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Friends of the Library Fall 2012 Book Sale
The Friends of the Somerville Public Library will hold their Fall Used Book Sale on Friday October 26th 12-4 PM, Saturday October 27th 10-4 PM, and Sunday October 28th 1:30-3:30 PM.
The sale will be held at the Central Library located at 79 Highland Avenue (bus #88 or #90). Supporting Members of the Friends (those with memberships of $50 or more) are invited to attend a preview evening on Thursday October 25th from 5-8pm.
This year’s collection of books for sale include most categories, but is particularly strong in History, Biography, Literature, Fiction, and as always plenty of VHS tapes, CD’s and DVD’s! Most items are $2.
All proceeds from the book sale are used to support cultural and educational programs at the library including the popular Museum Pass Program. Leftover books will be donated to local non-profit groups. Please contact the Friends to be considered.
The Friends of the Somerville Public Library is a not-for-profit organization that helps the library and its branches to provide programs, services and materials not covered by the library's normal operating budget. If you would like to become a member of the Friends, or volunteer to help with the book sale, please contact the Friends by email at: FriendsSomervillePublicLibrary@gmail.com or follow us at facebook.com/FriendsOfTheSomervillePublicLibrary
|Where||Somerville Public Library 79 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||12:00 pm–4:00 pm|
|Who to bring||Everyone|
More About Somerville Public Library
The very first Somerville library opened in 1873 with just 2,389 books on its shelves. Today, the city's three libraries circulate over 440,000 items per year. Books are not all they offer.
All three provide free computer access and WiFi and also loan audiobooks, music CDs and language learning programs as well as films on DVD and video. A large collection of newspapers and magazines can be read at the libraries. Free family passes to area museums can be checked out and used for free admission to venues including the Museum of Science, the New England Aquarium, the Boston Children's Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts.
Activities also fill their calendars. Programs offered include children's story times, book clubs for all ages, film screenings, occasional performances, a young adult chess club and lectures. Community groups may use the main branch's assembly room to hold meetings. All three libraries hold English as Second Language (ESL) classes as well.
How did this all start? In 1907, the wealthy industrialist Andrew Carnegie gave Somerville $123,000 to build the three libraries we still have today: the central Somerville Public Library and the East and West Branches. In 1909, the West Branch opened the doors of its pretty Classical Revival-style building. In 1914, the central library's grand Italian Renaissance Revival-style building, designed by Edward Lippincott Tilton, was complete. And in 1918, the East Branch opened and rounded out the trio.
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