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May 2024

4GoodVibes Summer Vibes Virtual Makers Market

Saturday, May 25 @ 9:00 am

4GoodVibes is presenting a nine-day Summer Vibes Virtual Makers Market. The event, running from May 25 through June 2, will feature more than 80 vendors offering handmade items, plus live shopping, raffles, games, and more, all via the Virtual Makers Markets Facebook group. Vendors can ship to you or some offer local pickup at the 4GoodVibes shop on Main Street in South Medford.    

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Footnotes from the Most Fascinating Museums

Wednesday, May 29 @ 7:00 pm
Free

The Medford Public Library invites you to join author Bob Eckstein in a virtual program as he celebrates the book birthday of his most recent release, “Footnotes from the Most Fascinating Museums: Stories and Memorable Moments from People Who Love Museums.” This book is filled with lush and whimsical illustrations paired with stories and anecdotes from curators, museum workers, museum visitors, and more. Sign up using the Zoom link on the library's online calendar.  

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June 2024

Virtual Author Visit: Caitlin Cass

Monday, June 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

The Medford Public Library is co-sponsoring a virtual visit with Caitlin Cass, author of “Suffrage Song: The Haunted History of Gender, Race and Voting Rights in the U.S.” Part graphic novel, part map of the suffrage movement, this book tells the story of the fight for the right to vote by women from the very beginning. Register through the library's online calendar for the Zoom link.  

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Why We Read with Shannon Reed

Thursday, June 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

The Medford Public Library invites you to a virtual conversation with author Shannon Reed about her book, “Why We Read: On Bookworms, Libraries, and Just One Page Before Lights Out.” Why DO we read? What compels us to? What holds our attention? How many of us remember reading by a flashlight after hours? Shannon will have the scoop and will be answering lots of your questions. Register through the library's online calendar to receive the Zoom link.  

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Matt & Shannon Heaton Virtual Guided Session

Saturday, June 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Medford musicians Matt and Shannon Heaton host their monthly third Saturday Virtual Guided Session. Tune learners, second instrument players, or anyone who enjoys traditional Irish music are welcome for moderately paced Irish tunes — jigs, reels and more — upbeat chat, and connection with other trad music lovers. Resources/tunes lists can be found on Shannon’s website. Join the global community in the live session via YouTube. Cost is free, but virtual tip jars are available via PayPal or through Venmo at ShannonHeatonMusic.    

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The Two Nerdy History Girls Ride Again

Monday, June 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

You may know them as the Two Nerdy History Girls – authors Loretta Chase and Susan Holloway Scott, the originators of the infamous blog by that name. Tonight, the Medford Public Library presents the bestselling authors via Zoom. They address such questions as how do they find interesting tidbits of historical lore, which libraries of the world have they visited, and how do they avoid the inescapable “rabbit hole”? It promises to be a fascinating and entertaining conversation between these…

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Virtual Author Visit: Paige McClanahan – The New Tourist

Tuesday, June 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

The Medford Public Library presents a virtual program with travel author Paige McClanahan, whose new book, "The New Tourist: Waking Up to the Power and Perils of Travel,” is being released today. This evocative, surprising, and page-turning exploration of how tourism has shaped the world, for better and for worse, is essential reading for anyone looking for a deeper understanding of the implications of their wanderlust. Register through the library's online calendar to receive the Zoom link.    

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An Evening with Mercury Stardust on Zoom

Thursday, June 20 @ 7:00 pm
Free

In conjunction with 50-plus libraries statewide, the Medford Public Library presents an online author talk and moderated Q&A with the famous trans handywoman Mercury Stardust. Mercury is the acclaimed author of “Safe and Sound: A Renter Friendly Guide to Home Repair” and has also dedicated her time to helping people on TikTok reclaim their independence through home improvement. As an out and proud non-binary trans feminine person, Mercury has also used her platform to help raise over $2 million for…

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Virtual Author Visit: The Serial Killer’s Apprentice

Monday, June 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

The Medford Public Library is co-sponsoring a virtual program with authors Katherine Ramsland and Tracy Ullman to discuss their most recent book, “The Serial Killer’s Apprentice,” a psychological examination of the blurred line between victim and accomplice — and how a killer can be created. If you are a fan of true crime and want to dive deep into the psychology of a serial killer and his apprentice, this program is for you. Register through the library's online calendar to…

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The Last Decade of Cinema

Tuesday, June 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

The Medford Public Library is co-sponsoring an online talk with author Scott Ryan about his new book, "The Last Decade of Cinema: 25 Films from the Nineties" (release date June 18). Movies were something in the 1990s. The decade began with "GoodFellas" and ended with "Magnolia," with such films as "Malcolm X," "Before Sunrise," and "Clueless" arriving somewhere in between. Stories, characters and writing were king. If you’re a fan, a movie buff, or just a child of the '90s, join…

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Virtual Author Visit with Lucy Gilmore

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

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

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