Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 7PM

TED Talks on Compassion

An Evening of Listening and Thoughtful Discussion
Sunday, January 29th at 2:00 PM

Farino Collection:
A Community Conversation

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  • January 14, 2017
    Woburn history books on sale

    Glennon Archives staff and volunteers have been busy of late packing up to prepare for our move to a temporary location in February. While in the […]

  • January 13, 2017
    TED Talks on Compassion. A #WoburnUnites program.

    Wednesday, January 25th at 7PM Please join us for an evening of listening and thoughtful discussion inspired by a selection of TED Talks that look at compassion from […]

  • January 10, 2017
    The Last Farino Photos: A Community Conversation

    On Sunday, January 29th at 2pm, Woburn Public Library volunteer Linda Olsson will present the last Community Conversation featuring photographs from the Patrick Farino Collection from the […]

  • January 9, 2017
    Library Building Committee Minutes – 12/20/16

    The Woburn Public Library Building Committee will meet again on Tuesday, January 10, at 10 AM in the Committee Room (across from the City Clerk’s office) in City […]

  • December 22, 2016
    Podcast Discussion Group: The Big Man Can’t Shoot

    Thursday, January 5th at 7PM Ever hear a great podcast in the car and wish you had somebody to talk to about it?  Don’t have time […]


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 – 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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  • 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
  • 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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