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Tuesday May 29, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit Story Time  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Rhymes - Movement Activities - Songs - Stories

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

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

Our Teen Creative Writing Group meets once a week to work on short stories, graphic novels, fanfiction, writing games, and more!

No signup required!

 

   7:00 PM Art Criticism Class  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Art Criticism Class with Ely Delman

A six week class meeting March 6, March 20, April 3, April 17, May 1, May 15, May 29.

Do you love movies, books, and music? Have you ever wanted to write and publish reviews?  In March and April, learn the art of art criticism in a small workshop setting.  In this six week class, art journalist Ely Delman will teach you how to craft reviews of books, film, television, music and more. Students will workshop reviews together. 

Ely Delman has been writing about the arts for 15 years. He has published articles in RollingStone.com, Spin magazine, Relix magazine, among others. He has a master's degree in Arts Journalism from the Newhouse School at Syracuse University.

Space in this class is limited to 12. Please register here or at the Information Desk.

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

This month's title TBA. Copies of the book will be available at the checkout desk all month.

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


Wednesday May 30, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Story Hour  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

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

The Medford Public Library's Writer’s Workshop will continue at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays, March 28, April 25, and May 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 May 31, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Toddler Time  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

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

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

Play. Learn. Build.

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

For Grades 6 and up. 

Learn how to make duct tape wallets! Program open while supplies last.


Saturday June 2, 2018
   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 craft time on SATURDAY!  This story time is for children ages 0-5.

    Location: Children's Story Room
   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Middle School Book Club  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

We meet on the first Saturday of the month! Snacks will be provided. Please read the book before book club - copies of the books are available at the checkout desk a month before each meeting!

June 2- Spill Zone, by Scott Westerfeld - Nobody's ever really explained the Spill. Was it an angelic visitation? A nanotech accident? A porthole opening from another world? Whatever it was, no one's allowed in the Spill Zone these days except government scientists and hazmat teams.  Spill Zone is a spooky, sci-fi graphic novel and the sequel is coming out later this summer, so now is the perfect time to read Volume 1!

July 7 - Restart, by Gordon Korman

August 4 - The Eye of Minds, by James Dashner


Monday June 4, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Crafternoons  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Take a break and craft at the library this summer! No signup required, open while supplies last!

For tweens and teens Grades 6 and up.

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

Join Allie and Celia for this drop-in crochet session. Bring in a project you are working on, or come in and make a simple crocheted star. If you have a pattern you are struggling with or want to learn a new stitch, this class is right for you.

No registration required!

Mystic Makerspace is a project of MACI. All Makerspace events are ages 16+.

 


Tuesday June 5, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Rhymes - Movement Activities - Songs - Stories

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 Teen Creative Writing  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   7814755735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Our Teen Creative Writing Group meets on Tuesdays to work on short stories, graphic novels, fanfiction, writing games and more! No signup required, just drop in!

   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Math Fun!  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

For 4th and 5th graders

    Location: Magoun Room

Wednesday June 6, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

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

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

    Location: Magoun Room
   6:30 PM Game Night  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Join your fellow gamers for a evening of friendly competition on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 6:30 p.m.

See you on: June 6, June 20, July 18, August 1, and August 15.


Thursday June 7, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM 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 weilcome to join in!

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

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

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

    Location: Magoun Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Getting Started In Your Family Research  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Ready to take the plunge but haven’t any idea how to start researching your family history? Register for a four-part course and join in one of America’s most  popular hobbies. Presented by Linda B. MacIver. Participants should have an e-mail and access to a computer. Attendance for the first two lectures is suggested.

Enrollment is limited, registration is required.

Thursday, June 7: Six Key Steps to Launching Your Family Search
Start with the basic skills, especially how to get organized. Learn the many things you can, and should, do in the comfort of your home 24/7.

Thursday, June 14
We investigate the major online commercial tools as well as the wealth of free resources available to you in the Boston metro area.

Thursday, June 21
Find your immigrant ancestor in passenger and naturalization records.

Thursday, June 28
“Show-and- tell’ night as we share significant discoveries from the class and explore brick walls and next steps in your search.

Linda MacIver is an educator, lecturer, librarian and genealogy researcher.  She recently retired from a 27- year career at the Boston Public Library.  

Sponsored by the Friends and the Medford Historical Society and Museum.

 


Friday June 8, 2018
   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! 

After this meeting, we will break for the summer and return in the fall.

 

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

Take a break and craft at the library this summer! No signup required, open while supplies last!

For tweens and teens Grades 6 and up.


Saturday June 9, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  12:00 PM Recycling Truck  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

The Recycling Truck will be in the parking lot this Saturday morning!

Free recycling of:  Phones, Printers, Light Fixtures, All Appliances, AC Units, Ballasts, Wire, Cell phones, Lawn mowers, Medical equipment, White goods, PC’s, Copiers, Fax Machines, Scanners, Servers, Laptops, Modems, Chargers, Scrap Metals, Pipe, Battery Operated Tools, Filing Cabinets. Printed Circuit Board, Metal Desks, Bicycles, Ink and Toner Cartridges, Keyboards. 

There is a charge of $25.00 for TV’s.  Batteries (.55 per lb. for alkaline batteries).  $15.00 for any monitor.  Light bulbs and toy plastics will not be accepted.  Charges may be paid to the driver by cash or check. For more information on accepted materials, see www.liquidatedstuff.com 

 

   10:00 AM Mystic Makerspace: Cake Decorating  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Have you ever wanted to know how to decorate a cake like the pros? Rinah Yamamoto will teach you techniques using buttercream for frosting, piping, borders, small flowers and roses. You'll leave with your cake and you can eat it, too! Cupcakes will be provided for decorating, but you are welcome to bring in a small cake of your own.

