Programs and Communications Office, Newton Free Library, 1975-2006
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 Newton Free Library events and programs taken by The Programs and Communications Office (formerly the Public Relations Department) for its newsletter and various publicity needs. This collection covers the Book and Author Luncheon, Library Lover's Ball, Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast, Friends of the Newton Free Library book sale at the Auburndale Branch, Antiques Appraisal Day, Teddy Bear Picnic, views of the Homer Street library under construction, various art gallery exhibit openings, and Black History Month speakers.