Upham's Corner Branch

3D Art Class for Youth | March 9

The Eliot School’s 3D arts program teaches students the process of sketching and making models to clarify their ideas and turn them into 3-dimensional sculptures. Students use a variety of materials such as air-dry clay, paper maché, construction paper, and recycled materials. Projects may include masks and abstract sculpture.


When:  Wed, March 9, 2016, 4 – 5 P.M.

Where: Uphams Corner Branch, 500 Columbia Rd Dorchester, MA 02121


This program will run for 7 weeks and has limited seating.

To reserve a spot, please contact the Uphams Corner Branch at 617.265.0139. For children ages 10-14.

Swap the Salt | Nov 23

 A Chef from Haley House’s Take Back the Kitchen program leads an interactive demonstration to show how to get more flavor with less salt. This program is appropriate for all ages.

The Swap the Salt campaign was launch in 2014 by the Boston Public Health Commission to help combat health inequalities in Black and Latino communities.

When: Monday, November 23, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Where:  Uphams Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library 500 Columbia Road, Dorchester, MA 

Dried Flower Wreath Workshop | June 12

Join the Uphams Corner Branch Library (500 Columbia Road) for a fun and free arts/crafts program. On June 12 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm, Michele Brooks of VISIONS Artistic Expressions will teach us how to make dried flower wreaths! For more info or to register, visit www.bpl.org or call 617-265-0139.

Open Mic Night at Upham's Corner Library | April 17

Upham's Corner Branch Library

Does the muse of poetry motivate or inspire you? Uphams Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library will host a poetry event on Thursday, April 17 beginning at 5:30 pm. This event will take place at Uphams Corner Library located at 500 Columbia Road in Dorchester. Participants will have the opportunity to show off their short poetry cool quips and sizzling sentences at the open mic night. All ages are welcome and poems in different languages are highly encouraged. Clean language only. All styles welcome. Each poet will get a maximum of three minutes.

The event is limited to 25 participants, preregistration is required, sign up with Elise at the front desk or with Emily in the children’s room. Interested participants may also call 617-265-0139 to hold their spots. 

Family Bingo Night | January 2

Thursday, January 2, 2014, 5:30 – 7pm, Uphams Corner Branch of the Boston Public Library, would like to invite the community to Family Bingo Night. Come test your New Years Luck and win prizes.
Upham's Corner Library is located at:
                                                                            500 Columbia Rd
                                                                        Dorchester, MA 02121

Make Your Own Magic | May 16

Upham's Corner Library Branch is inviting all kids ages 7+ to learn how to craft magic tricks to impress and amaze friends and family. In this workshop led by magician Debbie O'Carroll. This workshop will take place on May 16 from 4:30pm to 5:30pm at the Upham's Corner Library (500 Columbia Road, Dorchester) For more info, click HERE.

Healthy and Affordable Foods | May 15

On May 15, the Uphams Corner Branch Library (500 Columbia Road in Dorchester) will host an event on affordable, healthy foods. At 4pm, Molly Shaw, Senior Nutritionist at Upham's Corner Health Center, will explain what healthy foods are and how to buy them on a tight budget. Amongst several topics, reading food labels and individual serving portions will be discussed. For more info, call 617-265-0139 or visit http://www.bpl.org/branches/uphams.htm

Gardening Workshop | April 4

Did you know that in less than a week you can turn a handful of seeds into a tasty snack? The Uphams Corner Branch is hosting a Gardening Workshop with ReVision Urban Farm on April 4 at 4pm. The workshop will take place at 500 Columbia Road in Dorchester and is open to Children (Ages 6-12) and Teens (Ages 13-18). Don't forget, the cost is free!

Poetry Open Mic Night @ Uphams Corner | Feb. 19


Showcase your poetic talent at Uphams Corner Branch Library on Febuary 19. At 4pm, poets will be welcome to perform at this Open Mic event. All ages are welcome and all styles are welcome. Poets may speak/sing in English, Spanish, Cape Verdean or in Vietnamese. No profanity. Each poet gets 3 minutes. You may pre-register by calling 617-265-0139 or signing up at Uphams Corner Branch. Maximum of 25 poets.

How to Live Within Your Means | Dec. 6

On December 6th, the Uphams Corner Branch Library will host a free workshop, "How to Live Within Your Means."

Jackie Cooper of the Boston Home Center will discuss the "do's" and "don'ts" of spending. She'll explain the difference between wants and necessities, so that one can "live within [his/her] means."

Date: December 6, 2012 5:45 PM – 7:45 PM
Registration is required through the website: www.bostonhomecenter.com or by calling: 617-635-4663.
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