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Public Ice Skating at the Frog Pond

Tourism Winter Hours Mon 10:00AM-3:45PM Tue-Thu 10:00AM-9:00PM Fri-Sat 10:00AM-10:00PM Sun 10:00AM-9:00PM Ticket sales end 30 minutes before closing. Holiday Schedule Christmas Eve: 10:00AM-5:00PM Christmas Day: Closed New Years Eve: 10:00AM-4:00PM New Years Day: 10:00AM-10:00PM Admission Admission price based on skater’s height 58-inches and over: $6.00 Under 58-inches: free Rentals & Services Skates Adult men/women: $12.00 Kids: $6.00 Sizes: 8T all the way up to a men’s 15 MA sales tax included on skate rentals Lockers $3.00 Skate Sharpening $10.00 per pair Bobby the Skating Seal $10.oo/hour Skating aids for children who are learning to skate. Cost: Prices vary based on height. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Beacon Hill. MBTA: Red Line & Green Line - Park Street. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Park Event. Sports. Friday, February 12, 2016. Boston Common Frog Pond Boston Common, MA. For more info visit bostonfrogpond.com.

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, February 12, 2016, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM. Children's Library Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Baby Toddler Play Group

Adams Street Playgroup is the perfect time for young children and their caregivers to play and socialize. Ages 3 and under. Library: Adams. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Games / Gaming. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Friday, February 12, 2016, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public Library 690 Adams Street Dorchester, MA 02122.

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, February 12, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Commonwealth Salon 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, February 12, 2016, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Children's Library Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

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, February 12, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

Short Preschool Films

Lower Mills Enjoy short movies based on popular picture books. Large groups, please register at 617.298.7841. Library: Lower Mills. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Friday, February 12, 2016, 10:00 AM – 10:40 AM. 27 Richmond Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

Baby Story Time

Connolly Babies up to 18 months old and a caregiver are invited to join us for songs, bounces, stories, and play time. Library: Connolly. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Friday, February 12, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Connolly Branch of the Boston Public Library 433 Centre Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

Lap-Sit Story Time

Dudley A story time for 0-2 year olds. Preregistration please. Library: Dudley. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Friday, February 12, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library 65 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119.

ESL Intermediate English Class

East Boston This is an adult ESL Intermediate English Class for people with a basic to more advanced understanding of English. Class size is limited. Registration is required. To register and for more information please call 617.859.2446, or email mmurray@bpl.org. Library: East Boston. Neighborhood: East Boston. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Friday, February 12, 2016, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM. East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 365 Bremen Street East Boston, MA 02128.

Baby/Toddler Music Time

Egleston Square Sing, bounce, read, and play with the children's librarian in this musical story time designed 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, February 12, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Egleston Square Branch of the Boston Public Library 2044 Columbus Avenue Dorchester, MA 02121.

íMúsica, Música!

Faneuil Music and Movement in English and Spanish for young children and families. Library: Faneuil. Neighborhood: Brighton. Type of Event: Concerts / Live Music. Early Literacy. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Families. Friday, February 12, 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.marianairanzi.com.

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, February 12, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Fields Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 1520 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, 02122.

Story Time with Ms. Celia

Mattapan Preschoolers will listen to stories, sing songs, and make crafts. Large groups, please register at 617.298.9218. Library: Mattapan. Neighborhood: Mattapan. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Friday, February 12, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library 1350 Blue Hill Avenue Mattapan, MA 02126.

Preschool Story Time

North End Stories, movement, and fun activities for those ages 2 - 5 accompanied by a caregiver. No registration 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, February 12, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. North End Branch Boston Public Library 25 Parmenter Street Boston, MA 02113.

Baby Lap Sit

Brighton Stories, songs, and lapsit activities for children under 2 years of age with a caregiver. Adult participation is required. Library: Brighton. Neighborhood: Allston. Brighton. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Friday, February 12, 2016, 10:30 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, February 12, 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 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, February 12, 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.

The History of Vintage Valentines

Central Library Learn about the history of valentines and explore beautiful digital archives of vintage Valentine’s Day cards to email or print. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Computers/Technology. Workshops & Classes. Cost: free. Audience: Adults. Friday, February 12, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Central Library in Copley Square Tech Classroom, McKim Building 700 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116.

Sing Along with Steve Blunt

Charlestown Award-winning kids music song writer Steve Blunt leads a sing a long appropriate for toddlers and caregivers. Library: Charlestown. Neighborhood: Charlestown. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Friday, February 12, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library 179 Main Street Charlestown, MA 02129.

Disney On Ice

Tourism Grab your Mickey ears and get ready for the ultimate Disney experience at Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt! Be charmed by a cast of over 50, with Mouse-ter of Ceremonies Mickey Mouse, sweetheart Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and Disney Princesses including Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel, Snow White and Tiana. Relive the magic of Disney's Frozen with Anna, Elsa and the hilarious Olaf as they discover that true love is the greatest magic of all. Sing-along to over 30 unforgettable songs including "Let It Go," "You've Got a Friend in Me," and "Hakuna Matata." Exciting moments from Disney•Pixar's Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Disney's The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and more will leave the whole family with memories to last a lifetime. Show off your moves at the Disney Magic of Healthy Living dance-along pre-show inspired by the Disney Healthy Living commitment as the celebration of the century skates into your hometown! Feb 12, 2016 07:00… Cost: Ticket prices vary. Audience: All Ages. Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Families. Visitors. Neighborhood: West End. MBTA: Green & Orange Line - North Station. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Sports. Friday, February 12, 2016, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM. TD Garden 100 Legends Way Boston, MA 02114. For more info visit www.disneyonice.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. Friday, February 12, 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, February 12, 2016, 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM. West End Branch of the Boston Public Library 151 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114.

Black History Month Film Series

Lower Mills Glory, 1989, R – 122 min   Join us for the story of the first black regiment to fight for the North in the Civil War. Library: Lower Mills. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Friday, February 12, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:05 PM. Lower Mills Branch Boston Public Library 27 Richmond Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

Boston Fair Housing Commission

City Clerk Re: Clemat v. Delacruz: 2015-DBHC-013; HUD #01-15-0321-8; MCAD #15BPR011287: Filed Posting Attached............ http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/SKMBT_42016012701330-6f2a5a.pdf. Phone: 617-635-2500. Contact: Olga Niese. MBTA: State Street Station (Use City Hall Exit). Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Friday, February 12, 2016, 2:00 PM. Boston City Hall Room 966 9th Floor 1 Cambridge Street Boston MA 02108. For more info visit www.boston.gov.

New Flood Insurance Rate Maps Information Session

West End New maps will go into effect March 16, 2016. To prepare for these changes, FEMA, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, and the City of Boston Environment Department will have representatives to provide assistance to people with further questions about the changes, including additional information about flood zones and personal assistance with reading the Flood Maps. Library: West End. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Bay Village. Beacon Hill. Charlestown. Chinatown / Leather District. North End. West End. Type of Event: Community Meeting. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Friday, February 12, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. West End Branch of the Boston Public Library 151 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114.

Baby Story Time

Codman Square This story time consists of fingerplays and songs for children 18 months and younger. It lasts about twenty minutes. Library: Codman Square. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Friday, February 12, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Codman Square Branch of the Boston Public Library 690 Washington Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

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, February 12, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library 1350 Blue Hill Avenue Mattapan, MA 02126.

February Film Series

Uphams Corner Join the Boston Public Library as it celebrates African- American representation and achievement in the film industry. Films shown will be: Akeelah and the Bee (2006), Annie (2015), Something New (2006), and Remember the Titans (2000). Library: Uphams Corner. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Friday, February 12, 2016, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Uphams Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 500 Columbia Rd Dorchester, MA 02121.

