Tuesday January 16, 2018
lib_teddybear_reading
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Baby Lapsit Story Time

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.  

CONTACT: Children's Department  7814755734  ssednek@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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.  

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  7814755734
  ssednek@minlib.net

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
lib_book_signing
10:00 AM
Lifewriting

A six week series with Mary Muir

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

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

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

Space is limited so please register here.

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

 

CONTACT: Library Information  781-395-7950

A six week series with Mary Muir

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

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

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

Space is limited so please register here.

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

 

CONTACT:
  Library Information
  781.395.7950
  

 
anim_lion1
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Math Fun

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

For 2nd and 3rd graders.

CONTACT: Children's Department  7814755734  ssednek@minlib.net
LOCATION: Magoun Room

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

For 2nd and 3rd graders.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  7814755734
  ssednek@minlib.net

LOCATION: Magoun Room

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Makerspace: Polymer Clay Bead Making

Bead making class class with Susan and Cecilia

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

CONTACT: Library Information  781-395-7950

Bead making class class with Susan and Cecilia

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

CONTACT:
  Library Information
  781.395.7950
  


Wednesday January 17, 2018
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Story Hour

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!

CONTACT: Children's Department  7814755734  ssednek@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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!

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  7814755734
  ssednek@minlib.net

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Teen Program: Make and Play GIANT Connect 4 Game

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

CONTACT: Nicole Perrault  781-475-5735  nperrault@minlib.net
LOCATION: Teen Section

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

CONTACT:
  Nicole Perrault
  781.475.5735
  nperrault@minlib.net

LOCATION: Teen Section

 
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7:00 PM
Classic English Novels Book Group

Classic English Novels with David Fedo                                                        

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

Jane Austen (1775-1817)

October 25: Sense and Sensibility (1811)

November 15: Pride and Prejudice (1813)

December 20:  Emma (1816)

Emily Bronte (1818-1848)

January 17: Wuthering Heights (1847)

Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)

February 21 Jane Eyre (1847)

Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

March 21: David Copperfield (1849-1850)

April 18:  Great  Expectations (1860-1861)

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

May 16: Jude the Obscure (1895)

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

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

CONTACT: Library Information  781-395-7950

Classic English Novels with David Fedo                                                        

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

Jane Austen (1775-1817)

October 25: Sense and Sensibility (1811)

November 15: Pride and Prejudice (1813)

December 20:  Emma (1816)

Emily Bronte (1818-1848)

January 17: Wuthering Heights (1847)

Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)

February 21 Jane Eyre (1847)

Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

March 21: David Copperfield (1849-1850)

April 18:  Great  Expectations (1860-1861)

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

May 16: Jude the Obscure (1895)

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

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

CONTACT:
  Library Information
  781.395.7950
  

Thursday January 18, 2018
lib_teddybear_reading
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Toddler Time

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!

CONTACT: Children's Department  7814755734  ssednek@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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!

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  7814755734
  ssednek@minlib.net

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
rec_legoguy
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Lego Club

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.

 

CONTACT: Children's Department  7814755734  ssednek@minlib.net
LOCATION: Magoun Room

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.

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  7814755734
  ssednek@minlib.net

LOCATION: Magoun Room

 
rec_knitting
7:00 PM
Knit Night

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

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

 

CONTACT: Library Information  781-395-7950

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Library Information
  781.395.7950
  

Saturday January 20, 2018
misc_kidsreading
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
La Hora de Cuentos en Espanol

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.

CONTACT: Children's Department  7814755734  ssednek@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  7814755734
  ssednek@minlib.net

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Penguin Crafts

Penguin Awareness Day is here!

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

For all ages.

CONTACT: Children's Department  7814755734  ssednek@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Room

Penguin Awareness Day is here!

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

For all ages.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  7814755734
  ssednek@minlib.net

LOCATION: Children's Room

Monday January 22, 2018
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Teen Program: Balloon Yarn Balls

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

CONTACT: Nicole Perrault  781-475-5735  nperrault@minlib.net
LOCATION: Teen Section

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

CONTACT:
  Nicole Perrault
  781.475.5735
  nperrault@minlib.net

LOCATION: Teen Section

 
elect_computer3
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Robotics/Maker Club

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  7814755734  ssednek@minlib.net
LOCATION: Magoun Room

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  7814755734
  ssednek@minlib.net

LOCATION: Magoun Room

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Makerspace: Getting Organized in the New Year

Getting Organized in the New Year with Melanie

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

CONTACT: Library Information  781-395-7950
There are 4 spaces available.

Getting Organized in the New Year with Melanie

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

CONTACT:
  Library Information
  781.395.7950
  

There are 4 spaces available.

Tuesday January 23, 2018
lib_teddybear_reading
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Baby Lapsit Story Time

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.  

CONTACT: Children's Department  7814755734  ssednek@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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.  

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  7814755734
  ssednek@minlib.net

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
lib_book_signing
10:00 AM
Lifewriting

A six week series with Mary Muir

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

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

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

Space is limited so please register here.

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

 

CONTACT: Library Information  781-395-7950

A six week series with Mary Muir

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

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

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

Space is limited so please register here.

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

 

CONTACT:
  Library Information
  781.395.7950
  

 
misc_none
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Creative Writing for Teens

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

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

CONTACT: Nicole Perrault  781-475-5735  nperrault@minlib.net
LOCATION: Teen Section

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

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

CONTACT:
  Nicole Perrault
  781.475.5735
  nperrault@minlib.net

LOCATION: Teen Section

 
anim_lion1
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Math Fun

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

For 2nd and 3rd graders.

