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Seniors Connect on June 20th at North End Branch Library

A representative from the City of Boston’s Elderly Commission will discuss diet and nutrition for seniors. This program is in partnership with Boston’s Jewish cultural Center, the Vilna Shul. Light refreshments will be served. When: Thursday, June 20 at 10:30 am – noon Where: North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St

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Friday Films: Women’s Pictures: When Women Ruled the Movie Box Office (Curated and Introduced by Professor Barry Marshall)

Friday   June 7     1 pm   Flamingo Road (1949, 94 min)) Friday   June 14   1 pm    An Affair to Remember (1957, 115 min) Friday   June 21   1 pm    Imitation of Life (1959, 125 min) Where: North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St


Book Discussion Club: “Swamplandia!”

June’s book is Karen Russell’s debut novel, Swamplandia! (2011), featuring twelve-year-old Ava who ventures into the mysterious “underworld” of a Florida swamp in order to save her family’s dynasty of alligator wrestling. Against a backdrop of hauntingly fecund plant life animated by ancient lizards and lawless hungers, Swamplandia! depicts a family’s struggle to stay afloat in a world that Read More…

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14th Annual Agrippina Fagone Scaduto Bender Children’s Garden Reading

Celebrate reading, books, and stories with funny and adventuresome tales told by Storyteller Big Joe and take free book home following the performance! Storytelling is from 10:30-11:15 am, and books will be given out throughout the day, until 4 pm. All ages are welcome! When: Monday, June 3 at 10:30 – 11:15 am (can pick Read More…

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Lecture: Bridging the Gap: Melnea Cass

Melnea Cass, the “First Lady (or Mayor) of Roxbury,” is well known for organizing the sit-ins over school segregation in Boston and leading the fights over urban renewal and highway construction in the South End and Roxbury. However, a young Melnea Cass in 1919 first learned community organizing from her mother-in-law Rosa Brown. Join us Read More…

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Zentangle Workshop

Zen…what? Zentangle is a style of meditative drawing that inspires focused attention, creativity, and relaxation. Certified Zentangle instructor Lori Champine will guide you through a two-hour workshop where you will create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns, or “tangles.” Why not see what a little tangling can do for you? Registration online or by phone Read More…

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Library Lecture: Toulouse-Lautrec and the Stars of Paris

Join the North End Library for a Museum of Fine Arts guide’s discussion of the museum’s current “Toulouse-Lautrec and the Stars of Paris” exhibition, which runs from April 7 – August 14. The presentation will include vivid posters, prints, and paintings in which Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864–1901) captured Parisian nightlife in the late nineteenth century, Read More…

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From Clark’s Square to Methodist Alley: North End Churches

North End Historical Society president and local historian Alex Goldfeld will give an illustrated presentation about Old North, New Brick, First Baptist, and many other houses of worship in the North End. Boston churches, like the Manifesto Church and Old West, will be included for context and comparison. Where: North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter Read More…

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Friday Films at the Library: Women’s Pictures: When Women Ruled the Movie Box Office

Join the North End Library in April and May for their Friday Films series: Women’s Pictures: When Women Ruled the Movie Box Office, curated and introduced by Professor Barry Marshall. All movies begin at 1 p.m. See the schedule below. Friday, April 26: Stella Dallas (1937/106 min) Friday, May 3: The Women (1937/106 min) Friday, May 10: The Letter (1940/133 min) Friday, Read More…

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Poetry of Martin Scorsese’s “Mean Streets”

David Blair’s new book of essays Walk Around discusses Martin Scorsese’s 1973 film Mean Streets as a poetic text and touchstone toward understanding urban geographies and as an introduction to personal art. David will join film series curator Barry Marshall in introducing the movie with a reading from his entertaining work about watching Mean Streets Read More…