Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Longer days, a heatwave, less crowded on the T…must be time for summer reading

There’s something about the slow slumber of summer that makes a good book seem even more luxurious. Maybe it's the change in scenery or just the change in temperatures. Whatever it is, it's good.

So whether you’re reading in a faraway land, at soccer practice, at the beach, or in the backyard, we hope you enjoy some of these suggestions from around Cambridge:

Staff picks from Cambridge Public Library

from Porter Square Books

from Harvard Book Store

And check the top of the sidebar for more summer reading recommendations from your Friends of the Cambridge Public Library!

Friday, June 14, 2013

The Battle Between Digital and Print

As e-books gain in popularity, and even become more accessible through our libraries and local bookstores, this infographic from offers an interesting look at how our relationship with the traditional textbook versus the e-textbook may be more complex.

E-Textbooks Infographic

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Photo Show Success: Winners Announced

The Friends of the Cambridge Public Library biennial photo show was a hit this past summer Saturday, with over 50 people in attendance at the library "gallery" to peruse the entries and winning photos.

While the theme for the Friends' photo contest was open this year, the top photographs all show a common quiet appeal. The work of contest finalists will be on display in the L2 hallway of the main library throughout the month of June.

First Place: David Hebden "Soro no Benchi" (Empty Bench)

Second Place: Anthony Grassi "Blizzard Nemo Prudential"

Third Place: Anna Shneidman "Where is the Doorbell"