Informational Alert | Coronavirus Updates

Director's update



Dear Cambridge Public Library patrons,

Although the hours and days may seem to blend together in a rainy cold mix, we find ourselves in the last week of April with the hope of sun, the budding of blossoms, and emergence of plant shoots. In honor of National Poetry Month, here is a bit of inspiration by the remarkable National Youth Poet Laureate, Amanda Gorman. Thanks to Cambridge Public Library Foundation President, Shippen Page, for sharing this link. I also want to thank the Friends of the Cambridge Public Library for providing small tokens of appreciation to CPL’s amazing library staff in honor of National Library Week.

Children and their grownups, please join us on Thursdays at 11-11:30 am for our Virtual Family Story Time program, which includes songs, stories, and rhymes. Virtual Family Story Time is free and open to the public and is not recorded. Register here to participate in the next event. 

Additionally, our next STEAM Academy virtual offering, Passions & Pathways for teens, in partnership with local non-profit Innovators for Purpose, takes place this Thursday (and every other Thursday) at 3:30-5:30 pm.  This week, Sue Cusack, Nettrice Gaskins, Ph.D. and Kreg Hanning from Lesley’s STEAM Learning Lab will discuss how developing a maker's mindset can open opportunities never imagined. Halsey Burgund, artist, technologist, augmented reality creator and fellow in MIT’s Open Doc Lab, will discuss some of his projects that have taken him around the world.  Register here to participate.

Funding for the STEAM Academy is generously provided by the City of Cambridge, Cambridge Trust, Cambridge Public Library Foundation, the Margret and H.A Rey Curious George Fund, Eric and Jane Nord Family Fund, and Verizon.

I hope you enjoy these offerings and I thank our staff who are making these virtual programs and online services possible.

Dr. Maria McCauley
Director, Cambridge Public Library