Meet Ben Franklin, our new blog series, and more!
February 2019

Hello Friends!

We are incredibly grateful for the over 100 supporters and event sponsors who participated in our fundraiser with local historian, author and distinguished Lynn University professor, Dr. Robert Watson on January 24th. View our video and photos of the event.

Join us once again for another special event this month, a free public performance by Mitchell Kramer as Ben Franklin, on February 21st. This event is part of the Friends Historical Player Series, now in its 7th season! See below for registration information.

We also encourage you to follow us on our new social media Instagram account, and sign up to receive articles posted on our new website blog!

Cyndi Bloom, Board President
Friends of the Boca Raton Public Library, Inc.
February 28- March 10, 2019
15% discount on Boca Festival of the Arts
Authors & Ideas Program - click here
or use Promo code: IDEAS

Special Event
Meet Ben Franklin!
Scientist, author, statesman

Friends Historical Player Series Event
Mitchell Kramer as Dr. Benjamin Franklin
Thursday, February 21, 2019
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Spanish River Library Mezzanine 
1501 NW Spanish River Blvd.
Boca Raton, Florida
Upcoming Events
NOTE: Donations and/or quality used books to be sold in our bookstore are welcome at the time of the event, for the benefit of the library. These programs help raise awareness of the library, and all funds received support the Boca Raton Public Library.
Sunday Speaker Series: Jaclyn Tureff, LCSW, and Cindy Wides, Director of Mental Health First Aid at Alpert Jewish Family & Children's Services re: Mental Health First Aid
 February 17th at 3:00 pm at the Spanish River Library
Sunday Speaker Series: Charlie Deitch, pop singers of the 20th century
February 24th at 3:00 pm at the downtown BPRL

Sunday Music Matinee: Sonny & Perley, American Songbook
March 3rd at 3:00 pm at the downtown library

Sunday Speaker Series: Don Lapinsohn, Civil War historian re: American Civil War
March 17th at 3:00 pm at the Spanish River Library
(Note: Registration opens January 31st)

Sunday Music Matinee: Con Brio String Quartet
April 7th at 3:00 pm at the downtown library
(Note: Registration opens February 21st)
Sunday Speaker Series: Maria Nhambu , author, re: Africa and its culture in her Dancing Soul trilogy memoirs
March 24th at 3:00 pm at the downtown library
(Note: Registration opens February 7th)
Sunday Speaker Series: Col. Al Biegel, retired Army intelligence
April 14th at 3:00 pm at the downtown BPRL
(Note: Registration opens February 28th)

Our Bookstore
The Friends Bookstore inside the downtown Boca Raton Public Library sells quality used books at unbeatable prices We also have some incredible sales. From 2/5 through 2/9, we are featuring a chapter book sale on our vast collection of chapter books, two for the price of one!

If you want to stay up to date on other bookstore sales, sign up for our bookstore newsletter, Coastal Reads, on our website at

We often give overflow book donations to local charities. We recently received a warm Thank You note and picture from the St. Laurence Chapel Homeless Shelter for our donations of books to them.

Book Club Discussions
Wed., February 20th -7:00 pm
Spanish River Library
Tues., February 26th -10:30 am
Downtown Library
All book club discussions are open to the public.

More information on book club selections and moderator contact information can be found on our website at
Our Art Gallery

See the watercolor paintings of Louis Mezian at our art gallery at the Spanish River Library now through March 18th.

Exhibit curated by Friends art gallery curator, Victoria Sheridan.

All exhibition artwork is for sale.
Our Mission
The Friends support and enhance the value of the Boca Raton Public Library as it serves our community.  
We are a 501(c) (3) organization.
EIN 59-2004980 
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