Now Serving Roxbury – October 21, 22, 23

“There are many reasons to choose to live in Roxbury,” said Township of Roxbury Mayor Bob DeFillippo. “Yet, one of our most outstanding qualities is how much our people care for each other and make our part of the world a better place.”

DeFillippo will moderate one of three “Now Serving Roxbury” evenings at Roxbury Public Library on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, October 21, 22 and 23, all at 6:30 p.m. Designed to showcase local do-good organizations, Now Serving Roxbury will allow representatives of area not-for-profits share information about their good works, impact, missions, and most importantly, how neighbors can get involved.

Hear from Local Service Organizations at Roxbury Public Library

On Monday, October 21 at 6:30 p.m., Library Director Radwa Ali will moderate a panel of spokespeople from the Art Association of Roxbury, Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, Roxbury Arts Alliance, and Roxbury Rotary Club and Interact Club.

On Tuesday, October 22 at 6:30 p.m., Roxbury Chief of Police Marc Palanchi will welcome representatives from Daughters of the American Revolution, Ferro Monte, Roxbury Community Garden, Roxbury Fire and First Aid and Roxbury Social Services.

On Wednesday, October 23a t 6:30 p.m., Mayor Robert DeFillippo will moderate the session featuring speakers from the Friends of Roxbury Public Library, Girl Scouts of the USA, Roxbury Chamber of Commerce and Woman’s Club of Roxbury.

“Think of it like a walking, talking civic fair,” said Ali. “We’re hoping and expecting the representatives from all the organizations to come get us fired-up about what they bring to the community. It’s a chance for them to go a little deeper about the inspiring things they accomplish in our town, and how we all might like to get more involved. Even if you’ve lived here all your life, we’re sure you will learn something great about Roxbury that you didn’t already know”

The programs on October 21, 22 and 23 are open to all — come to one or come to all three. Light refreshments will be served at each. Registration is recommended by signing up online at (under “events”) or by calling the library at 973-584-2400.

The Roxbury Public Library is our community crossroads for learning and discovery. Each year, Roxbury Public Library serves more than 200,000 visitors through our offerings of educational and enriching programs, concerts, our lending books and audiovisual materials, and offering a wide array of digital content that allows our community members to access a vast array of books, audio-books, music, and film on their personal devices via their library card.

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