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Monday October 20, 2014 Go To Top
school_chemistry2 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Science Explorers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   781-395-7950   
   

Children between the ages of 6-12 will learn about different types of science and do an experiment. Bring your brain! You'll need it for this exploration into life, the universe and everything . 

 
ent_masks_color 7:00 PM Introduction to Playwriting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Introduction to Playwriting : An 8 week course in writing for the stage With Bill Doncaster

Mondays, September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 20, 27 and November 3 at 7:00 p.m.

This intensive 8-week course will cover the basics of writing for live theater, from correct format to story construction with a focus on character and rich dialogue, culminating in a live staged reading performance of a finished 10-minute play.

During the course, participants will read plays and discuss the short play format, and (more importantly) read, share and revise their work through a peer review format.  Class discussions will include the production process – how directors, actors and designers approach a script – as well as Aristotle’s Poetics, and resources for seeking production in short play festivals.

The course is open to anyone, high school senior or older, with an interest in writing for stage.  Writers of other genres (fiction, non-fiction) with an interest in enhancing their use of dialogue in storytelling are also encouraged to participate.

To sign up, call the Information Desk at (781) 395-7950

Funded by The Medford Arts Council.

About the instructor:  Bill Doncaster is a playwright, director and producer, and the co-founder of Stickball Productions.  His short plays have been performed in festivals in Boston, New York, Chicago, Florida and beyond.  His adaptation of George V. Higgins’ classic crime novel The Friends of Eddie Coyle sold out OBERON, the second stage of the American Repertory Theater, and was a Boston Globe “critics pick.”  It was later reprised as part of the 2012 Emerging America Festival, a series of “groundbreaking performance by American artists” produced by ART, the Huntington Theater and the ICA.  He studied script writing at Emerson College (BFA) and Lesley University (MFA).

 

Tuesday October 21, 2014 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 9:30 AM Baby Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   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 to Pearl the therapy dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   781-395-7950   
   

The Medford Public Library is hosting a therapy dog named Pearl. Pearl really likes to help young readers gain confidence in their reading. There will be five reading times with Pearl each week . You must sign up in the children's room for 15 minute reading time slot, bring your favorite book and read to Pearl. (First grade and up) EVERY TUESDAY except Nov. 11th

 
misc_none 7:00 PM Don Quixote Great Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Don Quixote Great Books Group 

Tuesdays, September 16, October 7 & 21, And November 4 at 7:00 p.m.

Over four sessions, This discussion group will read and discuss Miguel Cervantes’ classic book Don Quixote. We will delve way beyond the ‘windmills’ to discuss how this book has been described as the ‘first novel’, influencing such writers as Dickens, Flaubert, Tolstoy and Borges.  We will discuss how Cervantes makes the imaginative participation in reading at same time wonderful and potentially dangerous. 

Open to all; you do not need to attend all sessions.  Please sign up at the Information Desk. Books re available at the Library.

Led by Kyna Hamill, Ph.D, a faculty member of the Core Curriculum at Boston University. Kyna led book discussions at the Medford Public Library last year on Milton’s Paradise Lost, Dante’s Inferno, Sophocles’ Antigone and Dostoyesky’s Crime and Punishment.

 

Wednesday October 22, 2014 Go To Top
holiday_pumpkin 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Paint a Pumpkin Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   781-395-7950   
   

Use your artistic talents to create some new pumpkin faces. For ages 6 and Up.  No registration  See you in the Children's room at the Medford Public Library

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

Every Wednesday joins us for Story Time for children between for  ages 4-5. We will explore new concepts with great books, songs, and craft activities. Parents an caregivers are welcome to join in at the Medford Public Library

 
misc_none 7:00 PM Writer's Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Writer’s Workshop

The Medford Public Library's Writer’s Workshop will continue at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays, September 24 & October 22 and Tuesday, November 25.

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

 

Thursday October 23, 2014 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 Room   781-395-7950   
   

NOTE DAY CHANGE AND TIME CHANGE   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 inat the Medford Public Library

 
ent_gclef 10:30 AM Singalong with Matt Heaton Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   781-395-7950   
   

 NOTE NEW TIME    Have lots of fun and enjoy singing, clapping and action with your baby and toddler!  Singalongs are for parents and caregivers of children from birth to 36 months.

