Books for Somerville Reads 2014 have arrived and are now available at all SPL locations! Somerville Reads is a project that promotes literacy and community engagement by encouraging people all over the City to read and discuss the same book. The book that has been selected for 2014 is Dark Tide: the Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919 by Stephen Puleo. A companion children's book has also been selected: The Great Molasses Flood: Boston, 1919 by Deborah Kops. Both of these authors will be visiting the Library in September. Details about the author visits and other Somerville Reads events will be coming soon. In the meantime, stop by one of the SPL Libraries, pick up your book, and start reading! And to get in the spirit, why not try a molasses recipe or two? We will be printing out some recipes for you to try in the coming weeks - they'll be available near the display of Somerville Reads books. Slow Cooked Boston Baked Beans, anyone?