CONTACT: Children's Department  7814755734  ssednek@minlib.net
LOCATION: Magoun Room

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

For 2nd and 3rd graders.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  7814755734
  ssednek@minlib.net

LOCATION: Magoun Room

Wednesday January 24, 2018
misc_kidsreading1
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Story Hour

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!

CONTACT: Children's Department  7814755734  ssednek@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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!

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  7814755734
  ssednek@minlib.net

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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7:00 PM
Writer's Workshop

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

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

CONTACT: Library Information  781-395-7950

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

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

CONTACT:
  Library Information
  781.395.7950
  

Thursday January 25, 2018
lib_teddybear_reading
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Toddler Time

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!

CONTACT: Children's Department  7814755734  ssednek@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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!

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  7814755734
  ssednek@minlib.net

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Art Smart

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!

CONTACT: Children's Department  7814755734  ssednek@minlib.net
LOCATION: Magoun Room

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!

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  7814755734
  ssednek@minlib.net

LOCATION: Magoun Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Teen Program: #Unplug and Make Something

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

CONTACT: Nicole Perrault  781-475-5735  nperrault@minlib.net
LOCATION: Teen Section
There are 14 spaces available.

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

CONTACT:
  Nicole Perrault
  781.475.5735
  nperrault@minlib.net

LOCATION: Teen Section

There are 14 spaces available.

 
lib_book_red
7:00 PM
Short Story Book Group

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT: Library Information  781-395-7950

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Library Information
  781.395.7950
  

Friday January 26, 2018
lib_book_bunch1
10:00 AM
Novel Idea Book Group

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

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

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

October 27: Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg 

November 17: Postmistress by Sarah Blake

December 29: Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian

January 26: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

February 23: Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

March 23: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

April 27: Morning Glory by Sarah Jio

May 25: Ines of my Soul by Isabel Allende

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

CONTACT: Library Information  781-395-7950

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

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

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

October 27: Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg 

November 17: Postmistress by Sarah Blake

December 29: Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian

January 26: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

February 23: Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

March 23: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

April 27: Morning Glory by Sarah Jio

May 25: Ines of my Soul by Isabel Allende

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

CONTACT:
  Library Information
  781.395.7950
  

 
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Middle School Book Club

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

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

CONTACT: Nicole Perrault  781-475-5735  nperrault@minlib.net
LOCATION: Teen Section

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

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

CONTACT:
  Nicole Perrault
  781.475.5735
  nperrault@minlib.net

LOCATION: Teen Section

Saturday January 27, 2018
misc_none
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Story Time

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  7814755734  ssednek@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  7814755734
  ssednek@minlib.net

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Makerspace: Quilting Sampler

Quilting Sampler with Bev

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

CONTACT: Library Information  781-395-7950

Quilting Sampler with Bev

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

CONTACT:
  Library Information
  781.395.7950
  


 
rec_scissors&glue
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Kids Crafternoon

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

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  781-475-5734  ssednek@minlib.net
LOCATION: Magoun Room

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

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  781.475.5734
  ssednek@minlib.net

LOCATION: Magoun Room

 
misc_party1
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Night Out at the Library

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

This is an event for adults 18+. 

No reservation necessary. 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT: Library Information  781-395-7950

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

This is an event for adults 18+. 

No reservation necessary. 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT:
  Library Information
  781.395.7950
  

Monday January 29, 2018
nat_stars
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Pajama Story Time

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.

CONTACT: Children's Department  7814755734  ssednek@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  7814755734
  ssednek@minlib.net

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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7:00 PM
Graphic Novel Review

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

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

No registration is required.

 

CONTACT: Library Information  781-395-7950

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

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

No registration is required.

 

CONTACT:
  Library Information
  781.395.7950
  

Tuesday January 30, 2018
lib_teddybear_reading
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Baby Lapsit Story Time

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.  

CONTACT: Children's Department  7814755734  ssednek@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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.  

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  7814755734
  ssednek@minlib.net

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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10:00 AM
Lifewriting

A six week series with Mary Muir

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

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

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

Space is limited so please register here.

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

 

CONTACT: Library Information  781-395-7950

A six week series with Mary Muir

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

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

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

Space is limited so please register here.

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

 

CONTACT:
  Library Information
  781.395.7950
  

 
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
4th and 5th grade book club

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

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

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

Snacks will be served.

CONTACT: Children's Department  781-475-5734  ssednek@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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

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

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

Snacks will be served.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  781.475.5734
  ssednek@minlib.net

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Teen Book Club

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

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

CONTACT: Nicole Perrault  781-475-5735  nperrault@minlib.net
LOCATION: Teen Section

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

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

CONTACT:
  Nicole Perrault
  781.475.5735
  nperrault@minlib.net

LOCATION: Teen Section

Wednesday January 31, 2018
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Story Hour

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!

CONTACT: Children's Department  7814755734  ssednek@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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!

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  7814755734
  ssednek@minlib.net

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
2nd & 3rd Grade Book Club

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

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

Snacks will be served.

CONTACT: Children's Department  7814755734  ssednek@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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

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

Snacks will be served.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  7814755734
  ssednek@minlib.net

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Thursday February 1, 2018
lib_teddybear_reading
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Toddler Time

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!

