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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
 
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.    

 

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Friday May 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_binoculars.GIF 10:30 AM Dora the Explorer Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   
   

DORA THE EXPLORER is coming to the Medford Public Library. Bring your camera and be ready to have some fun

Tuesday June 2, 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: Children's Department   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: Children's Department   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.

Wednesday June 3, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   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: Children's Department   781-395-7950   
   

Bring your favorite games to the library and play with family and friends. All ages.  We have loads of games also!

 
misc_none 6:00 PM Board Games Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Join us on the first and third wednesdays of the month (except June - only one night in June) this summer for Board Game nights. Bring a friends, your favorite game and a sense of fun.  We have games but are always interested to try new ones.  And we have  frosty air conditioning!!  Drop by.

Thursday June 4, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   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_paintpalette 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Art Smart Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   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!

Tuesday June 9, 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: Children's Department   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: Children's Department   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.

 
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 for the 2014-15 season finale. 

The final gook for this year will be The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. 

Wednesday June 10, 2015 Go To Top
nat_moon_full 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Ramadan Kareem Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   
   

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar and a holy month for Muslim people. A guest storyteller will walk us through the highlights of this holiday with stories. Join us to learn more about this unique holiday and how it is celebrated.

 

All Ages

 

 

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lib_bookflipping 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   
   

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

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

The Spoken Word Salon

Wednesdays, June 10 and August 12 at the Medford Historical Society and  Wednesday, July 8 at 7:00 p.m. at the Library.

Spoken Word Salon is an opportunity for storytellers, writers, poets, monologists,  performance artists and others to 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 5-10 minutes, depending upon the number of signups.  Signup  begins at 6:45.

For more information, contact  Mike Oliver at moliver6@verizon.net

This program is sponsored by the Medford Art Center, Inc in collaboration with the Medford Public Library and the Medford Historical Society.

 

Thursday June 11, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   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: Children's Department   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 7:00 PM Lawrence Estates Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

A Well-Considered Community: The Lawrence Estates

Thursday,  June 11 at 7:00 p.m.

Dee Morris and Ryan Hayward, lecturers

General Samuel C. Lawrence, Medford's first mayor (1892), lived in a home set on several hundred acres off Rural Avenue. In the 1920s, the huge estate was dismantled. Part was added to the Middlesex Fells Reservation for public enjoyment, and the rest was subdivided into house lots.

The Lawrence Estates were promoted as an ideal suburban community influenced by the Better Homes Movement. Today they remain a distinctive grouping of homes.

 

Friday June 12, 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 Season Finale!!

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, June 12.  We will take the summer off and start the new seaons on September 11. 

 

Sunday June 14, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kapow.GIF 2:00 PM  -  4:00 PM SUPER HEROES GALA Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   
   

You are invited to attend an afternoon of heroic deeds, music, and mayhem at the Medford Public Library's Super Heroes Gala

This is all-ages family fun event.

We will have live entertainment, storytelling, music, dancing, combat training

an epic quest to defeat an evil super villian

and all the sorts of fun you'd expect to

to happen at the library after hours.

Monday June 15, 2015 Go To Top
rec_joystick.GIF 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Robotics/Maker Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   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 June 16, 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: Children's Department   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: Children's Department   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.

 
rec_bicycle.GIF 7:00 PM Boston's Bicycling Craze Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

 

Boston’s Bicycling Craze With Lorenz Finison

Tuesday, June 16 at 7:00 p.m.

From 1877 to 1896, the popularity of bicycles increased exponentially, and Boston was in on it from the start. The Boston Bicycle Club was the first in the nation, and the city's cyclists formed the nucleus of a new national

organization, the League of American Wheelmen.

Lorenz J. Finison explores the rise of Boston cycling through the lives of several participants, including Kittie Knox, a biracial twenty-year-old seamstress; Mary Sargent Hopkins, publisher of The Wheelwoman; and Abbot Bassett, a vocal cycling advocate for forty years. Finison reveals the challenges facing these riders in a time of segregation, increased immigration, and debates about the rights of women.

