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September 2022

Coding Music and Sound

Friday, September 30 @ 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 is offering an eight-week Coding Music and Sound course for teens in middle school and high school, conducted by CS First. Students will use Scratch to play musical notes, create a music video, and build an interactive music display. All skill levels are welcome. Sign-up is required and students are expected to attend all sessions (3:30 to 5 p.m. on September 30, October 7, October 14, October 21, October 28, November 4, November 18 and December 2).…

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October 2022

Saturday Family Story Time

Saturday, October 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, November 26, 2022

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 new 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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Monday Morning Mysteries: The Dry

Monday, October 3 @ 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 begins a monthly Monday Morning Mysteries book gathering to discuss "The Dry" by Jane Harper. The group will meet at 10 a.m. on the first Monday of the month from October through May. Upcoming books on the schedule are "The Crow Trap" by Ann Cleeves (November 7) and "The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie" by Alan Bradley (December 5).  

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Manga Drawing Lessons for Kids

Monday, October 3 @ 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 learn the art of Manga with Maddi Ranieri. Registration is required; email Maddi at mranieri@minlib.net.  

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Makerspace Drop-in for Kids

Monday, October 3 @ 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 new 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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The History of Disney World’s EPCOT Center

Tuesday, October 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map
Free

The Medford Public Library is co-sponsoring an online event on the history of Walt Disney World’s EPCOT Center, led by historical presenter and lecturer Valerie Gugala. In the late 1970s, Disney decided to build a new theme park in Florida. However, there were two competing themes; which one would be built? Examine the history of EPCOT Center — Walt’s dream vs. what was eventually built. Also take a virtual tour of the park and discuss the history of some of…

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Grades 4-5 Book Club: Draw a Comic!

Tuesday, October 4 @ 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 "Draw a Comic!" by J.P. Coovert. With "Draw a Comic!" you'll learn to create and print your own comic books, following simple steps to sketch out story ideas and ink a comic page. You can check out the book from any Minuteman Library; bring it with you! To register, email Maddi Ranieri of the library staff at mranieri@minlib.net.    

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Family Story Time

Wednesday, October 5 @ 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, October 26, 2022

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 new 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, October 6 @ 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, October 27, 2022

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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Billy Joel — The Piano Man

Thursday, October 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map
Free

The Medford Public Library is co-sponsoring an online event, "Billy Joel — The Piano Man." Though Joel has not released a new rock album in over 27 years, he remains one of the world’s most popular live performers. Using performance and interview video clips, presenter Gary Wenstrup will trace the arc of Billy’s career from his humble beginnings in Hicksville, N.J., to his slow rise to fame. Wenstrup has taught college continuing education courses on the Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel…

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eBook, Audiobook, and Streaming Film and Video Drop-In Workshop

Thursday, October 6 @ 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 Medford Public Library is hosting eBook, Audiobook, and Streaming film and video drop-in workshops on Thursday nights this fall through November 17. Advance registration is recommended but not required. To register, email Mike Crockett, Media Services Librarian, at mcrockett@minlib.net. It is recommended that attendees bring their device(s) and bring or obtain a library card along with your library card password/pin by calling the library at 781-395-7950.

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Medford’s Search for Wholeness: Mind, Body and Spirit

Thursday, October 6 @ 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 invites you to join Medford historian Dee Morris to learn about Medford's Search for Wholeness: Mind, Body and Spirit. Dee will talk about five Medford citizens and their good ideas: Edward Weston (1839-1929), professional pedestrian; Dr. Charlotte Rollins (1850-1951), holistic patient care; George Davenport (1833-1907), botanist and nature photographer; Shirley Kountze (modern times), envisioning a multicultural community; and Dr. Daniel Swan (1781-1864), the power of sunlight. RSVP through the library's online calendar.  

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Saturday Family Story Time

Saturday, October 8 @ 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, November 26, 2022

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 new 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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ASL Basics for Beginners

Monday, October 10 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map
Free

The Medford Public Library is offering a four-week virtual course, ASL Basics for Beginners, for ages 12 to 18. The program will be led by an ASL instructor from Signing Basics, LLC. Students will learn the Manual Alphabet, days of the week, food and snacks, ASL negations and affirmations, basic ASL sentence structure and more. Students are expected to attend all four Zoom sessions (6 to 6:45 p.m. on October 10, 17, 24 and 31). Sign-up is required through the library's…

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Grade 1 Book Club – Rot: The Cutest in the World!

