Calendar

Feb
15
Sat
Secret Codes and Invisible Inks Workshop! @ Main Library
Feb 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Secret Codes and Invisible Inks Workshop! @ Main Library | Dedham | Massachusetts | United States

Come join us at the Dedham Main Library as we investigate 8 different ways to send secret messages to your friends!

Using techniques that spies in the revolutionary war used, invisible ink and code wheels, we’ll turn into spies – and detectives – as we send each other secret notes!

This program is available to children ages 8 and up! Space is limited so registration through eventbrite is required. Please sign up at dedhamlibrary.com If you find that you’ve signed up and can’t be there, please email gbird@minlib.net

Feb
20
Thu
Graffiti: Stylized Writing Workshop – Part 1 @ Main Library
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Graffiti: Stylized Writing Workshop - Part 1 @ Main Library | Dedham | Massachusetts | United States
Ever wonder what Graffiti is all about? Join us for a talk and stylized writing workshop with a Graffiti/Writing Artist.

He will talk about history and what is happening currently with this art form.

We will also explore lettering and experiment with creating our own.

Our artist has a background of writing on walls in the mid 90’s and then working on building walls in the 2000’s as a carpenter.

He is currently involved in creating a city-wide beautification & preservation project aimed at providing low cost murals to the public while celebrating history and diversity within the community as well as encouraging shopping local and supporting long standing businesses.

Adults, Teens and Children aged 10+ welcome.

Feb
27
Thu
Graffiti – Stylized Writing Workshop – Part 2 @ Main Library
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Graffiti - Stylized Writing Workshop - Part 2 @ Main Library | Dedham | Massachusetts | United States
Join us for Part 2 of our Graffiti Program. We will continue to explore our own graffiti styles with guidance from the Artist.

Our artist has a background of writing on walls in the mid 90’s and then working on building walls in the 2000’s as a carpenter.

He is currently involved in creating a city-wide beautification & preservation project aimed at providing low cost murals to the public while celebrating history and diversity within the community as well as encouraging shopping local and supporting long standing businesses.

Adults, Teens and Children aged 10+ welcome.

Mar
10
Tue
Bird’s Nest Ball @ Main Library
Mar 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Bird's Nest Ball @ Main Library | Dedham | Massachusetts | United States

Join us in making a copper wire ball in which we will pack loose wool fibers. These can be hung outside in Spring as birds are preparing to nest. They will perch and pull wool fibers to bring back to line their nests for their babies!

Open to Adults and Teens Space is limited so please register through Eventbrite.

Fiber Fun Time @ Main Library
Mar 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fiber Fun Time @ Main Library | Dedham | Massachusetts | United States
Join us on the second Tuesday of each month for a Fiber Free-For-All!

Bring your current sewing, knitting, crocheting, embroidery and needle-felting projects… or start something new, here at the Dedham Public Library’s maker space.

We will provide:

small fabric samples,

a sewing machine,

needles and thread,

wool roving & tools for needle-felting,

yarns of all types,

embroidery floss,

and good company to inspire and feed your creative soul.

Contact Gianna if you have any questions. gbird@minlib.

Mar
11
Wed
Art Journaling for Everyone @ Main Library
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Art Journaling for Everyone @ Main Library | Dedham | Massachusetts | United States
Explore your creativity!

An art journal is an easy way to help you connect with that inner artist and awaken your creative gifts that you may not even be aware you have yet.

Art Journaling can be a very freeing… a great way to express yourself, work through thoughts and ideas, and experiment.

You can write, draw, and create almost anything… from the playful silly to the contemplative and serious. There are absolutely no limits!

Join us on Wednesday, March 11, from 7:00 to 8:00, at the Dedham Public Library.

We will provide all supplies and get you on your way!

Mar
24
Tue
CANCELED // Creating From the Center: Mandalas for Beginners @ Main Library
Mar 24 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
CANCELED // Creating From the Center: Mandalas for Beginners @ Main Library | Dedham | Massachusetts | United States

Join us for an opportunity to get yourself into a relaxed & meditative space, one which you can create for yourself any time you want.

We will learn to draw a mandala, another word for sacred circle. The intricate look of a mandala comes from following a rhythm, which can produce stunning results. This type of repetition can be very relaxing and is a great way to bring yourself gently into the present. Mandalas can also work as a form of visual journaling, boost your creativity, memory and problem solving skills, as well as provide stress relief and spiritual self-expression.

This simple practice is not only powerful, it is fun and exciting!

Appropriate for adults & teens. Space is limited so please register through www.eventbrite.com. Any questions email: gbird@minlib.net

Mar
26
Thu
CANCELED // Matchbox Art @ Main Library
Mar 26 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
CANCELED // Matchbox Art @ Main Library | Dedham | Massachusetts | United States

It only takes a few inches of paper to conjure entire worlds: a shrine, a memory, a gift for a sweetheart, a travel memento, a home for a poem, a mini collection of mini images… the possibilities are endless!

