Weekend 11.7-11.9: Book Sale, Bulb Blitz & Art

One of my favorite local resources is the Somerville Public Library and I find myself there often picking up books or museum passes and attending events. And this weekend, the Friends of the Somerville Public Library is hosting its Winter Book Sale where you can score books for kids and adults, DVDs and more on the cheap. Best of all? The proceeds go directly to support programs at the library.

There’s a lot more happening in Somerville during the next few days, like art shows, harvest parties and activities for kids. Find the highlights below and full details on the calendar.

And though it seems early, it’s already time to think about what you’re serving at Thanksgiving if you plan to order a fresh, local turkey. Check out the places in Somerville offering them this year.

Library building

Friday

Friends of the Somerville Public Library Winter Book Sale: I can’t think of a better time of year to stock up on books than right now. With shorter days and colder weather settling in for the season, having some good reads stashed is essential. So visit the Friends of the Somerville Public Library Winter Book Sale this weekend (Friday noon-4 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.) to pick up children’s books for $1 and everything else for $2.

Harvestland: Keep it Wild Launch Party: Something Gud hosts a launch party for Keep It Wild, the debut creation from alternative music label Music・Art・Seeds (MÁS), on Friday night. Stop by to visit the local food and farm innovation expo, sample local, organic food and listen to live music. A cash bar will feature offerings from neighbor Aeronaut Brewing.

Tulips

Saturday

Fourth Annual Somerville Bulb Blitz: Join fellow Somervillians as they beautify the city for spring by planting 2,015 bulbs on Saturday morning. This is a BYOT (Bring Your Own Tool) event!

Support Somerville Artists: Visit the Nave Gallery Annex in Davis Square from now through November 22 to check out the current exhibit, I’ve Been Everywhere, Man: Musicians on the Road. You can see it on Saturday from 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Later on Saturday, the Washington Street Art Center hosts an opening reception for its new show, Corn Maze: An Eye for an Ear. Can’t make it to the opening? You can see the exhibit on Saturdays from noon-4 p.m. through November 29.

SOS Artisan's Asylum Sign

Sunday

Second Annual Inman Square Harvest Hoedown: Technically this is in Cambridge, but who’s counting when some of the area’s top restaurants, breweries and businesses are taking to the streets for an afternoon of fun? The Hoedown is open to the public, but only those with tickets will be able to participate in sampling and voting. Get yours in advance for $15 or at the door for $20.

Figure Drawing Class: Artisan’s Asylum is hosting an open studio figure drawing class on Sunday evenings though December 14. Students can draw however they like with the instructor providing guidance when requested. No experience necessary.

P.S. Looking for more Somerville fun? The new calendar has tons of events for this weekend and beyond!

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