Registration Required

Mystic Makerspace asks individuals to register for no more than 2 classes per quarter except for drop-in classes.  Email info@mysticmakerspace.org to be added to the waitlist for an additional class. 

Mystic Makerspace is a project of MACI. All Makerspace events are ages 16+.

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM La 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.

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

For babies to 5 years old and caregivers.

    Location: Children's Story Room

Sunday June 10, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Fairy Tale Ball  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Our annual summer reading kick-off and extravaganza! Magic, mayhem, and free family fun...

An all ages event.

   2:15 PM  -  2:45 PM Teens: Escape the Room Round 1  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Try and solve our Candy Land themed Escape the Room during this year's Fairy Tale Ball!  Participants will have 25 minutes to complete all puzzles and "escape".

For tweens and teens ages 10 and up.  We will be running the room 3 times, teens can sign up for one of these rounds. Sign up with your friends!

Spaces are limited and sign up is required!

    Location: Magoun Room
   2:45 PM  -  3:15 PM Teens: Escape the Room Round 2  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Try and solve our Candy Land themed Escape the Room during this year's Fairy Tale Ball!  Participants will have 25 minutes to complete all puzzles and "escape".

For tweens and teens ages 10 and up.  We will be running the room 3 times, teens can sign up for one of these rounds. Sign up with your friends!

Spaces are limited and sign up is required!

    Location: Magoun Room
   3:15 PM  -  3:45 PM Teens: Escape the Room Round 3  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Try and solve our Candy Land themed Escape the Room during this year's Fairy Tale Ball!  Participants will have 25 minutes to complete all puzzles and "escape".

For tweens and teens ages 10 and up.  We will be running the room 3 times, teens can sign up for one of these rounds. Sign up with your friends!

Spaces are limited and sign up is required!

    Location: Magoun Room

Tuesday June 12, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Rhymes - Movement Activities - Songs - Stories

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 Teen Creative Writing  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   7814755735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Our Teen Creative Writing Group meets on Tuesdays to work on short stories, graphic novels, fanfiction, writing games and more! No signup required, just drop in!

   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Math Fun!  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

For 4th and 5th graders

    Location: Magoun Room

Wednesday June 13, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM 1st Grade Book Club  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

We will be discussing Shaun Tan's Rules of Summer. It's all about the rules. But what if the rules feel completely arbitrary? What if your older brother is the only one who gets to make them up all summer long? And what if he's the only one who can save you when the darkness of winter comes rushing in?

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

Snacks will be served.

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

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

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

Take a break and craft at the library this summer! No signup required, open while supplies last!

For tweens and teens Grades 6 and up.


Thursday June 14, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Sing Along with Matt Heaton  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Magoun Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Club  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

Play. Learn. Build.

    Location: Magoun Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Pajama Storytime  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Craft Night: Butter Slime  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   7814755735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Unplug and make something at the Library! Tonight, we're making butter slime. No signups needed, these programs are open while supplies last!

Grades 6 and up.

   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Getting Started In Your Family Research  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Ready to take the plunge but haven’t any idea how to start researching your family history? Register for a four-part course and join in one of America’s most  popular hobbies. Presented by Linda B. MacIver. Participants should have an e-mail and access to a computer. Attendance for the first two lectures is suggested.

Enrollment is limited, registration is required. Please register here.

Thursday, June 7: Six Key Steps to Launching Your Family Search
Start with the basic skills, especially how to get organized. Learn the many things you can, and should, do in the comfort of your home 24/7.

Thursday, June 14
We investigate the major online commercial tools as well as the wealth of free resources available to you in the Boston metro area.

Thursday, June 21
Find your immigrant ancestor in passenger and naturalization records.

Thursday, June 28
“Show-and- tell’ night as we share significant discoveries from the class and explore brick walls and next steps in your search.

Linda MacIver is an educator, lecturer, librarian and genealogy researcher.  She recently retired from a 27- year career at the Boston Public Library.  

Sponsored by the Friends and the Medford Historical Society and Museum.

 


Saturday June 16, 2018
   10:00 AM Mystic Street Walking Tour  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Walking tours with Dee Morris  

Mystic Street: A Legacy of Family Ties and Independent Outlooks

Meet at the corner of High Street and Mystic Street at 10:00 AM on June 16, July 14, August 11

This Summer’s walking tours will explore West Medford’s lower Mystic Street. In the late 1860s, several lots on this road leading from High Street to the Mystic River were purchased by Civil War heroes. Norwood P. Hallowell and his brother, Edward, served as commanding officers of the famous 54th Massachusetts Regiment of black soldiers. Their households were called “The Colony” because of the lively interactions among children, friends, skilled staff and menagerie of pets. Come to Mystic Street to celebrate its vibrant past and to trace its colorful evolution into today’s busy neighborhood.  

   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 craft time on SATURDAY!  This story time is for children ages 0-5.

    Location: Children's Story Room

Monday June 18, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Crafternoons  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Take a break and craft at the library this summer! No signup required, open while supplies last!

For tweens and teens Grades 6 and up.

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Science Explorers  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Magoun Room

Tuesday June 19, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Rhymes - Movement Activities - Songs - Stories

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 Teen Creative Writing  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   7814755735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Our Teen Creative Writing Group meets on Tuesdays to work on short stories, graphic novels, fanfiction, writing games and more! No signup required, just drop in!

   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Math Fun!  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

For 4th and 5th graders

    Location: Magoun Room
   6:30 PM Mystic Makerspace: Painted Glass Lamps  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Medford artist and teacher Debbie Corleto leads this fresh and fun class where you will make the perfect summer-time lamp! Paint a design on a glass block with guidance, then light up your artwork with battery-powered LEDs placed inside. This class is co-sponsored by the Medford Public Library.

