Wednesday, March 11th Whole Foods Market Swampscott – 331 Paradise Road 781-592-2200 – is having a 5% day to benefit the Friends of the Swampscott Public Library. No coupons necessary, no secret password – just save up your shopping for that day and we get 5% of all sales that day. The purchase of gift cards will be included in the total sales. You can buy a card for yourself for your future shopping, or gift cards for friends. Thank you to Whole Foods Market for this opportunity. And thank you to you shoppers for your help. Please pass the word to your friends and family. Thanks! The Friends of the Swampscott Public Library will have a table at the store with information about the work of the Friends, as well as resources offered by the Swampscott Public Library. Whole Foods Market is open from 8am till 9pm.
Come to the library on March 31st at 6:30pm for the Annual Friends Event. This year’s event will be a presentation by the Delvena Theatre Company of “Lizzie Borden and the Forty Whacks”. On a scorching hot day in Fall River, back in August of 1892, a heinous crime occurred. Spinster Lizzie Borden was accused, tried, and acquitted for the vicious axe murders of her father and stepmother. The performance includes a mock trial that invites the audience to participate by questioning Lizzie, and voting on her guilt or innocence. This “edutainment” production features Lynne Moulton and Joseph Zamparelli in multiple roles depicting Lizzie’s story and educating the audience members so that they may be informed “jurists”. Did she or didn’t she? This is a highlight event of the year for the Friends. There will be giveaways, door prizes and refreshments. Call the Reference Desk at 781-596-8867 ext. 304 to reserve a seat beginning March 16th. Don’t miss out on this totally enjoyable evening. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Swampscott Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
Join us at the Tides Restaurant in Nahant on Monday, April 27th from 6:00-9:00pm for an evening of good food and fun. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will be given to the Friends of the Swampscott Public Library. To reach the Tides call 781-593-7500.
The Friends of the Library have added another museum pass to our offerings. We now have the Harvard Art Museum pass which gives patrons access to the Fogg Museum, The Arthur M. Sackler Museum and the Busch-Reisinger Museum, under one roof for the first time. The museum is open daily from 10-5 and closed on major holidays. There is no charge with this pass and anyone under 18 is always admitted free.
The Friends of the Swampscott Public Library have named Eve Roberts the Volunteer of the Year for 2014. Eve Roberts is the unsung heroine type – no fuss, just quietly working away year after year to help the library. She volunteers at the annual book sale, sending out the newsletter, and in the Children’s Room. Too many hats, you say? Not for Eve – she does it all! Thank you for all your hard work. It is greatly appreciated.
The Friends of the Swampscott Public Library have purchased a pass for the New England Aquarium. Each coupon admits up to four people for a reduced admission rate of $10 per person. Children under the age of 3 are not included in the admission count and always admitted free. Your membership in the Friends of the Swampscott Public Library supports the purchases of all the library’s museum passes.
Time to stock up for winter! The annual Friends of the Swampscott Public Library book sale will begin Thursday, September 18th, 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Members only; anyone can join that night. No limit on the number of books you can purchase! Other days are open to everyone. Friday, September 19th 10:00am – 1:00pm. Full price on Thursday and Friday. Saturday, September 20th, 10:00am to 1:45pm: half price on everything. Sunday, September 21st noon – 3:00pm: bargain day: $1/bag
or $.10 per item. Sale special: Buy and fill a Friend’s Bag for just $2.00!
Think that item gathering dust may be valuable? Here’s your chance to find out! On Saturday, October 18th 11:30am-1:30pm, Kaminski appraiser Mary Westcott will be at the Swampscott Public Library. The price for appraisals will be $10 per item, or three for $25, all proceeds to the Friends of the Swampscott Public Library. No jewelry, coins or stamps; you can bring photos of large items.
FRIENDS MEETINGS @ LIBRARY
Monday, September 15 7:00pm
Monday, October 20 7:00pm
The Friends of the Swampscott Public Library is sorting books for the annual book sale September 18th – September 21st. But we need your gently-read recent fiction! Please look over your bookshelves for those novels, mysteries, and oversized paperback books that you no longer need and bring them down to the library. You get more room for new books, and we get to sell them to help support the library! Thank you! As always, no textbooks, magazines or out-of-date books, please.