Tuesday, October 11 @ 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 today will be the picture book “Rot: The Cutest in the World!” by Ben Clanton. You can pick up a book to read in advance of the program by signing up with Tamar Siegel of the library staff at tsiegel@minlib.net.  

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Tuesday Night Book Group: The Chancellor

Tuesday, October 11 @ 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 begins a new season -- and resumes in-person meetings -- to discuss "The Chancellor: The Remarkable Odyssey of Angela Merkel," by Kati Marton. 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 Garden of Evening Mists" by Tan Twain Eng (November 8) and "The Four Winds" by Kristin Hannah (December 13).    

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Family Story Time

Wednesday, October 12 @ 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, October 26, 2022

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 new 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: Inking and Coloring

Wednesday, October 12 @ 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 inking and coloring. 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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Matt Heaton Singalong

Thursday, October 13 @ 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 new Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library building. Get your toes tappin’ and your wombat dance ready! This program is designed for ages 0-3 but is fun for all! Because of the age of most of the participants, the library asks that everyone wear masks during this program.

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Art Smart for School-Aged Children

Thursday, October 13 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Free

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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BookTok Book Club: Cemetery Boys

Thursday, October 13 @ 7:00 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 BookTok Book Club for teens in grades 8 and up meets to discuss "Cemetery Boys," by Aiden Thomas. A copy of the book maybe be picked up in the Teen Section of the new Charlotte & William Bloomberg Library building up to one month before the meeting. The club meets in the Teen Section. Sign-up is required through the library's online calendar.    

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eBook, Audiobook, and Streaming Film and Video Drop-In Workshop

Thursday, October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Free

The Medford Public Library is hosting eBook, Audiobook, and Streaming film and video drop-in workshops on Thursday nights this fall through November 17. Advance registration is recommended but not required. To register, email Mike Crockett, Media Services Librarian, at mcrockett@minlib.net. It is recommended that attendees bring their device(s) and bring or obtain a library card along with your library card password/pin by calling the library at 781-395-7950.

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LGBTQ+ Book Group: Orlando

Thursday, October 13 @ 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 begins its 2022-23 season, meeting at the new Charlotte & William Bloomberg Library building to discuss "Orlando" by Virginia Woolf. 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…

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The Forgotten Nations: Native Tribes of New England

Thursday, October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map
Free

The Medford Public Library is co-sponsoring an online event, "The Forgotten Nations: Native Tribes of New England," led by Heather Bruegl, an independent Indigenous consultant and historian. Colonization happened early on in the New England area, as early as 1609, so many Native Nations and tribal histories were lost. Learn about the Nations that called this land home, where they are now and the thriving communities keeping their histories alive. Bruegel is a citizen of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin…

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Coffee and Books

Friday, October 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Free

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 if you are able so organizers know how much coffee to make!

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Slasher Horror Films Trivia Night

Friday, October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map
Free

The Medford Public Library is co-presenting an online Slasher Horror Films Trivia Night event. Test your knowledge of slasher horror films, playing solo or with a team you organize. All you'll need is the ability to view slides on a screen. The trivia questions will be geared toward adults in challenge rating. If families want to play together, however, there are no “embarrassing” questions or content. There is a 30-team limit with a five-team wait list. Only one team member should…

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Saturday Family Story Time

Saturday, October 15 @ 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, November 26, 2022

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 new 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, October 15 @ 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 new 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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Needle Felted Hedgehogs for Teens

Saturday, October 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 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 beginners class for ages 12 and up on how to make needle-felted hedgehogs. Learn how to use a barbed needle and merino wool roving to create your own felted hedgehog. You’ll learn how to sculpt basic shapes and attach them together. Participants will work in-person in the Maker Space. The instructor will be virtual, and participants will be able to watch a recorded video at home for up to one month after the…

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Culturally Curious: Art of the French Revolution

Sunday, October 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map
Free

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, "Off with Their Heads! The Art of the French Revolution." 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…

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Grades 2-3 Book Club: If America Were A Village

Monday, October 17 @ 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 "If America Were A Village" by David J. Smith. You can pick up a copy of the book to read in advance of the program by signing up with Sam Sednek of the library staff by email at ssednek@minlib.net.    

