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Friday December 15, 2017
   3:00 AM  -  4:00 PM Teen Program: Zombie Gingerbread Men  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

For Grades 6 and up. Drop by after school and design (and eat) your own zombie gingerbread man! No sign ups required; the program is open while supplies last

    Location: Magoun Room
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Program: Paper Snowflakes  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Winterfy the Teen Section with 2D and 3D paper snowflakes!

    Location: Teen Section

Saturday December 16, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room

Monday December 18, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Program: Paper Snowflakes  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Winterfy the Teen Section with 2D and 3D paper snowflakes!

    Location: Teen Section
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Program: Photo Booth Props  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

For Grades 6 and up. Drop by after school and make your own bookish photo booth props! No sign ups required; the program is open while supplies last

    Location: Teen Section
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Robotics/Maker Club  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Magoun Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Pajama Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room

Tuesday December 19, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Rhymes - Movement Activities - Songs - Stories

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Program: Paper Snowflakes  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Winterfy the Teen Section with 2D and 3D paper snowflakes!

    Location: Teen Section
   3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Read with Elmo  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM 4th and 5th grade book club  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

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

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

Snacks will be served.

    Location: Children's Story Room
   7:00 PM Christmas Traditions in Boston  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

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

   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Book Club  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

We'll be discussing Genuine Fraud, the newest book by E. Lockhart (author or We Were Liars). Copies of the book are available at the checkout desk.

*If you love talking about books, you can lead a book club meeting AND receive volunteer hours! Our teen leaders choose the book each month. If you are interested in leading a future book club meeting, you can sign up in the Teen Section.

    Location: Teen Section

Wednesday December 20, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Program: Paper Snowflakes  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Winterfy the Teen Section with 2D and 3D paper snowflakes!

    Location: Teen Section
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Story Hour  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM 2nd & 3rd Grade Book Club  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

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

Snacks will be served.

    Location: Children's Story Room
   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
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Program: Paper Snowflakes  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Winterfy the Teen Section with 2D and 3D paper snowflakes!

    Location: Teen Section
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Club  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

Play. Learn. Build.

 

    Location: Magoun Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Middle School Book Club  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

For Grades 6, 7 and 8. Copies of the books are available at the checkout desk at the beginning of the month!

This month, we'll be reading The Blackthorn Key, a mystery by Kevin Sands.

    Location: Teen Section
   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!

 


Friday December 22, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Program: Paper Snowflakes  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Winterfy the Teen Section with 2D and 3D paper snowflakes!

    Location: Teen Section

Saturday December 23, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM La Hora de Cuentos en Espanol  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

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

For babies to 5 years old and caregivers.

    Location: Children's Story Room

Tuesday December 26, 2017
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Program: Paper Snowflakes  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Winterfy the Teen Section with 2D and 3D paper snowflakes!

    Location: Teen Section
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Creative Writing for Teens  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

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

No signup required! You do NOT have to attend every meeting, but we'd love it if you did!

    Location: Teen Section

Wednesday December 27, 2017
   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Teen Program: Donuts and Booktalks  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Swing by the library to grab a donut and hear about some of the new relases in the teen book world! This is the perfect opportunity to grab books to read while you're on your winter break! Sign up is required so we don't run out of donuts!

   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Program: Paper Snowflakes  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Winterfy the Teen Section with 2D and 3D paper snowflakes!

    Location: Teen Section
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Story Hour  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   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
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Program: Paper Snowflakes  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Winterfy the Teen Section with 2D and 3D paper snowflakes!

    Location: Teen Section
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Art Smart  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

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

    Location: Magoun Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Program: #Unplug and Make Something  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

For Grades 6 and up.  Design your own bookish bleach pen T-shirt! Sign up is required.  You can use your own colorful shirt, or we can provide one for you. Let us know in the registration form!

    Location: Teen 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.


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. 

   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Program: Paper Snowflakes  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Winterfy the Teen Section with 2D and 3D paper snowflakes!

