Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library

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Visit nearby Codman Square branch for assistance from our BPL Social Work Team!
01/06/2024

Visit nearby Codman Square branch for assistance from our BPL Social Work Team!

Social work drop-in has returned for 2024!! 🥳Come on in for advice on a variety of subjects.

Read something rare at the Lower Mills Branch! We've updated this list of titles that may only be found at a few branche...
01/05/2024

Read something rare at the Lower Mills Branch! We've updated this list of titles that may only be found at a few branches in the BPL!

Lower Mills Hidden Gems by BostonPL_EliseC - a staff-created list : These rare items cannot be found at every BPL branch! Watch this list for updates as we uncover more hidden gems. All titles from the Adult collection. Some of these titles may be available in other formats or languages. Check our c...

The library is the best place to explore a new hobby! Find inspiration in our New Hobby booklists, and tell us in the co...
01/03/2024

The library is the best place to explore a new hobby! Find inspiration in our New Hobby booklists, and tell us in the comments what you want to try in 2024! Booklists available here: https://bit.ly/BPLHobbies

We wish you a Happy 2024!
01/02/2024

We wish you a Happy 2024!

12/29/2023

All BPL locations will be closed on Sunday, December 31, and Monday, January 1, in observance of New Year's.

VITA is back! Starting January 16th, library patrons may recieve free assistance with preparing their 2023 taxes at the ...
12/28/2023

VITA is back! Starting January 16th, library patrons may recieve free assistance with preparing their 2023 taxes at the branch locations listed below. The Lower Mills VITA representative will be available on Mondays after 4:00pm.

12/21/2023

All BPL locations will be closed on Sunday, December 24, and Monday, December 25, in observance of Christmas.

An opportunity to spread holiday cheer! We have a Toys for Tots box at the branch through December. New & Unwrapped toys...
12/14/2023

An opportunity to spread holiday cheer! We have a Toys for Tots box at the branch through December. New & Unwrapped toys only, please.

Love is in the air at Lower Mills! Our paperback Romance section is newly made-over and ready to meet new people.
12/12/2023

Love is in the air at Lower Mills! Our paperback Romance section is newly made-over and ready to meet new people.

Check out our new display! Every title chosen by our patrons throughout 2023! To see the full list of Lower Mills Recomm...
12/01/2023

Check out our new display! Every title chosen by our patrons throughout 2023!

To see the full list of Lower Mills Recommended Reads, go to: https://bit.ly/LMReadList23

Believe it or not, December has come!Program highlights:-Holiday Caroling Party on Thursday, 12/7,  11am - 1pm. Lend you...
12/01/2023

Believe it or not, December has come!

Program highlights:

-Holiday Caroling Party on Thursday, 12/7, 11am - 1pm. Lend your voice to a chorus or two of classic holiday carols. Refreshments provided.

-Gingerbread Houses! Sponsored by the Friends of the Lower Mills Library. Build and decorate your very own Gingerbread House at this annual event! Happening Saturday, 12/16, 10am - 12pm. Registration Required.

-Our first-ever Puzzle Exchange Week! Between 12/18 and 12-23, bring in any gently-used jigsaw puzzles to donate or trade!

The BPL and The Greater Boston Food Bank have teamed up to bring more flavor to your neighborhood and need your help! Do...
11/28/2023

The BPL and The Greater Boston Food Bank have teamed up to bring more flavor to your neighborhood and need your help! Donate unopened spices and dried herbs to the BPL locations listed below and the GBFB will gift them to families and individuals across Eastern Massachusetts.

Donations will be accepted from November 2023 through May 2024

Participating branches include: Brighton Branch, Central Library, Charlestown Branch, Connolly Branch, Fields Corner Branch, Jamaica Plain Branch, Lower Mills Branch, Roslindale Branch, Roxbury Branch and South Boston Branch.

We love our Friends of the Lower Mills Library!
11/28/2023

We love our Friends of the Lower Mills Library!

On Giving Tuesday, think about giving to your local library, the Lower Mills Branch, by buying a book from our book sale; or joining the Friends of the Lower Mills library. Proceeds go to funding Friends' events like the Pumpkin Carving and the Gingerbread House Decorating events.

📣📣Check Out our Cyber Monday Deals! For a limited time only*, get 100% off the newest books on our shelves. Pre-ordering...
11/27/2023

📣📣Check Out our Cyber Monday Deals! For a limited time only*, get 100% off the newest books on our shelves. Pre-ordering available here: https://bit.ly/3uzGHFK

*Standard borrowing period of 21 days, with two 21-day renewals depending on demand. 📚❤️

What is your favorite memory of Dorchester? What would you share with a new friend? The Neighborhood Histories Project w...
11/04/2023

What is your favorite memory of Dorchester? What would you share with a new friend? The Neighborhood Histories Project wants your stories! This Monday, 11/6 at 6:00 pm, join Boston By Foot and the Leventhal Map & Education Center for a virtual workshop. Explore your neighborhood history with Atlascope maps and the Boston City Archive online. Learn how to use these online resources to see what your neighborhood looked like 20, 50, or 100 years ago!

