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National Voter Registration Day

Mattapan If you would like to register to vote or update your voting address and information, stop by the library and fill out a form or apply online at https://www.sec.state.ma.us/ovr/ Youth ages 16-17 are also eligible to pre-register to vote and will be able to vote upon hitting age 18. Library: Mattapan. Neighborhood: Mattapan. Type of Event: Community Meeting. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Tuesday, September 27, 2016. Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library 1350 Blue Hill Avenue Mattapan, MA 02126.

Mac Computers for Beginners, Class 3 of 4

Central Library Learn to use the mouse and keyboard, how to search and organize files, and how to cut and paste. This four-week course is for those with little or no computer experience. (Registration is closed). Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Computers/Technology. Workshops & Classes. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 10:00 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, September 27, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Bilingual Story Time/Hora de Cuentos Bilingüe

Connolly Join us for stories and songs in English and Spanish and a craft. For children 2-4, with an adult. Acompáñanos para cuentos y canciones en inglés y español y una manualidad. Para niños/as de 2-4 con una persona adulta. Library: Connolly. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Connolly Branch of the Boston Public Library 433 Centre Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

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. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library 65 Warren Street Roxbury MA.

Sing Along

East Boston A weekly half-hour of everyone's favorite songs. For all ages, accompanied by an adult. Library: East Boston. Neighborhood: East Boston. Type of Event: Concerts / Live Music. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 365 Bremen Street East Boston, MA 02128.

Preschool Story Time

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: Early Literacy. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Egleston Square Branch of the Boston Public Library 2044 Columbus Avenue Roxbury, MA 02119.

Tuesday Tales

Grove Hall Children ages 2-6 are invited to come and listen as Alyson reads stories, sings songs, and leads in a fun activity. Pre-registration for groups is required. Please call the branch to reserve space 617).427.3337. Library: Grove Hall. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Roxbury. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library 41 Geneva Avenue Dorchester, MA 02121.

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, September 27, 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: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Families. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue Hyde Park, MA 02136.

Yoga Story Time

Lower Mills Do some yoga and hear a story with Ms. Jenn. Library: Lower Mills. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library 27 Richmond Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

Toddler Storytime

North End Rhymes, stories, and movement for those ages approximately 16 months to 3 years (walkers). No sign up necessary. Library: North End. Neighborhood: North End. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Tuesday, September 27, 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, September 27, 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, September 27, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Roslindale Branch of the Boston Public Library 4246 Washington Street Roslindale, MA 02131.

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, September 27, 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, September 27, 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, September 27, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public Library 690 Adams Street Dorchester, MA 02122.

Boston Authors Club: Julie Ward Howe Book Award Ceremony

Central Library Join us for the annual book award celebration of the Boston Authors Club. Prizes in honor of the Club's founder, Julia Ward Howe, will be given to authors within the greater Boston area who have published books in 2015 that are adjudged to have outstanding merit. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Talks & Lectures. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Commonwealth Salon Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

The Abbey Theatre Presents Me, Mollser

West Roxbury Young audiences are introduced to Irish theater with the performance of Me, Mollser and a subsequent workshop. Me, Mollser by Ali White is based on the character Mollser who appears in The Plough and the Stars by Sean O’Casey. Presented by the acclaimed national theatre of Ireland, the Abbey Theatre, Me, Mollser comes to Boston following a tour of Ireland. For students in grades 5 – 6. Library: West Roxbury. Neighborhood: West Roxbury. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM. 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, September 27, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Brighton Branch of the Boston Public Library 40 Academy Hill Road Brighton, MA 02135.

Sing Along Concert Judy Pancoast

Charlestown Judy Pancoast Kids Music Song Writer Reading Readiness. Library: Charlestown. Neighborhood: Charlestown. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library 179 Main Street Charlestown, MA 02129.

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, September 27, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Codman Square Branch of the Boston Public Library 690 Washington Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

Quincy Market History Tour

Tourism Step back in time with us to learn about Quincy Market’s central and ever-evolving role in Boston’s history. Discover how Quincy Market was built over the Boston Harbor, and explore Alexander Parris’s thoughtful architectural design. Delve into the political maneuvering behind the market’s creation, and understand the market’s importance in establishing Boston as an international trading center. This public works project was the largest of its kind at the time. Please meet our guide by Pulse Cafe on South Market Street. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Downtown. MBTA: Green & Orange Line - Haymarket, Blue Line - Aquarium. Type of Event: Historical. Talks & Lectures. Tours. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 11:00 AM. Quincy Market (Faneuil Hall) 141 S Market St Boston, MA 02109. For more info visit www.faneuilhallmarketplace.com.

Family Story Time

East Boston This weekly story time features books, songs, and movement. For ages 2-5, accompanied by an adult. Groups, please register in advance. Library: East Boston. Neighborhood: East Boston. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Tuesday, September 27, 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, music, and bounces for those ages 4 - 15 months (prewalkers), followed by free play. Library: North End. Neighborhood: North End. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 11:15 AM – 11:40 AM. North End Branch of the Boston Public Library 25 Parmenter Street Boston, MA 02113.

National Voter Registration Day

Fields Corner In 2008, 6 million Americans didn’t vote because they missed a registration deadline or didn’t know how to register. Don’t miss out in 2016! Come to the branch anytime from 12:00 p.m. -7:30 p.m. and register to vote. Volunteers will be on hand to help with registration. National Voter Registration Day was first started for the 2012 presidential election. It has now become an annual holiday and celebration when thousands of people ensure their family, friends and neighbors are registered to vote. Library: Fields Corner. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Community Meeting. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 12:00 PM – 7:45 PM. Fields Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 1520 Dorchester Avenue Dorchester, MA 02122.

Errol Flynn Film Series for Adults

South Boston Hollywood star Errol Flynn stars in four vintage films: September 6: The Prince and the Pauper. Co-starring Claude Rains and William & Robert Mauch (1937/B&W/118 min.) September 13: Dive Bomber. Co-starring Fred MacMurray and Alexis Smith (1941/color/132 min.) September 20: Against All Flags. Co-starring Maureen O’Hara and Anthony Quinn (1952/color/83 min.) September 27: Footsteps in the Dark. Co-starring Brenda Marshall and Ralph Bellamy (1941/B&W/96 min.). Library: South Boston. Neighborhood: South Boston. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Tuesday, September 27, 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, September 27, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. West End Branch of the Boston Public Library 151 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114.

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, September 27, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

National Voter Registration Day Election & Voting Resources

Central Library September 27 is National Voter Registration Day. Staff will help you register to vote online as well as provide you with paper ballots you can mail, find your polling place or station, and more. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Computers/Technology. Workshops & Classes. Cost: free. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Community Learning Center Classroom Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

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, September 27, 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, September 27, 2016, 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM. West End Branch of the Boston Public Library 151 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114.

Computer Instruction For You

Egleston Square Please call 617.445.4340 to reserve a 30-minute spot for an informal one-on-one computer session with the Egleston Square branch librarian, Guy. Bring questions or projects to work on, as well as any necessary devices, software or apps and we'll try to solve your problems together. These sessions are intended for intermediate computer users, for those who have some basic mastery of typing, internet browsing, and other beginning steps. Library: Egleston Square. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Roxbury. Type of Event: Computers/Technology. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Egleston Square Branch of the Boston Public Library 2044 Columbus Avenue Roxbury, MA 02119.

