Calendar

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!

Crafts To Go!
Jul 16 @ 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’re decorating pop up flyers. Kits are available for curbside pick up on Tuesday, July 14. 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 16 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.

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.

Storytime With Ms. Laura
Jul 21 @ 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.

Middle Grade Book Club
Jul 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Middle Grade Book Club

The Dedham Public Library Middle Grade Book Club is meeting again in July. Do you know a student in grades 5-8 who loves to read? Send them our way!

Participants will register for this event on Eventbrite where they will receive a secure link to our Zoom book club. For the month of July we will be reading New Kid by Jerry Craft and meeting on Tuesday, July 21 at 2:00 p.m. We will discuss the book and also talk about whatever else we may be reading.

A free copy of the ebook and audiobook can be found here: https://www.hoopladigital.com/search?page=1&q=jerry+craft&scope=everything&type=direct Have questions or want more information? Please contact Youth Services Librarian, Laura Connell, at lconnell@minlib.net.

The Organic Approach
Jul 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Organic Approach
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 about an organic approach to gardening.

Please be sure to register on Eventbrite.

Ukulele for Beginners
Jul 21 @ 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
22
Wed
CANCELED // Baby Toddler Dance Time @ Main Library
Jul 22 @ 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
23
Thu
CANCELED // Super Awesome Storytime @ Endicott Branch Library
Jul 23 @ 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!

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.

Jul
28
Tue
Storytime With Ms. Laura
Jul 28 @ 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.

Jul
29
Wed
CANCELED // Baby Toddler Dance Time @ Main Library
Jul 29 @ 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.

Teen Open Mic Afternoon
Jul 29 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Teen Open Mic Afternoon
We’re having a socially distant open mic afternoon for teens only over Zoom.

Sign up to receive a 5 minute time spot. We’ll be in touch closer to the event with more details!

Participants must register at http://bit.ly/dplopenmic.

Jul
30
Thu
CANCELED // Super Awesome Storytime @ Endicott Branch Library
Jul 30 @ 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!