CONTACT: Children's Department  7814755734  ssednek@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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!

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  7814755734
  ssednek@minlib.net

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Teen Program: Fusion Beads

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

CONTACT: Nicole Perrault  781-475-5735  nperrault@minlib.net
LOCATION: Teen Section

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

CONTACT:
  Nicole Perrault
  781.475.5735
  nperrault@minlib.net

LOCATION: Teen Section

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Lego Club

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.

 

CONTACT: Children's Department  7814755734  ssednek@minlib.net
LOCATION: Magoun Room

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.

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  7814755734
  ssednek@minlib.net

LOCATION: Magoun Room

 
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Medford Garden Club: Movie and Popcorn Night

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

 

CONTACT: Library Information  781-395-7950

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

 

CONTACT:
  Library Information
  781.395.7950
  

Friday February 2, 2018
misc_none
3:00 PM
Shaddow Puppet Craft

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

All ages.

CONTACT: Children's Department  781-475-5734  ssednek@minlib.net
LOCATION: Magoun Room

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

All ages.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  781.475.5734
  ssednek@minlib.net

LOCATION: Magoun Room

Saturday February 3, 2018
misc_none
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Story Time

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  7814755734  ssednek@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  7814755734
  ssednek@minlib.net

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Monday February 5, 2018
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10:00 AM
Monday Morning Mysteries Book Group

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

October 2: Other Women by Hank Philippi Ryan

November 6: The Transcendental Murder by Jane Langton

December 4: Blanche Cleans Up by Barbara Neely

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

February 5: Defending Jacob by William Landay

March 5: Night Passage by Robert B. Parker

April 2: The Technologists by Matthew Pearl

May 7: The Cape Cod Mystery by Pheobe Atwood Taylor

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

CONTACT: Library Information  781-395-7950

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

October 2: Other Women by Hank Philippi Ryan

November 6: The Transcendental Murder by Jane Langton

December 4: Blanche Cleans Up by Barbara Neely

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

February 5: Defending Jacob by William Landay

March 5: Night Passage by Robert B. Parker

April 2: The Technologists by Matthew Pearl

May 7: The Cape Cod Mystery by Pheobe Atwood Taylor

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

CONTACT:
  Library Information
  781.395.7950
  

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Teen Program: STEAM Challenge

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

CONTACT: Nicole Perrault  781-475-5735  nperrault@minlib.net
LOCATION: Teen Section

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

CONTACT:
  Nicole Perrault
  781.475.5735
  nperrault@minlib.net

LOCATION: Teen Section

 
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6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Makerspace: Drop in Crafts

Drop in Craft: Mosaic Frames

No registration required.  Ages 16+.

CONTACT: Library Information  781-395-7950

Drop in Craft: Mosaic Frames

No registration required.  Ages 16+.

CONTACT:
  Library Information
  781.395.7950
  

Tuesday February 6, 2018
lib_teddybear_reading
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Baby Lapsit Story Time

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.  

CONTACT: Children's Department  7814755734  ssednek@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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.  

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  7814755734
  ssednek@minlib.net

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
lib_book_signing
10:00 AM
Lifewriting

A six week series with Mary Muir

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

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

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

Space is limited so please register here.

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

 

CONTACT: Library Information  781-395-7950

A six week series with Mary Muir

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

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

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

Space is limited so please register here.

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

 

CONTACT:
  Library Information
  781.395.7950
  

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Creative Writing for Teens

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

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

CONTACT: Nicole Perrault  781-475-5735  nperrault@minlib.net
LOCATION: Teen Section

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

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

CONTACT:
  Nicole Perrault
  781.475.5735
  nperrault@minlib.net

LOCATION: Teen Section

Wednesday February 7, 2018
misc_kidsreading1
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Story Hour

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!

CONTACT: Children's Department  7814755734  ssednek@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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!

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  7814755734
  ssednek@minlib.net

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Board Game Day

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  7814755734  ssednek@minlib.net
LOCATION: Magoun Room

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  7814755734
  ssednek@minlib.net

LOCATION: Magoun Room

 
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7:00 PM
Decaf and Books

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

No registration is required—just stop by!   

 

CONTACT: Library Information  781-395-7950

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

No registration is required—just stop by!   

 

CONTACT:
  Library Information
  781.395.7950
  

Thursday February 8, 2018
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Art Smart

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!

CONTACT: Children's Department  7814755734  ssednek@minlib.net
LOCATION: Magoun Room

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!

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  7814755734
  ssednek@minlib.net

LOCATION: Magoun Room

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Teen Program: #Unplug and Make Something

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

CONTACT: Nicole Perrault  781-475-5735  nperrault@minlib.net
LOCATION: Teen Section
There are 20 spaces available.

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

CONTACT:
  Nicole Perrault
  781.475.5735
  nperrault@minlib.net

LOCATION: Teen Section

There are 20 spaces available.

 
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10:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Sing Along

With Matt Heaton.

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  7814755734  ssednek@minlib.net
LOCATION: Magoun Room

With Matt Heaton.

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  7814755734
  ssednek@minlib.net

LOCATION: Magoun Room

Saturday February 10, 2018
misc_kidsreading
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
La Hora de Cuentos en Espanol

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.

CONTACT: Children's Department  7814755734  ssednek@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  7814755734
  ssednek@minlib.net

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Monday February 12, 2018
school_chemistry1
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Science Explorers

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.

