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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Ice Cream Social and Book Sale

The Friends of the Jamaica Plain Branch Library will be hosting their annual Ice Cream Social on Saturday, August 17, from 1:00 - 3:00 on the lower level of the library. This year, we will also be offering a selection of books for sale. Join us!

Annual Book Sale

The Friends of the Jamaica Plain Branch Library host their annual book sale. A great way to feed your reading habits 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. We will be open from 9:30 to 5:00 on both Friday, May 10th and Saturday, May 11th.