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Friends of the JP Branch Events    

Saturday, March 7, 11:00am to 1:45pm

Caribbean Festival

Providing an antidote to winter, JP resident Kathleen Gaskin-Holland brings authentic Trinidadian cooking, costumes, music and dance to the Jamaica Plain Branch Library.  Featuring Kathleen's troupe of carnival dancers and Charles Sarjent on the steel drum.  Come sample some wonderful food and dance away those winter blues!  Free and open to the public.


March 25, 2015, 6:00pm to 7:45pm

Community Meeting on Library Renovation

Next public meeting on the renovation project.  Designs are finalized and it is time to discuss interior details! 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.


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.


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 will be available for check out at the Branch.  Author talk will be on Friday, May 8th and Family Fun Day on Saturday, May 30th.