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Friday February 27, 2015 Go To Top
school_esl 2:30 PM  -  3:00 PM Pre-school Spanish Language Course Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

Our amigos at Yak Academy in Arlington are piloting a 4 week Spanish langusge course for children between the ages of 3 and 5. Registration required for complete course.

Seats are limited. First come first served

Tuesday March 3, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

Babies ( ages 0-24 months) can join us each week with their parents and cargivers for fun songs, fantastic rhymes and gentle movement activities  at the Medford Public Library

 
anim_dog_scottie 3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Read with Pearl Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

Pearl really likes to help young readers gain confidence in their reading. The Medford Library will be hosting five reading times with Pearl each week. Sign up in the children’s room for a 15 minute reading time slot, bring your favorite book, and read to Pearl! Pearl is great with kids who have started reading but need a little practice.

(First grade on up!)  REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Pearl will start visiting EVERY Tuesday. Sign up for one of the five 15 minute reading times slots between 3:00PM and 4:15PM.

 

 

 

 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Event: Creative Writing Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

What do we do? We write short stories, play creative writing games, create blackout poetry, make story art, and more!

No sign ups required and it is not mandatory to attend every meeting. We have a lot of fun though, so you'll want to!

    Location: YA Section
Wednesday March 4, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

For Children ages 4-6. We will explore new concepts with book, songs and craft activities

 
rec_games 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Board Game Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

Bring your favorite games to the library and play with family, friends and other patrons.  ALL AGES     The Library has games also.

Thursday March 5, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

 For children between ages of 2-3. A shorter story time will not include crafts. We will laugh and share great books and songs. Parents and caregivers are welcome to join at the Medford Public Library

 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Teens: Giant Connect Four Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Play a life size version of Connect Four! Grades 6-8

    Location: Magoun Room
Monday March 9, 2015 Go To Top
holiday_shamrock 6:30 PM Irish Culture Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

Join Magician Debbie O'Carroll and Musician Tom O'Carroll in this fun and entertaining ALL-AGES celebration of Irish culture! Tom & Debbie use stage magic, comedy, songs, lore and lots of audience participation to enchant all ages with the history, language and customs of the Emerald Isle.

 

Tuesday March 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

Babies ( ages 0-24 months) can join us each week with their parents and cargivers for fun songs, fantastic rhymes and gentle movement activities  at the Medford Public Library

 
anim_dog_scottie 3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Read with Pearl Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

Pearl really likes to help young readers gain confidence in their reading. The Medford Library will be hosting five reading times with Pearl each week. Sign up in the children’s room for a 15 minute reading time slot, bring your favorite book, and read to Pearl! Pearl is great with kids who have started reading but need a little practice.

(First grade on up!)  REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Pearl will start visiting EVERY Tuesday. Sign up for one of the five 15 minute reading times slots between 3:00PM and 4:15PM.

 

 

 

 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Event: Board Game Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

You deserve a break. We've got a ton of board games in the YA Section for you to play. Come alone or bring friends!

    Location: YA Section
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lib_book_red 7:00 PM Tuesday Night Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Join the Tuesday Group as they celebrate 15 years of discussion!

The group meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month from October to May.  The November meeting will be on the third Tuesday, November 18 because of Veterans day.  Books for the first meeting will be available in September.

October 14

The Testament by John Grisham.

November 18

The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway

December 9

The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

January 13

Marmee and Louisa by Eve LaPlante

February 10

Flight by Sherman Alexie

 

March 10, April 14, & May 12 titles will be announced

at a later date.

 

 

 

Wednesday March 11, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

For Children ages 4-6. We will explore new concepts with book, songs and craft activities

 
misc_none 7:00 PM Idle Threat Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Idle Threat: A Documentary Screening

Wednesday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m.

Idling engines consume more than 6 billion gallons of gasoline annually, and contribute to local air pollution, respiratory disease and global climate change.

Idle Threat is a lively look at one man’s spirited struggle to improve public health by raising awareness, starting in New York City.

Presented by the Friends of the Medford Public Library and the Medford Department of Energy and the Environment.

 

Thursday March 12, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

 For children between ages of 2-3. A shorter story time will not include crafts. We will laugh and share great books and songs. Parents and caregivers are welcome to join at the Medford Public Library

 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Art Smart Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

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

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

 

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teens: DIY Sharpie Mugs Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

With all your hard work in school and activities, you deserve a really cool looking mug. So make one! 

Grades 7 and up! SIGN UP REQUIRED.

    Location: YA Section
Friday March 13, 2015 Go To Top
food_coffee 10:00 AM Coffee and Books Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Coffee and Books 

Mark your calendar for our monthly book review sessions.  Assistant Director Barbara Kerr presents this monthly program of brief reviews of new books.

The Spring sessions will be held in the Magoun Room at 10:00 a.m. on Fridays, March 13, April 10, and May 8.

 

Monday March 16, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Teens: Literary Buttons Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Show off your love of a favorite book, poem, author, etc. and make a pin!

    Location: Magoun Room
 
school_chemistry2 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Science Explorers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

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.

 

Tuesday March 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

Babies ( ages 0-24 months) can join us each week with their parents and cargivers for fun songs, fantastic rhymes and gentle movement activities  at the Medford Public Library

 
anim_dog_scottie 3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Read with Pearl Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

Pearl really likes to help young readers gain confidence in their reading. The Medford Library will be hosting five reading times with Pearl each week. Sign up in the children’s room for a 15 minute reading time slot, bring your favorite book, and read to Pearl! Pearl is great with kids who have started reading but need a little practice.

(First grade on up!)  REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Pearl will start visiting EVERY Tuesday. Sign up for one of the five 15 minute reading times slots between 3:00PM and 4:15PM.

