May 2022

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Monday, May 21:30—3:00 PMLarge Meeting RoomCary Memorial Library1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02420

Crafting Cards for Seniors

Join Marion Davis in learning how to design and create your own cards. Each month will follow a theme assigned at the workshop, but you are welcome to be as creative as you'd like. You will be able to make a special card to give to someone else or enjoy yourself.…Learn More

Monday, May 22:15—2:45 PMVirtual

Virtual Preschool Arts and Crafts (Ages 3 - 5)*

Explore, learn, and create art! A craft kit will be provided. Your craft materials will be available for pick up in the Children's Room. Instructions on how to participate in the program will be sent the day prior to the program. If your child becomes unable to attend this program, please notify the library as soon as possible.…Learn More

Monday, May 27:00—8:00 PMVirtual

Virtual Book Talks Book Club (Grades 4- 6)

Young people throughout history have stood up for what they believed in and fought for their rights and their freedom. Book Talks encourages readers through novels and nonfiction to take steps to becoming a citizen of the wider world and seeing a broader perspective.…Learn More

Monday, May 27:00—8:00 PMVirtual

Virtual - Dr. Kathleen Wolf Discusses the Mental Health Benefits of Being in Nature

Virtual - Dr. Kathleen Wolf Discusses the Mental Health Benefits of Being in NatureWe're kicking off Mental Health Awareness Month (MHAM) with this fascinating and important conversation. Metro nature - including trees, parks, gardens, and natural areas - enhance quality of life in cities and towns. The experience of nature improves human health and well-being in many ways.…Learn More
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Tuesday, May 39:30—10:00 AMLarge Meeting RoomCary Memorial Library1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02420

Baby Laptime (for infants)

A gentler storytime for infants not yet walking. Rhymes, songs, and a book or two for babies and their caregivers.

Tuesday, May 310:15—10:45 AMLarge Meeting RoomCary Memorial Library1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02420
Virtual

Storytime Jr. (for toddlers)

Rhymes, songs, and a story or two for toddlers and their caregivers. Join us in person or virtually. Registration required only if attending virtually. When you sign up, you are registered for the entire session: 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/7…Learn More

Tuesday, May 34:15—4:45 PMVirtual

Virtual Page Turners Book Club - Group 1 (Grades 4 & 5)

Do you love to read? Would you like to meet new friends and discuss interesting books? Join our 4th & 5th grade book club! The book for the meeting will be available for pick up in the Children's Room. Instructions on how to participate in the program will be sent the day prior to the program.…Learn More

Tuesday, May 37:00—8:00 PMLarge Meeting RoomCary Memorial Library1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02420

Meet the Author: Ted Reinstein, "Before Brooklyn"

Meet the Author: Ted Reinstein, "Before Brooklyn"In April of 1945, exactly two years before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in major league baseball, liberal Boston City Councilman Izzy Muchnick persuaded the Red Sox to try out three black players in return for a favorable vote to allow the team to play on Sundays.…Learn More
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Wednesday, May 410:15—10:45 AMLarge Meeting RoomCary Memorial Library1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02420
Virtual

Singalong (Ages 2 - 5)

Singalong (Ages 2 - 5)Without music, life would b-flat!Join us in person or virtually. Registration required. Please register ALL attendees (adults and children) as we have an attendance limit in the room. When you sign up, you are registered for the entire session: 3/23, 4/6,…Learn More

Wednesday, May 44:00—5:00 PMLearning CenterCary Memorial Library1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02420

Monthly meeting of the Cary Library's Executive Board of Library Trustees

Monthly meeting of the Cary Library's Executive Board of Library Trustees. Due to COVID-19, these meetings are being held virtually until further notice. For the agenda and link to attend the virtual meeting, please refer to the town's public meeting calendar.

