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Home > August 2012 through June 2013

The Beatlemania Years: 1962-1966, June 5, 2013

Mark S. Cartier will present "The Beatlemania Years: 1962-1966," surveying the first half of the Beatles' career, from the recording of "Love Me Do" to the release of their seminal album, "Revolver." The Fab Four's music speaks to new generations as well as to those who came of age during the tumultuous sixties.
The program follows our brief annual meeting, and brings the Friends' fortieth anniversary year to a close.

Book Sale, June 1-2, 2013

On Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2, 2013, we will hold our annual spring book sale. About 12,000 books will be for sale in the Library's Community Room.

On Saturday, hard-cover and trade paperbacks are priced at $1.00 and mass-market paperbacks are 50 cents each. 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 section will be half-price on both Saturday and Sunday.


1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created, April 21, 2013

Author Charles C. Mann provides an arresting look at the ecological exchange precipitated by re-established contact between geologically separated Eurasia and the Americas. He traces its impact through global history and economics to contemporary world issues. 1493 received very positive reviews, and was on TIME magazine's list of the top ten nonfiction books of 2011.

The Boston Mob Guide: Hit Men, Hoodlums & Hideouts, March 24, 2013

Beverly Ford and Stephanie Schorow, co-authors of The Boston Mob Guide: Hit Men, Hoodlums & Hideouts, will present an illustrated lecture on the history of Boston's organized crime from the early 20th century through the capture of James "Whitey" Bulger. "(T)he strong connections that once linked Brahmin bluebloods and the literary elite are eerily mirrored by the ties among the hit men, loansharks, guns-for-hire and dope dealers who also walked Boston's streets." (This program was originally scheduled for Sunday, February 10, 2013, but that event was cancelled because the Library was closed for the weekend of February 9-10. We have rescheduled the program for Sunday, March 24.)

Introduction to Chinese Brush Art, March 10, 2013

Members of the Acton-Boxborough Chinese Brush Art Group share painting skills and knowledge in a family-oriented session. A forty-five minute video introduces themes, materials, and techniques. A forty-five minute workshop follows, with demonstrations and hands-on practice of brush painting.

Book Sale, February 2-3, 2013

On Saturday, February 2 and Sunday, February 3, 2013, we will hold our annual winter book sale. About 12,000 books in numerous categories will be for sale in the Library's Community Room.

On Saturday, hard-cover and trade paperbacks are priced at $1.00 and mass-market paperbacks are 50 cents each. Sunday is Bargain Day; all items are half-price and a brown bag is $8.00. In addition, the individually-priced books in the ongoing book sale section will be half-price on both Saturday and Sunday.


The Other Woman: The World of Fact and Fiction, January 13, 2013

Hank Phillippi Ryan, best-selling author of suspense novels, will speak about The Other Woman: The World of Fact and Fiction. The Other Woman is the most recent novel by the Emmy-winning reporter at WHDH-TV. She will talk about the woman investigator introduced in the new series, and comment on the creative influence that her varied career has on her writing.

One-Day Book Sale, December 1, 2012

The Friends will hold a one-day book sale on Saturday, December 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Library’s Community Room.

The 10,000+ items for sale will include fiction, non-fiction, youth, young adult, cookbooks, reference, poetry, drama, and holiday books as well as audio-visual materials. Hard cover books and trade paperbacks will be $1.00 each and mass-market paperbacks will be 50¢ each.

All ongoing sale books will be half-price all day (9:00-5:00).

New for this sale will be a special section of book sets, large runs of Architectural Digests, needlework magazines and sheet music.


It's Not About the Hike, November 4, 2012

Nancy Sporborg and Pat Piper's multi-media program features their more than 1,000 mile hike to the tops of over 170 mountains. It is about "pushing ourselves outside of our comfort zone, overcoming our fears, finding our passions and living our lives to the fullest."

Book Sale, September 29-30, 2012

On Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30, 2012, we will hold our 40th annual fall book sale. On Saturday, hard-cover and trade paperbacks are priced at $1.00 and mass-market paperbacks are 50 cents each. 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 section will be half-price on both Saturday and Sunday.

New Friends Web Site Address, August 10, 2012

We have begun moving to a new Internet address (domain name), one closer to our organization's name: friendsneedhamlibrary.org. This will be a gradual change, consisting of several steps. Please make a note of the new address in your browser's favorites or bookmarks.