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City Calendar

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  • Wednesday

    April 24

    • 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.

    • Music Instrument Lessons & Chorus

      Cambridge Senior Center 806 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02139

      Listen up, friends! It's time to rock and roll with a new hobby! Don't worry if you've never touched an instrument. We've got you covered with lessons that'll get you jamming in no time!

    • Net Zero Transportation Plan Advisory Group Meeting 11

      City Hall Annex, 4th Floor Conference Room, 344 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139

      The Net Zero Transportation Plan Advisory Group will meet. Agenda and details on the project website: https://www.cambridgema.gov/Departments/communitydevelopment/netzerotransportationplan

    • Flamenco Tango Dance Class

      Cambridge Senior Center 806 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02139

      Flamenco Dance class teaches the various rhythms of different Palos (genre) of flamenco. You will learn coordination of footwork, body, arms, and fingers movements.

    • Sacco’s Bowl Haven & Pizza Trip

      North Cambridge Senior Center 2050 Mass Ave Cambridge, MA 02140

      Join the North Cambridge Senior Center on a trip to Sacco’s Bowl Haven & Pizza.

    • Wellness for Seniors: Tai Chi Paradigm

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

      Join us in this 12-week Tai Chi practice, which focuses on the mind and body connection. Tai Chi is a fluid sequence of movements choreographed in a low impact routine. Sifu Mynor Diaz has been learning and teaching Tai Chi classes for over 20 years. He has taught classes at five VA Boston Healthcare System locations and at Senior Centers. Note: We will be running two separate Tai Chi Paradigm series this year, a Wednesday series and a Friday series. Due to the popularity of this series, we expect participats to attend all the classes. Please register for only one of the series. Sponsored by the Cambridge Public Library Foundation

    • 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 a beginner level. No testing is needed. For more information call Maria Balestrieri at 617-349-4013.

    • Story Time (Central Square)

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

      Join us for a half-hour of stories in the Children's Room. For ages birth-5 with caregivers. 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.

    • Chair Exercise

      Cambridge Senior Center 806 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02139

      Combining stretching, strengthening, cardio, balance, mobility, and flexibility (and some fun music!), this class is great for the whole body and brain.

    • Fiber Crafts Group - Drop-In (O'Connell)

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

      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, cross stitch and more. All crafts are welcome!

    • Morning Sing-Along (Main)

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

      It's a Library dance party! All ages. This program can accommodate 130 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, and any 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.

    • The Health and Environment Committee

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

      The Health and Environment Committee

    • CANCELLED: Serger Training (Main)

      Main Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      Are you an intermediate or advanced sewer? This workshop will cover serger machine setup, threading a serger, and identifying correct tension settings with different types of fabric. You will learn about ways to use our Elna Extend 864 Air serger to take your sewing skills to the next level by producing special finishing styles, hemming, trimming and assembling your garments. This workshop is designed for patrons who have prior experience using a sewing machine. If you are new to machine sewing, we recommend you take our Sewing 101 workshop before using our serger.

    • English Conversation Practice, Intermediate (O'Neill)

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

      Join us for an English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Conversation Practice. This conversation group is for those with an intermediate or high level of English language skill. No testing is required. For more information on other ESOL classes, please call Maria Balestrieri at 617-349-4013.

    • Résumé and Job Application Support (Central Square)

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

      Looking for assistance creating a résumé or looking for jobs? Join us at the Central Square Branch Library (45 Pearl St.) for assistance with résumés, job hunting, and online applications. Support will be available from 1-3 p.m. No registration is required. For more information call Maria Balestrieri at 617-349-4013.

    • Strong and Stretched

      Cambridge Senior Center 806 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02139

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

    • Small Business Open House

      City Hall Annex, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 344 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139

      The Economic Opportunity and Development Division invites Cambridge entrepreneurs and business owners to take part in our Small Business Open House.

    • Connecting with Balance: Build Healthy Digital Habits (Main)

      Main Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      We use technology everyday, from checking emails and scrolling social media to online shopping and remote work. This class will share tips on building healthy digital habits - to find balance in your online and offline lives. To view and register for other Basic Tech Classes at the Library, please go to tinyurl.com/basictechclass.

    • The Transportation and Public Utilities Committee

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

      The Transportation and Public Utilities Committee

    • Wednesdays of Wonder - WOW! (O'Neill)

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

      Come to the Library for games and a different activity each week! Kids of all ages can hang out and do crafts or STEAM activities. No registration required. This week we will be using our button makers and celebrating Right to Read day!

    • Hive Teen Hangout (Main)

      Main Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      Have you checked out The Hive yet? Teens are welcome to come learn about our space and try their hand at sticker making, video recording in our studio and more. This is a drop-in event designed for patrons ages 12-18. 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.

    • After School Stories and Crafts (Central Square)

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

      Join us in the Children's Room for a fun craft and related stories. For more information, call 617-349-4010. Recommended for ages 5-10. 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.

