September 23rd 2015
DeCordova Sculpture Park It's been a long time since we've reminded you about the variety of discount museum passes that your library offers, so here goes. Gardner Museum We’re fortunate to live in an area with a wealth of fascinating museums and other cultural attractions. Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Library, passes are available for Somerville residents to visit a number of these nearby treasures at a discount. Borrow a museum pass soon and discover... Read Post
January 7th 2015
All main exhibits at the JFK Library and Museum are closed until mid-March while the museum undergoes renovations. However, there is a small exhibit on the Cuban Missile Crisis open to the public. Admission is free. The research rooms will still be open, but as always researchers should call in advance to schedule their visit. 617.514.1600 .
January 15th 2014
Yesterday's Boston Globe had a front page story on tiktaalik, a 375-million-year-old fish with limb-like fins and larger than average pelvic bones. Tiktaalik is of particular interest to scientists studying how animals transitioned from life in water to life on land in ancient times. If you would like to see a skeleton of this famous creature, along with a realistic-looking model of what it may have looked like in life, look no further than the Harvard Museum of Natural History, right next door... Read Post