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City Calendar

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  • Tuesday

    November 14

    • Board of License Commissioners’ Public Meeting

      Online,

      Tuesday, November 14, 2023

    • 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 at Collins Branch Library. 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.

    • Veterans Appreciation Week Health and Wellness Activities and Free Lunch

      Veterans Life and Recreation Center, adjacent to the Veterans Services Office, 51 Inman Street, 2nd floor, Cambridge.

      The City's Department of Veterans Services is holding an in-person Veterans Appreciation Week November 13-17. Events will provide an opportunity for veterans and their loved ones to gather and participate in health, wellness, and other fun and interactive activities. Free food and refreshments will also be available each day from 12-4 p.m.

    • The Neighborhood and Long Term Planning, Public Facilities, Arts and Celebrations Committee

      City Hall, 2nd Floor Sullivan Chamber, 795 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139

      The Neighborhood and Long Term Planning, Public Facilities, Arts and Celebrations Committee

    • The Transportation and Public Utilities Committee

      City Hall, 2nd Floor Sullivan Chamber, 795 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139

      The Transportation and Public Utilities Committee

    • 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.

    • Senior Women's Group

      Cambridge Council on Aging 806 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02139

      Women age 60 and older are invited to join the Senior Women's Group for conversation.

    • 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. 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.

    • Zumba Gold for Seniors

      Senior Center 806 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

      This Council on Aging class is a low impact, easy to follow, 45-min Latin inspired dance class. This class is appropriate for adults age 60 and older of all fitness levels and participants can go at their own pace.

    • Navigating Solo: Planning Tools for Aging Well (Main)

      Main Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      Session 5: Bringing it All Together: Developing an Organized Solo Aging Plan November 14, 2-3:30 p.m. Main Library Please join us for a talk and Q&A session on this 5-part Navigating Solo series facilitated by Ailene Gerhardt, in partnership with Cambridge Neighbors and sponsored by the Cambridge Public Library Foundation. Sessions will take place at the Main Library on Tuesdays, October 17- November 14, 2023, 2-3:30 p.m. You must register for each session. To register for: October 17: The Unique Planning Needs of Solo Agers, please click here. October 24: Health Care Decision-Making & The Value of Advance Care Planning, please click here. October 31: Evaluating, Assessing and Enhancing Your Support System, please click here. November 7: Where You Live Matters: Exploring What the Best Housing Options Are for You, please click here. November 14: Bringing It All Together: Developing an Organized Solo Aging Plan, please click here. Each session will include a 60-minute talk and 30-minute Q&A period on the topics listed above. After each session a follow-up resource sheet tailored to attendees questions will be shared with registrants via email using a password protected website, hosted by Beacon Patient Solutions LLC. Power Point slides will not be circulated to attendees and sessions will not be recorded.

    • 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. 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.

    • 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.

    • Teen Anime Club (Valente)

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

      Join us at the Valente Branch for an anime filled afternoon. Enjoy the company of friends and snacks as we dive into a show together! Open to preteens and teens ages 12 and up. Please contact the library at 617-349-4015 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • BIPOC Business Advisory Committee November 2023 Meeting

      Online,

      The Black, Indigenous, People of Color-Owned (BIPOC) Business Advisory Committee's main goal is to work with City staff to develop recommendations on how the City can better assist BIPOC-owned businesses.

    • 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.

    • Blackout Poetry Workshop (Collins)

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

      Blackout poetry lets us choose words to hide on the page which creates new poems based on the words that shine through. Join us at the Collins Branch to use upcycled newspapers and magazines to come up with our very own poems. All supplies will be provided. Registration is not required. Questions? Contact Lucy at LFlamm@CambridgeMA.gov or call 617-349-4022.

    • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Training Information Sessions (English language learners)

      Community Learning Center (Central Square) 5 Western Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

      Learn about our CNA Training Programs for English language learners. Classes start in February!

    • Free Film Screening: Madan Sara (Main)

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

      Screening of the film Madan Sara followed by a Q&A with the film's director Etant Dupain. The women known as Madan Sara in Haiti works tirelessly to buy, distribute, and sell food and other essentials in markets throughout the economy. Despite the obstacles faced by the women working in a critically underfunded and overlooked economic section, the Madan Sara continue to be one of the most crucial parts of the Haitian economy. This documentary tells the stories of these women. Watch the trailer here: https://www.madansarafilm.com/

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

      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 Central Square for our drop-in hours! Drop-in sessions will be limited to 30-minutes for each patron. We can help you with: accessing library eBooks, audiobooks, and other eResources on your devices e-mail and searching the web smartphone and mobile app questions 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

    • Regular Meeting of the Cambridge Public Library Board of Trustees for November

      Regular Meeting of the Cambridge Public Library Board of Trustees for November

    • NaNoWriMo Come Write In! (Valente)

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

      Writers of all ages are welcome to work on their National Novel Writing Month projects in the Community Room. There are outlets and free WiFi. 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

      Charter Review, Committee, Public

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

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

      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 Boy Who Grew Dragons by Andy Shepherd (Yellow Jacket, 2020). 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.

    • Public Art Commission Monthly Meeting

      Online,

      Cambridge Arts Public Art Commission Monthly Meeting

    • Virtual Roundtable Meeting of the School Committee - CANCELLED

      VIRTUAL

      Virtual Roundtable Meeting of the School Committee

    • 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.

    • 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 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.

    • Great Books Book Group (Main/Virtual)

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

      This week's selection: Thomas Browne, Pseudodoxia Epidemica, I.1-3 and Hydriotaphia, or Urne-Burial, chapter 5 Reading Interests: We concentrate on Great Books in the following areas: a long novel over the summer, two sections of poetry and short stories, a book of the Bible, a Shakespeare play, an ancient and modern drama, a work of science, a smaller work of fiction, an even smaller work of fiction, and a rotating mix of politics, philosophy, and religion. Authors read in the past five years include Dickens, Keats and Yeats, O'Connor and Munro, Ecclesiastes, Sophocles and August Wilson, Darwin, Austen, Duras, The Federalist Papers, and Arendt. How to get the print book: Copies of the reading are set aside at the Main Library. Visit the Main Library at 449 Broadway during current service hours and a staff member can help you get a copy. How to register: Registration is required. Click the registration link below to register. This is a hybrid event. A Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants 1 hour before the event. For more information, contact Drew Griffin (dgriffin@cambridgema.gov)

    • Romance Book Group (Main)

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

      This month's book: Mistakes Were Made by Meryl Wilsner Audience: Teens and Adults. If you read romance (or want to start), this group is for you! Reading interests: This group will explore the burgeoning genre of contemporary romance. Example selections include: Honey and Spice by Bolu Babalola and Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavors by Sonali Dev. How to get the print book: Copies of the print book are set aside at the Main Library Q&A Desk on the ground floor. Visit the Main Library 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 Libby. We'll meet in the Teen Room on the first floor of the Main Library. For more information, contact Liz at eflintsomerville@cambridgema.gov.

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