Attendees enjoyed a wonderful concert by Hyde Park resident Daniel Ian Smith and a Collective Directive yesterday. Daniel introduced the band’s Jazz and Latin Jazz renditions with interesting history and information on each piece, as well as a commemoration of a dear Hyde Park neighbor who passed away recently.
Prior to the concert, the 30th Anniversary of the Friends was celebrated with a beautiful cake from Hyde Park’s own The Pastry Chef. Attendees included 2 of the group’s founders, John Thomson and Bob Smith, as well as a number of Friends Board members past and present. Friends President Kathy Adams and former Branch Librarian Barbara Wicker spoke briefly about the history of the Hyde Park Friends. Barbara and current Branch Librarian Mary Margaret Pitts cut the cake, and Friends members distributed pieces to all attendees as the music commenced. Councilman Rob Consalvo arrived and thanked the audience for its support of the Friends and the branch library.