Lorenz Finison’s book Boston’s Cycling Craze was published by the University of Massachusetts Press in 2014.

 

 

Wednesday June 17, 2015 Go To Top
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misc_none 7:00 PM Local Author Group at the MHSM Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

The Local Author Book Group will be finishing up the 2014-15 season, with The Old Patagonian Express by Medford author Paul Theroux.  Although the Library will be closed on the 17th , the group will meet at the Medford Historical Socety and Museum as usual.  

Thursday June 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_balloons 3:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Circle the Square Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join the Medford Public Library with all our Medford friends at the Circle the Square this summer. We will be out in the Square for this Family Fun Festival.  See you there!

 
rec_dance2 7:00 PM Gwendolyn, the Graceful Pig Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   
   

Author David Rottenberg is going to stop by the library to read his book Gwendolyn, the Graceful Pig while a local ballet troop performs the story.

There will be a little dancing and movement lesson following the reading. It will mostly appeal to children ages 3-8.

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

Thursday Night Knit Nights

June 18, July 16, and August 20 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 June 22, 2015 Go To Top
school_chemistry2 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Science Explorers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   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.

T

 

 

Tuesday June 23, 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: Children's Department   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: Children's Department   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.

 
ent_gclef 7:00 PM Merrimack Valley Chorus Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

The Merrimack Valley Chorus In Concert!

Tuesday, June 23 at 7:00 p.m.

We are delighted to welcome The Merrimack Valley Chorus for evening of four-part harmony.  The MVC, based in Wilmington, Massachusetts, is an award-winning women’s chorus dedicated to the art of singing 4-part a cappella harmony.   MVC members travel from 27 different communities for weekly rehearsals, and focus on preparing high quality performances that combine energetic visual presentation with exciting vocal harmony. They recently performed on the WGBH series Sing That Thing.  

This performance will include selections of songs from the 30s to the present day. Presented by The Friends of the Medford Public Library and the Medford Arts Council present.

 

 

Wednesday June 24, 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, June 24, July 29, and August 26.

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: Children's Department   781-395-7950   
   

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

Thursday June 25, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   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  -  11:30 AM Sing Along with Matt Heaton Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   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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lib_dia 3:30 PM Storytelling Workshop for Kids Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   
   

Learn to ell your story with veteran storyteller Tony Toledo. This interactive workshop is for kids ages 5-12 years old

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

Edward Clark

reads from A Man from Ohio : At Home and Abroad

Thursday,  June 25 at 7:00 p.m.

Returning from the war, Clark’s small town seems yet smaller, too small to contain his quest for words, learning, and life. He eventually returns to Europe and continues his education through the halls of Cambridge University in England, the Sorbonne in France, and Heidelberg College in Germany.

A small-town man, with an expanded mind, he balances his homespun values against his real world experiences, hungers for life and love, searches for a place where all he is and all he wants to be can coexist. 

Edward Clark is a longtime resident of Medford. 

His three volume autobiography was published in 2014 and 2015 by Montpelier Press.

 

 

Saturday June 27, 2015 Go To Top
rec_baseballglove 10:00 AM Family Wiffle Ball Game Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   
   

Medford Community Reads celebrated baseball and there is no better way to wrap itup with a friendly game of Wiffle Ball.

Bring your family and friends.  This is an all ages event . We will meet by the Hatch Shell.

(Take the steps by St. Joseph's down and cross 16 at the crosswalk. We'll be there.)

Monday June 29, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM Middlesex Fells Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

The Middlesex Fells: A Lecture with Doug Heath and Alison Simcox

Monday, June 29 at 7:00 p.m.

Comprising over 2,500 acres of forest, wetlands, and rugged hills, Middlesex Fells, just seven miles north of Boston, is one of the nation’s first state. For centuries, the Fells provided rich hunting and fishing grounds for Native Americans. In 1632, Gov. John Winthrop and others explored the area.

