Most Wonderful Place on Earth
Most Wonderful Place on Earth
This day in 1999 was a sad day for children of all ages worldwide: Shel Silverstein died at age 67. He's best known as an author of poetry for children (most famously Where the Sidewalk Ends), but he was also a singer-songwriter, cartoonist and profilic playwright.
The author of Silverstein's New York Times obituary called his children's poems "goofy, gross and macabre yet always enchanting" and compared them to the work of Dr. Seuss and A.A. Milne.
At the website of the... Read Post
Even though it's cold out there, warm and sunny beach weather should be arriving any day now! So remember, just like "think spring"!, think beach! To help speed up the process, maybe even read a few beach books. We have a wonderful display here at the central library created by Librarian Mary. Beach books include:
Beach Road by James Patterson
"Down-and-out Montauk lawyer Tom Dunleavy's ship finally comes in when he's hired to defend a local man accused of the triple murder... Read Post
Come check out our banned books display at the Somerville Public Library, main branch! Banned books are books that have been challenged by an organization or individual to be removed from public availability. This directly affects your 1st right amendment and freedom of speech. So stand up for your right to read and read a book that has been challenged!
We will celebrate our right to read on September 30th at the Somerville Public Library by hosting an annual virtual read-... Read Post
Is your beach body ready yet? It's almost that time of year again; soon you, all your friends and all of your books will be hitting up the beach again. If you’re like me, you’re still starting to just work out or maybe haven't even started working out at all. If you like to start slow and need an intro back into the gym lifestyle, then maybe try yoga. If you don't know how to try yoga, you can use your local library to find out how! The good ole' Somerville Public Library has some spanking... Read Post
Read all about it here (or watch the news clip) at CNN.
As part of National Library Week, National Bookmobile Day, signifies bookmobiles that deliver books to needed areas by our dedicated professionals. Please help celebrate national library week and thank your librarian! #librariestransform.
If your interested in learning more, check out these links below:
National Bookmobile Day 2017 - At a Glance
This year, National Library Workers Day (part of National Library Week) falls on Tuesday April 11, 2017, which if you didn't already know, is today!
Check out this link if you want to learn more: Nominate a stellar library worker!
Or comment below and tell us who your favorite librarian is!
Click the link above to know what National Library week is all about!
Have you ever read a book and felt like you just finished a really good and satisfying novel? The words were just right and the text just rolls. You can't put the book down. Well, if you're looking for a book like that, I would recommend All the Ugly and Wonderful Things by Bryn Greenwood. This Goodreads Choice Awards Best Fiction book, is about an unlikely relationship between a young girl and a man set in a small town in the Midwest. Wavy, the main character, is a young child living in a... Read Post
I just finished watching Game of thrones, season 6, which I requested and after a surprisingly short waiting list, the whole season was waiting for me at circulation at the central (main) library! Guiltily enough, I binged watched the whole season over a period of 4 days. I just can't get enough of the mother of dragons and Jon Snow (Can you say ::geek alert::?).
But, with season 7 premiering on July 16, 2017, I had to catch up on my favorite show. So if you are into action and... Read Post
A Dog's Purpose by Bruce Cameron
This endearing book by Bruce Cameron, is a delightful and quick read. You will quickly become absorbed as the life of a dog who is re-incarnated into several different dogs. The main protagonist, (a different breed of dog in every life) has to find his/her life's purpose, some of which include living with a young boy and his family or living as a canine police dog. The book is very cute and I would recommend it to all ages. The book is available at... Read Post
Is this rainy weather getting you down? Or maybe it's the fact that it's almost April and it's still below 50 degrees outside! Depressing. Instead, maybe try getting your bake on! Baking something sweet cannot only be therapeutic, but it can be tasty too! According to Smithsonian.com, baking can be a common cure for stress or feeling down. So head on over to the good ole' Somerville Public Library and check out our brand new baking books!
Your local librarian recommends:... Read Post
I just started volunteering as an urban agricultural ambassador at Green City Growers. The program is funded by the City of Somerville for various volunteers to learn about urban gardening, its importance in our community and what a resident's choices are in terms of urban gardening! So that means, you as a resident of Somerville can have an urban garden right in your back yard; keep chickens to produce eggs; or even bees to make honey! I am here to tell you a little more about that... Read Post
First time novelist Angie Thomas has made a big splash with her young adult novel, The Hate U Give. Released last month, the novel has already topped the New York Times's Best Seller List for Young Adult Hardcover Books, been optioned for a Hollywood film, and been acclaimed by critics and in numerous articles, such as this one in New York Magazine, this one on Fusion.net, and this one in the New York Times. It is also currently one of the most requested books in the Minuteman Library... Read Post