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Wednesday August 16, 2017
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Teen Crafternoon  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

We're decorating cookies this afternoon! Be crafty while enjoying a snack. No need to sign up, but program is open while supplies last.

    Location: YA Section
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   6:00 PM Adult Board Games  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Adult Board Games
Wednesdays at 6:00 on June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, August 2 & 16
Gamers of all levels are invited to drop in.  Bring a friend, your favorite game, and a sense of fun!

   7:00 PM Meet Laura Ingalls Wilder  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Beloved children’s author Laura Ingalls Wilder is brought to life in this first-person interpretive program, featuring a visit with Mrs. Wilder circa 1894. Historian and life-long Wilder scholar Melanie Stringer presents the real Laura—pioneer, teacher, farmer, mother, journalist and author.  You’ll meet Laura Ingalls Wilder as she, husband Almanzo, and their little “prairie Rose” are en route to a new home in the Missouri Ozarks.  This program is for adults and children.

Melanie travels extensively across the U.S. for the dual purposes of presenting these and other educational programs while conducting extensive research into the lives and experiences of the Ingalls and Wilder families.  She is particularly occupied with exploring Laura’s ancestral connections within New England, and is currently working on her first book, Folks Back East: Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Ancestors in New England.


Thursday August 17, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Model Rockets  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Let's make summer go out with a bang! Join us as we build our very own model rockets and then come back for our launch the very next day. It'll be a blast!

Space is limited. Registration required. Ages 8+.

Build: Thursday, August 17, 6:30PM
Launch: Friday, August 18, 6:00PM

    Location: Magoun Room
   7:00 PM Thursday Night Knit Night  
   

Thursday Night Knit Nights
June 15, July 20, August 17 at 7:00 p.m.in the YA Department
Join new and experienced knitters for an evening of knitting, socializing and sharing tips and techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome.
Please bring a project.


Friday August 18, 2017
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Model Rockets  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Let's make summer go out with a bang! Join us as we build our very own model rockets and then come back for our launch the very next day. It'll be a blast!

Space is limited. Registration required. Ages 8+.

Build: Thursday, August 17, 6:30PM
Launch: Friday, August 18, 6:00PM

    Location: Magoun Room

Saturday August 19, 2017
   10:00 AM Grove Street Walking Tour  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

The Many Faces of Grove Street: a walking tour with Dee Morris

Saturdays June 10, July 15 & August 19 at 10:00 a.m.

Known early on as one of the ancient roads to Woburn, Grove Street was by 1885 described as the “most lovely street in Medford.”  Its connection to the Brooks family was without question. For many years it was considered to be their private road, giving them access to their several estates. In the 20th century, many of the homes, especially at the High Street end, were constructed for well-to-do merchants who found West Medford to be a commuters' dream. Boston was just a train ride away. Then the coming of the Brooks Estates subdivisions opened up the Grove Street neighborhood to development. 

The tour will start at the beginning of Grove St. at High St.

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room

Monday August 21, 2017
   1:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Watch the eclipse with us!  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

We will have special glasses, refreshments, and a solar eclipse inspired after the event. the eclipse will start around 1:25PM and last until nearly 4:00PM. (We will only get 65% here in MA.)

    Location: Magoun Room
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Teen Crafternoon  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Turn a mason jar into a pencil case to get ready for the upcoming school year. No need to sign up, but the program is open while supplies last.

    Location: YA Section
   6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teens: Virtual Reality  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

For Tweens and Teens Ages 12+

Space is limited! Reserve your spot by signing up at the Information desk or with Nicole in the Teen Section:

    Location: YA Section

Tuesday August 22, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room

Wednesday August 23, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Teen Book Club  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Read, chat, snack, repeat.

Copies of the current book will be available at the checkout desk from the beginning of the month up to the meeting date!

June: Life as We Knew It, by Susan Beth Pfeffer

July: Six of Crows, by Leigh Bardugo

August: Eleanor & Park, by Rainbow Rowell

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room

Thursday August 24, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Club  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Magoun Room
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Punschi Flea Circus  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

The Flea Circus is coming to town! Bring the whole family for this wild show filled with music and magic! This Flea Circus welcomes audiences into a delighful world of circus feats, presented by a tiny flea with a big personality. Registration required.

