Lower Mills

Mixed Greens Comedy Show at Ester

Mixed Greens Comedy show will be held on Dorchester roof top in Lower Mills. Monthy Line up of fresh faces on the local scene and seasoned favorites. Headliner Cathy Coleman: feautturing Awet Teame and many more. Casual Atmosphere, there will be local artisan food including a full bar. FREE!


When: second sundays @7pm

Where: 2261 Dorchester Ave.


More info contact: 617-698-2261

Lower Mills BPL: Story Time with the Boston Ballet | February 14, 2017

Children and families are welcomed once a month to hear stories about a famous ballet or a dancer. The story time is also supplemented with a  movement experience that highlights major themes of the story. All story times are led by Boston Ballet faculty dance educators. This program is for children ages 2 and up. Younger children will need parental supervision.


27 Richmond Street
Dorchester, MA 02124







Hank Phillippi Ryan Author Talk| May 23

Join Lower Mills Branch as they welcome Hank Phillippi Ryan for a talk and book signing. 

Hank Phillippi Ryan is the on-air investigative reporter for Boston's NBC affiliate, winning 33 Emmys and dozens more journalism honors. The bestselling author of eight mysteries, Ryan's also an award winner in her second profession—now with five Agathas, two Anthonys, two Macavitys, the Daphne, and Mary Higgins Clark Award. Her Truth Be Told won the 2015 Agatha, and she edited the 2015 Agatha-winning non-fiction Writes of Passage. Critics call her “a superb and gifted story-teller.” A founder of MWA University, Hank was 2013 president of Sisters in Crime. Her newest book, What You See, is an Agatha nominee and Library Journal Best of 2015.


When: Mon, May 23 6:30pm >> Read More

Adult Coloring Group | April 20

Drop in and color with other adults. Bring your own materials or use the library's. Light refreshments will be provide.


When: Wed, April 20, 2-4pm

Where: Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library, 27 Richmond Street
Dorchester, MA 02124

Jeannie Mack's Winter Song Fest | Feb 17

Calling all 2 – 6 year-olds. Have fun celebrating winter with Jeannie Mack. Come sing and act out songs about making snowmen, twirling around like snowflakes, sledding down hills, and drinking hot chocolate - to mention just a few. Clap along, dance, and enjoy hand play and finger play games with Jeannie – all to do with the magic of winter.


When:  Wed, Feb 17, 10:30am

Where: Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library, 27 Richmond Street Dorchester, MA 02124

BPL Presidential Searches Listening Sessions | Feb 11

The Boston Public Library Search Committee listening sessions are an opportunity for the community to share their thoughts on what qualities they believe the next leader of the BPL should possess, in an open and conversational forum.


When: Thursday, February 11at 6:30 PM
Where: Lower Mills Branch,  27 Richmond St, Dorchester Center, MA 02124


Those unable to attend a listening session are encouraged to tweet comments at the Boston Public Library Twitter handle via @bplboston and at Presidential Search Committee Chair John Palfrey at @jpalfrey. Comments may also be submitted via SearchChair@bpl.org.

Black History Month Film Series | Feb 5 - 26

Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner
1967, NR – 108 min 
Friday, February 5, 1 p.m.

  • When the daughter of a white newspaper publisher and the son of a black postal worker want to get married, they meet with opposition from both of their families.

1989, R – 122 min 
Friday, February 12, 1 p.m.

  • The story of the first black regiment to fight for the North in the Civil War.

In the Heat of The Night
1967, NR – 109 min 
Friday, February 19, 1 p.m.

  • A black Philadelphia homicide detective assists a white sheriff in solving a murder in 1960s North Carolina.

Malcolm X
1992, PG-13 – 201 min 
Friday, February 26, 1 p.m. >> Read More

Short Preschool Films | Jan 8-29

Kids are invited to enjoy short preschool films on the big screen. Films are appropriate for children ages 6 and under. Large groups, please register at 617.298.7841.

  • January 8 – Edwina, the Dinosaur Who Didn’t Know She Was Extinct
  • January 15 – Katie Loves Kittens
  • January 22 – The Snowy Day
  • January 29 – Chicken Little

Where: Lower Mills Branch Boston Public Library

27 Richmond Street Dorchester, MA 02124

When: 10 – 10:30 A.M


Dinner and Open Mic | Dec 11

Dot 2 Dot Cafe  will are hosting an Open Mic in collaboration with the Boston Music School of Arts (located in Lower Mills).  Come and join for dinner, drinks and live entertainment from local musicians and students of the school.  
They will be offering flatbread pizzas, beef chilli with crusty garlic bread, winter vegetable soup, and a special grilled cheese sandwich (Welsh Rarebit) with salad.  A range of desserts will also be available. 
When: Friday Dec 11 6pm
Where: 1739 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, MA 02124

Lower Mills Holiday Stroll | Nov 19

Art exhibits, Santa Claus, Hot Chocolate & Live Entertainment Free trolley stops from Carney Hospital to Forbes House Museum  & Central Avenue businesses.

Maps are available on the trolley and participating locations.

When: Thurs Nov 19 5:30pm-8:00pm

For more info: lowermillsmerchants.com


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