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February 2023

Matt Heaton Singalong

Thursday, February 9 @ 10:30 am
Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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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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BookTok Book Club

Thursday, February 9 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Medford Public Library's BookTok Book Club for teens in high school meets to talk about all things books with other readers. Did #BookTok make you read it? Let’s talk about it. There will be a small craft available for you to work on while you talk. Meets in the Teen Section. No sign-up needed, just drop in. Questions? Contact Nicole Perrault of the library staff at nperrault@minlib.net.    

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LGBTQ+ Book Group: Real Life

Thursday, February 9 @ 7:00 pm
Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Medford Public Library's LGBTQ+ Book Group meets to discuss "Real Life" by Brandon Taylor. Books will be available approximately four weeks in advance. Call the library at 781-395-7950 to have a copy put on hold for you. RSVP for the book group meeting through the library's online calendar. All are welcome to read and discuss literary and nonfiction works by and about the LGBTQ+ community, from classics to contemporary titles.      

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Coffee and Books

Friday, February 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Join Medford Public Library Director Barbara Kerr for coffee and a discussion of new and interesting books. No assigned reading or registration required, just drop in. However, please RSVP through the library's online calendar if you are able so organizers know how much coffee to make!  

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Saturday Family Story Time

Saturday, February 11 @ 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, April 1, 2023

Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Medford Public Library presents a Saturday morning family story time (for ages 3 to 7) in the Charlotte & William Bloomberg Library building. 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 2-3 Book Club: Iggy Peck and the Mysterious Mansion

Monday, February 13 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Medford Public Library's book club for second- and third-graders meets to discuss “Iggy Peck and the Mysterious Mansion" by Andrea Beaty. Email Maddi Ranieri of the library staff at mranieri@minlib.net to register and get your book.      

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Teens, Let’s Talk About Money

Monday, February 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Medford Public Library continues its series with financial literacy educator Joan Trainer facilitating a discussions with teens in high school about money – how we think about it, how it fits into our lives, and how not to get carried away with it. She will also provide clarification to money terms and answer questions. Sign-up through the library's online calendar is encouraged, but not required. The final session of the series will take place on Monday, February 27. Questions? Contact…

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MacGyver Art Challenge

Monday, February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Medford Public Library is hosting a MacGyver Art Challenge for adults. Watch Bob Ross teach about Happy Little Trees, but you won’t have paint to complete your artwork. Try your hand at “painting” with the weirdest things sourced from the Dollar Store. Registration is required through the library's online calendar.

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Kids’ Manga Drawing

Tuesday, February 14 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Medford Public library invites kids ages 8 to 12 to come to a Manga drawing class with Maddi Ranieri. You'll learn something new each month. All skill levels welcome. Supplies provided by the library. Registration is required through the library's online calendar (or, this month only, by sending an email Maddi at mranieri@minlib.net).  

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Teen Maker Night

Tuesday, February 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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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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Tuesday Night Book Group: Women of Pearl Island

Tuesday, February 14 @ 7:00 pm
Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Medford Public Library's Tuesday Night Book Group meets to discuss "Women of Pearl Island" by Polly Crosby. Books will be available approximately four weeks in advance. Please register through the library's online calendar. Upcoming book titles and meeting dates are "The Bombay Prince" by Maggie Shipstead (March 14) and "Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents" by Isabel Wilkerson (April 11).

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Family Story Time

Wednesday, February 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, March 29, 2023

Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Free

The Medford Public Library presents family story time (for ages 3 to 7) in the Charlotte & William Bloomberg Library building. 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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Teen Manga Drawing: Collaborative Mini Comics

Wednesday, February 15 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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This month's manga drawing session at the Medford Public Library will focus on collaborative mini comics. Teens in grades 6 and up are invited to drop in and learn a new aspect of manga drawing. All skill levels are welcome and all supplies are provided. Sign-up is requried; register through the library's online calendar. Questions? Contact Maddi Ranieri of the library staff at mranieri@minlib.net or 781-475-5735.    

