Community Schools

Informal Lectures at North Bennet Street School for Neighborhood Homeowners and Collectors

North Bennet Street School, the North End’s local academy of craftsmanship training, will host a series of informal lecture-demonstrations covering topics of keen interest to neighborhood homeowners and to collectors and admirers of specific, hand-crafted objects.  

The lectures will take place at the school on Thursday evenings during April from 6:00 to 7:30pm.  Topics range from how to increase your home’s security, to how to buy and care for a piano.  Tips on how to work with a jewelry designer and how to evaluate books in need of repair will also be offered during the series.

Admission to individual lectures is $10 per person.  The school is located at 39 North Bennet Street (corner of Salem Street).  To register or for further information, contact the school at (617)-227-0155 or email   To register online, go to and scroll to the bottom of the page.

Lecture Series Schedule:

How to ensure your home’s security – Thursday, April 7
6:00 – 7:30 pm | Cost: $10
Presenter DJ Dabenigno talks about keeping your home secure, whether you are at home or away.

How to purchase and maintain a piano – Thursday, April 14
6:00 – 7:30 pm | Cost: $10
Chris Lovgren shares the history of the piano, and what you should know when buying and caring for a new or used piano.

How to work with a jewelry designer – Thursday, April 21
6:00 – 7:30 pm | Cost: $10
Lisa Hunt demystifies the process of working with a jewelry designer; you too can wear jewelry unlike anything you see in the store. 

How to maintain your hand-bound books – Thursday, April 28
6:00 – 7:30 pm | Cost: $10
Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the school’s bookbinding program with Jeff Altepeter. Bring books that need repair for informal evaluation, and learn about the history of bookbinding at NBSS.