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Somerville Central Library

79 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
6176235000 www.somervillepubliclibrary.org

May 2015

Remembering 1915: The 100-Year Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide

May 28, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Somerville Central Library, 79 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
Free

Join Somerville Arts Council Literature Artist Fellow Sarah Ignatius for a slide presentation bringing alive the richness and beauty of historic Armenia while conveying the immense tragedy of 1915. She will then read from her young adult novel “The Devil’s Kaleidoscope,” about a 14-year-old Armenian boy caught up in the genocide. This project is funded in part by a grant from the Somerville Arts Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.  “I’m honored to be a Somerville…

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March 2017

Irish Dance Workshop for Adults

March 19, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Somerville Central Library, 79 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
Free

Irish Dance Workshop for Adults Free! All are welcome! Sunday March 19th at 2:00 PM Central Library Auditorium 79 Highland Ave., Somerville, MA 02143 Spring is almost here! Get your feet moving with quick footwork danced to lively jigs and reels! Local dancer Rebecca McGowan will provide an introduction to soft shoe Irish step and social dancing. Step dancing is energetic, graceful, precise, and fun. Learn foundational steps including the 7s and 3s and an easy jig step, and enjoy…

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April 2017

Regeneration

April 5, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Somerville Central Library, 79 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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The Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) Foundation is sponsoring a Public Health Week performance of Regeneration. Diagnosed with breast cancer in August 2015 at age 55, Dr. Rappaport began writing as a means to integrate her new status as “patient” with her other, more comfortable roles as doctor, wife and mother of three. In Regeneration, through an autobiographical persona, Dr. Rappaport explores how she cultivated strength and joy as she journeyed through illness, treatment and recovery. In a surprising twist, she…

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October 2019

Scary Movie Night: “The Haunting” (1963): Somerville Reads 2019

October 23, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Somerville Central Library, 79 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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Free

 Hill House had stood for 90 years and might stand for 90 more. Silence lay steadily against the wood and stone of Hill House, and whatever walked there, walked alone. Get in the October spirit and join us for some cheesy horror fun. Come watch the 1963 film adaptation of The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. We’ll have festive snacks and beverages for you to consume while being entertained,  if not frightened.   The Haunting, directed by Robert…

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Tarot Reading Workshop: Somerville Reads 2019

October 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Somerville Central Library, 79 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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What’s in your cards? What does the future hold?  Learn about the mysterious arts of divination during this Shirley Jackson inspired program.   This program is offered as part of the 2019 Somerville Reads campaign. Somerville Reads is a citywide reading initiative that encourages the Somerville community to read and discuss the same book to promote literacy and community engagement.  Throughout the initiative, The Somerville Public Library will host various programs all related to the themes found in The Haunting of…

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Escape from Hill House Escape Room: Somerville Reads 2019

October 26, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Somerville Central Library, 79 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143 United States
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Free

I should have turned back at the gate Eleanor thought...she was afraid, listening to the sick voice inside her which whispered, Get away from here, get away. All ages are welcome to try their luck in this Hill House themed escape room. Can your team solve the mysteries of Hill House before time runs out?  To Sign Up for one of the sessions, register here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050a48ada629aafa7-escape Escape rooms are cooperative and interactive games where players discover clues, solve puzzles, and…

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