Friday May 6, 2022 - Thursday June 30, 2022

Group exhibit of paintings, drawings, photographs, etchings, and prints by more than 20 artists from the ArtSpace studios in Maynard.

Reception: 
  • Saturday, May 7, 1:30-3:00pm
Concert by students from ArtSpace and Indian Hill Music School:
  • Saturday, May 7, 3:30-4:30pm

ArtSpace logo

Group exhibit of paintings, drawings, photographs, etchings, and prints by more than 20 artists from the ArtSpace studios in Maynard.

Reception: 
  • Saturday, May 7, 1:30-3:00pm
Concert by students from ArtSpace and Indian Hill Music School:
  • Saturday, May 7, 3:30-4:30pm

ArtSpace logo

Tuesday May 17, 2022
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3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Outdoor Storytime

At Outdoor Storytime you'll get to:

a. Listen to terrific stories in beautiful Memorial Park

b. Do fun outdoor activities 

c. Experience the three "B's" - birds, breeze and books!

rain location - Maynard Public Library - Roosevelt Room

 

CONTACT: Mr. Mark  978-897-1010 ex. 106  mmalcolm@minlib.net

At Outdoor Storytime you'll get to:

a. Listen to terrific stories in beautiful Memorial Park

b. Do fun outdoor activities 

c. Experience the three "B's" - birds, breeze and books!

rain location - Maynard Public Library - Roosevelt Room

 

CONTACT:
  Mr. Mark
  978.897.1010 ex. 106
   mmalcolm@minlib.net

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
English Conversation Group - RESCHEDULED TO MAY 19

RESCHEDULED TO THURSDAY, MAY 19

Are you new to studying English? Do you want to practice your speaking and listening and develop more confidence in speaking English with others? In a Conversation Circle using everyday vocabulary you can talk about daily life, books, movies, travel, food, parenting, hobbies, the news, etc. You can also improve your pronunciation and learn common words and idioms by practicing your skills in a friendly environment.

No registration is required. The Circles are led by an experienced ESL teacher who greatly enjoys helping English language learners. An intermediate level of English fluency is recommended though not required.

 

CONTACT: Jeremy Robichaud  978-897-1010 x103  jrobichaud@minlib.net

RESCHEDULED TO THURSDAY, MAY 19

Are you new to studying English? Do you want to practice your speaking and listening and develop more confidence in speaking English with others? In a Conversation Circle using everyday vocabulary you can talk about daily life, books, movies, travel, food, parenting, hobbies, the news, etc. You can also improve your pronunciation and learn common words and idioms by practicing your skills in a friendly environment.

No registration is required. The Circles are led by an experienced ESL teacher who greatly enjoys helping English language learners. An intermediate level of English fluency is recommended though not required.

 

CONTACT:
  Jeremy Robichaud
  978.897.1010 x103
   jrobichaud@minlib.net

 
 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Steps to Managing Memory, Alzheimer’s Disease, & Dementia (In-Person Program)

Based on his award-winning book being translated into Chinese and Korean, Seven Steps to Managing Your Memory: What’s Normal, What’s Not, and What to Do About It, Dr. Andrew Budson will explain how individuals can distinguish changes in memory due to Alzheimer's versus normal aging, what medications, diets, and exercise regimes can help, and the best habits, strategies, and memory aids to use, in seven simple steps. He will also discuss his newest book, Six Steps to Managing Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia: A Guide for Families, including how families can manage issues with memory, language, vision, behavior, driving, incontinence, sleep, and more.

Educated at Haverford College and Harvard Medical School, Dr. Budson is Chief of Cognitive & Behavioral Neurology at the Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, Director of Education at the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center, Professor of Neurology at Boston University School of Medicine, and Lecturer in Neurology at Harvard Medical School.

CONTACT: Jeremy Robichaud  978-897-1010 x103  jrobichaud@minlib.net
There is 1 space available.

Based on his award-winning book being translated into Chinese and Korean, Seven Steps to Managing Your Memory: What’s Normal, What’s Not, and What to Do About It, Dr. Andrew Budson will explain how individuals can distinguish changes in memory due to Alzheimer's versus normal aging, what medications, diets, and exercise regimes can help, and the best habits, strategies, and memory aids to use, in seven simple steps. He will also discuss his newest book, Six Steps to Managing Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia: A Guide for Families, including how families can manage issues with memory, language, vision, behavior, driving, incontinence, sleep, and more.

Educated at Haverford College and Harvard Medical School, Dr. Budson is Chief of Cognitive & Behavioral Neurology at the Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, Director of Education at the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center, Professor of Neurology at Boston University School of Medicine, and Lecturer in Neurology at Harvard Medical School.

CONTACT:
  Jeremy Robichaud
  978.897.1010 x103
   jrobichaud@minlib.net

There is 1 space available.

