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May 2024

Family Story Time

Wednesday, May 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Free

The Medford Public Library presents family story time for ages 3 to 7. The session will explore new concepts with books and songs. Parents and caregivers are welcome to join in. After story time, a short craft or activity will be held in the same space.

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Grades 4-5 Book Club: Twin Cities

Wednesday, May 15 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

The Medford Public Library's book club for fourth- and fifth-graders meets in the Maker Space to discuss "Twin Cities" by José Pimienta. The book will be available for pickup at the Children’s Desk about one month in advance. Please note that this event is only for those in grades 4 or 5. Registration is required through the library's online calendar.    

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Teen Poetry Club

Friday, May 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

The Medford Public Library presents the fifth meeting of its Teen Poetry Club led by Vijaya Sundaram, Medford’s poet laureate. Students in middle school and high school are invited to take the mic and shine a light on the issues that matter most to you, with passion, lyricism and force. The club meets once a month to read and discuss the work of great poets, while crafting and performing members' own work. Participants also will read, memorize, and recite poems…

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Bridgerton High Tea

Saturday, May 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Lady Whistledown and the Medford Public Library cordially invite you to Bridgerton High Tea in celebration of the release of Season 3 of the Netflix romance series, which debuts on May 16. Come donned in Regency Era costume, or your finest jeans, and enjoy free tea, scones, tea sandwiches, and a discussion of the book "Romancing Mister Bridgerton" by Julia Quinn. Register through the library's online calendar.  

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Grades 2-3 Book Club: Good Dog, McTavish

Monday, May 20 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Free

The Medford Public Library's book club for second- and third-graders meets to discuss "Good Dog, McTavish" by Meg Rosoff. Register through the library's online calendar, then visit the library to pick up a copy of the book, which will be available starting approximately one month in advance. Please note: This club is only for children in second or third grade.    

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Author Talk: Camilla Evergreen – How to Find Love When You’re Weird

Monday, May 20 @ 7:00 pm
Free

The Medford Public Library is co-sponsoring an online chat with romance author Camilla Evergreen, whose book “How to Find Love When You’re Weird” makes it clear that people on the spectrum,(in fact, ALL people), are worthy of love and an HEA (happily ever after). In fact, the library would posit, that it’s the very neurodiverse characteristics that make someone even more attractive to the right person. Visit the library's online calendar for the the Zoom link.  

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Grade 1 Book Club: If I Built a Car

Tuesday, May 21 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

The Medford Public Library’s First Grade Book Club meets to discuss "If I Built a Car" by Chris Van Dusen. Please note that this club is only for children in first grade. Registration is required through the library's online calendar. Books will be available at the library approximately one month in advance.  

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Family Story Time

Wednesday, May 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Free

The Medford Public Library presents family story time for ages 3 to 7. The session will explore new concepts with books and songs. Parents and caregivers are welcome to join in. After story time, a short craft or activity will be held in the same space.

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Climate Change Book Group: Braiding Sweetgrass

Wednesday, May 22 @ 7:00 pm
Free

The Medford Public Library's Climate Change Book Group, "Planet and Pages," meets to discuss “Braiding Sweetgrass” by Robin Wall Kimmerer. Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, and as a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings — asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass — offer us gifts and lessons, even if we've forgotten how to hear their voices. Stop by the library to snag your copy. Led by green entrepreneur Clare Flaherty, owner of Trove Green Provisions…

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Adult Poetry Club

Friday, May 24 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Free

The Medford Public Library presents the fifth meeting of its new Poetry Club for adults led by Vijaya Sundaram, Medford’s poet laureate. Come share your voice, taking the mic to shine a light on the issues that matter most to you, with passion, lyricism and force. The club meets once a month to read and discuss the work of great poets, while crafting and performing members' own work. Registration is required through the library's online calendar. Note: This session was…

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