North End Library News

Library hosts Memorize Class

Friends of the North End Library recently sponsored a program called Memorize Best Works with guest speaker Neil A. Kutzen who taught a room full of enthusiasts four steps to a better memory starting with names.

He handed out informative slides that walked participants through the steps. He started with information on how to select a reminder image for various names.

Those in attendance were all able to remember names of people when he showed the photos, later in the class. Neil remember the names of everyone in the class (35).

Events for adults

Friday    Nov 16     1 p.m.   Gabriel Over the Whitehouse (1933)

Friday    Nov 30      1 p.m.   I’m No Angel (1933)

One-on-One Computer Assistance for Adults by Appointment – Wednesdays 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Call 617.227.8135 to reserve a 30-minute spot for personalized assistance with PC computing, laptops, iPads, tablets, the BPL catalog, and online resources. Laptops are available to use or you can bring your own.

Mah Jongg 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.

Seniors Connect – Thursday November 18 at 10:30 – 12:00

Boston-area seniors: join us on the 3rd Thursday of each month to connect for creative activities and resource sharing. Each month we will explore a different topic. November’s topic is holiday traditions and the 21st century. This program is in partnership with Boston’s Jewish cultural center, the Vilna Shul. Free, light refreshments will be served.

Adult Book Discussion Club – Wednesday, November 28 at 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

November’s book is Ann Patchett’s 2016 novel “Commonwealth,” a wry and compassionate saga of two intertwined American families. Copies of the book are available to check out at the library’s front desk.

Children’s events

Homework Help – Wednesdays at 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

A Boston Public School teacher assists children in kindergarten through grade 6 with homework. This is a free, drop-in program.

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