Bookmark Ball 2016 Auction and Raffles

Silent Auction at libraryIn celebration of John J. Enneking’s life and career, this year’s Bookmark Ball on Saturday, October 22nd, will feature a live auction of 7 Enneking giclee reproductions.  Giclee is a French word meaning “to spray ink,” and is pronounced “zhee clay”.   A giclée print is a reproduction of an original work of art using a highly specialized inkjet printer.

The works available are:

Sandy Road (23” x 19.5”)

 Early Autumn (23.25” x 19”)

 Spring Brook (25” x 21”)

 December Thaw (17.5” x 13.5”)

 Resurrection Rock, Hyde Park (24” x 19.25”)

 Autumn Morning, Neponset (24” x 16.5”)

 Fall Landscape (20” x 16.5”, unframed)

The Friends thank the following organizations and individuals for contributing memberships and items for the Ball’s raffle:

Friends of the Boston Harbor Islands (FBHI), Individual membership and 4 books (Value $75+)

Citywide Friends of the BPL, $25 Copley Square book sale gift certificate

Citywide Friends of the BPL, Desktop Chelsea paperweight clock (Value $60)

Vicky Gall, America’s Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook 2001-2016 series (Value $20+)

Bryan Goldie, Pizzeria Uno $25 Gift card

McCrea’s Candies of Hyde Park,  Gift box of three 5.5 oz tins of caramels (Value $55)

Lorraine Nessar, Waterford crystal heart shape candy dish, 7.5 inches  (Value $50+)

New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS), Individual membership (Value $90)

David Vieira, Whole Bean Coffee by Mills Coffee Roaster, 6+ lbs. in 3 bags (Value $40+)

Tickets for the Bookmark Ball are $30 in advance, and a suggested $35 at the door.   All proceeds from the 2016 Bookmark Ball benefits the Friends’ Art Fund, which covers musical arts programs such as the Friends’ summer concert series and other 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 and raffle ticket buyers!

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2016 Bookmark Ball Tickets

Back to Basics Bookmark Ball, April 30, 2011Over the years, the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library have held its biggest fundraiser in commemoration of different events in the history of our favorite branch library. Our last ball was our Back to Basic Bookmark Ball highlighting a challenge within our group to expend the least amount of funds to gain the most funds for future programming at the Hyde Park Branch Library. The Hyde Park community very generously supported us in that event through nearly 5 years of programming!

This fall the Friends will be celebrating the acquisition of Isaac Caliga’s portrait of American Impressionist John J. Enneking, Hyde Park’s artist and adopted son. In addition to our usual raffles and quilt display, the John J. Enneking Centennial Bookmark Ball commemorates the 100th anniversary of his death and celebrates his life and career with a live auction of 5 framed Enneking painting reproductions. These will be displayed at the branch library in the weeks prior to our ball.

Tickets for the event are $30 (tickets held at the door), but will be $35 on the day of the ball. Advance purchases can be made using the Paypal buttons below, or by sending a check made payable to the “Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library”, to 35 Harvard Avenue, Hyde Park, MA, 02136.

Support the Friends with your donation (using increments of $5) anytime with the convenient Paypal button below.

BOOKMARK BALL and DONATIONS

Bookmark Ball, Single Tickets – $30
Bookmark Ball, Supporter – $50 (incl. 2 tix)
Bookmark Ball, Sustainer – $100 (incl. 4 tix)
Bookmark Ball, Contributor – $250 (incl. 6 tix)
Bookmark Ball, Benefactor – $500 (incl. 8 tix)
Donation (in increments of $5)

Thank you for your support and see you on the 22nd!

Save the Date: Oct 22, 2016!

Back to Basics Bookmark Ball, April 30, 2011Friends of the Hyde Park Library Members and the general public are cordially invited to THE fundraiser of the year!

Commemorating the Friends’ acquisition of Isaac Caliga’s portrait as well as the centennial of the artist’s passing, the John J. Enneking Centennial Bookmark Ball will be held Saturday, October, 22, 2016, from 7:00PM to 10:00PM at the Hyde Park Branch Library of the Boston Public Library, 35 Harvard Avenue, Hyde Park, Massachusetts.  Angela Menino and BPL President David Leonard are our Honorary Ball Co-Chairs.

