February 21, 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.
February 21, 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.
February 21, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Craft RoomNeedham Free Public Library
Needham Free Public Library’s BLOCK PARTY!
For ages 5+
Our LEGOs, donated by many generous people, will remain in the library, and you are welcome to photograph your child's work.
February 21, 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM @ Community RoomNeedham Free Public Library
Almost every problem in American history has found its way to the Supreme Court. The Court always makes news and, on occasion, it makes big news. Come and learn how the Court, over the years, has interpreted the broadly worded language of the Constitution to protect and promote the “blessings of liberty,” “due process” and “equal protection of the laws” for all Americans. This is the first of five lectures and is sponsored by the Library Foundation of Needham.
February 22, 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.
February 22, 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM @ Community Room
Trevor Pearson has been juggling professionally for over 16 years, performing and instructing throughout New England and beyond. He has performed at Foxwoods Resort Casino, The Boston Red Sox, the Ronald McDonald House Polar Express Event at Gillette Stadium and throughout his native Cape Cod. He has an engaging style and performs a variety of feats, including some unusual contact juggling. This event is sponsored by the Library Foundation of Needham.
February 22, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Community RoomNeedham Free Public Library
The astonishing tale of the first sea voyage to circumnavigate the entire globe. Magellan's dramatic maritime expedition in 1519 discovered the straits that enabled Europe to trade with the Eastern spice islands and changed the course of history. In an era of intense commercial rivalry between Spain and Portugal, Ferdinand Magellan, a Portuguese navigator sailed to explore the undiscovered parts of the world and claim them for the Spanish crown in one of the largest and best-equipped expeditions ever mounted in the Age of Discovery. Yet of the fleet of five vessels under his command, only Victoria was to return to Spain after three harrowing years, her captain murdered, more than two hundred of her sailors dead from scurvy, torture, execution and drowning, and a small, ravaged crew that survived to tell the extraordinarily dramatic story.
February 23, 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 two weeks before event.**
Sponsored by the Library Foundation of Needham.
February 23, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM @ Community Room
Needham Free Public Library
February 24, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM @ Community RoomNeedham Public Library
Join Sarah Gardner and bring your little ones to play instruments, sing & dance along. Become part of our little library band! Funding for Music Enrichment Programs provided by the Friends of the Needham Public Library.
February 24, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM @ Community RoomNeedham Public Library
February 24, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Community Room Needham Free Public Library
The BFG is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country. Upon her arrival in Giant Country, Sophie, a precocious 10-year-old girl, is initially frightened of the mysterious giant but soon comes to realize that he is quite gentle and charming. Having both been on their own in the world up until now, their affection for one another quickly grows, but Sophie’s presence in Giant Country attracts the unwanted attention of the other giants. Sophie and the BFG soon depart for London to see Queen Victoria and warn her of the precarious giant situation and devise a plan to get rid of the giants once and for all. This movie is sponsored by the Needham Free Public Library.
February 25, 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.
February 25, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Community Room
For children ages 5-9 years old with Lyn Jekowsky.. Please bring a yoga mat or beach towel and a water bottle.
February 25, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Community Room
Needham Free Public Library
What is a robot? Where are robots used today? What are some types of robots? How do robots work? What is the field of robotics? Is there a robot in your future? In this introductory program, participants ages 8 and up will hear a presentation that answers some of these questions and experience hands-on demonstrations of different types of robots from very simple ones up to a sophisticated humanoid type. **Participants must register as space is limited. Part of a year long series of STEM programs, sponsored by a federal LSTA grant.