 

 

 

 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Event: Creative Writing Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

What do we do? We write short stories, play creative writing games, create blackout poetry, make story art, and more!

No sign ups required and it is not mandatory to attend every meeting. We have a lot of fun though, so you'll want to!

    Location: YA Section
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Wednesday March 18, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

For Children ages 4-6. We will explore new concepts with book, songs and craft activities

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Middle School Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

This month, we're discussing Witch & Wizard, by James Patterson.  Pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk!

Grades 6-8

    Location: YA Section
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Local Author Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

The Local Author Book Group meets at the Medford Historical Society and Museum,

at 10 Governors Ave.  at 7:00 p.m. on the following dates:

Titles will be as follows:

March 18 The Autobiography of Malcolm X

 April 15   The Friends of Eddie Coyle by George Higgins

 May 20 Mystic River by Dennis Lehane

June 17 The Old Patagonian Express by Paul Theroux

Books can be borrowed from the Libary.

 

    Location: Medford Historical Society
 
ent_microphone2 7:00 PM Spoken Word Salon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Got Words? Share them at the Spoken Word Salon!

Wednesdays, January 14, March 18, and May 13 at the Library

Spoken Word Salon, held every other month,  is anopportunity for storytellers, writers, poets,monologists,  performance artists and othersto share their passion for words with an appreciative audience. The Salon's format will alternate between open mike and specific genres and themes.  Each spoken word artist will get between 5-10minutes, depending upon the number of signups.  Signup  begins at 6:45.For more information , contact Mike Oliver at moliver6@verizon.net orBarbara Kerr at bkerr@minlib.net

 

 

Thursday March 19, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

 For children between ages of 2-3. A shorter story time will not include crafts. We will laugh and share great books and songs. Parents and caregivers are welcome to join at the Medford Public Library

 
ent_gclef 10:30 AM Sing along with Matt Heaton Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

Have lots of fun and enjoy singing, clapping and action with your baby and toddler .  For ages from birth to 36 months 

 
rec_legoguy 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

For Children between ages 5-12. We will bring the LEGO's, you have to show up with your building brain on!

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teens: Make Your Own Minecraft Sword Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Grades 7 and up. SIGN UP REQUIRED!!

    Location: YA Section
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Knit Nights Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thursday Night Knit Nights

March 19, April 16 & May 21 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the YA Section

Join new and experienced knitters for an evening of knitting, socializing, and sharing tips and techniques.

All levels of knitters are welcome.  

Please bring a project!

 

Monday March 23, 2015 Go To Top
rec_joystick.GIF 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Robotics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

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 tech kits.

Registration Required.

 

Tuesday March 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

Babies ( ages 0-24 months) can join us each week with their parents and cargivers for fun songs, fantastic rhymes and gentle movement activities  at the Medford Public Library

 
anim_dog_scottie 3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Read with Pearl Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

Pearl really likes to help young readers gain confidence in their reading. The Medford Library will be hosting five reading times with Pearl each week. Sign up in the children’s room for a 15 minute reading time slot, bring your favorite book, and read to Pearl! Pearl is great with kids who have started reading but need a little practice.

(First grade on up!)  REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Pearl will start visiting EVERY Tuesday. Sign up for one of the five 15 minute reading times slots between 3:00PM and 4:15PM.

 

 

 

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misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Event: Board Game Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

You deserve a break. We've got a ton of board games in the YA Section for you to play. Come alone or bring friends!

    Location: YA Section
Wednesday March 25, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil Writer's Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

The group is always looking for new members.  If you have questions about the group, please contact David Chia at duuchia@gmail.com.

 

 

 
lib_bookflipping 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

For Children ages 4-6. We will explore new concepts with book, songs and craft activities

Thursday March 26, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

 For children between ages of 2-3. A shorter story time will not include crafts. We will laugh and share great books and songs. Parents and caregivers are welcome to join at the Medford Public Library

 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Art Smart Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

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

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

 

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Graphic Novel Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

This month, we're discussing Over the Wall, by Peter Wartman.  Pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk!

Grades 7 and up

    Location: YA Section
 
lib_book_pencil 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM 5th and 6th Grade Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

Grades 5 and 6th Book club meeting at the Medford Public Library in the Children's Room. Come in and pick up your book.

Thursdays

March 26    A Wrinkle in Time   Madeleine L'Engle

April 30       Rules by Cynthia Lord

 May 28       Runaway Princess by Kate Coomb

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teens: Chalkboard Picture Frames Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

You've got so many pictures on your phones, print some out and put them in your homemade chalkboard picture frame! Grades 7 and up.
SIGN UP REQUIRED!!

    Location: YA Section
Monday March 30, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookpurple 6:30 PM 3rd and 4th Grade Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

Grades 3 and 4th Book club meeting at the Medford Public Library in the Children's Room. Come in and pick up your book.

Monday s:

      March 39  Powerless by Matthew Cody

      April 27    Gone Fishing by Tamera Wissinger

       May18        American Tall Tales  by Mary Pope Osborne

            

 
misc_none 7:00 PM Lawrence, the Arab Revolt, and Palestine Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Presented by Bob Begin

Monday, March 30 at 7:00 p.m.

T. E. Lawrence, the famous “Lawrence of Arabia” was a British Army officer renowned especially for his liaison role during the Sinai and Palestine Campaign and the Arab Revolt against Ottoman Turkish rule of 1916–18.  Historian Bob Begin will talk about Lawrence’s role in the Middle East and the legacy of  these early 20th century events. 

