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Monday November 20, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_quill 6:00 PM National Novel Writing Month Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Join us at the Library for this year’s National Novel Writing Month Write-ins o r stop by any time and use the library to work on your novel!

 

Tuesday November 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Babies (age 0-24 months) can join us each week with their parents and caregivers for fun songs, fantastic rhymes, and gentle movement activities.
 

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Creative Writing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Short stories, graphic novels, fanfiction, games, etc. If you’re interested in writing, this group is for you.

no signup required! You don’t have to attend every meeting, but we’d love it if you did!

 

 

    Location: YA Section
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Read with Elmo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Elmo really likes to help young readers gain confidence in their reading. The Medford Library will be hosting six reading times with Elmo every other week. Sign up in the Children's Room for a 15 minute reading time slot, bring your favorite book, and read to Elmo! Elmo is great with kids who have started reading but need a little practice. (First grade on up!) REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
lib_book_quill 6:00 PM National Novel Writing Month Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Join us at the Library for this year’s National Novel Writing Month Write-ins o r stop by any time and use the library to work on your novel!

 

Wednesday November 22, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Join us for a family story time and/or craft time on SATURDAY! This story time is for children ages 4 and up.

    Location: Children's Story Room
Saturday November 25, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Join us for a family story time and/or craft time on SATURDAY! This story time is for children ages 4 and up.

    Location: Children's Story Room
Monday November 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Robotics / Maker Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Youth (ages 9-14) are invited to come to the Children's Room to build, learn, and play with the LEGO Mindstorm Robot or create and invent with our other tech kits. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

    Location: Magoun Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Pajama Storytime Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Don’t forget to wear your PJs for this special family story time. We will read stories, sing songs, and end our day with a fun evening at the library.

    Location: Children's Story Room
Tuesday November 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Babies (age 0-24 months) can join us each week with their parents and caregivers for fun songs, fantastic rhymes, and gentle movement activities.
 

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Crafternoon: Painted Rocks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Paint a kindness rock!

No sign up required, program is open while supplies last.

Grades 6 and up.

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM 4th and 5th grade book club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Medford Public Library invites 4th and 5th graders to join us each month. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. If you come tot he children's room, we can make sure you have a copy of the book to read in advance of our club meeting.

On Tuesday, September 26, we will be discussing Nora Raleigh Baskin's novel Nine, Ten.

On Tuesday, October 31, we will be discussing John Ritter's novel, Fenway Fever.

On Tuesday, November 28, we will be discussing Dana Levy's novel The Misadventures of the Family Fletcher.

    Location: Children's Room
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misc_thread 6:30 PM Makerspace: Sewing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Sewing class with Emily O’Brien

Registration required.  Please sign up online or at the Information Desk.

 

        There is 1 space available.
 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

This month's book: TBA

Copies of the books will be available at the checkout desk at the beginning of the month!

If you love talking about books, you can lead a book club session AND receive volunteer hours for your work! If you are interested in leading a book club, please contact Nicole in the Teen Section.

    Location: YA Section
Wednesday November 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Join us for a family story time and/or craft time on SATURDAY! This story time is for children ages 4 and up.

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM 2nd and 3rd grade book club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Medford Public Library invites 2nd and 3rd graders to join us each month. Snack and refreshments will be provided. Please read book in advance of book club!

On Wednesday, September 27, we will be discussing Emily Jenkins' Toys Go Out.

On Wednesday, October 25, we will be discussing Alexander McCall Smith's Akimbo and the Elephants.

On Wednesday, November 29, we will be discussing Jon Scieszka's Battle Bunny.

    Location: Children's Room
 
office_pencil 7:00 PM Writer's Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

The Medford Public Library's Writer’s Workshop will continue at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays, September 27, october 25, and November 29th.

The group is always looking for new members so join the group to meet your community's fellow scribblers and get feedback on your work.  If you have questions about the group, please contact David Chia at duuchia@gmail.com.

 

Thursday November 30, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 PM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

This weekly Thursday story time is for children between the ages of 2-3. We will laugh and share great books and songs and have a play time afterward. Parents and caregivers are welcome to join in!

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Art Smart Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

This bi-weekly Thursday program is for children between the ages of 6-12. We will explore, create, design, and play with different types of arts and crafts. Bring your imagination and be prepared for some... messy... fun!

    Location: Magoun Room
 
lib_book_quill 6:00 PM National Novel Writing Month Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Join us at the Library for this year’s National Novel Writing Month Write-ins o r stop by any time and use the library to work on your novel!

 

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Craft Night: DIY Clocks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

#Unplug and make something - Put together and decorate your own clock!

Grades 6 and up. Registration Required.

    Location: YA Section
       
Saturday December 2, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM La Hora de Cuentos en Espanol Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Children and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs, and fingerplays in Spanish.

Ninos y sus cuidoadores estan invitados a una sesion de cuentos, canciones y juegos con los dedos en espanol.

For babies to 5 years old and caregivers.

    Location: Children's Story Room
Monday December 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF 10:00 AM Monday Morning Mysteries Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

We will meet on the first Monday of the month from October to May at 10:00 a.m.  This year we are reading mysteries with Massachusetts settings and authors.  Books will be available the first week of September.

October 2: Other Women by Hank Philippi Ryan

November 6: The Transcendental Murder by Jane Langton

December 4: Blanche Cleans Up by Barbara Neely

January 8: Death at Charity’s Point by William Tapply

February 5: Defending Jacob by William Landay

March 5: Night Passage by Robert B. Parker

April 2: The Technologists by Matthew Pearl

May 7: The Cape Cod Mystery by Pheobe Atwood Taylor

Please register online here or at the Information Desk, after September 1. 

 
rec_scissors&glue 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Makerspace: Drop in Crafts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Drop in Craft: Decoupage

No registration required.  Ages 16+.

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Tuesday December 5, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Rhymes - Movement Activities - Songs - Stories

Babies (age 0-24 months) cnan join us each week with their parents and caregivers for fun songs, fantastic rhymes, and gentle movement activities.  

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
anim_dog1 3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Read with Elmo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Elmo really likes to help young readers gain confidence in their reading.  The Medford Public Library will be hosts five reading time slots with Elmo on the first and third Tuesday of each month.  Sign up in the children's room for a 15 minute reading time slot, birng your favorite book, and read to Elmo!

Elmo is great with kids who have started readign but need a little practice. (First grade and up!)  Registration required.

    Location: Children's Story Room
        There are 5 spaces available.
Wednesday December 6, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

This weekly Wednesday story hour is for children between the ages of 4-6.  We will explore new concepts with great books, songs, and craft activities.  Parents and caregivers are welcome to join in!

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
misc_bingo 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Board Game Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Bring your favorite games to the library and play with famiy and friends.  All ages welcome.

    Location: Magoun Room
 
eth_dreidel 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Hanukkah Celebration! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Celebrate Hanukkah with us!  We will hav a guest storyteller from Temple Shalom tell us about the history of this holiday and read us some stories.  We will make a craft, play dreidle, and eat latkes!

All ages.

    Location: Children's Story Room
Thursday December 7, 2017 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

This bi-weekly Thursday program is for children between the ages of 5-12.  We will bring the LEGOs, you just have to show up with your building brain on!

Play. Learn. Build.

 

    Location: Magoun Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 PM  -  11:30 PM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

This weekly thursday story time is for children between the ages of 2-3.  We will laugh and share great books and songs and have a play time afterward.  Parents and caregivers are weilcome to join in!

    Location: Children's Story Room
Saturday December 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Join us for a fmily sotry time and craft time on SATURDAY!  This story time is for children ages 3 and up.

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
rec_scissors&glue 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids Crafternoon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Sometimes you just want to make something.  Join us for our afternoon drop-in crafts and have fun creating something new from something old!

This is a drop-in activity.  No sign up required!  Activity for age 6+ 

    Location: Magoun Room
Monday December 11, 2017 Go To Top
school_chemistry1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Science Explorers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

This monthly program is for children between the ages of 6-12.  Come experiment and learn about different types of science.  Bring your brain!  You'll need it for this exploration into life, the universe, and everything.

    Location: Magoun Room
 
misc_kapow.GIF 7:00 PM Graphic Novel Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Exploring Graphic Novels: a genre-by-genre look at comics and graphic novels for adults (18+)

October 16: Bitch Planet: Extraordinary Machine by Kelly Sue DeConnick, et al.

November 13: The Abominable Mr. Seabrook by Joe Ollman

December 11: Bayou  (Volume 1) by Jeremy Love

January 8: My Brother’s Husband by Gengoroh Tagame

February 12: Mockingbird: I Can Explain by Chelsea Cain and Kate Niemczyk

March 12: Prince of Cats by Ronald Wimberly

April 9: The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui

May 14: Torso by Brian Michael Bendis

Please register after September 1st at the information desk, online here, or by calling (781) 395-7950.

Limited copies of each book will be available for check out the month before. There will also be one non-circulating copy available that can be read at the library, if all other copies are out.

 

 

Tuesday December 12, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Rhymes - Movement Activities - Songs - Stories

Babies (age 0-24 months) cnan join us each week with their parents and caregivers for fun songs, fantastic rhymes, and gentle movement activities.  

