April Programs at the East
Boston Branch Library
English Conversation Group
Join us for English
language practice with fellow language learners on Mondays at 6:30 p.m.
ESL Intermediate English Class
adult intermediate English class for people with some English
experience. Meets Friday mornings from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Parenting Workshop: Cool, Calm & Connected Parenting
Join us on Saturday, April 15th, 2017 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. for
this workshop from the Positive Parenting Initiative. Participants will
learn parenting tips to stay calm when stressed, set limits effectively
and use creative discipline approaches that teach rather than punish.
Parenting Workshop: Parent-Child Communication
Join us on Saturday, April 22nd from 3:30-4:30 for a workshop on
parent-child communication from the Positive Parenting Initiative. Learn
how to communicate effectively with your child, to set clear boundaries,
to understand your child's behaviors and become a creative
Inspect Your Gadgets Tech Class:
April 25th from 11a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Bring your charged smartphones,
tablets, phablets, and/or mp3 players in for some tips for ease of use
and how to get awesome library apps.
April 27th at 6 p.m.
Steven Kassels will speak about his book,
Addiction on Trial, Tragedy in Downeast Maine.
In this murder
mystery, relapsed drug addict Jimmy Sedgwick is accused of the murder of
local, Annette Fiorno. Unassuming Maine lawyer Rob Hanston and big shot
attorney Shawn Marks form an unlikely legal team as they attempt to
discredit the overwhelming evidence. Medical and behavioral aspects of
addiction are woven into the intrigue of this thriller, which culminates
in a riveting murder trial.
Spring Storytimes at the East
Boston Branch Library:
Preschool Movies at the East
Boston Branch Library
Join us on Tuesdays from April 18th to May
30th at 10:3 a.m. for short films featuring some favorite characters.
For all ages, accompanied by an adult.
Reading Readiness on
Tuesdays at 11:15 a.m. For ages 1-5, accompanied by an adult. This
weekly storytime features books, songs, movement and a craft. Groups
please register in advance(. Runs April 18th-May 30th)
Lapsit on Wednesdays at 10:30- Join us for bounces, rhymes,
stories, songs, and activities. For children under 2, accompanied by an
adult. (Runs April 19th-May 31st.)
Countdown to Kindergarten runs a
playgroup on Mondays at 12:15 p.m. and Fridays at 9:30 at the East
Boston Branch Library. These playgroups are for children ages 1 thru 5
and their moms, dads, grandparents or other caregivers. Activities to
help children start to build on their school readiness skills include,
circle time, sensory play and free play. There will be no playgroup
during the week of April vacation(April 18th to April 21)
Countdown to Kindergarten also offers a Saturday Bilingual playgroup at
the East Boston Branch Library twice a month. The remaining dates for
the school year are April 29th, May 6th, May 20th and June 10th. The
program starts at 10 a.m. for all ages and there is a baby circle time
at 10:45 a.m. The playgroup consists of circle time with songs and
fingerplays, storytime, parachute play and free play.
Read to a Dog at the East Boston Branch Library on
April 24th at 3:30 p.m.
Meet our new reading buddy, Nellie! Nellie
loves to listen to stories. Come read a book to her and make a new dog
friend. First come, first serve basis. Special thanks to Dog B.O.N.E.S.
school students help children in grades K – 8,Monday through Thursday
from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. A Boston Public School teacher provides homework
help on Mondays and Thursdays from
4 – 6 p.m.No registration is
necessary. (There will be no homework help during April vacation week.)
Tween Book Club
Our next meeting of the Tween
Graphic Novel Book Club will be on April 12 at 4:00 p.m. If you are
between the ages of 8-12 and love graphic novels, come join us for book
discussion and fun
activities. This month we are reading Zita the
Spacegirl by Ben Hatke. Stop by the library to check out a copy of the
East Boston Branch Seed LIbrary
seed library launched in March. We have 175+ varieties to choose from.
Come sign out some seeds and get ready to start growing fresh, free
herbs, veggies, and flowers.
Are you a child or a teen who enjoys Yu-Gi-Oh! cards? Join us
for our weekly Yu-Gi-Oh! Gaming sessions on Saturdays at 1 p.m. We ask
that individuals come with their own set of cards to play. No previous
knowledge of the game is necessary. For ages 6 and up.
April Vacation Activities!
Afternoon Teen Movie:
Join us on Wednesday at 1 p.m. for a fun movie and snack!
Animal World Experience on Thursday, April 20th at 5:00 p.m.
Meet a variety of exotic animals from around the world. Children get to
truly “experience” mammals, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates like
never before. For ages 4 and up, accompanied by an adult.
Concert with Peter Sheridan
Children are welcome to join
musician Peter Sheridan for a fun concert on Friday, April 21 at 3:30
p.m. Peter, along with some of his friends, pays the guitar and
harmonica and treats us to a sing-a-long that gets your little ones
Talk, Read, Play Day at the East Boston Branch
Join us for a Flash Rhyme Mob! On April 27th at
11 a.m. on the reading porch to sing our favorite songs and nursery
rhymes. In case of inclement weather, the event will take place on April
27th at 12 p.m. in the library’s meeting room.
East Boston Branch Library
365 Bremen Street