Manga Drawing Workshop

Central Library Improve your manga drawing skills with manga artist Freeze-Ex. Bring your sketch pad and your favorite pencils. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Visual Arts. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Friday, February 12, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Teen Central Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Stroll the States

Central Library Learn about the United States through stories and crafts. Ages 8+. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Story Time. Cost: Free. Friday, February 12, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Children's Library Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Valentine's Day Craft

North End Drop in and make a fun and easy craft for your valentine. For ages 3 and up accompanied by a caregiver. Library: North End. Neighborhood: North End. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Holiday Celebration. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Friday, February 12, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. North End Branch Boston Public Library 25 Parmenter Street Boston, MA 02113.

LEGO Club

Roslindale Join us for our Roslindale Branch LEGO Builders Club. Bring your creativity, we’ll provide the LEGOS. The first 10 kids are guaranteed to have enough materials. For children ages four and up. No registration is required. For more information please contact the branch at 617.323.2343. Sponsored by The Friends of The Roslindale Library. Library: Roslindale. Neighborhood: Roslindale. Type of Event: Games / Gaming. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Friday, February 12, 2016, 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM. Roslindale Branch of the Boston Public Library 4246 Washington Street Roslindale, MA 02131.

Public Ice Skating at the Frog Pond

Tourism Winter Hours Mon 10:00AM-3:45PM Tue-Thu 10:00AM-9:00PM Fri-Sat 10:00AM-10:00PM Sun 10:00AM-9:00PM Ticket sales end 30 minutes before closing. Holiday Schedule Christmas Eve: 10:00AM-5:00PM Christmas Day: Closed New Years Eve: 10:00AM-4:00PM New Years Day: 10:00AM-10:00PM Admission Admission price based on skater’s height 58-inches and over: $6.00 Under 58-inches: free Rentals & Services Skates Adult men/women: $12.00 Kids: $6.00 Sizes: 8T all the way up to a men’s 15 MA sales tax included on skate rentals Lockers $3.00 Skate Sharpening $10.00 per pair Bobby the Skating Seal $10.oo/hour Skating aids for children who are learning to skate. Cost: Prices vary based on height. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Beacon Hill. MBTA: Red Line & Green Line - Park Street. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Park Event. Sports. Saturday, February 13, 2016. Boston Common Frog Pond Boston Common, MA. For more info visit bostonfrogpond.com.

Math 101

Central Library Children learn math concepts through stories, worksheets, and games. Ages 4-7. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Cost: Free. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Children’s Library 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, soft blocks, and baby blocks. No registration is required. Library: Hyde Park. Neighborhood: Hyde Park. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Families. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue Hyde Park, MA 02136.

Laptop Class

Mattapan The Mattapan Branch offers computer classes every Saturday at 10 a.m. These classes are basic/ beginner level and are taught by our librarians. Classes are taught on our laptops and include topics as basic computers, internet basics, and Email. For more information please call 617.298.9218. Interested patrons are encouraged to register. Library: Mattapan. Neighborhood: Mattapan. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Saturday, February 13, 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 at 617.427.3820. This program is made possible by a grant from the Mission Hill Fenway Neighborhood Trust, Inc. Please note that there will be no class on May 14. Library: Parker Hill. Neighborhood: Fenway-Kenmore. Mission Hill. Roxbury. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Seniors. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Parker Hill Branch of the Boston Public Library 1497 Tremont Street Roxbury, MA 02120.

Valentines Children's Craft

Roslindale Maria Conte will lead children in a Valentine's Craft. Feel free to drop in. Library: Roslindale. Neighborhood: Roslindale. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Roslindale Branch of the Boston Public Library 4246 Washington Street Roslindale, MA 02131.

Wintertime Book Sale

South Boston Please join the Friends of the South Boston Branch as they present their Wintertime Book Sales, where all types of adult, teen, and juvenile books, audio-books, and CDs will be available for sale at the lowest prices around. There are lots of goodies to choose from--find just the book for you to curl up with on a chilly winter day. Your support is welcome—please note: all proceeds from the Friends’ book sales benefit the South Boston Branch. Library: South Boston. Neighborhood: South Boston. Type of Event: Book Sale. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Visitors. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. South Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 646 East Broadway South Boston, MA 02127.

Bilingual Concert with Mariana Iranzi

East Boston Mariana visits from New York City with a fun and interactive show for children and families. Come prepared to sing, dance, and practice your Spanish to the beat of original and some classic songs everyone will enjoy. Library: East Boston. Neighborhood: East Boston. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Story Time. Cost: Free. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 365 Bremen Street East Boston, MA 02128.

Book Discussion Group

Honan- Allston Join us as we discuss Untied: A Memoir of Family, Fame and Floundering by Meredith Baxter. Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Allston. Type of Event: Book Group. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

2016 Chinese New Year Celebration

West Roxbury Sponsored by the West Roxbury Chinese Culture Society, this holiday program is open to the entire community. Come celebrate with us. Library: West Roxbury. Neighborhood: West Roxbury. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Exhibition. Games / Gaming. Holiday Celebration. Performing Arts. Story Time. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM. West Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library 1961 Centre Street West Roxbury, MA 02132.

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, February 13, 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 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, February 13, 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.

Hugs and Hearts Stories

Central Library Stories about Valentine’s Day and friendship. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Children's Library Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Interactive Drumming Class for Children

Roslindale The Friends of the Roslindale Branch and Roslindale Main Street RoCoCo will sponsor this music and drumming program with Groovy Baby Music. Library: Roslindale. Neighborhood: Roslindale. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Saturday, February 13, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Roslindale Branch of the Boston Public Library 4246 Washington Street Roslindale, MA 02131.

Disney On Ice

Tourism Grab your Mickey ears and get ready for the ultimate Disney experience at Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt! Be charmed by a cast of over 50, with Mouse-ter of Ceremonies Mickey Mouse, sweetheart Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and Disney Princesses including Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel, Snow White and Tiana. Relive the magic of Disney's Frozen with Anna, Elsa and the hilarious Olaf as they discover that true love is the greatest magic of all. Sing-along to over 30 unforgettable songs including "Let It Go," "You've Got a Friend in Me," and "Hakuna Matata." Exciting moments from Disney•Pixar's Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Disney's The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and more will leave the whole family with memories to last a lifetime. Show off your moves at the Disney Magic of Healthy Living dance-along pre-show inspired by the Disney Healthy Living commitment as the celebration of the century skates into your hometown! Feb 12, 2016 07:00… Cost: Ticket prices vary. Audience: All Ages. Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Families. Visitors. Neighborhood: West End. MBTA: Green & Orange Line - North Station. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Sports. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM. TD Garden 100 Legends Way Boston, MA 02114. For more info visit www.disneyonice.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. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 11:00 AM. Quincy Market (Faneuil Hall) 141 S Market St Boston, MA 02109. For more info visit www.faneuilhallmarketplace.com.

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, February 13, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:45 PM. Connolly Branch of the Boston Public Library 433 Centre Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

Screening of Sweet Georgia Brown: Impact, Courage, Sacrifice, & Will In Honor of Black History Month and Women’s History Month

Dudley The Friends of the Dudley Branch Library and the League of Women for Community Service invite you to a showing of “Sweet Georgia Brown” iIn Honor of Black History Month and Women’s History Month on Saturday, February 13, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. This documentary illustrates the lives of African-American Women in the military during World War II. *Following the 90 minute film, a panel of women veterans will share their stories. Refreshments will be served. Library: Dudley. Type of Event: Film. Talks & Lectures. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Visitors. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Dudley Branch of The Boston Public Library 65 Warren Street Roxbury MA 02119.

Cupcake Decorating

Lower Mills Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Lower Mills Branch. Families are invited to decorate delicious cupcakes just in time for Valentine’s Day. Light refreshment and treats will be served. Please register in advance at 617.298.7841. Library: Lower Mills. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Holiday Celebration. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Families. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:10 PM. Lower Mills Branch Boston Public Library 27 Richmond Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

Kids Chess and Checkers

Hyde Park Children are welcome to come and learn to play chess or checkers with Charlie Cleary. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library. Library: Hyde Park. Neighborhood: Hyde Park. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Saturday, February 13, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue 02136.

