Monday, August 19, 2013

Your Library Needs You!

Looking for ways to get more involved with our great Cambridge Public Library? Here is your chance to show your support for the library in an active and engaged role: The Friends of the Cambridge Public Library (FCPL) is looking for two new Board members.

Currently, the Board has a particular need for individuals who can help us with publicity; with maintaining our Facebook page and our blog, or with recruiting and coordinating volunteers.

The FCPL has a busy and exciting year ahead. In addition to its regular activities, the Friends will be organizing its biennial fundraiser, the Secret Gardens of Cambridge, in June, and is planning to publish a cookbook in October 2014, also in support of the Library.

The FCPL is an organization whose mission is to promote interest in and support for the library's programs, resources, and needs. Its Board members are library lovers who meet monthly from September to June to plan programs that further the Friends’ mission. Board members are expected to give several hours of their time beyond the monthly meetings. Board tasks include - but are not limited to - planning the biennial Secret Gardens Tour; writing and editing the Friends newsletter; supporting the annual membership drive; helping run author series and other ongoing events.

If you have any of the above interests or skills, please consider joining the Board.

For more information or to express your interest, contact Or, call the main library at 617-349-4032 and tell them you are interested in working on the Board. A response before September 6th, 2013 is greatly appreciated, but the Board will consider applications after this date. Read more about the Friends here or visit us on Facebook.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Cambridge READS exclusive event with Edwidge Danticat Sept. 18

The 2013 Cambridge READS selection is Claire of the Sea Light, the newest book by award-winning Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Cambridge Public Library, this year we are offering two exciting programs for this Cambridge READS season. On September 18th, Ms. Danticat will be speaking at the Sanders Theatre near Harvard Square, the only Boston-area visit she is making for her new book!

The program begins at 6:30 pm and will be introduced with a special dance performance by Jean Appolon Expressions, a Cambridge-based dance company dedicated to preserving Haitian folkloric dance.

Tickets are free and will be available at noon on September 5 at the Harvard Box Office, Porter Square Books, and the Main Library.

Check back to the blog later this month for more about Cambridge READS! There are always great things happening at the library! For more information on how you can get involved with the Friends to help support our Cambridge libraries and events like Cambridge READS, click here.