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Sharing these on behalf of the AACA!
12/07/2022

Sharing these on behalf of the AACA!

12/03/2022
December joke for you: Why do reindeer have fur coats? (It's because they look silly in snow suits!)We're winding down t...
12/01/2022

December joke for you: Why do reindeer have fur coats? (It's because they look silly in snow suits!)

We're winding down the year! Here are some program highlights before we swing into 2023!

Family Programs:
- Wednesday, 12/7, 5-6pm: A violin performance with Emmanuel Music.
- Saturday, 12/10, 10am-12pm: Build Your Own Gingerbread Houses with the Friends of the Lower Mills Library!
- ALSO Saturday, 12/10 @ 12pm: Mike Ritterbin of Ritterbin Photography will present the Beautiful DOT Portrait project!

Children's Specials:
- Tuesday, 12/20, 3-5pm: A special Holiday Movie!
- Chess Club every Monday at 6:00pm, except 12/26.

Adults:
- Tuesday, 12/6, 11am-3pm: The US Census Bureau is holding a recruitment event in the Lower Mills Community Room.
- Friday, 12/16 @ 4:45pm: Graphic Novel Club
- Monday, 12/19 @ 6pm: Branch Out Writing
- Tuesday, 12/20 : A small holiday craft for adults!

Happy December!

Timeline photos
11/23/2022

Timeline photos

All BPL locations will be open from 9:00 am to 5:00pm on Wednesday, November 23 and closed on Thursday, November 24 in observance of Thanksgiving.

Online services will remain available at bpl.org.

Suddenly, November!Children's Program highlights for this month:- Homework Assistance every Monday, Wednesday, and Thurs...
11/01/2022

Suddenly, November!

Children's Program highlights for this month:
- Homework Assistance every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday!
- Children's Chess Club, every Monday except 11/28!
- Family Movie: Spirit on 11/22

Adult Program highlights include:
- "Madan Sara" Documentary Film Screening and Q&A on 11/14
- NEW Graphic Novel Reading Group starting 11/17
- The second meeting of the new Branch Out Writing group on 11/21!

For the latest in Lower Mills Events, be sure to check out this link: https://bpl.bibliocommons.com/v2/events?locations=29

Here is a new opportunity for Boston English Learners to practice their technology skills! For more information and regi...
10/26/2022

Here is a new opportunity for Boston English Learners to practice their technology skills! For more information and registration, call 617-859-2446 or email [email protected].

There are still pumpkins available for this Saturday's Pumpkin Carving event. Everyone gets to bring their pumpkin home ...
10/20/2022

There are still pumpkins available for this Saturday's Pumpkin Carving event. Everyone gets to bring their pumpkin home and there will be additional crafts available for younger children. Call the branch at 617-298-7841 or send a message with your name, your child(ren)'s age(s) and your phone number to register.

There is still time to register! Don't miss it! Everyone gets their own pumpkin to take home and there are additional cr...
10/20/2022

There is still time to register! Don't miss it! Everyone gets their own pumpkin to take home and there are additional crafts for younger children.

Timeline photos
10/08/2022

Timeline photos

All BPL locations will be closed Monday, October 10 in observance of Indigenous Peoples' Day. Online services will remain available at bpl.org

October is spilling over with tricks and treats! We are so excited to see you this month!Program highlights:- 10/5, 10:3...
10/03/2022

October is spilling over with tricks and treats! We are so excited to see you this month!

Program highlights:
- 10/5, 10:30-11am, "Seven Little Monkeys Yoga for Children" with Joan Woodward.
- 10/6 & 13, 11-11:45am, Music Hour with Sherry Eskin.
- 10/12, 10:30-11am, Toddler Storytime with Sherry Eskin.
- 10/13, 3-4pm, "Chromebook 101". Bring your own device!
- 10/22, 10am-12pm, Pumpkin Carving, sponsored by the Friends of the Lower Mills Library Branch. REGISTRATION REQUIRED
- 10/25, 3-4pm, "Wonderful Wildlife" visit from the New England Wildlife Center.
- 10/26, 11am-12pm, Halloween Puppet Show with Tom Knight.
- 10/27, 3-4:30pm, "An Interview with Bat Work Sanctuary" hybrid event.

