Mattapan Branch

BELL Opportunity Fair | April 2

Are you looking for something to do this summer or next fall?

  • Come and Meet with Dozens of Program Representatives
  • Learn about Summer Opportunities
  • Learn about After School Opportunities
  • Find a Job or Internship
  • Win Prizes!!! 

When: April 2, 2016, 12-3pm

Where: Mattapan Branch Public Library 1350 Blue Hill Ave. Boston, MA 02126 


All Ages Are Welcome!

Urban Money Matters | Oct 24

Interested in Purchasing home? Tired of renting? The Mandrell Company is hosting a free seminar. 


  • Steps to getting yourself on the path of homeownership.
  • Quick tips on how to repair bad credit and what to consider when searching.
  • Home buying timeline and what to consider when searching.
  • The pre-approval process and mortage loan basics.
  • Loan programs and grants offered to first time buyers.
  • How to manage yourself through bad times and avoid foreclosure. 

When: October 24 at 2pm-4pm

Where: Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library, 1350 Blue Hill Ave, Mattapan, MA 02126

RSVP Online at:

For more information: Contact Denisha McDonald at or call 617-982-3337 

Boston Anancy Festival | June 28

The Boston Anancy Festival will take place on June 28 from 11am to 1pm at the Mattapan Library (1350 Blue Hill Ave). Brer Anancy is coming to Boston to celebrate the Caribbean culture with tour hours filled with Arts & Crafts, Art Exhibits, Caribbean Cuisines, Musical Performances, Poetry, School Supply Drives and Storytelling! Admission is FREE and there will be a free storybook for every registered family! For more info, please email

Compassion Act Heal: Swap & Donate - Jan. 12

Do you have clothes hanging in your closet that you do not wear or use anymore? Do you want to get rid of the old items so that you can be in with the new items for 2013? Would you like to support a good cause and help out another? Then this event is for YOU! "Swap and Donate" is Compassion Act Heal's first free family event and will take place on January 12 from 10am to 2pm (at 1350 Blue Hill Ave in Mattapan). There will be music, light refreshments, door prizes and raffles. To RSVP, click HERE. For more info, email

Solarize Mass Workshop | July 17

Mattapan residents and business owners are invited to a neighborhood workshop at the Mattapan Public Library on Tuesday, July 17th at 6 p.m. to learn how to save money with Boston’s solar program. Last week, Mayor Menino and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) launched Solarize Mass - Boston with a goal to double the amount of residential scale solar power installations in Boston. The more residents and small businesses participate, the lower the price will go due to this coordinated community campaign.

A Soulful Sleigh Ride @ Mattapan Branch Dec. 17

The Friends of the Mattapan Branch Library are hosting a holiday celebration on Saturday, December 17, "A Soulful Sleigh Ride" will be held at 1:00 p.m. Give back and celebrate with a youth R&B choral group, raffles, music, holiday treats and more! To donate baked goods, or to help, see Miss Cannon at the library's main desk. The Mattapan Branch Library is located at 1350 Blue Hill Avenue. For more information, call the branch at 617.298.9218.

NAACP @ Mattapan Library for World AIDS Day Dec. 1

The Boston NAACP will be hosting a provocative discussion in conjunction with world AIDS Day 2011 on December 1, 2011 at the Mattapan Library from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. After 30 years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the disease continues to disproportionately affect the African-American community. The event will feature a special guest speaker, Mr. Phil Wilson, founder of Black AIDS Institute to discuss what you can do to help prevent additional HIV infections and AIDS related deaths. The Mattapan Library is located at 1350 Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan. For more information, please call 617.427.9494.

"Counting Inmates in the Wrong Place" Community Forum, Jun. 21

Prison BarsA coalition of African-American empowerment, faith-based, public policy and cultural organizations will host a forum entitled "Black Community Losing Power: Counting Inmates in the Wrong Place" on Tuesday, June 21, 2011. The forum, which takes place at the Mattapan Library from 5:15 to 7:45 p.m., is organized in response to the practice of "prison-based gerrymandering": the counting of inmates as residents of their incarcerated communities in the census rather than their original communities. Hosts include The Center for Church and Prison, The New Democracy Coalition, Prison Policy Initiative, Mass Black Empowerment Coalition, Demos, Road to Redemption, The Love Movement and The Cultural Cafe Collective.

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2011, 5:15 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., at The Mattapan Library, Alice W. Meeting Room, 1350 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan, MA 02126. Please contact any host organizations or the Mattapan Public Library for more information. Click here for more information on the Youth Workers Alliance website. (Image Credit:

Community Meeting on Blue Hill Ave. Station/Fairmount, Jun. 1

The MBTA will hold a public meeting to discuss the Fairmount Line Blue Hill Avenue Station on Wednesday, June 1, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the Mattapan Branch Library (1350 Bleu Hill Avenue, Mattapan, MA 02126). The MBTA project team will discuss the station location & design with alternative analysis. Design will be completed by the end of 2011 and construction is projected to begin May 2012. 

For more information, or if you need a disabilities-related accomodation, contact Pablo Calderon at 617-222-3341 or by May 27, 2011.

Financial Workshop, Saturday, May 21

Mattapan Branch LibraryStruggling financially? Come to the Mattapan Branch Library on Saturday, May 21 for a workshop on how to take control of your financial future. Learn how to create a budget, manage your cash flow, understand your credit report and much more! Whether your dream is to purchase a house, pay for college, purchase a car or just regain financial control of your life, this workshop will get you started. You will even learn about creating a Trust and a Will. Workshop is free! For more information, call 617-642-1874.

Mattapan Branch Library, 1350 Blue Hill Avenue, Mattapan, MA
Saturday, May 21, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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