Friends of the Library Flatbread Pizza Fundraiser
Tuesday, Sept. 30, 5pm-11pm
(NOT at the Library, but at:)
Location: Flatbread Pizza, 45 Day Street

The Friends will receive a donation for each flatbread pizza sold between 5pm-11pm, including take out.  They will have their 'small but perfectly formed' book sale on site as well, and a wicked raffle featuring gifts from local businesses.

Funds raised will go to support the Library's popular Museum Passes program, licensing fees for movie screenings, co-sponsoring Somerville Reads events and more, so the Library can offer a variety of children's, young adult, and adult programs which range from puppet shows to poetry readings.

The 5th annual Somerville Reads program has two fascinating books about the Great Boston Molasses Flood:
Dark Tide , by Stephen Puleo, for adults; and The Great Molasses Flood: Boston, 1919, by Deborah Kops, for children. Both are available at all three library branches. Join us as we read together!

Next Somerville Reads event:
Boston in 1919

Join us as we welcome Suffolk University professor Patricia A. Reeve, who will give a talk on Boston in 1919, illuminating the historical context of this year's Somerville Reads book, Dark Tide: the Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919 by Stephen Puleo.

Patricia A. Reeve is an Associate Professor and Director of American Studies atSuffolk University where her research interests include working-class and labor history and the histories of gender, law and medicine.  Her recent publications include The ‘Bone and Sinew of the Nation’: Antebellum Workingmen on Health and SovereigntyBodily Subjects: Essays on Gender and Health, 1800 – 2000(forthcoming); Mystic Seaport: The Museum of America and the Sea,Symposium: The New Labor History Museum: A Status Report; Labor and Working Class History of the Americas (2012), and "Industrial Disaster, Meaning Making and Reform: Readings of the Collapse of the Pemberton Mills, 1860" in Working Disasters: The Politics of Recognition and Response, (2006).

Date / Time:    Thursday Oct 2, 2014
                          6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM
Location:         Central Library, 79 Highland Ave.

Somerville Public Library's StoryCorps project is now concluded. We are extremely grateful to our volunteers, interviewers and interviewees and our institutional partners such as the Welcome Project, Somerville Public Schools and Books of Hope. This has been a wonderful experience and we could not have done it without them.

We will have a listening party of selected recordings in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.




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