Grove Hall Branch

Food Trivia | Jan. 10


The Grove Hall Branch Library is hosting a Food for Thought trivia night on January 10 at 6pm. Enjoy pizza and more treats while competing to win prizes with teams of up to four people! All trivia questions will be food-themed. For more info, visit

Grove Hall Cider Social | Dec. 20


The Grove Hall Branch (41 Geneva Ave, Dorchester) will be hosting a Cider Social on December 20th. The event will go from 6pm to 7pm. Enjoy the season with hot apple cider and cookies! Don't forget the event is FREE! For more information on the event, click HERE.


Touching Heart: Young Women's Health and Wellness | Dec 13

Learn the 8 components of wellness and self-love. Make your own vision board for your future. Register for one of our prevention programs. Recieve a gift bag and have a lot of fun! Also there will be the opportunity to recieve a $10 gift card for HIV rapid testing AND a $10 gift card for completing a program survey.

Every second Thursday 5-7:45pm at the Grove Hall Library (41 Geneva Ave)

RSVP: (617-348-6268)

Unnatural Causes | Nov. 8


Is inequality making us sick? Unnatural Causes is a four-week video and discussion series on race, racism, and health. The event will take place at the Grove Hall Branch Library (41 Geneva Ave, Dorchester) from 6pm to 7:30pm. For more info, call 617-427-3337 or visit the website:

Second Annual Ice Cream Social | August 24


The Grove Hall Branch Library (41 Geneva Ave, Dorchester MA) is hosting the 2nd Annual Ice Cream Social on August 24 from 2pm to 4pm. The Ice Cream Social invites patrons, community leaders and visitors a chance to network and celebrate. The social will include crafts for children, music, and most importantly, ice cream!

A Day & Night in Dewey Square | July 19

Visit the Grove Hall Library Branch (41 Geneva Ave, Dorchester MA, 02121) at 6pm for a screening of the documentary "A Day & Night in Dewey Square, followed by a discussion about the documentary. Filmmaker Paul morgan will be attending and light snacks will be served. For more information, visit

"The Weight of a Nation" Screening & Discussion | June 28

The Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library will be holding a screening of the four-part HBO documentary series "The Weight of the Nation" during the month of June. Each screening will be accompanied by a talk and discussion. Further information below:
Weight of the Nation: Film Screening and Discussion
This four-part documentary series examines the obesity epidemic in America.
June 7, 6-8: “Consequences,” with presentation by community nutritionist Lauren Johnson
June 14, 6-8: “Choices,” speaker TBA
June 21, 6-8: “Children in Crisis,” speaker TBA
June 28, 6-8: “Challenges,” with presentation by community nutritionist Lauren Johnson
Grove Hall Branch Library, 41 Geneva Ave, Dorchester, MA 02121

An Evening of Neil Simon with Play Around at Grove Hall | March 17

Play Around, a non-profit organization providing live theatre performances via community outreach, will be performing select scenes from American playwright Neil Simon's plays "The Odd Couple" and "London Suite" at Grove Hall Branch Library on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Grove Hall Branch is located at 41 Geneva Avenue in Dorchester, 02121.

Black History Month @ Grove Hall Branch

In celebration of Black History Month, the Grove Hall Branch will host a series of lectures, screenings, and discussions: 

Saturday, February 11: Funlayo Wood, PhD student in the Department of African and African American Studies at Harvard University and initiated priestess in the Yoruba Ifá-Òrìsà tradition, will discuss African and African-derived religious practices in the talk “‘Other’ Spaces of Black Spirituality” at 12 p.m.

Saturday, February 11: Annie Kountz, graduate student at Harvard University, will present on incarceration and the impact it has on the African American community. This presentation is part of the Grove Hall Branch Library’s Harvard Scholarship in the Community presentation series for Black History Month. From 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 16: Lisanne Norman, PhD student at Harvard University, explores how Marcus Garvey’s contributions to the early 20th-century African American struggle for freedom and equality movement is often overlooked due to his scandalous exit from America in the talk “Marcus Garvey: A Light in the Darkness?” at 6 p.m.

Saturday, February 18: Giovanna Micconi, PhD student of African American Literature at Harvard University, will discuss William Demby’s life in the talk “William Demby and African American Expatriates in Italy” at 11:30 a.m.

Thursday, February 23: Oludamini Ogunnaike will present on Sufism, the mystical dimension of Islam, and its powerful presence in Senegal at 6 p.m.

Grove Hall Branch is located at 41 Geneva Ave, Dorchester, MA.  For more information please call: 617.427.3337.
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