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Tuesday September 19, 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  -  4:15 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
 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Pirate Arts and Crafts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Arrrgh, matey! 'Tis International Talk Like a Pirate Day! Bring your parrot and your hook on down to the library for an afternoon of pirate themed crafts! Ages 6+

    Location: Magoun Room
 
misc_treasurechest 7:00 PM Makerspace: Jewelry Making and Repair Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Jewelry Making and Repair with Celia Lee

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

 

 

   
Wednesday September 20, 2017 Go To Top
office_notepad 10:00 AM Lifewriting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Lifewriting Series 3: Restoring Hope and Inspiration with Mary Muir

Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. on September 6, 13, 20, 27, & October 4, 11

Life story sharing is a powerful way to reduce isolation and empower individuals. ? Through gentle conversations, simple writing/journaling exercises and relaxation techniques, participants will be guided to find new meaning and commonalities in their life experiences.   

Group members will be remembering, and exploring tools to maintain inner balance and perspective despite external distractions.  Discussions will be based on our real life examples of survival and strength.

No prior experience is required.  Space is limited to 12 so please register for the series at the information desk or through the online calendar. 

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

 

 
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
 
rec_games 6:00 PM Adult Board Games Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Wednesdays at 6:00 on September 6 & 20, October 4 & 18, November 1 & 15.

Gamers of all levels are invited to drop in.  Bring a friend, your favorite game, and a sense of fun!

 
misc_none 7:00 PM World War I Series: Medicine, Mourning and Memory Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

World War I Series: Medicine, Mourning and Memory and the Legacy of the Great War

with Dan LeClerc

Three of the major elements of warfare during the First World War were the result of the development of weapons of mass destruction such as modern high-explosive artillery, rapid machine gun fire and gas warfare.   These methods caused a whole new kind of damage to the minds and bodies of combatants and a very deep impact on the emotional life of families, destroyed towns and patterns of mourning and remembrance for years to come.   The concept of “Total War” came out of that period and still haunts us today. Specifically, we will look at the medical challenges, the psychological damage faced by the survivors, and the patterns of remembrance which are still in place as we commemorate the  100th Anniversary of that tragic war which took millions of lives of both soldiers and civilians.  

Dan Leclerc taught history for 20 years in the Chelmsford, MA and Hingham, MA Public Schools,  He has presented to numerous historical societies and libraries and currently teaches in the OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes) at UMASS Boston and Tufts University, and Beacon Hill Seminars.

This program is sponsored by The Medford Arts Council, the Friends of the Medford Public Library and the Medford Historical Society and Museum.

Thursday September 21, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Craft Night: Duct Tape Journals Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Design and make your own journal/planner!

Grades 6 and up. Registration Required.

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

September 21, October 19, and November 16 at 7:00 p.m.in the YA Department
Join new and experienced knitters for an evening of knitting, socializing and sharing tips and techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome.
Please bring a project.

Saturday September 23, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Sing Along with Matt Heaton Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Magoun Room
Monday September 25, 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
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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 September 26, 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 3:30 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
 
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, we're reading Illuminae, by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.

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 September 27, 2017 Go To Top
office_notepad 10:00 AM Lifewriting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Lifewriting Series 3: Restoring Hope and Inspiration with Mary Muir

Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. on September 6, 13, 20, 27, & October 4, 11

Life story sharing is a powerful way to reduce isolation and empower individuals. ? Through gentle conversations, simple writing/journaling exercises and relaxation techniques, participants will be guided to find new meaning and commonalities in their life experiences.   

Group members will be remembering, and exploring tools to maintain inner balance and perspective despite external distractions.  Discussions will be based on our real life examples of survival and strength.

No prior experience is required.  Space is limited to 12 so please register for the series at the information desk or through the online calendar. 

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

 

 
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 September 28, 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 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Crafternoon: Banned Books Crafts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

We're rounding out Banned Books Week with some card and pin making.

No sign up required, but the program only remains open while supplies last.

Grades 6 and up.

 
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
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Friday September 29, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Tween Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

This month's book: A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L'Engle

Copies of the book will be available at the checkout desk during the month!

    Location: YA Section
Saturday September 30, 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
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids Crafternoon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Sometimes you just want to make something. Join us in 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 ages 6+.

    Location: Children's Room
Monday October 2, 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 or at the Information Desk, after September 1. 

 

        There are many spaces available.
 
rec_scissors&glue 6:30 PM Makerspace: Drop-in Making Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Drop In: Decorative Wine Bottles with Jen Baily and Betsy Kantt

No registration required.

 

 

Tuesday October 3, 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: Geometric Paper Bowls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

We're attempting to make bowls out of paper for today's crafternoon!

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

Grades 6 and up.