    Location: Magoun Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM #UNPLUG Teen Craft Night  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Unplug for an hour and make something!

Tonight we're making melted crayon art- sign up required.

    Location: YA Section

Friday August 25, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Tween Book Club  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Read, chat, snack, repeat.

Copies of the current book will be available at the checkout desk from the beginning of the month up to the meeting date!

June: Circus Mirandus, by Cassie Beasley

July: The Nameless City, by Faith Erin Hicks

August: Deenie, by Judy Blume

    Location: YA Section

Saturday August 26, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Spanish Storytime / Hora de Cuentos en Espanol  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room

Monday August 28, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Robotics / Maker Club  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Magoun Room

Tuesday August 29, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room

Wednesday August 30, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

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

The Medford Public Library's Writer’s Workshop will continue at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays, June 28, and July 26 and August 30.

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 August 31, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Storytime  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-395-7950   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room

Tuesday September 5, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Read with Elmo  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room

Wednesday September 6, 2017
   10:00 AM Lifewriting  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Lifewriting Series 3: Restoring Hope and Inspiration with Mary Muir

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

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

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

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

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

 

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Board Gaming  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Magoun Room
   6:00 PM Adult Board Games  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

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

   6:30 PM The Art of Remembering Names  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

The Art of Remembering Names with Neil Kutzen, Memory Trainer

What is the cost of not remembering names? Embarrassment? Missed opportunities? Missed connections? Fear of meeting new people? Lost business? 

Help is here!  In this workshop, Memory Trainer Neil Kutzen will introduce the audience to a memory method that has been used for centuries.  The program helps users see every person and their name more vividly, and to remember names surprisingly easily.

Specially designed learning exercises will be practiced in class and then can be continued at home.

Space is limited: please register at the information desk or through the online calendar. 

Neil Kutzen has spent more than 25 years as a corporate trainer and instructional designer. He has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology. He is a sometime actorand story teller, and full time memory trainer.

 


Thursday September 7, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 PM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Art Smart  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Magoun Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Pajama Storytime  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   7:00 PM Garden Club: Chickens in the Garden  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Gretel Anspach will discuss the ins and outs of housing, feeding, and tending chickens and how they are a wonderful addition to any garden.  She will bring a couple of the ladies (hens) for all to meet and admire. 


Friday September 8, 2017
   10:00 AM Coffee and Books  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

 


Saturday September 9, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

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

Sometimes you just want to make something. Join us in our afternoon drop-in crafts and have fun creating something new from something old! This is a drop-in activity. No sign-up required! Activity for ages 6+.

    Location: Children's Room

Sunday September 10, 2017
   2:00 PM Oak Grove Cemetery Walking Tour  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Through the Lens of World War I: Oak Grove Cemetery Walking Tour with Dee Morris

This walking tour highlights Medford men and women who lived during the World War 1 Era of a century ago. We will visit the  "Supreme Sacrifice" monument which is sculptor Emilius Ciampa's homage to the fallen heroes of that conflict. Extending his arms protectively over their final resting place, the bronze Doughboy is a permanent reminder of the patriotism of Medford residents.

Other stops will include the grave sites of residents who met the challenge of life on the home front as well as the memorial to sculptor Ciampa, who was a veteran of the conflict.

Meet at the main entrance.  We recommend that you bring water and wear sunscreen and a hat. 

 


Monday September 11, 2017
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Science Explorers  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Magoun Room
   6:30 PM Makerspace: Drop-in Making  
   

Drop In Making: Crayon melting with Sam Sednek

No registration required.

