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June 2024

Toddler Time

Thursday, June 20 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, August 1, 2024

Free

Join Toddler Time at the Medford Public Library and read some excellent books, sing songs, and learn gentle movement activities. Story time is 30 minutes long and geared toward children ages 2-3. After stories and songs, all are invited to join a mini-play group too.  

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Introduction to PowerPoint

Thursday, June 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

The Medford Public Library presents the final session of its Introduction to PowerPoint program offering a foundational understanding of Microsoft PowerPoint, a widely used presentation software. Led by Zoey Mills, Head of Reference Services, the program covers essential concepts such as creating slides; adding text, images, and multimedia elements; formatting slides for visual appeal; and utilizing basic animation and transition effects. Designed for beginners, the program provides hands-on practice and guidance to help participants develop confidence in using PowerPoint to…

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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 and as part of Medford Pride Month, 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…

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Ants on a Log Pride Concert (Ages 4+)

Friday, June 21 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Free

The Medford Public Library is hosting a stop on Ants on a Log’s 2024 Pride Tour. Ants on a Log is the Philadelphia-based trio of elementary science teacher Anya Rose and music therapists Julie Be and Miles Crabtree. Blending their skills has enabled the group to reach beyond the usual scope of simple songs for children, tackling complex themes and embracing the full potential of a child’s ability to think and feel. Ants on a Log performs music for children…

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Library Role Playing Game Day

Saturday, June 22 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free

To celebrate Free RPG Day and collaborative storytelling games, the Medford Public Library is hosting “one-shot” role-playing game adventures run by volunteer “game masters” from the surrounding communities. Also for the occasion, the library is offering free adventure booklets and other materials (while supplies last), provided by friendly local game stores. GMs will be running adventures of their choosing in systems of their choosing, with detailed information and sign-ups to be made available online. Come and celebrate collaborative storytelling and…

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Saturday Family Story Time

Saturday, June 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, August 31, 2024

Free

The Medford Public Library presents a story hour for children ages 3 to 7, exploring 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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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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High School Chameleon: Pride Party Prep & Jackbox Games

Tuesday, June 25 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Free

High School Chameleon, the Medford Public Library’s drop-in group for LGBTQIAP+ youth and allies in grades 9 to 12, meets in Bonsignore Hall. Today's topic is Pride Party Prep & Jackbox Games. With a focus on a different theme each month, come chat, connect, do fun projects, and play games in a safe, open, and welcoming space. No one is required to disclose any aspect of their identity in order to be part of the group.  

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Makerspace Drop-in for Adults

Tuesday, June 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

The Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library hosts an evening drop-in time in the Makerspace specifically for adults. Tools and supplies are provided. No registration necessary.    

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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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Family Story Time

Wednesday, June 26 @ 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, July 31, 2024

Free

The Medford Public Library presents family story time for ages 3 to 7. The session explores 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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Writers’ Workshop

Wednesday, June 26 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

The Medford Public Library hosts the monthly meeting of its Writers’ Workshop. The group, which usually meets on the last Wednesday of the month, is always looking for new members so join the group to meet fellow writers 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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Virtual Author Visit with Lucy Gilmore

Wednesday, June 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

The Medford Public Library is co-sponsoring an online talk with author Lucy Gilmore as she discusses her book, “The Library of Borrowed Hearts,” the follow-up to her book "The Lonely Hearts Book Club.” We all know the transformative power of books and how they can help us connect with those around us. Gilmore will be chatting about these uplifting, heartwarming novels, which are about friendship, books, and how important it is to find the family you were always meant to…

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True Story Workshop for Seniors

Thursday, June 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Medford Senior Center, 101 Riverside Ave.
Medford, MA 02155
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Free

The Medford Public Library is sponsoring a True Story Workshop at the Medford Senior Center. True Story workshops bring together the delight of improvisation with the riveting vulnerability of people sharing their personal truth. The show's emcee (called "the conductor") facilitates brief, spontaneous conversations with volunteers from the audience who share their feelings and experiences related to the show's theme. After each conversation, the actors and musician immediately embody the key feelings and actions they heard, using music, movement, dialogue,…

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Toddler Time

Thursday, June 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, August 1, 2024

Free

Join Toddler Time at the Medford Public Library and read some excellent books, sing songs, and learn gentle movement activities. Story time is 30 minutes long and geared toward children ages 2-3. After stories and songs, all are invited to join a mini-play group too.  

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Art Smart for School-Aged Children

Thursday, June 27 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Free

The Medford Public Library presents another edition of Art Smart, a program designed for school-aged children ages 5 and up. Come learn a new way to craft, paint, build and design as the class explore the world of arts and crafts with a cool new project.  

