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Announcing the Winners of the Samuel Glass Politics of Inspiration Essay Contest!

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In honor of Samuel Glass, a Newton community leader and activist who dedicated his life to public service, the Newton Free Library invited all Newton middle and high school students to participate in the Politics of Inspiration Essay Writing Contest. It’s time to announce the winners! Please join us for a special reception on Thursday, November 8 at 4:00 pm at the Newton Free when the three winners will  receive their cash prizes (first place $100.00, second place $50.00, third place $25.00) and the winner will read his essay. They were asked to research and submit an essay of 1,000 words or less. Students wrote about someone that works for the city, local, or municipal government, or someone who has made a difference in the local community with their political action and courage. Winners were selected on the basis of originality, and the quality of their research and writing. Judges included library staff, Newton North and South High School librarians, and Dorothy M. Reichard, former Library Trustee and retired Newton District Director for Congressman Barney Frank. Schedule permitting, Mayor Setti Warren and Samuel Glass’s family will attend. Refreshments will be served.


Questions? Email Liz the Teen Librarian at teens@newtonfreelibrary.net or call the Newton Free Library at 617-796-1360. All programs are free and open to the public, parking is free. The Newton Free Library is handicap accessible.

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