Codman Square Library

Dorchester Community Food Coop Focus Group | Jan 23

The Dorchester Community Food Coop is a new grocery store projected to open in 2017/18. Tell them what you think about: Foods that are available in Dorchester, Coop Grocery Stores, Foods you'd like to see in a new grocery store.


When: Sat, Jan 23, 10:30am -12:00pm

Where: Codman Square Library, 690 Washington St, Boston, MA 02124

Focus group size limited to 12. RSVP at  617-804-6085,

Portraits of Purpose Author Talk | May 16

flyer for portraits of purpose

Come to Codman Square Library for an author talk about Portraits of Purpose!

Don West began his career as a news photographer making images of people of color in all facets of community life. His photographs capture the unique spirit of people at work, with their families, and in struggle for what they believe.

Kenneth J. Cooper, a Pulitzer Prize winner, has been a journalist for more  than 30 years. He is the youngest African American to win a Pulitzer for journalism, and possibly the youngest to win the prize in any category.


When: Saturday, May 16th


Where: Codman Square Branch of the Boston Public Library

690 Washington Street, Dorchester

For more info: Call the Codman Square Branch at (617)436-8214


Cinco De Mayo Fiesta Plate | April 23

cinco de mayo plate flyer

Come make a fun fiesta plate for Cinco De Mayo! Open to ages 5-10. Supplies are limited so registration is required! Taught by Michele Brooks!


When: Thursday, April 23rd


Where: Codman Square Branch of the BPL

690 Washington Street, Dorchester

To register: calll (617)436-8214

Senior Arts and Smarts at the Codman Square Library | April 22 - May 27

senior arts and smarts flyer

SAS is a special program for older adults (50+) about culture, art, and peer sharing on important topics for personal success; including budgets, health, emergency planning, housing, and food access.


Space is limited – Please register at the Codman Square Branch.


When: Wednesdays starting April 22nd


Where: Codman Square Library

Questions? Contact the Codman Square Library at (617) 436-8214

Summer Camp Fair | Feb 21

summer camp fair flyer

The Codman Square Library is hosting an "opportunities far": choose your own adventure- sports, camping, art, etc. and check out what summer camps are available near you! You'll be able to explore camps and talk with camp exhibitors to answer any questions you have. 

When: Saturday, February 21st


Where: Codman Square Library

690 Washington Street, Dorchester

Questions?: Call Codman Square Branch at (617)436-8214

Black History Month Celebration | Feb 7

emancipation trail lecture

Local historian and Beacon Hill resident Vincent Licenziato gives a presentation about the Emancipation Trail and the stories behind 23 statues, sculptures, and monuments relevant to the African American experience in America.

When: Saturday, February 7th


Where: Codman Square Library

690 Washington Street, Dorchester

Questions?: Call the Codman Square Branch at (617)436-8214

Celebrating Black History with Music | February 12

Wednesday, February 12 between 4pm-6pm, Boston musician, Bill Lowe (trombonist and tubaist) will connect children with Black History Month through music.

Location will be at the Codman Square Branch of the Boston Public Library at 690 Washington Street Dorchester, MA.

This event is free and suitable for children ages 6-12 (with accompanying adult)

For more information please feel free to call 617) 436-8214

World AIDS Day Event 'Getting to Zero' Heroes | November 30

Saturday November 30 from 1-4pm at the Codman Square Library (on 690 Washington Street) will host the Worlds AIDS Day Event 'Getting to Zero' Heroes.Where are our Heroes? How can you get to "0" (new infections, death & stigma) when prevention and education money have been slashed? We need to raise our voices and help make HIV/AIDS Education and Prevention.


For more information or to register for event please call 781.308.1552 or email:


Volunteers needed This event is FREE to the community                                                                 

Boston Public Health Commission: Affordable Care Act Public Forum | November 25

On November 25 from 6-7:30pm,Staff from the Boston Public Health Commission can help you apply for free or low cost health plans. The multilingual staff will answer your questions and guide you through enrollment.

This event will be held at :
Codman Square Branch of the Boston Public Library
690 Washington Street
Dorchester, MA 02124
For additional information, please contact the Boston Public Health Commission at (617) 534-5050.
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Family Craft Night | November 18

Family Craft Night with their favorite crafts expert Michele Brooks. For autumn, they will be make a scarecrow craft. This program will be will be proceeded by a story time by librarian Chris at 6pm and then the crafts will begin at 6:30pm
The location is:              Codman Square Branch of the Boston Public Library 
690 Washington Street 
Dorchester.MA  617-875-6034
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
For more info: 617-875-6034 or email
The closest T stop to Codman Square is Ashmont on the Red Line. And the 21, 22, and 26 Buses come close to the library.
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