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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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  • Thursday

    May 30

    • Sing-Along and Storytime (Central Square)

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

      Join us for a lively half hour of songs followed by stories. All ages are welcomed. For more information, please contact the Central Square Branch at 617-349-4012.

    • Knitting Group (O'Connell)

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

      This group can get you started, keep you motivated, and offer advice. No experience needed. Just bring your desire to knit!

    • 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.

    • Storytime (O'Neill)

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

      Join us for a half hour of stories for all ages.

    • Beginner ESOL (Central Square)

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

      Beginner ESOL (Central Square)

    • 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

    • 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.

    • Cambridge Affordable Housing Trust 30th Anniversary Celebration

      Auburn Court 41-47 Pilgrim Street Cambridge, MA 02139

      This celebration marks the Cambridge Affordable Housing Trust's 30th Anniversary

    • Advanced ESOL (Central Square)

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

      Advanced ESOL (Central Square)

    • After School Crafts (O'Connell)

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

      Listen to stories and make fun crafts you can take home!

    • Afternoon Sing-Along

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

      Put on your dancing shoes and head over for an afternoon 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 someone waiting. We appreciate your patience and understanding. Please call 617-349-4038 for more information.

    • Puppetry Studio

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

      We will select a folktale to adapt for a tiny stage, and perform our masterpiece for friends and family. This six-week puppetry workshop is for kids ages 7-10. No experience necessary! Registration is required. Emailnzylicz@cambridgema.gov or call 617-349-4038 to register or for more information.

    • Four-Part Customer Journey Mapping Workshop Series - FREE

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

      This is a 4-part workshop series for companies 5+ years to improve their customer's journey experience.

    • Ordinance Committee

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

      Ordinance Committee

    • 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.

    • Conservation Commission Additional May Meeting

      Department of Public Works, Main Conference Room, 147 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MA 02139

      Additional Conservation Commission Hearing

    • 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

    • Board of Zoning Appeal Agenda

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

      Board of Zoning Appeal Meeting

    • Board of Zoning Appeal Continued Cases Agenda

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

      Board of Zoning Appeal Meeting

May 2019
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