Tag Archives: Magnolia Library

A Night of Food, Drink and Music

Please join us this Saturday evening in support of our dear friend Joe Lentini at the Magnolia Library & Community Center on 1 Lexington Ave in Magnolia. All donations and proceeds go to help out Joe & his family.

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Magnolia Library

Meeting at the Magnolia Library & Community Center

Neighborhood Meeting This Thursday 6pm at the

Magnolia Library & Community Center

Area leaders will be at the Magnolia Library & Community Center, 1 Lexington

Ave., this Thursday, October 30 at 6pm to discuss Sunday’s fire that took our

landmark Magnolia Pizza. This building was also home to cherished neighbors

and friends. Fire Chief Eric Smith and Mayor Carolyn Kirk (and Ward 5 Councilor

Bill Fonvielle, confirmation pending) will answer questions and hear your

concerns. All are welcome.

This is also a call for your help. Eight people who lost everything need our

assistance as they rebuild their lives. Monetary donations are being accepted by

the Magnolia Library & Community Center (www.magnolialibrary.org) and by

the MHS (magnoliahistoricalsociety.com). The Magnolia Library has been open

since Sunday and will be staying open this week for residents to drop off goods,

gift cards and checks to help these residents get back on their feet. Please see

magnolialibrarycommunitycenter on Facebook for a list of items needed and

for more information.


Huge Indoor Yard Sale


Friday Night, March 7th 5-8pm (No Early Birds)

1 Lexington Ave

Magnolia Village – Gloucester MA

(Charles Jones Hall in the Magnolia Library)

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Antiques, collectibles, furniture, books, records, glass, pottery, tools, and much more! Coffee by Glosta Joes – Snacks by East Main St. Baking co.Details at www.capeannauction.com

Got stuff? Indoor Yard sale Friday Night 5-8pm, March 7th at the Magnolia Library.

If you’re like most of us, you’ve got a LOT of stuff. Why not turn it into extra cash this Friday Night, March 7th at the Magnolia Library? Set up a table and come sell your unwanted items with your friends and neighbors!

Besides antiques, collectibles, books, records & household items, this sale will feature lots of postcards local and others. And… coffee by Glosta Joes, and Desserts by East Main St. Baking co.! If you’d like to set up, the fee is $20. This includes an 8ft table and chair. These events are well promoted, so there should be a great turnout! For more details call Walt at 978-395-7077 Hope to see you there!


First Friday of the Month Indoor Night Time Yard Sale “Tonight” Friday Feb 7th, 5-8pm

It’s time for our First Friday of the Month Yard Sale! Huge Indoor Night-Time Yard Sale Friday, February 7th, 5-8pm (No early-birds)

1 Lexington Ave. (The Gym @ Magnolia Library & Community Center) Magnolia Village in Gloucester – 01930

Come sell with your friends and neighbors and Cape Ann Auction at our “First Friday of the Month Indoor Yard Sale” Table spaces are only $20 each, and they tend to go pretty fast. (We provide the table) If you’d like to reserve an 8ft table space call Walt at 978-395-7077 or contact us by email at wkolenda@gmail.com (enter indoor yard sale in the subject line)

Do you plan to book a table? Great! We have some regulars who we know are on-board, and some that have expressed interest. If you’re not sure if we have you down for a definite spot(s),

PLEASE call to confirm so that we don’t overbook spaces. But we will have Coffee by Glosta Joes! It would benefit us all if you could spread the word on Facebook, Twitter, OTB, email,… carrier pigeon.

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Auction! Sunday – Sept. 8th 5pm (preview 3-5)

walt kolenda

photo by jisilva

Walt Kolenda Auctioneer

Charles Jones Hall in the Magnolia Library 1 Lexington Ave. Magnolia, MA 01930 Contents from Gloucester, Rockport, & Beverly estates incl:

Antiques, jewelry, furniture, collectibles, books, tools, oddities, glass and pottery, toys, box-lots, postcards, curiosities, comic books, household items and much more!

Still unpacking.Now buying & consigning for future auctions.

MA Lic#2621/ Walt Kolenda – 978-395-7077/ Terms; cash, checks, CCs accepted w/ ID, Snack Bar on premises.

