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City Calendar

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  • Tuesday

    June 6

    • 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.

    • Neighborhood Birdwatching at Danehy Park (O'Neill)

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

      Please join us to observe birds at Danehy Park. As we explore the urban outdoors, we will discuss birdwatching tips, how to identify an unfamiliar bird and learn a little bit more about the birds we share our outdoor spaces with. A limited supply of binoculars will be available. The walk will meet at the Sherman Street Playground in Danehy Park, near the park entrance at 99 Sherman Street. Registration is encouraged, but not required. For more information, please call the O'Neill Branch at 617-349-4023. In the case of inclement weather, this event will be moved to Tuesday, June 13th at 9:30 a.m.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Zing Laser Cutting 101 (Main)

      Main Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      Learn how to use our Epilog Zing—an industry-standard laser cutting machine. Complete this workshop to earn a badge for the Zing laser cutter. With a badge, you can reserve the Epilog Zing to use on our equipment booking page at designated times. Note: The Epilog Zing laser cutter and Glowforge laser cutter require separate trainings. You must participate in the Glowforge workshop in order to operate our Glowforge Pro laser cutter. You must complete Hive Safety Training before registering for this workshop.

    • Creative Aging: Storytelling: Planting Seeds, Growing Community (Main)

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

      A series of classes with instruction on Storytelling. A Garden of Stories is community based storytelling where older adults learn how to tell personal stories and from their imaginations through sharing and connecting with their community. The 8-week course will occur every Tuesday 2pm-4pm, starting May 9 through June 27 This will be an in-person program at the Main Library. Space is limited to 15 participants. Due to the popularity and to gain the most out of this program, we expect all participants to commit to all sessions in this 8-week course. Sponsored by the Cambridge Public Library Foundation

    • Sit 'n' Knit (Main)

      Main Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      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,... Refreshments will be provided.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Felted Jewelry Workshop

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

      Felted Jewelry Workshop Learn to make wet felted jewelry in this beginner-friendly workshop! After learning about different types of wool and the processes involved in working with this cozy fiber, you will create a bangle bracelet and (depending on time and participant interest) a collection of felted beads using wool, hot water, soap, and embellishments. This workshop will give you the foundational skills you need to continue pursuing this unique art form on your own! All materials are supplied. Space is limited. Registration required. Contact Ingrid - inowak@cambridgema.gov or 617-349-4019 if you have questions

    • 3D Printing 101: Game Piece Design

      Main Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      Learn how to create your favorite game piece in digital space and print it out using our Sindoh 3D printers. Before taking this workshop: Complete Hive Safety Training Create a free Tinkercad account at www.tinkercad.com You will get hands-on experience running the 3D printer, gain fundamental 3D modeling skills using Tinkercad, and earn your 3D Printing badge for future reservations in The Hive. Create a Tinkercad account at www.tinkercad.com prior to arriving. Parents may need to assist users under the age of 18 to create an account prior to arriving. You must complete Hive Safety Training before registering for this workshop.

    • Born in Cambridge: Open Archives 2023 (Main)

      Main Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      Visit the Cambridge Public Library's Archives and Special Collections during this year's Open Archives: Born in Cambridge. On view is Symbolism and Subversion: An Exhibition of Jennifer Regan's Stitched Narratives. Regan renegotiates traditional quilt making themes through a feminist lens and finds the city of Cambridge as her inspiration. Examine the stitched narratives up close and explore Regan's personal papers, journals, and sketchbooks to discover the artistic process behind the 100 pieces she created while living in Cambridge. Registration is required. Learn more about Cambridge's Open Archives 2023 and the participating institutions.

    • Knitting Group (Boudreau)

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

      Bring your project, yarn and needles to enjoy an hour in the company of other crafters.

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