Digital Commonwealth

Programs and Communications Office, Newton Free Library, 1990-2001

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 taken by The Programs and Communications Office (formerly the Public Relations Department) of the library's events and programs for its newsletter and various publicity needs. This collection covers the Nonantum Branch Library, National No Smoking Day program, Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts, poetry reading in the Newtonville Branch Library, various views of the 330 Homer Street library and its 10th year anniversary on September 30, 2001, Henry J. Perley's model sailboats display, and City of Newton Police Dispatch Center.

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