Calendar

Apr
7
Sat
Mark Houde Trunk Show @ Dedham Square Artist Guild
Apr 7 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mark Houde Trunk Show @  Dedham Square Artist Guild | Dedham | Massachusetts | United States

Meet the Artist at the Dedham Square Artist Guild

I’m an outdoor nature & landscape photographer portraying the phenomena of nature and its balance with humanity. My work strives to bring out beauty & harmony in the everyday places we live, work and play bringing awareness and attention to our communities through visual imagery. You’ll find my work in magazines, reports, & websites, seen through Politico.com, CTPost.com, CTWine.com, published by UCONN, Wallingford Magazine, and multiple & ongoing publications for the CT Farm Bureau Association.
My desire with a camera is to create pictorial stories – visual imagery that’s engaging to the viewer, giving pleasure to the senses and in many instances, creating a state
of peace.

-Mark Houde – the Houdsta
Wallingford, CT

Apr
19
Thu
LECTURE AT DEDHAM HISTORICAL SOCIETY & MUSEUM @ Dedham Historical Society & Museum
Apr 19 @ 7:30 pm
LECTURE AT DEDHAM HISTORICAL SOCIETY & MUSEUM @ Dedham Historical Society & Museum | Dedham | Massachusetts | United States

LECTURE “MEDFIELD STATE HOSPITAL: PAST, PRESENT, & FUTURE” BY ANDREA GILMORE AND PETER SMITH

The complex issues surrounding the historic preservation of former site of the Medfield State Hospital will be examined.

DHS members free: non-members $5.00

Feb
4
Mon
Weather Preparedness Community Conversation @ Main Library
Feb 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Weather Preparedness Community Conversation @ Main Library
Panel discussion with community questions to explore the impact of severe weather on the community and ways residents can better prepare. Guests include Dedham DPW Joe Flanagan, Director of Engineering Jason Mammone, and Environmental Coordinator Virginia LeClair.
The conversation is hosted by Project PREP (Protecting Residents with Emergency Preparedness), a year-long project launched by a team of 15 middle and high schoolers from Dedham and Canton. The project aims to increase residents’ preparedness for severe weather events to increase safety.
Project PREP is a Community Problem Solving project as part of the Massachusetts Future Problem Solving Program
Feb
9
Sat
Dedham Public Library Book Sale @ Main Library
Feb 9 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Dedham Public Library Book Sale @ Main Library

Join us for a book sale in the Main Library.

Check out www.booksalefinder.com to see dates for other book sales.

Mar
23
Sat
Smack Dab in the Middle II – Middle Grade Author Festival @ Main Library
Mar 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Smack Dab in the Middle II - Middle Grade Author Festival @ Main Library | Dedham | Massachusetts | United States

Our second annual Smack Dab in the Middle Author Fest will be held on Saturday, March 23 from 1-4 p.m. at the Dedham Public Library. Authors will participate in 3 consecutive panel discussions, followed by a book sale and book signing. The event is free and open to the public.

Free writing workshops with some of the authors will be available for kids ages 10-14 just before the event from 12 noon – 12:45 p.m. These workshops are limited, and pre-registration is required. Please note: An online sign-up form will be available for the workshops beginning on Feb 1st.

Participating authors (subject to change) for the panel discussions to date are:
Tracey Baptiste
Jen Breach
Rebecca Caprara
Bridget Hodder
Hena Khan
Cynthia Lord
Susan Lubner
Anna Meriano
Mark Parisi
Jen Petro-Roy
Luke Reynolds
Anna Staniszewski
Susan Tan
Monica Tesler

May
18
Sat
Dedham Public Library Book Sale @ Main Library
May 18 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Dedham Public Library Book Sale @ Main Library | Dedham | Massachusetts | United States

BOOK SALE!   Saturday, December 14 from 9-3 at the main library, 43 Church Street.

You won’t want to miss this sale — one of our biggest and best of the year.  You’ll find hardcover and paperback books for all ages:  picture books for the youngest readers, lively fiction and non-fiction for middle graders, and great reads for teens.  As always, there’s a wide variety of hardcover and paperback fiction for adults, including bestsellers, classics you may have missed or want to read again, historical fiction, and, of course, mysteries that are sure to test your skills as a would-be detective.

And that’s not all:  There’s a strong selection of non-fiction including history, self-help, sports, decorating, gardening, and business as well as cookbooks galore!

Checks and Cash only.  All proceeds go to support the many terrific library programs that exist for you and your family, including our exciting Museum Pass Plus Program.   Come early for the best selection!

Jun
6
Thu
Myths and Misconceptions about the Fairbanks and New England History @ Main Library
Jun 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Myths and Misconceptions about the Fairbanks and New England History @ Main Library

Sometimes history is giant game of telephone – stories get passed down generation to generation and they often change as they go. New England, Dedham, and the Fairbanks family have all been around for 400 years, plenty of time for stories to get embellished. So how do we tell the legends from the facts? Join Curator Dan and Program Manager Allison as we “myth-bust” some of the wilder stories of the Fairbanks family and of colonial New England.

Jul
11
Thu
Fairbanks Who Served their Country @ Main Library
Jul 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fairbanks Who Served their Country @ Main Library

Since the founding of the United States (and even before that) the Fairbanks family has taken up the call to defend kin and country. Members of the Fairbanks Family have served in every major war that first the American Colonies then the United States have ever been involved. Dozens of Fairbanks fought in the American Revolution, eight of them who had lived in the Fairbanks House. Curator Dan will take you on a trip to follow the Fairbanks that have gone off to war through the centuries.

