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!

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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.

Saturday May 14: Bring your Memories!

MMRSThe Mass. Memories Road Show, is coming to Hyde Park!  Whether you’re a recently arrived resident or have lived in Hyde Park for generations, join us on Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 10 am – 3 pm at the Hyde Park Community Center, 1179 River Street, Hyde Park, MA 02136, and become a part of Massachusetts and Hyde Park history!  This event is free and open to the Public.

SELECT and BRING 3 photos of family and friends in the Hyde Park community to contribute to the Mass. Memories Road Show, a state-wide public history digital archive based at the Joseph P. Healey Library, UMass-Boston.  All collected images will become part of the Open Archives at UMass Boston and will be shared online with the world at http://openarchives.umb.edu.

Current and former residents as well as business owners of Hyde Park are welcome to drop-in and participate.  A sampling of photos to bring include those depicting family reunions and special occasions, snapshots and candids, military or public service.  Unframed originals are preferred, and cell phone images are welcome, too!  The photos will be scanned or copied onsite, and the originals immediately returned to their owners.  A video area where individuals may choose to share a 2-3 minute story about their photos will also be available.  Professional archivists will be on hand to advise contributors on how to care for and protect their precious artifacts.

The Hyde Park Mass. Memories Road Show is sponsored by UMass Boston, the Friends of the Hyde Park Library, The Hyde Park Community Center, and Spin350 Creative.  For more information, please contact massmemories@friendshlibrary.org or call 617-968-6577.  Keep up with us on Twitter: #HydeParkMMRS.

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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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.

150th Anniversaries Celebration Today!

black-soldiersToday, July 27, 2013, between 11am and 4pm, the Hyde Park Sesquicentennial Committee, comprising the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library, the Hyde Park Historical Society, and the Boston Public Library, are pleased to sponsor a Civil War anniversary event at the Hyde Park Branch Library!  This year marks the 150th anniversaries of the Emancipation Proclamation and the formation of the 54th Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteers.  Come on by and see some history!

The Order of the Day:

11:00am-4:00pm     An authentic Civil War encampment on library lawn

12:00 noon           Reading of Emancipation Proclamation from library steps

12:00-4:00pm      Civil War artifacts exhibit in the Nancy Hannan Archives Room

12:15pm-12:45pm     Interpretive and historical talk on the 54th Regiment by the Museum of African American History

12:45pm               Special showing of the film, Glory

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library, the Hyde Park Historical Society, and the Boston Public Library, and generously supported by a grant from the Blue Hills Bank Charitable Foundation.

The Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library also wish to acknowledge the generous support of the Boston Public Library Foundation (BPLF) in assisting us with opening our branch library for this Sesquicentennial event.

Celebrating 150th Anniversaries on July 27!

black-soldiersThis Saturday July 27, 2013, 11am – 4pm, the Hyde Park Sesquicentennial Committee, comprising the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library, the Hyde Park Historical Society, and the Boston Public Library, are sponsoring a Civil War anniversary event at the Hyde Park Branch Library!  This year marks the 150th anniversaries of the Emancipation Proclamation and the formation of the 54th Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteers.  Come on by and see some history!

The Order of the Day:

11:00am-4:00pm     An authentic Civil War encampment on library lawn

12:00 noon           Reading of Emancipation Proclamation from library steps

12:00-4:00pm      Civil War artifacts exhibit in the Nancy Hannan Archives Room

12:15pm-12:45pm     Interpretive and historical talk on the 54th Regiment by the Museum of African American History

12:45pm               Special showing of the film, Glory

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library, the Hyde Park Historical Society, and the Boston Public Library, and generously supported by a grant from the Blue Hills Bank Charitable Foundation.

HP Sesquicentennial Lecture

The Hyde Park Sesquicentennial Committee will present its first event Saturday April 28, 2012, 12pm, in the branch library’s historic Weld Hall.  In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of Hyde Park’s 1912 annexation by the city of Boston, local historian Anthony Sammarco (author of Hyde Park: Then and Now — Arcadia Press, 2011) will give an illustrated talk on Hyde Park.  A centennial cake and refreshments will be offered following the presentation.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library and is supported by a grant from the Blue Hills Bank Charitable Foundation.  The Hyde Park Sesquicentennial Committee is a joint project of the Hyde Park Historical Society, the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library, and the Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library.