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  • Tuesday

    April 16

    • The Housing Committee

      City Hall, 2nd Floor Sullivan Chamber, 795 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139

      The Housing Committee

    • Contemporary Reading Group

      Main Library, Curious George Room, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      April Read: There There, by Tommy Orange When: The third Tuesday of the month from 6:00 - 7:00PM (except July & August). Reading Interests: The group concentrates on fiction, memoirs, and popular nonfiction. Some of the past selections include: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng, The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander, and Transatlantic by Colum McCann. Requirements: A love of reading and talking about books. The group is casual and informal. Copies of the book are available at the Main Library Question and Answer Desk. For more information, contact Susannah Borysthen-Tkacz (617-349-4041; sbtkacz@cambridgema.gov)

    • Computer Class: Google Docs

      Main Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      Learn how to use Google Docs, a free and simple online word processor, similar to Microsoft Word. We’ll learn how to: Create a document with a variety of formatting, photos, and links Save and manage your documents Understand all the changes made to a document over time (its revision history Work collaboratively, leaving and responding to comments in a document Please note: If you are new to Google, it is highly recommended that you sign up for one of the following CPL Computer workshops or series before taking Google Docs: Google Basics, Internet Basics, or Google Apps & Cloud. All participants should have a Google account before class. Get a head start: Learn about the basics of Google Docs.

    • Space Explorations

      Main Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      Join us as we explore VR in Space, rocket building, high altitude weather balloons, and learn how to design & code experimental microcontrollers. Drop in for one session or attend all eight! This program is designed for teens and adults. This is an eight-week series on Tuesdays from 6:00 - 7:30 PM starting on March 5th. Offered in partnership with MIT Media Lab Learning Initiative, MIT Media Lab Space Exploration Initiative, Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Library, and the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Location: March 5th, 12th, & 19th - Community Room, March 26th - Curious George Room, April - newly renovated Learning Lab!

    • Ali Benjamin: Author Visit

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

      Join celebrated middle grade author Ali Benjamin (The Thing About Jellyfish, Little Brown, 2015) for the launch of her new book, The Next Great Paulie Fink. Porter Square Books will have books for sale to be autographed at the event.

    • Adult Book Group (O’Connell)

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

      This month's selection is: The Library Book by Susan Orlean.

    • Intermediate ESOL

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

      English class for the non-native speaker: this class focuses on speaking. Students will practice public speaking and will work on developing clear speech. For ages 16 and up. On-going. No registration is necessary. Contact: Maria Balestrieri, mbalestrieri@cambridgema.gov

    • Great Books Discussion Group

      Main Library, Curious George Room, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      When: 7:15 - 8:45PM on fifteen alternate Tuesdays between Columbus Day and Memorial Day. Reading Interests: We read primarily from anthologies that emphasize ancient and modern classics of literature, drama, philosophy, and social thought. In recent years the group has read selections from The Book of Job, Aeschylus, Plato, Montaigne, Donne, William James, Cady Stanton, Baldwin, and Borges. These may run anywhere from 20 to 100 pages. Additional books, chosen by the group, tend to be more contemporary. Those read in the last three years include Adiga's Between the Assassinations, Welty's The Golden Apples, Camus's The Plague, Woolf’s To the Lighthouse, DuBois's The Souls of Black Folk, and Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude. A Shakespeare play is read every year. Requirements: There are only two: read the scheduled work and participate in the discussion. These requirements are waived for those attending their first meeting. Preregistration is not required but is encouraged, since the library will provide, in advance and at no charge, a copy of the reading for anyone planning to attend. For more information, contact Drew Griffin (857-235-9829; dgriffin@cambridgema.gov)

  • Wednesday

    April 17

    • Guided Meditation and Reiki

      North Cambridge Senior Center, 266B Rindge Ave., Cambridge, MA 02140

      Seniors, learn the two-part basic element of meditation and reiki

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