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Michelle’s Menagerie presents reptile show

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter The Islington Branch Library played host to Michelle’s Menagerie, an animal show hosted by longtime wildlife educator Michelle DeBye, on Thursday afternoon. While DeBye has many different animal shows, Thursday’s edition featured a wide variety of reptiles, mainly lizards and snakes, for the packed room of kids to learn...
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Wizards and witches flock to library

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff For the generation of kids who grew up on “Harry Potter,” a chance to visit Hogwarts, the school of magic that serves as the series’ primary setting, has always been a dream. For some, that dream came true in the last decade when the Wizarding World of Harry...
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Apostolicas, Little Lab Coats discuss illnesses

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff For the past few months, people have been dodging the various strains and types of illnesses going around, from the newly-discovered coronavirus to the seasonal flu. These viruses and methods to prevent them were perfect fodder for the most recent session of Little Labcoats, held at the Needham...
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LEGO Club participants build imagination

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff One of the Medfield Library's most popular activities has become LEGO Club. Perfectly placed during February break, the meeting on Friday, February 21, yielded yet another round of impressive builds. Charlotte Cassidy, who led this LEGO Club session, began with an important reminder for all participating builders:...
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Dover kids conquer Room of Requirement

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Over the last few years, the popularity of escape rooms has risen. No matter the theme, escape rooms follow the same rule of play: participants come into a room where they must solve puzzles using clues and hints to eventually “escape” before time runs out. On Wednesday, February 19, kids...
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Snow Sisters visit Sherborn kids

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff It is every girl’s dream to meet her favorite fairy-tale princess. On Saturday, January 11, some of those dreams came true as dozens of kids visited to the Sherborn Library to meet the Snow Sisters. The princesses came with stories, songs, and more for the kids in attendance. Children arrived...
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CDC, Horizons for Homeless Children partner

The teachers and families of the The Center for the Development of Children (CDC) recently partnered with Horizons for Homeless Children to assist those in need. The mission of Horizons for Homeless Children is to improve the lives of young homeless children in Massachusetts and help their families succeed by providing high-quality early education, opportunities...
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Santa with a side of pancakes

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff On Saturday, December 14, The Dover Mother Association hosted its annual holiday pancake breakfast at the Dover Church, giving the community a healthy dose of Santa, sweets and holiday magic. Families took seats at tables, many finding spots with friends. One of the volunteering waitresses or waiters came over...
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Needham rings in the holiday season

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff December is filled with many festive events. Many towns celebrate by lighting a tree, but few can be said to be as iconic as Needham’s Blue Tree lighting. On Saturday, December 7, prior to lighting of the Blue Tree, Needhamites celebrated with a party in Powers...
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Santa signals start of holiday season

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff The first day of December is typically considered the first day of the Christmas season. Parents hand their kids Advent calendars. People rush to farms to get their Christmas trees and decorate them with lights and ornaments. Children begin to write their letters to Santa Claus. On the last...
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Library fosters music appreciation

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Music can be one of the best things for children. It helps develop vocal coordination, provides them with a creative outlet, and is a consistent source of fun. On Monday, November 25, kids and their parents came to the Medfield Library to get their own fill of music,...
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Medfield’s McCarthy spearheading coat drive

Medfield High School junior Kaitlyn McCarthy has partnered up again with Coats for Kids and Anton’s Cleaners to collect winter coat donations as the cold weather rolls in. Winter coats for both children and adults are gladly accepted. Coats for Kids’ goal is to collect, clean, and distribute coats to those in need. The foundation started...
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Rainforest Reptiles slither into library

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Rainforest Reptiles slithered their way into the Medfield Library on Friday afternoon, with Sarah Fleischmnn bringing her snakes, lizards and tortoises to a crowd of excited children. Fleischmann has a unique background; she has worked with animals for ten years and has even worked with grey wolves and rattlesnakes in the past. After talking...
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Grugan Center celebrates ribbon cutting

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Anyone who has driven past the Charles River Center (CRC) in Needham during the last few months can see exactly how much it has changed. On October 30, invited guests came to celebrate the ribbon-cutting of the Grugan Center. The Center is named for former Charles River Center President and CEO John...
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Halloween happens on Main Street

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Each year, 41 million kids from all around the U.S. go trick-or-treating on Halloween night. Many places tack on additional celebrations as a way to ensure that everyone gets the perfect amount of candy, costume, and fun for the holiday. On Saturday, October 26, the children of Walpole gathered to trick...
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Haunted house readies Medfielders for Halloween

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff On Saturday, October 19, brave Medfield residents of all ages traveled to the Medfield Library to try their hand at the haunted house. Residents came in droves, forming a line that stretched out the doors of the library a mere five minutes after the haunted house opened. As they entered, they were...
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Spooky sing-along raises Halloween spirits

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff As the leaves fall from the trees and temperatures get colder, kids are more than ready to celebrate Halloween with a few festivities. And what better way to celebrate than with a witch and some seasonal tunes? On Thursday, October 17, Elaine Kessler came to the Sherborn Community Center ready, dressed...
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Walpole kids read to Cody

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff New readers can be a bit reluctant when it comes to stretching their reading skills. But sometimes, it can be helpful to read with a friend. It can be even more helpful when that friend’s only goal is to receive cuddles and attention. On Wednesday, October 16, kids and their parents...
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Owls fly into Bird Park

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Reporter On Sunday, September 22, visitors trekked through Walpole’s Bird Park to see a unique bird show. Husband and wife team Mark and Marcia Wilson, accompanied by a few of their feathered friends, taught their audience all about owls. Marcia began by performing a perfect imitation of an owl...
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Wellesley’s young actors spread wings

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Each month, the Wellesley Library holds Picture Book Theatre, a program in which kids from kindergarten to third grade turn a picture book into a play, then perform it for their parents and library residents - all in the span of a couple hours. This month, the story...
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