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Monday March 27, 2017
   6:30 PM Pajama Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   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: Magoun Room

Tuesday March 28, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Baies (age0-24 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
   10:00 AM Lifewriting  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Lifewriting: a six week series

Tuesdays March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, and 11 at 10:00 a.m.

In today's challenging times  many people are feeling stress and having a hard time making positive connections. 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 writing experience needed --  just a pen and 8x10 journal or notebook.  

   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Crazy 8s Math Club  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Crazy 8s is a math club unlike any before it. It's a collection of novel, high-octane math activities that will appeal to a wide range of kids, not just the future math contest types.  Math Club will run 8 consecutive Tuesdays and it is best to come to each meeting.

math + Fun = Crazy 8s!

    Location: Children's Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Mystic Maker Space  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Sewing Class: Basic Sewing Skills

Learn about seams and basic skills with Emily. Space is limited; registration required. Ages 16+.


Wednesday March 29, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   7:00 PM Writer's Workshop  
   

The Medford Public Library's Writer’s Workshop will continue at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays, March 29, April 26, and May 31.

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 March 30, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

This weekly Thrusday 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 afterwards.

Parents and caregivers are welcome to join in!

    Location: Children's Story Room
   2:00 PM Dance Performance  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

The Medford Senior Center hosts a performance by the Elders Ensemble of Prometheus Dance.

This event is at the Medford Senior Center on 101 Riverside Ave.

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Club  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   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 you building brain on!

Play. Learn. Build.

    Location: Magoun Room
   6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM 5th & 6th Grade Book Club  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Bring your favorite snack to share and talk about this month's great read! If you come to the Children's room, we can make sure you have a copy of the book to read in advance of our club meeting.

This month's book is: I Am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to be Your Class President by Josh Lieb

    Location: Children's Room
   6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Teen Book Club  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Books are available at the Checkout desk at the start of each month!

March book: Shadowshaper, by Daniel Jose Older

April book: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, by Benjamin Alire Saenz

May book: The Unexpected Everything, by Morgan Matson

    Location: YA Section
   7:00 PM Performing Life  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Performing Life: The Story of Ruth Posselt, American Violinist

Violinist Ruth Posselt (1914–2007), was born in Medford and grew up on Sheridan Ave.  Posselt was a child prodigy who made her debut at New York's Carnegie Hall in 1923 at the age of 11.  During her long performing career Posselt worked with some of the most famous composers and condutors of her time.   Posselt premiered important works for the violin by twentieth-century composers such as Samuel Barber, Paul Hindemith, and Aaron Copland. For decades, Posselt performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Serge Koussevitzky and Charles Munch. 

Drawing from written and oral narratives, published and unpublished sources, personal reminiscences, conversations, and anecdotes, Diana Lewis Burgin, Posselt's daughter, tells this exhilarating story of a trail-blazing female musician, through which an imagined mother-daughter dialogue murmurs continuously in the background.

 


Friday March 31, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Novel Idea Book Club  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Our new librarian-led book club is co-sponsored by the Council on Aging.  We will meet at the Library on the last Friday of the month at 10:00 a.m. We have selected the first three books but we will be calling on the members to select future titles.   Please sign up for this group at the Library or at the Senior Center.

March 31:  Orphan Train by Christina Kline

April 28: Brooklyn by Colm Toibin

May 26:  Three Bags Full by Leonie Swann

 

   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Middle School Book Club  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

For Grades 6 - 8 

Books are available at the Checkout desk at the start of every month!

March book: Countdown, by Deborah Wiles

April book: Lily and Dunkin, by Donna Gephart

May book: Ghost, by Jason Reynolds

 

    Location: YA Section

Saturday April 1, 2017
   9:15 AM  -  10:00 AM Toddler Yoga Class  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Toddler yoga (crawling - 24 months) promotes: coordination, strength, good posture, better sleep, confidence, discovery, bonding, and connection.  

Parents and caregivers will enjoy: new techniques, connection to your child, mild stretches, and relaxation.

Registration required.

