Here are the latest East Boston neighborhood notes:

Boston Book Fest

The Boston Book Fest will be held at the East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St., from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13.

The day will feature Story Time with Pete the Cat at 10:30 a.m., a young author event at 11 a.m., a performance by Veronica Robles and her Mariachi Band at noon, Story Time “Always Anjali” at 1 p.m., “Who is the Author in Your Backyard” at 1:45 p.m. and a tween writers’ workshop with Daniel Jose Older at 3 p.m.

Admission is free. Visit or call 617-536-0271 for further information.

Bubble soccer

The community is invited to enjoy a game of Bubble Soccer from 1:30 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13 at LoPresti Park, 33 Sumner St.

Participants can play a game of soccer while wearing a giant plastic bubble that allows them to bounce safely off other players and roll over. The event will consist of a series of 3v3 games, and every participant is guaranteed at least two games. They can register as a team of four for $75, or as an individual for $20.

There will only be adult-sized bubbles on hand for the games, so players must be able to wear an adult bubble to play.

Proceeds will benefit Soccer Without Borders, a non-profit that uses soccer as a vehicle for positive change, providing underserved youth a toolkit to overcome obstacles to growth, inclusion and personal success.

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Creative writing workshops

The East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St., will host creative writing workshops from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 15, Nov. 5 and Dec 10.

Denise Delgado will help writers write down their life experiences. Everyone has a story and only you can tell yours. During each of the three workshops, students will listen to classic salsa songs for inspiration. The great salseras can teach a lot about making characters come to life, social commentary and great storytelling. The class will be bilingual in Spanish and English according to the preferences of the group.

Call 617-569-0271 for further information.

Two artists to display

Atlantic Works Gallery, 80 Border St., is displaying “Invasive Species,” artwork by Justin C. Rounds and Leigh Hall, now through Saturday, Oct. 27.

Rounds’ work depicts the everyday shopping cart in image and object, deconstructing and reconstructing the icon of consumer capitalism in an effort to transform the viewer’s perspective on environmentally and socially destructive buying habits. Salvaged materials are manipulated to create artworks that evoke the tension between nature and the industrialized urban landscape.

Hall has reinvented her wall drawing technique from the early 2000’s, working with black masking tape on heavyweight drawing paper. The result is a large and detailed work, East Boston Greenway, presented as 26 distinct pieces assembled to create a larger-than-life landscape, which crosses the boundaries between realism and abstraction.

Gallery hours are from 2 to 6 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays or by appointment.

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Farmers’ market

A farmers’ market sponsored by the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center is being held from 3 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays through Oct. 31 at Central Square Park.

The produce, herbs, vegetables and fruit are all Massachusetts-grown. Fresh baked goods and fresh fish will also be available. The market will also feature performances by local musicians, information on healthy eating and activities for children.

For more information, visit

Fun at the library

The East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St., will offer free, fun programming for children during October.

The programs will include Story Time for children, ages 1-5, at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays; baby lap-sit for children, younger than two, at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesdays; and Yu-Gi-Oh Club at 1 p.m. on Saturdays.

Caregivers must accompany children to these programs.

For more details, call 617-569-0271.