Neighborhood Roundup

BPL Virtual Offerings

The Boston Public Library is offering virtual programming, including an All-Ages Live Story Time for ages 0-12 with Julian, the librarian, on Thursday, May 14, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at

The BPL is also offering Mindful Minis – a Zoom class for ages 3 to 5 offering a fun introduction to basic skills of mindfulness –from 11 to 11:30 a.m. It will involve dancing, yoga and breathing to help promote success now and in the future. The Zoom link will be sent to participants via email the day before the event. For more information and to register, visit

In addition, the BPL is offering Bollywood Funk Online for ages 6 to 12 on Thursdays, May 12, 21 and 28, and June 4, from 2 to 2:45 p.m. Join instructor Chavi Bansai for this high-energy Zoom dance class for all skill levels. Zoom information will be sent out to participants via email the day of the event. Visit for more information and to register.

For families and children ages 6 to 12, the BPL is offering Facebook Live:  Reader’s Corner on Thursday, May 14 from 6 to 6:30 p.m. at, with the librarian recommendations of e-books and e-audiobooks for them to enjoy.

For children ages 1 to 5, the BPL is offering Facebook Live Story: PJ Story Time live-streamed on on Thursday, May 14, from 6 to 6:30 p.m.

For ages 13-18, the BPL is offering Jackbox Thursdays: Part of the BPL’S Virtual Teen Room at

Also for ages 13-18, the Library is offering Creative Journaling with Author Laurie Stolartz on Thursday, May 14, from 4 to 5 p.m. Registration is required at, and registered participants will receive logistics before the event.

Face-Mask Drive for Rosie’s Place

Hill House, located at 127 Mount Vernon St., is running a Face-Mask Drive for Rosie’s Place on Harrison Avenue.

Participants can either make their own masks or purchase through a local shop, 4Good Vibes, based in Somerville. They have offered to sell their handmade masks to Hill House and then donate 50 more masks if the nonprofit can reach 100 masks donated. You can purchase masks on their special Rosie’s Place site 

After payment is received, 4 Good Vibes will send the masks directly to Rosie’s, but if you plan to make your own, you can send them to: Rosie’s Place, Attn: Sandy Mariano, 889 Harrison Ave., Boston, MA 02118. 

Contact Meredith Adamczyk at [email protected] with any other questions.

Hill House Running Free Virtual Family Events

Hill House, Inc. located at 127 Mount Vernon St., has launched a series of free family events at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays.

On Wednesday, Family Fun events will include how to make your own Playdough, a Kitchen Fridge Art show and more. On Fridays, get your athletic juices flowing with live dance parties, camp sing-alongs and more.  These events are free, and registration links available at To register or to learn more about Hill House virtual events, contact Meredith at [email protected].

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