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Lower Mills BPL: Story Time with the Boston Ballet | February 14, 2017

Children and families are welcomed once a month to hear stories about a famous ballet or a dancer. The story time is also supplemented with a  movement experience that highlights major themes of the story. All story times are led by Boston Ballet faculty dance educators. This program is for children ages 2 and up. Younger children will need parental supervision.

 

Where:
27 Richmond Street
Dorchester, MA 02124

 

Cost:

Free

 

Contact:

617-298-7841

Adams Street BPL LEGOs Builders Club | February 2, 2017

Join us for a LEGO challenge at the library every Thursday after school. We’ll build schools, bridges, and playgrounds - all with LEGOs. Duplo is also available for younger builders. LEGOs Builders Club is recommended for children ages 4 and up.

 

Where:

Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public Library
690 Adams Street
Dorchester, MA 02122

 

Cost:

Free

 

Contact:

617-436-6900

Adams Street BPL Baby Toddler Playgroup | February 3, 2017

Playgroup is the perfect time for young children and their caregivers to play and socialize. Recommended for ages 3 and under.

 

Where:

Adams Street Branch of the Boston Public Library
690 Adams Street
Dorchester, MA 02122

 

Cost:

Free

 

Contact:

617-436-6900

Arm Knitting at BPL Uphams Corners | January 14, 2017

Join instructor, Cheryl Flambo to learn how to arm knit. this two hour program should be long enough for each participant to make an infinity scarf.Program limited to 10 participants aged 12 and up.

 

Where:

Uphams Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library
500 Columbia Rd.
Dorchester, MA 02125

 

Cost:

Free

 

Contact:

Preregister by calling 617.265.0139.

ESL Conversation Group | Jan 9, 2017

Practice speaking English with other adult ESL learners and new English speakers in an informal and friendly group setting. Groups are led by a native English speaker.

 

When: January 9, 2017, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

Where: 1520 Dorchester Ave Dorchester, MA 02122

 

Cost: Free

 

Contact: 617.859.2446 or email mtheroux@bpl.org or mmurray@bpl.org.

"Next Steps in Starting Your Business" Workshop and Legal Counseling Clinic, Jun. 16

Lawyers Committee for Civil RightsWondering whether you should be a sole proprietor or a company? Curious about the difference between a limited liability company and a corporation? Come to an introductory workshop at the Codman Square Branch Library, 690 Washington St., Dorchester, MA from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on June 16. Receive free, private consultations on business and legal questions relating to choice of entity and forming a new entity. This hybrid event is co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Society of CPAs, the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights, Acción USA, Goodwin - Procter and Dorchester Bay EDC! 

These free workshops give a great overview of various legal issues facing business owners, and the clinics offer an opportunity to sit down with a business attorney and discuss business legal concerns and the possibility of free ongoing legal assistance. To participate, you must register no later than Wednesday, June 15. To register or for more information, please call (617) 988-0604 or email: lgsmith@lawyerscom.org. You can also find information for related upcoming events at www.lawyerscom.org.

Read Your Way to Fenway with the BPL, Deadline Jul. 22

By spending some of their summer days reading, hundreds of Boston young people between the ages of 5-17 will earn the chance to win tickets to see the Red Sox play at Fenway Park. Beginning June 1, young readers can visit any Boston Public Library location or go online to www.bpl.org/summer to pick up an application for the annual Read Your Way to Fenway summer essay contest. Kids need only read a minimum of three books and write a brief essay about a favorite. Applications and essays are due to any Boston Public Library location by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 22. Winners will watch the Red Sox up close on the afternoon of Sunday, August 28, against the Oakland Athletics.

Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Wally the Green Monster will celebrate the contest at the Grove Hall Branch of the Boston Public Library at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 15. The Grove Hall Branch is located at 41 Geneva Avenue in Dorchester, 617.427.3337. In addition to meeting the Mayor and Wally, young readers at the June 15 celebration will hear children’s author David A. Kelly read the first chapter of The Fenway Foul-Up, part of his Ball Park Mystery series.  >> Read More

Celebrate African Dance at Lower Mills Library, Apr. 5

Let rhythm from a warm place get this April moving! Celebrate African Dance with special guest Wyoma at the Lower Mills Branch Library this Tuesday, April 5 at 10:30 a.m. This event occurs as part of the normally scheduled Preschool Storytime and is intended for children and families (but all are welcome.)

