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Children's Room
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LATEST NEWS
  • December 1, 2016
    The City of Woburn is Getting a New Website

    The city of Woburn is under-going a website redesign and we’re asking business owners, employees and residents to participate in the online survey to provide feedback […]

  • November 18, 2016
    Free Christmas Concert on 12/3 at 2PM

    Saturday, December 3rd at 2PM Enjoy arrangements (some traditional, some new, but all beautiful) of Christmas music by classical guitarist, Matthew Lister.  This is a free concert, […]

  • November 14, 2016
    Learn How to Make a Podcast

    Alice Isn’t Dead.  Serial.  Revisionist History. These are examples of some well-crafted podcasts.  Not sure how to make one?  Not sure how to make yours better? We’ve […]

  • 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 […]

FEATURED BOOKS

Non Fiction
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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