West End Library Programs

New and ongoing programs featured at the West End Library

Many programs, events and activities have been scheduled for this November at the West End Library, 151 Cambridge Street.

Five films will be shown, a short story discussion and a book discussion and numerous ongoing programs for all ages. For more details call 617-523-3957.

The Immigrant Experience: A Film Series – Wednesdays at 3 pm. November Film Series honoring Immigrants.  Sponsored by the Friends of the West End Branch Library.

Wednesday November 1       3pm   Avalon

Wednesday November 8       3pm    In America

Wednesday November 15     3pm   Maria Full of Grace

Wednesday November 22     3pm   The Other Side of Immigration

Wednesday November 29     3pm   The Visitor

Short Story Discussion – Thursday November 9th, 12:30 pm. A lunchtime discussion of “Relativity” by Somerville author and Emerson College Professor, Daphne Kalotay.  This was chosen by The Boston Book Festival as its 2017 One City One Story selection.   Copies of the story are available at all branches of the Boston Public Library.

Book Discussion Group – Thursday, November 15, 3 pm

As we look at The Immigrant Experience a discussion of  The Book of Unknown Americans  by Cristina Henriquez.  Copies of the book are available at the West End Branch Library.

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 your 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. Come and try this 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. Want more energy and focus? Join Polly Fletcher, Get Your Vibe On Coach and Occupational Therapist, for Guided Visualization Meditation. Strengthen your Mental Focus and transform limiting thoughts to reduce stress and improve overall health.

Color Your World: Coloring for Adults — Fridays 2-4.  A relaxing time of coloring. The 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 West End Branch 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.

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