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Toddler Time

Thursday, February 16 @ 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, March 30, 2023

Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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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. Because of the age of most of the participants, the library asks that everyone wear masks during this program.  Questions? Contact Tamar Siegel of the library staff at tsiegel@minlib.net.

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Art Smart for School-Aged Children

Thursday, February 16 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Medford Public Library presents another edition of Art Smart, a program designed for school-aged children ages 6 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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Saturday Family Story Time

Saturday, February 18 @ 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, April 1, 2023

Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Free

The Medford Public Library presents a Saturday morning family story time (for ages 3 to 7) in the Charlotte & William Bloomberg Library building. 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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Sensory Storytime

Saturday, February 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Medford Public Library presents Saturday afternoon Sensory Storytime for ages 3 to 7. Explore stories, music, movement, and play in a sensory-friendly and adaptive setting in the Charlotte & William Bloomberg Library building. 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. Email Maddi Ranieri of the library staff at mranieri@minlib.net.

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Library Movie: The Wiz

Saturday, February 18 @ 2:00 pm
Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Medford Public Library continues its winter series of free movie screenings with "The Wiz" in Bonsignore Hall. The film is an adaptation of "The Wizard of Oz" that tries to capture the essence of the African American experience. It follows the adventures of Dorothy, a shy, 24-year-old Harlem schoolteacher who finds herself magically transported to the urban fantasy Land of Oz, which resembles a dream version of New York City. Registration is required through the library's online calendar.

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Sewing Workshop for Kids

Tuesday, February 21 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Medford Public Library is holding a sewing workshop for kids ages 8 to 12. Come learn how to make your own pillow case at this intro-level sewing workshop. Beginners are welcome. Registration is required; email Tamar Siegel of the library staff at tsiegel@minlib.net.  

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Chameleon: Black LGBTQIA+ History

Tuesday, February 21 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Chameleon, the Medford Public Library’s drop-in group for LGBTQIAP+ youth and allies in grades 6 to 9, meets in Bonsignore Hall. Today's topic is Black LGBTQIA+ History.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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Teen Cupcake Challenge

Tuesday, February 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Attention, teens in middle school and high school: How well can you decorate cupcakes when there are obstacles in your way? Find out at the Medford Public Library's Teen Cupcake Challenge. Space is limited, and sign-up is required through the library's online calendar.  

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Family Story Time

Wednesday, February 22 @ 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, March 29, 2023

Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Free

The Medford Public Library presents family story time (for ages 3 to 7) in the Charlotte & William Bloomberg Library building. 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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Teen Stop Motion Studio

Wednesday, February 22 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Medford Public Library invites teens in grades 6 and up to visit the Stop Motion Studio in the Maker Space of the Charlotte & William Bloomberg building. Plot, film and edit your own stop motion animated movies using Legos, paper, and more. Sign-up is required through the library's online calendar. Space is limited, so be sure to register in advance.  

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PJ Story Time

Wednesday, February 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Medford Public Library presents another PJ Story Time at the Charlotte & William Bloomberg Library building, for children ages 3 to 7. Dress up in your coziest outfit, grab your favorite snuggle friend and come on down. There will be a short (30-minute) story time with songs and books to get you ready for the best dreamtime!

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Writers’ Workshop

Wednesday, February 22 @ 7:00 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map
Free

The Medford Public Library Writers’ Workshop meets in a virtual format. The group, which usually meets on the last Wednesday of the month, is always looking for new members so join the group to meet your community’s fellow scribblers and get feedback on your work. For information on how to participate and receive the Zoom link, please contact David Chia at duuchia@gmail.com.      

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Toddler Time

Thursday, February 23 @ 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, March 30, 2023

Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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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. Because of the age of most of the participants, the library asks that everyone wear masks during this program.  Questions? Contact Tamar Siegel of the library staff at tsiegel@minlib.net.

