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Songs of Peace
Roslindale Branch Boston Public Library
4246 Washington Street
Roslindale MA 02131
Saturday, May 26, 2018, 10:30 – 11:30am

Dance to, sing along with, and experience traditional music from cultures across the world! International jazz saxophonist and composer Sagit Zilberman performs and facilitates “Songs of Peace,” an interactive global music workshop for families and children. This workshop introduces children to instruments such as the didgeridoo, space drum, and other percussion instruments and empowers them to use both their own voices and instruments to play and create music with others.​

LibraryRoslindale
Neighborhood: Roslindale
Type of Event: Performing Arts
Cost: Free
Audience: Families
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When: May 26, 2018 12am in Roslindale, MA
Spanish Conversation Group
Roslindale Branch Boston Public Library
4246 Washington Street
Roslindale MA 02131
Saturday, March 24, 2018, 11am – 12pm

Want to practice your Spanish? The group meets from 11-12 weekly. Come meet others in your community who wish to improve their Spanish. Native Spanish speakers are most definitely welcome!

LibraryRoslindale
Neighborhood: Roslindale
Cost: Free
Audience: Adults

When: May 26, 2018 11am in Roslindale, MA
Meditation and Mindfulness: Molding the Mind into an Instrument

Our daily lives are filled with things to remember, places to be, bills to pay, phones ringing, emails pinging, Facebook, Twitter, news alerts and more all demanding our attention. It is no surprise that most people feel distracted and stressed out on a regular basis. In this intro class we will be exploring the nature of our thoughts and learning to raise our focus and attention to the present moment through the practice of meditation. By learning to relax into the present moment, we can practice allowing distractions to melt away and truly come into touch with our basic nature of kindness and relaxed happiness.

This class will focus on:

– Developing a personal and transformational meditation practice.
– Training our focus and attention.
– Developing a deep sense of inner peace and tranquility.
– Training the mind to focus on the present moment by learning to dismiss
distractions and habitual thinking.
– Working with acceptance, gratitude and non-judgment on a daily basis.
– Training the mind to notice and experience joy as often as possible.
– Using positive regard to strengthen personal relationships
– Noticing and enhancing the best and most virtuous parts of ourselves

Note: Your first class is always on the house! Regular classes are $15 drop in, no one turned away due to lack of funds. Come join us this Sunday and check it out….



