Boston’s Community Preservation Committee voted to fund the FHPL’s Historic Garden application, pending City Council approval. Two carvings of the god Mercury from the Hyde Park railroad station built in 1914 and demolished in 1974, along with the Corrigan stone from St. Catherine elementary school, Mount Neponset, will be cleaned and stabilized. After the work in the early summer is completed, benches will be added to the area. More information about the railroad station and the school will be shared in later posts.
The Friends are working with William Barry of Heritage Planning & Design who prepared this preliminary sketch.
If you have photos or information about the railroad station or the school please send to: email@example.com or leave at the library.
Two other HP applications were also funded; the Seventh Day Adventist Church for roof and masonry repair and the YMCA for an outdoor exercise and play area.
Thank you Massachusetts taxpayers!
The 38th annual meeting of the Friends of the Hyde Park Library will be on March 23rd. The business meeting will start at 1:30 followed by the presentation of the Friend of the Year Award. We have chosen Thien Simpson, the Executive Director of Hyde Park Main Streets. We are delighted with our selection and look forward to her energy spilling over to us.
David Leonard the President of the the Boston Public Library is the guest speaker. He has much to share with us about ongoing activities and future plans at Copley Square, at the branches and with online resources. Reception to follow.
In microfilm from The Hyde Park Gazette – Times newspaper, I found monthly reports of the titles of books added to the Hyde Park Library. Here is the listing for January, February and March of 1914.
This weekly newspaper was published from 1912-1924 . The yearly subscription was $1 or 2 cents a copy.
The microfilms to this local newspaper are in the local history room at The Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library. Check with the adult librarian about viewing.
Be sure to check out the BPL’s amazing online newspaper resources .
Thank shoppers who bought books, media and art during our successful Thursday evening and Saturday afternoon hours in October, November and December.
We will continue to open the book store room and also have a table of DVDs and CDs for sale on the following dates and times in the winter and early Spring.
- Saturday, January 26th 12-2
- Saturday, February 23rd 12-2
- Saturday, March 16th 12-2
- Saturday, April, 13th 12-2
During February School vacation we will sell children’s books during special library programs on the following days.
- Wednesday, February 20th 3-5
- Thursday, February 21st 2-4
- Friday, February 22nd 10-12
We need volunteers to sort books and help at sales. Leave you contact information if you have the time to help out. firstname.lastname@example.org
Friends of the Hyde Park Library
Mini Holiday Sale
Books – Media – Wall Art
New & lightly used holiday items and gifts
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Menino Hall Area — Hyde Park Library
35 Harvard Ave