Here are the latest Waterfront - North End - Financial District neighborhood notes:

Boston Ballet story time

The North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St., will offer story time with the Boston Ballet from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 7.

Children and families are welcome to hear stories about a famous ballet or dancer. The story time is also supplemented with a movement experience that highlights major themes of the story. Boston Ballet faculty dance educators will lead the program, which is for children, age 2 and up. Younger children will need parental supervision.

Call 617-227-8135 for further details.

Piano trio to perform

The North End Music and Performing Arts Center will present an evening of music by the Neave Trio at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 11 at the Bijou de la Vida Private Gallery, 390 Commercial St.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for a wine tasting and cheese reception with the concert starting at 7:30 p.m.

The trio of Anna Williams, violin, Mikhail Veselov, cello, and Eri Nakamura, piano, will present a cutting edge performance of music from their CD “French Moments,” which features the only known piano trios by Debussy, Faure and Roussel.

Tickets are $20 - $45.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit or call 617-227-2270.

Friday flicks

The North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St., is screening conspiracy and cover-up themed movies from 1 to 3 p.m. on Fridays during January.

The library will show the award-winning “Michael Clayton” about a lawyer representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multi-million dollar lawsuit, starring George Clooney and Tilda Swinton on Jan. 11 and the Oscar-winning Best Picture “Spotlight,” the true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the Boston Catholic Archdiocese, starring Mark Ruffalo and Michael Keaton, on Jan. 18.

Call 617-227-8135 for further details.

Holiday stroll

The Freedom Trail is offering historic holiday strolls from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Thursdays through Sundays now through Jan. 27, holidays excluded. Walkers will meet at the ArtsBoston booth at the Faneuil Hall Marketplace.

Tour guides in 19th century Dickensian costume will lead visitors along the Freedom Trail with a special look at how Christmas traditions evolved in Boston and the highlights of the American Revolution. People can then round off the tour with complimentary hot chocolate, tea or wine and famous Boston cream pie at the Omni Parker House Hotel.

Historic Holiday Stroll guests receive discounts off museum purchases at official Freedom Trail historic sites, including the Old South Meeting House, Old State House, Paul Revere House and Old North Church.

Reservations are required.

Visit or call 617-357-8300 to make a reservation or for more details.

Photography tour

PhotoWalks will offer a walking tour of the North End from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Sundays, Jan. 13, 20 and 27, meeting at the Shaw Memorial, Beacon Street.

The North End welcomed waves of immigrants seeking the American dream. Today, it is a popular hot spot famous for its busy restaurants, quaint cafes and crowded pastry shops. Highlights include Paul Revere’s house, Old North Church, Hanover Street, the Rose Kennedy Greenway and some hidden gems off-the-beaten-path.

Participants can learn how to take photographs with instruction on creative composition and getting the most out of a digital camera. Historical commentary on the sites will also be given.

Tickets are $40 for adults and $20 for youths, ages 10 to 17. Advance reservations are required.

Call 617-851-2273 or visit for more details and to purchase tickets.

Nature films

The New England Aquarium, Central Wharf, is presenting three films at 10 a.m. and 1, 2, 4 and 6 p.m. from now through Jan. 31 in the IMAX Theater.

The films include “Oceans: Our Blue Planet,” “Galapagos: Nature’s Wonderland” and a new film “Pandas!” All will be presented in 3-D.

For more information, visit or call 617-226-2149.

Homework help

Free homework help will be available from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays at the North End Branch Library, 25 Parmenter St.

Students in grades K to 8 are invited to drop in for homework help, academic support and mentoring. The Boston Public Library Foundation funds this Out-of-School Time program.

Visit or call 617-227-8135 for further information.