Upcoming Programs

Sunday, January 5 from 2 to 4 pm, Central Library Lobby
Get cozy at the library with a super cute Kawaii felt craft, then don't miss out on your chance to get great deals on new and used books, movies, music, and more - and show your support for the Library! 

 Sunday, January 5 from 4 pm to 7:30 pm, Central Library Auditorium

Which was better, the book or the movie? Read, watch, and come discuss with us in this special edition of Books to Movies Club, in partnership with the Somerville Theatre!

Wednesday, January 8 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, Central Library Auditorium

 Peer-to-Peer (P2P) technologies are local-first, free and open-source alternative approaches to web technology focused on user freedom, user data ownership, easy cooperation, and avoiding 'concentration of power' in the hands of a few.

Thursday, January 16 from 7 pm to 8 pm, Central Library Auditorium

Read classic and contemporary feminist literature and come prepared to discuss. All are welcome to join!  January's book is 'We Should All Be Feminists' by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche.

Thursday, January 23 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm, Central Library Auditorium

A Death Cafe is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session. It is a respectful and confidential space, and there will be cake!
Cozy Up to these Hygge Inspired Reads
January Recommendations

The weather outside is frightful, but your reading experience can certainly be delightful!

This is a great book, set in a post apocalyptic future, the book will pull you in, perfect to binge on a snowy day!

Audience: Sci-Fi Loving Adults

Recommended by Heidi
The second book in this series that takes place in a Cotswold village, the small hamlets and farms that lie along the nearby lanes, and the market town of Lulling. Spinsters eat scones in The Fuchsia Bush. The verger sweeps fallen leaves from the entryway of the church. And so on.

Audience: Adults in need of serious winter hygge

Recommended by Ellen

Lovers of fantasy and storytelling will get lost in this rambling novel that's full of mythology and literary easter eggs! 

Audience: Adults who love cozy magical realism
Recommended by Lilly

This is the story of a house, but really it's about the generations that have been touched by the people in the house. The decisions of one person can have a ripple effect for a long time.

Audience: Adults wanting to read the latest literary fiction buzz

Recommended by Marita

On the sea coast of Maine, in an isolated house, alone for all but a few months in summer, Sarton reflects on life, love, solitude, and fulfillment in this beautifully written, moving and thoughtful journal.

Audience: Adults who want a tranquil New England setting

Recommended by Jim
"The magic of reading" takes on a whole new meaning in the hands of a librarian who can pull objects out of  books , sending him on an adventure in which his love of stories is his greatest strength.

Audience: Fantasy lovers whose favorite hero is their local librarian
Recommended by Annie

When Sam has a cough, Mrs Bear tends to him all through the night. This sweet story ends with Sam and his mom sharing a quiet moment of comfort that is enough to conquer the coldest night.

Audience: Little ones who have come down with the bug

Recommended by AnnaMarie
Quirky, funny, introvert Nina, really comes out of her shell in this contemporary romance.

Audience: Romance lovers who like a side of quirk
Recommended by Mary

New Year, New Renewals!

Have you heard?

Your eligible checkouts will now automatically renew! After January 1, all checkouts eligible for renewal will renew automatically 2 days before the item is due.

Look for a "Due Date Reminder" email that will tell you if your items renewed, or check your account online or with our mobile app.

Please talk to a Circulation staff member if you have any further questions.
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