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City Calendar

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  • Tuesday

    September 19

    • Acrylic Painting for Beginners

      North Cambridge Senior Center 2050 Mass Ave Cambridge, MA 02140

      Join us and indulge in the joy of painting, whether you're a seasoned artist or a beginner. This is a 2-hour, six-part series for those who are interested in painting with acrylics.

    • Story Time (Collins)

      Collins Branch, 64 Aberdeen Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

      We invite young children and their grown-ups to join us for half an hour of stories, songs and rhymes. This program takes place indoors or outdoors at Collins Branch Library, depending on the weather. Please call 617-349-4021 for more information.

    • 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.

    • Songs & Stories (Valente)

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

      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. This program will take place in the Community Room at the Valente Branch Library. If the weather is particularly fine, the program may move outside to the Valente Reading Garden on Berkshire Street. For more information, please call the library at (617) 349-4015.

    • 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.

    • 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. The City of Cambridge does not discriminate, including on the basis of disability. We may provide auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures to people with disabilities. For more information contact us at library@cambridgema.gov, 617-349-4032 (voice), or via relay at 711.

    • 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.

    • After School Hangout (O'Neill)

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

      Welcome back to school and welcome back to the Library! We will have snacks, games and activities for Upper Schoolers. The City of Cambridge does not discriminate, including on the basis of disability. We may provide auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures to people with disabilities. For more information contact us at library@cambridgema.gov, 617-349-4032 (voice), or via relay at 711.

    • 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. The City of Cambridge does not discriminate, including on the basis of disability. We may provide auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures to people with disabilities. For more information contact us at library@cambridgema.gov, 617-349-4032 (voice), or via relay at 711.

    • 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. Teens are invited to learn more and apply on the iFp website: Innovators for Purpose. 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. The City of Cambridge does not discriminate, including on the basis of disability. We may provide auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures to people with disabilities. For more information contact us at library@cambridgema.gov, 617-349-4032 (voice), or via relay at 711.

    • Preschool 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. Recommended for children ages 3-5. 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.

    • Cemetery Advisory Committee Meeting - Site Walk

      89 Coolidge Ave, Cambridge MA, 02138 (Site Walk)

      Cambridge Cemetery Master Plan Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda September 19, 2023, 5:00pm – 6:30pm Minute Taker: Kevin Beuttell

    • Cousins

      Main Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      Exhibit Hours Monday - Thursday: 5-9 Saturday: 9-5 Sunday: 1-5 Kristen Emack has been photographing her daughter and nieces for over a decade. "There is something sacred about the lives of girls, and their innocent, confident relationships to themselves, their world and one another is gravitational," explains Emack. She has captured the girls' childhood in an unfiltered way as they move with confidence throughout Cambridge and their environment. Her work is an undeniable celebration of Black girlhood. "There are notable bodies of work about girlhood, but Cousins is unique. It chronicles the lives of girls of color, which is a perspective that still remains under-embraced," writes Emack. "Additionally, each frame is wholly female." Angst or distraction does not enter the frame. Instead it's their connection that stays in focus, their adolescent changes are organic, subtle and unprovocative." Emack is a 2022 Guggenheim Fellow, a MacDowell Fellow, and a Mass Cultural Council Fellow. Her work has been featured in Vogue Italia and National Geographic and has been exhibited across the United States, Northern Europe and the UK. This exhibit, Emack's first in Cambridge, features the Library's newly acquired photographs from Cousins and celebrates Emack's work in the community. View these exciting new additions to the permanent collection of Library's Archives and Special Collections on display at the Main Library on L2. Join us for an opening reception on September 21 at 6:30 pm with a panel discussion by Kristen Emack, Dr. Alisa Victoria Prince, and cousins Apple Emack, Leyah Bernard, Kayla Bernard and Layla Bernard, as they discuss the process, inspiration, and impact of Cousins.

    • One-on-One Tech Help (Central Square Branch)

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

      Looking for some basic computer or mobile device guidance? Want to learn how to access audiobooks and eBooks? Stop by at the Central Square Branch for our drop-in hours! A laptop will be available for use during the session. We can help you with: Setting up e-mail accounts and learning how to use e-mail Searching for resources online Smartphone and mobile app questions Accessing library eBooks, audiobooks, and other eResources We are not able to help you with: Installing advanced software programs Completing online transactions for you Computer hardware and technical maintenance If you have any questions, please contact syasuda@cambridgema.gov The City of Cambridge does not discriminate, including on the basis of disability. We may provide auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures to people with disabilities. For more information contact us at library@cambridgema.gov, 617-349-4032 (voice), or via relay at 711.

    • Watercolor Painting Workshop (Collins)

      Collins Branch, 64 Aberdeen Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

      Create beautiful paintings with watercolor at the Collins Branch! Learn to paint with watercolor at your own pace in a fun and relaxing environment. We will cover techniques in color mixing, observational painting, composition, wet on wet and wet on dry techniques, masking, pressing, shading, light techniques, ink washes, and pattern making. No experience necessary. Registration is required. Brooke Lambert is a professional printmaker and painter with a passionate interest and dedication to the arts, teaching, arts organizing and public art initiatives. She grew up and lived in Maine before moving to Boston to pursue her BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Since graduating in 2017, Brooke has shown her work widely in New England, New York, and beyond. You can see Brooke’s work in Studio 447 at Western Avenue Studios & Lofts in her current city of Lowell, MA. She is currently represented by galleries Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition in New York. Brooke is represented by Akua Inks and Speedball Art Products as part of their Professional Artists’ Network.

    • Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery Report Short Film Screening and Discussion.

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

      My Brother’s Keeper Cambridge and Harvard & the Legacy of Slavery Initiative are pleased to invite you to the first in a series of community conversations to spark dialogue, engagement and empowerment for the reparative work ahead between our community and Harvard University, following the release of the university’s report disclosing its historical ties to slavery and its commitment of a $100 million endowment to support reparative efforts. This series kickoff event will take place on Tuesday September 19 at the Main Library Library. from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. The event includes a short-film screening highlighting the report and a panel discussion with Vincent Brown, Melissa Wood Bartholomew and Terrance Mitchell, moderated by Tony Clark. Through the discussion, panelists will inform the community about the report, its findings, and aim to energize the community about our involvement in the collective work ahead of us. For more information and to register, please visit MBKandHLS.eventbrite.com. Cosponsored by Cambridge Public Library.

    • Cambridge Cooks: Celebrating Latinx Heritage Month with Tres Latinas

      Main Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      Join us for Cambridge Cooks, an exciting new series that invites local chefs to the Cambridge Public Library for free cooking demonstrations and classes. Learn how to make your own arepas with Tres Latinas! This live cooking demonstration will be followed by a free tasting and a Q&A with the chefs. About the Chef: Tres Latinas LLC is a women-owned and operated business. The owners are Eli and Vero, two friends from Caracas with a passion for sharing their delicious Venezuelan arepas with everyone. Their food truck can be found at events across Massachusetts. Registration is required for this event.

    • CANCELED: [GROUP FULL] Parent/Child (Ages 7-10) Book Group (Main/Virtual)

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

      Update: This meeting has been canceled. Join us for a lively discussion of a great book - in person at the Main Library or virtually on Zoom. Pizza is provided for in-person participants. For ages 7-10 and a parent or caregiver. Both caregiver and child should read the book before the discussion to participate. Registration is required — only one registration is needed per family. For a copy of the book, stop by the Children’s Room after you've registered or call 617-349-4038. This month, we're reading: The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood (Balzer & Bray, 2010). 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 jroach@cambridgema.gov.

    • CANCELED: Contemporary Book Group (Main)

      Main Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. Feel free to register for next month's meeting: https://cambridgepl.libcal.com/event/10989811 This month's book: True Biz by Sara Nović Reading Interests: The group concentrates on fiction and narrative nonfiction. Some past selections include: Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell, Detransition, Baby by Torrey Peters, and Beautiful Country: A Memoir by Qian Julie Wang. How to get the print book: Copies of the print book are set aside at the Main Library. Visit the Main Library Q&A Desk at 449 Broadway during service 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 digital audiobook through OverDrive or the Libby app. How to register: Click the registration link below to register. Registration is encouraged but not required. For more information, contact Susannah Borysthen-Tkacz (sbtkacz@cambridgema.gov).

    • Regular Meeting of the School Committee

      Henrietta S. Attles Meeting Room, 459 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      Regular Meeting of the School Committee

    • Family STEAM Night - Explore local ponds (O'Neill)

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

      Families with elementary school age children join us for hands-on activities focused on Science, Technology, Arts, Engineering, and Math. Adults and children will learn and play together! Join partners from Restore Jerry's Pond and Mass Audubon to learn about local ponds and the aquatic invertebrates who live within them! The City of Cambridge does not discriminate, including on the basis of disability. We may provide auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures to people with disabilities. For more information contact us at library@cambridgema.gov, 617-349-4032 (voice), or via relay at 711.

    • Glowforge 101: Creative Laser Cutting (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 workshop. You will start by utilizing the camera on the Glowforge to focus and scan your own custom images, properly select materials for your project, and fabricate your first design. You will create digital artwork for the Glowforge, and learn file formatting for production. Registration is required. You must complete Hive Safety Training before registering for this program.

    • 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. The City of Cambridge does not discriminate, including on the basis of disability. We may provide auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures to people with disabilities. For more information contact us at library@cambridgema.gov, 617-349-4032 (voice), or via relay at 711.

    • O'Connell Branch Adult Book Group (Onsite)

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

      September selection: The Last White Man by Mohsin Hamid Reading Interests: We read mostly contemporary Fiction and Non-Fiction, with forays into older works and classics. Past selections include: Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell, Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, as told to Alex Haley, Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson. How to get the print book: Copies of the book, Large Print book, and DVD/Blu-Ray of the movie are set aside at the O'Connell Branch. Visit during open hours and a staff member can help you check out a copy. Click here for O'Connell Branch Hours How to get the e-book or digital audiobook: This month’s book is available as a digital audio and e-book through Libby / Overdrive This book group meets in person at the O'Connell Branch. No registration is needed. Drop-ins welcome. For more information contact the branch at 617-349-4019. The City of Cambridge does not discriminate, including on the basis of disability. We may provide auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures to people with disabilities. For more information contact us at library@cambridgema.gov, 617-349-4032 (voice), or via relay at 711.

    • Neighborhood Nine Action Plan | Second Community Meeting

      Join us at our second community meeting for the Neighborhood Nine Action Plan!

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