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April 1, 2024 | View Full Newsletter

The library will be closed on

Saturday, April 6

Friday, April 12 at 1pm

Monday, April 15

Upcoming Programs

Art of Henna

Thursday, April 4 | 4:00pm

Large Meeting Room

Solar Eclipses: Drama of the Skies

Thursday, April 4 | 7:00pm

Hybrid: Large Meeting Room + Virtual

Dreadful Were the Vestiges of War - Arms and Battle Damage from the American Revolution

Monday, April 8 | 1:15pm

Hybrid: Large Meeting Room + Virtual

Artist Talk - Morning Market: The Work of Women Exhibit

Wednesday, April 10 | 7:00pm

Large Meeting Room

Music in the Library: The Moonbellies (Folk Concert)

Thursday, April 11 | 7:00pm

Large Meeting Room

2024 Fairy Tale Ball

Friday, April 12 | 6:00pm

Large Meeting Room + Living Room

Reader's Roundtable

Tuesday, April 16 | 7:00pm

Large Meeting Room

AI Unleashed: Elevating Creativity Across Mediums

Thursday, April 18 | 1:00pm


DIY Mini Bookshelf (Adult)

Thursday, April 18 | 6:30pm

Large Meeting Room

Creating Equality of Opportunity in America: New Insights from Big Data

Saturday, April 20 | 8:00pm

Cary Hall (1605 Mass Ave)

Reading and Writing Poetry

Monday, April 22 | 6:30pm

Monday, April 29 | 6:30pm

(Registration is for both dates)

Large Meeting Room

Science Café: AI in Medicine and Biomedical Research

Tuesday, April 23 | 7:30pm

Living Room + Virtual

Roads to Revolution: the Different Paths of Lexington and Concord

Wednesday, April 24 | 7:00pm

Large Meeting Room

Reading the Stories Hidden in Democracy's Data

Thursday, April 25 | 7:00pm

Large Meeting Room

Socrates Cafe

Friday, April 26 | 10:30am

Learning Center

Recycling Lies and Plastic Problems: What I Learned from a Year of No Garbage

Tuesday, April 30 | 7:00pm

Living Room

Recurring Programs & Book Clubs

Drop-in Knitting

Wednesdays at 6:30pm

Learning Center

English at Large Conversation Group

Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:00am

Learning Center

50+ Job Seekers Networking Group

Wednesday, April 3 | 9:30am

Wednesday, April 17 | 9:30am


Nature Photography

Monday, April 8 | 7:00pm


Studio Art Workshop for Adults 60+

Thursday, April 11 | 1:30pm

Large Meeting Room

Guided Meditation

Tuesday, April 23 | 10:00am


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

Thursday, April 25 | 4:00pm


Social Justice Book Club

Wednesday, April 3 | 7:00pm

Learning Center + Virtual

Perkins Book Club

Thursday, April 4 | 2:00pm

Learning Center

Death by the Book Mystery Club

Monday, April 8 | 10:00am


Monday Night Book Club

Tuesday, April 16 | 7:00pm


Nonfiction Book Club

Monday, April 29 | 7:00pm

Learning Center

From the Foundation

Tickets are still available to Party at the Library!! This is your rare chance to join your friends and neighbors and eat, drink, shake those tail feathers, and talk in a loud voice at the Library - without anyone shushing you! The Foundation is throwing a big community-wide bash on Saturday, April 6th, from 7 p.m.-10 p.m, in support of ChiRP!, the Library's Children's Room and Lower Level Renovation Project. 

Tickets are still for sale at the Early Bird ticket price of $125 per ticket. Tickets can be purchased online at or by check, made payable to the Cary Library Foundation, and sent to the Foundation at 1874 Mass. Ave., Lexington, MA 02420.

As part of this party, we have a live online auction with amazing items, including unique vacation homes at Martha's Vineyard and on the Snake River in Idaho, dinner with a Nobel Prize winner, and the chance to have your name as a character in best -selling author and Lexingtonian Marjan Kamali's upcoming book. You can bid now on a terrific range of items - bidding closes on April 6 at 9:30 pm. 

To view auction items and bid, please go to If you can't make the Gala, you can still participate in the auction. Questions? Contact Mary Ellen Ringo, the Foundation's Director, at and 781-354-2996. Hope to see you at the Gala!

From the Friends

Friends of Cary Library May Book Sale

May 3-5

Mark your calendar! We’ll have thousands of gently used hardcover and

paperback books, CDs and DVDs for adults, teens, and children. If you love

finding quality used books at great prices, you can’t beat the Friends Book Sale!

Member Hours (join at the door):

Friday, May 3: 1pm-5pm

Saturday, May 4: 9am-10am


General Public Hours:

Saturday, May 4: 10am-5pm

Sunday, May 5: 1pm-5pm


Location: Cary Library, 1874 Mass. Ave, Lexington Center, Large Meeting Room         

April Celebrations - Library Staff and Volunteers

Along with Spring and flowers in April, comes a time to celebrate some special people.

National Library Week is April 7-13: We have the opportunity to celebrate our wonderful Cary Library staff, leadership, and custodians who, seven days a week,

maintain and provide us with a vibrant inviting library. Cary library offers so many

resources including books in all types of formats on endless topics, in-person and hybrid programs, passes to museums, parks and cultural attractions, Library of Things and so much more for all people of all ages.

National Volunteer week is April 21-27: It is a week to celebrate the many Cary

Library volunteers who donate thousands of hours every year to help raise funds for the library, support and host many programs, sell gently used books and so much more!

Please take a moment to say “Thank You” to our Library Staff and Volunteers!

More Resources

We also have passes to many museums around the area. Take a trip to the Museum of Fine Arts or bring the family to the Boston Children's Museum!

Check out our Library of Things collection! You can find lots of Things, from board games to film conversion tools, crafting tools to puzzles, you can even play guitar!

Art @ Cary

Artwork by Lori Lander

on view in the Piper Gallery through the end of April 2024

Artwork by Shehab Hossein

on view at the Community Center (39 Marrett Rd.) through the end of April 2024

Art by Students of Lexington Public Schools

on view in the Pierce Gallery through June 2024

Recent Programs
Programs that were recorded are all located on the Cary Library YouTube channel.
Some of our most recent programs are below.

AI Wellness: Empower Your Mind and Body with Innovative AI Tools

Introduction to the Oxford African American Studies Center Online Resource

Nibbling on Native Plants in Your Back Yard and Beyond with Russ Cohen

Guided Meditation with Leslie Gabriele

If you attended one of our programs and would like to share your thoughts, please follow this link to our feedback form.

Thank you!
Contact the Programming Department
at or (781) 862-6288 x84450

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