NO BUYER’S PREMIUM FOR THIS AUCTION! / pictures & details will be posted as time permits at: www.capeannauction.com and www.auctionzip.com/auctioneer/gloucester

(ID 1587)

Cape Ann Auction in Gloucester MA


Photo by Sharon Lowe
A full service auction house, sells and consigns antiques, art, jewelry, coins, books, furniture and other estate items

The next Cape Ann Auction to be held March 26, 2013 6:00pm Preview from 4:00pm-6:00pm

Walt Kolenda who runs the auction is fantastic and a treat to watch. Even if you do not go to buy go to see and hear. I know I was smiling most of the night.



Walt Kolenda ~ Auctioneer extraordinaire

March 4th I had the pleasure of going to the Cape Ann Auction at the Magnolia Library
It was my second time attending one of these. I was so confused the first auction with all the number amounts going up and down and all, that I did not bid on anything.
This second time was a little different. I had a method to my madness. There was nice oak dresser I had my eyes on. I got to bid on it but once again got a little excited and lost the bid.

They had this real cute little woodpecker toothpick grabber that I would have loved to have in my possession  I did bid on that but it went up so fast I gave up and wasn’t willing to pay what the winning bidder did. I checked online and it the past they sold from anywhere from 7:00 to 54.99 dollars. I think that one went for 25.00 dollars.

Who knows, maybe I will own one someday. This one is on Ebay for 54.99. Way to high for me.

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It’s amazing to me how a $3000 mint cherry table went in the low hundreds and a beautifully crafted schooner went for 330.00. Walt said the owners paid at least a thousand for it.


What I did end up bidding on and walking away with was this cute push toy. When pushed a little bell goes off at each cycle. So I did not leave empty handed after all and for 5.00 dollars…oh what a deal.

The next auction will be on March 26th,  and they plan on having them twice a month if not more.

This is also where the first auction I went to took place. It was a lot of fun too.
The other address is 17 Kondelin Rd, Gloucester Ma. They will be having indoor yard sales from this address I have been to two this winter and hope to attend many more. There are lots of treasures to be found at these sales

Next Auction

March 26th 6:00 – preview from 4:00 to 6:00
1 Lexington Ave Gloucester, MA 01930

Cape Ann Auction 
Auctioneer Walt Kolenda



 This is how it’s done.

Magnolia Library and Community Center Volunteer Effort Pics From Krista Queeney

Hi Joey,

There have been a lot of volunteers helping out this weekend with the painting of the Magnolia Library and Community Center. Here are a few pics from this morning if you are interested in showing them.

Thanks! ~Krista Queeney

Keith Shatford, Jamie O’Hara and Shaun Seariac

Keith Shatford,Jamie O'Hara and Shaun Seariac

Magnolia Library and Community Center Painting ProjectPainting the library

Shaun Seariac and Keith Shatford

Shaun Seariac and Keith Shatford

2011 Magnolia Library and Community Center’s 34th Annual Art Show July 8-10

Bobbi Lemay writes-

Good morning!

I would like to know if you could mention a wonderful upcoming community event on your website.  It is for a great cause. As you probably know, The Magnolia Library and Community Center is a unique community-run center.  It serves and is run by volunteers living in Gloucester .  The show is our main fund raiser for the year.  We would really appreciate it if you could mention it on your website.  Here is some information on the event.

The 2011 Magnolia Library and Community Center’s 34th Annual Art Show and Sale will be held July 8-10. This professionally-judged show is an excellent opportunity to acquire special art at a great price. The over 250 works of framed and unframed art by North Shore artists and beyond includes oils, acrylics, watercolor, photography, sculpture and mixed media. Sale proceeds benefit the artists and the Magnolia Library and Community Center.  The event kicks off on Friday July 8th with a champagne reception for artists and the public from 7-9pm. The show and sale continues Saturday & Sunday, July 9 & 10, from 10am-4pm. Artists wishing to participate and/or for more information can visit http://www.magnolialibrary.org.

Thank you and best regards,

Bobbi Lemay

Magnolia Library Tree Lighting Pics From Karen Macky

The Friends of Magnolia Library had it’s annual Tree Lighting yesterday.  Thanks Karen Macky for sending in the pics.

Magnolia Library Tree Lighting Pic From Karen Macky

Magnolia Library Tree Lighting Pic From Karen Macky