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rescheduled: Friends of the Library present: In The Blood
The Friends of the Somerville Public Library present a screeening of "In The Blood", a documentary film that illustrates the life, skills & character of the turn-of-the-century Maine lumbermen & river drivers.
Creator Sumner McKane has scoured Maine's archives, museums and historical societies, for films, photographs, and oral histories - to explicate the life, work, and character of the Maine lumbermen and river drivers. The material discovered had gone unseen or heard for years. The oral histories, the tales, stories, and interviews- told by the men themselves- are honest and raw, and invoke emotion and disbelief. 73 mins.
Attendees are encouraged to bring their own stories or camp recipes to share. Social hour to follow.
Further info at the event page; https://www.facebook.com/events/471967062841097/
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. It is 100% staffed by volunteers.
|Where||Somerville Public Library 79 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||2:30 pm–4:30 pm|
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.
Other events here
- Learn English at the Library! Weekly on Tuesdays, 6:00 pm–7:30 pm
- Author Talk: Jan David Blais, author of 'Twentieth Century Limited' Thu, May 23, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
- Free Teen Creative Writing Program March 24, 2013 / April 14, 2013 / May 19, 2013 / June 9, 2013, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
- Somerville Republican City Committee Thu, Jun 20, 6:30 pm–8:00 pm