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: bpl.org/branches/al_calendar.htm or facebook.com honanallstonbranchbpl.

Programs for all ages:

Five Local artists will display their works in various mediums through August in the gallery during library hours.

Imaging the Big from the Small: Mobile Photography Exhibition by Photographers Li Xiongwei and Yun Thwaits (Xia Yun) on display in Gallery during Library hours September – October. Most of the works shown here are shot by the iPhone. Xiongwei is a member of the China Photographers Association and a national first-rate photographer. He has been engaged in photography for more than 30 years. His mobile photography focuses on faithful recordings and the creative. Yun started mobile photography two years ago, and her work is primarily documentary style. Her photographic works have been selected for international film festivals three times, won numerous awards, and received a Harvard scholarship to study photography.

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.

Midweek Midday Matinee: 1 p.m. Oct. 2 Coming Out to Family, “Boy Erased”; 1 p.m. Oct. 9 Coming Out to Family, “The Danish Girl”

Tech Help: Make an appointment with staff for computer or mobile device help.

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

Programs for children

Homework Help Mentors: Starting Sept. 16, during school year (not including days BPS is closed) Monday–Thursday 3.30 to 5.30 p.m. High School Students tutor and mentor younger students.

Preschool Storytime with Craft: 10:30 a.m. Sept. Oct. 1.

Sensory Time: 10:30 a.m.-noon Oct. 10. For ages 1 to 3 years. Speak to Hope the Children’s Librarian for details

LEGO Club: 2:30-4 p.m. Sept. 28.

BTU Homework Help: 4-6 p.m. Sept. 30 and Oct. 2. Mondays and Wednesdays when BPS is in session, for students K-12.

Concert with 123 Andres: 4 p.m. Oct. 7.

Faroles Workshop with La Piñata: 3:30 p.m. Oct. 8.

Brighton Branch Library

Programs held at the Brighton Branch Library, 40 Academy Hill Road. For full list of programs: bpl.org/calendar. For information and membership: 617-782-6032; ask@bpl.org.

The Off the Record Band: 6:30 p.m. Oct. 10. The Off the Record 5 piece band treats us to a delightful evening of blues, classic rock and pop. Off the Record is based at Music Makers Studios in Brighton. It is comprised of Bennie Dinardo, guitar and vocals; Dan Wasserman, guitar and vocals,; Mark Leccese, bass and vocals; Allison Reilly, drums and vocals and Nick Anisimov, keyboard and vocals. All are welcome!

Book Discussion Group: 11:15 a.m. Oct. 30. A book discussion group meets on the last Wednesday of each month. The featured selection for Oct. 30 will be “Cutting for Stone” by Abraham Verghese. Copies of the book are available at the branch. Everyone is invited and new members are welcome.

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

“Road Trip: Through Sept. 20. Photographs of New England Neon” by Susan Mara Bregman, Author of New England Neon. Also featuring artwork from The Corner Art Room, Brighton Center. The golden age of neon signs in New England lasted more than 30 years, from the dark days of the Great Depression through the go-go years of the 1960s, but its spectacular legacy remains — if you know where to look!

“Mottainai — Too Good to Waste”: Mixed-media works by Lisa Piel, Faneuil Library’s knitting instructor. Plus selections from the amazing bell collection of Faneuil Library’s own Kevin Montague. An opening reception will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 28

Programs for adults

Intermediate Knitting: 11 a.m.-noon Saturdays through Oct. 26. Is it a hat? A cowl? It’s a HOWL! And a fun knit with a few little challenges for the intermediate knitter. Sign-up still open! Prior knitting experience is required. Materials will be supplied at the first class. Preregistration is required. This class runs October 26th.

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.

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.

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.