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City Calendar

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  • Thursday

    October 6

    • Love in Metal: Abraham Megerdichian Machined Metal Miniatures

      Main Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      Join us for the first major art exhibit in Cambridge of Abraham Megerdichian's metal miniatures on display at the Main Library from September 19th to October 14th. Lifelong local machinist, Abraham machined from solid scrap metal his interpretations of everyday objects, and gave them away as gifts to family and friends. After Abraham died in 1983 his pieces were put away, where many of them lay until 2013. Since then Abraham’s son, Robert, has had pieces from the collection exhibited at nearly 20 venues in New England and beyond. Also on exhibit are professional photographer Scott Sutherland’s photographs of the artwork. The artwork is on display throughout the Main Library - in the lobby, on the second floor, in the Cambridge Room, and in the Children's Room. Join us for a curator talk by Robert on October 12 at 6:30 pm in the Cambridge Room.

    • Art for Impact with the Peabody Essex Museum

      Main Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      Learn about Peabody Essex Museum's exhibition Climate Action: Inspiring Change through hands-on art-making and conversation. This is a drop-in activity. This event is part of Cambridge Science Festival, a celebration showcasing the leading edge in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). A multifaceted, multicultral event, the Festival makes science accessible, interactive and fun, highlighting the impact of STEAM in all our lives.

    • Outdoor Songs and Stories (Boudreau)

      Boudreau Branch, 245 Concord Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

      Put on your dancing shoes and head over for a morning of singing and dancing! We'll sing and move together, and share a story or two. For children of all ages and their grown-ups. In the event of inclement weather, this program will be canceled. Please call 617-349-4017 for more information.

    • Outdoor Story Time (Central Square)

      Central Square Branch, 45 Pearl St., Cambridge, MA 02139

      Join us for a half-hour of stories in the plaza outside the Central Square Branch Library, Franklin Street side, weather permitting. We will move indoors in inclement weather. For ages birth-5 with caregivers.

    • Outdoor Story Time (Central Square)

      Central Square Branch, 45 Pearl St., Cambridge, MA 02139

      Join us for a half-hour of stories in the plaza outside the Central Square Branch Library, Franklin Street side, weather permitting. We will move indoors in inclement weather. For ages birth-5 with caregivers.

    • Fiber Crafts Group - Drop-In Thursdays, 11:00 - 12:30

      O'Connell Branch, 48 Sixth St., Cambridge, MA 02141

      Bring your project and enjoy the company of other fiber crafters Drop-in with this informal group to work on your craft, get inspired, pick up skills and socialize. Knit, embroider, crochet, spin, mend, cross stitch and more. All crafts are welcome!

    • Intermediate ESOL Class (Central Square)

      Central Square Branch, 45 Pearl St., Cambridge, MA 02139

      Join us for an English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Class. This class will be taught at an intermediate level. No testing is needed. For more information call Maria Balestrieri at 617-349-4013.

    • Intermediate ESOL Class (Central Square)

      Central Square Branch, 45 Pearl St., Cambridge, MA 02139

      Join us for an English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Class. This class will be taught at an intermediate level. No testing is needed. For more information call Maria Balestrieri at 617-349-4013.

    • Outdoor Story Time (O'Neill)

      O'Neill Branch, 70 Rindge Ave., Cambridge, MA 02140

      We invite children and their grown-ups to join us for 20-25 minutes of songs, stories and rhymes. This program will be held outside the O'Neill Branch Library. In the event of inclement weather, we will hold the program indoors. Please call 617-349-4023 for more information.

    • Outdoor Story Time (O'Neill)

      O'Neill Branch, 70 Rindge Ave., Cambridge, MA 02140

      We invite children and their grown-ups to join us for 20-25 minutes of songs, stories and rhymes. This program will be held outside the O'Neill Branch Library. In the event of inclement weather, we will hold the program indoors. Please call 617-349-4023 for more information.

    • Toddler Story Time (Main)

      Main Library, Rey Room, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      We invite children and their caregivers for 20-25 minutes of stories and songs. Children ages 2-3 and their caregivers. This program can accommodate 45 people. Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis on the day of the program. The entire party must be present to receive a ticket. This program starts promptly. Unclaimed seats will be offered to someone waiting. We appreciate your patience and understanding. Please call 617-349-4038 for more information.

    • Fiber Crafts Group - Drop-In Thursdays, 11:30 - 1:00

      O'Connell Branch, 48 Sixth St., Cambridge, MA 02141

      Bring your project and enjoy the company of other fiber crafters Drop-in with this informal group to work on your craft, get inspired, pick up skills and socialize. Knit, embroider, crochet, spin, mend, cross stitch and more. All crafts are welcome!

