May 23, 10:00 AM - 11:00 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.
May 23, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ Craft Room-Children's Dept.
Needham Free Public Library
Knitting with Friends - Knitting 101: Basic Stitches and Scarf-Making
Participants in the Knitting with Friends Program will learn the basics of knitting and make a simple scarf. The library will provide knitting needles and yarn. No previous experience is necessary. Children in grades 3 and up are invited to attend. This series will run through June 27th, and attendees are expected to be at all eight sessions. Space is limited and **Registration is required**.
May 24, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Craft Room - Children's LibraryNeedham Free Public Library
Drop-In for age appropriate Make-N-Take Crafts!
May 24, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ Community RoomNeedham Free Public Library
Spend an hour and a half with friends, enjoy some snacks, and craft. All materials, drinks and snacks provided. Contact Erin at the Adult Reference Desk if you have any questions (781-455-7559, option 2).Sponsored by the Friends of the Needham Public Library.
May 24, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM @ Community RoomNeedham Free Public Library
Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed. Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr. But what Starr does—or does not—say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life. The Diversity and Discussion Book Club is cosponsored by the Trustees of the Needham Free Public Library and the Needham Human Rights Committee
May 25, 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.
May 25, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM @ Community RoomNeedham Public Library
May 25, 3:30 PM - 5:15 PM @ Community Room Needham Free Public Library
After a huge sensitive Spanish fighting bull named Ferdinand accidentally sits on a bee and reacts badly, he’s mistakenly believed to be a danger to people and taken away to a remote farm. There he meets other animals who soon become his friends. When Ferdinand is picked to fight in a stadium, he decides that the only option is to try to escape and return home to the little girl who raised him. He and his friends steal a truck and leave with other farm animals. During their journey, Ferdinand discovers that he’s willing to fight...to protect his friends.Sponsored by the Needham Free Public Library.