Branch Out a Little at the Boston Public Librar(ies)

BPL Branches

BPL Branches

As soon as my daughter could write her name in big, blocky toddler letters, she clamored for her very own library card. There was good reason for this. I hang out at the library like other people hang out in their living rooms. I’ve toted Sadie to branches all over the city since she was a baby, attending story hours, magic shows, picking up free tickets to museums, and of course, borrowing books.

Needless to say, I am thrilled to be speaking at the Honan-Allston Library on February 2 and 5 after story hour. While every library has a variety of programs, I wanted to share some of the more unique upcoming events in the area.

On Thursday, January 21 at 6:30pm, kids can meet Mike the Boston Bubble Guy and enjoy an interactive science show at the Uphams Corner branch. On Monday, January 25 at 6:30pm, join in the fun at Family Pajama Story Time at the Connolly branch. The whole family can spend some quality time in their PJs and gather ’round for winter stories, songs, cookies, and juice.

A bunch of branches offer children’s films every Friday, often in the morning. With the dearth of kids movies out there, this is a great option for cold winter days. Stop by the East Boston, Lower Mills, and Codman Square screenings in the upcoming weeks. And if a matinee works better for your schedule, Grove Hall has movies after school on Fridays at 3pm (in the winter).

And speaking of movies, don’t forget that you can borrow movies from any local branch for free. Anyone trying to cut costs should keep that in mind, along with using the free museum passes made available to patrons.

Visit to find more events and programs around town.

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