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The Friends of the Library new tote bags are in Spring Green and feature the Friends logo. Support the library with your purchase of a $3.00 tote. Next time you are at the library, pick a few up for yourself and for friends.
The Friends of the Swampscott Public Library invite you to An Evening with Julia Child presented by The Delvena Theatre Company . The program “Meet Julia Child” deals with the life of this beloved French Chef. This is a live performance featuring Lynne Moulton as Julia Child doing what she does best, talking and cooking. We will learn more about her life from her privileged childhood in California to her becoming one of the culinary legends of all time. The audience will have the opportunity to view Julia on the set of The French Chef television show, an amusing and fun experience! After the performance, the cast will open up for discussion about Julia Child.
The Friends of the Swampscott Public Library provides support to keep the library a valuable resource in our community. The program will take place on Wednesday April 9th from 6:30pm-8:30pm in the library. We will have door prizes, a raffle and refreshments.
Free tickets will be available at the Reference Desk beginning Monday, March 24th. Please call the library for more information at 781-596-8867.
The Friends of the Swampscott Public Library is grateful to Whole Foods Market for selecting them for a 5% day in December. The Friends received 5% of the proceeds from sales on Wednesday, December 11th. Thank you to everyone who shopped at the store and stopped at the Friends’ table.
The Friends of the Swampscott Public Library have named Barbara Sweeney the Volunteer of the Year for 2013. Barbara is the consummate professional, taking her volunteer duties seriously. From overseeing the newsletter volunteers to weekly chores and special projects, Barbara does it all with a smile and a calm manner. It’s a treat for us having her work here. Thank you, Barbara, for all you do for the Swampscott Public Library.
Thank you for your generous support of our library. We hope you will continue to support the Friends of the Swampscott Public Library, Inc. by renewing your tax-deductible contribution for 2014.
Whether you are a former member, or have never joined the Friends, we hope you’ll consider joining this year.
The Friends is a tax-exempt entity that finances library programs for all ages. In particular, we fund:
* Chorover Author Series, which has featured William Landay, Lisa Genova, Roland Merullo, Lois Lowry, Dennis Lehane, Elinor Lipman, Tom Perrotta, Andre Dubus III, Julia Glass, and Jane Yolen.
*Children’s Room Summer Programs, including Family Night
* Young Adult programs, including art classes, concert of local bands, and teen poetry contest
*Furnishings and equipment
We support the library through volunteer efforts:
*Conducting annual book sale
*Planning a spring Friends event with speakers
*Providing museum passes
*Running volunteer programs to assist library staff
The Friends of the Swampscott Public Library provides museum passes for:
*Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
*Museum of Fine Arts
*Museum of Science
*Zoo New England Franklin Park & Stone Zoo
*House of Seven Gables
*Harvard Museum of Natural History
*Institute of Contemporary Art
Your dues are our major source of funds, but other ways to give financial support are:
*Attending book sale and other fund-raising events
*Bequests/endowments – contact Alyce Deveau, Library Director, for further information
*Commemorative/memorial/special occasion cards
*Book purchases in honor/memory of someone
*Purchasing book covers
We meet on the third Monday of each month at 7:00pm. You are welcome to join us at any time. Please pick up a membership envelope at the library and return it with your tax-deductible dues. Thank you for your generous support in recent years, and we look forward to your continues support in 2014. 100% of your donations go directly to support the library.
If you can’t come by the library to get an envelope the dues are: Contributor $15
Benefactor $1000 + over
Please send to Treasurer, Friends of the Swampscott Public Library, PO Box 28, Swampscott, MA 01907-0028
Sincerely, Ellen Winkler, President
Friends of the Swampscott Public Library, Inc.
Think that item gathering dust may be valuable? Here’s your chance to find out! On Saturday, October 26th 11:30am-1:30pm, Kaminski appraiser Mary Westcott will be at the Swampscott Public Library. The price for appraisals will be $10 per item, or three for $25, all proceeds to the Friends of the Swampscott Public Library. No jewelry, coins or stamps will be appraised; and people can bring photos of large items.