 


Tuesday September 12, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room

Wednesday September 13, 2017
   10:00 AM Lifewriting  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Lifewriting Series 3: Restoring Hope and Inspiration with Mary Muir

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

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

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

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

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

 

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room

Thursday September 14, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Sing Along with Matt Heaton  
   

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

    Location: Magoun Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Club  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Magoun Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Chinese harvest celebration  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Celebrate the mid-autumn festival, a traditional Chinese harvest celebration at the cultural learning and craft program. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

    Location: Children's Story Room

Saturday September 16, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Spanish Storytime / Hora de Cuentos en Espanol  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

 

    Location: Children's Story Room

Tuesday September 19, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Read with Elmo  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Pirate Arts and Crafts  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Magoun Room
   7:00 PM Makerspace: Jewelry Making and Repair  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Jewelry Making and Repair with Celia Lee

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

 

 


Wednesday September 20, 2017
   10:00 AM Lifewriting  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Lifewriting Series 3: Restoring Hope and Inspiration with Mary Muir

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

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

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

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

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

 

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   6:00 PM Adult Board Games  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

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

   7:00 PM World War I Series: Medicine, Mourning and Memory  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

with Dan LeClerc

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

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

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


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

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


Saturday September 23, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Sing Along with Matt Heaton  
   

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

    Location: Magoun Room

Monday September 25, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Robotics / Maker Club  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Magoun Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Pajama Storytime  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room

Tuesday September 26, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM 4th and 5th grade book club  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Room

Wednesday September 27, 2017
   10:00 AM Lifewriting  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Lifewriting Series 3: Restoring Hope and Inspiration with Mary Muir

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

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

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

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

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

 

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM 2nd and 3rd grade book club  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Room
   7:00 PM Writer's Workshop  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

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

 


Thursday September 28, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 PM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Art Smart  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Magoun Room

Saturday September 30, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

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

Sometimes you just want to make something. Join us in our afternoon drop-in crafts and have fun creating something new from something old! This is a drop-in activity. No sign-up required! Activity for ages 6+.

    Location: Children's Room

Monday October 2, 2017
   10:00 AM Monday Morning Mysteries Book Group  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

October 2: Other Women by Hank Philippi Ryan

November 6: The Transcendental Murder by Jane Langton

December 4: Blanche Cleans Up by Barbara Neely

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

February 5: Defending Jacob by William Landay

March 5: Night Passage by Robert B. Parker

April 2: The Technologists by Matthew Pearl

May 7: The Cape Cod Mystery by Pheobe Atwood Taylor

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

 

   6:30 PM Makerspace: Drop-in Making  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

No registration required.

 

 


Tuesday October 3, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Read with Elmo  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room

Wednesday October 4, 2017
   10:00 AM Lifewriting  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Lifewriting Series 3: Restoring Hope and Inspiration with Mary Muir

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

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

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

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

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

 

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Board Gaming  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Magoun Room
   6:00 PM Adult Board Games  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

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


Thursday October 5, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 PM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Club  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Magoun Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Pajama Storytime  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   7:00 PM Garden Club: Gardening with Native Plants: Why it Matters  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

 

 

 

Gardening with Native Plants:

Why it Matters

Thursday, October 5 at 7:00 p.m.

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

 

Saving Your Seeds

 Thursday,  November 2 at 7:00 p.m.

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

 

Saturday October 7, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room

Tuesday October 10, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room

Wednesday October 11, 2017
   10:00 AM Lifewriting  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Lifewriting Series 3: Restoring Hope and Inspiration with Mary Muir

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

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

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

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

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

 

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room

Thursday October 12, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Sing Along with Matt Heaton  
   

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

    Location: Magoun Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Art Smart  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Magoun Room
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Cultural Connections  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   7:00 PM Emilius Ciampa: a Medford Sculptor  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

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


Friday October 13, 2017
   10:00 AM Coffee and Books  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

 


Saturday October 14, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Spanish Storytime / Hora de Cuentos en Espanol  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room

Monday October 16, 2017
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Science Explorers  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Magoun Room
   7:00 PM Graphic Novel Book Group  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

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

November 13: The Abominable Mr. Seabrook by Joe Ollman

December 11: Bayou  (Volume 1) by Jeremy Love

January 8: My Brother’s Husband by Gengoroh Tagame

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

March 12: Prince of Cats by Ronald Wimberly

April 9: The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui

May 14: Torso by Brian Michael Bendis

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

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

 

 


Tuesday October 17, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Read with Elmo  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   7:00 PM Makerspace: 3D Printing  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

3D printing design with TinkerCad with Jonathan Hunt

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

 

 

 


Wednesday October 18, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   6:00 PM Adult Board Games  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

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

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Diwali Dance Performance  
    Contact: Children's Department   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

 

    Location: Magoun Room

Thursday October 19, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 PM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Club  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Magoun Room
   7:00 PM Great Italian-American Food in New England  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

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

It promises to be tasty visit!

