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

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

Boston Election Department

Election Re: Conducting testing of the Accu-Vote voting machines for the upcoming Special State Election, which is being held on April 29, 2014. Individuals are welcome to observe the testing procedures. Detail Posting Attached....... http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/SKMBT_42014040822190-b7bfcf.pdf. Phone: 617-635-3767. Contact: Ellen Rooney. MBTA: Andrew Station (redline). Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 9:00 AM. Buidling #400, Room #200 Frontage Rd Boston, MA 02118.

Messages of Hope

Public Event Throughout the month of April, the Library will offer free admission to all Marathon runners and Boston Athletic Association staff, so that they may see what our community has created for you and for this occasion. In the spirit of hope and healing, we invite you to stop in, find comfort for yourself and others, and celebrate the perseverance and strength of this great city. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Phone: 617-450-7000. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. Visitors. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Fenway-Kenmore. MBTA: Hynes, Symphony, Prudential, Mass. Ave. Type of Event: Attractions & Museums. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. The Mary Baker Eddy Library 200 Massachusetts Ave Boston, MA 02115. For more info visit www.marybakereddylibrary.org.

ESL Conversation Group

Central Library Practice speaking English with other ESL students and new English speakers in an informal and friendly group setting. Groups are led by a native English speaker. If you have questions about these groups please call 617-859-2446 or email mmurray@bpl.org. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Mezzanine Conference Room Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Family Story Time

Central Library Children of all ages are invited to this vacation week story time. Siblings are welcome. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Boston Room Central Library in Copley Square 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, April 23, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Connolly Branch of the Boston Public Library 433 Centre Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

Story Time

Dudley Bring your child to the Dudley Branch for story time. Pre-registration is required. Be sure to call in advance to verify that this event has not been rescheduled or canceled. Library: Dudley. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library 65 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119.

Bilingual Toddler Story Time

East Boston Stories, songs, and crafts in English and Spanish for children ages 2-5 and their caregivers. Library: East Boston. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 10:30 AM. East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 365 Bremen Street East Boston, MA 02128.

Children's Concert with Matt Heaton

East Boston Come sing along with Matt Heaton as he performs songs from his children's album, Happy You Made It. Library: East Boston. Neighborhood: East Boston. Type of Event: Concerts / Live Music. Early Literacy. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Families. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 365 Bremen Street East Boston, MA 02128.

Bilingual Sing Along

Faneuil Songs, fingerplays and action rhymes in English and Spanish for young children. Library: Faneuil. Neighborhood: Brighton. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Faneuil Branch of the Boston Public Library 419 Faneuil Street Brighton, MA 02135. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Preschool Films and Fun

Fields Corner Preschool fun for kids ages 2 and up. Library: Neighborhood: Type of Event: Cost: free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. 1520 Dorchester Avenue Dorchester.

Preschool Story Time

Hyde Park Join us for stories and a craft based on the theme. Appropriate for ages 2-5. No registration required. April 23 – Let’s Share. April 29 & 30 – What Grows? Library: Hyde Park. Neighborhood: Hyde Park. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue Hyde Park, MA 02136.

Uno, Dos, Tres Con Andrés: A Bilingüal Concert para la Familia

Jamaica Plain Award winning singer-songwriter Andrés Salguero performs joyous music that celebrates Latino heritage and cross-cultural sharing. Músico colombiano Andrés Salguero presentará un divertido concierto de música bilingüe para celebrar la herencia latina. Library: Jamaica Plain. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Type of Event: Concerts / Live Music. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Families. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library 12 Sedgwick Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

Fun With Books

Mattapan Kids up to age three with parents and caregivers join Jackie and Kate for story-themed songs, finger plays and a simple craft. This program is geared to ages 0-3 and is a partnership with the Mattapan Branch and Early Intervention. Space is limited for this program, please call in advance to register. Library: Mattapan. Neighborhood: Mattapan. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library 1350 Blue Hill Avenue Mattapan, MA 02126.

Toddler Story Time

South Boston Please join us for twenty minutes of songs, rhymes and stories with free play afterward. Library: South Boston. Neighborhood: South Boston. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. South Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 646 East Broadway South Boston, MA 02127.

Preschool Story Time

South End Stories, songs, and a craft based on seasonal themes, especially for preschoolers ages three to five and their caregivers. Library: South End. Neighborhood: South End. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. South End Branch of the Boston Public Library 685 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02118.

CANCELED - Toddler Story Hour

West End Library: West End. Cost: free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

ESL Conversation Group

Brighton An ESL Conversation group takes place every Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m at the Brighton Library.Come join other new English speakers and practice your language skills. Library: Brighton. Neighborhood: Brighton. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 PM. Brighton Branch of the Boston Public Library 40 Academy Hill Road Brighton, MA 02135.

Reading Readiness with Julia Priest

Brighton Reading Readiness is a program that introduces concepts necessary before a child begins to learn to read. Julia Priest from Music and Movement of Newton will explore literacy topics such as shapes and colors through music and movement. For ages 2-5. Library: Brighton. Neighborhood: Brighton. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 10:30 AM. Brighton Branch of the Boston Public Library 40 Academy Hill Road Brighton, MA 02135. For more info visit www.musicandmovementofnewton.com.

Art & Architecture Tour

Central Library Boston Public Library offers free public tours highlighting the celebrated art and architecture of the Boston Public Library’s McKim Building (1895), a designated National Historic Landmark. The hour-long tours explore the work of architect Charles Follen McKim and murals by John Singer Sargent, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, and Edwin Austin Abbey. Led by volunteer tour guides, the art and architecture tours begin at the Dartmouth Street entrance of the Central Library in Copley Square. No appointment is necessary. For more information and a full schedule of public tours, visit www.bpl.org/tours. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Tours. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Visitors. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Database Basics

Lower Mills Learn how to choose between and use the many databases available to Metro Boston Library Network patrons. Please register in advance to attend workshops and ask about individual training to fit your schedule. Library: Lower Mills. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Computers/Technology. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library 27 Richmond Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

New England Aquarium Tide Pools Program

Lower Mills The tide pools program allows children to handle and observe a wide range of live tide pool animals from local waters to help build an understanding of habitats and adaptations. Please call ahead and reserve a spot at your branch for this program. Library: Lower Mills. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Nature. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library 27 Richmond Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

Raindrop Mobile Art Workshop

West Roxbury Art workshop for ages 5-10. Supplies limited. Registration required. Library: West Roxbury. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. West Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library 1961 Centre Street West Roxbury, MA 02132.

New England Aquarium Tide Pools Program

Charlestown The tide pools program allows children to handle and observe a wide range of live tide pool animals from local waters to help build an understanding of habitats and adaptations. Please call ahead and reserve a spot at your branch for this program. Library: Charlestown. Neighborhood: Charlestown. Type of Event: Nature. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library 179 Main Street Charlestown, MA 02129.

Mommy and Me StoryTime

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

Boston City Council - Weekly Meeting

City Council NO MEETING (Patriots Day). Phone: 617-635-3040. Contact: Central Staff. MBTA: Government Center. Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 12:00 PM. Boston City Hall, Iannella Chambers, 5th Floor 1 Cambridge St Boston, MA 02108. For more info visit www.cityofboston.gov.

ESOL Conversation Group

Honan- Allston Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Allston. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM. Honan-Allston Branch of the Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

New England Aquarium Tide Pools

East Boston The tide pools program allows children to handle and observe a wide range of live tide pool animals from local waters to help build an understanding of habitats and adaptations. Please call ahead and reserve a spot at your branch for this program. Library: East Boston. Neighborhood: East Boston. Type of Event: Nature. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 365 Bremen Street East Boston, MA 02128.

Midweek Midday Matinees

Honan- Allston April 23: Jet Li's Fearless April 30: Supercop. Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Allston. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:45 PM. Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

New England Aquarium Tide Pools Program

Adams Street The tide pools program allows children to handle and observe a wide range of live tide pool animals from local waters to help build an understanding of habitats and adaptations. Please call ahead and reserve a spot at your branch for this program. Library: Adams. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Nature. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public Library 690 Adams Street Dorchester, MA 02122.

The Homework Machine

Ongoing BCT kicks off their Marcia J. Trimble New Works Program with the World Premiere musical THE HOMEWORK MACHINE, based on the best-selling book by Dan Gutman. With book and lyrics by Mark Cabaniss and music by Keith Herrmann (Romance/Romance), THE HOMEWORK MACHINE is an interactive musical adventure for all ages. THE HOMEWORK MACHINE features a group of 5th grade students who are bound by one very big secret: the homework machine. Code-named ‘Belch’ the machine does their homework for them and ultimately becomes more powerful than the students ever imagined. Phone: 617-424-6634 x222. Contact: boxoffice@bostonchildrenstheatre.org. Cost: $25 per ticket. Audience: Families. Neighborhood: South End. Type of Event: Theatre. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. The Calderwood Pavilion 527 Tremont St Boston, MA 02116. For more info visit bostonchildrenstheatre.org.

Wii Gaming

Central Library Throughout the month of April, you will be able to play games on the Wii gaming console every day. Please ask a librarian for a list of games and the game console. Library: Central Library. Type of Event: Games/Gaming. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Dr. Can-Do Science Experiments

Faneuil Children will learn that bubbles are bits of air trapped inside a liquid ball, and that they are always round. They will learn why bubbles pop and how to even catch one. They will experience stretching and bending bubbles and how to make a bubble pop slowly. Library: Faneuil. Neighborhood: Brighton. Type of Event: Nature. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Faneuil Branch of the Boston Public Library 419 Faneuil Street Brighton, MA 02135.

Build Stuff- Lego Club and Angry Birds Afternoon

Grove Hall Join us during vacation week for some fun with building. We'll begin with Legos and then set up Angry Birds. Children ages eight and older and invited to play, but grown ups are welcome to accompany smaller children for fun with big blocks. Library: Grove Hall. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Games/Gaming. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Families. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Children's Activity Room Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library 41 Geneva Avenue Dorchester, MA 02121.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

Mattapan This movie is presented by the Women of Influence. For more information please contact Deborah L. Younger-Mitchell, Founder of Women of Influence (WOI). Office Phone: 617-980-1022 Fax: 617-298-6446. Library: Mattapan. Neighborhood: Mattapan. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. Families. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Alice W. Yancey Community Meeting Room Mattapan Branch Library 1350 Blue Hill Avenue Mattapan, MA 02126.