Registration Required

Mystic Makerspace asks individuals to register for no more than 2 classes per quarter except for drop-in classes.  Email info@mysticmakerspace.org to be added to the waitlist for an additional class. 

Mystic Makerspace is a project of MACI. All Makerspace events are ages 16+.

 


Wednesday June 20, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   6:30 PM Game Night  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Join your fellow gamers for a evening of friendly competition on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 6:30 p.m.

See you on: June 6, June 20, July 18, August 1, and August 15.

   7:00 PM Minerals of Massachusetts  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Minerals of Massachusetts with Peter Cristoforo

New England is one of the best regions in the country for rockhounds to hunt for minerals, gems, and fossils.  The complex geology of the region hosts a stunning variety of material. Join author and collector Peter Cristofono for this introduction to the 275 minerals that can be found in Massachusetts and the best places to find them. Specimens of different minerals will be on display, and attendees are encouraged to bring specimens for identification.

Peter Cristofono was born in Massachusetts and has been an avid field collector of New England minerals, gems and fossils for more than 35 years.  Peter has served as president of the Boston Mineral Club and is currently a director of the Micromounters of New England. He has authored mineralogical articles for various publications and websites. He is the author of Rockhounding New England: A Guide To 100 Of The Region's Best Rockhounding Sites (Falcon Press, 2014).


Thursday June 21, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM 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 weilcome to join in!

    Location: Children's Story Room
   3:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Circle the Square  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Fun times and free books! Come say "hi"! We will be out in Medford Square.

   7:00 PM eBook and Digital Library Workshops  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Thursdays, 7-8 p.m. on June 21, July 19, August 23

Join us at any one of our eBook and Digital Library Workshops to learn how to borrow eBooks, Audiobooks, and access Digital Content with your library card from the comfort of your own home or on the go!  Patrons will learn how to borrow and access content using hoopla and OverDrive, learn how to access classic movies, documentaries, and independent films with kanopy, and meet Libby, a “personal librarian app” for OverDrive users!

We will also demonstrate how to access The Great Courses, language learning resources, and travel guides remotely. You’ll learn how to quickly and easily access streaming popular, classical, and jazz music. And we will show you how to access even more digital content via other Massachusetts Library Networks and libraries, including the Boston Public Library.

Attendees will find it helpful to bring your Medford Public Library Card (or the Minuteman App downloaded to your smartphone), as well as your portable device, but this is not required.

 

   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Getting Started In Your Family Research  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Ready to take the plunge but haven’t any idea how to start researching your family history? Register for a four-part course and join in one of America’s most  popular hobbies. Presented by Linda B. MacIver. Participants should have an e-mail and access to a computer. Attendance for the first two lectures is suggested.

Enrollment is limited, registration is required. Please register here.

Thursday, June 7: Six Key Steps to Launching Your Family Search
Start with the basic skills, especially how to get organized. Learn the many things you can, and should, do in the comfort of your home 24/7.

Thursday, June 14
We investigate the major online commercial tools as well as the wealth of free resources available to you in the Boston metro area.

Thursday, June 21
Find your immigrant ancestor in passenger and naturalization records.

Thursday, June 28
“Show-and- tell’ night as we share significant discoveries from the class and explore brick walls and next steps in your search.

Linda MacIver is an educator, lecturer, librarian and genealogy researcher.  She recently retired from a 27- year career at the Boston Public Library.  

Sponsored by the Friends and the Medford Historical Society and Museum.

 

   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Knit Night  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Make time to knit this season!

Join new and experienced knitters for an evening of knitting, socializing, and sharing tips and techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome.  Please bring your own project to work on.  

We will meet from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on June 21, July 19, and August 16 in the Young Adult Department!

 


Saturday June 23, 2018
   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 craft time on SATURDAY!  This story time is for children ages 0-5.

    Location: Children's Story Room

Monday June 25, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Pajama Storytime  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room

Tuesday June 26, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Rhymes - Movement Activities - Songs - Stories

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 Teen Creative Writing  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   7814755735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Our Teen Creative Writing Group meets on Tuesdays to work on short stories, graphic novels, fanfiction, writing games and more! No signup required, just drop in!

   4:00 PM  -  4:45 PM Math Fun!  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

For 4th and 5th graders

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

We meet on the last Tuesday of the month to talk about your favorite Young Adult books! Snacks will be provided. Please read the book before the book club meeting (or as much of it as you can). Copies of the books will be at the checkout desk at the beginning of the month!

June 26 - Throne of Glass, by Sarah J. Maas - After she has served a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, Crown Prince Dorian offers eighteen-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien her freedom on the condition that she act as his champion in a competition to find a new royal assassin. Throne of Glass is the first book in a fantasy series perfect for fans of world-building and romance.

July 31 - TBA

August 28 - TBA

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


Wednesday June 27, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

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

The Medford Public Library's Writer’s Workshop will continue at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays, June 27, July 25, and August 29 at 7:00 p.m.

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 June 28, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM 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 weilcome to join in!

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

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

Play. Learn. Build.

    Location: Magoun Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Craft Night: DIY Rainbow Soap  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   7814755735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Unplug and make something at the Library! Tonight, we're making our own rainbow colored soap. No signups needed, these programs are open while supplies last!

Grades 6 and up.

   7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Getting Started In Your Family Research  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Ready to take the plunge but haven’t any idea how to start researching your family history? Register for a four-part course and join in one of America’s most  popular hobbies. Presented by Linda B. MacIver. Participants should have an e-mail and access to a computer. Attendance for the first two lectures is suggested.

Enrollment is limited, registration is required. Please register here.

Thursday, June 7: Six Key Steps to Launching Your Family Search
Start with the basic skills, especially how to get organized. Learn the many things you can, and should, do in the comfort of your home 24/7.

