Calendar

Jul
7
Tue
Read to Bliss the Tail Waggin’ Tutor
Jul 7 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Read to Bliss the Tail Waggin' Tutor

Read to your favorite Tail Waggin’ Tutor on Zoom. Bliss will be available to read to in 15 minute increments. At this time we’re only scheduling two readers at a time to see how long Bliss is able to sit and listen. Bliss is certified with Therapy Dogs International, Inc.

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.

Storytime With Ms. Laura
Jul 7 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Storytime With Ms. Laura

Please join Ms. Laura for Storytime on Zoom during the months of July and August. Let’s stay connected while we’re apart and read, dance, and have fun together! Participants will “shake their sillies out” to fun songs right from the comfort of their own home. This program is intended for children ages 0-5 with their caregiver.

Please reach out to Laura Connell at lconnell@minlib.net for more information.

Composting 101
Jul 7 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Composting 101
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 will be Composting.

Please be sure to register on Eventbrite!

Ukulele for Beginners
Jul 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Ukulele for Beginners
Calling All Ukulele Players & Wanna Be Uke Players!

Are you curious about playing with others in a no pressure situation, and advancing your skills? Would you like to explore some new songs?

We’ll practice chords, strums and a variety of music together

Join us on Zoom!

Please register through eventbrite to receive Zoom link.

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

All levels of playing welcome!

Jul
8
Wed
CANCELED // Baby Toddler Dance Time @ Main Library
Jul 8 @ 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.

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
9
Thu
CANCELED // Super Awesome Storytime @ Endicott Branch Library
Jul 9 @ 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 9 @ 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 wooden crocodiles! Kits are available for curbside pick up on Tuesday, July 7. 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 9 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. If the craft kit is not picked up in time it will go to the next person on the waiting list.

Jul
13
Mon
Monday Morning Music
Jul 13 @ 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

Jul
14
Tue
Read to Bliss the Tail Waggin’ Tutor
Jul 14 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Read to Bliss the Tail Waggin' Tutor

Read to your favorite Tail Waggin’ Tutor on Zoom. Bliss will be available to read to in 15 minute increments. At this time we’re only scheduling two readers at a time to see how long Bliss is able to sit and listen. Bliss is certified with Therapy Dogs International, Inc.

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.

Storytime With Ms. Laura
Jul 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Storytime With Ms. Laura

Please join Ms. Laura for Storytime on Zoom during the months of July and August. Let’s stay connected while we’re apart and read, dance, and have fun together! Participants will “shake their sillies out” to fun songs right from the comfort of their own home. This program is intended for children ages 0-5 with their caregiver.

Please reach out to Laura Connell at lconnell@minlib.net for more information.

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.

Jul
15
Wed
CANCELED // Baby Toddler Dance Time @ Main Library
Jul 15 @ 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.

Food Explorers: Let’s Make Mac & Cheese Bites!
Jul 15 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Food Explorers: Let's Make Mac & Cheese Bites!

Join Katie, Registered Dietitian from Food Explorers to make some Mac & Cheese bites! You’ll learn how to make your own delicious cheese sauce from scratch, and play a game of nutrition trivia while they bake.

You’ll need the following ingredients for this recipe: elbow pasta (or other small pasta), 1 onion, flour, butter, cheddar cheese, milk and optional parmesan & breadcrumbs.

Please register through Eventbrite in order to get your Zoom link and any additional information.

Space is limited, so please be considerate and let us know if you register, but then cannot attend. Contact Gianna at gbird@minlib.net with any changes or questions. Thank you!!!

YA All Day Book Group
Jul 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
YA All Day Book Group

Join the DPL (via Zoom) to discuss a young adult novel with other YA enthusiasts!

This month we will be discussing All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson.

Please be sure to register on Eventbrite to receive the Zoom information.

Jul
16
Thu
CANCELED // Super Awesome Storytime @ Endicott Branch Library
Jul 16 @ 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!

The Truth about Murder Hornets: Latest Research on the Asian Giant Hornet
Jul 16 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Truth about Murder Hornets: Latest Research on the Asian Giant Hornet
Join us for a fascinating talk with Heather Mattila, professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Wellesley College.

Although Heather’s primary focus is on Honey Bees, she has researched and worked with the Asian Giant Hornet and comes to us with a wealth of knowledge.

Her talk will be about this research and will followed by an opportunity to ask questions.

Please register through eventbrite to receive a Zoom link.

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

Heather has been a professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Wellesley College in Massachusetts since 2009. At Wellesley, her research continues to focus on mechanisms of social communication and organization, including honey bee behavior, the chemical ecology of colonies, the microbiology of queens and workers, and impact of nutritional stress on workers. Recently, her work has expanded to examine these topics in bumblebees, Asian honey bees, and hornets. Heather’s research program is supported by a dedicated group of Wellesley students, collaborations with colleagues from universities across North America, and by many colonies of bees that her lab maintains on the Wellesley College campus.

CANCELED // Pajama Storytime @ Endicott Branch Library
Jul 16 @ 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
20
Mon
Monday Morning Music
Jul 20 @ 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

Jul
21
Tue
Read to Bliss the Tail Waggin’ Tutor
Jul 21 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Read to Bliss the Tail Waggin' Tutor

Read to your favorite Tail Waggin’ Tutor on Zoom. Bliss will be available to read to in 15 minute increments. At this time we’re only scheduling two readers at a time to see how long Bliss is able to sit and listen. Bliss is certified with Therapy Dogs International, Inc.

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.