The Fells was used for farming and timber, and Spot Pond Brook became the focus of industrial activity, which culminated in 1858 with the Hayward Rubber Mills. In the 1880s and 1890s, Middlesex Fells was a key property in the Boston metropolitan park movement. Today, the Fells, as envisioned by its founders, is a forested haven for city dwellers.

 Join Alison Simcox and Doug Heath for an illustrated lecture based on their recent Arcadia Press book. Presented by the Friends of the

Medford Public Library

 

Tuesday June 30, 2015 Go To Top
anim_dog_scottie 3:00 PM  -  4:15 PM Read with Pearl Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   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.

Wednesday July 1, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   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: Children's Department   781-395-7950   
   

Bring your favorite games to the library and play with family and friends. All ages.  We have loads of games also!

 
misc_none 6:00 PM Board Games Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Join us on the first and third wednesdays of the month (except June - only one night in June) this summer for Board Game nights. Bring a friends, your favorite game and a sense of fun.  We have games but are always interested to try new ones.  And we have  frosty air conditioning!!  Drop by.

Thursday July 2, 2015 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Art Smart Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   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!

Tuesday July 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: Children's Department   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: Children's Department   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_kids 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Crazy 8's Math Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   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 3rd-5th grade

 

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

 Wilderness of Ruin  : A Tale of Madness, Fire, and the Hunt for America's Youngest Serial Killer

With Rosanne Montillo

Tuesday, July 7 at 7:00 p.m.

In late nineteenth-century Boston, a serial killer preying on children ran loose in the city.  In the early 1870s, local children begin disappearing from the working-class neighborhoods of Boston. Several returned home bloody and bruised after being tortured, while others never came back.

The search for the killer and the court case that followed reverberated through all of Boston society and involved the likes of Oliver Wendell Holmes and Herman Melville.At the heart of the story is a great American city divided by class-a chasm widened by wilderness of ruin caused by the Great Fire of 1872.

Rosanne Montillo is a Medford resident and author of several books. Her book Wilderness of Ruin was published by HarperCollins in 2014.

Presented by  the Friends of the Medford Public Library.

 

Wednesday July 8, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   
   

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

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

The Spoken Word Salon

Wednesdays, June 10 and August 12 at the Medford Historical Society and  Wednesday, July 8 at 7:00 p.m. at the Library.

Spoken Word Salon is an opportunity for storytellers, writers, poets, monologists,  performance artists and others to 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 5-10 minutes, depending upon the number of signups.  Signup  begins at 6:45.

For more information, contact  Mike Oliver at moliver6@verizon.net

This program is sponsored by the Medford Art Center, Inc in collaboration with the Medford Public Library and the Medford Historical Society.

 

Thursday July 9, 2015 Go To Top
rec_legoguy 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   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!

 
ent_magic 6:30 PM Ed the Wizard Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   
   

Come learn about Ed the Wizardf's Hero DUMBLEDORE and how he provide a the inspiration he needed to become a wizard.

Ideal for all audiences

Friday July 10, 2015 Go To Top
misc_kapow.GIF 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Super Hero Training Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   
   

Come play with us as we learn to jump tall buildings with a single bound, use super speed, X-Ray vision, and, of course, save the world.

Costumes welcome!

Ages 5-9

 

Tuesday July 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: Children's Department   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: Children's Department   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_kids 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Crazy 8's Math Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   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 3rd-5th grade

 

 
misc_none 7:00 PM Every Home Has a Story Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Every Home Has a Story

Dee Morris and Ryan Hayward, lecturers

Tuesday, July 14 at 7:00 p.m.

A home reflects the needs and preferences of those who dwell within. Whether a house, apartment or condo, your place of shelter becomes a place of stories.

Our program will provide tips on tracing the 'family tree' or lineage of your residence. We will explore physical clues such as style, architecture and the context of neighborhood. Even more telling will be uncovering the legacies left by former occupants and neighbors and identifying your own contributions.

So, gather up your photographs of painting the living room, birthday parties and prom night. Bring them with you along with images you may have discovered when you moved in.

