April Friends Events
All programs take place at the Roslindale Branch Library unless noted.
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Special Event! State of the Library
Thursday, April 9, 6:30pm
Open House, 6pm
Join us when Amy Ryan, president of the Boston Public Library (BPL), gives the Roslindale community an update on the “State of the BPL” at the annual meeting of the Friends of the Roslindale Branch Library. Learn about renovation plans at the branch, meet new branch librarian Becky Manos and learn about volunteer opportunities with the Friends.
Movie Night: The Pianist
Thursday, April 16, 6pm
Honor Holocaust Remembrance Day with this movie about gifted musician Wladyslaw Szpilman, a Polish Jew whose story of survival during World War II is told in this film.
Rozzie Reads Poetry: Featured Poets and
Thursday, April 16, 7-9pm
Roslindale House, Community Room, 120 Poplar Street, Roslindale
Listen to Lynne Potts and Gary Whited read their poems, then read one of your own.
Wonderful Wind Socks and Wind Chimes
Wednesday, April 22, 11am
Children age 5-10 will enjoy this April Vacation art workshop. Register by calling 617-323-2343.
Global Jewish History: A presentation and discussion
Thursday, April 30, 6-7:30pm
Neil Gupta discusses Jewish history from 1000 B.C. to 1497 A.D.
Adult Book Discussion–To Kill a Mockingbird
Thursday, April 30, 1:30pm
Come discuss this classic by author Harper Lee
Boston Ballet Taking Steps dance program
Mondays, 4-5pm. Registration required. Call 617-323-2343.
Children in grades 4-8 can learn and experience hip hop, salsa, ballet and other forms of dance in this weekly program.
Arte Y Cultura Hispana
Children ages 4-12 can learn about Spanish artists and have a chance to try their art techniques at this program with Maria Conte. Basic Spanish words are also taught.
English Conversation Group
Thursdays, 6-7:30pm; Saturdays, 10:30am-12pm
Practice your English at these free, drop-in conversation groups open to speakers at all levels.
Book Donations Needed
Keep the Friends in mind as you do your spring cleaning. Good quality children’s, young adult, current fiction and current non-fiction all needed for our annual book sale from May 14 to May 16. Donations may be dropped at the library during business hours.
Chess Coach Needed
Chess coach needed for weekly after-school chess club