March 23, 2019 Cary Memorial Library Foundation’s Gala for the Library’s 150th

Tickets are now on sale for the Cary Memorial Library Foundation’s Gala for the Library’s 150th anniversary! The event takes place March 23, 7-11pm, at Cary Memorial Library. Early bird prices are $75/ticket until February 1, $100 thereafter. The gala will feature a live band, dancing, drinks & light fare, plus special performances, including by Regie Gibson, Cary Library’s Poet-in-Residence. Tickets can be purchased at

February 12, 2019 The Legacy of the Massachusetts 54th Regiment

Cary Memorial Library
1874 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington MA 02420

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Living Room

The Robert Gould Shaw and Massachusetts 54th Regiment Memorial was dedicated on May 30, 1897 and has been considered one of the nation’s greatest monuments. This talk will consider the history the monument represents and the significance of the monument to Boston and the United States. The speaker will be Robert Bellinger. This program is a partnership between the Association of Black Citizens of Lexington (ABCL) and Cary Memorial Library.

January 19, 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend Events at Cary Library

Cary Memorial Library
1874 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington MA 02420

2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Living Room

Join us as we celebrate Dr. King’s message of hope and unity, as embodied by the making of the Stone of Hope memorial in Washington, D.C. At 2:45 Jamie Hoyte will present on the Stone of Hope and its relevance to our world today. Following his presentation, a panel will reflect on the relevance of Dr. King’s legacy and message of hope in today’s world through the lens of economic, educational, racial, and social justice. (This should begin around 3:30.) Complementary activities for children will take place at the same time in the Large Meeting Room.


  • Regina Caines, Executive Director for the Massachusetts Partnership for Diversity in Education
  • Judy Jackson, Diversity and Inclusion Officer at MIT, former Vice-President for Institutional Diversity and Associate Professor at the University of Kentucky
  • Travis McCready, President and CEO of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, former vice president for programs at the Boston Foundation
  • Marie-Rose Romain Murphy, President of Romain Murphy Consulting, a nonprofit strategy and management consulting firm focused on serving the unmet needs of disadvantaged individuals, families and communities

2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Large Meeting Rm

An afternoon of family-friendly activities in celebration of the life of Dr.
Martin L. King, Jr.

  • 2:30 p.m.: storytime
  • 3 p.m.: Make Your Own Stone of Hope
  • 3:30 p.m.: storytime

This event is for children in grades kindergarten through second grade, and is designed to coordinate with the activities for parents upstairs in the  Living Room.