Adams Street Branch

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. 



The Triple-Decker | May 31

Adams Street Branch and Historic New England presents: The Triple-Decker. A dominant presence in neighborhoods across New England, the triple-decker is the region’s iconic multiple-family housing type. But where did they come from and 
why did we stop building them? In this 
illustrated lecture from 3pm to 4:30pm, Senior Preservation Services Manager Sally Zimmerman  >> 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.

Celtic Woman | March 14

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.

'Voices of History' at Adams Street Branch Library Jan. 30

Members of the Handel & Haydn Society of Boston will be at the Adams Street Branch Library on January 30, 2012! Starting at 6:30 p.m., a quartet of singers will be performing music from different periods of an entire millenium, from 1100 to 1994 with the motifs of classical, folk, and multi-cultural genres. The concert is sure to be original and entertaining... don't miss it! The Adams Street Branch Library is located at 690 Adams St. in Dorchester. Contact the branch for more information at 617.436.6900

Movies @ Adams Street Branch in December and January

Starting Monday December 5 and extending into January, the Adams Street Branch of the BPL will be hosting Monday Matinees - a chance to see great films for free - popcorn included! The theme is Food and Love - check out the lineup after the break. The Adams Street Branch is located at 690 Adams Street, Dorchester, MA 02122. For more information, call the branch at 617.436.6900.

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Riffs & Raps Oct. 1

Riffs & Raps Jazzin' the Generations will be held at the Adams Street Branch Library on October 1st. The concert will feature musicians Arni Cheatham, Bill Lowe and Kevin Harris. Travel through the ages with a live musical tour from the roots of jazz in blues and spirituals through the Great American Songbook right up to the many sounds of jazz today, with some other musical traditions and international sounds along the way. The event is FREE, and will be from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. For more information, call 617.436.6900.

"Waiting for Superman" at Adams St. Branch, Oct. 3

Woman Screaming

Be afraid! The truth is scarier than fiction! Come to the Adams Street Branch Library (690 Adams St., Dorchester, MA 02122) at 2 p.m. for documentary shockers (and popcorn!) for "Real Life Horror," a documentary series about terrifying social issues. Call 617-436-6900 with questions.

Monday October 3, 2011 Waiting for Superman (1910, 111 min.) an engaging, and frightening look at the state of education in the U.S.

Monday October 10, 2011 Sicko (2007, 123 min.) Michael Moore’s frank assessment of the state of health care in this country.

Monday October 24, 2011 Inside Job (2010, 109 min.) The global economic crisis of 2008 cost tens of millions of people their savings, their jobs, and their homes. This is how it happened.

Monday October 31, 2011 Food, Inc. (2008, 91 min.) This film lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing how our nation’s food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment.

Louisa May Alcott Performance, Sep. 21

The Civil War gets old and history marches proud in Dorchester! On Wednesday, September 21, at 6:30 p.m., Jan Turnquist will perform as Louisa May Alcott at the Adams Street Branch Library as part of the Boston Public Library’s extensive efforts to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The Adams Street Branch is located at 690 Adams Street, Dorchester, MA 02122. Read more about the Civil War commemoration programming at or continue on for the program description. >> Read More

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