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November 30, 2023 | View Full Newsletter

The library will be closed on

Sunday, December 24

Monday, December 25

Sunday, December 31

Monday, January 1

The library will also close at 6pm on

Tuesday, December 26

Wednesday, December 27

Thursday, December 28


A Celebration of Cozy Reading!


Inspired by Jolabokafloð, an Icelandic holiday tradition, Carybokafloð [Cary-bo-kah-flawed] celebrates all things cozy, seasonal and book-related.

During November, each Icelandic household receives a catalog of book titles published that year. It’s a time of selecting and giving books to family and friends, attending book readings and listening to author interviews.

MONDAY, 12/4



Upcoming Programs

Online Safety with Robin Putnam

Friday, December 1 | 2:00pm


Literary Café Welcomes Adrienne Brodeur and Nancy Crochiere

Monday, December 4 | 7:00pm

Hybrid: Living Room + Virtual

DIY Candle Votives & Bookmarks (Adult)

Tuesday, December 5 | 6:30pm


Reader's Roundtable

Tuesday, December 5 | 7:00pm

Living Room

Music in the Library: ImproVisions Jazz with Michael Arnowitt and Clyde Stats

Wednesday, December 6 | 7:00pm

Large Meeting Room

Expeditionary Aviation in the Antarctic

Monday, December 11 | 1:15pm

Hybrid: Large Meeting Room + Virtual

Holiday Romance Book Recommendations with Library Journal Reviewer John Charles

Monday, December 11 | 7:00pm


Poetry Series: Chessy Normile, Sarah Matthes, and Soren Stockman

Monday, December 11 | 7:00pm


Cricut Beanies (Adult)

Tuesday, December 12 | 1:30pm

Large Meeting Room

Ice: From Mixed Drinks to Skating Rinks—a Cool History of a Hot Commodity

Tuesday, December 12 | 7:00pm


The Best of Beantown and Beyond: Wicked Awesome Boston Movies

Wednesday, December 13 | 7:00pm


Jamaican Wildlife Adventure with Bill Gette

Thursday, December 14 | 7:00pm


Steeped in Secrecy: The Boston Tea Party, 250 Years Later

Saturday, December 16 | 2:00pm


Macrame Snowflake Craft (Adult)

Monday, December 18 | 1:30pm

Large Meeting Room

Adults Open Mic Night

Monday, December 18 | 7:00pm

Large Meeting Room

Beyond the Library presents: A Star Party for Adults

Tuesday, December 19 | 7:00pm

Offsite: Lincoln Field 1, Lincoln Park, 100 Lincoln St, Lexington, MA

Recurring Programs & Book Clubs

English at Large Conversation Group

Monthly on Tuesday and Wednesday 10:00am (no program on Dec. 26 or 27)

Learning Center

Drop-in Knitting

Wednesdays at 6:30pm (no program on Dec 27)

Genealogy Room

50+ Job Seekers Networking Group

Wednesday, December 6 | 9:30am

Wednesday, December 13 | 6:00pm

Wednesday, December 20 | 9:30am

Wednesday, December 20 | 6:00pm


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

Thursday, December 7 | 4:00pm


Studio Art Workshop for Adults 60+

Thursday, December 14 | 1:30pm

Large Meeting Room

Nature Photography

Monday, December 18 | 7:00pm


Guided Meditation

Tuesday, December 26 | 10:00am


Social Justice Book Club

Wednesday, December 6 | 7:00pm

Learning Center + Virtual

Death by the Book Mystery Club

Monday, December 11 | 10:00am


Nonfiction Book Club

Monday, December 18 | 7:00pm

Learning Center

Perkins Book Club

Thursday, December 7 | 2:00pm

Learning Center

Monday Night Book Club

Monday, December 18 | 7:00pm


From the Friends

Thank You, Lexington!

The Friends of Cary Library want to thank everyone who contributed

to the success of our November Book Sale. We were excited to see so

much enthusiasm from the community and are truly grateful for your

generous and ongoing support.

Holiday Table in Our Book Store!

We also want to invite you to check out the Holiday Gift Idea Table in our Book Store. It’s stocked with a nice selection of holiday items and a mix of other things we think would make great gifts. Prices are low, and every purchase will go to support Cary Library. Come by whenever you’re in the library, as we will add new items almost every day. Happy Holidays and all the best from the Friends of Cary Library!

From the Foundation

It's that time of year... annual appeal season! Your generous funding of the Cary Library Foundation's annual appeal enables the Library to provide the programs and collection materials that really make a difference to our community. Your support makes so many wonderful library programs possible, including: 1) Children practicing reading to Lyric the Library's therapy dog, 2) Teens whetting their appetite for a good book with the Book Tasting Program; and, 3) Folks with difficulty reading regular-size print enjoying a dedicated book club, complemented by a selection of large print books funded by the Foundation. 

Could you please join us in supporting the Library's annual appeal? Donations may be made online at, or by check sent to Cary Library Foundation, 1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420. Thank you very much for your generous support and happy holidays!

More Resources

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!

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!

Art @ Cary

Eiko Fazio

on view in the Piper Gallery through the end of December 2023

Ann Boese

on view at the Community Center (39 Marrett Rd.) through the end of December 2023

Nature Photography Exhibit

Students from Dave Ewing's nature photography class display until the end of December 2023

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

Q&A with Jennifer Gehly He Unleash Your Potential with AI Technology Take Two

Creating Landscapes for Bird Diversity with Claudia Thompson

The Bright Ages: A New History of Medieval Europe with David Perry

Beyond the Library presents A Wing and A Prayer with Author Anders Gyllenhaal

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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