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419 Faneuil Street, Brighton, MA 02135
617-782-6705
Branch Librarian: Dorothy Keller
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10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
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The Faneuil Branch is one of the few buildings in Brighton designed in the Art Deco style.
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DISTINCTIVE ASPECTS OF THE COLLECTION
The Faneuil Branch has the latest best-sellers, fiction for every reader, mysteries & romances, current & classic non-fiction, magazines, dvds and much more. Other special collections include a travel section, college reference, literacy, large print and materials in Russian and Spanish. There is cozy corner for teen books and materials. The children's room houses a variety of books and media for all ages: picture books, first readers, mysteries, fiction, non-fiction, cds and dvds and a special science projects area.


RECURRING PROGRAMMING OFFERED
Toddler and preschool story times and an after school activity program for school age children are offered weekly. Internet workshops are held for adults and an adult book discussion group meets each month. 

SPECIAL PROGRAMMING OFFERED
The library hosts a summer reading club as well as special performances and events for all ages. The Friends of the Faneuil Branch Library group sponsors seasonal open house programs, an annual fund-raising auction, and other celebrations. Look for Cabaret nights on selected Tuesday evenings featuring local Boston area talent.

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Storytelling Program   Making Scrapbooks

 

HISTORY
Built in 1931 to replace a temporary location on Brooks Street, the Faneuil Branch is one of the few buildings in Brighton designed in the Art Deco style. This style was popular in the 1930s and is best known for its frequent use in skyscrapers. The branch is an excellent example of the style; the geometry used on the building facade shows the main trait of the Art Deco style. The most unique thing about the building, though, is its interior; it remains almost exactly as it was in 1931 with most Art Deco details and decorations intact.