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    April 20

    • Calling All Young Writers: Submit to the 25th Annual Youth Poetry Contest

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

      The Central Square Branch of the Cambridge Public Library is excited to announce that we are now accepting submissions for the 25th Annual Cambridge Public Library Youth Poetry Contest for K-8 students who live or go to school in Cambrige. Submit your original poems by Tuesday, April 30. Poems will be judged for interesting content and creativity as well as consistent and imaginative style. Winners will be notified in mid-May, and prizes will be awarded at a ceremony and reading on Wednesday, May 29 at 6 p.m. Poems in languages other than English are welcomed but must also include English translations (which do not need to be poetic). Winning poems may be published online. For more information: call 617-349-4012 or email jpittel@cambridgema.gov. To submit please either, Mail entries to: Poetry Contest Cambridge Public Library Central Square Branch 45 Pearl Street Cambridge, MA 02139 or send via email to: jpittel@cambridgema.gov Please include your name, grade, school, phone number, and email address with each entry. If you are a teacher submitting entries from your class, also include your name and email address on each entry - we will contact you if you class has a winner.

    • Vinyl Cutting 101 (Main)

      Main Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      Would you like to make your own vinyl signs, stickers, or images to transfer to T-shirts and other textiles? In this workshop, you can learn how to use our Roland Camm-1 GS-24 vinyl cutter. You can then design a sticker and cut it with our vinyl cutter! Registration is required. You must complete Hive Safety Training before registering for this workshop.

    • A Crankie Musical Storytelling Performance: "Shterna and the Lost Voice" (Main)

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

      This new folktale by A. C. Weaver is inspired by mythical stories of Elyahu Hanovi and traditional Yiddish folklore, and produced by members of Mamaliga Klezmer Band. Shterna and the Lost Voice follows a young woman’s quest from the realms of the dead to the celestial gardens of the immortal – all to restore her friend's lost voice. Shterna’s epic adventure is accompanied by live original klezmer music while the narrative unfolds through a papercut crankie. This dynamic performance is geared towards audiences of all ages! Shterna and the Lost Voice is presented by The Magid Ensemble (magid, meaning “storyteller” in Yiddish) – a new collaboration featuring award-winning klezmer musicians and composers Mattias Kaufmann, Raffi Boden, and Rachel Leader, Yiddishist storyteller A. C. Weaver, and visual artist Kiah Raymond. This event is generously sponsored by Combined Jewish Philanthropies, and the Cambridge Local Cultural, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

    • CPL Nature Club: The Poop Museum (Main)

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

      The Poop Museum is the place to come if you’re curious and have questions about poop! Susie Maguire at The Poop Museum is a poop expert who thinks poop is THE most interesting subject in the world. She has studied poop for years and loves nothing more than sharing her expansive knowledge of poop. Just a few of the poopers you will meet include: the world’s messiest pooper the animal that has poop attack power the insect that uses poop as protection the animal that can poop every color of the rainbow the insect that cannot poop in the winter the animal that has poop diapers and many, many more Recommended for children ages 5-10 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.

    • Isha Kriya at the Cambridge Public Library (Main)

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

      In this one-hour session, you will learn Isha Kriya, a simple 12-18 minute practice, to help you become meditative effortlessly. For beginners and experienced meditators alike! Daily practice of Isha Kriya meditation offers: 1. Enhanced Clarity 2. Improved health 3. Heightened focus and energy 4. Greater prosperity and a state of peacefulness and joy Note: While registration is preferred, it is not required. Walk-ins are welcome!

    • Saturday Story Time (Valente)

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

      Join us on Saturday afternoons at 2:00 p.m. for stories, songs, and fun! Each Saturday Story Time will have a fun theme. No registration is required. This program is recommended for children and their caregivers. The following Saturday Story Times are planned: January 27 at 2pm February 17 at 2pm March 16 at 2pm April 20 at 2pm May 18 at 2pm June 15 at 2pm

    • Saturday Songs and Stories with guest author Ellen Mayer (O'Neill)

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

      Stories, songs, and activities with author Ellen Mayer celebrating her new book Gift & Box (Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2023). Families with children of all ages can join us for a story time, plus singalong with a bluegrass trio - The Incorrigibles. Children can explore and touch the instruments and do an activity that lets them experience what it's like to be the story character Gift inside of story character Box.

April 2024
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