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Somerville Reads Family Picnic and Book Chat

Sunday, September 24th | 12noon - 1:30pm: Join Lilly and Alison from the Somerville Public Library for an all ages picnic and book discussion of "El Deafo" by CeCe Bell. Bring a blanket and your favorite snacks!This program is offered as part of the 2017 Somerville Reads campaign.

Somerville Reads is a citywide reading initiative that encourages all Somerville residents to read and discuss the same book to promote literacy and community engagement. The month-long initiative begins September 18 and will continue with citywide programming through October 15.

Throughout the initiative, the Somerville Public Library will host various inter-generational programs including discussions, workshops, classes, readings, book clubs, and more, all related to the themes found in "El Deafo".Copies of the book will be available for check out in a variety of formats at all Somerville Public Library locations and via the Library’s online catalog. All Somerville residents are encouraged to read the book anytime between now and the end of the Somerville Reads month-long initiative.

For more information or questions about e-book and audiobook versions of the book, please call the Somerville Public Library at 617-623- 5000 ext. 2955.

Individuals with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication, written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures, in order to access the programs and activities of the City of Somerville or to attend meetings, should contact the City’s Manager of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Nency Salamoun, at 617-625-6600 x2323 or

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