Thursday, June 14
We investigate the major online commercial tools as well as the wealth of free resources available to you in the Boston metro area.

Thursday, June 21
Find your immigrant ancestor in passenger and naturalization records.

Thursday, June 28
“Show-and- tell’ night as we share significant discoveries from the class and explore brick walls and next steps in your search.

Linda MacIver is an educator, lecturer, librarian and genealogy researcher.  She recently retired from a 27- year career at the Boston Public Library.  

Sponsored by the Friends and the Medford Historical Society and Museum.

 


Tuesday July 3, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Rhymes - Movement Activities - Songs - Stories

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 Teen Creative Writing  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   7814755735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Our Teen Creative Writing Group meets on Tuesdays to work on short stories, graphic novels, fanfiction, writing games and more! No signup required, just drop in!


Thursday July 5, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM 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 weilcome to join in!

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

Take a break and craft at the library this summer! No signup required, open while supplies last!

For tweens and teens Grades 6 and up.

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Art Smart  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

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

    Location: Magoun Room

Saturday July 7, 2018
   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 craft time on SATURDAY!  This story time is for children ages 0-5.

    Location: Children's Story Room
   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Middle School Book Club  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

We meet on the first Saturday of the month! Snacks will be provided. Please read the book before book club - copies of the books are available at the checkout desk a month before each meeting!

June 2- Spill Zone, by Scott Westerfeld

July 7 - Restart, by Gordon Korman - Chase does not remember falling off the roof, in fact he does not remember anything about himself, and when he gets back to middle school he begins to learn who he was through the reactions of the other kids--trouble is, he really is not sure he likes the Chase that is being revealed, but can he take the opportunity amnesia has provided and restart his life? Restart is a humorous book that tackles bullying and figuring out who you are and who you want to be.

August 4 - The Eye of Minds, by James Dashner


Monday July 9, 2018
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Science Explorers  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Magoun Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Breaking Science  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

For science enthusiasts ages 10 to 100!

Learn about the science and technology you hear discussed on the news, from the scientists and engineers who work on the newest discoveries! Light snacks will be provided.

Join us on the following Mondays:

July 9 - Epigenetics

July 16 - Ebola

July 23 - Renewable Energy

August 13 - GMOs

August 20 - Vaccines

    Location: Magoun Room

Tuesday July 10, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Rhymes - Movement Activities - Songs - Stories

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 Teen Manga Workshop  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Learn about comics from professional comic book artists! Draw characters, learn about storytelling and how to make your own!

For teens entering Grades 6 and up. Sign up required!

*This program is supported in part by a grant from the Medford Arts Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

    Location: Magoun Room

Wednesday July 11, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Rockabye Beats: Spanish Singalong  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Come dance, sing, and get a little loco with Rockabye Beats! Original and contemporary music in Spanish and English for the whole family to enjoy!

Ages 0-5.

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

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

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

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

    Location: Magoun Room
   7:00 PM The Last Warlord: Lecture with Brian Glyn Williams  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

The Last Warlord: The Life and Legend of Dostum, the Afghan Warrior Who Led U.S. Special Forces To Topple the Taliban Regime with Brian Glyn Williams

Join author Brian Glyn Williams for this exciting history lecture.  Williams worked for the CIA in Afghanistan which gave him unprecedented access to General Abdul Rashid Dostum, one of the most powerful warlords in recent Afghani history. Williams will tell the story of Dostum’s rise from simple peasant villager to warrior against the repressive policies of the Taliban and Al Qaeda. The 2018 film -- 12 Strong: The Declassified Story of the Horse Soldiers – was partially based on Williams’ book about Dostum.

Williams has traveled extensively in Afghanistan tracking suicide bombers for the CIA's Counter Terrorism Center and doing PSYOPs (Psychological Operations) for the U.S. Army's secretive Joint Information Operations Warfare Command.  He is now a professor of Islamic History at UMass Dartmouth. His book The Last Warlord was published by Chicago Review Press in 2013.

 


Thursday July 12, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM 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 weilcome to join in!

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

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

Play. Learn. Build.

    Location: Magoun Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Pajama Storytime  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room

Saturday July 14, 2018
   10:00 AM Mystic Street Walking Tour  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Walking tours with Dee Morris  

Mystic Street: A Legacy of Family Ties and Independent Outlooks

Meet at the corner of High Street and Mystic Street at 10:00 AM on June 16, July 14, August 11

This Summer’s walking tours will explore West Medford’s lower Mystic Street. In the late 1860s, several lots on this road leading from High Street to the Mystic River were purchased by Civil War heroes. Norwood P. Hallowell and his brother, Edward, served as commanding officers of the famous 54th Massachusetts Regiment of black soldiers. Their households were called “The Colony” because of the lively interactions among children, friends, skilled staff and menagerie of pets. Come to Mystic Street to celebrate its vibrant past and to trace its colorful evolution into today’s busy neighborhood.  

   10:30 AM Mystic Makerspace: Basic Electronics  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Create a Red & Blue LED Emergency Flasher using electric components and a bread board. No soldering required. This class will give you some basic electronic circuit knowledge that will start you on the road to make electronic projects.

Registration Required

Mystic Makerspace asks individuals to register for no more than 2 classes per quarter except for drop-in classes.  Email info@mysticmakerspace.org to be added to the waitlist for an additional class. 

Mystic Makerspace is a project of MACI. All Makerspace events are ages 16+.

 

   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM La 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.

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

For babies to 5 years old and caregivers.

    Location: Children's Story Room

Monday July 16, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Crafternoons  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Take a break and craft at the library this summer! No signup required, open while supplies last!

For tweens and teens Grades 6 and up.

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM UnBirthday Party  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Sometimes you just want to party! If it is not your birthday - or even if it is - come join our party for games and fun.

For all ages.