    Location: Children's Story Room
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food_coffee Hot Chocolate Making Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Need a gift for the holiday season? Or do you just want to learn how to make your very own hot chocolate mix from scratch? Join us for this cooking/measuring program!

Ages 5+  Registration required.

    Location: Magoun Room
        There are many spaces available.
 
lib_bookpurple 7:00 PM Tuesday Night Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

The group meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month from October to May. Members of the group select the titles.

October 10: The Dinner by Herman Koch

November 14: Spy: The Inside Story of How the FBI's Robert Hanssen Betrayed America by David Wise

December 12: The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen by Jacques Pepin

January 9: To be announced

February 13: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

March 13: To be announced

April 10: Dead Wake: the Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson

May 8: Hero of the Empire: the Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill by Candace Millard

Register online here or at the Information Desk.

Wednesday December 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

This weekly Wednesday story hour is for children between the ages of 4-6.  We will explore new concepts with great books, songs, and craft activities.  Parents and caregivers are welcome to join in!

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
ent_note 6:00 PM Caroling Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Join us and the St. Joseph's Children's Choir as we walk about the neighorhood singing traditional carols.  Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight.

All ages.

    Location: Children's Room
Thursday December 14, 2017 Go To Top
misc_scissors 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Art Smart Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

This bi-weekly program is for children between the ages of 6-12.  We will explore, create, design, and play with different types of arts and crafts.  

Bring your imagination and be prepared for some ...messy...fun!

    Location: Magoun Room
 
holiday_wreath 6:00 PM Gingerbread House building Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Come show off your architectural and design genius in this annual family build!  We will have graham crackers, frosting, and fixings....you just need to bring your construction skills.

Registration required.  Ages 5+

    Location: YA Section
        There are 63 spaces available.
 
ent_guitar01 10:30 PM  -  11:00 PM Sing Along Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

With Matt Heaton.

Have lots of fun and enjoy singing, clapping, and gentle movement with your baby and toddler!  Sing ALongs are for parents and their children from birth to 36 months.

    Location: Magoun Room
Saturday December 16, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Join us for a fmily sotry time and craft time on SATURDAY!  This story time is for children ages 3 and up.

    Location: Children's Story Room
Monday December 18, 2017 Go To Top
elect_computer3 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Robotics/Maker Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Youth (ages 9-14) are invited to come to the Children's room to build, learn, and play with the LEGO Mindstorm ROBOT or create and invent with our other tech kits.

    Location: Magoun Room
        There are 10 spaces available.
 
nat_stars 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Pajama Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Don't forget to wear your pjs for this special family story time.  We will read stories, sing songs, and end our day with a fun evening at the libary.

    Location: Children's Story Room
Tuesday December 19, 2017 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Rhymes - Movement Activities - Songs - Stories

Babies (age 0-24 months) cnan join us each week with their parents and caregivers for fun songs, fantastic rhymes, and gentle movement activities.  

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
anim_dog1 3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Read with Elmo Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Elmo really likes to help young readers gain confidence in their reading.  The Medford Public Library offers five reading time slots with Elmo on the first and third Tuesday of each month.  Sign up in the children's room for a 15 minute reading time slot, birng your favorite book, and read to Elmo!

Elmo is great with kids who have started readign but need a little practice. (First grade and up!)  Registration required.

    Location: Children's Story Room
        There are 5 spaces available.
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misc_kidsreading 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM 4th and 5th grade book club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Medford Public Library invites 4th and 5th graders to join us each month.  Snacks will be provided.  If you come to the Children's room, we can make sure you have a copy of the book to read in advance of our club meeting.

In December we will be discussing Lynda Hunt's novel Fish in a Tree.  Everybody is smart in different ways.  But if you judge a fish by it's ability to climb a tree, it will live it's life believeing it is stupid.

Swing by the Children's Room to pick up a copy of the book before the club meets.  Please read the book in advance of the club meeting.

Snacks will be served.

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
holiday_wreath 7:00 PM Christmas Traditions in Boston Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

In 1659, the Massachusetts Bay Colony banned by law the celebration of Christmas and it would not be until 1856 that Christmas Day became a state holiday in Massachusetts. In his newest book Christmas Traditions in Boston, Anthony Sammarco outlines the celebration (or lack thereof) of Christmas in the first two centuries after the town was settled in 1630.  In this lecture, Sammarco will tell tales of Christmas past from the first Boston Christmas trees to the Enchanted Village at Jordan Marsh to the lights on Boston Common. 

Anthony M. Sammarco is a noted historian and author of sixty books on the history and development of Boston, and he lectures widely on the history and development of his native city.

Wednesday December 20, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

This weekly Wednesday story hour is for children between the ages of 4-6.  We will explore new concepts with great books, songs, and craft activities.  Parents and caregivers are welcome to join in!

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
lib_book_bunch1 4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM 2nd & 3rd Grade Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

We will be discussing Mary Amato's Please Write in this Book.  When a teacher leaves a blank book in the Writer's Corner for her students to find, with the instruction "Please Write in this Book," she hopes it will encourage her studetns to talk to one another in it's pages.  Tey do, and the result is an epic classroom battle.

Swing by the Children's Room to pick up a copy of the book before the club meets.  Please read the book in advance of the club meeting.

Snacks will be served.

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
eth_unionjack 7:00 PM Classic English Novels Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Classic English Novels with David Fedo                                                        

The 2017-2018 Great Books Group will read eight classic English novels, from Jane Austen to Thomas Hardy.  These are all acclaimed novels that have stood the test of time, and can be read and re-read with continued delight, amusement, and enlightenment. 

Jane Austen (1775-1817)

October 25: Sense and Sensibility (1811)

November 15: Pride and Prejudice (1813)

December 20:  Emma (1816)

Emily Bronte (1818-1848)

January 17: Wuthering Heights (1847)

Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)

February 21 Jane Eyre (1847)

Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

March 21: David Copperfield (1849-1850)

April 18:  Great  Expectations (1860-1861)

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

May 16: Jude the Obscure (1895)

This group meets at the Medford Historical Society and Museum at 10 Governors Ave.

Please sign up online here or at the Information Desk, after September 1st.

 

Thursday December 21, 2017 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

This bi-weekly Thursday program is for children between the ages of 5-12.  We will bring the LEGOs, you just have to show up with your building brain on!

Play. Learn. Build.

 

    Location: Magoun Room
 
rec_knitting 7:00 PM Knit Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Make time to knit this season! Join new and experienced knitters for an evening of knitting, socializing, and sharing tips and techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome.  

Please bring your own project to work on.  We will meet from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on December 21, January 18, and February 15, in the Young Adult Department!

 

 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 PM  -  11:30 PM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

This weekly thursday story time is for children between the ages of 2-3.  We will laugh and share great books and songs and have a play time afterward.  Parents and caregivers are weilcome to join in!

    Location: Children's Story Room
Saturday December 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM La Hora de Cuentos en Espanol Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Children and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs, and fingerplays in Spanish.

Ninos y sus cuidoadores estan invitados a una sesion de cuentos, canciones y juegos con los dedos en espanol.

For babies to 5 years old and caregivers.

    Location: Children's Story Room
Wednesday December 27, 2017 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

This weekly Wednesday story hour is for children between the ages of 4-6.  We will explore new concepts with great books, songs, and craft activities.  Parents and caregivers are welcome to join in!

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
office_pencil 7:00 PM Writer's Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

The Medford Public Library's Writer’s Workshop will continue at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays, December 27, January 24, and February 28.

The group is always looking for new members so join the group to meet your community's fellow scribblers and get feedback on your work.  If you have questions about the group, please contact David Chia at duuchia@gmail.com.

Thursday December 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_scissors 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Art Smart Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

This bi-weekly program is for children between the ages of 6-12.  We will explore, create, design, and play with different types of arts and crafts.  

Bring your imagination and be prepared for some ...messy...fun!

    Location: Magoun Room
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lib_book_red 7:00 PM Short Story Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

The Classic Short Story Discussion Group will be reading and discussing two to three short stories each month. 

October 26: "Cask of Amontillado" (Poe) and "The Lottery" (Jackson)

November 16: "Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen" (O. Henry) and "Thank You, Ma’am" (Langston Hughes)

December 28: "Gift of the Magi" (O. Henry) and "Happy Prince" (Wilde)

January 25*: "The Necklace" (de Maupassant) and "Paste" (Henry James)    

February 22: "Rope" (Porter) and "Springtime A La Carte" (O. Henry)

March 22*: “To Room 19” (Lessing) and  “Yellow Wallpaper” (Gilman)

April 26: “Open Window” (Saki) and “The Destructors” (Greene)

May 24: “Ransom of Red Chief” (O. Henry) and “The Lumber Room” (Saki)

Additional reading (optional): January – Somerset Maugham: “String of Beads” and  “Mr. Know It All”; March – Kate Chopin: “Story of an Hour”

Please register online here,  or at the Information Desk, after September 1st.

 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 PM  -  11:30 PM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

This weekly thursday story time is for children between the ages of 2-3.  We will laugh and share great books and songs and have a play time afterward.  Parents and caregivers are weilcome to join in!

    Location: Children's Story Room
Friday December 29, 2017 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM Novel Idea Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

The Novel Idea Book Group will meet at the Medford Senior Center on the last Friday of the month (except for November) at 10:00 a.m. 

