Event Notices

Christopher Columbus Park Valentine Event Feb. 17

This event was originally scheduled for 2/14 but was postponed due to cold weather. It will take place on Monday, February 17 at 4:00 p.m.! In addition to giant candy message-hearts, Valentine themed lights, and romantic music, the Friends will be handing out personal-sized pink hearts. On these, you can write your loving sentiments and Read More…

Community Featured

Month of Love Opens at Christopher Columbus Park [Photos]

The Month of Love featuring gigantic candy conversation hearts officially opened under the trellis at Christopher Columbus Park on February 1st. Joanne Hayes-Rines, President of the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park, officiated the ribbon cutting ceremony. She recognized park art curator and artist Robyn Reed for her creativity in developing the Valentine-themed installation, now in Read More…

Announcements Event Notices

Annual Library Holiday Party Dec. 7

Get your holiday sparkle on and come to the Friends of the North End Library’s free holiday luncheon at the North End Library (25 Parmenter Street) on Saturday, December 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Take a chance on a 50/50 raffle. Enjoy holiday songs performed by NEMPAC’s Children’s Choir. Feast on delicious food. This Read More…

Kids & Families Schools

Eliot School Peace Posters on Display at the Library

In their visual art class at the Eliot School, grade 7 students partnered with members of the Boston Host Lions Club to participate in the Lions Club International Peace Poster Contest. Students were asked to create original designs based on the theme “Journey of Peace”. Eliot School Principal Traci Walker Griffith was an enthusiastic supporter Read More…

Arts & Culture

Women in World Jazz Rocked the North End

Women in World Jazz sponsored by the Friends of the North End Branch Library recently heated up the North Bennet Street School atrium with their stylish renditions of jazz music from around the world. This quintet celebrated diversity with an eclectic music selection that tapped into a variety of cultures and eras. Their talent and Read More…

Announcements Community

Christopher Columbus Park Survey

Christopher Columbus Park has been selected by Suffolk University to be part of a marketing study this semester to better understand the public’s involvement with the Park. You can help by participating in this anonymous survey that Suffolk University has created. As a thank you for taking the survey, you can be entered into a Read More…

Arts & Culture

The Combat Zone Remembered at Schorow’s Book Talk

As author Stephanie Schorow stated during her book talk about Inside the Combat Zone, “You can cut off the supply, but not the demand.” With the demise of Scollay Square and its titillating attractions due to massive urban renewal in the late 1950s, salacious entertainment moved to the middle of the city in the Washington Street Read More…

Arts & Culture Event Notices

“Inside the Combat Zone” Book Talk with Author Stephanie Schorow – May 29th

The Friends of the North End Library are once again presenting an intriguing book talk. Author Stephanie Schorow will be at the North End Library on May 29, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. to talk about her book, Inside The Combat Zone. Her presentation will tell about “the Stripped Down Story of Boston’s Most Notorious Neighborhood.” Read More…

Community Featured

New “Book Sale” Bookcases by Friends of the North End Library

Once again the Friends of the North End Library are at work. The ongoing book sale is an important source of revenue for the group. The bookcases near the library entrance used for the book sale did not make optimal use of the space so Rita Pagliuca from the Friends asked Mark Nescio, North Ender Read More…

Event Notices

Time Travel to Scollay Square

Walking through the expansive and somewhat barren City Hall Plaza, it is difficult to imagine the space as it was from its pre-Colonial days, through the notorious years as a seedy but vibrant entertainment destination, into the 1960s as all traces of the once lively neighborhood were demolished to become Government Center. Author David Kruh Read More…

Arts & Culture Community

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 Read More…