Presented by the Friends of the Medford Public Library

 

Tuesday March 31, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

Babies ( ages 0-24 months) can join us each week with their parents and cargivers for fun songs, fantastic rhymes and gentle movement activities  at the Medford Public Library

 
anim_dog_scottie 3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Read with Pearl Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

Pearl really likes to help young readers gain confidence in their reading. The Medford Library will be hosting five reading times with Pearl each week. Sign up in the children’s room for a 15 minute reading time slot, bring your favorite book, and read to Pearl! Pearl is great with kids who have started reading but need a little practice.

(First grade on up!)  REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Pearl will start visiting EVERY Tuesday. Sign up for one of the five 15 minute reading times slots between 3:00PM and 4:15PM.

 

 

 

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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Event: Creative Writing Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

What do we do? We write short stories, play creative writing games, create blackout poetry, make story art, and more!

No sign ups required and it is not mandatory to attend every meeting. We have a lot of fun though, so you'll want to!

    Location: YA Section
Wednesday April 1, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

For Children ages 4-6. We will explore new concepts with book, songs and craft activities

 
rec_games 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Board Game Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

Bring your favorite games to the library and play with family, friends and other patrons.  ALL AGES     The Library has games also.

Thursday April 2, 2015 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

For Children between ages 5-12. We will bring the LEGO's, you have to show up with your building brain on!

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teens: Literary Photo Booth Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Make your own literary photo booth props and star in your own dramatic photos. 

Grades 7 and up

    Location: YA Section
Monday April 6, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM An Evening of Frost Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

With Stephen Collins

Monday, April 6 at 7:00 p.m.

This interactive National Poetry Month event will introduce you to the somewhat unexpected life of poet Robert Frost, and will include presentation and discussion of several of Frost’s popular poems. 

Poems will include: “A Tuft of Flowers,” “Mending Wall,” “Birches,” and “After Apple Picking.” Participants are encouraged to read the poems before the event, and copies will be available at the library Information Desk in early March.

Stephen Collins grew up in Cambridge, and received a BA in Literature from UMass Boston. He has taught seminars on Walt Whitman, Thomas Hardy, Shakespeare, and Robert Frost at various locations throughout the country. He also works as a professionally licensed tour guide doing narrated historical tours of Boston.

Presented by the Friends of the Medford Public Library 

 

Tuesday April 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

Babies ( ages 0-24 months) can join us each week with their parents and cargivers for fun songs, fantastic rhymes and gentle movement activities  at the Medford Public Library

 
anim_dog_scottie 3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Read with Pearl Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

Pearl really likes to help young readers gain confidence in their reading. The Medford Library will be hosting five reading times with Pearl each week. Sign up in the children’s room for a 15 minute reading time slot, bring your favorite book, and read to Pearl! Pearl is great with kids who have started reading but need a little practice.

(First grade on up!)  REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Pearl will start visiting EVERY Tuesday. Sign up for one of the five 15 minute reading times slots between 3:00PM and 4:15PM.

 

 

 

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Crazy 8's Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

Crazy 8s is a math club unlike any before it. It’s a collection of novel, high-octane math activities that will appeal to a wide range of kids, not just the future math-contest types. Math Club will run 8 consecutive Tuesdays and it is best to come to each meeting. Math + Fun = Crazy 8s!!

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.         For children in 1st and 2nd grade

 

 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Event: Creative Writing Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

What do we do? We write short stories, play creative writing games, create blackout poetry, make story art, and more!

No sign ups required and it is not mandatory to attend every meeting. We have a lot of fun though, so you'll want to!

    Location: YA Section
Wednesday April 8, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

For Children ages 4-6. We will explore new concepts with book, songs and craft activities

Thursday April 9, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

 For children between ages of 2-3. A shorter story time will not include crafts. We will laugh and share great books and songs. Parents and caregivers are welcome to join at the Medford Public Library

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rec_painters_palette.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Art Smart Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

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

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

 

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teens: Testing Water Clocks Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

The ancient Greeks told time using water clocks.  How well do they actually work? Help us make one and test out its abilities!!

SIGN UP REQUIRED. Grades 7 and up

    Location: Magoun Room
Friday April 10, 2015 Go To Top
food_coffee 10:00 AM Coffee and Books Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Coffee and Books 

Mark your calendar for our monthly book review sessions.  Assistant Director Barbara Kerr presents this monthly program of brief reviews of new books.

The Spring sessions will be held in the Magoun Room at 10:00 a.m. on Fridays, March 13, April 10, and May 8.

 

Monday April 13, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  3:30 PM Teens: Balloon and Tape Challenge Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

20 Minutes. 50 Balloons. 2 Rolls of Tape. Which team will make the biggest, freestanding balloon tower?

SIGN UP REQUIRED. Grades 7 and up

    Location: Magoun Room
 
rec_joystick.GIF 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Robotics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

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 tech kits.

Registration Required.

 

 
rec_baseballglove 7:00 PM The Curse of the Bambino Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

With David Kruh

Monday, April 13 at 7:00 p.m.

When the Boston Red Sox failed to win the World Series for 86 years,fans blamed it on the Curse of the Bambino, which started when Babe Ruth was sold to the Yankees in 1919. David Kruh will take you back to the roots of Boston baseball and the origins of the famous curse. We’ll see and hear the real story behind Harry Frazee, his purchase of the Red Sox, and later of a young Babe Ruth.  Then we'll learn the differing reasons why, in 1920, the Babe was sold to the New York Yankees.  You'll be surprised at the answer.  

David Kruh is a performer, author and speaker who specializes in Boston History.  His musical play The Curse of the Bambino premiered in 2001 at the Boston Lyric Stage.

 A Community Read Event!!