Wednesday, May 46:00—6:45 PMVirtual

BookLook - 6th & 7th Grade Book Club

BookLook is our book club specifically for patrons in the 6th & 7th grade. This club will meet monthly on Wednesday nights from 6-7PM. Spring meeting dates will be 4/6,  5/4,  & 6/1. The book selection for this meeting is Boy, Everywhere by A.…Learn More

Wednesday, May 46:30—8:30 PMVirtual

Drop-in Knitting

yarn and knitting needlesWe're keeping our group online for the time being. Bring your project (any portable needle arts welcome!) to our casual gathering where you can work, talk, and share ideas together. Meets weekly on Wednesday nights from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Please email Cathie Ghorbani at cghorbani@minlib.…Learn More

Wednesday, May 47:00—8:30 PMLearning CenterCary Memorial Library1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02420
Virtual

Social Justice Book Club

Social Justice Book ClubTonight we will be discussing The 1619 Project by Nikole Hannah-Jones. This book club is being offered as a hybrid event. You have the option to attend in-person or virtually. Registration is required.  

Wednesday, May 47:00—8:00 PMVirtual

Virtual - Art Across Asia: Masterpieces of the Asian Art Museum

Virtual - Art Across Asia: Masterpieces of the Asian Art MuseumWhat constitutes a “masterpiece?” Why are some objects considered masterworks while others are relegated to lesser positions? Join Linda Shen Lei to explore some answers as illustrated by a few of the very best treasures of the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, California.…Learn More
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Thursday, May 510:15—10:45 AMLarge Meeting RoomCary Memorial Library1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02420
Virtual

Preschool Storytime (Ages 3 - 5)

Preschool Storytime (Ages 3 - 5)An interactive program of stories, songs, and rhymes for 3 to 5 year olds. Join us in person or virtually. Registration required only if attending virtually. When you sign up, you are registered for the entire session: 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2, 6/9…Learn More

Thursday, May 54:15—4:45 PMVirtual

Virtual ComicSquad (Grades 4 & 5)

What makes comics and graphic novels so special? Each meeting we will read and discuss a new graphic novel or comic book and you'll get a chance to talk about your favorites with fellow enthusiasts! The book for the meeting will be available for pick up in the Children's Room.…Learn More

Thursday, May 57:00—8:00 PMLarge Meeting RoomCary Memorial Library1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02420

Music in the Library: Songs and Stories of the Highwaymen with Matt York

Music in the Library: Songs and Stories of the Highwaymen with Matt YorkLongtime New England singer/songwriter Matt York will perform the songs of Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and Waylon Jennings and tell stories of their careers. The four songwriting legends joined forces in the 1980's to form the country supergroup The Highwaymen.…Learn More
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Saturday, May 72:00—4:00 PMOffsite Location

Outdoor Nature Photography

Join Dave Ewing at an outdoor location to take pictures for the Nature Photography class or for your own. Dave will teach different techniques and provide helpful tips to improve your photography skills. Each month will take place at a different location, identified closer to the date of the program.…Learn More

Saturday, May 77:30—9:00 PMLarge Meeting RoomCary Memorial Library1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02420
Living RoomCary Memorial Library1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02420

CANCELLED - Cary Library Foundation presents: Library After Dark with Regie Gibson

CANCELLED - Cary Library Foundation presents: Library After Dark with Regie GibsonThis program has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience. More information to come about the next Cary Memorial Library Foundation event.  Cary Memorial Library Foundation will be hosting Regie Gibson for a Library After Dark  performance of Shakespeare Hip Hop.…Learn More
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Monday, May 9All DayTeen WorkshopCary Memorial Library1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02420

Teen Take & Make - Birdhouse Windchimes

Come make your own Birdhouse Windchimes. Stop by Cary Library and pick up a Teen Take & Make Craft Kit. The kits will be located in the Teen Room Workshop area. Each bag will contain the supplies and instructions you need to complete this craft. You will need scissors.…Learn More

