Thursday, May 2, 2013
A quick look at what you need to see, do and know on May 2 in Lexington.
1. Author Christa Kuljian Discusses Sanctuary: The Crisis in Johannesburg's Central Methodist Church: At 7 p.m. tonight at Cary Library, Lexington author Christa Kuljian will discuss her new book, Sanctuary, which describes how the Central Methodist Church in Johannesburg became a refuge forthe poor and homeless of Johannesburg, and for thousands of Zimbabweans, fleeing violence and oppression in their homeland. 2. Today in Public Meetings: According to the town website, public meetings posted for today include the Lexington Center Committee's parking management group at 8 a.m. at the Town Office Building, the ad hoc School Transportation and Safety Study Committee at 9 a.m. at the School Administration Building, the Lexington Special …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Get the scoop on the new librarian this Saturday, May 4.
The following was provided on behalf of Cary Memorial Library. The Cary Memorial Library Foundation is hosting a welcome ice cream social from 2 to 3:30 p.m. this Saturday, May, 4, for Alissa Lauzon, the library's new Head of Children’s Services! Come enjoy some ice cream and tell Alissa what you love about Cary Library. Alissa will have a special gift for all children who come and introduce themselves and tell her all about their favorite book! For further information, please call the Children’s Room at (781)-862-6288, ext. 170, or check the Library’s website at www.carylibrary.org . This event has been made possible by the generous donors to the Annual Fund of the Cary Memorial Library Foundation (www.carymemoriallibraryfoundation.org).
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Lexington's 300th Committee will hold 'Scanning Days' to collect residents' images from April 29 to May 4 at Cary Library.
The following was provided by the Lexington 300th Anniversary Committee. Residents are invited to help build Lexington’s 300th Anniversary Image Collection at Scanning Days at Cary Memorial Library during the week of Monday, April 29 – Saturday, May 4. 300th Anniversary volunteers will be on hand to scan or download memorable Lexington photographs and record the stories that go with them. “Our aim is to create a collection that represents life in Lexington from 1713 to 2013,” says Carin Casey, the 300th Image Collection Curator. “Since the 300th website went live in the spring of 2012, we’ve been inviting anyone who has an image representing memories of Lexington to contribute to the Image Collection. We’re extending that invitation …
Friday, April 26, 2013
A quick look at what you need to see, do and know on April 26 in Lexington.
1. Arbor Day Observance: The Lexington Field and Garden Club will celebrate Arbor Day and honor deceased members with a ceremony in the from 2 to 4 p.m. today Cary Library, followed by planting a tree donated by Mathew Foti. The Jeweltones, an a capella group from Temple Isaiah will perform. 2. Today in Public Meetings: According to the town website, the only public meeting posted for today is the Board of Assessors at 8:30 a.m. at the Town Office Building. 3. LHS Amnesty Benefit Dinner: Lexington High's chapter of Amnesty International will host its annual benefit dinner from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight at St. Brigid's. This year, they're supporting V-Day, a global activist organization that aims to stop violence against women and girls. Local …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
A quick look at what you need to see, do and know on April 23 in Lexington.
1. Leadership Effectiveness for Nonprofits: At 1:30 p.m. this afternoon at Cary Memorial Library, Marie Peeler, leadership consultant and principal of Peeler Associates, will "discuss the creative competencies that help nonprofit leaders achieve greatness and the reactive tendencies that hold leaders back or even potentially derail them." The seminar is free; register at http://www.nonprofitnet.us. 2. Today in Public Meetings: According to the town website, public meetings posted for today include the Harrington School Council at 7:30 a.m. at the school, the Tourism Committee at 10:30 a.m. at the Town Office Building, the Sustainable Lexington Committee at 7 p.m. at Cary Hall, the Conservation Commission at 7:30 p.m. at the Town Office …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Second place really is the first loser.
Robbins Library Director Ryan Livergood and Arlington Selectman Joseph Curro Jr. will soon be dressing up as Clifford the Big Red Dog, as Arlington lost its bet during February’s library card sign up challenge, Livergood announced Friday. Somerville won the challenge with a 320 percent increase in sign-ups this February compared to last. Belmont finished second with a 186 percent increase, Arlington third with a 183 percent increase and Lexington fourth. Somerville’s library director, Maria Carpenter, warned Livergood of his impending fate at the challenge’s kick-off press conference. “Something you should know about Somerville is that we are fiercely competitive,” she said. As part of the challenge, Livergood will now have to don his …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
A quick look at what you need to see, do and know on Feb. 28 in Lexington.
1. An Evening With Jill Stein: At 7 p.m. tonight at the Lexington Depot, Lexington Community Education will present "Rescuing Our Economy, Climate & Democracy: An Evening with Green Party Candidate Jill Stein." A Lexington resident and Green Party presidential candidate, Stein will discuss her proposal for a Green New Deal that would end unemployment while greening the economy. Costs $10; preregister using a MasterCard or VISA by contacting Lexington Community Education at 781-862-8043. 2. Our Stories: Exploring the Immigrant Experience: At 7 p.m. tonight, Cary Memorial Library invites you to hear representatives of the immigrant community in Lexington share their family stories. Special guest speakers will be Yefim Somin (Soviet Union), …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Throughout the month of March, Cary Library will host programs, community events and online discussions designed to encourage people to explore the connections between American history and American literature.
The following information was provided by Cary Memorial Library and the Lexington Reads website. In honor of the 300th anniversary of Lexington, Cary Memorial Library has chosen the theme “The Story of America” for this year’s annual Lexington Reads celebration. For Lexington Reads, an initiative underwritten by the Cary Memorial Library Foundation, the library will be hosting a variety of programs and community events throughout the month of March. Central to this year's Lexington Reads programs is encouraging readers and participants to explore the connections between American history and American literature, according to a press release. That theme is higlighted by the "Community Book" for 2013: Jill Lepore's The Story of America: …
Monday, February 25, 2013
As part of Lexington’s 300th Birthday celebration, Cary Memorial Library hosts a juried art show and sale, 'A Community Creates,' from March 1 through March 31.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
In advance of an impending blizzard, the Lexington Public Schools and Cary Memorial Library will be closed Friday. Town activities are also cancelled for Saturday and Sunday.
According to a notices on the Lexington Public Schools website and on the Cary Memorial Library's twitter feed, both the schools and library will be closed on Friday, Feb. 8 in anticipation of a snow storm that could cover Lexington and the surrounding areas under up to two feet of snow. The announcement, posted to the school website, says: Due to the impending snow storm, all schools and offices will be closed Friday, Feb. 8. Only essential personnel are to report to work. All school and town activities are canceled for Saturday and Sunday. Cary Memorial Library will be closed on Friday. More storm information will be available on the Town of Lexington website. Please note that every effort will be made to post update storm related …