This is a fiction group for all adults, you do not have to be a senior to attend. 

Books will be available at the Library the first week of September.

October 27: Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg 

November 17: Postmistress by Sarah Blake

December 29: Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian

January 26: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

February 23: Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

March 23: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

April 27: Morning Glory by Sarah Jio

May 25: Ines of my Soul by Isabel Allende

Please register online here or at the Information Desk, after September 1st. 

Saturday December 30, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Join us for a fmily sotry time and craft time on SATURDAY!  This story time is for children ages 3 and up.

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
rec_scissors&glue 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids Crafternoon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Sometimes you just want to make something.  Join us for our afternoon drop-in crafts and have fun creating something new from something old!

This is a drop-in activity.  No sign up required!  Activity for age 6+ 

    Location: Magoun Room
Tuesday January 2, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Rhymes - Movement Activities - Songs - Stories

Babies (age 0-24 months) cnan join us each week with their parents and caregivers for fun songs, fantastic rhymes, and gentle movement activities.  

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
anim_lion1 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Math Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

If you LOVE math or haven't yet figured out how fun math can be, join us for this series of highly energetic math activities.  You won't even realize how much you're learning with all the fun you'll have...

For 2nd and 3rd graders.

    Location: Magoun Room
       
Wednesday January 3, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

This weekly Wednesday story hour is for children between the ages of 4-6.  We will explore new concepts with great books, songs, and craft activities.  Parents and caregivers are welcome to join in!

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
misc_bingo 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Board Game Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Bring your favorite games to the library and play with famiy and friends.  All ages welcome.

    Location: Magoun Room
Thursday January 4, 2018 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

This bi-weekly Thursday program is for children between the ages of 5-12.  We will bring the LEGOs, you just have to show up with your building brain on!

Play. Learn. Build.

 

    Location: Magoun Room
 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 PM  -  11:30 PM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

This weekly thursday story time is for children between the ages of 2-3.  We will laugh and share great books and songs and have a play time afterward.  Parents and caregivers are weilcome to join in!

    Location: Children's Story Room
Saturday January 6, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Join us for a fmily sotry time and craft time on SATURDAY!  This story time is for children ages 3 and up.

    Location: Children's Story Room
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rec_scissors&glue 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids Crafternoon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Sometimes you just want to make something.  Join us for our afternoon drop-in crafts and have fun creating something new from something old!

This is a drop-in activity.  No sign up required!  Activity for age 6+ 

    Location: Magoun Room
Monday January 8, 2018 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF 10:00 AM Monday Morning Mysteries Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

We will meet on the first Monday of the month from October to May at 10:00 a.m.  This year we are reading mysteries with Massachusetts settings and authors.  Books will be available the first week of September.

October 2: Other Women by Hank Philippi Ryan

November 6: The Transcendental Murder by Jane Langton

December 4: Blanche Cleans Up by Barbara Neely

January 8: Death at Charity’s Point by William Tapply

February 5: Defending Jacob by William Landay

March 5: Night Passage by Robert B. Parker

April 2: The Technologists by Matthew Pearl

May 7: The Cape Cod Mystery by Pheobe Atwood Taylor

Please register online here or at the Information Desk, after September 1. 

 
school_chemistry1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Science Explorers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

This monthly program is for children between the ages of 6-12.  Come experiment and learn about different types of science.  Bring your brain!  You'll need it for this exploration into life, the universe, and everything.

    Location: Magoun Room
 
misc_kapow.GIF 7:00 PM Graphic Novel Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Exploring Graphic Novels: a genre-by-genre look at comics and graphic novels for adults (18+)

October 16: Bitch Planet: Extraordinary Machine by Kelly Sue DeConnick, et al.

November 13: The Abominable Mr. Seabrook by Joe Ollman

December 11: Bayou  (Volume 1) by Jeremy Love

January 8: My Brother’s Husband by Gengoroh Tagame

February 12: Mockingbird: I Can Explain by Chelsea Cain and Kate Niemczyk

March 12: Prince of Cats by Ronald Wimberly

April 9: The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui

May 14: Torso by Brian Michael Bendis

Please register after September 1st at the information desk, online here, or by calling (781) 395-7950.

Limited copies of each book will be available for check out the month before. There will also be one non-circulating copy available that can be read at the library, if all other copies are out.

 

 

Tuesday January 9, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Rhymes - Movement Activities - Songs - Stories

Babies (age 0-24 months) cnan join us each week with their parents and caregivers for fun songs, fantastic rhymes, and gentle movement activities.  

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
lib_book_signing 10:00 AM Lifewriting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

A six week series with Mary Muir

Tuesdays January 9, 16, 23, 30 & February 6 & 13 at 10:00 a.m.

Through conversation and writing, the group will share memories of the experiences that make us who we are, tell stories from their lives, and connect with others through shared expression. Participants will be guided through easy to follow exercises to capture in words and images the threads that connect us to one another.  No prior writing experience needed --  just a pen and 8x10 journal or notebook.  

Everyone we meet has a story to tell. All that is required is a willingness to come, connect, have fun and capture what is in your heart.  This a great way to meet new friends! 

Space is limited so please register for this series.

Mary Muir has a Masters Degree in Counseling Education from Northeastern University. She has post graduate courses in Pastoral Counseling Expressive Arts Education and Facilitation.

 

        There are 12 spaces available.
 
anim_lion1 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Math Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

If you LOVE math or haven't yet figured out how fun math can be, join us for this series of highly energetic math activities.  You won't even realize how much you're learning with all the fun you'll have...

For 2nd and 3rd graders.

    Location: Magoun Room
        There are 15 spaces available.
 
lib_bookpurple 7:00 PM Tuesday Night Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

The group meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month from October to May. Members of the group select the titles.

October 10: The Dinner by Herman Koch

November 14: Spy: The Inside Story of How the FBI's Robert Hanssen Betrayed America by David Wise

December 12: The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen by Jacques Pepin

January 9: To be announced

February 13: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

March 13: To be announced

April 10: Dead Wake: the Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson

May 8: Hero of the Empire: the Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill by Candace Millard

Register online here or at the Information Desk.

Wednesday January 10, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book_red 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM 1st Grade Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

We will be discussing Aaron Becker's Journey.  A lonely girl draws a magic door on her bedroom wall and through it escapes into a world where wonder, adventure, and danger abound.

Swing by the Children's Room to pick up a copy of the book before the club meets.  Please read the book in advance of the club meeting.

Snacks will be served.

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
misc_kidsreading1 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

This weekly Wednesday story hour is for children between the ages of 4-6.  We will explore new concepts with great books, songs, and craft activities.  Parents and caregivers are welcome to join in!

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
rec_dance1 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Three Evenings with Dance Caliente Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Dance away your cares as Dance Caliente presents three fun and lively dance lessons for dancers of all levels.

January 10  Waltz

February 14 Swing

March 14  Salsa               

Classes are free and dancers of all ages are invited to attend.  Founded in 1998 by Eileen Herman-Haase and Raul Nieves, Dance Caliente brings a contagious enthusiasm to their instruction of ballroom and Latin dance forms.  Bring water and comfortable shoes.   Snow Date April 11.

 

       
Thursday January 11, 2018 Go To Top
misc_scissors 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Art Smart Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

This bi-weekly program is for children between the ages of 6-12.  We will explore, create, design, and play with different types of arts and crafts.  

Bring your imagination and be prepared for some ...messy...fun!

    Location: Magoun Room
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ent_guitar01 10:30 PM  -  11:00 PM Sing Along Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

With Matt Heaton.

Have lots of fun and enjoy singing, clapping, and gentle movement with your baby and toddler!  Sing ALongs are for parents and their children from birth to 36 months.

    Location: Magoun Room
Friday January 12, 2018 Go To Top
misc_ 3:30 PM I Have a Dream Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Help us attach Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous speech to the walls in the children's room to help us remember our past and aspire towards a more inclusive future. 

Ages 6+

    Location: Children's Room
Saturday January 13, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Join us for a fmily sotry time and craft time on SATURDAY!  This story time is for children ages 3 and up.

    Location: Children's Story Room
Tuesday January 16, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Rhymes - Movement Activities - Songs - Stories

Babies (age 0-24 months) cnan join us each week with their parents and caregivers for fun songs, fantastic rhymes, and gentle movement activities.  

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
lib_book_signing 10:00 AM Lifewriting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

A six week series with Mary Muir

Tuesdays January 9, 16, 23, 30 & February 6 & 13 at 10:00 a.m.

Through conversation and writing, the group will share memories of the experiences that make us who we are, tell stories from their lives, and connect with others through shared expression. Participants will be guided through easy to follow exercises to capture in words and images the threads that connect us to one another.  No prior writing experience needed --  just a pen and 8x10 journal or notebook.  

Everyone we meet has a story to tell. All that is required is a willingness to come, connect, have fun and capture what is in your heart.  This a great way to meet new friends! 

Space is limited so please register here.

Mary Muir has a Masters Degree in Counseling Education from Northeastern University. She has post graduate courses in Pastoral Counseling Expressive Arts Education and Facilitation.

 

 
anim_lion1 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Math Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

If you LOVE math or haven't yet figured out how fun math can be, join us for this series of highly energetic math activities.  You won't even realize how much you're learning with all the fun you'll have...

