Here are the latest South Boston neighborhood notes:

Book discussion

The South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway, will host a book discussion group from 6 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 7.

This month’s book will be “The Immortalists” by Chloe Benjamin. All adults are welcome to attend. Copies of the book can be picked up at the circulation desk.

Call 617-268-0180 for further details.

Jazz at the museum

The Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., will host a “Jazz Night” soiree from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 11.

Attendees can step into the Jazz Age for an evening of cocktails and live music to celebrate the last week of Jason Moran’s exhibition. A live jazz trio will entertain while attendees sip on a French ’75 and snack on complimentary artisanal cheeses.

Admission is free with museum admission and free for members. Members will receive a free drink.

Visit or call 617-478-3103 for further details.

Four artists to display

The Distillery Gallery, 516 East Second St., will display “There is No Band,” artwork by Natessa Amin, S.E. Benezra, Sarah Pater and A.J. Rombach, from Jan. 12 through Feb. 10.

An opening reception with the artists will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12.

Through painting, sculpture, installation and video, the artists invite guests into their circle, a “coven” empowered by ritual practice, chance meetings, places of convergence and a celebration of feminine identity. The four have developed personal lexical symbols that reinterpret elements of reality for the willing guest: something on the periphery, a circle on the edge a tangential reality.

The gallery is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays through Saturdays and by appointment.

Further information is available at

Starring Paul Newman

A series of films starring Hollywood legend Paul Newman will be screened at the South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway, from 1 to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays during January.

These classic films will include the thriller “Harper” co-starring Julie Harris and Lauren Bacall on Jan. 8; the award-winning “Cool Hand Luke” with Oscar-winner George Kennedy on Jan. 15; Tennessee Williams’ “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” co-starring Elizabeth Taylor on Jan. 22; and “The Long Hot Summer” based on the novel by William Faulkner, with Joanne Woodward and Orson Welles, on Jan. 29.

For more information, call 617-268-0180.

Animation film festival

The Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., will host the Ottawa International Animation Festival at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan 17 and 1 and 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 19 and 20.

This program will showcase audience favorites and award winners from the 2018 Ottawa International Animation Festival competition. This year’s selection includes films that test our understanding of our relationship to ourselves, parents, partners and even the planet.

Founded in 1976 at the Canadian Film Institute in Ottawa, the Ottawa International Animation Festival is the oldest and largest animation event in the Americas.

Admission is $5 for members and students and $10 for non-members.

Visit or call 617-478-3103 for a complete listing of films and show times.

Memorial breakfast

The 49th annual Martin Luther King Jr. memorial breakfast will be held at 8:15 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 21 at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, 415 Summer St.

The program will feature delicious food, live gospel music and a diverse gathering of people, including business, civic and religious leaders from across the state.

Invited speakers include Gov. Charlie Baker, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh, U.S. Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey, State Sen. Sonia Chang-Díaz and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey.

Sheyann Webb-Christburg, Dr. King’s “Smallest Freedom Fighter,” will give the keynote address.

Proceeds from the breakfast will fund scholarships and community programs of the Union United Methodist Church and St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church.

Visit for more details and to purchase tickets.

Pop-up art talk

A pop-up talk will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Fridays in the fourth floor galleries at the Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave. The talk will introduce visitors to a different perspective of contemporary art from individuals who study the exhibitions every day. The visitor assistants (VAs), wearing “Ask Me” buttons, will give 15-minute talks in front of works of art.

Tickets are free with museum admission.

Visit or call 617-478-3103 for further details.