Lower Mills Branch
Boston Public Library
27 Richmond Street
Dorchester, MA 02124

Boston Public Library Homework Assistance Program (HAP)

Phone: 

617-859-2335

Email: 

jsnow@bpl.org

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Locations in the Dorchester Area:

690 Adams Street, Adams Branch; Monday & Wednesday 4:00-6:00 pm

690 Washington Street, Codman Square Branch; Monday & Thursday 4:00-6:00pm

1520 Dorchester Ave, Fields Corner Branch; Tuesday 4:00-6:00pm

5 Crawford Street, Grove Hall Branch; Thursday 4:00-6:00pm

27 Richmond Street, Lower Mills; Monday & Thursday 4:00-6:00pm

500 Columbia Road, Upham's Corner Branch Thursday 4:00-6:00pm

Mission: 

To offer free educational tutoring in all areas of Boston. Open to students in all grades.

Key Partners: 

Boston Public Library, Boston Teachers' Union

Created: 
10/29/2010

Boston Public Library, Grove Hall Branch

Phone: 

(617) 427-3337

Hours of operation (or meeting times & dates): 

Mon, Tues, Weds: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thurs: 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Fri & Sat: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Mission: 

The Boston Public Library's mission is to preserve and provide access to historical record of our society, and to serve the cultural, educational, and informational needs of the City and the Commonwealth.

Location

BPL Grove Hall Branch
41 Geneva Avenue
Dorchester, MA 02121
United States
Key Partners: 

Part of the City of Boston library system. Click here to read more about Dorchester's libraries.

How to get involved/application guidelines and procedures: 

To register for a free library card online, click here!

Key Programs Offered: 
  • Homework Assistance Program

    Free one-on-one homework help for students in grades K-8 from high-achieving high school mentors. Available at every BPL branch Monday-Thursday from 3:30-5:30PM.

  • Boston Teachers' Union Tutors

    Tutoring for students in all grades from BPS teachers. Days and times vary by location. Grove Hall: Thursday 4-6PM.

  • Ongoing Programs

    Tuesdays: 10:30am, Preschool Storytime: Stories and songs followed by movies.
    Wednesdays: 10:30am, Computer Troubleshooting: If you need assistance with submitting a resume, establishing an email account, or applying for a job online, this program is for you.
    10:30am, Japanimation: Do you love Anime and Manga? Then join us every Wednesday for Anime screenings and lively discussion. For teens ages 13-18.
    Thursdays: 12:30pm, Library Basics: Learn how to use the library and find the information that you need. Library Basics will keep you up to date on the latest BPL programs and services.
    Fridays: 10:30am, Job Seekers Roundtable: Offers people who are seeking employment an opportunity to share experiences, strategies, and ideas with other job seekers. Library staff will explore and share job leads and schedule guest speakers.

Community Meeting Space Available: 

No

Created: 
05/21/2010

DISTINCTIVE ASPECTS OF THE COLLECTION
The Grove Hall collection has a strong component of African-American literature.

RECURRING PROGRAMMING OFFERED
Preschool story hours are offered weekly for children.

SPECIAL PROGRAMMING OFFERED
An annual musical program of jazz has been offered over the past several years, inspiring local interest in initiating a neighborhood jazz festival.

HISTORY
The first library in this section of Roxbury opened May 1, 1898 in the rear of Mr. Mowry's Drug Store at the corner of Warren Street and Haynes Park with one table, eight chairs, two shelves and 200 books. It was so well patronized that the Trustees of the BPL voted in 1905 to open a reading room. In 1919 the building on the corner of Warren and Savin Streets officially became the Warren Street Branch Library. In 1926, this branch moved into its new quarters in the New Roxbury Memorial High School and thus became the Memorial Branch Library. The Memorial Branch was replaced in December 1970 by the Grove Hall Branch Library located at the corner of Warren and Crawford Streets.

On April 4, 2009 the new branch library at 41 Geneva Avenue, Dorchester opened. Located in the newly-renovated Jeremiah E. Burke High School, the new library was designed by Schwartz/Silver Architects. It features a designated young adult room and young adult librarian, in keeping with its unique configuration, adjacent to the high school.

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