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March 2024

Library Database of the Month: Ancestry

Friday, March 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Today's Medford Public Library Database of the Month session, led by Zoey Mills, head of Reference Services, will cover Ancestry Library, the library edition of the popular genealogy subscription. It offers thousands of family history databases, including vital records, census records, ship passenger lists, military records and lots more. Registration is required through the library's online calendar.  

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Kids Creative Writing

Friday, March 1 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Free

The Medford Public Library presents a Kids Creative Writing class for those age 8 to 12. Let your imagination run wild with fun writing prompts, character creation, world-building, and more. Registration is required through the library's online calendar.

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Introduction to Hand Sewing for Kids

Monday, March 4 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Free

The Medford Public Library presents another Introduction to Hand Sewing class for ages 8 to 12. Learn how to do some simple stitching and sew on a button as the class makes a felt coin purse together. Registration is required through the library's online calendar. Please note: If you took the hand sewing class earlier this winter, please do NOT register for this session.

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Maker Space Badging: Sewing

Tuesday, March 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

The Medford Public Library is giving patrons the training they need to "check out" the library's Maker Space just like the study rooms in the building. With this session on sewing, you can earn a "badge" and gain more exclusive access to the Maker Space and its contents. Once courses are complete, your library card will note you have more access to the Maker Space so you can "borrow" the room when it is available. For ages 16 and over.…

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Crochet Club for Teens

Thursday, March 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

The Medford Public Library hosts its Crochet Club for teens in middle school and high school. Come learn the basics of crocheting or work on an existing project. All skill levels are welcome. Registration is required through the library's online calendar.  

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Spanish Language Class for Adults

Saturday, March 9 @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am
Free

The Medford Public Library begins a 12-week Spanish Language Class for Adults. Learn some basic words and phrases — this class is designed for beginners, but if you attended the last Spanish class at the library, this one will involve different vocabulary, so feel free to sign up again. The class will meet every Saturday morning through May 25. Register through the library's online calendar.  

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3D Printing Workshop for Kids

Monday, March 11 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Free

The Medford Public Library invites kids age 8 to 12 to come and learn about the process of 3D printing. Then, test out the library’s 3D printers to make something of your very own. Registration is required through the library's online calendar. If the event full, please email Sam Donahue, Senior Children's Librarian, at sdonahue@minlib.net to join the waitlist.    

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Kids Drawing Class

Tuesday, March 12 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Free

The Medford Public Library presents another drawing class for kids 8 to 12. All skill levels welcome. Supplies provided by the library. Registration is required through the library's online calendar.  

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Teen Poetry Club

Friday, March 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

The Medford Public Library presents the third 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 will meet 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…

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Adult Poetry Club

Friday, March 15 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Free

The Medford Public Library presents the third 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 will meet 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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Historical Fiction Brook Group: The Whiskey Rebels

Wednesday, March 20 @ 10:00 am
Free

The Medford Public Library's Historical Fiction Brook Group meets to discuss "The Whiskey Rebels" by David Liss. Register through the library's online calendar; you need only register for one session to be added to the group. Next month's title, to be discussed on April 17, will be "The Island of Sea Women" by Lisa See.

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3D Printing Workshop for Teens

Wednesday, March 20 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Free

The Medford Public Library invites teens in middle school and high school to come learn about 3D printing and test the library’s 3D printers. Registration is required through the library's online calendar. If the event full, please email Nicole Perrault of the library staff at nperrault@minlib.net to join the waitlist.      

