Friends Board Meeting – Monday, November 2, 2015

The next open board meeting for the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library will be held on Monday, November 2, 2015, 6:30 p.m.-7:45p.m. in Menino Hall at the library.  Friends members and the general public are invited and welcome to attend.

Upcoming Board Meetings occur monthly on the first Monday at the same times.

Also coming in December are Mini-Book & Holiday Sales.  Stay tuned for more news!

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A Fun Appraisal Day

appraisal-CWpitcherThe Friends’ Antiques Appraisal Day on Saturday July 11th was a fun day amid other events at the branch library–girl scouts met in Menino Hall in the morning, followed by a community meeting with Mayor Martin Walsh.   Our event was as well-attended, and many happy owners learned more about their objects.  This Pilgrim pitcher was valued at about $200-300.

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appraise-clockPatrick from Cobwebs Antiques in Jamaica Plain points out a detail on the back of a canvas painting.

 

 

 

The antique clock here is handsome!

 

 

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This Civil War-era sword had the highest estimated value of the day at $12,000!

 

 

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Friends Board President Vicky and Emeritus Board Member Claire look over some of Claire’s items.

 

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Banjoist John added his musical flair during the entire event.  Thank you very much, John!

Joining him here are Friends volunteer Diane, Friends Board member Barbara and branch staffer Yosefa.

Friends Board Meeting – Monday, July 6, 2015

The next open board meeting for the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library will be held on Monday, July 6, 6:30 p.m.-7:45p.m. in Menino Hall at the library.  Friends members and the general public are invited and welcome to attend.

Upcoming Board Meetings occur monthly on the first Monday at the same times.

Appraisal Day is Saturday, July 11, from 10am to 2pm.  Bring up to 3 items (no stamps or coins, please) to learn more about its history and value.  Cost is $10 per item, 3 items for $25.  Friends members discounted to $20 for 3 items.  Contact us at:  info@friendshplibrary.org, for more information about helping with Friends’ activities.

Appraisal Day, Saturday July 11, 2015

Antonio-appraiserThe Friends will hold a one-day appraisal event for antiques and collectibles on Saturday, July 11, from 10:00AM to 2:00PM.  Appraisers from Cobwebs Antiques in Jamaica Plain will spend a few minutes with each item and tell you interesting facts about its history, condition, and value.

Cost:  $10 for 1 item, $25 for 3 items.  Friends Members: $20 for 3 items.

Bring in a family treasure, or something you found at a tag sale.  Please, NO stamps or coins.