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Puppets’ intergalactic journey out of this world

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Puppeteer Sparky Davis was ready to entertain her audience on Wednesday, July 24. The Needham Library’s Community Room was filled with excited children and parents, waiting to see three short puppet plays. This show focused on stories featuring outer space elements: “A Trip to the Moon,” “The Wind and...
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ScienceTellers take Needham by storm

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By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter ScienceTellers, an interactive science and storytelling program, was invited to help kick off the summer reading program at the Needham Free Library last Tuesday evening. Kids in attendance listened to a story called “The Mystery of the Golden Piano,” all while getting to conduct science experiments that related to...
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WSO draws music lovers to library

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Children and caregivers filed into the Needham Free Library’s Community Room to enjoy a classical music concert on March 3. Four strings players from the Wellesley Symphony Orchestra (WSO) sat with their instruments at the front of the room, practicing before being introduced by WSO President Leslie Holmes, who...
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Bruins mascot Blades visits Needham Library

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By James Ensor Hometown Weekly Reporter Decked out in black and gold, Blades the Bear stood at the front of the large community room at the Needham Library in front of a crowd of adoring fans both young and old. Kids answered trivia questions, heard a story of how Blades gained his mascot fame, colored...
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Needham Library extends Sunday hours

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The Needham Free Public Library will be extending its open hours on Sundays beginning September 11. The library will be open on Sundays from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. from September 11 through June 25, 2017. Previously, the library closed on Sundays at 5:00 p.m. The two additional hours are part of a...
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SteveSongs in Concert at Needham Library

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By James Ensor For fifteen years, Steve Roslonek of SteveSongs has been performing award-wining educational music for kids and families across the globe. From Fenway Park to the Kennedy Center and the White House, his songs have been met with enthusiasm and applause. This Monday August 8, the Needham Library was one of...
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On your mark, get set, read!

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By James Ensor Hometown Weekly Reporter Young new readers gathered at the Needham Free Public Library on Friday, July 29. Take a right at the entrance of the building and find the Community Room at the end of the hall. The room plays host to weekly films to encourage children to get in the...
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Wyeth casts shadow on Needham Library

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff The library, it might seem, would be the last place to embrace individuals in the business of judging books by their covers. Exceptions can be made, of course, for the extraordinary. It so happens that the work of N.C. Wyeth is just that. Hang a left after going through the...
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Pour on the craft

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff Diane Shetler, Programming Librarian at the Needham Free Public Library, opened the door to the craft room. Outside, a small group of young children gathered as Shetler began explaining the day's agenda. "My favorite this time is painting with bubbles," she said. A toddler, her mind thoroughly blown by the concept,...
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Needham Library to Celebrate 100th Anniversary

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As part of its 100th anniversary celebration of providing library services to the people of Needham at the corner of Highland and Rosemary on April 30, the Needham Library is asking its users, “Why do you love your library?” Is it the staff, the collections, the building, the open space, or some...
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Needham Library to Celebrate Location’s 100th Anniversary

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By Josh Perry Hometown Weekly Staff A few years ago, the Needham Library celebrated the 125th anniversary of the library system being introduced to the town. This April, the library will celebrate another important milestone, when it hosts a 100th anniversary party honoring the date that the library moved to its current location on the...
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