    Location: Teen Section
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Program: DIY Bath Bombs  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

For Grades 6 and up. Make your own bath bomb! The perfect way to unwind after winter break. Sign up is required!

    Location: Magoun Room

Saturday December 30, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids Crafternoon  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

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

    Location: Magoun Room

Tuesday January 2, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Rhymes - Movement Activities - Songs - Stories

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Math Fun  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

For 2nd and 3rd graders.

    Location: Magoun Room

Wednesday January 3, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Story Hour  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Program: Book Hedgehog Crafternoon  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

For Grades 6 and up. Drop in after school and learn how to make your own book hedgehog! No sign ups required; program is open while supplies last

    Location: Teen Section
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Board Game Day  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Magoun Room

Thursday January 4, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Club  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

Play. Learn. Build.

 

    Location: Magoun Room

Saturday January 6, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids Crafternoon  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

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

    Location: Magoun Room

Monday January 8, 2018
   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. 

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Program: STEAM Challenge  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

For Grades 6 and up. Drop in for our monthly STEAM Challenge! No sign ups required, program is open while supplies last.

    Location: Teen Section
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Science Explorers  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Magoun Room
   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
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Rhymes - Movement Activities - Songs - Stories

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   10:00 AM Lifewriting  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

A six week series with Mary Muir

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

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

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

Space is limited so please register for this series.

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

 

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Creative Writing for Teens  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

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

No signup required! You do NOT have to attend every meeting, but we'd love it if you did!

    Location: Teen Section
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Math Fun  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

For 2nd and 3rd graders.

    Location: Magoun Room
   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 10, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM 1st Grade Book Club  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

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

Snacks will be served.

    Location: Children's Story Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Story Hour  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Three Evenings with Dance Caliente  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

January 10  Waltz

February 14 Swing

March 14  Salsa               

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

 


Thursday January 11, 2018
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Art Smart  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

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

    Location: Magoun Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Program: #Unplug and Make Something  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

For Grades 6 and up. We're going to try and make a variety of slimes - classic slime, butter slime, clay slime, etc. Sign up is required

    Location: Teen Section
   10:30 PM  -  11:00 PM Sing Along  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

With Matt Heaton.

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

    Location: Magoun Room

Friday January 12, 2018
   3:30 PM I Have a Dream  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

Ages 6+

    Location: Children's Room

Saturday January 13, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room

Tuesday January 16, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Rhymes - Movement Activities - Songs - Stories

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   10:00 AM Lifewriting  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

A six week series with Mary Muir

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

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

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

Space is limited so please register here.

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

 

   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Math Fun  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

For 2nd and 3rd graders.

    Location: Magoun Room
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Makerspace: Polymer Clay Bead Making  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Bead making class class with Susan and Cecilia

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


Wednesday January 17, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Story Hour  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Program: Make and Play GIANT Connect 4 Game  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

For Grades 6 and up. Drop in after school help us make (and then play) a GIANT Connect 4 gameboard! No sign ups required

    Location: Teen Section
   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
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Club  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

Play. Learn. Build.

 

    Location: Magoun Room
   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!

 


Saturday January 20, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM La Hora de Cuentos en Espanol  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

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

For babies to 5 years old and caregivers.

    Location: Children's Story Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Penguin Crafts  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Penguin Awareness Day is here!

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

For all ages.

    Location: Children's Room

Monday January 22, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Program: Balloon Yarn Balls  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

For Grades 6 and up. Drop in after school and make your own decorative yarn ball with balloons, glue, and yarn! Yes, this one is messy!  No sign ups required; program is open while supplies last

    Location: Teen Section
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Robotics/Maker Club  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Magoun Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Makerspace: Getting Organized in the New Year  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Getting Organized in the New Year with Melanie

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


Tuesday January 23, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Rhymes - Movement Activities - Songs - Stories

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   10:00 AM Lifewriting  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

A six week series with Mary Muir

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

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

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

Space is limited so please register here.

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

 

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Creative Writing for Teens  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

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

No signup required! You do NOT have to attend every meeting, but we'd love it if you did!

    Location: Teen Section
   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Math Fun  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

For 2nd and 3rd graders.

