Friends’ 2017 Summer Book & Media Sale

Book Sale!It’s that time again to stock up on your beach entertainment and summer reading!  The Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library’s 1st annual Summer Book and Media Sale will be held Friday and Saturday, July 14 and 15, from 10am to 3pm, in the Hyde Park Branch Library’s Menino Hall.

Hyde Park Friends members are invited to attend our evening members-only Preview reception on Thursday, July 13, from 5pm-7:30pm.  Renew your membership or join that evening!

Sale offerings include hardcover and paperback books for adults and children, as well as videos/DVDs, tapes/CDs, and premium books for discriminating book lovers.  Prices range from $.25 to $3.00; premium books are priced as marked OR your best offer.  Certain authors are half price.  Check our mini tag sale area, too.

It’s not too late to donate books to our sale!  Please place books in bags or boxes on the bench near the first floor elevator at the branch library.  For very large book and media donations, kindly let us know at booksale@friendshplibrary.org to arrange a pick-up.  All proceeds from the book sale will be used by the Friends to support music and other programs at the branch library.  Programs at the library are open to all ages and are free.

Advertisements

Friends’ 2016 Fall Book & Media Sale

Book Sale!Right on the heels of our Summer Concerts is the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library’s annual Fall Book and Media Sale on Friday, September 30 and Saturday,  October 1, 2016, from 10am to 3pm, in the Hyde Park Branch Library’s Menino Hall.

Hyde Park Friends members are invited to attend our evening members-only Preview reception on Thursday, September 28, from 5pm-7:30pm.  Renew your membership or join that evening!

Sale offerings include hardcover and paperback books for adults and children, as well as videos/DVDs, tapes/CDs, and premium books for discriminating book lovers.  Prices range from $.25 to $3.00; premium books are priced as marked OR your best offer!

It’s not too late to donate books to our sale!  Please place books in bags or boxes on the bench near the first floor elevator at the branch library.  For very large book and media donations, kindly let us know at info@friendshplibrary.org to arrange a pick-up.  All proceeds from the book sale will be used by the Friends to support music and other programs at the branch library.  Programs at the library are open to all ages and are free.

Don’t forget to Save the Date!  October 22, 2016, from 7:00pm to 10:00pm, is set for our fundraiser event of the year at the branch library.  Highlighting Hyde Park’s late resident artist, the John J. Enneking Centennial Bookmark Ball is not to be missed!  Framed reproductions of his artwork will be auctioned off that evening, and the ball is a great opportunity to view the recently acquired Isaac Caliga portrait of Enneking.

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’ 2015 Fall Book & Media Sale – Plus!

Book Sale!It’s that time again to stock up on your entertainment and holiday gifts!  The Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library’s annual Fall Book and Media Sale will be held Friday and Saturday, October 23 and 24, from 10am to 3pm, in the Hyde Park Branch Library’s Menino Hall.

Hyde Park Friends members are invited to attend our evening members-only Preview reception on Thursday, October 22, from 5pm-7:30pm.  Renew your membership or join that evening!

Sale offerings include hardcover and paperback books for adults and children, as well as videos/DVDs, tapes/CDs, and premium books for discriminating book lovers.  Prices range from $.25 to $3.00; premium books are priced as marked OR your best offer!

You don’t have to wait for the new season to get your gear!  Be one of 6 lucky winners of our Red Sox Gear Silent Auction, featuring items from a Red Sox package valued at $600, generously donated by Friends Board member John Wentworth.  The package includes 

  • 1 Men’s cap, navy with red B logo
  • 1 Men’s XL Red Sox warm-up jersey
  • 1 Men’s XL Red Sox track pants
  • 1 Men’s XL Red Sox track jacket
  • 1 Boston Red Sox Duffle
  • 1 Men’s XL Red Sox fleece jacket
  • 1 Men’s XL Red Sox T-Shirt.

Two items a day will be featured on Members’ Night Thursday and public sales days on Friday and Saturday.  Minimum bids start at $5-$20, depending on item.  Winning names will be announced at 6:30pm on Thursday, and at 2pm on Friday and Saturday.

It’s not too late to donate books to our sale!  Please place books in bags or boxes on the bench near the first floor elevator at the branch library.  For very large book and media donations, kindly let us know at info@friendshplibrary.org to arrange a pick-up.  All proceeds from the book sale will be used by the Friends to support music and other programs at the branch library.  Programs at the library are open to all ages and are free.

