What’s happening at the East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library: October 2018


Countdown to Kindergarten Playgroups

Fridays at at 10 a.m.
Parent-child playgroup for childen 1-5 years old. Moms, dads, grandparents and other caregivers are welcome!

Little Groove Concert

Wednesdays, October 10th  and 17th at 10:30
Little Groove presents music classes for toddlers and preschoolers. Come sing, move, play instruments, and more. Ages 0-5, accompanied by a caregiver. Groups welcome.

USCIS Information Session

Friday, October 12th from 10-1 p.m.
In this drop-in session, a USCIS (Citizenship and Immigration) officer will answer questions about immigration issues, including: 
  • Naturalization and Citizenship 
  • Permanent residency 
  • Immigration benefits 
  • Avoiding immigration scams 
  • Finding low-cost and safe legal advice  

NOTE: Staff will not be able to address specific case questions. If you need case-specific information, visit your local USCIS office or call the USCIS Customer Service Center at 1.800.375.5283. 

This is a cooperative effort of USCIS, BPL and the Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Advancement.

Salsa Storytelling Series

Mondays, October 15, November 5th and December 10th from 12-1:30 p.m.

Have you lived the kind of stories that can’t be made up? Have you always wanted to write down your life experiences? Everyone has a story and only you can tell yours. During each of the three workshops in this series, we’ll listen to classic salsa songs for inspiration. The great salser@s can teach us a lot about making characters come to life, social commentary, and simply great storytelling.  Bilingual in Spanish and English according to the preferences of the group. Some class materials are in Spanish only.

October 15-Theme: “La vida es un carnaval,” Celia Cruz
November 5-Theme: “Guajira ven,” Hector Lavoe con Willie Colón
December 10,-Theme: “Chica plástica,” Ruben Blades

Bremen Street Fall Festival

Saturday, October 20th from 12-3 p.m.
Enjoy face painting, pumpkin decorating, Halloween crafts and more!
Sponsored by the Friends of the East Boston Branch Library and presented in conjunction with Excel Academy.

Senior Social Club

Thursday, October 18th and Monday, October 29th  from 1-3:30p.m.
Join us for a new club at the East Boston Branch Library. Make new friends and meet old ones over a cup of coffee, some snacks and some fun activities.  Some of the activities that will be offered are film screenings, games, dancing, and book discussion.  

Thomas Jefferson, the Foodie

Thursday, October 18th at 6:30 p.m.
Thomas Jefferson is considered the most complex of America’s Founding Fathers. His influence on the American system of government is well known, but what is not is Jefferson’s influence on American Cuisine.  A former faculty member of  Salem State University’s History Department, Massport’s Anthony Guerriero paints a unique picture of Thomas Jefferson one that might make you rethink his legacy.  Sponsored by the Friends of the East Boston Branch Library

Halloween Dance Party

Tuesday, October 30th, 10:30-11:30 am.
Let’s Boo-gie! Wear your Halloween costume and come dance with us to silly songs. For ages 5 and under, accompanied by an adult. Groups welcome.

Score Boston Workshop: Starting Your Own Food Business:  What You Need to Know

Thursday, October 25th at 6 p.m.
In this workshop, you will learn initial steps to take in starting your own restaurant or food-service related business.  The workshop will address not only the basics of starting a business of this type, but also many important do’s and don’ts of undertaking a very rewarding but sometimes risky, start-up of a food business.  To register, visit:

Meet Julia Child!

Monday, 5th at 6 p.m.
Meet Julia Child! – the beloved French Chef. A live performance featuring Lynne Moulton as Julia Child doing what she did best.Learn more about her life – from her privileged childhood in California when she had no interest in food, except for eating what the family’s private chef prepared – to becoming one of the culinary legends of all time. The audience will have the opportunity to view Julia on the set of The French Chef television show, an amusing and fun experience! After the performance, the cast will open up for discussion regarding Julia Child. Sponsored by the Friends of the East Boston Branch Library.