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    June 3

    • Metro Boston Homeland Security Region

      Boston EOC 85 Bragdon Street Roxbury, MA

      Metro Boston Homeland Security Region

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Storytime (Boudreau)

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

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

    • 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.

    • 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)

    • Metro Boston Homeland Security Region

      Boston EOC 85 Bragdon Street Roxbury, MA 02119

      Metro Boston Homeland Security Region

    • 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.

    • Family Math Game Night (Collins)

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

      <!--td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}--> School age children and their families are invited to play math games such as Sleeping Queens, Blokus, Connect 4 and more. Organized by the Cambridge Math Circle.

    • Regular City Council Meeting

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

      Regular City Council Meeting

    • Bookshop

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

      A book club and STEAM activity workshop for ages 11-13/grades 6-8. Bookshop meets once a month on the first Monday of the month from October-June. Space is limited, and advanced registration is required. Please contact Maya at mescobar@cambridgema.gov or 617-349-4027 to register or to get more information.

    • Water Treatment Plant Tour

      Walter J. Sullivan Water Treatment Facility, 250 Fresh Pond Pkwy., Cambridge, MA 02138

      Tours of the Cambridge Water Department are open and free to the public, held April through November

    • Mid Cambridge NCDC meeting

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

      Mid Cambridge Neighborhood Conservation District Commission Monthly Meeting

    • 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

    • 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.

    • 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.

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