So come singalong with Matt Heaton at the Medford Public Library

 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Art Smart Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   781-395-7950   
   

Children between the ages of 6-12 will explore,create, design and play with different types of arts and crafts. Bring your imagination and be prepared for some...messy...fun!

 
rec_knitting 7:00 PM Knit Nights Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Thursday Night Knit Nights

Make time to knit this season!

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

All levels of knitters are welcome.  Please bring your own project to work on.  We will meet from 7 to 9pm one Thursday per month.  Join us on September 25, October 23, November 20 and December 18 in the Young Adult Department!

 

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

Scams and Frauds

Presented by Amy Schram, Better Business Bureau

Thursday, October 23 at 7:00 p.m.

This Better Business Bureau program will cover the most common scams currently circulating the community, the major Red Flags to watch out for and the precautionary tactics we can use to protect ourselves and our identity.  

Please RSVP for this program at the lIbrary Information desk at (781) 395-7950 beginning on October 1

Amy Schram is the Community Outreach Specialist of BBB Serving Eastern MA, ME, RI & VT.

 

Monday October 27, 2014 Go To Top
rec_joystick.GIF 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Robotics Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   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.

 

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

 
lib_bookpurple 6:30 PM Grade 3 and 4th Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   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. 

September: Alvin Ho: allergic to girls, school and other scary things by Lenore Look

October:  My Father's Dragon by Ruth Gannett

November: Thank you, Sarah by Laurie Halse Anderson

 
ent_masks_color 7:00 PM Introduction to Playwriting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Introduction to Playwriting : An 8 week course in writing for the stage With Bill Doncaster

Mondays, September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 20, 27 and November 3 at 7:00 p.m.

This intensive 8-week course will cover the basics of writing for live theater, from correct format to story construction with a focus on character and rich dialogue, culminating in a live staged reading performance of a finished 10-minute play.

During the course, participants will read plays and discuss the short play format, and (more importantly) read, share and revise their work through a peer review format.  Class discussions will include the production process – how directors, actors and designers approach a script – as well as Aristotle’s Poetics, and resources for seeking production in short play festivals.

The course is open to anyone, high school senior or older, with an interest in writing for stage.  Writers of other genres (fiction, non-fiction) with an interest in enhancing their use of dialogue in storytelling are also encouraged to participate.

To sign up, call the Information Desk at (781) 395-7950

Funded by The Medford Arts Council.

About the instructor:  Bill Doncaster is a playwright, director and producer, and the co-founder of Stickball Productions.  His short plays have been performed in festivals in Boston, New York, Chicago, Florida and beyond.  His adaptation of George V. Higgins’ classic crime novel The Friends of Eddie Coyle sold out OBERON, the second stage of the American Repertory Theater, and was a Boston Globe “critics pick.”  It was later reprised as part of the 2012 Emerging America Festival, a series of “groundbreaking performance by American artists” produced by ART, the Huntington Theater and the ICA.  He studied script writing at Emerson College (BFA) and Lesley University (MFA).

 

Tuesday October 28, 2014 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 9:30 AM Baby Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   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 to Pearl the therapy dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   781-395-7950   
   

The Medford Public Library is hosting a therapy dog named Pearl. Pearl really likes to help young readers gain confidence in their reading. There will be five reading times with Pearl each week . You must sign up in the children's room for 15 minute reading time slot, bring your favorite book and read to Pearl. (First grade and up) EVERY TUESDAY except Nov. 11th

 
misc_none 7:00 PM  -  8:30 PM Teen Event: Zombies 101 Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Learn how to make your own zombie flesh wounds in time for Halloween! You can also create your own zombie or other brand of horror story.

    Location: Magoun Room
Wednesday October 29, 2014 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   781-395-7950   
   

Every Wednesday joins us for Story Time for children between for  ages 4-5. We will explore new concepts with great books, songs, and craft activities. Parents an caregivers are welcome to join in at the Medford Public Library

 
misc_none 3:00 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Event: Candy Science Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

What happens when you put Skittles in water? How many colors are in one jelly bean? What happens when you mix Warheads with
baking soda water? And, how much fun is it to drop Mentos into soda? Sign-up required!

 

    Location: Magoun Room
 
holiday_ghost 7:00 PM Scary Stories Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Scary Stories!

