What’s happening at the East Boston Library? A 10th anniversary celebration on Nov. 4


This Saturday, November 4, the East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library is celebrating its 10th anniversary at its current location. The East Boston Branch is the first branch library in the US, opened in its original location in 1870 and reopened in its current building 10 years ago. 

The branch is hosting a full day of celebration with activities for all age groups. See the full schedule here or below my signature. 

Wanted to pass along in case you might be interested in attending, or it might be of interest to your readers. 

Have a great week! 


9:30am – BPL President David Leonard delivers open remarks while we serve breakfast food from some of the many countries that form our community. 

10:00am – Come write a “Love Letter to East Boston” with Community History Coordinator Dory Klein. 

10:00am – Henna tattoo and glitter painting going on the floor for patrons of all ages! 

11:00am – Community History Supervisor Dory Klein will host a table on the library floor where you’ll be able to learn more about the BPL’s Community History work. 

11:30am – Dr. Neenah Estrella-Luna will talk about the history of immigration and how it relates to the development of East Boston (Spanish interpretation will be provided for this lecture)

1:00pm – Career Counselor Deandra Williams will host a table on the library floor to showcase all the job-related resources you have access to at the BPL. 

1:30pm – Encanto Dance Party! Kids will join Mirabel on a singalong storytime. 

3:00pm – It’s not a party without cake! Join us for some cake and dance with Grooversity. 

Photo Credit: Frank Conte

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