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

 

   7:00 PM Thursday Night Knit Night  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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


Saturday October 21, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Connect the Dots Live!  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Magoun Room

Tuesday October 24, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM 4th and 5th grade book club  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Room

Wednesday October 25, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM 2nd and 3rd grade book club  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Room
   7:00 PM Classic English Novels Book Group  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Classic English Novels with David Fedo                                                        

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

Jane Austen (1775-1817)

October 25: Sense and Sensibility (1811)

November 15: Pride and Prejudice (1813)

December 20:  Emma (1816)

Emily Bronte (1818-1848)

January 17: Wuthering Heights (1847)

Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)

February 21 Jane Eyre (1847)

Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

March 21: David Copperfield (1849-1850)

April 18:  Great  Expectations (1860-1861)

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

May 16: Jude the Obscure (1895)

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

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

 

   7:00 PM Writer's Workshop  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

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

 


Thursday October 26, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 PM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Art Smart  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Magoun Room
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Cultural Connections  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   7:00 PM Short Story Book Group  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please register at the Information Desk or through the online calendar.

 


Friday October 27, 2017
   10:00 AM Novel Idea Book Group  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

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

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

October 27: Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg 

November 17: Postmistress by Sarah Blake

December 29: Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian

January 26: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

February 23: Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

March 23: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

April 27: Morning Glory by Sarah Jio

May 25: Ines of my Soul by Isabel Allende

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

   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Pumpkin Painting  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Magoun Room

Saturday October 28, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Sing Along with Matt Heaton  
   

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

    Location: Magoun Room
   2:00 PM Makerspace: Flower Arranging  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Flower arranging with Releigh Cocoa Lady of Amor Floral Design

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

 

 

 


Monday October 30, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Robotics / Maker Club  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Magoun Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Pajama Storytime  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room

Tuesday October 31, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room

Wednesday November 1, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Family Board Gaming  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Magoun Room
   6:00 PM Adult Board Games  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

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


Thursday November 2, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 PM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Club  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Magoun Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Pajama Storytime  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   7:00 PM Garden Club: Saving Your Seeds  
   

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

 


Friday November 3, 2017
   10:00 AM Coffee and Books  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

 


Saturday November 4, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Spanish Storytime / Hora de Cuentos en Espanol  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   1:00 PM Makerspace: Needle Felted Ornaments  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Needle Felted Ornaments with Kerri Babish

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

 

 

 


Monday November 6, 2017
   10:00 AM Monday Morning Mysteries Book Group  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

October 2: Other Women by Hank Philippi Ryan

November 6: The Transcendental Murder by Jane Langton

December 4: Blanche Cleans Up by Barbara Neely

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

February 5: Defending Jacob by William Landay

March 5: Night Passage by Robert B. Parker

April 2: The Technologists by Matthew Pearl

May 7: The Cape Cod Mystery by Pheobe Atwood Taylor

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

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Sugar Skull Decorating  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Magoun Room
   6:30 PM Makerspace: Drop-in Making  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

No registration required.


Tuesday November 7, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Read with Elmo  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room

Wednesday November 8, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   6:30 PM High School Pigskin Rivalry:The Malden/Medford Game  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

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

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

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

 


Thursday November 9, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM Sing Along with Matt Heaton  
   

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

    Location: Magoun Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Art Smart  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Magoun Room

Monday November 13, 2017
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Science Explorers  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Magoun Room
   7:00 PM Graphic Novel Book Group  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

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

November 13: The Abominable Mr. Seabrook by Joe Ollman

December 11: Bayou  (Volume 1) by Jeremy Love

January 8: My Brother’s Husband by Gengoroh Tagame

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

March 12: Prince of Cats by Ronald Wimberly

April 9: The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui

May 14: Torso by Brian Michael Bendis

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

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

 