Come one come all to this night of creepy tales from beyond.  Get your chills and thrills in wth these fantastic ghost stories.

 Ages 7 and up.  Ghosts are welcome.

Thursday October 30, 2014 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 Room   781-395-7950   
   

NOTE DAY CHANGE AND TIME CHANGE   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 inat the Medford Public Library

 
rec_legoguy 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   781-395-7950   
   

Children between the ages of 6-12 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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z_cust_dfl_open_book 6:00 PM Grade 5 and 6th Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   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. 

September: Smile by Raina Telgemeier

October: The Wish Giver by Bill Brittain

November: The Savage Fortress by Sarwat Chadda

Monday November 3, 2014 Go To Top
ent_masks_color 7:00 PM Introduction to Playwriting Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Introduction to Playwriting : An 8 week course in writing for the stage With Bill Doncaster

Mondays, September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 20, 27 and November 3 at 7:00 p.m.

This intensive 8-week course will cover the basics of writing for live theater, from correct format to story construction with a focus on character and rich dialogue, culminating in a live staged reading performance of a finished 10-minute play.

During the course, participants will read plays and discuss the short play format, and (more importantly) read, share and revise their work through a peer review format.  Class discussions will include the production process – how directors, actors and designers approach a script – as well as Aristotle’s Poetics, and resources for seeking production in short play festivals.

The course is open to anyone, high school senior or older, with an interest in writing for stage.  Writers of other genres (fiction, non-fiction) with an interest in enhancing their use of dialogue in storytelling are also encouraged to participate.

To sign up, call the Information Desk at (781) 395-7950

Funded by The Medford Arts Council.

About the instructor:  Bill Doncaster is a playwright, director and producer, and the co-founder of Stickball Productions.  His short plays have been performed in festivals in Boston, New York, Chicago, Florida and beyond.  His adaptation of George V. Higgins’ classic crime novel The Friends of Eddie Coyle sold out OBERON, the second stage of the American Repertory Theater, and was a Boston Globe “critics pick.”  It was later reprised as part of the 2012 Emerging America Festival, a series of “groundbreaking performance by American artists” produced by ART, the Huntington Theater and the ICA.  He studied script writing at Emerson College (BFA) and Lesley University (MFA).

 

Tuesday November 4, 2014 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 9:30 AM Baby Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   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 to Pearl the therapy dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   781-395-7950   
   

The Medford Public Library is hosting a therapy dog named Pearl. Pearl really likes to help young readers gain confidence in their reading. There will be five reading times with Pearl each week . You must sign up in the children's room for 15 minute reading time slot, bring your favorite book and read to Pearl. (First grade and up) EVERY TUESDAY except Nov. 11th

 
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
   

We have Apples to Apples, Battleship, Sorry, Risk, Uno, Clue, Scrabble, and more! Come in and take a break from homework!

    Location: YA Section
 
misc_none 7:00 PM Don Quixote Great Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
   

Tuesdays, September 16, October 7 & 21, And November 4 at 7:00 p.m.

Over four sessions, This discussion group will read and discuss Miguel Cervantes’ classic book Don Quixote. We will delve way beyond the ‘windmills’ to discuss how this book has been described as the ‘first novel’, influencing such writers as Dickens, Flaubert, Tolstoy and Borges.  We will discuss how Cervantes makes the imaginative participation in reading at same time wonderful and potentially dangerous. 

Open to all; you do not need to attend all sessions.  Please sign up at the Information Desk. Books re available at the Library.

Led by Kyna Hamill, Ph.D, a faculty member of the Core Curriculum at Boston University. Kyna led book discussions at the Medford Public Library last year on Milton’s Paradise Lost, Dante’s Inferno, Sophocles’ Antigone and Dostoyesky’s Crime and Punishment.

 

Wednesday November 5, 2014 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   781-395-7950   
   

Every Wednesday joins us for Story Time for children between for  ages 4-5. We will explore new concepts with great books, songs, and craft activities. Parents an caregivers are welcome to join in at the Medford Public Library

 
misc_bingo 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Board Game Day Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   781-395-7950   
   

Bring your favorite games to the library and play with family and friends.  ALL AGES      We also have many games you can play

 
rec_knitting 7:00 PM Begin to Knit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Medford Knits!

