Calendar

Aug
19
Mon
Intro to 3-D Printing @ Main Library
Aug 19 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Intro to 3-D Printing @ Main Library

What is 3D printing? How does it work and what does it do? Most importantly, how can I print my awesome idea at the Dedham Public Library?

Come to the DPL on Monday, August 19 at 3:30pm to find out!

This event is for ages 8+.

Don’t forget to register on Eventbrite!

Aug
29
Thu
Dedham Parent Time STEAM Craft – Bubble Painting! @ Main Library
Aug 29 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Dedham Parent Time STEAM Craft - Bubble Painting! @ Main Library

Show off your inner Picasso as we paint with BUBBLES for this month’s STEAM activity!! This event is free and all are welcome to attend, we ask that you register in order to make sure we have enough materials.

Sep
5
Thu
3d Printing & Design: Sketchup @ Main Library
Sep 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
3d Printing & Design: Sketchup @ Main Library | Dedham | Massachusetts | United States

Each month we explore a different piece of 3d design software, as well as review guidelines and suggestions for 3d printing your designs at the Dedham Public Library. In September, we’ll be learning to design using Sketchup.

Oct
3
Thu
3D Printing for Kids @ Main Library
Oct 3 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
3D Printing for Kids @ Main Library

Tinkercad is a great piece of software for people just beginning to explore the world of 3d printing. As we learn to use this simple but powerful tool, we will also review some guidelines and suggestions for getting your item printed right the first time. We will also go over some places to find already existing designs on the web.

This event is for ages 8+!

For more information, please contact jsmiley@minlib.net.

Oct
24
Thu
DPT STEAM Thursdays – Halloween Edition @ Endicott Branch Library
Oct 24 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
DPT STEAM Thursdays - Halloween Edition @ Endicott Branch Library

Let’s Make Monsters!

Let’s celebrate the last STEAM activity of the season with some Halloween engineering! This month we are going to make 3-D Halloween monsters! This event is free and all are welcome to attend, we ask that you register in order to make sure we have enough materials.

PLEASE NOTE: While STEAM Thursdays are normally on the last Thursday of the month, October’s activity will be held a week early due to Halloween.

Oct
30
Wed
LED ‘Throwies’ @ Main Library
Oct 30 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
LED 'Throwies' @ Main Library

Come make glowing art at the Dedham Public Library. We’ll use LEDs, batteries, and magnets to create our own artistic tools and materials. Ages 10 and up.

Nov
7
Thu
3d Design for Kids @ Main Library
Nov 7 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
3d Design for Kids @ Main Library | Dedham | Massachusetts | United States

In this workshop, will learn the 3d printing options available at the library. The first half hour will be spent reviewing our printing policies and how to make sure you get your print right the first time, and the second half will be spent learning the 3d design software, Tinkercad.

Dec
5
Thu
3d Design for Kids @ Main Library
Dec 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
3d Design for Kids @ Main Library | Dedham | Massachusetts | United States

In this workshop, will learn the 3d printing options available at the library. The first half hour will be spent reviewing our printing policies and how to make sure you get your print right the first time, and the second half will be spent learning the 3d design software, Tinkercad.

Feb
26
Wed
CANCELED // STEAM Storytime @ Main Library
Feb 26 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
CANCELED // STEAM Storytime @ Main Library | Dedham | Massachusetts | United States

Please join us for S.T.E.A.M storytime at the Dedham Main Library on Wednesday, February 26 from 3:30-4:30. During this storytime we will read a few stories and sing a few songs based on our S.T.E.A.M theme of the month.

This month we will explore the human body! After Storytime we will have interactive stations available for children to engage with.

This program is geared for children ages 3-5 with a caregiver, but siblings of any age are always welcome.

Please register for this event as supplies are limited. For more information, please contact Ms. Laura at lconnell@minlib.net or 781-751-9283.

Mar
16
Mon
CANCELED // Little Lab Coats @ Main Library
Mar 16 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
CANCELED // Little Lab Coats @ Main Library | Dedham | Massachusetts | United States

Go on a scientific discovery with Little Lab Coats!  Perform exciting experiments to explore the basic properties of science in an easy and fun way. No experience or previous knowledge required. This program is for children ages 6-9. Registration is required.