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Kids Comic Workshop

Thursday, February 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Medford Public Library invites kids ages 6 and up to learn how comics are made and create your own mini comic book at this workshop. Registration is required; to register, email Maddi Ranieri of the library staff at mranieri@minlib.net.

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Teen Craft Night: Sushi Candles

Thursday, February 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Medford Public Library's Craft Night for teens in middle school and high school meets in the Maker Space. Tonight, assemble your own beeswax candles in the shape of sushi. All materials will be provided. Space is limited, and sign-up is required through the library's online calendar.

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Saturday Family Story Time

Saturday, February 25 @ 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, April 1, 2023

Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Free

The Medford Public Library presents a Saturday morning family story time (for ages 3 to 7) in the Charlotte & William Bloomberg Library building. 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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Sew Your Own Cat Purse

Saturday, February 25 @ 2:00 pm
Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Medford Public Library is holding an introductory sewing workshop for ages 8 to 12. Come learn how to make a small smiling cat-shaped bag with young crafter Eva G. Beginners welcome. To register, email Sam Sednek, assistant library director, at ssednek@minlib.net.

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Teen Creative Writing: Interviews

Monday, February 27 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Medford Public Library presents its monthly Teen Creative Writing session in the Tech Lab of the Charlotte & William Bloomberg Library building. Teens in middle school and high school are invited to create characters, build new worlds, write short stories, try new styles, play games, and more. Today's session will focus on interviews. Sign-up is required through the library's online calendar.  

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Makerspace Drop-in for Adults

Monday, February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Medford Public Library offers another drop-in time specifically for adults at the new Makerspace in the Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library building. Tools and supplies are provided.

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Teens, Let’s Talk About Money

Monday, February 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Medford Public Library concludes its series with financial literacy educator Joan Trainer facilitating a discussions with teens in high school about money – how we think about it, how it fits into our lives, and how not to get carried away with it. She will also provide clarification to money terms and answer questions. Sign-up through the library's online calendar is encouraged, but not required. Questions? Contact Nicole Perrault of the library staff at nperrault@minlib.net or 781-475-5735.  

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Teen Graphic Novel Book Club: Messy Roots

Tuesday, February 28 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Medford Public Library presents its Teen Graphic Novel Book Club, for teens in grades 6 and up. Being discussed today will be "Messy Roots: A Graphic Memoir of a Wuhanese-American" by Laura Gao. This book is available for pickup in the Teen Room. Sign-up is required through the library's online calendar.  

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Podcast Workshop for Kids

Tuesday, February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Medford Public Library begins a four-week Podcast Workshop for kids ages 8 to 12 led by Danielle Balocca, host of the Medford Bytes podcast. Come learn all about the process of making a podcast by working together to make one. Over four Tuesday evening sessions, participants will brainstorm, plan and record an original podcast episode (future sessions will be on March 7, 14 and 21). Registration is required by sending an email to Sam Sednek, assistant library director, at ssednek@minlib.net.

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March 2023

Family Story Time

Wednesday, March 1 @ 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, March 29, 2023

Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Free

The Medford Public Library presents family story time (for ages 3 to 7) in the Charlotte & William Bloomberg Library building. 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: Agents of S.L.A.M.

Wednesday, March 1 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Medford Public Library's book club for fourth- and fifth-graders meets to discuss "Agents of S.L.A.M." by Dave Scheidt, illustrated by Scoot McMahon. Email Maddi Ranieri of the library staff at mranieri@minlib.net to register and get your book in advance.    

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Toddler Time

Thursday, March 2 @ 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, March 30, 2023

Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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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. Because of the age of most of the participants, the library asks that everyone wear masks during this program.  Questions? Contact Tamar Siegel of the library staff at tsiegel@minlib.net.