Begin to Knit Classes

Have you ever wanted to learn how to knit?  Now is the time to get started on a wonderfully relaxing and creativity-boosting activity!  Each “Begin to Knit Class” with Kasey Norwalk will meet on the second Wednesday of the month for two months. During this time, you will be introduced to the basics of knitting. You will learn how to select yarn and needles, how to cast on, how to do the knit stitch, and how to cast off.  All students will be able to take home a completed project by the end of the second class. Classes are for ages 13 and up.

Ongoing support will be provided.

To register, please call the Information Desk at the Library at (781) 395-7950 and provide your name, contact number & email, and which session you plan to attend after September 2.  Patterns, needle, and yarn info will be available at signup.

1st Session at 7:00 p.m. in the Young Adult: Department: Wednesday, September 10th  and Wednesday, October 8th

2nd Session at 7:00 p.m. in the Young Adult Department: Wednesday, November 5th and Wednesday, December 10th

 

 
misc_none 7:00 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 each month for some geektastic board gaming.

Join us on September 3 & 17, October 1 & 15, November 5 & 19

Hope to see you there!

 

Thursday November 6, 2014 Go To Top
rec_painters_palette.GIF 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Art Smart Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   781-395-7950   
   

Children between the ages of 6-12 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 6:00 PM  -  8:00 PM Teen Event: Design Your Own Mario Kart Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Take a study break to design your own version of a Mario Kart. Imagination and sign-ups required!

    Location: YA Section
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Monday November 10, 2014 Go To Top
ent_microphone2 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!

Thursday, September 25 & Monday, November 10from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Spoken Word Salon, held every other month,  is anopportunity 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 5-10minutes, 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

 

 

 
school_chemistry2 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Science Explorers Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   781-395-7950   
   

Children between the ages of 6-12 will learn about different types of science and do an experiment. Bring your brain! You'll need it for this exploration into life, the universe and everything . 

Wednesday November 12, 2014 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   781-395-7950   
   

Every Wednesday joins us for Story Time for children between for  ages 4-5. We will explore new concepts with great books, songs, and craft activities. Parents an caregivers are welcome to join in at the Medford Public Library

 
misc_none 3:30 PM  -  4:30 PM Teen Event: DIY Temporary Tattoos Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Nicole Perrault   781-395-7950   nperrault@minlib.net
   

Design your own temporary tattoo!

    Location: Magoun Room
Thursday November 13, 2014 Go To Top
ent_gclef 10:30 AM Singalong with Matt Heaton Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   781-395-7950   
   

 NOTE NEW TIME    Have lots of fun and enjoy singing, clapping and action with your baby and toddler!  Singalongs are for parents and caregivers of children from birth to 36 months.

So come singalong with Matt Heaton at the Medford Public Library

 
rec_legoguy 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Lego Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   781-395-7950   
   

Children between the ages of 6-12 will explore,create, design and play with different types of arts and crafts. Bring your imagination and be prepared for some...messy...fun!

Friday November 14, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 10:00 AM Coffee and Books Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Assistant Director Barbara Kerr presents this monthly review of new books.  We take a look at a mix of fiction and non-fiction from the most popular bestsellers to surprise hits.  It’s a fun hour of good company and talk. No registration is required—just stop by!

This Fall we will be meeting on the second Friday of the month at 10:00 a.m. on Fridays. September 12, October 10, and November 14.

 

Monday November 17, 2014 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM Medicare's Open Enrollment Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Monday, November 17 at 7:00 p.m.

Irene S. O’Donnell, Regional SHINE Director,will give us an overview of Medicare, the related insurances, and MassHealth programs. Please join us for an interesting andinformative evening.

SHINE (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone….on Medicare) is part of a national program under the auspices of Medicare.  SHINE provides unbiased, free, insurance counseling to Medicare beneficiaries of all ages. In our area, the regional office is supported by Mystic Valley Elder Services in Malden, andprovides counseling services to 21 cities and towns.

