Welcome to the July 2017 issue of Cary News! Inside you'll find news about Turkish music, the Library of Things, and more!

Cary News - July 2017
Socrates Caf é
Friday, July 7, 10:30 a.m., Learning Center
Socrates Café are gatherings where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange personal perspectives based on their unique experiences. Topics discussed are chosen by vote at the gathering. All present have an opportunity to speak and share their ideas on the topic in a safe environment where there is no pressure to agree or disagree. Please join us! No preparation is necessary.

A Traditional Turkish Concert
Thursday, July 13, 7 p.m., Large Meeting Room
Melody and rhythm are common throughout the world's music. Instruments, too, bear similar elements across the globe. How all of these aspects are used varies vastly from culture to culture. On Thursday, July 13th, 7 p.m. in the Large Meeting Room at Cary Memorial Library, join us for an exciting performance by the Cambridge Musiki Cemiyeti or CMC! CMC, translated as the Cambridge Society of Classical Turkish Music, aims to preserve traditional Turkish and Ottoman music, and to introduce that music to new generations.

This free, all-ages concert will feature classical pieces and give you a chance to learn about traditional instruments like the oud, kudum, and tambur. Founded by Feridun Ozgoren and hosted at MIT, the Cambridge Musiki Cemiyeti will be enjoyable to anyone interested in discovering more about the fascinating music of Turkey.

Library of Things Petting Zoo
Saturday, July 29, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m, Large Meeting Room
Books, DVDs, audiobooks, magazines - these are some of the items you might expect a library to have. What about a telescope? Or a lap loom? How about jewelry kits, robots, old media converters, or a 360 degree camera? On Saturday, July 29th, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m, you'll have a chance to get some hands on experience with these items! They are all part of Cary Library's new Library of Things collection. The library will have staff on hand during this drop-in session to help explain the new Things. 

Check out the Library of Things online here: http://www.carylibrary.org/library-of-things

Summer Reading
Ends August 25th, Idea Wall (main level)
Read a book, write a review, and enter to win a gift card to a local eatery. Submissions are drawn weekly.

Not sure what to read? We can help! Our Read-it-Now shelves and display cubes are a great place to start. Want to dig deeper? Check out the NoveList Database or our own podcast. Want to see what your neighbors are reading? Check their submissions to the Idea Wall. As always, our library staff are always willing to share some of their favorites in person -- just ask!
Looking for other ways to support the Cary Memorial Library?
More Events at Cary Library

Don't miss our exciting schedule of events and activities for adults, teens and children of all ages! Check our Calendar of Events for programs and activities offered by the many organizations that use the library's meeting rooms.  

Art at Cary

Piper Gallery: Jaclyn Meyer, Sensory Reflections

Pierce Gallery : Terri Ackerman, Nature's Brilliance

Large Meeting Room Gallery : Cambridge Entomological Club, Immense Diversity of the Miniature

Lexington Community Center, 2nd floor : John Marmonti, Stargazer

For more information, please visit our  Art@Cary page.

Cary Library Book Groups

The  Mystery Book Group will not meet in July.

The  Adult Book Group will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 17 in the Learning Center. Summer Before the Dark by Doris Lessing will be discussed.

The  Nonfiction Book Group  will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 31 in the Learning Center. Madame President: The Extraordinary Journey of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf  by Helene Cooper will be discussed.

For more information, please visit our  Book Groups page.

The library will be closed on Sundays starting June 25th. This will continue until September 3rd.

Museum Pass News
Explore Boston's rich history! From Back Bay to the North End, Boston By Foot  offers guided walking tours to help you experience Boston through its architecture, literature, art, and more! Visit  http://bostonbyfoot.org/  for tour schedule and more information.

Our library pass admits up to four people for FREE on Continuing Education events and most regularly offered tours from May to November. Pre-registration is not required for walking tours. The member rate will be charged on Tours of the Month and Holiday Strolls. Pass must be returned to Cary Library the morning after scheduled use. 

Find details about all of our museum passes on our website. The museum pass program is generously supported by the Friends of Cary Library.

Library of Things
Announcing our newest collection: The Library of Things!
We are pleased to announce a new collection at Cary Memorial Library - the Library of Things! What is the Library of Things? It is a collection of non-traditional items that circulate just like books and DVD's. The Library of Things includes a telescope, a sewing machine, Roku streaming devices, board games, a GoPro camera, and more. The complete list is available at: http://www.carylibrary.org/library-of-things.

While any patron may borrow a Library of Things item if it is available, only Lexington residents may place holds on Library of Things items. If you are interested in suggesting a purchase, please visit http://www.carylibrary.org/suggest-thing-purchase.
Staff Picks

Our staff handles hundreds of books, DVDs, and more every day! Here are just a few that we are enjoying. For more staff recommendations, listen to Cary's book podcast, Biblio Files

John just finished watching the And Then There Were None series based on Agatha Christie's book that was on television/cable a couple of years ago.  The series is extremely well-acted, dark, and atmospheric; John especially loved the background music which added to the watching experience.

Christine  is reading Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor and reports that it is one of the most beautifully written books she has ever read. The pace and tone remind her of Pillars of the Earth, in that it's a long book but one that you can really enjoy if you can be patient. Strange the Dreamer is a fantasy novel, intended for older teens, but the language and story are mature enough for adults to appreciate. Christine started this book on the recommendation of her 16-year-old daughter, but is quickly coming to love it on her own. The only negative thing she can say about this book is that it is the first of two books and it will be horrible waiting for the sequel and the conclusion!  
Amy  recently read  California Dreamin': Cass Elliot Before The Mamas & the Papas by Pénélope Bagieu, and found it a fascinating look into the early life of Ellen Cohen. Cohen was a girl from Baltimore who became Cass Elliot, a superstar in one of the 1960's greatest groups. If you have ever hesitated to read a graphic novel, hesitate no more! Bagieu traces Cass' life events with captivating skill, and illuminates the twists and turns of her career, as well as the dysfunction of a group that seemed so together in performance. Baby Boomers and those interested in pop/rock figures of the 60's will love this poignant history of a determined but vulnerable figure. 
Cynthia recommends Anthony Trollope's  The Way We Live Now with its brash, wealthy speculator who wins a seat in Parliament, much to the dismay of the old aristocracy will resonate today despite its publication date of 1873.

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