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Middle School No-Book Book Club

Thursday, March 2 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Medford Public Library's Middle School No-Book Book Club meets in the Maker Space at the Charlotte & William Bloomberg Library building. There are no assigned books for this book club, which is for teens in grades 6 to 8. Instead, the group will talk about whatever you’re currently reading and share book recs while working on something crafty. No sign-up is required; just drop in. If you have any questions, contact Nicole Perrault of the library staff at nperrault@minlib.net or 781-475-5735.  

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Art Smart for School-Aged Children

Thursday, March 2 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Medford Public Library presents another edition of Art Smart, a program designed for school-aged children ages 6 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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Teen Broadway Karaoke Night

Thursday, March 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Medford Public Library is hosting its first Broadway-themed Teen Karaoke Night for teens in middle school and high school. Come belt out your favorite showtunes in Bonsignore Hall! 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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Teen Home School Maker Club

Friday, March 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Medford Public Library invites home schooled tweens and teens ages 11 and up to its monthly Home School Maker Club. Learn and make something new each month. Meets in the Maker Space. All materials provided. RSVP 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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Saturday Family Story Time

Saturday, March 4 @ 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, April 1, 2023

Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Free

The Medford Public Library presents a Saturday morning family story time (for ages 3 to 7) in the Charlotte & William Bloomberg Library building. 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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Library Movie: Apollo 13

Saturday, March 4 @ 2:00 pm
Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Medford Public Library continues its winter series of free movie screenings with "Appolo 13" in Bonsignore Hall.  The 1995 space docudrama is directed by Ron Howard and stars Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Ed Harris and Gary Sinise. The screenplay   dramatizes the aborted 1970 Apollo 13 lunar mission and is an adaptation of the 1994 book "Lost Moon: The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13," by astronaut Jim Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger.Registration is required through the library's online calendar.

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Culturally Curious: Impressionist Painting

Sunday, March 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map
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The Medford Public Library continues its monthly eight-part Zoom series on art appreciation with Jane Oneail, the founder of Culturally Curious, an arts education consulting firm specializing in art appreciation programs. Today's session is "Parisian Cafes and Impressionist Painting." Jane Oneail  holds a master’s in art history from Boston University and a master’s in education from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. Sign up through the event page on the library's online calendar; Zoom links will be sent out to…

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Monday Morning Mysteries: The Magpie Murders

Monday, March 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Medford Public Library's Monday Morning Mysteries book gathers to discuss "The Magpie Murders" by Anthony Horowitz. Register through the library's online calendar. The next titles will be "The Maid" by Nita Prose (April 3 meeting) and "Blind Descent" by Nevada Barr (May 1 meeting).    

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Teen Maker Monday

Monday, March 6 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Medford Public Library presents its Maker Monday workshop for teens in middle school and high school. Learn and create with STEAM projects in the Maker Space. All materials will be provided. Sign-up is required through the library's online calendar.  

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Family Makerspace Drop-in

Monday, March 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Medford Public Library invites kids ages 8 and up to swing by the Makerspace in the Charlotte & William Bloomberg building 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. Children are required to have an adult or guardian with them during this drop-in time.  

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Grade 1 Book Club: The Most Magnificent Idea

Tuesday, March 7 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Medford Public Library’s First Grade Book Club meets to discuss “The Most Magnificent Idea" by Ashley Spires. Register on the library's online calendar, then stop by the library to pick up a copy of the book.

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American Sign Language Beginner Course

Tuesday, March 7 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map
Free

The Medford Public Library if offering a four-week American Sign Language Beginner Level Course online via Zoom. Sessions will be held on four consecutive Tuesdays from 6 to 6:45 p.m.: March 7, 14, 21 and 28. Register through the event page on the library's online calendar.

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Family Story Time

Wednesday, March 8 @ 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, March 29, 2023

Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Free

The Medford Public Library presents family story time (for ages 3 to 7) in the Charlotte & William Bloomberg Library building. 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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Teen Vinyl Stickers

Wednesday, March 8 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Medford Public Library invites teens in grades 6 and up to get creative and make your own vinyl stickers using iPads and the Maker Space's Cricut Maker. Advance registration is required through the library's online calendar.  

