Calendar

Mar
3
Tue
YA All Day Book Group @ Dedham Square Coffeehouse
Mar 3 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
YA All Day Book Group @ Dedham Square Coffeehouse | Dedham | Massachusetts | United States

The DPL YA All Day book group meets online in our Facebook group, and in person on the first Tuesday of every month at the Dedham Square Coffee House. Young Adult readers of all ages are welcome!

Mar
5
Thu
Mental Health Panel Discussion @ Endicott Estate
Mar 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Mental Health Panel Discussion @ Endicott Estate | Dedham | Massachusetts | United States

Panel Discussion on Mental Health

THURSDAY, MARCH 5TH

6:30-8:30 P.M.

ENDICOTT ESTATE, DEDHAM

This program is part of the “One Book Dedham” initiative to engage the community through literature and other events to increase mental health awareness and support in the community.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with light refreshments and a chance to gather and mingle.  The panel will go from 7-8 p.m., followed by a Q and A session with the audience.

The panel will focus on how to improve mental health awareness and strategies to support those who suffer from depression and anxiety across the community.

The following participants will be on the panel:

  • Ashley Dube, Psy.D, NCSP, LEP​, Director of Counseling for the Dedham Public Schools
  • Angela Osei-Mensah, LICSW​, Youth Services Counselor for Dedham Youth Commission
  • Nancy Frumer Styron J.D., Psy.D, ​Clinical Director of The Child​ren’s Room (grief support agency), Arlington, MA
  • J​im McCauley, LICSW​, Associate Director of the Riverside Trauma Center.
  • Katherine King, Psy.D,​ Geropsychology faculty at William James College.

Other mental health professionals from the Dedham school system and community will also be in attendance and may be available to share resources. The program is free and open to all.

This program is presented by the Dedham Human Rights Commission, Dedham Public Library, Dedham Library Innovation Team, and Friends of the Dedham Public Library as part of the One Book Dedham program.

Mar
14
Sat
CANCELED // Town of Dedham Candidate Forum @ Main Library
Mar 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
CANCELED // Town of Dedham Candidate Forum @ Main Library | Dedham | Massachusetts | United States

EDIT: Out of concern for our patrons’ health and safety, the Dedham Public Library has decided to limit Saturday’s candidate forum to only major office candidates. In an effort to mitigate the spread of germs, the library will also be streaming the event on its Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/dedhampubliclibrary). We apologize for any inconvenience. Check the library’s website (https://www.dedhamlibrary.com/) and Facebook page for any further updates.

The Dedham Public Library, with the League of Women Voters of Westwood, Walpole, and Dedham, are excited to announce our first ever candidate forum on Saturday March 14th at 2pm at the Main Library, 43 Church Street. This forum will give residents the chance to hear from the candidates in a kid friendly environment. Candidates in major contested races will have the opportunity to give an opening statement, field questions from the audience, and give a closing statement; candidates for Town Meeting will be able to give a short statement. Please contact Amber Moroney at amoroney@dedham-ma.gov for more information.

Mar
19
Thu
CANCELED // “Style Wars” Movie Screening @ Main Library
Mar 19 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm
CANCELED // "Style Wars" Movie Screening @ Main Library | Dedham | Massachusetts | United States

Join us as we continue our Graffiti Series with “Style Wars”, a documentary film that premiered in 1983, when the world received its first full immersion in the phenomenon that had taken over New York City. The urban landscape was physically transformed by graffiti artists who invented a new visual language to express both their individuality, and the voice of their community.

In STYLE WARS, New York’s ramshackle subway system is their public playground, battleground, and spectacular artistic canvas. As MC’s, DJ’s and B-boys rock the city with new sounds and new moves, we see street corner breakdance battles turn into performance art.

Winner of Best Documentary at Sundance Film Festival.

Featuring: graffiti writer Case/Kase 2

graffiti writer Skeme and his mother

graffiti “villain” Cap

graffiti writer Dondi Seen and Shy 147

graffiti documentarian (and co-producer of the film) Henry Chalfant

breakdancer Crazy Legs of Rock Steady Crew

Mar
28
Sat
CANCELED // Really Complicated Origami @ Main Library
Mar 28 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
CANCELED // Really Complicated Origami @ Main Library | Dedham | Massachusetts | United States

Who said origami was peaceful and relaxing? These designs will challenge your fingers and your brain as we create complex figures from nature, mathematics, and beyond.