When: May 27, 2018 4pm in Roslindale, MA
Roslindale Open Mike- David Jackson- king yee
David Jackson: When asked for a bio for the ROM web page, David Jackson’s initial response was…”Feel free to write Dave plays guitar and appreciates people, He! he!”, but we know that his musical roots run deep, so we pressed for more and got the backstory… “My Biography is made up of events that allowed me to experience People, be it through Mimicry and/or Mentors. My life`s mission is to give back to others all the love and inspiration that has been bestowed to me in such a loving and forgiving way. My Biography is nothing without the people who have Hosted and provided us all with a space to get to a place where we can all share ourselves as authentically and joyfully as we can! I learned to take a page from my Mentors and wanted to give other Artist(s) a chance to be inspired and have a place they could call their performance home, so I started The Driftwood Coffeehouse at the Guyer Barn Gallery/Hyannis Ma. 1989-1996 and next joined and assisted with Project Arts in Plymouth, 1996, a group effort to produce a series of free, family friendly concerts. I then went on to start C.A.P.E. (Coalition Of Artists Performing for Education) from 1999-Present. Now for all Student performers-it has been renamed C.A.P.E. Carousel (To include a Legendary Cape Coffeehouse) I hope to bring attention to for its history! Growing up severely shy, I was a student of mannerisms and voices, watching people and discovering I had a propensity to mimic Celebrities of the day. I entertained my Teachers & schoolmates with skits of Paul Lynn, Geraldine Jones, Carol Channing, Bill Cosby and Mahammad Ali, Joe Frazier & Howard Cosel from the sport of Boxing! Two 2 years after High School, I discovered a Ceilidh gathering as delicious as anyone could imagine, (It was there that I witnessed a young man performing "Fly Away" John Denver`s classic! I couldn`t wait to tell my Mother, what I witnessed. She purchased an acoustic guitar at Woolworths for Christmas and I took it everywhere. In 1978, the South Shore Folk Music club opened its doors in Marshfield, Ma. under Dick Pleasant`s, Mark & Jeanne Ryer and Ed Nute. It was there I had the education of my life. Traditional Music flourished as well as Contemporary songwriters. These names such as: Martin McCarthy, Johnny Cunningham, Sparky Rucker, Guy van Duser & Billy Novick, Pat Hamil and front Porch Swing and Orrin Star and Garry Mehelick not to mention Priscilla Herdman, Vance Gilbert and a Nationally-known Marshfield Story Teller, Jay O’Callahan. That first year of Performing Artists and Host as diverse not only tells the story of why I love my Musical Community, it`s the reason why many of us have been inspired and share a love of acoustic live music! Thank you Neal, Mike, & R.O.M. (You ROMITES!) for inviting me to share the music I love with King Yee who has recorded many R.O.M. acts and assisted with the many needs of performers, including CD`s!” -- King Yee: King Yee is a friend to all and a jack of many trades. In addition to writing and performing music, he is a sensitive interpreter of other people’s songs, with a sweet singing voice, a delicate guitar technique, and an engaging stage presence. But that’s just the beginning. If you need advice on a pickup for guitar, need help with converting a video or making CDs or DVDs, King is your man. If you look on YouTube for “Slaptree” you will find over 500 videos that King has recorded in recent years of local performers at a number of Boston-area music venues. King Yee has been a faithful supporter of our local open mike scene. He has helped people with work on their acoustic instruments, shooting pictures and video of performers both on and off stage. King has become one of the top ambassadors for all those involved in keeping local talent and involved audiences coming to our venues. He has been sighted at nearly ever open mike in our immediate world. From being the video guy for so many here at ROM he has been the all-around helper to any open mike host who ever needed anything. King truly does embody the love and the care that so many of us in all the venues write songs and spoken word about. King Yee does promise an upcoming CD but in the meantime he has been working with others on their CD and DVD projects including David Jackson, Ilene Springer, Junko Ogawa, John Olivere, Mary Lou Lord, and the late Jerry Wasserman. Thank Yous... Thank yous go out to the Boston School of English, the Roslindale Congregational Church, Brian Higgins and Family of the F. J. Higgins Funeral Home for their years of help and donations to ROM. Also, Sam of the GreaterBostonHomeTeam.com, Elizabeth Swanson of Birch St. House & Garden, the late Judie Leon of Travel by Judie, Josef Porteleki of Roslindale Hardware and Vicky of the Rialto Barber Shop!! Also, Primavera Restaurant Roslindale, Panera Bread West Roxbury, Cecelia Dahl, George Cronin, Sue Burgess, Gerry Ryan, Charlie Ortolani, Melissa Fleming, Junko Ogawa, Tom Irving, King Yee, David Jackson, Branson Bofat, Ed Banatt, Darwin MacDonald, Ken Porter, Cheryl Perreault, Jimmy Dorr, Peter Neuendorffer, Chief Noda, Chris Lee, Kathryn Howell, Roberto Mighty, Jim Palana, Suzanne Mrozak, Brian Cartwright, Ben Chase, Ariella Montanez, Lorraine and Bennett Hammond, Branson Bofat, Tom Smith (again), Steve Rapson, Chrissy LeCato of In Tune Guitar Picks, Barry Spiro, Mel Gluskin, Ed Banatt, Johnny Flaherty, Chris Lee (again), Charlie Ortolani (again), Gus Agudelo, Dean Denniston, Carolyn Rundquist (again), David Diamond, Cheryl Perreault, Ellen and Allan Schmidt, Chip Canty (again), Peter Reilly, Chris Thompson, Mr. Kurt and Geoff Pango, John Boehmer, David Walther, Steve Rapson, Joe Cataldo, Mike Delaney, Dean Denniston (again), and Boston Radio Legend Dick Summer, for their time and generous donations to ROM. THE REGULAR DETAILS: The Roslindale Open Mike (ROM) is held on the second and fourth Mondays of the month at The Boston School of English, 814 South Street, Roslindale, MA 02131. This is on the other side of Roslindale Square from the previous location. "Accessible to ALL" Parking: Park on the street--be careful for "Residents Parking Only" signs. Unfortunately, you cannot park for free in the Commuter Rail lot. You can park there for $4 by using the PayByPhone app or calling 866-234-7275 (If you don't pay, they may send you a bill for $4.50). Or, park for free in the lighted public parking on Tafthill Terrace. All are Welcome!! No Cover!! Our Golden Rule is “All are Welcome!!” We want a listening room, with a non-judgmental, supportive audience, that appreciates the diversity of our performers, from beginners to touring professionals. Everyone should be treated with kindness and encouraged to use their stage time to grow as a performer. Everyone is expected to listen politely to their fellow open mikers. Loud conversations, tuning, and practicing, should be conducted in the entryway, the sanctuary, or outside. We are all on a journey with a wide range of goals and aspirations. We seek to help our caring community continue to thrive. THE RULES: Roslindale Open Mike (ROM) uses a random draw of names to set the order of performers. Our goal is to be fair, equitable, and consistent. The names are randomly drawn from the basket of names at 6:40 PM. As a courtesy to people coming from work or from a distance, early signups are accepted by Neal via email only at neal@roslindaleopenmike.org up until noon of the ROM Monday. Anyone arriving after the names are being drawn are added to the end of the list in the order of arrival. People with special needs (as defined by ROM) or who have indicated that they will be arriving late will be accommodated if possible. First timers are given their choice of a slot. After the performance order has been drawn, any swaps for an earlier or later slot may be arranged between the people requesting the swap, but only Neal, or his designee, will change the performance order on the board. Anyone who misses their slot due to late arrival will be accommodated at some point after they arrive. Everyone will get to play one song (NO LONGER THAN 5 MINUTES including your introduction!) and if we finish the first round before 10PM some willing participants may get a second song using the same performance order. This should allow everyone to perform before it gets too late, with an ending time goal of 10:30 PM at the latest. Everyone is requested to be tuned up and ready to go when it is their turn and to keep song introductions brief. Everyone is requested to maintain a listening room atmosphere and is encouraged to be courteous and respectful of all performers. Doors open at 6 PM and the open mike performances start at 7 PM, with our evening feature act at 8:30 PM. We pass the "NOT-HAT" (because it's not a hat, it's a MASSIVE BUCKET!) for the feature. Mike usually has his "practice session" at 6 PM. So, show up early, stay ‘til late, or drop by when you can. All refreshments are at NO COST but there is a donation basket, all of which is given to the school to thank them for offering this great venue. This is an all-volunteer effort, so we would love for you to help out making this open mike a success. Would you like to help us set up, host, mix sound, clean up, etc? Please consider bringing some food or beverages to share. (And of course this open mike is FAMILY FRIENDLY: non-alcoholic, drug-free, non-smoking and no inappropriate language. Please don't smoke on the school grounds--we don't want to lose this venue due to cigarette butts.) When he's available, Steve Friedman of Melville Park (www.melvillepark.com) will be there to record your performance for your upcoming live CD. You can email Neal (neal@roslindaleopenmike.ORG) or Mike (mike@mikedelaney.org) with suggestions on how to make the nights better and better. Neal Braverman neal@RoslindaleOpenMike.org www.RoslindaleOpenMike.org www.ReverbNation.com/RoslindaleOpenMike Mike Delaney mike@mikedelaney.org www.mikedelaney.org