Mosaic Workshop

Lower Mills Learn the ancient art of mosaics in this hands-on beginner mosaic workshop. Participants will design and make a 6“ x 6“ glass mosaic art panel to keep. Each student should bring ideas about a design they would like to create – we provide the rest. Space is limited. Please register by phone or at the branch. This workshop is for adults. Library: Lower Mills. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library 27 Richmond Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

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, September 27, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116 Children's Library.

Crafty Tuesdays

Hyde Park Drop by the children’s room for a make-and-take seasonal craft. Library: Hyde Park. Neighborhood: Hyde Park. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Families. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM. Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue Hyde Park, MA 02136.

New England Ecosystem Science Program

Egleston Square 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 Egleston Square Branch at 617.445.4340. This program is for children in grades 2-5. Library: Egleston Square. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Nature. Cost: Free. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Egleston Square Branch of the Boston Public Library 2044 Columbus Avenue Dorchester, MA 02121.

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, September 27, 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, September 27, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library 1350 Blue Hill Avenue Mattapan, MA 02126.

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, September 27, 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, September 27, 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, September 27, 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.

College Financial Aid: FSA ID Workshop

Central Library Need help with the college financial aid Process? Get free assistance creating an FSA ID, which is the first step in filing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For more information, please call 617.536.0200 or stop by the ASA College Planning Center. Every Tuesday, 6pm-7pm. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. ASA College Planning Center 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, September 27, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Community Learning Center, Conference Room 2 Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Gary Gekow: Tell Me About Yourself

Central Library In this workshop, we will spend two hours discussing best practices as it relates to what to say, what examples to highlight, where to begin, and when/where to end to make it a compelling story. This highly interactive workshop will leave you with a new-found confidence about how to talk about yourself. Please register via https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tell-me-about-yourself-with-gary-gekow-tickets-26608580982. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center Johnson Building, Lower Level Room: The Exchange Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Ted Reinstein, author of Wicked Pissed: New England’s Most Famous Feuds

Central Library From sports to politics, from food to finance, from aviation to engineering, to bitter disputes over boundaries, New England’s feuds have peppered the region’s life for centuries. They’ve been raw and rowdy, sometimes high-minded and humorous, and, in a place renowned for its deep sense of history, often long-running and legendary. Ted Reinstein, a native New Englander and local writer, offers fascinating stories from the history of New England and brings to life many of the fights, spats, and arguments that have, in many ways, shaped the region. Reinstein has been a reporter for WCVB-TV Boston’s Chronicle since 1997. In addition, he is a regular contributor for the station’s political roundtable show and writes a weekly opinion column. He is also the author of New England Notebook. 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: Author Talk Series. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Abbey Room Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Dudley Branch Renovation Project CAC Meeting

Dudley Scope of Project The Library is working with Utile, Inc. and a community advisory committee on the design for renovations to the Dudley Square branch of the Boston Public Library. The goals of this study include ADA accessibility, improved spaces, collections and technology for all ages, and an enhanced multi-purpose room. All are welcome! Library: Dudley. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Community Meeting. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library 65 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119.

CANCELED - Who Wants a Book Club? Planning Meeting

Faneuil Library: Faneuil. Neighborhood: Brighton. Type of Event: Book Group. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

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, September 27, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library 1350 Blue Hill Avenue Mattapan, MA 02126.

Pajama Story Time

Mattapan Join us at the Mattapan Branch on the last Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. for pajama story time. Come to the library to hear stories and have a snack before bed. Don’t forget to wear your pajamas and feel free to bring your favorite stuffed animal, pillow, or blanket. Library: Mattapan. Neighborhood: Mattapan. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library 1350 Blue Hill Avenue Mattapan, MA 02126.

South End Writes presents Joseph Finder

South End South End Writes presents Joseph Finder, the New York Times bestselling author of Buried Secrets, Suspicion, Power Play and many others. Sponsored by the Friends of South End Library. Copies of his books will be for sale and to borrow and refreshments will be served. Library: South End. Neighborhood: South End. Type of Event: Talks & Lectures. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. South End Branch of the Boston Public Library 685 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02118.

CANCELED - South End Writes presents Richard Fifield

South End Library: South End. Neighborhood: South End. Type of Event: Talks & Lectures. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

JDRF Young Leadership Committee Quarterly Meeting

Central Library The Young Leadership Committee (YLC) is a committee within the JDRF New England Chapter and is a group of young professionals from Boston and the surrounding areas dedicated to raising funds for and awareness of type 1 diabetes. Join the YLC at the Boston Public Library for our quarterly meeting to hear updates on YLC efforts and discuss upcoming events! Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Community Meeting. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Tuesday, September 27, 2016, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Commonwealth Salon Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

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, September 28, 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, September 28, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library 65 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119.

HiSET (GED) Prep Class

Grove Hall What is the HiSETtest? •The HiSET test (High School Equivalency Test) is the replacement to the GED test. Why take the HiSET class and test? •Prove that you have the skills necessary to get a better job or promotion. •Go to college. •Open doors to new opportunities. Library: Grove Hall. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Roxbury. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. Seniors. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 10:15 AM – 12:45 PM. Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library 41 Geneva Avenue Dorchester, MA 02121.

HiSET Preparation Class (Formerly GED)

Grove Hall The HiSET test (High School Equivalency Test) is the replacement to the GED. Passing this test can open opportunities such as college or more advanced career options. The class will focus on preparing students to take the test, which covers the areas of Reading, Writing, Math, Science and Social Studies. We offer rolling admission, so students of any level or background can drop in throughout the 10-week class. Library: Grove Hall. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Roxbury. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. Seniors. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 10:15 AM – 12:45 PM. Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library 41 Geneva Avenue Dorchester, MA 02121.

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, September 28, 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, September 28, 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 under 2, accompanied by an adult. Library: East Boston. Neighborhood: East Boston. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, September 28, 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, September 28, 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, September 28, 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: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Families. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue Hyde Park, MA 02136.

Story Time with Ms. Sherry

Lower Mills Come sing and do a story with Ms. Sherry. Library: Lower Mills. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Concerts / Live Music. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Lower Mills Branch Boston Public Library 27 Richmond Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

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, September 28, 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, September 28, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library 1350 Blue Hill Avenue Mattapan, MA 02126.

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, September 28, 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, September 28, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. West End Branch of the Boston Public Library 151 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114.

Preschool Storytime

Brighton Stories and a simple craft for children ages 2 to 5 with a caregiver. Library: Brighton. Neighborhood: Allston. Brighton. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Brighton Branch of the Boston Public Library 40 Academy Hill Road Brighton, MA 02135.

Music and Movement Spanish in Motion

Charlestown Join Spanish in Motion for an enrichment program. Library: Charlestown. Neighborhood: Charlestown. Type of Event: Concerts / Live Music. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library 179 Main Street Charlestown, MA 02129.

Spanish in Motion

Charlestown Spanish Music and Movement Join us for an enrichment program. Library: Charlestown. Neighborhood: Charlestown. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, September 28, 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, September 28, 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.

Drop-in Computer Help

Lower Mills Drop in with your computer questions or for help downloading e-books or magazines to your device. Library: Lower Mills. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Computers/Technology. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Lower Mills Branch Boston Public Library 27 Richmond Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

The Abbey Theatre Presents Me, Mollser

Parker Hill Young audiences are introduced to Irish theater with the performance of Me, Mollser and a subsequent workshop. Me, Mollser by Ali White is based on the character Mollser who appears in The Plough and the Stars by Sean O’Casey. Presented by the acclaimed national theatre of Ireland, the Abbey Theatre, Me, Mollser comes to Boston following a tour of Ireland. For students in grades 5 – 6. Library: Parker Hill. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM. Parker Hill Branch Boston Public Library 1497 Tremont Street Roxbury 02120.

