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June 2024

Motherlove Panel Discussion

Thursday, June 13 @ 7:00 pm
Free

The New England Innocence Project and the Medford Public Library are teaming up to honor the mothers who have supported, loved, and struggled for their dear sons and daughters behind bars. All are welcome to attend this event, inspired by Jean Trounstine’s new book "Motherlove," which includes 10 short stories, each about a mother coping with the aftermath of her teen killing another teen. Donations made at the event will support the work of the New England Innocence Project, helping wrongfully…

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Why We Read with Shannon Reed

Thursday, June 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

The Medford Public Library invites you to a virtual conversation with author Shannon Reed about her book, “Why We Read: On Bookworms, Libraries, and Just One Page Before Lights Out.” Why DO we read? What compels us to? What holds our attention? How many of us remember reading by a flashlight after hours? Shannon will have the scoop and will be answering lots of your questions. Register through the library's online calendar to receive the Zoom link.  

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Coffee and Books

Friday, June 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Join Medford Public Library Director Barbara Kerr in Bonsignore Hall for coffee and a discussion of new and interesting books. No assigned reading or registration required, just drop in.  

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Sensory Storytime

Saturday, June 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

The Medford Public Library presents Sensory Storytime for ages 3 to 7. Explore stories, music, movement, and play in a sensory-friendly and adaptive setting. This storytime is for everyone, but is particularly designed for neurodiverse children — children who are on the autism spectrum, have sensory processing challenges, ADHD, or have difficulty sitting through our other storytimes. Registration is required through the library's online calendar.

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Author Talk: Iris Glazner Leigh – Liza’s Secrets

Monday, June 17 @ 7:00 pm
Free

The Medford Public Library welcomes Iris Glazner Leigh for a discussion of her new Cape Cod thriller, "Liza’s Secrets." Leigh is a retired international presenter on bullying prevention and an occupational therapy educator. She and her husband, Bill, reside on Cape Cod, where Iris finds inspiration in the gardens, endless beaches, and sand dunes. RSVP for her talk through the library's online calendar.    

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Virtual Author Visit: Paige McClanahan – The New Tourist

Tuesday, June 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

The Medford Public Library presents a virtual program with travel author Paige McClanahan, whose new book, "The New Tourist: Waking Up to the Power and Perils of Travel,” is being released today. This evocative, surprising, and page-turning exploration of how tourism has shaped the world, for better and for worse, is essential reading for anyone looking for a deeper understanding of the implications of their wanderlust. Register through the library's online calendar to receive the Zoom link.    

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Author Talk: Sarah Boyer – Coming Out, Becoming Ourselves

Tuesday, June 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

The Medford Public Library presents an evening with author Sarah Boyer, who will talk about her work as the oral historian at the Cambridge Historical Commission and her new book, “Coming Out, Becoming Ourselves: Lesbian Stories from the Boston Daughters of Bilitis.” Founded in San Francisco in 1955, the Daughters of Bilitis was the first lesbian civil and political rights organization in the country. It was initially conceived as a social club for San Francisco lesbians with the aim of providing…

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An Evening with Mercury Stardust on Zoom

Thursday, June 20 @ 7:00 pm
Free

In conjunction with 50-plus libraries statewide, the Medford Public Library presents an online author talk and moderated Q&A with the famous trans handywoman Mercury Stardust. Mercury is the acclaimed author of “Safe and Sound: A Renter Friendly Guide to Home Repair” and has also dedicated her time to helping people on TikTok reclaim their independence through home improvement. As an out and proud non-binary trans feminine person, Mercury has also used her platform to help raise over $2 million for…

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Virtual Author Visit: The Serial Killer’s Apprentice

Monday, June 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

The Medford Public Library is co-sponsoring a virtual program with authors Katherine Ramsland and Tracy Ullman to discuss their most recent book, “The Serial Killer’s Apprentice,” a psychological examination of the blurred line between victim and accomplice — and how a killer can be created. If you are a fan of true crime and want to dive deep into the psychology of a serial killer and his apprentice, this program is for you. Register through the library's online calendar to…

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The Last Decade of Cinema

Tuesday, June 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

The Medford Public Library is co-sponsoring an online talk with author Scott Ryan about his new book, "The Last Decade of Cinema: 25 Films from the Nineties" (release date June 18). Movies were something in the 1990s. The decade began with "GoodFellas" and ended with "Magnolia," with such films as "Malcolm X," "Before Sunrise," and "Clueless" arriving somewhere in between. Stories, characters and writing were king. If you’re a fan, a movie buff, or just a child of the '90s, join…

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