Monday, May 910:00—11:30 AMVirtual

Death by the Book mystery book club

Join our lively group to “investigate” different types of mysteries! We choose the sub-genre, and a month before our meeting a Cary librarian compiles a list of titles for us. It’s a different take on the conventional book club. We discuss our chosen book and discover new mystery authors recommended by fellow members.…Learn More

Monday, May 912:30—1:00 PMVirtual

Guided Meditation

Start your week off right with a half hour of guided meditation! Join Leslie Gabriele biweekly as she teaches us valuable techniques to relax and reinvigorate before the stresses of the week take hold. Every week will feature a different theme. Leslie is the founder of  With Love and Gratitude: www.…Learn More

Monday, May 91:15—2:30 PMLarge Meeting RoomCary Memorial Library1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02420

Major Tank Battles of World War 2 with Hunter Chaney

In partnership with the Lexington Veterans' Assocation. This program is a hybrid program - you can attend in person or watch via Zoom. If you are attending in person, you do not need to register. If you are watching via Zoom, please register to receive the Zoom link.…Learn More

Monday, May 97:00—8:00 PMLarge Meeting RoomCary Memorial Library1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02420

Inspirations for Fairy Houses with Barbara Purchia and Ashley Rooney

In this charming presentation, Barbara Purchia and Ashley Rooney will show you beautiful fairy homes and gardens created from natural and man-made materials, inspiring you  to design, plant, and accessorize these enchanted environments. Creating fairy houses is about tuning in and listening to nature, transforming natural objects into new homes for the fairies, and using your imagination and repurposing materials.…Learn More

Monday, May 97:30—8:30 PMVirtual

Shelf Indulgence - 9th Grade Book Club

Shelf Indulgence is our book club specifically for patrons in the 9th grade. This club will meet monthly on Monday nights from 7:30-8:30PM. Spring meeting dates will be 4/11, 5/9, & 6/13. The book selection for this meeting is Strange the Dreamer by Lanni Taylor.…Learn More
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Tuesday, May 10All DayTeen WorkshopCary Memorial Library1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02420

Teen Take & Make - Birdhouse Windchimes

Come make your own Birdhouse Windchimes. Stop by Cary Library and pick up a Teen Take & Make Craft Kit. The kits will be located in the Teen Room Workshop area. Each bag will contain the supplies and instructions you need to complete this craft. You will need scissors.…Learn More

Tuesday, May 109:30—10:00 AMLarge Meeting RoomCary Memorial Library1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02420

Baby Laptime (for infants)

A gentler storytime for infants not yet walking. Rhymes, songs, and a book or two for babies and their caregivers.

Tuesday, May 1010:15—10:45 AMLarge Meeting RoomCary Memorial Library1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02420
Virtual

Storytime Jr. (for toddlers)

Rhymes, songs, and a story or two for toddlers and their caregivers. Join us in person or virtually. Registration required only if attending virtually. When you sign up, you are registered for the entire session: 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/7…Learn More

Tuesday, May 104:15—4:45 PMVirtual

Virtual Bookmarks Book Club (Grades 2 & 3)

Do you love to read? Would you like to meet new friends and discuss interesting books? Join our 2nd & 3rd grade book club!The book for the meeting will be available for pick up in the Children's Room. Instructions on how to participate in the program will be sent the day prior to the program.…Learn More
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Wednesday, May 11All DayTeen WorkshopCary Memorial Library1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02420

Teen Take & Make - Birdhouse Windchimes

Come make your own Birdhouse Windchimes. Stop by Cary Library and pick up a Teen Take & Make Craft Kit. The kits will be located in the Teen Room Workshop area. Each bag will contain the supplies and instructions you need to complete this craft. You will need scissors.…Learn More

Wednesday, May 1110:15—10:45 AMLarge Meeting RoomCary Memorial Library1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02420

Dance Party (Ages 2 - 5)

Join us for some dancing fun! Wear your dancing shoes and come dance with us! Grown-ups will dance too!…Learn More

