Cuba Photography Slide Show

Connolly Branch Library 433 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, MA

Cuba is an endlessly fascinating place with its revolutionary history, breathtaking beauty, classic cars, and colonial architecture. Art galleries are filled with exciting contemporary art that rivals those found in London and New York. Art festivals host internationally renowned ballerinas, musicians and actors. Come view a slide show of photographs by Jamaica Plain photographer, Charlie […]

Three JP authors discuss writing and publishing

Connolly Branch Library 433 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, MA

Katie Bayerl, author of the young adult novel A Psalm for Lost Girls; Mindy Fried, author of Caring for Red: A Daughter's Memoir; and Beth Castrodale, author of the historical novel Marion Hatley will discuss their experiences with the writing process, getting published, and creating a life as a writer.


JPNC Fixit Clinic

Jamaica Plain Branch Library 30 South Street, Jamaica Plain, MA

Come join your neighbors at this free event. You bring your broken items, and we’ll provide the tools and volunteer coaches with expertise fixing a wide variety of things, including: Bikes and skateboards Clothing and fabric items Computers and phones Toys and wooden items Small kitchen appliances Small electrical devices Jewelry Lamps and anything else!* […]



A Taste of African Heritage Cooking Classes

Egleston Square Branch Library 2044 Columbus Ave., Roxbury, MA

If you haven’t heard of the African heritage diet, it’s time you introduced yourself. Learn all about the traditional foods of the African diaspora in Oldways’ A Taste of African Heritage classes, coming to the Egleston Branch of the BPL in February. In this Oldways-created cooking class, you’ll learn how to prepare the spices and […]


Reading from Forest Hills Cemetery-inspired Novel

Connolly Branch Library 433 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, MA

Beth Castrodale will read from her new novel In This Ground, which is set almost entirely in a cemetery. She will also discuss how Forest Hills Cemetery served as an inspiration for the book.


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