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Tuesday October 24, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit  
    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
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Creative Writing  
    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
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM 4th and 5th grade book club  
    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
   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Book Club  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

This month's book: Does My Head Look Big in This? by Randa Abdel-Fattah

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
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Story Time  
    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
   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM 2nd and 3rd grade book club  
    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
   7:00 PM Classic English Novels Book Group  
    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.

 

   7:00 PM Writer's Workshop  
    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
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 PM Toddler Time  
    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
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Crafternoon: Fusion Beads  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

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

Grades 6 and up.

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Art Smart  
    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
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Cultural Connections  
    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
   7:00 PM Short Story Book Group  
    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.

 


Friday October 27, 2017
   10:00 AM Novel Idea Book Group  
    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. 

   3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Tween Book Club  
    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
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Pumpkin Painting  
    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
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Sing Along with Matt Heaton  
   

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
   2:00 PM Makerspace: Flower Arranging  
    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.

 

 

 


Monday October 30, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Robotics / Maker Club  
    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
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Pajama Storytime  
    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
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit  
    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
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Crafternoon: Duct Tape Crafts  
    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
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Story Time  
    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
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Board Gaming  
    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
   6:00 PM Adult Board Games  
    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
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 PM Toddler Time  
    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
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Club  
    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
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Pajama Storytime  
    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
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Craft Night: Finger Knitting  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

#Unplug and make something! Learn how to finger knit - 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
   7:00 PM Garden Club: Saving Your Seeds  
   

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
   10:00 AM Coffee and Books  
    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! 

 

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Crafternoon: Pocket Bookmarks  
    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
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Spanish Storytime / Hora de Cuentos en Espanol  
    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
   1:00 PM Makerspace: Needle Felted Ornaments  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Needle Felted Ornaments with Kerri Babish

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

 

 

 


Monday November 6, 2017
   10:00 AM Monday Morning Mysteries Book Group  
    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. 

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Sugar Skull Decorating  
    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
   6:30 PM Makerspace: Drop-in Making  
    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
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit  
    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
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Creative Writing  
    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
   3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Read with Elmo  
    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
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Story Time  
    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
   6:30 PM High School Pigskin Rivalry:The Malden/Medford Game  
    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
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Sing Along with Matt Heaton  
   

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
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Crafternoon: CD Art  
    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.

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Art Smart  
    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
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Science Explorers  
    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
   7:00 PM Graphic Novel Book Group  
    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
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit  
    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
   7:00 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. 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.

   7:00 PM  -  7:45 PM Teens: ERASED  
    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
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Story Time  
    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
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Crafternoon: Decorate Bookends  
    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.

   6:00 PM Adult Board Games  
    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!

   7:00 PM Classic English Novels Book Group  
    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
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 PM Toddler Time  
    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
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Club  
    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
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Craft Night: 'Stained Glass' Candle Holders  
    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
   7:00 PM Short Story Book Group  
    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.

 

   7:00 PM Thursday Night Knit Night  
    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
   10:00 AM Novel Idea Book Group  
    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. 

   3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Tween Book Club  
    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
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Story Time  
    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
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids Crafternoon  
    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
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit  
    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
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Creative Writing  
    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
   3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Read with Elmo  
    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
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Story Time  
    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
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Story Time  
    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
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Robotics / Maker Club  
    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
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Pajama Storytime  
    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
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit  
    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
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Crafternoon: Painted Rocks  
    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.

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM 4th and 5th grade book club  
    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
   6:30 PM Makerspace: Sewing  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Sewing class with Emily O’Brien

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

 

   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Book Club  
    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
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Story Time  
    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
   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM 2nd and 3rd grade book club  
    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
   7:00 PM Writer's Workshop  
    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
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 PM Toddler Time  
    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
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Art Smart  
    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
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Craft Night: DIY Clocks  
    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
   10:00 AM Monday Morning Mysteries Book Group  
    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
   7:00 PM Graphic Novel Book Group  
    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
   7:00 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. Members of the group select the titles.

October 10: The Dinner by Herman Koch

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

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

January 9: To be announced

February 13: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

March 13: To be announced

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

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

Register online here or at the Information Desk.


Wednesday December 20, 2017
   7:00 PM Classic English Novels Book Group  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Classic English Novels with David Fedo                                                        

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

Jane Austen (1775-1817)

October 25: Sense and Sensibility (1811)

November 15: Pride and Prejudice (1813)

December 20:  Emma (1816)

Emily Bronte (1818-1848)

January 17: Wuthering Heights (1847)

Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)

February 21 Jane Eyre (1847)

Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

March 21: David Copperfield (1849-1850)

April 18:  Great  Expectations (1860-1861)

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

May 16: Jude the Obscure (1895)

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

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

 


Thursday December 21, 2017
   7:00 PM Knit Night  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

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

 


Wednesday December 27, 2017
   7:00 PM Writer's Workshop  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

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


Thursday December 28, 2017
   7:00 PM Short Story Book Group  
    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
   10:00 AM Novel Idea Book Group  
    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
   10:00 AM Monday Morning Mysteries Book Group  
    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. 

   7:00 PM Graphic Novel Book Group  
    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
   7:00 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. 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
   7:00 PM Classic English Novels Book Group  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Classic English Novels with David Fedo                                                        

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

Jane Austen (1775-1817)

October 25: Sense and Sensibility (1811)

November 15: Pride and Prejudice (1813)

December 20:  Emma (1816)

Emily Bronte (1818-1848)

January 17: Wuthering Heights (1847)

Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)

February 21 Jane Eyre (1847)

Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

March 21: David Copperfield (1849-1850)

April 18:  Great  Expectations (1860-1861)

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

May 16: Jude the Obscure (1895)

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

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


Thursday January 18, 2018
   7:00 PM Knit Night  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

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

 


Wednesday January 24, 2018
   7:00 PM Writer's Workshop  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

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


Thursday January 25, 2018
   7:00 PM Short Story Book Group  
    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
   10:00 AM Novel Idea Book Group  
    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
   10:00 AM Monday Morning Mysteries Book Group  
    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
   7:00 PM Graphic Novel Book Group  
    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
   7:00 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. 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.


Thursday February 15, 2018
   7:00 PM Knit Night  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

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

 


Wednesday February 21, 2018
   7:00 PM Classic English Novels Book Group  
    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
   7:00 PM Short Story Book Group  
    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
   10:00 AM Novel Idea Book Group  
    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. 


Wednesday February 28, 2018
   7:00 PM Writer's Workshop  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

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


Monday March 5, 2018
   10:00 AM Monday Morning Mysteries Book Group  
    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
   7:00 PM Graphic Novel Book Group  
    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
   7:00 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. 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
   7:00 PM Classic English Novels Book Group  
    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
   7:00 PM Short Story Book Group  
    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
   10:00 AM Novel Idea Book Group  
    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
   10:00 AM Monday Morning Mysteries Book Group  
    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
   7:00 PM Graphic Novel Book Group  
    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
   7:00 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. 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 April 18, 2018
   7:00 PM Classic English Novels Book Group  
    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
   7:00 PM Short Story Book Group  
    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
   10:00 AM Novel Idea Book Group  
    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
   10:00 AM Monday Morning Mysteries Book Group  
    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
   7:00 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. 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
   7:00 PM Graphic Novel Book Group  
    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
   7:00 PM Classic English Novels Book Group  
    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
   7:00 PM Short Story Book Group  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Friday May 25, 2018
   10:00 AM Novel Idea Book Group  
    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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