    Location: Magoun Room

Wednesday January 24, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Story Hour  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   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
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Art Smart  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

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

    Location: Magoun Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Program: #Unplug and Make Something  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

For Grades 6 and up.  Personalize your own Magic 8 Ball! Sign up is required

    Location: Teen 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.


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. 

   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Middle School Book Club  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

For Grades 6, 7 and 8. Copies of the books are available at the checkout desk at the beginning of the month!

This month, we'll be reading Red Queen, the start of the dystopian series by Victoria Aveyard.

    Location: Teen Section

Saturday January 27, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   12:00 PM  -  2:30 PM Makerspace: Quilting Sampler  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Quilting Sampler with Bev

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

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids Crafternoon  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

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

    Location: Magoun Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Night Out at the Library  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

This is an event for adults 18+. 

No reservation necessary. 

 

 

 

 

 


Monday January 29, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Pajama Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   7:00 PM Graphic Novel Review  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

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

No registration is required.

 


Tuesday January 30, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Rhymes - Movement Activities - Songs - Stories

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   10:00 AM Lifewriting  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

A six week series with Mary Muir

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

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

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

Space is limited so please register here.

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

 

   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM 4th and 5th grade book club  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

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

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

Snacks will be served.

    Location: Children's Story Room
   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Book Club  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Title TBA.  Copies of the book will be available at the checkout desk.

If you love talking about books, you can lead a book club meeting AND receive volunteer hours! Our teen leaders choose the book each month. If you are interested in leading this month's book club meeting, you can sign up in the teen section.

    Location: Teen Section

Wednesday January 31, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Story Hour  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM 2nd & 3rd Grade Book Club  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

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

Snacks will be served.

    Location: Children's Story Room

Thursday February 1, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Program: Fusion Beads  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

For Grades 6 and up. Drop in after school and design your own fusion beading projects! No sign ups required; program is open while supplies last

    Location: Teen Section
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Club  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

Play. Learn. Build.

 

    Location: Magoun Room
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Medford Garden Club: Movie and Popcorn Night  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

 


Friday February 2, 2018
   3:00 PM Shaddow Puppet Craft  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

All ages.

    Location: Magoun Room

Saturday February 3, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room

Monday February 5, 2018
   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. 

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Program: STEAM Challenge  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

For Grades 6 and up. Drop in for our monthly STEAM Challenge! No sign ups required, program is open while supplies last.

    Location: Teen Section
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Makerspace: Drop in Crafts  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Drop in Craft: Mosaic Frames

No registration required.  Ages 16+.


Tuesday February 6, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Rhymes - Movement Activities - Songs - Stories

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   10:00 AM Lifewriting  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

A six week series with Mary Muir

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

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

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

Space is limited so please register here.

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

 

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Creative Writing for Teens  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

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

No signup required! You do NOT have to attend every meeting, but we'd love it if you did!

    Location: Teen Section

Wednesday February 7, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Story Hour  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Board Game Day  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Magoun Room
   7:00 PM Decaf and Books  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

No registration is required—just stop by!   

 


Thursday February 8, 2018
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Art Smart  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

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

    Location: Magoun Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Program: #Unplug and Make Something  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

For Grades 6 and up.  Bubble wrap isn't just for popping...we're going to use it as a canvas for painting! Sign up is required

    Location: Teen Section
   10:30 PM  -  11:00 PM Sing Along  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

With Matt Heaton.

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

    Location: Magoun Room

Saturday February 10, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM La Hora de Cuentos en Espanol  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

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

For babies to 5 years old and caregivers.

    Location: Children's Story Room

Monday February 12, 2018
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Science Explorers  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Magoun Room
   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
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Rhymes - Movement Activities - Songs - Stories

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   10:00 AM Lifewriting  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

A six week series with Mary Muir

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

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

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

Space is limited so please register here.

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

 

   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 February 14, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM 1st Grade Book Club  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

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

Snacks will be served.