 

Tuesday November 18, 2014 Go To Top
misc_baby.GIF 9:30 AM Baby Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   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 to Pearl the therapy dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   781-395-7950   
   

The Medford Public Library is hosting a therapy dog named Pearl. Pearl really likes to help young readers gain confidence in their reading. There will be five reading times with Pearl each week . You must sign up in the children's room for 15 minute reading time slot, bring your favorite book and read to Pearl. (First grade and up) EVERY TUESDAY except Nov. 11th

 
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 November 19, 2014 Go To Top
lib_bookflipping 3:00 PM  -  4:00 PM Story Time Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   781-395-7950   
   

Every Wednesday joins us for Story Time for children between for  ages 4-5. We will explore new concepts with great books, songs, and craft activities. Parents an caregivers are welcome to join in at the Medford Public Library

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misc_none 7:00 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 each month for some geektastic board gaming.

Join us on September 3 & 17, October 1 & 15, November 5 & 19

Hope to see you there!

 

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

This new book group will explore the rich legacy of Boston and Massachusetts in the literary life and history of the United States. 

The discussions 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 theMassachusetts Foundation for the Humanities.

This group will meet at 7:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month  Meetings will be held at the Medford Historical Society and Museum at 10 Governors Ave.  The books will be available to borrow from the Library in September.

October 15  The Bostonians by Henry James

November 19  The Late George Apley by J.P. Marquand

December 17  The Last Hurrah by Edwin O'Connor

January 21  The Living is Easy by Dorothy West

February 18  The Autobiography of Malcolm X

March 18  The Friends of Eddie Coyle by George Higgins

April 15   Mystic River by Dennis Lehane

May 20  The Old Patagonian Express by Paul Theroux

 

    Location: Medford Historical Society
Thursday November 20, 2014 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 Room   781-395-7950   
   

NOTE DAY CHANGE AND TIME CHANGE   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 inat the Medford Public Library

 
rec_painters_palette.GIF 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Art Smart Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   781-395-7950   
   

Children between the ages of 6-12 will explore,create, design and play with different types of arts and crafts. Bring your imagination and be prepared for some...messy...fun!

 
z_cust_dfl_open_book 6:00 PM Grade 5 and 6th Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   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. 

September: Smile by Raina Telgemeier

October: The Wish Giver by Bill Brittain

November: The Savage Fortress by Sarwat Chadda

 
rec_knitting 7:00 PM Knit Nights Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Thursday Night Knit Nights

Make time to knit this season!

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

All levels of knitters are welcome.  Please bring your own project to work on.  We will meet from 7 to 9pm one Thursday per month.  Join us on September 25, October 23, November 20 and December 18 in the Young Adult Department!

 

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rec_joystick.GIF 3:00 PM  -  5:00 PM Robotics Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   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.

 

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

 
lib_bookpurple 6:30 PM Grade 3 and 4th Book Club Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   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. 

September: Alvin Ho: allergic to girls, school and other scary things by Lenore Look

October:  My Father's Dragon by Ruth Gannett

November: Thank you, Sarah by Laurie Halse Anderson

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misc_baby.GIF 9:30 AM Baby Lapsit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   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 to Pearl the therapy dog Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Children's Room   781-395-7950   
   

The Medford Public Library is hosting a therapy dog named Pearl. Pearl really likes to help young readers gain confidence in their reading. There will be five reading times with Pearl each week . You must sign up in the children's room for 15 minute reading time slot, bring your favorite book and read to Pearl. (First grade and up) EVERY TUESDAY except Nov. 11th

 
misc_none 7:00 PM Writer's Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Writer’s Workshop

The Medford Public Library's Writer’s Workshop will continue at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays, September 24 & October 22 and Tuesday, November 25.

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

 

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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
   

We have Apples to Apples, Battleship, Sorry, Risk, Uno, Clue, Scrabble, and more! Come in and take a break from homework!

    Location: YA Section
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misc_none 7:00 PM Boston in the Golden Age of Spiritualism Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

A Lecture by Dee Morris

Tuesday, December 2 at 7:00 p.m.

Join author Dee Morris as she navigates the complex history of Boston’s spiritualist movement in this lecture based

on her new book. Spiritualism flourished in Boston from the first rumblings of the Civil War until the early twentieth century. Numerous clairvoyants claimed to bring messages from beyond the grave at séances and public meetings. While many earnestly believed in the movement, there were those who took advantage of naïve Bostonians. Determined to expose charlatans, world-renowned magician Harry Houdini declared the famous medium and Bostonian Mina “Margery” Crandon a fake.

Dee Morris is a local historian and author of Medford : A Short History.  Her new book on spiritualism will be published by History Press in September 2014.

