North End Library Programs


Friday Films & Discussion

Friday December 8       2 pm   It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

Friday December 15      2 pm   Elf (2003)

Computer Instruction for Adults by Appointment – ongoing by appointment

Receive one-on-one, basic computer instruction for PC computing, laptops, iPads, or tablets.

Call 617-227-8135 or stop by to make an appointment with Branch Librarian, Jennifer. Use the library’s computers or bring your own.

Mah Johngg Club – Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. –  2:00 p.m.

Come and play the American-style variant of this tile-based game that originated in China and requires skill, strategy, and calculation. Beginners are welcome. Please note that beginner instruction begins at 11:00 a.m. No sign up is required.

Friends of the North End Branch Library’s Holiday Open House – Saturday December 2 – 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Enjoy delicious hot food, live music, raffle contests, and great company at the Friends of the North End Branch Library’s annual Holiday Open House. All ages welcome.

Reception for Artist Lucienne Bartfield – Wednesday  December 6 – 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Celebrate the opening of “The Double Life of Elizabeth Bishop,” featuring Lucienne Bartfield’s pencil portraits of American poets. Light refreshments will be served.

Book Discussion Club for Adults – Wednesday December 20  – 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

December’s book is David Sedaris’s 2004 “Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim” in which Sedaris chronicles the comic exploits of his family, his childhood, and his adult adventures with the French.


Chess Club – Tuesday December 12 at 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Advanced beginners and intermediate players ages 7 – 12: enjoy a challenging chess match with other kids and learn some new tactics from our friendly, knowledgeable chess mentor. Groups please call ahead 617-227-8135.

Little Groove – Friday December 1 – 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Get ready to shake, wiggle, and move with Little Groove! Children will interact with parachutes, puppets, instruments and more as they learn and play in a fun musical environment.

Baby Storytime – Fridays December 8 & 15 10:00 – 10:30 am

Join Ms. Alyson for stories, songs, fun, and more in a program just for babies. This program is for babies 0-18 months. Please come prepared to actively engage with your child.

Toddler Storytime – Fridays December 8 & 15 at 11:00 – 11:30 am

Join Ms. Alyson for a story time filled with books, songs, activities, and more! This program is for children ages 18 months and older. Please come prepared to actively engage with your child.

Lego Club – Tuesdays December 5, 19 at 3:30 p.m. and Saturdays December 9, 23 at 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) Saturdays December 9, 23 at 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

December 9: Egg Drop

December 23: Snowflake Design

Kids Book Club – Thursday December 7 at 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Kids in grades Kindergarten to 5th grade: bring a copy of your favorite book to share at the very first meeting of the new Kids Book Club!

Teen Book Club – Wednesday December 13 at 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Teens in grade 6 and up: join us for our FIRST Teen Book Club meeting, where we will discuss books we like and pick up a copy of Dick Lehr’s new novel “Trell.” Then Join us again in January to meet the author!

Tinkering – Thursday December 13 at 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Learn how a computer works by taking it apart!

Family Night – Wednesday December 20 at 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Families of all shapes and sizes are invited to join us for an evening filled with cookie decorating and Rugrats holiday specials.

Edible Snow Towers – Thursday December 21 at 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Think you have what it takes to build the tallest tower? Test your skills with marshmallows and toothpicks, and eat the results!

Holiday Film – Friday December 22 at 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Join us as we get in the holiday spirit and watch Elf.

Kids Pizza Readathon – Friday December 29 – ALL DAY

Unplug with us, and spend the day reading and celebrating with books and crafts, all while eating pizza! Each reader will receive a prize.

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