Nov 3, 2018 is the day the East Boston Branch of the BPL celebrates the 5th Anniversary of its facility on Bremen Street



5th Birthday Celebration at the East Boston Branch Library!
Saturday, November 3rd

11 a.m.-Harry Potter Hogwarts Academy Training

Celebrate the East Boston Branch Library’s 5th Birthday with a special performance from Jungle Jim! Jungle Jim participated in our opening festivities in November 2013 and now he is back to continue the party! Harry Potter Hogwarts Academy Training prepares participants  to become wizards themselves! Professor Jungle-Flick teaches children how perform their own magic, play some Quidditch and even learn Defense Against the Dark Arts.

1 p.m.- Cake Cutting
3 p.m. – Going Shopping:  A lecture by Anthony Sammarco

In the late 19th century the rise of the department store changed the face of downtown Boston. Beginning with Jordan Marsh, founded in 1851, these large stores would cater to the rising middle class with every sort of luxury and staple goods that went the gamut from dry goods, furs, paintings, and every sundry item that could lure the shopper into the stores. This illustrated lecture  will outline how downtown Boston evolved in the 19th century to become the premier shopping district in New England.