Quincy Market History Tour

Tourism Step back in time with us to learn about Quincy Market’s central and ever-evolving role in Boston’s history. Discover how Quincy Market was built over the Boston Harbor, and explore Alexander Parris’s thoughtful architectural design. Delve into the political maneuvering behind the market’s creation, and understand the market’s importance in establishing Boston as an international trading center. This public works project was the largest of its kind at the time. Please meet our guide by Pulse Cafe on South Market Street. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Downtown. MBTA: Green & Orange Line - Haymarket, Blue Line - Aquarium. Type of Event: Historical. Talks & Lectures. Tours. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 11:00 AM. Quincy Market (Faneuil Hall) 141 S Market St Boston, MA 02109. For more info visit www.faneuilhallmarketplace.com.

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 playtime. Free and open to the public. No registration is required. Library: Hyde Park. Neighborhood: Hyde Park. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Families. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM. Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue Hyde Park, MA 02136.

Yoga Story Time

Uphams Corner Children enjoy silly poses like the washing machine and the noodle test with a yoga instructor. Large groups must register at 617.265.0139. Library: Uphams Corner. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Uphams Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 500 Columbia Rd Dorchester, MA 02121.

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, September 28, 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, September 28, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM. Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

Grub St Writing Class

Grove Hall Want to get into creative writing, but not sure where to begin? Get inspired with a FREE session at your local library. For one hour, you’ll meet fellow writers, and learn to tell your story through fun directed exercises in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. New and practicing writers welcome! This class takes place at the Boston Public Library's Grove Hall branch, 41 Geneva Ave, Dorchester, MA 02121. If you have any difficulty signing up online, please call 617-695-0075. Le llama la atención la escritura creativa, pero ¿no está seguro por dónde empezar? Inspírese con un taller GRATIS en su biblioteca local. Durante sesiones de una hora, conocerá a otros escritores y aprenderá a contar su historia, experimentando con la narrativa, las crónicas y la poesía. Son bienvenidos los escritores nuevos y al igual los que tienen más experiencia. Library: Grove Hall. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library 41 Geneva Avenue Dorchester, MA 02121.

Midweek Midday Matinee--Summer of International Film

Honan- Allston Gloria. Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Allston. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:50 PM. Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

Basic Computer Instruction

North End Join us for informal classes using the North End Branch’s laptops, which run windows 7. Also, we can show very fundamental things on Mac computers running OS X Lion. Classes may include basic searches using Google search or help setting up a Gmail account. Library: North End. Neighborhood: North End. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM. North End Branch Boston Public Library 25 Parmenter Street Boston, MA 02113.

Information for Voters

Central Library Are you trying to figure out who to vote for or if a statement of a politician is correct? This class will look at ways to find out where a candidate stands on the issues and how to track down the accuracy of statements. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Computers/Technology. Workshops & Classes. Cost: free. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Community Learning Center Classroom Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

The Abbey Theatre Presents Me, Mollser

Mattapan Young audiences are introduced to Irish theater with the performance of Me, Mollser and a subsequent workshop. Me, Mollser by Ali White is based on the character Mollser who appears in The Plough and the Stars by Sean O’Casey. Presented by the acclaimed national theatre of Ireland, the Abbey Theatre, Me, Mollser comes to Boston following a tour of Ireland. For students in grades 5 – 6. Library: Mattapan. Neighborhood: Mattapan. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 2:15 PM – 3:30 PM. Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library 1350 Blue Hill Avenue Mattapan, MA 02126.

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, September 28, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. South End Branch of the Boston Public Library 685 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02118.

Story & Craft

Central Library Stories and rhymes followed by a craft. Ages 4-7. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Teen Leadership Council

Central Library Do you want to make a positive impact on teen services and programs in Teen Central? Do you want to develop leadership skills and more? We are looking for teens in grades 6-12 to join the Teen Leadership Council. Meetings will be on the last Wednesday of each month at 3:30 p.m. For more information, please stop by Teen Central, email us at teencentral@bpl.org, or call us at 617.859.2334. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Community Meeting. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Teen Central Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Gardening at the Library

Mattapan Come join us every Wednesday at 3:30 to help plant, maintain, and harvest vegetables in the garden beds in the library’s backyard! Library: Mattapan. Neighborhood: Mattapan. Type of Event: Nature. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library 1350 Blue Hill Avenue Mattapan, MA 02126.

Olin College STEM Workshops

Central Library Engineer Bridges! Discover Mythbusters! Explore 3-D Printing! This is a 6-week program for teens exploring various STEM topics and taught by students from Olin College of Engineering. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Teen Central Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Maker Wednesday

Grove Hall Children enjoy a different craft or building activity each week. Library: Grove Hall. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Roxbury. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library 41 Geneva Avenue Dorchester, MA 02121.

Free Night at the MFA

Tourism Wednesday nights after 4 pm, admission is by voluntary contribution (suggested donation $25). Phone: 617-267-9300. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Fenway-Kenmore. MBTA: Green E Line - Museum of Fine Arts. Type of Event: Attractions & Museums. Visual Arts. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM. The Museum of Fine Arts 465 Huntington Ave Boston, MA 02115. For more info visit www.mfa.org.

HiSET Preparation Class (Formerly GED)

Central Library The HiSET test (High School Equivalency Test) is the replacement to the GED. Passing this test can open opportunities such as college or more advanced career options. The class will focus on preparing students to take the test, which covers the areas of Reading, Writing, Math, Science and Social Studies. We offer rolling admission, so students of any level or background can drop in throughout the 10-week class. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. Conference Room 2 Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Stephen T. Moskey, author of Larz and Isabel Anderson: Wealth and Celebrity in the Gilded Age

Central Library Stephen T. Moskey talks about his recently published dual biography of Larz and Isabel Anderson, which explores the intersection of wealth, celebrity, politics, gender, and race. The Andersons’ extraordinary lives spanned a century of American history and included dozens of celebrities who helped define Boston’s culture and politics, such as Charles Francis Adams III, Henry James, Maud Howe Elliott, Isabella Stewart Gardner, Henry Hobson Richardson, and John Singer Sargent. Isabel, who posed as one of the models for John Elliott’s mural The Triumph of Time, displayed on the ceiling of the Central Library’s Elliott Room, also worked as an author, poet, and producer of musical and dance performances that captivated Boston audiences. Moskey, a graduate of Georgetown University, is a member of the Historical Society of Washington, the Victorian Society of America, and the Latrobe Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians. 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: Author Talk Series. Local & Family History Series. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Commonwealth Salon Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Fall Food Fun - Fermentation

Egleston Square Join this class to learn all about and sample a variety of probiotic plant-based foods -- how and why we ferment foods, and why this process is exploding in popularity.  We will practice preparing dishes at the library, and you will also receive fermentation equipment to prepare, in class, your own sauerkraut or kimchi to be enjoyed at home.  Limited seating - registration required. Library: Egleston Square. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Roxbury. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Egleston Square Branch of the Boston Public Library 2044 Columbus Avenue Roxbury, MA 02119.

