The Central Library is showing free movies all summer, and so are the cities of Boston and Somerville! Popcorn Movies at the Somerville Central Library, 79 Highland Avenue: Monsters, Inc., Wednesday, July 22nd at 6:30 p.m. The Empire Strikes Back, Thursday, August 13th at 6:30 p.m. Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Wednesday, August 26th at 6:30 p.m. Indiana Jones & the Raiders of the Lost Ark, Thursday, September 10th at 6:30 p.m. The Incredibles, Wednesday, September... Read Post
This month our beloved West Branch in Davis Square is celebrating its 100th birthday. If you've haven't been there yet, or even if you're a frequent visitor, now is a great time to get to know this lovely library better.
On Sunday, May 17th at 3:00 p.m., architectural conservator Sara Chase will give a talk entitled A Jewel in the Crown: the West Branch Library. The lecture will be followed by a question and answer period and a walk around the building to... Read Post
From the hatching of an egg, to fixing a broken wing, to life inside a streetlight, to meeting a new winged-friend on a windowsill, a lovely list of urban bird books to share, reflect and, like Stellina, keep you wondering, “And now? What’s going to happen now?”
Bash, Barbara. Urban Birds: Where Birds Nest in the City. Sierra Club Books, 1990.
Brown, Margaret Wise. The Dead Bird. HarperCollins, 1985.... Read Post
Sumo Mice & Power Rice: Tales and Games from Japan Central Library, 79 Highland Ave. Wednesday, April 22nd at 2pm Award-winning storyteller Motoko delights audiences of all ages with her expressive and exciting performance of folktales from Japan, complete with music, mime, and humor. The program is recommended for children age 5 and older and their families. At the end of the program, every child will receive Motoko’s original paper sumo game! Motoko has performed at many schools and... Read Post
We're staying local for our upcoming film series - all of the movies we're showing feature a New England setting. From the streets of Southie, to rural Maine, to Fenway Park, to the Connecticut seacoast, we hope you'll enjoy these films.Thursday, April 9th: Mystic Pizza Wednesday, April 22nd: The Verdict Thursday, May 14th: Fever Pitch Wednesday, May 27th: Mystic River Thursday, June 11th: Next Stop Wonderland Wednesday, June 24th: The Cider House Rules
All films will be shown... Read Post
All ages are invited to join us for an afternoon of creating and trading unique cards at the Central Library this Sunday from 1 to 4:30 p.m. "If you can doodle, you can do it!” says Rob Logan, whose distinctive, quirky, colorful art has (literally) been a fixture at Redbones, the popular Somerville restaurant, for 10 years. Start with a blank 9-card template, add your art, have it laminated on the spot, and cut out the cards to keep, or to trade and collect. All materials will be provided -... Read Post