On Tuesdays, the Field's Corner Branch of the Library doesn't open until 11:00 AM. This is a perfect opportunity to visit the branch in Lower Mills which is fairly modern by Boston Public Library standards and more cheerful than the Codman Square Branch. The Lower Mills branch has an extensive (racks and racks!) collection of mystery novels.
Though Dashiell Hammett is credited with inventing the modern American crime novel, you won't find him in the mystery section. Two collections of his complete novels (five in all) are found agains the wall with the literature, filed with other grear authors whose last names begin with H.
For those youngsters not interested in crime, the Lower Mills branch hosts "Mother Goose Storytime" every Wednesday beginning at 10:30 AM. Each week's program consists of a half hour of "songs, stories, rhymes, bounces, tickles and fun" intended for babies, toddlers and their caregivers. The program is geared for people three years of age and under, though it is assumed caregivers will be a bit older than three. The last program this year will be conducted on May 28th, so stop by before it's too late.
The library is a short, uphill walk from the Milton stop on the Mattapan High Speed Line. What better way to spend a Wednesday morning?