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Book Sale, May 30-31, 2015

On Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31, 2015, we will hold our annual spring book sale. Thousands of books will be for sale in the Library's Community Room. Sunday is Bargain Day; all items are half-price and a brown bag is $8.00. In addition, individually priced books in the Friends' Book Shop will be half-price on both Saturday and Sunday.


The First Wicked Weed: Women's Role in Revolutionizing the Colonies, April 26, 2015,

Years before crates of tea were dumped into Boston harbor in 1773, disgruntlement over the British tax on it was brewing. As Dory Codington gives vent to the colonial woman's sense of fair and representative government, tea and coffee drinkers alike will gain a new appreciation of "the first wicked weed."

Friends' Book Shop, March 30, 2015

The Friends' Book Shop, on the lower level of the library, has thousands of children's and adult books in all categories. Shelves are to the left of the elevator and books are individually priced. More children's books, mass market paperbacks, small books, CDs, and DVDs can be found on the windowsill. Please pay for your purchases at the Circulation Desk. All proceeds benefit the Library.

Game Over or Game On: Author David Ostrowsky, March 24, 2015,

David Ostrowsky, author of Game Over or Game On: How Pro Athletes Leave Sports and Enjoy the Game of Life, provides an account of how various pro athletes from the past several decades have made contributions in the fields of entertainment, business, politics, community service, coaching, management, and broadcasting upon retirement.

Book Sale, January 31 - February 1, 2015

On Saturday, January 31 and Sunday, February 1, 2015, we will hold our annual winter book sale. Thousands of books will be for sale in the Library's Community Room. Sunday is Bargain Day; all items are half-price and a brown bag is $8.00. In addition, individually priced books in the ongoing book sale area will be half-price on both Saturday and Sunday.


Meet Julia Child!, January 25, 2015,

Along the way to becoming an American icon of French cuisine, Julia Child prepared recipes before a live television audience, successes and slip-ups included. The Delvena Theatre Company's Lynne Moulton, appearing as Julia Child on a replica set of The French Chef, will talk about the native Californian's life and career. Please note that the performance begins at 2:30 p.m., a half hour later than our usual Sunday presentations.

One-Day Book Sale, December 6, 2014

The Friends will hold a one-day book sale on Saturday, December 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Library's Community Room. 10,000+ books will be for sale at prices of 1.00 and 50¢. All ongoing sale books will be half-price all day (9:00-5:00).


Lost Boston: Author Anthony M. Sammarco, November 16, 2014,

Lecturer and historian Anthony M. Sammarco, author of over sixty books on the history and development of Boston, will reveal sixty-eight major Boston locations that are no more, including schools, churches, theaters, grand mansions, dockyards, racetracks, parks, stores, hotels, offices, and factories.

At the Point of a Cutlass: Author Greg Flemming, October 26, 2014,

Greg Flemming's At the Point of a Cutlass traces the three-year odyssey of history's most remarkable pirate captive, a nineteen-year old fisherman named Philip Ashton. The book pieces together the unforgettable story of a man thrust into the violent world of a pirate ship and his daring survival and escape.

Book Sale, September 27-28, 2014

On Saturday, September 27 and Sunday, September 28, 2014, we will hold our 42nd annual fall book sale. Thousands of books will be for sale in the Library's Community Room. Sunday is Bargain Day; all items are half-price and a brown bag is $8.00. In addition, individually priced books in the ongoing book sale area will be half-price on both Saturday and Sunday.