North End Library Programs

A wide range of activities for the month of April has been coordinated at the North End Library, 25 Parmenter St. for children and adults.

Feature during the month will be computer assistance, Spring open house, library tours, poetry, an author talk, games, legal animation, concerts, storytime and much more.

The library encourages residents to take advantage of all the programs provided in April.

Events for Adults

Friday Films

Friday, April 5 at 1 p.m.-Bridge on the River Kwai.

One-on-One Computer Assistance for Adults by Appointment

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 @ 11 a.m. – 2 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.

Friends of the Library Books in Bloom Spring Open House Events:

Books in Bloom Display – Saturday, April 6, at 2 p.m.

View unique flower arrangements inspired by books.

Guided North End Library Tours:

Thursday, April 4 at 11:00 am 3:00 pm & 5:30 pm

Friday, April 5 at 11:00am & 3:00 pm

Saturday, April 6 at 11:00 am

Discover the library’s many resources on a guided tour.

Poetry of Martin Scorsese’s Mean Streets – Wednesday, April 10 from 5:00 -7:45 p.m.

David Blair’s new book of essays Walk Around discuses Martin Scorsese’s 1973 film Mean Streets as a poetic text and touchstone towards understanding urban geographies and as an introduction to personal art. David will join film series curator Barry Marshall in introducing the movie with a reading from his entertaining work about watching Mean Streets in Pittsburgh.

Author Talk: David Kruh on “Always Something Doing: Boston’s Infamous Scollay Square” – Wednesday, April 24 from 6:30-7:30pm

Join author David Kruh as he discusses his book Always Something Doing: Boston’s Infamous Scollay Square. Learn about the Square’s pre-Colonial origins through its heyday as an entertainment mecca, to its current incarnation as City Hall Plaza. Visit the Old Howard Theater, Crawford House, and Joe & Nemo’s hot dog stand and relive the days when vaudevillians, slapstick comedians, and strip teasers ruled the Square. This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the North End Library.

Crafty Grown-ups – Tuesday, April 23 from 3:30-5 p.m.

April 23: gorgeously decorated wooden eggs or sewn bunny treat pocket. For grown-ups only.

Games People Play – Tuesdays April 9 and 30 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! Feel free to bring a favorite game. For grown-ups only.

Seniors Connect: Prevent Injury by Training – Thursday, April 18, from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Join us for an interactive discussion and demonstration on simple exercises to help prevent common injuries as you age. Please come ready to move, stretch, and participate. This program is in partnership with Boston’s Jewish cultural center, the Vilna Shul. Free, light refreshments will be served.

Children’s Events

Lego Animation – Thursdays April 4 and 11, from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Bring your love for LEGO to the big screen! Empow Studios expert instructors work with students to develop story-telling skills, learn animation software, and capture the action of their LEGO movies. After filming, students work on the post-production process to add titles, transitions, sounds, and music to make their movies complete! Movies are available to take home to share with family & friends. Sign up for one or both sessions. This program is for students in Grades 2-5.  Registration is required.  Please register online.

Little Groove Concert – Monday, April 8 from 10:30-11:15 a.m.

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

Behind the Scenes Spiderman – Tuesday, April 16 from 11:00 am – 12:00 p.m.

Harry Potter Craft – Wednesday, April 17, from 2-3 p.m.

Harry Potter Hogwart’s Academy – Wednesday, April 17 from 6 -7 p.m.

Ruff Ruffman Mix It Up – Friday, April 19 from 10 – 11 a.m.

Boston Ballet Storytime – Monday, April 22 from 10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

Children and families are welcomed once a month to hear 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.

Spring Library Open House blossoms

Books in Bloom Spring Open House floral demonstration was held at the North End Library on April 3.

Attendees learned how to transform a bunch of hundred store-bought flowers into an artificial bouquet.

On the same day, the library presented Books in Blown Display a unique flower arrangement inspired by books. The activity will take place once again on April 4 at 5 p.m. through Saturday, April 6. Guided Library Tours will take place on Thursday, April 4 at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., Friday, April 5 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and Saturday, April 6 at 11 a.m.         Tours will show the library’s many resources.

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