 


Tuesday November 14, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room

Wednesday November 15, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   6:00 PM Adult Board Games  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

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

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

Classic English Novels with David Fedo                                                        

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

Jane Austen (1775-1817)

October 25: Sense and Sensibility (1811)

November 15: Pride and Prejudice (1813)

December 20:  Emma (1816)

Emily Bronte (1818-1848)

January 17: Wuthering Heights (1847)

Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)

February 21 Jane Eyre (1847)

Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

March 21: David Copperfield (1849-1850)

April 18:  Great  Expectations (1860-1861)

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

May 16: Jude the Obscure (1895)

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

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

 


Thursday November 16, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 PM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Club  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Magoun Room
   7:00 PM Short Story Book Group  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

   7:00 PM Thursday Night Knit Night  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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


Friday November 17, 2017
   10:00 AM Novel Idea Book Group  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

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

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

October 27: Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg 

November 17: Postmistress by Sarah Blake

December 29: Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian

January 26: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

February 23: Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

March 23: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

April 27: Morning Glory by Sarah Jio

May 25: Ines of my Soul by Isabel Allende

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


Saturday November 18, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

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

Sometimes you just want to make something. Join us in our afternoon drop-in crafts and have fun creating something new from something old! This is a drop-in activity. No sign-up required! Activity for ages 6+.

    Location: Children's Room

Tuesday November 21, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Read with Elmo  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room

Wednesday November 22, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room

Saturday November 25, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room

Monday November 27, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Robotics / Maker Club  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Magoun Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Pajama Storytime  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room

Tuesday November 28, 2017
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM 4th and 5th grade book club  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Room
   6:30 PM Makerspace: Sewing  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Sewing class with Emily O’Brien

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

 


Wednesday November 29, 2017
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   4:30 PM  -  5:00 PM 2nd and 3rd grade book club  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

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

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

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

    Location: Children's Room
   7:00 PM Writer's Workshop  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

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

 


Thursday November 30, 2017
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 PM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Art Smart  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Magoun Room

Monday December 4, 2017
   10:00 AM Monday Morning Mysteries Book Group  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

October 2: Other Women by Hank Philippi Ryan

November 6: The Transcendental Murder by Jane Langton

December 4: Blanche Cleans Up by Barbara Neely

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

February 5: Defending Jacob by William Landay

March 5: Night Passage by Robert B. Parker

April 2: The Technologists by Matthew Pearl

May 7: The Cape Cod Mystery by Pheobe Atwood Taylor

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


Monday December 11, 2017
   7:00 PM Graphic Novel Book Group  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

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

November 13: The Abominable Mr. Seabrook by Joe Ollman

December 11: Bayou  (Volume 1) by Jeremy Love

January 8: My Brother’s Husband by Gengoroh Tagame

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

March 12: Prince of Cats by Ronald Wimberly

April 9: The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui

May 14: Torso by Brian Michael Bendis

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

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

 

 


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

Classic English Novels with David Fedo                                                        

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

Jane Austen (1775-1817)

October 25: Sense and Sensibility (1811)

November 15: Pride and Prejudice (1813)

December 20:  Emma (1816)

Emily Bronte (1818-1848)

January 17: Wuthering Heights (1847)

Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)

February 21 Jane Eyre (1847)

Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

March 21: David Copperfield (1849-1850)

April 18:  Great  Expectations (1860-1861)

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

May 16: Jude the Obscure (1895)

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

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

 


Thursday December 28, 2017
   7:00 PM Short Story Book Group  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Friday December 29, 2017
   10:00 AM Novel Idea Book Group  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

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

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

October 27: Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg 

November 17: Postmistress by Sarah Blake

December 29: Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian

January 26: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

February 23: Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

March 23: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

April 27: Morning Glory by Sarah Jio

May 25: Ines of my Soul by Isabel Allende

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


Monday January 8, 2018
   10:00 AM Monday Morning Mysteries Book Group  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

