North End Library Programs

Events For Adults

Friday Films: Films by Blacklisted Hollywood Directors and Writers

Friday March 8 at 1 p.m. Director Cy Enfield: Zulu

Friday March 15 at 1 p.m. Screen Writer Dalton Trumbo: Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo

Friday March 22 at 1 p.m. Screen Writer Dalton Trumbo: Roman Holiday

Friday March 29 at 1 p.m. Screen Writer Michael Wilson: A Place on the Sun

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.

Mahjongg Club – Thursdays from 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. No sign up is required.

Concert: Boston Philharmonic’s String Quartet – Saturday, March 9 from 11 a.m.-noon this MOSAIC (Musical Opportunities Supporting Arts In Communities) Concert includes discussion of the music, opportunities to ask questions, meet the musicians, and a chance to try to play these instruments in our Instrument Petting Zoo. All Ages welcome.

Workshop: Self-Publishing Your Book – Saturday March 23 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Got a book to publish? Author and writing coach Kim Kerrigan will guide you through the process, including editing and proofreading, formatting, publishing options, marketing strategies, and much more. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet, or use a library laptop. Please call 617-227-8135 to reserve a space.

Games People Play – Tuesdays, March 11 and 25 from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Chess, Scrabble, Bananagrams, Monopoly, Uno, anyone? Drop in to play board and card games with friends new and old! For grown-ups only.

Seniors Connect: What Can Boston Do for You? – Thursday, March 21 from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

The City of Boston has done a survey of its senior residents to get a better understanding of what we need. The survey results has led the City to establish various helpful programs and initiatives for the elderly. Learn about what services are available and how to access them from an age-friendly representative. 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, March 20 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

March’s book is Emma Donoghue’s 2016 novel “The Wonder,” in which an eleven-year-old girl is purported to have gone without eating for months in a mid-19th century Irish village. English nurse Lib Wright is sent over to see if the rumor is true and that the girl is truly subsisting on nothing. Refusing to believe, Lib is determined to end the hoax within days, but she finds herself inexplicably drawn to the “living wonder.” Copies of the book are available to check out at the library’s front desk.

Children’s Events

Boston Ballet Storytime – Monday, March 18 from 10:30 – 11:15a.m.

Listen to stories about a famous ballet or dancer. The story time is also supplemented with a movement experience that highlights major themes of the story. All story times are led by Boston Ballet faculty dance educators. This program is for children ages 2 and up. Younger children will need parental supervision

Homework Help – Wednesdays from 4:00-6 p.m.

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

Author talk: Karen McManus – Wednesday, March 27 from 6:00 -7:00 p.m. Acclaimed local teen author Karen McManus discusses her new book, “Two Can Keep a Secret.”

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