ESOL Conversation Group

Honan- Allston 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, September 28, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

Pizza & Page-Turners

Honan- Allston Join us for pizza and conversation at the first meeting of our children’s book club. We will be discussing The Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan. Copies of the book are available at the branch; ebook and audiobook editions may also be available for download. This book club is intended for children ages 8-12. If you have any questions, please contact children’s librarian, Thea Ploetz, at 617.787.6313 or email tploetz@bpl.org. Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Allston. Brighton. Type of Event: Book Group. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

Kid's Book Club

Grove Hall Kids are invited to stop by the library anytime today to pick up the first book for our bookclub, and find out about the next meeting date!  Two books will be available, depending on grade level.  For more information, please call Alyson at (617) 427-3337. Library: Grove Hall. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Roxbury. Type of Event: Book Group. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Thursday, September 29, 2016. Children's Room Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library 41 Geneva Avenue Dorchester, MA 02121.

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, September 29, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Babypalooza

Central Library Young children and their caregivers are invited to play and socialize. Up to 2 years. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Mac Computers for Beginners, Class 4 of 4

Central Library Mac Computers for Beginners. Learn to use the mouse and keyboard, how to search and organize files, and how to cut and paste. This four-week course is for those with little or no computer experience.(Registration closed). 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, September 29, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. The Classroom Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Tech Goes Home

Fields Corner Tech Goes Home strives to ensure that all residents of the City of Boston are provided with the tools, training, and access to support 21st century skill development. This is a workshop for new computer users who have had limited instruction in the use of computer technology and who don’t currently have computer access or a computer at home. Pre-registration is required and the workshop is limited to ten (10) participants who can commit to the 15 hours of instruction. Upon completion of TGH, participants have the option of purchasing a new computer for $50. To sign up please contact Emily at 617-436.2155. Please note that space is limited. Attendance at all eight sessions is required. Library: Fields Corner. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Computers/Technology. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Fields Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 1520 Dorchester Avenue Dorchester, MA 02122.

Wiggle & Walk @10:30 and 11

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, September 29, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Adult Sewing Class-Beyond Beginners

Honan- Allston Take your beginner sewing skills to the next level and make a skirt. Contact Carin to register and get the supply list. Please contact Carin at  coconnor@bpl.org. Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Allston. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

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, September 29, 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, September 29, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public Library 690 Adams Street Dorchester, MA 02122.

Quincy Market History Tour

Tourism Step back in time with us to learn about Quincy Market’s central and ever-evolving role in Boston’s history. Discover how Quincy Market was built over the Boston Harbor, and explore Alexander Parris’s thoughtful architectural design. Delve into the political maneuvering behind the market’s creation, and understand the market’s importance in establishing Boston as an international trading center. This public works project was the largest of its kind at the time. Please meet our guide by Pulse Cafe on South Market Street. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Downtown. MBTA: Green & Orange Line - Haymarket, Blue Line - Aquarium. Type of Event: Historical. Talks & Lectures. Tours. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 11:00 AM. Quincy Market (Faneuil Hall) 141 S Market St Boston, MA 02109. For more info visit www.faneuilhallmarketplace.com.

Computer Basics Class

Grove Hall Every week we will cover a computer topic like typing, browsing the Internet, email, social media, and more. This class is drop in and geared towards whoever shows up! Beginners welcome! Library: Grove Hall. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Roxbury. Type of Event: Computers/Technology. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM. Grove Hall-TERI Classroom Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library 41 Geneva Avenue Dorchester, MA 02121.

Basics of 3D Printing

Central Library Receive an overview of software and equipment available for 3D printing at the Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center. You will also learn tricks for making a successful print and resources to help you design an object. Students may bring their own laptop so they can follow along. Knowledge of how to use a mouse, keyboard, and the Internet are strongly recommended. Registration link: www.eventbrite.com/e/basics-of-3d-printing-tickets-27171148637. 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, September 29, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. The Exchange Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center Lower Level Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116.

Film: Mona Lisa Smile

Central Library A free-thinking art professor teaches conservative 1950s Wellesley College students to question their traditional social roles. Starring Kirsten Dunst, Julia Roberts, and Julia Stiles. 117 minutes. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Visitors. Library Program Series: Never Too Late Group. Thursday, September 29, 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.

Art Galleries in Boston

Central Library Art Galleries in Boston. Join us for an online tour of art galleries in Boston including commercial galleries founded from 1840 to the 21st century, and galleries in nonprofit institutions and art studio buildings. The class will explore Boston’s dynamic art neighborhoods, including SoWa in the South End, (ranked #2 in USA Today’s 10 Best Art Districts of 2015), Newbury Street, and the South Boston. 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, September 29, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. The 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, September 29, 2016, 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Menino Hall Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue Hyde Park, MA 02136.

Mobile Application Design

Central Library We will apply design thinking to create a mobile application to track your favorite local sports team. We'll be examining what it takes to create a simple application and the steps designers use to make creative and user friendly apps. You'll also learn how to use professional tools like Adobe Creative Cloud products such as Illustrator and Photoshop. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Computers/Technology. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Thursday, September 29, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Teen Central Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Vinyl Thursday

Mattapan Every Thursday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. come listen to a record and do a fun craft. Library: Mattapan. Neighborhood: Mattapan. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Thursday, September 29, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library 1350 Blue Hill Avenue Mattapan, MA 02126.

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, September 29, 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, September 29, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Bits & Bots

Grove Hall Robots. Coding. Friends. Pizza. Stop by every week to up your coding skills and learn new techniques from Northeastern students. All abilities are welcome. Appropriate for Grades 3-8. Library: Grove Hall. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Roxbury. Type of Event: Computers/Technology. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Thursday, September 29, 2016, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM. Children's Programming Room Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library 41 Geneva Avenue Dorchester, MA 02121.

Drop-in Art for Kids

Parker Hill Drop-in anytime between 3:30-5:30 on Thursday afternoons to do a fun art project in the children’s room. Best for ages 5 and up. Library: Parker Hill. Neighborhood: Mission Hill. Roxbury. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Thursday, September 29, 2016, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Parker Hill Branch of the Boston Public Library 1497 Tremont Street Roxbury, MA 02120.

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, September 29, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public Library 690 Adams Street Dorchester, MA 02122.

Yoga for Kids

South Boston Children of all ages love our popular yoga classes! Our little yogis wiggle, giggle and jump. Silence is not required! School clothes are fine; we do take off shoes. To avoid property struggles, please leave your mat at home. Library: South Boston. Neighborhood: South Boston. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Thursday, September 29, 2016, 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM. Event Room South Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 646 East Broadway South Boston, MA 02127.

Still LIfe Drawing class with artist Juan Perez

South End Learn some basic techniques of still life drawing with Juan Perez, whose oil paintings, still life and portraits of Red Sox players, are on exhibit at SE Branch through September 30. Especially for children and teens 6 to 18. Library: South End. Neighborhood: South End. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Thursday, September 29, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. South End Branch of the Boston Public Library 685 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02118.

Free Night at the ICA

Ongoing FREE for all every Thursday from 5 to 9 pm during ICA Free Thursday Nights. Phone: (617) 478-3100. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Seaport. South Boston. MBTA: Red Line: South Station. Type of Event: Attractions & Museums. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. The Institute of Contemporary Art 100 Northern Ave Boston, MA 02210. For more info visit www.icaboston.org.

After-Work Tai Chi

West End Come and try this low impact energy exercise with yang-style tai chi instructor Arthur Soo-Hoo. If you have any questions you can contact Nicky & John Collins at tai-chi@macheads2.net. Library: West End. Neighborhood: West End. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. West End Branch of the Boston Public Library 151 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114.

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, September 29, 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.

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, September 29, 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.

