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Book sale

The Friends of the South Boston Branch Library will host a midsummer book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 21 at the library, 646 East Broadway.

The sale will feature lots of adult and juvenile books and audio-visual materials at low prices.

Proceeds will benefit the community programming of the library.

Call 617-268-0180 for more details.

Bluegrass in the park

The Fort Point Ramblers will give a free concert in the park from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 21 at Thomas Park, Dorchester Heights.

The trio of Chad Kirchner, mandolin; Emily Rideout, fiddle; and Peter Lindholm, guitar will play their unique bluegrass music.

The evening will also include family lawn games, make-and-take art projects and face painting.

Boston Harbor Now, the National Park Service and the Dorchester Heights Association are sponsoring this concert.

For more details, call 617-242-5601 or visit www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/event.

Boston Light tours

Boston Harbor Islands will offer two tours of Boston Light at 1 and 3:30 p.m. on July 21 and 28. Tours will depart from the Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center on the Rose Kennedy Greenway.

This special narrated cruise will voyage through maritime history and pass renowned Boston Harbor landmarks on these three-lighthouse tours. The two-hour cruise will sail past Long Island Light, Graves Light and Boston Light, America’s oldest light station.

Staff and volunteers from the National Park Service and U.S. Coast Guard will provide the narrations and programs on-board. There is no food or water available on the boat so passengers should feel free to bring their own snacks and meals.

Tickets are $35 for adults; $30 for seniors/students/military, $25 for children and free for kids, ages 3 and under.

To purchase tickets and for more details, visit www.bostonharborislands.org.

Jazz on Spectacle

The Boston Harbor Islands Alliance will present Jazz on the Porch from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 22 on Spectacle Island. Park ferries will depart from Long Wharf.

Highlighting the afternoon will be Maria Vertiz, a composer, producer, songwriter and arranger who creates music filled with ethnic sounds, atmospheric ideas and structural concepts from different eras. She believes in creating parallel universes through music, using a combination of world music and ethereal sounds.

Visit www.bostonharborislands.org or call 617-223-8108 for more information.

Midday concert

The John Joseph Moakley Courthouse, 1 Courthouse Way, will host a free outdoor summer concert in the Harbor Park at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24.

Americana singer and guitarist Thea Hopkins will perform selections from her CD “Love Come Down.”

Visit www.moakleycourthouse.com or call 617-261-2440 for more details.

Back to the eighties

Classic eighties films will be screened from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays during July at the South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway.

Featured will be the comedy “Tootsie” with Dustin Hoffman and Jessica Lange on July 24 and “The Big Chill” starring Glenn Close and Kevin Kline on July 31.

For more details, call 617-268-0180.