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  • Thursday

    March 11

    • Virtual Family Story Time

      Online,

      We invite children and their grownups to join us from home for 20-25 minutes of songs, stories, and rhymes. Caregivers are asked to participate in the program with their children--it will be as important as ever to model movement and song for your little one during this virtual session. Plan to join in, sing along, and move around! Register below. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants one hour before the program begins. Virtual Family Story Time is free and open to the public and is not recorded. If you register but later find you cannot attend, please remember to cancel your registration to make space for others.

    • Virtual Intro ESOL Class

      Online,

      Join us for a Virtual ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Class conducted by Zoom. This class will be taught at an introductory level. No testing is needed, but registration is required. Register below. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants one hour before the program begins. Virtual ESOL Class is free and open to the public. If you register but later find you cannot attend, please remember to cancel your registration to make space for others. For more information call Maria Balestrieri at 617-349-4013.

    • Wellness for Seniors: Virtual Zumba Gold

      Online,

      Put on your dancing shoes to improve flexibility and balance, strengthen muscles and have fun! Certified Zumba Gold instructor Emily B. will lead you through 45 minutes of low-impact and easy-to-follow choreography in your own home through Zoom. Join us! Separate registration is required for each session. A Zoom link will be sent to registrants one hour before the program starts.

    • Finding Women in the Archives

      Online,

      Women make up 50% of your ancestry, yet their lives, experiences, and even complete names are all too often forgotten by written history. Although often overlooked in official records, throughout time women have been the keepers of family and personal history. When they survive, diaries, letters, account books, family bibles, samplers, organization records, and more can reveal more about a woman’s daily life than any government document. New England Historical Genealogical Society's Ann Lawthers will discuss how these unique records and manuscripts can be used to piece together a family story and how digging in the archives can hit genealogical gold. Registration is required. A Zoom link will be sent to registrants 1 hour before the program starts.

    • Virtual Beginner ESOL Class

      Online,

      Join us for a Virtual ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Class conducted by Zoom. This class will be taught at a high beginner level. No testing is needed, but registration is required. Register below. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants one hour before the program begins. Virtual ESOL Class is free and open to the public. If you register but later find you cannot attend, please remember to cancel your registration to make space for others. For more information call Maria Balestrieri at 617-349-4013.

    • Virtual Intermediate ESOL Class

      Online,

      Join us for a Virtual ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Class conducted by Zoom. This class will be taught at an intermediate level. No testing is needed, but registration is required. Register below. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants one hour before the program begins. Intermediate Virtual ESOL Class is free and open to the public. If you register but later find you cannot attend, please remember to cancel your registration to make space for others. For more information call Maria Balestrieri at 617-349-4013.

    • Google Drawings 101: Sticker Design

      Online,

      Interested in making your own vinyl stickers? Learn the fundamentals of using Google Drawing to design and edit images for customized stickers. You'll also be introduced to our in-house vinyl cutter machine. Participants who wish may share a completed design file to be made into a sticker in The Hive. Patrons can arrange to collect their finished stickers at Contactless Pickup. Google Drawings is a free web-based application. Basic computer skills are necessary for this course. Computing devices are available for reservation at Contactless Pickup: Takeout Technology. Register below. Zoom link will be sent to registrants one hour before the program begins.

    • STEAM Academy: Design Studio

      Online,

      STEAM Academy: Design Studio is a partnership with Innovators for Purpose. The Design Studio is a teen-powered design and innovation studio that deploys fresh youth-inspired solutions to real problems for real clients. Working collaboratively with designers, technologists, makers and other professionals, youth weave the physical and digital worlds together to create immersive experiences with enduring impact. We like to think of it as a teen-powered consultancy analogous to design firm IDEO. Past clients include Cambridge Redevelopment Authority, Cambridge Public Library and MIT. Participants will hone their “creative doing” skills while working on client-based projects. Internships are open to students 14-18 years of age who reside in Cambridge, with a limited number of paid stipend positions available. This is a three-month long program meeting twice a week. Registration: https://innovatorsforpurpose.org/ifp-studios

    • Collins Branch Virtual Book Group

      Online,

      March selection: Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer Reading interests: This group alternates fiction and nonfiction titles from a diverse range of authors and topics. Previous selections include: The Light of the World by Elizabeth Alexander; Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan; Bad Blood by John Carreyrou; and There There by Tommy Orange. How to get the print book: Copies of the print and CD book are set aside at the O'Neill Branch Library. Visit at 70 Rindge Ave. during current contactless pickup hours and a staff member can help you check out a copy. How to get the e-book or digital audiobook: This month’s book is available as an e-book and as a digital audiobook through Hoopla. How to register: Registration is required. Click the registration link below to register. A Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants 1 day before the event, and again 1 hour before the event. For more information, contact Jane Philbrick at jphilbrick@cambridgema.gov.

    • Screenwise Parenting: Support & Solutions for Parents in the Age of COVID-19

      Online,

      How can parents mentor kids on schoolwork, social media, texting and gaming during this time? Managing and supporting young people's use of screens and technology is more complicated than ever. Join us for an encouraging, idea-filled presentation by Dr. Devorah Heitner, a nationally recognized expert on young people's relationship with digital media and technology. Register below. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants one hour before the program begins. This program is free and open to the public and is not recorded. If you register but later find you cannot attend, please remember to cancel your registration to make space for others. About our presenter: Dr. Devorah Heitner is the author of Screenwise: Helping Kids Thrive (and Survive) in Their Digital World and founder of Raising Digital Natives. Her mission is to cultivate a culture of empathy and social/emotional literacy. Dr. Heitner’s work has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, TIME magazine and Education Week. She has a Ph.D. in Media/Technology & Society from Northwestern University and has taught at DePaul and Northwestern. She is delighted to be raising her own digital native.

March 2021
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