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Final book sale

The Friends of the Adams Street Library at 690 Adams St. in Dorchester will host their final book sale before the library closes for renovations in July. The sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 8. Pick up a bag of books for $5. For more information, call Mary O’Brien at 617-825-3555 or visit the library.

Friendship Social

The Friendship Social will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 9 at the Florian Hall, 55 Hallet St. This is an inclusive and uplifting event for people of all abilities to get together for an amazing night filled with food, dancing, entertainment and socializing. Music will be provided by DJ Joe Peters and Tony Funches of “The Platters.” For more information, contact Dennis Walsh at 617-483-5235 or Maggie Desdunes at 617- 285-4699.

Community health meeting

The Bowdoin-Geneva Community Health Meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, June 10 at St. Peter’s Teen Center, 278 Bowdoin St. All people who live and work in Bowdoin- Geneva are invited to this meeting to talk about health and wellness in Bowdoin-Geneva, to hear about the results from the City’s health needs survey and discuss Bowdoin-Geneva’s health and wellness priorities. Cape Verdean Creole and Spanish interpreters will be available. There will be food, quiet activities for the kids and $50 gift card drawings to America’s Food Basket. To learn more and sign up to get updates, visit bidmc.org/chi or e-mail NIBCHI@bidmc.harvard.edu. To reserve your spot, email NIBCHI@bidmc.harvard.edu.

‘She the People’

The Adams Street Branch Library at 690 Adams St. in Dorchester will host author Jen Deadrick from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, June 10. Learn about the women’s movement as she talks about “She the People,” a graphic history of uprisings, breakdowns, setbacks, revolts and enduring hope on “The Unfinished Road to Women’s Equality.” For more information, call 617-439-6900.

ASD workshop

Has your child recently been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)? Boston Children’s Hospital offers a 90- minute workshop for parents and caregivers to connect with each other and to learn more about your child’s diagnosis, including: common recommendations, therapies and services plus resources and tips. The next workshop is at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11. Others will follow: 1 p.m. on Monday, July 29 and Aug. 12; 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12 and Oct. 3; 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9 and 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9. The workshops are held at Boston Children’s Hospital Longwood Campus at 300 Longwood Ave. in the Byers Conference Room B (in the Enders Building, to the right of the main hospital emergency department entrance). For more information, call Kelly Federico at 617-355-5999. Parking validation is provided for the main Children’s Hospital parking garage.

‘Boys Can’t Be Princesses’

In honor of Pride Month, The Pineapple Project will present “Boys Can’t Be Princesses!” at the Codman Square Branch Library at 690 Washington St. from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 12. Mal and colleagues Becca A. Lewis and Renee Farster-Degenhardt created this play for children to broaden the gender conversation and validate each child’s identity. This event is recommended for children, ages 1 through 12. For more information, stop by or call the library at 617-438-8214 or visit https://www.pineappleproject.org.

‘A Night with Friends’

“A Night with Friends” is a fundraiser to support the Boys and Girls Club of Boston’s summer camp programs. The Friends Council’s 10th annual summer benefit party will be held from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 13 at the Hyatt Regency at 1 Ave de Lafayette. Join youth supporters of the Boys and Girls Club of Boston for a celebratory evening with a silent auction, fun games, DJ dancing and a special performance by the Boys and Girls Club members. Proceeds will support affordable summer camp for 2,300 Boston and Chelsea youth. The Friends Council is a young philanthropy group that supports the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston. For sponsorship opportunities and additional information, contact Gena Ricciardi at gricciardi@bgcb.org. For more information, including ticket prices, check on line at bgcb.org.

Getting to the Point

Congressman Seth Moulton will be at The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, 210 Morrissey Blvd., from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 13. Moulton will participate in a moderated Getting to the Point conversation to share his vision for a new generation of leadership as a candidate for President of the United States. Moulton’s appearance is part of a series of Kennedy Institute events focused on the 2020 election cycle. For more information about this event, Rep. Moulton and the venue, visit emkinstitute.org.

Martin’s Park grand opening

A festival of celebration of the grand opening of Martin’s Park at the Smith Family Waterfront (64 Sleeper St., Seaport) will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 15. The park honors the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombings, Martin W. Richard. Martin’s Park, adjacent to the Boston’s Children’s Museum, is an inclusive, accessible park and play space for all children, families and individuals. It is a symbol of Martin’s welcoming, inclusive nature as well as his idea of an ideal park. This unique, public outdoor space will ensure that Martin’s legacy remains a vibrant and positive influence for future generations. The Martin Richard Foundation at 1452 Dorchester Ave. (4th floor) helps young people to learn, grow and lead through volunteerism and community engagement. The Foundation works to advance sportsmanship, inclusion, kindness and peace. For more information, visit teammr8.org.

Baby and toddler sing

The Adams Street Branch Library at 690 Adams St. in Dorchester will host “Baby and Toddler Sing,” recommended for children, ages 3 and under, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on June 13, 20 and 27. There will be songs, rhymes, bounces and books. For more information, call 617-439-6900.