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Teen Maker Monday

Monday, October 17 @ 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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The Capital Crime of Witchcraft

Monday, October 17 @ 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 invites you to "The Capital Crime of Witchcraft: What the Primary Sources Tell Us," presented by Margo Burns. This program focuses on the Salem witchcraft trials of 1692 and 1693, when 19 people were hanged and one crushed to death, with discussion of other colonial witchcraft cases in New Hampshire and Connecticut, and some of the connections of the Maine frontier to Salem. Margo Burns is the project manager and associate editor of "Records of the Salem Witch-Hunt," published…

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A Trip To Venice’s Canals & Islands

Tuesday, October 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map
Free

The Medford Public Library is co-sponsoring an online event," A Trip To Venice’s Canals & Islands," hosted by Jack Holmes. Romantic Venice captures the heart. Its canals and gondolas are legendary. Visit its iconic canals, neighborhoods and islands in this virtual armchair travel presentation from Jack Holmes, a travel photographer and owner of “Images From Near and Far” at Western Avenue Studios in Lowell. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Tewksbury Library. Register through the Medford library's online calendar to receive…

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Children’s Drop-in Craft Night

Tuesday, October 18 @ 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 hosts a Drop-in Craft Night designed for children ages 8 to 12. Stop by the Children’s Room at the Charlotte & William Bloomberg Library buiding for a fun craft activity. All materials provided – just bring your creative brain and your imagination!  

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Teen Maker Night

Tuesday, October 18 @ 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 presents its monthly Teen Maker Night in the new Charlotte & William Bloomberg Library building. 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. Sign-up is required through the library's online calendar.    

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Editing Pictures on Your Computer

Tuesday, October 18 @ 6:30 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 class on Editing Pictures on Your Computer, led by underwater and wildlife photographer Robert Michelson. This two-hour course in the Tech Lab will cover Adobe Photoshop Elements, Apple Photos software, basic color correction, white balancing, and sharing photos.Computers and laptops will be provided. The class is limited to 10 participants. Sign up through the library's online calendar.  

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Family Story Time

Wednesday, October 19 @ 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, October 26, 2022

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 new 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, October 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, October 27, 2022

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, October 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 Middle School No-Book Book Club meets in the Maker Space at the new 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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eBook, Audiobook, and Streaming Film and Video Drop-In Workshop

Thursday, October 20 @ 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 Medford Public Library is hosting eBook, Audiobook, and Streaming film and video drop-in workshops on Thursday nights this fall through November 17. Advance registration is recommended but not required. To register, email Mike Crockett, Media Services Librarian, at mcrockett@minlib.net. It is recommended that attendees bring their device(s) and bring or obtain a library card along with your library card password/pin by calling the library at 781-395-7950.

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Stick Family Craft

Friday, October 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 hosting a Stick Family Craft class for school-aged kids (ages 6 to 12). You can create a whole universe with just a few sticks. Registration is required; email Tamar Siegel of the library staff at tsiegel@minlib.net.

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Film Screening: Night of the Lepus

Saturday, October 22 @ 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 kicks off the holiday season with a showing of the 1972 cult classic "Night of the Lepus" in Bonsignore Hall at the Charlotte & William Bloomberg Library building. In the film (rated PG), an experiment gone wrong leads to a night of terror -- and giants rabbits -- in a small town. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with the movie (88 minutes) starting at 7. Note: Please enter through the rear parking lot doors.  …

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Teen Creative Writing: Creating Characters

Monday, October 24 @ 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 Youth Services Progtram Room of the new 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 creating characters. Sign-up is required through the library's online calendar.  

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Teen Graphic Novel Book Club: Delicious in Dungeon

Tuesday, October 25 @ 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 presents its Teen Graphic Novel Book Club, for teens in grades 6 and up, in the Youth Services Program Room of the new Charlotte & William Bloomberg Library building. Being discussed today will be "Delicious in Dungeon, v1," by  Ryoko Kui. This book is available for pickup in the Teen Room. Sign-up is required through the library calendar online.  

