The James Library & Center for the Arts Launches Spring Pop-Up Party Initiative

M – Looking for ways to help?  Now’s your chance!  The James Library & Center for the Arts, a historic community arts center and lending library for the South Shore, seeks gracious hosts and guests for its Spring Pop-Up Party initiative, aspiring to 15 individual homes hosting private or open-to-the-public events to benefit The James’ Annual Fund, raising funds to offset critical annual operating expenses for the non-profit organization.

Love to host a dinner party, afternoon tea, family friendly Olympics, garden brunch party or craft night?  Be creative! You pick the theme, a May or June date, the guest list and the location (even at The James!), and we’ll help with planning, invitations, ideas and encouragement.  Prefer to co-host?  Partner with a friend!  Hosts are encouraged to plan an event within their comfort zone, whether casual or elegant.  Request that guests donate a suggested $50, more or less if you’re so inclined, to attend your event, and you’ll help raise important funds to help The James finish its fiscal year strong (ending on June 30) and support its Annual Fund. 

“The James’ Annual Fund turns on the lights, pays the staff and heats the building,” shares Executive Director Megan Ward.  “Nearly 75 percent of our annual budget is sourced from donor gifts from individuals, families, and businesses. We’re grateful for the community support to provide the amazing, affordable programs and community space for all to enjoy.”  The initiative has a fundraising goal of $10,000 to be raised by fiscal year end.  All proceeds raised will directly support the James’ operating expenses.

To learn more, schedule a Spring Pop-Up Party or attend one, email Megan Ward at or call 781-659-7100.  For more information about The James Library’s programs and events, visit or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About the James Library & Center for the Arts

Since 1874, The James Library has served the South Shore community as a warm gathering place. Housed in a landmark Victorian in historical Norwell Center, The James is dedicated to serving the community by providing high-quality programs, resources and materials through a concert hall, art gallery and the operation of a free lending library. As an independent, non-profit arts center we foster a mission for the creation, appreciation and enjoyment of the arts for residents of all ages on the South Shore, while preserving the historic character of our home. The James Library is located at 24 West Street, Norwell and is open to the public Tuesday and Wednesday from 1 to 5 pm, Thursday and Friday from 12 to 5 pm and on Saturday from 10 to 2 pm. For more information, please call 781-659-7100, visit or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.