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Climate Change Book Group: The Great Derangement

Wednesday, March 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

The Medford Public Library's new Climate Change Book Group, "Planet and Pages," meets to discuss "The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable" by Amitav Ghosh. Stop by the library to snag your copy. Led by green entrepreneur Clare Flaherty, owner of Trove Green Provisions in Medford Hillside, the group reads both non-fiction and fiction books about climate change and explores topics such as global warming, plastic pollution, environmental inequity, and proposed solutions to combat their effects. Trove Green Provisions, located…

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Library Digital Resources Workshop

Thursday, March 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

The Medford Public Library presents another Digital Resources Workshop, teaching you how to access eBooks, audiobooks, streaming video and music, databases, and more. Your library card gives you access to language learning through the Mango App; lifelong learning through Ancestry Library Edition; LearningExpress Library and Universal Class; eBooks and Audiobooks through hoopla and Libby; streaming video through Kanopy; and cutting-edge scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles on just about any subject through Gale, Britannica, and Credo Reference. All you need is your…

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Maker Space Badging: Cricut Cutting Machine

Wednesday, March 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

The Medford Public Library is offering the training you need to "check out" the library's Maker Space just like the study rooms in the building. With this session on the Cricut cutting machine, you can earn a "badge" and gain more exclusive access to the Maker Space and its contents. Once courses are complete, your library card will note you have more access to the Maker Space so you can "borrow" the room when it is available. For ages 16…

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Maker Space Badging: 3D Printing

Saturday, March 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

The Medford Public Library is offering the training you need to "check out" the library's Maker Space just like the study rooms in the building. With this session on 3D printing, you can earn a "badge" and gain more exclusive access to the Maker Space and its contents. Once courses are complete, your library card will note you have more access to the Maker Space so you can "borrow" the room when it is available. For ages 16 and over.…

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Maker Space Badging: General Safety

Saturday, March 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Free

The Medford Public Library is offering the training you need to "check out" the library's Maker Space just like the study rooms in the building. With this session on general safety, you can earn a "badge" and gain more exclusive access to the Maker Space and its contents. Once courses are complete, your library card will note you have more access to the Maker Space so you can "borrow" the room when it is available. For ages 16 and over.…

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Maker Space Badging: Laser Cutter

Saturday, March 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

The Medford Public Library is offering you the training you need to "check out" the library's Maker Space just like the study rooms in the building. With this session on using a Glowforge laser cutter, you can earn a "badge" and gain more exclusive access to the Maker Space and its contents. Once courses are complete, your library card will note you have more access to the Maker Space so you can "borrow" the room when it is available. For…

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April 2024

Maker Space Badging: Sewing

Tuesday, April 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

The Medford Public Library is giving patrons the training they need to "check out" the library's Maker Space just like the study rooms in the building. With this session on sewing, you can earn a "badge" and gain more exclusive access to the Maker Space and its contents. Once courses are complete, your library card will note you have more access to the Maker Space so you can "borrow" the room when it is available. For ages 16 and over.…

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Kids Drawing Class

Tuesday, April 2 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Free

The Medford Public Library presents another drawing class for kids 8 to 12. All skill levels welcome. Supplies provided by the library. Registration is required through the library's online calendar.  

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Crochet Club for Teens

Thursday, April 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

The Medford Public Library hosts its Crochet Club for teens in middle school and high school. Come learn the basics of crocheting or work on an existing project. All skill levels are welcome. Registration is required through the library's online calendar.  

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Maker Space Badging: Cricut Cutting Machine

Wednesday, April 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

The Medford Public Library is offering the training you need to "check out" the library's Maker Space just like the study rooms in the building. With this session on the Cricut cutting machine, you can earn a "badge" and gain more exclusive access to the Maker Space and its contents. Once courses are complete, your library card will note you have more access to the Maker Space so you can "borrow" the room when it is available. For ages 16…

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Build-a-Bulgar with Nat Seelen

Wednesday, April 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

The Medford Public Library invites you to join Nat Seelen, artistic director of the Boston Festival of New Jewish Music and clarinetist with Ezekiel’s Wheels Klezmer Band, to create a new bulgar together. You’ll learn what makes the bulgar a favorite of the klezmer dance repertoire, then master the rhythms and steps as participants write and perform an original tune together. Register through the library's online calendar. Please note: This event was rescheduled from its original date in September 2023.…

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