October 2: Other Women by Hank Philippi Ryan

November 6: The Transcendental Murder by Jane Langton

December 4: Blanche Cleans Up by Barbara Neely

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

February 5: Defending Jacob by William Landay

March 5: Night Passage by Robert B. Parker

April 2: The Technologists by Matthew Pearl

May 7: The Cape Cod Mystery by Pheobe Atwood Taylor

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

   7:00 PM Graphic Novel Book Group  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

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

November 13: The Abominable Mr. Seabrook by Joe Ollman

December 11: Bayou  (Volume 1) by Jeremy Love

January 8: My Brother’s Husband by Gengoroh Tagame

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

March 12: Prince of Cats by Ronald Wimberly

April 9: The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui

May 14: Torso by Brian Michael Bendis

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

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

 

 


Wednesday January 17, 2018
   7:00 PM Classic English Novels Book Group  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Classic English Novels with David Fedo                                                        

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

Jane Austen (1775-1817)

October 25: Sense and Sensibility (1811)

November 15: Pride and Prejudice (1813)

December 20:  Emma (1816)

Emily Bronte (1818-1848)

January 17: Wuthering Heights (1847)

Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)

February 21 Jane Eyre (1847)

Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

March 21: David Copperfield (1849-1850)

April 18:  Great  Expectations (1860-1861)

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

May 16: Jude the Obscure (1895)

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

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


Thursday January 25, 2018
   7:00 PM Short Story Book Group  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Friday January 26, 2018
   10:00 AM Novel Idea Book Group  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

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

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

October 27: Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg 

November 17: Postmistress by Sarah Blake

December 29: Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian

January 26: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

February 23: Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

March 23: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

April 27: Morning Glory by Sarah Jio

May 25: Ines of my Soul by Isabel Allende

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


Monday February 5, 2018
   10:00 AM Monday Morning Mysteries Book Group  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

October 2: Other Women by Hank Philippi Ryan

November 6: The Transcendental Murder by Jane Langton

December 4: Blanche Cleans Up by Barbara Neely

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

February 5: Defending Jacob by William Landay

March 5: Night Passage by Robert B. Parker

April 2: The Technologists by Matthew Pearl

May 7: The Cape Cod Mystery by Pheobe Atwood Taylor

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


Monday February 12, 2018
   7:00 PM Graphic Novel Book Group  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

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

November 13: The Abominable Mr. Seabrook by Joe Ollman

December 11: Bayou  (Volume 1) by Jeremy Love

January 8: My Brother’s Husband by Gengoroh Tagame

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

March 12: Prince of Cats by Ronald Wimberly

April 9: The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui

May 14: Torso by Brian Michael Bendis

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

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

 

 


Wednesday February 21, 2018
   7:00 PM Classic English Novels Book Group  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Classic English Novels with David Fedo                                                        

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

Jane Austen (1775-1817)

October 25: Sense and Sensibility (1811)

November 15: Pride and Prejudice (1813)

December 20:  Emma (1816)

Emily Bronte (1818-1848)

January 17: Wuthering Heights (1847)

Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)

February 21: Jane Eyre (1847)

Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

March 21: David Copperfield (1849-1850)

April 18:  Great  Expectations (1860-1861)

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

May 16: Jude the Obscure (1895)

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

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


Thursday February 22, 2018
   7:00 PM Short Story Book Group  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Friday February 23, 2018
   10:00 AM Novel Idea Book Group  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

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

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

October 27: Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg 

November 17: Postmistress by Sarah Blake

December 29: Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian

January 26: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

February 23: Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

March 23: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

April 27: Morning Glory by Sarah Jio

May 25: Ines of my Soul by Isabel Allende

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


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.

 

 


Wednesday March 21, 2018
   7:00 PM Classic English Novels Book Group  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Classic English Novels with David Fedo                                                        

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

Jane Austen (1775-1817)

October 25: Sense and Sensibility (1811)

November 15: Pride and Prejudice (1813)

December 20:  Emma (1816)

Emily Bronte (1818-1848)

January 17: Wuthering Heights (1847)

Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)

February 21 Jane Eyre (1847)

Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

March 21: David Copperfield (1849-1850)

April 18:  Great  Expectations (1860-1861)

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

May 16: Jude the Obscure (1895)

