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Never Too Late Group at the Central Library

Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. in Commonwealth Salon

Never Too Late

The Never Too Late Group is one of the country’s oldest, continuously running groups for seniors. For over 60 years,
it has provided a setting for seniors to gather together and enjoy with their friends a wide variety of unique programs that are entertaining and culturally enriching.

Programs are held year-round in the Commonwealth Salon on Thursdays at 2:00 pm. A typical month consists of classic and contemporary films, live musical performances, and author or lecture talks about various topics, especially on Boston or Massachusetts history.

Never Too Late programs are sponsored by the Saquish Foundation.

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Upcoming programs:

Holiday December 11
Holiday Mix
Entertainers Bob DiCicco and Maureen Pilot celebrate the holidays by sprinkling traditional favorites with the Great American Songbook.

Solo December 18
Woodsong
Matt Sharrock and Brian Calhoon showcase the unique sound of the marimba with a portrait concert of classical and contemporary works, including familiar tunes and pieces with story-telling.

Solo January 8
50+ Years of Broadway
On trumpet and keyboard, David Polansky takes us on a musical journey of America’s favorite Broadway hits from 1921-1978.

Solo January 15
The Night of the Hunter (film, 1955, 93 min.)
A homicidal preacher woos an unsuspecting widow and terrorizes her two young children to reveal their hidden loot.
Stars Robert Mitchum.


You can also borrow the DVD from the library.

Solo January 22
Legends and Lore of the North Shore
Join author Peter Muise and discover the North Shore’s uncanny legends and tales of the paranormal.

Solo January 29
Boston and the Civil War: Hub of the Second Revolution
Join author Barbara Berenson and learn about Boston’s central role as the
Hub of Abolitionism in the war that transformed the nation.

SoloFebruary 5
Boston in the Golden Age of Spiritualism: Seances, Mediums & Immortality
From the Civil War to the early 20th century, historian and author Dee Morris navigates the complex history of Boston’s spiritualist movement.

Solo February 12
South End Character: Speaking Out on Neighborhood Change
Author and South End resident Alison Barnet shares her collection of columns from South End News about the people and places in her neighborhood.

Solo February 19
Boston Conservatory Troubadours
This ensemble of opera and vocal performance majors presents well-known arias and art songs.

Solo February 26
Sandsablaze: Grand Prix Greatness from Harrisburg to the Olympics
Author Kimberly Gatto pays tribute to the amazing partnership between rider Buddy Brown and one of the greatest American thoroughbreds of the past century.

Download a printable (PDF) January/February schedule.

Check our calendar for other events for seniors throughout the Boston Public Library system.

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