Saturday, October 15, from 1 - 4:30 PM

Harry Potter Day:
Quidditch, Crafts and More!

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Thursday, September 29th at 7PM

CSI:
Fact or Fiction?

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Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 2:00 PM

Farino Collection:
A Community Conversation

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LIBRARY HOURS
Hours:
Mon–Thurs9:00AM - 9:00PM
Friday & Saturday9:00AM - 5:30PM
SundayClosed
Children's Room
Mon & Tues9:00AM - 8:30PM
Wed–Sat9:00AM - 5:30PM
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LATEST NEWS
  • 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 […]

  • September 26, 2016
    Harry Potter Day is Saturday, October 15th.

    On Saturday, October 15th, the Woburn Public Library is hosting its first Harry Potter Day! Ever want to learn to play Quidditch? Well, now you can! […]

  • September 8, 2016
    Library Building Committee Minutes- 8/24/16

    The Woburn Public Library Building Committee will meet again on Tuesday, September 13, at 10am in the Engineering Conference Room at City Hall. Below, please find […]

  • August 19, 2016
    Transitions & Tanner Pride

    Hello, Community Members and Library Lovers! I am writing to you for the first time as your new Library Director, and I hope to do so […]

  • August 3, 2016
    Welcome to our new Assistant Director, Rebecca Meehan!

    We are excited to announce that Rebecca Meehan has joined the Woburn Public Library as our new Assistant Director! Rebecca has been working in libraries for […]

FEATURED BOOKS

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  • 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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