CONTACT: Children's Department  7814755734  ssednek@minlib.net
LOCATION: Magoun Room

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.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  7814755734
  ssednek@minlib.net

LOCATION: Magoun Room

 
misc_kapow.GIF
7:00 PM
Graphic Novel Book Group

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

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

November 13: The Abominable Mr. Seabrook by Joe Ollman

December 11: Bayou  (Volume 1) by Jeremy Love

January 8: My Brother’s Husband by Gengoroh Tagame

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

March 12: Prince of Cats by Ronald Wimberly

April 9: The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui

May 14: Torso by Brian Michael Bendis

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

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

 

 

CONTACT: Library Information  781-395-7950

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

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

November 13: The Abominable Mr. Seabrook by Joe Ollman

December 11: Bayou  (Volume 1) by Jeremy Love

January 8: My Brother’s Husband by Gengoroh Tagame

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

March 12: Prince of Cats by Ronald Wimberly

April 9: The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui

May 14: Torso by Brian Michael Bendis

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

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

 

 

CONTACT:
  Library Information
  781.395.7950
  

Tuesday February 13, 2018
lib_teddybear_reading
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Baby Lapsit Story Time

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.  

CONTACT: Children's Department  7814755734  ssednek@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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.  

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  7814755734
  ssednek@minlib.net

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
lib_book_signing
10:00 AM
Lifewriting

A six week series with Mary Muir

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

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

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

Space is limited so please register here.

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

 

CONTACT: Library Information  781-395-7950

A six week series with Mary Muir

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

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

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

Space is limited so please register here.

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

 

CONTACT:
  Library Information
  781.395.7950
  

 
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7:00 PM
Tuesday Night Book Group

The group meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month from October to May. Members of the group select the titles.

October 10: The Dinner by Herman Koch

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

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

January 9: To be announced

February 13: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

March 13: To be announced

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

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

Register online here or at the Information Desk.

CONTACT: Library Information  781-395-7950

The group meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month from October to May. Members of the group select the titles.

October 10: The Dinner by Herman Koch

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

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

January 9: To be announced

February 13: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

March 13: To be announced

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

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

Register online here or at the Information Desk.

CONTACT:
  Library Information
  781.395.7950
  

Wednesday February 14, 2018
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3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
1st Grade Book Club

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

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

Snacks will be served.

CONTACT: Children's Department  7814755734  ssednek@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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

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

Snacks will be served.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  7814755734
  ssednek@minlib.net

LOCATION: Children's Story Room


 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Story Hour

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!

CONTACT: Children's Department  7814755734  ssednek@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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!

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  7814755734
  ssednek@minlib.net

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Teen Program: Paper Roses Crafternoon

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

CONTACT: Nicole Perrault  781-475-5735  nperrault@minlib.net
LOCATION: Teen Section

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

CONTACT:
  Nicole Perrault
  781.475.5735
  nperrault@minlib.net

LOCATION: Teen Section

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Three Evenings with Dance Caliente

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

January 10  Waltz

February 14 Swing

March 14  Salsa               

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

 

CONTACT: Library Information  781-395-7950

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

January 10  Waltz

February 14 Swing

March 14  Salsa               

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

 

CONTACT:
  Library Information
  781.395.7950
  


Thursday February 15, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Toddler Time

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!

CONTACT: Children's Department  7814755734  ssednek@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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!

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  7814755734
  ssednek@minlib.net

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Lego Club

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.

 

CONTACT: Children's Department  7814755734  ssednek@minlib.net
LOCATION: Magoun Room

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.

 

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  7814755734
  ssednek@minlib.net

LOCATION: Magoun Room

 
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6:30 PM
Chinese New Year

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

Registration required.  All ages.

CONTACT: Children's Department  781-475-5734  ssednek@minlib.net
LOCATION: Magoun Room

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

Registration required.  All ages.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  781.475.5734
  ssednek@minlib.net

LOCATION: Magoun Room


 
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7:00 PM
Knit Night

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

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

 

CONTACT: Library Information  781-395-7950

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Library Information
  781.395.7950
  

Saturday February 17, 2018
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10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Story Time

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  7814755734  ssednek@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  7814755734
  ssednek@minlib.net

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Kids Crafternoon

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

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  781-475-5734  ssednek@minlib.net
LOCATION: Magoun Room

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

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  781.475.5734
  ssednek@minlib.net

LOCATION: Magoun Room

Tuesday February 20, 2018
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9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Baby Lapsit Story Time

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.  

CONTACT: Children's Department  7814755734  ssednek@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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.  

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  7814755734
  ssednek@minlib.net

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Creative Writing for Teens

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

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

CONTACT: Nicole Perrault  781-475-5735  nperrault@minlib.net
LOCATION: Teen Section

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

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

CONTACT:
  Nicole Perrault
  781.475.5735
  nperrault@minlib.net

LOCATION: Teen Section

 
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Makerspace: Crochet for Beginners

Beginners crochet class with Allie

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

CONTACT: Library Information  781-395-7950

Beginners crochet class with Allie

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

CONTACT:
  Library Information
  781.395.7950
  


Wednesday February 21, 2018
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10:00 AM
Bicycle Education Series: Child Bike Safety

with Tom Francis from MassBike

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

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

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

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

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

 

CONTACT: Library Information  781-395-7950

with Tom Francis from MassBike

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

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

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Library Information
  781.395.7950
  

 
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Teen Program: Donuts and Booktalks

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

CONTACT: Nicole Perrault  781-475-5735  nperrault@minlib.net
There are 25 spaces available.

