West End Museum News

National Poetry Month   Film Series – Wednesdays at 3 pm. Join us for our April  Film Series celebrating poets and poetry.  Sponsored by the Friends of the West End Branch Library.

Wednesday April 5       3pm   Bright Star

Wednesday April 12     3pm   Poetry

Wednesday April 19     3pm   Amour Fou

Wednesday April 26     3pm   Howl

Buried Treasures: a Concert – Thursday, April 6 , 6:30 pm  Listen to less well-known French and English Baroque pieces as performed by Janet Fink on recorders and Alastair Thompson on harpsichord.  Refreshments will be provided.

Book Discussion Group – Thursday, April 20 , 3 pm

 HYPERLINK “https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Where%27d_You_Go_Bernadette” \o “Where’d You Go Bernadette” Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff.  Copies of the book are available at the Library.

Ongoing Programs

Spanish/English Language Exchange/Intercambio de Idiomas en Inglés y Español – Mondays 3-5 p.m.

English speakers can practice Spanish and Spanish speakers can practice English in this fun, informal conversation class.

English as a Second Language (ESL)Conversation Group — Every Tuesday from 1:00 pm -2:30 pm. Practice English language skills with other newcomers and a facilitator.

Yoga for Seniors — Every Tuesday  2:45-3:30pm  Classes are led by Tatiana Nekrasova, a certified yoga instructor.

After-Work Tai Chi Group – Every Thursday 5:00-6:00 pm. Low impact energy exercise with yang-style tai chi instructor Arthur Soo-Hoo.

Guided Imagery Meditation with Polly Fletcher – Every Friday 12:15-1:00 pm. Strengthen Mental Focus and transform limiting thoughts to reduce stress and improve overall health.

Color Your World: Coloring for Adults — Fridays 2-4.  A relaxing time of coloring. Coloring pages, colored pencils, markers, and crayons will be supplied. Bring your own supplies if you prefer.

Introduction to Laptops, iPads, E-Readers – By appointment only.  Have a new gadget or want to learn more about the one you have?  The library  offers one-on-one sessions to help.  To set up an appointment you can email Helen Bender at  HYPERLINK “mailto:hbender@bpl.org” hbender@bpl.org or call the Branch at 617-523-3957.

Preschool Story Hour – Every Tuesday 10:30-11:30 a.m. Children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers, join the Children’s Librarian for weekly stories, songs, rhymes, and movement. This is a high-energy story time, and families, daycares, and school groups are all welcome to drop in.

Toddler Time – Every Wednesday 10:30-11:30 a.m. Children ages 18 months to 3 years and their caregivers, join the Children’s Librarian for developmentally appropriate stories, rhymes, movement, and songs. Drop-in for families. Groups,contact the library ahead of time.

Bouncing Babies – Every Friday, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Babies birth to 18 months and their caregivers, join the Children’s Librarian for stories, songs, tickles, and bounces especially for the library’s youngest patrons. Drop-in for families only.

LEGO Club – 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month, 3:30-5:00 p.m. Take a break after school and build, build, build! Get creative with the library’s LEGOs. Tackle one of the building challenges, or let your imagination go wild. This program is drop-in; all school-aged children are welcome.

Homework Help – Every Thursday,  4-6 p.m. Need help with homework? Visit the library to get help from a Boston Public Schools teacher. No appointment necessary; simply drop in with your homework.