Wednesday May 18, 2022
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Kids Take & Make Kit: Cardboard Tube Robot

Kids Cardboard Tube Robot Take & Make Kit available beginning Wednesday, May 18, 2022 while supplies last.

Kit includes:
Cardboard Tube
Aluminum Foil
Google Eyes
Glue
Miscellaneous decorating supplies
Embroidery Hoop

You will need:
Scissors
Additional Decorating supplies (optional)

Ages 3-12. Available while supplies last.

CONTACT: Casey Petipas-Haggerty  978-897-1010 x106  cpetipas-haggerty@minlib.net

Kids Cardboard Tube Robot Take & Make Kit available beginning Wednesday, May 18, 2022 while supplies last.

Kit includes:
Cardboard Tube
Aluminum Foil
Google Eyes
Glue
Miscellaneous decorating supplies
Embroidery Hoop

You will need:
Scissors
Additional Decorating supplies (optional)

Ages 3-12. Available while supplies last.

CONTACT:
  Casey Petipas-Haggerty
  978.897.1010 x106
   cpetipas-haggerty@minlib.net

 

A group that does fiber crafts - spinning, knitting, crocheting, quilting, etc.

CONTACT: Karen Gray  978-562-6843  kcthreads@earthlink.net

A group that does fiber crafts - spinning, knitting, crocheting, quilting, etc.

CONTACT:
  Karen Gray
  978.562.6843
   kcthreads@earthlink.net

 
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Big Kid Book Club

via Zoom
Ages 8-12
E-mail Mr. Mark at 
mmalcolm@minlib.net or call 978-897-1010 x106 to register.

 

Storytime's in the past - you've just been bumped up to the Big League of Books.

The Big Kid Book Club will be a virtual Zoom activity where I'll read the first chapters of three new books and you'll get to vote on the one you want to hear. Then, after each chapter, we'll talk about what's going on in the story and I'll read the whole book.
You'll be taking the next step up the literary ladder.

Remember, today, The Big Kid Book Club, tomorrow - your driver's license.

CONTACT: Mark Malcolm  978-897-1010 x106  mmalcolm@minlib.net

via Zoom
Ages 8-12
E-mail Mr. Mark at 
mmalcolm@minlib.net or call 978-897-1010 x106 to register.

 

Storytime's in the past - you've just been bumped up to the Big League of Books.

The Big Kid Book Club will be a virtual Zoom activity where I'll read the first chapters of three new books and you'll get to vote on the one you want to hear. Then, after each chapter, we'll talk about what's going on in the story and I'll read the whole book.
You'll be taking the next step up the literary ladder.

Remember, today, The Big Kid Book Club, tomorrow - your driver's license.

CONTACT:
  Mark Malcolm
  978.897.1010 x106
   mmalcolm@minlib.net

Thursday May 19, 2022
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
The Junior (Thursday) LEGO League

Our Junior LEGO League

Is really quite unmatched

If you even try it once

You could really get "attached!"

If you join the LEGO League you'll get to build:

a. rockets

b. towers

c. robots

d. The new Maynard Fire House, okay, maybe not the fire house but almost anything else!

 

CONTACT: Mark A. Malcolm  978-897-1010 x106  mmalcolm@minlib.net
There are many spaces available.

Our Junior LEGO League

Is really quite unmatched

If you even try it once

You could really get "attached!"

If you join the LEGO League you'll get to build:

a. rockets

b. towers

c. robots

d. The new Maynard Fire House, okay, maybe not the fire house but almost anything else!

 

CONTACT:
  Mark A. Malcolm
  978.897.1010 x106
   mmalcolm@minlib.net

There are many spaces available.

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
English Conversation Group

Rescheduled from May 17

Cullen Room

Are you new to studying English? Do you want to practice your speaking and listening and develop more confidence in speaking English with others? In a Conversation Circle using everyday vocabulary you can talk about daily life, books, movies, travel, food, parenting, hobbies, the news, etc. You can also improve your pronunciation and learn common words and idioms by practicing your skills in a friendly environment.

No registration is required. The Circles are led by an experienced ESL teacher who greatly enjoys helping English language learners. An intermediate level of English fluency is recommended though not required.

Rescheduled from May 17

Cullen Room

Are you new to studying English? Do you want to practice your speaking and listening and develop more confidence in speaking English with others? In a Conversation Circle using everyday vocabulary you can talk about daily life, books, movies, travel, food, parenting, hobbies, the news, etc. You can also improve your pronunciation and learn common words and idioms by practicing your skills in a friendly environment.

No registration is required. The Circles are led by an experienced ESL teacher who greatly enjoys helping English language learners. An intermediate level of English fluency is recommended though not required.

Friday May 20, 2022
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Mug Meals: Mac & Cheese

Try delicious and easy recipes that need very little to come out great - a mug and a microwave! Stop by and try the recipe!

Kits with limited ingredients and a copy of the recipe will be available during the program.

