Honan Allston Branch Library

These are the events and activities that will be held at the Honan Allston Branch Library, 300 N. Harvard St., Allston. The branch hours are noon to 8 p.m. Mondays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays, noon to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. All events are free. For information: http://bpl.org/branches/al_calendar.htm or http://facebook.com honanallstonbranchbpl.

Programs for all ages:

In the Gallery: art by the students of the Edison School, on display during library hours until June 16.

Programs for adults

ESOL conversation groups: 2-4 p.m. and 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, noon to 1:30 p.m. and 6-7:45 p.m. Wednesdays and 10-11:30 a.m. Fridays.

Drop-in Tech Instruction: 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursdays.

Adult Coloring: During library hours, ask for coloring books, pencils, markers, crayons and chalk.

Midweek Midday Matinee: 1 p.m. June 19 “Be Kind Rewind”; 1 p.m. June 26 “Blue Velvet”

Programs for children

Preschool Storytime with Craft: 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays.

Wiggles & Giggles: 3 p.m. June 26. Toddler Yoga and Storytime with Miss Nicole.

Sensory Time: 10:30 a.m.-noon June 13. For ages 8 months to 3 years. Speak to Hope the Children’s Librarian for details

Rockin’ Readers: 3-4 p.m. June 17.

Lego Club: 3-4 p.m. June 22.

Summer Reading Event: Caravan Puppets, June 25, “Champions of Reading.”

Brighton Branch Library

Programs held at the Brighton Branch Library, 40 Academy Hill Road. For full list of programs: http://bpl.org/calendar. For information and membership: ask@bpl.org.

ESL Conversation Group: 6:15 p.m. Thursdays. New English speakers gather to practice their language skills. Free. No registration required.

Programs for adults

Beginning Internet Class: 11 a.m.-noon Tuesdays. Internet help is available every Tuesday on a one-on-one basis. Call for an appointment and ask for Alan.

Programs for children

Baby Lapsit: 10:30 a.m. Fridays.

Faneuil Branch Library

The branch hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, noon to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. For information: 617-782-6705; bpl.org/branches/faneuil.htm. The library is located at 419 Faneuil St., Brighton.

In the Faneuil Library Gallery

INTERIOR SPACES — Paintings & Monotypes by Carolyn Letvin: Artist Carolyn Letvon writes: why Interiors? I find interior spaces to be engaging and compelling. There’s a “lost in time” sense about the rooms that call to me, which I believe is the essence of their allure for me and others. In the book, “The Poetics of Space,” French philosopher, Gaston Bachelard, analyzes domestic spaces and how they shape and hold our dreams and memories. “Houses and rooms; cellars and attics; drawers, chests, and wardrobes; nests and shells; nooks and corners: No space is too vast or too small to be filled by our thoughts and our reveries.” I do all of my interior paintings in the actual space. I like to stretch the definition of “plein air” by including these works in that category–even though I’m inside, I do usually have windows and doors open. I deal with many of the same hurdles that painting outdoors creates, like changing light and visual editing of the subject. Ultimately, I strive not for the simple recording of the environment, but for a level of transformation, which, to me, must take place for any work to be good art.

Also featured in the cases, artwork by members of The Corner Art Room, Brighton Center.

Sponsored by Friends of the Faneuil Library.

Programs for adults

ESL Conversation Group: 10:30 a.m.-noon Wednesdays and Fridays. Improve English language skills in a relaxed setting.

Spanish Class for Beginners: 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Practice Spanish conversation and build skills in vocabulary and grammar.

Book Talk — South of Evil by Brian Dunford: 6:30 p.m. June 18. Brian Dunford, a local author and Boston Police detective, will read from his new fiction book, South of Evil. Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase after the event. Austin, Texas: Special Agent Walter Curtis knows where a drug lord hid a small fortune in cash before he was killed. He convinces Marc Virgil, a disgraced Boston detective, to help him find it. Their simple plan unleashes a chain reaction of violence and murder as the two American cops fight their way out of Mexico against a professional killer, corrupt cops, and an army of cartel hitmen who all want them dead.

Programs for children

Toddler Storytime: 10:30 a.m. Mondays. Stories, songs and finger plays that encourage early literacy for preschoolers, ages 2-5, and their caregivers.

Bilingual Sing-along: 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays. Songs, finger plays and action rhymes that are fun for young children, in English and Spanish.

Homework Help: 3:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. For students in kindergarten through eighth grade.

REPTILES! With the Museum of Science: 2 p.m. June 26. Are reptiles actually slimy? Do snapping turtles really snap? What actually makes a reptile a reptile? Together we will answer these questions and many more while we become acquainted with some incredible animals from the Museum’s Live Animal Care Center.

All branches

ESL classes: ESL instruction is offered in a traditional classroom environment. Classes range from beginner — for people with little or no experience with English — to high-intermediate. Classes are free, but registration is required. For more information and to register, call 617-859-2446 or email mmurray@bpl.org. Visit bpl.org/branches/ESL_groups.pdf for the complete schedule.

Immigrant Information Corners: Immigrant Information Corners, located at all 24 Boston Public Library locations, are a strategic collaboration between the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Boston Public Library and the city of Boston, as well as community partners. They are meant to serve as information stations for Boston’s immigrants and refugees, giving access to citizenship and other immigration-related materials in multiple languages, information about citizenship preparation assistance, as well as information about financial empowerment resources.