Goodreads and Books & Authors

Central Library Want to learn easy and fun ways to search for new books and to keep track of books you have read or want to read? This class will focus on setting up free accounts with Goodreads,  and Books & Authors to do just that. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Computers/Technology. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM. Tech Classroom Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Hercules and the Heroes: A Live Theatrical Performance

Egleston Square Join the Hampstead Stage Company for an unforgettable live performance. Let Epictetus, the mask-maker, and Ovid, the poet, take you on a journey of the imagination, as you explore the ancient Greek heroes. Follow Greece’s greatest hero, Hercules, on his many adventures, as he battles mythological creatures and warriors. For children ages 6-12. Groups are welcome. Library: Egleston Square. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Egleston Square Branch of the Boston Public Library 2044 Columbus Avenue Roxbury, MA 02119.

Intensive Manga Drawing Workshop with Andy Fish

Central Library This is an intensive four week program in which you will work to complete a six page manga comic book. The workshop will culminate in a display of the work throughout May. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Visual Arts. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Teen Room Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Study Break

Dudley Take a break from your homework. We’ll make a snack in the kitchen, then hang out in the auditorium, a food-allowed, drinks-allowed, noise-allowed space. Laptops will be available for computer games, and we’ll provide all the snack ingredients. Library: Dudley. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Games/Gaming. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library 65 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119.

Farm Visits

Honan- Allston Spring is here, and so are these really adorable, cute and cuddly baby animals from Farm Visits. Meet and hug the animals. Love them. All ages program. Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Allston. Type of Event: Nature. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Families. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134. For more info visit www.farm-visits.com.

Books of Hope Poetry for Teens

Mattapan April is National Poetry Month. Read, write, recite or perform poetry. Connect poetry to hip-hop, theater and current social issues. Explore themes of culture, community and identity through poetry.For teens 12-18. This Out-of-school Time program is sponsored by the Boston Public Library Foundation. Library: Mattapan. Neighborhood: Mattapan. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library 1350 Blue Hill Avenue Mattapan, MA 02126.

Weaving with the Pierce House

Mattapan Miss Kate from the Pierce House in Dorchester will be visiting the library. She will be teaching us all about weaving, and we will be making a fun project to take home. Library: Mattapan. Neighborhood: Mattapan. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library 1350 Blue Hill Avenue Mattapan, MA 02126.

Family Film: Frozen

Uphams Corner Come laugh at the antics of Olaf and his crew, and hopefully say one final goodbye to winter. Library: Uphams Corner. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Families. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:55 PM. Uphams Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 500 Columbia Rd Dorchester, MA 02121.

Building Bridges

Central Library Students listen to a read aloud engineering tale to learn about the science and mechanics of bridges, then think like engineers to create their own designs over a model stream. After testing their bridges against real life challenges, students work as a group to build a giant bridge. Ages four and up. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Games/Gaming. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Boston Room Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Zumba for Teens and Children

East Boston Thamar is back to get us moving with Zumba, a Spanish dance-style form of exercise. Library: East Boston. Neighborhood: East Boston. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 365 Bremen Street East Boston, MA 02128.

Books of Hope Poetry for Children

South End April is National Poetry Month. Come read, write, recite and perform poetry with the Books of Hope Creative writing program.Discover new poets and poems. Express yourself in a creative and positive atmosphere.For children 6 and up. This Out-of-school Time program is sponsored by the Boston Public Library Foundation. Library: South End. Neighborhood: South End. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. South End Branch of the Boston Public Library 685 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02118.

Books of Hope Poetry for Teens

Grove Hall April is National Poetry Month. Read, write, recite or perform poetry. Connect poetry to hip-hop, theater and current social issues. Express yourself in an atmosphere of positivity. Explore themes of culture, neighborhoods and urban identity through poetry. For teens  12-18. This Out-of-school Time program is sponsored by the Boston Public Library Foundation. Library: Grove Hall. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library 41 Geneva Avenue Dorchester, MA 02121.

Internet Tutorials

Roslindale Each week a librarian dedicates an hour and a half to assist individuals with any computer challenge from setting up a Facebook account to filling out a job application. Appointments are not necessary but anyone seeking assistance is asked to arrive by 4:00 p.m for guaranteed assistance. Library: Roslindale. Neighborhood: Roslindale. Type of Event: Computers/Technology. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Roslindale Branch Boston Public Library 4246 Washington Street Roslindale MA 02131.

Teen Watercolor Workshop

Roslindale Instructors from the Museum of Fine Arts will lead this workshop. All teens are invited to participate in mastering the art of watercolor.Out of school Time Program. Library: Roslindale. Neighborhood: Roslindale. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. Roslindale Branch of the Boston Public Library 4238 Washington Street 02131.

Uno, Dos, Tres Con Andrés: A Bilingual Concert para la Familia

West End Award winning singer-songwriter Andrés Salguero performs joyous music that celebrates Latino heritage and cross-cultural sharing. Músico colombiano Andrés Salguero presentará un divertido concierto de música bilingüe para celebrar la herencia latina. Library: West End. Neighborhood: West End. Type of Event: Concerts / Live Music. Performing Arts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. West End Branch of the Boston Public Library 151 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114.

Lego Builders

Charlestown For ages three to seven, including children with special needs, this activity includes a story time, a guided building activity, and free time with the Lego and Duplo blocks. Stories and activities are chosen to fit the needs of children on the autism spectrum. However, children of any or no special needs are welcome and encouraged to join us. Library: Charlestown. Neighborhood: Charlestown. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Event Space Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library 179 Main Street Charlestown, MA 02129.

Boston School Department - Superintendent Search Committee: Development of Leadership Profile

City Clerk Detail Agenda Attached......... http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/SKMBT_42014041802040-ce6f55.pdf. Phone: 617-635-8928. Contact: Laura Dziory. MBTA: State Street Station (City Hall Exit). Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 4:30 PM. Winter Chambers, 1st Floor 26 Court St Boston, MA 02108.

LEGO Club -- Design Challenges

Honan- Allston Come join us as we look for inspiration in library books and on the web to solve varying design challenges while using LEGO. Challenges will include: Skyscrapers, bridges, fantasy homes, wheeled vehicles, flying machines, natural life and many more. For ages 6-12. Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Allston. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

Boston Public Schools - Quality Working Group - Metrics Subcommittee

City Clerk Detail Agenda Attached...... http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/SKMBT_42014041721081-837319.pdf. Phone: 617-635-8928. Contact: Laura Dziorny. MBTA: State Street Station (City Hall Exit). Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 6:00 PM. 6th Floor Conference Room 26 Court St Boston, MA 02108.

Author Talk with Larry Doyle

Central Library In Bed with Wall Street: The Conspiracy Crippling Our Global Economy, exposes the shortcomings and injustices stemming from an ineffectual financial regulatory system that is the result of payoffs and a well trafficked revolving door between Wall Street and Washington. Mr. Doyle has worked on and around Wall Street for the last 30 years. He writes extensively on the markets, economy, Wall Street, and Washington at his blog Sense on Cents. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Talks & Lectures. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Orientation Room Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Researching Your Jewish Ancestors in Old Boston Neighborhoods

Central Library Basic genealogical strategies for researching your ancestors from the Jewish neighborhoods of Boston will be presented. Learn how to use online and local resources – including U.S. records to find your nineteenth- and early twentieth-century immigrant ancestors, the repositories and web sites where you can access these records, and specialized Jewish sources – to trace your lineage back to the "old country." Meredith Hoffman is a professional genealogist and lecturer who specializes in researching Jewish immigrant ancestors and enjoys solving difficult Jewish name problems. She is Syllabus Chair for the New England Regional Genealogical Conference and Publicity Chair of the Jewish Genealogical Society of Greater Boston. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Talks & Lectures. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Commonwealth Salon Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

ESOL Conversation Group

Honan- Allston Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Allston. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Honan-Allston Branch of the Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

Films for Poetry Month -- Under Milk Wood

North End Films for Poetry Month -- Under Milk Wood , based on the lyrical, if not poetical, radio play of Dylan Thomas,  is a delightful  story of a day in the life of a small, Welsh fishing village called Llareggub (read it backwards). We meet a host of curious characters (and ghosts). Director: Andrew Sinclair. Writers: Andrew Sinclair, Dylan Thomas (play). Stars: Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Peter O'Toole. Library: North End. Neighborhood: North End. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:35 PM. North End Branch of the Boston Public Library 25 Parmenter Street Boston, MA 02113.

Savin Hill Park Community Meeting

Parks Upcoming Meetings The Boston Parks and Recreation Department and the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services invite the public to a meeting about improvements to Savin Hill Park at 25 Caspian Way. We are looking for interested community members to help us in determining how the passive areas at Savin Hill Park will look and function in the future. This renovation provides us with a unique opportunity to create a space for all. The Parks Department is very interested in what the community has to contribute to the design process. Following a brief presentation, community members will be able to offer input regarding the material presented and the design process. For more information, please call the Lauren Bryant in the Parks Department at (617) 961-3019. Phone: 617.961.3019. Contact: Lauren Bryant. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Businesses. Visitors. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Community Meeting. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 6:30 PM. Cristo Rey Boston High School 100 Savin Hill Ave Dorchester, MA 02125.

NEC Philharmonia

Public Event New England Conservatory's Stanford and Norma Jean Calderwood Director of Orchestras, Hugh Wolff, conducts NEC's top student orchestra at Symphony Hall with violin soloist Xiang Yu in this subscriber bonus event. Phone: 617-482-6661. Contact: Celebrity Series Box Office. Audience: Adults. Neighborhood: Fenway-Kenmore. MBTA: Green Line to Symphony. Type of Event: Concerts / Live Music. Performing Arts. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Symphony Hall 301 Massachusetts Ave Boston, MA 02115. For more info visit www.celebrityseries.org.

Shear Madness

Public Event "Shear Madness" is one of the most popular entertainments in the world, delighting audiences night after night with its unique blend of madcap improvisation and spine-tickling mystery. This unique comedy-whodunit takes place today in the "Shear Madness" hairstyling salon and is chock full of up-to-the-minute spontaneous humor. During the course of the action, a murder is committed and the audience gets to spot the clues, question the suspects, and solve the funniest mystery in the annals of crime.The outcome is never the same, which is why many audience members return again and again to the scene of the mayhem. Phone: 617.426.5225. Contact: Shear Madness Box Office. Cost: $50. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Businesses. Visitors. Neighborhood: Downtown. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Theatre. Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Charles Playhouse 74 Warrenton St Boston, MA 02116. For more info visit www.shearmadness.com.