    Location: Children's Story Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Story Hour  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Program: Paper Roses Crafternoon  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

For Grades 6 and up. Drop in after school and upcycle old books into paper roses! No sign ups required; program is open while supplies last

    Location: Teen Section
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Three Evenings with Dance Caliente  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

January 10  Waltz

February 14 Swing

March 14  Salsa               

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

 


Thursday February 15, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Club  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

Play. Learn. Build.

 

    Location: Magoun Room
   6:30 PM Chinese New Year  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

Registration required.  All ages.

    Location: Magoun Room
   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!

 


Saturday February 17, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Kids Crafternoon  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

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

    Location: Magoun Room

Tuesday February 20, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Rhymes - Movement Activities - Songs - Stories

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Creative Writing for Teens  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

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

No signup required! You do NOT have to attend every meeting, but we'd love it if you did!

    Location: Teen Section
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Makerspace: Crochet for Beginners  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Beginners crochet class with Allie

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


Wednesday February 21, 2018
   10:00 AM Bicycle Education Series: Child Bike Safety  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

with Tom Francis from MassBike

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

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

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

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

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

 

   11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Teen Program: Donuts and Booktalks  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Swing by the library to grab a donut and hear about some of the new relases in the teen book world! This is the perfect opportunity to grab books to read while you're on your winter break! Sign up is required so we don't run out of donuts!

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Story Hour  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   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.

   10:00 PM Safety with Bikes  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

Ages 8+.

    Location: Magoun Room

Thursday February 22, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Art Smart  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

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

    Location: Magoun Room
   6:30 PM  -  6:30 PM Jarrett Lerner Author Visit  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Jarrett Lerner, author of EngiNerds, is joining us to talk about what it takes to be a children’s author and give us the inside scoop about publishing the  coolest books. This program is great for aspiring young writers, illustrators, and kids interested in publishing.

Ages 6+

 

    Location: Magoun Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Program: #Unplug and Make Something  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

For Grades 6 and up.  Design your own bookish T-shirt with iron on transfers! Sign up is required

    Location: Teen 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.


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. 

   4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Middle School Book Club  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

For Grades 6, 7 and 8. Copies of the books are available at the checkout desk at the beginning of the month!

This month, we'll be reading The Naturals, the start of a mystery series by Jennifer Lynn Barnes.

    Location: Teen Section

Saturday February 24, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Makerspace: Cake Decorating  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Cake decorating class with Rinah Yamamoto

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


Monday February 26, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Program: Temporary Tattoos Crafternoon  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

For Grades 6 and up. Drop in after school and design your own bookish temporary tattoo! No sign ups required; program is open while supplies last

    Location: Teen Section
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Robotics/Maker Club  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Magoun Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Pajama Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room

Tuesday February 27, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit Story Time  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Rhymes - Movement Activities - Songs - Stories

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   4:00 PM  -  4:15 PM 4th and 5th grade book club  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

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

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

Snacks will be served.

    Location: Children's Story Room
   7:00 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Book Club  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Title TBA.  Copies of the book will be available at the checkout desk.

If you love talking about books, you can lead a book club meeting AND receive volunteer hours! Our teen leaders choose the book each month. If you are interested in leading this month's book club meeting, you can sign up in the teen section.

    Location: Teen Section

Wednesday February 28, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Story Hour  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM 2nd & 3rd Grade Book Club  
    Contact: Children's Department   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

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

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

Snacks will be served.

    Location: Children's Story Room
   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 March 1, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Medford Garden Club: Cold Frames  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

 


Monday March 5, 2018
   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 14, 2018
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Three Evenings with Dance Caliente  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

January 10  Waltz

February 14 Swing

March 14  Salsa               

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

 


Wednesday March 21, 2018
   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 Bicycle Education Series: Summer/Winter Biking  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

with Tom Francis from MassBike

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

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

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

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

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

 

   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 Bicycle Education Series: Biking with Families  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

with Tom Francis from MassBike

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

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

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

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

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

 

   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 Bicycle Education Series: Bike Maintenance  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

with Tom Francis from MassBike

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

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

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

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

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

 

   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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