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

CONTACT:
  Nicole Perrault
  781.475.5735
  nperrault@minlib.net

There are 25 spaces available.

 
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Story Hour

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!

CONTACT: Children's Department  7814755734  ssednek@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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!

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  7814755734
  ssednek@minlib.net

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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7:00 PM
Classic English Novels Book Group

Classic English Novels with David Fedo                                                        

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

Jane Austen (1775-1817)

October 25: Sense and Sensibility (1811)

November 15: Pride and Prejudice (1813)

December 20:  Emma (1816)

Emily Bronte (1818-1848)

January 17: Wuthering Heights (1847)

Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)

February 21: Jane Eyre (1847)

Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

March 21: David Copperfield (1849-1850)

April 18:  Great  Expectations (1860-1861)

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

May 16: Jude the Obscure (1895)

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

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

CONTACT: Library Information  781-395-7950

Classic English Novels with David Fedo                                                        

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

Jane Austen (1775-1817)

October 25: Sense and Sensibility (1811)

November 15: Pride and Prejudice (1813)

December 20:  Emma (1816)

Emily Bronte (1818-1848)

January 17: Wuthering Heights (1847)

Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)

February 21: Jane Eyre (1847)

Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

March 21: David Copperfield (1849-1850)

April 18:  Great  Expectations (1860-1861)

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

May 16: Jude the Obscure (1895)

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

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

CONTACT:
  Library Information
  781.395.7950
  

 
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10:00 PM
Safety with Bikes

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

Ages 8+.

CONTACT: Children's Department  781-475-5734  ssednek@minlib.net
LOCATION: Magoun Room

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

Ages 8+.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  781.475.5734
  ssednek@minlib.net

LOCATION: Magoun Room

Thursday February 22, 2018
lib_teddybear_reading
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Toddler Time

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!

CONTACT: Children's Department  7814755734  ssednek@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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!

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  7814755734
  ssednek@minlib.net

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Art Smart

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!

CONTACT: Children's Department  7814755734  ssednek@minlib.net
LOCATION: Magoun Room

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!

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  7814755734
  ssednek@minlib.net

LOCATION: Magoun Room

 
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6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Jarrett Lerner Author Visit

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

Ages 6+

 

CONTACT: Sam Sednek  7814755734  ssednek@minlib.net
LOCATION: Magoun Room
There are many spaces available.

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

Ages 6+

 

CONTACT:
  Sam Sednek
  7814755734
  ssednek@minlib.net

LOCATION: Magoun Room

There are many spaces available.

 
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6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Teen Program: #Unplug and Make Something

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

CONTACT: Nicole Perrault  781-475-5735  nperrault@minlib.net
LOCATION: Teen Section
There are 15 spaces available.

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

CONTACT:
  Nicole Perrault
  781.475.5735
  nperrault@minlib.net

LOCATION: Teen Section

There are 15 spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM
Short Story Book Group

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT: Library Information  781-395-7950

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Library Information
  781.395.7950
  

Friday February 23, 2018
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10:00 AM
Novel Idea Book Group

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

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

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

October 27: Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg 

November 17: Postmistress by Sarah Blake

December 29: Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian

January 26: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

February 23: Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

March 23: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

April 27: Morning Glory by Sarah Jio

May 25: Ines of my Soul by Isabel Allende

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

CONTACT: Library Information  781-395-7950

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

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

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

October 27: Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg 

November 17: Postmistress by Sarah Blake

December 29: Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian

January 26: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

February 23: Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

March 23: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

April 27: Morning Glory by Sarah Jio

May 25: Ines of my Soul by Isabel Allende

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

CONTACT:
  Library Information
  781.395.7950
  

 
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4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Middle School Book Club

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

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

CONTACT: Nicole Perrault  781-475-5735  nperrault@minlib.net
LOCATION: Teen Section

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

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

CONTACT:
  Nicole Perrault
  781.475.5735
  nperrault@minlib.net

LOCATION: Teen Section

Saturday February 24, 2018
misc_none
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Story Time

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  7814755734  ssednek@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  7814755734
  ssednek@minlib.net

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Makerspace: Cake Decorating

Cake decorating class with Rinah Yamamoto

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

CONTACT: Library Information  781-395-7950

Cake decorating class with Rinah Yamamoto

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

CONTACT:
  Library Information
  781.395.7950
  


Monday February 26, 2018
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Teen Program: Temporary Tattoos Crafternoon

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

CONTACT: Nicole Perrault  781-475-5735  nperrault@minlib.net
LOCATION: Teen Section

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

CONTACT:
  Nicole Perrault
  781.475.5735
  nperrault@minlib.net

LOCATION: Teen Section

 
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3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Robotics/Maker Club

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

CONTACT: Children's Department  7814755734  ssednek@minlib.net
LOCATION: Magoun Room
There are many spaces available.

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

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  7814755734
  ssednek@minlib.net

LOCATION: Magoun Room

There are many spaces available.

 
nat_stars
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Pajama Story Time

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.

CONTACT: Children's Department  7814755734  ssednek@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  7814755734
  ssednek@minlib.net

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

Tuesday February 27, 2018
lib_teddybear_reading
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Baby Lapsit Story Time

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.  

CONTACT: Children's Department  7814755734  ssednek@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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.  