May Recipe: Mac & Cheese

Friday, May 20, 2022 from 3:00 - 4:00pm. Drop-in.
For ages 12-18/middle & high school students
If you have any questions about ingredients, please contact Casey at any time!

CONTACT: Casey Petipas-Haggerty  978-897-1010 x106  cpetipas-haggerty@minlib.net

Try delicious and easy recipes that need very little to come out great - a mug and a microwave! Stop by and try the recipe!

Kits with limited ingredients and a copy of the recipe will be available during the program.

May Recipe: Mac & Cheese

Friday, May 20, 2022 from 3:00 - 4:00pm. Drop-in.
For ages 12-18/middle & high school students
If you have any questions about ingredients, please contact Casey at any time!

CONTACT:
  Casey Petipas-Haggerty
  978.897.1010 x106
   cpetipas-haggerty@minlib.net

 
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Read to Zora the Dog

Meet Zora the Reading Dog - Okay, Zora won't read to you but you can read to Zora.....and she'll listen! That's right, if you sign up for this you'll get to:

a. Have your own private, one-on-one ten minute session - just you and Zora, in person in the big room downstairs.

b. You can read to her and pet her at the same time - and she'll love it!

c. You never have to worry about reading something wrong, she doesn't care!

d. Zora can be the dog you always wanted.....for ten minutes anyway!

Don't miss this great chance to have some quality doggie time!

Sign up for a time slot here.

CONTACT: Mark Malcom  9788971010 x106  mmalcolm@minlib.net

Meet Zora the Reading Dog - Okay, Zora won't read to you but you can read to Zora.....and she'll listen! That's right, if you sign up for this you'll get to:

a. Have your own private, one-on-one ten minute session - just you and Zora, in person in the big room downstairs.

b. You can read to her and pet her at the same time - and she'll love it!

c. You never have to worry about reading something wrong, she doesn't care!

d. Zora can be the dog you always wanted.....for ten minutes anyway!

Don't miss this great chance to have some quality doggie time!

Sign up for a time slot here.

CONTACT:
  Mark Malcom
  9788971010 x106
   mmalcolm@minlib.net

Saturday May 21, 2022 - Friday May 27, 2022
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12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Shelter: A Place to Call Home

An exhibit of community and Maynard High School student artwork on the theme of shelter. There will be an associated fundraiser with proceeds to support Pine Street Inn and Stone House.

CONTACT: Georgia Wilson

An exhibit of community and Maynard High School student artwork on the theme of shelter. There will be an associated fundraiser with proceeds to support Pine Street Inn and Stone House.

CONTACT:
  Georgia Wilson
  
  

Saturday May 21, 2022
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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Author Sonali Dev, The Emma Project

Author Sonali Dev in Conversation with Bridget Eileen Madden, Jane Austen Aficionado

We love Jane Austen-esque adaptations and, if you haven't read those by Sonali Dev, you are in for a treat! Join us for this conversation between Sonali and Bridget Eileen Madden, who is a true Austen Aficionado! They'll be chatting how Austen books inspired Sonali, the similarities and differences between the books, as well as any hidden "Easter Eggs" that only a Jane Austen fan would pick up on!

It's also a book birthday! Sonali's latest adaptation--"The Emma Project" has just come out. Celebratory snacks will be served at the library Watch Party.

Register here to tune in to the Zoom event.

OR click the Register button below to join the Watch Party with other readers/fans at the library.

Presented in partnership with Ashland Public Library, Needham Library and Mass Bay Community College.

CONTACT: Sally Thurston  978-897-1010  sthurston@minlib.net
There are 25 spaces available.

Author Sonali Dev in Conversation with Bridget Eileen Madden, Jane Austen Aficionado

We love Jane Austen-esque adaptations and, if you haven't read those by Sonali Dev, you are in for a treat! Join us for this conversation between Sonali and Bridget Eileen Madden, who is a true Austen Aficionado! They'll be chatting how Austen books inspired Sonali, the similarities and differences between the books, as well as any hidden "Easter Eggs" that only a Jane Austen fan would pick up on!

It's also a book birthday! Sonali's latest adaptation--"The Emma Project" has just come out. Celebratory snacks will be served at the library Watch Party.

Register here to tune in to the Zoom event.

OR click the Register button below to join the Watch Party with other readers/fans at the library.

Presented in partnership with Ashland Public Library, Needham Library and Mass Bay Community College.

CONTACT:
  Sally Thurston
  978.897.1010
   sthurston@minlib.net

There are 25 spaces available.

Monday May 23, 2022
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Pebble Art Craft Kit

Teen & Adult Take & Make Kit: Pebble Art Craft Kit

Teen & Adult Mini Pebble Art Take & Make Kits are available beginning Monday, May 23, 2022 while supplies last.

