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Kids’ Interactive

Children are invited to the East Boston Branch of the BPL at 365 Bremen St. from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 11 to participate in an interactive program. Joanie Woodward is the author and illustrator of the children’s book “Seven Little Monkeys.” Her program weaves laughter, yoga, mindfulness, deep belly breathing, art and reading. This program is recommended for children, ages 1-5. For more information and to register, call 617-569-0271 or visit bpl.bibliocommons.com.

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’

The Pineapple Project will present “Boys Can’t Be Princesses!” at the East Boston Branch Library at 365 Bremen 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 617-569-0271.

Magic Workshop

Fascinated by magic? Ever wonder how magicians do what they do? Come to the East Boston Branch of BPL at 365 Bremen St. from 4 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 13 to learn all about magic with Bonaparte the magician. This workshop will be limited to 20 participants. Stop by or call the library at 617-569- 0271 for more information or to register. This program is intended for youth, ages 12 through 18. Funding for this program is provided by a grant from Fidelity.

Senior Social Club

The new Senior Social Club will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. on the second Monday and fourth Thursday of the month at the East Boston Branch Library at 365 Bremen St. 617-569- 0271. Make new friends and meet old ones over a cup of coffee, snacks and fun activities. Some of the activities that will be offered include film screenings, games, dancing and book discussions. For more information call 617-569-0271.

Kindergarten Playgroup

The East Boston Branch of BPL at 365 Bremen St. is holding a Parent-Child Playgroup for children who live in Boston, ages one through five from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on June 14. Moms, dads, grandparents and other caregivers are welcome at attend this English- and Spanish- speaking playgroup. Contact Lilliana Arteaga at 617-308-1098 or larteaga@bostonpublicschools.org for more information and to pre-register.

Spectacle fundraiser

Boston Harbor Now’s annual fundraising event, Spectacle on Spectacle, will take place from 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 20. Spectacle on Spectacle will feature a cocktail cruise to Spectacle Island, a scenic sunset over the Boston skyline, New England clambake- inspired plates and a private fireworks display. The evening will celebrate Boston Harbor Now’s ongoing efforts to: expand public access throughout Boston Harbor; promote climate resilience through well-designed parks, infrastructure and mixed-use development; grow Boston’s maritime industry; and activate the Harbor through exciting programming and educational opportunities. This year’s event will honor Mayor Martin J. Walsh for his commitment to climate resilience and will be hosted by CBS Boston’s WBZ-TV Chief Meteorologist Eric Fisher. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit bostonharbornow.org/spectacle.

Homework help

Free homework help is available from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays at the East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St. Students in grades K to 8 are invited to drop in for homework help, academic support and mentoring with trained high-achieving high school students. Homework Help mentor trainings are provided by Harvard University’s Public School Partnerships Team. The Boston Public Library Foundation funds this Out-of-School Time program. Visit www.bpl.org or call 617-569-0271 for further information.

Science Magic

The East Boston Branch Library at 365 Bremen St. invites kids, ages 6 through 12, to attend the Museum of Science: Science Magic program from 2 to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, June 28. During this time, kids will explore the science behind magic tricks while performing experiments. To register, call the library at 617-569-0271.

Fun at the library

The East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St., will offer free, fun programming for children during June. The programs will include Story Time for children, ages 1-5, at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays; baby lap-sit for children, younger than two, at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays; and Yu-Gi-Oh Club at 1 p.m. on Saturdays. Caregivers must accompany children to these programs. For more details, call 617-569-0271.