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  7814755734
  ssednek@minlib.net

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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4:00 PM - 4:15 PM
4th and 5th grade book club

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

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

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

Snacks will be served.

CONTACT: Children's Department  781-475-5734  ssednek@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Story Room
There are many spaces available.

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

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

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

Snacks will be served.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  781.475.5734
  ssednek@minlib.net

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

There are many spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Teen Book Club

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

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

CONTACT: Nicole Perrault  781-475-5735  nperrault@minlib.net
LOCATION: Teen Section

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

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

CONTACT:
  Nicole Perrault
  781.475.5735
  nperrault@minlib.net

LOCATION: Teen Section

Wednesday February 28, 2018
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Story Hour

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!

CONTACT: Children's Department  7814755734  ssednek@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Story Room

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!

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  7814755734
  ssednek@minlib.net

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

 
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4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
2nd & 3rd Grade Book Club

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

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

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

Snacks will be served.

CONTACT: Children's Department  7814755734  ssednek@minlib.net
LOCATION: Children's Story Room
There are many spaces available.

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

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

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

Snacks will be served.

CONTACT:
  Children's Department
  7814755734
  ssednek@minlib.net

LOCATION: Children's Story Room

There are many spaces available.

 
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7:00 PM
Writer's Workshop

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

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

CONTACT: Library Information  781-395-7950

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

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

CONTACT:
  Library Information
  781.395.7950
  

Thursday March 1, 2018
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Medford Garden Club: Cold Frames

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

 

CONTACT: Library Information  781-395-7950

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

 

CONTACT:
  Library Information
  781.395.7950
  

Monday March 5, 2018
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10:00 AM
Monday Morning Mysteries Book Group

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

October 2: Other Women by Hank Philippi Ryan

November 6: The Transcendental Murder by Jane Langton

December 4: Blanche Cleans Up by Barbara Neely

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

February 5: Defending Jacob by William Landay

March 5: Night Passage by Robert B. Parker

April 2: The Technologists by Matthew Pearl

May 7: The Cape Cod Mystery by Pheobe Atwood Taylor

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

CONTACT: Library Information  781-395-7950

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

October 2: Other Women by Hank Philippi Ryan

November 6: The Transcendental Murder by Jane Langton

December 4: Blanche Cleans Up by Barbara Neely

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

February 5: Defending Jacob by William Landay

March 5: Night Passage by Robert B. Parker

April 2: The Technologists by Matthew Pearl

May 7: The Cape Cod Mystery by Pheobe Atwood Taylor

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

CONTACT:
  Library Information
  781.395.7950
  

Monday March 12, 2018
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7:00 PM
Graphic Novel Book Group

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

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

November 13: The Abominable Mr. Seabrook by Joe Ollman

December 11: Bayou  (Volume 1) by Jeremy Love

January 8: My Brother’s Husband by Gengoroh Tagame

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

March 12: Prince of Cats by Ronald Wimberly

April 9: The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui

May 14: Torso by Brian Michael Bendis

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

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

 

 

CONTACT: Library Information  781-395-7950

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

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

November 13: The Abominable Mr. Seabrook by Joe Ollman

December 11: Bayou  (Volume 1) by Jeremy Love

January 8: My Brother’s Husband by Gengoroh Tagame

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

March 12: Prince of Cats by Ronald Wimberly

April 9: The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui

May 14: Torso by Brian Michael Bendis

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

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

 

 

CONTACT:
  Library Information
  781.395.7950
  

Tuesday March 13, 2018
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7:00 PM
Tuesday Night Book Group

The group meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month from October to May. Members of the group select the titles.

October 10: The Dinner by Herman Koch

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

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

January 9: To be announced

February 13: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

March 13: To be announced

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

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

Register online here or at the Information Desk.

CONTACT: Library Information  781-395-7950

The group meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month from October to May. Members of the group select the titles.

October 10: The Dinner by Herman Koch

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

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

January 9: To be announced

February 13: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

March 13: To be announced

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

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

Register online here or at the Information Desk.

CONTACT:
  Library Information
  781.395.7950
  

Wednesday March 14, 2018
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Three Evenings with Dance Caliente

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

January 10  Waltz

February 14 Swing

March 14  Salsa               

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

 

CONTACT: Library Information  781-395-7950

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

January 10  Waltz

February 14 Swing

March 14  Salsa               

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

 

CONTACT:
  Library Information
  781.395.7950
  


Wednesday March 21, 2018
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7:00 PM
Classic English Novels Book Group

Classic English Novels with David Fedo                                                        

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

Jane Austen (1775-1817)

October 25: Sense and Sensibility (1811)

November 15: Pride and Prejudice (1813)

December 20:  Emma (1816)

Emily Bronte (1818-1848)

January 17: Wuthering Heights (1847)

Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)

February 21 Jane Eyre (1847)

Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

March 21: David Copperfield (1849-1850)

April 18:  Great  Expectations (1860-1861)

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

May 16: Jude the Obscure (1895)

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

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

CONTACT: Library Information  781-395-7950

Classic English Novels with David Fedo                                                        

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

Jane Austen (1775-1817)

October 25: Sense and Sensibility (1811)

November 15: Pride and Prejudice (1813)

December 20:  Emma (1816)

Emily Bronte (1818-1848)

January 17: Wuthering Heights (1847)

Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)

February 21 Jane Eyre (1847)

Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

March 21: David Copperfield (1849-1850)

