December 10, 2019, 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.
December 10, 2019, 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.
December 10, 2019, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Community RoomNeedham Free Public Library
Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is planned – from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead. And no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules. Enter Mia Warren–an enigmatic artist and single mother–who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons. Soon Mia and Pearl become more than tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to upend this carefully ordered community. When friends of the Richardsons attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town–and puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides. Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Elena is determined to uncover the secrets in Mia's past...
December 10, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ STEAM Room-Children's Dept.
Needham Free Public Library
Girls Who Code Club for Grades 5 and Up
Thursdays from 6:30-8 PM—October 1, 2019 through April 14, 2020
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.There will be no sessions on December 24, 31 and February 18.
December 10, 2019, 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM @ Community Room
Needham Free Public Library
This fall, Dr Gary Hylander will be presenting a lecture series on the history of Vietnam. The series begins with an overview of French colonial rule throughout the 19th century to the end of World War II. The Battle of Dien Bien Phu in 1954 marked the end of the French presence in Vietnam. With the onset of the Cold War, and the fear of Communist expansion throughout Southeast Asia, the United States became politically and militarily involved in Vietnam from the Eisenhower years to the end of the Ford presidency. The series will conclude with an examination of the current role of Vietnam in world affairs This is the fourth and final lectures in the series, and is sponsored by the Library Foundation of Needham.