 

It will be a great evening of sharing the richness of 'Home Sweet Home”.

 

Wednesday July 15, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   
   

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

 
misc_none 6:00 PM Board Games Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Join us on the first and third wednesdays of the month (except June - only one night in June) this summer for Board Game nights. Bring a friends, your favorite game and a sense of fun.  We have games but are always interested to try new ones.  And we have  frosty air conditioning!!  Drop by.

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Thursday July 16, 2015 Go To Top
ent_gclef 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Sing Along with Matt Heaton Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   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 

 
misc_balloons 3:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Circle the Square Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join the Medford Public Library with all our Medford friends at the Circle the Square this summer. We will be out in the Square for this Family Fun Festival.  See you there!

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

Thursday Night Knit Nights

June 18, July 16, and August 20 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!

 

Saturday July 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Summer Walking Tours Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Summer Walking Tours with Dee Morris

Some Exceedingly Capable People of Medford Hillside :

Saturdays, July 18, August 8, September 12 at 10:00 a.m. 

Meet at Wesley United Methodist Church 100 Winthrop Street

“Do you want a home of your own?” was the rallying cry of Leavitt & Woodworth,

two premier real estate agents from Medford Hillside in the early 1900s.

Living in the Chester or Greenleaf Avenue area offered the commuter about 48 street cars or trains to and from Boston. The comfortable homes built on the fine dry soil provided a healthy environment in which to raise a family.  Near to Tufts College, this socially-minded neighborhood loved entertaining by presenting amateur theatricals put on by the “None-Such Comedy Club.” Yet in 1903 the peace was shattered when one of the local girls was shot while walking up her front stairs.  There are many untold stories in this ideal community.

Presented by the Friends of the Medford Public Library.   No registration is necessary for these tours.

 

 

 

Monday July 20, 2015 Go To Top
school_chemistry2 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Science Explorers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   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.

T

 

 

Tuesday July 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: Children's Department   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: Children's Department   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_kids 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Crazy 8's Math Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   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 3rd-5th grade

 

 
nat_tree 7:00 PM Nature Journaling Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

The Friends of the Medford Public Library present...

Nature Journaling Workshop

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

Keeping a nature journal can be a unique and personal way to capture the observation of your senses, as well as questions, thoughts and feelings from season to season. Some people express their love of nature using writing and drawing, while others prefer to take a more scientific “field journal” approach. 

Keeping a journal helps you connect to nature and practice tuning your senses into the world around you. And it’s easy to do -- even if you don't think of yourself as a writer, artist, or scientist!

Join artist and botanist team Kaye & Walter for a hands-on session of nature journaling.  We'll draw inspiration from nature, and explore different techniques for creating a unique journal of your own design. Family friendly and open to all levels of experience. Various materials will be available for you to try.

What to Bring:
Sketchpad or notebook 
Writing and/or drawing supplies

A natural object or two that you find interesting -- such as leaves, cones, pods, feathers, etc

 

Wednesday July 22, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   
   

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

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

A Vision Board Workshop with Mary Sbuttoni

Wednesday, July 22 at 7:00 p.m.

A Vision Board is a collage words and images that inspire you and make you feel good. You can use your vision board to depict goals and dreams in all areas of your life, or in just one specific area that you are focusing on. 

Bring some images and magazines that you like – other materials will be provided.

Presented by the Friends of the Medford Public Library.

 

Thursday July 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: Children's Department   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_legoguy 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   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!

 
rec_dance1 6:30 PM Music and Movement with Ellery Klein Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   
   

Children ages 0-5 and their parents are welcome to sing, dance, and wiggle along to songs familiar and new, with local Music Together/preschool music teacher Ellery Klein.

 

Friday July 24, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Make Your Own Comic Book Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   
   

Come draw with us! We will be ready to make several different formats of graphic novels or comic strips.

Be ready to create your own story and draw it to its conclusion!

Ages 5+

 

Monday July 27, 2015 Go To Top
anim_paw 10:00 AM Critter n Creatures Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   
   

LIVE ANIMAL SHOW

 

Come meet six live animal friends and learn about their special characteristics.

