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ART and BPL's Fourth Annual Wordplay Program | Jul. 18

Twenty-five BPS students from Allston/Brighton, Dorchester, Roslindale, and Roxbury have been chosen by lottery to participate in a five-week program from July 18 through August 19. Over five weeks, students will conceptualize and write a script for a play inspired by the A.R.T.'s upcoming production of Anna Deavere Smith's Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Educationa new one-woman show about the “School-to-Prison Pipeline” crisis facing our education system, opening on August 20 at the A.R.T.’s Loeb Drama Center.

When: July 18-August 19, 11:30am-5:30pm

Where: 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116 (Kirstein Business Library and Innovation Center at the Boston Public Library’s Central Library in Copley Square)  >> Read More

Coffee and Conversation

Please Join Codman Square Library every Wednesday morning for conversation and coffee.

When: Every Wednesday, 10:30am

Where: Boston Public Library, 690 Washington St. Dorchester, MA


For more information please call: 617-436-8214

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The Boston Public Libraries are looking for two homework helpers who have a 3.0 GPA Contact BPL.corg to learn more!


When: Oct 11th, 3:30-5:30pm

Where:  Various Locations, Adams, Codman Square, Fields Corner, Lower Mills, Mattapan, & Uphams Corner.

BPL Presidential Searches Listening Sessions | Feb 11

The Boston Public Library Search Committee listening sessions are an opportunity for the community to share their thoughts on what qualities they believe the next leader of the BPL should possess, in an open and conversational forum.


When: Thursday, February 11at 6:30 PM
Where: Lower Mills Branch,  27 Richmond St, Dorchester Center, MA 02124


Those unable to attend a listening session are encouraged to tweet comments at the Boston Public Library Twitter handle via @bplboston and at Presidential Search Committee Chair John Palfrey at @jpalfrey. Comments may also be submitted via

Teen Afternoons | Dec 9

Stop by and see what Grove Hall Branch is doing. Every week they will have something different: Cooking, crafts, guest speakers, games, art, movies and more. Ages 13-18

Where: Grove Hall Branch , 41 Geneva Ave, Dorchester, MA 02121

When: Every Wed, Dec 9  9, 2015, 3 – 4 P.M.

Homework Help | Nov 24

Boston Public Library locations offer free after-school homework help and mentorship provided by high-achieving high school students. Open to students in grades K-8. No registration required. Homework Help is not available on BPS holidays, early-release days, or long weekends,

Locations: Adams Street Branch, Uphams Corner Branch, Codman Square Branch, Fields Corner Branch & Lower Mills Branch. 

When: Tuesday, November 24, 2015, 3:30 – 5:30 P.M.

Trick or Treat Magic Show | 16

Magician Debbie O'Carroll combines mystifying stage magic and delightful physical comedy with lots of audience participation, making this Trick or Treat Magic Show perfect for young Halloween revelers.  Kids have three opportunities to see a great show.

When & Where: 

Fields Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library
1520 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02122
Saturday, October 29, 2016, 10:30 – 11:30am


LibraryFields Corner
Neighborhood: Dorchester
Type of Event: Holiday Celebration, Performing Arts
Cost: Free
Audience: Children (Ages 0-5), Children (Ages 6-12), Families, Visitor


Black History Month Celebration | Feb 7

emancipation trail lecture

Local historian and Beacon Hill resident Vincent Licenziato gives a presentation about the Emancipation Trail and the stories behind 23 statues, sculptures, and monuments relevant to the African American experience in America.

When: Saturday, February 7th


Where: Codman Square Library

690 Washington Street, Dorchester

Questions?: Call the Codman Square Branch at (617)436-8214

Community Meeting on Home-Sharing | Feb 9

community meeting flyer

If you have ever wondered about how the Home-Sharing industry works, now is your chance to find out! The City of Boston is holding a community meeting to discuss Boston's implementation of home-sharing through popular online platforms such as FlipKey and HomeAway. 


When: RESCHEDULED to Monday, February 9th


Where: Boston Public Library

Commonwealth Salon

Copley Square, Boston

Questions?: contact Eleanor Joseph in the Mayor's Office at (617)635-4459

Free Research and Technology Classes | June 10 - June 25

Boston Public Library's research, computer and career classes feature an array of topics this June. These classes are held at the Central Library in Copley Square (700 Boylston Street).


Tips for Writing Well Online: June 10 at 2:30pm

Experimenting with Layout and Design: June 17 at 2:30pm

How to Download and Read Digital Magazines: June 19 at 11:00am

Use Streaming Media Service to Borrow Video, Music, and Audiobooks: June 24 at 2:30pm

Checking Out eBooks and Navigating eReaders: June 25 at 2:30pm

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