 

Tuesday April 14, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

Babies ( ages 0-24 months) can join us each week with their parents and cargivers for fun songs, fantastic rhymes and gentle movement activities  at the Medford Public Library

 
anim_dog_scottie 3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Read with Pearl Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

Pearl really likes to help young readers gain confidence in their reading. The Medford Library will be hosting five reading times with Pearl each week. Sign up in the children’s room for a 15 minute reading time slot, bring your favorite book, and read to Pearl! Pearl is great with kids who have started reading but need a little practice.

(First grade on up!)  REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Pearl will start visiting EVERY Tuesday. Sign up for one of the five 15 minute reading times slots between 3:00PM and 4:15PM.

 

 

 

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Crazy 8's Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

Crazy 8s is a math club unlike any before it. It’s a collection of novel, high-octane math activities that will appeal to a wide range of kids, not just the future math-contest types. Math Club will run 8 consecutive Tuesdays and it is best to come to each meeting. Math + Fun = Crazy 8s!!

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.         For children in 1st and 2nd grade

 

 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Event: Board Game Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

You deserve a break. We've got a ton of board games in the YA Section for you to play. Come alone or bring friends!

    Location: YA Section
 
lib_book_red 7:00 PM Tuesday Night Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Join the Tuesday Group as they celebrate 15 years of discussion!

The group meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month from October to May.  The November meeting will be on the third Tuesday, November 18 because of Veterans day.  Books for the first meeting will be available in September.

October 14

The Testament by John Grisham.

November 18

The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway

December 9

The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

January 13

Marmee and Louisa by Eve LaPlante

February 10

Flight by Sherman Alexie

 

March 10, April 14, & May 12 titles will be announced

at a later date.

 

 

 

Wednesday April 15, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

For Children ages 4-6. We will explore new concepts with book, songs and craft activities

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misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Middle School Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

This month, we're discussing A Mango-Shaped Space, by Wendy Mass.  Pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk!

Grades 6-8

    Location: YA Section
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Local Author Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

The Local Author Book Group meets at the Medford Historical Society and Museum,

at 10 Governors Ave.  at 7:00 p.m. on the following dates:

Titles will be as follows:

March 18 The Autobiography of Malcolm X

 April 15   The Friends of Eddie Coyle by George Higgins

 May 20 Mystic River by Dennis Lehane

June 17 The Old Patagonian Express by Paul Theroux

Books can be borrowed from the Libary.

 

    Location: Medford Historical Society
Thursday April 16, 2015 Go To Top
ent_gclef 10:30 AM Sing along with Matt Heaton Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

Have lots of fun and enjoy singing, clapping and action with your baby and toddler .  For ages from birth to 36 months 

 
rec_legoguy 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

For Children between ages 5-12. We will bring the LEGO's, you have to show up with your building brain on!

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM YA: DIY Bouncy Balls Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Can you make your own super bouncy ball? Find out!

SIGN UP REQUIRED. Grades 7 and up

    Location: YA Section
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Knit Nights Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thursday Night Knit Nights

March 19, April 16 & May 21 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the YA Section

Join new and experienced knitters for an evening of knitting, socializing, and sharing tips and techniques.

All levels of knitters are welcome.  

Please bring a project!

 

Monday April 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Library closed for Patriot's Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
Tuesday April 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

Babies ( ages 0-24 months) can join us each week with their parents and cargivers for fun songs, fantastic rhymes and gentle movement activities  at the Medford Public Library

 
ent_sock_puppet.GIF 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Puppetmaking Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

Puppetmaking: Learn to make puppets and teach them to talk. Expert puppeteer Michelle Finston will lead this exciting, interactive puppet workshop for elementary school children.

Registration Required.

 
anim_dog_scottie 3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Read with Pearl Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

Pearl really likes to help young readers gain confidence in their reading. The Medford Library will be hosting five reading times with Pearl each week. Sign up in the children’s room for a 15 minute reading time slot, bring your favorite book, and read to Pearl! Pearl is great with kids who have started reading but need a little practice.

(First grade on up!)  REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Pearl will start visiting EVERY Tuesday. Sign up for one of the five 15 minute reading times slots between 3:00PM and 4:15PM.

 

 

 

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Crazy 8's Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

Crazy 8s is a math club unlike any before it. It’s a collection of novel, high-octane math activities that will appeal to a wide range of kids, not just the future math-contest types. Math Club will run 8 consecutive Tuesdays and it is best to come to each meeting. Math + Fun = Crazy 8s!!

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.         For children in 1st and 2nd grade

 

 
rec_baseballglove 6:00 PM Andrew Rube Foster and the Negro National League Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

With Jay Hurd

Tuesday, April 21 at 7:00 p.m.

In 1920, Andrew "Rube" Foster founded the Negro National League, the first of a series of successful Negro Leagues which prospered up to 1960.   

Please join Jay Hurd as he discusses the history of the Negro Leagues, the teams, and the hundreds of talented ballplayers - including, Leroy "Satchel" Paige, Oscar Charleston, Henry Aaron, James Thomas "Cool Papa" Bell, Josh Gibson,  and Theodore Roosevelt "Double Duty" Radcliffe - who made up the rosters for those teams.

 Jay Hurd is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research.  He is a librarian and works as a museum educator at the Concord Museum, Concord, MA.  Jay is a resident of Medford, and is a long time fan of the Boston Red Sox.

A Community Read Event!! The Friends of  the Medford Public Library present…

 

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misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Event: Creative Writing Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

What do we do? We write short stories, play creative writing games, create blackout poetry, make story art, and more!

No sign ups required and it is not mandatory to attend every meeting. We have a lot of fun though, so you'll want to!

    Location: YA Section
Wednesday April 22, 2015 Go To Top
ent_sock_puppet.GIF 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Puppetmaking Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

Puppetmaking: Learn to make puppets and teach them to talk. Expert puppeteer Michelle Finston will lead this exciting, interactive puppet workshop for elementary school children.