For 2nd and 3rd graders.

    Location: Magoun Room
 
misc_beaded_necklace.GIF 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Makerspace: Polymer Clay Bead Making Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Bead making class class with Susan and Cecilia

Registration required.  Please sign up online or at the Information Desk.

        There are 11 spaces available.
Wednesday January 17, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

This weekly Wednesday story hour is for children between the ages of 4-6.  We will explore new concepts with great books, songs, and craft activities.  Parents and caregivers are welcome to join in!

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
eth_unionjack 7:00 PM Classic English Novels Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Classic English Novels with David Fedo                                                        

The 2017-2018 Great Books Group will read eight classic English novels, from Jane Austen to Thomas Hardy.  These are all acclaimed novels that have stood the test of time, and can be read and re-read with continued delight, amusement, and enlightenment. 

Jane Austen (1775-1817)

October 25: Sense and Sensibility (1811)

November 15: Pride and Prejudice (1813)

December 20:  Emma (1816)

Emily Bronte (1818-1848)

January 17: Wuthering Heights (1847)

Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)

February 21 Jane Eyre (1847)

Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

March 21: David Copperfield (1849-1850)

April 18:  Great  Expectations (1860-1861)

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

May 16: Jude the Obscure (1895)

This group meets at the Medford Historical Society and Museum at 10 Governors Ave.

Please sign up online here or at the Information Desk, after September 1st.

Thursday January 18, 2018 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

This bi-weekly Thursday program is for children between the ages of 5-12.  We will bring the LEGOs, you just have to show up with your building brain on!

Play. Learn. Build.

 

    Location: Magoun Room
 
rec_knitting 7:00 PM Knit Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Make time to knit this season! Join new and experienced knitters for an evening of knitting, socializing, and sharing tips and techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome.  

Please bring your own project to work on.  We will meet from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on December 21, January 18, and February 15, in the Young Adult Department!

 

 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 PM  -  11:30 PM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

This weekly thursday story time is for children between the ages of 2-3.  We will laugh and share great books and songs and have a play time afterward.  Parents and caregivers are weilcome to join in!

    Location: Children's Story Room
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Saturday January 20, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM La Hora de Cuentos en Espanol Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Children and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs, and fingerplays in Spanish.

Ninos y sus cuidoadores estan invitados a una sesion de cuentos, canciones y juegos con los dedos en espanol.

For babies to 5 years old and caregivers.

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
anim_penguin 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Penguin Crafts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Penguin Awareness Day is here!

First, be aware that there are penguins.  Second, run down to the library for a fun drop-in penquin craft.

For all ages.

    Location: Children's Room
Monday January 22, 2018 Go To Top
elect_computer3 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Robotics/Maker Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Youth (ages 9-14) are invited to come to the Children's room to build, learn, and play with the LEGO Mindstorm ROBOT or create and invent with our other tech kits.

    Location: Magoun Room
 
office_filecabinet 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Makerspace: Getting Organized in the New Year Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Getting Organized in the New Year with Melanie

Space is limited. Please register online or at the Information Desk.

        There are 23 spaces available.
Tuesday January 23, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Rhymes - Movement Activities - Songs - Stories

Babies (age 0-24 months) cnan join us each week with their parents and caregivers for fun songs, fantastic rhymes, and gentle movement activities.  

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
lib_book_signing 10:00 AM Lifewriting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

A six week series with Mary Muir

Tuesdays January 9, 16, 23, 30 & February 6 & 13 at 10:00 a.m.

Through conversation and writing, the group will share memories of the experiences that make us who we are, tell stories from their lives, and connect with others through shared expression. Participants will be guided through easy to follow exercises to capture in words and images the threads that connect us to one another.  No prior writing experience needed --  just a pen and 8x10 journal or notebook.  

Everyone we meet has a story to tell. All that is required is a willingness to come, connect, have fun and capture what is in your heart.  This a great way to meet new friends! 

Space is limited so please register here.

Mary Muir has a Masters Degree in Counseling Education from Northeastern University. She has post graduate courses in Pastoral Counseling Expressive Arts Education and Facilitation.

 

 
anim_lion1 4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Math Fun Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

If you LOVE math or haven't yet figured out how fun math can be, join us for this series of highly energetic math activities.  You won't even realize how much you're learning with all the fun you'll have...

For 2nd and 3rd graders.

    Location: Magoun Room
Wednesday January 24, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

This weekly Wednesday story hour is for children between the ages of 4-6.  We will explore new concepts with great books, songs, and craft activities.  Parents and caregivers are welcome to join in!

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
office_pencil 7:00 PM Writer's Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

The Medford Public Library's Writer’s Workshop will continue at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays, December 27, January 24, and February 28.

The group is always looking for new members so join the group to meet your community's fellow scribblers and get feedback on your work.  If you have questions about the group, please contact David Chia at duuchia@gmail.com.

Thursday January 25, 2018 Go To Top
misc_scissors 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Art Smart Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

This bi-weekly program is for children between the ages of 6-12.  We will explore, create, design, and play with different types of arts and crafts.  

Bring your imagination and be prepared for some ...messy...fun!

    Location: Magoun Room
 
lib_book_red 7:00 PM Short Story Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

The Classic Short Story Discussion Group will be reading and discussing two to three short stories each month. 

October 26: "Cask of Amontillado" (Poe) and "The Lottery" (Jackson)

November 16: "Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen" (O. Henry) and "Thank You, Ma’am" (Langston Hughes)

December 28: "Gift of the Magi" (O. Henry) and "Happy Prince" (Wilde)

January 25*: "The Necklace" (de Maupassant) and "Paste" (Henry James)    

February 22: "Rope" (Porter) and "Springtime A La Carte" (O. Henry)

March 22*: “To Room 19” (Lessing) and  “Yellow Wallpaper” (Gilman)

April 26: “Open Window” (Saki) and “The Destructors” (Greene)

May 24: “Ransom of Red Chief” (O. Henry) and “The Lumber Room” (Saki)

Additional reading (optional): January – Somerset Maugham: “String of Beads” and  “Mr. Know It All”; March – Kate Chopin: “Story of an Hour”

Please register online here,  or at the Information Desk, after September 1st.

 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 PM  -  11:30 PM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

This weekly thursday story time is for children between the ages of 2-3.  We will laugh and share great books and songs and have a play time afterward.  Parents and caregivers are weilcome to join in!

    Location: Children's Story Room
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Friday January 26, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM Novel Idea Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

The Novel Idea Book Group will meet at the Medford Senior Center on the last Friday of the month (except for November) at 10:00 a.m. 

This is a fiction group for all adults, you do not have to be a senior to attend. 

Books will be available at the Library the first week of September.

October 27: Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg 

November 17: Postmistress by Sarah Blake

December 29: Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian

January 26: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

February 23: Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

March 23: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

April 27: Morning Glory by Sarah Jio

May 25: Ines of my Soul by Isabel Allende

Please register online here or at the Information Desk, after September 1st. 

Saturday January 27, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Join us for a fmily sotry time and craft time on SATURDAY!  This story time is for children ages 3 and up.

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
misc_quilt3 12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Makerspace: Quilting Sampler Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Quilting Sampler with Bev

Space is limited.  Please register online or at the Information Desk.

        There are 5 spaces available.
 
rec_scissors&glue 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids Crafternoon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Sometimes you just want to make something.  Join us for our afternoon drop-in crafts and have fun creating something new from something old!

This is a drop-in activity.  No sign up required!  Activity for age 6+ 

    Location: Magoun Room
 
misc_party1 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Night Out at the Library Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Join your fellow library lovers for a night of afterhours fun at the MPL. We’ll have crafts, games, snacks, non-alcoholic drinks, music, a dance floor and more!  Stop by to pick up some books and stay for the party. 

This is an event for adults 18+. 

No reservation necessary. 

 

 

 

 

 

Monday January 29, 2018 Go To Top
nat_stars 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Pajama Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Don't forget to wear your pjs for this special family story time.  We will read stories, sing songs, and end our day with a fun evening at the libary.

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
misc_kapow.GIF 7:00 PM Graphic Novel Review Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Interested in comics?  Looking for recommendations of what to read next ?  Excited to talk about your new favorite?  Come hang out with us as we talk about what’s new in the world of graphic novels.

This is a group for adult readers— we’ll be talking about books for all ages, including some not suitable for younger audiences. 

No registration is required.

 

Tuesday January 30, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Rhymes - Movement Activities - Songs - Stories

Babies (age 0-24 months) cnan join us each week with their parents and caregivers for fun songs, fantastic rhymes, and gentle movement activities.  

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
lib_book_signing 10:00 AM Lifewriting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

A six week series with Mary Muir

Tuesdays January 9, 16, 23, 30 & February 6 & 13 at 10:00 a.m.

Through conversation and writing, the group will share memories of the experiences that make us who we are, tell stories from their lives, and connect with others through shared expression. Participants will be guided through easy to follow exercises to capture in words and images the threads that connect us to one another.  No prior writing experience needed --  just a pen and 8x10 journal or notebook.  

Everyone we meet has a story to tell. All that is required is a willingness to come, connect, have fun and capture what is in your heart.  This a great way to meet new friends! 