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Spice Club: Haitian Black Rice

Wednesday, March 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The second meeting of the Medford Public Library's Spice Club will feature chef Kerveen Saint-Phard walking you through the ins and outs of making Haitian black rice, as well as teaching you about "djon djon." Register for the class through the library's online calendar to get your own packet of spice to try at home.

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Toddler Time

Thursday, March 9 @ 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, March 30, 2023

Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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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. Because of the age of most of the participants, the library asks that everyone wear masks during this program.  Questions? Contact Tamar Siegel of the library staff at tsiegel@minlib.net.

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Unbox Book Club for Teens

Thursday, March 9 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Medford Public Library introduces a new drop-in book club for teens in grades 8 and up: the Unbox Book Club.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. No sign-up needed, just drop in. Questions? Contact Nicole Perrault of the library staff at nperrault@minlib.net or 781-475-5735.

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LGBTQ+ Book Group: Matrix

Thursday, March 9 @ 7:00 pm
Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Medford Public Library's LGBTQ+ Book Group meets to discuss "Matrix" by Lauren Groff. Books will be available approximately four weeks in advance. Call the library at 781-395-7950 to have a copy put on hold for you. RSVP for the book group meeting through the library's online calendar. All are welcome to read and discuss literary and nonfiction works by and about the LGBTQ+ community, from classics to contemporary titles.      

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Hidden Figures and Other Women of NASA

Thursday, March 9 @ 7:00 pm
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The Medford Public Library invites you to celebrate Women's History Month with the online program "Hidden Figures and Other Women of NASA." Explore the lives of the women, many African American, who made their dreams of careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics come true at NASA and who have been an integral part of the U.S. space program since its inception. Presented by Pat Monteith, Solar System Ambassador. Register through the library's online calendar to receive the Zoom link.…

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Coffee and Books

Friday, March 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Join Medford Public Library Director Barbara Kerr for coffee and a discussion of new and interesting books. No assigned reading or registration required, just drop in. However, please RSVP through the library's online calendar if you are able so organizers know how much coffee to make!  

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Saturday Family Story Time

Saturday, March 11 @ 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, April 1, 2023

Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Medford Public Library presents a Saturday morning family story time (for ages 3 to 7) in the Charlotte & William Bloomberg Library building. 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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Kids’ Manga Drawing

Tuesday, March 14 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Medford Public library invites kids ages 8 to 12 to come to a Manga drawing class with Maddi Ranieri. You'll learn something new each month. All skill levels welcome. Supplies provided by the library. Registration is required through the library's online calendar.    

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Teen Maker Night

Tuesday, March 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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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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Tuesday Night Book Group: The Bombay Prince

Tuesday, March 14 @ 7:00 pm
Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Medford Public Library's Tuesday Night Book Group meets to discuss "The Bombay Prince" by Maggie Shipstead. Books will be available approximately four weeks in advance. Please register through the library's online calendar. Upcoming book titles and meeting dates are "Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents" by Isabel Wilkerson (April 11) and "The Lincoln Highway" by Amor Towles (May 9).

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Family Story Time

Wednesday, March 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, March 29, 2023

Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Medford Public Library presents family story time (for ages 3 to 7) in the Charlotte & William Bloomberg Library building. 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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Teen Manga Drawing: Digital Drawing

Wednesday, March 15 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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This month's manga drawing session at the Medford Public Library will focus on digital drawing. Teens in grades 6 and up are invited to drop in and learn a new aspect of manga drawing. All skill levels are welcome and all supplies are provided. Sign-up is requried; register through the library's online calendar. Questions? Contact Maddi Ranieri of the library staff at mranieri@minlib.net or 781-475-5735.    