Wednesday, May 111:00—2:00 PMVirtual

Virtual - Gardening Q+A: Flowers or Vegetables with Guy Doran, Peter Lund and Ashley Rooney

Guy Doran and Peter Lund will join Ashley Rooney to respond to your gardening questions. Varmints, compost, tomato types, wet soil, planting dates, whatever. This is the time to ask them – before you plant! Send your questions in advance. This program is virtually hosted on Zoom.…Learn More

Wednesday, May 114:00—5:00 PMVirtual

CANCELED - Teen Kids Cooking Green - Pasta Puttanesca (gr 6-12)

NOTE - This program has been canceled.   We will reschedule Pasta Puttanesca for the fall. Our next KCG for teens will be on 6/8 - Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.   Registration opens 5/23 at 9AM. Kids Cooking Green returns for another virtual cooking class for teens! This time, we will be making a delicious and popular pasta dish,  Pasta Puttanesca.…Learn More

Wednesday, May 114:15—4:45 PMVirtual

Virtual Next Chapter Book Club (Grades 3 & 4)

Do you love to read? Would you like to meet new friends and discuss interesting books? Join our 3rd & 4th grade book club! The book for the meeting will be available for pick up in the Children's Room. Instructions on how to participate in the program will be sent the day prior to the program.…Learn More

Wednesday, May 116:30—8:30 PMVirtual

Drop-in Knitting

yarn and knitting needlesWe're keeping our group online for the time being. Bring your project (any portable needle arts welcome!) to our casual gathering where you can work, talk, and share ideas together. Meets weekly on Wednesday nights from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Please email Cathie Ghorbani at cghorbani@minlib.…Learn More

Wednesday, May 117:00—8:30 PMVirtual

Virtual - Kill Your Lawn with Dan Jaffe Wilder

Virtual - Kill Your Lawn with Dan Jaffe Wilder Presented by Lexington Living Landscapes. Note new date, rescheduled from March 24. Every house in America should be fronted with a non-native monoculture with the maintenance requirements of a golf course and the ecological value of a strip mine; a place where all flowers are called weeds and signs essentially saying “keep off” are the norm.…Learn More
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Thursday, May 1210:15—10:45 AMLarge Meeting RoomCary Memorial Library1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02420
Virtual

Preschool Storytime (Ages 3 - 5)

Preschool Storytime (Ages 3 - 5)An interactive program of stories, songs, and rhymes for 3 to 5 year olds. Join us in person or virtually. Registration required only if attending virtually. When you sign up, you are registered for the entire session: 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2, 6/9…Learn More

Thursday, May 124:15—4:45 PMVirtual

Virtual Tadpoles Book Club (Grades 1 & 2)

Do you love to read? Would you like to meet new friends and discuss interesting books? Join our 1st & 2nd grade book club! The book for the meeting will be available for pick up in the Children's Room. Instructions on how to participate in the program will be sent the day prior to the program.…Learn More

Thursday, May 125:00—6:00 PMVirtual

BookIT - 8th Grade Book Club

BookIt is our book club specifically for patrons in the 8th grade. This club will meet monthly on Thursday nights from 5-6PM. Spring meeting dates will be4/14, 5/12, & 6/9. The book selection for this meeting is Six Crimson Cranes by Elizabeth Lim.…Learn More

Thursday, May 127:00—8:00 PMVirtual

Virtual - Art Across Asia: Masterpieces of the Asian Art Museum

What constitutes a “masterpiece?” Why are some objects considered masterworks while others are relegated to lesser positions? Join Linda Shen Lei to explore some answers as illustrated by a few of the very best treasures of the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, California.…Learn More
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Saturday, May 1410:30 AM—12:00 PMLearning CenterCary Memorial Library1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02420

Haiku For You! A hands-on workshop for all ages

"Short, sharp, witty — the words in haiku are like candy,” says writer Jessie Brown. Come join this fun, interactive workshop designed for people of all ages. Bring a grandparent, child, sibling or friend! Make your own haiku or work together. Create a poem inspired by nature, a neighborhood, a favorite food or animal and give it to someone you love.…Learn More

Saturday, May 148:00—9:00 PMCary Hall1605 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02420

Cary Lecture Series: ORIGAMI – Not Just for Children!