    • High Beginner ESOL Class (Central Square)

      Central Square Branch, 45 Pearl St., Cambridge, MA 02139

      Join us for an English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Class. This class will be taught at an high beginner level. No testing is needed.. For more information call Maria Balestrieri at 617-349-4013.

    • High Beginner ESOL Class (Central Square)

      Central Square Branch, 45 Pearl St., Cambridge, MA 02139

      Join us for an English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Class. This class will be taught at an high beginner level. No testing is needed.. For more information call Maria Balestrieri at 617-349-4013.

    • Advanced ESOL Class (Central Square)

      Central Square Branch, 45 Pearl St., Cambridge, MA 02139

      Join us for an English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Class. This class will be taught at an advanced level. No testing is needed.. For more information call Maria Balestrieri at 617-349-4013.

    • Advanced ESOL Class (Central Square)

      Central Square Branch, 45 Pearl St., Cambridge, MA 02139

      Join us for an English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Class. This class will be taught at an advanced level. No testing is needed.. For more information call Maria Balestrieri at 617-349-4013.

    • Sewing 101 (Main)

      Main Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      In this 90-minute class, you’ll learn the basics of sewing machine operation and safety. This session will cover machine setup, basic functions, threading the machine, reloading the bobbin, sewing straight stitches, and recognizing when stitch tension has gone awry. We’ll also cover some safety best practices when operating a sewing machine. As we learn together, we’ll work on a simple sewing project—a drawstring bag—which most students will be able to complete by the end of the class. You must complete Hive Safety Training before registering for this workshop.

    • Wholehearted Regeneration: Boosting Communal and Climate Resilience One Pocket Forest at a Time

      Main Library, Lecture Hall, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      Registration Link: https://bio4climate.org/events/cambridge-science-festival-talk/ Miyawaki Forests are dense, biodiverse pocket forests that jumpstart flourishing forest ecosystems natural to an area. As more people recognize the importance of trees and access to nature in building climate resilience in urban environments, the Miyawaki method is an extremely valuable tool to turn to. Maya Dutta is the Assistant Director of Regenerative Projects at Biodiversity for a Livable Climate (Bio4Climate). An environmental advocate and ecosystem restorer in training, she works to spread understanding on the key role of biodiversity in shaping the climate and the water, carbon, nutrient and energy cycles we rely on. Having grown up in New York City and lived in cities all her life, Maya is interested in creating more natural infrastructure, biodiversity, and access to nature and ecological connection in urban areas, motivating her work on Miyawaki Forests. Following her involvement in launching the first Miyawaki Forest in the Northeast US in Cambridge, MA, she joined the SUGi Fellowship for Miyawaki forest-making, and continues to expand the Miyawaki movement in the Greater Boston area and beyond. In this talk, she will explore ecosystem restoration and its power to cool the climate, sequester carbon, provide clean air and water, buffer against floods, drought, rising sea levels and extreme weather, and increase biodiversity, food security, nutrition, health, economic livelihood, and equity within communities. In particular, Maya will highlight the actionable solution of Miyawaki Forests that people are working on around the world to protect and restore their ecosystems, respect their native ecology, and live in greater reciprocity with the land. She will share information and reflections on the benefits to physical and mental health that come from connecting to nature, and invite the audience to understand our interdependent wellbeing and claim their role as mindful, loving participants in our living Earth. This event is part of Cambridge Science Festival, a celebration showcasing the leading edge in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). A multifaceted, multicultral event, the Festival makes science accessible, interactive and fun, highlighting the impact of STEAM in all our lives.

    • Outdoor Story Time (O'Connell)

      O'Connell Branch, 48 Sixth St., Cambridge, MA 02141

      We invite children and their grown-ups to join us for 20-25 minutes of songs, stories, and rhymes, with a craft to take and make at home, while supplies last. No registration is required. In the event of inclement weather, this event will move indoors. Please call (617) 349-4019 for location and details.

    • Learn Climate with MIT Open Resources

      Main Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      Learn about all that MIT Open Learning has to offer for the public. MIT professors will demonstrate all the free and open learning materials from MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative, OCW, and MITx, moving from the most basic introductions through more advanced resources. This event is part of Cambridge Science Festival, a celebration showcasing the leading edge in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). A multifaceted, multicultral event, the Festival makes science accessible, interactive and fun, highlighting the impact of STEAM in all our lives.

    • Reduce, Reuse and Recycle with Pine Village Preschool

      Main Library, Community Room, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      Pine Village Preschool will be presenting a talk for caregivers of preschoolers that addresses how we teach children to take care of our planet. The goal is to create awareness on the many small things adults caring for small children can do everyday to make this a reality. Registration is recommended. This event is part of Cambridge Science Festival, a celebration showcasing the leading edge in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). A multifaceted, multicultral event, the Festival makes science accessible, interactive and fun, highlighting the impact of STEAM in all our lives.

