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Getting Cozy at the Library

The Somerville Public Library will be running this hygge inspired program all winter long to keep you feeling cozy and happy during the darkest time of the year. Materials will be provided for a new craft project each month including needle felted pumpkins, ornaments, herbal sachets, and pop-up cards! If you prefer to work on […]


East Branch Block Party – Somerville Reads 2018

Celebrate cultural diversity at the Somerville Reads 2018 Block Party! Inspired by the themes in Exit West, the East Branch will host music, refreshments, and activities for all ages. Don’t miss out on live music performances by local groups El Sistema Somerville and Grooversity. — This program is offered as part of the 2018 Somerville […]


Frankenfest: A Celebration of the 200th Anniversary of Frankenstein!

Join us for a spooky all-ages celebration of the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein!  We will be celebrating with monster themed crafts and snacks, while our favorite version of Frankenstein plays on the big screen. Costumes are encouraged, but not required. This event is free, open to the public and handicap accessible.


‘Nuestro Arte’ Showcases Work From Latino Artists

Nelson Salazar has worn many hats in Somerville, from executive director at the Welcome Project to graduate student at Tufts. Art is a passion for him, which he finds time for in between his two jobs. He started the “Nuestro Arte” exhibit last year, aiming to highlight work from Latino artists. “Nuestro Arte” will be […]


Drag Storytime is Coming to the Library

Three drag performers will host storytime this weekend at the Somerville Public Library to deliver the message that it’s OK to be different. Alli Thresher formed Storytime with Drag Kings, Queens, and Friends when they heard about storytimes elsewhere in the country that featured drag performers. They thought about their friends and local performers—”magical, sparkly, […]


Library to Host Book Club at Aeronaut

The Somerville Public Library is teaming up with Aeronaut to launch a “Books and Brews” series this month. The offsite book club is aimed at people in their twenties and thirties and those who are “young at heart,” according to two librarians who are organizing the series. Hosting a book club at the popular brewery […]


Somerville-Designed, Monster-Filled Card Game a Finalist in National Hasbro Competition

As he evaluates work from students at Harvard and Northeastern University, where he teaches game design, Somerville resident Jason Wiser often has some help from a certain pint-sized professorial protégé: his daughter, Yaela, who play tests the games while he grades them. Yaela also helps her dad design his own projects. Over the last year, as she became increasingly interested […]


Witchcraft and Literacy

On a rainy, humid September evening, the Somerville Public Library welcomed a group of dedicated readers for its first 2016 Somerville Reads event. Over cookies and grapes, attendees discussed this year’s citywide book selection, The Witches, a critically-acclaimed nonfiction account of the Salem witch trials by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Stacy Schiff. Somerville Public Library branch […]


“How to be an Artist and a Parent?” Somerville Edition

Being a parent is pretty challenging. And raising a kid while trying to be an artist/writer/you-name-it can feel pretty overwhelming—especially when you throw in Boston’s insanely high cost of living. But we’re creative people. Maybe if we get together and talk and listen, we can find ways to support each other. Join us on Saturday, […]


SCOUT OUT: Little Libraries, Big Heart

The tiny boxes are very easy to overlook, often tucked away in quiet neighborhoods. From afar, they look like quirky and comically large mailboxes. However, these little libraries – free, crowdsourced book exchanges that usually run with the motto “take one, leave one” – are becoming more common around the city.