Below is a list of recent activities of the FRIENDS.
- 2 Winter Warmings musical event fundraisers sponsored by the Friends and Whaling City Sound, with refreshments provided by Destination Soups
- An Evening with Eleanor Roosevelt presentation by Carol Cohen at the Friends Annual Meeting, September 5, 2017
- Little Libraries at 4 New Bedford Fire Stations
- Main Library Used Book Sale (ongoing)
- Symphony Tales — A music and literacy program for pre-school children, presented in the libraries.
- Funding for the city libraries and their summer reading programs
- Purchase for the Library collections a historic photographic print by Al Kaplan, a native New Bedford photographer, in memory of Joan Halter, former Friends President