As in previous years, the ball will feature raffle items, a quilt display, and musical entertainment, as well as light refreshments with a cash bar.  Our event highlight will be a live auction of framed Enneking reproductions.  Suggested donation for the ball is $30 in advance and $35 at the door.

More details for online donations and tickets forthcoming.

Bookmark Ball: Sponsors

Back to Basics Bookmark Ball, April 30, 2011Generous community members in Hyde Park and beyond have stepped forward to make this year’s Back2Basics Bookmark Ball a success!

When you’re in the neighborhood, please stop in and thank them for supporting the Hyde Park Branch Library.

General Support

Auction and Raffle

Refreshments

Thank you!

Bookmark Ball: The Bookmark Band

Jazz at the LibraryMusic will be sounding forth all across the city during Boston JazzWeek April 29 through May 8.   There’s no place better to enjoy it than at the Hyde Park Library on April 30 when the Ralph Rosen Trio will appear as the Bookmark Band!

Leader and Hyde Park resident Ralph Rosen will entertain on both drums and the harmonica.  Manager of the Media Center at Berklee, he has performed widely with prominent blues artists such as Bo Diddley and Ronnie Earl, and was featured at a popular concert in our library garden last summer.

Rob Christopherson, an associate professor of piano at Berklee and music director for Boston’s Hampshire House, will display his talents as a pianist and vocalist.  A passionate teacher, he has recorded with or performed as a sideman for artists such as Phil Wilson, Chuck Berry, and The Platters.

Rounding out the trio is bassist Herman Hampton.  Also on the Berklee faculty as an associate professor of ensembles, his performing experiences have ranged from symphony orchestras to pit bands, from jazz clubs to salsa orchestras.

The music the trio will be performing “is not rock, funk, or punk,” says Ralph.  They will be playing straight ahead jazz renditions from the  American popular  songbook–great songs from the 1930s to the early 1970s.   So bring your dancing shoes if you wish or just sit back and enjoy the great music at the Back2Basics Bookmark Ball!

B2BBB Silent Auction: Gift Basket

Silent Auction at libraryWho hasn’t heard of the Dancing Deer Baking Company?  This premier Hyde Park-based bakery and gift company is generously offering one of its Large Taste of New England gift baskets for the Silent Auction at the Back2Basics Bookmark Ball.  Weighing in at about 4.3 pounds, the goodies in this basket will delight the recipient, if it makes it out of the giver’s house!  This gift basket is ITEM #4.   [Value: $99.95/Reserve: $20]

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!

B2BBB Silent Auction: Services

Silent Auction at libraryThe Hyde Park community comprises members offering different services.  Three library Friends have stepped forward to offer educational, fitness, and research help in our silent auction:

Do you know a child who might need tutoring?  Christine Mandell of West Roxbury is a math tutor as well as a certified reading specialist and violin teacher of the Suzuki method.  The winning bidder will have a choice of:

  • 3 60-minute reading sessions for a child aged 4+ reading below grade 2 level; OR
  • 3 45-minute math sessions for a child aged 5-7 in grade K or 1 who is below grade level; OR
  • 3 30-minute violin sessions for a child aged 9+ or for an absolute beginner adult.

Please consult the description HERE for full terms and information about Christine’s services before bidding.  This offering is ITEM #1.   [Value: $105/Reserve: $20]

YMCATo keep the whole family fit and healthy, the Hyde Park YMCA is offering a 3-month membership.  This family membership gives full access to the Y’s newly renovated facility on River Street near Logan Square.  This offering is ITEM #2.  [Value: $265/Reserve: $50]

GenealogyA popular question these days is, “Who do you think you are?”  Hyde Park resident Alice Kane is a professional genealogist and is offering 6 hours of genealogical research to help the winning bidder find out.  While a fully complete genealogical project is not guaranteed, the time available for bid is appropriate for tracing 2-3 generations of one family or for answering a specific question about an individual or single family.  Please consult the description HERE for full terms and information about Alice’s services before bidding.  This offering is ITEM #3.  [Value: $300/Reserve: $150]

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!