    • Election Commission

      Online,

      Regular Meeting

    • Model Generation for Climate Change Preparedness

      Main Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      Join The Mathworks, Inc. for demostrations about climate change, environmental tracking, agricultural preservation, and electric vehicle development. Registration is encouraged: Register here. This event is part of Cambridge Science Festival, a celebration showcasing the leading edge in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). A multifaceted, multicultral event, the Festival makes science accessible, interactive and fun, highlighting the impact of STEAM in all our lives.

    • Nature-Inspired, Nano-Solutions to Environmental Problems

      Central Square Branch, 45 Pearl St., Cambridge, MA 02139

      Join Metalmark Innovations for a demonstrations and explanations on how bioinspired nanostructured materials can solve a variety of environmental problems such as air and water pollution. This is a drop-in program. This event is part of Cambridge Science Festival, a celebration showcasing the leading edge in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). A multifaceted, multicultral event, the Festival makes science accessible, interactive and fun, highlighting the impact of STEAM in all our lives.

    • Board of Zoning Appeal Continued Agenda

      Board of Zoning Appeal Meeting

    • Cambridge Historical Commission Meeting

      Online,

      Cambridge Historical Commission Meeting

    • CANCELED - Commission on Immigrant Rights and Citizenship Meeting

      Online,

      The regular meeting of the Commission on Immigrant Rights and Citizenship via Zoom

    • Cookbook Book Group (Collins)

      Collins Branch, 64 Aberdeen Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

      Join friends and neighbors for a potluck! October selection: Jubilee by Toni Tipton-Martin. Try a recipe and bring your results or thoughts to share and discuss with other cooks. All experience levels welcome! This event will take place outdoors. In the event of inclement weather, it will be announced the morning of that the event will pivot to meeting virtually on Zoom. Registration ensures that you will receive the Zoom link. Books are available for pickup at both the Boudreau and Collins Branch Libraries. For more information contact Lucy at LFlamm@CambridgeMA.gov.

    • Human Rights Commission Meeting

      Online,

      Monthly meeting of Cambridge Human Rights Commission

    • Board of Zoning Appeal Agenda

      Board of Zoning Appeal Meeting

    • Community Meeting on Memorial Drive/Riverbend Park

      Auditorium of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. School: 102 Putnam Avenue, use Magee Street entrance.

      The City of Cambridge and the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) are seeking input from Cambridge residents on the overnight and Saturday closures of Memorial Drive to vehicles.

    • HONK! Concert with Banda Rim Bam Bum

      Main Library, Lecture Hall, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      Join Banda Rim Bam Bum from Santiago, Chile, for an evening of conversation and music. They will perform and then discuss the recent constitutional process and the political evolution of the country since the revolt of October 2019. Registration is not required but is encouraged.

    • Financial Literacy 101: Budgeting and Saving

      Central Square Branch, 45 Pearl St., Cambridge, MA 02139

      Managing one’s own money in today’s world is tricky. Learning to budget and save is a critical first step. Learning to budget effectively can help reduce stress and prove critical in helping us reach our lifetime financial goals. In this session, we explore forming a budget and comparing different ways to save money for the future. This workshop is part of four workshops in collaboration with Cambridge Savings Bank. By learning and applying the concepts from these interactive workshops, participants will better understand and practice managing their money wisely, begin to build savings, avoid unmanageable debt, improve their credit and shield themselves from fraud. Participants are welcome to register for just one or all of the workshops. October 6: Budgeting and Saving (register below) October 13: Managing a Checking Account (register here) October 20: Credit (register here) October 27: Fraud (register here) This program is an in-person event at the Central Square branch library. Contact Abby at aclinger@cambridgema.gov or (617)-349-4010 for more information.

    • EN-ROADS Climate Workshop

      Main Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      Test your ideas for climate solutions in this workshop on EN-ROADS with the Climate Interactive and MIT Sustainability Initiative. En-ROADS is a global climate simulator that allows users to explore the impact of roughly 30 policies—such as electrifying transport, pricing carbon, and improving agricultural practices—on hundreds of factors like energy prices, temperature, air quality, and sea level rise. This event is part of Cambridge Science Festival, a celebration showcasing the leading edge in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). A multifaceted, multicultral event, the Festival makes science accessible, interactive and fun, highlighting the impact of STEAM in all our lives.

    • Fungi in a Drought-Striken Time

      Main Library, Community Room, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      Mycologist Lawrence Millman will talk about the current drought in both New England and across North America and its effect on fungi. Likewise he’ will discuss how other life forms suffer when fungi do not have water. This event is part of Cambridge Science Festival, a celebration showcasing the leading edge in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). A multifaceted, multicultral event, the Festival makes science accessible, interactive and fun, highlighting the impact of STEAM in all our lives.

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