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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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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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Libraries participate in Minuteman Library Crawl

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By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter On Wednesday, August 1, libraries belonging to the Minuteman Library Network hosted a scavenger hunt. The event, now in its second year, introduced attendees to the friendly staff and myriad resources available to them at their local libraries. During the event, each participating library invited attendees to take a picture...
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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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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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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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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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Bruins host summer reading program

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By Gabe Stern Hometown Weekly Intern Over 50 kids ranging from ages 4-10 packed the Needham Public Library’s community room last Friday, July 7, to kick off “When You Read You Score,” a summer reading event hosted by the Boston Bruins and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. The event, which tours libraries throughout Massachusetts and...
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