Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Farino Collection:
A Community Conversation

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  • November 17, 2014
    Thanksgiving Hours

    Please note our hours for Thanksgiving week. We hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday!

  • November 12, 2014
    Innovation Series: 21st Century Transportation on Dec. 4

    Innovation Series: 21st Century Transportation Thursday, December 4 6:00 to 8:00PM Woburn Public Library To register, please click here. Celebrate Woburn at work! The Woburn Public […]

  • November 5, 2014
    Veterans Day Itinerary

    On Tuesday, November 11, the City of Woburn will remember and honor those who have served our country. For more information, please visit Veterans Services on […]

  • October 9, 2014
    Innovation Series: Engineering Our Future on November 6

    Celebrate Woburn at work! The Woburn Public Library and Woburn Business Association invite you to join us for the second program in our Innovation Series, which […]

  • October 1, 2014
    Exciting eBook & eAudiobook News

    We are happy to announce that Encore’s integration with Overdrive is now live! You can now sample, checkout, and place holds on Overdrive eBooks and eAudiobooks […]


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  • Welcome To The Woburn Public Library

    The Woburn Public Library's story is one deeply rooted in history. Designed by architect H. H. Richardson, Woburn Public Library is a national landmark and was built in 1879. With a wide array of archives, physical and digital collections there is truly something for everyone.  Please stop by for a visit!
  • Woburn, A Past Observed

    Woburn, a Past Observed – John McElhiney

    John McElhiney’s detailed work documents Woburn’s history from the mid-nineteenth century to the late twentieth century. Using in part the library’s rich archives to compile narratives, photographs, and facts, McElhiney presents a comprehensive perspective of Woburn’s past.
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  • by Florence M. Kennedy

    Polar Boy – Florence Kennedy

    Written in 1938 by Woburn Public Library’s beloved children’s librarian Florence M. Kennedy, Polar Boy recounts the story of Arklio, a child who grows up in Greenland in an Inuit tribe. Now available in the library for circulation.
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    The Public Library – Robert Dawson

    In Robert Dawson’s striking homage to public libraries, our very own Woburn Public Library appears twice. From capturing bookmobiles serving patrons in remote areas to ultramodern buildings in urban centers to architectural gems like ours, photographer Dawson documented these institutions over a span of eighteen years. These photographs are accompanied by an array of essays, letters, and poetry written by librarians and notable authors from the past and present. View in Catalog
    Interview with the Author
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    Fleeting Dreams – Joan Fowle Miles

    Through letters, Joan Fowle Miles captures her parents’ courtship during the Great War. These letters between Donald  Adams Fowle, an architect, and Ethel Adelaide Wallace, the interim librarian of the Woburn Public Library during World War I, convey the thoughts, fears, and values of their generation.
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