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, February 13, 2016, 2:00 PM. Quincy Market (Faneuil Hall) 141 S Market St Boston, MA 02109. For more info visit www.faneuilhallmarketplace.com.

Cozy Crafts

Central Library Come in from the cold and try out fun fiber arts like knitting, needlepoint and sewing. Ages 5+. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Story Time. Cost: Free. Saturday, February 13, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Children's Library Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Public Ice Skating at the Frog Pond

Tourism Winter Hours Mon 10:00AM-3:45PM Tue-Thu 10:00AM-9:00PM Fri-Sat 10:00AM-10:00PM Sun 10:00AM-9:00PM Ticket sales end 30 minutes before closing. Holiday Schedule Christmas Eve: 10:00AM-5:00PM Christmas Day: Closed New Years Eve: 10:00AM-4:00PM New Years Day: 10:00AM-10:00PM Admission Admission price based on skater’s height 58-inches and over: $6.00 Under 58-inches: free Rentals & Services Skates Adult men/women: $12.00 Kids: $6.00 Sizes: 8T all the way up to a men’s 15 MA sales tax included on skate rentals Lockers $3.00 Skate Sharpening $10.00 per pair Bobby the Skating Seal $10.oo/hour Skating aids for children who are learning to skate. Cost: Prices vary based on height. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Beacon Hill. MBTA: Red Line & Green Line - Park Street. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Park Event. Sports. Sunday, February 14, 2016. Boston Common Frog Pond Boston Common, MA. For more info visit bostonfrogpond.com.

Chinese New Year Parade

Tourism Chinese New Year officially starts on February 8 to welcome the Year of the Red Monkey. One of the most popular Chinese New Year activities in Boston is the huge Chinese New Year Parade in Chinatown featuring Lion Dances, drums, and firecrackers - truly an awesome event! Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Families. Visitors. Neighborhood: Chinatown / Leather District. MBTA: Orange Line - Chinatown. Type of Event: Feasts & Festivals. Holiday Celebration. Parade. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Chinatown Beach St Boston, MA 02122. For more info visit www.bostonusa.com.

Disney On Ice

Tourism Grab your Mickey ears and get ready for the ultimate Disney experience at Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt! Be charmed by a cast of over 50, with Mouse-ter of Ceremonies Mickey Mouse, sweetheart Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and Disney Princesses including Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel, Snow White and Tiana. Relive the magic of Disney's Frozen with Anna, Elsa and the hilarious Olaf as they discover that true love is the greatest magic of all. Sing-along to over 30 unforgettable songs including "Let It Go," "You've Got a Friend in Me," and "Hakuna Matata." Exciting moments from Disney•Pixar's Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Disney's The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and more will leave the whole family with memories to last a lifetime. Show off your moves at the Disney Magic of Healthy Living dance-along pre-show inspired by the Disney Healthy Living commitment as the celebration of the century skates into your hometown! Feb 12, 2016 07:00… Cost: Ticket prices vary. Audience: All Ages. Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Families. Visitors. Neighborhood: West End. MBTA: Green & Orange Line - North Station. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Sports. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM. TD Garden 100 Legends Way Boston, MA 02114. For more info visit www.disneyonice.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, February 14, 2016, 11:00 AM. Quincy Market (Faneuil Hall) 141 S Market St Boston, MA 02109. For more info visit www.faneuilhallmarketplace.com.

Family Film

Central Library Family-friendly feature films for all ages.  Feb. 7- Minions Feb 14. Captain Jake Never Land Pirates: The Great Never Sea Conquest. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Sunday, February 14, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Children's Library Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Presidents' Day (City Holiday)

Holidays City offices closed. Sunday parking rules in effect; see link below for more information. Boston Public Libraries closed. BCYF Community Centers are closed. Monday, February 15, 2016. For more info visit www.cityofboston.gov.

Public Ice Skating at the Frog Pond

Tourism Winter Hours Mon 10:00AM-3:45PM Tue-Thu 10:00AM-9:00PM Fri-Sat 10:00AM-10:00PM Sun 10:00AM-9:00PM Ticket sales end 30 minutes before closing. Holiday Schedule Christmas Eve: 10:00AM-5:00PM Christmas Day: Closed New Years Eve: 10:00AM-4:00PM New Years Day: 10:00AM-10:00PM Admission Admission price based on skater’s height 58-inches and over: $6.00 Under 58-inches: free Rentals & Services Skates Adult men/women: $12.00 Kids: $6.00 Sizes: 8T all the way up to a men’s 15 MA sales tax included on skate rentals Lockers $3.00 Skate Sharpening $10.00 per pair Bobby the Skating Seal $10.oo/hour Skating aids for children who are learning to skate. Cost: Prices vary based on height. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Beacon Hill. MBTA: Red Line & Green Line - Park Street. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Park Event. Sports. Monday, February 15, 2016. Boston Common Frog Pond Boston Common, MA. For more info visit bostonfrogpond.com.

Disney On Ice

Tourism Grab your Mickey ears and get ready for the ultimate Disney experience at Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt! Be charmed by a cast of over 50, with Mouse-ter of Ceremonies Mickey Mouse, sweetheart Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and Disney Princesses including Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel, Snow White and Tiana. Relive the magic of Disney's Frozen with Anna, Elsa and the hilarious Olaf as they discover that true love is the greatest magic of all. Sing-along to over 30 unforgettable songs including "Let It Go," "You've Got a Friend in Me," and "Hakuna Matata." Exciting moments from Disney•Pixar's Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Disney's The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and more will leave the whole family with memories to last a lifetime. Show off your moves at the Disney Magic of Healthy Living dance-along pre-show inspired by the Disney Healthy Living commitment as the celebration of the century skates into your hometown! Feb 12, 2016 07:00… Cost: Ticket prices vary. Audience: All Ages. Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Families. Visitors. Neighborhood: West End. MBTA: Green & Orange Line - North Station. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Sports. Monday, February 15, 2016, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM. TD Garden 100 Legends Way Boston, MA 02114. For more info visit www.disneyonice.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. Monday, February 15, 2016, 11:00 AM. Quincy Market (Faneuil Hall) 141 S Market St Boston, MA 02109. For more info visit www.faneuilhallmarketplace.com.

PREZOODENTIAL ELECTION WEEK

Tourism The 2016 election is right around the corner, and we're not just talking about November! In honor of Presidents' Day and the 2016 Presidential election, Franklin Park Zoo will be hosting its own Zoo animal election for "President" of the Zoo. Throughout the week, families can learn about each of the candidates' platforms, cast a vote for their favorite, and discover what sets each animal candidate apart from the others! Voting will take place throughout the week in the Tropical Forest, where children will have the opportunity to make campaign signs for their favorite candidate. The winner will be announced on Saturday, February 20 and an inauguration party will follow in the Tropical Forest. Voting, crafts and education station: February 15 - 19, 2016 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Presidential Inauguration Party at the Tropical Forest: February 20, 2016, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Phone: 6176354137. Cost: Zoo admission. Audience: All Ages. Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Families. Visitors. Neighborhood: Dorchester. MBTA: Orange Line - Stony Brook. Type of Event: Animal / Pet Event. Arts & Crafts. Attractions & Museums. Park Event. Monday, February 15, 2016, 6:00 PM. Franklin Park Zoo Boston, MA. For more info visit www.zoonewengland.org.