Basics of 3D Printing

Central Library Receive an overview of software and equipment available for 3D printing at the Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center. You will also learn tricks for making a successful print and resources to help you design an object. Students may bring their own laptop so they can follow along. Knowledge of how to use a mouse, keyboard, and the Internet is strongly recommended. Registration link: www.eventbrite.com/e/basics-of-3d-printing-tickets-27171417441. 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, September 29, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. The Exchange Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center Lower Level Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116.

Behind the Scenes: Curator’s Talk

Central Library Curator Stephanie Cyr provides an insider’s view of the creation of the "Shakespeare’s Here and Everywhere" exhibition in the Commonwealth Salon, followed by a viewing of the show in the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Gallery. This program is presented by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center and the Boston Map Society. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Exhibition. Talks & Lectures. Cost: free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Businesses. Visitors. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Commonwealth Salon & Norman B. Leventhal Map CenterCentral Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Grub St Writing Class

Grove Hall Want to get into creative writing, but not sure where to begin? Get inspired with a FREE session at your local library. For one hour, you’ll meet fellow writers, and learn to tell your story through fun directed exercises in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. New and practicing writers welcome! This class takes place at the Boston Public Library's Grove Hall branch, 41 Geneva Ave, Dorchester, MA 02121. If you have any difficulty signing up online, please call 617-695-0075. Le llama la atención la escritura creativa, pero ¿no está seguro por dónde empezar? Inspírese con un taller GRATIS en su biblioteca local. Durante sesiones de una hora, conocerá a otros escritores y aprenderá a contar su historia, experimentando con la narrativa, las crónicas y la poesía. Son bienvenidos los escritores nuevos y al igual los que tienen más experiencia. Library: Grove Hall. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library 41 Geneva Avenue Dorchester, MA 02121.

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, September 29, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library 27 Richmond Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

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, September 29, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. South Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 646 East Broadway South Boston, MA 02127.

Introduction to Canning: Homemade Jams and Jellies

Uphams Corner Afton Cyrus, a Test Cook at America's Test Kitchen and owner of Jam Sessions, will offer an introduction to canning and making delicious jams and jellies at home. Participants can help Ms. Cyrus cook a batch of jam right at the Uphams Corner Branch Library. Ms. Cyrus will walk through the process step by step and point out proper ingredients and cooking equipment.  A Q&A will conclude the program. Small sample jars will be provided for participants to take home.  Registration is limited to 15 adults. Signup is required by visiting the library or contacting Elise at (617) 265-0139. Library: Uphams Corner. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Talks & Lectures. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Thursday, September 29, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Uphams Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 500 Columbia Rd. Dorchester, MA 02125.

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, September 29, 2016, 6:15 PM – 7:45 PM. East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 365 Bremen Street East Boston, MA 02128.

Baby Play

Central Library Explore developmentally appropriate toys and the Children’s Library’s Pathway to Reading. Ages 0-5. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Friday, September 30, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM. Children's Library Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Lap Sit Story Time

Fields Corner Join Ms Cindy as she reads books and shares rhymes, stories, and songs parents and caregivers can use at home. For families with children ages birth to three. Library: Fields Corner. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Families. Friday, September 30, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Fields Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 1520 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, 02122.

Puppet Show

South Boston For all ages, we present short puppet shows based on favorite children's books, songs, and rhymes. Each week we feature an award-winning picture book. September 23--City Dog, Country Frog. September 30--Goodnight Moon. October 7--Where the Wild Things Are. Library: South Boston. Neighborhood: South Boston. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Friday, September 30, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM. Event Room South Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 646 East Broadway South Boston, MA 02127.

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. Friday, September 30, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Study Room 1&2, Community Learning Center Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Sing Along 10a & 11a

Central Library Babies up to 18 months old and their caregivers sing and move together to live music. This program is generously donated by the Louise H. Allen Children’s Music Program Fund. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Friday, September 30, 2016, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Children's Library Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Intro to Gmail

East Boston Participants will learn their way around Gmail, one of America's most popular email services. No prior knowledge of Gmail is necessary or assumed in order to participate. Participants will be guided through the process of setting up their own Gmail account. Library: East Boston. Neighborhood: East Boston. Type of Event: Computers/Technology. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. Seniors. Friday, September 30, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 365 Bremen Street East Boston, MA 02128.

ESOL Conversation Group

Honan- Allston Join us for a Friday 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. Friday, September 30, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

The Abbey Theatre Presents Me, Mollser

Hyde Park Young audiences are introduced to Irish theater with the performance of Me, Mollser and a subsequent workshop. Me, Mollser by Ali White is based on the character Mollser who appears in The Plough and the Stars by Sean O’Casey. Presented by the acclaimed national theatre of Ireland, the Abbey Theatre, Me, Mollser comes to Boston following a tour of Ireland. For students in grades 5 – 6. Library: Hyde Park. Neighborhood: Hyde Park. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Friday, September 30, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM. Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue Hyde Park, MA 02136.

Introduction to Mosaics

Roslindale Come and make a mosaic coaster/decoration or a light switch cover and learn to use the mosaic wheeled cutters to shape glass pieces! Sign up at the circulation desk or by calling the library at 617-323-2343 (Home school families with school age children are welcome with parent supervision). Library: Roslindale. Neighborhood: Roslindale. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Friday, September 30, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Roslindale Branch of the Boston Public Library 4246 Washington Street Roslindale, MA 02131.

Play Group

South Boston Join us for time to play with soft blocks, simple art materials, and more. This play period is between our early puppet show at 9:30 a.m. and our morning puppet show at 11:00 a.m. Library: South Boston. Neighborhood: South Boston. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Friday, September 30, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Event Room South Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 646 East Broadway South Boston, MA 02127.

Bouncing Babies

West End Stories, songs, tickles, and bounces especially for babies birth to 18 months and their caregivers. Caregivers, please come ready to engage with your baby! Library: West End. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Beacon Hill. Charlestown. Chinatown / Leather District. Downtown. Fenway-Kenmore. North End. West End. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Friday, September 30, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. West End Branch of the Boston Public Library 151 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114.

One City One Story Discussion: "The Faery Handbag" by Kelly Link

West Roxbury "The Faery Handbag" is this year's One City, One Story winner. Join Sheila Scott and Laura Pattison for a discussion of Kelly Link's off-beat and magical story. Library: West Roxbury. Neighborhood: West Roxbury. Type of Event: Book Group. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Friday, September 30, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Lecture Hall West Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library 1961 Centre Street West Roxbury, MA 02132.

Baby Time

Connolly Babies up to 18 months old and a caregiver are invited to join us for songs, stories, and play time. Library: Connolly. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Friday, September 30, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Connolly Branch of the Boston Public Library 433 Centre Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

Baby/Toddler Music Time

Egleston Square Sing, bounce, read, and play with the children's librarian in this interactive musical storytime, followed by a play group. For children ages 0-2 and their caregivers. Large groups must call ahead. Library: Egleston Square. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Roxbury. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Friday, September 30, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Egleston Square Branch of the Boston Public Library 2044 Columbus Avenue Roxbury, MA 02119.

Reading Readiness

Fields Corner Ms. Cindy shares stories, shapes, concepts, art, and other activities to help get children ready to read. This program is for children ages 3-5, accompanied by a parent or caretaker. No registration is required. Library: Fields Corner. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Families. Friday, September 30, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Fields Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 1520 Dorchester Avenue Dorchester, MA 02122.

