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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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Monarchs migrate to Medfield Library

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Each year, monarch caterpillars transform from eggs to butterflies, all within a matter of weeks. This year, for her Girl Scout Gold Award project, Catherine Callahan decided to research these beautiful butterflies, raise them, and then release them. On Wednesday, September 25, Callahan visited the Medfield Public Library...
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Stacey Peasley teaches yoga class

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff On Friday, September 13, on one of the last warm days of fall, Stacey Peasley prepared for a special class at the Needham Public Library. Many frequent visitors of the library know Peasley for the catchy tunes and fun games she often presents to Needham’s youngest citizens. On this day,...
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Masses move to Medfield Day

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Each year, residents of Medfield come together on the third Saturday in September for a town-wide celebration. This year’s took place on the second Saturday - but that didn’t put a damper on the experience; the myriad attendees who attended on the cool fall day were thoroughly excited to...
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Kids learn soccer skills through play

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter With youth sports participation plummeting nationwide, and travel sports growing more competitive and more costly every day, the idea of a soccer skills clinic for a bunch of kindergarteners sounds like it could be an over-competitive nightmare. Instead, the kids of Westwood spent their Sunday morning laughing, smiling...
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Dover Library welcomes fall programs

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff The Dover Town Library (DTL) is preparing for fall and for new experiences. Starting September 12, children at the Dover Library will take part in a new storytime, running from 3-5 p.m. For four weeks, the kids who sign up will participate in storytime and then do an art project. On...
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Greg and Axel Show dazzles kids

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter The classic magician’s assistant is an attractive woman in a bright red dress who acts to distract audience members from wherever the illusionist doesn’t want them looking. But kids aren’t distracted by pretty girls in red dresses, they’re distracted by dogs. So, to that end, on the night...
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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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Didgeridoos bring Australian outback to library

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Rob Thomas, an expert in all things Australian, visited the Sherborn Library on Wednesday July 31. The show was the perfect respite for families struggling to find something to do with their kids during the severe weather of the day. Thomas’ program included a set: a few different...
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Hula La brings islands to Walpole

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter The problem with most kids’ concerts is that no matter how good your music is, a child’s attention span isn’t long enough to keep them from squirming, getting bored, asking for your phone, or lashing out. But on Tuesday at the Walpole Library, Hula La had the answer for...
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Project VAN visits Community Council

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff For most of the summer, kids fill their calendars working summer jobs and spending time with friends and family. But for a few days in July, local kids sacrifice their time volunteering with Volunteers Around Needham (VAN). Each week of the month, a group of volunteers visits a different place in...
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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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Concert on green entertains town

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff During the months of summer, families sometimes struggle to find activities that entertain both kids and adults alike. Adults want the chance to relax, while the kids are jumping at every opportunity to get out and do something fun during their time off from school. But, with a free...
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Needham celebrates Independence Day

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Each year, thousands of people come to Needham’s Memorial Park on July 3 to see some of the best fireworks in celebration of Independence Day. This year was bigger and better than ever. People picked their spots hours in advance, marking them with blankets, chairs, or even plastic tarps....
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Jay Mankita teaches engineering through play

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter With schools increasingly trying to lead children to STEM careers, there is a huge need to make engineering seem as fun as long-beloved subjects like art and music. Looking to fill that gap, Jay Mankita brought his Rube Goldberg machine building event, Playful Engineers, to the Sherborn Community...
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Open Fields presenting concert tonight

Open Fields is set to present a one-night-only outdoor concert of "This Is Me, This Is Us" at the Charles River School on Thursday, June 20, at 6:30 p.m. The performance will feature songs from Broadway, pop, rock 'n' roll and country, with over 60 kids on stage from local communities. Proceeds from the ticket...
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Jenny the Juggler entertains in Dover

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff With the school year at an end and homework dwindling, most parents now have to find a way to entertain their kids during the early summer months. On Thursday, June 6, parents and their children flocked outside to the Dover town green next to Town Hall. They brought...
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Butterflies migrate to Walpole Library

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Summer has almost begun. People’s yards are full of bright, beautiful flowers. The trees are once again full of vibrant green leaves. Migrating birds have returned to the area to make their nests. Bees are buzzing as they carry pollen from one flower to another. If you look outside, you may...
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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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Dog show leaves audience in awe

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff A crowd gathered outside the Medfield Library to watch the Flying High Dogs group preform amidst a warm, sunny day on May 18. Parents brought picnic lunches and lawn chairs. Others sat on the perfectly placed lawn chairs and rocks. All were excited to see what tricks these...
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