Community

Your gift enables the Library to say “Yes!” to community-inspired programs that:

  • Bring us together to create, discover, and share ideas—like the Science Cafe series and Lexington Reads
  • Explore the role of technology in our lives—like Appy Hour, where you can learn about apps for travel, creating art, downloading e-books, and more
  • Showcase arts and performances that reflect our town’s diversity--like the Chinese Day of Culture

Peace & Friendship

Colorful flags graced the walls of Cary Library at the reception marking the inaugural Eric Jordan Moskow Memorial Fund event. The flags, depicting Peace and Friendship, were designed and created by the youth of Lexington, under the guidance of local artist and educator Heny Taraz. The flags will be on display for a month and the public is invited to visit the library to view them and learn more about this project.

Poster of Peace & Friendship event at Cary Memorial Library in Lexington, Massachusetts Flags from Peace & Friendship event at Cary Memorial Library in Lexington, Massachusetts
Reception at Peace & Friendship event at Cary Memorial Library in Lexington, Massachusetts

 

Chinese lanterns hang in entrance of Cary Memorial Library in Lexington, MassachusettsAn Afternoon of Chinese Culture logo at Cary Memorial Library in Lexington, Massachusetts

Chinese dragon performance at Cary Memorial Library in Lexington, MassachusettsChinese dancers at Cary Memorial Library in Lexington, MassachusettsChinese dancer twirls at Cary Memorial Library in Lexington, MassachusettsBoy looks down on Chinese festivities at the Cary Memorial Library in Lexington, MassachusettsChinese brushwork at Cary Memorial Library in Lexington, Massachusetts

An Afternoon of Chinese Culture 2017

On January 14, 2017, Lexington celebrated the Year of the Rooster in a Saturday afternoon program offered by the Chinese American Association of Lexington (CAAL).

Nearly 1,000 people of all ages were treated to dance and musical performances, tasted a variety of Chinese teas, learned to cook dumplings and spring rolls, practiced the art of calligraphy, and so much more. It was a splendid day of community pride and cultural sharing!

 

 

Fairy Tale Ball 2016

Boys in policemen costumesOn April 15, 2016, some pint-sized public safety officers, a pirate or two, and a plethora of princesses were just a few of the many guests who attended the second annual Fairy Tale Ball. Attendees enjoyed games, crafts and snacks while a guest DJ was rolling out the  Girl in princess costume coloringbig hits. Merriment ensued as the grown-ups joined the young party guests on the dance floor!

The Ball was thanks in great measure to the support of the folks who contribute to our Annual Appeal. It is through their generosity that these fairy tales dreams are able to come true. We are grateful to Indian Americans of Lexington (IAL), Chinese American Association of Lexington (CAAL), and the Lexington High School Origami Club for sponsoring the many activities at the event.

Thank you to members of the Friends of Cary Memorial Library, the Library’s Teen Advisory Board (TAB), and our high school volunteers whose time and energy spent setting up, running stations and cleaning up was crucial to the success of the evening.

Girl in princess costume Boy in pirate costume
Boy in fireman costume  Girl and boy dressed for the Fairy Tale Ball
Children crafting crowns
Girl in pirate costume Library staff dressed in princess costume
Girl in princess costume smiling Library staff dressed for the Fairy Tale Ball
Dad dancing with princess daughter Girl crafting crown