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City Calendar

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  • Thursday

    March 16

    • Exhibition: From Cambridge to Yerevan: 35 Years of Friendship

      Main Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      On display March 1 - April 28 The Cambridge-Yerevan Sister City Association (CYSCA) was founded in 1987, in response to the Cold War, as a project of the Cambridge Peace Commission. Through its mission to foster friendship, trust and dynamic interaction between the people of Cambridge, Mass. and Yerevan, Armenia, CYSCA has built links between community members and worked towards public awareness of issues of mutual concern. CYSCA has made its mark in both communities with the implementation of numerous professional development programs, reciprocal youth exchanges, supportive assistance to schools in Armenia, and frequent participation in the Cambridge Science Festival. The exhibit in the lobby and second floor of the Main Library features artifacts, proclamations, photographs, posters, artworks and news clips reflecting on CYSCA's past 35 years with more years and projects to come.

    • Meditation

      Online,

      Seniors, come and practice meditation to help reduce stress. This class is virtual.

    • Pole and Conduit Commission Public Meeting

      Online,

      Thursday, March 16, 2023

    • Sewing 101 (Main)

      Main Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      In this 90-minute workshop, you’ll learn the basics of sewing machine operation and safety. This session will cover machine setup, basic functions, threading the machine, reloading the bobbin, sewing straight stitches, and recognizing when stitch tension has gone awry. We’ll also cover some safety best practices when operating a sewing machine. As we learn together, we’ll work on a simple sewing project—a drawstring bag—which most students will be able to complete by the end of the class. You must complete Hive Safety Training before registering for this workshop.

    • Chair Exercise

      Online,

      Seniors, this class is designed to exercise at one’s own pace, including seated and standing. This class is virtual.

    • Songs and Stories (Boudreau)

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

      Put on your dancing shoes and head over for a morning of singing and dancing! We'll sing and move together, and share a story or two. For children of all ages and their grown-ups. In the event of inclement weather, this program will be canceled. Please call 617-349-4017 for more information.

    • Story Time (Central Square)

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

      Join us for a half-hour of stories in the Children's Room. If the weather is particularly fine, we might move to the plaza outside the Franklin Street side of the branch. For ages birth-5 with caregivers.

    • Fiber Crafts Group - Drop-In (O'Connell)

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

      Bring your project and enjoy the company of other fiber crafters Drop-in with this informal group to work on your craft, get inspired, pick up skills and socialize. Knit, embroider, crochet, spin, mend, cross stitch and more. All crafts are welcome!

    • Intermediate 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 an intermediate level. No testing is needed. For more information call Maria Balestrieri at 617-349-4013.

    • Story Time (O'Neill)

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

      Join us for a half hour of stories for children of all ages and their caregivers.

    • 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 Community Room of the Valente Branch, where space is limited. Free tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the program. Please call 617-349-4015 for more information.

    • Toddler Story Time (Main)

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

      We invite children and their caregivers for 20-25 minutes of stories and songs. 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. Unclaimed seats will be offered to someone waiting. We appreciate your patience and understanding. Please call 617-349-4038 for more information.

    • High 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 an high beginner level. No testing is needed.. For more information call Maria Balestrieri at 617-349-4013.

    • Dancing For Balance

      Online,

      Seniors, learn basic steps and movements aimed at improving balance. This class is virtual.

    • 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. Equipment and studios are also available during Drop-In Studio for time-limited slots on a first come, first served basis on the day of the program.

    • Introduction to Theatre

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

      Seniors, we will begin “Good People.” by David Lindsay-Abair.

    • XR Lab 101 (Main)

      Main Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      Extended reality (XR) opens the door to worlds and experiences outside the everyday through virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality equipment. Test drive our Microsoft HoloLens augmented reality glasses, Structure Sensor 3D scanner, Merge headsets, and more. Registration is required. You must complete Hive Safety Training before registering for this workshop.

    • Puzzle Party (Main)

      Main Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      Join our librarians for tea, cookies and a jigsaw puzzle. An hour of fun and conversation on a Thursday afternoon.

    • STEAM Academy: iFp Studio

      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.

    • Advanced 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 an advanced level. No testing is needed.. For more information call Maria Balestrieri at 617-349-4013.

    • Afternoon Games (O'Neill)

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

      Joins us at the O'Neill Branch Library to play your favorite board game or complete a puzzle after school! No registration required.

    • Cambridge Biosafety Committee

      116 Windsor Street Cambridge, MA 02139

      Cambridge Biosafety Committee

    • Read to a Dog (Boudreau)

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

      Read with Ana the Therapy Dog! Therapy dogs provide warm and non-judgmental reading companions for new or experienced readers of all ages. Registration for each ten minute time slot is required. Sign up the day of the program by phone or in person at the Boudreau Branch (617-349-4017).

    • Preschool Story Time (O'Connell)

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

      We invite children and their grown-ups to join us for 20-25 minutes of songs, stories, and rhymes, with a craft to take and make at home, while supplies last. No registration is required. Please call (617) 349-4019 for location and details.