Informational Session on Completing an Energy Report

Environment The Building Energy Reporting and Disclosure Ordinance requires all large- and medium-sized buildings to annually report their energy use. In 2014, non-residential buildings over 50,000 square feet must submit their energy and water report through EPA's Portfolio Manager tool by May 15. The Environment Department is hosting an informational session for those who have questions about completing their report. The presentation will be conducted by City, utility, and EPA staff; there will also be time for questions at the end of the session. Contact: Environment Dept. at energyreporting@boston.gov. Audience: Businesses. MBTA: Orange - State, Blue - State, Green - Haymarket. Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Public Meeting / Hearing. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM. City Hall, Room 801 City Hall 1 Cambridge St Boston, MA 02108. For more info visit boston.gov.

Boston City Council's Special Committee on Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Innovation (Wu)

City Council The subject of this hearing is: Docket #0386 Order - re: hearing on small business permitting and licensing reform...... Docket #0439 Order - re: hearing improved internal processes for licensing small business...... Detail Posting Attached....... http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/SKMBT_42014040903230-5fd3b9.pdf. Phone: 617-635-3041. Contact: Juan Lopez. MBTA: Massachusetts Avenue Station (orangeline). Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 9:00 AM. Blackstone Community Center 50 W Brookline St Boston, MA 02118. For more info visit www.cityofboston.gov.

Messages of Hope

Public Event Throughout the month of April, the Library will offer free admission to all Marathon runners and Boston Athletic Association staff, so that they may see what our community has created for you and for this occasion. In the spirit of hope and healing, we invite you to stop in, find comfort for yourself and others, and celebrate the perseverance and strength of this great city. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Phone: 617-450-7000. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. Visitors. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Fenway-Kenmore. MBTA: Hynes, Symphony, Prudential, Mass. Ave. Type of Event: Attractions & Museums. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. The Mary Baker Eddy Library 200 Massachusetts Ave Boston, MA 02115. For more info visit www.marybakereddylibrary.org.

CANCELED - ESL Beginner Class 1

Dudley Literacy Center Library: Dudley Literacy Center. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

City of Neighborhoods: My Boston

Central Library Discover fun facts about Boston neighborhoods and cultures at the Map Center’s new exhibition. Then create your own Boston postcard or book about Boston. Games and puzzles too. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Exhibition. Games/Gaming. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Thursday, April 24, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

ESL Conversation Group

Connolly Practice speaking English with other new English learners. All levels are welcome. Library: Connolly. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Connolly Branch of the Boston Public Library 433 Centre Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

Babysing -- Spring Session

Honan- Allston Weekly songs, with felt and puppet stories, plus one different book each week, for children ages 8 to 20 months. Adult participation required. Come and teach your children through song and play. Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Allston. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Thursday, April 24, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM. Children's Room Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

Preschool Story Time

Hyde Park Join us for stories and a craft based on the theme. Appropriate for ages 2-5. No registration required. April 23 – Let’s Share. April 29 & 30 – What Grows? Library: Hyde Park. Neighborhood: Hyde Park. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Thursday, April 24, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue Hyde Park, MA 02136.

Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés -- A Bilingual Concert para la Familia

Adams Street Award winning singer-songwriter Andrés Salguero performs joyous music that celebrates Latino heritage and cross-cultural sharing. Músico colombiano Andrés Salguero presentará un divertido concierto de música bilingüe para celebrar la herencia latina. Library: Adams. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Concerts / Live Music. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Families. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public Library 690 Adams Street Dorchester, MA 02122.

Urban Apps: Ten Best Apps for City Dwellers

Central Library Navigating a bustling city can be challenging at times. Knowing which mobile apps to use and how to use them can help alleviate some of the daily pressures of city life. Come and learn about the 10 best free apps for city dwellers. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Computers/Technology. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Tech Room Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

New England Aquarium Tide Pool Program

Honan- Allston The tide pools program allows children to handle and observe a wide range of live tide pool animals from local waters to help build an understanding of habitats and adaptations. Please call ahead and reserve a spot at your branch for this program. Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Allston. Type of Event: Nature. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Thursday, April 24, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

Watercolor Class

Adams Street Our popular watercolor for adults and seniors continues for five more sessions. No experience necessary. Come for one class or all of them. Materials provided. Stretch your mind and your creativity. Library: Adams. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM. Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public Library 690 Adams Street Dorchester, MA 02122.

New England Aquarium Tide Pools Program

Dudley The tide pools program allows children to handle and observe a wide range of live tide pool animals from local waters to help build an understanding of habitats and adaptations. Please call ahead and reserve a spot at your branch for this program. Library: Dudley. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Nature. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Thursday, April 24, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library 65 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119.

Music and Movement with Little Groove

Mattapan Join us as we have fun making music and moving along to some tunes with Little Groove. Children will get to be a part of the musical experience, using their bodies and voices to sing along to catchy songs and will also have fun using real instruments such as drums, shakers, and tambourines. Library: Mattapan. Neighborhood: Mattapan. Type of Event: Concerts / Live Music. Early Literacy. Performing Arts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Thursday, April 24, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library 1350 Blue Hill Avenue Mattapan, MA 02126.

New England Aquarium Tide Pools Program

Parker Hill The tide pools program allows children to handle and observe a wide range of live tide pool animals from local waters to help build an understanding of habitats and adaptations. Please call ahead and reserve a spot at your branch for this program. Library: Parker Hill. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Nature. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Thursday, April 24, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Parker Hill Branch of the Boston Public Library 1497 Tremont Street Roxbury, MA 02120.

The Homework Machine

Ongoing BCT kicks off their Marcia J. Trimble New Works Program with the World Premiere musical THE HOMEWORK MACHINE, based on the best-selling book by Dan Gutman. With book and lyrics by Mark Cabaniss and music by Keith Herrmann (Romance/Romance), THE HOMEWORK MACHINE is an interactive musical adventure for all ages. THE HOMEWORK MACHINE features a group of 5th grade students who are bound by one very big secret: the homework machine. Code-named ‘Belch’ the machine does their homework for them and ultimately becomes more powerful than the students ever imagined. Phone: 617-424-6634 x222. Contact: boxoffice@bostonchildrenstheatre.org. Cost: $25 per ticket. Audience: Families. Neighborhood: South End. Type of Event: Theatre. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. The Calderwood Pavilion 527 Tremont St Boston, MA 02116. For more info visit bostonchildrenstheatre.org.

Never Too Late Group

Central Library Songs without Words Pianist Ronald Hawkins performs eclectic arrangements from classical styles to rich piano interpretations of pop-rock artists in his unique crossover repertoire. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Concerts / Live Music. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Boston Public Library Rabb Lecture Hall 700 Boylston St. Boston, MA 02116.

Wii Gaming

Central Library Throughout the month of April, you will be able to play games on the Wii gaming console every day. Please ask a librarian for a list of games and the game console. Library: Central Library. Type of Event: Games/Gaming. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Thursday, April 24, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

ESL Conversation Group

Connolly Practice speaking English with other new English learners. All levels are welcome. Library: Connolly. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Connolly Branch of the Boston Public Library 433 Centre Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

Reptiles: A Live Animal Show from the Museum of Science

Connolly Children will learn all about reptiles when the Museum of Science Traveling Programs visits the Connolly Library with a live animal show. Library: Connolly. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Type of Event: Nature. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Thursday, April 24, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Connolly Branch of the Boston Public Library 433 Centre Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

My Life is Magic

East Boston Prepare to be amazed and astounded when Jedlie arrives with his zany magic show. Library: East Boston. Neighborhood: East Boston. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Families. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 2:00 PM. East Boston Branch Library 365 Bremen Street East Boston, MA 02128.

Chess and Checkers with Charlie Cleary

Hyde Park Learn to play chess or checkers with expert instructor Charlie Cleary. All skill levels are welcome ages 5-13 years old. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library. Library: Hyde Park. Neighborhood: Hyde Park. Type of Event: Games/Gaming. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Thursday, April 24, 2014, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Children's Room Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue 02136.

Teen Anime Club

Hyde Park Come and join us at the Teen Anime Club. We are now streaming great Anime series over wireless Internet and will watch feature films when they become available. Our current series is Fairy Tail and we are watching newer episodes in Japanese with English subtitles. Library: Hyde Park. Neighborhood: Hyde Park. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Book Group. Community Meeting. Computers/Technology. Concerts / Live Music. Film. Performing Arts. Visual Arts. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Thursday, April 24, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue Hyde Park, MA 02136.

Waterclass with Mariah Daly

West End Watercolor Class – 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month 2:00-4:00 p.m. This starts on February 13th and runs through April 24th . Beacon Hill artist, Mariah Daly, will lead this 6 session class on the basic concepts and techniques of watercolor painting. If you have any brushes or paint feel free to bring them. Materials will be provided for those who don’t have them. Library: West End. Neighborhood: Beacon Hill. West End. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. West End Branch of the Boston Public Library 151 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114.

Hercules and the Heroes

Faneuil Let Epictitus, the mask-maker, and Ovid, the poet, take you on a journey of the imagination, as you explore the ancient Greek heroes. Follow Greece’s greatest hero, Hercules, on his many adventures, as he battles mythological creatures and warriors.Presented by The Hampstead Stage Company. Library: Faneuil. Neighborhood: Brighton. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Thursday, April 24, 2014, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Faneuil Branch of the Boston Public Library 419 Faneuil Street Brighton, MA 02135. For more info visit hampsteadstage.org.

