Just in time for spring and summer, the Friends of the Goodnow Library are pleased to announce two new additions to their growing list of passes to local museums and attractions. The new additions are Historic New England and the Trustees of Reservations.
Historic New England
Explore the authentic New England experience from the seventeenth century to today. Visit Historic New England properties, browse collections, and more. Historic New England is a historic preservation organization which owns and operates historic house museums and properties open to the public throughout most of New England. The majority of the 36 properties are in Massachusetts, but locations exist in all NE states but Vermont. These include Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, ME), the Jackson House (Portsmouth, NH), the Spencer-Pierce-Little Farm, (Newbury, MA), Roseland Cottage (Woodstock, CT), the Otis House (Boston, MA), the Lyman Estate (Waltham, MA), Gropius House (Lincoln, MA), and the Arnold House (Lincoln, RI). Styles represented include Federal, Colonial Revival, Victorian, Queen Anne, Arts & Crafts, and Modern, among many others. The website provides much detail, including directions, contact information, and history of each property.
Please note that each property has its own schedule of days and hours open. Please check the Historic New England website before booking the passes.
The library pass admits up to 2 adults and their children under 18 free to any of the Historic New England properties.
The Trustees of Reservations
The Trustees of the Reservations preserve and protect more than 116 special properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value—nearly 25,000 acres—all around Massachusetts. Properties include historic mansions, estates, and gardens; woodland preserves; waterfalls; mountain peaks; wetlands and riverways; coastal bluffs, beaches, and barrier islands; farmland and CSA projects; and archaeological sites. From Crane’s Beach in Ipswich and World’s End in Hingham to The Old Manse in Concord and Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, visitors to Trustees sites enjoy local history and nature in its various forms: beaches, meadows, forests, swamps and more.
.Each pass admits two adults and children under 18 at the Family Membership admission price at the properties that charge admission. This varies from property to property; please check The Trustees website before booking a pass.
Passes may be reserved in advance in person, on the phone or by visiting www.goodnowlibrary.org .
On Thursday evening, April 25th, the Friends of the Goodnow Library hosted N Y Times bestselling author William Martin at their Evening with an Author Program Series. Martin discussed the writing of his newest book Bound for Gold with host Deborah Norkin and responded to audience questions. Copies of his book were for sale at the event.
Thank you to our members and the Sudbury community for their support of our Annual Book and Bake Sale. We appreciate all the donations of gently used books, DVD’s, CD’s, and Audio Books as well as the donations of delicious baked goods.
Thank you also to all the Book Sale shoppers who generously supported our efforts to raise money to supplement the annual budget of the Goodnow Library. Your purchases help us to fund all the museum passes, the copy machines, the entry gardens, programming for children, teens, and adults, the movie license for all the free films shown at the library, items like the book drop and furnishings for the first floor seating area, and more…
Last, but not least we want to thank all of our wonderful Book and Bake Sale volunteers and our board members who devoted countless hours to setting up the sale, sorting books, baking, helping with publicity, placing sale signs around town, helping with sales and restocking books, and cleaning up after the sale. It takes many people numerous hours to make the sale happen. Our volunteers are the heart of our organization, and we greatly appreciate all of their efforts. We could not accomplish all that we do without you.
On Sunday, March 17, 2019, the Friends of the Goodnow Library Sunday Afternoons at Goodnow Program Series hosted 23 time marathon runner and author Paul Clerici. Clerici shared informative, enlightening, and humorous Boston Marathon stories from his book Boston Marathon: History by the Mile.
On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, The Friends of the Goodnow Library held another program in their series An Evening with an Author hosted by Deborah Norkin, an editor with Pangyrus Magazine. Authors Susan Bernhard (The Winter Loon, Katrin Schumann (The Forgotten Hours), and James Charlesworth (The Patricide of George Benjamin Hill) held a lively and interactive conversation about their different treatments of the theme of family dynamics in their books, their writing styles, and their craft choices. Each author also read excerpts from their books.
On Sunday, February 24, 2019, the Friends of the Goodnow Library hosted Kim Larkin, professional chocolatier, who presented a program entitled “Perky Pairing: Fine Coffee and Chocolate Creations.” Kim discussed the history and health benefits of both coffee and chocolate and provided delicious samples for the audience to taste.
You can help keep our library vibrant by volunteering your time and talent.
Volunteers help with activities like planning programs, organizing book sales, and maintaining the library’s entry gardens.