Lower Mills Branch

Monday Night Movie: Selma | Feb 22

Join Lower Mills Branch in honoring Black History Month through watching a chronicle of Martin Luther King's campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.


Where: Lower Mills Branch , 27 Richmond Street Dorchester, MA 02124

When: Monday, Feb 22, 2016, 5 – 7 P.M.

Jeannie Mack's Winter Song Fest | Feb 17

Calling all 2 – 6 year-olds. Have fun celebrating winter with Jeannie Mack. Come sing and act out songs about making snowmen, twirling around like snowflakes, sledding down hills, and drinking hot chocolate - to mention just a few. Clap along, dance, and enjoy hand play and finger play games with Jeannie – all to do with the magic of winter.


When:  Wed, Feb 17, 10:30am

Where: Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library, 27 Richmond Street Dorchester, MA 02124

BPL Presidential Searches Listening Sessions | Feb 11

The Boston Public Library Search Committee listening sessions are an opportunity for the community to share their thoughts on what qualities they believe the next leader of the BPL should possess, in an open and conversational forum.


When: Thursday, February 11at 6:30 PM
Where: Lower Mills Branch,  27 Richmond St, Dorchester Center, MA 02124


Those unable to attend a listening session are encouraged to tweet comments at the Boston Public Library Twitter handle via @bplboston and at Presidential Search Committee Chair John Palfrey at @jpalfrey. Comments may also be submitted via SearchChair@bpl.org.

Black History Month Film Series | Feb 5 - 26

Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner
1967, NR – 108 min 
Friday, February 5, 1 p.m.

  • When the daughter of a white newspaper publisher and the son of a black postal worker want to get married, they meet with opposition from both of their families.

1989, R – 122 min 
Friday, February 12, 1 p.m.

  • The story of the first black regiment to fight for the North in the Civil War.

In the Heat of The Night
1967, NR – 109 min 
Friday, February 19, 1 p.m.

  • A black Philadelphia homicide detective assists a white sheriff in solving a murder in 1960s North Carolina.

Malcolm X
1992, PG-13 – 201 min 
Friday, February 26, 1 p.m. >> Read More

Book Discussion: A Thousand Lives | Feb 18

A Thousand Lives by Julia Scheeres . 

  • What started as a Utopian dream soon devolved into a terrifying work camp run by a madman and ended in the mass murder-suicide of 914 people in November 1978.

When : Thursday, February 18 at 6:30 PM 

Where :  Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library
27 Richmond St, Dorchester , Massachusetts 02124

Short Preschool Films | Jan 8-29

Kids are invited to enjoy short preschool films on the big screen. Films are appropriate for children ages 6 and under. Large groups, please register at 617.298.7841.

  • January 8 – Edwina, the Dinosaur Who Didn’t Know She Was Extinct
  • January 15 – Katie Loves Kittens
  • January 22 – The Snowy Day
  • January 29 – Chicken Little

Where: Lower Mills Branch Boston Public Library

27 Richmond Street Dorchester, MA 02124

When: 10 – 10:30 A.M


Esther Williams Film Series | Jan 8-29

Break out the popcorn, Lower Mills Branch is showing classic movies. 

Thrill of a Romance 

  • 1945, NR -105 Min
  • Friday, January 8, 1pm

An army corpsman on vacation falls for lovely, but newly married, swimming instructor. 


  • 1947, NR-104 Min
  • Friday, January 15, 1pm

Mario wants to be a musician; his parents want him to be a matador. Lucky for Mario, his sister Maria is happy to take over for him in the ring.

Pagan Love Song

  • 1950, NR-76 Min
  • Friday January 22, 1pm

When a tourist in the South Seas mistakes another tourist for a native, he instantly falls in love with her and begins courting Tahitian traditions.  >> Read More

BTU Homework Help | Jan 11

Teachers from the Boston Public Schools offer free, drop-in tutoring for students in all


When: Mondays 4-6pm

Where: Codman Square, Lower Mills, Adams Street Branches

Story Time with Ms. Angela | Dec 1

Preschoolers will listen to stories, sing songs, and make crafts.

When: Tues December 1, 2015, 10:30 – 11:05 A.M.

Where: Lower Mills Branch Library, 27 Richmond Street

Children 0-5 Years
Large groups, please register at 617.298.7841.

Homework Help | Nov 24

Boston Public Library locations offer free after-school homework help and mentorship provided by high-achieving high school students. Open to students in grades K-8. No registration required. Homework Help is not available on BPS holidays, early-release days, or long weekends,

Locations: Adams Street Branch, Uphams Corner Branch, Codman Square Branch, Fields Corner Branch & Lower Mills Branch. 

When: Tuesday, November 24, 2015, 3:30 – 5:30 P.M.

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