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    May 20

    • POSTPONED! DPW Road Show

      Sennott Park- on Broadway between Prospect St. and Norfolk St.

      POSTPONED until Tuesday, May 21st. Join Public Works crews as they showcase the vehicles that work around the City.

    • Baby Lapsit

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

      Just for you and the baby! Enjoy time together with other parents, caregivers, and babies to learn, play, and develop language and motor skills. Come prepared to sit on the floor one-on-one with your pre-walking baby in your lap. This program can accommodate 30 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. For pre-walkers.

    • Photography Exhibit: Mara Gibbs

      Main Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      Viewing Schedule: Opening reception: Saturday, May 11, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Monday, May 13, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Tuesday, May 14, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm Thursday, May 16, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm Saturday, May 18, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Sunday, May 19, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Monday, May 20, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm Tuesday, May 21, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm Wednesday, May 22, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Thursday, May 23, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm Tuesday, May 28, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Thursday, May 30, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Saturday, June 1, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Monday, June 3, 10:00 am – 11:00 am Please join The Cambridge Public Library and the family of Margalit ‘Mara’ Gibbs in celebrating her photographs. 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 this exhibition were printed at Pushdot Studios in Portland, Oregon.

    • Singalong (O'Neill)

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

      Head over to the library for a morning of singing and dancing for all ages. No registration is required.

    • Storytime (Boudreau)

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

      Join us for songs, stories and rhymes! All ages. No registration required.

    • Morning Sing-Along

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

      Put on your dancing shoes and head over for a morning of singing and dancing! All ages. This program can accommodate 130 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 somone waiting. We appreciate your patience and understanding. For all ages.

    • Beginner ESOL (Central Square)

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

      Beginner ESOL (Central Square)

    • Introduction to Baby Sign Language (O'Connell)

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

      <!--td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}--> Learn how to reduce frustration and help give your baby the ability to communicate before he/she can speak with Baby Kneads (www.babykneads.com). Review research and benefits, learn and practice several signs, and learn how to teach American Sign Language to your baby! You will learn everything that you need to know to get started signing right away. For caregivers with pre-verbal children ages 5 months and up. To register please contact the O'Connell Branch at 617-349-4019. Sponsored by the Greater Boston Early Childhood Resource Center at the CPL and the MA Department of Early Education and Care.

    • Nonfiction Book Group

      Main Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      May Read: No time to spare : thinking about what matters by Ursula K. Le Guin ; introduction by Karen Joy Fowler When: The last Monday of every month from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (except July, August, & December). Reading Interests: We read and discuss popular non-fiction. Members will decide on future selections from titles available in the Minuteman Library Network. Requirements: None. Our meetings are casual and informal. Participants are encouraged to obtain copies of the book from the library. For more information, contact Alan DerKazarian (857-235-9818; aderk@cambridgema.gov).

    • Bingo

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

      Seniors, join the North Cambridge Senior Center for Bingo every Monday.

    • Dancing For Balance

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

      Seniors come and learn basic steps and movements aimed at improving balance.

    • D&D for Teens

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

      D&D for Teens

    • Photography Exhibit: Mara Gibbs

      Main Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      Viewing Schedule: Opening reception: Saturday, May 11, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Monday, May 13, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Tuesday, May 14, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm Thursday, May 16, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm Saturday, May 18, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Sunday, May 19, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Monday, May 20, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm Tuesday, May 21, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm Wednesday, May 22, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Thursday, May 23, 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm Tuesday, May 28, 10:00 am – 11:00 am, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Thursday, May 30, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Saturday, June 1, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Monday, June 3, 10:00 am – 11:00 am Please join The Cambridge Public Library and the family of Margalit ‘Mara’ Gibbs in celebrating her photographs. 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 this exhibition were printed at Pushdot Studios in Portland, Oregon.

    • Storytime (Collins)

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

      Storytime (Collins)

    • Afterschool LEGO Time

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

      It's a weekly block party! Join friends to design and build amazing LEGO structures. Let your imagination run wild! The Children's Room has plenty of LEGO pieces, so you don't need to bring your own. LEGO pieces are choking hazards for young children. Ages 5 and up. Children under 7 must be attended by a caregiver. This program can accommodate 30 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.

    • Read to a Dog (O'Connell)

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

      A Reading Companion Dog transforms reading into a special, warm and furry experience. Sign up for a 10-minute time slot at the O'Connell Branch 30 minutes prior to the program. For new or experienced readers of all ages. Please check with Branch for details at 617-349-4019.

    • Regular City Council Meeting

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

      Regular City Council Meeting

    • Avon Hill NCD Commission Meeting

      Lombardi Building, 831 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, basement conference room

      Avon Hill NCD Commission Meeting

    • Bicycle Committee Meeting

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

      2020 Bike Plan update

    • Beginner ESOL (O'Connell)

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

      Practice for beginning speakers of English in a small group setting with a teacher.

    • Speech Police Book Signing

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

      Book sale/signing half an hour prior to David Kaye's Horizons Lecture, courtesy of Porter Square Books. In Lower Level (L2) hall right outside of Lecture Hall.

    • Learning Circle: Foundations of Drawing

      Main Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      Join a Learning Circle —a study group for learners who want to complete online courses together, in-person. Courses are peer-supported and will be facilitated by a librarian. Registration is required and you must attend the first meeting as this 4-week course is cumulative. In this Learning Circle we will explore the foundations of drawing. We will learn about drawing materials, basic drawing techniques, and seeing the world as an artist. To register, email Craig Smith at crsmith@cambridgema.gov

    • Intermediate ESOL (O'Neill)

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

      A conversation class for students who wish to increase vocabulary and improve spoken grammar. Will include reading texts and higher level grammar concepts. No registration required.

    • Speech Police: The Global Struggle to Govern the Internet

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

      Join the Cambridge Public Library for the next Horizons lecture, where UN Special Rapporteur on Free Expression, David Kaye, will be discussing the issues raised in his new book Speech Police: The Global Struggle to Govern the Internet. Please register below. There will be a book sale/signing half an hour prior to the event, courtesy of Porter Square Books (book signing starts at 6pm). The internet was designed to be a kind of free-speech paradise, but a lot of the material on it turned out to incite violence, spread untruth, and promote hate.What should be done about this enormous problem? The social media platforms are a major part of most significant public debates from the Christ Church attack to the Brazilian elections. The platforms have made their own rules so far, but countries around the world are now taking action to regulate them. David Kaye, the United Nations’ special rapporteur on free expression, has been at the center of the discussions of these issues for years. He has been a part of closed door meetings with companies, governments, activists, journalists and others. In this event, he will discuss the social media platforms and how we can start to cope with the complicated problems that they present. Ellery Biddle of Global Voices will engage Mr. Kaye in conversation about the substance of the book and moderate audience questions. Cambridge Community Television (CCTV) will be recording/live streaming the event. The livesteam will be available on their facebook page, and the archived video footage on our Horizons series landing page when it becomes available. Presented as part of Horizons: Exploring Breakthroughs in Science & Technology and Their Impact on Society, a lecture series of the STEAM Initiative at the Cambridge Public Library, co-sponsored by The Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University

    • O'Neill Branch Book Group (O'Neill)

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

      A book discussion group for adults at the O'Neill Branch Library. Pick up a copy of the book beforehand. Registration is not required.

    • Learn to Cope Support Group

      Spaulding Hospital, 1575 Cambridge Street (Use Main Entrance)

      A group for parents, family members, spouses and caregivers with a family member who is addicted to opiates, alcohol, or other drugs.

May 2019
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