When: May 28, 2018 6pm in Roslindale, MA
Toddler Story and Sing
Roslindale Branch Boston Public Library
4246 Washington Street
Roslindale MA 02131
Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 10:30 – 11:30am

For ages toddlers through age 2 (36 months). Stories and songs led by Early Intervention Specialist Sharin.

LibraryRoslindale
Neighborhood: Roslindale
Type of Event: Concerts, Early Literacy, Story Time
Cost: Free
Audience: Children (Ages 0-5)

When: May 29, 2018 12am in Roslindale, MA
Creative Drama
Roslindale Branch of the Boston Public Library
4246 Washington Street
Roslindale, MA 02131
Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 4:30 – 5:30pm

Children, ages 7-12, are invited to join Creative Drama at the Library on Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m.

Ann Adams of Library Creative Drama directs the program which includes storytelling theater, acting out scenes from favorite books, and lots of imagination.

Please note: groups cannot be accommodated. We don't meet during Holidays and BPS vacations.

LibraryRoslindale
Neighborhood: Roslindale
Type of Event: Performing Arts
Cost: Free

When: May 29, 2018 12am in Roslindale, MA
Knitting and Crocheting Group
Adult room alcove
Roslindale Branch Boston Public Library
4246 Washington Street
Roslindale MA 02131
Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 1:30 – 3pm

Knitters and crocheters! Come to the library to craft and have pleasant conversation with your neighbors.

The Friends are organizing a weekly knitting group on Wednesdays from 1:30 – 3:00, starting 5/9, in the rear library alcove. All levels of skill are welcome.

Note: This is drop-in social knitting, not a knitting class.

LibraryRoslindale
Neighborhood: Roslindale
Type of Event: Arts & Crafts
Cost: Free
Audience: Adults
More infowww.friendsofroslindalelibrary.org

When: May 30, 2018 12am in Roslindale, MA
Knitting and Crocheting Group
Adult room alcove
Roslindale Branch Boston Public Library
4246 Washington Street
Roslindale MA 02131
Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 1:30 – 3pm

Knitting and Crocheting Group

Knitters and crocheters! Come to the library to craft and have pleasant conversation with your neighbors.

The Friends are organizing a weekly knitting group on Wednesdays from 1:30 – 3:00, starting 5/9, in the rear library alcove. All levels of skill are welcome.

Note: This is drop-in social knitting, not a knitting class.

LibraryRoslindale
Neighborhood: Roslindale
Type of Event: Arts & Crafts
Cost: Free
Audience: Adults
More infowww.friendsofroslindalelibrary.org

When: May 30, 2018 12am in Roslindale, MA
Parents Helping Parents Support Group-Roslindale
Parents are our heros, and they need help too!  Join us for a drop in parent support group--Every Wednesday from 6:15pm-7:15pm! RSVP only required if childcare is needed. Questions--call (617) 469-8501!

When: May 30, 2018 1:05PM in Roslindale, MA
Lego Club
Roslindale Branch
of the Boston Public Library
4238 Washington Street
02131
Thursday, May 31, 2018, 4:30 – 5:30pm

Lego Club

Children's Lego club facilitated by Michele Brooks includes weekly themes. Ages 4 and up. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to assist.

This program will not meet during public school vacations; December 28, February 22 and April 19

LibraryRoslindale
Neighborhood: Roslindale
Type of Event: Games / Gaming
Cost: Free

When: May 31, 2018 12am in Roslindale, MA