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Register for: Central to It All: A look at Central Square, the Nightclub ManRay, and Twenty Years of Change

Date & Time:
September 22, 2021
6:30pm – 8:00pm
Main Library
Lecture Hall

Central to It All: A look at Central Square, the Nightclub ManRay, and Twenty Years of Change
Central Square in the 1980s was at the jumping-off point for a new beginning. Shops, restaurants, and long-standing businesses lined the square. However, the one area that was expanding greatly was in the realm of nightlife. Venues such as the Middle East, The Cantab Lounge, and T.T the Bears were bringing in both local and national performing artists. Joining these venues was a nightclub, Campus, on 21 Brookline St. In 1985, that space became ManRay. A nightclub that promoted what they called the “Art of Nightlife.” ManRay promoted dance nights for many cultures, sub-cultures, and scenes such as Goth, Industrial, Fetish, New Wave, and those in the LBGTQIA communities. Like the other music venues in the square, ManRay had a dynamic roster of artists and bands that performed there that included Divine, Peter Murphy, KMFDM, Sleep Chamber, and, most notably, Nirvana.

Join us for a look into Central Square during the years of ManRay’s existence. Through presentation and a rich panel of speakers, we will explore the years of 1983 to 2006 and witness the growth and dynamic change within the square, through the lens of ManRay and its twenty years at 21 Brookline St. 


Wikipedia Loves Libraries at the CPL Tomorrow

Event details

Date: Saturday, November 17, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Venue: Cambridge Public Library (Main Branch), 449 Broadway Cambridge, MA 02138
Cost: Free
Participants: The event is open to anyone and everyone that wishes to join. No previous editing experience is necessary, as a tutorial will be provided for Wikipedia newcomers, and experienced editors will be on hand to help out. While the session from 11:00 to 11:30 is tailored specifically to librarians and archivists, the session will be of interest to anyone unfamiliar with Wikipedia. Can’t be there the whole time? No problem. Join us for as little or as long as you like.
Details: Attendees should bring their own laptops and power cords. A computer lab is available for those that cannot or do not want to bring their laptops. Light food and drinks will be provided.
Registration: Pre-registration is not required, however it would be greatly appreciated if you could sign up here.

Schedule of events

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM: Presentation on Wikipedia aimed at Librarians, Archivists, and others unfamiliar with Wikipedia
11:30 AM – 12:00 AM: Tutorial for new and beginning users
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Edit-a-thon proper
12:00 PM: Cambridge Public Library archives are opened

Suggested topics for the Edit-a-thon

The edit-a-thon is Cambridge themed. Editors can work on whatever they choose to, including things that have nothing to do with Cambridge, but if you don’t have any ideas, below is a list of Cambridge related articles that could use work.

Articles that can be created from scratch

Articles that can be significantly expanded upon (mostly blank)

Articles that can be somewhat expanded on (already has some information)