices so powerful, emotional, and dramatic? Join us for this lively discussion of the voices of opera led by musicologist Naomi Barrettara, with listening insights on everything from timbre to tone for sopranos through basses. Gain an understanding of the major voice types as we survey examples both live and recorded from throughout the operatic canon and learn how to describe and appreciate the art of the voice. Image credit: Soprano Antonia Tamer, a BLO Jane and Steven Emerging Artist, performs at a recent Opera Night at the BPL. Paul Marotta, Perfect Bokeh Photography. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Concerts / Live Music. Performing Arts. Talks & Lectures. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Businesses. Visitors. Thursday, December 8, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Rabb Hall Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116. For more info visit blo.org.

Save the date with Photoshop!

Central Library In this class users will get an overview of specialized tools and brushes for creating a save the date for weddings, showers, and parties. This class assumes you have some experience with image editing software but it is not required. Knowledge of how to use a mouse, keyboard, and the internet strongly recommended. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Businesses. Thursday, December 8, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM. The Exchange, Lower Level, Johnson Building Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Music and Meditation

Mattapan Everything we want in life starts with being happy, calm and healthy, and this is something that could be accomplished in a few minutes.  In these sessions, you will experience increased Happiness and well-being as Sagit Zilberman, a local instructor with 15 year of experience as yoga & Meditation instructor and personal coach teaches these simple arts that only require understanding and practice to start implementing today. This is one small step - but huge on our way to live our dream life that we want. Even one quick moment of internal quite and reflection time is beneficial for increased health, well-being and happiness. Please call 617.298.9218 to reserve your space. Library: Mattapan. Neighborhood: Mattapan. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. Seniors. Thursday, December 8, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Meeting Room Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library 1350 Blue Hill Avenue Mattapan, MA 02126.

New Ideas in Music and Sound

Parker Hill “New Ideas in Music and Sound” is a new concert series featuring cutting-edge original works of music and sound art by students currently enrolled in colleges in the Fenway/Mission Hill area.  Masters student from New England Conservatory Anastasiya Dumma will perform her unique guitar improvisations influenced by twentieth-century classical music, American jazz, and Russian folk music.  MacKenzie Denker from Northeastern University will present two works for guitar and electronics written for his original video game set in 1930’s Depression Era America.  Matt Scutchfield from Berklee School of Music will present his conceptual experimental work "Spasibo Bogu shto ya ne Moskal - a violin duet in two parts.”  “Six Sneaky Spies,” a collaboration between Nicholas Regan, Mike Dunne, Caleb Chase and Timothy Wood, all undergraduates in the Studio for Interrelated Media at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, will be performing their sound art work “VHS Tape + Stealth = ???”. Library: Parker Hill. Neighborhood: Fenway-Kenmore. Mission Hill. Roxbury. Type of Event: Concerts / Live Music. Performing Arts. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. College Students. Thursday, December 8, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM. Parker Hill Branch of the Boston Public Library 1497 Tremont Street Roxbury, MA 02120. For more info visit jeweltone16.org.

ESL Conversation Group

South Boston Come practice speaking English with our Conversation Group at the South Boston Branch. This group is free and open to the public. No registration is needed. Library: South Boston. Neighborhood: South Boston. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Thursday, December 8, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. South Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 646 East Broadway South Boston, MA 02127.

Holiday Celebration

West End Join us for the West End Branch’s annual Holiday Party, featuring live music by the West End Library Renaissance Ensemble. Refreshments will be served. Library: West End. Neighborhood: Beacon Hill. Charlestown. Chinatown / Leather District. Downtown. East Boston. North End. West End. Type of Event: Concerts / Live Music. Holiday Celebration. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Thursday, December 8, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. West End Branch of the Boston Public Library 151 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114.

Holiday Book Stroll

West Roxbury Holiday Book Stroll features books for sale and for signing by Hank Phillippi Ryan, Dave Wedge, William Martin, Susan Quinn, and more. Join us for a wonderful evening, and get your holiday shopping finished early. This program is co-sponsored by the Friends of the West Roxbury Branch Library and The Parkway YMCA. Library: West Roxbury. Neighborhood: West Roxbury. Type of Event: Book Sale. Holiday Celebration. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Thursday, December 8, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. West Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library 1961 Centre Street West Roxbury, MA 02132.

ESL Conversation Group

East Boston Come practice speaking English with our conversation group. These groups are free and open to the public. No registration needed. Library: East Boston. Neighborhood: East Boston. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Thursday, December 8, 2016, 6:15 PM – 7:45 PM. East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 365 Bremen Street East Boston, MA 02128.

ESL Conversation Group

Lower Mills Practice speaking English with other adult ESL learners 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 mtheroux@bpl.org or mmurray@bpl.org. Library: Lower Mills. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Thursday, December 8, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:15 PM. Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library 27 Richmond Street Dorchester, MA 02124.