Digital Commonwealth

Newton Free Library programs, patrons and staff 1936-1988

Newton Free Library

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 at 414 Centre Street) patrons, staff, trustees, Newton city officials, artist and author receptions, art exhibits, festivals, parties, poetry events, fund raising balls, Auburndale Branch Library reopening, and fund raising balls.

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