Find out more and register at https://bit.ly/44lxuNy

We're falling into November! Children's Program Highlights:- NEW Girls' Chess Club! Happening alternating Saturdays at 1...
11/01/2023

We're falling into November!

Children's Program Highlights:
- NEW Girls' Chess Club! Happening alternating Saturdays at 11:30 am, starting on 11/4. Come and enjoy the royal game of chess.

Adult Program Highlights:
- Breathe with Bach has been extended! Enjoy beautiful music for one hour on Friday mornings at 11 am, 11/3 & 11/10.
- Boston: An Underground Railroad Hub will take place on Friday, 11/17 at 11am.

All are invited to participate in the Neighborhood Histories Project! Find out more at https://bit.ly/44lxuNy
10/23/2023

All are invited to participate in the Neighborhood Histories Project! Find out more at https://bit.ly/44lxuNy

Tomorrow is the start of Bat Appreciation Week! Check out our booklist, then come discuss bats with Veterinarian Alex Be...
10/23/2023

Tomorrow is the start of Bat Appreciation Week! Check out our booklist, then come discuss bats with Veterinarian Alex Becket this Saturday at 2pm!

BostonPL_Books for Bat Appreciation Week by BostonPL_EliseC - a staff-created list : October 24 - 31 is Bat Appreciation Week! Here's a booklist to celebrate! Bat fans are also encouraged to visit the Lower Mills library branch at 2:00 pm on October 28, 2023, for a presentation by veterinarian Alex....

It's today!
10/13/2023

It's today!

10/07/2023

All BPL locations will be closed Monday, October 9 in observance of Indigenous Peoples' Day.

October crept up on us, but we have loads of fun things to do this month!Pumpkin Carving returns! Sponsored by the Frien...
10/03/2023

October crept up on us, but we have loads of fun things to do this month!

Pumpkin Carving returns! Sponsored by the Friends of the Lower Mills Library, register today for our pumpkin carving/decorating event on Saturday, 10/21 from 10am to noon!

We're also celebrating Bat Week this year with a special visit from Dr. Alex Becket! Patrons of all ages are invited to Bats!: a Veterinarian’s Perspective. Learn how Dr. Becket became the principle vet for the Peabody Essex Museum's Bats! exhibit, and why these are cute and important creatures.

Additional Children's Program highlights:

- 1st Annual National Chess Day Tournament! Join chess players across the country in celebrating the royal game by competing with friends at the library! Prizes will be awarded to the top players, including complete chess sets. Saturday, 10/14 from 9:30am to 2pm.
- Family Movie Night: Thursday, 10/26 at 3:30pm, We're watching Hocus Pocus 2! Hubble, bubble, toil, and trouble return to the big screen in this sequel to one of the most beloved Halloween films of all time. Grab your broomstick and fly on down!
- Halloween Puppet Show with Tom Knight, Friday, 10/27 at 10am!

Adult Program highlights:
- Breathe with Bach returns! Every Friday morning in October at 11am!
- For our local history fans, Anthony Sammarco is giving a talk on his book The Other Red Line on Monday, 10/16 at 6:30pm! Learn about Boston's nightlife in the 20th century!

Sharing an upcoming event!
09/07/2023

Sharing an upcoming event!

Fall Into HealthJustice is a groundbreaking event that harnesses the power of medical, legal, and community collaboration to help families and youth prepare for the cold/flu season. Join us and VROCC VROCC on October 5 in East Boston!

Welcome, September! Children's Program highlights:- Homework Help is back! Starting Tuesday, Sept. 12th at 3:00pm, and c...
09/01/2023

Welcome, September!

Children's Program highlights:
- Homework Help is back! Starting Tuesday, Sept. 12th at 3:00pm, and continuing every Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday throughout the forseeable future!

Adult Program highlights:
- Improper Bostonians with The History Project on Friday, Sept. 15th at 11:00am.

- Bird & Wildlife Photography with Shawn Carey of Migration Productions on Monday, Sept. 18th at 6:30pm.

- Dorchester Women Claim the Vote! with The City Archives and Simmons University on Saturday, Sept. 30th at 1:00pm.

We've been exploring our shelves for the rarest items. These titles cannot be found at every Boston Public Library branc...
08/31/2023

We've been exploring our shelves for the rarest items. These titles cannot be found at every Boston Public Library branch! Watch this list for updates as we discover more hidden gems.

Lower Mills Hidden Gems by BostonPL_EliseC - a staff-created list : These rare items cannot be found at every BPL branch! Watch this list for updates as we uncover more hiddden gems. All titles from the Adult collection. Some of these titles may be available in other formats or languages. Check our....

08/26/2023

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Address

27 Richmond Street
Dorchester Center, MA
02124

Opening Hours

Monday 12pm - 8pm
Tuesday 10am - 6pm
Wednesday 10am - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm

Telephone

(617) 298-7841

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