Summer Concerts in the Garden Starts Thursday, July 20

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The Friends are very proud to offer its annual summer music series featuring a different local performing group each Thursday in the library garden through August 24.  Tanya Maggi and David Russell will kick off the 2017 Concerts in the Garden series on Thursday, July 20, 6:30p.m-7:30p.m.   Concerts will be moved inside to air-conditioned Menino Hall in the event of excessive heat or rain.

The full line-up:

Jul 20   Tanya Maggi and David Russell
Jul 27   Judy Pancoast (co-sponsored with BPL)
Aug 3   Bird Mancini
Aug 10  Savin Hillbillies
Aug 17   Marshall Richards (aka Boston Opera Guy)
Aug 24  Tony Cibotti

The summer concert series is sponsored by the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library and is also supported in part by the Boston Public Library.  All concerts are free and open to the public.

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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!

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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!

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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.

Concerts in the Garden Finale with Tony Cibotti

waynePotash2015aug13Last week our family music concert with Wayne Potash, pictured here, had every kid in the audience jumping, singing and speeding around our garden like rockets!

This week Thursday Aug 20th, join us a half-hour earlier at 6pm as we celebrate a successful 10th season with cake, followed by Hyde Park’s favorite crooner Tony Cibotti who will conclude our 2015 Concerts in the Garden series at 6:30pm.  Concerts will be moved to air-conditioned Menino Hall in the event of excessive heat or rain.

Tony’s performances of Sinatra and company are audience favorites, and he generously donates his talents each time he appears at the library.  Thank you, Tony, for supporting the library and the community!

The summer concert series is sponsored by the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library and supported by a grant from the Blue Hills Bank Charitable Foundation.

Down-home Meets Donnegal as Concerts Return to the Garden

GardenConcertsFor the ninth season, music will be wafting from the garden next to the Children’s Room at the Hyde Park Branch Library on Thursday evenings in July and August from 6:30 to 7:30. In the event of excessive heat or rain, the concerts move into air-conditioned Menino Hall.

The inaugural concert features the Bill Walczak Combo this Thursday, July 10. Bill promises a foot-tapping gathering of classic Country and Irish folk. “Dancing/singing along are strictly encouraged,” he adds.

Get out your calendars! Here is the Summer 2014 schedule.

  • July 10    Bill Walczak Combo    (Country, Folk Irish)
  • July 17    Patrice Monahan Jazz Trio    (Easy Listening Jazz)
  • July 24    JCB Trio Straight Ahead (Jazz)
  • July 31    Jumping Juba    (Americana: Blues and R&R)
  • August 7    Bright Moments  (Music of Mingus and Kirk)
  • August 14    Fox and Branch    (Family-Friendly Folk)
  • August 21    Tony Cibotti    (American Songbook)

The concerts are sponsored by the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library, and for the third summer are fully funded by a grant from the Blue Hills Bank Charitable Foundation.

Books to Life with Su Eaton

Join us Thursday evening, April 5, 2012, at 6:30pm for a special family literacy event featuring creative arts educator Su Eaton.  A children’s favorite at the Hyde Park Branch Library, Su will bring stories from popular picture books to life with songs, stories, and movement to create a fun learning experience for kids and their parents.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library and supported by a grant from the Blue Hills Bank Charitable Foundation.