Space is limited so please register here.

Mary Muir has a Masters Degree in Counseling Education from Northeastern University. She has post graduate courses in Pastoral Counseling Expressive Arts Education and Facilitation.

 

 
misc_kidsreading 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM 4th and 5th grade book club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Medford Public Library invites 4th and 5th graders to join us each month.  Snacks will be provided.  If you come to the children's room, we can make sure you have a copy of the book to read in advance of our club meeting.

In January we will be kiscussing Wendy Mass's novel 11 Birthdays.  It's Amanda's 11th birthday and she is super excited- after all, 11 is so different from 10.  But from the start, everything goes wrong,  The worst part of it all is that she and her best friend Leo, with whom she's shared every birthday, are on the outs and this will be the rfirst birthday they haven't shared together.  When Amanda turns in for the night, glad to have her birthday behind her, she wakes up happy for a new day.  or is it?  Her birthday seems to be repeating itself.  What is going on?!

Swing by the Children's Room to pick up a copy of the book before the club meets.  Please read the book in advance of the club meeting.

Snacks will be served.

    Location: Children's Story Room
Wednesday January 31, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

This weekly Wednesday story hour is for children between the ages of 4-6.  We will explore new concepts with great books, songs, and craft activities.  Parents and caregivers are welcome to join in!

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM 2nd & 3rd Grade Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

We will be discussing Frank Cammuso's The Misadventure of Salem Hyde: Spelling Trouble.  Salem Hyde just isn't like other kids.  For one thing, she's stubborn, independent, and impulsive.  For another, she's a witch.  Salem acts first and things later - which means most of her thinking involves coming up with excuses!

Swing by the Children's Room to pick up a copy of the book before the club meets.  Please read the book in advance of the club meeting.

Snacks will be served.

    Location: Children's Story Room
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Thursday February 1, 2018 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

This bi-weekly Thursday program is for children between the ages of 5-12.  We will bring the LEGOs, you just have to show up with your building brain on!

Play. Learn. Build.

 

    Location: Magoun Room
 
ent_filmproj 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Medford Garden Club: Movie and Popcorn Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Come enjoy an interesting gardening movie and popcorn – all for free.  The movie is TBA, but the popcorn, drinks, and good company are sure to be there.

 

 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 PM  -  11:30 PM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

This weekly thursday story time is for children between the ages of 2-3.  We will laugh and share great books and songs and have a play time afterward.  Parents and caregivers are weilcome to join in!

    Location: Children's Story Room
Friday February 2, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM Shaddow Puppet Craft Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Maybe the Groundhog's shadow is a touch lonely today.  Let's make some shadow puppets and play!

All ages.

    Location: Magoun Room
Saturday February 3, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Join us for a fmily sotry time and craft time on SATURDAY!  This story time is for children ages 3 and up.

    Location: Children's Story Room
Monday February 5, 2018 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF 10:00 AM Monday Morning Mysteries Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

We will meet on the first Monday of the month from October to May at 10:00 a.m.  This year we are reading mysteries with Massachusetts settings and authors.  Books will be available the first week of September.

October 2: Other Women by Hank Philippi Ryan

November 6: The Transcendental Murder by Jane Langton

December 4: Blanche Cleans Up by Barbara Neely

January 8: Death at Charity’s Point by William Tapply

February 5: Defending Jacob by William Landay

March 5: Night Passage by Robert B. Parker

April 2: The Technologists by Matthew Pearl

May 7: The Cape Cod Mystery by Pheobe Atwood Taylor

Please register online here or at the Information Desk, after September 1. 

 
misc_quilt 6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Makerspace: Drop in Crafts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Drop in Craft: Mosaic Frames

No registration required.  Ages 16+.

Tuesday February 6, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Rhymes - Movement Activities - Songs - Stories

Babies (age 0-24 months) cnan join us each week with their parents and caregivers for fun songs, fantastic rhymes, and gentle movement activities.  

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
lib_book_signing 10:00 AM Lifewriting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

A six week series with Mary Muir

Tuesdays January 9, 16, 23, 30 & February 6 & 13 at 10:00 a.m.

Through conversation and writing, the group will share memories of the experiences that make us who we are, tell stories from their lives, and connect with others through shared expression. Participants will be guided through easy to follow exercises to capture in words and images the threads that connect us to one another.  No prior writing experience needed --  just a pen and 8x10 journal or notebook.  

Everyone we meet has a story to tell. All that is required is a willingness to come, connect, have fun and capture what is in your heart.  This a great way to meet new friends! 

Space is limited so please register here.

Mary Muir has a Masters Degree in Counseling Education from Northeastern University. She has post graduate courses in Pastoral Counseling Expressive Arts Education and Facilitation.

 

Wednesday February 7, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

This weekly Wednesday story hour is for children between the ages of 4-6.  We will explore new concepts with great books, songs, and craft activities.  Parents and caregivers are welcome to join in!

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
misc_bingo 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Board Game Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Bring your favorite games to the library and play with famiy and friends.  All ages welcome.

    Location: Magoun Room
 
food_coffee 7:00 PM Decaf and Books Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Join Director Barbara Kerr for an informal book review session.  We’ll take a look at some new titles in fiction and non-fiction, with a few older titles tucked in.  This nighttime version of the monthly morning Coffee and Books session comes without the caffeine, but promises a fun hour of good company and talk. There will all so be tea and hot chocolate. 

No registration is required—just stop by!   

 

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Thursday February 8, 2018 Go To Top
misc_scissors 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Art Smart Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

This bi-weekly program is for children between the ages of 6-12.  We will explore, create, design, and play with different types of arts and crafts.  

Bring your imagination and be prepared for some ...messy...fun!

    Location: Magoun Room
 
ent_guitar01 10:30 PM  -  11:00 PM Sing Along Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

With Matt Heaton.

Have lots of fun and enjoy singing, clapping, and gentle movement with your baby and toddler!  Sing ALongs are for parents and their children from birth to 36 months.

    Location: Magoun Room
Saturday February 10, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM La Hora de Cuentos en Espanol Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Children and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs, and fingerplays in Spanish.

Ninos y sus cuidoadores estan invitados a una sesion de cuentos, canciones y juegos con los dedos en espanol.

For babies to 5 years old and caregivers.

    Location: Children's Story Room
Monday February 12, 2018 Go To Top
school_chemistry1 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Science Explorers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

This monthly program is for children between the ages of 6-12.  Come experiment and learn about different types of science.  Bring your brain!  You'll need it for this exploration into life, the universe, and everything.

    Location: Magoun Room
 
misc_kapow.GIF 7:00 PM Graphic Novel Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Exploring Graphic Novels: a genre-by-genre look at comics and graphic novels for adults (18+)

October 16: Bitch Planet: Extraordinary Machine by Kelly Sue DeConnick, et al.

November 13: The Abominable Mr. Seabrook by Joe Ollman

December 11: Bayou  (Volume 1) by Jeremy Love

January 8: My Brother’s Husband by Gengoroh Tagame

February 12: Mockingbird: I Can Explain by Chelsea Cain and Kate Niemczyk

March 12: Prince of Cats by Ronald Wimberly

April 9: The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui

May 14: Torso by Brian Michael Bendis

Please register after September 1st at the information desk, online here, or by calling (781) 395-7950.

Limited copies of each book will be available for check out the month before. There will also be one non-circulating copy available that can be read at the library, if all other copies are out.

 

 

Tuesday February 13, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Rhymes - Movement Activities - Songs - Stories

Babies (age 0-24 months) cnan join us each week with their parents and caregivers for fun songs, fantastic rhymes, and gentle movement activities.  

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
lib_book_signing 10:00 AM Lifewriting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

A six week series with Mary Muir

Tuesdays January 9, 16, 23, 30 & February 6 & 13 at 10:00 a.m.

Through conversation and writing, the group will share memories of the experiences that make us who we are, tell stories from their lives, and connect with others through shared expression. Participants will be guided through easy to follow exercises to capture in words and images the threads that connect us to one another.  No prior writing experience needed --  just a pen and 8x10 journal or notebook.  

Everyone we meet has a story to tell. All that is required is a willingness to come, connect, have fun and capture what is in your heart.  This a great way to meet new friends! 

Space is limited so please register here.

Mary Muir has a Masters Degree in Counseling Education from Northeastern University. She has post graduate courses in Pastoral Counseling Expressive Arts Education and Facilitation.

 

 
lib_bookpurple 7:00 PM Tuesday Night Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

The group meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month from October to May. Members of the group select the titles.

October 10: The Dinner by Herman Koch

November 14: Spy: The Inside Story of How the FBI's Robert Hanssen Betrayed America by David Wise

December 12: The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen by Jacques Pepin

January 9: To be announced

February 13: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

March 13: To be announced

April 10: Dead Wake: the Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson

May 8: Hero of the Empire: the Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill by Candace Millard

Register online here or at the Information Desk.

Wednesday February 14, 2018 Go To Top
lib_bookshelf 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM 1st Grade Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

We will be discussing Katheryn Russell-Brown's Little Melba and Her Big Trombone. Melba Doretta Liston loved the sounds of music from as far back as she could remember.  As a child, she daydreamed about beats and lyrics, and hummed along with the music from her family's Majestic radio.  Atr age seven, Melba fell in love with a big, shiny trombone, and soon taught herself to play the instrument.  Read her lovley biography to find out more about her life and music.