Be sure to contact the library at 617-298-7841 with any questions about programs or registration!

Save the Date! Something special is in the works at Lower Mills Branch! More details to come.
09/20/2022

Save the Date! Something special is in the works at Lower Mills Branch! More details to come.

The Community Health & Services Fair is this Wednesday at the Copley Branch of the Boston Public Library! However, there...
09/19/2022

The Community Health & Services Fair is this Wednesday at the Copley Branch of the Boston Public Library! However, there is also a special hybrid webinar for anyone interested in attending from afar. Click the link below for more information and registration!

bit.ly/drebonytalk

We are So Excited for this Breathe with Bach series! Please come and enjoy the serenity of classical string music perfor...
09/19/2022

We are So Excited for this Breathe with Bach series! Please come and enjoy the serenity of classical string music performed by talented musicians.

Breathe with Bach begins tomorrow, with violinist, Heather Braun-Bakken!

Find her at Lower Mills Boston Public Library from 11am-12pm, playing works by Bach and other composers.

Consider this not a performance, but a moment just for you. Take a seat and let the musician set the tone, while you do whatever you need to destress and take a break from your day. Drop in, listen, and breathe for as long as you wish.

Now is a great time to get your face painted, buy books and join the Friends of the Lower Mills Library!
09/17/2022

Now is a great time to get your face painted, buy books and join the Friends of the Lower Mills Library!

Here's a sneak peek of what's on offer at the Fall Festival Book Sale! All items generously donated to the Friends of th...
09/16/2022

Here's a sneak peek of what's on offer at the Fall Festival Book Sale! All items generously donated to the Friends of the Lower Mills Library Branch by members of the Dorchester Community.

Interested in donating to the next Friends Book Sale? Gently used books and materials are welcomed! Please contact the branch at 617-298-7841 for details before donating.

Our Friends of the Lower Mills Library are getting ready for the book sale this Saturday! Fill a bag for just $5! Don't ...
09/16/2022

Our Friends of the Lower Mills Library are getting ready for the book sale this Saturday! Fill a bag for just $5! Don't have your bag? Buy a handmade tote from one of our Friends for an additional $5 (limited availability), or we can give you a clean grocery sack. All sales and donations support future programs at the Lower Mills Branch!

Lots and Lots of Job Help at the BPL!
09/14/2022

Lots and Lots of Job Help at the BPL!

Say hello to September!Program Highlights this month:-9/10: FREE Portraits taken by Ritterbin Photography.-9/17: Fall Fe...
09/01/2022

Say hello to September!

Program Highlights this month:
-9/10: FREE Portraits taken by Ritterbin Photography.
-9/17: Fall Festival presented by the Friend of the Lower Mills Branch!
-9/20 & 9/27: Breathe with Bach - Live Violin Music & Meditation!
-9/22: Learn to Crochet with Creativebug!

We will also be CLOSED on 9/5 and 9/23.

Hope to see you soon!

We are having another Mosaic Workshop!
08/30/2022

We are having another Mosaic Workshop!

We are so excited to host photographer Mike Ritter on September 10th here at Lower Mills!Description from website: "Come...
08/15/2022

We are so excited to host photographer Mike Ritter on September 10th here at Lower Mills!

Description from website: "Come get free professional portraits by Dorchester photographer Mike Ritter at six Dorchester libraries this Fall as part of his "Beautiful Dot" project. Families, friends, and individuals are all welcome for a quick couple minute session. Mike wants to celebrate Dorchester, its libraries, and its people. See you at your library!"

