May 9th 2008 the MFA for their temporary exhibit on seventeenth-century Spanish painting, you can still satisfy your longing for some art in your life. We have a number of books and videos on Spanish art, some covering the same artists as the MFA exhibit, and others on the geniuses who came after them. If you're in the mood for coffee table books with big, glossy reproductions, check out El Greco (call # 759.6 GR), published to accompany the 2004 exhibit of this seventeenth-painter's eerily modern-... Read Post
May 6th 2008
Are you interested in helping people learn English? Are you reliable, flexible, welcoming, and friendly? Are you free on Wednesday afternoons? You may be just the person we're looking for! Our new ESL classes at the Main Library are starting soon and we are still looking for volunteers to help get them going. English classes at the library are informal, fun, and popular! Beginning on May 14th there will be Wednesday afternoon classes at 2:00pm and 3:15pm. You can come for one or both. If... Read Post
May 2nd 2008
kronosaurus skull

Just this: when you buy books (and other items like CDs and movies) at the Friends of the Somerville Public Library's book sale, the proceeds help to fund library programs, including the Museum Pass program. The particular big teeth pictured here belong to a fossil kronosaurus on exhibit at Harvard's Museum of Natural History. Harvard's Museum of Natural History is one of the many museums the Library offers passes to, so that Somerville residents can visit them for free, or at a substantial... Read Post

May 1st 2008
Welcome to the Somerville Public Library Blog! The Library staff hopes to keep you informed, entertained, and in touch with what is happening at the Library. Visit our blog to find out about special Library events, news about Somerville, new books and databases, helpful websites, and book recommendations. Check back often, or consider subscribing through Bloglines, Google reader or your favorite feed reader to be notified of new posts. P.S. We do realize there's no more snow in Somerville,... Read Post