If you are the kind of person who hates to waste anything, this project is for you! We’ll use the simple and humble matchbox & discarded magazines to get creative and come up with ideas that are ‘outside-the-box’.

Registration is required. Appropriate for adults, teens and children 8+

Apr
14
Tue
Bird’s Nest Ball @ Main Library
Apr 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Bird's Nest Ball @ Main Library | Dedham | Massachusetts | United States

Join us in making a copper wire ball in which we will pack loose wool fibers. These can be hung outside in Spring as birds are preparing to nest. They will perch and pull wool fibers to bring back to line their nests for their babies!

Open to Adults and Teens Space is limited so please register through Eventbrite.

Fiber Fun Time @ Main Library
Apr 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fiber Fun Time @ Main Library | Dedham | Massachusetts | United States
Join us on the second Tuesday of each month for a Fiber Free-For-All!

Bring your current sewing, knitting, crocheting, embroidery and needle-felting projects… or start something new, here at the Dedham Public Library’s maker space.

We will provide:

small fabric samples,

a sewing machine,

needles and thread,

wool roving & tools for needle-felting,

yarns of all types,

embroidery floss,

and good company to inspire and feed your creative soul.

Contact Gianna if you have any questions. gbird@minlib.

May
12
Tue
Fiber Fun Time @ Main Library
May 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fiber Fun Time @ Main Library | Dedham | Massachusetts | United States
Join us on the second Tuesday of each month for a Fiber Free-For-All!

Bring your current sewing, knitting, crocheting, embroidery and needle-felting projects… or start something new, here at the Dedham Public Library’s maker space.

We will provide:

small fabric samples,

a sewing machine,

needles and thread,

wool roving & tools for needle-felting,

yarns of all types,

embroidery floss,

and good company to inspire and feed your creative soul.

Contact Gianna if you have any questions. gbird@minlib.

Jun
9
Tue
Fiber Fun Time @ Main Library
Jun 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fiber Fun Time @ Main Library | Dedham | Massachusetts | United States
Join us on the second Tuesday of each month for a Fiber Free-For-All!

Bring your current sewing, knitting, crocheting, embroidery and needle-felting projects… or start something new, here at the Dedham Public Library’s maker space.

We will provide:

small fabric samples,

a sewing machine,

needles and thread,

wool roving & tools for needle-felting,

yarns of all types,

embroidery floss,

and good company to inspire and feed your creative soul.

Contact Gianna if you have any questions. gbird@minlib.

Jul
6
Mon
Watercolor Painting Classes – Free
Jul 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Watercolor Painting Classes - Free
If you’ve been wanting to pick up that paint brush, wait no longer!

Pull out your watercolors and join us in our Zoom Studio through the Dedham Public Library!

This is a FREE Watercolor Class/Studio Time for beginners and experienced painters.

We’ll gather to inspire each other and delight in the variety of colors, styles and techniques.

Gianna will provide a focus for each class; from painting landscapes to shadows, color mixing to painting abstracts. There will be exersizes to benefit beginners and advanced painters. You can work at your own pace, with guidance always available.

You will need to register through Eventbrite to receive a list of suggested materials, and to receive Zoom Studio info.

Dates: Class is 6 Weeks: Mondays, July 6, 13, 20 , 27, August 3, 10, 17

Time: 1:00 to 3:00 pm

Location: Zoom on-line Studio (link will be sent to you after you register)

Registration: Required through Eventbrite. Class size is limited.

Contact Gianna if you have any questions: gbird@minlib.net

Jul
14
Tue
Crafting Together
Jul 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Crafting Together

Are you ready to meet up with others on Zoom to create and socialize? We’re continuing our monthly “Fiber Fun Time”!

Everyone will focus on their particular craft or art project, meanwhile we can talk about techniques & tools we’re using, and we can even demonstrate for each other.

We’ll be able to share information and images of our fabulous creations! Bring your current project; spoon carving, painting, bookmaking, paper craft, sculpting, sewing, knitting, crocheting, needle-felting projects, whatever!

You’ll be in good company to inspire, support and feed your creative soul.

Please contact Gianna at gbird@minlib.net if you have any questions.

Sep
7
Mon
Afternoon Watercolor Painting Classes for Adults – Free
Sep 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Afternoon Watercolor Painting Classes for Adults - Free

If you’ve been wanting to pick up that paint brush, wait no longer! Pull out your watercolors and join us in our virtual Zoom Studio through the Dedham Public Library! This is a Free Watercolor Class / Studio Time for beginners and experienced painters. We’ll gather to inspire each other and delight in the variety of colors, styles and techniques.

