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‘Circus girl’ to visit Needham Library

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In 1971, 17-year-old Elizabeth Carter Wellington was at a crossroads. She had already left Newton North High School to travel the world, and lived in India for a year. Back home, her search for a different path led to one that even she didn't expect: the circus. Wellington, who has since earned a PhD...
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One thousand books, immeasurable opportunities

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Many adults remember being read to as a child. As children, no amount of bedtime stories is ever enough, and the best time in elementary school seems to be sitting on a big rug as the teacher reads a story aloud. To get parents and caretakers involved in kick-starting literacy...
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A life of trafficking, addiction, and redemption

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter “The first time he put his hands on me, we were coming from Connecticut and I was driving, probably two in the morning. I say something he doesn’t like, and he backhands me so hard that my head hit the window and my vision actually became blurry. I couldn’t...
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‘Circus girl’ to visit Needham Library

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In 1971, 17-year-old Elizabeth Carter Wellington was at a crossroads. She had already left Newton North High School to travel the world, and lived in India for a year. Back home, her search for a different path led to one that even she didn't expect: the circus. Wellington, who has since earned a PhD...
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Library sponsoring One Book One Community

The Needham Free Public Library is partnering with several other community organizations to sponsor a One Book One Community Program this summer. The chosen book is "In the Country We Love: My Family Divided" by Diane Guerrero. Hardcover and e-book copies of the book are available at the library. There are a limited number of...
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Needham artist’s collection featured at library

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter As visitors of the Needham Free Public Library walked up the steps to the second floor, their eyes were drawn to the beautiful splashes of color on the wall of the Friends of the Needham Public Library Gallery. This summer, the gallery showcased the paintings of Paula Pitman Brown,...
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Library builds interest in construction

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By Laura Drinan Hoemtown Weekly Reporter Those familiar with Needham’s Greendale Ave know that construction for 40B housing is well underway. The 10 townhouses and five-story building that will house over one hundred families don’t just pop out of the ground overnight. It takes over 150 men and women on site and months of work...
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Library launches NASA conference call

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter With some concerns about NASA’s budget and funding for FY18 under the current administration, many are wondering how the future of space exploration will look. On Tuesday, August 1, NASA planetary geologist and Space Launch System (SLS) science liaison, Debra Needham, reassured visitors at the Needham Free Public Library...
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NASA engineer to Skype with Library

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The Children’s Department of the Needham Free Public Library is offering children ages 8 and up the unique opportunity to Skype with a NASA engineer. The event will begin with a 20 minute presentation about NASA’s plans for Mars and the Deep Space Exploration System (Orion and SLS). After the presentation, the engineer...
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Library hosting Simple Machines Workshop

On Tuesday, June 27 at 4:30 p.m., the Needham Free Public Library Children’s Department will host a Simple Machines Workshop led by David Hyde Costello, author and illustrator of popular children’s books. Costello will give an introduction to the four simple machines: the lever, the pulley, the wheel, and the axle. Participants will have the...
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As ever, Needham’s Dennett goes boldly

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By Linda Thomas Hometown Weekly Correspondent Ah, that sense of wonder. Space: The final frontier. The first episode of the original “Star Trek” TV series aired in 1966. But it wasn’t until the summer of 1968 when, at the age of 9, Gay Ellen Dennett got to stay up late to watch “The Tholian Web,” the...
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‘Evolution of Gender’

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter On Tuesday, March 28, the Needham Diversity Initiative held an event titled “The Evolution of Gender.” This event, co-sponsored by The Needham Free Public Library, was one of the first of its kind. An exploration of perceptions, definitions, and evolutions of gender, the event welcomed any and all in...
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Diabetes presentation coming to library

Dr. Qi Sun, a faculty member at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School, will present a talk, "Type 2 Diabetes: Are Food Choices A Key to Prevention?", in the Community Room at the Needham Free Public Library on February 12 at 2 p.m. The talk is free and open to...
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