Here are the latest South Boston neighborhood notes:

Poetry readings

The South Boston Arts Association will host an afternoon of poetry readings from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 13 at the South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway.

High school students and adults are welcome to read two to three poems of their own or a favorite poem or two.

The event is free and refreshments will be served. Call 617-268-0180 for further information.

Pet clinic

The City of Boston and the Animal Rescue League of Boston will host a dog licensing and low cost rabies vaccine clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 13 at the Condon Community Center, 200 D St.

Pets must be held by a person, ages 18 years or older. Cats must be in a vari-kennel or similar pet carrier. Pets will get a three-year rabies vaccine if owners can show written proof that the last vaccine was given 9 to 12 months prior to the clinic date or that the pet has had a three-year rabies vaccine at any point in the past.

The vaccine fee is $5, $2 for senior owners. Dog license fee is $15 for spayed/neutered pets or $30 for intact male/females.

Call 617-635-5348 or visit for more details.

Dance performance

The Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., will host “What Remains” by Claudia Rankine and Will Rawls at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 13.

Boston-born choreographer Rawls returns to the ICA with poet and MacArthur Fellow Rankine with “What Remains,” a collaborative performance that responds to questions of presence by poetically addressing the erasure and exposure that drives the historical disturbance of black citizens.

The performance is created in collaboration with and performed by Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste, Leslie Cuyjet, Jessica Pretty and Tara Aisha Willis.

Admission is $15 for members and students and $25 for non-members.

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

Movies for jazz lovers

The South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway, will screen a series of movies featuring jazz music from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays during April.

The library will screen the biographical “The Benny Goodman Story” starring Steve Allen and Donna Reed on April 16; the musical “La La Land” starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone in her Oscar winning role on April 23; and the movie rated the Best Comedy by the American Film Institute, “Some Like it Hot” starring Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis and Marilyn Monroe on April 30.

Call 617-268-0180 for more details.

Art activities

The Institute of Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave., will host family art activities from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday to Thursday, April 16 to 18, during school vacation week.

Families can enjoy exploring art from the present time, trying gallery games, drawing characters and joining in an interactive story time.

Visitors can meet artist Dennis Nance between 1 and 3 p.m. on Thursday and take in a weaving demonstration with Boston artist Zahirah Nur Truth from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday.

Tickets to the art activities are free with museum admission. Youth, ages 17 and under, are admitted free.

Further information is available at or by calling 617-478-3103.

Citizenship class

The South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway, will offer a free citizenship class from 5 to 7:45 p.m. on Thursday, April 18.

Project Citizenship will provide applicants free technical and legal help in completing their applications for citizenship. The class prepares students for all parts of their citizenship test and will cover the literacy test, 100 questions about U.S. history and government and help students improve their speaking and listening abilities in English.

Requirements are basic level English and legal permanent resident card for five years or three years if married to an American citizen. This program is in partnership with the St Mark Community Education Program.

Visit or call 617-268-0180 for further details.

Art adventures

The South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway, will host “Artful Adventures with the MFA” from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, April 19.

Children ages 6 to 12 can join instructors from the Artful Adventures program at the Museum of Fine Arts in exploring, creating and learning about postcards and other forms of advertising while taking a closer look at examples of prints created by Toulouse-Lautrec and some of his contemporaries from the “Toulouse-Lautrec and the Stars of Paris” exhibition on view at the MFA from April 7 to Aug. 4. They will discover how different types of line, lighting effects and color combinations can be used to convey scenes and ideas and then try their hand at creating their own prints.

Admission is free. Call 617-268-0180 for more information.

Solo art exhibition

The Distillery Gallery, 516 East Second St., will host an exhibition of works by Tina Feingold now through April 19.

The exhibition is a sampling from a variety of Feingold’s series of recent years, using space, color and texture to evoke imaginary internal landscapes. All have been created through a labor-intensive process that features repetitive applications of oil paint and mixed media to discover the emerging imagery.

The current work features oil painting and works on paper - her abstract presentations incorporate images reflective of her early training as a figurative artist.

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

Further information is available at

Island stewardship

The Boston Harbor Islands will host a Stewardship Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 20 on Lovells Island. Participants should meet the NPS staff at the Courthouse Dock, 2 Northern Ave.

Volunteers will study changes in park biodiversity. They will explore the local flora and fauna and discuss the ecology and natural history of the park, working to improve the habitat for the native birds, bugs and flowers of the local national park.

There will also be opportunities to search for invasive pest insects and plants and to catalog bird use in the park.

Participants should dress appropriately in layers for the weather, wear closed-toe shoes and bring a water bottle and lunch. Sunscreen and a hat are recommended. Tools will be provided.

To register, visit or call 978-360-0421.

Spring book sale

The South Boston Branch Library, 646 East Broadway, will host the annual springtime book sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 20.

Organized by the Friends of the South Boston Branch Library, the sale will feature lots of adult and juvenile books, both hardcover and paperbacks, CDs, audio books and other audio-visual materials at low prices.

All proceeds will benefit the programming of the branch library. Call 617-268-0180 for more details.

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.