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Spring Bloomed at the Library [Photos]

Spring came with a burst of color to the North End Branch of the Boston Public Library in early April!

Books in Bloom, a pairing of designer floral arrangements and related well-known books, was planned by The Friends of the North End Library in conjunction with Branch Librarian, Jennifer Hawes. Terese O’Connell, friend, member, and professional gardener, spearheaded the event and said, “We are all ready for the season to change and the flowers helped create a wonderful spring atmosphere in the library.”

Special thanks to Michelle Clifford of the Downtown Crossing Roche Bros. for giving an introductory floral presentation with tips and tricks on how to arrange a store-bought flower bouquet at home. Three lucky winners took home her arrangements. Also, kudos to all the flower designers for their fun and creative arrangements.

Over the course of the four days of the event, regularly scheduled tours of the library highlighted the myriad of resources the library has to offer and included both visible and invisible (online) books and resources.

This event brought in new members to the Friends of the North End Library. The Friends is an active and welcoming group. Library users are encouraged to help support our local library by becoming members.

This program was generously funded by the Friends of the North End Library.

For more information concerning the Friends of the North End Library, please email: or go to our website: for membership information and a listing of other programs.