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Schedule Reminder

The library will be closed on Monday, February 17th in observance of President's Day.
Foundation News
Saturday, March 28| 7pm 

Join the Cary Library Foundation for their latest Library After Dark event featuring local artist Regie Gibson and Marlon Carey as they perform an original hip hop extravaganza that explores the life, mysteries, works, and impact of William Shakespeare. Refreshments and cash bar available

The Cary Library Foundation is seeking two volunteers to help support the Foundation's fundraising activities.  

Database volunteer: This volunteer is responsible for entering donor related information into the Foundation's donor database system, generating acknowledgement letters and/or emails, and running periodic reports. This position may qualify for a property tax abatement through the Lexington Senior Service Program. 

Web design volunteer:  This volunteer is responsible for reviewing versions of the Foundation's new website and making specific recommendations about layout, font and colors.  

For more information about either opportunity, please contact the Foundation's Director of Development, Mary Ellen Ringo at 781-698-4405 or meringo@lexingtonma.gov
Friends News
Save the Date!
Saturday, April 4
Registration Required

Guest Speakers:

Martha Ackmann
These Fevered Days: Ten Pivotal Moments in the Making of Emily Dickinson
[Release date: February 25, 2020]

Julie Dobrow
After Emily: Two Remarkable Women and the Legacy of America’s Greatest Poet

National Poetry Month is coming and you can join the celebration by attending this year’s Book Lover’s Brunch, April 4, spotlighting Emily Dickinson, one of America’s greatest poets. Meet authors Martha Ackmann and Julie Dobrow, whose newly released books, These Fevered Days and After Emily , examine Dickinson’s life and work in original, radically different ways. Utilizing thousands of archived letters, poems and never-before-seen photos, Ackmann skillfully captures Dickinson’s inner life, adds new insight into her
wildly original poetry, and vividly portrays one of American literature’s most enigmatic figures. Drawing on hundreds of never-before-published primary sources including hidden diaries, long-lost letters, photographs and scanned original manuscripts, Dobrow meticulously recounts the extraordinary untold story of mother-daughter editors
Mabel Loomis Todd and Millicent Todd Bingham, who brought Dickinson’s genius to light
This April 4 event includes book signings and is sponsored by the Friends of Cary Library. Seating is limited; registration at the online Cary Library Program Calendar is required and opens on March 4 .
Staff Picks
Elaine recommends Homegoing , the disturbing, beautifully written first novel by Yaa Gyasi.  It follows the families of two half-sisters over three centuries, beginning and ending in Ghana. Each chapter tells a story, usually heart-wrenching, of one of the descendants of the sisters.  The stories cover many themes: colonialism, slavery in Africa and America, racism, segregation and much more. The losses, cruelty, suffering are unforgettable and so are the characters.   Homegoing is quite a journey.  
Jean enjoyed the French spy series “ The Bureau .” If you’re looking for something tense and action-packed, full of international intrigue and counterintelligence operations, try this four-season television drama set in the inner workings of DGSE, the French intelligence bureau. The plots are complex and the acting is excellent. Le Figaro called the series some of the best television ever produced in France.   
Museum Passes
We have some exciting updates to our Museum Pass Program! To give you more opportunities to visit museums, parks, and cultural institutions across Massachusetts, you can now borrow one museum pass per day if you are 15 years old or older . We hope you'll explore the art, history, and nature from our great Commonwealth (and we love when you share your museum adventures with us -- tag us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter)!

Patrons must live or work in Lexington or on Hanscom Air Force Base to borrow museum passes from Cary Library. Our passes give free or reduced admission to over 25 museums and attractions. The Museum Pass Program is generously sponsored by the Friends of Cary Library . Please visit our website to learn more and reserve your passes!
On the Horizon:
Books We're Anticipating
Click on the link to Reserve!
Adult Fiction

An intimate look into the heart and mind of a man who finds those around him just out of reach, and a funny, joyful, deeply compassionate story about seeing the world through new eyes, Redhead by the Side of the Road is a triumph, filled with Anne Tyler's signature wit and gimlet-eyed observation.

The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd

The Book of Longings is an inspiring, unforgettable account of one woman's bold struggle to realize the passion and potential inside her, while living in a time, place and culture devised to silence her. It is a triumph of storytelling both timely and timeless, from a masterful writer at the height of her powers.
Adult Non-Fiction
by Marie Kondo

In Joy at Work , bestselling author and Netflix star Marie Kondo and Rice University business professor Scott Sonenshein offer stories, studies, and strategies to help you eliminate clutter and make space for work that really matters. Using the KonMari Method, Joy at Work will help you overcome the challenges of workplace mess and enjoy the productivity, success, and happiness that come with a tidy desk and mind.

A kaleidoscopic account of five days in the life of a city on the edge, told through eight characters on the front lines of the uprising that overtook Baltimore and riveted the world. Each shifting point of view contributes to an engrossing, cacophonous account of one of the most consequential moments in our recent history, which is also an essential cri de coeur about the deeper causes of the violence and the small seeds of hope planted in its aftermath.
Banned Book Club by Hyun Sook Kim

In BANNED BOOK CLUB, Hyun Sook shares a dramatic true story of political division, fear-mongering, anti-intellectualism, the death of democratic institutions, and the relentless rebellion of reading.
The Black Flamingo by Dean Atta

A fierce coming-of-age verse novel about identity and the power of drag, from acclaimed UK poet and performer Dean Atta.

Told with raw honesty, insight, and lyricism, this debut explores the layers of identity that make us who we are--and allow us to shine.
Rebecca Stead

Bea's family may change, but their love for each other does not in this soon-to-be classic by the Newbery Award-winning author of When You Reach Me

Fourteen-year-old Aru Shah and her friends are sent on a mission to rescue two "targets," one of whom is about to utter a prophecy that could mean the difference between victory and defeat. If she can reach the wish-granting tree before the Sleeper, perhaps she can turn everything around with one wish. Careful what you wish for, Aru . . .
Pajama Drive

We're teaming up with the LHS Cradles to Crayons Club, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners for the annual PJ drive to benefit DCF Kids and Cradles to Crayons. This year, the Main Floor, Teen Space, and Children's Room are competing to see who can donate the most pajamas! Will you help us reach our goal? Bring NEW pajamas for babies, children, and teens to the library through March 15.
Pics from Our Programs
Cookbook Club with author Clara Silverstein
Hacket Art!
Idea Wall with Jodi Colella
PJ Day
Dick Lehr in conversation with
Hank Phillippi Ryan
Skype visit with Alan Bradley
Hiking the Appalachian Trail
Nature Photography
What Does Music Do?
Beeswax Wrap
Julia Collin Davison
of America's Test Kitchen
Contact the Programming Department
at caryprograms@minlib.net or (781) 862-6288 x84450