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  • May 28, 2016
    Dedication of Soldier’s Monument on Woburn Common

    The origins of Memorial Day date back to the end of the Civil War when citizens began commemorating soldiers who died in the war by decorating […]

  • May 9, 2016
    Annual Friends of the Library Book Sale

    The Friends of the Woburn Public Library are in the planning stages for their upcoming Book Sale. The sale will take place at Spence Farm during the […]

  • May 5, 2016
    Library Building Committee Meeting Minutes 4/12/2016

    The Library Building Committee met on April 12, 2016 at 10:00am in the Engineering Conference Room at City Hall. Below, please find the minutes from that […]

  • April 26, 2016
    Revolutionary War Encampment

    On Saturday, May 14, from 10:00 AM to 3:00PM, step back into our colonial past with reenactors from Gardner’s Regiment of the Charlestown Militia! Learn about 18th […]

  • April 26, 2016
    Laser Scan of the Library

    Thursday, May 12 7:00 PM Frizzell Study Hall Join John Myers from Gilbane Building Company for an informative program about how laser scanning and 3D modelling […]


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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