Kit includes:
Canvas

Glue

Assorted pebbles

Fine marker

Instruction sheet and inspiration guide

You will need:
Pencil

CONTACT: Sally Thurston  9788971010  sthurston@minlib.net

Teen & Adult Take & Make Kit: Pebble Art Craft Kit

Teen & Adult Mini Pebble Art Take & Make Kits are available beginning Monday, May 23, 2022 while supplies last.

Kit includes:
Canvas

Glue

Assorted pebbles

Fine marker

Instruction sheet and inspiration guide

You will need:
Pencil

CONTACT:
  Sally Thurston
  9788971010
   sthurston@minlib.net

 
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12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
May Cookbook Club

In May, we will celebrate the flavors of Eastern Europe with Fresh from Poland by Michal Korkosz.

All are welcome! Pick up a cookbook at the Circulation Desk, choose a recipe and prepare it for our shared meal and discussion. We will meet outside on the patio, weather permitting.

CONTACT: Sally Thurston  978-897-1010  sthurston@minlib.net

In May, we will celebrate the flavors of Eastern Europe with Fresh from Poland by Michal Korkosz.

All are welcome! Pick up a cookbook at the Circulation Desk, choose a recipe and prepare it for our shared meal and discussion. We will meet outside on the patio, weather permitting.

CONTACT:
  Sally Thurston
  978.897.1010
   sthurston@minlib.net

Tuesday May 24, 2022
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3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Outdoor Storytime

At Outdoor Storytime you'll get to:

a. Listen to terrific stories in beautiful Memorial Park

b. Do fun outdoor activities 

c. Experience the three "B's" - birds, breeze and books!

rain location - Maynard Public Library - Roosevelt Room

 

CONTACT: Mr. Mark  978-897-1010 ex. 106  mmalcolm@minlib.net

At Outdoor Storytime you'll get to:

a. Listen to terrific stories in beautiful Memorial Park

b. Do fun outdoor activities 

c. Experience the three "B's" - birds, breeze and books!

rain location - Maynard Public Library - Roosevelt Room

 

CONTACT:
  Mr. Mark
  978.897.1010 ex. 106
   mmalcolm@minlib.net

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
English Conversation Group

Cullen Room

Are you new to studying English? Do you want to practice your speaking and listening and develop more confidence in speaking English with others? In a Conversation Circle using everyday vocabulary you can talk about daily life, books, movies, travel, food, parenting, hobbies, the news, etc. You can also improve your pronunciation and learn common words and idioms by practicing your skills in a friendly environment.

No registration is required. The Circles are led by an experienced ESL teacher who greatly enjoys helping English language learners. An intermediate level of English fluency is recommended though not required.

 

CONTACT: Jeremy Robichaud  978-897-1010 x103  jrobichaud@minlib.net

Cullen Room

Are you new to studying English? Do you want to practice your speaking and listening and develop more confidence in speaking English with others? In a Conversation Circle using everyday vocabulary you can talk about daily life, books, movies, travel, food, parenting, hobbies, the news, etc. You can also improve your pronunciation and learn common words and idioms by practicing your skills in a friendly environment.

No registration is required. The Circles are led by an experienced ESL teacher who greatly enjoys helping English language learners. An intermediate level of English fluency is recommended though not required.

 

CONTACT:
  Jeremy Robichaud
  978.897.1010 x103
   jrobichaud@minlib.net

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Book Mill Discussion Group (Hybrid, In-Person and Zoom Options)

This is the May meeting of the library's book discussion group Book Mill. The group will meet in-person at the library but will also have a Zoom option available for those who prefer to join from home. Please contact Sally Thurston (sthurston@minlib.net) for more information.

This month we will be discussing Owls of the Eastern Ice by Jonathan Slaght.

Meetings last under an hour and a half, although at times they spill over enthusiastically. Any reader who enjoys reading with a questioning mind, entertaining diverse perspectives, and sharing their thoughts is welcome to join us for one or many Book Mill meetings. To contact our facilitator Wendy, email  wendy.valentine@post.harvard.edu

Books are available to borrow at the Circulation Desk.

CONTACT: Sally Thurston  978-897-1010  sthurston@minlib.net

This is the May meeting of the library's book discussion group Book Mill. The group will meet in-person at the library but will also have a Zoom option available for those who prefer to join from home. Please contact Sally Thurston (sthurston@minlib.net) for more information.

This month we will be discussing Owls of the Eastern Ice by Jonathan Slaght.

Meetings last under an hour and a half, although at times they spill over enthusiastically. Any reader who enjoys reading with a questioning mind, entertaining diverse perspectives, and sharing their thoughts is welcome to join us for one or many Book Mill meetings. To contact our facilitator Wendy, email  wendy.valentine@post.harvard.edu

Books are available to borrow at the Circulation Desk.

CONTACT:
  Sally Thurston
  978.897.1010
   sthurston@minlib.net

Wednesday May 25, 2022
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4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Big Kid Book Club

via Zoom
Ages 8-12
E-mail Mr. Mark at 
mmalcolm@minlib.net or call 978-897-1010 x106 to register.

