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Teri’s Update – April 2016

Dear BFI Fans, I was signing copies of Encyclopedia Greenwoodia at the Greenwood Senior Center book release party when one of our loyal readers reminded me it was time for an update. I’ll be honest: That was flattering and a definite reminder. A reader requesting an update! So here...//more

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If you are an educator with solid classroom experience, a ton of energy, an appreciation for how we operate and the appropriate sense of humor... We Want You!   Please check out our job posting for a Programs Manager!//more

Celebrate Encyclopedia Greenwoodia!

Help us celebrate BFI's newest book and support those hit by the Greenwood gas explosion. Buy Encyclopedia Greenwoodia now online or at better Greenwood retailers! All sales benefit the Greenwood Neighborhood Relief Fund. Lookie here: The media takes note! Read about...//more

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Encyclopedia Greenwoodia

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BFI's newest book, a compendium of writings exploring our beloved Greenwood, takes on new meaning after the recent destruction in our neighborhood. Produced with a grant from 4Culture, Encyclopedia Greenwoodia is a sweet, smart, loving tribute to a one-of-a-kind neighborhood. Buy the book here or at Greenwood stores. All profits benefit the Greenwood Emergency Relief Fund. 

Encyclopedia Greenwoodia includes everything from kid-penned profiles of neighborhood artists to children's mystery stories set in neighborhood businesses to insightful maps and histories from professional-writer adults. The very first piece in the book, written by a BFI student, is about our departed neighbor, Mr. Gyros

Thanks to BFI all-star Bill Thorness, who spearheaded the creation of Encyclopedia Greenwoodia.