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Save the Date!

The Board of Library Trustees will hold their annual Spring Fling Fundraising Gala on
Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 6:30pm!

Please join us for Spring Fling 2024! This annual event raises funds to help supplement all that makes our Library unique. We are excited to transform our Library into a literary feast once again, featuring our hostess Christa Delcamp in conversation with two esteemed authors with local connections

Over nearly 150 years, the Library has become a central community resource, providing free access to literature, technology, programming, music, art, and so much more. Last year, we were the busiest library in the Minuteman Network, welcoming over 400,000 visitors and issuing close to 5,000 new library cards! Philanthropic support generated by fundraising events allows the Library to maintain excellent digital and physical collections, create exciting and enriching programming, upgrade well-used technology and furnishings, and support staff development.

Mark your calendar to join the Trustees of the Newton Free Library for cocktails, dinner, and of course, conversation with authors Drew Faust and George Mumford. Following the program, the authors will sign their books which will be available for purchase. Please join us to support the Library!

2024 Spring Fling Authors


Drew Gilpin Faust is the Arthur Kingsley Porter University Research Professor at Harvard, where she served as president from 2007-2018. She is the author of seven books, including most recently, Necessary Trouble, Growing Up at Midcentury, published in August 2023. Her earlier book, This Republic of Suffering:  Death and the American Civil War (2008), was a finalist for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize and was awarded the Bancroft Prize, the New-York Historical Society’s American History Book Prize, and recognized by The New York Times as one of the “Ten Best Books of 2008.”  This Republic of Suffering is the basis for a 2012 Emmy-nominated episode of the PBS American Experience documentaries titled Death and the Civil War, directed by Ric Burns.  

Newton resident George Mumford is a globally recognized speaker, teacher, and coach. Mumford’s first book, The Mindful Athlete: Secrets to Pure Performance, is a memoir and instruction guide to accessing your inner masterpiece. His new book, Unlocked: Embrace Your Greatness, Find the Flow, Discover Success, released in May 2023, focuses on stepping into the power within and embracing the freedom of being unlocked. Michael Jordan credits George with transforming his on-court leadership, while Mumford has also worked with Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal, and countless other NBA players, Olympians, executives, and artists.

Thank You To Our 2024 Corporate Sponsors!


Brookline Bank 
Hammond Residential Real Estate
Rockland Trust

Thank You To Our 2023 Individual Sponsors!


Comments From Our Community


“Thank you for all you do for the Newton community (and beyond)!”

“Thanks for your traditional services all year and for your continual innovation. Please keep it up. You are a wonderful community asset!”

“Incredible support for the disabled! Thank you!”

“The library has really kept our family sane during this pandemic – thank you for everything you do!”

“We love the library programs and use it all the time. Just wanted to donate to keep it running.”

More Information


By supporting the Library you are supporting our community. Thank you for your support.

For more information: Contact our Development Office at 617-796-1407 or email development@newtonfreelibrary.net

Visit our Development Page here.