As might be expected of a city that is best known as being home to Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge has plenty of opportunities for its residents to better themselves through education and training. In addition to the many other colleges and universities found throughout the city – including Cambridge College, Cambridge School of Culinary Arts, Episcopal Divinity School, Hult International Business School, Lesley University, Longy School of Music and Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts – the city library also regularly hosts classes and other opportunities for learning.
Next month, the Main Library will be hosting a number of classes and other learning opportunities. Some of the classes and events taking place in the Beech Room include:
- English Conversation – Beginners: A class for those 16-years-old and older who are non-native English speakers (March 1 from 9:15 to 10:45 am).
- English – Reading/Writing/Conversation (Intermediate): A class for non-native English speakers who are at the intermediate level (March 4 from 12:00 to 2:00 pm).
Classes and events taking place in the Community Room include:
- Tax Assistance: Tax help provided on a first come, first served basis (March 1 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm).
Classes and events taking place in the Curious George Room include:
- Movies for Littles: Picture books brought to life on the big screen (March 1 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm)
- Sing Along: Dancing and singing for up to 130 people. Free tickets are available on a first come, first served basis on the day of the program (March 3 from 11:00 to 11:30 am).
- Library LEGO Time: Design and build LEGO structures with LEGO pieces provided by the library. For up to 30 people ages 5 and up. Children under 7 must be attended by a caregiver. Free tickets are available on a first come, first served basis (March 3 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm).
- Bookship Book Group: A combination of book group and technology workshop for middle school children (March 3 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm).
Classes and events taking place in the Rey Room include:
- Baby Lapsit: A time for babies and caregivers to learn, play and develop language and motor skills. Tickets are available for free on a first come, first served basis on the day of the program (March 3 from 10:30 to 11:00 am).
- Toddler Storytime: Storytime for up to 45 people geared toward children ages 2 to 3 (March 4 from 11:00 to 11:30 am).
- Preschool Storytime: Storytime for up to 45 people geared toward children ages 3 to 5 (March 4 from 4:00 to 4:30 pm).
Classes and events taking place in the Computer Classroom include:
- Computers II: A coure for adults with some computer experience (March 4 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm).
This is only a small sample of the classes and events that are available at the Main Library. Classes and events are also offered at other libraries, including the Valente and O’Connell branches. To see a full calendar of events for the remainder of February, for March and beyond, visit the City of Cambridge website.