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Family Story Time in English & Spanish at Connolly Library
Come hear stories from Cuba and the Caribbean! For children and families.
This event is part of a month-long series of events celebrating Cuban culture at the Connolly Branch Library.
Other related events:
Month-long exhibit, January 2012: CUBAN MOMENTS: 50 YEARS AFTER THE REVOLUTION: Photographs by Jamaica Plain artist Kerri Schmidt.
Art reception for Kerri Schmidt: Monday, January 9, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Adult Book Discussion: WAITING FOR SNOW IN HAVANA: CONFESSIONS OF A CUBAN BOY by Carlos Eire: Monday, January 23, 7:00 p.m.
Author Event: Cathryn Griffith discusses her book HAVANA REVISITED: AN ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE, which juxtaposes vintage postcards of Havana's historic buildings with photographs of what they look like today. Monday, January 30, 6:30 p.m.
Film Screening: ¡SALUD! A look at the health care system in Cuba, one the BBC calls "one of the world's best," despite the island's poverty. Monday, February 6, 6:00 p.m.
All events are free and open to the public.
More About Connolly Branch Library
The Connolly Branch of the Boston Public Library boasts a collection of more than 40,000 items, with nearly half of them in Spanish.
"Spanish is what we're known for," says Jane Bickford, the branch librarian.
The library is housed in a 1932 building that has been restored to near original condition. The 20-plus foot plaster ceiling of the main room is decorated with rosettes and geometric patterns.
In addition to the collections and resources, the branch has a 150-person lecture hall. There is a stage and sound system. Non-profit organizations are welcome to use the space by arrangement with the librarian. For-profit groups may rent the hall after hours.
Other events here
- Spanish English Language Exchange / Intercambio de Idiomas en inglés y español Weekly on Saturdays, 11:30 am–1:30 pm
- Homework Assistance at Connolly Library Weekly on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 3:30 pm–5:30 pm