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

28th Annual Poetry Contest for All Ages
2017 Theme: Alone/Together


Submissions due by Thursday, March 23
Submit poems one of three ways; click here for details
Be sure to include your:
name, address, phone, age, and e-mail;
students please give your grade and home (not school) address


West Roxbury Reads 2017
Your Medical Mind
Drs. Jerome Groopman and Pamela Hartzband


Mon., April 24: Keynote talk by Groopman and Hartzband
6 pm at the West Roxbury Branch Library

~Additional Programs~
Mon., Apr. 3, at 6 pm: Panel discussion of the opioid epidemic
Thurs., Apr. 6, at 6 pm: William Meehan, MD, on concussions
Sat., Apr. 8, at 11 am: Book discussion of Your Medical Mind
Wed., Apr. 19, at 10:30 am: Book discussion of Your Medical Mind
Thurs., Apr. 20, at 6 pm: Mental function and balance and mobility
Sat., Apr. 22, at 2 pm: Yoga introduction and yoga practice

Click here to see full details


Poetry Awards Ceremony:
28th Annual Poetry Contest for All Ages
Thursday, May 4, at 6:30 pm
Awards in categories K through grade 8, adults, and seniors

Refreshments served


Annual Used Book Sale
Great used books for all ages!

Members’-only Reception: Monday, June 5, 6:30 pm

Open to all during library hours, June 6–9 and until noon June 10


Annual Ice Cream Social
To Launch the Summer Reading Program
2017 Theme: Summer in the City

Thursday, June 22, at 4 pm
On the lawn next to the library




Library Programs