Boston Public Library is offering engaging programming for children and teens during February school vacation week from February 18-24, sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation and with support from Boston Public Library Foundation donors. For a complete list of offerings at locations across the city this week, visit www.bpl.org/calendar.
“We are grateful to the Highland Street Foundation for their ongoing support and for ensuring we can continue to providing youth and their caregivers fun, educational, and entertaining programming this week,” said David Leonard, President of the Boston Public Library.
Hansel and Gretel with the Boston Lyric Opera
Join Boston Lyric Opera to learn how to bring the story of Hansel and Gretel to life through music, acting, and movement. Two professional singers, a pianist, and a teaching artist will engage audiences in this interactive introduction to opera through a one-hour retelling of the Brothers Grimm classic fairytale. Ideal for youth ages 6-12. Younger children are welcome with supervision.
Saturday, February 18 ● 11 a.m. ● Central Library – Children’s Library
Tuesday, February 21 ● 11 a.m. ● Dudley Branch
Tuesday, February 21 ● 2 p.m. ● Egleston Square Branch
Wednesday, February 22 ● 1:30 p.m. ● West End Branch (pre-registration required, contact branch)
Thursday, February 23 ● 2 p.m. ● Faneuil Branch
Friday, February 24 ● 2 p.m. ● Adams Street Branch
The Pineapple Project
Please join us for the Pineapple Project, an original play about gender, creativity, and each child’s freedom to be who they are. The Pineapple Project was born during a moment of play between actor Mal Malme and her niece in which her niece said “Boys Can’t Be Princesses!” As a gender non-conforming person and theater artist, Mal couldn’t ignore this statement. This led Mal and colleagues Becca A. Lewis and Renee Farster-Degenhardt to create a theatre piece for children ages 3-8 to broaden the gender conversation and validate each child’s identity.
Tuesday, February 21 ● 10:30 a.m. ● Uphams Corner Branch
Tuesday, February 21 ● 2 p.m. ● Brighton Branch
Wednesday, February 22 ● 10:30 a.m. ● Fields Corner Branch
Wednesday, February 22 ● 3:30 p.m. ● Honan-Allston Branch
Thursday, February 23 ● 10:30 a.m. ● Connolly Branch
Thursday, February 23 ● 3 p.m. ● Charlestown Branch
Friday, February 24 ● 10:30 a.m. ● North End Branch
Friday, February 24 ● 2:30 p.m. ● East Boston Branch
Youth Concert Series with Judy Pancoast
Join Grammy nominee Judy Pancoast for a “Cabin Fever Reliever” concert where we’ll dance, sing, and chase away the winter blues!
Tuesday, February 21 ● 10:30 a.m. ● Lower Mills Branch
Thursday, February 23 ● 10:30 a.m. ● Central Library – Children’s Library
Thursday, February 23 ● 1 p.m. ● South Boston Branch
Friday, February 24 ● 11 a.m. ● West Roxbury Branch
About BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Boston Public Library has a Central Library, twenty-four branches, map center, business library, and a website filled with digital content and services. Established in 1848, the Boston Public Library has pioneered public library service in America. It was the first large free municipal library in the United States, the first public library to lend books, the first to have a branch library, and the first to have a children’s room. Each year, the Boston Public Library hosts thousands of programs and serves millions of people. All of its programs and exhibitions are free and open to the public. At the Boston Public Library, books are just the beginning. To learn more, visit bpl.org.
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