Presented by the Friends of the Medford Public Library.

 

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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 December 10, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 7:00 PM Begin to Knit Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Medford Knits!

Begin to Knit Classes

Have you ever wanted to learn how to knit?  Now is the time to get started on a wonderfully relaxing and creativity-boosting activity!  Each “Begin to Knit Class” with Kasey Norwalk will meet on the second Wednesday of the month for two months. During this time, you will be introduced to the basics of knitting. You will learn how to select yarn and needles, how to cast on, how to do the knit stitch, and how to cast off.  All students will be able to take home a completed project by the end of the second class. Classes are for ages 13 and up.

Ongoing support will be provided.

To register, please call the Information Desk at the Library at (781) 395-7950 and provide your name, contact number & email, and which session you plan to attend after September 2.  Patterns, needle, and yarn info will be available at signup.

1st Session at 7:00 p.m. in the Young Adult: Department: Wednesday, September 10th  and Wednesday, October 8th

2nd Session at 7:00 p.m. in the Young Adult Department: Wednesday, November 5th and Wednesday, December 10th

 

 
holiday_heart1 7:00 PM Romance Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Romances comes in all shapes and sizes and genres.  In this new group we will be reading a variety of romance novels.  The group will meet at 7:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month from October through May.

October 8

The Iron Duke by Meljean Brooks

November 12

Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson

December 10

Mad Love by Suzanne Selfors

 

The titles for January through May will be announced at a later date.  Or we may let the group choose what they

would like to read!

 

Thursday December 18, 2014 Go To Top
rec_knitting 7:00 PM Knit Nights Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Thursday Night Knit Nights

Make time to knit this season!

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

All levels of knitters are welcome.  Please bring your own project to work on.  We will meet from 7 to 9pm one Thursday per month.  Join us on September 25, October 23, November 20 and December 18 in the Young Adult Department!

 

Tuesday January 13, 2015 Go To Top
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 January 14, 2015 Go To Top
holiday_heart1 7:00 PM Romance Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Romances comes in all shapes and sizes and genres.  In this new group we will be reading a variety of romance novels.  The group will meet at 7:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month from October through May.

October 8

The Iron Duke by Meljean Brooks

November 12

Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson

December 10

Mad Love by Suzanne Selfors

 

The titles for January through May will be announced at a later date.  Or we may let the group choose what they

would like to read!

 

Wednesday January 21, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM Local Author Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

This new book group will explore the rich legacy of Boston and Massachusetts in the literary life and history of the United States. 

The discussions 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 theMassachusetts Foundation for the Humanities.

This group will meet at 7:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month  Meetings will be held at the Medford Historical Society and Museum at 10 Governors Ave.  The books will be available to borrow from the Library in September.

October 15  The Bostonians by Henry James

November 19  The Late George Apley by J.P. Marquand

December 17  The Last Hurrah by Edwin O'Connor

January 21  The Living is Easy by Dorothy West

February 18  The Autobiography of Malcolm X

March 18  The Friends of Eddie Coyle by George Higgins

April 15   Mystic River by Dennis Lehane

May 20  The Old Patagonian Express by Paul Theroux

 

    Location: Medford Historical Society
Tuesday February 10, 2015 Go To Top
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 February 11, 2015 Go To Top
holiday_heart1 7:00 PM Romance Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Romances comes in all shapes and sizes and genres.  In this new group we will be reading a variety of romance novels.  The group will meet at 7:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month from October through May.

October 8

The Iron Duke by Meljean Brooks

November 12

Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson

December 10

Mad Love by Suzanne Selfors

 

The titles for January through May will be announced at a later date.  Or we may let the group choose what they

would like to read!

 

Wednesday February 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM Local Author Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

This new book group will explore the rich legacy of Boston and Massachusetts in the literary life and history of the United States. 

The discussions 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 theMassachusetts Foundation for the Humanities.

This group will meet at 7:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month  Meetings will be held at the Medford Historical Society and Museum at 10 Governors Ave.  The books will be available to borrow from the Library in September.

October 15  The Bostonians by Henry James

November 19  The Late George Apley by J.P. Marquand

December 17  The Last Hurrah by Edwin O'Connor

January 21  The Living is Easy by Dorothy West

February 18  The Autobiography of Malcolm X

March 18  The Friends of Eddie Coyle by George Higgins

April 15   Mystic River by Dennis Lehane

May 20  The Old Patagonian Express by Paul Theroux

 

    Location: Medford Historical Society
Tuesday March 10, 2015 Go To Top
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.

