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Katharine Hepburn movies

The South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway will feature Katharine Hepburn films from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays as follows:

Dec. 17: African Queen (1951) also starring Humphrey Bogart; Dec. 24: Summertime (1955) also starring Rossano Brazzi; and Dec. 31: Long Day’s Journey into Night (1962) also starring Ralph Richardson.

Visit bpl.org/events for other information.

Winter storytime

Celebrate winter with stories and fun for children, 5 years of age and younger, with their families and caregivers from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. through Dec. 27 at the South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway.

Visit bpl.org/events for more information.

Murphy ice skating rink schedule

The DCR Murphy Memorial Rink at 1880 William J Day Blvd. will be open for public skating through Mar. 21.

Public Skating Hours on the large rink: Sunday from 2 to 3:50 p.m.; Tuesday through Thursday from noon to 1:50 p.m.; Friday from noon to 1:50 p.m. and 6 to 7:50 p.m.; and Saturday from 7 to 8:50 p.m.

Public Skating Hours on the small rink: Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3:50 p.m.; Mondays through Thursdays from noon to 5:50 p.m.; Fridays from noon to 7:50 p.m.; and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7:50 p.m.

Phone 617-269-7060 for holiday and school vacation changes and other information.

Migration and walls

Interactive tours of the exhibition “When Home Won’t Let You Stay: Migration through Contemporary Art” at the Institute of Contemporary Art, 25 Harbor Shore Dr. will be held at select times through Jan. 26.

“A Wall is a Wall” will be shown from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Jan. 20 in conjunction with the exhibition. The selection presents abstract meditations on, and sobering documentation of, border walls and the lived experiences of those who journey from one side to another.

Visit icaboston.org for additional information including other related programs.

Pop-up art talk

A pop-up talk will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Fridays in the fourth floor galleries at the Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave. The talk will introduce visitors to a different perspective of contemporary art from individuals who study the exhibitions every day. The visitor assistants (VAs), wearing “Ask Me” buttons, will give 15-minute talks in front of works of art.

Tickets are free with museum admission.

Visit icaboston.org or call 617-478- 3103 for further details.

Mobile market program

The Fresh Connect Truck is at 7 Joyce Hayes Way from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and 93 Preble St. from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays throughout the year.

For more information, visit aboutfresh.org.

Peace by Piece

Peace by Piece will be held on the first Monday of the month (accept for holidays) at the Fourth Presbyterian Church, 340 Dorchester St.

Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 7:30 p.m., offering an open space in which people can share their stories or just listen.

Peace by Piece (for post-traumatic healing) provides free monthly trauma support programming using a community-based approach to foster recovery and healing from all sources of post-traumatic stress, grief, or losses of all types. This program is for adults from all backgrounds, faiths and orientations; just show up.

For more information, visit fourthboston.org/peace or phone 617-701- 6281 or email peace@fourthboston.org.

Free Thursdays at ICA

Every Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m., general admission to the Institute of Contemporary Art at 100 Northern Ave. is free.

The Institute of Contemporary Art strives to share the pleasures of reflection, inspiration, provocation and imagination that contemporary art offers through public access to art, artists and the creative process.

For more information, go to icaboston.org/visit.

Model room tours

The BPDA’s model room houses a 1:40 inch scale, physical, basswood model of Boston’s downtown and portions of Beacon Hill, the North End, Charlestown, Back Bay and the South Boston Waterfront.

Free tours are conducted in the BPDA Model Room at Boston City Hall, One City Hall Square, on the 9th Floor every Wednesday at 10 and 11 a.m. in two 30-minute sessions.

For more information, visit bostonplans.org.

For individuals or groups of up to 15 people, register at eventbrite.com.

For groups larger than 15 people email bpda@boston.gov to arrange a tour.

‘Kusama: Infinity’

“Kusama: Infinity” will be shown on select dates through Mar. 1 at the Institute of Contemporary Art, 25 Harbor Shore Dr.

The film explores artist Yayoi Kusam’s journey from a conservative upbringing in Japan to her brush with fame in American during the 1960s (where she rivaled Any Warhol for press attention) and concludes with the international acclaim she has finally achieved within the art world. Now in her 90s, Kusama has spent the last 30 years living in a mental institution in Japan.

The “Beyond Infinity: Contemporary Art after Kusama” exhibition will be on view through Feb. 7.

For other information, visit icaboston.org.