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Scott Kepnes @ Neighborhood Fun

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Scott Kepnes @ Neighborhood Fun

Time: January 2, 2010 from 2pm to 4pm
Location: Grove Hall Branch library
Street: 41 Geneva Avenue
City/Town: Dorchester, MA
Website or Map:, h…
Phone: Scott Knepes: (603) 429-2355
Event Type: performance
Organized By: Scott Knepes
Latest Activity: Dec 21, 2009

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BOSTON – In honor of Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s fifth inaugural, the eight Community Learning Initiative branches of the Boston Public Library are hosting neighborhood celebrations for families throughout the day on Saturday, January 2.

At the City of Boston 2010 Inaugural Celebrations @the Boston Public Library, families will be treated to free performances, refreshments, and book giveaways for children as part of city-wide celebratory events. One-hour performances will generally start 30 minutes in to each event.

The branches participating are already part of Mayor Menino’s Community Learning Initiative which teams schools, community centers, and libraries in neighborhood throughout the city to provide coordinated educational and after-school activities for Boston kids. These branches are: Adams Street, Codman Square, Grove Hall, Honan-Allston, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Parker Hill, and Roslindale. The Grove Hall and Mattapan branches both have brand new facilities opened by Mayor Menino in 2009.

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Grand Prize for South Shore Grand Slam Story Slam generously donated by Nicolette Heavey and Stories In The Streets (A Maine Get Away)

Stories in the Streets in an outreach literacy program that focuses on families in at-risk areas and fosters community engagement in storytelling by: 1) Creating opportunities for public storytelling wherever families gather — a farmer’s market, laundromat, or food line; and, 2) Offering storytelling workshops that raise family engagement in literacy, cultural awareness and community understanding.  The program is currently active in Lawrence, Brockton and Randolph.


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