August 2016 Library News and Events

August 1, 2016

beach-reading-bookAugust 2016 Library News & Events

All programs take place at the Roslindale Branch Library and are free of charge, unless noted otherwise. Call the branch at 617-323-2343 for more information.  Learn more at

Summer Book Sales
The Friends will be hosting a book sale at the Roslindale Village Farmers Market on August 20 and a sidewalk sale in front of the library on September 10, both from 9AM to 1PM.  We will also have a table at the National Night Out gathering in Adams Park tonight, August 1 4:30PM-8PM.

Rozzie Reads Poetry Book Discussion
Tuesday, August 2, 7PM, Roslindale House
We will be discussing a selection of Wallace Stevens’ poetry.

Countdown to Kindergarten Celebration
Wednesday August 10, 10AM  

Boston Public Schools’ first time kindergartners are invited to attend with their parents or providers our Kindergarten Day Party.  Kindergartners need to wear their yellow “I’m going to Kindergarten” t-shirt and be accompanied by an adult.

All-Star Storytime
Wednesday, August 10, 2PM

Exercise your imagination by joining our librarians as they take you on different adventures through wonderful new worlds simply by opening a book.

Aging Mastery Program
Starting Wednesday, August 17, 1:30PM

The National Council on Aging is providing this 12-week program. Topics include improving your health, financial well-being, community involvement and more. Participants will receive real incentives and rewards, and make new friends. Please sign up with Tiffany Favers at 617-635-0027 or

Ready, Set, Make! Craft Time
Wednesday, August 17, 2PM

On your marks, and get ready to be crafty! Join the librarians for sports-themed activities.

Adult Book Discussion
Thursday, August 18, 1:30PM-2:30PM
We will be reading The Turner House by Angela Flournoy. Newcomers are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

Third Thursday Reading Series
Thursday, August 18, 6PM-7:30PM

Theater group Office of War Information will read a selection of plays. For more information:

Regular Children’s Programming

Preschool Movies: Mondays, 10:30AM

Toddler Time: Tuesdays, 10:30AM

LEGO Club, Library Creative Drama and Reading Readiness are on summer hiatus until September.

Regular Adult Programming

English Conversation Group: Thursdays, 6PM and Saturdays 9:30AM

Spanish Conversation Group: Saturdays, 11AM

Support the Roslindale Library Renovation Project!
Today we are launching a letter writing campaign to make sure our elected officials keep the Roslindale Library renovation project on target by writing emails to them. We have already written the letter for you. All you have to do is fill in your contact information and click to send or start writing a personalized message.

This letter will be sent to the following public officials:
Mayor Martin J. Walsh
City Council President Michelle Wu
City Councilor Timothy McCarthy
City Councilor At-Large Michael Flaherty
City Councilor At-Large Annissa Essaibi George
City Councilor At-Large Ayanna Pressley
State Representative Angelo M. Scaccia

Click here for the letter.

For more information about the project and how you can get involved, go to

Photos From Roslindale’s Newest Small Libraries

The Friends recently worked with Akasha Yoga and Fornax Bakery to install small libraries in their establishments.  Here are some pictures of what they look like.  The next time you are in the studio or the bakery, make sure to pick up a book!

This is a great way to promote literacy and a love of reading by way of creating a free book exchange and a sense of community.  The Friends of the Roslindale Branch Library would be willing to work with businesses and organizations in Roslindale interested in installing a bookcase, no matter how big or small, and who are dedicated to managing the flow of books.  For more information about bookcase installation, contact Laura Gang at

Books of the Month
Each month we feature themed book lists grouped for adults, teenagers/young adults and children, and can be borrowed from the Roslindale Library!

Books about Vacations
There is still time to go on vacation this summer – both literally and figuratively.  Even if you can’t go anywhere this year, you can still read about other people’s vacations!  Here is a list of books about vacations and traveling of all kinds.

Books about New England
New England has a great literary tradition.  Check out this list of book that either take place in the region and/or written by prominent New England authors.

Quote of the Month

Fiction is the truth inside the lie. – Stephen King

Support the Friends
All the work we do for library programming, publicity and building improvements is done with support from the community. There are many ways to support the Friends, like making a donation, becoming a Friends member and even shopping on Amazon!

Contact the Friends!
For information about the Friends, contact us.  We also share information about upcoming events, photos from past events and other library news on Facebookand on our blog!

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