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, Top News

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, Top News

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.

Joy of Coloring

Posted by on Jan 6, 2017 in Programs, Top News

Monthly, check the library calendar for dates, 2-4 pm, Community Room

Join us for this monthly program as we explore the Joy of Coloring for Adults. 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

Motion Man Jody Scalise: Mime, Juggling, Bubbles, and Comedy for Ages 4 and Up

Posted by on Dec 12, 2016 in Programs

4 PM, Tuesday, December 13th

Take a Mechanical Man, precision Pantomime, lyrical movement, hysterical characterizations, a Chagall, Giant Bubbles, Toilet Plungers, Step Ladders, Gibberish, a Ukulele, Spinning Plates, 8 Foot Streamers, a Parasol, a Floating Hat; Things that Float over the Audience, a man squeezing through a picture frame, giant bubbles and Inspirational Improvisation put them in a blender and…. Come see this unique presentation, for ages 4 and up.
This program is sponsored by the Library Foundation of Needham.

Early Childhood Science Enrichment for children ages 3+ **REGISTRATION REQUIRED** Two Sessions

Posted by on Dec 4, 2016 in Programs

Friday, December 16    Time:   11:00 - 11:30 AM and 11:30 - 12:00 PM
Community Room         Contact: 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.

The Roaring Twenties: Ford, Flappers and Fitzgerald with Dr. Gary Hylander

Posted by on Dec 4, 2016 in Programs

Tuesday: December 13             Evening:  7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Community Room                     Contact: 781-455-7559 ext 204

In the 1920’s, the sound of radios and phonographs filled the air. Motion pictures offered new vistas for millions of moviegoers. Prosperity was everywhere. Americans began their love affair with the automobile. Women “bobbed” their hair, danced the Charleston and voted for the first time. “Keep Cool with Coolidge” was the slogan of the times. Join us for this fascinating lecture series as we take a detailed look at this exciting period in time. This is the last one of a four lecture series, and is sponsored by the Library Foundation of Needham.