Can't wait to get started on my "Beautiful Dot" project of free portraits at six Dorchester libraries this fall. This link will tell you all you need to know: https://www.mikeritterphoto.com/beautiful-dot-portraits Start spreading the word. The more everyone in Dorchester knows about it the better it will be. I want to say something beautiful about Dorchester with your portraits.

"Beautiful Dot" is supported in part by a grant from the Mayor's Office of Arts & Culture Boston and the City of Boston

Special thanks to community partners Dorchester Reporter and Boston Public Library.

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The library is also very cool, and open 10am-6pm today, 9am-5pm tomorrow and 9am-2pm Saturday.
08/04/2022

The library is also very cool, and open 10am-6pm today, 9am-5pm tomorrow and 9am-2pm Saturday.

Welcome, August! We have loads of great activities on the calendar this month! Program Highlights: - Countdown to Kinder...
08/01/2022

Welcome, August! We have loads of great activities on the calendar this month!

Program Highlights:

- Countdown to Kindergarten on 8/25!
- Two Family Movie Thursdays: Encanto 8/11. Ratatouille 8/25
- Container Gardening with Mass Audubon on 8/17

07/27/2022
If you are an adult Boston resident who either has no homeInternet service — or if the Internet service you have is too ...
07/07/2022

If you are an adult Boston resident who either has no home
Internet service — or if the Internet service you have is too slow
for online learning — you may be able to access free high-speed
home internet via an LTE enabled home wi-fi router through
the end of 2023 from the Boston Public Library.

We had so much fun with Beekeeper Bill Perkins on Tuesday morning! Thank you for visiting!
07/07/2022

We had so much fun with Beekeeper Bill Perkins on Tuesday morning! Thank you for visiting!

Which genre will it be? Mystery, or Romance? Take our survey at the link to cast your vote!https://bit.ly/LMbookclub
07/05/2022

Which genre will it be? Mystery, or Romance? Take our survey at the link to cast your vote!

https://bit.ly/LMbookclub

Welcome, July! We have so many fun programs this month! Calendar Highlights:-Meet the Beekeeper on July 5th!-Rockabye Be...
06/30/2022

Welcome, July! We have so many fun programs this month!

Calendar Highlights:
-Meet the Beekeeper on July 5th!
-Rockabye Beats revisit on July 12th!
-*New* LEGO Club starting July 13th!
-Art Class with the ICA on July 19th!

Overdrive is discontinuing the Overdrive app soon and all content will need to be accessed through Libby. Libby is a gre...
06/21/2022

Overdrive is discontinuing the Overdrive app soon and all content will need to be accessed through Libby. Libby is a great app, so you won't miss the Overdrive app. It's easy to load all the partner libraries on it and see where they have what you want, and how many weeks each estimates it will take for you to get the e-book or audiobook.

06/09/2022
Welcome, June!
05/31/2022

Welcome, June!

June 15th, 2022! Join Little Uprisings at Lower Mills for an interactive musical storytime celebrating Juneteenth! “June...
05/23/2022

June 15th, 2022! Join Little Uprisings at Lower Mills for an interactive musical storytime celebrating Juneteenth! “Juneteenth” or “Freedom Day” is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Marked by celebrations in the Black community, Juneteenth is a time for remembrance, reverence, and joy.

Space is limited. Please register at: https://bpl.bibliocommons.com/events/6283a221934f852f000ebbc2

Skoot Mosby and The Stratusfier blew us away this week with a warmup of their Absence & Smoke Poetry Workshop. We can't ...
05/07/2022

Skoot Mosby and The Stratusfier blew us away this week with a warmup of their Absence & Smoke Poetry Workshop. We can't wait for May 16th!
There is still time to register for the workshop! Participants will get the chance to work with these two incredible poets. No matter who you are, you can write poetry!

Register here: https://bit.ly/wwm_absencesmoke or call 617-298-7841

The hosts of our upcoming poetry workshop sent us these 60 Second Interviews! Check out the links in the comments, then ...
05/05/2022
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The hosts of our upcoming poetry workshop sent us these 60 Second Interviews! Check out the links in the comments, then meet Skoot Mosby and Stratusfier in person on May 16th for the first session of Absence & Smoke!