    • One-on-One Tech Help by Appointment (Boudreau)

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

      Would you like help navigating the library's e-resources like Libby or Hoopla? Or maybe you need some basic computer or mobile device guidance? Book a free one-on-one tech help session at the Boudreau branch: Some topics we cover include: ● Downloading library eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines to your tablet, smartphone, or laptop ● Navigating databases and other library resources such as Linkedin Learning ● Using the Internet and e-mail ● Setting up devices like smartphones or streaming devices Guidelines for basic Tech help: ● Scheduled sessions run between 30-45 minutes. ● Please bring your device, cords and any necessary account information. ● Library staff cannot be held responsible for damage to patron-owned equipment. If you have questions, please send them to: ipachoncaballero@cambridgema.gov

    • Read to a Dog (O'Connell)

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

      Read with Bowie the Therapy Dog from Pets & People! Therapy dogs provide warm and non-judgmental reading companions for new or experienced readers of all ages. Registration for each 10-minute time slot is required and begins on Wednesday February 14. Sign up by phone or in person at the O'Connell Branch (617-349-4019).

    • Free Drop-In Tutoring for Teens (Main)

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

      Need help with a class? Have a question before an exam? Tutors are available to help you! Cambridge School Volunteers and the Cambridge Public Library are pleased to offer tutoring services in the Teen Room of the Main Library on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5-6pm. What: Tutoring in all academic subjects Where: Teen Room, Main Library When: Mondays & Wednesdays, 5-6pm How: Just drop by! Please contact 617-349-4027 with any questions.

    • Sewing 101 two-week series (O'Neill)

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

      Learn to use a sewing machine at the O'Neill Branch! This is a 2-week series of 2-hour classes, designed for ages 7 through adult. Ages 7-11 must participate with an adult. Ages 12 and up may participate alone or with a partner. Please only register if you will be able to attend both sessions. In this series, you will learn the basics of sewing machine operation and safety. We will cover machine setup, basic functions, threading the machine, reloading the bobbin, sewing straight stitches, and recognizing when problems arise. As we learn together, we’ll work on one or two simple sewing projects. Participants may use this series to become badged for the sewing machines at the Hive. If you wish to do this, please complete the Hive Safety Training before the end of the workshop series.

    • Arbor Week East Cambridge Tree Walk

      Meet at Gold Star Mother's Park

      Come join City Arborist Dave Lefcourt and Assistant City Arborist Abby Bentley for a neighborhood tree walk, weather permitting.

    • Bicycle Committee Meeting

      Hybrid (Zoom and 344 Broadway 4th floor conference room)

      Regular meeting of the Bicycle Committee.

    • Evening Family Story Time (Collins)

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

      We invite young children, older siblings and their grown-ups to join us for half an hour of stories, songs and rhymes. Please call 617-349-4021 for more information.

    • Evening Family Story Time (O'Connell)

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

      We invite children and their grown-ups to join us for a special evening story time event. This program will run for 20-25 minutes, with songs, stories and rhymes. This program will be held indoors at the O'Connell Branch Library. No registration is required. Please call 617-349-4019 for more information.

    • The Cambridge Redevelopment Authority

      The Foundry Building Workshop Six 101 Rogers Street Cambridge, MA 02142

      The Cambridge Redevelopment Authority

    • [GROUP FULL] Books Not Binaries Reading Group (Main)

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

      Join us for a book discussion and hangout each month as we read books that celebrate the LGBTQIA+ experience. All readers age 10-13 welcome! Registration is required. For questions, email hsaxton@cambridgema.gov. This month we're reading Deep & Dark Blue by Niki Smith (HarperCollins, 2019). Copies of the book are available at the Main Library Children's Desk. Pizza will be provided!

    • Community Meeting for Rafferty Park Renovation

      Community Room at 675 Concord Avenue (Finch Cambridge)

      Please join us on April 24, 2024, for a kickoff meeting for the Rafferty Park renovation project.

    • CPL Presents: Natalie Dykstra, author of CHASING BEAUTY: THE LIFE OF ISABELLA STEWART GARDNER

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

      Join NATALIE DYKSTRA, the award-winning author of Chasing Beauty: The Life of Isabella Stewart Gardner, for a reading and a conversation—moderated by SEBASTIAN SMEE, a Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic at The Washington Post—about Boston's most beloved patron of the arts and the founder and namesake of one of the world's finest museums. Called a "wise, captivating book" by Stacy Schiff and "an elegant depiction of a larger-than-life trailblazer" by Publisher's Weekly, Chasing Beauty is built upon both original research of previously unexamined documents as well as Dykstra's deep understanding of her subject's complexities and contradictions, qualities which make Isabella Stewart Gardner as compelling today as ever. Destined to become the definitive biography of Isabella Stewart Gardner for years to come, Chasing Beauty is more than just that—it is also a tale of beauty and loss and grit and self-invention. This event is co-sponsored by the Cambridge Public Library Foundation. Registration is required.

    • 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.

    • Mass Ave Planning Study Working Group Meeting

      Online,

      The next Working Group meeting for MAPS will focus on the area South of Porter Square. This will be a guided walk along Mass Ave.

    • Meeting of the Police Review & Advisory Board - April 2024

      Online,

      Monthly meeting of the Police Review & Advisory Board held virtually via Zoom

    • Wednesday Word Puzzles (O'Connell)

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

      Drop in to try some fun puzzles every week: word searches, riddles, and variety crosswords! You can come alone or bring a grownup. Recommended for ages 11 and up. No registration required. Email cmeisler@cambridgema.gov for more details.

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