Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 at 7:00 PM

From Absence to Ellen:
A Survey of LGBT
Representation in the Media

Learn More About The Speakers Series
Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 2:00 PM

Farino Collection:
A Community Conversation

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  • October 20, 2016
    From Absence to Ellen: A Survey of LGBT People in the Media

    Part of the WPL Speakers Series.  It wasn’t so long ago that the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community were completely ignored, under represented, or […]

  • October 5, 2016
    Woburn High Class of 1931 Graduate

    In 2013 we acquired a panoramic print of the Woburn High School Class of 1931 in a collection of Woburn High School graduation portraits, dating from […]

  • October 4, 2016
    Next-to-Last Farino Photo Community Conversation

    On Sunday, October 23rd at 2pm, Woburn Public Library volunteer Linda Olsson will present the next to  last Community Conversation featuring photographs from the Patrick Farino […]

  • October 3, 2016
    Library Building Committee Minutes – 09/13/16

    The Woburn Public Library Building Committee will meet again on Tuesday, October 11, at 10am in the Engineering Conference Room at City Hall. Below, please find the […]

  • September 27, 2016
    CSI: Fact or Fiction, Thursday 9/29 at 7PM

    Do popular crime shows on television accurately depict the role of forensic science in solving crimes? Discuss the myths and realities of crime scene investigations with […]


Non Fiction
  • Welcome To The Woburn Public Library

    The Woburn Public Library's story is one deeply rooted in history. Designed by architect H. H. Richardson, Woburn Public Library is a national landmark and was built in 1879. With a wide array of archives, physical and digital collections there is truly something for everyone.  Please stop by for a visit!
  • Woburn, A Past Observed

    Woburn, a Past Observed – John McElhiney

    John McElhiney’s detailed work documents Woburn’s history from the mid-nineteenth century to the late twentieth century. Using in part the library’s rich archives to compile narratives, photographs, and facts, McElhiney presents a comprehensive perspective of Woburn’s past.
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  • by Florence M. Kennedy

    Polar Boy – Florence Kennedy

    Written in 1938 by Woburn Public Library’s beloved children’s librarian Florence M. Kennedy, Polar Boy recounts the story of Arklio, a child who grows up in Greenland in an Inuit tribe. Now available in the library for circulation.
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    The Public Library – Robert Dawson

    In Robert Dawson’s striking homage to public libraries, our very own Woburn Public Library appears twice. From capturing bookmobiles serving patrons in remote areas to ultramodern buildings in urban centers to architectural gems like ours, photographer Dawson documented these institutions over a span of eighteen years. These photographs are accompanied by an array of essays, letters, and poetry written by librarians and notable authors from the past and present. View in Catalog
    Interview with the Author
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    Fleeting Dreams – Joan Fowle Miles

    Through letters, Joan Fowle Miles captures her parents’ courtship during the Great War. These letters between Donald  Adams Fowle, an architect, and Ethel Adelaide Wallace, the interim librarian of the Woburn Public Library during World War I, convey the thoughts, fears, and values of their generation.
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