Friends’ 2014 Fall Book & Media Sale

Book Sale!Cooler weather is coming, so it’s time to stock up on your entertainment and holiday gifts.  The Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library’s annual Fall Book and Media Sale will be held Friday and Saturday, October 24 and 25, from 10am to 3pm, in the Hyde Park Branch Library’s Menino Hall.

Hyde Park Friends members are invited to attend our evening members-only Preview reception on Thursday, October 23, from 6pm-7:30pm.  Renew your membership or join that evening!  City Councilor Timothy McCarthy plans on attending.  Come and welcome him to our library.

Sale offerings include hardcover and paperback books for adults and children, as well as videos/DVDs, tapes/CDs, and premium books for discriminating book lovers.  Prices range from $.25 to $3.00; premium books are priced as marked OR your best offer!

You don’t have to wait for the new season to get your gear!  Be one of 7 lucky winners of our Red Sox Gear Raffle, featuring items from a Red Sox package valued at $600, generously donated by Friends Board member John Wentworth.  The package includes 

  • 1 Men’s cap, navy with red B logo
  • 1 Men’s XL Red Sox warm-up jersey
  • 1 Men’s XL Red Sox track pants
  • 1 Men’s XL Red Sox track jacket
  • 1 Boston Red Sox Duffle
  • 1 Men’s XL Red Sox fleece jacket
  • 1 Men’s XL Red Sox T-Shirt.

Raffle tickets cost $2 each or 3 tickets for $5.  Ticket forms available in the branch next to the collection box at the Friends’ book sales shelves, or use a credit card with one of these Paypal buttons:

1 Raffle ticket, $2
3 Raffle tickets, $5

Please supply your name, contact phone and email address, as well as preferred choice of 3 prize items.  One prize per name drawn.  Winning names will be drawn during Saturday’s sale at 2pm.

All proceeds from the book sale will be used by the Friends to support music and other programs at the branch library.  Programs at the library are open to all ages and are free.

Friends’ 2012 Fall Book & Media Sale

Book Sale!Winter is coming, so it’s time to stock up on your entertainment and holiday gifts.  The Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library’s semi-annual Book and Media Sale will be held Friday and Saturday, November 2 and 3, from 10am to 3pm, in the Hyde Park Branch Library’s Menino Hall.

Hyde Park Friends members are invited to attend our evening members-only Preview reception on Thursday, November 1, from 6pm-7:30pm.  Renew your membership or join that evening!

Sale offerings include hardcover and paperback books for adults and children, as well as videos/DVDs, tapes/CDs, and premium books for discriminating book lovers.  Prices range from $.25 to $1.00; premium books are priced as marked OR your best offer!

Even if you can’t come on the sale days, you can still help the Friends and the branch library by participating in our Holiday Raffle, featuring a five-piece Red Sox gear package valued at $600 generously donated by Friends Board member John Wentworth!  The package includes 

  • 1 Men’s cap, navy with socks logo
  • 1 Men’s large Pedroia #15 jersey
  • 1 Men’s large reversible pullover jacket
  • 1 Men’s large hooded jacket
  • 1 Framed collectible coin set.

which can be viewed only at the  Members-only reception on Thursday Nov 1st.  Raffle tickets cost $5 each or 3 tickets for $10.  The winner will be drawn on December 15, 2012, at 3pm.

All proceeds from the book sale will be used by the Friends to support music and other programs at the branch library.  Programs at the library are open to all ages and free.

Start November with New Books and DVD’s!

The Friends of the Hyde Park Branch will hold its Fall book sale on Friday and Saturday, November 2-3, from 10-3.  Members of the Friends get the best selection – and tasty treats as well! – at the preview reception on November 1 from 6-7:30.  If it has expired, you can renew your membership ($10 for basic level) at the door.  And bring a friend or neighbor who would like to join.

Do you have books in good, saleable condition that you would like to donate?  If so, please prescreen them at home and put into your recycling any books with the following problems: 1) torn bindings, covers, pages; 2) stains or warping from beverage spills; 3) mildew odors; 4) outdated computer and technical manuals and textbooks.  Leave donated books on the bench in the lobby near the elevator. 

Become a more active member!  We welcome volunteers during the week before the sale to sort and arrange the books, and on the sale days to assist us with a variety of tasks.  It is a wonderful opportunity to help the library (proceeds from all Friends fundraisers support programming at the branch) and to meet fellow book-lovers.  If you can help, leave your contact information (name, phone, email) at the circulation desk (617.361.2524) or at friendshplibrary@yahoo.com.