All are invited to the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library’s Annual Meeting on Saturday, April 2, 2016, beginning at 1:30pm. During the Annual Meeting, the Friends will honor Tommey Seggers and Artists-At-Large, Inc., as Friends of the Year for their contributions to the library and to the community.
Following the business meeting and award presentations, Elizabeth Ives Hunter, former director of the Cape Cod Museum of Art, will speak about Isaac Caliga and his portrait of Hyde Park’s American Impressionist painter John J. Enneking. The formal unveiling of the portrait will take place at the end of the lecture, and the afternoon will conclude with a reception featuring the traditional offering of homemade sweets.
The Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library held their annual meeting on Saturday, March 31, 2012. Friends President Kathy Adams chaired the business meeting that informed meeting attendees of the Friends’ activities during the year 2011, which include the successful application to the Blue Hills Bank Charitable Foundation for a $10,000 grant. The first of 3 grant payments has been received and several events sponsored by the grant will take place in April 2012. Following the business meeting, attending members and guests congratulated Ron Covitz of Ron’s Gourmet Ice Cream and Bowling Lanes as the 2012 Friend of the Year Award
recipient. As in previous years, Rep. Angelo Scaccia and Boston Councillor Rob Consalvo attended the annual meeting and also presented citations to Ron. At the end of the organization’s business meeting and the Friend award ceremony d’Allegro Duo, comprising Laura Delgado Clemons and Bob Shea, performed classic and contemporary vocal selections til nearly the branch library’s closing–great job, Laura and Bob! Attendees enjoyed light refreshments provided by the Friends.