Books of Hope Poetry for Teens

Central Library April is National Poetry Month. Read, write, recite or perform poetry. Connect poetry to hip-hop, theater and current social issues. Express yourself in an atmosphere of positivity. Explore themes of culture, neighborhoods and urban identity through poetry. For teens  12-18. This Out-of-school Time program is sponsored by the Boston Public Library Foundation. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Thursday, April 24, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Teen Room Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

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

Egleston Square Library: Egleston Square. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Thursday, April 24, 2014, 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Creative Drama at the Library

Jamaica Plain Children ages 7-12 are invited to join Creative Drama at the Library on Thursdays from 3 p.m to 4.p.m.  Zohar Fuller of Library Creative Drama directs the program which includes storytelling theater, acting out scenes from favorite books, and lots of imagination. No previous theater experience necessary. Feel free to come to one or many. Library: Jamaica Plain. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Thursday, April 24, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library 12 Sedgwick Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

Make a Kite with Angela

Lower Mills Kids and teens make their own kite to take home. Library: Lower Mills. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Thursday, April 24, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library 27 Richmond Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

Open Art

Parker Hill Drop in anytime on Thursdays between 3 p.m.-7 p.m. for fun, creative art projects. Kids and teens welcome. Please call ahead if you plan to bring a group. Library: Parker Hill. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Thursday, April 24, 2014, 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Parker Hill Branch of the Boston Public Library 1497 Tremont Street Roxbury, MA 02120.

New England Aquarium Tide Pools Program

Uphams Corner The tide pools program allows children to handle and observe a wide range of live tide pool animals from local waters to help build an understanding of habitats and adaptations. Please call ahead and reserve a spot at your branch for this program. Library: Uphams Corner. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Nature. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Thursday, April 24, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Uphams Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 500 Columbia Rd Dorchester, MA 02121.

Peep Dioramas

Central Library Use this tasty Easter treat to build displays of your favorite children's book. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Thursday, April 24, 2014, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Boston Room Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Lego Club

East Boston Build your own spectacular creations out of Legos. Library: East Boston. Neighborhood: East Boston. Type of Event: Games/Gaming. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Thursday, April 24, 2014, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 365 Bremen Street East Boston, MA 02128.

Playing with Words

Grove Hall We're playing games like scrabble with a twist-- one player gets online help with words while the other doesn't. Who will win? Library: Grove Hall. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Games/Gaming. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Thursday, April 24, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library 41 Geneva Avenue Dorchester, MA 02121.

Lego Club

North End Make a Lego creation to be put on display in the library. Bring your imagination, and we'll provide the Lego. Ages four and up accompanied by a caregiver. Library: North End. Neighborhood: North End. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Thursday, April 24, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. North End Branch of the Boston Public Library 25 Parmenter Street Boston, MA 02113.

Mother Goose on the Loose

South Boston Eight week interactive program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets and musical instruments to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers. Ages 0-3 accompanied by a caregiver. Preregistration is appreciated. Please sign up at the library's front desk. Library: South Boston. Neighborhood: South Boston. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Thursday, April 24, 2014, 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM. South Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 646 East Broadway South Boston, MA 02127.

Practice Speaking English

South End Join our new ESOL conversation group. Practice speaking english with native English speakers. All levels are welcome. Library: South End. Neighborhood: South End. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. South End Branch of the Boston Public Library 685 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02118.

Boston Public Schools Quality Working Group

City Clerk Re: Discussion with MIT Researchers Detail Agenda Attached....... http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/SKMBT_42014042122030-7cb683.pdf. Phone: 617-635-8928. Contact: Laura Dziory. MBTA: State Street Station (City Hall Exit). Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 4:30 PM. 7th Floor Conference Room 26 Court St Boston, MA 02108.

Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés

Egleston Square Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés is an interactive children’s show that celebrates Spanish language and Latin American culture with performer Andres Salguero. Children sing, shake, and sound out rhythms while trying regional Latin dances and practicing Spanish words; they'll dance to La Bamba, discover the colors in Spanish, and meet friends of all kinds, including an iguana named Juana. Uno, Dos, Tres con Andrés is a free program for the whole family. Preschool and elementary school age children will have a blast. Library: Egleston Square. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Concerts / Live Music. Early Literacy. Performing Arts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Thursday, April 24, 2014, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM. Egleston Square Branch of the Boston Public Library 2044 Columbus Avenue Roxbury, MA 02119.

After-Work Tai Chi

West End Come and try this low impact energy exercise with yang-style tai chi instructor Arthur Soo-Hoo. Library: West End. Neighborhood: Beacon Hill. West End. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. West End Branch of the Boston Public Library 151 Cambridge Street Boston, MA 02114.

Monthly Rainbow Loom Club

Uphams Corner Stop by our monthly Rainbow Loom Club, which takes place on the last Thursday of every month. Learn how to make gorgeous rainbow loom bracelets, and experiment with the library's three rainbow looms and three mini rainbow looms. Some materials provided, but please feel free to bring your own looms, rubber bands, and hooks. Best for ages eight and up. Library: Uphams Corner. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Thursday, April 24, 2014, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM. Uphams Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 500 Columbia Rd Dorchester, MA 02121.

40th Annual William A. Dwiggins Lecture

Central Library Josef Albers Interaction of Color Ink to iPad: Bauhaus master Josef Albers’ landmark 1963 publication Interaction of Color has been in print continuously for the past fifty years. Celebrating the longevity of this publication, Brenda Danilowitz,  chief curator at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, will put in context Albers’ original intention for this work, and trace its history and development over a series of editions culminating in 2013 in the release of a digital edition in a groundbreaking new iPad App. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Community Meeting. Talks & Lectures. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Rabb Lecture Hall Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Art & Architecture Tour

Central Library Boston Public Library offers free public tours highlighting the celebrated art and architecture of the Boston Public Library’s McKim Building (1895), a designated National Historic Landmark. The hour-long tours explore the work of architect Charles Follen McKim and murals by John Singer Sargent, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, and Edwin Austin Abbey. Led by volunteer tour guides, the art and architecture tours begin at the Dartmouth Street entrance of the Central Library in Copley Square. No appointment is necessary. For more information and a full schedule of public tours, visit www.bpl.org/tours. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Tours. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Visitors. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Out of school Time: Chinese Brush Painting for Children

Roslindale Instructors from the Museum of Fine Arts will provide guidance in the fine art of Chinese Brush painting. All school age children are invited for this school vacation event, rescheduled from a February snow date. Library: Roslindale. Neighborhood: Roslindale. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Thursday, April 24, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. Roslindale Branch of the Boston Public Library 4238 Washington Street 02131.

Roslindale Village Elders

Roslindale Join your neighbors to strategize how to best age in place, community leader Bill Allen will facilitate this second in what is expected to be one of many gatherings of the Roslindale Elders. Library: Roslindale. Neighborhood: Roslindale. Type of Event: Community Meeting. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Roslindale Branch Boston Public Library 4246 Washington Street Roslindale MA 02131.

Hampstead Stage Company: Hercules and the Heroes

West Roxbury Explore the ancient Greek heroes through a theater performance. Library: West Roxbury. Neighborhood: West Roxbury. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Thursday, April 24, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. West Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library 1961 Centre Street West Roxbury, MA 02132.

ESL Conversation Group

Brighton ESL Conversation Group.Come practice your language skills with other new speakers of English. No registration is required. Library: Brighton. Neighborhood: Brighton. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. College Students. Seniors. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM. Brighton Branch of the Boston Public Library 40 Academy Hill Road Brighton, MA 02135.

CANCELED - McLaughlin Playground Upper Terrace Community Meeting

Parks Phone: 6179613035. Contact: Allison Perlman. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Businesses. Visitors. Neighborhood: Mission Hill. Roxbury. Type of Event: Community Meeting. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 6:30 PM.

Healthy Eating on a Budget

Grove Hall In order to develop and maintain a healthy body, it is important to make healthy choices when deciding what to eat. Having healthier options in your home is vital to making a healthy change. Come to this fun and informative seminar to lean how to eat healthy on a limited budget. All ages welcome. Library: Grove Hall. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Roxbury. Type of Event: Environmental Events. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. Families. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library 41 Geneva Avenue Dorchester, MA 02121.

Fellow Odd Fellow--Poetry by Steven Riel

Jamaica Plain In honor of National Poetry Month, Steven Riel will read from Fellow Odd Fellow, his first full-length poetry collection. Light refreshments will be served. Library: Jamaica Plain. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Type of Event: Talks & Lectures. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM. Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library 12 Sedgwick Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

Intercambio English/Spanish-Ingles/Espanol Conversation

Jamaica Plain Casual conversation group for English speakers who want to learn Spanish and Spanish speakers who want to learn English. Library: Jamaica Plain. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library 12 Sedgwick Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

Knitting Group

Jamaica Plain Knitting Circle, all levels welcome, ongoing free, OK to drop-in - bring your current project. Library: Jamaica Plain. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 6:30 PM – 8:15 PM. Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library 12 Sedgwick Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

Deep Sea Extravaganza Craft

Brighton Create your own underwater scene using paper plates, plastic wrap, watercolors, and other materials. Supplies are limited. Registration is required at 617.782.6032. For children ages five and older.Taught by Michele Brooks of Visions – Artistic Expressions. Library: Brighton. Neighborhood: Allston. Brighton. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Thursday, April 24, 2014, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Brighton Branch of the Boston Public Library 40 Academy Hill Road Brighton, MA 02135.

Legally Blonde: The Musical

Ongoing Elle Woods is the Delta Nu sorority’s sweetheart and homecoming queen who doesn’t take “no” for an answer. When her boyfriend, Warner, dumps her for someone “serious,” Elle puts down the credit cards, hits the books, and heads to Harvard. Along the way, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style. Based on the 2001 film starring Reese Witherspoon, this high-energy musical features music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin and book by Heather Hach. This performance will be presented by Berklee’s Musical Theater Ensemble, directed by Rene Pfister, and the Musical Theater Orchestra, directed by Peter Cokkinias. Phone: 617-747-2261. Contact: Berklee Box Office. Cost: $8, $14 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12, $18 day of show, reserved seating. Neighborhood: Back Bay. MBTA: Hynes Convention Center. Type of Event: Concerts / Live Music. Performing Arts. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Berklee Performance Center 136 Massachusetts Ave Boston, MA 02115. For more info visit www.berklee.edu.

Shear Madness

Public Event "Shear Madness" is one of the most popular entertainments in the world, delighting audiences night after night with its unique blend of madcap improvisation and spine-tickling mystery. This unique comedy-whodunit takes place today in the "Shear Madness" hairstyling salon and is chock full of up-to-the-minute spontaneous humor. During the course of the action, a murder is committed and the audience gets to spot the clues, question the suspects, and solve the funniest mystery in the annals of crime.The outcome is never the same, which is why many audience members return again and again to the scene of the mayhem. Phone: 617.426.5225. Contact: Shear Madness Box Office. Cost: $50. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Businesses. Visitors. Neighborhood: Downtown. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Theatre. Thursday, April 24, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Charles Playhouse 74 Warrenton St Boston, MA 02116. For more info visit www.shearmadness.com.

