Sunday, May 8, 2011

What's All The Fuss About?

Did you know that our main branch has received the Boston Society of Architects' 2010 Harleston Parker Medal for the “Single Most Beautiful Building” erected in the metropolitan Boston area in the past 10 years. The award will be presented at a ceremony on May 23rd. Earlier this year the City of Cambridge announced that Cambridge Public Library had also received an Annual Design Review Award from ARCHITECT Magazine, one of the country’s two leading national architectural magazines. In fact, the renovated main branch has received a grand total of 9 awards since reopening in November of 2009.

What did all of these prestigious organizations find so remarkable about our building? Find out for yourself by signing up for a tour of the library. Tours are given every Saturday morning at 10 AM. They are free, but we ask that you register by noon of the day before your tour. That way your cheerful, well-informed docent will know how many tour-ists to expect. It's easy to do. Just email us at and give us the date on which you would like to take a tour and the number in your party. Then meet your docent just inside the main entrance at 10 AM. You'll learn about the “green” aspects of our new building as well as the art and architecture of both the stone and the glass sides of the building. By the time your tour is over, it will be easy to see what all the fuss has been about!

Check back with us after the 23rd to read more about the Harleston Parker ceremony.  There are always great things happening at the library! For more information on how you can get involved with the Friends of the Cambridge Public Library
click here.

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