Gianna will provide a focus for each class; from painting landscapes to shadows, color mixing to painting abstracts. We will do exercises that will benefit beginners and advanced painters. You can work at your own pace, with guidance always available. You will need to register through Eventbrite to receive a list of suggested materials, and to receive Zoom Studio link. Dates:

Class is 6 Weeks: Mondays, September 7, 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12 Time: 1:00 to 3:00 pm Location: Zoom Studio (link will be sent to you after you register) Registration: Required through Eventbrite. Class size is limited, so please only register if you are sure you will attend. Contact Gianna if you have any questions: gbird@minlib.net

Sep
9
Wed
Evening Watercolor Classes for Adults – Free
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Evening Watercolor Classes for Adults - Free

If you’ve been wanting to pick up that paint brush, wait no longer! Pull out your watercolors and join us in our virtual Zoom Studio through the Dedham Public Library! This is a Free Watercolor Class / Studio Time for beginners and experienced painters.

We’ll gather weekly to inspire each other and delight in the variety of colors, styles and techniques. There will be a focus for each class; from painting landscapes to shadows, color mixing to painting abstracts. We will do exercises that will benefit beginners and advanced painters. You can work at your own pace, with guidance always available.

You will need to register through Eventbrite to receive a list of suggested materials, and to receive your Zoom Studio link. If you live in the vicinity of Dedham MA and have difficulty acquiring watercolor paints or watercolor paper, please contact Gianna at gbird@minlib.net Dates: Class is 6 Weeks: Wednesdays, September 9, 16, 23, 30, October 7, 14 Time: 6:00 to 8:00 pm Location: Zoom Studio (link will be sent to you after you register) Registration: Required through Eventbrite. Class size is limited, so please only register if you are sure you will attend. Contact Gianna if you have any questions: gbird@minlib.net

Sep
26
Sat
DIY Fun Friendship Bracelets: 5 week Course
Sep 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
DIY Fun Friendship Bracelets: 5 week Course

Making Woven Bracelets is a great pastime and really fun, especially if you are stuck at home!

Come every Saturday (through Zoom), at 1 pm, for 5 weeks and learn: forward knots, backward knots, and even backward-forward knots! You would also learn how to read bracelet patterns, which will allow you to make all kinds of bracelets, from very simple to really complicated!

Please register through www.Eventbrite.com to receive a Zoom link and Supplies for all these bracelets. (Supplies will be available for pick up at the Dedham Public Library during the week of September 14th.) Appropriate for Ages 10+, Teens & Adults.

Please register only if you’re sure to be able to attend most of these classes. Spaces are very limited. If you have any questions please contact Gianna at gbird@minlib.net.

Oct
12
Mon
Hand Lettering for Beginners
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Hand Lettering for Beginners

Ever wanted to try hand lettering, but didn’t know where to start? Then this on-line Zoom class is for YOU! Join Swetha Shenoy of The Paisley Corner (https://thepaisleycorner.com/) for a beginner hand lettering workshop. She is a lettering and watercolor artist based in Secaucus, New Jersey. She specializes in custom art prints, hand-lettered artwork, and handmade cards. Check out her work on Instagram @thepaisleycorner (https://www.instagram.com/thepaisleycorner/) or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/thepaisleycorner)

In one hour, you will learn the art of drawing letters and create your own hand-lettered artwork. Once you have learned the basics of hand-lettering, you can create all year long! Use this fun technique to personalize cards, gift tags, place cards, and even your journal! The possibilities are endless!

Please register at www.Eventbrite.com to receive supply list & Zoom link.

Contact Gianna if you have any questions: gbird@minlib.net

Oct
13
Tue
Ricotta Gnocchi Mac and Cheese
Oct 13 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Ricotta Gnocchi Mac and Cheese

Join Katie, Registered Dietitian from Food Explorers, to make homemade Ricotta Gnocchi Mac & Cheese (GF options available)!

To make this tasty dish, you’ll need the following ingredients: 15oz container Ricotta, 3 egg yolks, flour (AP or GF), grated Parmesan, milk, cheddar cheese, butter and optional breadcrumbs. No special equipment required. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask Katie and food and nutrition related questions you may have.

Please register to reserve a spot and receive your Zoom link
Spaces are limited. Please only register if you are sure to be able to attend. Thank you!
If you have any questions please feel free to contact Gianna at gbird@minlib.net
Adults Only!
Oct
14
Wed
Dedham Public Library Spooktacular Movie Club
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Dedham Public Library Spooktacular Movie Club

Join Tobi and May for our Spooktacular Movie Club where we watch and talk about some of our favorite Halloween movies during the month of October! Our first movie discussion will be on the very first Halloween movie directed by John Carpenter on October 14th, followed by Tucker and Dale vs Evil on the 21st and ending with Nosferatu on the 28th. All of these movies are available through Hoopla so all you need to see them is your library card! So, head to Hoopla, check out and watch the movie then join us for a spooky themed Halloween meetup this October at the Dedham Public Library.