Calendar

Jun
18
Thu
CANCELED // Half Day Craft Day @ Dedham Public Library
Jun 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
CANCELED // Half Day Craft Day @ Dedham Public Library | Dedham | Massachusetts | United States

Every early release for the rest of the school year, join us for drop-in crafts at the Dedham Public Library!

CANCELED // Pajama Storytime @ Endicott Branch Library
Jun 18 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
CANCELED // Pajama Storytime @ Endicott Branch Library | Dedham | Massachusetts | United States

Pajama Storytime meets at the Endicott Branch Library every first and third Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m.

It is a fun time for children to enjoy nursery rhymes and bedtime stories. Children are welcome to dress for the occasion and bring their favorite stuffed animal friend.

Jun
19
Fri
Remembering Fathers Through Music – Virtual Piano Concert on Zoom
Jun 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Remembering Fathers Through Music - Virtual Piano Concert on Zoom

Please join us on-line for a special musical tribute to dads through music including classical composers Mozart, Beethoven, Samuel Francis Smith, G.D. Wilson, MacDowell and Gershwin as well as original jazz transcriptions of 20th century artists such as Sinatra, Tony Bennett, and Coldplay by Dedham pianist Michael Leidig. – Mozart. Rondo 4 for mechanical clock. Reminiscent of “grandfather” clocks. – Beethoven. Sonata #18. 1st Movement. The Hunt. Dad’s & hunting. – Samuel Francis Smith. America (My Country ‘Tis of Thee). “Lands where our father’s died.” – MacDowell. Hunting Song. Same as above. – MacDowell. Wild Rose. Fathers always giving flowers. – G.D. Wilson. The Shepherd Boy. Fathers loving sons. – Gershwin. Lady Be Good. Dads loving their partners. – Modern. Sinatra. My Way. Dads carve their own path & encourage children to do as well – – Julie Andrews/Tony Bennett. My Favorite Things – Coldplay. Clocks. References Father Time; Ice Cream. Dads always buying for family – Christmas Waltz. Dads and partners dancing – Take Me Out to the Ball Game. Dads’ and sons’ favorite outing. Please register to receive Zoom information

Jun
22
Mon
Monday Morning Music
Jun 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Monday Morning Music

Join us for fun, sing-along songs with Jonah on guitar.

Zoom link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82851903299?pwd=Rzk2NExoVUNDczlTazJWZXdRcjZ0UT09

Jun
23
Tue
Storytime With Ms. Laura
Jun 23 @ 11:46 am – 12:46 pm
Storytime With Ms. Laura

Please join Ms. Laura for Storytime on Facebook Live during the month of June. Let’s stay connected while we’re apart and read together!

Gardening for Sustainability
Jun 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Gardening for Sustainability
Join us for a 6 part series with The Blackstone Valley Veggie Gardens

This event will meet every other Tuesday at 4pm for gardening tips! Each week will be a different topic. This weeks topic is Gardening for sustainability.

Please be sure to register on Eventbrite!

Jun
24
Wed
Bike Safety for Kids: Virtual Session
Jun 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Bike Safety for Kids: Virtual Session

Have you heard of the ABCs? Not those ABCs, but the ones that have to do with bicycling? Join our friends from the MA Safe Routes to School program for a virtual bike session. We want to make sure you and your bike are ready for a full summer of biking in your neighborhood. Our program is targeted to students in grades 3-6, but since it’s virtual, invite your brothers and sisters, and parents to join in!

If you have a bike or a helmet, bring them to the session with you!

Please be sure to register on Eventbrite!

CANCELED // Baby Toddler Dance Time @ Main Library
Jun 24 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
CANCELED // Baby Toddler Dance Time @ Main Library | Dedham | Massachusetts | United States

Groove with your child to popular children’s songs to help them learn rhythm and coordination at our baby and toddler dance party!

This takes place at the Main Library.

Registration is required for all adults and children.

For more info call the Children’s Room at 781-751-9283.

Jun
25
Thu
CANCELED // Super Awesome Storytime @ Endicott Branch Library
Jun 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
CANCELED // Super Awesome Storytime @ Endicott Branch Library | Dedham | Massachusetts | United States

Join us for stories, music & dance at the Endicott Branch!

Please be sure to register on Eventbrite!