April 18:  Great  Expectations (1860-1861)

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

May 16: Jude the Obscure (1895)

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

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

CONTACT:
  Library Information
  781.395.7950
  

Thursday March 22, 2018
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7:00 PM
Bicycle Education Series: Summer/Winter Biking

with Tom Francis from MassBike

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

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

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

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

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

 

CONTACT: Library Information  781-395-7950

with Tom Francis from MassBike

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

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

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Library Information
  781.395.7950
  

 
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7:00 PM
Short Story Book Group

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT: Library Information  781-395-7950

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Library Information
  781.395.7950
  

Friday March 23, 2018
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10:00 AM
Novel Idea Book Group

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

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

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

October 27: Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg 

November 17: Postmistress by Sarah Blake

December 29: Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian

January 26: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

February 23: Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

March 23: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

April 27: Morning Glory by Sarah Jio

May 25: Ines of my Soul by Isabel Allende

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

CONTACT: Library Information  781-395-7950

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

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

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

October 27: Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg 

November 17: Postmistress by Sarah Blake

December 29: Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian

January 26: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

February 23: Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

March 23: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

April 27: Morning Glory by Sarah Jio

May 25: Ines of my Soul by Isabel Allende

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

CONTACT:
  Library Information
  781.395.7950
  

Monday April 2, 2018
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10:00 AM
Monday Morning Mysteries Book Group

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

October 2: Other Women by Hank Philippi Ryan

November 6: The Transcendental Murder by Jane Langton

December 4: Blanche Cleans Up by Barbara Neely

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

February 5: Defending Jacob by William Landay

March 5: Night Passage by Robert B. Parker

April 2: The Technologists by Matthew Pearl

May 7: The Cape Cod Mystery by Pheobe Atwood Taylor

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

CONTACT: Library Information  781-395-7950

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

October 2: Other Women by Hank Philippi Ryan

November 6: The Transcendental Murder by Jane Langton

December 4: Blanche Cleans Up by Barbara Neely

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

February 5: Defending Jacob by William Landay

March 5: Night Passage by Robert B. Parker

April 2: The Technologists by Matthew Pearl

May 7: The Cape Cod Mystery by Pheobe Atwood Taylor

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

CONTACT:
  Library Information
  781.395.7950
  

Monday April 9, 2018
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7:00 PM
Graphic Novel Book Group

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

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

November 13: The Abominable Mr. Seabrook by Joe Ollman

December 11: Bayou  (Volume 1) by Jeremy Love

January 8: My Brother’s Husband by Gengoroh Tagame

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

March 12: Prince of Cats by Ronald Wimberly

April 9: The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui

May 14: Torso by Brian Michael Bendis

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

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

 

 

CONTACT: Library Information  781-395-7950

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

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

November 13: The Abominable Mr. Seabrook by Joe Ollman

December 11: Bayou  (Volume 1) by Jeremy Love

January 8: My Brother’s Husband by Gengoroh Tagame

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

March 12: Prince of Cats by Ronald Wimberly

April 9: The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui

May 14: Torso by Brian Michael Bendis

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

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

 

 

CONTACT:
  Library Information
  781.395.7950
  

Tuesday April 10, 2018
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7:00 PM
Tuesday Night Book Group

The group meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month from October to May. Members of the group select the titles.

October 10: The Dinner by Herman Koch

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

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

January 9: To be announced

February 13: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

March 13: To be announced

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

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

Register online here or at the Information Desk.

CONTACT: Library Information  781-395-7950

The group meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month from October to May. Members of the group select the titles.

October 10: The Dinner by Herman Koch

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

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

January 9: To be announced

February 13: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

March 13: To be announced

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

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

Register online here or at the Information Desk.

CONTACT:
  Library Information
  781.395.7950
  

Wednesday April 18, 2018
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7:00 PM
Classic English Novels Book Group

Classic English Novels with David Fedo                                                        

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

Jane Austen (1775-1817)

October 25: Sense and Sensibility (1811)

November 15: Pride and Prejudice (1813)

December 20:  Emma (1816)

Emily Bronte (1818-1848)

January 17: Wuthering Heights (1847)

Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)

February 21 Jane Eyre (1847)

Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

March 21: David Copperfield (1849-1850)

April 18:  Great  Expectations (1860-1861)

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

May 16: Jude the Obscure (1895)

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

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

CONTACT: Library Information  781-395-7950

Classic English Novels with David Fedo                                                        

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

Jane Austen (1775-1817)

October 25: Sense and Sensibility (1811)

November 15: Pride and Prejudice (1813)

December 20:  Emma (1816)

Emily Bronte (1818-1848)

January 17: Wuthering Heights (1847)

Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)

February 21 Jane Eyre (1847)

Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

March 21: David Copperfield (1849-1850)

April 18:  Great  Expectations (1860-1861)

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

May 16: Jude the Obscure (1895)

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

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

CONTACT:
  Library Information
  781.395.7950
  

Thursday April 26, 2018
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7:00 PM
Bicycle Education Series: Biking with Families

with Tom Francis from MassBike

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

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

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

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

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

 

CONTACT: Library Information  781-395-7950

with Tom Francis from MassBike

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

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

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Library Information
  781.395.7950
  

 
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7:00 PM
Short Story Book Group

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT: Library Information  781-395-7950

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Library Information
  781.395.7950
  

Friday April 27, 2018
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10:00 AM
Novel Idea Book Group