You will see a bat, a chinchilla, a hedgehog, a skunk, a snake, and a lizard!

This show is best for children 5 years or older.

 

 
rec_joystick.GIF 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Robotics/Maker Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   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 July 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: Children's Department   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: Children's Department   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_kids 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Crazy 8's Math Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   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 3rd-5th grade

 

Wednesday July 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, June 24, July 29, and August 26.

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: Children's Department   781-395-7950   
   

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

Thursday July 30, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   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_paintpalette 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Art Smart Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   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!

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school_microscope 6:30 PM Science Tellers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   
   

Not too long ago, science and storytelling were accidentally mixed! Her's ehat happened.....

Join us for a fun night of scientific storytelling

 For  AGES 4-12

Friday July 31, 2015 Go To Top
anim_owl 10:00 AM Harry Potter Horcrux Scavenger Hunt Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   
   

It is Harry Potter’s Birthday and as we were setting up our party, we found out there’s all SEVEN horcruxes hiding in the library!

Come help us find them in this Harry Potter-themed scavenger hunt and stay after for crafts and butter beer!

Ages 5+

 

Tuesday August 4, 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: Children's Department   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: Children's Department   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_kids 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Crazy 8's Math Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   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 3rd-5th grade

 

Wednesday August 5, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   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: Children's Department   781-395-7950   
   

Bring your favorite games to the library and play with family and friends. All ages.  We have loads of games also!

 
misc_none 6:00 PM Board Games Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Join us on the first and third wednesdays of the month (except June - only one night in June) this summer for Board Game nights. Bring a friends, your favorite game and a sense of fun.  We have games but are always interested to try new ones.  And we have  frosty air conditioning!!  Drop by.

Thursday August 6, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   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: Children's Department   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!

 
ent_drum1 7:00 PM Drum Away the Blues Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   
   

Join us as we celebrate America’s Great Musical Heroes in this

multicultural participatory drumming fun-for-all-ages performance!

 

Friday August 7, 2015 Go To Top
misc_quilt3 10:00 AM Chalk It Up Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   
   

Help beautify your own public library by taking to our sidewalk with chalk. We will be hanging out OUTSIDE the library.

If any sidewalk chalk artists are interested in stopping by that would be awesome.

 

 

 

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Saturday August 8, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Summer Walking Tours Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Summer Walking Tours with Dee Morris

Some Exceedingly Capable People of Medford Hillside :

Saturdays, July 18, August 8, September 12 at 10:00 a.m. 

Meet at Wesley United Methodist Church 100 Winthrop Street

“Do you want a home of your own?” was the rallying cry of Leavitt & Woodworth,

two premier real estate agents from Medford Hillside in the early 1900s.

Living in the Chester or Greenleaf Avenue area offered the commuter about 48 street cars or trains to and from Boston. The comfortable homes built on the fine dry soil provided a healthy environment in which to raise a family.  Near to Tufts College, this socially-minded neighborhood loved entertaining by presenting amateur theatricals put on by the “None-Such Comedy Club.” Yet in 1903 the peace was shattered when one of the local girls was shot while walking up her front stairs.  There are many untold stories in this ideal community.

Presented by the Friends of the Medford Public Library.   No registration is necessary for these tours.

 

 

 

Monday August 10, 2015 Go To Top
school_graduate 10:00 AM  -  11:00 AM Ready for Kindergarten Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   781-935-7950   
   

If you're going to school this year, come brush up on All those important kindergarten skills and get yourself ready to go to school

This is for soon to be kindergarteners.

Tuesday August 11, 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: Children's Department   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: Children's Department   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_kids 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Crazy 8's Math Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   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 3rd-5th grade

 

Wednesday August 12, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   
   

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

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

The Spoken Word Salon

Wednesdays, June 10 and August 12 at the Medford Historical Society and  Wednesday, July 8 at 7:00 p.m. at the Library.