This program is hosted by and in partnership with the Cary Lecture Series. Origami artists Michael LaFosse and Richard Alexander co-founded Origamido Studio in 1996. They have worked together creatively for over thirty years, and origami is their full-time job.…Learn More
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Monday, May 164:00—5:00 PMVirtual

Breaking Boundaries through YA Literature -Teen Book Club (gr 9-12)

Breaking Boundaries through YA Literature is a monthly teen-led book club open to 9-12th graders from Lexington and the surrounding areas.

Monday, May 167:00—8:30 PMVirtual

Monday Night Book Club

Monday Night Book ClubTonight we are discussing The Book that Matters Mostby Ann Hood. Please register to get the Zoom link and passcode.

Monday, May 167:00—8:00 PMVirtual

Nature Photography with Dave Ewing

Join Dave Ewing to view and critique fantastic nature photography. 1. Register for this event - you do not have to present photos to attend. When registering, identify if you are presenting or spectating2. If you are presenting, email caryprograms@minlib.…Learn More

Monday, May 167:00—8:00 PMVirtual

Virtual - In Our Own Voice: a mental health awareness presentation and conversation

During this presentation, speakers with lived experience of a mental health condition will share their experiences and how they have found pathways to hope and healing. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions, learn more about mental health conditions, and challenge misconceptions.…Learn More
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Tuesday, May 179:30—10:00 AMLarge Meeting RoomCary Memorial Library1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02420

Baby Laptime (for infants)

A gentler storytime for infants not yet walking. Rhymes, songs, and a book or two for babies and their caregivers.

Tuesday, May 1710:15—10:45 AMLarge Meeting RoomCary Memorial Library1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02420
Virtual

Storytime Jr. (for toddlers)

Rhymes, songs, and a story or two for toddlers and their caregivers. Join us in person or virtually. Registration required only if attending virtually. When you sign up, you are registered for the entire session: 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/7…Learn More

Tuesday, May 173:00—5:00 PMVirtual

Cary Library Foundation Legacy Tea

Annual Legacy Tea hosted by the Cary Library Foundation.

Tuesday, May 174:15—4:45 PMVirtual

Virtual Page Turners Book Club - Group 2 (Grades 4 & 5)

Do you love to read? Would you like to meet new friends and discuss interesting books? Join our 4th & 5th grade book club! The book for the meeting will be available for pick up in the Children's Room. Instructions on how to participate in the program will be sent the day prior to the program.…Learn More

Tuesday, May 174:30—5:00 PMLearning CenterCary Memorial Library1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02420

Teen Volunteer Orientation (gr 9-12)

Are you interested in being a Cary Library Teen Volunteer? Attend the Teen Volunteer Orientation and Information session to learn about the volunteer opportunities for teens at Cary Library. Volunteer opportunities are open to teens in grades 9-12.…Learn More

Tuesday, May 177:00—8:00 PMVirtual

VIRTUAL - Korean Lotus Flower Lantern Workshop

Join Cary Library and Younhee Shin, Member of the Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project for a fun activity to celebrate AAPI Heritage Month.   Learn how to create beautiful Lotus Flower Lanterns using colored paper and wire frames.   Please register for a kit and the Zoom link to follow along at home.…Learn More

Tuesday, May 177:00—8:00 PMVirtual

Virtual - The History of the Cape Cod Canal

This program is rescheduled from April 12th. Millions of people cross the bridges over the Cape Cod Canal each year. But how many know what this engineering marvel is all about? Samantha Gray, an US Army Corps of Engineers Park Ranger, will present a heavily visual program that offers excellent insight into the rich history, fascinating features, and vigilant operation of the Cape Cod Canal.…Learn More

