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Step Inside and Snuggle Up – Vacation Week Reading Event

Come and spend a cozy afternoon at the Loring Greenough House exploring the world of The Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan and the Jungle Book! Step Inside and Snuggle Up is a special series just for kids (and their grow-ups!) during school vacation week. LISTEN to a reading of the book-of-the-day! Kids can make themselves at home in the front hall for a read-aloud by one of our volunteers. (Grown-ups can listen too or relax…

A talk with Robert Thorson, author of The Boatman: Henry David Thoreau’s River Year

​Thoreau was known for Walden Pond, but in his new book The Boatman, Henry David Thoreau’s River Year, Robert Thorson says he was a man of the river. As a backyard naturalist and river enthusiast, Thoreau was keenly aware of the way humans had altered the waterways and meadows of his beloved Concord River Valley. And he recognized that he himself—a land surveyor by trade—was as complicit in these transformations as the bankers, lawyers, builders, landowners, and elected officials who were…

This Ever New Self: Thoreau and his Journal

Every private journal tells the story of a self, and Henry David Thoreau kept one of the most faithful, thoughtful, and provocative journals in American history. His everyday companion, the journal was an essential tool for mindful living, and grist for one of the world’s most influential books–Walden, or Life in the Woods. Two hundred years after Thoreau’s birth, his thoughts on the value of introspection, simple living, and self‐sufficiency continue to challenge and inspire…

JP Reads and Eliot School Art Inspired by Literature Workshop

Bring a work of literature to life in the physical realm. Create a piece of visual art inspired by Madeline Miller’s ‘Song of Achilles.’ Led by artist Deymirie Hernandez. For adults and teens–all levels of experience welcome! Sponsored by Eliot School of Fine & Applied Arts. Workshop is free but please preregister at Works created at the workshop will be on display at the Jamaica Plain Branch Library during the month of April.

JP Reads Puppeteers Cooperative Workshops

Get ready for JP Reads and Wake up the Earth! We’ll be reading Greek mythology, creating a large Trojan Horse Puppet and making Greek masks with the help of The Puppeteers Cooperative! The workshops will be held on three Wednesdays in April: April 15, 22 and 29. Participants are encouraged to march in Spontaneous Celebrations’ Wake up the Earth Parade on May 2. Funded by the Friends of the Jamaica Plain Branch Library. The Puppeteers’…

Every Hero has a Great Story!

Comic mime Robert Rivest leads family audiences on a fun, upbeat journey of everyday heroes, super heroes and heroes from Greek mythology and popular books. This exciting program is highly participatory. Everyone gets the opportunity to learn mime, act out their favorite hero, and help Robert create a new hero and story. Funded by the Friends of the Jamaica Plain Branch Library.  A JP Reads program.

Traditional Greek Music Concert with Revma

Come hear Revma play soulful and lively traditional music from Greece’s ancient mountain regions and islands with a touch of urban rebetika. Revma features Rohan Gregory (violin), Glenn Dickson (clarinet), Sandy Theodorou (vocals, accordion, laouto), John Mitaras (bouzouki), and Fabio Pirozzolo (vocals, percussion). This event is free and for all ages.  A JP Reads program.

JP Reads Flash Fiction Contest

Turn your ideas into compelling short fiction! After an introduction to the elements of flash fiction, participants will engage in interactive exercises and writing prompts focused on the 2015 JP Reads Flash Fiction Contest theme of “The Reluctant Hero” inspired by Madeline Miller’s The Song of Achilles. Come ready to play and look at writing in new ways. Bring a notebook, pen and your imagination. Led by JP Reads Contest Coordinator Debka Colson. Workshop is…