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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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

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

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.

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.

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.