Somerville Public Library Events: June 17-24

The library building is closed to the public to support the well-being of all residents of Somerville in regards to COVID-19.

** Please note that the Somerville Public Library is open for contactless pickup. For more information, visit**


Crafts and cats for adults: 1 p.m. June 21, Zoom. Work on your knitting or other craft project at home while chatting with others. For more information, contact Melinda at [email protected]

Community Art Project: Tile a Mosaic Storywalk: 5:30 p.m. on June 21, West branch backyard, registration required. We are very happy to invite you to be part of a community art project in collaboration with the Beautiful Stuff Project! Help create a colorful Storywalk mosaic written and illustrated by members of the West Branch Library Children’s Book Club! Participate in the integration of art and literacy in the urban landscape of Somerville. No experience necessary, all ages are welcome. Questions? Contact Alison Mitchell: [email protected]

Eastern Branch Book Club: 11 am June 25, Zoom. This month, the group will be discussing “Writers and Lovers” by Lily King. Audio and electronic copies are available on OverDrive and Hoopla, and physical copies will be available for pickup at the eastern branch. The conversation is open to everyone.

For more information, email Marita at [email protected]

Gardening workshop with Green City Growers: 3 p.m. June 25, lawn of the central library. Join us for a live, in-person gardening workshop with our farmer Dani from Green City Growers.

In today’s workshop, we’ll check out the celery, eggplant, tomatoes, and squash we planted on June 4th and harvest what’s ready to eat. Come and discover it and bring home fresh produce.

This workshop is made possible through funding from the Friends of the Somerville Public Library. For more information, contact Meg at [email protected]

Sequestered Story Time with Jef Czekaj: 10 am June 26, Facebook Live and YouTube channel. Local author and illustrator Jef Czekaj is trapped at home like the rest of us, so he created Sequestered Storytimes to share with us.

Free tutoring for citizenship class: By appointment on Zoom (with invitation). This tutoring session prepares students for all parts of their citizenship test. It will cover the literacy test, 100 questions about US history and government, and provide assistance to improve English speaking and listening skills. If you are interested, please contact Brigid at [email protected] to arrange a tutoring time. The requirements are a basic level of English and a permanent resident for five years, or three years, if you are married to a US citizen.

Teaching virtual technology: By appointment, Zoom (with invitation) or telephone. Sign up to receive free virtual technology classes at the Somerville Public Library! Book a phone or Zoom meeting with a librarian to learn useful things like setting up home delivery for groceries using online meeting platforms, such as Zoom or Google Meet; use social media platforms, such as Facebook or Twitter; complete a job application or benefit claims online, using Microsoft Office products (including Word and Excel); setting up an email account and more. To make an appointment, contact Tim at 617-623-5000, ext. 2963, or by email at [email protected]

ESL conversations: 6 pm-7pm on Tuesdays, Zoom (with invitation to a meeting); 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays on Zoom (with invitation to a meeting). Join one of our relaxed ESL chat groups! For a meeting invitation, email Brigid at [email protected]

11 am-11:30am Tuesdays, Zoom.

Branch Story Time is with Miss Meghan: 11 am-11:30am Wednesdays, Facebook Live.

Central Library Story Time with Miss Ann: 10:30 am-11:30am Thursdays, Facebook Live.

Central Library Story Time with Miss Annamarie: 10:30 am-11am Fridays, Facebook Live.

Have fun with stories, songs and more that promote early childhood literacy.

For more information on West Branch Story Time, contact Alison at [email protected]

For more information on the Eastern Branch Story Time, contact Meghan at [email protected]

For more information on Central Storytelling Hours, contact Ann at [email protected]

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