Register at: https://bit.ly/wwm_absencesmoke

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We have so many activities planned for May, one calendar just wasn't enough! We hope you will join us!Program Highlights...
04/29/2022

We have so many activities planned for May, one calendar just wasn't enough! We hope you will join us!

Program Highlights for May:

- NEW Children's Chess Club
- Sherry Eskin's Story times
- Family Movie Showing: Disney's Coco!
- Absence & Smoke Poetry Workshop

Also, did you know that May is National Strawberry Month?

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27 Richmond Street
Dorchester Center, MA
02124

General information

The Lower Mills Branch of the Boston Public Library is located near the end of Dorchester Avenue towards Milton. The closest MBTA stop is the Milton Stop of the trolley extension from the Ashmont stop of the red line. The branch is about a ten to twenty minute walk down Dorchester Avenue from the T-Stop and the #27 bus can be taken to Richmond Street. The following museum passes are available from all Boston Public Library Locations: * Children's Museum (discounted pass $2.00 entry fee per person, will admit up to 6 people) * Harvard Museum of Natural History (discounted pass - $4.00 entry fee per person, will admit up to 4 visitors) * Museum of Fine Arts (entitles up to 2 people to $5.00 MFA general admission each and also entitles each visitor to upgrade to a special exhibition ticket for an additional $8.00 per person, for the same day only, subject to availability) Sponsored by the Museum of Fine Arts and the City-Wide Friends of the Boston Public Library. * Museum of Science (will admit up to 4 people) * New England Aquarium (Sept.-June, will admit up to 4 people) Sponsored by the New England Aquarium and the City-Wide Friends of the Boston Public Library. * Wheelock Family Theatre (Certain restrictions apply, contact your local branch for information) The following museum passes are available only at the location(s) listed: * Harvard Art Museums - Brighton, Faneuil, Honan-Allston, and Jamaica Plain * Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum - Central Library and Jamaica Plain * Larz Anderson Auto Museum - Jamaica Plain * John F Kennedy Library and Museum - Jamaica Plain * Zoo New England - Connolly, Dudley, Egleston, Faneuil, Honan-Allston, Hyde Park, Lower Mills, Roslindale, and West Roxbury ($2.00 fee per person, admits up to 2 adults & 4 children) Booking passes in advance is suggested. You may book a pass in person or by phone. Passes will not be reserved more than four weeks in advance. Please contact your neighborhood branch or the General Library (Johnson Building) for more information. You must have a valid* Metro-Boston library card to reserve and use the passes. Some museums have provided the library with disposable passes that are for one use only, and others have given the library re-usable passes that must be returned to the library. All re-usable passes must be checked out on your library card. The person who reserved the pass must be the one to pick up the pass. You may pick up the museum pass the day of use. Exception: Passes reserved for Sunday may be picked up on the Friday or Saturday preceding the Sunday reservation date. The pass must be returned the next day the library is open. It must be returned to the same library where you picked it up. Please do not return the pass in a bookbin. If passes are not returned on time, your pass privileges will be revoked for 3 months. In order to ensure fair distribution of passes, the following restrictions apply: 1. More than one pass may not be booked by the same person or family for the same day. 2. You may not book the same pass multiple times in the same month. *A valid Metro-Boston library card is a card that has under $10.00 in overdue fines and no overdue books.

Opening Hours

Monday 12pm - 8pm
Tuesday 10am - 6pm
Wednesday 10am - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 2pm

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(617) 298-7841

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Sharing these on behalf of the AACA!
December joke for you: Why do reindeer have fur coats? (It's because they look silly in snow suits!)

We're winding down the year! Here are some program highlights before we swing into 2023!

