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


Teen Listening Skills Workshop
Saturday, August 25th at 2 p.m.
Sharpen your listening skills just in time for the school year with local educator Kim Kerrigan!

Bees & Honey / Abejas y Miel
Thursday, Sept. 6th at 6:15 p.m.
Dave Strickler, an avid local beekeeper, will give a talk on honeybees in urban environment, what it’s like to raise honeybees in your backyard, and the small things you can do to help honeybees flourish. He’ll also bring a sampling of honeys for tasting that will delight your taste buds and change the way you think about honey.

Introduction to Genealogy
Monday, Sept. 10th at 6:30 p.m.

Interested in learning about your family history, but not sure how to begin? Getting Started in Genealogy will teach you the basics of genealogical research. Topics will include how to begin, how to find available resources, how to record and organize your research and much more.

Jeanne Belmonte is a board member of the of the East Boston Museum and Historical Society and a professional genealogist/family historian with more than 10 years of research experience.

Sponsored by the Friends of the East Boston Branch Library.

Birds of Prey
Saturday, Sept. 15 at 2 p.m.
Mass Audubon Society returns to the East Boston Branch of the BPL with Birds of Prey.  Live birds will be present!!!!!

Orientation Workshop for Foreign-Trained Professionals
Saturdays, Sept. 22nd and 29th from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Join us for a New Immigrants Orientation Workshop! We are bringing in experts to answer questions and provide resources that will help recent immigrants build on their foreign training to reach their potential in the United States. Attendance is FREE.  Participants are expected to attend both sessions.
Sponsored by the African Bridge Network and the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Advancement.

Book Discussion Club:  Substance Use Recovery Memoirs and Stories:
Thursday, Sept. 27th at 6:30 p.m.

For our September Book Discussion Club, we will be focusing on memoirs and stories that talk about substance use, addiction, and recovery as part of SAMHSA’s National Recovery Month. 

Starting August 20th, choose from a selection of titles ranging from graphic novels to fiction to first-hand accounts from people in recovery. Print, ebook and audiobook options are available. We will meet on September 27th to discuss the books we have selected while enjoying light refreshments.