Upcoming programs at the East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library for June 2022



Tai Chi
May 23, 2022
Tai chi is a gentle, fun form of movement that will challenge your body and mind. Tai chi improves strength, balance, and coordination. It can reduce stress, harmonize mind and body, and improves alertness, focus, and memory. We will also practice gentle qi gong warmup and cooldown movements. Instructor Karen Barbarisi has been practicing and teaching yoga, tai chi, and qui gong for many years. Karen teaches with a lightheartedness, encouraging students to develop physical awareness and strength while always honoring each student’s boundaries and physical limitations. Space is limited. First come, first served. bpl.bibliocommons.com


Little Groove Outdoor Concert
May 24, 2022
Enjoy some lively and interactive music for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers! Join Little Groove outside the library to sing, dance, move, and learn. This is an outdoor concert. You may want a towel or blanket to sit on. 


The Boston Italians
May 26, 2022
Beginning after the Civil War Boston’s population increased dramatically through both matriculation as well as through immigration. In fact Boston’s population in 1870 was 250,000 of which one half was either immigrants or the children of immigrants.Among the many immigrant groups were the Irish, German, British Isles, Canadian and Italian. The North End, so welcoming of immigrants since the … bpl.bibliocommons.com


Introduction to Container Gardening with Mass Audubon
May 27, 2022
Do you want to grow plants and vegetables, but have limited space in your household? Mass Audubon is going to stop by the East Boston branch to give an introduction on how to plant and keep your plants alive in small settings using container gardening. This program is intended for teens and adults. No registration is required. bpl.bibliocommons.com


Dance Workshop: Latino Genres
May 28, 2022
Veronica Robles Cultural Center will come by the library to offer a celebration of Latino cultures through dance and music workshops. Participants will have a first hand learning experience of the most popular rhythms of South American and El Caribe such as Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, and Puerto Rico. Join the fun and try on some props and instruments! bpl.bibliocommons.com


Capoeira and Dance Demonstration with Veronica Robles
June 2, 2022
Veronica Robles is going to stop by the East Boston Branch to give a demonstration of their Capoeira and Dance programs. This program is intended for teens and tweens. No registration required. bpl.bibliocommons.com


Let’s Talk About BREAD
June 7, 2022
From America to Oceania, bread is part of the culinary tradition of almost every country. Join the East Boston Branch for a conversation about the different types of breads found across the world and their many different shapes, textures, and tastes. Come share your memories and experiences involving this so beloved food item, and taste some versions from around the globe. No registration is required. This program is generously funded by the Baxter Fund. bpl.bibliocommons.com


The Rise of a True Crime Podcast, All Rise with Diane Godfrey and Jordan Rich
June 16, 2022
Court reporter Diane Godfrey and co-host Jordan Rich of WBZ Radio will discuss their new true crime podcast “All Rise.” Learn what goes into making a successful podcast and get a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most fascinating cases in Massachusetts history. Seasoned court reporter Diane Godfrey takes podcast listeners on a journey through her 30-year career in the Massachusetts … bpl.bibliocommons.com


Brazilian Festa Junina
June 18, 2022
Brazil’s second largest party, the June Festival, or Festa Junina in Portuguese, has a special place in Brazilians’ heart – and stomach. Every year, in the month of June, from north to south, they throw parties to celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of the harvest. And here, at the East Boston Branch, we are going to host a small version of the June Festival. Join us for an afternoon of fun and celebration! What you are going to find? Traditional music and food, games, face painting and story time in English and Portuguese for the children. No registration required. This program is generously funded by the Baxter Fund. bpl.bibliocommons.com


A Short History of Ireland Through Song
June 30, 2022
WGBH presenter, Brian O’Donovan and his wife Lindsay, will trace the tragic and fascinating history of Ireland through music that has marked many of its most significant events in “A Short History of Ireland Through Song.” Brian O’Donovan is widely known for his GBH radio program, A Celtic Soujourn, which often broadcasts from the WGBH studio at BPL’s Central Library. Brian was born and raised in Conakilty, West Cork, Ireland. He received his degree from University College Cork in 1978 before heading to England. He then journeyed to Boston and graduate school at Emerson College. This program is generously funded by the Baxter Fund and is part of a series on the theme “Creating a Home in Boston: Bringing the comfort of culture and tradition to a new country.” bpl.bibliocommons.com