August 2015 Concerts and Thank-yous

2015concert-ziliSaturday August 15th was sunny and hot, and the ladies of Zili Misik cranked up the heat with their world rhythms!  Thank you, Ladies, for a wonderful performance!  Thanks also to Tommey Seggers of Artists-at-Large for our photo pictured here.  Earlier that day the Friends’ Children’s Books mini-sale finished its second day of sales, netting nearly $500 for upcoming programs at the Hyde Park library!  Thank you, Book Lovers!


The Friends’ Concert in the Garden Series has been playing every summer for 10 years, and we couldn’t let this milestone pass without notice!  Just before the last show on August 20th, we cut and shared a celebratory cake with the audience. A big thank-you to the baker at Shaws in Hyde Park for your impromptu musical decoration!


Hyde Park’s favorite crooner Tony Cibotti concluded our 2015 Concerts in the Garden series with another terrific show of Sinatra and company favorites.  Annually, Tony generously donates his talents at every appearance at the library, and this year he brought back up!  His wife and two ladies associated with the Pied Pipers provided some harmonious accompaniment.  Thank you, All, for a great time!

The Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library are grateful for the grant by the Blue Hills Bank Charitable Foundation for this year’s concert series, and encourage our audience and Friends members to thank the Blue Hills Bank for its support of our library and community.

Concert and Anniversary Celebration

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.