Calendar

Jan
9
Thu
Acrylic Paint Pouring @ Main Library
Jan 9 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Acrylic Paint Pouring @ Main Library | Dedham | Massachusetts | United States
Unleash your inner artist at the Main Library!

Make surreal, organic, abstract artwork with nothing more than a cup full of paint. Accidents happen so wear washable clothes. Ages 10 and up.

Gifts from the Hive: Beeswax Cloth Wraps @ Main Library
Jan 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Gifts from the Hive: Beeswax Cloth Wraps @ Main Library | Dedham | Massachusetts | United States
Reduce plastic use and upcycle your old cotton shirts!

We will melt beeswax into cotton cloth and create a wonderful wrapping for foods and kitchen containers.

Please bring your cotton material, we’ll supply the beeswax.

Choose an old, preferably colorful, buttoned, long-sleeved, 100% cotton shirt (not a t-shirt). Or… some other 100% cotton fabric. We will cut fabric into vaious sizes and make a few wraps.

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

Space will be limited so please register. If you register and find you are unable to make it, please un-register yourself or contact Gianna so that others may participate.

Thank you!

Jan
14
Tue
Fiber Fun Time @ Main Library
Jan 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.

Jan
17
Fri
CANCELED // Half Day Craft Day @ Dedham Public Library
Jan 17 @ 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!

Jan
21
Tue
Crafternoon: Bird Seed Feeders @ Main Library
Jan 21 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Crafternoon: Bird Seed Feeders @ Main Library | Dedham | Massachusetts | United States

Join us for an afternoon craft on Tuesday, January 21!

This week we will be making bird seed feeders. All supplies will be provided and is open to children of all ages.

Please be sure to register for this event on Eventbrite as supplies are limited. If you registered and are unable to attend please email or call Miss Laura at 781-751-9283, lconnell@minlib.net

Wooden Spoon Carving 101 @ Main Library
Jan 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Wooden Spoon Carving 101 @ Main Library | Dedham | Massachusetts | United States
Have you ever wanted to carve a wooden spoon?

We are ready for you to give it a try! No experience necessary.

Using straight knives, hooked knives and gouges, we will explore wood carving with first timers & those with some experience as well..

Please register as we are keeping this to a small group of ADULTS only.

We will be meeting twice because of the time needed to complete our spoons. Please only register if you can be here for both meetings. We will meet on January 21st and 28th, from 6:00 to 8:00pm.

Feel free to bring any knives you have.

Jan
23
Thu
Gifts from the Hive: Beeswax Cloth Wraps @ Main Library
Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Gifts from the Hive: Beeswax Cloth Wraps @ Main Library | Dedham | Massachusetts | United States

Reduce plastic use and upcycle your old cotton shirts! We will melt beeswax into 100% cotton cloth and create a wonderful wrapping for foods and kitchen containers.

Please bring your cotton material, we’ll supply the beeswax. Choose an old, preferably colorful, buttoned, long-sleeved, 100% cotton shirt (not a t-shirt). Or some other 100% cotton fabric. We will cut fabric into various sizes and make a few wraps.

If you have any questions please contact Gianna at gbird@minlib.net. Space will be limited so please register. If you register and find you are unable to make it, please un-register yourself or contact Gianna so that others may participate.

Jan
30
Thu
Wooden Snake Painting @ Endicott Branch Library
Jan 30 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Wooden Snake Painting @ Endicott Branch Library | Dedham | Massachusetts | United States
Stop into the Endicott Library to paint wooden snakes with us!

Children of all ages are welcome to attend with a guardian.

All supplies will be provided! Please register the number of people painting a snake as supplies are limited.

For questions or to request more information, please contact Ms. Laura at lconnell@minlib.net or call the Children’s Room at 781-751-9283.

Feb
4
Tue
Crafternoon: Salt Dough Starfish @ Main Library
Feb 4 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Crafternoon: Salt Dough Starfish @ Main Library | Dedham | Massachusetts | United States

Join us for an afternoon craft on Tuesday, February 4 at 3:30 at the Main Library.