 
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
Wednesday October 4, 2017 Go To Top
office_notepad 10:00 AM Lifewriting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Lifewriting Series 3: Restoring Hope and Inspiration with Mary Muir

Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. on September 6, 13, 20, 27, & October 4, 11

Life story sharing is a powerful way to reduce isolation and empower individuals. ? Through gentle conversations, simple writing/journaling exercises and relaxation techniques, participants will be guided to find new meaning and commonalities in their life experiences.   

Group members will be remembering, and exploring tools to maintain inner balance and perspective despite external distractions.  Discussions will be based on our real life examples of survival and strength.

No prior experience is required.  Space is limited to 12 so please register for the series at the information desk or through the online calendar. 

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

 

 
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 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Board Gaming Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Bring your favorite games to the library and play with family and friends. ALL AGES.

    Location: Magoun Room
 
rec_games 6:00 PM Adult Board Games Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Wednesdays at 6:00 on September 6 & 20, October 4 & 18, November 1 & 15.

Gamers of all levels are invited to drop in.  Bring a friend, your favorite game, and a sense of fun!

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Thursday October 5, 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 Lego Club 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 5-12. We will bring the LEGOs, you just have to show up with your building brain on!

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

Upcycle old books into pumpkin art!

Grades 6 and up. Registration Required.

    Location: YA Section
       
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Garden Club: Gardening with Native Plants: Why it Matters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Claudia Thompson, founder and president of Grow Native Mass., will discuss the importance of native plants in our gardens and in the landscape.  She will use her Cambridge garden as a case study.

 

 

 

Gardening with Native Plants:

Why it Matters

Thursday, October 5 at 7:00 p.m.

Claudia Thompson, founder and president of Grow Native Mass., will discuss the importance of native plants in our gardens and in the landscape.  She will use her Cambridge garden as a case study.

 

Saving Your Seeds

 Thursday,  November 2 at 7:00 p.m.

Sonja Johanson, who maintains heirloom seeds and plants for Seed Savers Exchange, will discuss the reasons for saving your own seeds and the easiest home garden plants to save seeds from.

 
Saturday October 7, 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
Tuesday October 10, 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
 
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 through the online calendar or at the Information Desk.

 

        There are many spaces available.
Wednesday October 11, 2017 Go To Top
office_notepad 10:00 AM Lifewriting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Lifewriting Series 3: Restoring Hope and Inspiration with Mary Muir

Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. on September 6, 13, 20, 27, & October 4, 11

Life story sharing is a powerful way to reduce isolation and empower individuals. ? Through gentle conversations, simple writing/journaling exercises and relaxation techniques, participants will be guided to find new meaning and commonalities in their life experiences.   

Group members will be remembering, and exploring tools to maintain inner balance and perspective despite external distractions.  Discussions will be based on our real life examples of survival and strength.

No prior experience is required.  Space is limited to 12 so please register for the series at the information desk or through the online calendar. 

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

 

 
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 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Crafternoon: Popsicle Stick Coasters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Make a coaster out of popsicle sticks!

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

Grades 6 and up.

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Thursday October 12, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Sing Along with Matt Heaton Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

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

You won't need your passport to travel the world today! Just join us as Cultural Kids takes us on a fun, educational evening of exploring another culture, learning about arts, sciences, and life in other places and even trying some different types of food! Registration required.

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
misc_ 7:00 PM Emilius Ciampa: a Medford Sculptor Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Sculptor Emilius Ciampa (1896-1996) was born in Italy and grew up in the North End of Boston.  After serving in World War I, Ciampa embarked on a successful career as a sculptor. Many of his biggest projects were commissioned for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the City of Boston.  Ciampa also sculpted two monuments for Medford’s Oak Grove Cemetery as well as other pieces of civic art that can be found in the city.

Local historian Dee Morris will talk about the life and work of this Medford original who lived in Medford from the 1920’s to the 1950’s. An exhibit of images of Ciampa’s works will be on display in the Library gallery in October.  

Friday October 13, 2017 Go To Top
food_coffee 10:00 AM Coffee and Books Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Director Barbara Kerr presents this monthly review of new books.  We take a look at fiction and non-fiction.  It’s a fun hour of good company and talk. No registration is required—just stop by! 

 

Saturday October 14, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Spanish Storytime / Hora de Cuentos en Espanol Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Children and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs, and fingerplays in Spanish. Niños y sus cuidadores están invitados a una sesión de cuentos, canciones, y juegos con los dedos en español. For babies to 5 years old and caregivers.

    Location: Children's Story Room
Monday October 16, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Crafternoon: Yarn Ball Bookmarks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Learn how to make a yarn ball! You know, the kind that go on top of winter hats, but for today they'll make some super decorative bookmarks!

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

Grades 6 and up.

 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Crafternoon: Yarn Ball Bookmarks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Learn how to make a yarn ball! You know, the kind that go on top of winter hats, but for today they'll make some super decorative bookmarks!

