North End Library Book Discussion Club: Commonwealth

November’s book is Ann Patchett’s 2016 novel Commonwealth, a wry and compassionate saga of two intertwined American families. Copies of the book are available to check out at the library’s front desk. Where: North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter Street When: Wednesday, November 28  at 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.


Memorize Best Works

By Mary Sanderson In a recent program sponsored by the Friends of the North End Library, Neil A. Kutzen taught a room full of enthusiasts four steps to a better memory. His focus was the art of remembering names. He had an excellent handout and informative slides that walked participants through the four steps to Read More…


Seniors Connect at the North End Library

Boston-area seniors: Join us on the third Thursday of each month to connect for creative activities and resource sharing. Each month we will explore a different topic. November’s topic is holiday traditions and the 21st century. This program is in partnership with Boston’s Jewish cultural center, the Vilna Shul. Free, light refreshments will be served. Where: Read More…

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“Memorize Best” Program: Learn to Train Your Memory October 20

By Amico dei libri The Friends of the North End Library and the North Bennet Street School are delighted to announce a free program, “Memorize Best”, presented by the renowned Neil A. Kutzen. In this two-hour program, Neil will teach people memory techniques that work with names and other information. Come to the North Bennet Read More…

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Adult Book Discussion: The Grapes of Wrath

First published in 1939, Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression, The Grapes of Wrath, chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads—driven from their homestead and forced to travel west to the promised land of California. Out of their trials and their Read More…

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Learn About Gap Year Student Exchange at the North End Library

Join past, present, and prospective gap year students to share experiences. Refreshments provided. This program is made possible by Boston High School Education. Questions? Email When: Tuesday, July 10 @ 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. Where: North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter Street

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Peace Corps: Volunteer Stories From the Field

Join us to learn about the challenging, fulfilling, and inspirational moments of Peace Corps service directly from a Volunteer currently in the field. Ask questions about service, and gain tips to guide you through the application process. When: Monday, July 9, 2018 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Where: North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter Read More…


Community Chat: Learn About the Friends of the North End Library

The Friends of the North End Branch Library presented at the May 2018 meeting of the North End / Waterfront Neighborhood Council (NEWNC) to bring awareness to its activities on behalf of the library. FONEBL President Chris Sabbey and Vice President Rita Pagluica spoke to the group about how the Friends group sponsors programing and improvements Read More…

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Mae West Takes Over the North End Library

W.C. Fields and Mae West recently came to life at a North End Branch Library event sponsored by the Friends of the North End Library and a generous grant from the City Wide Friends of the Boston Public Library. The cozy library event space became Mae West’s dressing room complete with props including fans and Read More…