Jazz Week 2016 in Hyde Park

JAZZWEEK_logo_CMYK_outline2016Calling all jazz music fans! JazzBoston’s Jazz Week returns to Beantown on April 22, 2016 and runs through May 1, 2016. The Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library and Artists-At-Large, Inc., are pleased to collaborate again for our fourth Jazz Week by bringing The Trombone Giants to the branch library on Saturday April 30, 2016, at 2:00pm.

Veteran Boston trombonist and band leader John Licata will kickoff the event with his presentation, What was When!! The 1970s Boston Jazz Scene, with jazz by the Giants following.  The Trombone Giants comprise John Licata and Michael Wang on trombone, Ben Schwendenener on piano, Rich Appleman on bass, and Jean Marie Corrois on drums.

Come on in to Hyde Park for some history, some live jazz, and our available selection of jazz CDs for sale!

The Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization supporting the Hyde Park Branch Library and the Hyde Park community.  We thank our members and the community for supporting our book and media sales, and for giving generously to continue sponsoring free music events and other activities for all ages at the branch library.

Artists-at-Large, also a non-profit, introduces, supports and encourages local artists in exhibiting and sharing their art in the community and beyond, as well as paying forward to others by donating a portion of their show proceeds to a charity of their choice.

Friends Annual Meeting, April 2, 2016

owlsAll are invited to the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library’s Annual Meeting on Saturday, April 2, 2016, beginning at 1:30pm.  During the Annual Meeting, the Friends will honor Tommey Seggers and Artists-At-Large, Inc., as Friends of the Year for their contributions to the library and to the community.

Following the business meeting and award presentations, Elizabeth Ives Hunter, former director of the Cape Cod Museum of Art, will speak about Isaac Caliga and his portrait of Hyde Park’s American Impressionist painter John J. Enneking.  The formal unveiling of the portrait will take place at the end of the lecture, and the afternoon will conclude with a reception featuring the traditional offering of homemade sweets.

150th Anniversaries Celebration Today!

black-soldiersToday, July 27, 2013, between 11am and 4pm, the Hyde Park Sesquicentennial Committee, comprising the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library, the Hyde Park Historical Society, and the Boston Public Library, are pleased to sponsor a Civil War anniversary event at the Hyde Park Branch Library!  This year marks the 150th anniversaries of the Emancipation Proclamation and the formation of the 54th Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteers.  Come on by and see some history!

The Order of the Day:

11:00am-4:00pm     An authentic Civil War encampment on library lawn

12:00 noon           Reading of Emancipation Proclamation from library steps

12:00-4:00pm      Civil War artifacts exhibit in the Nancy Hannan Archives Room

12:15pm-12:45pm     Interpretive and historical talk on the 54th Regiment by the Museum of African American History

12:45pm               Special showing of the film, Glory

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library, the Hyde Park Historical Society, and the Boston Public Library, and generously supported by a grant from the Blue Hills Bank Charitable Foundation.

The Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library also wish to acknowledge the generous support of the Boston Public Library Foundation (BPLF) in assisting us with opening our branch library for this Sesquicentennial event.

Celebrating 150th Anniversaries on July 27!

black-soldiersThis Saturday July 27, 2013, 11am – 4pm, the Hyde Park Sesquicentennial Committee, comprising the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library, the Hyde Park Historical Society, and the Boston Public Library, are sponsoring a Civil War anniversary event at the Hyde Park Branch Library!  This year marks the 150th anniversaries of the Emancipation Proclamation and the formation of the 54th Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteers.  Come on by and see some history!

The Order of the Day:

11:00am-4:00pm     An authentic Civil War encampment on library lawn

12:00 noon           Reading of Emancipation Proclamation from library steps

12:00-4:00pm      Civil War artifacts exhibit in the Nancy Hannan Archives Room

12:15pm-12:45pm     Interpretive and historical talk on the 54th Regiment by the Museum of African American History

12:45pm               Special showing of the film, Glory

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library, the Hyde Park Historical Society, and the Boston Public Library, and generously supported by a grant from the Blue Hills Bank Charitable Foundation.

