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  • Wednesday

    May 11

    • Recycling Advisory Committee Meeting

      Monthly meeting of the Recycling Advisory Committee

    • Beginner ESOL Class (Central Square)

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

      Join us for an English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Class. This class will be taught at a beginner level. No testing is needed. For more information call Maria Balestrieri at 617-349-4013.

    • Outdoor Story Time (Central Square)

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

      Join us for a half-hour of stories in the plaza outside the Central Square Branch Library, Franklin Street side, weather permitting. Beginning March 1, we will move indoors in inclement weather. For ages birth-5 with caregivers.

    • Bridge to College Information Sessions

      Learn about a free program that helps adults go to college.

    • Outdoor Songs and Stories (Main)

      Main Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      Music. Movement. Story. Join your librarians outside for 20 minutes of fun! Children of all ages and their grown-ups. This program will be held in Joan Lorentz Park on the lawn outside the Main Library. In the event of inclement weather, this program will be canceled. Please call 617-349-4038 for more information.

    • Outdoor Toddler Story Time (Valente)

      Valente Branch, 826 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA 02141

      We invite children and their grown-ups to join us for 20-25 minutes of songs, stories and rhymes. This program will be held in the Reading Garden on the Berkshire Street side of the Valente Branch. In the event of inclement weather, this program will move indoors, where seating is limited. Please call 617-349-4015 for more information.

    • The Health and Environment Committee-CANCELED

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

      The Health and Environment Committee-CANCELED

    • The City Auditor Search Committee

      City Hall, 2nd Floor Ackermann Room, 795 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139

      The City Auditor Search Committee

    • Boudreau Branch Book Group (Boudreau/Virtual)

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

      May title: The Sentence by Louise Erdrich. This book group will meet virtually and in person at the Boudreau Branch. Please register below if you would like to attend via Zoom. A Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants one hour before the event. How to get the print book or book on CD: Copies of the print book and book on CD will be set aside at the Boudreau Branch (245 Concord Ave; current hours). How to get the e-book: This month’s book is available as an audiobook and e-book through Overdrive/Libby. For more information, call 617-349-4017 or email Liz Danner at edanner@cambridgema.gov.

    • Virtual Affordable Housing Information Session

      You are invited to learn about the City's Affordable Rental and Homeownership Programs at an information session presented by the Housing Division of the Community Development Department

    • Half-Day Hangout (Valente)

      Valente Branch, 826 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA 02141

      Join us after school for low-key games and activities. The library will provide craft materials and board games. This event is recommended for children ages five and up. No registration is required.

    • Résumé and Job Application Support (Central Square)

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

      Looking for assistance creating a résumé or looking for jobs? Join us at the Central Square Branch Library (45 Pearl St.) for assistance with résumés, job hunting, and online applications. Support will be available from 1-3 p.m. No registration is required. For more information call Maria Balestrieri at 617-349-4013.

    • Vinyl Cutting 101 (Main)

      Main Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      Would you like to make your own vinyl signs, stickers, or images to transfer to T-shirts and other textiles? In this workshop, you can learn how to use our Roland Camm-1 GS-24 vinyl cutter. You can then design a sticker and cut it with our vinyl cutter! Registration is required. You must complete Hive Safety Training before registering for this workshop.

    • LEGO STEAM Kit Play Day (O'Connell)

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

      Join us to try out the library's newest STEAM kits: LEGO Storytales and LEGO STEAM Park! Drop in at the O'Connell Branch anytime between 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM to give your creativity a workout, and maybe check out a STEAM kit to take home. LEGO pieces are choking hazards for young children. This event is for children ages 3 and up and their caregivers. Children under age 7 must be attended by a caregiver. Please call 617-349-4019 for more information.

    • STEAM Academy: Innovators for Purpose (Main)

      Main Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      Innovators for Purpose (iFp) Studio is a teen-powered design and innovation program where teens channel their energy and creative vision to imagine and build a better world. Blending art, design, science, technology, and storytelling within a social justice framework, teens engage in real-world client-sponsored projects. Innovators for Purpose (iFp) is a Cambridge-based nonprofit that inspires high-potential, diverse young people to discover their passions, develop innovative mindsets and cultivate marketable skills to solve problems they care most about. Summer Studio teens are funded in part through the Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program. The Cambridge Public Library STEAM Academy is part of Cambridge STEAM Initiative's efforts to enhance and expand students’ access to quality STEAM learning experiences. Made possible by generous support from the Eric and Jane Nord Family Fund and Verizon.

