StoryCorps

June 1st 2014
Thank you  very much to everyone who participated in StoryCorps at SPL, by conducting and facilitating interviews and by sharing your stories.  This was a great project and we could not have done it without you. We'll be having a listening party for the public later this summer. Stay tuned. And thank you again.
March 25th 2014
Do you have a story you would like to share? Do you know someone with a story you want others to hear? Come to the Central Library this Saturday to tell your story or help someone share theirs. One of our volunteer facilitators will be ready and waiting from 11 am on. This is your chance to have your voice heard and tell your story. And if you give permission, a copy will also be archived at the American Folk Life Center at the Library of Congress. Don't pass up this chance!
March 12th 2014

Tomorrow, March 13, from 3 to 5 p.m., teens are welcome to drop in (and out) of the SPL Central Branch’s auditorium (sometimes called the Teen Annex) for an informal informational session about the library’s participation in the oral history program, StoryCorps. Oh, and there’ll be PIZZA!

The library is looking for teens who are willing -- and maybe even excited! -- about sharing stories about themselves... Read Post

February 26th 2014
We will be recording this Saturday from 9:30-12:30. Participants may drop in or sign up in advance by emailing SPL director Maria Carpenter: mcarpenter[at]somervillema.gov If you have a story to tell and can't make it this Saturday, don't worry: recordings will continue throughout March. In case you're unfamiliar with StoryCorps, it's a foundation dedicated to honoring the lives of Americans by recording their stories. That means anyone. That means you. The story you record and share with us... Read Post
February 10th 2014
Somerville Teens, Families, Adults: RECORD YOUR VALENTINE’S STORY! SHARE YOUR STORY OF LOVE Friday February 14, 2014, 9:30-5 pm Saturday February 15, 2014 9:30-noon Drop-in or pre-register! Somerville Public Library 79 Highland Avenue For more info. call 617-923-5000 x2910 or email mcarpenter [at] somervillema.gov www.somervillepubliclibrary.org
February 7th 2014
This weekend is the kickoff for StoryCorps at Somerville Public Library! The Central Library is hosting a StoryCorps open house, Saturday 2:30-5:00 and Sunday 3:30-5:00, Feb. 8 and 9. Come and learn about StoryCorps and sign up for a time to record your story! Somerville Public Library has the honor of being one of ten libraries in the U.S. chosen to be a StoryCorps recording site! If you don't know what StoryCorps is, it's a foundation dedicated to honoring the lives of Americans by recording... Read Post
January 29th 2014
Somerville Public Library was one of ten libraries in the U.S. chosen to be a StoryCorps recording site! If you don't know what StoryCorps is, it's a foundation dedicated to honoring the lives of Americans by recording their stories. That means anyone. That means you. The story you record and share with us doesn't have to involve historic events or famous people. It just has to be important to you. That's what makes these stories matter. To hear some examples of StoryCorps recordings go here.... Read Post
November 25th 2013
Somerville Public Library is one of ten public libraries in the United States to be selected as a StoryCorps @ Your Library pilot site. Through this oral history project, we aim to record the stories, thoughts, and ideas of a diverse mix of 30-40 Somerville teens. Teens may be interviewed by or interview friends, family members, mentors, etc. Trained community facilitators will guide the interview process and handle all technical aspects for a comfortable interview experience. For more... Read Post