February 16 - February 17 @ Community Room Needham Free Public Library
You've been locked in a professor's classroom at Hogwarts and can't get out! Solve all the clues to unlock the door to freedom in this Harry Potter Themed Escape Room for ages 9 and up. A working knowledge of the wizarding world is helpful, but not necessary to have fun for this
adventure. Eighteen short 45 minute sessions throughout the weekend will be provided. **Sign-Ups are required. Call or visit the Adult Reference Desk to reserve your spot! There is a maximum of 6 players per group, a minimum of 4, so smaller groups or individual sign-ups that book the same time slot will be combined. Wait list sign-ups will be available for a short period of time after registration closes. Walk-in registration permitted if there is space available. Any questions may be directed to Erin at the Adult Reference Desk, 781-455-7559, Option 2.
February 17 - February 23 @ Large sign facing Library
February 19, 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 19, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Story Time RoomNeedham Free Public Library
Babies and their adult caregivers explore the rhythms and paterns of speech with songs, lap games and a story or two.
February 19, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Center at the Heights
Matter of Balance is an evidence-based program developed by Boston University
and sponsored by Newton – Wellesley Hospital to reduce the fear of falling and
increase activity levels among older adults. Join us to learn how to set realistic goals
to increase activity, change your environment to reduce fall risk factors, and what
exercises increase strength and balance. (Although exercises will be performed, this
is not primarily an exercise class.)
February 19, 5:30 PM - 7:15 PM @ Community Room
What: Needham Commission on Disabilities
When: February 19, 2019: 5:30-7:15 PM
Where: Needham Free Public Library: Community Room
I. Chairperson’s Report
II. Minutes of January 15, 2019 meeting
III. Minutes of January 15, 2019 Meeting
IV. ADA Report
V. Monitoring of HP Parking violations and fines
A. School Dept.
B. HP Parking
D. Downtown Streetscape: Local Emergency Planning Committee
VII. Planning for March 19,2019 Meeting
February 19, 7:00 PM
February 19, 7:30 PM @ Charles River Room
TOWN OF NEEDHAM
NOTICE OF HEARING
February 20, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Center at the Heights
February 20, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Center at the Heights
February 20, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM @ Community Room
Needham Free Public Library
Dan worked for the LEGO company as a Master Builder for over 23 years, building and designing life-sized LEGO models. Join him for an entertaining presentation about his career as a Master
Builder, a children’s group building activity, and a question and answer session about LEGO building! Ages 5-12 may be chosen to participate in the building activity, but anyone can come for the presentation. Library Lego club will be held immediately after in the STEAM Center.Sponsored by the Library Foundation of Needham.
February 20, 12:00 PM - 1:00 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 20, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Community Room
Coloring enthusiasts are welcome to color and craft! The Library will supply all you need (pencils, markers, coloring sheets, as well as a few snacks). Come for the coloring and conversation with your fellow coloring enthusiasts! Coloring is sponsored by the Library Foundation of Needham.
February 20, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Monthly recording sessions for the CATH podcast have started! Join your fellow
participants in a lively discussion that will be recorded for our very own podcast.
Topics will vary. Please contact organizer/mediator, Kristen Lindley for more
information. 781-455-7555 ext 224
February 20, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Community RoomNeedham Free Public Library
After working with bestselling crime writer Alan Conway for years, editor Susan Ryeland is intimately familiar with his detective, Atticus Pünd, who solves mysteries in sleepy English villages. His traditional formula has proved hugely successful, so successful that Susan must continue to put up with his troubling behavior if she wants to keep her job. Conway's latest tale involves a murder at Pye Hall, with dead bodies and a host of intriguing suspects. But the more Susan reads, the more she's convinced that there is another story hidden in the pages of the manuscript: one of real-life jealousy, greed, ruthless ambition, and murder.
February 20, 7:00 PM
February 21, 10:30 AM - 11:15 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.
February 21, 3:00 PM - 5:15 PM @ Community Room Needham Free Public Library
Starr Carter is constantly switching between two worlds—the poor, mostly black neighborhood
where she lives and the wealthy, mostly white prep school that she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is soon shattered when she witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend at the hands of a police officer. Facing pressure from all sides of the community,
Starr must find her voice and decide to stand up for what’s right. Snacks and drinks will be available for attendees.Sponsored by the Needham Free Public Library.
February 21, 4:00 PM
February 21, 5:00 PM @ Raveis Real Estate
Name: Needham Community Revitalization Trust Fund (NCRTF)
Date: February, 21, 2019
Place: Raveis Real Estate, 168 Garden Street, Needham
1. Update Police Officers Plaza Pedestal. Installation
2. Donations Update
3. Banner Showcase 2029 signs up so far
4. Strategy to raise funds for 2019 projects awaiting funding.
5. Misc items
February 21, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Craft Room-Children's Dept.
Needham Free Public Library
Girls Who Code Club for Grades 5 and Up
Thursdays from 6-8 PM—September 27, 2018 through April 11, 2019
Calling all girls grades 5 and Up! Bring your own computer and we will provide the rest. Join the club and the fun. Learn to code, and collaborate on joint projects. Registration is required. Space is limited and attendees are expected to attend all sessions.
February 21, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Center at the Heights
We will be lighting the fi re in the library and putting the coffee pot on. The goal of
this program is to find a recent article on any topic that you find interesting and well written
and bring to the group to have polite conversations about. Everyone may
learn something new or chat about current events.
Please pre-register so we know to turn the fi re on.
February 22, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM @ Community Room Children's Room
Showa Boston Institute for Japanese Language and Culture presents a special Japanese Cultural Family Program including a story time in English. Sing, learn, and listen to Japanese stories. Play with Japanese toys, learn origami, and try out Japanese writing and have your name written in Japanese. Appropriate for families with children of all ages.
February 22, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Community Room Needham Free Public Library
When Jane and Michael, the children of the wealthy and uptight Banks family, are faced with the prospect of a new nanny, they are pleasantly surprised by the arrival of the magical Mary Poppins. Embarking on a series of fantastical adventures with Mary and her Cockney performer friend Bert, the siblings try to pass on some of their nanny’s sunny attitude to their preoccupied parents. Sponsored by the Needham Free Public Library.
February 23, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Community Room
Join us for the monthly meeting of Bookventurers, a book club for 3rd-5th grade children! This month's book will be Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend
**Registration is required, one month in advance, in person or call 781-455-7559, ext.204.
• Read the book • Discuss it with other kids.
• Participate in book themed activities!• Make new friends!