Spoken Word Salon is an opportunity for storytellers, writers, poets, monologists,  performance artists and others to 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 5-10 minutes, depending upon the number of signups.  Signup  begins at 6:45.

For more information, contact  Mike Oliver at moliver6@verizon.net

This program is sponsored by the Medford Art Center, Inc in collaboration with the Medford Public Library and the Medford Historical Society.

 

Thursday August 13, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Toddler Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   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_paintpalette 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Art Smart Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   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_house.GIF 7:00 PM House History Sources Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

House History Sources in Medford with Barbara Kerr

Thursday, August 13 at 7:00 p.m.

There are two parts to the history of a house – the history of the land and buildings, and the stories of the people who lived there.  Join Assistant Director Barbara Kerr for a brief

introduction to the resources available to help you uncover the history of your Medford house and the stories of those who lived in it.

 

Friday August 14, 2015 Go To Top
office_lightbulb 10:00 AM  -  10:30 AM Science Magic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   781-935-7950   
   

Sponsored by the Museum of Science

Exploring how magic tricks really works. This program investigates the science behind the "magic" of several classic magic tricks.

Monday August 17, 2015 Go To Top
school_chemistry2 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Science Explorers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   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 August 18, 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: Children's Department   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: Children's Department   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_kids 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Crazy 8's Math Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   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 3rd-5th grade

 

Wednesday August 19, 2015 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Story Hour Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   781-395-7950   
   

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

 
misc_none 6:00 PM Board Games Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Join us on the first and third wednesdays of the month (except June - only one night in June) this summer for Board Game nights. Bring a friends, your favorite game and a sense of fun.  We have games but are always interested to try new ones.  And we have  frosty air conditioning!!  Drop by.

Thursday August 20, 2015 Go To Top
ent_gclef 10:30 AM  -  11:30 AM Sing Along with Matt Heaton Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   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 

 
misc_balloons 3:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Circle the Square Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Join the Medford Public Library with all our Medford friends at the Circle the Square this summer. We will be out in the Square for this Family Fun Festival.  See you there!

 
trans_firetruck 3:30 PM  -  7:30 PM Touch a Truck Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   781-935-7950   
   

Join us at CIrcle the Square in the City Hall parking lot for an exploration of jobs via their awesome vehicles.

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

Thursday Night Knit Nights

June 18, July 16, and August 20 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 August 24, 2015 Go To Top
rec_joystick.GIF 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Robotics/Maker Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   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 August 25, 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: Children's Department   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: Children's Department   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_kids 4:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Crazy 8's Math Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   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 3rd-5th grade

 

Wednesday August 26, 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, June 24, July 29, and August 26.

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: Children's Department   781-395-7950   
   

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

Thursday August 27, 2015 Go To Top
rec_paintpalette 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Art Smart Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   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!

Monday August 31, 2015 Go To Top
lib_teddybear_reading 10:00 AM Teddy Bear Super Hero Clinic Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Department   781-935-7950   
   

Even teddy bears want to be super heroes. Bring yours in and make him/her a mask and cape so your bear can have an exceptional super hero identity too!

Saturday September 12, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Summer Walking Tours Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Summer Walking Tours with Dee Morris

Some Exceedingly Capable People of Medford Hillside :

Saturdays, July 18, August 8, September 12 at 10:00 a.m. 

Meet at Wesley United Methodist Church 100 Winthrop Street

“Do you want a home of your own?” was the rallying cry of Leavitt & Woodworth,

two premier real estate agents from Medford Hillside in the early 1900s.

Living in the Chester or Greenleaf Avenue area offered the commuter about 48 street cars or trains to and from Boston. The comfortable homes built on the fine dry soil provided a healthy environment in which to raise a family.  Near to Tufts College, this socially-minded neighborhood loved entertaining by presenting amateur theatricals put on by the “None-Such Comedy Club.” Yet in 1903 the peace was shattered when one of the local girls was shot while walking up her front stairs.  There are many untold stories in this ideal community.

Presented by the Friends of the Medford Public Library.   No registration is necessary for these tours.

 

 

 

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