 

 

 

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Wednesday March 11, 2015 Go To Top
holiday_heart1 7:00 PM Romance Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Romances comes in all shapes and sizes and genres.  In this new group we will be reading a variety of romance novels.  The group will meet at 7:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month from October through May.

October 8

The Iron Duke by Meljean Brooks

November 12

Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson

December 10

Mad Love by Suzanne Selfors

 

The titles for January through May will be announced at a later date.  Or we may let the group choose what they

would like to read!

 

Wednesday March 18, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM Local Author Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

This new book group will explore the rich legacy of Boston and Massachusetts in the literary life and history of the United States. 

The discussions 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 theMassachusetts Foundation for the Humanities.

This group will meet at 7:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month  Meetings will be held at the Medford Historical Society and Museum at 10 Governors Ave.  The books will be available to borrow from the Library in September.

October 15  The Bostonians by Henry James

November 19  The Late George Apley by J.P. Marquand

December 17  The Last Hurrah by Edwin O'Connor

January 21  The Living is Easy by Dorothy West

February 18  The Autobiography of Malcolm X

March 18  The Friends of Eddie Coyle by George Higgins

April 15   Mystic River by Dennis Lehane

May 20  The Old Patagonian Express by Paul Theroux

 

    Location: Medford Historical Society
Wednesday April 8, 2015 Go To Top
holiday_heart1 7:00 PM Romance Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Romances comes in all shapes and sizes and genres.  In this new group we will be reading a variety of romance novels.  The group will meet at 7:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month from October through May.

October 8

The Iron Duke by Meljean Brooks

November 12

Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson

December 10

Mad Love by Suzanne Selfors

 

The titles for January through May will be announced at a later date.  Or we may let the group choose what they

would like to read!

 

Tuesday April 14, 2015 Go To Top
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
misc_none 7:00 PM Local Author Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

This new book group will explore the rich legacy of Boston and Massachusetts in the literary life and history of the United States. 

The discussions 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 theMassachusetts Foundation for the Humanities.

This group will meet at 7:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month  Meetings will be held at the Medford Historical Society and Museum at 10 Governors Ave.  The books will be available to borrow from the Library in September.

October 15  The Bostonians by Henry James

November 19  The Late George Apley by J.P. Marquand

December 17  The Last Hurrah by Edwin O'Connor

January 21  The Living is Easy by Dorothy West

February 18  The Autobiography of Malcolm X

March 18  The Friends of Eddie Coyle by George Higgins

April 15   Mystic River by Dennis Lehane

May 20  The Old Patagonian Express by Paul Theroux

 

    Location: Medford Historical Society
Tuesday May 12, 2015 Go To Top
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
holiday_heart1 7:00 PM Romance Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

Romances comes in all shapes and sizes and genres.  In this new group we will be reading a variety of romance novels.  The group will meet at 7:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month from October through May.

October 8

The Iron Duke by Meljean Brooks

November 12

Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson

December 10

Mad Love by Suzanne Selfors

 

The titles for January through May will be announced at a later date.  Or we may let the group choose what they

would like to read!

 

Wednesday May 20, 2015 Go To Top
misc_none 7:00 PM Local Author Book Group Remind Me about this Event   Tell a Friend
    Contact: Library Information   781-395-7950   
   

This new book group will explore the rich legacy of Boston and Massachusetts in the literary life and history of the United States. 

The discussions 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 theMassachusetts Foundation for the Humanities.

This group will meet at 7:00 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month  Meetings will be held at the Medford Historical Society and Museum at 10 Governors Ave.  The books will be available to borrow from the Library in September.

October 15  The Bostonians by Henry James

November 19  The Late George Apley by J.P. Marquand

December 17  The Last Hurrah by Edwin O'Connor

January 21  The Living is Easy by Dorothy West

February 18  The Autobiography of Malcolm X

March 18  The Friends of Eddie Coyle by George Higgins

April 15   Mystic River by Dennis Lehane

May 20  The Old Patagonian Express by Paul Theroux

 

    Location: Medford Historical Society
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