    Location: Magoun Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Breaking Science  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

For science enthusiasts ages 10 to 100!

Learn about the science and technology you hear discussed on the news, from the scientists and engineers who work on the newest discoveries! Light snacks will be provided.

Join us on the following Mondays:

July 9 - Epigenetics

July 16 - Ebola

July 23 - Renewable Energy

August 13 - GMOs

August 20 - Vaccines

    Location: Magoun Room

Tuesday July 17, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Rhymes - Movement Activities - Songs - Stories

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 Teen Creative Writing  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   7814755735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Our Teen Creative Writing Group meets on Tuesdays to work on short stories, graphic novels, fanfiction, writing games and more! No signup required, just drop in!

   6:30 PM Makerspace: Screen Printing  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Learn the process for preparing a screen for printing and print the Makerspace logo on any fabric item of your choice! Bring in something you'd like to print on or choose from what we have available.

Registration Required

Mystic Makerspace asks individuals to register for no more than 2 classes per quarter except for drop-in classes.  Email info@mysticmakerspace.org to be added to the waitlist for an additional class. 

Mystic Makerspace is a project of MACI. All Makerspace events are ages 16+


Wednesday July 18, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM 1st Grade Book Club  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

We will be discussing Marla Frazee's A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever. When James and Eamon go to a week of Nature Camp and stay at Eamon's grandparents' house, it turns out that their free time spent staying inside, eating waffles, and playing video games is way more interesting than nature. But sometimes things work out best when they don't go exactly as planned.

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

Snacks will be served.

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teens: History of Swords Workshop  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

This workshop covers sword history from the Dark Ages through the Renaissance. Then, you'll put your knowledge to the test and practice these sword fighting techniques against your instructor!

Ages 11 and up. Sign up required. Waivers can be filled out online: https://fs19.formsite.com/guardup/form050229415/secure_index.html

*This program is supported in part by a grant from the Medford Arts Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

    Location: Magoun Room
   6:30 PM Game Night  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Join your fellow gamers for a evening of friendly competition on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 6:30 p.m.

See you on: June 6, June 20, July 18, August 1, and August 15.


Thursday July 19, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Sing Along with Matt Heaton  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Magoun Room
   3:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Circle the Square  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Fun times and free books! Come say "hi"! We will be out in Medford Square.

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Craft Night: Splatter Painting  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   7814755735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Unplug and make something at the Library! Tonight, we're splatter painting (outside, if weather permits!). No signups needed, these programs are open while supplies last!

Grades 6 and up.

   7:00 PM eBook and Digital Library Workshops  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Thursdays, 7-8 p.m. on June 21, July 19, August 23

Join us at any one of our eBook and Digital Library Workshops to learn how to borrow eBooks, Audiobooks, and access Digital Content with your library card from the comfort of your own home or on the go!  Patrons will learn how to borrow and access content using hoopla and OverDrive, learn how to access classic movies, documentaries, and independent films with kanopy, and meet Libby, a “personal librarian app” for OverDrive users!

We will also demonstrate how to access The Great Courses, language learning resources, and travel guides remotely. You’ll learn how to quickly and easily access streaming popular, classical, and jazz music. And we will show you how to access even more digital content via other Massachusetts Library Networks and libraries, including the Boston Public Library.

Attendees will find it helpful to bring your Medford Public Library Card (or the Minuteman App downloaded to your smartphone), as well as your portable device, but this is not required.

 

   7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM Knit Night  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Make time to knit this season!

Join new and experienced knitters for an evening of knitting, socializing, and sharing tips and techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome.  Please bring your own project to work on.  

We will meet from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on June 21, July 19, and August 16 in the Young Adult Department!

 


Friday July 20, 2018
   2:00 PM An Afternoon with Rachel Revere  
    Contact: Medford Senior Center   781-396-6010   
   

at the Medford Senior Center

101 Riverside Ave, Medford, MA 02155

Character re-enactor Jessa S. Piaia will present a living history portrayal of Rachel Revere, in this history program set in 1805.  Paul Revere married Rachel Walker within five months of the passing of his first wife.  Rachel took on the care of the children, and with Paul had six more of their own.  Rachel Revere was known as a woman of “forthright hospitality and remarkable good humour”.  The audience will meet Mrs. Revere on an afternoon in 1805, as she shares episodes of the Reveres’ life during and after the American Revolution.

Piaia studied performance at London’s Oval House Theatre and graduated from the University of Massachusetts in Boston. She performs at educational institutions, museums, libraries, worship services, and historical organizations throughout New England since 1992.

Free tickets available at the Senior Center after June 5. Refreshments will be served.

 

   4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Farm Animal Petting Zoo  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Come meet some baby animals up close and personal. A lamb, a goat, a piglet, ducklings, chicks, and bunnies will be hopping on into the library to see you!

Ages 3+


Saturday July 21, 2018
   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 craft time on SATURDAY!  This story time is for children ages 0-5.

    Location: Children's Story Room

Monday July 23, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Crafternoons  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Take a break and craft at the library this summer! No signup required, open while supplies last!

For tweens and teens Grades 6 and up.

   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Breaking Science  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

For science enthusiasts ages 10 to 100!

Learn about the science and technology you hear discussed on the news, from the scientists and engineers who work on the newest discoveries! Light snacks will be provided.

Join us on the following Mondays:

July 9 - Epigenetics

July 16 - Ebola

July 23 - Renewable Energy

August 13 - GMOs

August 20 - Vaccines

    Location: Magoun Room

Tuesday July 24, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Rhymes - Movement Activities - Songs - Stories

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 Teen Creative Writing  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   7814755735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Our Teen Creative Writing Group meets on Tuesdays to work on short stories, graphic novels, fanfiction, writing games and more! No signup required, just drop in!