 

Storytime's in the past - you've just been bumped up to the Big League of Books.

The Big Kid Book Club will be a virtual Zoom activity where I'll read the first chapters of three new books and you'll get to vote on the one you want to hear. Then, after each chapter, we'll talk about what's going on in the story and I'll read the whole book.
You'll be taking the next step up the literary ladder.

Remember, today, The Big Kid Book Club, tomorrow - your driver's license.

CONTACT: Mark Malcolm  978-897-1010 x106  mmalcolm@minlib.net

via Zoom
Ages 8-12
E-mail Mr. Mark at 
mmalcolm@minlib.net or call 978-897-1010 x106 to register.

 

Storytime's in the past - you've just been bumped up to the Big League of Books.

The Big Kid Book Club will be a virtual Zoom activity where I'll read the first chapters of three new books and you'll get to vote on the one you want to hear. Then, after each chapter, we'll talk about what's going on in the story and I'll read the whole book.
You'll be taking the next step up the literary ladder.

Remember, today, The Big Kid Book Club, tomorrow - your driver's license.

CONTACT:
  Mark Malcolm
  978.897.1010 x106
   mmalcolm@minlib.net

Thursday May 26, 2022
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
The Junior (Thursday) LEGO League

Our Junior LEGO League

Is really quite unmatched

If you even try it once

You could really get "attached!"

If you join the LEGO League you'll get to build:

a. rockets

b. towers

c. robots

d. The new Maynard Fire House, okay, maybe not the fire house but almost anything else!

 

CONTACT: Mark A. Malcolm  978-897-1010 x106  mmalcolm@minlib.net
There are many spaces available.

Our Junior LEGO League

Is really quite unmatched

If you even try it once

You could really get "attached!"

If you join the LEGO League you'll get to build:

a. rockets

b. towers

c. robots

d. The new Maynard Fire House, okay, maybe not the fire house but almost anything else!

 

CONTACT:
  Mark A. Malcolm
  978.897.1010 x106
   mmalcolm@minlib.net

There are many spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
May Spice Club Discussion

May's spice is sumac! Pick up your kit with a spice sample and recipes starting May 9.

Sumac is the coarse powder ground from sumac berries. Popular throughout the Middle East, sumac adds a vibrant red color and a lemony tartness to dishes. Sumac is also a main ingredient in the spice blend za'atar.

Choose a recipe (or two) to prepare for our potluck tasting and discussion. All are welcome! Sharing food is completely optional.

Click Register below to be added to the Spice Club email list. If you registered for a previous meeting, there's no need to register again.

CONTACT: Sally Thurston  9788971010  sthurston@minlib.net
There are many spaces available.

May's spice is sumac! Pick up your kit with a spice sample and recipes starting May 9.

Sumac is the coarse powder ground from sumac berries. Popular throughout the Middle East, sumac adds a vibrant red color and a lemony tartness to dishes. Sumac is also a main ingredient in the spice blend za'atar.

Choose a recipe (or two) to prepare for our potluck tasting and discussion. All are welcome! Sharing food is completely optional.

Click Register below to be added to the Spice Club email list. If you registered for a previous meeting, there's no need to register again.

CONTACT:
  Sally Thurston
  9788971010
   sthurston@minlib.net

There are many spaces available.

Friday May 27, 2022
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Read to Zora the Dog

Meet Zora the Reading Dog - Okay, Zora won't read to you but you can read to Zora.....and she'll listen! That's right, if you sign up for this you'll get to:

a. Have your own private, one-on-one ten minute session - just you and Zora, in person in the big room downstairs.

b. You can read to her and pet her at the same time - and she'll love it!

c. You never have to worry about reading something wrong, she doesn't care!

d. Zora can be the dog you always wanted.....for ten minutes anyway!

Don't miss this great chance to have some quality doggie time!

Sign up for a time slot here.

CONTACT: Mark Malcom  9788971010 x106  mmalcolm@minlib.net

Meet Zora the Reading Dog - Okay, Zora won't read to you but you can read to Zora.....and she'll listen! That's right, if you sign up for this you'll get to:

a. Have your own private, one-on-one ten minute session - just you and Zora, in person in the big room downstairs.

b. You can read to her and pet her at the same time - and she'll love it!

c. You never have to worry about reading something wrong, she doesn't care!

d. Zora can be the dog you always wanted.....for ten minutes anyway!

Don't miss this great chance to have some quality doggie time!

Sign up for a time slot here.

