Bookmark Ball 2016 Auction and Raffles

Silent Auction at libraryIn celebration of John J. Enneking’s life and career, this year’s Bookmark Ball on Saturday, October 22nd, will feature a live auction of 7 Enneking giclee reproductions.  Giclee is a French word meaning “to spray ink,” and is pronounced “zhee clay”.   A giclée print is a reproduction of an original work of art using a highly specialized inkjet printer.

The works available are:

Sandy Road (23” x 19.5”)

 Early Autumn (23.25” x 19”)

 Spring Brook (25” x 21”)

 December Thaw (17.5” x 13.5”)

 Resurrection Rock, Hyde Park (24” x 19.25”)

 Autumn Morning, Neponset (24” x 16.5”)

 Fall Landscape (20” x 16.5”, unframed)

The Friends thank the following organizations and individuals for contributing memberships and items for the Ball’s raffle:

Friends of the Boston Harbor Islands (FBHI), Individual membership and 4 books (Value $75+)

Citywide Friends of the BPL, $25 Copley Square book sale gift certificate

Citywide Friends of the BPL, Desktop Chelsea paperweight clock (Value $60)

Vicky Gall, America’s Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook 2001-2016 series (Value $20+)

Bryan Goldie, Pizzeria Uno $25 Gift card

McCrea’s Candies of Hyde Park,  Gift box of three 5.5 oz tins of caramels (Value $55)

Lorraine Nessar, Waterford crystal heart shape candy dish, 7.5 inches  (Value $50+)

New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS), Individual membership (Value $90)

David Vieira, Whole Bean Coffee by Mills Coffee Roaster, 6+ lbs. in 3 bags (Value $40+)

Tickets for the Bookmark Ball are $30 in advance, and a suggested $35 at the door.   All proceeds from the 2016 Bookmark Ball benefits the Friends’ Art Fund, which covers musical arts programs such as the Friends’ summer concert series and other performances throughout the year at the branch library.  These performances are open to the public of all ages and are free admission.

Good luck, bidders and raffle ticket buyers!

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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 Book & Media Sale

Book Sale!Cooler weather is coming, so it’s time to stock up on your entertainment and holiday gifts.  The Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library’s annual Fall Book and Media Sale will be held Friday and Saturday, October 24 and 25, 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, October 23, from 6pm-7:30pm.  Renew your membership or join that evening!  City Councilor Timothy McCarthy plans on attending.  Come and welcome him to our library.

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!

You don’t have to wait for the new season to get your gear!  Be one of 7 lucky winners of our Red Sox Gear Raffle, featuring items from a Red Sox package valued at $600, generously donated by Friends Board member John Wentworth.  The package includes 

  • 1 Men’s cap, navy with red B logo
  • 1 Men’s XL Red Sox warm-up jersey
  • 1 Men’s XL Red Sox track pants
  • 1 Men’s XL Red Sox track jacket
  • 1 Boston Red Sox Duffle
  • 1 Men’s XL Red Sox fleece jacket
  • 1 Men’s XL Red Sox T-Shirt.

Raffle tickets cost $2 each or 3 tickets for $5.  Ticket forms available in the branch next to the collection box at the Friends’ book sales shelves, or use a credit card with one of these Paypal buttons:

1 Raffle ticket, $2
3 Raffle tickets, $5

Please supply your name, contact phone and email address, as well as preferred choice of 3 prize items.  One prize per name drawn.  Winning names will be drawn during Saturday’s sale at 2pm.

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.

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.

4 Holiday Raffle 2012 Winners

rafflejersey1The winners have been selected for the Holiday Raffle sponsored by the Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library!

At the end of the Hyde Park Historical Society’s holiday meeting at the branch library on Saturday December 15th, Friends Directors Barbara Wicker and Claire Pauley drew 5 tickets for each of the 5 items in the prize package: 1 each MLB-licensed men’s large Pedroia home jersey (pictured above), reversible Red Sox pullover jacket, Red Sox zippered jacket with hood, Red Sox logo ball cap, and a commemorative Fenway coin set.  The winners drawn are:  Agnes Burns, Gloria Ganno (2), Alice Kane, and Roberta Poff.

Congratulations to the lucky winners, and a big “Thank-you!” to everyone who participated in our raffle!  A special “Thank-you!” from the Friends goes to Friends Director John Wentworth for his generous donation of the prize package.  The raffle proceeds totaling $250 will sponsor programs at the branch library in the coming year.

Happy Holidays!

Three more days left before Raffle Drawing!

baseball1Time is running out to purchase your raffle tickets for the Friends’ Holiday Raffle featuring a special prize package of officially licensed Red Sox gear valued at $600!  The drawing for the lucky winner is set for Saturday, December 15 at 3 PM at the conclusion of the Hyde Park Historical Society’s holiday meeting.  Included in the prize package are:

  • 1 Men’s cap, navy with socks logo
  • 1 Men’s large Pedroia #15 jersey
  • 1 Men’s large reversible pullover jacket
  • 1 Men’s large hooded jacket
  • 1 Framed collectible coin set.

Pictures of the prize items available via our special raffle page linked above –> click “2012 Red Sox Holiday Raffle” in the black bar below the branch library picture.

Tickets are $5.00 each or 3 tickets for $10.00, and may be purchased in person at the branch library’s circulation desk.  Raffle tickets may also be purchased with a credit card via Paypal buttons on this website.  Please supply your name, phone number and email address when prompted.  The winning ticket holder need not be present at the drawing.

Proceeds of this holiday 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 the prize package and for his tireless support of Friends’ activities.

Good luck!