Public Ice Skating at the Frog Pond

Tourism Winter Hours Mon 10:00AM-3:45PM Tue-Thu 10:00AM-9:00PM Fri-Sat 10:00AM-10:00PM Sun 10:00AM-9:00PM Ticket sales end 30 minutes before closing. Holiday Schedule Christmas Eve: 10:00AM-5:00PM Christmas Day: Closed New Years Eve: 10:00AM-4:00PM New Years Day: 10:00AM-10:00PM Admission Admission price based on skater’s height 58-inches and over: $6.00 Under 58-inches: free Rentals & Services Skates Adult men/women: $12.00 Kids: $6.00 Sizes: 8T all the way up to a men’s 15 MA sales tax included on skate rentals Lockers $3.00 Skate Sharpening $10.00 per pair Bobby the Skating Seal $10.oo/hour Skating aids for children who are learning to skate. Cost: Prices vary based on height. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Beacon Hill. MBTA: Red Line & Green Line - Park Street. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Park Event. Sports. Tuesday, February 16, 2016. Boston Common Frog Pond Boston Common, MA. For more info visit bostonfrogpond.com.

Boston Fair Housing Commission

City Clerk Re: Stokel v. Linder: Filed Posting Attached..................... http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/SKMBT_42016020800120-6bd0ca.pdf. Phone: 617-635-2500. Contact: Olga Niese. MBTA: State Street Station (Use City Hall Exit). Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 10:00 AM. Boston City Hall Room 966 9th Floor 1 Cambridge Street Boston MA 02108.

Boston Licensing Board - Violations

City Clerk Re: Licensed Premise Violations: Filed Posting Attached............... http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/SKMBT_42016020923210-c0641e.pdf. Phone: 617-635-4170. Contact: Mary Carroll. MBTA: State Street Station (Use City Hall Exit). Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Boston City Hall Room 809A 8th Floor 1 Cambridge Street Boston MA 02108.

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

City Clerk Re: Intel & Info Sharing Sub-Committee: Filed Posting Attached............... http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/SKMBT_42016020820470-9a76ad.pdf. Phone: 617-635-1400. Contact: Andrew Murphy. MBTA: Ruggles Station (orangeline). Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Boston Police Department Regional Intelligence Center 1 Schroeder Plaza Boston MA 02120.

Children's Winter Festival

Tourism Race down Snowzilla (3 story inflatable toboggan slide), photos in SnowGlobe Live! a 15 foot tall snowglobe, FREE Ice skating on the Frog Pond, and other outdoor activities and giveaways! Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Families. Visitors. Neighborhood: Downtown. MBTA: Green & Red Line - Park Street. Type of Event: Feasts & Festivals. Park Event. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Boston Common 38 Beacon St Boston, MA 02136.

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, February 16, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Children’s Library Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Bilingual Story Time/Hora del Cuento Bilingüe

Connolly Join us for stories and songs in English and Spanish. Create your own story-inspired craft. For children ages 2-4 with an adult. Acompáñanos para cuentos y canciones en inglés y español. Crea una manualidad inspirada en un cuento. Para niños/as de 2-4, con un adulto. Library: Connolly. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Tuesday, February 16, 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, February 16, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library 65 Warren Street Roxbury MA.

Reading Readiness

East Boston A weekly story time with stories, songs, and rhymes built around important concepts that build on early literacy. Library: East Boston. Neighborhood: East Boston. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Tuesday, February 16, 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. Meet new characters, visit new places, and go on new adventures every week. Siblings and groups are welcome. Large groups should call ahead. For children ages 3-5, accompanied by a caregiver. Library: Egleston Square. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Roxbury. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Egleston Square Branch of the Boston Public Library 2044 Columbus Avenue Roxbury, MA 02119.

Preschool Story Time

Honan- Allston Children (ages 0-5) and their caregivers enjoy stories, songs, movement, and more at this weekly story time. Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Allston. Brighton. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

Book Discussion Group

Hyde Park Monthly meeting of the book discussion group. This month's selection is Boston Boy by Nat Hentoff. Copies of the book are available at the branch. New members are welcome to join the group. Library: Hyde Park. Neighborhood: Hyde Park. Type of Event: Book Group. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue Hyde Park, MA 02136.

Preschool Story Time

Hyde Park Join us for stories and a paper craft. Appropriate for ages 2-5. No registration is required. Free and open to the public. February 9 & 10 - Lots of Hugs February 16 & 17 - Snowmen February 23 & 24 - Let’s Brush. Library: Hyde Park. Neighborhood: Hyde Park. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue Hyde Park, MA 02136.

Story Time and Crafts

Lower Mills Preschoolers will listen to stories, sing songs, and make crafts with Ms. Angela. Large groups, please register at 617.298.7841. Library: Lower Mills. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library 27 Richmond Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

Family Story Time

Parker Hill Ages 1-5 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, February 16, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Parker Hill Branch Boston Public Library 1497 Tremont Street Roxbury 02120.

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: Downtown. West End. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Performing Arts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Tuesday, February 16, 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 for stories, rhymes, 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. Cost: Free. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public Library 690 Adams Street Dorchester, MA 02122.

Lap Sit Time

Charlestown A story, rhyme, and bounce time for children 0-18 months and their adult partners. Library: Charlestown. Neighborhood: Charlestown. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library 179 Main Street Charlestown, MA 02129.

Travel Tuesday: Maps and Globes

Central Library Join us for a special Travel Tuesday over February break. Make your own map and globe using both modern and historic maps as models, and test your geography knowledge with our giant map trivia game. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116. For more info visit maps.bpl.org.

Bilingual Concert with Mariana Iranzi

South Boston Mariana visits from New York City with a fun and interactive show for children and families. Come prepared to sing, dance, and practice your Spanish to the beat of original and some classic songs everyone will enjoy. Library: South Boston. Neighborhood: South Boston. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Story Time. Cost: Free. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. South Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 646 East Broadway South Boston, MA 02127.

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, February 16, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Codman Square Branch of the Boston Public Library 690 Washington Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

Disney On Ice

Tourism Grab your Mickey ears and get ready for the ultimate Disney experience at Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt! Be charmed by a cast of over 50, with Mouse-ter of Ceremonies Mickey Mouse, sweetheart Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and Disney Princesses including Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel, Snow White and Tiana. Relive the magic of Disney's Frozen with Anna, Elsa and the hilarious Olaf as they discover that true love is the greatest magic of all. Sing-along to over 30 unforgettable songs including "Let It Go," "You've Got a Friend in Me," and "Hakuna Matata." Exciting moments from Disney•Pixar's Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Disney's The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and more will leave the whole family with memories to last a lifetime. Show off your moves at the Disney Magic of Healthy Living dance-along pre-show inspired by the Disney Healthy Living commitment as the celebration of the century skates into your hometown! Feb 12, 2016 07:00… Cost: Ticket prices vary. Audience: All Ages. Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Families. Visitors. Neighborhood: West End. MBTA: Green & Orange Line - North Station. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Sports. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM. TD Garden 100 Legends Way Boston, MA 02114. For more info visit www.disneyonice.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. Tuesday, February 16, 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. Ages 1-5, accompanied by an adult. Groups, please register in advance. Library: East Boston. Neighborhood: East Boston. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM. East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 365 Bremen Street East Boston, MA 02128.