Monday November 18, 2013
AND SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR UPCOMING WINE, CHEESE & CHOCOLATE NIGHT — SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16th AT 6:30PM!
The Friends of the Swampscott Public Library’s next wine tasting “Wine, Cheese & Chocolates” will be held on Saturday evening, November 16th at 7:30pm. With the holidays fast approaching, nothing goes better with festive fare and celebrations than wine. But picking the right wines can be a challenge! Come and hear Maia Gosselin, the editor for a wine and spirits magazine, lead us as we sip and sample a variety of wines perfect for a range of seasonal occasions from holiday parties to gift giving. Meg Paine, a favorite at the Swampscott Farmers Market, will provide sweets for the event. Tickets are $20 per person. Advance purchase is recommended. You must be 21+ to attend. Proceeds will benefit the Friends of the Swampscott Public Library. RSVP to Alyce Deveau at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (781) 596-8867 to reserve a ticket.
Back home after the winter? If you didn’t join the Friends before, please consider joining. The funds raised purchase the museum passes, fund programs for teens and adults, as well as the summer programs in the Children’s Room. Pick up an envelope the next time you are in the library. Your contribution is tax-deductible.
The Friends of the Swampscott Public Library thanks everyone who made the Spring Event a success:
Rhonda McClure, professional genealogist at the New England Historic Genealogical Society, who gave the audience valuable information in a humorous and informative way
Penny Stratton from the New England Historic Genealogical Society who engineered the entire event
Yan’s China Bistro for donating a gift certificate for our door prizes
New England Historic Genealogical Society for donating day passes for our door prizes
The Friends of the Swampscott Public Library have named Jackie Downs and Harriet Weinstein the Volunteers of the Year for 2012. Jackie and Harriet are our Friday team, coming each week for many years to prepare our new books so they are ready for you to check out. This dynamic duo is so conscientious, coming week in and week out to help the Swampscott Public Library. We couldn’t do it without you two!
We are not accepting donations for the book sale. Please watch for announcements in the spring to see when we start collecting again. Thank you for your past support.
The Friends of the Swampscott Public Library would like to thank our two stained glass artists, Ingrid Pichler and Michael Limberakis for their wonderful presentation From Design to Installation. The presentation covered the inspirational and the nitty gritty work of creating these magnificent artworks. The Friends of the Swampscott Public Library would also like to thank our community supporters for their donations: Lincoln’s Landing, Red Rock Bistro, Yan’s China Bistro, and Whole Foods Market, Inc.
The Friends is a tax-exempt entity that provides volunteer help, conducts an annual book sale, sponsors programs for adults, purchases all museum passes, funds the library newsletter and underwrites many Young Adult and Children’s Room activities.
To join the Friends, pick up a membership form at the Main Desk of the Library. Donations are tax deductible.
The Friends of the Swampscott Public Library has selected a winner of the logo contest. The new logo was designed by Sheila Farren Billings. The Friends of the Swampscott Public Library will use the logo on stationery, as well as items for fund-raising like reusable shopping bags. The Friends thank all the entrants who submitted many excellent designs. The new logo is featured at the top of this web page.
Congressman John F. Tierney presented a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition to the Friends of the Swampscott Public Library. The certificate reads: On the occasion of the celebration of its Fortieth Anniversary and in recognition of its contribution to the community through its dedicated support and service of the Swampscott Public Library.
The Friends sell all-occasion memorial cards. They are available at the Main Desk for a minimum donation of $5.00. We will also print an acknowledgement in the newsletter.
The Friends of the Swampscott Public Library have two endowment programs in place to support programs at the library. One endowment is the Lee Golomb Cadiff Memorial Poetry contest, which is funded yearly to provide support to students in the middle and senior high school who have a love of poetry. The second endowment is the Chorover Memorial program fund. This endowment will be used to fund programs for adults and children and to establish an author series at the library. If anyone is interested in contributing to either of these funds, you may make a tax-deductible donation to the Friends of the Swampscott Library and specify that you would like the donation to be deposited in this account.