ScienceTellers Presents Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress
Jun 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
ScienceTellers Presents Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress

“Science and stories, together!” Join us for a virtual showing of a ScienceTellers program called “Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress.” The event will be hosted LIVE through Zoom on Thursday, June 25 at 2:00 p.m.

Watch a fun, fantasy adventure and along the way you’ll discover just how ‘cool’ matter can be! Throughout the showing, the host will answer questions, conduct polls/quizzes, and even teach a science experiment you can do at home. No Zoom account is required to watch, but you DO need to register with us on Eventbrite. Don’t miss out!

A secure link to the Zoom session will be emailed to you prior to the event. Have questions or for more information, please email Youth Services Librarian, Laura, at lconnell@minlib.net.

Jun
27
Sat
CANCELED // Really Complicated Origami @ Main Library
Jun 27 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
CANCELED // Really Complicated Origami @ Main Library | Dedham | Massachusetts | United States

Who said origami was peaceful and relaxing? These designs will challenge your fingers and your brain as we create complex figures from nature, mathematics, and beyond.

Jun
29
Mon
Monday Morning Music
Jun 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Monday Morning Music

Join us for fun, sing-along songs with Jonah on guitar.

Zoom link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82851903299?pwd=Rzk2NExoVUNDczlTazJWZXdRcjZ0UT09

Jun
30
Tue
Storytime With Ms. Laura
Jun 30 @ 11:46 am – 12:46 pm
Storytime With Ms. Laura

Please join Ms. Laura for Storytime on Facebook Live during the month of June. Let’s stay connected while we’re apart and read together!

Jul
1
Wed
CANCELED // Baby Toddler Dance Time @ Main Library
Jul 1 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
CANCELED // Baby Toddler Dance Time @ Main Library | Dedham | Massachusetts | United States

Groove with your child to popular children’s songs to help them learn rhythm and coordination at our baby and toddler dance party!

This takes place at the Main Library.

Registration is required for all adults and children.

For more info call the Children’s Room at 781-751-9283.

Jul
2
Thu
CANCELED // Super Awesome Storytime @ Endicott Branch Library
Jul 2 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
CANCELED // Super Awesome Storytime @ Endicott Branch Library | Dedham | Massachusetts | United States

Join us for stories, music & dance at the Endicott Branch!

Please be sure to register on Eventbrite!

Crafts to Go
Jul 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Crafts to Go

While the library may be closed for fun events, we still want to make sure you have a fun summer. Sign-up on Eventbrite for a craft kit of the week!

Please request as many craft kits as there are children that will be doing them. This week we will be painting dog banks! Kits are available for curbside pick up on Tuesday, June 30. Once you’ve reserved your kit online, stop by the library between 11-12 and 2-4 to pick up your kit. When you get to the library stay in your car, and call the library at 781-751-9283. A staff member will bring the kit to your car.

Children may complete crafts right away or join us on Zoom on Thursday, July 2 at 2:00 p.m. to do the craft with us or to show off their completed craft.

Please contact Laura Connell at lconnell@dedham-ma.gov for more information or if you have questions. Supplies are limited. If you think you will need additional markers or paints for at home please contact us.

Hiveside Chat – a ‘Live’ Look Inside the Hive
Jul 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Hiveside Chat - a 'Live' Look Inside the Hive
Join Gianna for a look inside one of her hives!

Through Zoom, you’ll be able to see what Gianna sees and hear her thoughts and reactions to how and what the honey bees are doing. You can even ask questions!

This Thursday, July 2nd at 4:00 (weather permitting)

If weather does not allow for this, Gianna will still be available to talk about what honey bees are doing at this time of year and we’ll reschedule the hive dive.

Please register through eventbrite for a Zoom link

If you have questions, please contact Gianna at gbird@minlib.net

CANCELED // Pajama Storytime @ Endicott Branch Library
Jul 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
CANCELED // Pajama Storytime @ Endicott Branch Library | Dedham | Massachusetts | United States

Pajama Storytime meets at the Endicott Branch Library every first and third Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m.

It is a fun time for children to enjoy nursery rhymes and bedtime stories. Children are welcome to dress for the occasion and bring their favorite stuffed animal friend.

Jul
6
Mon
Monday Morning Music
Jul 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Monday Morning Music

Join us for fun, sing-along songs with Jonah on guitar.

Zoom link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82851903299?pwd=Rzk2NExoVUNDczlTazJWZXdRcjZ0UT09

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