Virtual Concert & Fundraiser for Friends of the JP Branch Library on May 28

Live from the Mermaid's Tavern will be a virtual concert and fundraiser for the Friends of the Jamaica Plain Branch Library on May 28. The Gloucester Hornpipe & Clog Society are hosting the concert that will feature intimate solo performances, creative digital collaborations, clips from the GH&CS YouTube channel, and live commentary celebrating the band's annual reunion. All donations go to benefit the Jamaica Plain Public Library. The event will take place on May 28th at 7:30 pm. The concert is free, but a suggested $5 per person online donation is welcome.

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Tropical Fiesta at the Library!

Join the Friends of the Jamaica Plain Branch Library in shaking off the end-of-winter blues at our annual Tropical Fiesta! We will cast off Winter and welcome the coming of Spring with delicious food (Coco Verde Vegan) combined with some delicious live music (Jefferey Clayton from the Pan Neubean Steel Band).

New Library Photo Exhibition Highlights Jamaica Plain Neighborhoods

Photos in the most recent art exhibit at the Jamaica Plain Branch Library may look familiar, as Robin Radin's "The Nearness of Us" features JP neighborhoods. JP resident Radin presents our neighborhood's parks, streets, train stations, and other public spaces while using stark black and white images. “My work examines the intricacies of human relations: a visual acknowledgement that we are both together as community and family, and alone, as individuals,” said Radin. In her exhibit, Radin observes the relationships of relatives, friends, partners, and their surrounding environment. She utilized quiet moments occurring within the more frenetic experience of city life.

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Friends of the JP Branch Library Annual Meeting

Every year, the Friends of the Jamaica Plain Branch Library gather to give an update on what we've been up to and what's in store for the future. This is a great opportunity to stay up to date on your local library. Following our updates we'll all share desserts, live music, and good company! Join us on the lower level of the library from 6:30 to 8:00 on Thursday, October 10.

2020 Call for Art Proposals at Jamaica Plain Branch Library

The Friends of the Jamaica Plain Branch Library have put a call for a new round of submissions to select the art exhibitions for 2020. The bi-monthly exhibits will be proposal-based and selected by a committee comprised by representatives of the Central BPL, JP Branch, Friends of the JP Library, as well as standing members of the local business and arts community, according to a press release. Artists from across New England are invited to submit recent two-dimensional work for a solo or group show that will lasting for two-month periods. No specific theme is needed, but artists should keep in mind that the works need to be enjoyed by the diverse library community, which includes children, teenagers, and adults. The following art mediums will be considered for selection of five solo shows and one themed group show: drawing, mixed media/collage, painting, photography, and printmaking.

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