Posts Tagged ‘Mattapan’

College Essay Workshop @ Mattapan

Posted on January 5th, 2012 by bplteenblog in Events

Are you having trouble finishing your college essay? Do you need another pair of eyes to edit what you’ve written? We will be holding two workshops at the Mattapan branch.

Please bring either a print out of your essay or upload your essay on to GoogleDocs. You will need a Gmail account in order to use GoogleDocs; it is recommended that you create an account before coming to the workshops as we will be using GoogleDocs to write the essays.

What’s GoogleDocs? It’s a word processor but unlike the ones you use at home or school the information you enter is kept in what is called “the cloud” so you can retrieve your essay from any computer without having to save it on to a flash drive or on to the computer.  Still confused? Just ask the Teen Librarian for help.

The workshops will be offered on:

January 19, 2012 5:oo – 8:00PM

January 26, 2012 5:00 – 8:00PM

Congratulations to the Checkers Tournament Winners!

Posted on December 21st, 2011 by bplteenblog in Events, Programs

Wyclef Murat, Djosir Jor and Chedelyn Alexandre

The Checkers Tournament over at Mattapan was last night! Did you miss it? Don’t worry, we’ll be sure to have another one in the coming months!

But let’s congratulate Chedelyn Alexandre for being the grand prize winner of a new iPod shuffle!  Wyclef Murat and Djosir Jor came in close and managed to place in second and third place, respectively.

We want to thank all the other teens who also competed:

Christ, Kayden, Antonio, Ramsey Julmice, Enrique Espino, Johnae Johnson, Duckerson Pierre, Guy, Kepler, Maico Maisonneuve, Neida, Rosa Rodriguez, Zykeya Briddell, Abigale Parry, Rajai Edwards, Cristian Beato, Ricky Spiff, and Stanley Elie.

Make sure to keep practicing and be on the look out for the next tournament!

Checkers Tournament @ Mattapan Branch

Posted on December 15th, 2011 by bplteenblog in Events, Programs

Are you a fan of checkers? Are you also a competitive player?

Then join the teens at the Mattapan branch for the first ever Checkers Tournament.

When: Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Time: 5:00 – 7:30 P.M.

Prizes will be handed out to the top three players; the grand prize will be an iPod shuffle!

Refreshments will also be served, so come on down and play or cheer on your friends.

Teen Librarian Job Opening

Posted on January 10th, 2011 by admin in Resources

The Boston Public Library is accepting applications for a Young Adults Librarian II position in the Mattapan neighborhood branch.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A master’s degree in library science from an accredited library school
  • Two years of pertinent professional experience or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training sufficient to indicate ability to do the work
  • Extensive knowledge of young adults’ literature and work; demonstrated knowledge of the techniques of programming for young adults; demonstrated interest in young adults and in library work with young adults
  • Must be a resident of the City of Boston upon first day of hire
  • Must successfully clear a Criminal Offenders Record Information (CORI) check with the City of Boston

Complete job description and application available here or through the Boston City job center.

Deadline for application: January 31, 2011

In compliance with Federal and State Equal Employment Laws, Equal opportunity will be afforded to all applicants regardless of race, color, sex, age, religious creed, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, ex-offender status, prior psychiatric treatment or military status.

Fox News tours Mattapan and reports on GOOD news

Posted on October 6th, 2010 by admin in Events, News

Maria and the Fox News crew get a tour of Mattapan
Watch this clip from last night’s news. Yesterday Maria Stephanos from Boston’s local Fox News Chanel 25 got a tour of Mattapan from city councilor Charles Yancey. Their stops included the Mattapan Community Health Center, the library, and the Boston Nature Center. Watch carefully and you may even catch a glance of yours truly on the video.