    Location: Magoun Room
   10:15 AM  -  11:00 AM Baby Yoga Class  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Baby yoga (six weeks to nearly crawling) promotes: coordination, strength, good posture, better sleep, confidence, discovery, bonding, and connection.  

Parents and caregivers will enjoy: new techniques, connection to your child, mild stretches, and relaxation.

Registration required.

    Location: Magoun Room
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   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 April 3, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Monday Morning Mysteries  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Everyone loves a Mystery!  For the first year of this new book group we will be reading mysteries with international settings.  We will meet on the first Monday of the month from October to May at 10:00 a.m.  Books will be available September 1.  Please register and pick up your book at the Information Desk. 

October 3: The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith

November 7: The Shape of Water by Andrea Camilleri

December 5: Three Bags Full by Leonie Swann

January 2: The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith

February 6: Death of a Nationalist by Rebecca Pawel

March 6: The Case of the Missing Servant by Tarquin Hall

April 3: Murder in the Marais by Cara Black

May 1: Still Life by Louise Penny

 

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Crafternoons  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Join us after school to unwind with an afternoon of crafts!

Monday, April 3: Make your own keychains

Tuesday, April 11: Rubber stamp art

Tuesday, April 25: Book origami

    Location: YA Section
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Science Explorers  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

This montly programis for children between the ages of 6-12.

Come experiment and learn about different types about different types of science.  

Bring your brain! You'll need it for this exploration into life, the universe and everything.

    Location: Magoun Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Mystic Maker Space  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Drop-in Making: Decorative Bowls

No need to register for this fun class led by Jen and Betsy. There will be a variety of materials for you to play with or use fr your project ideas. Ages 16+.


Tuesday April 4, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Baies (age0-24 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
   10:00 AM Lifewriting  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Lifewriting: a six week series

Tuesdays March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, and 11 at 10:00 a.m.

In today's challenging times  many people are feeling stress and having a hard time making positive connections. 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 writing experience needed --  just a pen and 8x10 journal or notebook.  

   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Crazy 8s Math Club  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Crazy 8s is a math club unlike any before it. It's a collection of novel, high-octane math activities that will appeal to a wide range of kids, not just the future math contest types.  Math Club will run 8 consecutive Tuesdays and it is best to come to each meeting.

math + Fun = Crazy 8s!

    Location: Children's Room
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Teen Creative Writing  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   
   

Stories, graphic novels, games, snacks amd more! If you love writing, this group is for you. You do not have to attend every meeting, but we'd love it if you did!

    Location: YA Section
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Mystic Maker Space  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Sewing Class: Zippers

Emily will teach you how to work with zippers. Space is limited; registration required. Ages 16+.

   7:00 PM Community Read  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

An Evening with Jane Ziegelman, Author of 97 Orchard

A Community Read Event

Tuesday, April 4 at 7:00 p.m.

Medford Historical Society and Museum, 10 Governors Ave.

We are very excited to welcome our Community Read author Jane Ziegelman who will talk about her book, as well as history and food traditions of this historic New York tenement.

 


Wednesday April 5, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Board Gaming  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Magoun Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Board Games  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

   7:00 PM West African Kora Concert  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

West African Kora Concert with Sean Gaskell

The West African Kora is a 21 string harp native to the Mandinka people of Gambia, Senegal, Mali, Guinea and Guinea Bissau. It dates back 300 years, although some of the music comes from the middle 13th century.

Sean Gaskell  studied with master Kora players Malamini Jobarteh and Moriba Kuyateh from the Gambia.  He presents Kora concerts all over the country. 

This program is presented by the Friends of the Medford Public Library.

 


Thursday April 6, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Singalong  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Art Smart  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   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
   6:30 PM Pajama Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   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: Magoun Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teens - #UNPLUG: Peeps Display  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Sign Up Required by April 5.

Recreate your favorite book, movie, or TV show moment using peeps!

    Location: YA Section
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Medford Garden Club  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Medford Garden Club Presentation: Community Vegetable Gardening

Thursday, April 6   7-9 pm

Learn about Medford’s expanding community vegetable gardens with Joan Parker, an expert gardener and local community gardening organizer. Joan will address some of the practical sides of vegetable gardening at any location, including planning a new garden, choosing the right varieties of vegetables, and maintaining a garden for maximum harvest. This will be an interactive presentation.