    • Glowforge 101: Creative Laser Cutting, Pt.2 (Main)

      Main Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      Learn how to cut, engrave, and shape designs from a variety of materials using the Glowforge Pro laser cutter in this 2-day workshop. This series of workshops replaces the previous Glowforge 101 and Glowforge 201 offerings. In part 1 of this course, you will utilize the camera for focusing and scanning your own custom images, properly select materials for your project, and fabricate your first design. In part 2, you will create digital artwork for the Glowforge, and learn file formatting for production. Note: This is a badging course for laser cutting. Signing up for part 1 of this series registers you to participate in part 2 the next day. You will be badged at the end of the part 2 workshop, and are able to reserve the Glowforge Pro for use during designated times. You must complete Hive Safety Training before participating in this program. View The Hive's workshop schedule here.

    • Bicycle Committee Meeting

      Online

      Regular Meeting of the Bicycle Committee.

    • Cambridge Housing Authority Regular Meeting

      VIA TELECONFERENCE

      Cambridge Housing Authority Regular Meeting

    • Committee on Public Planting

      Online,

      Join the Committee on Public Planting for their monthly meeting, Wednesday, May 11th 5:30PM-7PM.

    • Election Commission

      Online,

      Regular Meeting

    • Urban Gardening: Vegetable Gardening 101 (Virtual)

      Online,

      Whether you're new to gardening or have been doing it for years, there's always more to learn. In this workshop, we'll cover the basics of growing a healthy, organic garden including soil prep, planting, watering, and garden planning. Join us and get your garden growing right this season! Registration is required. This workshop will take place on Zoom. A link will be emailed to registrants one hour before the program begins. Presented by the Trustees Boston Community Gardens Program.

    • Cambridge Women's Commission Regular Meeting

      Virtual Meeting

      Monthly Meeting

    • Centre St. and Dana St. Reconstruction Projects Community Meeting

      Online,

      The Department of Public Works and the City’s Community Development Department will be hosting a virtual community meeting on Wednesday, May 11th from 6PM-7:30PM to discuss the Centre Street and Dana Street Reconstruction Projects.

    • Parent/Child (Ages 10-13) Book Group (Virtual)

      Main Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      Join us virtually for a lively discussion of a great book over Zoom. Both caregiver and child should read the book before the discussion to participate. For a copy of the book, stop by the Children’s Room or call 617-349-4038. Registration is required — only one registration is needed per family. For ages 10-13 and a parent or caregiver. This month, we're reading: Playing the Cards You're Dealt by Varian Johnson (Scholastic Press, 2021). Need a laptop or hotspot to participate? Call the Library Tech Bar at 617-349-4425. For questions about parent/child book group, please email hsaxton@cambridgema.gov.

    • Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Group (Main/Virtual)

      Main Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      May's Read: Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro Reading Interests: The group concentrates on science fiction and fantasy. An advanced reading schedule is published each fall. Example selections include: Neuromancer by William Gibson and The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch. Requirements: A love of speculative fiction and a desire to talk about books. The group is friendly and informal. How to get the print book: Copies of the print book are set aside at the Main Library Question and Answer desk on the ground floor. Visit the Main Library at 449 Broadway during service hours and a staff member can help you check out a copy. This is a hybrid event. A Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants 1 hour before the event. Want to join in person? Come to the Rossi Room on the ground floor at the Main Library. For more information, contact Eileen Fontenot (efontenot@cambridgema.gov).

    • The Finance Committee

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

      The Finance Committee

    • Community Night - King Fiya, presented by HipStory

      Kendall/MIT Open Space, 292 Main Street

      Soak in the spring with local sounds, refreshments, and friends, presented in collaboration with HipStory.

    • Equipment and Studio Reservations (Main)

      Main Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      During this reservation period, anyone who has completed Hive training and is badged to use equipment or studio(s) can reserve Hive equipment or studio spaces. Staff will assist participants as they are able.

    • Cambridge Room Lecture Series: The Beauty of Book Binding and Decoration: Linked Spine Bindings

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

      Join book conservator, Sam Ellenport, for an illustrated talk on the history of linked spine bindings, a little known aspect of bookbinding decoration used on sets of books. The binder makes use of the entire rectangle comprised of all the spines as a canvas on which to produce an overall design, whether representational or abstract. Sam Ellenport has been a hand-bookbinder since he bought the Harcourt Bindery in Boston over 40 years ago. Trained as an historian, Ellenport has written and lectured about the history of the craft throughout the country. He is a passionate collector of books about binding. Committed to education, Ellenport helped establish the bookbinding program at the North Bennet Street School in 1986 and remains an advisor. He has served in various positions among book-related organizations. As a witness to the great sea-change occurring today in the book arts, Ellenport remains a defender of the classic aesthetic developed around the physical book.

May 2022
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