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Dr. Jeffries discusses Embrace Boston

By Audrey Anderson

Hometown Weekly Reporter

Imari Paris Jeffries, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of Embrace Boston, spoke at the Needham Free Public Library as part of Needham’s Black History Month observance. In his presentation, he explained the guiding principles behind the selection of the 20-foot-high...

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Dr. Cohen’s insights on overcoming excuses

By Madison Butkus

Hometown Weekly Reporter

With the start of February upon us, many of the New Year’s resolutions people have made have now become a struggle and keeping up with familiar resolutions each year of improving one’s health have suddenly been stopped short. To lend a...

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A little yoga comes to NFPL

by Elizabeth Connolly

Hometown Weekly Reporter

Recently, Pint Sized Yoga premiered at the Needham Free Public Library (NFPL). The 35 minute yoga program, which is specifically geared for children between the ages of four and seven, guided children through yoga poses in a fun and playful way....

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NECWA performs at NFPL

By Madison Butkus

Hometown Weekly Reporter

Members from the New England Championship Wushu Academy (NECWA) came together to put on a performance at the Needham Free Public Library (NFPL). Crowds packed the library to enjoy this special production, all in awe of these kids’ talent and dedication...

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Stacey Peasley rocks NFPL

By Madison Butkus

Hometown Weekly Reporter

Little ones were in for a musical treat this past Tuesday, January 2nd as Stacey Peasley stopped by the Needham Free Public Library (NFPL) to perform an array of her own songs and dances. With the parking lot packed, the Community...

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The Snow Queen visits NFPL

By Madison Butkus

Hometown Weekly Reporter

Little ones and their families were in for a thrilling and chilly treat late last month as the Snow Queen traveled to the Needham Free Public Library (NFPL). As soon as the children entered the Community Room, their faces lit up...

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Tech bias unveiled: Broussard’s insights

By Madison Butkus

Hometown Weekly Reporter

Sponsored by the Cary Library Foundation, the Needham Free Public Library (NFPL) hosted an online Zoom event with author Meredith Broussard. During this time, Broussard discussed her most recent book, “More than a Glitch: Confronting Race, Gender, and Ability Bias in...

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NOS hosts Fall Art Pop-up shop at NFPL

By Madison Butkus

Hometown Weekly Reporter

Those looking for some beautiful, handmade works of art were in luck earlier this month as the Needham Free Public Library (NFPL) hosted the Needham Open Studios (NOS) Fall Art Pop-up shop. The Community Room was filled with twelve unique artists...

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Discovering the beauty of indigenous culture at NFPL

By Madison Butkus

Hometown Weekly Reporter

Abenaki/Mi’kmaq Tribal member Ray LaChance stopped by the Needham Free Public Library (NFPL) earlier this month for some storytelling and fun craft making. He also brought along some special artifacts for everyone to look at and some instruments to play.

Sahar returns to NFPL to discuss new book

By Madison Butkus

Hometown Weekly Reporter

Sponsored by the Ashland Public Library, the Needham Free Public Library (NFPL) shared an online Q&A event with author Gail Sahar. This is Sahar’s second appearance through the NFPL as she discussed different aspects of her most recent book, “Blame and...

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NFPL features eleven year old artist

By Julia Beauregard

Hometown Weekly Editor

This September, the Needham Free Public Library (NFPL) featured the work of the youngest artist that has ever been displayed in their adult space. Maxim Tulebaev is an eleven year old aspiring artist from Needham. His parents noted that, “Maxim's passion...

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Blissful morning with local artist 

by Elizabeth Connolly

Hometown Weekly Reporter

Needham Free Public Library (NFPL) was full of bliss last Thursday morning when musician Evan Haller of Music at the Blissful regaled local children with enchanting stories, lively songs, and spirted dancing. 

About 90 people gathered in the...

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NFPL visits The Beer Can Museum

By Madison Butkus

Hometown Weekly Reporter

Presenting for the first time in a virtual setting, The Beer Can Museum curator, Kevin Logan, took us for a journey through the evolution of the beer can, as well as highlighted some cans he has within his museum. While this...

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Fischer discuss Silver Linings at NFPL

By Madison Butkus

Hometown Weekly Reporter

Sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library, the Needham Free Public Library (NFPL) shared an online Q&A event with author Nan Fischer. Here to discuss her most recent book, “The Book of Silver Linings,” Fischer answered any and all...

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Community takes and makes crafts at NFPL

By Madison Butkus

Hometown Weekly Reporter

Any of those who were ages ten through eighteen, and were feeling crafty this past week, were in luck! Young Adult Librarian, Erin, at the Needham Free Public Library (NFPL), brought back the very popular “Take & Make Crafts’”' for tweens...

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Summer Reading Finale at NFPL

By Avonlea Cummings

Hometown Weekly Reporter

Children streamed into the community room of the Needham Free Public Library (NFPL) on Tuesday, August 15th, eagerly joining in the festivities of the library's Summer Reading Finale Event. With anticipation filling the air, the crowd settled on the floor, poised...

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Q&A with romance novelist at NFPL

By Madison Butkus

Hometown Weekly Reporter

Sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library, the Needham Free Public Library (NFPL) shared a Q&A event with romance author Tracey Livesay. While Livesay has an array of published works, her main topic of discussion revolved around her two...

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Native stories at NFPL

By Avonlea Cummings

Hometown Weekly Reporter

Native American heritage, deeply intertwined with the history of America prior to English settlements, serves as a foundation that permeates the natural landscape and is integral to early education. On August 7, the Needham Free Public Library (NFPL) welcomed Kitty Hendricks-Miller,...

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NFPL honors Kate Winner Fieldsteel

By Riley Fontana 

Hometown Weekly Reporter

On August 10, the Needham Free Public Library (NFPL) paid tribute to the late Kate Wilner Fieldsteel by dedicating its local history and genealogy room in her memory. The library's second floor was filled with friends and family of Kate who...

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Storey discusses the Kennedys at NFPL

By Madison Butkus

Hometown Weekly Reporter

Sponsored by the Tewksbury Public Library, the Needham Free Public Library (NFPL) shared an online event titled “White House By The Sea – A Century of Kennedys At Hyannis Port.” Author of this book, Kate Storey, discussed the content within as...

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