Starship Adventure, the 2009 Statewide summer reading program, is drawing to a close. The East Branch is wrapping things up on Thursday, August 20th at 3:30 p.m. with a Celestial Celebration! Summer Reading Club participants will get their certificates of congratulation, raffle prize winners will be announced, space snacks will be served, and a Martian craft activity is planned - in short, fun will be had! The Central Library will also hold an end-of-summer bash for their summer reading club... Read Post
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
The Library has added Mango Languages Database to our growing list of electronic resources. This database can be used at the Library or from home. Go to our database page and scroll down to Mango Languages to get started.
Mango is designed to equip you with conversational abilities from the very start. Whether you're learning how to order a pizza or ask when the game starts, Mango immerses you in real, everyday... Read Post
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
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
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