North End Library Programs

EVENTS FOR ADULTS

Friday Films: “And the Oscar Went to…”

Friday    April   6     2 pm   Mrs. Miniver (1942 / 134 mins)

Friday    April 13     2 pm    All the King’s Men (1949 / 110 mins)

Friday    April 20     1 pm*   Sound of Music (1965 / 105 mins)

Friday    April 27     2 pm   How Green Was My Valley (1941 / 118 mins)

One-on-One Computer Assistance for Adults by Appointment – Wednesdays 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Call 617.227.8135 to reserve a 30-minute spot for personalized assistance with PC computing, laptops, iPads, tablets, the BPL catalog, and online resources. Laptops are available to use or you can bring your own.

Book Discussion Group – Wednesday April 4 at 6:30 – 7:30 pm

We will be reading Min Jin Lee’s 2017 “Pachinko,” which follows one Korean family through the generations, beginning in early 1900s Korea with Sunja, the prized daughter of a poor yet proud family, whose unplanned pregnancy threatens to shame them all. Deserted by her lover, Sunja is saved when a young tubercular minister offers to marry and bring her to Japan. So begins a sweeping saga of an exceptional family in exile from its homeland and caught in the indifferent arc of history. Copies of the book are available at the library’s front desk.

Mah Jongg Club – Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. –  2:00 p.m.

Come and play the American-style variant of this tile-based game that originated in China and requires skill, strategy, and calculation. Beginners are welcome. Please note that beginner instruction begins at 11:00 a.m. No sign up is required.

Gentle Chair Yoga – Tuesdays April 3, 10, 24 (No Yoga on April 17) at 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Join certified yoga instructor Maura Almy as she leads a weekly chair yoga class for all levels. The gentle flowing movements and passive and supported poses of this Vinyasa-style Yoga is appropriate for those working with an injury, limited mobility, or those who prefer a softer approach to yoga. Proper yoga breathing will also be taught.  No supplies needed; just bring yourself!

CHILDREN’S EVENTS

Little Groove – Friday April 6 at 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The first Friday of every month, get ready to shake, wiggle, and move with Little Groove! Children interact with parachutes, puppets, instruments, and more as they learn and play in a fun musical environment.

Disney with Dan – Tuesdays April 3 – 24 at 10:30 – 11:00 am

Enjoy fun, Disney shorts for those ages 2 – 4 years.

Chess Club — Tuesdays April 3 & 17 at 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Advanced beginners and intermediate players ages 7 – 12: enjoy a challenging chess match with other kids and learn some new tactics from our friendly, knowledgeable chess mentor.

Baby Storytime – Fridays April 13 – 27  at 10:00 – 10:30 am

Explore stories, rhymes, and music with Ms. Alyson! This program is for babies 0-18 months. Please come prepared to actively engage with your child.

Meet the Musicians Storytime –   at 11:00 – 11:45 am

Join us for a special series of storytimes with Ms. Alyson & NEMPAC. Each week we will share a story, a craft, and meet a new artist and their instrument! All ages are welcome.

APRIL VACATION WEEK ACTIVITIES

Drop-in Legos – Wednesday April 18 at 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. and Thursday April 19 at 10:30 – 12:30 p.m.

Love Legos? Drop in and build something wild and crazy!

Author Visit with Karen McManus  – Wednesday, April 11 at 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Please join the N.E.T. (North End Teen) Book Club as we welcome author Karen McManus, to discuss her New York Times bestseller, One of us Is Lying. One of Us Is Lying is the story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide.

Mike the Bubbleman  –  Wednesday, April 18 at 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Mike the Bubble Man brings magic and science to the stage with this interactive show about BUBBLES! Through music, choreography, and comedy, bubbles — in all different shapes and sizes — come alive, sparking imagination and wonder. You’re never too old for a love for bubbles, especially when there’s a chance to see the world from inside of one.

Roald Dahl’s Imaginormous Challenge 2018 – Thursday, April 19 at 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Calling all young writers, ages 5-12!  Do you have an idea for story you want to share with Willy Wonka?  Stop by the library and write your 100-word story idea down and enter it into this global contest.