Art in Hyde Park, Composting in West Roxbury and Birthday Celebration in Roslindale
Roslindale Library turns 50 years old on Friday!
The 9th Annual Hyde Park Open Studios takes place Sunday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at four locations in Hyde Park: 65 Sprague St.; the Menino Arts Center, 1 Westinghouse Plaza; and 1391 Hyde Park Ave. The event features more than 50 participating artists, including works of photography, painting, sculpture, printmaking, glass, textiles, mixed media, jewelry, drawing and decorative arts. Artists are available to answer questions about the art, the studios and working methods.
Learn something new: Composting 101
West Roxbury Saves Energy presents the program “Composting 101: An Introduction to Home Composting" on Thursday, Sept. 15 at the West Roxbury Library, from 6:45 to 8 p.m. West Roxbury resident and composting expert Lisa Becker presents the process of home composting, including information about the different kinds of bins, trouble-shooting, and tips for success for starting a fall compost pile. The program ends with a Q&A. The program is free and open to all.
Roslindale Branch Celebrates 50th Birthday
The Roslindale Library turns 50 years old on Friday, Sept. 16. The public is invited to join past and present staff and Friends of the Roslindale Branch Library as the building is rededicated.
The schedule is:
3 to 5 p.m.: Refreshments, games, a 1961 quiz, goodie bags and balloons for kids, special gifts for those born in 1961
5 p.m.: Rededication ceremony, ribbon and cake cutting with Mayor Menino, Councilor Consalvo and BPL President Amy Ryan
5:30 to 7 p.m.: Refreshments, games, DJ Pat Francis
The Olde Colony Civil War Roundtable hosts author and historian Thomas Craughwell for a discussion of his new book, “The Greatest Brigade,” Thursday, Sept. 15, at 7:30 p.m., at Endicott House in Dedham. The roundtable is free to the public.
The Rosebud Bar in Davis Square, presents the New England Pop Music Festival celebrating and showcasing pop music from some of New England musicians, Sept. 15 to 17, at 7 p.m.
Proceeds from the festival will benefit Doctors Without Borders, Animal Rescue League of Boston and Community Music Center of Boston. The admission is $10 per night and it is for those who are 21 years and older.