Healthy Eating And Cooking Workshop

The Friends of The Hyde Park Branch Library are pleased to welcome nutritionist Karen Honig on Saturday May 4, 2013, at 1:30pm, to discuss healthy living through better food  choices.  Topics include improving eating habits,  controlling cravings and binges, and maintaining a healthy weight.  Free recipes will be provided.  

  

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library, and is supported by a grant from The Blue Hills Bank Charitable Foundation.

Intro to Folk – May 19, 2012

For the last session in the series, singer-songwriter Terry Kitchen will present about Folk music for Many Styles, Many Voices, An Introduction to Music for Teens this Saturday May 19th at 2pm in the branch library’s Menino Hall.   This series is designed to give teens and young adults a brief but comprehensive look at the different styles of music they hear, what makes them unique, and what unites them.  Each presenter is an accomplished musician who will present a 90-minute talk followed by a short concert and Q/A time.  Many thanks to Artists-at-Large, Inc. for coordinating this wonderful series!

These concerts are free and all ages are welcome.  For more information contact Branch Teen Librarian John Kenney, or Artists-at-Large, Inc., at 617-313-6557.

Intro to Classical – May 12, 2012

Cellist and New England Conservatory graduate Michael Dahlbert will present the Classical music session of Many Styles, Many Voices, An Introduction to Music for Teens this Saturday May 12th at 2pm in the branch library’s Menino Hall.   This series is designed to give teens and young adults a brief but comprehensive look at the different styles of music they hear, what makes them unique, and what unites them.  Each presenter is an accomplished musician who will present a 90-minute talk followed by a short concert and Q/A time.  The last session is May 19 — Intro to Folk with Terry Kitchen.

These concerts are free and all ages are welcome.  For more information contact Branch Teen Librarian John Kenney, or Artists-at-Large, Inc., at 617-313-6557.

Many Styles, Many Voices – May 5 session postponed

We are saddened to announce the postponement of this Saturday May 5th’s Intro to Pop.  The presenting artist, Clara Kebabian, has a family emergency.  Once a new date is set, another announcement will be posted.

Two more sessions remain in this series:

Many Styles, Many Voices, An Introduction to Music for Teens is ongoing Saturdays  at 2pm through May 19 in the branch library’s Menino Hall.   This series is designed to give teens and young adults a brief but comprehensive look at the different styles of music they hear, what makes them unique, and what unites them.  Each presenter is an accomplished musician who will present a 90-minute talk followed by a short concert and Q/A time.

These concerts are free and all ages are welcome.  For more information contact Branch Teen Librarian John Kenney, or Artists-at-Large, Inc., at 617-313-6557.

HP Sesquicentennial Lecture

The Hyde Park Sesquicentennial Committee will present its first event Saturday April 28, 2012, 12pm, in the branch library’s historic Weld Hall.  In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Hyde Park’s 1912 annexation by the city of Boston, local historian Anthony Sammarco (author of Hyde Park: Then and Now — Arcadia Press, 2011) will give an illustrated talk on Hyde Park.  A centennial cake and refreshments will be offered following the presentation.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library and is supported by a grant from the Blue Hills Bank Charitable Foundation.  The Hyde Park Sesquicentennial Committee is a joint project of the Hyde Park Historical Society, the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library, and the Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library.

Many Styles, Many Voices

Many Styles, Many Voices, An Introduction to Music for Teens is ongoing Saturdays  at 2pm through May 19 in the branch library’s Menino Hall, and started off with well-attended sessions on April 14 (Jazz with Dr. Lewis Porter) and April 21 (Blues with Erin Harpe).   This series is designed to give teens and young adults a brief but comprehensive look at the different styles of music they hear, what makes them unique, and what unites them.  Each presenter is an accomplished musician who will present a 90-minute talk followed by a short concert and Q/A time.

These concerts are free and all ages are welcome.  For more information contact Branch Teen Librarian John Kenney, or Artists-at-Large, Inc., at 617-313-6557.