 


Monday April 10, 2017
   6:30 PM Pajama Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   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: Magoun Room

Tuesday April 11, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Baies (age0-24 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
   10:00 AM Lifewriting  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Lifewriting: a six week series

Tuesdays March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, and 11 at 10:00 a.m.

In today's challenging times  many people are feeling stress and having a hard time making positive connections. 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 writing experience needed --  just a pen and 8x10 journal or notebook.  

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Crafternoons  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Join us after school to unwind with an afternoon of crafts!

Monday, April 3: Make your own keychains

Tuesday, April 11: Rubber stamp art

Tuesday, April 25: Book origami

    Location: YA Section
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Crazy 8s Math Club  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Crazy 8s is a math club unlike any before it. It's a collection of novel, high-octane math activities that will appeal to a wide range of kids, not just the future math contest types.  Math Club will run 8 consecutive Tuesdays and it is best to come to each meeting.

math + Fun = Crazy 8s!

    Location: Children's Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Tuesday Night Book Group  
    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.

October 11: Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland

November 8: Gray Mountain by John Grisham

December 13: Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown

January 10: to be announced

February 14: to be announced

March 14: Dimestore by Lee Smith

April 11: Miller’s Valley by Anna Quindlen

May 9: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

 


Wednesday April 12, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room

Thursday April 13, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

This weekly Thrusday 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 afterwards.

Parents and caregivers are welcome to join in!

    Location: Children's Story Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Club  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   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 you building brain on!

Play. Learn. Build.

    Location: Magoun Room

Friday April 14, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Coffee and Books  
   

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!

 

   3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM 3rd and 4th Grade Book Club  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

We will be discussing Walter Mayes novel Sadako and the Walter the Giant Storyteller's Giant Book of Giant Stories.

Using both tall-tale and fairy-tale giants, this book tells short stories from each giant's point of view!

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

 

    Location: Children's Story Room

Saturday April 15, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   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
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids Crafternoon  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids Crafternoon  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

This is a drop-in activity.  No sign up required.  

Activity for ages 6+

    Location: Children's Room

Tuesday April 18, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Baies (age0-24 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
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Crazy 8s Math Club  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Crazy 8s is a math club unlike any before it. It's a collection of novel, high-octane math activities that will appeal to a wide range of kids, not just the future math contest types.  Math Club will run 8 consecutive Tuesdays and it is best to come to each meeting.

math + Fun = Crazy 8s!

    Location: Children's Room
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Teen Creative Writing  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   
   

Stories, graphic novels, games, snacks amd more! If you love writing, this group is for you. You do not have to attend every meeting, but we'd love it if you did!

    Location: YA Section

Wednesday April 19, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Make a Kite  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Spring has come! Join us at the library to celebrate!  We will be using upcycled materials to make kites and, weather providing, will test 'em out!

Ages 8+

    Location: Magoun Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Board Games  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Great American Novelists Series: Mark Twain, Henry James, and Edith Wharton  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Great American Novelists Series: Mark Twain, Henry James, and Edith Wharton (at MHSM)

Faciliator: David Fedo

The coming year’s readings will focus on three of America’s greatest writers of fiction, all of whom overlapped the 19th and 20th centuries, but whose influence still has an impact on today’s literary scene.

The group will meet on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00PM.  In October, the group will meet at the Library.  All other meetings will be at the Medford Historical Society and Museum at 10 Governors Ave.

October 19: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876)

November 16: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884)

December 14: Life on the Mississippi (1883)

January 18: The American (1877)

February 15: Washington Square (1881)

March 15: The House of Mirth (1905)

April 19: The Age of Innocence (1920)

May 17: Ethan Frome


Thursday April 20, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

This weekly Thrusday 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 afterwards.

Parents and caregivers are welcome to join in!

    Location: Children's Story Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Art Smart  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   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
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teens - #UNPLUG: Watermark Tees  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Sign Up Required by April 19.

Use glue to design a shirt with book quotes, song lyrics, and/or pictures. We'll dye the shirts after they dry and you'll be left with your design showing through the dye!

