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Library Classes and Workshops

Cambridge Public Library

Cambridge Public Library offers many classes and workshops that are free to the public. Find classes, events and activities across all Library locations by viewing our Events Calendar.


Icon of an open book   Want to Join a Book Group?

Interested in contemporary fiction or fantasy and science fiction? Find out what we’re reading and discussing by clicking the following link: Book Group Schedule.


Icon representing a translation service   Learning English?

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) are offered by the Literacy Center in the Central Square Branch. ESOL classes are free to the public and do not require registration to attend. ESOL classes occur on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Learn more by clicking the following link: Literacy and ESOL


Icon of a computer on a desk   Need Practice with Technology?

Basic Tech Classes

  • Learn how to use email, search the internet, and grow your tech skills. To sign up for classes, click the following link: Basic Tech Class Schedule or call us at 617-349-4041.

One-on-One Tech Help 

  • We offer one-on-one tech assistance with audiobooks, e-books, and basic computer or mobile device questions. Find upcoming tech help sessions by clicking the following link: Upcoming Tech Help Sessions.


Icon of a thought bubble with two gears   Want to Make or Create?

The Library offers a variety of free workshops and resources for personal projects in The Hive, the Library's STEAM Makerspace. The Hive offers the following workshops:

  • Glowforge 101
  • Sewing
  • 3D Printing
  • Studio Recording
  • Videography
  • Equipment and Studio Reservation
  • Hive Safety Training
  • and more!

The Hive is open to individuals with a Minuteman library card. The space is designed for independent use for patrons ages 12 and up and supervised use for children under the age of 12. To learn more, visit The Hive Makerspace.  


Icon of a person meditating   Interested in Wellness?

We offer classes and workshops in Tai Chi, Cooking, Meditation and More! View our Events Calendar for upcoming wellness classes and workshops. 


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