Free Gentle Yoga Class with Henri Garrison-Desany at Connolly Library

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

The Connolly Public Library is hosting Gentle Yoga for adults with JP Centre Yoga's Henri Garrison-Desany, for new and experienced practitioners alike on Thursdays, Jan. 11 and 18 from 11 am to noon. Please bring your own yoga mat. To register, please email Nic at or call 617-522-1960.    

Jamaica Plain & Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Wish

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

While completing his latest book, Alex Krieger realized that his own neighborhood of Jamaica Plain is emblematic of a number of American ideals. Not least of which is the yearning to achieve what observers of American culture have called the “ middle landscape,” or “middle state,” or more philosophically as the “ethic of the middle link.” Best expressed by Ralph Waldo Emerson in his lament, “I wish for rural strength and religion, and city facility…

Mothers Out Front Book Discussion and Q&A with Dr. Margaret Klein Salamon

The Connolly Public Library and Mothers Out Front are hosting a Book Discussion and Virtual Q&A with Dr. Margaret Klein Salamon, author of Facing the Climate Emergency: How to Transform Yourself with Climate Truth on Saturday, Jan. 27 from 2-4 pm. Participants are encouraged to read as much as they can, but not required to have finished the book in order to attend. Please email Nic at for the Zoom link to participate.  

Slavery in Jamaica Plain

First Church in Jamaica Plain 6 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain

At least 27 Africans were enslaved in Jamaica Plain in the 1700s.  Hidden Jamaica Plain will present an overview of slavery in Jamaica Plain. This history includes land theft, enslavement first of Indigenous people and then expansion to Africans.  Massachusetts Bay was the first English colony in North America to legalize slavery in 1641.  Chattel slavery existed in Massachusetts at the time of the American Revolution, and several Jamaica Plain patriots were enslavers. Hidden Jamaica…

Connolly Library Spanish Book Discussion Group of ‘La Catedral Del Mar’

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

The Connolly Public Library Spanish Book Discussion Group will discuss La Catedral Del Mar by Ildefonso Falcones. A limited number of copies are available at the branch. The discussion will be in Spanish.  

The History of City Life/Vida Urbana | La Historia de City Life/Vida Urbana

City Life/Vida Urbana will tell their story of an organization that rose from the seeds of the feminist, civil rights, and anti-war movements in the early 1970s and maintains that lineage of anti-displacement organizing and a movement of building solidarity within our communities to this day. This talk will be given via Zoom.

Smell the Love 2024: A fundraiser for the JP Music Festival

Midway Cafe

Our first fundraiser of the year, Smell the Love: A fundraiser for the JP Music Festival is Saturday, February 17th at The Midway Cafe! Join us for a night of love songs, nothing but love songs, after you've had that Valentine's Day dinner, eaten all the chocolate, and the flowers are starting to wilt! Join us to hear this amazing list of songs from your favorite local artists! AC/DC's "Thunderstruck" Cole Porter's "Let's Do It…


Northeastern STEMout Workshop at Jamaica Plain Branch Library

Jamaica Plain Branch Library 20 Sedgwick Street, Jamaica Plain, MA, United States

Come for the Northeastern STEMout Workshops featuring fun STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities for students in grades K-8 on Saturday mornings. The workshops are run by a Northeastern University student volunteer group dedicated to spreading STEM education to students K-8.  The program will meet weekly on Saturday mornings and will take place in our Makers Space. Each week, students will learn about a new STEM topic.

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