The Library's digitized collection of local
history materials is now available
through our website. These links will soon
be posted permanently
Local History pages.
1. SPL collections on Digital Commonwealth: http://tinyurl.com/ksmhlu4
Thank you to the
Friends of the Library
for another terrific
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.
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.
ESL Classes VACATION BREAK
There will be NO CLASSES for ESL from Monday, May 4 through Monday, May 25.
Classes will resume again on Tuesday, May 26.