CONTACT:
  Mark Malcom
  9788971010 x106
   mmalcolm@minlib.net

Tuesday May 31, 2022
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3:30 PM - 4:15 PM
Outdoor Storytime

At Outdoor Storytime you'll get to:

a. Listen to terrific stories in beautiful Memorial Park

b. Do fun outdoor activities 

c. Experience the three "B's" - birds, breeze and books!

rain location - Maynard Public Library - Roosevelt Room

 

CONTACT: Mr. Mark  978-897-1010 ex. 106  mmalcolm@minlib.net

At Outdoor Storytime you'll get to:

a. Listen to terrific stories in beautiful Memorial Park

b. Do fun outdoor activities 

c. Experience the three "B's" - birds, breeze and books!

rain location - Maynard Public Library - Roosevelt Room

 

CONTACT:
  Mr. Mark
  978.897.1010 ex. 106
   mmalcolm@minlib.net

 
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
English Conversation Group

Cullen Room

Are you new to studying English? Do you want to practice your speaking and listening and develop more confidence in speaking English with others? In a Conversation Circle using everyday vocabulary you can talk about daily life, books, movies, travel, food, parenting, hobbies, the news, etc. You can also improve your pronunciation and learn common words and idioms by practicing your skills in a friendly environment.

No registration is required. The Circles are led by an experienced ESL teacher who greatly enjoys helping English language learners. An intermediate level of English fluency is recommended though not required.

 

CONTACT: Jeremy Robichaud  978-897-1010 x103  jrobichaud@minlib.net

Cullen Room

Are you new to studying English? Do you want to practice your speaking and listening and develop more confidence in speaking English with others? In a Conversation Circle using everyday vocabulary you can talk about daily life, books, movies, travel, food, parenting, hobbies, the news, etc. You can also improve your pronunciation and learn common words and idioms by practicing your skills in a friendly environment.

No registration is required. The Circles are led by an experienced ESL teacher who greatly enjoys helping English language learners. An intermediate level of English fluency is recommended though not required.

 

CONTACT:
  Jeremy Robichaud
  978.897.1010 x103
   jrobichaud@minlib.net

 
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7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Pop Goes the Culture: The History of Asians in American Pop Culture

In celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

In the pre-talkie early years of Hollywood, two of the biggest silent movie stars, Sessue Hayakawa and Anna May Wong were Asian. Portrayed as exotic and inscrutable, these stars graced the silver screen with great success. But suddenly and within a short period of time, all the major Hollywood movie studios began hiring white actors instead of actual Asians and gave them the “yellowface” treatment with taped-back eyes and makeup. Fast-forward to today, and Asians have attained an amazing level of stardom and success both on TV and the big screen. How, when and why did all those cultural shifts come about?  This presentation covers more than a century of how Asians have been portrayed in Hollywood, on commercials, and on stage.

Gil Asakawa is a journalist, editor, author and blogger who covers Japan, Japanese American, Asian American and Pacific Islander cultural and social justice issues, with a blog, The Nikkei View. He's a nationally-known speaker, panelist and expert on Japanese American history and Asian American identity. Having written for publications including Rolling Stone and Newsweek Japan, he has authored books including "The Toy Book" (a history of baby boomer toys, Knopf, 1991) and "Being Japanese American" (a history of Japanese in the U.S., Stone Bridge Press, 2014) and has been a consultant for organizations focusing on diversity, equity and inclusion within their institutions. Because of his extensive and pioneering work he has received the “Voice Award” from the Asian American Journalist Association (AAJA). His latest book “Tabemasho! Let’s Eat!,” a history of Japanese food in America will be published by Stone Bridge Press this fall. 

We are partnering with the Cary, Wayland and Ashland libraries to bring you this program. 

Please register for this program to receive the Zoom link.

CONTACT: Sally Thurston  9788971010  sthurston@minlib.net

In celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

In the pre-talkie early years of Hollywood, two of the biggest silent movie stars, Sessue Hayakawa and Anna May Wong were Asian. Portrayed as exotic and inscrutable, these stars graced the silver screen with great success. But suddenly and within a short period of time, all the major Hollywood movie studios began hiring white actors instead of actual Asians and gave them the “yellowface” treatment with taped-back eyes and makeup. Fast-forward to today, and Asians have attained an amazing level of stardom and success both on TV and the big screen. How, when and why did all those cultural shifts come about?  This presentation covers more than a century of how Asians have been portrayed in Hollywood, on commercials, and on stage.

Gil Asakawa is a journalist, editor, author and blogger who covers Japan, Japanese American, Asian American and Pacific Islander cultural and social justice issues, with a blog, The Nikkei View. He's a nationally-known speaker, panelist and expert on Japanese American history and Asian American identity. Having written for publications including Rolling Stone and Newsweek Japan, he has authored books including "The Toy Book" (a history of baby boomer toys, Knopf, 1991) and "Being Japanese American" (a history of Japanese in the U.S., Stone Bridge Press, 2014) and has been a consultant for organizations focusing on diversity, equity and inclusion within their institutions. Because of his extensive and pioneering work he has received the “Voice Award” from the Asian American Journalist Association (AAJA). His latest book “Tabemasho! Let’s Eat!,” a history of Japanese food in America will be published by Stone Bridge Press this fall. 

