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.

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Happy Readers and Raffle Winners

BkSale2014staffThis past weekend of October 24-25, the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library held its annual Book and Media Sale in the branch’s Menino Hall, raising over $1,800 for children and adult programs in the coming year.  Pictured left are some of Saturday’s volunteers, including Friends President Vicky Gall, Board members Lorraine Nessar and Alice Kane, and helpers Natalie Sears and David Vieira.

Thursday evening’s Members-only Preview Sale and Reception was well-attended by current and returning members, and attendees included City Councilor Timothy McCarthy who was presented by the Friends a clock-paperweight as a memento of his visit.  More Friends and their families, as well as the general public, visited Menino Hall Friday and Saturday, the main sale days, to take home lots of book and media bargains.

BkSale2014raffleThe Friends’ Red Sox Gear Raffle was drawn Saturday afternoon, and each lucky winner received an item from a sports gear package generously donated by Friends Board member John Wentworth, pictured here with Vasco Antoni, winner of the Red Sox duffel bag and long-time member/supporter of the Friends and branch library.  Other winning Friends and library supporters are Mary Ann Amatucci, Christine DeLosh, Charlotte Halloran, Joyce Riedel, and Paul Yokas.

For those interested in more bargains, the Friends’ regular sale shelves located on the first floor to the right of the security gate will continue to be stocked with new book donations.  The group will sponsor a staffed mini book and holiday sale in early December.  Announcement notices for the mini sale will be made directly to the membership, and posted on the blog and at the branch library.

Friends’ 2014 Fall Raffle

Why wait for next year? Support the library AND have a chance of getting Red Sox gear now!

The Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library are pleased to offer a Fall raffle featuring a special prize package of officially licensed Boston Red Sox gear for the dedicated baseball fan in your family.  The package includes

1 Men’s cap w/Red Sox B logo

1 Men’s X-Large Red Sox Warm-up Jersey

1 Men’s X-Large Track Pants

1 Men’s X-Large Red Sox Track Jacket
1 Boston Red Sox Duffle
1 – Men’s X-Large Red Sox Fleece Jacket
1- Men’s X-Large Red Sox T-Shirt

Ticket sales will continue now through Oct 25, 2014, 2:00pm (during Friends’ Annual Book Sale) when 7 lucky ticket holders will be drawn–prizes are winner’s choice in order drawn.  Prizes may be picked up from the branch library (ID may be requested) or shipped to winner.

Tickets are $2.00 each or 3 tickets for $5.00.  Three ways to enter!

  1. Ticket forms may be picked up next to the collection box at the Friends’ book sales shelves opposite the circulation desk.  Deposit completed form with attached payment in cash or check in the collection box (library staff cannot accept payments or issue tickets); or
  2. Make out a check to “Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library” and mail with your name, phone number and email address, as well as choice of 3 prize items, to the Friends c/o Hyde Park Branch Library, 35 Harvard Avenue, Hyde Park, MA, 02136; or
  3. Use a credit card with the Paypal buttons below.  Quantity for 3 raffle ticket option can be increased.  Please supply your name, phone number and email address as well as choice of 3 prize items when prompted.
1 Raffle ticket, $2
3 Raffle tickets, $5

 

Proceeds of this fall raffle will benefit programs and activities at the branch library in the coming year.  All programs and activities at the library are free and open to the public.

The Friends are grateful to Board of Directors member John Wentworth for his continuing generous donation of another sports prize package and for his tireless support of Friends’ activities.

Friends’ 2014 Spring Raffle

The Bruins are still a smoking team after their championship win!  The Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library are pleased to offer a Spring raffle featuring a special prize package of officially licensed Boston Bruins gear for the dedicated hockey fan in your family.  The package includes

cap1 Men’s cap w/2011 NHL Champs logo

polo1 Men’s large Bruins polo shirt, black

tshirt1 Men’s large 6x Champs T-shirt

hoodie1 Men’s large 2011 NHL Champs hoodie
duffel1 Boston Bruins Wheeling Carry-on Duffle
banner1 – 2011 Championship Banner, 44″x28″
framedcoins1- 13″x16″ Framed collectible coin set

Ticket sales will continue now through April 12, 2014, when 7 lucky ticket holders will be drawn–prizes are winner’s choice in order drawn.  Prizes may be picked up from the branch library (ID may be requested) or shipped to winner.

Tickets are $2.00 each or 3 tickets for $5.00.  Three ways to enter!

  1. Ticket forms may be picked up next to the collection box at the Friends’ book sales shelves opposite the circulation desk.  Deposit completed form with attached payment in cash or check in the collection box (library staff cannot accept payments or issue tickets); or
  2. Make out a check to “Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library” and mail with your name, phone number and email address, as well as choice of 3 prize items, to the Friends c/o Hyde Park Branch Library, 35 Harvard Avenue, Hyde Park, MA, 02136; or
  3. Use a credit card with the Paypal buttons below.  Quantity for 3 raffle ticket option can be increased.  Please supply your name, phone number and email address as well as choice of 3 prize items when prompted.
1 Raffle ticket, $2
3 Raffle tickets, $5

 

Proceeds of this spring raffle will benefit programs and activities at the branch library in the coming year.  All programs and activities at the library are free and open to the public.

The Friends are grateful to Board of Directors member John Wentworth for his generous donation of another sports prize package and for his tireless support of Friends’ activities.