   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Paint Night  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Follow along as artist Debbie Banna teaches you how to paint an image of your choosing over sheet music. At the end of the night, you'll go home with a finished painting!

For teens entering Grades 6 and up. Sign up required!

    Location: Magoun Room

Wednesday July 25, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

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

The Medford Public Library's Writer’s Workshop will continue at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays, June 27, July 25, and August 29 at 7:00 p.m.

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 July 26, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM 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 weilcome to join in!

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

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

Play. Learn. Build.

    Location: Magoun Room
   6:15 PM  -  7:00 PM Write Your Song  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Interested in learning how to write and record a song? Join us for a two-session workshop and we will get you to make music.

Ages 8+

    Location: Magoun Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Craft Night: Bookish Bricks  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   7814755735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Unplug and make something at the Library! Tonight, we're painting bricks to look like famous books! If you want, you can leave yours at the Library to decorate our garden. No signups needed, these programs are open while supplies last!

Grades 6 and up.


Friday July 27, 2018
   1:00 PM The Modernistics at MSC  
    Contact: Medford Senior Center   781-396-6010   
   

Spend a summer afternoon with the Modernistics, as they perform selections from the Great American Songbook. The Modernistics are Peter H. Bloom, flute; Mark Leighton, guitar; Ted Powers, guitar, ukulele, percussion, tap and vocals; and Pamela Powers, tap and vocals.  

The four artists have performed and taught extensively in the United States and abroad. The group performs upbeat shows of music and dance with crowd-pleasing favorites by Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Irving Berlin, Dorothy Fields, George Gershwin and other great American tunesmiths.

An ice cream social will accompany the performance.  Free tickets will be available at the Senior Center starting July 2.  Tickets are limited. All ages are welcome. This performance is sponsored by the Friends of the Medford Public Library, the Medford Senior Center and the Medford Cultural Council.

This event is at the Medford Senior Center, 101 Riverside Ave, Medford, MA 02155.

 

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

Take a break and craft at the library this summer! No signup required, open while supplies last!

For tweens and teens Grades 6 and up.


Saturday July 28, 2018
   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 craft time on SATURDAY!  This story time is for children ages 0-5.

    Location: Children's Story Room

Monday July 30, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Pajama Storytime  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room

Tuesday July 31, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Rhymes - Movement Activities - Songs - Stories

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
   10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Harry Potter Scavenger Hunt  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Honor Harry Potter's birthday by joining us for a scavenger hunt and trivia!

Ages 6+

    Location: Children's Room
   2:30 PM  -  3:30 PM Harry Potter Crafternoon for Teens  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Celebrate Harry Potter's birthday with some crafting at the Library! We're going to try our hand at making products from Weasleys' Wizard Wheezes.

Grades 6 and up.

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Creative Writing  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   7814755735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Our Teen Creative Writing Group meets on Tuesdays to work on short stories, graphic novels, fanfiction, writing games and more! No signup required, just drop in!

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

We meet on the last Tuesday of the month to talk about your favorite Young Adult books! Snacks will be provided. Please read the book before the book club meeting (or as much of it as you can). Copies of the books will be at the checkout desk at the beginning of the month!

June 26 - Throne of Glass, by Sarah J. Maas

July 31 - TBA

August 28 - TBA

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


Wednesday August 1, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

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

Take a break and craft at the library this summer! No signup required, open while supplies last!

For tweens and teens Grades 6 and up.

   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 famliy and friends.  All ages welcome.

    Location: Magoun Room
   6:30 PM Game Night  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Join your fellow gamers for a evening of friendly competition on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 6:30 p.m.

See you on: June 6, June 20, July 18, August 1, and August 15.

   7:00 PM Community Read Event: The Wampanoag Thirteen Moons  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

From Past To Present: The Wampanoag Thirteen Moons with Darius Coombs, Plimoth Plantation

In this Community Read presentation, speaker Darius Coombs will talk about the Wampanoag's thirteen moon cycle and way of life that existed before the arrival of the Pilgrims interrupted Wampanoag culture. The talk will describe how European traders affected native culture, as well as major interactions with the Pilgrims and what these events mean to native people today. Coombs will also talk about Harvard University's first native graduating class of 1665 which helped bring back the Wampanoag language.

Darius Coombs,  a Mashpee Wampanoag, is known for his extraordinary dedication to sharing knowledge about Wampanoag cultural heritage. He has inspired the ongoing transformation of the interpretation and use of Plimoth Plantation's Wampanoag Homesite. In 2014 he was chosen for the New England Museum Association Excellence ward.  Additionally, one of his ancestors was a classmate of Caleb's at Harvard in the 17th century.


Thursday August 2, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM 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 weilcome to join in!

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

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

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

    Location: Magoun Room
   6:15 PM  -  7:00 PM Write Your Song  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Interested in learning how to write and record a song? Join us for a two-session workshop and we will get you to make music.

Ages 8+

    Location: Magoun Room

Friday August 3, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Intro to Music Technology for Teens  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

In this workshop, you'll learn how to set up, arrange, and mix music using Garageband, Logic Pro X and Abelton Live.

No prior experience required. If you play an instrument, feel free to bring it with you!

For Teens entering Grades 6 and up. Sign up required!

    Location: Magoun Room

Saturday August 4, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM La 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.

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

For babies to 5 years old and caregivers.

    Location: Children's Story Room
   12:00 PM  -  12:30 PM Middle School Book Club  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

We meet on the first Saturday of the month! Snacks will be provided. Please read the book before book club - copies of the books are available at the checkout desk a month before each meeting!

June 2- Spill Zone, by Scott Westerfeld

July 7 - Restart, by Gordon Korman

August 4 - The Eye of Minds, by James Dashner - Michael is a skilled internet gamer in a world of advanced technology. When a cyber-terrorist begins to threaten players, Michael is called upon to seek him and his secrets out. The Eye of Minds is a fast paced adventure perfect for gamers!


