What is Somerville Reads?
Every year, the Somerville Public Library selects a book to purchase several copies of, read with our book clubs, and coordinate a series of programming around. Somerville Reads promotes literacy and community engagement by encouraging Somerville residents to read and discuss the same book. Somerville Reads will officially kick off later this September, and run through October.
Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts
For our 11th annual Somerville Reads, we've selected Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts, written by local author Kate Racculia. In TMTtG, our main character, Tuesday, is present at the death of eccentric billionaire Vincent Pryce. His will turns out to contain a series of clues in a treasure hunt through Boston and Somerville, for those who are able to crack the code.
Physical copies of Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts are available at all three branches, for anyone to check out. Ebooks and audiobooks can be found through Libby/Overdrive and Hoopla.
Several of our book clubs will discuss the book in upcoming meetings; including the Mystery Book Group, Between the Covers Romance Group, Books & Brews, and the East Branch Book Club. Readalikes for Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts have been selected by our children's librarians, so younger residents of Somerville can participate too.
Tuesday Mooney-themed Programming
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- A City-wide scavenger hunt starting September 22
- A Death Cafe at the East Branch
- An Edgar Allan Poe themed Grown Up Story Time at Aeronaut Brewery
- A teen-centered divination fair with astrology, tarot, and tea leaves
- Children's room scavenger hunt
- A genealogy workshop
- And a costume party after hours in the library!
More information about our Somerville Reads programs can be found here!