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

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

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

October 27: Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg 

November 17: Postmistress by Sarah Blake

December 29: Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian

January 26: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

February 23: Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

March 23: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

April 27: Morning Glory by Sarah Jio

May 25: Ines of my Soul by Isabel Allende

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

CONTACT: Library Information  781-395-7950

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

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

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

October 27: Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg 

November 17: Postmistress by Sarah Blake

December 29: Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian

January 26: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

February 23: Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

March 23: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

April 27: Morning Glory by Sarah Jio

May 25: Ines of my Soul by Isabel Allende

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

CONTACT:
  Library Information
  781.395.7950
  

Monday May 7, 2018
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10:00 AM
Monday Morning Mysteries Book Group

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

October 2: Other Women by Hank Philippi Ryan

November 6: The Transcendental Murder by Jane Langton

December 4: Blanche Cleans Up by Barbara Neely

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

February 5: Defending Jacob by William Landay

March 5: Night Passage by Robert B. Parker

April 2: The Technologists by Matthew Pearl

May 7: The Cape Cod Mystery by Pheobe Atwood Taylor

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

CONTACT: Library Information  781-395-7950

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

October 2: Other Women by Hank Philippi Ryan

November 6: The Transcendental Murder by Jane Langton

December 4: Blanche Cleans Up by Barbara Neely

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

February 5: Defending Jacob by William Landay

March 5: Night Passage by Robert B. Parker

April 2: The Technologists by Matthew Pearl

May 7: The Cape Cod Mystery by Pheobe Atwood Taylor

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

CONTACT:
  Library Information
  781.395.7950
  

Tuesday May 8, 2018
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7:00 PM
Tuesday Night Book Group

The group meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month from October to May. Members of the group select the titles.

October 10: The Dinner by Herman Koch

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

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

January 9: To be announced

February 13: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

March 13: To be announced

April 10: To be announced

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

Register online here or at the Information Desk.

CONTACT: Library Information  781-395-7950

The group meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month from October to May. Members of the group select the titles.

October 10: The Dinner by Herman Koch

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

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

January 9: To be announced

February 13: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

March 13: To be announced

April 10: To be announced

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

Register online here or at the Information Desk.

CONTACT:
  Library Information
  781.395.7950
  

Monday May 14, 2018
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7:00 PM
Graphic Novel Book Group

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

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

November 13: The Abominable Mr. Seabrook by Joe Ollman

December 11: Bayou  (Volume 1) by Jeremy Love

January 8: My Brother’s Husband by Gengoroh Tagame

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

March 12: Prince of Cats by Ronald Wimberly

April 9: The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui

May 14: Torso by Brian Michael Bendis

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

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

 

 

CONTACT: Library Information  781-395-7950

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

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

November 13: The Abominable Mr. Seabrook by Joe Ollman

December 11: Bayou  (Volume 1) by Jeremy Love

January 8: My Brother’s Husband by Gengoroh Tagame

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

March 12: Prince of Cats by Ronald Wimberly

April 9: The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui

May 14: Torso by Brian Michael Bendis

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

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

 

 

CONTACT:
  Library Information
  781.395.7950
  

Wednesday May 16, 2018
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7:00 PM
Classic English Novels Book Group

Classic English Novels with David Fedo                                                        

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

Jane Austen (1775-1817)

October 25: Sense and Sensibility (1811)

November 15: Pride and Prejudice (1813)

December 20:  Emma (1816)

Emily Bronte (1818-1848)

January 17: Wuthering Heights (1847)

Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)

February 21 Jane Eyre (1847)

Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

March 21: David Copperfield (1849-1850)

April 18:  Great  Expectations (1860-1861)

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

May 16: Jude the Obscure (1895)

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

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

CONTACT: Library Information  781-395-7950

Classic English Novels with David Fedo                                                        

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

Jane Austen (1775-1817)

October 25: Sense and Sensibility (1811)

November 15: Pride and Prejudice (1813)

December 20:  Emma (1816)

Emily Bronte (1818-1848)

January 17: Wuthering Heights (1847)

Charlotte Bronte (1816-1855)

February 21 Jane Eyre (1847)

Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

March 21: David Copperfield (1849-1850)

April 18:  Great  Expectations (1860-1861)

Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)

May 16: Jude the Obscure (1895)

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

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

CONTACT:
  Library Information
  781.395.7950
  

Thursday May 24, 2018
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7:00 PM
Bicycle Education Series: Bike Maintenance

with Tom Francis from MassBike

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

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

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

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

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

 

CONTACT: Library Information  781-395-7950

with Tom Francis from MassBike

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

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

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

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

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

 

CONTACT:
  Library Information
  781.395.7950
  

 
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7:00 PM
Short Story Book Group

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT: Library Information  781-395-7950

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT:
  Library Information
  781.395.7950
  

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

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

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

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

October 27: Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg 

November 17: Postmistress by Sarah Blake

December 29: Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian

January 26: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

February 23: Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

March 23: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

April 27: Morning Glory by Sarah Jio

May 25: Ines of my Soul by Isabel Allende

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

CONTACT: Library Information  781-395-7950

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

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

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

October 27: Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg 

November 17: Postmistress by Sarah Blake

December 29: Light in the Ruins by Chris Bohjalian

January 26: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

February 23: Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

March 23: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

April 27: Morning Glory by Sarah Jio

May 25: Ines of my Soul by Isabel Allende

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

CONTACT:
  Library Information
  781.395.7950
  


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