    Location: YA Section
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Mystic Maker Space  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Library Mosaic Workshop

Help us beautify the library as we continue working on the library's new wall mosaic. Ages 5+.

   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Knit Night  
   

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 April 21, 2017
   10:00 AM William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

The course of true love never did run smooth.....

Come watch the Boston Shakesepeare Project adaspt A Midsummer Night's Dream in this kid-friendly family performance.  For ages 6+.

This program was generously sponosred by the Friends of Medford Public Library and in part by a grant from the Medford Arts Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetss Cultural Council, a state agency.

    Location: Magoun Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Middle School Book Club  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

For Grades 6 - 8 

Books are available at the Checkout desk at the start of every month!

March book: Countdown, by Deborah Wiles

April book: Lily and Dunkin, by Donna Gephart

May book: Ghost, by Jason Reynolds

 

    Location: YA Section

Saturday April 22, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   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 April 24, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Robotics / Maker Club  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Room

Tuesday April 25, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Baies (age0-24 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
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Crafternoons  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Join us after school to unwind with an afternoon of crafts!

Monday, April 3: Make your own keychains

Tuesday, April 11: Rubber stamp art

Tuesday, April 25: Book origami

    Location: YA Section
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Crazy 8s Math Club  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Crazy 8s is a math club unlike any before it. It's a collection of novel, high-octane math activities that will appeal to a wide range of kids, not just the future math contest types.  Math Club will run 8 consecutive Tuesdays and it is best to come to each meeting.

math + Fun = Crazy 8s!

    Location: Children's Room

Wednesday April 26, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   7:00 PM Writer's Workshop  
   

The Medford Public Library's Writer’s Workshop will continue at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays, March 29, April 26, and May 31.

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.

 

   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Mystic Maker Space  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Community Podcast: Intro to Recording Software

Work with us on our community podcast at this class. Registration required. Ages 16+.


Thursday April 27, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

This weekly Thrusday 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 afterwards.

Parents and caregivers are welcome to join in!

    Location: Children's Story Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Club  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   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 you building brain on!

Play. Learn. Build.

    Location: Magoun Room
   6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM 5th & 6th Grade Book Club  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Bring your favorite snack to share and talk about this month's great read! If you come to the Children's room, we can make sure you have a copy of the book to read in advance of our club meeting.

This month's book is: El Deafo by CeCe Bell

    Location: Children's Room
   6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Teen Book Club  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Books are available at the Checkout desk at the start of each month!

March book: Shadowshaper, by Daniel Jose Older

April book: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, by Benjamin Alire Saenz

May book: The Unexpected Everything, by Morgan Matson

    Location: YA Section
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Foodie Book Club  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Does reading Dickens make you hungry?  There are so many meals of roasted hens, mutton chops and puddings!  The new Foodie Book Group will be reading delicious memoirs by chefs, critics, and foodies as well as fiction in which food and thoughts of food play an integral part.

Please join us on the  4th Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM.  The November meeting will be one week early because of Thanksgiving. 

October 27: My Life in France—Julia Child

November 17 (one week early): Yes, Chef—Marcus Samuelsson

December 22: Babettes’s Feast—Isak Dinesen

January 26: Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake—Aimee Bender

February 23: Tender At the Bone—Ruth Reichl

March 23: Gourmet Rhapsody—Muriel Barberry

April 27: The Dinner—Herman Koch

May 25: Fortune Cookie Chronicles—Jennifer 8 Lee

 


Friday April 28, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Novel Idea Book Club  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Our new librarian-led book club is co-sponsored by the Council on Aging.  We will meet at the Library on the last Friday of the month at 10:00 a.m. We have selected the first three books but we will be calling on the members to select future titles.   Please sign up for this group at the Library or at the Senior Center.

March 31:  Orphan Train by Christina Kline

April 28: Brooklyn by Colm Toibin

May 26:  Three Bags Full by Leonie Swann

 

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Arbor Day Tree Planting  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Celebrate Arbor Day by learning about how to plant and take care of the trees in our town.

Youth will have an opportunity to plant a seedling.