BPL Yoga: Intelligence for Body, Mind, & Soul

Central Library For the first time ever, the Central Library in Copley Square along with yoga teacher and scholar Chanelle John invites you to experience an invigorating yoga class in its iconic space. Join us each Tuesday from 12 p.m. -1 p.m. for an all-levels class to unplug and recharge body, mind, and spirit. Surrounded by books, history, and the library’s peaceful hush, this one-of-a-kind yoga experience is the smartest way to spend your lunch hour. (Please bring your own mat). Chanelle is a yoga instructor, race scholar, and wellness educator based in her home city, Boston, MA. Helping bridge yoga’s diversity divide is one of Chanelle’s greatest passions. She can be found teaching yoga at library branches, community centers, and nonprofits throughout Greater Boston. In addition to teaching community classes, Chanelle speaks professionally on the topics of yoga, diversity, and racial health disparities. She brings this expertise to her role on the Leadership Team of the Yoga and Body Image Coalition and as Co-Foun… Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: free. Audience: All Ages. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Guastavino Room Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

BPL Yoga: Intelligence for Body, Mind, & Soul

Tourism For the first time ever, the Central Library in Copley Square along with internationally recognized yoga teacher and author Rebecca Pacheco invites you to experience an invigorating yoga class in its iconic space. Join us each Tuesday from 12pm -1pm for an all-levels class to unplug and recharge body, mind, and spirit. Surrounded by books, history, and the library’s peaceful hush, this one-of-a-kind yoga experience is the smartest way to spend your lunch hour. (Please bring your own mat). Rebecca Pacheco is an acclaimed yoga teacher, author, and entrepreneur. Her first book Do Your Om Thing: Bending Yoga Tradition to Fit Your Modern Life was published by HarperCollins in March 2015. Her award-winning blog, OmGal.com, was one of the first yoga blogs on the Internet and remains one of the most popular. Named “Best Yoga Instructor” by Boston magazine in 2015, Rebecca is the resident yoga expert for Runner’s World magazine. In addition to teaching internationally, Rebecca has had the honor of leading the fi… Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Back Bay. MBTA: Green Line - Copley Square. Type of Event: Attractions & Museums. Health / Fitness. Workshops & Classes. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. The Abbey Room in the McKim Building of Central Branch 700 Boylston St Boston, MA 02116. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Cultura de los Paises Hispanos

Roslindale Maria Conte will give an introduction to Hispanic major tourist attractions with emphasis on culture, ruins, art, food, dances, architecture, monuments, history, festivals, landscapes, and more. Each session will include a film of a Spanish-speaking country and a taste of authentic Hispanic food. Interested participants will have a chance to share their experiences and thoughts and to learn some Spanish words. Please register at the circulation desk. Library: Roslindale. Neighborhood: Roslindale. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Roslindale Branch of the Boston Public Library 4246 Washington Street Roslindale, MA 02131.

Fonda February

South Boston Actor Henry Fonda stars in four films. February 2: The Wrong Man Co-starring Vera Miles and Anthony Quayle (1956/B&W/105 min.) February 9: 12 Angry Men Co-starring Lee J. Cobb and Jack Klugman (1957/B&W/96 min.) February 16: Advise and Consent Co-starring Charles Laughton and Gene Tierney (1962/B&W/138 min.) February 23: Madigan Co-starring Richard Widmark and Inger Stevens (1968/color/122 min.). Library: South Boston. Neighborhood: South Boston. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM. South Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 646 East Broadway South Boston, MA 02127.

Yoga Flow with Seta

Charlestown Yoga Flow is a continuous and gentle sucession of traditional yoga postures with emphasis on breath and alignment work. Wear comfortable clothes and bring your own mat if you have one. All levels are welcome. Classes are led by Seta K. Wehbe, a certified yoga instructor. There will no class on February 16. Library: Charlestown. Neighborhood: Charlestown. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM. Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library 179 Main Street Charlestown, MA 02129.

Presidential Peeps

Central Library Make a fun diorama with peeps and dress them up like the presidents. Ages 5+. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Children's Library Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Family Quilt Craft Class

Dudley Learn about African American quilting and start your own quilt craft. Library: Dudley. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Families. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 2:00 PM. Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library 65 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119.

Sheep to Shawl with Historic New England

Egleston Square How do we get from sheep to a warm wool sweater? Learn how clothing and other textiles were produced in Colonial times. Children read a story with a Historic New England educator, examine and card raw wool and learn how it is spun into yarn, and make a cotton ball sheep. For children ages 4-7. Library: Egleston Square. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Roxbury. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Egleston Square Branch of the Boston Public Library 2044 Columbus Avenue Roxbury, MA 02119.

Wind Chime Craft

Faneuil Make your own wind chime. Library: Faneuil. Neighborhood: Brighton. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 2:00 PM – 2:40 PM. Faneuil Branch of the Boston Public Library 419 Faneuil Street Brighton, MA 02135. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

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, February 16, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

Paper Plate Samburu Necklace Drop-in Craft

Lower Mills Kids make a colorful necklace out of a paper plate. Crafts are appropriate for children ages 6 and older. Large groups, please register at 617.298.7841. Library: Lower Mills. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Families. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:10 PM. Lower Mills Branch Boston Public Library 27 Richmond Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

Mad Science Presents Dry Ice Capades

Adams Street This Mad Science® of Greater Boston workshop takes an exciting look at the world of dry ice through a series of interactive and fun experiments. Children will learn about the three states of matter and a lesser known phenomenon called “sublimation,” whereby a solid turns directly into a gas. Dry Ice—the star of the show—will be used in a series of tests, under the guidance of the instructor, from blowing up a balloon without air to seeing a coin “shiver." They’ll learn the secrets behind the bubbling potions found in Mad Science’s laboratories while answering the question, “What do you think this weird ice cube can do?” Kids will be amazed by this “cool” class and will take a thermocolor changing cup home for the experiments to continue. Library: Adams. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public Library 690 Adams Street Dorchester, MA 02122.

Teen Video Gaming Club

Hyde Park Games for Xbox 360, PS3, Wii and PC. Library: Hyde Park. Neighborhood: Hyde Park. Type of Event: Computers/Technology. Games / Gaming. Performing Arts. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM. Menino Hall Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue Hyde Park, MA 02136.

Bilingual Concert with Mariana Iranzi

Uphams Corner Mariana visits from New York City with a fun and interactive show for children and families. Come prepared to sing, dance, and practice your Spanish to the beat of original and some classic songs everyone will enjoy. Library: Uphams Corner. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Story Time. Cost: Free. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Uphams Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 500 Columbia Rd. Dorchester, MA 02125.

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, February 16, 2016, 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM. West End Branch of the Boston Public Library 151 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114.

Rosalita's Puppets

East Boston Adventure under the sea with a delightful marionette show bringing you pirates, a mermaid, and all kinds of sea creatures. Recommended for ages 4 and up. Library: East Boston. Neighborhood: East Boston. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Cost: Free. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 365 Bremen Street East Boston, MA 02128.

Kids Chess and Checkers

Hyde Park Children are welcome to come and learn to play chess or checkers with Charlie Cleary. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library. Library: Hyde Park. Neighborhood: Hyde Park. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue Hyde Park, MA 02136.

Sheep to Shawl

Brighton Join Historic New England staff to learn how clothing and other textiles were produced in colonial times. Examine and card raw wool and learn how it is spun into yarn, then get creative and weave a project on a loom to take home. Preregistration is requested but not required. For children ages 5-12. Library: Brighton. Neighborhood: Allston. Brighton. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Brighton Branch of the Boston Public Library 40 Academy Hill Road Brighton, MA 02135. For more info visit www.historicnewengland.org.

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. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Children's Library Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Homework Help

Roslindale Boston Public Library locations offer free after-school homework help and mentorship provided by high-achieving high school students. Open to students in grades K-8. No registration required. Homework Help is not available on BPS holidays, early-release days, or long weekends. Library: Roslindale. Neighborhood: Roslindale. Type of Event: Homework Help. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM. Roslindale Branch Boston Public Library 4246 Washington Street Roslindale MA 02131.

Drop-in Knitting

West Roxbury Library: West Roxbury. Neighborhood: West Roxbury. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Anime Club

Dudley Join your friends for an episode or two of Kamigami no Asobi in the Dudley Branch Auditorium. Ages 12-18. Library: Dudley. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Auditorium Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library 65 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119.

