Here are the latest East Boston neighborhood notes:
The East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St., will host a free USCIS immigration information session on benefits from 3 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17.
A U.S. Citizenship and Immigration officer will give general information on immigration issues such as naturalization and citizenship, eligibility requirements, permanent residency, filing procedures, avoiding scams and finding low cost and safe advice.
This is a cooperative effort of USCIS, the Mayor’s Office for Immigration Advancement and Boston Public Library.
Call 617-565-9430 for more information.
Atlantic Works Gallery, 80 Border St., is presenting a new exhibition of works, “UFO: UnFinished Objects,” now through Saturday, Jan. 26.
An opening reception and artists’ talks will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17.
Atlantic Works artists will share works-in-progress.
Gallery hours are from 2 to 6 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays or by appointment.
Visit www.atlanticworks.org for more information.
Oasis for birds
A free nature walk will be held from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 19 at Belle Isle Marsh. Walkers will meet at the main parking lot on Bennington Street.
Walkers can discover the abundant birdlife at Belle Isle Marsh Reservation, a restored wildlife sanctuary. They will walk while birding for a distance of a mile on easy level terrain. The walk is recommended for adults and children, ages 10 and older, but all ages and experience levels are welcome. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Some binoculars and a spotting scope will be provided, but please bring these items if you have them. Dress for the weather in warm layers of clothing, sturdy hiking boots or shoes. Inclement weather may cancel; call 978-937-2094, ext. 121 one hour before the start time.
This event is co-sponsored by the Friends of Belle Isle Marsh.
Visit www.mass.gov/dcr/events or call 781-656-1485 for more details.
‘Taste of Eastie’
East Boston Main Streets will present the 23rd annual “Taste of Eastie” from 6 to 9 pm. on Thursday, Jan. 24 at the Hilton Boston Logan Airport Hotel, One Hotel Drive.
Thirty local restaurants featuring Mediterranean, Asian, Latin American, Middle Eastern and American cuisine will provide samples of their favorite dishes.
The evening will also feature a cash bar, live entertainment and wine pull and raffles. This is the largest East Boston dining charity event and all proceeds will benefit East Boston Main Streets.
Tickets are $35. To purchase tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/taste-of-eastie-2019-tickets-53630246511.
Free validated parking will be available.
Further information is also available by calling 617-561-1044 or by email to email@example.com.
Free homework help is available from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays at the East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St.
Students in grades K to 8 are invited to drop in for homework help, academic support and mentoring with trained high-achieving high school students. Homework Help mentor trainings are provided by Harvard University's Public School Partnerships Team. The Boston Public Library Foundation funds this Out-of-School Time program.
Visit www.bpl.org or call 617-569-0271 for further information.
Fun at the library
The East Boston Branch Library, 365 Bremen St., will offer free, fun programming for children during January.
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.