Tuesday, May 177:00—8:00 PMVirtual

Teens - Korean Lotus Flower Lantern Workshop (gr 6-12)

Teens! Join Cary Library and Younhee Shin, Member of the Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project for a fun activity to celebrate AAPI Heritage Month. Learn how to create beautiful Lotus Flower Lanterns using colored paper and wire frames. Please register for a kit and the Zoom link to follow along at home.…Learn More
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Wednesday, May 1810:15—10:45 AMLarge Meeting RoomCary Memorial Library1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02420
Virtual

Singalong (Ages 2 - 5)

Singalong (Ages 2 - 5)Without music, life would b-flat!Join us in person or virtually. Registration required only if attending virtually. When you sign up, you are registered for the entire session: 5/18, 6/1, 6/15…Learn More

Wednesday, May 1812:00—1:00 PMVirtual

Meeting of the Cary Library's Full Board of Library Trustees

Meeting of the Cary Library's Full Board of Library Trustees. Due to COVID-19, these meetings are being held virtually until further notice. For the agenda and link to attend the virtual meeting, please refer to the town's public meeting calendar. &nbs…Learn More

Wednesday, May 185:00—6:00 PMLearning CenterCary Memorial Library1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02420

CANCELED - Teen LLC Meeting (gr7-12)

The Teen Library Leadership Council is open to teens grades 7-12. We meet 1-2 times a month during the school year (September - June) on Wednesdays from 5-6PM. Occasionally, there will be a need for additional meetings when we are working on a specific project.…Learn More

Wednesday, May 186:30—8:30 PMVirtual

Drop-in Knitting

yarn and knitting needlesWe're keeping our group online for the time being. Bring your project (any portable needle arts welcome!) to our casual gathering where you can work, talk, and share ideas together. Meets weekly on Wednesday nights from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Please email Cathie Ghorbani at cghorbani@minlib.…Learn More

Wednesday, May 187:00—8:30 PMLarge Meeting RoomCary Memorial Library1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02420

CAAL AAPI Art Reception

Join us for an AAPI art reception on May 18 at 7 PM in the Large Meeting Room. The library is featuring an exhibit in the Piper, Pierce, and Large Meeting Room galleries that will consist of photographs from the Chinese American Association of Lexington, as well as submitted artworks juried by multiple AAPI groups in Lexington.…Learn More
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Thursday, May 1910:15—10:45 AMLarge Meeting RoomCary Memorial Library1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02420
Virtual

Preschool Storytime (Ages 3 - 5)

Preschool Storytime (Ages 3 - 5)An interactive program of stories, songs, and rhymes for 3 to 5 year olds. Join us in person or virtually. Registration required only if attending virtually. When you sign up, you are registered for the entire session: 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2, 6/9…Learn More

Thursday, May 194:00—6:00 PMTeen WorkshopCary Memorial Library1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02420

Teen Super Smash Bros. Tournament (gr 6-12)

The Teen LLC is holding a Super Smash Bros. Tournament in the Teen Room.   Use this tiny URL link to register for this event.   Space is limited and there will be prizes.   You don't need to be an expert to join in the fun!   Gr.…Learn More

Thursday, May 194:15—4:45 PMVirtual

Virtual ComicSquad (Grades 4 & 5)

What makes comics and graphic novels so special? Each meeting we will read and discuss a new graphic novel or comic book and you'll get a chance to talk about your favorites with fellow enthusiasts! The book for the meeting will be available for pick up in the Children's Room.…Learn More

Thursday, May 197:00—8:30 PMLarge Meeting RoomCary Memorial Library1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02420
Virtual

HYBRID - Always a Traveler, Never a Tourist: In Search of People and Places on the Road Less Travele

