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Science Club for Girls 2020 Catalyst Awards

Join Science Club for Girls on April 1, as we celebrate 25 years of providing free, experiential programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) for girls from underrepresented communities in Somerville, Cambridge, Boston and beyond! We are thrilled to honor Catalyst Awards recipients Kaelyn Brown and Ashley Cooper—both Harvard College Neuroscience students—and Silver Anniversary […]


Duct Tape Network!

Join us for an afternoon of hands-on creative exploration! Use cardboard, Popsicle sticks, pipe cleaners and more to bring your own stories or inventions to life. This free after school program is open to all 8 to 11 year olds. For more information, contact Ann at acassesso@minlib.net or call 617-623-5000 ex. 2952.


Toddler Dance Party

Bring the whole family for dinner and a toddler dance party! Toddler Dance Party at The Jungle 5pm-7pm on: Saturday January 25 Tuesday January 28 Saturday February 15 Tuesday February 25 The events above are confirmed and tickets are on sale now. Same as the great event series we began the 4th weekend of December. […]


Toddler Dance Party

Bring the whole family for dinner and a toddler dance party! 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 30th. Free for the whole family except we will charge a $10 cover per toddler, and each cover charge comes with a $10 gift card that can be redeemed for food during this event, or bring […]


Friday Afternoon Pop-Up Playgroup

Mark your calendars for October 18 and 25 from 3:15 p.m.-5:30 p.m. for the Friday pop-up playgroup, and come to the Somerville Community Growing Center to Play! Play! Play! For children ages 0 – 5 and their caregivers. No registration necessary.


East Somerville Family Scavenger Hunt

Join the Somerville Historic Preservation Commission for a FREE family-friendly event in East Somerville! Explore what makes our city tick and find urban artifacts identified by local artist/drainspotter Daniel Fireside. Solve the clues and earn fun prizes! This event is especially for elementary school kids and their guardians. We will meet at the Somerville East […]


February School Vacation Week

This event occurs from 11:00AM to 4:00PM on Sunday, February 17–Friday, February 22, and on Sunday, February 24 (closed on Saturday, February 23). The Harvard Semitic Museum is closed on Saturdays. Free, fun, family activities allow visitors to explore arts from the ancient Near East. Activities change daily: make Egyptian accessories, hear a story, inscribe […]


Summer Sundays

Free, fun, family activities allow visitors to explore arts from the ancient Near East. Activities change daily: make Egyptian accessories, inscribe clay tablets, or decode hieroglyphics. Drop in for five minutes–or 30–to see what is new every day. Activities take place on the first floor of the Harvard Semitic Museum. This HMSC museum explores the […]


Summer Sundays at Harvard Semitic Museum

Every Sunday this summer, drop in for free, fun “make and take” family activities. Create Egyptian accessories, play ancient board games, and inscribe clay tablets as you explore arts from the lands of the Ancient Near East. Activities change every week and run through August 27. Admission to the museum is always free. Weekly museum […]


RAISING GENERATION Z: Seeking Balance for the Net Generation

When we first sat down with area parents to talk about the challenges of raising Generation Z, we were thinking about all the factors that might give them anxiety: finding the right school, living in a good neighborhood, giving their children access to the best pediatric care—the kinds of things that influence your decision to live […]