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Reading with Ryan for Beginning Readers

Thursday, June 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

The Medford Public Library presents another edition of "Reading with Ryan" for beginning readers. Ryan, the coolest dog around, loves when people read to him. If you are learning to read and want to build your confidence, come read to Ryan. Pick your favorite book and schedule a 15-minute reading spot to hang out with Ryan, who just NEEDS to hear you read. Registration is required through the library's online calendar.  

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Teen Bad Art Night

Thursday, June 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

The Medford Public Library presents another Teen Bad Art Night for teens in grades 6 to 12. It’s paint night with a twist: Will you paint happy little trees or happy little accidents? Follow along with a paint tutorial and a huge secret obstacle in your way. Space is limited and sign-up is required through the library's online calendar. Questions? Contact Nicole Perrault of the library staff at nperrault@minlib.net or 781-475-5735.  

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Here’s Early Wellington: A Community Focused on Success

Thursday, June 27 @ 7:00 pm
Free

Medford historian Dee Morris's summer walking tour this year will feature the Wellington neighborhood. Tonight at the library Dee provides an overview of this most eastern part of Medford, which honors the Wellington brothers who farmed the land in 1819. Over time, the pair transformed the fields into a neat grid of numbered streets. These new house lots attracted craftsmen, business types and educators who enjoyed being close to Boston. The Wellington Gun Club offered shooting contests on fertile marshes…

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Sidewalk Chalk Art for All Ages

Friday, June 28 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Free

The Medford Public Library invites you to gather outside by the Cummings Terrace patio for some tape resist sidewalk chalk art! Participants will color until the entire sidewalk is full – just drop on by! All chalk will be provided. Rain date is Friday, July 26.

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Teen Graphic Novel Book Club: Cooking With Monsters

Friday, June 28 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

The Medford Public Library presents its Teen Graphic Novel Book Club, for teens in grades 6 and up. Being discussed today in the Youth Services Program Room will be "Cooking With Monsters" by Jordan Alsaqa. This book is available for pickup in the Teen Section. Sign-up is required through the library's online calendar.  

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Saturday Family Story Time

Saturday, June 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, August 31, 2024

Free

The Medford Public Library presents a story hour for children ages 3 to 7, exploring 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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Wellington Area Walking History Tour

Saturday, June 29 @ 10:00 am
Wellington, 5th Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Free

Medford historian Dee Morris's summer walking tour for 2024 focuses on the history of the Wellington area in East Medford. On this lively and informative tour you will learn about the farmers, craftsmen and business people who helped to shape this residential neighborhood. Meet at the intersection of Riverside Avenue and Middlesex Avenue. This walking tour also will be presented at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 27, and Saturday, September 28. In addition, Morris will give a companion talk on…

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July 2024

Teen Intro to Procreate

Tuesday, July 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

The Medford Public Library is offering an Intro to Procreate workshop for teens in grades 6 to 12 . Learn how to draw on an iPad with this in-depth introduction to the digital drawing app. Popular with creative professionals and aspiring artists alike, Procreate has everything you need to create expressive sketches, paintings, illustrations and animations. It offers hundreds of handmade brushes, a suite of artistic tools, an advanced layer system, and the powerful Valkyrie graphics engine. Meets in the…

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Play Dough Club (Ages 2-5)

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

The Medford Public Library hosts its monthly Play Dough Club for ages 2 to 5. Why play dough? Playing with play dough helps young kids develop their hand-eye coordination, creativity, and fine-motor and literacy skills. And sharing tools and colors of dough helps littles with their social skills, too. The library will provide the dough and tools; all you need to bring is your imagination. Registration is not required. All ages are welcome to join, but this program is best…

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Family Story Time

Wednesday, July 3 @ 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, July 31, 2024

Free

The Medford Public Library presents family story time for ages 3 to 7. The session explores 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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Saturday Family Story Time

Saturday, July 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, August 31, 2024

Free

The Medford Public Library presents a story hour for children ages 3 to 7, exploring 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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Teen Maker Monday

Monday, July 8 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Free

The Medford Public Library presents its Maker Monday workshop for teens in middle school and high school in the Maker Space. Learn and create with STEAM projects that everyone completes together. All materials provided. Sign-up is required through the library's online calendar.  

