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The Casa da Saudade Library
58 Crapo Street / New Bedford, MA 02740á / (508)991-6218á / Fax: (508)979-1705
The Casa da Saudade Branch is located in the south end of the city in the Sister Aurora Avelar Community Center. Originally funded by a federal grant, it opened in 1971 in a small store front on Rivet St with a collection of 3,000. In 1975, it moved to its present location. The collection is in English, Portuguese, and Crioulo. There are approximately 34,000 volumes, 92 subscriptions for newspapers and magazines, DVDs, videos, audio cassettes and a special collection of materials acquired to assist Portuguese fishermen and their families.
 

Branch Hours
Monday & Wednesday - 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday& Thursday - 12:00noon - 8:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Closed Friday, Sunday & Holidays
Directions

Casa Youth Corner
stories and crafts for ages 5 and up
Fridays 3:00 PM
 
Ongoing programs are held to commemorate significant events such as the Day of Portugal, the Cape Verdean Independence Day, and book releases by Portuguese authors or about Portguese speaking people.
 
Call visits are available - call 991-6218 to schedule your class visit. 
 

613 Pleasant Street - New Bedford, MA 02740 - Tel: 508-991-6275 - Fax: 508-979-1481
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