Registration Required.

 
lib_bookflipping 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

For Children ages 4-6. We will explore new concepts with book, songs and craft activities

 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Grades 6-8 Henna Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Learn about the history and science of henna and then have henna applied to your hands by a professional artist! These tattoos will remain approximately one-two weeks, leaving you plenty of time to show off to your friends after April vacation!

SIGNING UP IN ADVANCE IS REQUIRED. Permission slips will be available at the Information Desk. 

    Location: YA Section
Thursday April 23, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

 For children between ages of 2-3. A shorter story time will not include crafts. We will laugh and share great books and songs. Parents and caregivers are welcome to join at the Medford Public Library

 
ent_sock_puppet.GIF 1:00 PM  -  3:00 PM Puppetmaking Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

Puppetmaking: Learn to make puppets and teach them to talk. Expert puppeteer Michelle Finston will lead this exciting, interactive puppet workshop for elementary school children.

Registration Required.

 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Art Smart Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

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

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

 

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teens: Hanging Book Mobiles Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Redecorate your room with your own hanging book mobile!

Grades 7 and up. Sign up required!

    Location: YA Section
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Fannie Farmer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Home and Hearth: Fannie Farmer's Kitchen Revolution

With Dee Morris

Thursday, April 23 at 7:00 p.m.

Fannie Farmer (1857-1915) overcame a paralytic stroke suffered as a Medford teenager and became an expert in domestic science Cook Book. Her teachings and dependable recipes inspired generations of housewives. She continually emphasized the home's dynamic role in nurturing the human body and spirit.

Join Dee Morris for a look at the life and innovations of Medford’s Fannie Farmer.  Charlotte Scuderi of ReMaxRealty will add a modern touch to this discussion of home and heart, as she describes the planning of her modern kitchen. 

The audience will be treated to cookies baked from a Fannie Farmer recipe, and will receive a “A Handful of Medford Recipes” a take-home booklet of recipes fromMedford cooks.

Presented by the Friends of the Medford Public Library and the Medford Cultural Council.

 

Friday April 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_star_white_in_red 3:00 PM  -  3:45 PM Meet Wally the Green Monster Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

MEET WALLY THE GREEN MONSTER- THE RED SOX'S LOVEABLE MASCOT

Monday April 27, 2015 Go To Top
school_chemistry2 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Science Explorers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

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.

 

 
lib_bookpurple 6:30 PM 3rd and 4th Grade Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

Grades 3 and 4th Book club meeting at the Medford Public Library in the Children's Room. Come in and pick up your book.

Monday s:

      March 39  Powerless by Matthew Cody

      April 27    Gone Fishing by Tamera Wissinger

       May18        American Tall Tales  by Mary Pope Osborne

            

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Tuesday April 28, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

Babies ( ages 0-24 months) can join us each week with their parents and cargivers for fun songs, fantastic rhymes and gentle movement activities  at the Medford Public Library

 
anim_dog_scottie 3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Read with Pearl Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

Pearl really likes to help young readers gain confidence in their reading. The Medford Library will be hosting five reading times with Pearl each week. Sign up in the children’s room for a 15 minute reading time slot, bring your favorite book, and read to Pearl! Pearl is great with kids who have started reading but need a little practice.

(First grade on up!)  REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Pearl will start visiting EVERY Tuesday. Sign up for one of the five 15 minute reading times slots between 3:00PM and 4:15PM.

 

 

 

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Crazy 8's Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

Crazy 8s is a math club unlike any before it. It’s a collection of novel, high-octane math activities that will appeal to a wide range of kids, not just the future math-contest types. Math Club will run 8 consecutive Tuesdays and it is best to come to each meeting. Math + Fun = Crazy 8s!!

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.         For children in 1st and 2nd grade

 

 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Event: Board Game Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

You deserve a break. We've got a ton of board games in the YA Section for you to play. Come alone or bring friends!

    Location: YA Section
Wednesday April 29, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil Writer's Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

The group is always looking for new members.  If you have questions about the group, please contact David Chia at duuchia@gmail.com.

 

 

 
lib_bookflipping 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

For Children ages 4-6. We will explore new concepts with book, songs and craft activities

Thursday April 30, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Voices Beyond Bondage Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Voices Beyond Bondage: African American Verse from the 19th Century

Presented by Erika DeSimone

Thursday April 30 at 7:00 p.m.

Voices Beyond Bondage, published by New South Books, is a collection of 150 poems culled from black-owned newspapers from the 19th century.

These poems are not the work of a few elite literary masters but poems penned mostly by everyday people. Whether these authors were formally schooled or self-taught, whether they were slaves, free peoples, or the descendants of slaves, African Americans put ink to paper and declared their passions in verse. Erika will talk about the research process and will read a selection of the poems.

Medford native Erika DeSimone earned her undergraduate degree from Westfield State University. She is currently an editorial assistant at the Modern Language Association, where she has worked for more than a decade.

Presented by The Friends of the Medford Public Library

 

 
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

 For children between ages of 2-3. A shorter story time will not include crafts. We will laugh and share great books and songs. Parents and caregivers are welcome to join at the Medford Public Library

 
rec_legoguy 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

For Children between ages 5-12. We will bring the LEGO's, you have to show up with your building brain on!

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Graphic Novel Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

This month, we're discussing This One Summer, by Mariko Tamaki.  Pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk!

Grades 7 and up

    Location: YA Section
 
lib_book_pencil 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM 5th and 6th Grade Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

Grades 5 and 6th Book club meeting at the Medford Public Library in the Children's Room. Come in and pick up your book.

