March 2020 Events at the East Boston Branch Library


Free U.S. Interview Classes
Thursdays, March 19th to June 4th, 5-8 p.m.

Participants will learn the answers to the 100 civic question and learn how to prepare for the reading and writing tests.  The class is in partnership with St. Mark Community Education Program.  Technical and legal help with N-400 application is provided by Project Citizenship.
For more information contact St. Mark Community Education Program, 617-288-8515 or
Register online at: 

Matt Heaton in Concert
Tuesday, March 24th at 10:30 a.m.

Join us for a performance by Matt Heaton.  Matt’s music mixes surf, American roots and Irish traditional.  For ages 1-5, accompanied by and adult.

Leprechaun Traps
Tuesday, March 17th at 3:30 p.m.

Use recycled materials to build a leprechaun trap.  See if you can catch your very own leprechaun for St. Patrick’s Day. Recommended for ages 5 and up.

East Boston by Map
Thursday, March 19th at 6:30 p.m.

At this event you will explore East Boston history through historical maps, photos & atlases from the BPL archives and beyond! In this class you will also try out a new tool from the Leventhal Map & Education Center called Atlascope for researching historic properties:

Annual Boston Bruins Pajama Drive at the East Boston Branch Library
February 1st-March 15th

We are teaming up with the Boston Bruins, Cradles to Crayons, and The Wonderfund, a partner of the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families, to collect pajamas for children in need! You can get involved by bringing new pajamas to the library and donating them to the drive.

Mars Exploration & Settlement 
Saturday, March 28th at 1 p.m.

Did you enjoy the book and film “The Martian”, by Andy Weir, about an astronaut alone on Mars? Have you wondered how people might live on Mars? That future is not so far away! This talk will cover the natural resources available on Mars, the chemistry to make use of them, and related topics. Questions and discussion are encouraged. This event is organized by the National Space Society’s Space Ambassadors program, which provides educational presentations about the human endeavor to create a future with people working and living in space. More information is at

Remembering the Women of East Boston
Monday, March 30th at 6:30 p.m.

Join us for this slide show on important women of East Boston presented by Maria D’Itria of the Boston Women’s Heritage Trail.  Since 1989, the Boston Women’s Heritage Trail (BWHT) has worked to restore women to their rightful place in the history of Boston and in the school curriculum by uncovering, chronicling, and disseminating information about the women who have made lasting contributions to the City of Boston.The efforts of students and teachers resulted in trails throughout many of our city’s neighborhoods. A group of fifth graders from the Harvard-Kent School and their teachers, Mary Rudder and Maria D’Itria, created an East Boston Trail and named it Remembering the Women of East Boston. Some of the women remembered are Annie Frasier Norton, Harriet and Margaret Curtis, Caroline “Orrie” Orr, and Albenia Martha Boole. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the East Boston Branch Library