Calendar

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.

Jul
2
Thu
Crafts to Go
Jul 2 @ 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 dog banks! Kits are available for curbside pick up on Tuesday, June 30. 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 2 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.

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
6
Mon
Watercolor Painting Classes – Free
Jul 6 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Watercolor Painting Classes - Free
If you’ve been wanting to pick up that paint brush, wait no longer!

Pull out your watercolors and join us in our Zoom Studio through the Dedham Public Library!

This is a FREE Watercolor Class/Studio Time for beginners and experienced painters.

We’ll gather to inspire each other and delight in the variety of colors, styles and techniques.

Gianna will provide a focus for each class; from painting landscapes to shadows, color mixing to painting abstracts. There will be exersizes to benefit beginners and advanced painters. You can work at your own pace, with guidance always available.

You will need to register through Eventbrite to receive a list of suggested materials, and to receive Zoom Studio info.

Dates: Class is 6 Weeks: Mondays, July 6, 13, 20 , 27, August 3, 10, 17

Time: 1:00 to 3:00 pm

Location: Zoom on-line Studio (link will be sent to you after you register)

Registration: Required through Eventbrite. Class size is limited.

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

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.

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
9
Thu
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
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
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!!!

Jul
16
Thu
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.

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.

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
23
Thu
Craft’s To-Go!
Jul 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Craft's 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 painting wooden animal puzzles. Kits are available for curbside pick up on Tuesday, July 21. 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 23 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
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.