ESOL Conversation Group

Honan- Allston Join us for an ESOL group on Tuesday afternoon. Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Allston. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

Concert with Judy Pancoast

Codman Square Grammy nominee Judy Pancoast helps children shake off their wintertime cabin fever with songs to get them up and dancing! We'll "think summer" with seaside songs, go a little crazy with koo-koo songs, and just have a fun musical time together. Library: Codman Square. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Story Time. Cost: Free. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Codman Square Branch of the Boston Public Library 690 Washington Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

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: Computers/Technology. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Children's Library Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Art and Architecture Tour

Central Library The Boston Public Library offers free tours highlighting the architecture of Charles Follen McKim and Philip Johnson, as well as the many works of famed sculptors and painters. The tours last about an hour. They are led by volunteers and begin at the Dartmouth Street entrance of the Central Library in Copley Square. No appointment is necessary. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Tours. Cost: free. Audience: Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Tuesday, February 16, 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.

Instagram Basics

Central Library Instagram is a fun, social networking app made for sharing photos and videos from a smartphone. Learn how to set up an account, take photos, add optional filters, and connect with friends, family, and the world through photos. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Computers/Technology. Workshops & Classes. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Central Library in Copley Square Tech Classroom, McKim Building 700 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116.

ESL Conversation Group with Miss Cannon

Mattapan 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. Library: Mattapan. Neighborhood: Mattapan. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library 1350 Blue Hill Avenue Mattapan, MA 02126.

ANIMAL MYTHBUSTERS PROGRAM

Tourism Why does a chameleon change color? Is a goldfish's memory really that short? Sign-up for the Animal Mythbusters program at Franklin Park Zoo and get to the bottom of some animal myths and mysteries! Geared toward children ages 6 to 11, participants will learn all about some of the animal kingdom's more mysterious adaptations. The four-day program will include a variety of fun activities including animal encounters, arts and crafts, behind-the-scenes tours and games! Pre-registration is required. Phone: 617-375-9700. Contact: Erin Devito. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Families. Visitors. Neighborhood: Dorchester. MBTA: Orange Line - Stony Brook. Type of Event: Animal / Pet Event. Attractions & Museums. Environmental Events. Nature. Park Event. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 6:00 PM. Franklin Park Zoo 1 Franklin Park Rd Boston, MA 02121. For more info visit www.zoonewengland.org.

College Night @ Boston Common Frog Pond Skating Rink

Tourism Every Tuesday evening, 6pm-9pm, during public ice skating sessions mid-November to mid-March. Show your current college ID and get a half-price admission to ice skate at Frog Pond! Bring your skates or rent a pair at Frog Pond. Have fun on the ice, work out your exam frustrations, and enjoy the greatest city in the world. Cost: Half Price Admission. Audience: College Students. Neighborhood: Downtown. MBTA: Red Line & Green Line - Park Street. Type of Event: Park Event. Sports. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Boston Common Frog Pond Boston Common, MA. For more info visit bostonfrogpond.com.

PREZOODENTIAL ELECTION WEEK

Tourism The 2016 election is right around the corner, and we're not just talking about November! In honor of Presidents' Day and the 2016 Presidential election, Franklin Park Zoo will be hosting its own Zoo animal election for "President" of the Zoo. Throughout the week, families can learn about each of the candidates' platforms, cast a vote for their favorite, and discover what sets each animal candidate apart from the others! Voting will take place throughout the week in the Tropical Forest, where children will have the opportunity to make campaign signs for their favorite candidate. The winner will be announced on Saturday, February 20 and an inauguration party will follow in the Tropical Forest. Voting, crafts and education station: February 15 - 19, 2016 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Presidential Inauguration Party at the Tropical Forest: February 20, 2016, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Phone: 6176354137. Cost: Zoo admission. Audience: All Ages. Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Families. Visitors. Neighborhood: Dorchester. MBTA: Orange Line - Stony Brook. Type of Event: Animal / Pet Event. Arts & Crafts. Attractions & Museums. Park Event. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 6:00 PM. Franklin Park Zoo Boston, MA. For more info visit www.zoonewengland.org.

Break Into Tech: Join General Assembly for an Ask Us Anything-

Central Library Learn how you can make a successful transition to tech, presented by Leon Noel, Co-Founder & CEO, SocialSci. Please visit ga.co/1OvcsE4 to register. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Commonwealth Salon Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Music Through the Decades with David Polansky

Faneuil Music Through the Decades showcases the pop music that reflected what was happening in America from 1895 through 1960. (e.g. The Automobile, WWI, Dixieland, The Great Depression, WWII, and more.) David Polansky is an accomplished trumpet player in constant demand throughout the New England area. Over the years he has worked with Arthur Fiedler, Sandler and Young, Phyllis Diller, Henny Youngman, Ray Bolger, and others. Library: Faneuil. Neighborhood: Brighton. Type of Event: Concerts / Live Music. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. Seniors. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Faneuil Branch of the Boston Public Library 419 Faneuil Street Brighton, MA 02135. For more info visit davidpolansky.com.

Hatha Yoga

Fields Corner Join us in the Community Room for free sessions of yoga. Beginners are welcome. For more information, please contact Alicia Zipp at 617.282.6722. Library: Fields Corner. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM. Fields Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 1520 Dorchester Avenue Dorchester, MA 02122.

Homebuying 101

Boston Home Center An 8-hour course that prepares first-time homebuyers for homeownership. Topics Covered: Preparing for the mortgage process First time homebuyer mortgages How to find a home The legal aspects of buying a home How to work with professionals during the homebuying process Register at www.bostonhomeclass.com Pre-registration and payment required before class. This class runs for four consecutive Tuesdays. Phone: 617-635-4663. Contact: The Boston Home Center. Cost: $25 for Boston Residents, $40 non Boston Residents. Audience: Adults. Neighborhood: Roslindale. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Thomas M. Menino Community Center 125 Brookway Rd Boston, MA 02131. For more info visit dnd.cityofboston.gov.

Public Ice Skating at the Frog Pond

Tourism Winter Hours Mon 10:00AM-3:45PM Tue-Thu 10:00AM-9:00PM Fri-Sat 10:00AM-10:00PM Sun 10:00AM-9:00PM Ticket sales end 30 minutes before closing. Holiday Schedule Christmas Eve: 10:00AM-5:00PM Christmas Day: Closed New Years Eve: 10:00AM-4:00PM New Years Day: 10:00AM-10:00PM Admission Admission price based on skater’s height 58-inches and over: $6.00 Under 58-inches: free Rentals & Services Skates Adult men/women: $12.00 Kids: $6.00 Sizes: 8T all the way up to a men’s 15 MA sales tax included on skate rentals Lockers $3.00 Skate Sharpening $10.00 per pair Bobby the Skating Seal $10.oo/hour Skating aids for children who are learning to skate. Cost: Prices vary based on height. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Beacon Hill. MBTA: Red Line & Green Line - Park Street. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Park Event. Sports. Wednesday, February 17, 2016. Boston Common Frog Pond Boston Common, MA. For more info visit bostonfrogpond.com.

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

City Clerk The subject of this hearing is: Docket #0156 Message and Ordinance amending CBC, Ordinance Chapters 5-5.2, 5-5.3, 5-10.1 and 5-10.2; Residency..................... Filed Posting Attached................... http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/SKMBT_42016020719010-6747d2.pdf. Phone: 617-635-1185. Contact: Christine O'Donnell. MBTA: State Street Station (Use City Hall Exit). Type of Event: Public Meeting / Hearing. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 10:00 AM. Boston City Hall Iannella Chambers 5th Floor 1 Cambridge Street Boston MA 02108. For more info visit www.cityofboston.gov.

Boston Licensing Board - Petitions

City Clerk Re: Petitions for changes of holder's of a C.V. 7-Day All Alcoholic Beverage Licenses / Common Victualler Permits, Etc.... Filed Posting Attached............. http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/SKMBT_42016020802160-7199a3.pdf. Phone: 617-635-4170. Contact: Jasmin Winn. MBTA: State Street Station (Use City Hall Exit). Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 10:00 AM. Boston City Hall Room 809A 8th Floor 1 Cambridge Street Boston MA 02108.

