Cambridge Public Library

You Can Check a ‘Human Book’ Out of the Library This Weekend

Who’s better suited to remind you to not judge a book by its cover than the library? The Cambridge Public Library and CCTV are teaming up this weekend to let people “check out” “human books” to combat discrimination and to help people understand others’ perspectives. Participants will have the chance to speak with one of […]


Opening Conversation & Annual Meeting

Join us at this Opening Conversation, launching our 2018 theme, “Where is Cambridge From?” Opening Conversation speakers Alexandra Sedlovskaya and Dr. Kerri Greenidge, guided by Diana Lempel; will be setting the table for this year’s programs which will explore the ways Cantabrigians define where they’re “from” and why it matters. What makes someone feel they’re […]


Library Receives Coding Education Grant

The Cambridge Public Library received a Ready to Code grant from the American Library Association and Google to run a seven-week computer science program this summer. “Coding is something that we’ve been wanting to ramp up our services around for a while,” says Manager of Technology and Innovation Reinhard Engels. “It’s something that, as public […]


From Rent Control to Riot Squads: The Photographs of Olive Pierce

Cambridge Public Library archivist Alyssa Pacy knows that 1970s City Council meetings might not be particularly interesting to the average person. And they certainly don’t sound like the most engaging subject for a series of photographs, right? “But they were,” Pacy insists. “It was such an explosive time. There were hearings on rent control, on police brutality. […]




A “Biblioburro” Becomes A Book Bike

Bikes and parks have long been a source of summertime fun for kids—and one dedicated group of Cambridge volunteers wants to make sure books are an equally important part of that equation. The Cambridge Book Bike, which launched in 2014, brings new, free books to children throughout the city during the summer months. Book Bike […]