This week we will be making starfish out of salt dough. Children will help assemble the dough and then mold them into their creations. All supplies will be provided and is open to children of all ages.

Please be sure to register for this event as supplies are limited. If you registered and are unable to attend please email or call Ms. Laura at 781-751-9283, lconnell@minlib.net.

Feb
6
Thu
CANCELED // Ms. Marsha – Tot-Time Sing N’ Learn @ Endicott Branch Library
Feb 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am
CANCELED // Ms. Marsha - Tot-Time Sing N' Learn @ Endicott Branch Library | Dedham | Massachusetts | United States

Come join Ms. Marsha as we play, sing, dance, create simple crafts, and listen to stories at Tottime Sing n Learn. This monthly playgroup includes freeplay, simple crafts, music and movement and stories tied to a monthly theme. Infants and toddlers will have an opportunity to be engaged by toys and activities designed to enhance their development and provide them with a group experience. Caregivers will be able to connect with other caregivers with children of similar age.

This group is designed for infants and toddlers ages 9 months-3 years old and their caregivers. No need to register, just drop in! If you have questions email Ms Marsha at mwright@selfhelpinc.org

Feb
11
Tue
Fiber Fun Time @ Main Library
Feb 11 @ 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.

Feb
12
Wed
Celebrate African American History Month: Artist Alma Thomas @ Main Library
Feb 12 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Celebrate African American History Month: Artist Alma Thomas @ Main Library | Dedham | Massachusetts | United States
Join us as we celebrate African American History Month!

Come learn about African-American Expressionist artist Alma Thomas. At this event we will view many of her painting, discuss her techniques, talk about her life, and make our own artwork in her style.

This event is open to children of all ages and their caregivers.

For questions or to request more information, please contact Ms. Laura at lconnell@minlib.net or call the Children’s Room at 781-751-9283.

Feb
13
Thu
Creating From the Center: Mandalas for Beginners @ Main Library
Feb 13 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
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 and children 8+. Please register as space is limited. Any questions please email gbird@minlib.net

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
18
Tue
Chain-mail Jewelry @ Main Library
Feb 18 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Chain-mail Jewelry @ Main Library | Dedham | Massachusetts | United States
Are you looking for something to do over February break?

Why not learn to make chain-mail jewelry from shiny, shiny aluminum?

This event is for children ages 10+. All materials provided by the Library.

Feb
19
Wed
Tiny Tile Coaster Craft @ Endicott Branch Library
Feb 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Tiny Tile Coaster Craft @ Endicott Branch Library | Dedham | Massachusetts | United States

Join the Endicott Staff as we make creative tile coasters. Recommended for children 6+

Please be sure to register on Eventbrite.

Feb
20
Thu
Football Helmet Craft @ Endicott Branch Library
Feb 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Football Helmet Craft @ Endicott Branch Library | Dedham | Massachusetts | United States

Join the Endicott Branch Staff and Design your own football team logo! All supplies provided.

Paint Pouring Art @ Main Library
Feb 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Paint Pouring Art @ Main Library | Dedham | Massachusetts | United States
Make a mess!

Learn to create abstract, surreal, organic art by carefully pouring acrylic paint onto canvas. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting paint on.

This is a youth program for ages 10 – 18.

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
25
Tue
Crafternoon: Fun With Puffy Paint! @ Main Library
Feb 25 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Crafternoon: Fun With Puffy Paint! @ Main Library | Dedham | Massachusetts | United States

Join us for an afternoon craft on Tuesday, February 25 at 3:30 at the Main Library. This week we will be painting with Puffy Paint. Puffy Paint is a mixture of glue, shaving cream, and food coloring. This paint even dries puffy. All supplies will be provided and is open to children of all ages.

Please be sure to register for this event as supplies are limited. If you registered and are unable to attend please email or call Ms. Laura at 781-751-9283, lconnell@minlib.net.