Ages 5+

    Location: Magoun Room

Saturday April 29, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM La hora de cuentos en espanol  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

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

For babies to 5 years old and caregivers.

    Location: Children's Story Room

Monday May 1, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Monday Morning Mysteries  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Everyone loves a Mystery!  For the first year of this new book group we will be reading mysteries with international settings.  We will meet on the first Monday of the month from October to May at 10:00 a.m.  Books will be available September 1.  Please register and pick up your book at the Information Desk. 

October 3: The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith

November 7: The Shape of Water by Andrea Camilleri

December 5: Three Bags Full by Leonie Swann

January 2: The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith

February 6: Death of a Nationalist by Rebecca Pawel

March 6: The Case of the Missing Servant by Tarquin Hall

April 3: Murder in the Marais by Cara Black

May 1: Still Life by Louise Penny

 

   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Mystic Maker Space  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Drop-in Making: Rubber Stamp and Card Making

No need to register for this fun class led by Jen and Betsy. There will be a varietyof materials for you to play with or use for your project ideas. Ages 16+.


Tuesday May 2, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Baies (age0-24 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
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Crazy 8s Math Club  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Crazy 8s is a math club unlike any before it. It's a collection of novel, high-octane math activities that will appeal to a wide range of kids, not just the future math contest types.  Math Club will run 8 consecutive Tuesdays and it is best to come to each meeting.

math + Fun = Crazy 8s!

    Location: Children's Room
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Teen Creative Writing  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   
   

Stories, graphic novels, games, snacks amd more! If you love writing, this group is for you. You do not have to attend every meeting, but we'd love it if you did!

    Location: YA Section
   7:00 PM Community Read  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Tracing Your Immigrant Ancestors with Margaret Fortier

Tuesday, May 2 at 7:00 p.m.

Join genealogist Margaret Fortier for an introduction to the challenges and tools available to help you trace your immigrant ancestors.

Margaret R. Fortier is a professional genealogist who serves as Membership Director of the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists, Inc. As a researcher, writer, and speaker, Margaret focuses on immigrant ancestors in New England.

Presented by the Friends of the Medford Public Library.

 


Wednesday May 3, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Crafternoons  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   
   

Join us after school to unwind with an afternoon of crafts!

Wednesday, May 3: Magnetic Bookmarks

Tuesday, May 9: CD Art

Tuesday, May 23: Magazine collages

    Location: YA Section
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Board Gaming  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Magoun Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Board Games  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

   7:00 PM Smartphones 101  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Smartphones 101: A presentation by Charlie Hoover of The Boston Tech Collective

 Are you new to smartphones or curious about why they are such a big deal? Not sure what to get or if you should have one? Come by for a beginners guide to this confusing but amazing technology! 

Charlie Hoover has been roaming the Greater Boston area for over a decade now helping people from all walks of life with their technology needs.


Thursday May 4, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Singalong  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM May the Fourth Be With You  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Happy Star Wars Day! Come craft with us as we design some cool aret projects that are truly from a galaxy far, far away.

Ages 5+

    Location: Magoun Room
   6:30 PM Pajama Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   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: Magoun Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teens - #UNPLUG: Upcycled Book Decorations  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Sign Up Required by May 3.

Learn how to make hanging book decorations with recycled books.

    Location: YA Section

Saturday May 6, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   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 May 9, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Baies (age0-24 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
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Crafternoons  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   
   

Join us after school to unwind with an afternoon of crafts!

Wednesday, May 3: Magnetic Bookmarks

Tuesday, May 9: CD Art

Tuesday, May 23: Magazine collages

    Location: YA Section
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Crazy 8s Math Club  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Crazy 8s is a math club unlike any before it. It's a collection of novel, high-octane math activities that will appeal to a wide range of kids, not just the future math contest types.  Math Club will run 8 consecutive Tuesdays and it is best to come to each meeting.

math + Fun = Crazy 8s!

    Location: Children's Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Tuesday Night Book Group  
    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.