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

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


Thursday March 22, 2018
   7:00 PM Short Story Book Group  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Friday March 23, 2018
   10:00 AM Novel Idea Book Group  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

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

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

October 27: Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg 

November 17: Postmistress by Sarah Blake

December 29: Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian

January 26: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

February 23: Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

March 23: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

April 27: Morning Glory by Sarah Jio

May 25: Ines of my Soul by Isabel Allende

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


Monday April 2, 2018
   10:00 AM Monday Morning Mysteries Book Group  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

October 2: Other Women by Hank Philippi Ryan

November 6: The Transcendental Murder by Jane Langton

December 4: Blanche Cleans Up by Barbara Neely

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

February 5: Defending Jacob by William Landay

March 5: Night Passage by Robert B. Parker

April 2: The Technologists by Matthew Pearl

May 7: The Cape Cod Mystery by Pheobe Atwood Taylor

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


Monday April 9, 2018
   7:00 PM Graphic Novel Book Group  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

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

November 13: The Abominable Mr. Seabrook by Joe Ollman

December 11: Bayou  (Volume 1) by Jeremy Love

January 8: My Brother’s Husband by Gengoroh Tagame

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

March 12: Prince of Cats by Ronald Wimberly

April 9: The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui

May 14: Torso by Brian Michael Bendis

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

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

 

 


Wednesday April 18, 2018
   7:00 PM Classic English Novels Book Group  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Classic English Novels with David Fedo                                                        

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

Jane Austen (1775-1817)

October 25: Sense and Sensibility (1811)

November 15: Pride and Prejudice (1813)

December 20:  Emma (1816)

Emily Bronte (1818-1848)

January 17: Wuthering Heights (1847)

Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)

February 21 Jane Eyre (1847)

Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

March 21: David Copperfield (1849-1850)

April 18:  Great  Expectations (1860-1861)

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

May 16: Jude the Obscure (1895)

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

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


Thursday April 26, 2018
   7:00 PM Short Story Book Group  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Friday April 27, 2018
   10:00 AM Novel Idea Book Group  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

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

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

October 27: Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg 

November 17: Postmistress by Sarah Blake

December 29: Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian

January 26: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

February 23: Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

March 23: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

April 27: Morning Glory by Sarah Jio

May 25: Ines of my Soul by Isabel Allende

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


Monday May 7, 2018
   10:00 AM Monday Morning Mysteries Book Group  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

October 2: Other Women by Hank Philippi Ryan

November 6: The Transcendental Murder by Jane Langton

December 4: Blanche Cleans Up by Barbara Neely

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

February 5: Defending Jacob by William Landay

March 5: Night Passage by Robert B. Parker

April 2: The Technologists by Matthew Pearl

May 7: The Cape Cod Mystery by Pheobe Atwood Taylor

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


Monday May 14, 2018
   7:00 PM Graphic Novel Book Group  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

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

November 13: The Abominable Mr. Seabrook by Joe Ollman

December 11: Bayou  (Volume 1) by Jeremy Love

January 8: My Brother’s Husband by Gengoroh Tagame

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

March 12: Prince of Cats by Ronald Wimberly

April 9: The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui

May 14: Torso by Brian Michael Bendis

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

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

 

 


Wednesday May 16, 2018
   7:00 PM Classic English Novels Book Group  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Classic English Novels with David Fedo                                                        

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

Jane Austen (1775-1817)

October 25: Sense and Sensibility (1811)

November 15: Pride and Prejudice (1813)

December 20:  Emma (1816)

Emily Bronte (1818-1848)

January 17: Wuthering Heights (1847)

Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)

February 21 Jane Eyre (1847)

Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

March 21: David Copperfield (1849-1850)

April 18:  Great  Expectations (1860-1861)

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

May 16: Jude the Obscure (1895)

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

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


Thursday May 24, 2018
   7:00 PM Short Story Book Group  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Friday May 25, 2018
   10:00 AM Novel Idea Book Group  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

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

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

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

October 27: Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg 

November 17: Postmistress by Sarah Blake

December 29: Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian

January 26: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

February 23: Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

March 23: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

April 27: Morning Glory by Sarah Jio

May 25: Ines of my Soul by Isabel Allende

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


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