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

Grades 6 and up.

 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Crafternoon: Yarn Ball Bookmarks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Learn how to make a yarn ball! You know, the kind that go on top of winter hats, but for today they'll make some super decorative bookmarks!

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

Grades 6 and up.

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Science Explorers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   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, on the online calendar, 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.

 

 

        There are many spaces available.
Tuesday October 17, 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
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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
 
office_lightbulb 7:00 PM Makerspace: 3D Printing Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

3D printing design with TinkerCad with Jonathan Hunt

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

 

 

 

        There are 7 spaces available.
Wednesday October 18, 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
 
rec_games 6:00 PM Adult Board Games Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Wednesdays at 6:00 on September 6 & 20, October 4 & 18, November 1 & 15.

Gamers of all levels are invited to drop in.  Bring a friend, your favorite game, and a sense of fun!

 
misc_candle_1.GIF 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Diwali Dance Performance Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

The Triveni School of Dance is coming to Medford Public Library to help us celebrate Diwali: the Festival of Lights. Watch a performance and learn about some traditional Indian dance during this all ages performance program.

 

    Location: Magoun Room
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Thursday October 19, 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 Lego Club 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 5-12. We will bring the LEGOs, you just have to show up with your building brain on!

    Location: Magoun Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Craft Night: Jack O Lantern Stress Balls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

#Unplug and make something! Get ready for the stress of exams and learn how to make your own stress ball.

Grades 6 and up. Registration Required.

    Location: YA Section
       
 
eth_italionflag 7:00 PM Great Italian-American Food in New England Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Food writer John Carafoli will be joining us during Italian-American Heritage Month to talk about Italian American food traditions in New England.

In this program, based on his 2016 book,  Carafoli will talk about the people, places, communities, and recipes that influenced  Italian-American cuisine in the region.  

It promises to be tasty visit!

John F. Carafoli is an international food stylist, consultant, food writer and wrote the seminal book Food Photography and Styling, two children’s cookbooks, Look Who’s Cooking, The Cookie Cookbook and Cape Cod Chef’s Table, Recipes from Buzzards Bay to Provincetown.  Carafoli has also been featured on the TV Food network’s Ultimate Kitchens, and NPR.

 

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

September 21, October 19, and November 16 at 7:00 p.m.in the YA Department
Join new and experienced knitters for an evening of knitting, socializing and sharing tips and techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome.
Please bring a project.

Saturday October 21, 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
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Connect the Dots Live! Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

You're an expert at connect the dots but have you tried doing them without pen and page? We're going to put some real LARGE connect the dot games down on the floor of the library and your only way to connect will be string. Think you're up to the challenge? Ages 6+

    Location: Magoun Room
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Tuesday October 24, 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 3:30 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
 
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 October 25, 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
 
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 or at the Information Desk, after September 1st.

 

        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, 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 October 26, 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 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Crafternoon: Fusion Beads Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

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

Grades 6 and up.

 
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
 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Cultural Connections Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

You won't need your passport to travel the world today! Just join us as Cultural Kids takes us on a fun, educational evening of exploring another culture, learning about arts, sciences, and life in other places and even trying some different types of food! Registration required.

    Location: Children's Story 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 at the Information Desk or through the online calendar.

 

        There are many spaces available.
Friday October 27, 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 or at the Information Desk, after September 1st. 

        There are many spaces available.
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Tween Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

This month's book: Popular, by Maya Van Wagenen

Copies of the book will be available at the checkout desk during the month!

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

How cute, evil, scary, or crazy can you make your pumpkin? We'd love to see your designs. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

    Location: Magoun Room
Saturday October 28, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Sing Along with Matt Heaton Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Magoun Room
 
nat_rose.GIF 2:00 PM Makerspace: Flower Arranging Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Flower arranging with Releigh Cocoa Lady of Amor Floral Design

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

 

 

 

        There are 12 spaces available.
Monday October 30, 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 October 31, 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: Duct Tape Crafts Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Learn how to make a wallet, pencil case, pencil toppers and more out of duct tape!

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

Grades 6 and up.

Wednesday November 1, 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 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Board Gaming Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Bring your favorite games to the library and play with family and friends. ALL AGES.

    Location: Magoun Room
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rec_games 6:00 PM Adult Board Games Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Wednesdays at 6:00 on September 6 & 20, October 4 & 18, November 1 & 15.

Gamers of all levels are invited to drop in.  Bring a friend, your favorite game, and a sense of fun!

Thursday November 2, 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 Lego Club 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 5-12. We will bring the LEGOs, you just have to show up with your building brain on!

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

#Unplug and make something! Learn how to make something! If there is time, we will transform the strands of knitting into a snake and/or an octopus!

Grades 6 and up. Registration Required.