Apr
4
Sat
Learn to Play the Ukulele @ Main Library
Apr 4 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Learn to Play the Ukulele @ Main Library | Dedham | Massachusetts | United States

Want to try an instrument that is fun and easy to play? Join Julie Stepanek as she shows the fundamentals of ukulele playing. You’ll learn how to tune, strum and read chords. After a short lesson, you’ll be able to play lots of songs!

No experience necessary.

Bring your own ukulele or borrow one of hers. Julie Stepanek is an accomplished singer, songwriter and musician. She studied music as a child, sang in rock bands in her twenties, made 2 cds and wrote a theme song for a television show with her indie rock band, Calamine. For the last 10 years she has been making music at libraries, schools and senior centers. She has presented her Learn Ukulele programs in Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York.

Apr
7
Tue
YA All Day Book Group @ Main Library
Apr 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
YA All Day Book Group @ Main Library | Dedham | Massachusetts | United States

The DPL YA All Day book group meets online in our Facebook group, and in person on the first Tuesday of every month at the Main Library. Young Adult readers of all ages are welcome! This month, the YA All Day book group is reading The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu!

Apr
15
Wed
Art In Bloom Opening Reception @ Main Library
Apr 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Art In Bloom Opening Reception @ Main Library | Dedham | Massachusetts | United States
Please join us for the Art In Bloom Opening reception! Come and see works of art at the Main Library.

If you would like to have a piece featured, a  non-refundable $25 entry fee will allow you 2 entries into the exhibition.  The fee can be paid through PayPal on the website www.artinbloomdedham.com or by check to Friends of Dedham Library, PO Box 322, Dedham, MA 02026.

Applications are available at both library branches.  If you have any questions, please send an email to friends.dedhamlibrary@gmail.com.

Apr
25
Sat
CANCELED // Really Complicated Origami @ Main Library
Apr 25 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
CANCELED // Really Complicated Origami @ Main Library | Dedham | Massachusetts | United States

Who said origami was peaceful and relaxing? These designs will challenge your fingers and your brain as we create complex figures from nature, mathematics, and beyond.

May
30
Sat
CANCELED // Really Complicated Origami @ Main Library
May 30 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
CANCELED // Really Complicated Origami @ Main Library | Dedham | Massachusetts | United States

Who said origami was peaceful and relaxing? These designs will challenge your fingers and your brain as we create complex figures from nature, mathematics, and beyond.

Jun
4
Thu
Maintain Your Bike, Maintain Your Sanity, Maintain Distance
Jun 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Maintain Your Bike, Maintain Your Sanity, Maintain Distance

We all know that bicycling is a great way to get around town, keep fit, and reduce your carbon footprint. Especially during this time of quarantine, going on a bike ride is a great way to keep yourself sane by clearing your head (while keeping distance from others). But, along with your sanity, you’ve also got to maintain your bike if you want your ride to go as planned… so we’re here to help you know what to check so you’re ready to roll.

Please join us for a lunchtime virtual workshop to cover how to maintain your bike to keep you riding safe and smooth. Our knowledgeable instructors from MassBike will go through the basics in an hour-long presentation to cover how to diagnose your bike’s ABCs (Air, Brakes, and Chain). You’ll come away with a bit of home-mechanic know-how, so you can check the condition of your bike, and also fix your bike when things start to go awry.

This event is hosted by MassBike, the Dedham Public Library and the Dedham Cycle Club, and all are welcome! Please invite anyone you’re quarantined with.

Jun
9
Tue
Healthy Garden Recipes
Jun 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Healthy Garden Recipes

Join us for a 6 part series with The Blackstone Valley Veggie Gardens every other Tuesday at 4pm for gardening tips!

Each week will be a different topic.

Jun
15
Mon
The Music, Dance & Comedy of Ireland
Jun 15 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
The Music, Dance & Comedy of Ireland

Join the DPL as we welcome Sean Murphy!