Thursdays

March 26    A Wrinkle in Time   Madeleine L'Engle

April 30       Rules by Cynthia Lord

 May 28       Runaway Princess by Kate Coomb

 
misc_none 6:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Teens: Avengers Coasters Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Avengers 2 is coming out tomorrow, so get ready and celebrate with some Avengers craft-making! We'll be making coasters and/or keychains out of Perler beads. 

Grades 7 and up. Sign up required!

    Location: YA Section
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Saturday May 2, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Concord Museum Exhibit Tour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

"The Art of Baseball" Exhibit Tour

Saturday May 2 at 11:00 a.m. at the Concord Museum, 200 Lexington Road, Concord, MA

Baseball, the great American pastime, has inspired America’s artists to create works of art in many forms. The Concord Museum’s exhibition, The Art of Baseball, will be drawn from a private collection of extraordinary art  that viewed collectively are an outstanding artistic example of how baseball and our culture are woven together.

We will have a guided tour of the Art of Baseball exhibit followed by a self-tour of the museum. 

Transportation is on your own. 

Tickets are $10.00 for adults, seniors and students and$7.00 for youth ages 6-17. 

Tickets will be on sale at the Information Desk after April 1.

A Community Read Event!!

 

http://www.concordmuseum.org/    
Tuesday May 5, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

Babies ( ages 0-24 months) can join us each week with their parents and cargivers for fun songs, fantastic rhymes and gentle movement activities  at the Medford Public Library

 
anim_dog_scottie 3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Read with Pearl Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

Pearl really likes to help young readers gain confidence in their reading. The Medford Library will be hosting five reading times with Pearl each week. Sign up in the children’s room for a 15 minute reading time slot, bring your favorite book, and read to Pearl! Pearl is great with kids who have started reading but need a little practice.

(First grade on up!)  REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Pearl will start visiting EVERY Tuesday. Sign up for one of the five 15 minute reading times slots between 3:00PM and 4:15PM.

 

 

 

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Crazy 8's Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

Crazy 8s is a math club unlike any before it. It’s a collection of novel, high-octane math activities that will appeal to a wide range of kids, not just the future math-contest types. Math Club will run 8 consecutive Tuesdays and it is best to come to each meeting. Math + Fun = Crazy 8s!!

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.         For children in 1st and 2nd grade

 

 
misc_none 7:00 PM Isabella Stewart Gardner and the Red Sox Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A Lecture by Jay Hurd

Tuesday, May 5 at 7:00 p.m.

In 1912, the Red Sox won the World Series. In December of that same year Isabella Stewart Gardnerattended a concert at Symphony Hall wearing a white band bound round her headwith the words ‘Oh you Red Sox’ on it in red letters.” The Town Topics reported that “It looks as if the womanhad gone crazy.” 

Please join us as Jay Hurd reviews the life of Isabella Stewart Gardner and her connection to sports as well as the arts.

Jay Hurd, member of the Society for American Baseball Research, retired from Harvard University where he worked as Preservation Review Librarian for Widener Library. He is a fan of the Boston Red Sox.

 A Community Read Event!!  Presented by The Friends of the Medford Public Library and the Medford Historical Society.

 

 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Event: Creative Writing Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

What do we do? We write short stories, play creative writing games, create blackout poetry, make story art, and more!

No sign ups required and it is not mandatory to attend every meeting. We have a lot of fun though, so you'll want to!

    Location: YA Section
Wednesday May 6, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

For Children ages 4-6. We will explore new concepts with book, songs and craft activities

 
rec_games 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Board Game Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

Bring your favorite games to the library and play with family, friends and other patrons.  ALL AGES     The Library has games also.

Thursday May 7, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

 For children between ages of 2-3. A shorter story time will not include crafts. We will laugh and share great books and songs. Parents and caregivers are welcome to join at the Medford Public Library

 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Art Smart Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

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

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

 

Friday May 8, 2015 Go To Top
food_coffee 10:00 AM Coffee and Books Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Coffee and Books 

Mark your calendar for our monthly book review sessions.  Assistant Director Barbara Kerr presents this monthly program of brief reviews of new books.

The Spring sessions will be held in the Magoun Room at 10:00 a.m. on Fridays, March 13, April 10, and May 8.

 

Monday May 11, 2015 Go To Top
school_chemistry2 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Science Explorers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

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.

 

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Tuesday May 12, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

Babies ( ages 0-24 months) can join us each week with their parents and cargivers for fun songs, fantastic rhymes and gentle movement activities  at the Medford Public Library

 
anim_dog_scottie 3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Read with Pearl Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

Pearl really likes to help young readers gain confidence in their reading. The Medford Library will be hosting five reading times with Pearl each week. Sign up in the children’s room for a 15 minute reading time slot, bring your favorite book, and read to Pearl! Pearl is great with kids who have started reading but need a little practice.

(First grade on up!)  REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Pearl will start visiting EVERY Tuesday. Sign up for one of the five 15 minute reading times slots between 3:00PM and 4:15PM.

 

 

 

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Crazy 8's Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

Crazy 8s is a math club unlike any before it. It’s a collection of novel, high-octane math activities that will appeal to a wide range of kids, not just the future math-contest types. Math Club will run 8 consecutive Tuesdays and it is best to come to each meeting. Math + Fun = Crazy 8s!!

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.         For children in 1st and 2nd grade

 

 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Event: Board Game Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

You deserve a break. We've got a ton of board games in the YA Section for you to play. Come alone or bring friends!

    Location: YA Section
 
lib_book_red 7:00 PM Tuesday Night Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Join the Tuesday Group as they celebrate 15 years of discussion!

