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Kidding around at library summer kickoff

By Lauren Schiavone
Hometown Weekly Staff

Last Tuesday ended the school year in Medfield, and staff at Medfield Public Library wasted no time organizing events and programs for the warmer months. 

The first of these events was a festive Summer Reading Kickoff, which featured an outdoor Rhyme Time,...

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Medfield Library reopens for visitors

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

It’s been just over a year since the Medfield Public Library shut its doors to patrons for what was expected to be a short time. Except for a brief time in the fall, patrons have since been unable to visit the library without an appointment....

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Crafters create Valentine’s collages

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

The Medfield Public Library is famous for its unique and captivating crafting classes. On Thursday, February 4, crafters met over Zoom to take on yet another project. This time, they were collaging.

Prior to the class, local attendees picked up a bag...

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Library patrons excited by reopening

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly
Staff

The Medfield Public Library (MPL) closed its doors in March out of precaution for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, frequent patrons have been resigned to attending Zoom meetings and doing contactless pickup to get their MPL fix. However, on September 10, the Medfield Public...

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Medfield Library announces reopening

As of Thursday, September 10, the Medfield Public Library has partially reopened. There are a few new rules a way to keep patrons safe and help decrease the chance of spreading the coronavirus. As of now, only the first floor of the library will be open, and only for limited hours each week....

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Hold takeout now available at library

The Medfield Public Library is back to serving patrons. Though not physically open, patrons can now take out materials through the hold take-out system to get their hands on books, movies, and other physical materials. Patrons can place items on hold using their account on find.minlib.net, the Minuteman Library app (MLNmobile), or by...

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Summer reading starts at library

The Medfield Public Library has launched its summer reading program. From now through August, library patrons can participate in some of the reading activities being offered this summer.

Kids can register and print a summer reading log to keep track of their reading. Patrons can also pick up a...

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Medfield’s McCarthy spearheading coat drive

Medfield High School junior Kaitlyn McCarthy has partnered up again with Coats for Kids and Anton’s Cleaners to collect winter coat donations as the cold weather rolls in. Winter coats for both children and adults are gladly accepted. Coats for Kids’ goal is to collect, clean, and distribute coats to those in need. The foundation started...
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Special town meeting addressing State Hospital

On November 18, a Special Town Meeting at Medfield High School gymnasium, starting at 7:00 p.m., will address the approval of zoning changes related to development at the former state hospital grounds on Hospital Road. During the meeting, there will be opportunity for public comments. Most importantly, the formal vote will be taken, which must...
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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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Sign Language Club signals success

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Studies have shown that learning a new language early in life can be extraordinarily beneficial for a child’s development. Many parents have opted for popular languages like Spanish or Mandarin, taught through special TV programs. Others have taken it upon themselves to teach their kids new languages themselves....
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Medfielders over the moon for parachutes

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By Ella Kohler Hometown Weekly Intern When summer temperatures climb too high for comfort, "fun in the sun" can quickly lose its appeal. On July 8, the Medfield Public Library offered a cool alternative to outdoor pastimes: forty fun-filled minutes of Parachute Play. The program involved a story, a craft and, of course, a parachute. As...
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Medfield’s Robbins reflects on first book

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By Ella Kohler Hometown Weekly Intern Ten years ago, Medfield’s own Thomas Robbins decided he wanted to write a novel. After multiple classes, rewrites and publishing companies, Robbins realized this dream: “Guardians of Tomorrow Book One: The Rise of Veratta” was finally published last December. Robbins spoke to Hometown Weekly about his final product, as...
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Author Manchester comes to Medfield

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff It is a wide known fact that most writers do not begin their career life as writers, nor do they intend it. There are many steps in between. J.K. Rowling studied Classics and French in college and worked as a secretary for Amnesty International. Steven King intended on being...
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Author Marcia Butler visits Medfield Library

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Marcia Butler recently visited the Medfield Public Library. Her talk was the first installment of the library’s Spring Author series. Due to a Bruins playoff game, there was a small audience, making it a perfect opportunity for those in attendance to learn something new about writing and creativity. Marcia...
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Medfield Library in full bloom

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Last week, people all over the world were shocked by pictures of California’s super bloom, an array of purple, yellow, and orange flowers growing in tremendous numbers around California. In some areas, there were so many flowers that their bright hues were caught on satellite images from space. Over...
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Pamela Gardner named Library Director

The Board of Trustees of the Medfield Memorial Public Library recently announced the appointment of Pamela Gardner as Library Director. Gardner served as interim director since June and was appointed the new director at the Trustees Meeting on Thursday, December 13. Gardner received her Bachelors degree from St. John's College in Annapolis, MD, and her Masters...
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Medfielders turn holidays green at library

By Alex Oliveira Hometown Weekly Reporter It goes without saying that Medfield is dreaming of a white Christmas, but at the Public Library on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Medfielders were learning how to make a green one. [caption id="attachment_30591" align="alignleft" width="600"]Bri leads the crew in bag making she called “basically origami.”  Photos by... 			
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McCarthy spearheads Coats for Kids drive

Medfield High School sophomore Kaitlyn McCarthy has partnered up with Coats for Kids and Anton’s Cleaners to collect winter coat donations as the cold weather rolls in. Winter coats for both children and adults are gladly accepted. Coats for Kids’ goal is to collect, clean, and distribute coats to everyone in need. The foundation started in...
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Children read to therapy dog

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By Robby McKittrick Hometown Weekly Reporter On Saturday, September 29, the Medfield Public Library hosted its monthly “Read to A Dog” session. Almost every month, the children’s section of the library invites six kids read a book of their choice for 15 minutes to a therapy dog. Bernadette Foley, the Head of Children’s Services at...
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