Preschool Movie Hour

Grove Hall Children ages 2-6 are welcomed to kick off the weekend by watching movies and shows chosen just for them.  Space is limited. Pre-registration for groups is required. Please call the branch at 617.427.3337. Library: Grove Hall. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Roxbury. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Friday, September 30, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library 41 Geneva Avenue Dorchester, MA 02121.

Preschool Movies

Lower Mills Movies for Preschoolers. Library: Lower Mills. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Friday, September 30, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library 27 Richmond Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

Story Time with Ms. Celia

Mattapan Join us at the Mattapan Branch every Friday morning to hear stories, sing songs, and do a fun craft. For children ages 2-5. Please call ahead to register if you are bringing a large group. Library: Mattapan. Neighborhood: Mattapan. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Friday, September 30, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library 1350 Blue Hill Avenue Mattapan, MA 02126.

Preschool Story Time

North End Stories and fun activities for those ages 2.5 - 5 years accompanied by a caregiver. No sign up is 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). Friday, September 30, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. North End Branch Boston Public Library 25 Parmenter Street Boston, MA 02113.

Baby Lapsit

Brighton Stories, songs, and lapsit activities for children under 2 years of age with a caregiver. Adult participation required. Library: Brighton. Neighborhood: Allston. Brighton. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Friday, September 30, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Brighton Branch of the Boston Public Library 40 Academy Hill Road Brighton, MA 02135.

Preschool Story Time

Codman Square Come to the Codman Square branch of the Boston Public Library for three stories, songs, and fingerplays every Friday at 10:30 a.m. Library: Codman Square. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Friday, September 30, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Children's Room Codman Square Branch of the Boston Public Library 690 Washington Street Dorchester, MA 02124. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

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. Friday, September 30, 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.

Puppet Show

South Boston For all ages, we present short puppet shows based on favorite children's books, songs, and rhymes. Each week we feature an award-winning picture book. September 23--City Dog, Country Frog. September 30--Goodnight Moon. October 7--Where the Wild Things Are. Library: South Boston. Neighborhood: South Boston. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Friday, September 30, 2016, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Event Room South Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 646 East Broadway South Boston, MA 02127.

Quincy Market History Tour

Tourism Step back in time with us to learn about Quincy Market’s central and ever-evolving role in Boston’s history. Discover how Quincy Market was built over the Boston Harbor, and explore Alexander Parris’s thoughtful architectural design. Delve into the political maneuvering behind the market’s creation, and understand the market’s importance in establishing Boston as an international trading center. This public works project was the largest of its kind at the time. Please meet our guide by Pulse Cafe on South Market Street. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Downtown. MBTA: Green & Orange Line - Haymarket, Blue Line - Aquarium. Type of Event: Historical. Talks & Lectures. Tours. Friday, September 30, 2016, 11:00 AM. Quincy Market (Faneuil Hall) 141 S Market St Boston, MA 02109. For more info visit www.faneuilhallmarketplace.com.

Guided Imagery Meditation with Polly Fletcher

West End Want more energy and focus? Join Polly Fletcher, Get Your Vibe On Coach and Occupational Therapist, for Guided Visualization Meditation. Strengthen your mental focus and transform limiting thoughts to reduce stress and improve overall health. Library: West End. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Bay Village. Beacon Hill. Charlestown. Chinatown / Leather District. Downtown. North End. West End. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Friday, September 30, 2016, 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM. West End Branch of the Boston Public Library 151 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114.

Barbara Stanwyck Film Series

Lower Mills This month we are featuring Barbara Stanwyck movies. The Miracle Woman 1931, NR – 90 min  Friday, September 2, 1 p.m The Lady Eve 1941 NR – 94 min   Friday, September 9, 1 p.m. The Bitter Tea of General Yen 1933, NR – 87 min   Friday, September 16, 1 p.m. Clash By Night 1952, NR – 105 min   Friday, September 23, 1 p.m. The Furies 1950, NR – 109min   Friday, September 30, 1 p.m. Library: Lower Mills. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Friday, September 30, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:50 PM. Lower Mills Branch Boston Public Library 27 Richmond Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

The Abbey Theatre Presents Me, Mollser

Adams Street Young audiences are introduced to Irish theater with the performance of Me, Mollser and a subsequent workshop. Me, Mollser by Ali White is based on the character Mollser who appears in The Plough and the Stars by Sean O’Casey. Presented by the acclaimed national theatre of Ireland, the Abbey Theatre, Me, Mollser comes to Boston following a tour of Ireland.For students in grades 5 – 6. Library: Adams. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Friday, September 30, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM. Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public Library 690 Adams Street Dorchester, MA 02122.

Friday Craft Time: Make it! Take it!

South End Every Friday, make a cool craft from our growing stash of supplies and also from what you bring to share. Call Margaret, Children's Librarian, with any questions. Library: South End. Neighborhood: South End. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Friday, September 30, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. South End Branch of the Boston Public Library 685 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02118.

Color Your World: Coloring for Adults

West End Join us for a relaxing time of coloring. We'll supply coloring pages, colored pencils, markers, and crayons. Bring your own supplies if you prefer. Feel free to drop-in between these hours. 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: Arts & Crafts. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Friday, September 30, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. West End Branch of the Boston Public Library 151 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114.

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. Friday, September 30, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Connolly Branch of the Boston Public Library 433 Centre Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

Movie Friday

Mattapan Join us for a weekly Disney movie showing on Friday afternoons at 2:30 p.m. Library: Mattapan. Neighborhood: Mattapan. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Friday, September 30, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library 1350 Blue Hill Avenue Mattapan, MA 02126.

Ashmont/Peabody Square Farmers Market

Farmers Markets Type of Event: Farmer's Market. Friday, September 30, 2016, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM. 1900 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester Ashmont MBTA plaza.

Kids Book Club

Central Library Kids will discover : The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher by Dana Allison Levy. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Book Group. Cost: Free. Friday, September 30, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Family Film Friday

South Boston Enjoy Alice in Wonderland, 1951. Rated G and recommended by Commonsense Media for ages 4 and up. Library: South Boston. Neighborhood: South Boston. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Families. Friday, September 30, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM. Event Room South Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 646 East Broadway South Boston, MA 02127.

My Impression of New England and Beyond, Watercolors by Abram Shkolnik

South End Russian-born artist Abram Shkolnik will display his cityscapes, ocean views, and reflective watercolors of New England through October. Artist Reception, Saturday, October 1 at noon. Library: South End. Neighborhood: South End. Type of Event: Exhibition. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Saturday, October 1, 2016 – Monday, October 31, 2016. South End Branch of the Boston Public Library 685 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02118.

Confluence: a Photography Exhibit

West End Confluence is a testament to the imagination and ways of seeing that explores reality and fiction. This group photography exhibit displays new work from: Jackie Anderson, Suzi Grossman, Jimmy Kwong and Don Cletis. An opening reception will be held on Thursday October 6th from 6:30-8:00 pm. Library: West End. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Bay Village. Beacon Hill. Charlestown. Chinatown / Leather District. Downtown. Fenway-Kenmore. North End. West End. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Exhibition. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Saturday, October 1, 2016 – Friday, November 18, 2016. West End Branch of the Boston Public Library 151 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114.

Brook Farm, Then and Now

West Roxbury New Brook Farm, a local volunteer organization, is marking the quartoseptcentennial of Brook Farm with an exhibit of photos, documents, and artifacts tracing the history of the farm from pre-colonial times through the present. Opening reception: 6:00 to 7:45 PM on October 6th in the lecture hall. Brief program at 6:30 PM. Library: West Roxbury. Neighborhood: West Roxbury. Type of Event: Exhibition. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Saturday, October 1, 2016 – Monday, October 31, 2016. Gallery, Lecture Hall West Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library 1961 Centre Street West Roxbury, MA 02132.