Swing by the Children's Room to pick up a copy of the book before the club meets.  Please read the book in advance of the club meeting.

Snacks will be served.

    Location: Children's Story Room
       
 
misc_kidsreading1 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

This weekly Wednesday story hour is for children between the ages of 4-6.  We will explore new concepts with great books, songs, and craft activities.  Parents and caregivers are welcome to join in!

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
rec_dance1 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Three Evenings with Dance Caliente Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Dance away your cares as Dance Caliente presents three fun and lively dance lessons for dancers of all levels.

January 10  Waltz

February 14 Swing

March 14  Salsa               

Classes are free and dancers of all ages are invited to attend.  Founded in 1998 by Eileen Herman-Haase and Raul Nieves, Dance Caliente brings a contagious enthusiasm to their instruction of ballroom and Latin dance forms.  Bring water and comfortable shoes.   Snow Date April 11.

 

       
Thursday February 15, 2018 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

This bi-weekly Thursday program is for children between the ages of 5-12.  We will bring the LEGOs, you just have to show up with your building brain on!

Play. Learn. Build.

 

    Location: Magoun Room
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anim_dog_scottie 6:30 PM Chinese New Year Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Help us celebrate Chinese New Year witha lesson and craft from our friends at the Chinese Cultural Connection.  Refreshments will be served.

Registration required.  All ages.

    Location: Magoun Room
       
 
rec_knitting 7:00 PM Knit Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Make time to knit this season! Join new and experienced knitters for an evening of knitting, socializing, and sharing tips and techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome.  

Please bring your own project to work on.  We will meet from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on December 21, January 18, and February 15, in the Young Adult Department!

 

 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 PM  -  11:30 PM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

This weekly thursday story time is for children between the ages of 2-3.  We will laugh and share great books and songs and have a play time afterward.  Parents and caregivers are weilcome to join in!

    Location: Children's Story Room
Saturday February 17, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Join us for a fmily sotry time and craft time on SATURDAY!  This story time is for children ages 3 and up.

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
rec_scissors&glue 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids Crafternoon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Sometimes you just want to make something.  Join us for our afternoon drop-in crafts and have fun creating something new from something old!

This is a drop-in activity.  No sign up required!  Activity for age 6+ 

    Location: Magoun Room
Tuesday February 20, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Rhymes - Movement Activities - Songs - Stories

Babies (age 0-24 months) cnan join us each week with their parents and caregivers for fun songs, fantastic rhymes, and gentle movement activities.  

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
misc_thread 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Makerspace: Crochet for Beginners Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Beginners crochet class with Allie

Space is limited.  Please register online or at the Information Desk.

        There are 10 spaces available.
Wednesday February 21, 2018 Go To Top
rec_bicycle.GIF 10:00 AM Bicycle Education Series: Child Bike Safety Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

with Tom Francis from MassBike

Wednesday, February 21st at 10:00 a.m.: Child Bike Safety

Thursday, March 22nd at 7:00 p.m.: Summer/Winter Biking

Thursday, April 26 at 7:00 p.m.: Biking with Families

Thursday, May 24th at 7:00 p.m.: Bike Maintenance

Tom Francis works with MassBike, the state wide non-profit that advocates for better bicycling. He is a year-around cyclist logging as many as 12,000 miles a year, accompanied his two children to and from school by bicycle, commutes regularly to Boston from his Needham home and is currently Massachusetts State Road Racing Masters champion.

 

 
misc_kidsreading1 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

This weekly Wednesday story hour is for children between the ages of 4-6.  We will explore new concepts with great books, songs, and craft activities.  Parents and caregivers are welcome to join in!

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
eth_unionjack 7:00 PM Classic English Novels Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Classic English Novels with David Fedo                                                        

The 2017-2018 Great Books Group will read eight classic English novels, from Jane Austen to Thomas Hardy.  These are all acclaimed novels that have stood the test of time, and can be read and re-read with continued delight, amusement, and enlightenment. 

Jane Austen (1775-1817)

October 25: Sense and Sensibility (1811)

November 15: Pride and Prejudice (1813)

December 20:  Emma (1816)

Emily Bronte (1818-1848)

January 17: Wuthering Heights (1847)

Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)

February 21: Jane Eyre (1847)

Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

March 21: David Copperfield (1849-1850)

April 18:  Great  Expectations (1860-1861)

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

May 16: Jude the Obscure (1895)

This group meets at the Medford Historical Society and Museum at 10 Governors Ave.

Please sign up online here or at the Information Desk, after September 1st.

 
rec_bicycle.GIF 10:00 PM Safety with Bikes Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Join us for this 45 minute, high energy interactive class on biking and safety.  MassBike wants to help you become a stellar bike commuter or just be sure you're extra safe when you're our on your bike.

Ages 8+.

    Location: Magoun Room
Thursday February 22, 2018 Go To Top
misc_scissors 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Art Smart Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

This bi-weekly program is for children between the ages of 6-12.  We will explore, create, design, and play with different types of arts and crafts.  

Bring your imagination and be prepared for some ...messy...fun!

    Location: Magoun Room
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lib_book_red 7:00 PM Short Story Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

The Classic Short Story Discussion Group will be reading and discussing two to three short stories each month. 

October 26: "Cask of Amontillado" (Poe) and "The Lottery" (Jackson)

November 16: "Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen" (O. Henry) and "Thank You, Ma’am" (Langston Hughes)

December 28: "Gift of the Magi" (O. Henry) and "Happy Prince" (Wilde)

January 25*: "The Necklace" (de Maupassant) and "Paste" (Henry James)    

February 22: "Rope" (Porter) and "Springtime A La Carte" (O. Henry)

March 22*: “To Room 19” (Lessing) and  “Yellow Wallpaper” (Gilman)

April 26: “Open Window” (Saki) and “The Destructors” (Greene)

May 24: “Ransom of Red Chief” (O. Henry) and “The Lumber Room” (Saki)

Additional reading (optional): January – Somerset Maugham: “String of Beads” and  “Mr. Know It All”; March – Kate Chopin: “Story of an Hour”

Please register online here,  or at the Information Desk, after September 1st.

 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:30 PM  -  11:30 PM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

This weekly thursday story time is for children between the ages of 2-3.  We will laugh and share great books and songs and have a play time afterward.  Parents and caregivers are weilcome to join in!

    Location: Children's Story Room
Friday February 23, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM Novel Idea Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

The Novel Idea Book Group will meet at the Medford Senior Center on the last Friday of the month (except for November) at 10:00 a.m. 

This is a fiction group for all adults, you do not have to be a senior to attend. 

Books will be available at the Library the first week of September.

October 27: Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg 

November 17: Postmistress by Sarah Blake

December 29: Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian

January 26: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

February 23: Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

March 23: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

April 27: Morning Glory by Sarah Jio

May 25: Ines of my Soul by Isabel Allende

Please register online here or at the Information Desk, after September 1st. 

Saturday February 24, 2018 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Join us for a fmily sotry time and craft time on SATURDAY!  This story time is for children ages 3 and up.

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
food_cake 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Makerspace: Cake Decorating Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Cake decorating class with Rinah Yamamoto

Space is limited.  Please register online or at the Information Desk.

        There are 7 spaces available.
Monday February 26, 2018 Go To Top
elect_computer3 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Robotics/Maker Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Youth (ages 9-14) are invited to come to the Children's room to build, learn, and play with the LEGO Mindstorm ROBOT or create and invent with our other tech kits.

    Location: Magoun Room
        There are many spaces available.
 
nat_stars 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Pajama Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Don't forget to wear your pjs for this special family story time.  We will read stories, sing songs, and end our day with a fun evening at the libary.

    Location: Children's Story Room
Tuesday February 27, 2018 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Rhymes - Movement Activities - Songs - Stories

Babies (age 0-24 months) cnan join us each week with their parents and caregivers for fun songs, fantastic rhymes, and gentle movement activities.  

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
misc_kidsreading 4:00 PM  -  4:15 PM 4th and 5th grade book club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Medford Public Library invites 4th and 5th graders to join us each month.  Snacks will be provided.  If you come to the children's room, we can make sure you have a copy of the book to read in advance of our club meeting.

In February we will be discussing Wendy Wan-Long Shang's novel The Great Wall of Lucy Wu.  Lucy Wu, aspiring basketball star and interior designer, is on the verge of having the best year of her life.  She's ready to rule the school as a sixth grader, go our for captain of the school basketall team, and take over the bedroom she has always shared with her sister.  In an instant, though, her plans are shattered when she finds out that Yi Po, her beloved granmother's sister is coming to visit for several months - and is staying in Lucy's room.  Lucy's vision of a perfect year begins to crumble, and it it's place come an unwelcome roommate, foiled birthday plans, a bully who tires to scare Lucy off the basketball team, and Chinese school with the annoying know-it-all Talent Chang.  Lucy's year is ruined - or is it?

Swing by the Children's Room to pick up a copy of the book before the club meets.  Please read the book in advance of the club meeting.

Snacks will be served.

