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Italian – American Video Lecture & Slide Show by Historian Vincenza Scarpaci

Kicking off Italian Heritage Month, the North End Branch Library presented a special lecture and slide show this week on the Italian-American immigration experience. University of Oregon historian Vincenza Scarpaci is the author of The Journey of the Italians in America. In her book, the author takes a photographic approach towards unraveling the history and Read More…


Become a Friend of the North End Branch Library and Christopher Columbus Park

We are fortunate in the North End / Waterfront to have two model “Friends” groups helping out our neighborhood jewels, the Friends of the North End Branch Library and the Friends of Christopher Columbus Park. These all-volunteer groups can only thrive with the support of neighbors, both in time and money. Why not become a Read More…

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Boston’s Chief Planner, Kairos Shen, Reflects on Urban Development for the Waterfront

Wrapping up a successful 2-day forum on the future of Boston Harbor, Kairos Shen, reflects on the city planning aspects of the waterfront. Shen is Boston’s Chief Planner at the Boston Redevelopment Authority.  Vivien Li, President of The Boston Harbor Association, provides the introduction as part of a forum titled “A Clean Boston Harbor, What Read More…


Librarian Janet Buda Honored by the Friends of the North End Branch Library

Effective July, 2011, North End Branch Librarian, Janet Buda, has accepted a promotion to head up the Dudley Street Branch of the BPL.  The Friends recently hosted a reception in her honor to thank her for over 15 years of service to the North End community.  While a permanent replacement for Janet has not been Read More…

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Successful 2011 Book Sale Held by Friends of the North End Branch Library

The sun came out for the Friends of the North End Branch Library on Saturday for the Annual Book Sale fundraiser. Book and DVD donations came from far and wide, offering the public a huge selection on the Parmenter St. sidewalk. Proceeds go to the Friends group that help support the programs at the library. Read More…


Poll Results: More Books & Programs Wanted at North End Branch Library

Note: This is not a scientific poll. The results are representative only of website visitors that choose to participate. Related post: Video slideshow of the benefit for the Friends of the North End Branch Library. This poll is now closed. A new poll is up and running in the right sidebar. Go there now Read More…

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Friends of the North End Branch Library Gala Fundraiser – Video Slideshow

(Click the play button on the video above to start.) Nearly 200 North End / Waterfront neighbors came out on a February evening to support the Friends of the North End Branch Library at their annual gala fundraiser held at the Fairmont Battery Wharf.  President of the Friends group, Robin Ardito, thanked the attendees for Read More…

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Kathy St. George Performs to a Crowd at the North End Branch Library

Wednesday night, December 1st was very rainy, but 35-40 people showed up at the library for the concert by Kathy St. George and accompanist Jim Rice. Ms. St. George sang showtunes, a medley from a show she s done many times, Menopause the Musical and songs associated with Judy Garland. In a hilarious routine, she Read More…

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Friends of NE Library Sends Thanks For Holiday Party

Dear North End Neighbors:

The Friends of the North End Branch Library would like to sincerely thank our neighbors for their generous donations of food and raffle prizes for our recent Annual Holiday Party.  The party was well attended and a good time was enjoyed by all.

We’d like to thank the following organizations and individuals for their continued support: