Calling all broken toys, computers, lamps and more -- the next Jamaica Plain Fixit Clinic is September 14. The clinic is great way to stop things from being tossed into the landfill. Just bring your broken household items with any manuals (if you still got them), and a willingness to learn. Tools and volunteer coaches will provide their knowledge to help fix a variety of things. Bikes and skateboards, clothing and fabric items, computers and phones, toys and wooden items, small kitchen appliances, small electrical devices, jewelry, lamps and a lot more.
The Friends of the Jamaica Plain Branch Library have put a call for a new round of submissions to select the art exhibitions for 2020. The bi-monthly exhibits will be proposal-based and selected by a committee comprised by representatives of the Central BPL, JP Branch, Friends of the JP Library, as well as standing members of the local business and arts community, according to a press release. Artists from across New England are invited to submit recent two-dimensional work for a solo or group show that will lasting for two-month periods. No specific theme is needed, but artists should keep in mind that the works need to be enjoyed by the diverse library community, which includes children, teenagers, and adults. The following art mediums will be considered for selection of five solo shows and one themed group show: drawing, mixed media/collage, painting, photography, and printmaking.
The Friends of the Jamaica Plain Branch Library will be hosting their annual Ice Cream Social on Saturday, August 17, from 1:00 - 3:00 on the lower level of the library. This year, we will also be offering a selection of books for sale. Join us!
Summertime, the next art exhibit at the Jamaica Plain Branch Library, not only has a timely name, but it also features the work of 19 youth photographers. Ranging in age from 11 to 15 years old, the students are training at the Big Picture Art House, which trains middle schoolers while traveling around Boston. Classes are structured around themes like Storytelling or Street Photography, while others focus on making movies or documentaries. The works on view in Summertime include a mix of subjects and styles -- color, black and white, still life, portrait -- while capturing locations like Old Orchard Beach, the Franklin Park Zoo, the Lynch Family Skate Park in Cambridge, and Narragansett, RI. The students in the show are from Brookline, Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, Newton, and other Boston-area towns.
Join Mothers Out Front at a free screening of "Paris to Pittsburgh" on June 6 at the Jamaica Plain Branch Library.
“From coastal cities to America’s heartland, Paris to Pittsburgh celebrates how Americans are demanding and developing real solutions in the face of climate change. And as the weather grows more deadly and destructive, they aren’t waiting on Washington to act,” describes the documentary's website. The documentary is presented by National Geography, produced by Radical Media, and was created in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies. The documentary is being screened at 6 pm at the JP Library (30 South St.).