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5/23/2019 4:36 p.m. Expect significant traffic impacts in Harvard Square area due to Boston Calling music festival May 24-26, at Harvard’s Athletic Complex, 65 N. Harvard St., Allston. Many attendees will be taking Red Line to Harvard Square Station and walking to event. Please contact event organizers via the Community Hotline at 617-903-0157 or email info@bostoncalling.com with questions or concerns. More details »

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    May 14

    • Building Strong Bones

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

      Building Strong Bones class uses combined seated and standing exercises performed with resistance bands.

    • Creative Aging Poetry Writing

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

      Robert Pinsky said, "Poetry is a basic human pleasure." Come have fun with words during this 8-week poetry workshop. Participants will read, write, and share poetry. We'll tap into imagination, observation, and the thrill of finding pleasure in language. The workshop will culminate in a festive poetry reading. This class is a series and registration has closed.

    • Photography Exhibit: Mara Gibbs

      Main Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      Please join The Cambridge Public Library and the family of Mara Gibbs in celebrating these 20 photographic images of Mara’s. Mara had a passion for both traditional darkroom processes and vibrant, digital effects. Her black-and-white photographs, many taken in public places, are rich observations of daily life, full of texture and luminously gradated light and shadow. In her color work, Mara experimented with transparency, collage, and constructed narratives. Much of Mara’s work revolves around loneliness, abandonment, decay, bruising, tenderness, and hope. The narrative works are alternatingly surreal, mischievous, elegant, and somber, messy and ephemeral. Together, the photographs in the exhibition reveal the range and depth of Mara’s skills and subject interests, including: portraits of family and friends; self-portraiture; public life; life at Reed College: and experimentations in color and abstraction. These photographs are intense, complex, intimate, and full of charisma. Born to Lauren Gibbs and Steven Flax, Mara was named Margalit after Steven’s mother, Pearl, and Lauren’s mother, Pat. Margalit is the modern Hebrew form of Margaret, which means pearl. She grew up in and around Cambridge (her mother living in Cambridge and her father living in Roslindale, Brookline and then Somerville before joining Mara in Cambridge). A creative child, Mara began composing songs at age four, and by the time she was five identified as a math girl, taking every math class offered at CPSD. She danced, wrote poetry and song lyrics, and drew with pencil, charcoal and pastels. Mara attended high school at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, where she often felt that most of her learning occurred in the Photography Department. At the same time, she found English, History, Chemistry, and Psychology as well as Math to be additional favorite subjects. She took dance and then lacrosse at CRLS. Mara won Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards for her photography, and graduated in 2015. At Reed College, Mara took photographs all the time, but did not take photography classes. Her favorite courses at Reed included philosophy, economics, and computer science. Mara had two computer science internships – with GlooPen (a messaging/chat application with a game component) and with The Reed College Software Design Studio. Mara’s life ended tragically during her sophomore year at Reed College, in an off-campus apartment fire. At a life celebration for Mara at Reed shortly after she died, friends shared memories and anecdotes, relating her propensity for dispensing hugs and humor. She will be missed. The works in these exhibitions were printed at Pushdot Studios in Portland, Oregon.

    • Human Services and Veterans Committee-POSTPONED

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

      Human Services and Veterans Committee-POSTPONED

    • Toddler Sing-a-long (O'Connell)

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

      Sing and dance to your favorite songs! For more information, please contact the O'Connell Branch at 617-349-4019.

    • Singalong (Collins)

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

      Singalong (Collins)

    • "Banana for Two": Bi-lingual (Chinese/English) Book Launch (O'Connell)

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

      Join author Ellen Mayer and Illustrator Ying-Hwa Hu as they read from their latest bilingual picture book Banana for Two. Kids, and adults, can enjoy the story and make crafts based on the book. The pair will also sign copies of their books. Banana for Two focuses on early math learning about quantities of one and two. Its development was supported in part by TERC, under a grant from the Heising-Simons Foundation.

    • Intermediate ESOL (Central Square)

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

      Intermediate ESOL (Central Square)

    • Toddler Storytime

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

      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, and unfortunately we cannot accommodate latecomers. Unclaimed seats will be offered to someone waiting. We appreciate your patience and understanding. Please call 617-349-4038 for more information.

    • Senior Women’s Cookies, Conversation, & Connection

      Citywide Senior Center, 806 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139

      A new group for women to build friendships and conversations.

    • Senior Lunch and Learn

      Citywide Senior Center, 806 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139

      Seniors - Join us for first person conversations and a special lunch.

    • Intermediate ESOL

      Main Library, 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

    • Beginner ESOL (Central Square)

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

      Beginner ESOL (Central Square)

    • Advanced ESOL (Central Square)

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

      Advanced ESOL (Central Square)

    • IFP Robotics

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

      This event is part of a series that requires pre-registration, presented in collaboration with Innovators for Purpose. To learn more about IFP and the Robotics program, please visit their website: bit.ly/ifprobotics2018-19

    • STEAM Story Time (O'Connell)

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

      <!--td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}--> May Theme and Story: Mae Among the Stars: Rocket Science. A science-themed story for preschoolers, followed by hands-on activities to explore.

