Sunday, November 10, 2019

Liz Breadon Makes History on Election Day in Boston!

Three cheers for Liz Breadon! Liz, who served on the Board of Directors of our UNESCO/UNITWIN Affiliate the Brighton-Allston Historical Society, made history on November 5 2019 by winning the election to become the first-ever woman representing Brighton-Allston on the Boston City Council!

 Her key plans include:

- Combating suffocating luxury development through promotion of affordable housing
- Championing strong schools for strong communities
- Campaigning for transportation that actually gets you there
- Protecting the environment and green space in the community (for which Liz walks the talk by having installed solar panels and rain water harvesting at home)

Liz and her progressive platform, with 58.5% of the vote in the Municipal Elections, earned a decisive mandate!

Onward!

Photos by Brenda Gael McSweeney

Saturday, November 2, 2019

You are invited to Beyond the Book XI, sponsored by Friends of Faneuil Library, our UNESCO/UNITWIN Affiliate!

On View at both the Faneuil Library and the Brighton Library through Sat., Jan. 11th 2020

OPENING RECEPTION
Beyond the Book XI
Sat., Nov. 9th, 11:30 am.–1:30 pm.
An Exhibition of Artist's Books and Book-Related Art Inspired by Books


Image credit, "Influenced by Matisse" by Suzette Dorso

Beyond the Book has been presenting exhibitions of book art in the greater Boston area since 2006. This upcoming exhibition will feature artist's books about books—book art inspired by a favorite novel, a book of poetry, an author, a library. The exhibition will feature over 100 works of art by over 30 artists from around New England as well as the work of artists in New York, Texas — and even Belgium!

This exhibition is a joint effort involving both the Faneuil and Brighton Branches of the Boston Public Library. Works are distributed between the two branches.

Hours and directions for the Faneuil Branch Library, 419 Faneuil St, Oak Square, Brighton MA are here: https://www.bpl.org/locations/23/

Hours and directions for the Brighton Branch Library, 40 Academy Hill Rd., Brighton Center, Brighton MA are here: https://www.bpl.org/locations/15/

Parking for the Faneuil Library is available at the Presentation School Foundation lot, diagonally across Oak Square from the library. Enter from Tremont St., just past the bus shelter. The Brighton Library has a parking lot; from Washington Street go up Chestnut Hill Ave. and enter on the left, just past the Brighton Courthouse.

Exhibition Programming: There will be a series of exhibition-related programs offered at both branches. Please stay tuned for details. Ronni Komarow of FOFL coordinated this exhibition.

Sponsored by The Friends of the Faneuil Branch Library (FOFL), an Affiliate of the UNESCO/UNITWIN Network on Gender, Culture, and People-Centered Development.