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Library curbside pickup reopened

The Needham Free Public Library has resumed curbside pickup as of Monday morning. Due to its growing popularity, hours have been added so that more people can safely pickup library materials.

Curbside pickup will now run on Mondays from 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday...

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NASA Ambassador teaches kids about Mars

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter This year, the Needham Free Public Library’s summer reading program revolves around space exploration. So, last Tuesday, July 9, the Library invited NASA Solar System Ambassador Piyush Khopkar to speak about the red planet, Mars, and the science involved in exploring it. While going to Mars is in so...
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Brian Glyn Williams to speak at library

The Needham Free Public Library will present Author Brian Glyn Williams, who will be discussing his book, "The Last Warlord: The Life and Legend of Dostum, the Afghan Warrior Who Led US Special Forces to Topple the Taliban Regime," on Sunday, March 31, at 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room. The Library will also be...
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Art in Bloom set for March

BabyCarriage -interpretation by Diana Garcia-Martinez Beth Shalom Garden Club and the Needham High School Fine Arts Department have announced that their award winning Needham’s Art in Bloom, 2019 will be held on Saturday, March 9, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sunday, March 10, from 1:00...
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Needham native Orenstein to discuss book

The Needham Free Public Library will host author and Needham native Hannah Orenstein, who will be discussing her new book, "Playing with Matches," and the evolution of dating in the age of online matchmaking services, on Sunday, February 10, at 2:00 p.m., in the Community Room. The presentation will be moderated by Meredith Goldstein, a...
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Library hosting Allen Boyer presentation

The Needham Free Public Library is set to host author Allen Boyer, with his latest talk about WWII Air Commander General George Churchill Kenney, on Wednesday, August 22 at 7:30 p.m., in the Library’s Community Room. Boston-bred George Kenney won the air war in New Guinea and the Philippines. Kenney grew up in Brookline and studied...
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Jungle Jim coming to library

Jungle Jim’s Tubular Balloon Magic and 80’s Rock & Roll Show is scheduled for Wednesday, July 18, at 4:30 p.m., at the Needham Free Public Library. The show combines comedy, improv, and elements from 1980s classic rock. The program is appropriate for children ages four and up, and no registration is necessary. This program is...
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Kids play with Drums and Dummies

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By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter About 30 young children, along with parents and guardians, came to the Needham Free Public Library to see ventriloquist Kevin Driscoll on Monday, June 18. Driscoll, a former band director at Marlborough Junior High School, entertained the kids with his different ventriloquist dummies and collection of drums. The kids learned...
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Springtime blooms at Needham Library gallery

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter If you had the opportunity to visit the Needham Free Public Library during the month of March, you probably noticed that spring arrived early at the Friends Gallery. Although the several nor'easters ensured that it still looked like winter outdoors, Kira Seamon's bright and colorful photography welcomed the new season inside. Using...
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Art in Bloom blossoms at library

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Wet, heavy snow covered the grass and lined the sidewalks outside, but inside of the Needham Free Public Library, flowers were blooming. Every year, the Beth Shalom Garden Club and Needham High School’s art department team up with the town to bring Needham Art in Bloom, a celebration in...
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Bassett boosts library’s YA Services

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Over the years, libraries have evolved to meet the growing needs of their communities. With dozens of programs offered in conjunction with computers for use, as well as books and audiovisual materials to check out, the Needham Free Public Library attracts hundreds of community members each month. 
In the last...
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Paul Christian to read at Library

The Needham Free Public Library will host retired Boston Fire Commissioner Paul A. Christian, author of "South Boston on Parade," on Thursday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m., in the Library’s Community Room. In this most enjoyable and informative work, author Paul Christian traces the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade’s history from 1901 to the present, through hundreds...
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Mad Science sparks chemistry interest

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter It may have been February vacation for Needham’s students, but they were still eager to learn. Thankfully, while their teachers were enjoying well-deserved time off, the Needham Free Public Library hosted Mad Science to give an engaging demonstration to the town’s youngsters. Specializing in visually captivating demonstrations to inspire children,...
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Needham Library hosts Valentine’s Day crafts

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter There’s nothing more special than receiving a handmade card on Valentine’s Day. It’s so special, in fact, that it became the inspiration for the Needham Free Public Library’s Valentine’s Day craft activity. From 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on February 14, children were invited to celebrate the holiday with...
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Library tees up mini-golf event

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Over time, many public libraries have evolved to be the hub of the community. Friendly librarians, a wealth of information available through books and computers, and plenty of programming for all ages draw masses to libraries. Well, at least that’s the case with the Needham Free Public Library. The...
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Library presenting Art Makers class

On Tuesday, January 16, at 4:00 p.m. the Children’s Department of the Needham Free Public Library, 1139 Highland Avenue, will be hosting an Art Makers class for children ages 5 and up. With inspiration from the book "Monsters Love Colors" by Mike Austin, local artist Nicole Donson will lead a drop-in art and craft activity in the library’s STEAM Center. After reading...
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Needham student scores Bruins jersey

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Over the summer, 10-year-old Emma Perkin was hard at work. The voracious reader spent 9,590 minutes (which translates to 160 hours and 38 minutes) reading, tracking all of her time at the library and online. The Needham Free Public Library recognized her dedication to reading and entered Emma into the...
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Pre-School Palooza delivers pre-Halloween treats

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter The preschoolers could hardly contain their excitement. Their costumes were ready and the promise of buckets and bags full of candy was just a day away. Halloween was on its way, but the children couldn’t wait. The Needham Free Public Library’s librarians knew just how to help. To give the...
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