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School Vacation Week programs await families at Boston Public Library locations

BOSTON – February 11, 2014 – Boston Public Library offers numerous programs for children, teens, and families during school vacation week; including Olympic-themed events, musical performances, Black History Month commemorations, and more.

Saturday, February 15:

Tuesday, February 18:

  • Geography Games & Puzzles in the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center on Tuesday, February 18, at 10:30 a.m. at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.
  • Yoga Story Time on Tuesday, February 18, at 10:30 a.m. at the Uphams Corner Branch, located at 500 Columbia Road in Dorchester.
  • Crabgrass Puppet Theatre Performance: The show for children ages three and up features puppets in bright colors telling tales from India, West Africa, and Greece on Tuesday, February 18, at 10:30 a.m. at the Charlestown Branch, located at 179 Main Street.
  • Playful Tunes on Tuesday, February 18, at 10:30 a.m. at the Jamaica Plain Branch, located at 12 Sedgwick Street.
  • Rainbow Loom Bracelet Craft on Tuesday, February 18, at 2 p.m. at the Faneuil Branch, located at 419 Faneuil Street in Brighton.  
  • Quilts of the Underground Railroad: Learning how quilt patterns were used to send secret messages to those traveling the Underground Railroad, teens will make their own patterns using the coded symbols. Tuesday, February 18, at 2:30 p.m. at the Grove Hall Branch, located at 41 Geneva Avenue in Dorchester.
  • Wii Winter Olympics: Play as your chosen country in various Winter Olympic events during the week at 3 p.m. beginning on Tuesday, February 18, at 3 p.m. Prizes will be awarded on Friday to the countries (players) with the most medals at the Adams Street Branch, located at 690 Adams Street in Dorchester.
  • Happy Birthday to the Presidents: Presidential crafts, snacks, and fun await children during this birthday party for presidents on Tuesday, February 18, at 3:30 p.m. at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.

Wednesday, February 19:

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Sunday, February 23:

  • Family Movie Sunday features Robin Hood on Sunday, February 23, at 2 p.m. in Rabb Lecture Hall at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.
  • Art & Architecture Tour on Sunday, February 23, at 2 p.m. at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.

The Central Library in Copley Square will be closed on Sunday, February 16, and all Boston Public Library locations will be closed on Monday, February 17, in observance of Presidents' Day. For the complete list of programs at the Central Library and branches, visit

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 publicly supported municipal library in America, 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

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