West End Library Schedule

A full schedule of events and activities are scheduled at the West End Library, 151 Cambridge Street. For details call 617-523-3957.

And The Oscar Goes to…A Film Series-Wednesdays at 3pm.  Summer Film Series honoring Best Picture winners from 2008-2016.   Sponsored by The Friends of the West End Branch Library.

Wednesday July 12      3pm The Hurt Locker – Directed by Kathryn Bigelow.

Wednesday July 19      3pm The King’s Speech – Directed by Tom Hooper.

Wednesday July 26      3pm The Artist – Directed by Michel Hazanavicius

Wednesday August 2    3pm    Argo – Directed by Ben Affleck.

Wednesday August 9    3pm   12 Years a Slave – Directed by Steve McQueen.

Wednesday August 16   3pm   Birdman or (the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) —

Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu.

Wednesday August 23    3pm   Spotlight – Directed by Tom McCarthy.

Wednesday August 30    3pm   Moonlight – Directed by Barry Jenkins

Peace Corps: Stories from the Field – Thursday, July 13, 6:00 pm

A Recruiting session to learn about the challenging, fulfilling and inspirational moments of Peace Corps service directly from a volunteer currently in the field. Ask questions about service, and gain tips to guide you through the application process. For more information, contact Travis Tasto at  [email protected]  or 617-407-2589.

African American Heritage in Massachusetts – Thursday, July 20, 6:30 pm

Author Rosalyn Elder discusses the legacy of our state’s African Americans. This fascinating talk will celebrate the history and the many contributions of people of color throughout Massachusetts’ history.

Books will be available for purchase at the talk.  For more information visit the website:


Recruiting Sessions:  TSA Boston Is Hiring–  Thursdays August, 3rd and August 10th 12:00-3:00 pm

Join us at this Recruiting Session to learn about career opportunities in a fast-paced dynamic environment with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at Boston Logan International Airport.  Ask questions about the Transportation Security Officer (TSO) position and the application process. For more information, contact our office at  [email protected] or 617-561-2048.

Ongoing Programs

Spanish/English Language Exchange/Intercambio de Idiomas en Inglés y Español – Mondays 3-5 p.m.

English speakers can practice Spanish and Spanish speakers can practice English in this fun, informal conversation class.

English as a Second Language (ESL)Conversation Group — Every Tuesday from 1:00 pm -2:30 pm. Come and practice English language skills with other newcomers and a facilitator.

Yoga for Seniors — Every Tuesday 2:45-3:30pm  Classes are led by Tatiana Nekrasova, a certified yoga instructor.

After-Work Tai Chi Group – Every Thursday 5:00-6:00 pm. A low impact energy exercise with yang-style tai chi instructor Arthur Soo-Hoo.

Guided Imagery Meditation with Polly Fletcher – Every Friday 12:15-1:00 pm. Join Polly Fletcher, Get Your Vibe On Coach and Occupational Therapist, for Guided Visualization Meditation. Strengthen Mental Focus and transform limiting thoughts to reduce stress and improve overall health.

Color Your World: Coloring for Adults — Fridays 2-4pm. A relaxing time of coloring. Library will supply coloring pages, colored pencils, markers, and crayons. Bring your own supplies if you prefer. Feel free to drop-in between these hours

Introduction to Laptops, iPads, E-Readers – By appointment only.  Have a new gadget or want to learn more about the one you have?  The library offers one-on-one sessions to help.  To set up an appointment you can email Helen Bender at  [email protected] or call the Branch at 617-523-3957.

Preschool Story Hour – Every Tuesday 10:30-11:30 a.m. Children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers, with the West End Children’s Librarian for weekly stories, songs, rhymes, and movement. This is a high-energy story time, and families, daycares, and school groups are all welcome to drop in.

Toddler Time – Every Wednesday 10:30-11:30 a.m. Children ages 18 months to 3 years and their caregivers, with the West End Children’s Librarian for developmentally appropriate stories, rhymes, movement, and songs. Drop-in for families. Groups should contact the library ahead of time.

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