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Spring book sale

The South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway, will host the annual springtime book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 20. Organized by the Friends of the South Boston Branch Library, the sale will feature lots of adult and juvenile books, both hardcover and paperbacks, CDs, audio books and other audio-visual materials at low prices. All proceeds will benefit the programming of the branch library. Call 617-268-0180 for more details.

Movies for jazz lovers

The South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway, will screen movies featuring jazz music from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on April 23 and 30.  The library will screen the musical “La La Land” starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in her Oscar winning role on April 23; and the movie rated the Best Comedy by the American Film Institute, “Some Like it Hot” starring Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis and Marilyn Monroe on April 30. Call 617-268-0180 for more details.

Open studios

Artists for Humanity at 100 West Second St. will host an open studio event from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24. Attendees will enjoy networking, live art making and being inspired by the creative studios and wine and cheese. Artists for Humanity’s mission is to bridge economic, racial and social divisions by providing under-resourced urban youth a chance for self-sufficiency through paid employment in art and design. Admission is free. Further information is available at http://afhboston.org/openstudios.html or by calling 617-268-7620.

City nature challenge

The 2019 City Nature Challenge will be held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 on Thompson Island. The ferry will leave from the EDIC Pier Ferry Terminal. Participants will help document biodiversity in the park and region. They will explore the local flora and fauna and take countless photos to contribute to the effort of photo-documenting all they find with thousands of others across the country. Participants should dress appropriately in layers for the weather, wear closed-toe shoes and bring a water bottle and lunch. Tools will be provided. There are two boat options for leaving the island in the afternoon, 12:30 or 2 p.m. Lunch will be provided after the first boat leaves for those interested in staying for more biodiversity exploration and identification. For more details and to register, visit www.bostonharborislands.org or call 617- 223-8106.