The group meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month from October to May.  The November meeting will be on the third Tuesday, November 18 because of Veterans day.  Books for the first meeting will be available in September.

October 14

The Testament by John Grisham.

November 18

The Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway

December 9

The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

January 13

Marmee and Louisa by Eve LaPlante

February 10

Flight by Sherman Alexie

 

March 10, April 14, & May 12 titles will be announced

at a later date.

 

 

 

Wednesday May 13, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

For Children ages 4-6. We will explore new concepts with book, songs and craft activities

 
ent_microphone2 7:00 PM Spoken Word Salon Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Got Words? Share them at the Spoken Word Salon!

Wednesdays, January 14, March 18, and May 13 at the Library

Spoken Word Salon, held every other month,  is anopportunity for storytellers, writers, poets,monologists,  performance artists and othersto share their passion for words with an appreciative audience. The Salon's format will alternate between open mike and specific genres and themes.  Each spoken word artist will get between 5-10minutes, depending upon the number of signups.  Signup  begins at 6:45.For more information , contact Mike Oliver at moliver6@verizon.net orBarbara Kerr at bkerr@minlib.net

 

 

Thursday May 14, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

 For children between ages of 2-3. A shorter story time will not include crafts. We will laugh and share great books and songs. Parents and caregivers are welcome to join at the Medford Public Library

 
rec_legoguy 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

For Children between ages 5-12. We will bring the LEGO's, you have to show up with your building brain on!

Friday May 15, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookshelf 6:30 PM Spring Book, Bake and Plant Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

 Friends Members Only Preview Sale

  Friday, May 15 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 

Saturday May 16, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookshelf 9:00 AM  -  3:00 PM Spring Book, Bake and Plant Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Friends of the Library Spring Book and Bake Sale

Saturday, May 16 from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Garden Club Plant Sale
at the Saturday Book Sale

Saturday, May 16 from 9:00-3:00 (or until the plants are gone) rain or shine

You will find reasonably priced plants perennials, house plants, shrubs, and annuals donated by Medford Garden Club members..  Funds raised support the club's public educational programs and beautification projects.  Spring is a good time to select plants for your garden, so check out the sale!  Come early—the plants go fast!!!

 

Sunday, May 17 from 2:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.

 

Sunday May 17, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookshelf 2:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Spring Book and Bake Sale Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Sunday, May 17 from 2:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.

 

 

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Monday May 18, 2015 Go To Top
rec_joystick.GIF 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Robotics Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

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 tech kits.

Registration Required.

 

 
lib_bookpurple 6:30 PM 3rd and 4th Grade Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

Grades 3 and 4th Book club meeting at the Medford Public Library in the Children's Room. Come in and pick up your book.

Monday s:

      March 39  Powerless by Matthew Cody

      April 27    Gone Fishing by Tamera Wissinger

       May18        American Tall Tales  by Mary Pope Osborne

            

Tuesday May 19, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

Babies ( ages 0-24 months) can join us each week with their parents and cargivers for fun songs, fantastic rhymes and gentle movement activities  at the Medford Public Library

 
anim_dog_scottie 3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Read with Pearl Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

Pearl really likes to help young readers gain confidence in their reading. The Medford Library will be hosting five reading times with Pearl each week. Sign up in the children’s room for a 15 minute reading time slot, bring your favorite book, and read to Pearl! Pearl is great with kids who have started reading but need a little practice.

(First grade on up!)  REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Pearl will start visiting EVERY Tuesday. Sign up for one of the five 15 minute reading times slots between 3:00PM and 4:15PM.

 

 

 

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Crazy 8's Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

Crazy 8s is a math club unlike any before it. It’s a collection of novel, high-octane math activities that will appeal to a wide range of kids, not just the future math-contest types. Math Club will run 8 consecutive Tuesdays and it is best to come to each meeting. Math + Fun = Crazy 8s!!

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.         For children in 1st and 2nd grade

 

 
misc_none 7:00 PM Baseball in Boston Before the Red Sox Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

With Brian Sheehy

Tuesday, May 19 at 7:00 p.m.

 Have you ever heard of the Lowell Base Ball Club or the Tri Mountain’s? Did you know Boston dominated the baseball scene in the 1870’s? 

Have you heard of Hall of Famers Mike “King” Kelly, Harry Wright, or John Clarkson? Well come learn about the game of base ball (two words in the 19th century) in Boston prior to thebeloved Boston Red Sox from baseball historian and vintage base ball player Brian Sheehy.

 Brian Sheehy is a member of the Essex Baseball Club, a vintage team that travels the Northeast, playing & promoting vintage base ball.

 A Community Read Event!  Presented by the Friends of the Medford Public Library.

 

 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Event: Creative Writing Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

What do we do? We write short stories, play creative writing games, create blackout poetry, make story art, and more!

No sign ups required and it is not mandatory to attend every meeting. We have a lot of fun though, so you'll want to!

    Location: YA Section
Wednesday May 20, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

For Children ages 4-6. We will explore new concepts with book, songs and craft activities

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Middle School Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

This month, we're discussing Liar & Spy, by Rebecca Stead.  Pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk!

Grades 6-8

    Location: YA Section
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Local Author Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

The Local Author Book Group meets at the Medford Historical Society and Museum,

at 10 Governors Ave.  at 7:00 p.m. on the following dates:

Titles will be as follows:

March 18 The Autobiography of Malcolm X

 April 15   The Friends of Eddie Coyle by George Higgins

 May 20 Mystic River by Dennis Lehane

June 17 The Old Patagonian Express by Paul Theroux

Books can be borrowed from the Libary.

