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Hank Phillippi Ryan Book Event @ Somerville Public Library
Boston investigative reporter and president-elect of National Sisters in Crime Hank Phillippi Ryan has won multiple Emmy Awards for her reporting and the Agatha, Anthony, and Macavity Awards for her mystery fiction. Now she’s back, drawing from her diverse experiences as a journalist and former US Senate staffer and political campaign aide, to create the political thriller and murder mystery THE OTHER WOMAN (A Forge Hardcover, on-sale September 4, 2012).
THE OTHER WOMAN, which hit number two on The Boston Globe Bestseller List, kicks off a spellbinding NEW SERIES, perfectly timed to add a dash of mystery to this election season. After being discredited for refusing to reveal a source, investigative reporter Jane Ryland stumbles upon a political cover-up — a high profile Senate candidate who may be carrying on an affair – and as she chases the story, it appears a serial killer hunting the young women of Boston is connected.
The public is invited to a special book signing and discussion with Ryan about: her latest novel, her life as Boston’s premiere television investigative reporter and her new career as a bestselling thriller writer.
***MEDIA ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND; RYAN IS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWS***
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
- Author Talk: Jan David Blais, author of 'Twentieth Century Limited' Tomorrow, May 23, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
- Learn English at the Library! Weekly on Tuesdays, 6:00 pm–7:30 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