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On Display: Indigenous Voices

By Anne Jorgensen

Indigenous Voices

Highlighting the work of Indigenous writers, poets, and storytellers.


On Display: Making + Memory

By Danielle Krcmar

Pictures and Poems can spark a memory of our own or allow us to visualize someone else’s memory in our mind’s eye.  How we draw from or suppress memories influences the stories we tell about ourselves and our world.


On Display: New Nonfiction

By Kimberly Morin

Our latest display places the spotlight on some of the most interesting nonfiction received at the library during the last three months. Before they dissolve into the vastness of our stacks, we want to bring them to your attention. Here you will find a wide variety of highly recommended academic titles, as well as bestselling nonfiction that will appeal to all readers. 


Celebrating Juneteenth

By Hope Houston
Juneteenth flag

Juneteenth is one of the oldest holidays celebrated in America. On June 19, 1865, Union General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas to announce that all slaves were free. This was nearly three years after Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation was signed to end slavery in the United States and its territories.


On Display: Celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride Month

By Lisa Curtin
book and movie covers

This June we are celebrating LGBTQ+ Pride Month with a book and film display that emphasizes intersectional queer communities.


Play Ball: Celebrating Opening Day

By Kimberly Morin

Make a short stop by the main floor of the library to explore a popup display of all things baseball.


On Display: National Poetry Month

By Matthew Van Sleet

“Poetry survives because it haunts and it haunts because it is simultaneously utterly clear and deeply mysterious; because it cannot be entirely accounted for, it cannot be exhausted.”
― Louise Glück


On Display - A River Twice: Taking the Long View

By Danielle Krcmar, Macee Damon
A River Twice - Readings to Inspire Environmental Justice

Somerville artist Bradford Johnson works with images from the history of the pollution and rehabilitation of the Massachusetts Mystic River as a way of contending with his own Climate Change anxiety.


On Display: Best Books of 2022

By Lisa Curtin

As we move forward into the new year, we are also taking a look back at the best of 2022 - best books, that is! Our 14th annual Best Books display celebrates the top books and audiobooks published in 2022.


On Display: Games & Puzzles

By Kimberly Morin
Picture of lots of board games.

Make a Game Connection!

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