 

    Location: Medford Historical Society
Thursday May 21, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

 For children between ages of 2-3. A shorter story time will not include crafts. We will laugh and share great books and songs. Parents and caregivers are welcome to join at the Medford Public Library

 
ent_gclef 10:30 AM Sing along with Matt Heaton Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

Have lots of fun and enjoy singing, clapping and action with your baby and toddler .  For ages from birth to 36 months 

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rec_painters_palette.GIF 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Art Smart Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

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

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

 

 
misc_none 7:00 PM Dare to Live Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Dare to Live the Life You Promised Yourself!

With Susan Guild

Thursday, May 21 at 7:00 p.m

 Write a new story for your life! If you are creatively inclined, and stuck on a never ending treadmill that seems to lead nowhere in your life and creative pursuits, this inter-active workshop will help you untap your creativity and reach for your dreams.

 Bring your imagination, your favorite magic markers and YOU!  Ditch the poor me's!  Create a new script! Tap into your own life changing solutions! Find your own answers, unearth that voice of truth waiting to be heard and so much more! 

Presented by the Friends of the Medford Public Library

 

 
misc_none 7:00 PM Knit Nights Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Thursday Night Knit Nights

March 19, April 16 & May 21 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the YA Section

Join new and experienced knitters for an evening of knitting, socializing, and sharing tips and techniques.

All levels of knitters are welcome.  

Please bring a project!

 

Monday May 25, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Closed for Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Library will be closed for Memorial Day

Tuesday May 26, 2015 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 9:30 AM  -  10:30 AM Baby Lapsit Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

Babies ( ages 0-24 months) can join us each week with their parents and cargivers for fun songs, fantastic rhymes and gentle movement activities  at the Medford Public Library

 
anim_dog_scottie 3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Read with Pearl Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

Pearl really likes to help young readers gain confidence in their reading. The Medford Library will be hosting five reading times with Pearl each week. Sign up in the children’s room for a 15 minute reading time slot, bring your favorite book, and read to Pearl! Pearl is great with kids who have started reading but need a little practice.

(First grade on up!)  REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Pearl will start visiting EVERY Tuesday. Sign up for one of the five 15 minute reading times slots between 3:00PM and 4:15PM.

 

 

 

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Crazy 8's Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

Crazy 8s is a math club unlike any before it. It’s a collection of novel, high-octane math activities that will appeal to a wide range of kids, not just the future math-contest types. Math Club will run 8 consecutive Tuesdays and it is best to come to each meeting. Math + Fun = Crazy 8s!!

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.         For children in 1st and 2nd grade

 

 
misc_none 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Event: Board Game Night Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

You deserve a break. We've got a ton of board games in the YA Section for you to play. Come alone or bring friends!

    Location: YA Section
Wednesday May 27, 2015 Go To Top
office_pencil Writer's Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

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

The group is always looking for new members.  If you have questions about the group, please contact David Chia at duuchia@gmail.com.

 

 

 
lib_bookflipping 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

For Children ages 4-6. We will explore new concepts with book, songs and craft activities

Thursday May 28, 2015 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

For Children between ages 5-12. We will bring the LEGO's, you have to show up with your building brain on!

 
misc_none 4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Teen Graphic Novel Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

This month, we're discussing Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong, by Prudence Shen.  Pick up a copy of the book at the Circulation Desk!

Grades 7 and up

    Location: YA Section
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lib_book_pencil 6:00 PM  -  7:00 PM 5th and 6th Grade Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Medford Public Library   781-395-7950   
   

Grades 5 and 6th Book club meeting at the Medford Public Library in the Children's Room. Come in and pick up your book.

Thursdays

March 26    A Wrinkle in Time   Madeleine L'Engle

April 30       Rules by Cynthia Lord

 May 28       Runaway Princess by Kate Coomb

 
misc_none 7:00 PM Freedom Riders Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

A Documentary Screening and Discussion

Hosted by David Fedo 

Thursday, May 28 at 7:00 p.m. (Rescheduled from February 28)

Freedom Riders is the powerful, harrowing, and ultimately inspirational story of six months in 1961 that changed America forever. From May until November 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives—and many endured savage beatings and imprisonment—for simply traveling together on buses and trains as they journeyed through the Deep South. Deliberately violating Jim Crow laws, the Freedom Riders met with bitter racism and mob violence along the way, sorely testing their belief in nonviolent activism.

The discussion will be led by David Fedo.  A longtime resident (with his wife Susan) of Medford, David has recently retired from a career at Curry College and Wheelock College.  David has facilitated numerous book discussion groups sponsored by the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities and is the leader of  the Library’s Local Author Book Group.

 

This film is the final documentary from the Medford Public Library's Created Equal grant, funded by the National Foundation for the Humanities.

 
misc_none 7:00 PM Freedom Riders Screening Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Freedom Riders: A Documentary Screening and Discussion

Hosted by David Fedo 

 Thursday May 28 at 7:00 p.m. (Rescheduled from February 24)

Freedom Riders is the powerful, harrowing, and ultimately inspirational story of six months in 1961 that changed America forever. From May until November 1961, more than 400 black and white Americans risked their lives—and many endured savage beatings and imprisonment—for simply traveling together on buses and trains as they journeyed through the Deep South. Deliberately violating Jim Crow laws, the Freedom Riders met with bitter racism and mob violence along the way, sorely testing their belief in nonviolent activism.

The discussion will be led by David Fedo.  A longtime resident (with his wife Susan) of Medford, David has recently retired from a career at Curry College and Wheelock College.  David has facilitated numerous book discussion groups sponsored by the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities and is the leader of  the Library’s Local Author Book Group.

This film is the final documentary from the Medford Public Library's Created Equal grant, funded by the National Foundation for the Humanities and The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.    

 

Wednesday June 17, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none Library closed for Bunker Hill Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
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