February 18, 2020, 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 18, 2020, 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 18, 2020, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM @ Story Time RoomNeedham Free Public Library
Build Confidence in Reading by reading to Tucker a trained, hypoallergenic, therapy dog. For beginning readers in grades 1 to 5. Sign up for a 15 minute time slot at the Children’s Desk. Space is limited.**REGISTRATION is REQUIRED**
February 18, 2020, 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM @ Community Room
Needham Free Public Library
An English woman, born into a wealthy family in 1868, Gertrude Bell would experience and witness the growth of the largest empire in the world, the British Empire. In the early 1900s, Gertrude would travel to the Middle East to learn of the ways of the desert tribes. Here is where she would excel. She would ride a camel as well as any Bedouin, she would brave harsh conditions and dangerous tribal feuds, and would shatter traditional limitations put on women. She would gain the respect and trust of countless tribal sheikhs. All of this credibility would aid England during World War I. Following the war, she would be pivotal in helping to create a first national government for Iraq. In 1920, she was considered one of the most powerful women in the British Empire. This woman accepted no barriers or limitations as to what she would accomplish. Gertrude Bell was truly a remarkable figure. This is sponsored by the Library Foundation of Needham.