Digital Commonwealth

Newton Free Library programs, patrons and staff 1960-1988

Newton Free Library

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The City of Newton owns a wealth of historic materials that speak to the community's social, cultural, and governmental past. These materials reflect the civic life of and provide insight into Newton from the 19th through the early 20th century, a time when Newton was transforming from agriculture to industry and becoming a suburban Boston residential community. Presented here are photographs of the Newton Free Library (old Main library) dramatic presentations, book festivals, story hour, branch library programs, book displays, store front book exhibits, art and music programs, parties, lectures, receptions, Book and Author Luncheon, tricentennial celebration, book sales, and sing-a-longs.

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