Jordan Eagles: Blood Dust curated by Francine Miller

Ongoing The BCA presents the first Boston-area exhibition of New York-based artist Jordan Eagles. For over a decade, Eagles has been using and preserving blood in his multi-dimensional works as a method to explore themes of regeneration and the metaphysical connections between body, spirit and nature. Opening Reception 
Fri, April 25 | 6–8pm Hours of operation:
 Wednesday: 12 noon - 5 pm 
Thursday, Friday & Saturday: 12 noon - 9 pm
Sunday: 12 noon - 5 pm
 (closed Mondays & Tuesdays). Phone: 617-426-5000. Cost: Free and Open to the Public. Audience: Adults. Neighborhood: South End. MBTA: Orange line to Back Bay. Type of Event: Visual Arts. Friday, April 25, 2014. Mills Gallery at the BCA 551 Tremont St Boston, MA 02116.

Boston City Council's Committee on Small Business, Entrepreneurship and Innovation (Wu)

City Council The subject of this Working/Listening Sessions: Docket #0386 Order - re: hearing small business, permitting and licensing reform. Docket #0439 Order - re: hearing improved internal processes for licensing small businesses. Detail Posting Attached.......... http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/SKMBT_42014041704330-d2f7bd.pdf. Phone: 617-635-3041. Contact: Juan Lopez. Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Friday, April 25, 2014, 8:30 AM. East Boston YMCA 215 Bremen St Boston, MA 02128. For more info visit www.cityofboston.gov.

Mouse Tales with Mass Audubon

Charlestown Do you think mice are nice? Join a naturalist from Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm for a story about mice. Then meet some of the furry creatures and watch as they scurry about. Suggested for ages two and up. Please note that we don't touch the mice because they are wild creatures. There will be a second session at 10:05 a.m. Library: Charlestown. Neighborhood: Charlestown. Type of Event: Nature. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Friday, April 25, 2014, 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM. Event Room Charlestown Branch of the Boston Public Library 179 Main Street Charlestown, MA 02129. For more info visit www.massaudubon.org.

Messages of Hope

Public Event Throughout the month of April, the Library will offer free admission to all Marathon runners and Boston Athletic Association staff, so that they may see what our community has created for you and for this occasion. In the spirit of hope and healing, we invite you to stop in, find comfort for yourself and others, and celebrate the perseverance and strength of this great city. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Phone: 617-450-7000. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. Visitors. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Fenway-Kenmore. MBTA: Hynes, Symphony, Prudential, Mass. Ave. Type of Event: Attractions & Museums. Friday, April 25, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. The Mary Baker Eddy Library 200 Massachusetts Ave Boston, MA 02115. For more info visit www.marybakereddylibrary.org.

ESL Conversation Group

Central Library Practice speaking English with other ESL students and new English speakers in an informal and friendly group setting. Groups are led by a native English speaker. If you have questions about these groups please call 617-859-2446 or email mmurray@bpl.org. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Friday, April 25, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Mezzanine Conference Room Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

CANCELED - ESL Beginner Class 1

East Boston Library: East Boston. Neighborhood: East Boston. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Friday, April 25, 2014, 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM.

New England Aquarium Tide Pools Program

Egleston Square The tide pools program allows children to handle and observe a wide range of live tide pool animals from local waters to help build an understanding of habitats and adaptations. Please call ahead and reserve a spot at your branch for this program. Library: Egleston Square. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Nature. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Friday, April 25, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Egleston Square Branch of the Boston Public Library 2044 Columbus Avenue Roxbury, MA 02119.

ESOL Conversation Group

Honan- Allston Conversation group for English learners. Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Allston. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Friday, April 25, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Honan-Allston Branch of the Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

Uno, Dos, Tres Con Andrés: A Bilingual Concert para la Familia

Central Library Award winning singer-songwriter Andrés Salguero performs joyous music that celebrates Latino heritage and cross-cultural sharing. Músico colombiano Andrés Salguero presentará un divertido concierto de músicia bilingüe para celebrar la herencia latina. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Friday, April 25, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM. Rabb Lecture Hall Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

El Dia de Los Niños Story and Craft

Grove Hall Children and families are welcome to celebrate El Dia de Los Niños with stories, songs and crafts celebrating children. Groups please register with Ms. Maija as quantities are limited. Library: Grove Hall. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Families. Friday, April 25, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Children's Concert with the Spring Fairy

Honan- Allston Come celebrate the arrival of spring with songs and dances led by the visiting Spring Fairy. A children's concert presented by Su Eaton for ages 1.5 to 5. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Allston. Type of Event: Concerts / Live Music. Performing Arts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Friday, April 25, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

Fox & Branch - Family Folk Music

Hyde Park Dave Fox and Will Branch play a timeless kind of music. Their crowd-pleasing mix of old blues, jug band songs, fiddle music, New Orleans-flavored numbers and Cajun tunes makes people stop and smile. No registration required. All ages welcome. Library: Hyde Park. Neighborhood: Hyde Park. Type of Event: Concerts / Live Music. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Families. Friday, April 25, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM. Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue 02136. For more info visit www.foxandbranch.com.

JP Jubilee Singing Group

Jamaica Plain Free singing class for 55+, weekly from Feb. 14 to May 2. Come learn to sing, keep your voice healthy and occasionally perform in the community. This vibrant group is taught by JP resident Liz Anker. New members welcome, especially new English speakers. All levels of singing and musical backgrounds invited to join. New members asked to preregister by emailing lpattison@bpl.org or calling the JP Branch at 617-524-2053. Library: Jamaica Plain. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Seniors. Friday, April 25, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library 12 Sedgwick Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

Musical Quest and Instrument Zoo

Brighton Join staff from Playful Tunes for a fun, interactive, story-based, musical adventure. Then spend some time discovering and playing a variety of musical instruments. For children ages two and older. Library: Brighton. Neighborhood: Allston. Brighton. Brookline. Cambridge. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Friday, April 25, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Brighton Branch of the Boston Public Library 40 Academy Hill Road Brighton, MA 02135.

Preschool Story Time

Codman Square Every week we read three books on a particular theme,do finger plays, and sometimes make crafts. Library: Codman Square. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Friday, April 25, 2014, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. Codman Square Branch of the Boston Public Library 690 Washington Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

Boston Transportation Department - Valet Parking.....

City Clerk Re: Valet Parking / Open Air Parking Lots...... Detail Agenda Attached...... http://www.cityofboston.gov/cityclerk/docs/SKMBT_42014041103310-0d6e53.pdf. Phone: 617-635-4680. Contact: Daniel Nuzzo. MBTA: State Street Station (City Hall Exit). Type of Event: Meeting / Hearing. Friday, April 25, 2014, 11:00 AM. Boston City Hall, Rm. #801, 8th Floor 1 Cambridge St Boston, MA 02108.

Art and Architecture Tour

Central Library Boston Public Library offers free public tours highlighting the celebrated art and architecture of the Boston Public Library’s McKim Building (1895), a designated National Historic Landmark. The hour-long tours explore the work of architect Charles Follen McKim and murals by John Singer Sargent, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, and Edwin Austin Abbey. Led by volunteer tour guides, the art and architecture tours begin at the Dartmouth Street entrance of the Central Library in Copley Square. No appointment is necessary. For more information and a full schedule of public tours, visit www.bpl.org/tours. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Tours. Cost: free. Audience: College Students. Adults. Seniors. Visitors. Friday, April 25, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

New England Aquarium Tide Pools Program

Connolly The tide pools program allows children to handle and observe a wide range of live tide pool animals from local waters to help build an understanding of habitats and adaptations. Please call ahead and reserve a spot at your branch for this program. Library: Connolly. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Type of Event: Nature. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Friday, April 25, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Connolly Branch of the Boston Public Library 433 Centre Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

Preschool Films

Codman Square Come watch three films for preschoolers every week in our auditorium. Camp groups and preschools are welcome. Library: Codman Square. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Friday, April 25, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Codman Square Branch of the Boston Public Library 690 Washington Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

FNC Baby playgroup

Grove Hall Join us Friday mornings at 11:30 a.m. for a new FNC Baby Playgroup for babies up to 18 months. Library: Grove Hall. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Families. Friday, April 25, 2014, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM. Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library 41 Geneva Avenue Dorchester, MA 02121.

New England Aquarium Tide Pools Program

Grove Hall The tide pools program allows children to handle and observe a wide range of live tide pool animals from local waters to help build an understanding of habitats and adaptations. Please call ahead and reserve a spot at your branch for this program. Library: Grove Hall. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Nature. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Friday, April 25, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library 41 Geneva Avenue Dorchester, MA 02121.

Movie Time:Walt Disney's Frozen

Faneuil Join us for a matinee showing of this fabulous film. Library: Faneuil. Neighborhood: Brighton. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Friday, April 25, 2014, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Faneuil Branch of the Boston Public Library 419 Faneuil Street Brighton, MA 02135.

New England Aquarium Tide Pools Program

Jamaica Plain The tide pools program allows children to handle and observe a wide range of live tide pool animals from local waters to help build an understanding of habitats and adaptations. Please call ahead and reserve a spot at your branch for this program. Library: Jamaica Plain. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Type of Event: Nature. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Friday, April 25, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library 12 Sedgwick Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

Classic Mystery Film Series: Marlowe

Lower Mills Marlowe 1969, PG -13 -96 min Quiet young Orfamay Quest from Kansas hired private detective Philip Marlowe to find her missing brother, but after two leads turn up with ice picks stuck in them, Marlowe discovers a game of blackmail. Library: Lower Mills. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Friday, April 25, 2014, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library 27 Richmond Street Dorchester, MA 02124.

Once Upon a Time in Franklin Park

Parks Events Children are invited to build houses for a new community of fairies and elves in Franklin Park. Using found materials from the woods around them, small homes will be created for a new and magical settlement in the park's historic forest. Come to the old stone ruins of Schoolmaster Hill, midway along the main park road, across from the fork leading to the back of the Zoo and a gravel parking lot. Look for a sign directing you up the path. Phone: 617-961-3051. Contact: Lauren Patrick. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Neighborhood: Dorchester. Jamaica Plain. Mattapan. Roxbury. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Nature. Park Event. Friday, April 25, 2014, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Franklin Park Jewish War Veterans Dr Boston, MA 02130.

Books of Hope Poetry for Teens

Dudley April is National Poetry Month. Read, write, recite or perform poetry. Connect poetry to hip-hop, theater and current social issues. Express yourself in an atmosphere of positivity. Explore themes of culture, neighborhoods and urban identity through poetry. For teens  12-18. This Out-of-school Time program is sponsored by the Boston Public Library Foundation. Library: Dudley. Neighborhood: Roxbury. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Friday, April 25, 2014, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM. Dudley Branch of the Boston Public Library 65 Warren Street Roxbury, MA 02119.

Of Mice and Men

Ongoing Adapted from John Steinbeck’s iconic novel, OF MICE AND MEN is a true testament to the power of friendship in the face of adversity. Set during the Great Depression, OF MICE AND MEN tells the story of two displaced migrant workers who move from town to town in search of new job opportunities and the fateful outcome of their journey. OF MICE AND MEN teaches the value of understanding each other and being kind to one another, even under extreme circumstances. Phone: 617-424-6634 x222. Contact: boxoffice@bostonchildrenstheatre.org. Cost: $25 per ticket. Audience: Families. Neighborhood: South End. Type of Event: Theatre. Friday, April 25, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. The Calderwood Pavilion 527 Tremont St Boston, MA 02116. For more info visit bostonchildrenstheatre.org.

Wii Gaming

Central Library Throughout the month of April, you will be able to play games on the Wii gaming console every day. Please ask a librarian for a list of games and the game console. Library: Central Library. Type of Event: Games/Gaming. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Friday, April 25, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Movie: Frozen

South Boston Come to the library during vacation week for a special movie showing. Popcorn provided. Rated G, 102 minutes. Library: South Boston. Neighborhood: South Boston. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Friday, April 25, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:40 PM. South Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 646 East Broadway South Boston, MA 02127.

Noir Fridays

South End April 25. The Band Wagon directed by Vincente Minnelli. Library: South End. Neighborhood: South End. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. Seniors. Friday, April 25, 2014, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM. South End Branch of the Boston Public Library 685 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02118.

Movie Afternoon: Frozen

East Boston Join us for a screening of the movie Frozen. Library: East Boston. Neighborhood: East Boston. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Friday, April 25, 2014, 2:30 PM – 4:25 PM. East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 365 Bremen Street East Boston, MA 02128.

Friday Feature - Frozen

Mattapan Stop by the library to watch the biggest family movie of the last year! We will be enjoying the popular film Frozen and enjoying some chilly treats to get us in a wintry mood. Library: Mattapan. Neighborhood: Mattapan. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Families. Friday, April 25, 2014, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library 1350 Blue Hill Avenue Mattapan, MA 02126.

Anime Society

Central Library Watch an episode from an anime series or anime movie, learn a little Japanese, and play Wei Qi (AKA: Go). Snacks will be provided. Library: Central Library. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Friday, April 25, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Make Your Own Magnetic Poetry

Fields Corner Why spend money on a store-bought magnetic poetry kit? Come join us for an afternoon of creative, poetic fun as we construct our very own sets of magnetic poetry – perfect for the fridge, your school locker, and tons of other metallic surfaces. No registration is required. Library: Fields Corner. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Friday, April 25, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Fields Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 1520 Dorchester Avenue Dorchester, MA 02122.

El Dia de Los Niños Crafty Afternoon

Grove Hall Celebrate El Dia de Los Niños with a fun story and craft. The fun starts at 3 p.m. Library: Grove Hall. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Families. Friday, April 25, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library 41 Geneva Avenue Dorchester, MA 02121.

Lego Builders

Uphams Corner Make your imagination a reality with Lego spaceships, Lego dragons, and Lego buildings – anything and everything Lego. The first 15 kids are guaranteed to have enough materials. Library: Uphams Corner. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Games/Gaming. Visual Arts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Friday, April 25, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Uphams Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 500 Columbia Rd Dorchester, MA 02121.

Glass Fridays

Public Event Are you 21+ and interested in trying new things!? On the last Friday of every month Diablo welcomes you to an evening full of glass and wine! This event is perfect for a night out with friends, a fun date, or a way to meet new friends. Spend three hours in one of our studios to experience an introductory taste of working with hot glass in either glassblowing ($95) or bead-making ($75). Have fun learning new skills, making a glass keepsake of your own. Afterwards, you are invited to watch a glassblowing demonstration by our talented glass artists while socializing with the other attendees and a glass of wine! 6:30 – 9:00 Workshop (You play with glass!) 9:00 – 9:30 Glassblowing demonstration with wine and talk. Space is limited! Call now to reserve your spot! Phone: 6174427444. Contact: Doris Martinez. Cost: $75-$95. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). College Students. Adults. Seniors. Visitors. Neighborhood: Mission Hill. MBTA: Roxbury Crossing (train stop and 66 bus). Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Performing Arts. Visual Arts. Food & Dining. Friday, April 25, 2014, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Diablo Glass School 123 Terrace St Boston, MA 02120. For more info visit www.diabloglassschool.com.

Boston Baroque Performs Monteverdi’s “Il Ritorno D’Ulisse in Patria.”

Public Event With the musical direction of Martin Pearlman and staging by Mark Streshinsky, Boston Baroque performs Monteverdi’s opera “Il Ritorno D’Ulisse in Patria,” (“The Return of Ulysses to his Homeland”). When Ulisse finds himself shipwrecked on the shores of his native Ithaca after his victory in Troy, he learns that his wife, Penelope, has spent the long years mourning him and fending off the advances of power-hungry suitors; returning to Penelope in disguise, Ulisse wins her hand again and restores his kingdom by passing a test that only he could pass. This performance features Boston Baroque’s period-instrument orchestra and chorus, and performances by guest soloists Fernando Guimarães (Tenor) and Jennifer Rivera (Mezzo-Soprano) in the roles of Ulisse and Penelope. Phone: 617-987-8600. Contact: Boston Baroque. Cost: $35.00 - $95.00. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. Visitors. Neighborhood: Fenway-Kenmore. MBTA: Green Line (Symphony), Orange Line (Mass. Ave. Station), Bus Route 39 (Huntington Ave. @ Gainsborough St.). Type of Event: Concerts / Live Music. Friday, April 25, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory 30 Gainsborough St Boston, MA 02115. For more info visit www.bostonbaroque.org.

Legally Blonde: The Musical

Ongoing Elle Woods is the Delta Nu sorority’s sweetheart and homecoming queen who doesn’t take “no” for an answer. When her boyfriend, Warner, dumps her for someone “serious,” Elle puts down the credit cards, hits the books, and heads to Harvard. Along the way, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style. Based on the 2001 film starring Reese Witherspoon, this high-energy musical features music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin and book by Heather Hach. This performance will be presented by Berklee’s Musical Theater Ensemble, directed by Rene Pfister, and the Musical Theater Orchestra, directed by Peter Cokkinias. Phone: 617-747-2261. Contact: Berklee Box Office. Cost: $8, $14 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12, $18 day of show, reserved seating. Neighborhood: Back Bay. MBTA: Hynes Convention Center. Type of Event: Concerts / Live Music. Performing Arts. Friday, April 25, 2014, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. Berklee Performance Center 136 Massachusetts Ave Boston, MA 02115. For more info visit www.berklee.edu.

Shear Madness

Public Event "Shear Madness" is one of the most popular entertainments in the world, delighting audiences night after night with its unique blend of madcap improvisation and spine-tickling mystery. This unique comedy-whodunit takes place today in the "Shear Madness" hairstyling salon and is chock full of up-to-the-minute spontaneous humor. During the course of the action, a murder is committed and the audience gets to spot the clues, question the suspects, and solve the funniest mystery in the annals of crime.The outcome is never the same, which is why many audience members return again and again to the scene of the mayhem. Phone: 617.426.5225. Contact: Shear Madness Box Office. Cost: $50. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Businesses. Visitors. Neighborhood: Downtown. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Theatre. Friday, April 25, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Charles Playhouse 74 Warrenton St Boston, MA 02116. For more info visit www.shearmadness.com.

Jordan Eagles: Blood Dust curated by Francine Miller

Ongoing The BCA presents the first Boston-area exhibition of New York-based artist Jordan Eagles. For over a decade, Eagles has been using and preserving blood in his multi-dimensional works as a method to explore themes of regeneration and the metaphysical connections between body, spirit and nature. Opening Reception 
Fri, April 25 | 6–8pm Hours of operation:
 Wednesday: 12 noon - 5 pm 
Thursday, Friday & Saturday: 12 noon - 9 pm
Sunday: 12 noon - 5 pm
 (closed Mondays & Tuesdays). Phone: 617-426-5000. Cost: Free and Open to the Public. Audience: Adults. Neighborhood: South End. MBTA: Orange line to Back Bay. Type of Event: Visual Arts. Saturday, April 26, 2014. Mills Gallery at the BCA 551 Tremont St Boston, MA 02116.

SpeakOUT Boston's Spring Speaker Training, April 26th & 27th

Public Event SpeakOUT trains speakers of all ages how to use our proven format of telling stories and answering questions. Our speaker trainings offer youth and adults an intensive two-day preparation for conducting speaking engagements. SpeakOUT educates our own volunteer speakers at this training and invites other organizations with speakers bureaus to send its members to be trained. In the past, SpeakOUT has trained members of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), the Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth (BAGLY), Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition, and many other area organizations. Novice and veteran speakers will learn and practice valuable skills, including: • Setting the right tone • Shaping and telling your story • Handling questions effectively • Dealing with difficult people • Overcoming fear • Working with your co-speaker Join us on April 26th and 27th for our Spring 2014 Speaker's Traning at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute… Phone: 877.223.9390. Contact: Bill Barnert, bill@speakoutboston.org. Cost: $75 / Students $35 / Group and Need-Based Discounts Available. Neighborhood: Fenway-Kenmore. Mission Hill. MBTA: Green Line D Branch (Longwood stop). Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute 450 Brookline Ave Boston, MA 02215. For more info visit www.speakoutboston.org.

