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Library curbside pickup temporarily suspended

The Needham Public Library's curbside pickup service has temporarily been suspended until further notice. This comes after an announcement on Thursday, July 9, that a library employee was suspected of having COVID-19. The library remained closed through Friday to ensure the safety of others.

The Needham Public Health department...

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La Farge, Tiffany discussed at McIver Lecture

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff On Sunday, January 5, the Needham Public Library hosted the first installment of its yearly McIver Lecture Series. Each year, a theme is picked around which to center the talks. For 2020, the theme is glasswork. On that note, Curatorial Assistant in American Art Elizabeth Fox of the Worcester Art...
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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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Ben Railton presents ‘We the People’

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Today, there seems to be one question being asked when it comes to our identity as Americans: what makes each one of us Americans? Is it something as simple as where we were born or where we have citizenship? Or perhaps it is how long our family and culture has been...
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Kids sing with Sarah at library

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By Alex Oliveira Hometown Weekly Reporter Before the snow started falling on Tuesday afternoon, February 12, the community room of the Needham Public Library was ringing loudly with a musical cacophony of ukulele strings, improvised percussion pieces, and the singing voices of children and parents alike. Undeterred by the impending inclement weather, a full...
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Flying, flipping dogs loosed in library

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By Alexander Oliveira Hometown Weekly Reporter A number of unleashed dogs tore through the Needham Public Library on Tuesday, November 27, leaving children, parents, and staff, shocked and bewildered. With eyes wide and mouths agape, onlookers watched as four barking border collies leapt and sprinted at blurring speeds across the library’s community room. The dog catchers...
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Broadmoor Chamber Singers delight community

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter On Saturday afternoon, the basement of the Needham Public Library was filled with an eclectic mix of music ranging from traditional spirituals to 60s folk hits, with just enough holiday music to remind the audience what season is fast approaching. Led by artistic director June Ambush, The Broadmoor Chamber...
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Garden Club to host Candace Morgenstern

The Needham Garden Club is extending an invitation to the public, to attend the club’s next meeting on November 20. Candace Morgenstern, a renowned floral designer, will share her innovative approach to floral design. She will demonstrate her skill and creative approach, using common materials in novel ways, to design several arrangements. DSCF3464 3 Read more

Anime Club gives back to library

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On Tuesday, August 9, The Needham High School Anime Club presented the Needham Public Library with a check for $500 to use the Community Room. The Club raised the funds running bake sales during the school year. The Library hosts the club (which is open to all high school-aged teens who live...
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Art in Bloom coming next week

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Needham’s Art in Bloom is celebrating its 10th anniversary at the Needham Public Library next Saturday, March 10, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, March 11, from 1 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. There will be 70+ mixed medium pieces of artwork by talented Needham High School students and teachers, each...
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‘Fashions in Fiction’ coming to library

The Friends of the Needham Public Library will present "Fashions in Fiction with Kandie Carle" on Sunday, January 21, at 2:00 p.m., in the Library’s Community Room. This program is a delightful show-and-tell on the clothing of Regency England as reflected in Jane Austen’s fiction. The event will include dressing "Elizabeth Bennet" and "Mr. Darcy"...
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Women in World Jazz coming to library

The Friends of the Needham Public Library will present Women in World Jazz, on Sunday, November 19, at 2:00 p.m., in the Library’s Community Room. Women in World Jazz brings together women of different nationalities with extensive experience in performance and education. The music is easy to relate to, diverse, and danceable. All members of the...
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Art Association launches new season

On October 3, The Needham Art Association launched its 2017-2018 season with an acrylic demonstration by renowned artist Maris Platais. Established in 1949, the art association's stated purpose was to encourage and further the arts and art education in the community, dispelling the notion that art is not only for (or by)a select few, but...
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Kids get creative with marshmallow structures

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By Gabe Stern Hometown Weekly Intern Over 15 kids between the ages of 5 and 8 were challenged to think like engineers last Wednesday, July 27 at the Needham Public Library as part of a Marshmallow Construction Competition. During the competition, the largest free-standing structure made of 20 marshmallows and 25 toothpicks would be...
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Rube Goldberg comes alive at library

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter Rube Goldberg drew 50,000 cartoons over the course of his lifetime, depicting some of the craziest, wackiest, and most complicated ways of completing simple tasks. His illustrations included using a magnifying glass with the sun to create an alarm clock, or knocking over a domino using a series of...
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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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Breezy March brings Wind Wonders to Library

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter Once a month, the Needham Public Library hosts an event for children six and up. This month, Diane Shetler hosted Wind Wonders. “We do something for this age group once a month, and it’s usually different theme. The theme changes but you know, March and wind!” she explained. A...
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Needham residents crowd coyote presentation

By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent A high-pitched howl pierces the cold winter evening. Perhaps it is the call of the Eastern Coyote on the prowl as it searches for a mate. January through March is mating season for the Eastern Coyote, a canid native to North America and a relative of the grey wolf. Perhaps the...
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Trevor the Juggler awes at library

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter Trevor Pearson has been juggling professionally for over 16 years, which absolutely shows in his performance. His list of previous performances includes shows at Foxwoods, Gillette Stadium, throughout Cape Cod, and for the Boston Red Sox. This past Wednesday, Pearson performed at the Needham Public Library, offering his talents...
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Needham Art in Bloom receives award

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Needham’s Art in Bloom, celebrating its ninth year exhibiting Needham High School student artwork with floral interpretations by the Beth Shalom Garden Club members and participants from the Needham and Kalmia Garden Clubs, was recently honored with an Exemplary Project Award from the Goldin Foundation for Excellence in Education. The Foundation states that...
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