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City Calendar

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    May 20

    • Symbolism and Subversion: An Exhibition of Jennifer Regan's Stitched Narratives

      Main Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      On Display May 2 - July 31 Lobby & Second Floor, Main Library When author Jennifer Regan moved to Cambridge in the late 1980s, she had an artistic and feminist awakening. She had recently left behind a whirlwind life as the spouse of a prominent Buffalo politician. Newly divorced, middle aged, and in an unfamiliar city, Regan found artistic expression in poetry, painting, and most significantly quilt making or rather creating "stitched narratives," thematic stories sewn with symbolism and subversion. Reworking the traditional themes of American quilts, such as a focus on biblical stories, she created narratives negotiating femininity, marriage, motherhood, and society through a feminist lens. For some of her pieces, Cambridge became a focal point - either directly inspiring her or serving as her subject. The Renaissance, politics, and societal inequities deeply influenced her other pieces. Regan's career as an artist in Cambridge flourished and she created over 100 pieces between 1989 and 2006. Her stitched narratives can be found in the New England Quilt Museum and Burchfield Penny Art Center collections. This exhibit features the Library's newly acquired Jennifer Regan Stitched Narratives and explores the ways in which Cambridge influenced her artwork and new feminist perspective. View these exciting new additions to the Library's Archives and Special Collections on display at the Main Library in the Lobby and the Second Floor. Join us for an opening reception on May 11 at 6:30 pm with a talk by quilt expert Pamela Weeks and educator Jennifer Regan as they discuss the rise of arts quilts and Jennifer Regan's role in the movement.

    • Spring Community Bike Ride 2023

      Main Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      Information about the Spring Community Bike Ride 2023

    • 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.

    • Qi Gong with Sunling Liew

      Main Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      Join us at Joan Lorentz Park every Saturday in May, begining on Saturday, May 6 from 10-11 a.m. to learn and practice five Qi Gong exercises. Qi Gong is a traditional Chinese mind-body practice that consists of five easy-to-learn exercises and meditation. It is guided by the principles of truthfulness, compassion and forbearance. The practice component includes four gentle, standing exercises, along with a peaceful sitting meditation Sunling Liew, the instructor, is a retiree from Boston Public Schools after servicing there for 32 years. Currently, Sunling is the principal of Ming Hui Academy Boston, a Chinese language school located in Cambridge. She teaches Chinese language and culture to children and adults both online and onsite. She also teaches Qi Gong in various public libraries, senior centers and in the schools. Registration is required.

    • Cambridge Plays - Mindful Meditation

      Dana Park, 70 Magazine Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

      Mindfulness meditation can give us tools to better cope with stress, anxiety, and uncertainty. It can also lead to greater calm, wisdom, and compassion. Join us to learn how to meditate and how to establish a consistent meditation practice that will nourish your life.

    • Dinoman (Main)

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

      With magic, merry mayhem, and magnificent inflatable dinosaurs, Dinoman will take you on a trip throughout the Mesozoic Era. Recommended for children ages 4 and up and their caregivers.

    • 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.

    • CANCELLED: Woof Wellness with Therapy Dogs

      May also Mental Health Awareness Month when we raise awareness about mental health, combat the stigma associated with it, and advocate for policies that support community members and families dealing with mental health. In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, the Office of Mayor Siddiqui and the Library are collaborating on Woof Wellness with Therapy Dogs on Saturday, May 20, from 12-2 p.m. During the program, community members will have the opportunity to spend a few minutes with therapy dogs and learn about their important role in providing comfort and healing to community members. The event is scheduled for Saturday May 20, from 12- 2 p.m. at the Main Library. Registration is required.

    • Crafting Corner (O'Neill)

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

      Fiber arts crafters of all skill levels are welcome to drop in for companionable crafting! Bring your current work in progress, and enjoy tea, snacks, and conversation with other crafters. Chat, share tips, and maybe even inspire others. No registration required.

    • Bike Maintenance Basics (O'Neill)

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

      Learn the basics of caring for your bike! Join Tenzin Choephel from the Cambridge Community Development Department and learn the basics of bike maintenance, including: The anatomy of the bike Removing wheels Fixing flats Chain Maintenance Pre-Ride check Seat height Portable tool kit Keeping your bike healthy with preventative bike maintenance You do not need to bring a bike. No registration required. For more information, please contact the O'Neill Branch at 617-349-4023

    • Saturday Songs and Stories (O'Neill)

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

      Music, movement and stories! Join your librarians for 20 minutes of fun! For children of all ages and their grown-ups.

    • El Salvador Sister City Report Back

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

      The delegation from Cambridge (with Somerville friends) is back from their trip to El Salvador.

May 2023
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