    • Zumba Gold

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

      Seniors, this is a low impact, easy to follow, safe dance class. This is an in-person event.

    • Afternoon Sing-Along (Main)

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

      It's a Library dance party! 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 any unclaimed seats will be offered to someone waiting. We appreciate your patience and understanding. Please call 617-349-4038 for more information.

    • Cook-Along with Liz Barbour: Sheet Pan Meals (Virtual)

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

      Sheet Pan Meals Cooking an entire meal on a single sheet pan is the latest cooking trend. Spreading your ingredients out on a large pan is simple and gives your meal a crispy, colorful, and intensely flavorful result. Whether you are cooking for a crowd or for 2, this method will meet your needs. Chef Liz Barbour of The Creative Feast will demonstrate two seasonal recipes and give you ideas for many more combinations you will want to try on your own. REGISTER HERE: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hM5YWLkbQmG9iDr8MUUDLA To register for this class, follow link above. Following registration, you will receive a one-time login/password for the class. Registrants DO NOT need a Zoom account nor do they need to create an account. Joining via computer: A registrant can simply click on the link provided in the confirmation email. Joining via smartphone or tablet: A registrant may need to download the Zoom Cloud Meetings application. The application is free and does not require that they create an account. About Liz: Chef Liz Barbour, owner of The Creative Feast has been cooking professionally in the Boston area throughout her career. Liz's cooking demonstrations and recipes have been featured on New Hampshire Chronicle, Channel 9’s “Cooks Corner” and in various publications including New Hampshire Magazine and New Hampshire Home. In 2017, Liz published her first cookbook “Beautifully Delicious: Cooking with Herbs & Edible Flowers”. Learn more about Liz HERE. Follow Liz on FACEBOOK to see her Facebook Live cooking demonstrations.

    • [SERIES FULL] Puppetry Studio (Main)

      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. Email nzylicz@cambridgema.gov or call 617-349-4038 to register or for more information.

    • Family Policy Council

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

      Family Policy Council Regular Meeting

    • Fiber Arts Adventure with Lenni: A Machine-Sewing Workshop Series

      Main Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      Continue building your machine-sewing skills AND create bespoke sewn crafts! Design your own fiber arts adventure under as you make dinner napkins, high-visability patches for being seen at night, and customized wearable Hivemade creations. This four-part series is led by fiber artist and designer Lenni Armstrong. Skills practiced include: identifying and straightening a fabric's grain, straight stitching, making hems and more. Registration is required. Those registered for the first session will automatically be enrolled in the following weeks. Spots are very limited; kindly only enroll if you plan to make all four workshops. February 23 March 2 March 9 March 16 This workshop is designed for patrons who know the basics of how to use our Janome sewing machines.

    • Twilight Stories and Songs (Central Square)

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

      Join us in the Children's Room for some fun stories and songs to help wind down your day. Recommended for ages 0-5. For more information call the Central Square Branch Children's Room at 617-349-4012.

    • Bridge to College Information Session

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

    • FPMPAB March 2023 Quarterly Meeting

      Online,

      Quarterly Meeting of the Fresh Pond Master Plan Advisory Board

    • Main Street Safety Improvement Project: First Community Meeting

      On Thursday, March 16 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the City of Cambridge will hold the first community meeting for the Main Street Safety Improvement Project.

    • Zhuqing Li presents Daughters of the Flower Fragrant Garden: Two Sisters Separated by China's Civil War

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

      “A poignant story of sisterly love and the search for self-knowledge in the face of considerable challenges....Beautifully woven family memories coalesce into a vivid history of two very different Chinas.”-KIRKUS REVIEW Join Zhuqing Li for a discussion of her celebrated book, Daughters of the Flower Fragrant Garden: Two Sisters Separated by China's Civil War (W.W. Norton, 2022), a memoir about her two aunts whose lives, transformed by modern Chinese history, particularly the nation's split in 1949, have come to illustrate the intricate relationship between China and Taiwan. Registration is required. Zhuqing will share her journey in trying to understand and construct the near-century-long-lives of her two maternal aunts, Jun and Hong. Each other’s best friend, they grew up in the 1930s during the final days of Old China before the tumult of the twentieth century brought political revolution and a fractured national identity. By a quirk of timing, at the end of the Chinese civil war, Jun ended up on an island under Nationalist control and then settled in Taiwan and lived among fellow exiles, at odds with everything the new Communist regime stood for on the mainland. Hong found herself an ocean away on the mainland, forced to publicly disavow both her own family background and her sister’s decision to abandon the party. Zhuqing Li is a visiting associate professor of East Asian Studies and faculty curator of East Asian Collections at the Brown University Library. Her main field of research is Chinese linguistics, especially dialectology. She has authored three academic books on Chinese linguistics and one on Chinese returnees.

    • Talking about Race with Young Children: A series for white parents raising white children

      Online,

      Come join other Cambridge parents/caregivers in a 5-part virtual series.

March 2023
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