Burgeoning scientists, engineers and technology lovers of all ages will finally get a peek Thursday at The Hive, a development at the Cambridge Public Library centered around science, technology, engineering, arts and math. It was first meant to open in March, some 10 months ago.
The city has not permitted events or gatherings through its special events process since March 16 because of the coronavirus pandemic, and this extension will make it nearly a year.
Shovels are in the ground at a library park paid for by the East Cambridge Open Space Trust in not just money, but through the thousands of hours worked by unpaid volunteers in endless meetings, emailing, record keeping, pleading and persisting. These local heroes cannot be thanked enough.
The Central Square Branch Library closes Nov. 26 through Dec. 20 for new furniture to be installed in the ground floor, children’s room, literacy center and Lewis Room.
For many in Cambridge, books feel like one of the main food groups. When libraries and bookstores closed in March due to the Covid-19 lockdown, some felt starved. Fortunately, with lower virus rates, the city’s main purveyors of books are open again, though operations are anything but normal.