The Friends of the Adams Street Library Book Sale | June 18

Book donations are being accepted at this time. Please e-mail Mary O'Brien

When: Sat, 06/18/2016 - 9:00am

Where: 690 Adams St. Dorchester, MA 02122

For more info: call the Adams Street Branch at (616)436-6900

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

Baby Signs at Fields Corner Branch Library


Babies can't talk, but they can use signs to communicate with parents and other caregivers. Come join us for six sessions of Baby Signs, presented by Suzanne Cort and sponsored by Fields Corner Children Thrive. Registration is strongly encouraged. There will be no session on the Friday after Thanksgiving.


Ghosts of Boston Book Talk | October 29

Boston is a hotbed of paranormal activity. Whether you're a believer in the “Boo!” business or just an amused skeptic, journalist Sam Baltrusis navigates more than three-hundred years of the city's haunted history and uncovers a few skeletons in our collective closet. Stories of Colonial-era spirits roaming the Common and of a British soldier in full redcoat regalia standing in the middle of the tracks at the Boylston “T” station, are a few of the haunts from New England's not-so-Puritanical past.

When it comes to school spirits, Boston has more than its fair share of them. Spine-chilling tales of unexplained sounds, flickering lights, residual apparitions, and levitating objects have become a rite of passage for the uninitiated freshman adapting to life in one of the Hub's haunted dorms. The difference between Boston's specters and other run-of-the-mill ghosts? Our poltergeists are wicked smart. >> Read More

The Boston Book Festival | Oct. 27

"The Boston Book Festival is New England's largest annual literary event. 2012's Boston Book Festival will be held on Saturday, October 27. Featuring more than 125 presenters and dozens of sessions for kids and adults, the BBF also boasts a bustling street fair, workshops for aspiring authors, an outdoor music stage, and more!"

At Copley Sqaure: FREE and open to the public.

Cultivating Food Justice with Julian Agyeman | July 10

Join the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) for a special discussion with Julian Agyeman, Tufts Professor and Author of the new book "Cultivating Food Justice: Race, Class and Sustainability." The event takes place on July 10 from 11am to noon at MAPC's Boston offices (60 Temple Place, Boston MA, 02111). For directions, visit To RSVP, or for more information, visit or contact Amanda Cleveland at 617-451-2770 x2075 or

Charles C. Yancey Book Fair | July 7

The 26th Annual Charles C. Yancey Book Fair will take place at the Reggie Lewis Track & Athletic Center, 1350 Tremont Street, Boston 02119, from 12 to 3 p.m. Donations of new books are welcomed! Register online. Since 1987, more than 400,000 books have been distributed to over 16,000 children and families. The Yancey Book Fair needs donors to continue its mission of cultivating literacy in the City of Boston. Checks should be made payable to The Yancey Book Fair and mailed to: P.O. Box 961902, Boston, Massachusetts, 02196.

Stephen Puleo: Dark Tide, Jan. 29

On January 29, at 2:00 p.m. Stephen Puleo, author of Dark Tide, will discuss the historic Great Molasses Flood that ravaged the city of Boston on January 15, 1919. A very notable event in Boston's history, a 50-foot tall steel tank filled with 2.3 million gallons of molasses collapsed on Boston's waterfront. The flood demolished homes, and even a brick fire station! The flood ultimately killed 21 and injured 150, and became an unforgettable interest of historians and Bostonians for decades to come. The Dorchester Historical Society is located at 195 Boston Street. For more information about the Dorchester Historical Society, please visit their website!

Grove Hall Branch Holiday Open House Dec. 10

On Saturday, December 10, 2011, Friends of the Grove Hall Branch Library will be hosting a Holiday Open House and Book Sale from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.! Grove Hall Branch is located at 41 Geneva Avenue in Dorchester. The open house will include a book sale, raffle, prizes, and refreshments. This is a great opportunity to join the Friends of the Library, meet your neighbors, pick up some good books, and enjoy the party! The event is free of cost. To contact Grove Hall Branch by phone, please call 617.427.3337.

Book Talk @ Florian School Nov. 10

On Thursday, November 10, 2011 from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.  Dr. Bill Henderson (former principal of the Patrick O'Hearn, now the Dr. William Henderson Inclusion School) will present a short book talk at Florian Hall. The talk will be on his recently published book, The Blind Advantage. Dr. Henderson will also be available to sign copies of his book, which will be available for purchase. There will be entertainment, hors d'oeurves, a cash bar, silent auction and raffle items.  Donation is $20.00 per person at the door or in person.  Contact the Henderson School at  617-635-8725 for more information or tickets.  Checks can be made payable to the Henderson Inclusion School.

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