Adams Street Branch Boston Public Library

Halloween Scares | October 31

Thursday October 31 from 3:30pm-5pm the Adams Street Branch of the BPL 690 Adams Street, will host their "Halloween Scares." 

Boston Square is back with an all-Halloween version of the TIC_TAC_TOE based trivia game. How many creepy, spooky and scary things do you know? Candy Prizes for really good players. Ages are between 8-14

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Joe Gallo & Public Art | April 29


Joe Gallo, author of Boston Bronze and Stone Speak to Us, will present a multimedia tour of public sculpture in Boston. Boston is home to some of the most extraordinary public art in North America. This program is part of the Boston Public Library's Building Boston Initiative. To learn more, visit The presentation will take place at the Adam Street Public Library (690 Adams Street in Dorchester) at 6:30pm. For more info, call 617-436-6900.

Celebrating Jazz and Poetry | April 8


National Poetry Month and the Smithsonian's Jazz Appreciation Month coincide in April, making it the perfect time for a project that celebrates both. 

Celebrating Poetry and Jazz Together, a collaboration of JazzBoston, New England Conservatory Jazz Studies Chair Ken Schaphorst, and former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky, remind us the pairing of poetry and jazz has a long history. 

Hear NEC students read jazz-influenced poems selected by Pinsky, and then perform the music that inspired them. You can even step up and read one of the poems

April 8th 7pm

Adams St. Branch Boston Public Library - 690 Adams St. Dorchester

Contact (617) 436-6900 for more info

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

Spectacle Island Outing | July 10


The Friends of the Adams Street Library have 60 slots reserved for the annual outing to Spectacle Island. Please RSVP to or at Families are welcomed.  You will need your lunch, sunscreen, a bathing suit, towel, sneakers (if you want to hike). For more information, see the attachment below.

The Strike for Bread and Roses | April 23

An hour-long performance seen at over 200 venues,
 and commissioned by the Bread and Roses Festival Committee, about the women textile workers who changed 
the course of American labor history, 
including the actual testimony of four 14-year-old 
mill workers before the United States Senate. Celebrate the Bread and Roses Centennial year! With noted performer Sharon Kennedy.
Monday April 23, 2012, at 6:30 pm
Adams St. Branch Library/690 Adams St., Dorchester, 02122, 617-436-6900

Meet Author Emily Sweeney | April 25

Boston has had its share of bookies and loan sharks, gangsters and wiseguys, hoodlums and hit men. From the Great Brink's Robbery, which was hailed as the crime of the century; to the long-forgotten Cotton Club in Roxbury, where the legendary nightlife kingpin Charlie "King" Solomon was gunned down; to the infamous Blackfriars Massacre, a brutal gangland slaying that left five men dead, slumped over a backgammon game in a cramped basement office--all of these dark moments in time are a part of Boston's history that is rarely spoken about. Boston Organized Crime explores the region's shadier side and takes a closer look at the mobsters and racketeers who once operated in the Greater Boston area. >> Read More

War of 1812 @ Adams Branch Library March 3

On Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. learn something new at The Adams Street Branch Library! The Adams Street Branch and the National Park Service are teaming up to bring the community a free 45-minute slideshow about the War of 1812! The Adams Street Branch is located at 690 Adams Street in Dorchester, MA 02122.

Red Sox Raffle! purchase tickets by Jan 31!

Green Monster, Fenway Park

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Take a chance to win tickets to a 2012 Red Sox game!
Red Sox Raffle -- Sit in with the Scoreboard Crew!
Through the Boston Public Library Foundation, Friends groups across the BPL system are selling raffle tickets that entitle the winner to sit behind the Green Monster -- where no tickets are sold to the public! The winner and 3 guests (1 guest must be 16 or younger) will be entitled to watch 3 innings from this unique position and will watch the rest of the game from seats in the infield grandstand.
Tickets are just $2 each or 5 for $8 -- Purchase by 1/31/12
Tickets are available at the Adams St. Library (690 Adams Street, 02122) or send an email to:
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