Monday August 6, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Play with Clay  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Use your imagination and our clay to see what you can make!

Ages 6+

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

Join Celia in this drop-in class. Bring in your costume, strung or linked jewelry that need repair, and use tools and materials with guidance to fix your jewelry. You can also bring in a current project that you are working on.

No registration required!

Mystic Makerspace is a project of MACI. Makerspace events are 16+.

 


Tuesday August 7, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Rhymes - Movement Activities - Songs - Stories

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Bubble Mess  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Dress for a mess... make your own wands... giant bubbles... outside bubble fun for all ages!

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Creative Writing  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   7814755735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Our Teen Creative Writing Group meets on Tuesdays to work on short stories, graphic novels, fanfiction, writing games and more! No signup required, just drop in!


Wednesday August 8, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM 1st Grade Book Club  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

We will be discussing Paul Adsead's Puzzle Island. A tantalizing web of deceptive artwork and wordplay lures us to play detective in this fascinating and puzzling book.

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

Snacks will be served.

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

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Taal Tales: South Indian Dance Workshop  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-475-5735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Join dance instructor Tara Ahmed for a combo history and dance lesson! She will teach you about the history of classical Indian dance and invite you to learn some dance sequences yourself!

For teens entering Grades 6 and up. Sign up required!

*This program is supported in part by a grant from the Medford Arts Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

    Location: Magoun Room

Thursday August 9, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Sing Along with Matt Heaton  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Magoun Room
   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM LEGO Club  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

Play. Learn. Build.

    Location: Magoun Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Pajama Storytime  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Craft Night: Photo Coasters  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   7814755735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Unplug and make something at the Library! Tonight, we're printing our favorite photos and turning them into coasters! No signups needed, these programs are open while supplies last!

Grades 6 and up.


Friday August 10, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Make Your Own Musical Instruments  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Use our craft supplies to rig up your own musical instrument!

Ages 6+

    Location: Magoun Room

Saturday August 11, 2018
   10:00 AM Mystic Makerspace: Watercolor Painting  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Allie will teach you the basics of how to paint with watercolors. The perfect workshop for beginners or those curious about trying out a new medium.

Registration Required

Mystic Makerspace asks individuals to register for no more than 2 classes per quarter except for drop-in classes.  Email info@mysticmakerspace.org to be added to the waitlist for an additional class.

Mystic Makerspace is a project of MACI. All Makerspace events are ages 16+.

   10:00 AM Mystic Street Walking Tour  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Walking tours with Dee Morris  

Mystic Street: A Legacy of Family Ties and Independent Outlooks

Meet at the corner of High Street and Mystic Street at 10:00 AM on June 16, July 14, August 11

This Summer’s walking tours will explore West Medford’s lower Mystic Street. In the late 1860s, several lots on this road leading from High Street to the Mystic River were purchased by Civil War heroes. Norwood P. Hallowell and his brother, Edward, served as commanding officers of the famous 54th Massachusetts Regiment of black soldiers. Their households were called “The Colony” because of the lively interactions among children, friends, skilled staff and menagerie of pets. Come to Mystic Street to celebrate its vibrant past and to trace its colorful evolution into today’s busy neighborhood.  

   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 craft time on SATURDAY!  This story time is for children ages 0-5.

    Location: Children's Story Room

Monday August 13, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Crafternoons  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Take a break and craft at the library this summer! No signup required, open while supplies last!

For tweens and teens Grades 6 and up.

   3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Science Explorers  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Magoun Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Breaking Science  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

For science enthusiasts ages 10 to 100!

Learn about the science and technology you hear discussed on the news, from the scientists and engineers who work on the newest discoveries! Light snacks will be provided.

Join us on the following Mondays:

July 9 - Epigenetics

July 16 - Ebola

July 23 - Renewable Energy

August 13 - GMOs

August 20 - Vaccines

    Location: Magoun Room

Tuesday August 14, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Rhymes - Movement Activities - Songs - Stories

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 Teen Creative Writing  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   7814755735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Our Teen Creative Writing Group meets on Tuesdays to work on short stories, graphic novels, fanfiction, writing games and more! No signup required, just drop in!

   7:00 PM Learn to Play the Ukulele!  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Join musician and songwriter Julie Stepanek for a ukulele lesson for all ages!

Learn a few chords and strum along to easy songs. Julie will bring 25 ukuleles. If we have more than 25 people in attendance we will share the instruments, so if you have a uke at home, please bring it with you!

No registration is necessary.

 


Wednesday August 15, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room
   6:30 PM Game Night  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Join your fellow gamers for a evening of friendly competition on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 6:30 p.m.

See you on: June 6, June 20, July 18, August 1, and August 15.

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

Please join Library Director Barbara Kerr and the Community Read committee for a discussion of Caleb’s Crossing.  We will talk about the history, themes, relationships and impact of this award winning novel.

Snacks will be served!  

No registration is necessary.


Thursday August 16, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM 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 weilcome to join in!

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

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

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

    Location: Magoun Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Didgeridoo Down Under  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

A high-energy, Australia-themed show that combines music, culture, science, comediy, character building and audience participation.

For all ages

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

Make time to knit this season!

Join new and experienced knitters for an evening of knitting, socializing, and sharing tips and techniques. All levels of knitters are welcome.  Please bring your own project to work on.  

We will meet from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on June 21, July 19, and August 16 in the Young Adult Department!

 


Friday August 17, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teen Crafternoons  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Take a break and craft at the library this summer! No signup required, open while supplies last!

For tweens and teens Grades 6 and up.


Saturday August 18, 2018
   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 craft time on SATURDAY!  This story time is for children ages 0-5.

