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City Calendar

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  • Tuesday

    April 30

    • 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.

    • Board of License Commissioners’ Public Meeting

      Online,

      Tuesday, April 30, 2024

    • LGBTQ+ Film Series

      Cambridge Senior Center 806 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02139

      Cambridge residents age 60 and older are invited to view and discuss movies with LGBTQ+ themes and content.

    • 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. Please call 617-349-4021 for more information.

    • Google Sheets Basics (Main)

      Main Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      Learn how to use Google Sheets - Google's version of Excel! You will learn how to create a sheet and enter data in a friendly learning environment. A Gmail account is required for this class - please remember your password! To view and register for other Basic Tech Classes at the Library, please go to tinyurl.com/basictechclass.

    • 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.

    • Sing-Along (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 maybe 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. Designed for children 18 months to 3 years 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.

    • Strong and Stretched N C

      North Cambridge Senior Center 2050 Mass Ave Cambridge, MA 02140

      This one hour, in-person class teaches you how to use resistance bands in variations of yoga poses and non-traditional movements! Build strength in an interesting, innovative way!

    • Lunch and Learn: Coming Out, Becoming Ourselves: Stories from the Boston Daughters of Bilitis

      Cambridge Senior Center 806 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02139

      Join author Sarah Boyer and others in celebrating the publication of her new book. For more than 30 years, DOB was a safe place for lesbians to come together, love women, and fight for their rights.

    • 3D Printing 101: Game Piece Design

      Main Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

      Learn how to create your favorite game piece in digital space and print it out using our Prusa 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.

    • 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.

    • Tech-Help: Smartphone Q&A: Basics

      Cambridge Senior Center 806 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02139

      Staff will be available to answer common questions about your wireless devices, laptops, and applications such as Zoom and Facebook. Please call to register for an appointment.

    • Zumba Gold

      Cambridge Senior Center 806 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02139

      Easy to learn and fun to dance. This class will teach you the basics of line dancing as well as the newer and more established line dances being done.

    • 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.

    • The Housing Committee

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

      The Housing Committee

    • 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.

    • Drop-In Tech Help at the Library (Central Square)

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

      Looking for some basic computer or mobile device guidance? Want help using an online resource? Need someone to read your resume and support navigating online job applications? Join us for our drop-in help hours between 4 and 6pm. No registration required. If you have any questions, please contact library@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.

    • 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 April book is Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel by Rick Riordan and Robert Venditti. 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.

    • 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.

    • Small Business Leasing Workshop

      Online- via Zoom. This workshop will be recorded.

      Are you interested in leasing a physical space for your small business but do not know where to start? This workshop is for you!

    • 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.

    • STEAM Academy: iFp Labs (Main)

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

      Innovators for Purpose (iFp) Labs starts with students' interest in building a better world and introduces them to the underlying science and math principles to bring their solutions to life. Youth in 7th and 8th grades are invted to join iFp on a journey into the world of artificial intelligence with 'Smart Cars AI: Driving Innovation for All.' This 13-week adventure invites you to dive into the world of self-driving cars, at the intersection of technology and innovation 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. Teens in 7th and 8th grade are invited to learn more and apply on the iFp website: Innovators for Purpose.

    • Norfolk Street Reconstruction Project On Site Community Walk

      Norfolk Street and Hampshire Street

      Norfolk Street from Broadway to the Somerville line is scheduled for reconstruction in 2024. Join City staff on-site to walk Norfolk Street to identify and discuss issues of concern.

    • Collins Branch Book Group (Collins)

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

      April Selection: Letter to a Stranger: Essays to the Ones Who Haunt Us by Colleen Kinder. Reading interests: This group enjoys fiction and nonfiction titles from a variety of authors, genres, and decades. Previous selections include: Every Day is for the Thief by Teju Cole, The Stationery Shop by Marjan Kamali, and Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan. Print copies are available at the Collins Branch during library hours. For more information, contact Lucy at lflamm@cambridgema.gov.

    • 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.

    • Make Along for Adults: Paper Stained Glass Suncatcher (Valente)

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

      Join us for the first of a monthly make-along series to create and socialize. Make this month's project, or bring your own! All supplies for the featured craft will be provided.

    • 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 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: Hurston, "The Gilded Six-Bits," Wright, "Eight Men," Ellison, "Flying Home" 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)

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