Wednesday, April 13, 2011

"Bayview is..." our library

The soon-to-be-demolished Bayview Branch Library on 3rd Street at Revere was full of life once again on Saturday, April 2nd as neighborhood residents squeezed in to celebrate the contribution of the old building and library staff through the years.

Participants could be heard sharing stories about experiences at the library, and expressing some sadness that the building where those memories began would disappear. At the same time, excitement about a new, larger building was evident everywhere.

Linda Brooks-Burton, longtime Managing Librarian, and her colleague Jessie Wylie orchestrated a series of performances featuring young musicians and dancers from the community. With a backdrop of books and historical photographs, Mary Booker delivered two spoken word performances, Supervisor Malia Cohen spoke, and a dance band swooned into the late afternoon. A BAYCAT videographer was on hand to record reminiscences about the library.

See below for a few images from the event.

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