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JP Writes & Invites: Jennifer Haigh
Authors abound in the Boston area and will be visiting the JP Branch Library at 12 Sedgwick Street each month throughout the winter and spring on Thursday evenings. Come listen to them read from their work, discuss their careers and join them in an interactive question and answer session.
Fall in Love with Books!
Jennifer Haigh has been called "an expert natural storyteller with an acute sense of her characters' humanity" by The New York Times. She is a Boston resident who has a new book of ten short stories coming out in January: News From Heaven. You are likely familiar with Ms. Haigh's novel that takes place in Boston and concerns itself with recent scandals within the Catholic Church, Faith.
More About Jamaica Plain Public Library
This branch will celebrate 100 years in the same building in 2011. While small by the standard of some libraries, this branch has focused collections in several areas, such as graphic novels, Spanish language books for adults and children, mysteries, local history, travel guides and movies on DVD. The building has tall, school house-style windows and 25-foot ceilings. Built as a mirror image of itself, it has two huge fireplaces (they are not used for heating, however.) An auditorium downstairs hosts community events, including readings and even the occasional dance party. This branch has a dedicated Friends of the Library group that runs the annual book sale and every March has a fundraiser featuring Irish music, amid other efforts. You can reach the president of the Friends group, Don Haber, at the library's address and phone number. The branch also has a very active and frequently updated Facebook page.
Other events here
- Homework Assistance at the JP Library Weekly on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 3:30 pm–5:30 pm