Adams Street Branch Boston Public Library

All-Star Story Time at Adams Street Branch of The Boston Public Library | July. 26

Kids exercise their imaginations and go on different adventures through wonderful new worlds simply by opening a book. Our stories will be followed by an interactive craft to take home. For children ages 6 and under. FREE!

When: July 26 at 10:30am

Where: Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public Library, 690 Adams St.


Please call the Children's Librarian at 617.782.6032 to register

Halloween Scavenger Hunt | Oct 28

Join the Adams Street Branch for a spooky scavenger hunt . Collect treats along the way. Create your own monster mask to wear home.

Where: Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public Library 690 Adams Street Dorchester, MA 02122

When: Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 4 – 5 P.M.

Recommended for ages 3 and up;costumes are welcomed. 



'White Like Me" | Oct 14

Dorchester People for Peace invites you to a movie on white privilege and discussion on the documentary, 'White Like Me' by Tim Wise, Anti-Racist Educator. 


Join them for a dialogue on race and white privilege in response to the Black Lives Matter movement. Hearty refreshments will be served.


When: Wednesday, October 14, from 6 - 8 pm


Where:  Adams Street Branch Library 

690 Adams St, Dorchester, MA  02122


For more info:  Contact Dorchester People for Peace at 617-282-3783

Building the Fantastic: Auston Habershaw | May 18

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Auston Habershaw will discuss world-building in fantasy novels; for example, how one creates a whole world from nothing, how to sustain it and make it seem real, as well as discuss and read from The Iron Ring and his winning story for Writers for the Future volume 31.


When: Monday, May 18th


Where: Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public Library

690 Adams Street, Dorchester

For more info: Call the Adams Street Branch at (617)436-6900


A People's History of the New Boston | April 13

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Author Jim Vrabel will speak about his book, A People’s History of the New Boston.


When:  Monday April 13th


Where: Adams Street Branch of the BPL

690 Adams Street, Dorchester

For more info: Call Adams Street Branch at 617-436-6900

KidsFest | March 15

BEFF presents KidsFest at the Adams Street Library located at 690 Adams Street, Dorchester,Saturday, March 15 from 11am - 12:30pm. This event is suitable for children five and up. Come see funny and beautiful animations for kids. One hour of short films about our planet followed by a hands-on, take-home activity. Although registration is not required, there are limited seats for this free event. Children that will be participating must be accompanied by an adult.

Celebrate Mexico with Veronica Robles | December 11

Celebrate Mexico with Veronica Robles, Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 3 – 4pm at the Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public Library, (690 Adams Street Dorchester)
Veronica Robles is a performer widely recognized as the most authentic representative of Mexican music and culture in New England. Known affectionately by fans as La Mera, Mera (The Real One), Veronica Robles will present a workshop for children to experience the Mexican culture through traditional dance, song and costume. For children ages 6 and up.
Space is limited; please register with the children’s librarian, by calling 617-436-6900.
This Out-of-school Time program is sponsored by the Boston Public Library Foundation.

John DeVito on the Kennedy Assassination | December 4

Wednesday, December 4, at 6:30pm

Author and Boston Public Library staff member John DeVito will give an illustrated talk on the tragic death of President John F. Kennedy and the ways in which it has become a vital part of our popular culture.


The location of this event will take place at the Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public Library, 690 Adams St. in Dorchester.

For more information visit

Live Action Angry Birds

Build, copy, destroy and score. Join us as we design game boards.Make a copy to compete against someone, and play against one another knocking them down with balls, bean bags, and yes, (stuffed) birds. For ages 8-14.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 3:30 – 5pm at the
Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public Library
690 Adams Street
Dorchester, MA 02122
for children (Ages 6-12), Teens (Ages 13-18)
For more information visit:

Baby Sing Fall Session | November 8

Songs, puppets, and stories for the very young -- and their grown-ups. For ages 8 - 18 months. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Adult participation required -- have fun singing and playing with your child; and afterwards, enjoy an informal playgroup. Limited seating -- pre-registration recommended.
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