    Location: Children's Story Room

Monday August 20, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Modern Art Craft Time  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Ever look at artwork and think, "Huh. I bet my kid could make that"? Well, we're here to give your children (and you) that chance!

For all ages

    Location: Magoun Room
   7:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Breaking Science  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

For science enthusiasts ages 10 to 100!

Learn about the science and technology you hear discussed on the news, from the scientists and engineers who work on the newest discoveries! Light snacks will be provided.

Join us on the following Mondays:

July 9 - Epigenetics

July 16 - Ebola

July 23 - Renewable Energy

August 13 - GMOs

August 20 - Vaccines

    Location: Magoun Room

Tuesday August 21, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Rhymes - Movement Activities - Songs - Stories

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 Teen Creative Writing  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   7814755735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Our Teen Creative Writing Group meets on Tuesdays to work on short stories, graphic novels, fanfiction, writing games and more! No signup required, just drop in!

   7:00 PM Mystic Makerspace: Duct Tape Wallets  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Give your wallet a makeover! Thanks to the powers of Duct Tape, you can make durable wallets any color, pattern or design you can find, and with as many hidden pockets you can dream up. Join Melanie as we explore how use this magical adhesive to make a variety of crafts, and then create your very own Duct Tape wallet.

Registration Required

Mystic Makerspace asks individuals to register for no more than 2 classes per quarter except for drop-in classes.  Email info@mysticmakerspace.org to be added to the waitlist for an additional class. 

Mystic Makerspace is a project of MACI. All Makerspace events are ages 16+.

 


Wednesday August 22, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

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

Take a break and craft at the library this summer! No signup required, open while supplies last!

For tweens and teens Grades 6 and up.


Thursday August 23, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM 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 weilcome to join in!

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

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

Play. Learn. Build.

    Location: Magoun Room
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Model Rockets Build and Launch  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   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 is required.

Ages 8+

    Location: Magoun Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teen Craft Night: Locker Decorations  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   7814755735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Unplug and make something at the Library! Tonight, we're making locker decorations to get ready for the new school year! No signups needed, these programs are open while supplies last!

Grades 6 and up.

   7:00 PM eBook and Digital Library Workshops  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Thursdays, 7-8 p.m. on June 21, July 19, August 23

Join us at any one of our eBook and Digital Library Workshops to learn how to borrow eBooks, Audiobooks, and access Digital Content with your library card from the comfort of your own home or on the go!  Patrons will learn how to borrow and access content using hoopla and OverDrive, learn how to access classic movies, documentaries, and independent films with kanopy, and meet Libby, a “personal librarian app” for OverDrive users!

We will also demonstrate how to access The Great Courses, language learning resources, and travel guides remotely. You’ll learn how to quickly and easily access streaming popular, classical, and jazz music. And we will show you how to access even more digital content via other Massachusetts Library Networks and libraries, including the Boston Public Library.

Attendees will find it helpful to bring your Medford Public Library Card (or the Minuteman App downloaded to your smartphone), as well as your portable device, but this is not required.

 


Friday August 24, 2018
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Model Rockets Build and Launch  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   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 is required.

Ages 8+

    Location: Magoun Room

Saturday August 25, 2018
   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 craft time on SATURDAY!  This story time is for children ages 0-5.

    Location: Children's Story Room

Monday August 27, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Smart Money  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Join us for a financial literacy workshop for kids! We'll have money to play with and explore buying and selling. We'll also make our own piggybanks to start saving up.

Ages 6+

    Location: Magoun Room
   6:30 PM  -  7:00 PM Pajama Storytime  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   7814755734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

    Location: Children's Story Room

Tuesday August 28, 2018
   9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

Rhymes - Movement Activities - Songs - Stories

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 Teen Creative Writing  
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   7814755735   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Our Teen Creative Writing Group meets on Tuesdays to work on short stories, graphic novels, fanfiction, writing games and more! No signup required, just drop in!

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

We meet on the last Tuesday of the month to talk about your favorite Young Adult books! Snacks will be provided. Please read the book before the book club meeting (or as much of it as you can). Copies of the books will be at the checkout desk at the beginning of the month!

June 26 - Throne of Glass, by Sarah J. Maas

July 31 - TBA

August 28 - TBA

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


Wednesday August 29, 2018
   3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Family Story Time  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

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

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

The Medford Public Library's Writer’s Workshop will continue at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays, June 27, July 25, and August 29 at 7:00 p.m.

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 30, 2018
   10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM 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 weilcome to join in!

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

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

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

    Location: Magoun Room
   6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM Rock Your Summer Reading  
    Contact: Sam Sednek   781-475-5734   ssednek@minlib.net
   

You've worked real hard all summer. You've been adding notes to your reading log. Are you ready to hear the song you made? Bring your summer reading logs back to the library and we will have a special guest PLAY your song! Light refreshments will be provided.

For all ages

    Location: Magoun Room

Friday September 14, 2018
   6:30 PM  -  8:30 PM Fall Book Sale- Friends Preview Sale  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Don’t miss our huge fall Book Sale!

 Saturday, September 15, 9 am - 3 pm & Sunday, September 16  2-5pm

Join the Friends of the Library and shop early on Friday the 14th from 6:30-8:30pm.

 


Saturday September 15, 2018
   9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Fall Book Sale  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Don’t miss our huge fall Book Sale!

 Saturday, September 15, 9 am - 3 pm & Sunday, September 16  2-5pm

Join the Friends of the Library and shop early on Friday the 14th from 6:30-8:30pm.

 


Sunday September 16, 2018
   2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Fall Book Sale  
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Don’t miss our huge fall Book Sale!

 Saturday, September 15, 9 am - 3 pm & Sunday, September 16  2-5pm

Join the Friends of the Library and shop early on Friday the 14th from 6:30-8:30pm.

 


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