March 26, 2017, 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Needham Unplugged is a month long awareness campaign and a reminder that there is more to life than what is on the other side of the plug. During this month Needham students and residents are asked to emphasize person-to-person interaction. There are activities suggested for each day of the month, as well as special "Unplugged" days such as the No-Homework and No-Meeting Night, Text-Free Thursday, Phone-Free Friday, Social Media Free Sunday, and others.
March 27, 2017, 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
March 27, 2017, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM @ Story Time RoomNeedham Free Public Library
Pre-School Palooza for children ages 3-6 years old will promote Kindergarten readiness and set a foundation for a future of strong reading while developing fine motor skills. Children who are ready to do so may attend independently. Caregivers are still welcome to attend. Adults who choose not to attend the program, must remain inside the library building during the storytime. Each session will feature a different theme using picture books, music and movement and a craft activity.
March 27, 2017, 6:30 PM - 11:59 PM @ Community Room
Needham School Committee/
PPBC Joint meeting &
Public Hearing on
Needham High School
School Committee and PPBC will hold a public hearing on the Needham High School Feasibility Study. Designers will provide an update and share options to expand classroom space at Needham High School.
March 27, 2017, 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM @ Charles River Room
March 27, 2017, 7:30 PM - 11:59 PM @ Community Room
Items to be discussed:
7:30 pm H.S. Expansion
with School Committee/PPBC
8:15 pm H.S. Cafeteria Expansion
8:30 pm Hillside School
8:45 pm Approval of Minutes
March 28, 2017, 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
March 28, 2017, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Story Time RoomNeedham Free Public Library
Terrific Toddlers, for children 1-2 years old and their caregivers uses stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, rhythm and sensory activities to help young walkers learn vocabulary and develop gross motor skills.
March 28, 2017, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Story Time RoomNeedham Free Public Library
Babies and Books for Children up to one year and their caregivers,will focus on a baby’s understanding of spatial relationships, language, communication and body movement. The program will consist of songs, lap games, rhythm and sensory activities and simple picture books. The program will also teach some baby sign language.
March 28, 2017, 12:00 PM - 11:59 PM @ HR Director Office
Unit C, D, E Negotiation Planning
March 28, 2017, 1:30 PM - 11:59 PM
March 28, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Community RoomNeedham Free Public Library
Program: Flower to Seed
The Mass. Horticultural Society Plantmobile will bring flowers and seeds to dissect, and students will learn the different parts of plants and flowers, and their functions. All participants will plant a Seed that they can take home and nurture. This Session is limited to 25 participants, ages 6-9 years old. **Registration is Required.** This event is sponsored by the Library Foundation of Needham.
March 28, 2017, 4:00 PM - 11:59 PM @ Administration Building
Agenda: Discussion on Naming of the New School
March 28, 2017, 4:00 PM - 11:59 PM
March 28, 2017, 5:30 PM - 11:59 PM
March 28, 2017, 5:45 PM - 11:59 PM
March 28, 2017, 6:00 PM - 11:59 PM @ Great Plain Conference Room
March 28, 2017, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The Valuable Interactions among Peers Program (VIP) trains and then matches high school students (Big VIPs) with elementary school age youth (Little VIPs) who may have a need for additional support in their life. VIP was created by a generous donation from the Congregational Church of Needham.
March 28, 2017, 7:15 PM - 11:59 PM @ 7:15 PM Powers Hall
8:15 PM Great Plain Room
March 29, 2017, 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
March 29, 2017, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Story Time RoomNeedham Free Public Library
Child’s Play is a drop-in program for children 0-2 years and their caregivers. The songs, rhymes, lap games and books in this program will promote rhythm, coordination and verbal skills in young children as well as bonding between child and caregiver.
March 29, 2017, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
March 29, 2017, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Craft Room - Children's LibraryNeedham Free Public Library
Nick Tartar from OLIN College will offer a series of 4 workshops on robotics. Children ages 8 & 9 will learn programing and complete challenges using Dot and Dash robots. Children ages 10 and
up will build and program a LEGO Mindstorm EV3 robot. **Registration is required and is limited. To register, call or visit the Children’s Desk.** Part of a year long series of STEM programs, sponsored by a federal LSTA grant.
March 29, 2017, 4:30 PM - 11:59 PM @ Town Hall - Great Plain Room
March 29, 2017, 6:30 PM - 11:59 PM
March 29, 2017, 7:00 PM - 11:59 PM
March 29, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Needham Youth Services, the Needham Schools, and the Needham PTCs are excited to show the new documentary, "Screenagers." The documentary shares insights into how to understand and navigate the digital world in which our young people are immersed. A brief panel discussion will follow the showing. Watch the trailer at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQx2X0BXgZg
Ticket and registration information:
March 30, 2017, 7:15 AM - 11:59 PM
March 30, 2017, 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
March 30, 2017, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Community RoomNeedham Free Public Library
Did you get an iPad for the holidays and have no clue how to use it? Do you want to learn how to download and use apps? Learn that and much more at the library’s 4-lesson iPad class that will help you become comfortable using your iPad everyday. Level 3- Camera, Photos, App Store, iTunes Store, Music, Videos, Find My iPad.**Registration begins February 27th. Registration is required and limited to 6 participants. Please sign up at Adult Reference. Must bring own iPad.**
March 30, 2017, 4:30 PM - 11:59 PM
March 30, 2017, 7:30 PM - 11:59 PM @ Town Hall
March 31, 2017, 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
March 31, 2017, 3:15 PM - 5:00 PM @ Community Room Needham Free Public Library
Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Sing stars Buster Moon, a dapper Koala who presides over a once-grand theatre that has fallen on hard times. Now facing the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he has one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition. Five lead contestants emerge: A mouse who croons as smoothly as he cons, a timid teenage elephant with an enormous case of stage fright, an overtaxed mother run ragged tending a litter of 25 piglets, a young gangster gorilla looking to break free of his family’s felonies, and a punk-rock porcupine struggling to shed her arrogant boyfriend and go solo. All the contestants arrive under Buster’s marquee, believing that the competition will be their shot to change the course of their life.This movie is sponsored by the Needham Free Public Library.
March 31, 2017, 3:30 PM - 5:15 PM @ Community Room Needham Free Public Library
Moana, a young teenage girl from Oceania, has a sense for navigation and an adventurous mind.
She sets out on a journey in search of a mythical island with the hope and intent of saving her
people. Moana is eventually accompanied on her quest by Maui, her hero, who also happens to be a demi-god. Together, the two take on an epic adventure, filled with endless action, in search of the unknown.This movie is sponsored by the Needham Free Public Library.
April 1, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Young Adult RoomNeedham Free Public Library
Come and meet people who are interested in the Pokémon Card Game. Exchange cards and build up your decks! This will occur in the Young Adult Room on the second floor, and is sponsored by the Needham Free Public Library.