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Makerspace Drop-in for Adults

Monday, July 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

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

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Bata Shoe Museum Virtual Tour

Monday, July 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Ever wanted to visit the Bata Shoe Museum but couldn't make it to Toronto, Canada? Then sign up for the Medford Public Library's virtual tour.  As the only museum in North America dedicated to footwear, the BSM showcases 4,500 years of history and nearly 15,000 artifacts in its collection. Led by a BSM docent, you will experience four exhibitions: "All About Shoes: Footwear Through the Ages"; "In Bloom: Flowers and Footwear"; "Dressed To Impress: Footwear and Consumerism in the 1980s";…

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Cookbook Club: East

Tuesday, July 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

The Medford Public Library invites you to the second meeting of its Cookbook Club, which is meeting monthly over the summer. This month's title is "East: 120 Vegetarian and Vegan Recipes from Bangalore to Beijing" by Meera Sodha. Register for the book club using the library's online calendar, then ask for your copy of the book at the circulation desk. Read it and pick one recipe to prepare and share with the group at tonight's meeting. The title for next…

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Family Story Time

Wednesday, July 10 @ 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, July 31, 2024

Free

The Medford Public Library presents family story time for ages 3 to 7. The session explores 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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Matt Heaton Singalong

Thursday, July 11 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Free

Join the hilarious and awesome Matt Heaton for his monthly singalong at the Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library. Get your toes tappin’ and your wombat dance ready! This program is designed for ages 0-3 but is fun for all!

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Bilingual Story Time: Song of the Chirimia

Thursday, July 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

The Medford Public Library presents a bilingual story time for ages 5 and up with a reading of "The Song of the Chirimia," a beautiful Guatemalan folktale that tells the story of the “chirimia,” whose music is sweeter than even that of birds. The protagonists are a Mayan princess and a young man whose love for her sends him on a quest for the purest song in the woods. All Spanish levels are welcome to join in. Registration is required through…

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Family Maker Night

Thursday, July 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

The Medford Public Library invites kids ages 8 to 12, accompanied by an adult, to come to the Maker Space and test out something new or work on a project of your own. A staff member will be on hand to help but it is YOUR design time. Come for the whole time or just stay for a little. Registration is required through the library's online calendar.      

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Saturday Family Story Time

Saturday, July 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, August 31, 2024

Free

The Medford Public Library presents a story hour for children ages 3 to 7, exploring 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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Unbox Book Club for Teens

Monday, July 15 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Free

The Medford Public Library holds another session of the Unbox Book Club, its drop-in club for teens in grades 8 and up. Talk about all things books while unboxing the newest books in the Teen Section. You’ll get first dibs on a book before it goes on the shelves. Sign-up through the library's online calendar is encouraged but not required.

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Teen Maker Night

Tuesday, July 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

The Medford Public Library presents its monthly Teen Maker Night. Create, break and build things in the Maker Space. The event is for teens in middle school and high school to learn and create. There are no assigned projects in this program; it is designed for you to come in to explore and experiment with different making tools. Space is limited and sign-up is required through the library's online calendar.    

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Family Story Time

Wednesday, July 17 @ 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, July 31, 2024

Free

The Medford Public Library presents family story time for ages 3 to 7. The session explores 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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Toddler Time

Thursday, July 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, August 1, 2024

Free

Join Toddler Time at the Medford Public Library and read some excellent books, sing songs, and learn gentle movement activities. Story time is 30 minutes long and geared toward children ages 2-3. After stories and songs, all are invited to join a mini-play group too.  

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Saturday Family Story Time

Saturday, July 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, August 31, 2024

Free

The Medford Public Library presents a story hour for children ages 3 to 7, exploring 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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Family Story Time

Wednesday, July 24 @ 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, July 31, 2024

Free

The Medford Public Library presents family story time for ages 3 to 7. The session explores 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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Toddler Time

Thursday, July 25 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, August 1, 2024

Free

Join Toddler Time at the Medford Public Library and read some excellent books, sing songs, and learn gentle movement activities. Story time is 30 minutes long and geared toward children ages 2-3. After stories and songs, all are invited to join a mini-play group too.  

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Saturday Family Story Time

Saturday, July 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, August 31, 2024

Free

The Medford Public Library presents a story hour for children ages 3 to 7, exploring 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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Family Story Time

Wednesday, July 31 @ 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, July 31, 2024

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The Medford Public Library presents family story time for ages 3 to 7. The session explores 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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August 2024

Toddler Time

Thursday, August 1 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, August 1, 2024

Free

Join Toddler Time at the Medford Public Library and read some excellent books, sing songs, and learn gentle movement activities. Story time is 30 minutes long and geared toward children ages 2-3. After stories and songs, all are invited to join a mini-play group too.  

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Saturday Family Story Time

Saturday, August 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, August 31, 2024

Free

The Medford Public Library presents a story hour for children ages 3 to 7, exploring 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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Saturday Family Story Time

Saturday, August 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, August 31, 2024

Free

The Medford Public Library presents a story hour for children ages 3 to 7, exploring 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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Saturday Family Story Time

Saturday, August 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, August 31, 2024

Free

The Medford Public Library presents a story hour for children ages 3 to 7, exploring 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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Saturday Family Story Time

Saturday, August 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, August 31, 2024

Free

The Medford Public Library presents a story hour for children ages 3 to 7, exploring 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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Saturday Family Story Time

Saturday, August 31 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, August 31, 2024

Free

The Medford Public Library presents a story hour for children ages 3 to 7, exploring 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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