Oceans: Pack your snorkels as we explore the depths of the ocean. Learn about the different levels of the ocean and their effect on sea life. Discover what enables creatures to live in complete darkness and over 1000 meters below the surface. Draw your own ocean with sharks, coral, and more!

Jun
25
Thu
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.

Jul
8
Wed
Library Science
Jul 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Library Science
Science is fun, science experiments are even better!

Join Jonah as he performs and instructs STEAM activities for grades 3 and up, featuring (mostly) household items.

This event will take place on the Dedham Public Library Facebook page.

Jul
22
Wed
Library Science
Jul 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Library Science
Science is fun, science experiments are even better!

Join Jonah as he performs and instructs STEAM activities for grades 3 and up, featuring (mostly) household items.

This event will take place on the Dedham Public Library Facebook page.

Jul
24
Fri
Little Lab Coats Trivia Night!
Jul 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Little Lab Coats Trivia Night!

Get ready as we enter Little Lab Coats Trivia Night! Bring all your knowledge with you as you work in teams to answer as many questions as possible. Topics range from ocean critters to meteorites, to chemical reactions.

For ages 6-9. This program is brought to you by Noble and Greenough Student, Niki, who has a passion for teaching science.

Do you have questions or want more information? Contact Laura Connell at lconnell@minlib.net or at the library on Tuesday’s from 9-5 at 781-751-9283.

Aug
5
Wed
Library Science
Aug 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Library Science
Science is fun, science experiments are even better!

Join Jonah as he performs and instructs STEAM activities for grades 3 and up, featuring (mostly) household items.

This event will take place on the Dedham Public Library Facebook page.

Aug
7
Fri
Little Lab Coats Presents: Dinosaurs
Aug 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Little Lab Coats Presents: Dinosaurs

Walk into a time machine and travel back to a time where dinosaurs roamed the earth. Study how the earth changed from the time dinosaurs lived to today. Examine different dinosaurs and what allowed them to survive in their environment. Create a drawing of what the earth looked like 65 million years ago!

For ages 6-9. This program is brought to you by Noble and Greenough Student, Niki, who has a passion for teaching science.

Do you have questions or want more information? Contact Laura Connell at lconnell@minlib.net or at the library on Tuesday’s from 9-5 at 781-751-9283.

Aug
19
Wed
Library Science
Aug 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Library Science
Science is fun, science experiments are even better!

Join Jonah as he performs and instructs STEAM activities for grades 3 and up, featuring (mostly) household items.

This event will take place on the Dedham Public Library Facebook page.

Oct
27
Tue
Little Lab Coats: A Lesson on Sustainability!
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Little Lab Coats: A Lesson on Sustainability!

Go on a scientific discovery with Little Lab Coats! Explore the importance of protecting ecosystems. Learn about different alternative energy sources and the ways in which you impact the environment. Understand the effects of pollution in different environments and brainstorm solutions to help create a cleaner and healthier planet! No experience or previous knowledge required.

For Ages 6-9. Space is Limited. Little Lab Coats is brought to you by Noble and Greenough Student, Niki, who has a passion for teaching science. For more information please contact Youth Services Librarian, Laura Connell, at lconnell@minlib.net.

Nov
17
Tue
Little Lab Coats: A Lesson on Endangered Animals & Conservation!
Nov 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Little Lab Coats: A Lesson on Endangered Animals & Conservation!

Go on a scientific journey all around the world to examine different endangered species. Learn why some animals are endangered and how scientists are helping regrow certain populations. Brainstorm and draw your own ways in which you can help endangered animals! No experience or previous knowledge required.

For Ages 6-9. Space is Limited. Little Lab Coats is brought to you by Noble and Greenough Student, Niki, who has a passion for teaching science. For more information please contact Youth Services Librarian, Laura Connell, at lconnell@minlib.net.

Dec
22
Tue
Little Lab Coats: A Lesson on Arctic Explorations!
Dec 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Little Lab Coats: A Lesson on Arctic Explorations!

Go on a scientific discovery with Little Lab Coats! Bundle up as we climb aboard a sea plane and head off to the North and South Pole! Here, you will discover how some animals adapt to the harsh conditions of the freezing weather and analyze the arctic world. No experience or previous knowledge required.

For Ages 6-9. Space is Limited. Little Lab Coats is brought to you by Noble and Greenough Student, Niki, who has a passion for teaching science. For more information please contact Youth Services Librarian, Laura Connell, at lconnell@minlib.net.