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

City Clerk Re: Communication Interoperability Sub-Committee: Filed Posting Attached.............. http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/SKMBT_42016020921440-811298.pdf. Phone: 617-635-1400. Contact: Eamon Miller. Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 10:00 AM. Massport Troop F Headquarters 2 Service Road East Boston MA 02128.

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. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM. Children's Library Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

iPad Basics

Central Library We will cover turning the iPad on, going online, creating an Apple ID, downloading, opening and closing apps. Feel free to bring your own iPad. Some iPads will be available for patrons to practice on during class. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Computers/Technology. Workshops & Classes. Cost: free. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Central Library in Copley Square Tech Classroom, McKim Building 700 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116.

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, February 17, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Connolly Branch of the Boston Public Library 433 Centre Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

Concert with Judy Pancoast

Dudley Grammy nominee Judy Pancoast helps children shake off their wintertime cabin fever with songs to get them up and dancing! We'll "think summer" with seaside songs, go a little crazy with koo-koo songs, and just have a fun musical time together. Library: Dudley. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Story Time. Cost: Free. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library 65 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119.

Morning Music with Judy

Dudley A fun filled musical morning with music by Judy Pancoast. Library: Dudley. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Concerts / Live Music. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library 65 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119.

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, February 17, 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. Wednesday, February 17, 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 Join us for songs, finger plays, and action rhymes in English and Spanish for young children. Library: Faneuil. Neighborhood: Brighton. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, February 17, 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: Film. Cost: free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Fields Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 1520 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, 02122.

Preschool Story Time

Hyde Park Join us for stories and a paper craft. Appropriate for ages 2-5. No registration is required. Free and open to the public. February 9 & 10 - Lots of Hugs February 16 & 17 - Snowmen February 23 & 24 - Let’s Brush. Library: Hyde Park. Neighborhood: Hyde Park. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue Hyde Park, MA 02136.

Jeannie Mack's Winter Song Fest

Lower Mills Calling all 2 – 6 year-olds. Have fun celebrating winter with Jeannie Mack. Come sing and act out songs about making snowmen, twirling around like snowflakes, sledding down hills, and drinking hot chocolate - to mention just a few. Clap along, dance, and enjoy hand play and finger play games with Jeannie – all to do with the magic of winter. Library: Lower Mills. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Concerts / Live Music. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Families. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library 27 Richmond Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

ESL Intermediate English Class

Mattapan This is an adult ESL Intermediate English Class for people with a basic to more advanced understanding of English. Class size is limited. Registration is required. To register and for more information please call 617-859-2446, or email mmurray@bpl.org. Library: Mattapan. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Mattapan. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM. 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, February 17, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library 1350 Blue Hill Avenue Mattapan, MA 02126.

Music and Movement

South Boston Musician and educator Sarah Gardner joins us for a fun and brain-stimulating session of sing a long songs. Babies and toddlers make music with cookie tubs, wooden spoons, and much more. Library: South Boston. Neighborhood: South Boston. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:10 AM. South Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 646 East Broadway South Boston, MA 02127.

Preschool Story Time

South End Songs, stories - fiction and nonfiction, and a craft on seasonal themes and more for preschoolers and caregivers together. During March - April story times, we focus on reading readiness. The third Wednesday of every month we have a bilingual, English/Spanish, story time with the Pine Village Bilingual Preschool. Library: South End. Neighborhood: South End. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, February 17, 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, February 17, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. West End Branch of the Boston Public Library 151 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114.

The Wednesday Morning Book Discussion Group

West Roxbury February Read: Ruby by Cynthia Bond The Wednesday Morning Book Discussion Group meets the third Wednesday of the month from September to May, unless otherwise posted. Meetings take place in the Lecture Hall and begin at 10:30 a.m. New members are always welcome. Books and author/review materials are provided for each member. Coffee/tea/water & delicious refreshments are served courtesy of The Friends of the West Roxbury Branch Library. Join our membership list for up-to-date information via e-mail or surface mail. Library: West Roxbury. Neighborhood: West Roxbury. Type of Event: Book Group. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. West Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library Lecture Hall 1961 Centre Street West Roxbury, MA 02132.

Reading Readiness with Little Groove

Brighton Music teachers from Little Groove join us for Reading Readiness, a series of story times that focuses on teaching young children important pre-reading skills. Little Groove music classes are designed to help infants, toddlers, and preschoolers learn and interact through sound, sight, and touch in a live music setting. Library: Brighton. Neighborhood: Allston. Brighton. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Brighton Branch of the Boston Public Library 40 Academy Hill Road Brighton, MA 02135.

Toddler Time

Charlestown Different activities each week include stories, puppets a literacy-based creative arts program, rhymes, and more. Library: Charlestown. Neighborhood: Charlestown. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, February 17, 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 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, February 17, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Preschool Films

Central Library Short films for preschool-aged children. Ages 2-5. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Children's Library Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Disney On Ice

Tourism Grab your Mickey ears and get ready for the ultimate Disney experience at Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt! Be charmed by a cast of over 50, with Mouse-ter of Ceremonies Mickey Mouse, sweetheart Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and Disney Princesses including Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel, Snow White and Tiana. Relive the magic of Disney's Frozen with Anna, Elsa and the hilarious Olaf as they discover that true love is the greatest magic of all. Sing-along to over 30 unforgettable songs including "Let It Go," "You've Got a Friend in Me," and "Hakuna Matata." Exciting moments from Disney•Pixar's Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Disney's The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and more will leave the whole family with memories to last a lifetime. Show off your moves at the Disney Magic of Healthy Living dance-along pre-show inspired by the Disney Healthy Living commitment as the celebration of the century skates into your hometown! Feb 12, 2016 07:00… Cost: Ticket prices vary. Audience: All Ages. Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Families. Visitors. Neighborhood: West End. MBTA: Green & Orange Line - North Station. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Sports. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM. TD Garden 100 Legends Way Boston, MA 02114. For more info visit www.disneyonice.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. Wednesday, February 17, 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: Arts & Crafts. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM. Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue Hyde Park, MA 02136.

Immigration Clinic (Individual Consultations)

New Bostonians First-come, first-served. One-on-one confidential consultations (advice only) with private volunteer lawyers on immigration law. Please call at least 1 week in advance for interpretations (other than Spanish) and/or disability accommodations: 617-635-2980. Phone: 6176352980. Contact: An Le. Cost: Free. Audience: All Ages. Neighborhood: Downtown. MBTA: Orange/Blue Line - State St.; Green/Orange Line – Haymarket. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Room 806 1 City Hall Sq Boston, MA 02201. For more info visit www.cityofboston.gov.

Boston City Council - Weekly Meeting

City Clerk NO MEETING (Presidents Day). Phone: 617-635-3040. Contact: Central Staffing. MBTA: State Street Station (Use City Hall Exit). Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 12:00 PM. Boston City Hall Iannella Chambers 5th Floor 1 Cambridge Street Boston MA 02108. For more info visit www.cityofboston.gov.

Double Feature Movie

East Boston 12:00 p.m.: Matilda (PG) 2:00 p.m.: Minions (PG). Library: East Boston. Neighborhood: East Boston. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Families. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM. East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 365 Bremen Street East Boston, MA 02128.

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, February 17, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM. Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

Email Basics

Lower Mills Set up an email account with Google or Yahoo and learn how to send email to friends. Library: Lower Mills. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Computers/Technology. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. College Students. Seniors. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Lower Mills Branch Boston Public Library 27 Richmond Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

Midweek Midday Matinees: Peliculas en Español

Honan- Allston February 17: Valentin February 24: El Abuelo. Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Allston. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 1:00 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, February 17, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM. North End Branch Boston Public Library 25 Parmenter Street Boston, MA 02113.

