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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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.

Save the Date: Oct 22, 2016!

Back to Basics Bookmark Ball, April 30, 2011Friends of the Hyde Park Library Members and the general public are cordially invited to THE fundraiser of the year!

Commemorating the Friends’ acquisition of Isaac Caliga’s portrait as well as the centennial of the artist’s passing, the John J. Enneking Centennial Bookmark Ball will be held Saturday, October, 22, 2016, from 7:00PM to 10:00PM at the Hyde Park Branch Library of the Boston Public Library, 35 Harvard Avenue, Hyde Park, Massachusetts.  Angela Menino and BPL President David Leonard are our Honorary Ball Co-Chairs.

As in previous years, the ball will feature raffle items, a quilt display, and musical entertainment, as well as light refreshments with a cash bar.  Our event highlight will be a live auction of framed Enneking reproductions.  Suggested donation for the ball is $30 in advance and $35 at the door.

More details for online donations and tickets forthcoming.

Appraisal Day, Saturday July 11, 2015

Antonio-appraiserThe Friends will hold a one-day appraisal event for antiques and collectibles on Saturday, July 11, from 10:00AM to 2:00PM.  Appraisers from Cobwebs Antiques in Jamaica Plain will spend a few minutes with each item and tell you interesting facts about its history, condition, and value.

Cost:  $10 for 1 item, $25 for 3 items.  Friends Members: $20 for 3 items.

Bring in a family treasure, or something you found at a tag sale.  Please, NO stamps or coins.

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.

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.