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Family Story Time

Wednesday, October 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, October 26, 2022

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 new 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, October 26 @ 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 calendar online. Space is limited, so be sure to register in advance.  

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PJ Story Time

Wednesday, October 26 @ 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 new 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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Toddler Time

Thursday, October 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, October 27, 2022

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, October 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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Free

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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Reading with Ryan, the Reading Dog

Thursday, October 27 @ 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 presents "Reading with Ryan, the Reading Dog," for learning readers. Ryan 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 the coolest dog who just NEEDS to hear you read. Registration is required. Email Sam Sednek of the library staff at ssednek@minlib.net to schedule your spot.

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Teen Craft Night: Cricut Keychains

Thursday, October 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's Craft Night for teens in middle school and high school meets in the Youth Services Program Room at the new Charlotte & William Bloomberg Library building. Tonight, make acrylic keychains using the Cricut Maker. All materials will be provided. All materials provided. Sign-up is required through the online library calendar.

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eBook, Audiobook, and Streaming Film and Video Drop-In Workshop

Thursday, October 27 @ 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 Medford Public Library is hosting eBook, Audiobook, and Streaming film and video drop-in workshops on Thursday nights this fall through November 17. Advance registration is recommended but not required. To register, email Mike Crockett, Media Services Librarian, at mcrockett@minlib.net. It is recommended that attendees bring their device(s) and bring or obtain a library card along with your library card password/pin by calling the library at 781-395-7950.

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Watergate at 50

Thursday, October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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The Medford Public Library is co-sponsoring an online event, "Watergate At 50: The Burglary That Changed The Nation," led by Daniel Breen, a Senior Lecturer in Legal Studies at Brandeis University. It has been called “The Scandal that Never Goes Away” — and with good reason. Fifty years after the break-in at the Democratic headquarters at the Watergate Hotel, we still do not know the full story of how the burglary came to happen. What we DO know is that…

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Exhibition Closing: Katie Cornog Watercolors

Friday, October 28 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Today is the closing day of the Medford Public Library's third art exhibition at the new Charlotte & William Bloomberg Library building, a collection of watercolor paintings by Medford artist Katie Cornog. Cornog produces dynamic, colorful, contemporary watercolors with strong graphic compositions in a loose representational style. She has studied watercolor painting in the Boston area with several teachers, notably Gary Tucker, Marion Hall, Marjorie Glick and Karen Keough. Her library exhibition, featuring many Medford scenes, is on display in…

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Saturday Family Story Time

Saturday, October 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, November 26, 2022

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 new 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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Saturday Family Story Time

Saturday, October 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Charlotte & William Bloomberg Medford Public Library, 111 High Street
Medford, MA 02155 United States
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Free

The Medford Public Library presents Saturday morning family story time (for ages 3 to 7) in the new Charlotte & William Bloomberg Library building. 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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Maker Monday for Kids

Monday, October 31 @ 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 Maker Monday at the new Charlotte & William Bloomberg Library building. Come explore, design, build and program in the makerspace! This class will have a different project or challenge presented at the start of the program and the group will use all their creative ideas and some really neat tech to try to make something new. Equipment in the Makerspace will be used for most challenges. Registration is required…

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Teen Drop-in Crafternoon

Monday, October 31 @ 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 middle school and high school to drop in for an afternoon of casual crafting. There will be a project available for you to work on, but you’re welcome to go off in your own direction with the available materials. Meets in the Youth Services Program Room. No sign-up required; just drop in.  

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November 2022

Grades 4-5 Book Club: Rabbit Chase

Tuesday, November 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 "Rabbit Chase” by Elizabeth Lapensee.  You can get the book at the library in advance of the program. Be sure to register with an email to Maddi Ranieri of the library staff at mranieri@minlib.net.    

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Saturday Family Story Time

Saturday, November 5 @ 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, November 26, 2022

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 new 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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Saturday Family Story Time

Saturday, November 12 @ 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, November 26, 2022

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 new 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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Saturday Family Story Time

Saturday, November 19 @ 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, November 26, 2022

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 new 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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Saturday Family Story Time

Saturday, November 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Saturday, November 26, 2022

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

The Medford Public Library presents a Saturday morning family story time (for ages 3 to 7) in the new 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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