HYBRID - Always a Traveler, Never a Tourist: In Search of People and Places on the Road Less TraveleJoin Cary Library and Judy Bloomberg for a unique arm chair adventure. Judy is a local author who has been an intrepid traveler for over 50 years. She has visited about 115 countries on all seven continents, including some of the most remote and least-visited places in the world.…Learn More
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Saturday, May 211:00—2:00 PMVirtual

CANCELED - 教中国老人的英文课 - English for Chinese-Speaking Seniors

这是LEXCSEA(列克星敦中文高级英语学院)。我们是列克星敦高中学的一个俱乐部,为了教中国老年人英文。 我们希望能帮助打破语言的障碍,因为这在当今困难时期尤其重要。请参加我们的Zoom课! This is LEXCSEA (Lexington Chinese Senior English Academy).…Learn More
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Monday, May 2312:30—1:00 PMVirtual

Guided Meditation

Start your week off right with a half hour of guided meditation! Join Leslie Gabriele biweekly as she teaches us valuable techniques to relax and reinvigorate before the stresses of the week take hold. Every week will feature a different theme. Leslie is the founder of  With Love and Gratitude: www.…Learn More

Monday, May 237:00—8:00 PMGenealogy RoomCary Memorial Library1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02420

Nonfiction Book Club

We are now meeting in person! Join us in the Genealogy Room. Tonight we will be discussing The Shepherd's Life by James Rebanks.

Monday, May 237:00—8:30 PMLarge Meeting RoomCary Memorial Library1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02420

How do you Haiku?

Join poet/teacher Jessie Brown for a fun and interactive workshop focused on writing haiku to explore and celebrate life in Lexington. Think about the places we connect — on a walk through town center or exploring green spaces. Around a table or at the playground.…Learn More
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Tuesday, May 249:30—10:00 AMLarge Meeting RoomCary Memorial Library1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02420

Baby Laptime (for infants)

A gentler storytime for infants not yet walking. Rhymes, songs, and a book or two for babies and their caregivers.

Tuesday, May 2410:15—10:45 AMLarge Meeting RoomCary Memorial Library1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02420
Virtual

Storytime Jr. (for toddlers)

Rhymes, songs, and a story or two for toddlers and their caregivers. Join us in person or virtually. Registration required only if attending virtually. When you sign up, you are registered for the entire session: 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/7…Learn More

Tuesday, May 244:00—5:30 PMTeen WorkshopCary Memorial Library1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02420

Teen - Pastel Landscapes

Create pastel landscapes with an art class run by returning artist Eli. Registration opens 5/9 at 9am.   Please notify the library ASAP if, after registering, you are unable to attend this program. Repeated 'no-shows' without notification may require us to prohibit you from registering for future programs.…Learn More

Tuesday, May 244:15—4:45 PMVirtual

Virtual Bookmarks Book Club (Grades 2 & 3)

Do you love to read? Would you like to meet new friends and discuss interesting books? Join our 2nd & 3rd grade book club!The book for the meeting will be available for pick up in the Children's Room. Instructions on how to participate in the program will be sent the day prior to the program.…Learn More

Tuesday, May 247:00—8:00 PMVirtual

Virtual - The Connection between Food, Culture, and Identity

Let's celebrate AAPI Heritage Month! Join Cary Library, Lexington AAPI Youth Team, CAAL, and our panel of food experts for a conversation about the relationship between food and culture. Our panelists will talk about the memories and cultural significance associated with their favorite dish.…Learn More
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Wednesday, May 254:15—4:45 PMVirtual

Virtual Next Chapter Book Club (Grades 3 & 4)

Do you love to read? Would you like to meet new friends and discuss interesting books? Join our 3rd & 4th grade book club! The book for the meeting will be available for pick up in the Children's Room. Instructions on how to participate in the program will be sent the day prior to the program.…Learn More

Wednesday, May 256:30—8:30 PMVirtual

Drop-in Knitting

yarn and knitting needlesWe're keeping our group online for the time being. Bring your project (any portable needle arts welcome!) to our casual gathering where you can work, talk, and share ideas together. Meets weekly on Wednesday nights from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Please email Cathie Ghorbani at cghorbani@minlib.…Learn More