    Location: Children's Story Room
        There are many spaces available.
Wednesday February 28, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kidsreading1 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

This weekly Wednesday story hour is for children between the ages of 4-6.  We will explore new concepts with great books, songs, and craft activities.  Parents and caregivers are welcome to join in!

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
misc_none 4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM 2nd & 3rd Grade Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

We will be dicussing Brad Meltzer's I am Rosa Parks. Rosa Parks dared to stand up for herself and other African Americans by staying seated, and as a result she helped end public bus segregation and launch the country's Civil Rights Movement.

Swing by the Children's Room to pick up a copy of the book before the book club meets.

Swing by the Children's Room to pick up a copy of the book before the club meets.  Please read the book in advance of the club meeting.

Snacks will be served.

    Location: Children's Story Room
        There are many spaces available.
 
office_pencil 7:00 PM Writer's Workshop Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

The Medford Public Library's Writer’s Workshop will continue at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays, December 27, January 24, and February 28.

The group is always looking for new members so join the group to meet your community's fellow scribblers and get feedback on your work.  If you have questions about the group, please contact David Chia at duuchia@gmail.com.

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Thursday March 1, 2018 Go To Top
nat_leaf_green 7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Medford Garden Club: Cold Frames Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Want to get an earlier start on your garden veggies? Gretel Anspach will teach about cold frames and hoop houses that are great season extenders allowing vegetables to be planted 2-4 weeks earlier than unprotected plants. Cold frames also play a key role in the transition of seedlings of all kinds from the sheltered windowsill/greenhouse environment to the outdoors. Learn how, where and when to use these interesting tools in your own garden.

 

Monday March 5, 2018 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF 10:00 AM Monday Morning Mysteries Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

We will meet on the first Monday of the month from October to May at 10:00 a.m.  This year we are reading mysteries with Massachusetts settings and authors.  Books will be available the first week of September.

October 2: Other Women by Hank Philippi Ryan

November 6: The Transcendental Murder by Jane Langton

December 4: Blanche Cleans Up by Barbara Neely

January 8: Death at Charity’s Point by William Tapply

February 5: Defending Jacob by William Landay

March 5: Night Passage by Robert B. Parker

April 2: The Technologists by Matthew Pearl

May 7: The Cape Cod Mystery by Pheobe Atwood Taylor

Please register online here or at the Information Desk, after September 1. 

Monday March 12, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kapow.GIF 7:00 PM Graphic Novel Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Exploring Graphic Novels: a genre-by-genre look at comics and graphic novels for adults (18+)

October 16: Bitch Planet: Extraordinary Machine by Kelly Sue DeConnick, et al.

November 13: The Abominable Mr. Seabrook by Joe Ollman

December 11: Bayou  (Volume 1) by Jeremy Love

January 8: My Brother’s Husband by Gengoroh Tagame

February 12: Mockingbird: I Can Explain by Chelsea Cain and Kate Niemczyk

March 12: Prince of Cats by Ronald Wimberly

April 9: The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui

May 14: Torso by Brian Michael Bendis

Please register after September 1st at the information desk, online here, or by calling (781) 395-7950.

Limited copies of each book will be available for check out the month before. There will also be one non-circulating copy available that can be read at the library, if all other copies are out.

 

 

Tuesday March 13, 2018 Go To Top
lib_bookpurple 7:00 PM Tuesday Night Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

The group meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month from October to May. Members of the group select the titles.

October 10: The Dinner by Herman Koch

November 14: Spy: The Inside Story of How the FBI's Robert Hanssen Betrayed America by David Wise

December 12: The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen by Jacques Pepin

January 9: To be announced

February 13: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

March 13: To be announced

April 10: Dead Wake: the Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson

May 8: Hero of the Empire: the Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill by Candace Millard

Register online here or at the Information Desk.

Wednesday March 14, 2018 Go To Top
rec_dance1 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Three Evenings with Dance Caliente Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Dance away your cares as Dance Caliente presents three fun and lively dance lessons for dancers of all levels.

January 10  Waltz

February 14 Swing

March 14  Salsa               

Classes are free and dancers of all ages are invited to attend.  Founded in 1998 by Eileen Herman-Haase and Raul Nieves, Dance Caliente brings a contagious enthusiasm to their instruction of ballroom and Latin dance forms.  Bring water and comfortable shoes.   Snow Date April 11.

 

       
Wednesday March 21, 2018 Go To Top
eth_unionjack 7:00 PM Classic English Novels Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Classic English Novels with David Fedo                                                        

The 2017-2018 Great Books Group will read eight classic English novels, from Jane Austen to Thomas Hardy.  These are all acclaimed novels that have stood the test of time, and can be read and re-read with continued delight, amusement, and enlightenment. 

Jane Austen (1775-1817)

October 25: Sense and Sensibility (1811)

November 15: Pride and Prejudice (1813)

December 20:  Emma (1816)

Emily Bronte (1818-1848)

January 17: Wuthering Heights (1847)

Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)

February 21 Jane Eyre (1847)

Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

March 21: David Copperfield (1849-1850)

April 18:  Great  Expectations (1860-1861)

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

May 16: Jude the Obscure (1895)

This group meets at the Medford Historical Society and Museum at 10 Governors Ave.

Please sign up online here or at the Information Desk, after September 1st.

Thursday March 22, 2018 Go To Top
rec_bicycle.GIF 7:00 PM Bicycle Education Series: Summer/Winter Biking Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

with Tom Francis from MassBike

Wednesday, February 21st at 10:00 a.m.: Child Bike Safety

Thursday, March 22nd at 7:00 p.m.: Summer/Winter Biking

Thursday, April 26 at 7:00 p.m.: Biking with Families

Thursday, May 24th at 7:00 p.m.: Bike Maintenance

Tom Francis works with MassBike, the state wide non-profit that advocates for better bicycling. He is a year-around cyclist logging as many as 12,000 miles a year, accompanied his two children to and from school by bicycle, commutes regularly to Boston from his Needham home and is currently Massachusetts State Road Racing Masters champion.

 

 
lib_book_red 7:00 PM Short Story Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

The Classic Short Story Discussion Group will be reading and discussing two to three short stories each month. 

October 26: "Cask of Amontillado" (Poe) and "The Lottery" (Jackson)

November 16: "Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen" (O. Henry) and "Thank You, Ma’am" (Langston Hughes)

December 28: "Gift of the Magi" (O. Henry) and "Happy Prince" (Wilde)

January 25*: "The Necklace" (de Maupassant) and "Paste" (Henry James)    

February 22: "Rope" (Porter) and "Springtime A La Carte" (O. Henry)

March 22*: “To Room 19” (Lessing) and  “Yellow Wallpaper” (Gilman)

April 26: “Open Window” (Saki) and “The Destructors” (Greene)

May 24: “Ransom of Red Chief” (O. Henry) and “The Lumber Room” (Saki)

Additional reading (optional): January – Somerset Maugham: “String of Beads” and  “Mr. Know It All”; March – Kate Chopin: “Story of an Hour”

Please register online here,  or at the Information Desk, after September 1st.

Friday March 23, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM Novel Idea Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

The Novel Idea Book Group will meet at the Medford Senior Center on the last Friday of the month (except for November) at 10:00 a.m. 

This is a fiction group for all adults, you do not have to be a senior to attend. 

Books will be available at the Library the first week of September.

October 27: Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg 

November 17: Postmistress by Sarah Blake

December 29: Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian

January 26: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

February 23: Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

March 23: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

April 27: Morning Glory by Sarah Jio

May 25: Ines of my Soul by Isabel Allende

Please register online here or at the Information Desk, after September 1st. 

Monday April 2, 2018 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF 10:00 AM Monday Morning Mysteries Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

We will meet on the first Monday of the month from October to May at 10:00 a.m.  This year we are reading mysteries with Massachusetts settings and authors.  Books will be available the first week of September.

October 2: Other Women by Hank Philippi Ryan

November 6: The Transcendental Murder by Jane Langton

December 4: Blanche Cleans Up by Barbara Neely

January 8: Death at Charity’s Point by William Tapply

February 5: Defending Jacob by William Landay

March 5: Night Passage by Robert B. Parker

April 2: The Technologists by Matthew Pearl

May 7: The Cape Cod Mystery by Pheobe Atwood Taylor

Please register online here or at the Information Desk, after September 1. 

Monday April 9, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kapow.GIF 7:00 PM Graphic Novel Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Exploring Graphic Novels: a genre-by-genre look at comics and graphic novels for adults (18+)

October 16: Bitch Planet: Extraordinary Machine by Kelly Sue DeConnick, et al.

November 13: The Abominable Mr. Seabrook by Joe Ollman

December 11: Bayou  (Volume 1) by Jeremy Love

January 8: My Brother’s Husband by Gengoroh Tagame

February 12: Mockingbird: I Can Explain by Chelsea Cain and Kate Niemczyk

March 12: Prince of Cats by Ronald Wimberly

April 9: The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui

May 14: Torso by Brian Michael Bendis

Please register after September 1st at the information desk, online here, or by calling (781) 395-7950.

Limited copies of each book will be available for check out the month before. There will also be one non-circulating copy available that can be read at the library, if all other copies are out.

 

 

Tuesday April 10, 2018 Go To Top
lib_bookpurple 7:00 PM Tuesday Night Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

The group meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month from October to May. Members of the group select the titles.

