Maker Space Workshop : Launch a Rocket

Posted by on Sep 9, 2017 in Programs, Top News

Tuesday, September 26, 4 PM for ages 6 and up

Giselle Rivere-Flores of the Learning Hub will will teach participants how to build a bubble powered rocket.
This Maker Space Workshop is funded by the Library Foundation of Needham.

One Book One Community Book Discussion: In the Country We Love by Diane Guerrero

Posted by on Sep 9, 2017 in Programs, Top News

Join us for a discussion of this moving, heartbreaking story of one woman’s extraordinary resilience in the face of the nightmarish struggles of undocumented residents in this country. Choose the day and time which is best for you. Copies of the book have been available at the library.

Thursday, Sept 14, 7:30 PM
Sunday, Sept 24, 2:00 PM
Tuesday, Sept 26, 7:30 PM

In the Country We Love is a moving, heartbreaking story of one woman’s extraordinary resilience in the face of the nightmarish struggles of undocumented residents in this country. There are over 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the US, many of whom have citizen children, whose lives here are just as precarious, and whose stories haven’t been told. Written with bestselling author Michelle Burford, this memoir is a tale of personal triumph that also casts a much-needed light on the fears that haunt the daily existence of families likes the author’s and on a system that fails them over and over.
The One Book One Community Program is part of a new diversity initiative sponsored by the Needham Free Public Library, called the “Needham Free Public Forum” whose motto is “Exploring diversity to inspire unity.”

Joy of Coloring for ‘Tweens and Up

Posted by on Sep 9, 2017 in Programs, Top News

Thursday, September 14, 3-5 PM

Join us for this monthly program as we explore the Joys of Coloring for ‘Tweens and up. The Library will supply all you need (pencils, markers, coloring sheets) as well as a few snacks. Come for the coloring and conversations with your fellow coloring enthusiasts
Sponsored by the Library Foundation of Needham

JFK @ 100 with Dr. Gary Hylander

Posted by on Sep 9, 2017 in Programs, Top News

Tuesday, Sept. 19, 7:30 PM

This year marks the centennial anniversary of the birth of John F. Kennedy. Dr. Hylander will be discussing the life, politics and legacy of JFK, covering such topics as Civil Rights, Khrushchev and Cuba, the Vietnam War, and much more. This is the first of four lectures in this series, and is sponsored by the Library Foundation of Needham.

Plantmobile-Massachusetts Horticultural Society

Posted by on Mar 2, 2017 in Programs

Flower to Seed program on Tuesday, March 28 from 4-5 pm. <br> **Registration is Required.**

The Mass. Horticultural Society Plantmobile will bring flowers and seeds to dissect, and students will learn the different parts of plants and flowers, and their functions. All participants will plant a Seed that they can take home and nurture. This Session is limited to 25 participants, ages 6-9 years old.
**Registration is Required.** Call 751-455-7559 or sign up in the library.
This event is sponsored by the Library Foundation of Needham.

Preschool STEM Program

Posted by on Mar 2, 2017 in Programs

Early Childhood Science Enrichment for children ages 3+ **REGISTRATION REQUIRED**
Monthly check the library calendar for dates.
To register, visit the Children’s Department or call 781-455-7559 ext 204

Steve Lechner of The SCIENCE WORKS! introduces children to the wonders of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) using hands-on activities, puppets, a bit of magic and lots of fun.
**Registration is required and begins two weeks before event.**
Sponsored by the Library Foundation of Needham.

Mutiny on the Bounty with Bob Begin

Posted by on Jan 6, 2017 in Programs

Tuesday, January 31, 7:30 pm, Community Room

The story of the Mutiny On The Bounty, probably the most famous account of any mutiny in history, continues to interest us. It is a tale of men rising against a tyrannical, abusive Captain who drove his men to commit a crime which carried the death penalty. It is also a study in depicting the chasm in social status between officers and common seamen. Another aspect deals with Captain Bligh’s extraordinary leadership skills resulting in the safe delivery of his men in an open boat for a distance in excess of 4,000 miles. Lastly there are the mutineers themselves–where they went and what happened to them. Upon his return to England, Bligh would be lionized as his deeds became public. Later, he would suffer a tarnished reputation following efforts by influential friends of some of the guilty who would use the media and courts to assign blame to him. Join Bob as he explores the various aspects of this infamous event in history.
Sponsored by the Library Foundation of Needham.

Behind the Mask Puppetry Presents: The Monkey King Wreaks Havoc in Heaven

Posted by on Jan 6, 2017 in Programs

Friday, January 20, 3:30-4:15 pm, Community Room

A Chinese folk epic told through storytelling, masks, shadow puppetry, original music and martial arts! Behind the Mask Theatre brings Monkey King to life, a boisterous and unlikely hero in search of immortality, who causes havoc in Heaven and on Earth.
This show is suitable for all ages, and is sponsored by the Library Foundation of Needham.

Early Childhood Science Enrichment

Posted by on Jan 6, 2017 in Programs

Early Childhood Science Enrichment for children ages 3+ **REGISTRATION REQUIRED**
Friday, January 20, 2 sessions, 11-11:30 am and 11:30-12 noon
To register, visit the Children’s Department or call 781-455-7559 ext 204

Steve Lechner of The SCIENCE WORKS! introduces children to the wonders of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) using hands-on activities, puppets, a bit of magic and lots of fun.
**Registration is required and begins two weeks before event.**
Sponsored by the Library Foundation of Needham.

All Rise: A History of the Supreme Court with Dr. Gary Hylander

Posted by on Jan 6, 2017 in Programs

Tuesday, June 20, 7:30 pm, Community Room

Almost every problem in American history has found its way to the Supreme Court. The Court always makes news and, on occasion, it makes big news. Come and learn how the Court, over the years, has interpreted the broadly worded language of the Constitution to protect and promote the “blessings of liberty,” “due process” and “equal protection of the laws” for all Americans. This is the last of five lectures and is sponsored by the Library Foundation of Needham.