October 11: Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland

November 8: Gray Mountain by John Grisham

December 13: Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown

January 10: to be announced

February 14: to be announced

March 14: Dimestore by Lee Smith

April 11: Miller’s Valley by Anna Quindlen

May 9: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

 


Wednesday May 10, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room

Thursday May 11, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

This weekly Thrusday 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 afterwards.

Parents and caregivers are welcome to join in!

    Location: Children's Story Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Art Smart  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   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

Friday May 12, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Coffee and Books  
   

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!

 

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Mother's Day Craft  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Bring mom to the library and help her make a Mother's Day card or present to celebrate her awesomeness.

All ages.

    Location: Children's Room

Saturday May 13, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   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
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Mystic Maker Space  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Bike Repair Workshop

Want a little help getting your bike ready for the summer? Drop in and learn the tricks for repair and maintenance.  Feel free to bring your bikes with you to this workshop. Ages 12+.


Monday May 15, 2017
   6:30 PM Pajama Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   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: Magoun Room

Tuesday May 16, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Baies (age0-24 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
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Crazy 8s Math Club  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Crazy 8s is a math club unlike any before it. It's a collection of novel, high-octane math activities that will appeal to a wide range of kids, not just the future math contest types.  Math Club will run 8 consecutive Tuesdays and it is best to come to each meeting.

math + Fun = Crazy 8s!

    Location: Children's Room
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Teen Creative Writing  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   
   

Stories, graphic novels, games, snacks amd more! If you love writing, this group is for you. You do not have to attend every meeting, but we'd love it if you did!

    Location: YA Section

Wednesday May 17, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Board Games  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Great American Novelists Series: Mark Twain, Henry James, and Edith Wharton  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Great American Novelists Series: Mark Twain, Henry James, and Edith Wharton (at MHSM)

Faciliator: David Fedo

The coming year’s readings will focus on three of America’s greatest writers of fiction, all of whom overlapped the 19th and 20th centuries, but whose influence still has an impact on today’s literary scene.

The group will meet on the third Wednesday of the month at 7:00PM.  In October, the group will meet at the Library.  All other meetings will be at the Medford Historical Society and Museum at 10 Governors Ave.

October 19: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876)

November 16: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884)

December 14: Life on the Mississippi (1883)

January 18: The American (1877)

February 15: Washington Square (1881)

March 15: The House of Mirth (1905)

April 19: The Age of Innocence (1920)

May 17: Ethan Frome


Thursday May 18, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

This weekly Thrusday 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 afterwards.

Parents and caregivers are welcome to join in!

    Location: Children's Story Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Club  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   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 you building brain on!

Play. Learn. Build.

    Location: Magoun Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teens - #UNPLUG: Make Your Own Stress Ball  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Sign Up Required by May 17.

Get ready for finals by learning how to make your own stress balls!

    Location: YA Section
   7:00 PM Community Read  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Along with 97 Orchard, our Community Read display will include dozens of international cookbooks.  We are inviting you to make an international dessert and bring it along to the 97 Orchard Book Discussion on May 18 at 7:00 p.m.

 

   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Knit Night  
   

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 May 19, 2017
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Book Sale Preview  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Friends of the Library members-only preview book sale.


Saturday May 20, 2017
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Book Sale  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Friends of the Library Spring book and bake sale.

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   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
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids Crafternoon  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids Crafternoon  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

This is a drop-in activity.  No sign up required.  

Activity for ages 6+

    Location: Children's Room

Sunday May 21, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Book Sale  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Friends of the Library Spring book and bake sale.

Garden Club Plant Sale from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or until the plants are gone!


Monday May 22, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Robotics / Maker Club  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Room

Tuesday May 23, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Baies (age0-24 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
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Crafternoons  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   
   

Join us after school to unwind with an afternoon of crafts!

Wednesday, May 3: Magnetic Bookmarks

Tuesday, May 9: CD Art

Tuesday, May 23: Magazine collages

    Location: YA Section
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Crazy 8s Math Club  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Crazy 8s is a math club unlike any before it. It's a collection of novel, high-octane math activities that will appeal to a wide range of kids, not just the future math contest types.  Math Club will run 8 consecutive Tuesdays and it is best to come to each meeting.

math + Fun = Crazy 8s!