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Toddler Time

Thursday, March 16 @ 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, March 30, 2023

Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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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. Because of the age of most of the participants, the library asks that everyone wear masks during this program.  Questions? Contact Tamar Siegel of the library staff at tsiegel@minlib.net.

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Art Smart for School-Aged Children

Thursday, March 16 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Medford Public Library presents another edition of Art Smart, a program designed for school-aged children ages 6 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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Journaling through History: Mary Folsom Blair and Changing Times for Women

Thursday, March 16 @ 7:00 pm
Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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As the 20th century dawned, women were experiencing new roles, challenges, and opportunities. The words and life of Mary Folsom Blair, who was born in 1881 and spent her life teaching in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, reflect that era. When Medford writer Phil Primack purchased land in Epping, New Hampshire, in 1974, Mary Folsom Blair was just a name on the deed. Over the next four decades, Primack dedicated himself to researching the life and times of this fascinating woman.…

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Saturday Family Story Time

Saturday, March 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Medford Public Library presents a Saturday morning family story time (for ages 3 to 7) in the Charlotte & William Bloomberg Library building. 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 2-3 Book Club: JoJo Makoons

Monday, March 20 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Medford Public Library's book club for second- and third-graders meets to discuss "JoJo Makoons: The Used-To-Be Best Friend" by Dawn Quigley. RSVP on the library's online calendar. If you need help getting the book, email Maddi Ranieri of the library staff at mranieri@minlib.net.      

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Teen Creative Writing: Writing Games

Monday, March 20 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Medford Public Library presents its monthly Teen Creative Writing session in the Tech Lab of the Charlotte & William Bloomberg Library building. Teens in middle school and high school are invited to create characters, build new worlds, write short stories, try new styles, play games, and more. Today's session will focus on writing games. Sign-up is required through the library's online calendar.  

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Chameleon: Art and GayBCs Book

Tuesday, March 21 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Chameleon, the Medford Public Library’s drop-in group for LGBTQIAP+ youth and allies in grades 6 to 9, meets in Bonsignore Hall. Today's topic is Art and the GayBCs Book. 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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Grrr…Monsters Craft

Tuesday, March 21 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Medford Public Library invites school-aged children to make their own scary-hairy monster in this fun afterschool craft program. Registration is required through the library's online calendar.

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Family Story Time

Wednesday, March 22 @ 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, March 29, 2023

Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Medford Public Library presents family story time (for ages 3 to 7) in the Charlotte & William Bloomberg Library building. 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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The Ransomware Hunting Team

Wednesday, March 22 @ 7:00 pm
Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Medford Public Library welcomes author Renee Dudley for a talk about her book, "The Ransomware Hunting Team: A Band of Misfits’ Improbable Crusade to Save the World from Cybercrime." This real-life technological thriller is about a band of eccentric misfits taking on the biggest cybersecurity threats of our time. It traces the adventures of these unassuming heroes as they used their skill to save millions of ransomware victims from paying billions of dollars to criminals. Dudley is a tech…

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Matt Heaton Singalong

Thursday, March 23 @ 10:30 am
Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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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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Saturday Family Story Time

Saturday, March 25 @ 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, April 1, 2023

Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Medford Public Library presents a Saturday morning family story time (for ages 3 to 7) in the Charlotte & William Bloomberg Library building. 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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Family Story Time

Wednesday, March 29 @ 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, March 29, 2023

Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Medford Public Library presents family story time (for ages 3 to 7) in the Charlotte & William Bloomberg Library building. 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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Toddler Time

Thursday, March 30 @ 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, March 30, 2023

Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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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. Because of the age of most of the participants, the library asks that everyone wear masks during this program.  Questions? Contact Tamar Siegel of the library staff at tsiegel@minlib.net.

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April 2023

Saturday Family Story Time

Saturday, April 1 @ 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, April 1, 2023

Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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The Medford Public Library presents a Saturday morning family story time (for ages 3 to 7) in the Charlotte & William Bloomberg Library building. 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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