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Library Friends launch Stay-At-Home BINGO

The Medfield Library has announced Stay-At-Home Bingo, a game for adults to play during their time in isolation. Participants can download the BINGO card from the library website and complete a number of activities to win. Winners will receive a Friends of the Medfield Public Library tote or mug, and will be entered...

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Crafters etch glass at Medfield library

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Each year, men and women struggle with the age old question: what do I get my loved ones for Valentine’s Day? This year, the Medfield Library had the perfect answer: glass etching. Prior to the start of the February 13 class, Adult Services/Programming Librarian Bri Ozanne gathered each attendee’s requests...
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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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Medfield sew for Australia’s animals

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff There is very little that Medfield, Massachusetts has in common with Australia when it comes to climate this time of year. As residents of Medfield put on their coats and gloves before they head out the door each day, Aussies are dressed in shorts and tank-tops. As Medfielders are...
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Library crafters stitch hand-warmers

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Using a sewing machine for the first time can be as intimidating as driving a car. They’re loud. They require a lot of focus to properly use. They’re controlled by a pedal that, if pressed too hard, will destroy the project (or some fingers). But for crafters who visit...
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Local libraries embrace technology

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff The first public library opened in Boston between 1711 and 1725. Since then, to say the least, things have changed. Entering the technological age, libraries have had to make great leaps to ensure they keep up with the profusion of new forms of knowledge. While some may still view libraries as...
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Catherine Callahan, friend to monarch butterflies

When she began researching her Girl Scout Gold Award project, Medfield's Catherine Callahan was interested in the topic of pollinators, and learned about the dangerous decline of monarch butterflies. Monarch butterflies play a vital role in the ecosystem. Flying from flower to flower, their bodies pick up pollen and spread it to the next plant,...
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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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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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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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The magic of music in Medfield

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff A love of music is known to form at a young age. On Monday, August 12, parents were invited to bring their kids to a playgroup centered around making music. From 10:30 until 11:30, these parents found themselves watching as their kids' faces lit up in glee while they...
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Medfield kids show off imaginations

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff A child’s mind is a thing of wonder. Nobody ever truly knows what children will imagine. On Tuesday, July 23, kids in the Medfield Library spent an hour playing ImagArena and tested the limits of their imagination. Before the session began, kids played a mini game by looking at...
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Medfield recalls Independence Day

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Around July 4, Americans prepare for celebrations around their communities. There are countless barbecues and pool parties, not to mention wrangling to find the perfect spot to catch fireworks. Through it all, though, everyone’s mind is fixated on the thought of how this country came to be. And what...
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Medfielders meet baby animals at library

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Kids coming to the Medfield Library on June 18 were ecstatic to meet some new friends. Downstairs, the community room was filled with a menagerie of different species of baby animals. There was plenty of joy and laughter with two different groups of kids coming into the room, each child...
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Author David Stephenson addresses Medfield

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff David Stephenson, a former resident of Medfield, returned to town to give a talk about his book, “The Future is Smart,” and his thoughts on the constant changes occurring due to our love, and sometimes dependence, on the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things refers to the extension of internet...
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Dog show leaves audience in awe

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff A crowd gathered outside the Medfield Library to watch the Flying High Dogs group preform amidst a warm, sunny day on May 18. Parents brought picnic lunches and lawn chairs. Others sat on the perfectly placed lawn chairs and rocks. All were excited to see what tricks these...
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Ark of animals comes to library

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Children and their parents recently gathered in the meeting room at the Medfield Library to learn all about some new animal friends. For an hour on April 18, the Medfield Library boasted its own ark of animals. Nick the animal handler brought a variety of critters with him,...
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Library holds Music Makers event

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_32697" align="alignright" width="300"]Two girls get a cat and a chicken for their ‘Old MacDonald’ farm animals. Two girls get a cat and a chicken for their ‘Old MacDonald’ farm animals.[/caption] On Monday, April 8, the Medfield Library held their “Music...
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Shadow puppets pop up at library

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff One of the most pleasant forms of entertainment for children is the puppet show, though it often takes an extraordinary amount of skill and effort to perform a great one. On Thursday, March 28, the Medfield Library hosted what can only described as the most lively shadow puppet show...
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Medfield looks to ban plastic bags

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Statewide, 93 towns and cities have banned single-use plastic bags. On Sunday afternoon at the Medfield Library, the Medfield Plastic Bag Reduction Initiative discussed the various ways they hope to make Medfield the 94th. The Initiative is technically not a non-profit because they seek to sway legislation, which a...
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