We are partnering with the Cary, Wayland and Ashland libraries to bring you this program. 

Please register for this program to receive the Zoom link.

CONTACT:
  Sally Thurston
  9788971010
   sthurston@minlib.net

Wednesday June 1, 2022

Fiber crafts group

CONTACT: Karen Gray  978 562-6843  kcthreads@earthlink.net

Fiber crafts group

CONTACT:
  Karen Gray
  978 562.6843
   kcthreads@earthlink.net

Saturday June 4, 2022
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10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Habitat for Humanity Homeowner Information Meeting

Information meeting for potential applicants for homeownership.

CONTACT: Sally Thurston  9782040988  thurstonsj84@gmail.com

Information meeting for potential applicants for homeownership.

CONTACT:
  Sally Thurston
  9782040988
   thurstonsj84@gmail.com

Tuesday June 7, 2022
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Planning for Retirement Workshop with John Foley

John Foley, CFP, from New England Investment & Retirement Group is hosting an event to highlight risks posed to retirees, pertaining to six areas of financial planning: retirement & income planning, investing, medical insurance, taxation, college education planning, and estate planning.

Please sign up by clicking the "Register" button below or call 978-897-1010 x103.

CONTACT: Jeremy Robichaud  978-897-1010 x103  jrobichaud@minlib.net
There are 30 spaces available.

John Foley, CFP, from New England Investment & Retirement Group is hosting an event to highlight risks posed to retirees, pertaining to six areas of financial planning: retirement & income planning, investing, medical insurance, taxation, college education planning, and estate planning.

Please sign up by clicking the "Register" button below or call 978-897-1010 x103.

CONTACT:
  Jeremy Robichaud
  978.897.1010 x103
   jrobichaud@minlib.net

There are 30 spaces available.

Saturday June 11, 2022
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friends of the Library Book Sale

Come pick up some summer reading!

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Matt York Concert: The Highwaymen

Outdoor concert, weather permitting, Library patio (Rain date: October 22)

Longtime New England singer/songwriter Matt York will perform the songs of Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, and Waylon Jennings and tell stories of their careers. The four songwriting legends joined forces in the 1980s to form the country supergroup The Highwaymen. However, prior to that, they'd each established themselves as stars, and their careers intersected many times since the 1960s. York has twice been nominated as Best Male Artist by the New England Music Awards, and his latest release was named one of the Boston Globe's best albums of 2019. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Maynard Local Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

 

Outdoor concert, weather permitting, Library patio (Rain date: October 22)

Longtime New England singer/songwriter Matt York will perform the songs of Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, and Waylon Jennings and tell stories of their careers. The four songwriting legends joined forces in the 1980s to form the country supergroup The Highwaymen. However, prior to that, they'd each established themselves as stars, and their careers intersected many times since the 1960s. York has twice been nominated as Best Male Artist by the New England Music Awards, and his latest release was named one of the Boston Globe's best albums of 2019. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Maynard Local Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

 

Monday June 13, 2022
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7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Art Talk-Keith Haring: AIDS, Advocacy and Art

Jane Oneail returns to the library for her 9th visit in her series of very popular art talks.

During his short life, Keith Haring had a meteoric rise from graffiti artist to the world
of fine art to mainstream success. His iconic figures still function as familiar and
beloved symbols in American culture. Learn more about the artist, the launch of his
career and his advocacy around AIDS awareness.
 
Click below to register for this virtual event.
 
Brought to you by the Friends of the Maynard Library and the Randall Library Friends Association.
 
CONTACT: Sally Thurston  9788971010  sthurston@minlib.net

Jane Oneail returns to the library for her 9th visit in her series of very popular art talks.

During his short life, Keith Haring had a meteoric rise from graffiti artist to the world
of fine art to mainstream success. His iconic figures still function as familiar and
beloved symbols in American culture. Learn more about the artist, the launch of his
career and his advocacy around AIDS awareness.
 
Click below to register for this virtual event.
 
Brought to you by the Friends of the Maynard Library and the Randall Library Friends Association.
 
CONTACT:
  Sally Thurston
  9788971010
   sthurston@minlib.net

Tuesday June 14, 2022
Wednesday June 15, 2022

Fiber crafts group

CONTACT: Karen Gray  978 562 6843  kcthreads@earthlink.net

Fiber crafts group

CONTACT:
  Karen Gray
  978 562 6843
   kcthreads@earthlink.net

Saturday June 18, 2022
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Needle Felting Beach Scene Kits Available

Kits will be available staring today for Landscape Needle Felting from PopUp Art School. Make a lovely summer beach scene with wool and a special felting needle. It's easy, fun and relaxing! The kits will include everything you need, including a link to an instructional video. Watch on your own schedule, or join a Watch & Craft event at the library with other felters on Saturday, July 9.

The kits are available while suplies last. The video is available for viewing from June 18 through July 17.

Registration coming soon!

