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1920s Party!

Trident Booksellers & Café, 338 Newbury St. will be ringing in the 2020s with a throwback, 1920s-themed party from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Your ticket includes appetizers and finger-foods and all of the 1920s ambiance you could ask for.

This is a family-friendly event; keep in mind that champagne will be flowing at the pop-up bar in the event space. Optional 1920s attire adds to the ambiance.

Visit tridentbookscafe.com for tickets ($15) and other information.

Post-holiday bookswap

Are you on a decluttering kick for the New Year? Did someone give you the wrong book this holiday season?

Give your unwanted “re-giftable” books a good home: bring up them to the library and swap them for something new from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4 at the Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St. in Copley Square.

There will be a maximum of three books to take home; there is no limit of books to bring in – leftover books will be donated to the City- Wide Friends of the Boston Public Library for their bi-monthly book sale.

Visit bpl.org/events for other information.

BSRA: Montreal Railway

The Boston Street Railway Association, Inc. will meet at the Midtown Hotel (South Beacon Room) at 220 Huntington Ave. from 7:30 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4.

Montreal was a large city system that lasted until 1959, and Leo Sullivan visited frequently. Crossing the river to the south and extending for 50 miles was the Montreal & Southern Counties Railway, an interurban featuring assorted equipment including large wooden interurbans. Quebec City nowhere near as big, had a city system which ceased just before Leo was there. The Interurban division lasted until 1959 and was one of the last interurbans in North American. Leo will also touch upon several other systems in the Province of Quebec.

This show will present pictures he took and other that he bought or traded over the years.

To learn more, visit thebsra.org.

Boston Warm Day Center

The Boston Warm is an emergency relief day center held in the parish hall of the Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury St. on Mondays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Coordinated by Ecclesia Ministries (common cathedral), they extend hospitality to people in need of relief from the cold, warming the hearts of guests, volunteers, staff and other supporters. They provide snacks and coffee on Mondays and a warm lunch on Fridays.

Volunteer and financial support and other donations (food, coffee/water and paper goods; games, puzzles, cards, books and magazines) are welcome and necessary to enable them to keep the shelter open through the long winter months ahead. They also welcome clothing – coats, hats, socks, gloves and mittens.

Additionally, during the summer months, Boston Warm is at Old South Church, 645 Boylston St. on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m, offering a simple lunch, companionship, and a place to get out of the heat.

Visit emmanuelboston.org for other information, including links to volunteer or ways to make financial and/or other donations.

‘The Cake’

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston, 140 Clarendon St., will present “The Cake” on Jan. 10 through Feb. 9.

Conflict collides with confection when Della, a traditional Southern baker, reunites with her deceased best friend’s daughter, Jen, in preparation for Jen’s wedding. Della is forced to question her strongly-held beliefs when she is asked to bake Jen’s dream wedding cake for her and her future wife. Questions of morals, judgment, and family swirl around them all in this heartfelt and deliciously funny new play.

For show times, tickets and other information, visit lyricstage.com, email boxoffice@lyricstage.com or phone 617-585-5678.