Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Save the Date: June 1, 2014

The Longfellow House and gardens in Cambridge
It may not look that way this blustery February week, but there is spring burgeoning underneath all that snow out there…we’re sure of it!

Save the Date:
The Friends of the Cambridge 
Public Library
Secret Gardens of Cambridge tour on Sunday, June 1, 2014

Tickets will be available at area retailers and library branches in coming months. Watch for details here and on the Friends’ Facebook page.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

February is Love Your Library Month

Here in Cambridge, we have a lot to love in our libraries, from the beautiful and expansive main library to each one of our uniquely neighborhood local branches. Join the Friends of the Cambridge Public Library to help support library collections and programs. Love your library this month and every month!

by Varda One

It's only a room with shelves and books,
but it's far more magical than it looks

It's a jet on which I soar
to lands that exist no more.

Or a key with which I find
answers to questions crowding my mind.

Building my habit of learning and growing,
asking and researching till I reach knowing.

Here, I've been a mermaid and an elf
I've even learned to be more myself.

I think that I shall never see
a place that's been more useful to me.

With encouraging kind friends with wit
Who tell me to dream big and never quit.

It's only a room with shelves and books,
but it's far more magical than it looks.

A lovely verse kindly shared by the author and Friends and Foundations of California Libraries; Copyright © 1999 by VARDA ONE.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Library Browsing Online

Winter cold has set in. And Punxsutawney Phil predicts six more weeks of it.

But if you’re planning an escape to somewhere warmer and want to pack light, check out Overdrive on the Cambridge Public Library’s website for a few vacation reads. Overdrive is a digital media catalog of eBooks and audiobooks. Library card holders can browse and check out any title online and read or listen on a Kindle, Droid, iPhone, or Nook.

You don't even have to have your own eBook can check out a Nook from the library too. In fact, with support from the Friends of the Cambridge Public Library, Nooks are now available at all Cambridge Public Library branches and the main library.

Don’t worry…if you’re weathering the cold from home, the eLibrary page on the Cambridge Public Library’s website offers some exceptional options for library browsing from the sofa! Check product reviews before you buy that new coffee maker, get recommendations for what you should read next, or learn a new language so next winter you have an excuse to head to warmer climates.

There are always great things happening at the library! For more information on how you can get involved with the Friends and help support our Cambridge libraries, click here.