Check out What’s Happening at the East Boston Branch Library in August!


Meet a Park Ranger
Wednesday, August 1st at 2 p.m.
Join us and a Park Ranger for a family-friendly afternoon! Read a book with a Park Ranger, become a Junior Ranger, and learn more about Boston Harbor Now’s Library Pass Program. 

Summer Eats at the East Boston Branch Library
Monday-Friday, lunch 12:30-1:30 p.m. and snack 3:30-4:30

This summer, children and teens can enjoy free, healthy meals at the East Boston Branch Library through the Summer Eats Food Service Program. Children are also invited to join in the fun at the library during this time which includes Read Boston on Mondays in July and drop-in arts and crafts and board games Tuesday through Friday in July and Monday-Friday in August.

A nutritious snack will also be served at 3:30 p.m.each weekday.

Summer Eats will provide nutritious meals to kids and teens 18 and under through the federal Summer Food Service Program. Working in partnership with local communities, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and Project Bread – a leading statewide anti-hunger organization – support Summer Eats programs across the state to reach as many children and teens as possible.

Break-dancing with the Floor Lords Crew
Saturday, August 11th from 1-4 p.m.

The Floor Lords Crew will be showcasing the foundational  steps and history of hip-hop culture in Boston here at the East Boston Branch at 1:00pm on Saturday August 11th @ 1:00pm!
The Floor Lords was established in 1981 at the adolescence of the Hip-hop culture. Two groups formed into one, to create a powerhouse crew. Since then, they have played a significant role in the growth of Hip-hop culture, contributing wholeheartedly by helping to define and ultimately expand upon the art of break dancing or more commonly known as “B-boying” around the world. 

Historic New England:  The Magic of Music:  Melba’s Triumph
Friday, August 10th at 3 p.m.

Historic New England invites students to explore the life of Melba Liston. Using the book, Little Melba and her Big Trombone, students will meet Melba, an extraordinary jazz trombonist who faced numerous challenges in her life to create toe-tapping tunes. Students will look at instruments from the past, listen to Melba’s music, and create a musical instrument to take home with them.
For ages 6-12.

Senior Sock Hop
Thursday, August 16th from 1-4 p.m.

Put on your dancing shoes and travel back in time to the 1940’s and 50’s! Strike a pose at our  photo booth, test your knowledge of all things 50’s in a fun trivia game and dance the afternoon away!