Tag Archive for: Maynard Public Library

Maynard Earth Day Fair

Celebrate Earth Day at the Maynard Earth Day Fair! Create a collage or journal and share your love of the earth and dreams for the future of Maynard. Find out what local groups in our town are doing for the earth. Learn how to transition to sustainable housing, start composting, and so much more. Visit greenmaynard.org for more information.

A Ruling Passion: William Lewis’s Pear Orchard

A Ruling Passion: William Lewis’s Pear Orchard

Roosevelt Room

William Lewis left an extraordinary record of his life in over 300 documents. In 1860 he bought a 34-acre farm in Barre, MA, and for the rest of his life worked at dairying, growing fruits, and much more. He documented his orchard of 174 trees in his pear journals, recording over 90 varieties of the fruit. Using his journals and other sources, horticultural historian Christie Higginbottom will explore William’s life, farm, and the orchard wisdom of the era.

CAPACITY: 10 of 35 spaces available.

Registration required. Click here to register

NOTE: Registering more attendees than spaces available will automatically place your attendees on this event’s wait list.

Maynard Community Information Fair

Roosevelt Room

Join us to learn about the groups’ services, volunteer opportunities, special events and how to get involved and stay informed.

​There will be tables around the Roosevelt Room and the first floor where organizations will have displays featuring each group’s work, including brochures, posters, pictures, maps, sign-up sheets.

​All Maynard residents are invited!

Visit https://www.maynardpubliclibrary.org/community-info to see a list of participating organizations.

Maple Magic: A Sugaring Program

Maple Magic: A Sugaring Program

Storytime Room

Maple Magic: A Sugaring Program

with Land’s Sake Farm

Family program for children ages 5 and over

For our Maple Sugar program

Just look at all we’ve got

Syrup, pancakes, sugar

Okay, pancakes, maybe not!

If you come to this program, you’ll:

a. Learn how to tap trees to get sap

b. Find out how to make syrup

c. Get in a “sticky” situation

CAPACITY: 17 of 35 spaces available.

NOTE: Registering more attendees than spaces available will automatically place your attendees on this event’s wait list.

Registration is required for this event. Click here to register.

Email reminders are sent 24 hours before the event takes place.

If this event is canceled, we will use the contact information you enter here to get in touch with you.

Native American Archaeology of the Assabet River

This event is in-person as well as virtual. Registration is required for both. Click here to register.

Native American archaeology is more than just place names. This program brings the local landscape alive by looking at why people have been attracted to the Assabet River for over 7,000 years. Our environs hold the secrets of how they survived. Join us as we look beyond the glare of the modern to understand more about the Indigenous way of life and why they were attracted to this area.

Kimberley Connors is a local archaeologist specializing in public education. She holds a MA from Harvard University and has worked on numerous sites in New England and the Middle East. Her research includes local sites along the Assabet River and Nashoba Brook. Her past Hidden History programs have been sponsored by Boston Public Library, Freedom’s Way, Friends of Pine Halk, and Iron Work Farm of Acton. Kimberley is the founder of Archaeology Outreach, which brings STEAM and cultural programs to thousands of schools across New England.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Maynard Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Art Talk: Women Impressionist Painters

Roosevelt Room & Online

This program is presented in partnership with the Acton Memorial Library with options to attend in person at the Maynard Library or via Zoom.

Registration is required for this event.  Click here to register. 


We’ll explore women Impressionist painters beginning with the only three women who exhibited with the French Impressionists in the late 19th century, Berthe Morisot, Marie Bracquemond, and Mary Cassatt, the only American to exhibit with the French Impressionists. We’ll also study the paintings of Eva Gonzalès, a student of Edouard Manet. American women “Impressionists” will be represented in the paintings by Lilla Cabot Perry, Cecilia Beaux, and Matilda Browne.

About our presenter

Martha Chiarchiaro has brought history to life through the art of the times for more than 30 years. She received her Masters’ degree in the History of Art from Williams College and provides a variety of art history presentations at the Worcester Art Museum, for WISE (the Worcester Institute for Senior Education), garden clubs, libraries, senior centers, and other organizations. As noted on her Seeing History website, Martha’s specialty presentations related to specific periods, artists, and activities provide an in-depth look at the life and times of people through their art.

Reine Lefebvre Holding a Nude Baby (Mother and Child) by Mary Cassatt

CAPACITY: 34 of 35 spaces available.

NOTE: Registering more attendees than spaces available will automatically place your attendees on this event’s wait list.

The Real Live Bubble Show

Dear Gang:

If you come to the Real Live Bubble Show, you’ll get to:

a. Meet a big time professional bubble-blower

b. See the biggest bubble in the world

c. Watch beautiful, rainbow-tinted bubbles floating right above your head

d. Possibly get picked to actually go inside a bubble and float around the library – okay maybe not float around but you’ll get to go inside a bubble

Believe me, this is a show that has really “burst” on the scene!

Click here to register

Virtual Author Talk with Architect Stefan Al: SuperTall

Author, architect, and TED-Resident Stefan Al has worked on some of the largest buildings in the world. In his new book Supertall: How the World’s Tallest Buildings Are Reshaping Our Cities and Our Lives, he reveals the advancements in engineering, design, and data science that have led to a worldwide boom. Drawing on examples from the past (the Empire State Building, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower) and present (Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, London’s Shard, Shanghai Tower), he describes how the most remarkable skyscrapers have been designed and built.

Al explores the ingenious technological innovations in cement, wind resistance, elevator design, and air-conditioning that have made megastructures like the 160-stories-high Burj Khalifa a reality. And he examines the risks of wealth inequality, carbon emissions, and contagion these buildings yield, arguing for a more sustainable, resilient, and equitable built environment for everyone.

Register for this virtual program at https://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/xp_newpopevent.cfm?zeeOrg=MAYNARD&EventID=7018386

In collaboration with Belmont Public Library, Canton Public Library, Needham Free Public Library, Newton Free Library and Cary Memorial Library.

Virtual Author Talk with Morgan Talty

Debut author Morgan Talty will talk about his book, Night of the Living Rez, a collection of 12 interconnected stories set on the Penobscot Nation in Maine. “This is a collection where … everything small is connected to something bigger, something powerful. And in revealing those connections, Talty forms a rich and vast picture of what it is to be alive, with stunning clarity, empathy and unwavering honesty.” -New York Times.

Night of the Living Rez has been named Best Book of the Summer by the New York Times, TIME, The Boston Globe, Daily Beast, Esquire, Cosmopolitan and WBUR and received starred reviews from Kirkus and Publishers Weekly.

Talty will be in conversation with Megan Birch-McMichael, writer and manager of The Silver Unicorn Bookstore.

Register for this virtual event at https://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/xp_newpopevent.cfm?zeeOrg=MAYNARD&EventID=6991705

Sasquatch Search Escape Room

You’ve won a chance to spend the weekend with a renown cryptozoologist searching for Bigfoot! Will you find Bigfoot, or will you be stuck in the woods… forever?

The Sasquatch Search Escape Room will be run every half hour for groups of 3-6 people.
For ages 7-adult.

Space is limited.  Registration required at https://www.eventkeeper.com/mars/xpages/xp_newpopevent.cfm?zeeOrg=MAYNARD&EventID=7032943. When registering, please select the time slot that you would like to attend.