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.

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Tony Cibotti Concludes the Summer Concert Series Thursday

2015concert-cibotti2The final concert in the Friends’  summer “garden” series will be held this Thursday, August 25, 6:00pm to 7:30pm.  To counter the earlier setting of the sun as summer draws to a close, our concert will be held indoors in the branch library’s Menino Hall.

Hyde Park’s favorite crooner, Tony Cibotti, will entertain the audience with his wonderful selection of tunes from the Great American Songbook. As he always does for his library performances, Tony is donating his services for the library and the community. Thank you, Tony, for your beautiful gift!

This series is sponsored by the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library, with support from Hyde Park Main Streets and the Boston Public Library.  Thank you for joining us this summer!

In the Garden Thursday, July 21 – EvenFall Quartet

2015concert1aBrad Hallen’s Evenfall Quartet will perform jazz at the Friends’ next concert in the series will be held Thursday, July 21, at 6:30p.m.   Concerts will be moved to air-conditioned Menino Hall in the event of excessive heat or rain.

The Quartet comprises bassist Brad Hallen, drummer Jerzy “Jurek” Glod, jazz pianist Joe “Sonny” Barbato and saxophonist Mark Earley.  Session musicians all, Brad, Jurek, Sonny and Mark are tour veterans, playing with Duke Robillard, Roger Humphries, and  Susan Tedeschi among many others!

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.

Savin Hillbillies in the Garden Thursday, July 14

CamZM-20150716192725841The Concert in the Garden series at the Hyde Park Branch Library begins Thursday, July 14, at 6:30p.m. Concerts will be moved to air-conditioned Menino Hall inside the library in the event of excessive heat or rain.

The Savin Hillbillies will kick off our season with toe-tapping, sing-along country-western, folk and Irish tunes. Originally a duo featuring Rob Atterbury (vocals, guitar and mandolin) and Bill Walczak (vocals, accordion and guitar), the group now includes Diane Cline (vocals and fiddle), Joe Lutz (vocals and banjo), and Josh Santos (vocals, bass, and Brazilian drum).  Join us for hopping good time!

The summer concert series is sponsored by the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library, and supported in part by the Hyde Park Main Streets and the Boston Public Library.

The MJB Trio in the Garden Thursday, July 23

CamZM-20150716192725841The Savin Hillbillies, pictured here, are quite the pair.  They wow’d the crowd with lively tunes and had them clapping up a storm in their singalong!

The Friends’ next concert in the series will be held Thursday, July 23, at 6:30p.m.   Concerts will be moved to air-conditioned Menino Hall in the event of excessive heat or rain.

The MJB Trio consists of Mark Earley on Tenor and Baritone Saxaphones, Jerzy Glod on Drums and Brad Hallen on Bass. The group performs American Songbook classics as well as compositions by Jazz Composers.  Mark has been a member of Roomful of a Blues for 15 years and is a first call saxaphone player in New England.  Jerzy is a first call drummer from Boston and is on everybody’s list.  Brad has been a member of The Duke Robillard Band for over 6 years and freelances in New England.

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.

Savin Hillbillies in the Garden Thursday, July 16

2015concert1aBrad Hallen’s Boston Jazz Collective, pictured here, opened our 10th season of Concerts in the Garden last week with nearly all seats taken!

The Friends’ next concert in the series will be held Thursday, July 16, at 6:30p.m.   Concerts will be moved to air-conditioned Menino Hall in the event of excessive heat or rain.

Next up are the Savin Hillbillies, featuring Rob Atterbury and Bill Walczak.   The duo will be playing old country, folk and Irish music (kinda like Down Home meets Donegal).  There will be a singalong, too, so bring your pipes to join us in song!

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.