Welcome to the Friends of the West Roxbury Branch Library

The Friends is a volunteer organization that raises funds to provide and enrich adult and children’s programming, enhance the physical space and gardens of the library, and promote awareness of library events and services to the people of West Roxbury and the surrounding communities. We encourage you to become a member of the Friends!

Friends’ Programs

Children’s/YA Used Book Sale
Great prices on titles for all young-ish readers


Saturday, October 1, from 10 am to 3 pm
Entertainment! Magician at 11:30 am



Lois Lowry Fellowship Winners: Inaugural Presentation
Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely, authors of All American Boys


Monday, October 3, at 6:30 pm


The award-winning YA novel by two authors—one black and one white—grapples with the repercussions of a single violent act that leaves the characters’ school, community, and ultimately, the country bitterly divided by racial tension. All American Boys is the first winner of the Lowry Fellowship contest, created to commemorate the Friends’ 40th Anniversary.


Reception open to all
Books available for purchase and signing



Michael Blanding, Author of The Map Thief:
The Gripping Story of an Esteemed Rare-Map Dealer Who Made Millions Stealing Priceless Maps


Thursday, October 20
Members’ Reception: 6:30 pm
Author Talk: 7:00 pm


Books available for purchase and signing
Program free and open to all



Library Programs


Boston Book Festival “One City One Story” Discussion


Friday, September 30, at 10 am


2016 short story selection:  “The Faery Handbag”
by Massachusetts author Kelly Link

Copies available at the front desk at the library
and at BostonBookFest.org