Book Launch, Redlined; a novel of Boston

It was a very different time.  The year is 1974.  Jamaica Plain is a community under siege.  The banks have redlined the neighborhood and destroyed property values.  There are thirty-four abandoned buildings between Washington and Centre, the average life expectancy, ten days before they are vandalized, stripped of valuables and torched.  Part fiction, part absolute truth, Redlined tells the gripping story of a group of JP neighbors who came together to fight and save their neighborhood.

Step Inside and Snuggle Up – School Vacation Week Reading Event

STEP INSIDE AND SNUGGLE UP! Come and get cozy at the Loring Greenough House while stepping into the world of some classic children’s books! Step Inside and Snuggle Up is a special series for kids of all ages (and their grown-ups) during school vacation week. Join us for an afternoon of picture book read-aloud of the book-of-the-day, make-and-take crafts, a free book exchange (for kids and adults), and delicious refreshments! Book – of – the – Day Schedule:

Tuesday February 19th, 1-3pm — Mary Poppins
Thursday February 21st, 1-3pm — Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra

Adults can relax in the parlor with their own book while kids enjoy the read-aloud and crafts!

Holiday Book Sale

A great way to start off your holiday shopping while also supporting the Jamaica Plain Branch Library.  We will offer gently used books and DVDs all with bargain rates (all items just $1 or $2).  Books for all ages and in every genre. Book dealers please note - we ask that you do not use scanners at this December book sale and we will restrict purchases to no more than 20 items at a time.

Step Inside and Snuggle Up – Vacation Week Reading Event

Come and spend a cozy afternoon at the Loring Greenough House exploring the world of The Wizard of Oz, Peter Pan and the Jungle Book! Step Inside and Snuggle Up is a special series just for kids (and their grow-ups!) during school vacation week. LISTEN to a reading of the book-of-the-day! Kids can make themselves at home in the front hall for a read-aloud by one of our volunteers. (Grown-ups can listen too or relax in the parlor with their own book.) Readings at 1:30pm and 2:30pm.