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Friends of the JP Branch Events       

Monday, August 4 2014 from 6:00PM to 7:30PM

Community Meeting on the JP Branch Renovation Design

Architects Utile will present some further refined designs based on the June meeting and their work thereafter. All community members are invited to attend. To be held at the JP Branch Library (the branch will be closed but the downstairs community room will be open just for the meeting).


Tuesday August 5, 5:30pm to 11:00pm

JP Reads Fundraiser at Tres Gatos

Come to Tres Gatos on the night of August 5th -- eat, drink and buy some books.  A percentage of the proceeds from that night will go to JP Reads.  Support community literary program and enjoy a wonderful evening at a local restaurant.


Saturday August 9, 11:00am to 1:30pm

Second Annual Ice Cream Social

Come to the Jamaica Plain Branch Library for some ice cream (thanks to JP Licks and FoMu!) to celebrate the summer and the branch having OPEN HOURS on Saturdays.  A $2 donation is requested (but not required).


Thursdays, June 5th through September 25th, 4:00 to 7:00PM

Book Sale at the Farmers' Market

We will have some books and DVDs for sale each week at the Loring-Greenough House Farmers' Market this summer along with some of our fabulous tote bags.  Stop by to check out the selection and get some information on current programming at the Branch and progress on the renovation design.


Thursday October 30, 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Annual Meeting/Anthony M. Sammarco Lecture

Come to hear about the Friends' year after which Anthony M. Sammarco will speak on his new best selling book Lost Boston with a book signing to follow. Copies will be available for purchase for $18.95.  Lost Boston has 68 essays on once well known institutions that failed to stand the test of time, and were either demolished, lost to fire or to neglect. The book has as many essays on neighborhood institutions as it does on downtown Boston. It includes the once popular Readville Trotting Park, the Boston Garden, the City Point Aquarium, Jordan Marsh Department Store, Scollay, Haymarket & Pemberton Squares, along with the Parker House, Tremont House and Hotel Pelham.

There is no section of America half so good to live in as splendid old New England – And there is no city on this continent so lovely and lovable as Boston.  Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens,) 1871