On the application, there were 5 categories of jobs and you had to rank them in order of what you would like to do most.... Read Post
The entertainment at this year's meeting will be a "Somerville Story Hour" of original fiction and personal memoirs, hosted by Judah Leblang, author of the entertaining memoir, Finding My Place: One Man's Journey from Cleveland to Boston and Beyond...
Joining Judah will be some talented local writers who will read from their own work... Read Post
As usual, there's a lot going on at the Library and all over the City this weekend!
* Saturday at the Central Library from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., we invite you to join us for the Somerville Reads Potluck Celebration featuring great food, prizes, and music by the Michael J. Epstein Library. This is part of the Mayor's Urban Agriculture Initiative - you can read about related events happening around the City here.
* Sunday at the Walnut Street Community Garden at 1:00 p.m... Read Post
With a dramatic entrance, Albert Cremin caught the attention of the audience... Read Post
Today is the 200th anniversary of the birth of the enduringly popular and influential author Charles Dickens.
For students who are just getting to know Dickens, School Library Journal has a good article that includes a bibliography of materials and websites for a variety of age groups.
Dickens 2012 gives details of Dickens-anniversary celebrations that are taking place all over the world throughout the year. For example, today is the British Council's global 24-... Read Post
Over the past week people have been mocking Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich's proposal for a colony on the moon. But Gingrich's idea reflects humanity's long-standing fascination with the idea of going to space—and possibly staying there. The first fictional treatment of space travel is the ancient Roman author Lucian's True History, in which a group of men traveling by boat are lifted up to the moon by a giant waterspout. A little closer to our own time space travel was... Read Post
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It's a tough week for Patriots fans, waiting and waiting for the big game. But hang in there, people, Sunday's coming. In the meantime, here's a short list of Pats books to help you pass the time.
War Room: the Legacy of Bill Belichick and the Art of Building the Perfect Team by Michael Holley
Meet the Patriots by Mike Kennedy with Mark Stewart
Wicked Good Year: How the Red Sox, Patriots, & Celtics Turned... Read Post