Wednesday, May 257:00—8:00 PMVirtual

Virtual - Lynne Cox Presents Tales of Al: The Water Rescue Dog

From the author of Swimming to Antarctica and Grayson —the moving, inspiring story of Al, the ungainly, unruly, irresistible Newfoundland puppy who grows up to become a daring rescue dog—part of Italy’s elite, highly specialized corps of water rescue dogs who swoop out of helicopters and save lives.…Learn More
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Thursday, May 2610:15—10:45 AMLarge Meeting RoomCary Memorial Library1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02420
Virtual

Preschool Storytime (Ages 3 - 5)

Preschool Storytime (Ages 3 - 5)An interactive program of stories, songs, and rhymes for 3 to 5 year olds. Join us in person or virtually. Registration required only if attending virtually. When you sign up, you are registered for the entire session: 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26, 6/2, 6/9…Learn More

Thursday, May 261:00—2:00 PMVirtual

Virtual - Uptown Girls to Downton Abbey

Long before the British Invasion, the cash-strapped lords, viscounts, and dukes of Great Britain shifted their focus from hunting foxes and pheasants to more lucrative targets: cash-flush Gilded Age American socialites who were willing to trade their family’s money for an ancient title and often a chilly reception in the British aristocracy.…Learn More

Thursday, May 264:15—4:45 PMVirtual

Virtual Tadpoles Book Club (Grades 1 & 2)

Do you love to read? Would you like to meet new friends and discuss interesting books? Join our 1st & 2nd grade book club! The book for the meeting will be available for pick up in the Children's Room. Instructions on how to participate in the program will be sent the day prior to the program.…Learn More

Thursday, May 267:00—8:00 PMLarge Meeting RoomCary Memorial Library1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02420
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HYBRID - Birds in Your Backyard

A wide variety of birds may visit backyards in the Greater Boston area. What makes a good backyard habitat? How do you attract those beautiful birds? Who is coming and who is going this time of year? Come find out more about our local birds, as well as occasional visitors.…Learn More
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Tuesday, May 319:30—10:00 AMLarge Meeting RoomCary Memorial Library1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02420

Baby Laptime (for infants)

A gentler storytime for infants not yet walking. Rhymes, songs, and a book or two for babies and their caregivers.

Tuesday, May 3110:15—10:45 AMLarge Meeting RoomCary Memorial Library1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02420
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Storytime Jr. (for toddlers)

Rhymes, songs, and a story or two for toddlers and their caregivers. Join us in person or virtually. Registration required only if attending virtually. When you sign up, you are registered for the entire session: 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/7…Learn More

Tuesday, May 313:30—5:00 PMTeen WorkshopCary Memorial Library1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02420

Teen Crafts - Zen Gardens

Come make you very own Zen Garden and decorate it with rocks and other accoutrements to fit your own style!Space is Limited. Registration is required. Sign up online beginning at 9AM on Monday, May 9th.

Tuesday, May 314:15—4:45 PMVirtual

Virtual Page Turners Book Club - Group 1 (Grades 4 & 5)

Do you love to read? Would you like to meet new friends and discuss interesting books? Join our 4th & 5th grade book club! The book for the meeting will be available for pick up in the Children's Room. Instructions on how to participate in the program will be sent the day prior to the program.…Learn More

Tuesday, May 317:00—8:00 PMVirtual

VIRTUAL - Pop Goes the Culture: The History of Asians in American Pop Culture

In the pre-talkie early years of Hollywood, two of the biggest silent movie stars, Sessue Hayakawa and Anna May Wong were Asian. Portrayed as exotic and inscrutable, these stars graced the silver screen with great success. But suddenly and within a short period of time, all the major Hollywood movie studios began hiring white actors instead of actual Asians and gave them the “yellowface” treatment with taped-back eyes and makeup.…Learn More