October 10: The Dinner by Herman Koch

November 14: Spy: The Inside Story of How the FBI's Robert Hanssen Betrayed America by David Wise

December 12: The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen by Jacques Pepin

January 9: To be announced

February 13: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

March 13: To be announced

April 10: Dead Wake: the Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson

May 8: Hero of the Empire: the Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill by Candace Millard

Register online here or at the Information Desk.

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Wednesday April 18, 2018 Go To Top
eth_unionjack 7:00 PM Classic English Novels Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Classic English Novels with David Fedo                                                        

The 2017-2018 Great Books Group will read eight classic English novels, from Jane Austen to Thomas Hardy.  These are all acclaimed novels that have stood the test of time, and can be read and re-read with continued delight, amusement, and enlightenment. 

Jane Austen (1775-1817)

October 25: Sense and Sensibility (1811)

November 15: Pride and Prejudice (1813)

December 20:  Emma (1816)

Emily Bronte (1818-1848)

January 17: Wuthering Heights (1847)

Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)

February 21 Jane Eyre (1847)

Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

March 21: David Copperfield (1849-1850)

April 18:  Great  Expectations (1860-1861)

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

May 16: Jude the Obscure (1895)

This group meets at the Medford Historical Society and Museum at 10 Governors Ave.

Please sign up online here or at the Information Desk, after September 1st.

Thursday April 26, 2018 Go To Top
rec_bicycle.GIF 7:00 PM Bicycle Education Series: Biking with Families Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

with Tom Francis from MassBike

Wednesday, February 21st at 10:00 a.m.: Child Bike Safety

Thursday, March 22nd at 7:00 p.m.: Summer/Winter Biking

Thursday, April 26 at 7:00 p.m.: Biking with Families

Thursday, May 24th at 7:00 p.m.: Bike Maintenance

Tom Francis works with MassBike, the state wide non-profit that advocates for better bicycling. He is a year-around cyclist logging as many as 12,000 miles a year, accompanied his two children to and from school by bicycle, commutes regularly to Boston from his Needham home and is currently Massachusetts State Road Racing Masters champion.

 

 
lib_book_red 7:00 PM Short Story Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

The Classic Short Story Discussion Group will be reading and discussing two to three short stories each month. 

October 26: "Cask of Amontillado" (Poe) and "The Lottery" (Jackson)

November 16: "Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen" (O. Henry) and "Thank You, Ma’am" (Langston Hughes)

December 28: "Gift of the Magi" (O. Henry) and "Happy Prince" (Wilde)

January 25*: "The Necklace" (de Maupassant) and "Paste" (Henry James)    

February 22: "Rope" (Porter) and "Springtime A La Carte" (O. Henry)

March 22*: “To Room 19” (Lessing) and  “Yellow Wallpaper” (Gilman)

April 26: “Open Window” (Saki) and “The Destructors” (Greene)

May 24: “Ransom of Red Chief” (O. Henry) and “The Lumber Room” (Saki)

Additional reading (optional): January – Somerset Maugham: “String of Beads” and  “Mr. Know It All”; March – Kate Chopin: “Story of an Hour”

Please register online here,  or at the Information Desk, after September 1st.

Friday April 27, 2018 Go To Top
lib_book_bunch1 10:00 AM Novel Idea Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

The Novel Idea Book Group will meet at the Medford Senior Center on the last Friday of the month (except for November) at 10:00 a.m. 

This is a fiction group for all adults, you do not have to be a senior to attend. 

Books will be available at the Library the first week of September.

October 27: Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg 

November 17: Postmistress by Sarah Blake

December 29: Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian

January 26: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

February 23: Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

March 23: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

April 27: Morning Glory by Sarah Jio

May 25: Ines of my Soul by Isabel Allende

Please register online here or at the Information Desk, after September 1st. 

Monday May 7, 2018 Go To Top
misc_magnifying_glass.GIF 10:00 AM Monday Morning Mysteries Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

We will meet on the first Monday of the month from October to May at 10:00 a.m.  This year we are reading mysteries with Massachusetts settings and authors.  Books will be available the first week of September.

October 2: Other Women by Hank Philippi Ryan

November 6: The Transcendental Murder by Jane Langton

December 4: Blanche Cleans Up by Barbara Neely

January 8: Death at Charity’s Point by William Tapply

February 5: Defending Jacob by William Landay

March 5: Night Passage by Robert B. Parker

April 2: The Technologists by Matthew Pearl

May 7: The Cape Cod Mystery by Pheobe Atwood Taylor

Please register online here or at the Information Desk, after September 1. 

Tuesday May 8, 2018 Go To Top
lib_bookpurple 7:00 PM Tuesday Night Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

The group meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month from October to May. Members of the group select the titles.

October 10: The Dinner by Herman Koch

November 14: Spy: The Inside Story of How the FBI's Robert Hanssen Betrayed America by David Wise

December 12: The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen by Jacques Pepin

January 9: To be announced

February 13: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

March 13: To be announced

April 10: To be announced

May 8: Hero of the Empire: the Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill by Candace Millard

Register online here or at the Information Desk.

Monday May 14, 2018 Go To Top
misc_kapow.GIF 7:00 PM Graphic Novel Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Exploring Graphic Novels: a genre-by-genre look at comics and graphic novels for adults (18+)

October 16: Bitch Planet: Extraordinary Machine by Kelly Sue DeConnick, et al.

November 13: The Abominable Mr. Seabrook by Joe Ollman

December 11: Bayou  (Volume 1) by Jeremy Love

January 8: My Brother’s Husband by Gengoroh Tagame

February 12: Mockingbird: I Can Explain by Chelsea Cain and Kate Niemczyk

March 12: Prince of Cats by Ronald Wimberly

April 9: The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui

May 14: Torso by Brian Michael Bendis

Please register after September 1st at the information desk, online here, or by calling (781) 395-7950.

Limited copies of each book will be available for check out the month before. There will also be one non-circulating copy available that can be read at the library, if all other copies are out.

 

 

Wednesday May 16, 2018 Go To Top
eth_unionjack 7:00 PM Classic English Novels Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Classic English Novels with David Fedo                                                        

The 2017-2018 Great Books Group will read eight classic English novels, from Jane Austen to Thomas Hardy.  These are all acclaimed novels that have stood the test of time, and can be read and re-read with continued delight, amusement, and enlightenment. 

Jane Austen (1775-1817)

October 25: Sense and Sensibility (1811)

November 15: Pride and Prejudice (1813)

December 20:  Emma (1816)

Emily Bronte (1818-1848)

January 17: Wuthering Heights (1847)

Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)

February 21 Jane Eyre (1847)

Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

March 21: David Copperfield (1849-1850)

April 18:  Great  Expectations (1860-1861)

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

May 16: Jude the Obscure (1895)

This group meets at the Medford Historical Society and Museum at 10 Governors Ave.

Please sign up online here or at the Information Desk, after September 1st.

Thursday May 24, 2018 Go To Top
rec_bicycle.GIF 7:00 PM Bicycle Education Series: Bike Maintenance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

with Tom Francis from MassBike

Wednesday, February 21st at 10:00 a.m.: Child Bike Safety

Thursday, March 22nd at 7:00 p.m.: Summer/Winter Biking

Thursday, April 26 at 7:00 p.m.: Biking with Families

Thursday, May 24th at 7:00 p.m.: Bike Maintenance

Tom Francis works with MassBike, the state wide non-profit that advocates for better bicycling. He is a year-around cyclist logging as many as 12,000 miles a year, accompanied his two children to and from school by bicycle, commutes regularly to Boston from his Needham home and is currently Massachusetts State Road Racing Masters champion.

 

 
lib_book_red 7:00 PM Short Story Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

The Classic Short Story Discussion Group will be reading and discussing two to three short stories each month. 

October 26: "Cask of Amontillado" (Poe) and "The Lottery" (Jackson)

November 16: "Two Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen" (O. Henry) and "Thank You, Ma’am" (Langston Hughes)

December 28: "Gift of the Magi" (O. Henry) and "Happy Prince" (Wilde)

January 25*: "The Necklace" (de Maupassant) and "Paste" (Henry James)    

February 22: "Rope" (Porter) and "Springtime A La Carte" (O. Henry)

March 22*: “To Room 19” (Lessing) and  “Yellow Wallpaper” (Gilman)

April 26: “Open Window” (Saki) and “The Destructors” (Greene)

May 24: “Ransom of Red Chief” (O. Henry) and “The Lumber Room” (Saki)

Additional reading (optional): January – Somerset Maugham: “String of Beads” and  “Mr. Know It All”; March – Kate Chopin: “Story of an Hour”

Please register online here,  or at the Information Desk, after September 1st.

Friday May 25, 2018 Go To Top
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    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

The Novel Idea Book Group will meet at the Medford Senior Center on the last Friday of the month (except for November) at 10:00 a.m. 

This is a fiction group for all adults, you do not have to be a senior to attend. 

Books will be available at the Library the first week of September.

October 27: Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg 

November 17: Postmistress by Sarah Blake

December 29: Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian

January 26: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

February 23: Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

March 23: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

April 27: Morning Glory by Sarah Jio

May 25: Ines of my Soul by Isabel Allende

Please register online here or at the Information Desk, after September 1st. 

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