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Cary News - July 2019

Thursday, July 18th | 7pm | Living Room
The first moon landing took place 50 years ago, in July 1969. Join us for a fun night of trivia celebrating this anniversary, as well as other cultural and historical aspects of that year! Bring your own team (up to 6 people) or join one when you arrive.
No registration required.

Music in the Library: Anjimile
Thursday, July 25th | 7pm | Large Meeting Room
You may have heard them on the radio recently: named an NPR Slingshot Artist to Watch in 2019, Anjimile brings to the library their beautiful indie pop songs. A Boston-based musician, their lyrics draw from their experiences as a queer and trans person of color, their difficult upbringing in Texas, and ultimately, their growth as a person. Influenced by a wide range of artists, from Lauryn Hill to Sufjan Stevens, this rising musician brings a love of life to their music and performances.

Crafting Cards 
Wednesday, July 10 | 1pm | Large Meeting Room 
Card making program for seniors with art teacher Marion Davis. Learn different stamping techniques and make your own greeting cards. Support for this program comes from the generous Dana Home Foundation. Registration required.  
Meet the Author:
Edith Scott Saavedra
Thursday, July 11 | 7pm | Large Meeting Room 

Please join us as we welcome Edith Scott Saavedra, author of The Lamps of Albarracín, a historical fiction novel rooted in true events. The Lamps of Albarracín takes us to medieval Spain to experience the multicultural society of Aragon and its extraordinary resistance to the Spanish Inquisition. Edith will discuss her book, the roots of the Spanish Inquisition, and the parallels to political upheaval through the ages. Edith's book will be available purchase and signing.

Moon Landing 50th Anniversary Webcast 
Monday, July 15 | 4pm | Living Room  
Join us for a webcast featuring the guided recreation of Apollo 11's journey to see how this mission was executed by crew members and Mission Control in Houston .
This live webcast is brought to you by the American Museum of Natural History and the STAR Library Network's NASA@ My Library program. No registration required.
Ornamental Calligraphy and Lettering Workshop (16+)  
Monday, July 22 | 7pm | Learning Center  

Ornamental Calligraphy and Lettering is a teen-led workshop which explores the history of calligraphy and the fundamentals of one of the most well-known scripts: Copperplate. Ornamental Calligraphy and Lettering is a part of Cary Teens Lead the Way, a program designed to showcase the many talents of our community's teens. This program is free but registration is required.


Art in Lexington   

Pierce Gallery

Amisha Thakkar Kashyap
Still Lives
Piper Gallery

Tom Doran
Ease Your Eyes

Large Meeting Room

Jianfang Li
Seven Seconds A World  

Community Center 2nd Floor Gallery

(at 36 Marrett Rd)

Youngsheen Jhe
Museum Passes  

We have two new discount passes to area attractions!
At  Davis Farmland, a discovery farm in Sterling, MA, families
can enjoy interactive play, pedal-go-carts, the autumn Mega Farm Festival,
and more! The library passes offer reduced admission for up to 4 people
from April through October. You can also visit  Gore Place, a grand mansion on a
50-acre country estate in Waltham, MA. Our passes provides admission for
2 adults for $3 each and 2 children ages 5-12 for free to guided
mansion tours from Monday through Saturday. 

View the full list of available museum passes on  our website.
The Museum Pass Program is generously supported by the
Weekly Events 

Drop-in Knitting Group
Wednesdays @ 6:30pm
Bring your project (any portable needle arts welcome!) to our casual
gathering where you can work, talk, and share ideas together.
Monthly Events 

Socrates Café
July 5 | 10:30am - 12pm | Learning Center
Socrates Café offers the chance to exchange personal perspectives
based on one's own unique experiences. Topics are chosen at the meeting.
There are no prerequisites, and no reading or other preparation is required.

Writer's Group
July 6 | 9am - 11am | Learning Center
All writers are welcome to come in and work on a project
in a supportive environment. This group is for older teens to adults.
No registration required.

Drop-in Genealogy Help
July 11 | 9:30am - 11:30am | Genealogy Room
A Cary Librarian will be available to help you with family history questions.
No registration required.

Book Clubs

Death by the Book: Mystery Book Club
No July meeting

Adult Book Club

Monday, July 15th | 7pm | Learning Center
Killers of the Flower Moon
by David Grann
in the Learning Center

Non-Fiction Book Club
Monday, July 29th | 7pm | Learning Center
Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydide's Trap?
by Graham Allison
in the Learning Center

Social Justice Book Club
No July meeting
Staff Picks 

Diane recommends Ride
"It's about a single mother who is an editor in New York and her college age son who leaves for the summer to live with his dad in Santa Monica before departing for college in the fall. It's a very witty story about learning to surf and letting go of our children."
Diane recommends Resistance Women

"It weaves the intimate portrait of four women navigating the increasingly hostile environments in academia and government during the rise of Nazi Germany in the 1930s."
Jen recommends Republic of Lies

"Merlan has written a gripping account of today's conspiracy believers and promoters, and their explosive impact on our politics and culture. She's a gifted first-person reporter whose presence in the story makes it even more engaging. She also offers a clear-eyed analysis of conspiracism's complex history."

Questions? Contact the Programming Department
at or (781) 862-6288 x84450

Looking for other ways to support the Cary Memorial Library?
Cary Memorial Library
1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420
phone: 781-862-6288 | fax: 781-862-7355 |