English Conversation Group

Roslindale Join us Saturday Mornings for an English Conversation Group for ESL Adults. Group is led by volunteers. Newcomers welcome. Library: Roslindale. Neighborhood: Roslindale. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Adult Room Alcove Roslindale Branch of the Boston Public Library 4246 Washington Street Roslindale, MA 02131.

City-Wide Friends Book Sale

Central Library Support the Boston Public Library by purchasing used books from the City-Wide Friends. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Allston. Back Bay. Bay Village. Beacon Hill. Brighton. Charlestown. Chinatown / Leather District. Dorchester. Downtown. East Boston. Fenway-Kenmore. Hyde Park. Jamaica Plain. Mattapan. Mission Hill. North End. Roslindale. Roxbury. Seaport. South Boston. South End. West End. West Roxbury. Type of Event: Book Sale. Cost: free to enter. Audience: All Ages. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Cushman Room on the 3rd floor of the McKim Building at the Central Library, Copley Square. The best entrance is on Dartmouth Street. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

College Financial Aid:FAFSA Workshop

Central Library Need help with the college financial ail process? Get free assistance with filing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For more information, please call 617.536.0200 or stop by the ASA College Planning Center. Every Saturday, 10am-11am. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. ASA College Planning Center Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Play and Learn Block Party

Hyde Park Come play, build, and learn together at a block party – library style. Playing with blocks provides opportunities to learn about math and science, pre-reading skills, social skills, and motor skills. Various building blocks will be available including wood blocks, magnetic blocks, KAPLA blocks, soft blocks, and baby blocks. No registration is required. This program is sponsored in part by a grant from the City-wide Friends of the Boston Public Library and the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library. Library: Hyde Park. Neighborhood: Hyde Park. Type of Event: Games / Gaming. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Families. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue Hyde Park, MA 02136.

Fall Computer Class

Mattapan Computer Classes will be taught by the librarians of the Mattapan Branch using Laptop computers. A wide variety of computer basic topics will be taught. Please call 617-298-9218 for more information. Library: Mattapan. Neighborhood: Mattapan. Type of Event: Computers/Technology. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library 1350 Blue Hill Avenue Mattapan, MA 02126.

Yoga For Older Adults

Parker Hill Earthseed Yoga presents Saturday yoga classes for adults ages 55 and older. Wear clothes that you can move in comfortably. Yoga mats and props will be provided. All experience levels are welcome. Please RSVP with Earthseed Yoga at 857-312-9941, or with the Parker Hill Branch Library at the number below. This program is made possible by a grant from the Mission Hill Fenway Neighborhood Trust, Inc. and by the Friends of the Parker Hill Branch Library. Library: Parker Hill. Neighborhood: Fenway-Kenmore. Mission Hill. Roxbury. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Seniors. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Parker Hill Branch of the Boston Public Library 1497 Tremont Street Roxbury, MA 02120.

Children's Book Sale sponsored by the Friends of the West Roxbury Branch Library

West Roxbury Friends of the West Roxbury Branch Library are holding a sale of children's used books to benefit the library. Library: West Roxbury. Neighborhood: West Roxbury. Type of Event: Book Sale. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Lecture Hall West Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library 1961 Centre Street West Roxbury, MA 02132.

SoWa Open Market

Tourism We are happy to announce that the award-winning SoWa Open Market will be back again at its usual location this Spring & Summer. Open every Sunday (and Saturday starting in June), from 10 am - 4 pm, the SoWa Open Market draws thousands of visitors from across New England, eager to sample the regions' best collection of local artisans, farmers, and specialty vendors. While you're here, don't forget to also explore the 90 artist studios,  60 shops & galleries, and the incredible SoWa Vintage Market located alongside the SoWa Open Market on Thayer Street. As always - There's plenty of parking available. 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. Neighborhood: South End. MBTA: Orange Line - Tufts Medical. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Concerts / Live Music. Farmer's Market. Fashion. Food & Dining. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. SOWA BOSTON, 530 HARRISON AVE, BOSTON, MA 02118, USA. For more info visit www.sowaboston.com.

Hub on the Run - Boston Run Tours

Tourism Hub on the Run is a fun running tour of our city that will take place every Saturday at 10:30am. The run tour will be loosely structured - it's designed to give you a chance to get a fun run and see some sights. Arrive here at RunBase by 10:30 this Saturday ready to run and have fun! Lockers and showers are available at RunBase free of charge. Email us at info@bostonrunbase.com for more information. Phone: 6176354137. Contact: info@bostonrunbase.com. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Visitors. Neighborhood: Back Bay. MBTA: Green Line - Copley Square. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Sports. Tours. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 10:30 AM. Boston Marathon adidas RunBase 855 Boylston St Boston, MA 02116. For more info visit www.thebostoncalendar.com.

Art and Architecture Tour

Central Library Boston Public Library offers free public tours highlighting the celebrated art and architecture of the Boston Public Library’s McKim Building (1895), a designated National Historic Landmark. The hour-long tours explore the work of architect Charles Follen McKim and murals by John Singer Sargent, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, and Edwin Austin Abbey. Led by volunteer tour guides, the art and architecture tours begin at the Dartmouth Street entrance of the Central Library in Copley Square. No appointment is necessary for 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. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. McKim Lobby Boston Public Library Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Learn Even MORE Knitting Skills!

Faneuil Join us for an eight week class: Learn Even MORE Knitting Skills! A little lace! A first-time lace project for those who are already comfortable with knitting basics. PATTERN & MATERIALS LIST WILL BE PROVIDED PRIOR TO THE FIRST CLASS. Class is limited to 10. Register at the Circulation Desk or email dkeller@bpl.org. Library: Faneuil. Neighborhood: Brighton. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Faneuil Branch of the Boston Public Library 419 Faneuil Street Brighton, MA 02135.

Spanish Conversation Group

Roslindale Join us for a Spanish Conversation Group. This is for native or non-native Spanish speakers to practice their conversation skills (not for beginning Spanish students). Library: Roslindale. Neighborhood: Roslindale. Type of Event: Talks & Lectures. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Adult Room Alcove Roslindale Branch of the Boston Public Library 4246 Washington Street Roslindale, MA 02131.

City of Boston Poet Laureate: Branch Visit

Charlestown Danielle Legros Georges was appointed Boston's Poet Laureate in December 2014. In fall 2016 she continues offering her series of visiting hours at Boston Public Library branches throughout the city. If you are a poet seeking feedback on your creative efforts, please bring your poems and drop by to meet and discuss your work with her. Library: Charlestown. Neighborhood: Charlestown. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library 179 Main Street Charlestown, MA 02129.

Quincy Market History Tour

Tourism Step back in time with us to learn about Quincy Market’s central and ever-evolving role in Boston’s history. Discover how Quincy Market was built over the Boston Harbor, and explore Alexander Parris’s thoughtful architectural design. Delve into the political maneuvering behind the market’s creation, and understand the market’s importance in establishing Boston as an international trading center. This public works project was the largest of its kind at the time. Please meet our guide by Pulse Cafe on South Market Street. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Downtown. MBTA: Green & Orange Line - Haymarket, Blue Line - Aquarium. Type of Event: Historical. Talks & Lectures. Tours. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 11:00 AM. Quincy Market (Faneuil Hall) 141 S Market St Boston, MA 02109. For more info visit www.faneuilhallmarketplace.com.

