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April 2024

Makerspace Drop-in for Adults

Wednesday, April 17 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

The Medford Public Library offers a midday drop-in time specifically for adults at the Makerspace in the Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library building. Tools and supplies are provided. No registration necessary.    

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Arm Chair Travel Experience for Seniors

Wednesday, April 17 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Medford Senior Center, 101 Riverside Ave.
Medford, MA 02155
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Free

The Medford Senior Center presents its weekly Arm Chair Travel Experience. Tufts University occupational therapy students lead the program through virtual reality (VR), an immersive experience that allows you to watch a video while simultaneously feeling as if you are in that environment. Participants will be given a seat in the Senior Center library, a VR headset, and 360-degree recorded VR videos to sightsee without having to leave the building. Choose international or domestic travel, space and ocean exploration, and…

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Teen Henna Tattoos

Wednesday, April 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

The Medford Public Library invites teens in grades 6 to 12 to have henna applied to your hands by a professional artist. These tattoos will remain for approximately one week. This event will take place in the Teen Section and henna will be applied in order of arrival. Space is limited, and sign-up is required through the library's online calendar. Additionally, participants will need a permission slip signed by a parent or guardian. These permission slips will be available in the…

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Arab American Heritage Month Kids’ Activity Night

Wednesday, April 17 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

The City of Medford Community Connectors continues its series of events celebrating Arab American Heritage Month with a Kids' Activity Night at the library for ages 6 and up. The program will include musical chairs, Arabic music, crafts, coloring, a picture collage, and snacks. The concluding event in the series will be a Traditional Dress Night and Contest at the Andrews Middle School from 3 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 27.

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Illuminated Windows: Stories in Stained Glass

Wednesday, April 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

The Medford Public Library welcomes College of the Holy Cross professor Virginia Raguin for a talk explaining the technique and craft of stained glass with a wide variety of images. Her book "The Illuminated Window: Stories Across Time" (Reakion Press 2023) demonstrates that this art results not from a single maker, but through a collaborative process. The building that will house the stained glass, the desires of the patrons, concern for the windows’ relationship to the spectator, and always, the…

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Teen Peeps Diorama Contest

Thursday, April 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Teens in middle school and high school are invited to enter the Medford Public Library's always fun Peeps Diorama Contest. You'll have two hours to re-create your favorite pop culture moment with Peeps. All supplies (including Peeps) will be provided, but you are welcome to bring any extra supplies that you would like to use. After the event, all dioramas will go on display in the Teen Section so people can vote for their favorites. After one week, the winner…

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History of Nintendo Playable Museum

Friday, April 19 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

The Medford Public Library invites you to visit a playable Nintendo museum for all ages. Players will learn about how Nintendo started and see how the iconic console evolved to where it is today. All Nintendo systems from NES to Switch will be available to play throughout the exhibit on old-school CRT TVs. No sign-up needed; just drop in between noon and 3 p.m.  

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Teen Poetry Club

Friday, April 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

The Medford Public Library presents the fourth meeting of its new 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…

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Adult Poetry Club

Friday, April 19 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Free

The Medford Public Library presents the fourth 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.  

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4GoodVibes Spring Carnival Virtual Makers Market

Saturday, April 20 @ 9:00 am

4GoodVibes is presenting a nine-day Spring Carnival Virtual Makers Market. The event, running from April 20 through 28, will feature more than 75  vendors featuring handmade items, plus live shopping, raffles, games, and more, all via the Virtual Makers Markets Facebook group. Vendors can ship to you or some offer local pick up at the 4GoodVibes shop on Main Street in South Medford. Vendor fee is $20. If interested, fill out the 4GoodVibes application form.    

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