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City Calendar

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  • Tuesday

    September 26

    • 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.

    • Council on Aging LGBTQ+ Film Series

      Cambridge Council on Aging 806 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02139

      The LGBTQ+ Film series is a collaboration of the Cambridge LGBTQ+ Commission and the Cambridge Council on Aging.

    • 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. 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.

    • 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. 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.

    • Boudreau Branch Mystery Book Group (Boudreau/Virtual)

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

      September title: The Windsor Knot by SJ Bennett. This book group will meet virtually and in person at the Boudreau Branch. We will discuss current and classic mystery titles. 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: Copies of the print book will be set aside at the Boudreau Branch (245 Concord Ave; current hours). How to get the digital version: Copies of the ebook and audiobook are available through Overdrive/Libby and Hoopla. For more information, call 617-349-4017 or email Liz Danner at edanner@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.

    • Lunch and Learn - Cambridge Composting - From the Curb to Clean Energy

      Cambridge Department of Public Works, 147 Hampshire St, Cambridge MA, 02139

      The City of Cambridge offers curbside food scrap collection to 30,000 households. Learn how the program developed, anaerobic digesters process our food scraps.

    • 3D Printing 101: Game Piece Design (Main)

      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. 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.

    • Film & Discussion for Seniors

      Join the Council on Aging's Film & Discussion group.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Cycling Safety Ordinance Advisory Group Meeting

      Hybrid: City Hall Annex and Zoom

      The Cycling Safety Ordinance Advisory Group will meet on Tuesday, September 26, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

    • Graphics Are Great! Book Group (O'Connell/Virtual)

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

      Our monthly "Graphics Are Great!" book group is for kids aged 8-12. Check out a copy of the book beforehand, or download it from the Libby app. Our September book is New Kid by Jerry Craft. This book group will meet virtually and in person at the O'Connell Branch. Please register below if you would like to attend virtually. A Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants one hour before the event. Need a laptop or hotspot to participate? Call the O'Connell Branch at 617-349-4019. For questions about the "Graphics Are Great!" Book Club, please email cmeisler@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.

    • 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. 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.

    • Teen Advisory Board Meeting (Main)

      Main Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      Teens! Help us plan teen programs for the Library! Earn community service hours! Enjoy free snacks! We meet monthly during the school year. No registration required. Stop by the Teen Room or call 617-349-4027 to learn more. 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.

    • 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.

    • Avon Hill NCD Commission Meeting

      Online,

      Avon Hill NCD Commission Meeting

    • Mouse and Keyboard (Main)

      Main Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      Get started with the basics of mouse and keyboard. Learn how to click, move the mouse, and use the keyboard. We will have laptops and mice prepared for the class. To view and register for other Basic Tech Classes at the Library, please go to tinyurl.com/basictechclass. 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.

    • The Charter Review Committee

      REMOTE

      The Charter Review Committee

    • Commission on Immigrant Rights and Citizenship Meeting - CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF QUORUM

      Online,

      The regular meeting of the Commission on Immigrant Rights and Citizenship via Zoom

    • Design With Us: Marvel's Hero Project & STEM on Stage Short Film Screenings

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

      How can design thinking and STEM innovation change our world? Join Design With Us and STEM on Stage for a STEAM-inspired evening with double short film screenings featuring pioneering innovators Jordan Reeves in Marvel's Hero Project and Humanity Needs Dreamers: A Visit With Marie Curie — plus fun trivia with prizes and more! Registration is required. The event starts with a special screening of Marvel's Hero Project, Episode One (22 mins) featuring teen innovator and disabilities advocate Jordan Reeves. Learn how disabilities can revolutionize design thinking — and how Jordan's quest to make design more inclusive led to the invention of Project Unicorn. Find out how Jordan inspires other kids and teens to use design to change their world including the new EpiArts Alliance featuring students with epilepsy who are using STEM to invent new solutions in the performing arts. Followed by a screening of STEM on Stage's digital theater Humanity Needs Dreamers: A Visit WIth Marie Curie (42 mins). Pioneering the field of radioactivity, two-time Nobel Prize winning scientist Marie Skłodowska Curie changed the world with her discovery of two new elements -- but almost never entered the laboratory. What if she could tell her story? Portrayed by living history scholar & engineer Susan Marie Frontczak, this inspiring 42 minute digital theater showing will be followed by interactive STEM trivia! Participants can win prizes including signed copies of Marvel's Hero Project Comic, Episode One and more! Design With Us STEAM film & trivia night is hosted by Jordan Reeves, Co-Founder of Design WIth Us and STEM on Stage Co-Founder & filmmaker Jen Myronuk. Recommended for families and students, ages 9 & older. This event is part of Cambridge Science Festival, a celebration showcasing the leading edge in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). A multifaceted, multicultral event, the Festival makes science accessible, interactive and fun, highlighting the impact of STEAM in all our lives. 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.

    • Eyes in the Field: Participatory Science as an Essential Practice for Conservation Research (Valente)

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

      The recent discovery of a marbled salamander larva by Earthwise Aware volunteers in the Middlesex Fells illustrates the importance of participatory science to conservation research. In addition to collecting critical data, these science programs can foster a robust research community of scientists, field leaders, and local experts. This event is part of Cambridge Science Festival, a celebration showcasing the leading edge in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). A multifaceted, multicultural event, the Festival makes science accessible, interactive and fun, highlighting the impact of STEAM in all our lives. 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.

    • Internet Basics (Main)

      Main Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      Learn about the internet and accessing websites. We will have laptops and mice prepared for the class. To view and register for other Basic Tech Classes at the Library, please go to tinyurl.com/basictechclass. 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.

    • 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.

    • Planning Board Meeting

      Online,

      City of Cambridge Planning Board Meeting

    • Pajama Story Time (O'Neill)

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

      Come to the library in your pajamas to listen to stories, read with your children, and enjoy a snack before bed! This program may be held indoors or outdoors, depending on the weather. Please call ahead to inquire 617-349-4023. This program is recommended for children of all ages and their caregivers. Pajama Story Time is presented by the Cambridge Public Library and the Center for Families. 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.

    • CANCELED: We the Scientists: How to Become a Citizen Scientist and Why It is Necessary for Finding Cures

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

      Patients are no longer willing to leave science to the scientists. They are gathering and analyzing their own medical data, using the internet to find one another, and joining others in chat groups and organized online communities. Pursuing cures for your own disease or for someone you love is daunting. Come hear how others have done it and some of the resources and tools that can help patients and their advocates advance medical research. Amy Marcus is a health and science writer for the Wall Street Journal and author of We the Scientists: How A Daring Team of Parents and Doctors Forged A New Path for Medicine. The book follows for more than a decade a group of parents of children with a fatal genetic disorder and the scientists and doctors with whom they form an innovative collaboration to try to find a drug for the condition. This event is part of Cambridge Science Festival, a celebration showcasing the leading edge in science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). A multifaceted, multicultral event, the Festival makes science accessible, interactive and fun, highlighting the impact of STEAM in all our lives.

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