Franklin Park Tree Planting & Volunteer Day

Public Event Come help plant young trees and clear invasives in the 200-acres of woodlands in Franklin Park, a forest oasis in the heart of the city. Wear old clothes, bring work gloves if you have them, we’ll have plenty for those without. Meet at Valley Gates Parking Lot, midway along Franklin Park Road, Dorchester, MA 02121. Phone: 617-442-4141. Contact: Pareesa Charmchi. Cost: FREE. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Jamaica Plain. Mattapan. Roxbury. MBTA: Orange Line - Green St T Stop. Type of Event: Park Event. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Valley Gates Parking Lot 02124, MA. For more info visit www.franklinparkcoalition.org.

Messages of Hope

Public Event Throughout the month of April, the Library will offer free admission to all Marathon runners and Boston Athletic Association staff, so that they may see what our community has created for you and for this occasion. In the spirit of hope and healing, we invite you to stop in, find comfort for yourself and others, and celebrate the perseverance and strength of this great city. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Phone: 617-450-7000. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. Visitors. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Fenway-Kenmore. MBTA: Hynes, Symphony, Prudential, Mass. Ave. Type of Event: Attractions & Museums. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. The Mary Baker Eddy Library 200 Massachusetts Ave Boston, MA 02115. For more info visit www.marybakereddylibrary.org.

Wake Up the Earth/ Despertar de la Tierra Family Craft Workshop

Connolly Spontaneous Celebrations, our local community arts organization, will lead a craft workshop for families to welcome spring and get ready for the big, annual Wake Up the Earth/Despertar de la Tierra parade and festival. Free for the whole family. Library: Connolly. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Families. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Connolly Branch of the Boston Public Library 433 Centre Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

Countdown to Kindergarten Bilingual Playgroup

East Boston Enjoy circle time, story time, parachute play and free play at this bilingual playgroup presented by Countdown to Kindergarten. Library: East Boston. Neighborhood: East Boston. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 365 Bremen Street East Boston, MA 02128.

Movie Based on Book Discussion Book

Honan- Allston 84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff is our book and movie for April. Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Allston. Type of Event: Book Group. Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:10 PM. Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

Conversation Group for English Language Learners

Roslindale New arrivals are invited to practice English in an informal setting under the guidance of our English language volunteer, Pat Shiang. Library: Roslindale. Neighborhood: Roslindale. Type of Event: ESOL. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Families. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM. Roslindale Branch Library 4246 Washington Street Roslindale MA 02131.

An Evening with David Angus: Opera Night

Central Library Boston Lyric Opera Music Director and Conductor, David Angus, will explore the score of Bellini's bel canto gem, I Puritani, and will provide special insight into the score for the opera-goer and the opera-curious. A special presentation from the Boston Lyric Opera. I Puritani opens at the Boston Lyric Opera on May 2, 2014. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Visitors. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Rabb Lecture Hall Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116. For more info visit blo.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: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). College Students. Adults. Seniors. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Boston Public Library Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Book Club

Central Library Join us for a lively discussion of any and all of Jeff Kinney's Diary of a Wimpy Kid books before he comes to the library on April 27th. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Book Group. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Saturday, April 26, 2014, 11:00 AM – 11:40 AM. Boston Room Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Senior Fitness Classes

Grove Hall Experience a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement, and activities for daily senior living, including cardio, weight training, and stretching while sitting. This class will meet the needs and abilities of those new to workouts or at an advanced level while providing a total body workout. Call 617.427.3337 for advanced registration. Drop-ins are also welcome. Library: Grove Hall. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Health / Fitness. Cost: Free. Audience: Seniors. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library 41 Geneva Avenue Dorchester, MA 02121.

Chess Instruction

Honan- Allston Richard Tyree will instruct novices and beginners in the art of Chess; Players with more experience may  play chess with Mr. Tyree or each other or assist with the beginners. Boards and pieces are available or bring your own set. For ages 7 and up. Library: Honan-Allston. Neighborhood: Allston. Type of Event: Games/Gaming. Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Honan-Allston Branch Boston Public Library 300 North Harvard Street Allston, MA 02134.

Lego Builders

Uphams Corner Make your imagination a reality with Lego spaceships, Lego dragons, and Lego buildings – anything and everything Lego. The first 15 kids are guaranteed to have enough materials. Library: Uphams Corner. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Type of Event: Games/Gaming. Visual Arts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Saturday, April 26, 2014, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM. Uphams Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library, 500 Columbia Rd. Dorchester, MA 02125.

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

Connolly English speakers can learn Spanish and Spanish speakers can learn English in this fun, informal conversation class.  Hablantes de español pueden aprender inglés y hablantes de inglés pueden aprender español en esta clase divertida e informal de conversación. Library: Connolly. Neighborhood: Jamaica Plain. Type of Event: Workshops & Classes. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:45 PM. Connolly Branch of the Boston Public Library 433 Centre Street Jamaica Plain, MA 02130.

StoriesLive High School Scholarship Story Slam

Central Library StoriesLive® High School Scholarship Story Slam on Saturday afternoon, April 26, 2014. New this year you can bring your one-minute high school tale to tell in between the student contestants as they slam personal stories on set themes and win prizes. Please check out massmouth.org for more details. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Games/Gaming. Talks & Lectures. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Saturday, April 26, 2014, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Rabb Lecture Hall Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Hyde Park High School Reunion and Lecture

Hyde Park Local historian and author Anthony Sammarco will present a slide show and talk on the history of Hyde Park High School. A reception and social for all High Park High School graduates, faculty and friends will follow. This event is sponsored by the Sesquicentennial Committee and the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library. Please RSVP to djvhp@msn.com with HPHS Reunion in the subject line. Free and Open to all. Library: Hyde Park. Neighborhood: Hyde Park. Type of Event: Talks & Lectures. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue Hyde Park, MA 02136.

Of Mice and Men

Ongoing Adapted from John Steinbeck’s iconic novel, OF MICE AND MEN is a true testament to the power of friendship in the face of adversity. Set during the Great Depression, OF MICE AND MEN tells the story of two displaced migrant workers who move from town to town in search of new job opportunities and the fateful outcome of their journey. OF MICE AND MEN teaches the value of understanding each other and being kind to one another, even under extreme circumstances. Phone: 617-424-6634 x222. Contact: boxoffice@bostonchildrenstheatre.org. Cost: $25 per ticket. Audience: Families. Neighborhood: South End. Type of Event: Theatre. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. The Calderwood Pavilion 527 Tremont St Boston, MA 02116. For more info visit bostonchildrenstheatre.org.

The Homework Machine

Ongoing BCT kicks off their Marcia J. Trimble New Works Program with the World Premiere musical THE HOMEWORK MACHINE, based on the best-selling book by Dan Gutman. With book and lyrics by Mark Cabaniss and music by Keith Herrmann (Romance/Romance), THE HOMEWORK MACHINE is an interactive musical adventure for all ages. THE HOMEWORK MACHINE features a group of 5th grade students who are bound by one very big secret: the homework machine. Code-named ‘Belch’ the machine does their homework for them and ultimately becomes more powerful than the students ever imagined. Phone: 617-424-6634 x222. Contact: boxoffice@bostonchildrenstheatre.org. Cost: $25 per ticket. Audience: Families. Neighborhood: South End. Type of Event: Theatre. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. The Calderwood Pavilion 527 Tremont St Boston, MA 02116. For more info visit bostonchildrenstheatre.org.

Wii Gaming

Central Library Throughout the month of April, you will be able to play games on the Wii gaming console every day. Please ask a librarian for a list of games and the game console. Library: Central Library. Type of Event: Games/Gaming. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Saturday, April 26, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Teen Council Meeting

East Boston Are you a creative teen with plenty of ideas? Do you want to help librarians plan fun activities for the library? Come join us in our Teen Council meeting. We meet every other Saturday. Library: East Boston. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Saturday, April 26, 2014, 2:00 PM. East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 365 Bremen Street East Boston, MA 02128.

CANCELED - Play Around Theater Company

Grove Hall Library: Grove Hall. Neighborhood: Dorchester. Roxbury. Type of Event: Performing Arts. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Chess and Checkers with Charlie Cleary

Hyde Park Learn to play chess or checkers with expert instructor Charlie Cleary. All skill levels are welcome ages 5-13 years old. Sponsored by the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library. Library: Hyde Park. Neighborhood: Hyde Park. Type of Event: Games/Gaming. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Saturday, April 26, 2014, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Children's Room Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue 02136.

Movie: The Lorax

South Boston Arbor Day special event at the library. Running time 86 minutes. Rated PG. Library: South Boston. Neighborhood: South Boston. Type of Event: Visual Arts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Saturday, April 26, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. South Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library 646 East Broadway South Boston, MA 02127.

The Songs of Cole Porter

Brighton Join us for a delightful afternoon of song as we enjoy the hits of Cole Porter including: Night and Day, Begin the Beguine, Just One of Those Things, I Get a Kick Out of You, You're the Top, Let's Do It, and Anything Goes. Pianist, Joe Reid and Vocalist, Will McMillan, will bring these beloved standards to life. Everyone is invited. Library: Brighton. Neighborhood: Brighton. Type of Event: Concerts / Live Music. Performing Arts. Cost: Free. Audience: Adults. Seniors. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Brighton Branch of the Boston Public Library 40 Academy Hill Road Brighton, MA 02135.

How to Transform Your Life

Ongoing Free introduction to Maum Meditation. This lecture will inspire people to permanently transform their lives and become free of stress, anxiety, depression, loneliness, fear regrets, resentments and all burden. Find out how this 7 step method is unique and the way to attain happiness. Phone: 6172726358. Contact: Boston Maum Center. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Teens (Ages 13-18). College Students. Adults. Seniors. Families. Neighborhood: Cambridge. MBTA: Near Alewife Station and Davis Square. Type of Event: Talks & Lectures. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. United States 48 Massachusetts Ave Arlington, MA 02474.

Influence of Jazz in Cartoons

Hyde Park In celebration of Jazz Week Artists-at-Large,  is proud to present The Influence of Jazz in Cartoons. The program will include a talk by Tommey followed by the screening of selected classic cartoons. Library: Hyde Park. Neighborhood: Hyde Park. Type of Event: Film. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. Seniors. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. Menino Hall Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library 35 Harvard Avenue 02136.