CONTACT: Sally Thurston  978-897-1010  sthurston@minlib.net

Kits will be available staring today for Landscape Needle Felting from PopUp Art School. Make a lovely summer beach scene with wool and a special felting needle. It's easy, fun and relaxing! The kits will include everything you need, including a link to an instructional video. Watch on your own schedule, or join a Watch & Craft event at the library with other felters on Saturday, July 9.

The kits are available while suplies last. The video is available for viewing from June 18 through July 17.

Registration coming soon!

CONTACT:
  Sally Thurston
  978.897.1010
   sthurston@minlib.net

Tuesday June 21, 2022
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Book Mill Discussion Group (Hybrid, In-Person and Zoom Options)

This is the June meeting of the library's book discussion group Book Mill. The group will meet in-person at the library but will also have a Zoom option available for those who prefer to join from home. Please contact Sally Thurston (sthurston@minlib.net) for more information.

This month we will be discussing The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich.

Meetings last under an hour and a half, although at times they spill over enthusiastically. Any reader who enjoys reading with a questioning mind, entertaining diverse perspectives, and sharing their thoughts is welcome to join us for one or many Book Mill meetings. To contact our facilitator Wendy, email  wendy.valentine@post.harvard.edu

Books are available to borrow at the Circulation Desk.

CONTACT: Sally Thurston  978-897-1010  sthurston@minlib.net

This is the June meeting of the library's book discussion group Book Mill. The group will meet in-person at the library but will also have a Zoom option available for those who prefer to join from home. Please contact Sally Thurston (sthurston@minlib.net) for more information.

This month we will be discussing The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich.

Meetings last under an hour and a half, although at times they spill over enthusiastically. Any reader who enjoys reading with a questioning mind, entertaining diverse perspectives, and sharing their thoughts is welcome to join us for one or many Book Mill meetings. To contact our facilitator Wendy, email  wendy.valentine@post.harvard.edu

Books are available to borrow at the Circulation Desk.

CONTACT:
  Sally Thurston
  978.897.1010
   sthurston@minlib.net

Wednesday June 22, 2022

The group gathers to work on hand crafts.  This started as a knitting group.

CONTACT: Connie Keenan  978-897-8027  cak2009@verizon.net

The group gathers to work on hand crafts.  This started as a knitting group.

CONTACT:
  Connie Keenan
  978.897.8027
   cak2009@verizon.net

Thursday June 23, 2022
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7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
June Spice Club

June Spice Club Discussion

Spice TBD

CONTACT: Sally Thurston  978-897-1010  sthurston@minlib.net

June Spice Club Discussion

Spice TBD

CONTACT:
  Sally Thurston
  978.897.1010
   sthurston@minlib.net

Monday June 27, 2022
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12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
June Cookbook Club

June Cookbook Club 

Book TBD, outside, weather permitting

CONTACT: Sally Thurston  978-897-1010  sthurston@minlib.net

June Cookbook Club 

Book TBD, outside, weather permitting

CONTACT:
  Sally Thurston
  978.897.1010
   sthurston@minlib.net

Wednesday July 13, 2022
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7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Art Talk-The Landscape as Canvas: Earth Art

Jane Oneail returns to the library for her 10th visit in her series of very popular art talks.

In the 1960s and 70s, artists like Robert Smithson, Nancy Holt, and Ana Mendietta
began the revolutionary practice of making art using materials from the natural world.
Learn more about the inspiration for the movement and get insight into the works of
several leading artists, including Andy Goldsworthy.
 
Click below to register for this virtual event.
 
Brought to you by the Friends of the Maynard Library and the Randall Library Friends Association.
 
CONTACT: Sally Thurston  978-897-1010  sthurston@minlib.net

Jane Oneail returns to the library for her 10th visit in her series of very popular art talks.

In the 1960s and 70s, artists like Robert Smithson, Nancy Holt, and Ana Mendietta
began the revolutionary practice of making art using materials from the natural world.
Learn more about the inspiration for the movement and get insight into the works of
several leading artists, including Andy Goldsworthy.
 
Click below to register for this virtual event.
 
Brought to you by the Friends of the Maynard Library and the Randall Library Friends Association.
 
CONTACT:
  Sally Thurston
  978.897.1010
   sthurston@minlib.net

Thursday October 6, 2022
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7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Author Gish Jen

MetroWest Reader's Fest event with Gish Jen, speaking about her latest book Thank You, Mr. Nixon

Location TBD, in-person and virtual

In collaboration with the Wayland Free Public Library and the Goodnow Library

CONTACT: Sally Thurston  9788971010  sthurston@minlib.net

MetroWest Reader's Fest event with Gish Jen, speaking about her latest book Thank You, Mr. Nixon

Location TBD, in-person and virtual

In collaboration with the Wayland Free Public Library and the Goodnow Library

CONTACT:
  Sally Thurston
  9788971010
   sthurston@minlib.net


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