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Children create hilarious comic book

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Disappointed by the lack of Goldfish crackers for his school lunch, Steve took his “Tuesday Surprise” outside to eat. Unbeknownst to Steve, an ordinary boy, a Peruvian devil bug had landed on his lunch, and he accidentally ate it. Minutes after eating the slop of food and the poisonous...
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MPL offers new reading experiences

By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter When she arrived as the Medfield Public Library’s new director in February, Meena Jain brought a handful of new ideas and suggestions with her. Already during her short time in Medfield, she has worked with Medfield Public Schools to bring children’s author Kwame Alexander to town, invited a guest speaker to...
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Artwork blooms inside Medfield Library

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter “A special treat on a cold Saturday,” one library-goer writes in the guest book at the Medfield Public Library’s Art ‘N Bloom. “It’s dreary out, but beautiful inside.” From Thursday, March 22, to Sunday, March 25, the library housed 19 pieces of art from Medfield High School students and a...
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Inspiration flows with Kwame Alexander

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter On March 8, Medfield Public Schools and the Medfield Public Library closed for the day after the month’s second nor’easter brought wet, heavy snow and powerful winds. Even with power outages and fallen tree limbs and wires afflicting the town, Medfield Public Schools’ library media specialist, Kerry Cowell, and...
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Kira Seamon’s celebration of the arts

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By Laura Drinan
Hometown Weekly Reporter Last August, Dedham-based artist Kira Seamon made her “Stained Glass Sky” debut at the Wellesley Free Library. Since then, Kira’s work has splashed color on the walls of several libraries, including Medfield’s. For a special reception, Kira spent the afternoon of February 14 in the Dailey Room, where she...
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Library welcomes new director, Meena Jain

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter There’s been a new face among the staff of the Medfield Public Library. After saying goodbye to their former director in October of last year, the library is delighted to introduce Meena Jain as their new director. As a young professional, Meena’s aunt told her that libraries would be gone...
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Library workshop tinkers with STEAM

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter When the Medfield Public Library opened their STEAM Room in the fall of 2017, they also opened a door of unlimited possibilities for classes and educational opportunities. To utilize the STEAM Room’s high-performance 3D printer, the library hosted a 3D design workshop for students. Five children joined circulation supervisor Matt...
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Gamers compete at Medfield Library tournament

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter After a long school week, Saturday is the perfect day for students to unwind and decompress. For one particular group of students, that means participating in a Super Smash Bros. tournament at the Medfield Public Library for the chance to win a $25 gift card. While the library isn’t thought...
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Library hosts toddler playtime

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter In the past year, the Medfield Public Library staff has been hard at work to introduce new and exciting programs to the community. Even in just the last few months, the library held a grand opening of the STEAM room, also known as the Makerspace, celebrated its centennial,...
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Library offers teen ornament-making craft

By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter With just a few more days left until school vacation, the Medfield Public Library offered teens a relaxing and casual evening of ornament making with polymer clay. With the help of Bri Ozanne, the library’s adult services and technology librarian assistant, the tweens and teens worked on handmade clay creations while...
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‘Parachute Play’ celebrates season’s first snowfall

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Every month, the Medfield Public Library’s Children’s Department hosts a program that combines literacy with gross and fine motor skills development. It’s a program thoroughly enjoyed by toddlers and their caregivers, and undoubtedly a perfect program to attract the town’s youngest readers to the library. Through the Medfield Coordinated Family...
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Zullo Gallery hosts holiday exhibit

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Tucked away from the street next to the Medfield Public Library is the town’s favorite spot to see local an emerging artists’ work. Zullo Gallery Center for the Arts, a quaint and well-kept second story gallery, welcomes the community to visit their 2017 Holiday Exhibit for a taste of...
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The infinite loop of up cycling to combat the cold

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter As the chill of the November evening whipped at the Medfield Public Library, a handful of workshop-goers were making creations to combat the cold. Adult services and technology librarian assistant Bri Ozanne led an infinity scarf workshop on the brisk night of November 7 to show participants how to...
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Rick Fink Jr. exhibiting MSH photos

Through November, local photographer Rick Fink Jr. is presenting his collection of 12 fine art prints at Starbucks in Medfield showing the inside of the Medfield State Hospital. These images are the store’s latest installment on the “Art Wall,” which features a different artist’s work each month. “We are excited to include these photographs of the...
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Vine Lake Trust receives prestigious honor

In Tuscaloosa on June 24, the Association of Gravestone Studies’ (AGS) Board of Trustees, at their Annual Reception and Banquet, awarded Vine Lake Preservation Trust with The 2017 Oakley Certificate of Merit "for the significant care and extensive educational programming" to Medfield's historic Vine Lake Cemetery. 
The award consists of a certificate as well as the...
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Local author discusses surviving medical trauma

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter After suffering a massive stroke as a result of a ruptured brain aneurysm, Astrid Hendren laid in bed, listening to her doctor describe the malformation at the tip of her brain stem. The doctor told the 32-year-old patient: “We’ll try to fix it, but if I can’t get to...
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Library director says goodbye to Medfield

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Medfield prides itself on a fantastic library, with a huge selection of books and media, phenomenal activities, and a caring staff. One of the people who makes the Medfield Public Library such a treasured place is the director, Kristen Chin, known as Kris around the library. As much as...
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Medfield photographer’s stunning shots grace library

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Photography is much more than just snapping a few pictures and posting it to social media; a photographer understands his or her camera, seeks photo-worthy occasions, and is able to evoke an appreciation for something that a person may have never noticed before. Medfield resident Chuck Ferullo accomplishes all...
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Ferullo photography exhibited at library

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Through the end of the summer, the Medfield Public Library will be hosting a beautiful array of photographs from around the world, all taken by Medfield's Chuck Ferullo. [caption id="attachment_20480" align="alignright" width="300"]The stunning photography of Chuck Ferullo will be exhibited through the end of the summer at the Medfield Public Library.... 			
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Crafter’s World hosts castle building event

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Imagine living in the Cinderella Castle in the middle of the Magic Kingdom. How about Windsor Castle in England, owned by the Royal Family? Perhaps the Hohenzollern Castle in Germany? Then, of course, there are even some castles in New England for those wanting to stay local. While many...
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