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  • Tuesday

    May 28

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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)

    • 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.

    • Intermediate ESOL (Central Square)

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

      Intermediate ESOL (Central Square)

    • Book Group (Boudreau)

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

      Leaving Lucy Pear by Anna Solomon

    • 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 Films and Discussion

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

      Seniors, come and join us for a socially relevant movie followed by a facilitated conversation about the film.

    • Government Operations, Rules and Claims Committee

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

      Government Operations, Rules and Claims Committee

    • 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)

    • 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.

    • Ordinance Committee

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

      Ordinance Committee

    • River Street Reconstruction - Working Group Meeting #3

      Manning Apartments 1st Floor Community Room - 237 Franklin Street

      Regular meeting of the River Street Reconstruction Working Group, open to the public.

    • Planning Board Meeting

      City Hall Annex, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 344 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139

      Monthly planning Board Meeting

    • 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.

    • Family Reading Night (O'Connell)

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

      Relax and read to or with your family and friends.

    • 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

    • Stringed Theory - Violin

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

      Join the Cambridge Public Library and musicians Liubomyr Senyshyn and Maria Gorkun for the grand finale in our Stringed Theory series, this month exploring the violin. Gorkun and Senyshyn, both born in Ukraine and both students of Mark Lakirovich at the Longy School of Music, will explore repertoire for violin duet as well as violin and viola duet. In this program we will explore all major eras of written concert music: Baroque, Classical, Romantic, 20th century and contemporary music. The baroque era is represented by J.S. Bach, with the pieces he wrote for his kids to practice the clavichord and harpsichord. He called them inventions and wrote two cycles of two and three voiced inventions. These pieces are a great introduction to polyphony, a musical texture with several voices, each of them having its own melodic line, often with repeated and echoed musical phrases. The classical period is highlighted by Haydn’s duet in two movements. The first movement is written in form of variations, which was a great way of showing both composer’s technique in creating different melodies in the same harmonic pattern as well as highlighting the performer’s technique and virtuosic mastery of their instrument, as the patterns get more and more intricate. The second movement is a lively and charming Presto, Belgian composer, teacher, brilliant violinist and pianist Charles de Beriot is considered an exceptional representative of the Romantic period. He was fascinated and influenced by the writing and playing of Italian virtuoso violinist Niccolo Paganini, who famously revolutionized violin playing technique and inspired various myths and mystifications around his persona. Beriot adopted the brilliant technique and tastefully seasoned it with emotional elegance and lyricism. Many composers of 20th century were attracted by traditional music of different nations. Bela Bartok, the Hungarian composer, pianist, teacher, was not an exception. He was known as ethnomusicologist, and with his friend and fellow composer Zoltan Kodaly he traveled to remote parts of Hungary and recorded peasant songs in the attempt to preserve and revive traditional music. The rhythms, melodies and forms of the folk tunes transcribed into their works in various forms. Later in his life he explores folk music of Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, Moldavia, Yugoslavia, Turkey, even Algeria and Morocco. In the selected duets we will hear some of those dances that he collected and adopted during his studies. American composer, pianist, and collaborator Margaret Boswell composed these 8 duets following the in depth study of the canonic repertoire of Luciano Berio, Belá Bartok, Reinhold Glière, and Ezra Laderman; fusing the technical and musical demands of these composers works with the fluidity and unique melodic character of her own compositional style. This set pins a specific character with each one, from mirroring the space in the land she grew up in with the open sounds of 4th and 5ths in “Plainsong,” to a comedic take on the lively dance of the “Gigue,” to mimicking conversational interruptions and off kilter dialogue in “Moderato,” and “Scherzo/Lento.” The 8 duets in whole ultimately aim to also show off the versatility in sound and potential of these instruments individually and in tandem. David Hawthorne Is a guitarist living in the Boston area. He studied jazz and classical composition at New England Conservatory. His pieces for Zither ensemble are notable, as is his String Quartet #1, nocturne for Viola and Orchestra, and pieces for piano. He currently leads a jazz quartet called Timeghost playing his jazz music. He composed this piece specifically for Maria and Liubomyr.

    • Knitting Group (Boudreau)

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

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May 2019
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