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Italian film


The Pirendello Lyceum will present the Italian movie “L’Accabadora” from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 2 at the North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St.


Anna Rocca, associate professor of French and Italian at Salem State University, will introduce the 2015 film at this year’s annual Pirandello Society’s Italian film screening.


Annetta arrives in the city of Cagliari as Italy enters World War II and bombs are falling. Solitary and silent, she is the L’Accabadora, the angel of mercy, one who gives “good death” to the dying, a role handed down to her by her mother. But the war is bringing deep social changes, helping her to go beyond the ancient ritual to discover the unexplored path of love.


A reception with coffee and biscotti will be held at 10 a.m. with the film screening at 10:30 a.m. Admission is free.


Call 617-227-8135 for more details.


Music for kids


Little Groove will present a fun, free musical morning for children at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, March 4 at the North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St.


Toddlers and preschoolers can sing, move, play instruments and more with staff from Little Groove.


Caregivers must accompany children. Call 617-227-8135 for further information.


History of Ellis Island


Author and professor of history at UMass Boston Vincent J. Cannato will be the guest speaker at the North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St., from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6.


Cannato will discuss his book “American Passage: the History of Ellis Island,” that captures a time and place unparalleled in American immigration and history, and articulates the dramatic and bittersweet accounts of the immigrants, officials, interpreters and social reformers who all played an important role in Ellis Island’s chronicle.


Admission is free.


For further details, call 617-227-8135.


Hollywood blacklist


The North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St., will screen films made by blacklisted Hollywood directors and writers from 1 to 3 p.m. on Fridays during March and April.


Featured will be the epic “Zulu” by director Cy Enfield on March 8; the war story “Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo” by screenwriter Dalton Trumbo on March 15; the romantic comedy “Roman Holiday,” also by Trumbo, on March 22; the Oscar-winning “A Place in the Sun” written by screenwriter Michael Wilson on March 29 and the Oscar-winning “Bridge on the River Kwai,” also by Wilson, on April 5.


Admission is free.


For more details, call 617-227-8135.


String quartet at the library


Boston Philharmonic Orchestra in partnership with the Boston Public Library will present the MOSAIC (Musical Opportunities Supporting Arts in Communities) Concert Series from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 9 at the North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St.


MOSAIC concerts are free, fun and educational musical experiences for everyone. Each session includes discussion of the music, opportunities to ask questions, meet the musicians and a chance to try to play these instruments in the instrument petting zoo. This week will feature a string quartet.


Further information can be found at or by calling 617-227- 8135.


Music for winds


The Bach, Beethoven and Brahms Society will present “High Winds of the BSO” from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 10 at historic Faneuil Hall, 4 South Market St.


The program will include Vivaldi’s “Piccolo Concerto” with soloist Cynthia Meyers of the Boston Symphony Orchestra; Molter’s “Clarinet Concerto” with clarinetist Thomas Martin; “Duettino Piccolino (Variations on a Theme by Mozart)” by Lipsitt, a duet by Meyers and Martin; and Haydn’s “Symphony No. 49 (La passione).”


Tickets range from $20 to $70.


Further information is available at or by calling 617-423- 3883.


Photography tours


PhotoWalks will offer a walking tour of the North End from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Sundays and Thursdays during March, meeting at the intersection of Hanover and Cross Streets.


The North End welcomed waves of immigrants seeking the American dream. Today, it is a popular hot spot famous for its busy restaurants, quaint cafes and crowded pastry shops. Highlights include Paul Revere’s house, Old North Church, Hanover Street, the Rose Kennedy Greenway and some hidden gems off-the-beaten-path.


Participants can learn how to take photographs with instruction on creative composition and getting the most out of a digital camera. Historical commentary on the sites will also be given.


Tickets are $40 for adults and $20 for youths, ages 10 to 17. Advance reservations are required.


Call 617-851-2273 or visit for more details and to purchase tickets.