Children's Book Reading | January 29, 2017

Chill on Park in collaboration with On the Dot Books this Sunday, will be giving a dramatic reading of her children’s book titled: Darlene the Drama Queen Raises the Curtain on Confidence.



January 29, 2017



142 Park St, Dorchester, MA 02122






(617) 297-5401

Book Discussion "Devil in a Blue Dress" | Feb 20

Join Codman Square Branch for a discussion of "Devil in a Blue Dress" by Walter Mosley.

When: Sat, Feb 20, 2016, 10 – 11 A.M.

Where: Codman Square Branch , 690 Washington Street Dorchester, MA 02124

Blind Date with a Book | Feb 13

Need to spice up your reading? Stop by at On the Dot Books for a Blind Date with a Book!

Already have a date for Valentine's Day? A snazzily wrapped mystery book will make a wonderful gift. Pair it with one of our adorable greeting cards and you're all set!

Each book is only $5, not only is it a good date, it's a cheap date!

If you know what you want to get your sweetie, On the Dot Books will have free gift wrapping available for books purchased during the event.


When :  Feb 13, Saturday at 4 PM - 6 PM

Where: 1739 Dorchester Ave Dorchester Center, Massachusetts

Through Barbed Wire: Reading of Prisoners' Writings | June 26

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Join First Parish Church Dorchester  and Meetinghouse Hill Association as they continue reading and identifying selections for an upcoming book aimed at inspiring youth to make better decisions with their lives! Donation, light refreshments, contributions to the table welcome. TBW seeks to (re)establish and maintain ties to our neighborhoods and to offer and provide genuine service to society. RSVP appreciated. Look for them on LinkedIn, Facebook and at


When: Friday: June 26th


Where: First Parish Church

10 Parish Street, Dorchester

To RSVP: (857) 492-4858 

Celebrate MLK Legacy: "I Have A Dream" | February 18

On Tuesday, February 18 between 1pm to 2pm

The Holland Community Center would like to invite the community to a free interactive reading of Kadir Nelson’s “I Have A Dream” picture book inspired by the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as performed by Citi Center Teaching Artist, Toni "Bee" Brooks.

All attendees will receive take-home activities.

For more information on this event contact:
Holland Community Center
85 Olney St, Boston, MA 02121

Tea at 221B: The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes | March 30

The Friends of the Field Corner Branch will host a presentation about how the world has kept Arthur Conan Doyle's creation alive through movies and television, pastiche and parody. The program will take place on March 30 at 11am and is free AND open to the public! Refreshments will be served. For more info, visit

Write on the DOT reading series: UMass Boston MFA students - Sun. Jan. 29th

Writers get to know your neighbors... Neighbors get to know your writers...

Come to Savin Bar & Kitchen on Sunday*, January 29th at 7PM for


featuring poetry and prose from UMass Boston MFA candidates Karen Locascio, Kathleen McKenna, and Jon Papas alongside Dorchester writers Johnny Diaz and Audrey Mardavich.

The event will be in the private downstairs space at Savin Bar & Kitchen, 112 Savin Hill Ave., from 7-8:30 PM with food and drink specials exclusive to Write on the DOT. Stick around after the reading and socialize! Write on the DOT was designed to bring neighbors and writers together, from Dorchester and UMass Boston alike. Everyone is invited!

Learn more about Write on the DOT (including soon to be posted reader bios) at:

*no NFL games scheduled (week before the Super Bowl)



Boston Book Festival Oct. 15

Boston Book FestivalOn Saturday, October 15, the 3rd Annual Boston Book Festival is happening in Copley Square! Swing by for discussions, workshops, events for kids and teens, readings and more. Anyone attending is due to find something new and exciting to enjoy. Participate in events with topics that range from spoken word to crime fiction, visit exhibitors from small presses and magazines to colleges and universities, try some amazing food, see some influential people in the literary world. And, its all free! To find out more, visit the website at

Parent-Child Playgroup and Storytime

Free play time for parents and toddlers with a short story and song session at 11:30. Every Friday from 11-12:30 p.m. at The Fields Corner Branch Library. We will have live music with Su Eaton on October 28th. This is a collaboration between Countdown to Kindergarten Play to Learn playgroups and The Fields Corner Branch Library.

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