October 17, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM @ Storytime RoomChildren's LibraryNeedham Public Library
Join Cici Hunt in this fun-filled music and movement class for children 2-5 years of age and their caretakers. Registration is required, with a maximum of 20 children and caregiver, and starts approximately one week before this event. Please sign up for only one session a month so that others may have an opportunity to participate in this program.Funding for Music Enrichment Programs provided by the Friends of the Needham Public Library.
October 17, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Young Adult Room
Ready to relax and get ready for the fall? Tweens and Teens are invited to join us in the Young Adult Room for a Colorful Crafternoon to de-stress with friends, enjoy some snacks, and color. Whether you use colored pencils, markers, or crayons, coloring book pages or do your own thing, being creative for even just an hour of your day can be rewarding. As always, materials, snacks, and enjoyment provided!
October 18, 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.
October 18, 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.
October 18, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Community RoomNeedham Free Public Library
In the 1920’s, the sound of radios and phonographs filled the air. Mo¬tion pictures offered new vistas for millions of moviegoers. Prosperity was everywhere. Americans began their love affair with the automobile. Women “bobbed” their hair, danced the Charleston and voted for the first time. “Keep Cool With Coolidge” was the slogan of the times. Join us for this fascinating lecture series as we take a detailed look at this exciting period in time. This is the second of four lectures, and is sponsored by the Library Foundation of Needham.
October 19, 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.
October 19, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Community RoomNeedham Free Public Library
In the exuberant title novella, a retired judge reflects on his life’s work, unaware as he goes about his daily routines that this particular morning will be his last. In “Sh’khol,” a mother spending Christmas alone with her son confronts the unthinkable when he disappears while swimming off the coast near their home in Ireland. In “Treaty,” an elderly nun catches a snippet of a news report in which it is revealed that the man who once kidnapped and brutalized her is alive, masquerading as an agent of peace. And in “What Time Is It Now, Where You Are?” a writer constructs a story about a Marine in Afghanistan calling home on New Year’s Eve.
October 20, 10:30 AM @ Community Room
Needham Free Public Library
This is a drop-in program for preschool aged children 2 years old and up. Adults and children will sing, clap, and enjoy movement songs. Adults are required to attend with the child. Please arrive on time.Funding for Music Enrichment Programs provided by the Friends of the Needham Public Library.
October 20, 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Community RoomNeedham Free Public Library
Do you have an iPad that you have no clue how to use? 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. **Registration is required and limited to 10 participants. Please sign up at Adult Reference. Must bring own iPad. Sponsored by the Needham Free Public Library.
October 20, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM @ Story RoomChildren's Room
This is a Drop-in program for kids 4-7 years, conducted in French.
October 20, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Community RoomNeedham Free Public Library
This prize-winning novel is an intense psychological thriller told in the voice of the protagonist, Raquel, a young, out of work literature teacher who accepts a position at a school in Novariz, which just happens to be her husband’s home town.
On her first day of work, the young woman discovers that Elvira, her predecessor, killed herself and at the end of classes she finds a note in her bag that reads: “And how long will it take you to kill yourself?”
Raquel is determined to find out who is behind the threat and will inevitably start to become obsessed with the teacher who came before her. What happened to her? Why was she so depressed when her students adored her? Did she really commit suicide or did someone kill her? Is the same pattern repeating itself? And above all, why do some of the clues point to Raquel’s husband?
October 21, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Community Room
Needham Free Public Library
Steve Lechner of The SCIENCE WORKS! introduces children to the wonders of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) using hands-on activities, puppets, a bit of magic and lots of fun.
**Registration is required and begins one week before event.**
Sponsored by the Library Foundation of Needham.
October 21, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Community Room
Needham Free Public Library
October 22, 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.