    Location: YA Section
        There are many spaces available.
 
nat_tulip.GIF 7:00 PM Garden Club: Saving Your Seeds Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Sonja Johanson, who maintains heirloom seeds and plants for Seed Savers Exchange, will discuss the reasons for saving your own seeds and the easiest home garden plants to save seeds from.

 

Friday November 3, 2017 Go To Top
food_coffee 10:00 AM Coffee and Books Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Director Barbara Kerr presents this monthly review of new books.  We take a look at fiction and non-fiction.  It’s a fun hour of good company and talk. No registration is required—just stop by! 

 

 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Crafternoon: Pocket Bookmarks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Learn how to make a folded pocket bookmark for page corners!

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

Grades 6 and up.

Saturday November 4, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Spanish Storytime / Hora de Cuentos en Espanol Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Children and their caregivers are invited to join us for stories, songs, and fingerplays in Spanish. Niños y sus cuidadores están invitados a una sesión de cuentos, canciones, y juegos con los dedos en español. For babies to 5 years old and caregivers.

    Location: Children's Story Room
 
holiday_xmastree 1:00 PM Makerspace: Needle Felted Ornaments Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Needle Felted Ornaments with Kerri Babish

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

 

 

 

        There are 9 spaces available.
Monday November 6, 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. 

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Sugar Skull Decorating Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated on the 1st or 2nd of November. Sugar skulls are decorations used to honor the spirit of someone who passed away. Come make your own honorable decoration with us! Registration required.

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

Drop in Making: Recycled Magazine Crafts with Jen Baily and Betsy Kantt

No registration required.

Tuesday November 7, 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
Wednesday November 8, 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
 
rec_footballhelmet 6:30 PM High School Pigskin Rivalry:The Malden/Medford Game Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

It’s a storied high school football rivalry in Massachusetts, which this year features the 130th battle between the Medford Mustangs and the Malden Golden Tornadoes.

On November 8, the coaches (Jason Nascimento from Medford and Bill Manchester from Malden), along with players and alumni from both teams, will explain why this game is the most important one of the season—for the players, the coaches, the alumni and fans. Malden currently leads the series by 64-55- 10, but both teams will be keyed up and rarin’ to go. Come to hear the pre-game strategies, as both sides in the competition discuss the historical tradition which has made this athletic contest so special.

Christopher Hurley, sports editor for the Medford Transcript, and David Fedo, Vice President of the Medford Historical Society & Museum, will co-lead the panel.

This program is sponsored by the Medford Public Library and the Medford Historical Society and Museum.

 

Thursday November 9, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Sing Along with Matt Heaton Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

    Location: Magoun Room
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Crafternoon: CD Art Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Decorate old CDs to make dreamcatchers, scratch art, and more

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

Grades 6 and up.

 
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
Monday November 13, 2017 Go To Top
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Science Explorers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   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 November 14, 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
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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.

 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Teens: ERASED Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Participants receive a box of random craft supplies and will have 30 minutes to make a work of art!

Grades 6 and up. Registration Required!

    Location: YA Section
       
Wednesday November 15, 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 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Crafternoon: Decorate Bookends Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Leave your mark on the Teen Section and decorate one of our chalkboard paint covered bookends.

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

Grades 6 and up.

 
rec_games 6:00 PM Adult Board Games Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Wednesdays at 6:00 on September 6 & 20, October 4 & 18, November 1 & 15.

Gamers of all levels are invited to drop in.  Bring a friend, your favorite game, and a sense of fun!

 
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 November 16, 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 Lego Club 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 5-12. We will bring the LEGOs, you just have to show up with your building brain on!

    Location: Magoun Room
 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Craft Night: 'Stained Glass' Candle Holders Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

#Unplug and make something! Make your own decorative candle holder

Grades 6 and up. Registration Required.

    Location: YA Section
       
 
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.

 

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

September 21, October 19, and November 16 at 7:00 p.m.in the YA Department
Join new and experienced knitters for an evening of knitting, socializing and sharing tips and techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome.
Please bring a project.

Friday November 17, 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. 

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misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Tween Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

This month's book: Ghosts, by Raina Telgemeier

Copies of the book will be available at the checkout desk during the month!

    Location: YA Section
Saturday November 18, 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
 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids Crafternoon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Sometimes you just want to make something. Join us in 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 ages 6+.

    Location: Children's Room
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
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.

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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
 
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 are 4 spaces 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
 
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
       
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. 

Monday December 11, 2017 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 December 12, 2017 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 December 20, 2017 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 December 28, 2017 Go To Top
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 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. 

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. 

 
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
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    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 17, 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 January 25, 2018 Go To Top
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 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. 

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. 

Monday February 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 February 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.

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Wednesday February 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 February 22, 2018 Go To Top
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 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. 

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 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
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
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
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.

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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. 

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