Past Event Archive
Here are some of the events and activities that the Friends of the Jamaica Plain Branch have done in the past:
Friday, May 17, 2013 from 10:00AM to 5:00PM & Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 9:30AM to 1:00PM
Annual Used Book Sale
A huge selection of books and media (CDs, DVDs) at rock-bottom prices. Thanks to generous donations received throughout the year we can offer books on every topic - thousands to choose from. Come along to stock up for all your summer reading needs and tell your friends. All proceeds go back into supporting the JP Branch Library!
Thursday, May 9, 2013 from 6:45PM to 7:45PM
JP Writes & Invites: Anthony Mitchell Sammarco
Mr Sammarco is a local historian, the author of over 60 books and a endless font of knowledge about JP history. Just in 2013, his published books include Walking Tours in the Hub of the Universe and Howard Johnson:28 Flavors.
Wake Up the Earth Festival on May 4th!
Thursday, April 4, 2013 from 6:45PM to 7:45PM
JP Writes & Invites: Pablo Medina
Mr Medina is a JP resident, a poet and a novelist as well as being a professor at Emerson College. Recently, he wrote The Man Who Wrote on Water (a collection of poetry) and Cubop City Blues (a novel about a bustling urban landscape and the stories that give a city its voice).
Many thanks to the GH&CS for 26 years of ongoing support!!
Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 7:00PM to 9:00PM
Annual Gloucester Hornpipe & Clog Society Benefit Concert
Join us for the yearly reunion of this most excellent collection of musicians who will bring their unique blend of Celtic, Maritime and Colonial songs to the JP Branch. $10 suggested donation with proceeds going to benefit the JP Branch Library.
Thursday, February 28, 2013 from 6:45PM to 7:45PM
JP Writes & Invites: Jennifer Haigh
Ms Haigh is a Boston resident with a new book of ten short stories due out in January: News From Heaven. She is best know for her novel Faith which deals with the recent scandals within the Catholic Church.
Thursday, February 7, 2013 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Branch Renovation Meeting
Discussion about the renovation plans for the Jamaica Plain Branch.
Thursday, January 24, 2013 from 6:45PM to 7:45PM
JP Writes & Invites: Chuck Collins
The kick-off to our new author series where local writers will read from their work, discuss their careers and take questions from the audience. Join as as this well-respected JP resident gets things rolling. Chuck Collins is the author of 99 to 1: How Wealth Inequality is Wrecking the World and What We Can Do About It, A Voting Guide for the 99 Percent, How Our Tax System Subsidizes Bloated CEO Pay and many more works of non-fiction.
Thursday, December 13, 2012 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Annual Winter Holiday Party
Bring a dish to share and spread the holiday cheer. We'll also have a return performance by the Boston Typewriter Orchestra!
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Public Meeting on Branch Renovation
The Boston Public Library has retained the services of architects Miller Dyer Spears to lead a community process to discuss renovations to the Jamaica Plain Branch of the BPL. The first public meeting will be held on Wednesday November 28th from 6pm – 8pm in the Community Room at the Curtis Hall BCYF Community Center located right next to the branch. An appointed Community Advisory Committee will review the plan, discuss community and Library goals, and help shape renovation options that the Library can move forward in its next request for capital funding. Members of the public are invited and encouraged to attend and your support would be greatly appreciated.
Thursday, December 6, 2012 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM
See our amazing new community-created mosaic created this fall with the design help of fabulous artist, Betty Anne Libby and financial support from the City-Wide Friends of the BPL. We are hosting an opening reception.
Saturday, December 8, 2012 from 9:30AM to 1:30PM
"Pop-Up" Book Sale
Pick up some holiday gifts at amazing prices. We have books of all descriptions, DVDs and other media and all to be had at rock bottom prices. All proceeds support the Jamaica Plain branch library.
Thursday, October 11, 2012 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Friends' Annual Meeting
Thursday, September 20, 2012 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Banned Books Week Talk
Dr. Laura Sanders of Simmons College will speak on the books they didn't want you to read in celebration of Banned Books Week.
Thursday, May 31, 2012 from 6:30PM to 8:00PM
Community Art Project Input Meeting
Come share your thoughts about what the theme for the new mosaic installation we are planning for the auditorium should be. Meet the artist and see how you can get involved.
Saturday, June 2, 2012 from 1:00PM to 4:00PM
Walk Around the Pond fundraiser
Spend the afternoon at one JP treasure to support the 2 library branches.
Suggested donation of $5 per person (children and dogs are free!)
The registration table will be near the Boathouse.
Friday, May 18, 2012 from 9:30AM to 5:00PM
Saturday, May 19, 2012 from 9:30AM to 1:00PM
Annual Book Sale
Used books for children and adults. Expanded to a two-day extravaganza!
Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 10:00AM to 1:30PM
Celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Friends
commemorate 60 years of program & advocacy by the Friends of the JP Branch (who first met 4/28/1952)
Tea Party like it's 1952, all ages welcome, with tea & elegant snacks
Children: crafts & snacks in honor of Charlotte's Web
Young Adults: Read 60: from April 22-28 read & record 60 minutes or pages then come to the party to receive a prize
Annual Gloucester Clog & Hornpipe Society Concert 2012
Celtic, Maritime and Colonial music
2011 Holiday Party -
featuring the amazing Boston Typewriter Orchestra
see their performance
100th Birthday Bash
The party of the century!