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

Poetry Contest for All Ages

Poetry Contest for All Ages

THEME: Listening

Submissions due: Wednesday, March 28, 2018

How to enter: Please include your name, address, phone number, age, and e-mail. Students: please include school and grade. E-mail to FriendsoftheWestRoxburyLibrary@gmail.com with your work.     

For full contest guidelines, download the flier.                        

Awards Ceremony: Thursday, May 3rd, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

Award categories include grades K–8, high school, adults, and seniors.

Questions? E-mail FriendsoftheWestRoxburyLibrary@gmail.com

Contest Sponsored by the Friends of the West Roxbury Branch Library

Emily Sweeney: Gangland

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: 1961 Centre St., West Roxbury

Emily Sweeney: Gangland

Monday, March 5 at 6;30 PM
Gangsters have played a shady role in shaping Greater Boston’s history. Authored by Boston Globe reporter Emily Sweeney and packed with photos, Gangland Boston reveals the hidden history of these places, bringing readers back in time to when the North End was wrought with gun violence, Hanover Street was known as a “shooting gallery,” and guys named King Solomon, Beano Breen, and Mickey the Wiseguy ruled the underworld. Books will be available for sale and signing.