Fields Corner Branch Library

Friends of Fields Corner Branch Library Mtg., Jun. 28

Friends of Library (Image Credit: patrons, users, volunteers: please come to an organizing meeting on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. As a member of The Friends of Fields Corner Branch Library, you can make a difference. Last year the Friends groups citywide stopped the closure of several branch libraries. Now elected officials from city to state support the maintenance of all Boston libraries. 

The library wants to reorganize its friends group. Your presence is valuable. Please come to the meeting and bring your suggestions. There is no fee to become a Friend of the Fields Corner library and there are many volunteer opportunities. The Fields Corner Branch Library is located at 1520 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester. Call the library at (617)436-2155 with questions. (Photo Credit: Tim Mansfield).

Yoga at the Library, Jun. 21

YogaThe Fields Corner Branch Library (1520 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, 02122) is hosting a free yoga class on June 21 at 6:30 p.m. Adults ages 18+ are welcome to join. The class will be taught by Integral Yoga Instructor, Alicia Zipp. Beginners are welcome.

Fields Corner School Readiness Roundtable, Jun. 8

Field's Corner Children ThrivePlease join Fields Corner Children Thrive at the next School Readiness Roundtable! Help plan an integrated education for your children, students, clients and community. The Roundtable will take place on Wednesday, June 8 from 12 to 2 p.m. at the Fields Corner Library, 1520 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, MA 02122. Lunch and childcare will be provided! Gift cards are available for parent and grandparent participants.

Please RSVP to Tuyen Nguyen by emailing or by calling 617-740-2521. When RSVP’ing please let Marika know if you need childcare (PLEASE RSVP with the age of your child).

The meeting will focus on planning the July 9th Fields Corner Children Thrive Kickoff Event!

School Readiness Roundtable, May 4

Providers, parents, grandparents, neighbors, friends: Fields Corner Thrive invites you to the next School Readiness Roundtable, on Wednesday, May 4th, from 12 to 2 p.m. at the Fields Corner Branch Library, 1520 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, MA. Help create a plan that support early childhood education and care. Lunch served. $20 Target cards for parents and grandparents. Please RSVP your attendance by to Michelle Nadow at 617-740-2521 or More info after the break. >> Read More

Free Hatha Yoga Classes at Fields Corner Library, Apr. 5 - May 31

Free Hatha yoga classes will be resuming Tuesday, April 5th at The Fields Corner Library, 1520 Dorchester Ave, from 6:30 - 8pm and will run for 9 weeks through Tuesday May 31st.  Taught by Integral Yoga instructor, Alicia Zipp, the classes will be held in the multipurpose room located opposite the front doors. There is plenty of parking in the lot across the street in the areas designated for two hour parking.

Open to participants of all levels, including beginners, the class incorporates a gentle, meditative style of yoga. This class has met in the Codman Square neighborhood for more than 20 years, first at the library, then in the Great Hall, and recently at 450 Washington St. A special thanks to Ms. McCleary, the director at the Fields Corner library, for offering these classes a new home. >> Read More

A Fire in My Heart: Kurdish Tales, Mar. 22

Author and Storyteller Diane Edgecomb will present A Fire in My Heart: Kurdish Tales at the Fields Corner Branch Library on March 22 at 6:30 p.m. Diane will relate exotic legends collected from Kurdish tellers which reveal the folkloric riches of this ancient culture. Hear stories like "The Boy Who Cried Wolf," which details the hazards and dangers of a Kurdish shepherd’s life, and "Fatima," a Kurdish Cinderella story. Diane will also present samples of Kurdish music, traditional dress and customs, as well as encourage audience participation. Call Cindy at 617-436-2155 for more information.

Fields Corner Branch Library
1520 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, MA.

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Field's Corner BPL, Mar. 15

The Fields Corner Branch Library will be hosting a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on Tuesday, March 15, at 6 p.m. in the activities room. There will be Irish and traditional music by the South End Library Recorder Ensemble. Refreshments will be provided. Wear something green and get a free book from the library book sale. This event is free and open to the public. Call 617-436-2155 for more information.

Fields Corner Branch Library 1520 Dorchester Ave., Dorchester, MA 617-436-2155

Boston Public Library, Fields Corner Branch


(617) 436-2155

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Monday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Tuesday 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. (Closed July - August)


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BPL Fields Corner Branch
1520 Dorchester Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02122
United States
Key Partners: 
How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

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Key Programs Offered: 

Wednesdays: 10:30 a.m., Preschool Films & Fun: Films you (mostly) can't find on television, stories, songs, and play. Fridays: 10 a.m., Tots Storytime: Stories for children ages 3 to 5.

  • Homework Assistance Program

    Free one-on-one homework help for students in grades K-8 from high-achieving high school mentors. Available at every BPL branch Monday-Thursday from 3:30-5:30PM.

  • Boston Teachers' Union Tutors

    Tutoring for students in all grades from BPS teachers. Days and times vary by location. Fields Corner: Tuesday 4-6 p.m.

  • Ongoing Programs

Distinctive Aspects of the Collection:
This branch has a growing collection of Vietnamese materials - including books, DVDs, CDs, and magazines. There is also a strong children's and teen fiction collection, featuring a wide variety of summer reading list titles. There is also a large selection of popular dvds in all genres, best-sellers, romances, mysteries, African-American fiction, classics and audiobook/music CDs. 

Special Programming: The Fields Corner Branch hosts a free art enrichment program for children every summer, in collaboration with DotArt. Drop-in science and craft programs are offered several times during the year, along with school vacation programming and vibrant summer reading programs. HISTORY The Fields Corner Branch opened in 1969. It was the successor to the old Dorchester Branch which was also located in Fields Corner.

Community Meeting Space Available: 


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