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September 2022

Writers’ Workshop

Wednesday, September 28 @ 7:00 pm
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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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October 2022

Matt & Shannon Heaton Virtual Guided Session

Saturday, October 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Matt and Shannon Heaton host the first of their bimonthly Virtual Guided Sessions for October. Tune learners, second instrument players, or anyone who just enjoys traditional Irish music are welcome for moderately paced Irish tunes and 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. Also note…

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The History of Disney World’s EPCOT Center

Tuesday, October 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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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Billy Joel — The Piano Man

Thursday, October 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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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ASL Basics for Beginners

Monday, October 10 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
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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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The Forgotten Nations: Native Tribes of New England

Thursday, October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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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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Slasher Horror Films Trivia Night

Friday, October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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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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Matt & Shannon Heaton Virtual Guided Session

Saturday, October 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Matt and Shannon Heaton host the second of their bimonthly Virtual Guided Sessions for October. Tune learners, second instrument players, or anyone who just enjoys traditional Irish music are welcome for moderately paced Irish tunes and 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 the Heatons say if you are still being paid to work, virtual tip jars…

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Culturally Curious: Art of the French Revolution

Sunday, October 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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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A Trip To Venice’s Canals & Islands

Tuesday, October 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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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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Matt & Shannon Heaton Virtual Guided Session – Slow Pace

Saturday, October 22 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Matt and Shannon Heaton present another of their "Slow. Slow. Fast(er)! Virtual Guided Sessions. Tune learners or second instrument players are invited to this hour-long session with standard Irish tunes played slowly two times around, then quickly once — but not too quickly! New players can learn and play more easily at a slow pace, while season players can unlock new insights playing slowly. Join the global community in the live session via YouTube. Cost is free, but the Heatons say…

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Watergate at 50

Thursday, October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Free

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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November 2022

Matt & Shannon Heaton Virtual Guided Session

Saturday, November 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map

Matt and Shannon Heaton host the first of their bimonthly Virtual Guided Sessions for November. Tune learners, second instrument players, or anyone who just enjoys traditional Irish music are welcome for moderately paced Irish tunes and 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 the Heatons say if you are still being paid to work, virtual tip jars…

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Matt & Shannon Heaton Virtual Guided Session

Saturday, November 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Virtual Medford, MA 02155 United States + Google Map

Matt and Shannon Heaton host the second of their bimonthly Virtual Guided Sessions for November. Tune learners, second instrument players, or anyone who just enjoys traditional Irish music are welcome for moderately paced Irish tunes and 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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