Family Programs:
- Wednesday, 12/7, 5-6pm: A violin performance with Emmanuel Music.
- Saturday, 12/10, 10am-12pm: Build Your Own Gingerbread Houses with the Friends of the Lower Mills Library!
- ALSO Saturday, 12/10 @ 12pm: Mike Ritterbin of Ritterbin Photography will present the Beautiful DOT Portrait project!

Children's Specials:
- Tuesday, 12/20, 3-5pm: A special Holiday Movie!
- Chess Club every Monday at 6:00pm, except 12/26.

Adults:
- Tuesday, 12/6, 11am-3pm: The US Census Bureau is holding a recruitment event in the Lower Mills Community Room.
- Friday, 12/16 @ 4:45pm: Graphic Novel Club
- Monday, 12/19 @ 6pm: Branch Out Writing
- Tuesday, 12/20 : A small holiday craft for adults!

Happy December!
MassHire asked us to share this amazing Virtual Job Fair before it starts TOMORROW! These two days are packed with employers and opportunities!

So see more information and register, go to this link: https://app.premiervirtual.com/events/adf6893a-6dc8-43b5-bd5e-dd8a120010a6/new-england-regional-job-fair/attendee
Sharing some important information for winter! For more information about these programs, please call the numbers listed, or reach out to your local AgeStrong Advocate! For Lower Mills, that is Ivy! If you are unsure who your Advocate is, check this link: https://www.boston.gov/departments/age-strong-commission/information-and-referrals-older-people
Suddenly, November!

Children's Program highlights for this month:
- Homework Assistance every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday!
- Children's Chess Club, every Monday except 11/28!
- Family Movie: Spirit on 11/22

Adult Program highlights include:
- "Madan Sara" Documentary Film Screening and Q&A on 11/14
- NEW Graphic Novel Reading Group starting 11/17
- The second meeting of the new Branch Out Writing group on 11/21!

For the latest in Lower Mills Events, be sure to check out this link: https://bpl.bibliocommons.com/v2/events?locations=29
Here is a new opportunity for Boston English Learners to practice their technology skills! For more information and registration, call 617-859-2446 or email [email protected].
There are still pumpkins available for this Saturday's Pumpkin Carving event. Everyone gets to bring their pumpkin home and there will be additional crafts available for younger children. Call the branch at 617-298-7841 or send a message with your name, your child(ren)'s age(s) and your phone number to register.
There is still time to register! Don't miss it! Everyone gets their own pumpkin to take home and there are additional crafts for younger children.
Two weeks until our Interview with Bat World Sanctuary! Follow the link to register and submit your Q&A questions early!

https://bpl.bibliocommons.com/events/6331b3ea8ca4b42b0087150c
October is spilling over with tricks and treats! We are so excited to see you this month!

Program highlights:
- 10/5, 10:30-11am, "Seven Little Monkeys Yoga for Children" with Joan Woodward.
- 10/6 & 13, 11-11:45am, Music Hour with Sherry Eskin.
- 10/12, 10:30-11am, Toddler Storytime with Sherry Eskin.
- 10/13, 3-4pm, "Chromebook 101". Bring your own device!
- 10/22, 10am-12pm, Pumpkin Carving, sponsored by the Friends of the Lower Mills Library Branch. REGISTRATION REQUIRED
- 10/25, 3-4pm, "Wonderful Wildlife" visit from the New England Wildlife Center.
- 10/26, 11am-12pm, Halloween Puppet Show with Tom Knight.
- 10/27, 3-4:30pm, "An Interview with Bat Work Sanctuary" hybrid event.

Be sure to contact the library at 617-298-7841 with any questions about programs or registration!
Save the Date! Something special is in the works at Lower Mills Branch! More details to come.
The Community Health & Services Fair is this Wednesday at the Copley Branch of the Boston Public Library! However, there is also a special hybrid webinar for anyone interested in attending from afar. Click the link below for more information and registration!

bit.ly/drebonytalk
We are So Excited for this Breathe with Bach series! Please come and enjoy the serenity of classical string music performed by talented musicians.
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