Jul
20
Sat
Dedham Public Library Book Sale @ Main Library
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Dedham Public Library Book Sale @ Main Library | Dedham | Massachusetts | United States

BOOK SALE!   Saturday, December 14 from 9-3 at the main library, 43 Church Street.

You won’t want to miss this sale — one of our biggest and best of the year.  You’ll find hardcover and paperback books for all ages:  picture books for the youngest readers, lively fiction and non-fiction for middle graders, and great reads for teens.  As always, there’s a wide variety of hardcover and paperback fiction for adults, including bestsellers, classics you may have missed or want to read again, historical fiction, and, of course, mysteries that are sure to test your skills as a would-be detective.

And that’s not all:  There’s a strong selection of non-fiction including history, self-help, sports, decorating, gardening, and business as well as cookbooks galore!

Checks and Cash only.  All proceeds go to support the many terrific library programs that exist for you and your family, including our exciting Museum Pass Plus Program.   Come early for the best selection!

Sep
5
Thu
Dedham Mystery: The Scandal of Jason Fairbanks @ Main Library
Sep 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dedham Mystery: The Scandal of Jason Fairbanks @ Main Library

Program Coordinator Allison will share the tragic and mysterious story of Jason Fairbanks and Elizabeth Fales. In September of 1801 Jason was hanged for Elizabeth’s murder. Did he really do it? Is it true that another Fairbanks broke him out of prison? What did the major scandal mean for the town and the Fairbanks family?

Sep
21
Sat
Dedham Public Library Book Sale @ Main Library
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Dedham Public Library Book Sale @ Main Library | Dedham | Massachusetts | United States

BOOK SALE!   Saturday, December 14 from 9-3 at the main library, 43 Church Street.

You won’t want to miss this sale — one of our biggest and best of the year.  You’ll find hardcover and paperback books for all ages:  picture books for the youngest readers, lively fiction and non-fiction for middle graders, and great reads for teens.  As always, there’s a wide variety of hardcover and paperback fiction for adults, including bestsellers, classics you may have missed or want to read again, historical fiction, and, of course, mysteries that are sure to test your skills as a would-be detective.

And that’s not all:  There’s a strong selection of non-fiction including history, self-help, sports, decorating, gardening, and business as well as cookbooks galore!

Checks and Cash only.  All proceeds go to support the many terrific library programs that exist for you and your family, including our exciting Museum Pass Plus Program.   Come early for the best selection!

Dec
7
Sat
Holiday Kids’ Craft Fair @ Main Library
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Holiday Kids' Craft Fair @ Main Library | Dedham | Massachusetts | United States

Come to the Main Library Children’s Room on December 7th for our Holiday Kids’ Craft Fair! Do some holiday shopping while supporting these young artists.

Dec
14
Sat
Dedham Public Library Book Sale @ Main Library
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Dedham Public Library Book Sale @ Main Library | Dedham | Massachusetts | United States

BOOK SALE!   Saturday, December 14 from 9-3 at the main library, 43 Church Street.

You won’t want to miss this sale — one of our biggest and best of the year.  You’ll find hardcover and paperback books for all ages:  picture books for the youngest readers, lively fiction and non-fiction for middle graders, and great reads for teens.  As always, there’s a wide variety of hardcover and paperback fiction for adults, including bestsellers, classics you may have missed or want to read again, historical fiction, and, of course, mysteries that are sure to test your skills as a would-be detective.

And that’s not all:  There’s a strong selection of non-fiction including history, self-help, sports, decorating, gardening, and business as well as cookbooks galore!

Checks and Cash only.  All proceeds go to support the many terrific library programs that exist for you and your family, including our exciting Museum Pass Plus Program.   Come early for the best selection!

Jan
15
Wed
Music Appreciation: Mozart’s Four Joyful Rondos performed by Michael Leidig
Jan 15 @ 2:55 pm – 3:55 pm
Music Appreciation: Mozart’s Four Joyful Rondos performed by Michael Leidig

Join us for a fascinating presentation and solo piano performance by Dedham resident, Michael Leidig. He will take us through an exploration of the classical music era through Mozart’s 4 joyful Rondos which are rarely performed together.

Michael is a classical & jazz pianist performing throughout the Boston area promoting musical appreciation through live performance and historical accounts of composers’ lives.

In addition, and as a “nod” to his 20 years as a registered dietitian, he humorously reveals the eating habits of the time period.

Jan
25
Sat
Dedham Public Library Book Sale @ Main Library
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Dedham Public Library Book Sale @ Main Library | Dedham | Massachusetts | United States

Join us for a book sale at the Main Library.

Fill a brown bag for $5! (This sale only)

Check out www.booksalefinder.com to see dates for other book sales.

Oct
8
Thu
Author Martin Gitlin “The Ultimate Boston Red Sox Time Machine Book”
Oct 8 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Author Martin Gitlin "The Ultimate Boston Red Sox Time Machine Book"

Take a fun and enlightening journey through Boston Red Sox history with the author of the Ultimate Boston Red Sox Time Machine Book. This presentation features videos and photographs of the greatest and most fascinating players, teams, events and moments in franchise history. The program also includes trivia questions for patrons to ponder and covers Sox history from the Royal Rooters, who launched Red Sox Nation, all the way to the four World Series championships and beyond. It will conclude with a question-and-answer period. Author Martin Gitlin will have autographed and personalized copies of his book available online following the program.