Library Services

May 28th 2009
man's hand holding red pencil, circling help wanted ad in newspaper

Our thoughts and good wishes are with all of you who have lost jobs as a result of the recession.  We're here to assist you to the extent possible, with resumé writing tips, job search help, and books such as these: Are You a Corporate Refugee?: a Survival Guide for Downsized, Disillusioned, and Displaced Workers by Ruth Luban 650.14 LU Diary of a Job Search: One Man's Journey from Unemployment to a New Career by Tim Johnston with Laura Lorber and Perri Capell 650.14 JO The Disposable... Read Post

April 9th 2009
3 DVD covers: Mystic Pizza, The Verdict, Fever Pitch

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

March 14th 2009
piggy bank with leather belt tightened around middle

The Boston Globe recently selected Wrentham resident Joanna McFarlane as their Most Frugal New Englander (she won the contest they sponsored) and have published 14 of her money-saving tips.  Tips #1 and #2 are library-specific:

Find free kids' events: Rather than paying for entertainment, see whether your local library hosts free children's storytime or playtime.  McFarlane takes her children, Isabella, 2, and Catherine, 6 months old, to their library's weekly free half-hour children's... Read Post
January 7th 2009
Teri Garr, Gene Wilder, and Marty Feldman in Young Frankenstein

The Central Library is having a free Comedy Film series this winter featuring some hilarious films you won’t want to miss! First up, on Thursday, January 8th at 6:30 p.m. is a classic - Young Frankenstein. Amazon.com says: "If you were to argue that Mel Brooks's Young Frankenstein ranks among the top-ten funniest movies of all time, nobody could reasonably dispute the claim. Spoofing classic horror in the way that Brooks's previous film Blazing Saddles sent up classic Westerns, the movie is... Read Post

May 2nd 2008
kronosaurus skull

Just this: when you buy books (and other items like CDs and movies) at the Friends of the Somerville Public Library's book sale, the proceeds help to fund library programs, including the Museum Pass program. The particular big teeth pictured here belong to a fossil kronosaurus on exhibit at Harvard's Museum of Natural History. Harvard's Museum of Natural History is one of the many museums the Library offers passes to, so that Somerville residents can visit them for free, or at a substantial... Read Post

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