ESL Conversation Group

East Boston 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: East Boston. Neighborhood: East Boston. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM. East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 365 Bremen Street East Boston, MA 02128.

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

Connolly English speakers can learn Spanish and Spanish speakers can learn English in this fun, informal conversation class. Hablantes de español pueden aprender inglés y hablantes de inglés pueden aprender español en esta clase divertida e informal de conversación. Library: Connolly. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:45 PM. Connolly Branch of the Boston Public Library 433 Centre Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

Concerts in the Courtyard: Castle of our Skins

Central Library Born out of the desire to foster cultural curiosity, Castle of our Skins celebrates Black artistry through music. From classrooms to concert halls, Castle of our Skins invites exploration into Black heritage and culture with performances at Roxbury Community College, the Museum of African American History, and the Roxbury YMCA among other locations in Boston. Drawing inspiration from the rich traditions in Black culture, this program will include string quartets written by celebrated Black composers, both past and present. Photography Credit: Monika Bach Schroeder. This concert is part of ArtWeek Boston. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Concerts / Live Music. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Library Program Series: Concerts in the Courtyard. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM. Guastavino Room Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Baby Diaper Bank

Grove Hall If you are a parent of a baby and you cannot afford diapers, the Baby Diaper Bank may be for you. The Baby Diaper Bank seeks to meet the needs of income challenged parents to make sure that they have clean diapers for their babies. The Baby Diaper Bank will be here on the first Saturday of every month. Drop in to see if you qualify for this invaluable community service. Library: Grove Hall. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Families. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library 41 Geneva Avenue Dorchester, MA 02121. For more info visit www.lanniesneighborhood.org.

Launch of South Asian Author Series in association with South Asian Arts & Cultural Association

Central Library The Stories of Hindu Gods = the Fruits of the Vedic Tree Hindu mythology abounds with fascinating gods, goddesses and larger-than-life fantastical stories around them. However, very little is known about the deeper significance, symbology and life lessons that these stories offer. Devdutt throws light on the profound meaning of Hindu mythology and its relevance in modern times. Translating his words in fluid motion, Bharatnatyam dancer Mesma Belsare performs a piece on Ardhanārīśwara. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Talks & Lectures. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. Visitors. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Rabb Hall Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Cypress Court by Dave Coveney: A novel of Brighton in the l960's

Brighton Cypress Court: by Dave Coveney A novel of Brighton in the 1960's Dave Coveney talks about his novel,the tale of a family's struggle against poverty and alcoholism in 1960's Brighton. The story follows the plight of a family crippled by booze and bare bones poverty. It takes place during the Vietnam era in a community of good folk and hard line drinkers near Boston. The head of the household is Tom Sullivan who is a part-time pallbearer and a full time drunk. One of his sons is an anarchist, the other is a teenage alcoholic. His wife tries to keep order but can she? The story is also a tale of Casey's Tavern located just below the family's window. Is it a malevolent life force that captures unwary souls? The Sullivans believe so. They will try to destroy it. Is it possible.? Everyone is invited. Library: Brighton. Neighborhood: Brighton. Type of Event: Talks & Lectures. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Brighton Branch of the Boston Public Library 40 Academy Hill Road Brighton, MA 02135.

Quincy Market History Tour

Tourism Step back in time with us to learn about Quincy Market’s central and ever-evolving role in Boston’s history. Discover how Quincy Market was built over the Boston Harbor, and explore Alexander Parris’s thoughtful architectural design. Delve into the political maneuvering behind the market’s creation, and understand the market’s importance in establishing Boston as an international trading center. This public works project was the largest of its kind at the time. Please meet our guide by Pulse Cafe on South Market Street. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Downtown. MBTA: Green & Orange Line - Haymarket, Blue Line - Aquarium. Type of Event: Historical. Talks & Lectures. Tours. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 2:00 PM. Quincy Market (Faneuil Hall) 141 S Market St Boston, MA 02109. For more info visit www.faneuilhallmarketplace.com.

Teddy Bear Tea Party

Honan- Allston Join us at our tea party as we enjoy refreshments and treats, teddy bear-themed games, and more. Attendees are invited to dress in their fanciest party clothes and bring a favorite teddy or other beloved stuffed animal. This program is intended for children ages birth to ten and families. Young children must be accompanied by an adult. Groups of more than six people must pre-register. Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Allston. Brighton. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Games / Gaming. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Families. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

South End Open Market at Ink Block

Tourism The South End Open Market @ Ink Block will set up on Sundays, May through October in Boston’s South End. The South End Food Truck Market features 15 to 20 of Boston’s best food trucks serving up a variety of mobile cuisines, ranging from grilled cheese sandwiches to brick oven pizza to organic, healthy eats. The South End Farmers Market features a mouth watering assortment of locally grown produce, flowers, plants, and gourmet specialty foods. The South End Arts Market is a mecca for all things handmade. Only the best of the region’s makers and designers are accepted to the market, resulting in a carefully curated selection of well crafted, innovative, fun and funky art and craft. Meet the folks behind the work. Chat with a farmer. Munch on a gourmet sandwich. Shop handmade and support local businesses! Art, clothing, accessories, ceramics, jewelry, housewares, gourmet foods, fresh produce and flowers, mobile eats – you’ll find it all in one central location at the South End Open Market @ Ink Block! 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. Neighborhood: South End. MBTA: Orange Line - Tufts Medical. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Farmer's Market. Food & Dining. Visual Arts. Sunday, October 2, 2016, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. 375 Harrison Ave Boston, MA. For more info visit newenglandopenmarkets.com.

SoWa Open Market

Tourism We are happy to announce that the award-winning SoWa Open Market will be back again at its usual location this Spring & Summer. Open every Sunday (and Saturday starting in June), from 10 am - 4 pm, the SoWa Open Market draws thousands of visitors from across New England, eager to sample the regions' best collection of local artisans, farmers, and specialty vendors. While you're here, don't forget to also explore the 90 artist studios,  60 shops & galleries, and the incredible SoWa Vintage Market located alongside the SoWa Open Market on Thayer Street. As always - There's plenty of parking available. 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. Neighborhood: South End. MBTA: Orange Line - Tufts Medical. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Concerts / Live Music. Farmer's Market. Fashion. Food & Dining. Sunday, October 2, 2016, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. SOWA BOSTON, 530 HARRISON AVE, BOSTON, MA 02118, USA. For more info visit www.sowaboston.com.

Quincy Market History Tour

Tourism Step back in time with us to learn about Quincy Market’s central and ever-evolving role in Boston’s history. Discover how Quincy Market was built over the Boston Harbor, and explore Alexander Parris’s thoughtful architectural design. Delve into the political maneuvering behind the market’s creation, and understand the market’s importance in establishing Boston as an international trading center. This public works project was the largest of its kind at the time. Please meet our guide by Pulse Cafe on South Market Street. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Downtown. MBTA: Green & Orange Line - Haymarket, Blue Line - Aquarium. Type of Event: Historical. Talks & Lectures. Tours. Sunday, October 2, 2016, 11:00 AM. Quincy Market (Faneuil Hall) 141 S Market St Boston, MA 02109. For more info visit www.faneuilhallmarketplace.com.

Family Films

Central Library Oct. 2. When Marnie Was There. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Sunday, October 2, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.