The Library will be closed on Monday, May 25 in honor of Memorial Day

Sign up for Free Technology Instruction at the Somerville Public Library!
Book a half hour one-on-one lesson for any technology device or program:
    • Setting up an email account
    • Introduction to Facebook
    • The Internet
    • Microsoft Office
    • Applying for a job online
    • Using a laptop/computer
    • Smartphone
    • eReader
    • Tablet
To schedule an appointment, call
Heidi Downing, Technology Librarian, at 617-623-5000 x2920, or email her at

Researching The History of Your House and Family
Weds. May 20     7:00 - 8:00 PM
Central Library, 79 Highland Ave.
Contact: Kristi Chase 617-625-6600 x2525

The Library's digitized collection of local
history materials is now available directly
through our website. These links will soon
be posted permanently in the
Local History pages.
1. SPL collections on Digital Commonwealth:

2. SPL materials on the Internet Archive:

Thank you to the
Friends of the Library
for another terrific Book Sale!

The Library is very pleased to welcome
Glenn Ferdman as the new
Director of the Somerville Public Library.

Glenn comes to us from his most recent position as Director of Library Services at Park University in Parkville, Missouri, and has more than 20 years of service in libraries, including DeVry University, the Asher Library at the Spertus Institute, the American Health Information Management Association, and the Chicago Public Library. He holds a Master in Library Sciences from Indiana University, a Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude, from Beloit College, and has done extensive consulting, teaching, and volunteer work in and around the communities and institutions where he has worked. For more information, please see City of Somerville's press release

(Friday, May 1, 2015)

What is all the HOOPLA about???
Hoopla is a way to borrow free digital video, music and audiobooks with your library card. Gain access to thousands of titles – available for instant streaming or temporarily download – and watch on your smartphone, tablet or computer. There’s no waiting to borrow and hoopla digital’s automatic return eliminates all late fees. To get started, simply create an account with your library card number.
Click here: HOOPLA

Edited video recorded of Elizabeth Segran's recent talk at the Somerville Public Library on the 
Rise of Islamic Feminists.

Elizabeth Segran is a writer who received her Ph.D. in South and Southeast Asian Studies with a specialization in Women, Gender and Sexuality from the University of California, Berkeley. She contributes to The Atlantic, The Nation, Foreign Affairs and Fast Company. Her article, "The Rise of the Islamic Feminists," first appeared in the Dec. 5, 2013 issue of The Nation.

There will be NO CLASSES for ESL from
Monday, May 4 through Monday, May 25.
Classes will resume again on Tuesday, May 26.



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