Duplo Story Time

Central Library Families are invited to join a story time featuring Duplo blocks. Ages two and up. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Early Literacy. Story Time. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Saturday, April 26, 2014, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Boston Room Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Wine Tasting and Glassblowing Demonstration

Ongoing In addition to the monthly wine tastings, Diablo Glass School offers other events, workshops, classes, and private lessons or group functions visit www.diabloglassschool.com for more information. Phone: 617-442-7444. Contact: Doris Martinez. Cost: $35.00 per person. Audience: Adults. College Students. Seniors. Visitors. Neighborhood: Mission Hill. MBTA: Roxbury Crossing (orange line or 66 bus). Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Food & Dining. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Diablo Glass School 123 Terrace St Boston, MA 02120. For more info visit www.diabloglassschool.com.

Boston Baroque Performs Monteverdi’s “Il Ritorno D’Ulisse in Patria.”

Public Event With the musical direction of Martin Pearlman and staging by Mark Streshinsky, Boston Baroque performs Monteverdi’s opera “Il Ritorno D’Ulisse in Patria,” (“The Return of Ulysses to his Homeland”). When Ulisse finds himself shipwrecked on the shores of his native Ithaca after his victory in Troy, he learns that his wife, Penelope, has spent the long years mourning him and fending off the advances of power-hungry suitors; returning to Penelope in disguise, Ulisse wins her hand again and restores his kingdom by passing a test that only he could pass. This performance features Boston Baroque’s period-instrument orchestra and chorus, and performances by guest soloists Fernando Guimarães (Tenor) and Jennifer Rivera (Mezzo-Soprano) in the roles of Ulisse and Penelope. Phone: 617-987-8600. Contact: Boston Baroque. Cost: $35.00 - $95.00. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. Visitors. Neighborhood: Fenway-Kenmore. MBTA: Green Line (Symphony), Orange Line (Mass. Ave. Station), or Bus Route 39 (Huntington Ave. @ Gainsborough St.). Type of Event: Concerts / Live Music. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM. Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory 30 Gainsborough St Boston, MA 02115. For more info visit www.bostonbaroque.org.

Maria Schneider Orchestra

Public Event Schneider and her orchestra have a distinguished recording career with nine Grammy nominations and two Grammy awards. Phone: 617-482-6661. Contact: Celebrity Series Box Office. Cost: $44-$60. Audience: Adults. Neighborhood: Fenway-Kenmore. MBTA: Green Line to Hynes Convention Center. Type of Event: Concerts / Live Music. Performing Arts. Saturday, April 26, 2014, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Berklee Performance Center 136 Massachusetts Ave Boston, MA 02115. For more info visit www.celebrityseries.org.

Run of the Charles Canoe & Kayak Race

Public Event The Run of the Charles Canoe & Kayak Race, the signature event of the Charles River Watershed Association, is the largest flat bottom boat race in New England and is a major event in Greater Boston, kicking off the canoe and kayak season. The Run of the Charles draws an average of 1,400 racers and thousands of spectators each year. Phone: 508-698-6810. Contact: Meg Schermerhorn. Cost: FREE admission to the Finish Line Festival at DCR’s Artesani Park. Race entry fees range from $35- $55 per individual to $350 - $400 per relay race team. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. Neighborhood: Brighton. Type of Event: Parades & Festivals. Park Event. Sports. Walks & Races. Sunday, April 27, 2014. DCR's Artesani Park Soldiers Field Rd Boston, MA 02134. For more info visit www.crwa.org.

Jordan Eagles: Blood Dust curated by Francine Miller

Ongoing The BCA presents the first Boston-area exhibition of New York-based artist Jordan Eagles. For over a decade, Eagles has been using and preserving blood in his multi-dimensional works as a method to explore themes of regeneration and the metaphysical connections between body, spirit and nature. Opening Reception 
Fri, April 25 | 6–8pm Hours of operation:
 Wednesday: 12 noon - 5 pm 
Thursday, Friday & Saturday: 12 noon - 9 pm
Sunday: 12 noon - 5 pm
 (closed Mondays & Tuesdays). Phone: 617-426-5000. Cost: Free and Open to the Public. Audience: Adults. Neighborhood: South End. MBTA: Orange line to Back Bay. Type of Event: Visual Arts. Sunday, April 27, 2014. Mills Gallery at the BCA 551 Tremont St Boston, MA 02116.

Messages of Hope

Public Event Throughout the month of April, the Library will offer free admission to all Marathon runners and Boston Athletic Association staff, so that they may see what our community has created for you and for this occasion. In the spirit of hope and healing, we invite you to stop in, find comfort for yourself and others, and celebrate the perseverance and strength of this great city. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Phone: 617-450-7000. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. Visitors. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Fenway-Kenmore. MBTA: Hynes, Symphony, Prudential, Mass. Ave. Type of Event: Attractions & Museums. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. The Mary Baker Eddy Library 200 Massachusetts Ave Boston, MA 02115. For more info visit www.marybakereddylibrary.org.

FIGMENT Boston

Ongoing FIGMENT Boston, now in it’s fifth year, offers opportunities for both emerging and established artists to showcase original works and create something that gets people to interact, to participate and collaborate with each other! Your FIGMENT project can be anything... A game, an experiment, a request, a challenge, a guided meditation, a performance based on audience input, a sculpture that moves or responds, a heart-stopping technological innovation that changes the way we see the world… Anything that gets people working and playing and creating together. FIGMENT welcomes works in every imaginable medium including sculpture, installation, performance, music, workshops, games, experiences, site-specific pieces, social experiments, and anything else you can dream of. We invite any project that inspires visitors to participate and interact with art. Come share with your FIGMENT friends and the Boston public at the Rose Kennedy Greenway for our 2014 event! Learn more about the principles of FIGMENT here: ht… Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. Seniors. Families. Visitors. Neighborhood: Downtown. Seaport. South Boston. MBTA: Blue line to Aquarium. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Exhibition. Visual Arts. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM. Rose Kennedy Greenway Dewey Square Atlantic Ave Boston, MA 02111. For more info visit boston.figmentproject.org.

Of Mice and Men

Ongoing Adapted from John Steinbeck’s iconic novel, OF MICE AND MEN is a true testament to the power of friendship in the face of adversity. Set during the Great Depression, OF MICE AND MEN tells the story of two displaced migrant workers who move from town to town in search of new job opportunities and the fateful outcome of their journey. OF MICE AND MEN teaches the value of understanding each other and being kind to one another, even under extreme circumstances. Phone: 617-424-6634 x222. Contact: boxoffice@bostonchildrenstheatre.org. Cost: $25 per ticket. Audience: Families. Neighborhood: South End. Type of Event: Theatre. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. The Calderwood Pavilion 527 Tremont St Boston, MA 02116. For more info visit bostonchildrenstheatre.org.

The Homework Machine

Ongoing BCT kicks off their Marcia J. Trimble New Works Program with the World Premiere musical THE HOMEWORK MACHINE, based on the best-selling book by Dan Gutman. With book and lyrics by Mark Cabaniss and music by Keith Herrmann (Romance/Romance), THE HOMEWORK MACHINE is an interactive musical adventure for all ages. THE HOMEWORK MACHINE features a group of 5th grade students who are bound by one very big secret: the homework machine. Code-named ‘Belch’ the machine does their homework for them and ultimately becomes more powerful than the students ever imagined. Phone: 617-424-6634 x222. Contact: boxoffice@bostonchildrenstheatre.org. Cost: $25 per ticket. Audience: Families. Neighborhood: South End. Type of Event: Theatre. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM. The Calderwood Pavilion 527 Tremont St Boston, MA 02116. For more info visit bostonchildrenstheatre.org.

Art & Architecture Tour

Central Library Boston Public Library offers free public tours highlighting the celebrated art and architecture of the Boston Public Library’s McKim Building (1895), a designated National Historic Landmark. The hour-long tours explore the work of architect Charles Follen McKim and murals by John Singer Sargent, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, and Edwin Austin Abbey. Led by volunteer tour guides, the art and architecture tours begin at the Dartmouth Street entrance of the Central Library in Copley Square. No appointment is necessary. For more information and a full schedule of public tours, visit www.bpl.org/tours. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Tours. Cost: Free. Audience: Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Seniors. Families. Visitors. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Lowell Lecture: Jeff Kinney

Central Library Jeff Kinney is the bestselling author and illustrator of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, which has more than 100 million copies in print in 44 languages around the world. Diary of a Wimpy Kid won Favorite Book at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards three times, and Jeff was twice voted Author of the Year at the Children's Choice Book Awards. Jeff was named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World and is the creator of Poptropica.com, a virtual world for kids. The latest book in the series is Diary of a Wimpy Kid book 8, Hard Luck, which has the biggest first printing of any book in 2013, with more in the series to come. A book sale and author signing will follow the talk. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Seating in Rabb Lecture Hall is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. No advance reservations are available. The 2014 Lowell Lecture Series Gateway to Reading explores the fundamental importance of childhood literacy and addresses the joys, discoveries, questions, and… Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Talks & Lectures. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 6-12). Teens (Ages 13-18). Young Adults (Ages 20-34). Adults. College Students. Families. Visitors. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Rabb Lecture Hall Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116. For more info visit www.bpl.org.

Wii Gaming

Central Library Throughout the month of April, you will be able to play games on the Wii gaming console every day. Please ask a librarian for a list of games and the game console. Library: Central Library. Type of Event: Games/Gaming. Cost: Free. Audience: Teens (Ages 13-18). Sunday, April 27, 2014, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.

Deborah Voigt, soprano

Public Event Deborah Voigt returns to the Celebrity Series with a much-anticipated vocal recital,featuring selections by Amy Beach, Richard Strauss, Respighi, Tchaikovsky, and Bernstein. Phone: 617-482-6661. Contact: Celebrity Series Box Office. Cost: $30-$100. Audience: Adults. Neighborhood: Fenway-Kenmore. MBTA: Green Line to Symphony. Type of Event: Concerts / Live Music. Performing Arts. Sunday, April 27, 2014, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Symphony Hall 301 Massachusetts Ave Boston, MA 02115. For more info visit www.celebrityseries.org.

Lego Club

Central Library Children of all ages are welcome to join us for LEGO and DUPLO fun. Siblings welcome. Library: Central Library. Neighborhood: Back Bay. Type of Event: Arts & Crafts. Cost: Free. Audience: Children (Ages 0-5). Children (Ages 6-12). Sunday, April 27, 2014, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Boston Room Central Library in Copley Square 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116.