    • Photography Exhibit: Mara Gibbs

      Main Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      Please join The Cambridge Public Library and the family of Mara Gibbs in celebrating these 20 photographic images of Mara’s. Mara had a passion for both traditional darkroom processes and vibrant, digital effects. Her black-and-white photographs, many taken in public places, are rich observations of daily life, full of texture and luminously gradated light and shadow. In her color work, Mara experimented with transparency, collage, and constructed narratives. Much of Mara’s work revolves around loneliness, abandonment, decay, bruising, tenderness, and hope. The narrative works are alternatingly surreal, mischievous, elegant, and somber, messy and ephemeral. Together, the photographs in the exhibition reveal the range and depth of Mara’s skills and subject interests, including: portraits of family and friends; self-portraiture; public life; life at Reed College: and experimentations in color and abstraction. These photographs are intense, complex, intimate, and full of charisma. Born to Lauren Gibbs and Steven Flax, Mara was named Margalit after Steven’s mother, Pearl, and Lauren’s mother, Pat. Margalit is the modern Hebrew form of Margaret, which means pearl. She grew up in and around Cambridge (her mother living in Cambridge and her father living in Roslindale, Brookline and then Somerville before joining Mara in Cambridge). A creative child, Mara began composing songs at age four, and by the time she was five identified as a math girl, taking every math class offered at CPSD. She danced, wrote poetry and song lyrics, and drew with pencil, charcoal and pastels. Mara attended high school at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, where she often felt that most of her learning occurred in the Photography Department. At the same time, she found English, History, Chemistry, and Psychology as well as Math to be additional favorite subjects. She took dance and then lacrosse at CRLS. Mara won Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards for her photography, and graduated in 2015. At Reed College, Mara took photographs all the time, but did not take photography classes. Her favorite courses at Reed included philosophy, economics, and computer science. Mara had two computer science internships – with GlooPen (a messaging/chat application with a game component) and with The Reed College Software Design Studio. Mara’s life ended tragically during her sophomore year at Reed College, in an off-campus apartment fire. At a life celebration for Mara at Reed shortly after she died, friends shared memories and anecdotes, relating her propensity for dispensing hugs and humor. She will be missed. The works in these exhibitions were printed at Pushdot Studios in Portland, Oregon.

    • Preschool Storytime

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

      Children ages 3-5 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, and unfortunately we cannot accommodate latecomers. Unclaimed seats will be offered to someone waiting. We appreciate your patience and understanding. Please call 617-349-4038 for more information.

    • May Water Board Meeting

      May Water Board Meeting

    • Cambridge Arts Advisory Board meeting

      Cambridge Arts, City Hall Annex, second floor, 344 Broadway, Cambridge.

      Cambridge Arts Advisory Board holds its regular monthly meeting.

    • Affordable Housing Finance 101

      Citywide Senior Center, 806 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139

      Presentation on the basics of affordable housing finance, the obstacles to creating affordable housing, and tools we could consider to create new affordable housing.

    • Condo Ownership Workshop

      City Hall Annex, 4th Floor Conference Room, 344 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139

      Sessions about the City's Affordable Rental Homeownership Programs

    • Parent/Child Book Group

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

      For ages 7-10 Join us for a lively discussion of a great book. Both caregiver and child should read the book before the discussion to participate. Pizza will be provided. To register or request a copy of the book, stop by the Children’s Room or call 617-349-4038. Registration is required. Recommended for kids ages 7-10.

    • Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month - Movie Screening: "English Vinglish"

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

      <!--td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}--> Join us for a screening of "English Vinglish", a movie about a tradition-minded Indian housewife who enrolls in an accelerated English-language course after she finds herself unable to place a simple order in an American restaurant. Come watch the movie to celebrate and bring awareness of South Asian culture during the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!

    • River Street Reconstruction - Public Site Walk #1 - Mobility and Safety

      Meet in the public space on River Street in front of the First Baptist Church (5 Magazine St)

      The River Street Reconstruction Project will upgrade the subsurface infrastructure while developing a new surface design for River Street, the bus terminal area at River and Magazine Streets near Central Square, and Carl Barron Plaza. Join the project team for an informative tour of transportation mobility conditions along River Street on Tuesday, May 14. The project team will be leading the tour of key locations along the corridor and highlighting safety and mobility challenges and opportunities as they relate to pedestrians of all abilities, bicyclists, transit riders, and drivers.

    • Computer Class: Google Sheets

      Main Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      Learn how to use Google Sheets, a free and simple online spreadsheet creator, similar to Microsoft Excel. We’ll learn how to: Organize data in a spreadsheet Calculate numbers automatically in a spreadsheet using formulas Create graphs from data in a spreadsheet Work collaboratively, leaving and responding to comments in a spreadsheet 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 Sheets: 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 Sheets. Register here for this three-session series.

    • Intermediate ESOL

      Main Library, 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

    • Knitting Group (Boudreau)

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

      <!--td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}--> Bring your project and enjoy an hour in the company of other crafters.

May 2019
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