Sean Murphy is an Irish historian, musician, and dancer. He teaches Irish History classes at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod and the Irish Cultural Center of New England in Canton, MA, and was recently featured on the WGBH’s weekly series “A Celtic Sojourn”. He will be presenting a program about the music, dance, and comedy of Ireland remotely, via Zoom, at the Dedham Public Library Monday, June 15th at 6:30 pm.

Jun
16
Tue
Together Apart: Creating Together on Zoom
Jun 16 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Together Apart: Creating Together on Zoom

Join us for a crafting adventure!

For crafty people who are ready to meet up with others to create and socialize. Since we can’t meet in person, we’ll meet on Zoom!

Everyone will focus on their particular craft, 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 by using the ‘chat’ function during the meetup, and post photos of your fabulous creations!

Bring your current project; carving, painting, bookmaking, paper craft, sculpting, sewing, knitting, crocheting, needle-felting projects, …. !

You’ll be in good company to inspire, support and feed your creative soul.

Jun
19
Fri
Remembering Fathers Through Music – Virtual Piano Concert on Zoom
Jun 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Remembering Fathers Through Music - Virtual Piano Concert on Zoom

Please join us on-line for a special musical tribute to dads through music including classical composers Mozart, Beethoven, Samuel Francis Smith, G.D. Wilson, MacDowell and Gershwin as well as original jazz transcriptions of 20th century artists such as Sinatra, Tony Bennett, and Coldplay by Dedham pianist Michael Leidig. – Mozart. Rondo 4 for mechanical clock. Reminiscent of “grandfather” clocks. – Beethoven. Sonata #18. 1st Movement. The Hunt. Dad’s & hunting. – Samuel Francis Smith. America (My Country ‘Tis of Thee). “Lands where our father’s died.” – MacDowell. Hunting Song. Same as above. – MacDowell. Wild Rose. Fathers always giving flowers. – G.D. Wilson. The Shepherd Boy. Fathers loving sons. – Gershwin. Lady Be Good. Dads loving their partners. – Modern. Sinatra. My Way. Dads carve their own path & encourage children to do as well – – Julie Andrews/Tony Bennett. My Favorite Things – Coldplay. Clocks. References Father Time; Ice Cream. Dads always buying for family – Christmas Waltz. Dads and partners dancing – Take Me Out to the Ball Game. Dads’ and sons’ favorite outing. Please register to receive Zoom information

Jun
23
Tue
Gardening for Sustainability
Jun 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Gardening for Sustainability
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 is Gardening for sustainability.

Please be sure to register on Eventbrite!

Jun
24
Wed
Bike Safety for Kids: Virtual Session
Jun 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Bike Safety for Kids: Virtual Session

Have you heard of the ABCs? Not those ABCs, but the ones that have to do with bicycling? Join our friends from the MA Safe Routes to School program for a virtual bike session. We want to make sure you and your bike are ready for a full summer of biking in your neighborhood. Our program is targeted to students in grades 3-6, but since it’s virtual, invite your brothers and sisters, and parents to join in!

If you have a bike or a helmet, bring them to the session with you!

Please be sure to register on Eventbrite!

Jun
27
Sat
CANCELED // Really Complicated Origami @ Main Library
Jun 27 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
CANCELED // Really Complicated Origami @ Main Library | Dedham | Massachusetts | United States

Who said origami was peaceful and relaxing? These designs will challenge your fingers and your brain as we create complex figures from nature, mathematics, and beyond.

Jul
2
Thu
Hiveside Chat – a ‘Live’ Look Inside the Hive
Jul 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Hiveside Chat - a 'Live' Look Inside the Hive
Join Gianna for a look inside one of her hives!

Through Zoom, you’ll be able to see what Gianna sees and hear her thoughts and reactions to how and what the honey bees are doing. You can even ask questions!

This Thursday, July 2nd at 4:00 (weather permitting)

If weather does not allow for this, Gianna will still be available to talk about what honey bees are doing at this time of year and we’ll reschedule the hive dive.

Please register through eventbrite for a Zoom link

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

Jul
7
Tue
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!