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  • Monday, February 15
    Presidents Day

    The library will be closed

    in honor of

    Presidents Day 

    Monday, February 15, 2016

  • Meet the Author
    Sue Wang

    Tuesday, February 16 at 7:00 PM

    Author Sue Wang describes her journey through tragedy and how she managed to write her memoir, Messages from the Black Recliner

  • Meet the Author
    Negotiating Capability & Diaspora

    presented by Dr. Ashmita Khasnabish

    Thursday, February 11 - 7:00 PM

    a discussion of the struggles of diaspora and immigrant identity through a philosophical lens. 

  • Family Fun
    Get Your Game On

    Tuesday, February 16 - 2:00 - 3:00 PM

    Drop in, stay for a game or three, bring your parents, siblings, or friends for an afternoon of board games, card games, and puzzles. (Parents welcome, but not required.)

  • create a short movie!
    Stop Motion Animation

    Tuesday-Thursday, February 16, 17, 18
    10:00-11:30 am

    Try your hand at using clay, LEGO bricks, and paper to create characters and settings for your own movie!

    Space is limited. Register online beginning Monday, February 8 @ 7:00 pm.

  • Dinner & a Movie
    Inside Out [PG]

    Wednesday, February 17 - 6:30 PM

    Bring a picnic dinner, spread out a blanket, and enjoy a family movie! The room will open 30 minutes before the start of the movie.

  • explore with us
    Junior Makers

    Wednesday, February 17 - 1:00 PM

    Try your hand at maker activities such as LEGO® We Do, Makey Makey,  littleBits, and Stop Motion Animation.

    Register online beginning Monday, February 8 @ 7:00 PM

  • do you have what it takes?
    Superhero Training Academy

    Friday, February 19 - 10:00 am

    Attendance is limited. Sign ups online beginning Monday, February 8 at 7:00 pm. Phone reservations begin at 7:30 pm.

  • Saturday Matinee
    Minions [PG]

    Saturday, February 20 - 1:00 pm

    Bring your favorite movie snack (or lunch) and spend the afternoon watching this animated favorite. The room opens 30 minutes before the start of the movie.


Today's hours 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Library Hours


Kat MacDonald
Director of Development

Cary Memorial Library Foundation, Inc.
1874 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, MA 02420
781-862-6288 x322
781-863-5469 (fax)

Stop by and visit our office near the Library’s administrative offices on the third floor of Cary Memorial Library. Call ahead for office hours.


  • Lexington’s earliest library, established in 1827, was the first tax-supported library in Massachusetts.
  • In 1898, Maria Hastings Cary presented Lexington with a challenge gift of $1,000. The Town agreed to match this sum if $400 or its equivalent in books could be raised in additional private donations. Lexington residents exceeded the fundraising goal and a new free library was established with an initial collection of 1,200 books.


The Foundation is always looking for volunteers to help in the office, to work at events, and to serve on the Board of Directors. Get in touch–we’d love your help!

We’re always looking for people who have skills in the following areas:


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