Between the Covers at the library

The Somervillle Public Library events the week of December 5 – December 11 include the Between the Covers book group for romance fans and Creative Drama with Miss Laurie for kids age 7-11.

 

Adult Craft and Chat

Monday, December 6 at 1pm on Zoom, registration required.

Work on your knitting or other craft project at home while chatting with others.

For more information, contact Kerry at kodonnell@minlib.net.

Creative Drama with Miss Laurie

Monday, December 6 at 4pm at Central Library Auditorium, registration encouraged

Join Miss Laurie for a fun-filled hour of creative play. Ages 7-11. Registration is encouraged.

For more information, contact Ann at acassesso@minlib.net.

Creative Writing for Kids with Regina Hansen

Monday, December 6 at 4pm on Zoom, registration required. Explore different writing themes, prompts and techniques, at our monthly writing event with Regina Hansen!

The full list of dates for this series will be Monday, October 18; Monday, November 15; and Monday, December 6.

Regina Hansen is the author of the YA novel “The Coming Storm” (Atheneum/Simon and Schuster, published in June 2021). She teaches at Boston University and has written regular articles for the nationally circulated children’s magazine “Dig into History”, and her essays have also appeared in the Wall Street Journal Review, Science Fiction Film and Television, and the Conversation. Visit her at ReginaMHansen.com.

To register, email Ann at acassesso@minlib.net.

Between the Covers Book Group

Tuesday, December 7 at 7pm on Zoom, registration required.

Read a Holiday Romance! For the month of December, please read any book that is set during the time of a Winter Holiday. Ebooks and digital audiobooks can be found on Libby/OverDrive or Hoopla. Physical copies of the book are available to order in the catalog and can be picked up from any Minuteman Library location.

For more information about this book group, email Kerry at kodonnell@minlib.net.

Nonfiction Book Group

Wednesday, December 8 at 7:30pm on Zoom, registration required.

The focus of this non-fiction reading group is on relatively short, approachable books: some of them dealing with relatively light subjects, others grappling with serious ideas.

For this month’s meeting, we will be reading “Why Fish Don’t Exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life” by Lulu Miller.

If interested, contact Kevin O’Kelly at kokelly@minlib.net, for your Zoom invitation.

Learn to Knit!

Thursday, December 9 at 3pm at Central Library Teen Room

Teens ages 13-18 are invited to drop in and learn to knit! Once you’ve mastered the basics you’ll be able to complete a simple project such as a scarf or fingerless mittens. All materials will be provided.

For more information, contact Ellen at ejacobs@minlib.net.

Super Smash Bros Tournament

Friday, December 10 at 3pm at Central Library Auditorium. Teens ages 13 to 18 are invited to join us for a Super Smash Bros tournament. Have fun playing and maybe win some cool prizes too!

For more information, contact Ellen at ejacobs@minlib.net.

 

Virtual Technology Instruction

By appointment on Zoom (with meeting invite) or phone

Sign up for free virtual technology instruction 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; using social media platforms, such as Facebook or Twitter; filling out a job application or benefits applications online; using Microsoft Office products (including Word and Excel); setting up an email account and more.

To schedule an appointment, contact Tim at 617-623-5000 x2963, or via email at tdevin@minlib.net.

ESL Conversations

Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., on Zoom (with meeting invite)

Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., on Zoom (with meeting invite)

Join one of our casual ESL conversation groups! For a meeting invitation, contact Brigid at bpigott@minlib.net or on WhatsApp at +1 617-366-7684.

Storytimes

Join in the fun with stories, songs, and more that encourage early childhood literacy.

West Branch Storytime with Miss Alison, in the West Branch Backyard

Tuesday, December 7 from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., weather permitting. (In case of inclement weather, updates will be sent to all registered participants one hour before Storytime.)

Registration is required. For more information or to reserve your spot for West Branch Storytime, contact Alison at amitchell@minlib.net.

  • East Branch Storytime with Miss Meghan, on the East Branch Lawn. Wednesday, December 8 from 11am to 11:45am, registration required.

For more information or to reserve your spot for East Branch Storytime, contact Meghan at mforsell@minlib.net.

  • Central Library Preschool Storytime with Miss Ann, at Central Library Auditorium
  • Thursday, December 9 from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., registration required.
  • Central Library Toddler Storytime with Miss Ann, at Central Library Auditorium
  • Friday, December 10 from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., registration required.

For more information or to reserve your spot for Central Library storytimes, contact Ann at acassesso@minlib.net.

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