Disco Bowling

Central Library Bring the fun indoors with backyard games like bowling, hopscotch and more. Ages 5+. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Children's Library Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Dr. Can-Do Science Experiments

Faneuil Inquiry based, hands-on science experiments for young learners. For ages 4-10. No registration is required. Sponsored by The Friends of the Faneuil Branch Library. Library: Faneuil. Neighborhood: Brighton. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 2:00 PM – 2:40 PM. Faneuil Branch of the Boston Public Library 419 Faneuil Street Brighton, MA 02135. For more info visit drcandoscience.com.

Facebook Basics

Central Library Come for a brief introduction to Facebook and explore its many uses. Bring any and all questions. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Computers/Technology. Workshops & Classes. Cost: free. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Central Library in Copley Square Tech Classroom, McKim Building 700 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116.

The Point of View Book Discussion Group

Central Library The Point of View Book Discussion Group meets the third Wednesday of each month from 2:30-3:30 p.m. For the February meeting, we will discuss Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Copies of the book are available at the Borrower Services Desk. New members are welcome. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Book Group. Cost: free. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. McKim Exhibition Hall Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Cooking Club

Dudley Yes, you can eat at the library. Learn valuable cooking and meal-planning skills, then enjoy the results with your friends. Ages 12-18. Library: Dudley. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library Auditorium 65 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119.

Art Workshop with Michele Brooks

Hyde Park Icebergs, Penguins and Polar Bears A fun free arts and crafts program for children ages 5 -10. Supplies are limited. Registration is required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library. Library: Hyde Park. Neighborhood: Hyde Park. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue Hyde Park, MA 02136.

New Device Boot Camp

South End Would you like to learn how to use your new laptop, tablet, e-readers, or cellphones? Bring your own device and accessories. Computer experience is required. Free one-on-one instruction. Please ask for Matt. Library: South End. Neighborhood: Back Bay. South End. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: free. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. South End Branch of the Boston Public Library 685 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02118.

DIY Bird Houses & Feeders

Uphams Corner February is National Bird Feeding Month. Help our feathered friends by making a personalized bird house and/or bird feeder. Library: Uphams Corner. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Uphams Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 500 Columbia Rd Dorchester, MA 02121.

Harlem Renaissance Presentation

Charlestown Desiree Taylor leads a presentation on the Harlem Renaissance. Library: Charlestown. Neighborhood: Charlestown. Type of Event: Holiday Celebration. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library 179 Main Street Charlestown, MA 02129.

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. Story Time. Cost: Free. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Children's Library Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Board Games Afternoon

Dudley Enjoy playing classic board games with friends. Library: Dudley. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Games / Gaming. Cost: Free. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM. Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library 65 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119.

Teen Afternoons

Grove Hall Stop by and see what we are doing. Every week we will have something different: cooking, crafts, guest speakers, games, art, movies, and more. Library: Grove Hall. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Games / Gaming. Health / Fitness. Visual Arts. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library 41 Geneva Avenue Dorchester, MA 02121.

You Are Here: Map Drawing with Tom Gastel

North End Drawing maps can be fun. Join Local North End artist Tom Gastel (www.tomgastel.com) as he presents maps he has produced and demonstrates his drawing process in creating them…then make your own. Whether you draw a map of your neighborhood, your house, or your favorite places, Tom will guide you through, step by step. For those ages 7 – 10. Please call to register; space is limited. Library: North End. Neighborhood: North End. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Visual Arts. Workshops & Classes. Cost: free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. North End Branch Boston Public Library 25 Parmenter Street Boston, MA 02113.

Learning about African American Inventors and Innovators

Adams Street Each week throughout February join us to learn about an important African American inventor or innovator followed by a thematic snack. February 3: Dr. Valerie L. Thomas, inventor of the Illusion Transmitter and long-time contributor to NASA research February 10: George Crum, inventor of the potato chip February 17: Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, one of first doctors to perform open-heart surgery February 24: Alfred L. Cralle, inventor of the ice cream scoop. Library: Adams. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public Library 690 Adams Street Dorchester, MA 02122.

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, February 17, 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.

Teen Movie Night

Central Library Cast your votes each week for next week's movie. Trivia and book prizes too! Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Teen Central Lounge Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

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, February 17, 2016, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

Winter Films at the North End Branch: Once

North End A modern-day musical about a busker and an immigrant and their eventful week in Dublin as they write, rehearse, and record songs that tell their love story. Starring: Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová and Hugh Walsh. Directed by: John Carney 2007, 85 min. Library: North End. Neighborhood: North End. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. Seniors. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 6:00 PM. North End Branch Boston Public Library 25 Parmenter Street Boston, MA 02113.

Literacy-based Creative Arts Program

Charlestown Join us for a literacy-based creative arts program featuring Su Eaton of Peaceable Village. Library: Charlestown. Neighborhood: Charlestown. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 6:00 PM. Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library 179 Main Street Charlestown, MA 02129.

ANIMAL MYTHBUSTERS PROGRAM

Tourism Why does a chameleon change color? Is a goldfish's memory really that short? Sign-up for the Animal Mythbusters program at Franklin Park Zoo and get to the bottom of some animal myths and mysteries! Geared toward children ages 6 to 11, participants will learn all about some of the animal kingdom's more mysterious adaptations. The four-day program will include a variety of fun activities including animal encounters, arts and crafts, behind-the-scenes tours and games! Pre-registration is required. Phone: 617-375-9700. Contact: Erin Devito. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Families. Visitors. Neighborhood: Dorchester. MBTA: Orange Line - Stony Brook. Type of Event: Animal / Pet Event. Attractions & Museums. Environmental Events. Nature. Park Event. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 6:00 PM. Franklin Park Zoo 1 Franklin Park Rd Boston, MA 02121. For more info visit www.zoonewengland.org.

PREZOODENTIAL ELECTION WEEK

Tourism The 2016 election is right around the corner, and we're not just talking about November! In honor of Presidents' Day and the 2016 Presidential election, Franklin Park Zoo will be hosting its own Zoo animal election for "President" of the Zoo. Throughout the week, families can learn about each of the candidates' platforms, cast a vote for their favorite, and discover what sets each animal candidate apart from the others! Voting will take place throughout the week in the Tropical Forest, where children will have the opportunity to make campaign signs for their favorite candidate. The winner will be announced on Saturday, February 20 and an inauguration party will follow in the Tropical Forest. Voting, crafts and education station: February 15 - 19, 2016 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Presidential Inauguration Party at the Tropical Forest: February 20, 2016, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Phone: 6176354137. Cost: Zoo admission. Audience: All Ages. Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Families. Visitors. Neighborhood: Dorchester. MBTA: Orange Line - Stony Brook. Type of Event: Animal / Pet Event. Arts & Crafts. Attractions & Museums. Park Event. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 6:00 PM. Franklin Park Zoo Boston, MA. For more info visit www.zoonewengland.org.

Food & Book Club: Modern Romance

Egleston Square This month's theme -- desserts. Each month, read the book; play with recipes related to the theme; and share your favorites when we get together for book discussion. Book club & pot luck together. Pick up your copy of the book, with recipe possibilities, from the library. Library: Egleston Square. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Roxbury. Type of Event: Book Group. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Egleston Square Branch of the Boston Public Library 2044 Columbus Avenue Roxbury, MA 02119. For more info visit bpl.bibliocommons.com.

Bundle Up Pajama Story Time

Adams Street Join the Adams Street Branch and Countdown to Kindergarten for a special Pajama Story Time. We’ll share a cozy story about blankets, followed by a colorful quilt craft and a snack. Children and caregivers are welcome to wear pajamas. Recommended for ages 18 months and up. Library: Adams. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Early Literacy. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public Library 690 Adams Street Dorchester, MA 02122.