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Friends of the JP Branch Events    


Saturday April 11, 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Annual Fundraising Concert 

The Gloucester Hornpipe & Clog Society's annual benefit concert for the Friends of the JP Branch Library will feature a range of music to welcome you, after a long winter, to the glories of spring, including rousing Irish songs and tunes, boisterous maritime music, revivals from their long tradition of performances, original tunes, and some delightful surprises.   A $10 donation is requested.  Snacks will be on sale. The Gloucester Hornpipe & Clog Society are a recipient of the City-Wide Friends of the BPL Inaugural BPL Benefactor Award in 2015 - help them support the JP Plain Branch and treat yourself to a wonderful evening.


Friday & Saturday May 15 & 16, all day

Annual Book Sale 

Thousands of titles in every genre at rock-bottom prices.  We will bring back the $5 bag in the last hour this year:  purchase a bag (generously donated by Whole Foods) for $5 and take away all the books and DVDs you can fit in it.


May 2015

JP Reads - 'The Song of Achilles'

The Friends of the JP Branch will participate in JP Reads programming.  Books are available for check out at the Branch.  Author talk will be on Friday, May 8th and Family Fun Day on Saturday, May 30th.


June, DATE TBD 2015, 6:00pm to 7:45pm

6th and Final Community Meeting on Library Renovation

The final public meeting on the renovation project.  Designs will be finalized and discussion will be on interior details! Topics will include furniture, signage and materials to be used. Please bring your thoughts about what should be included in the renovated building and also what to do during the closure to support JP patrons.  The building actually closes at 6pm, entry to the meeting will be through the back door directly into the Community Room in the basement.


August 1 2015

JP Branch Library Closes for Renovation!

During the temporary closure period, Jamaica Plain Branch users are encouraged to use the Connolly Branch, located at 433 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain or the Egleston Square Branch at 2044 Columbus Avenue in Roxbury, as well as any of the Boston Public Library’s other locations throughout the city. An interactive map of locations is available on the Boston Public Library website.