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Art Assoc. welcomes Latanision

The Needham Art Association will welcome renowned watercolor artist Carolyn D. Latanision for their next program demonstration. The demo will take place on Tuesday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the Needham Free Library. A brief social reception with light refreshments begins at 7:00 p.m. The event is free and open...
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Apostolicas, Little Lab Coats discuss illnesses

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff For the past few months, people have been dodging the various strains and types of illnesses going around, from the newly-discovered coronavirus to the seasonal flu. These viruses and methods to prevent them were perfect fodder for the most recent session of Little Labcoats, held at the Needham...
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Eric Jackson to deliver jazz lectures

The Friends of the Needham Public Library are inviting the community to attend a three-part lecture series led by Eric Jackson, the celebrated host of WGBH’s “Eric in the Evening” radio program and the “Dean of Boston Jazz Radio.” Lectures are planned for Sundays, February 2 (Duke Ellington), February 9 (Miles Davis) and February 23...
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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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Space comes to the Needham Library

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Staff On Thursday, September 19, kids had all their questions about space answered during the Needham Library’s Space Adventure program. Niki Apostolicas, a junior from Needham High School, began the program by having the kids introduce themselves with a few icebreakers. Each kid named their favorite planet, their favorite fruit,...
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Droid-making workshop electrifies library

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Any person who has ever seen “Star Wars” knows the feeling of wanting to have a droid of one’s own. Whether it’s the worrisome C3-PO, the talkative but helpful R2-D2, the small and sassy BB-8, or one of the hundreds of others from the “Star Wars” universe, there...
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Kids remember Moon landing with craft

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Just days after the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing, kids at the Needham Library celebrated in their own way by making galaxies in a cup. To start the craft, each participant was given a ping pong ball - their own personal planet - pinned on a nail. With dozens...
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Laser show electrifies Needham

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff On Monday, June 24, parents and their kids came to the Needham library to see a laser show. Fitting perfectly into the 2019 summer reading program’s theme of “A Universe of Stories,” the performance focused on the history of space travel, scientific discoveries, and popular space-themed stories and tropes. The...
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Playgroup experiments with bubbles

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff On June 21, parents and their kids met for the last playgroup of the season at the Needham Library. The playgroup sat in a circle, with children sitting next to their parents or in their laps, eager for fun and laughter. The group began with a rendition of “The...
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Peasley gets kids moving at the library

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff The world is in no short supply of children’s music. From nursery rhymes to Disney showtunes, parents have myriad different titles to choose from when it comes to kids’ ditties. But a children’s performer who can provide some good song and encourage kids to let out their energy?...
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Robert Mesrop gives watercolor demonstration

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Tuesday night, the Needham Library held a live watercolor showcase of Robert Mesrop’s work, in which Mesrop took around an hour to create an original painting in front of - and inspired by - the audience. Co-sponsored by the Needham Art Association and the Wellesley Society of Artists,...
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Library hosts Holi celebration

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter St. Patrick’s Day weekend is essentially a one-color holiday; everywhere you go, people are dressed in green, and those who aren’t are getting pinched for lack of spirit. But on Saturday afternoon, the Needham Library was full of people wearing all sorts of colors as visitors learned all...
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A ‘Bear Hunt’ at Needham Library

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff On Friday, March 1, an abundance of giggles could be heard from the [caption id="attachment_32257" align="alignleft" width="600"]The kids of the playgroup enjoy song time. The kids of the playgroup enjoy song time.[/caption]. There were games, a story time, and even painting. For parents,...
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Needham kids eat their feelings

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Like millions of lonely, dateless singles around the country, on Valentine’s Day, the kids of Needham were eating their feelings. But there were no pints of ice cream, bottles of wine or tissues filled with tears at the Needham Library’s “Eat Your Feelings” event, just kids, sugar cookies, frosting,...
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Needham’s kids read to Tucker

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By Alex Oliveira Hometown Weekly Reporter Tucker is a seven-year-old collie-shepherd-something. “When his ears go back, he kind of looks like a greyhound,” said Tucker’s owner, Adam Cutter, “but we really don’t know.” Tucker is a trained therapy dog, he has brown inquisitive eyes, and when he’s not comforting residents at rehab centers and...
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Library hosts live owl presentation

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By Robby McKittrick Hometown Weekly Reporter On Tuesday, October 31, the Needham Library hosted a live owl presentation for the members of the community. The room was packed with young children and their parents, who were on hand to see a variety of owls up close. “[My grandsons] are interested in [animals] and have never seen...
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Vic Gatto speaks about ‘The Game’

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By Robby McKittrick Hometown Weekly Reporter On Thursday, October 18, former Harvard football captain Vic Gatto gave a talk at the Needham Library Community room about the most memorable game in his alma mater’s football history. The lecture was the last of a four-part series on the Beanpot, which is a hockey tournament in New England...
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Needham Library hosts Walking Dead Day

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By Robby McKittrick Hometown Weekly Reporter On Saturday, October 13, the Needham Library hosted “Walking Dead Day.” The event was sponsored by the Walking Dead publishing company to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Walking Dead book series. The library had a variety of activities and games for the children, such as coloring books, a zombie...
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Kids learn Spanish with music

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By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter Kids and families at the Needham Library had a great time singing, dancing and learning Spanish last Monday morning. Marcos Valles, the man behind Rockabye Beats, entertained all in attendance with his upbeat musical program that taught the tots different words and phrases - among them numbers, colors, and body...
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Needham youngsters find their groove

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By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter Kids, parents and librarians were showing off dance moves at the Needham Library on Tuesday, August 7. With arms flailing, bodies wiggling, and faces smiling, for a brief moment, the Needham Library could have been mistaken for a dance studio. Brett Outchcunis, who encouraged his kiddie participants to...
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