Like all of us, children’s book author and illustrator Jef Czekaj spent a lot of time at home during the pandemic. But, rather than baking sourdough bread, he began producing a bi-monthly kids show featuring puppets and songs based largely on Somerville history. The show, Sequestered Storytime, airs regularly on Somerville Public Library’s social media pages.
For the first time, Jef will perform these songs outside of his home, backed by Ernie Kim (from the bands Llamaberry and Harsh Foxing) and Horsewind (from Planet of Adventure and Argo Arkestra).
Expect songs about Barack Obama’s time in Somerville, the pickle factory that once stood in Nathan Tufts Park, the controversial Somerville connection to the poem “Mary Had A Little Lamb,” and more.
Our music lineup this year is curated in partnership with ONCE Somerville.