    Location: Children's Room
   7:00 PM Dead in Good Company  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, was the nation's first cemetery.  It contains well over 90,000 graves including those of many historical figures.  Mt. Auburn also hosts a pleasing array or plants and trees and is home to many animals.

In 2015, John Harrison and Kim Nagy put together the book Dead in Good Company, a collection of stories and essays.

 


Wednesday May 24, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Mystic Maker Space  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Community Podcast: Record, Edit, Publish

Work with us on our community podcast at this class. Registration required. Ages 16+.


Thursday May 25, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

This weekly Thrusday 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 afterwards.

Parents and caregivers are welcome to join in!

    Location: Children's Story Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM 3rd and 4th Grade Book Club  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

We will be discussing David Smith's non-fiction book If the World Were a Village: A Book About the World's People.

Using a 'world-in-miniature' approach this book opens our eyes to a wider view of our planet and it's human inhabitants, telling us who we are, where we are, where we live, how fast we are growing, which languages we speak, which religions we practice and more.

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

 

    Location: Children's Story Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Art Smart  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   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
   6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM 5th & 6th Grade Book Club  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Bring your favorite snack to share and talk about this month's great read! If you come to the Children's room, we can make sure you have a copy of the book to read in advance of our club meeting.

This month's book is: Spirit's Key by Edith Cohn

    Location: Children's Room
   6:00 PM  -  6:30 PM Teen Book Club  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Books are available at the Checkout desk at the start of each month!

March book: Shadowshaper, by Daniel Jose Older

April book: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, by Benjamin Alire Saenz

May book: The Unexpected Everything, by Morgan Matson

    Location: YA Section
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Foodie Book Club  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Does reading Dickens make you hungry?  There are so many meals of roasted hens, mutton chops and puddings!  The new Foodie Book Group will be reading delicious memoirs by chefs, critics, and foodies as well as fiction in which food and thoughts of food play an integral part.

Please join us on the  4th Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM.  The November meeting will be one week early because of Thanksgiving. 

October 27: My Life in France—Julia Child

November 17 (one week early): Yes, Chef—Marcus Samuelsson

December 22: Babettes’s Feast—Isak Dinesen

January 26: Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake—Aimee Bender

February 23: Tender At the Bone—Ruth Reichl

March 23: Gourmet Rhapsody—Muriel Barberry

April 27: The Dinner—Herman Koch

May 25: Fortune Cookie Chronicles—Jennifer 8 Lee

 


Friday May 26, 2017
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Novel Idea Book Club  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Our new librarian-led book club is co-sponsored by the Council on Aging.  We will meet at the Library on the last Friday of the month at 10:00 a.m. We have selected the first three books but we will be calling on the members to select future titles.   Please sign up for this group at the Library or at the Senior Center.

March 31:  Orphan Train by Christina Kline

April 28: Brooklyn by Colm Toibin

May 26:  Three Bags Full by Leonie Swann

 

   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Middle School Book Club  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

For Grades 6 - 8 

Books are available at the Checkout desk at the start of every month!

March book: Countdown, by Deborah Wiles

April book: Lily and Dunkin, by Donna Gephart

May book: Ghost, by Jason Reynolds

 

    Location: YA Section

Saturday May 27, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM La hora de cuentos en espanol  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

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

For babies to 5 years old and caregivers.

    Location: Children's Story Room

Tuesday May 30, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Baies (age0-24 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
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Crazy 8s Math Club  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Crazy 8s is a math club unlike any before it. It's a collection of novel, high-octane math activities that will appeal to a wide range of kids, not just the future math contest types.  Math Club will run 8 consecutive Tuesdays and it is best to come to each meeting.

math + Fun = Crazy 8s!

    Location: Children's Room
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Teen Creative Writing  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   
   

Stories, graphic novels, games, snacks amd more! If you love writing, this group is for you. You do not have to attend every meeting, but we'd love it if you did!

    Location: YA Section

Wednesday May 31, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   7:00 PM Writer's Workshop  
   

The Medford Public Library's Writer’s Workshop will continue at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays, March 29, April 26, and May 31.

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

 


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