Magic Show!

Join us at the branch library this Saturday, December 17, 2011, from 2:30pm to 3:30pm, for fun magical entertainment for the whole family with local Hyde Park magician, The Amazing JV!  This program is presented by the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library in collaboration with Artists-at-Large, Inc.

Extended: Havana in Hyde Park 9

As part of the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month through Art, ArtsAmica and Artists-at-Large, Inc. announce the extension of the current exhibit Havana in Hyde Park 9 at the branch library through October 31, 2011.  Many of the Cuban artists exhibiting their artwork have received recognition and awards in and outside of Cuba, and have pieces in museums and private collections worldwide.  All exhibited artwork is available for purchase.

For more information, ArtsAmica may be reached at 617-424-6366/artsamica@aol.com, and Artists-at-Large, Inc., at 617-313-6557.

Monthly Friends Meeting

The next meeting of the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library will be held Monday, October 3, 2011, from 6:30pm to 7:45pm. Members of the public as well as Friends members are welcome and encouraged to participate in the discussion and planning of Friends-sponsored events and activities. Your comments and input are appreciated!

Monthly Friends Meeting

The next meeting of the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library will be held Monday, September 12, 2011, from 6:30pm to 7:45pm.  Members of the public as well as Friends members are welcome and encouraged to participate in the discussion and planning of Friends-sponsored events and activities.  Your comments and input are appreciated!

Live in the Garden Tonight: The JP Jazz Collective

What a perfect evening to spend in the garden at the Hyde Park Branch Library!  The JP Jazz Collective, led by Hyde Park’s own Bob McCloskey, will feature blue note jazz from the 60’s and 70’s. The sextet includes 3 horns, a guitar, bass, and drums, with many original arrangements of jazz favorites. Free beverages and snacks will also be available.  This is the fourth of eight Thursday night concerts this summer.  Join us!

HP 3 with Jeff Todd and Jay Paget

The Concerts in the Garden Series at the Hyde Park Branch Library will get off to a rock and rolling start this Thursday, July 7, at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy the guitar music and vocals of Jeff Todd and Jay Paget.

This is the first in a series of 8 free concerts brought to you by the Friends of the HP Branch. Complimentary drinks and refreshments will be served.

Just in case that possible storm materializes, the concert will take place in the Library in Menino Hall.

B2BBB Silent Auction: Sanborn Maps

HP Sanborn sampleAt the Back2Basics Bookmark Ball’s Silent Auction, a map collector who appreciates technology will love winning these digital scans of the 1905 Sanborn maps of Hyde Park’s Hyde Park Avenue and Neponset River areas.  Sanborn Fire Insurance maps are similar to plot maps and were created to document fire insurance liability in urbanized areas of the United States.  The map set comprises eight (8) map sheets on 2 CD-ROM discs and is donated by forensic genealogist Sharon E. Sergeant.  This offering is ITEM #11.  [Value: $160/Reserve: $25]

For pre-event registration as an absentee bidder, please send an email message containing your name, address, and telephone, AND the item description and number, and your min./max. bid amounts to  Silent Auction Email.  A confirmation email will be sent with a unique bidder number which will be used during the auction at the Back2Basics Bookmark Ball, April 30, 2011.

Remember, all proceeds of this silent auction and the Bookmark Ball will benefit the Friends’ summer concert series and other musical art performances throughout the year at the branch library.  These performances are open to the public of all ages and are free admission.

Good luck, bidders!