August 13, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM @ Story Time RoomNeedham Free Public Library
Pre-School Palooza for children ages 3-6 years old will promote Kindergarten readiness and set a foundation for a future of strong reading while developing fine motor skills. Children who are ready to do so may attend independently. Caregivers are still welcome to attend. Adults who choose not to attend the program, must remain inside the library building during the storytime. Each session will feature a different theme using picture books, music and movement and a craft activity.
August 13, 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Please register after June 28 by calling 781-455-7555.
August 13, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Center at the Heights
We will cover the 4 basic watercolor techniques together with lifting and masking skills. We will also explore how much water-to-pigment to use, color mixing, washes, and glazing. There are step-by-step demonstrations during each class (aided by camera and projector) and several complete paintings will be taught in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Drawing skills are a plus but not essential.
August 13, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Community Room
Needham Free Public Library
DDU is a high-energy, Australia-themed show that combines music, culture, puppetry, comedy, character building, storytelling and audience participation. The didgeridoo, usually a hollow tree trunk, has been played by Aboriginal Australians for at least 1,500 years, and is known for its otherworldly sound. But DDU is much more than music. It’s interactive, educational, motivational and super fun—perfect for kids and families. Stay after the show for the End of the Summer Reading Party. Sponsored by the Friends of the Needham Public Library in support of the 2018 Summer Reading Libraries Rock! Program.
August 13, 6:30 PM
PARK AND RECREATION COMMISSION
Monday, August 13, 2018
Rosemary Recreation Complex
August 13, 7:30 PM
August 14, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
We have gathered community players to talk about the continuum of care when a
crisis happens. You will learn from our panelists about rules regarding hospitalization,
skilled and private pay services in the home, as well as Hospice and Palliative
Care. Come to this informative session and be educated on the many changes in
healthcare before you need it.
August 14, 7:00 PM
August 15, 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.
August 15, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Let WizeGuides introduce you to some great apps for your smart phones or tablets.
There are fitness apps you can use to become more self-aware and set healthy
habits, apps to keep your mind active and engaged, apps which give you quick, to
the point medical information, and apps which allow you to make social connections
August 15, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM @ Center at the Heights
A little over 100 years ago, the world was engulfed in the struggle of World War One.
In the Middle East, the conflict was between the Allies, England and France against
the Ottoman Empire (Turks) and the Germans. Both sides were trying to enlist the
support of the Arabs who were seeking to overthrow their Ottoman rulers. The Arabs
would align themselves with England, in part due to the efforts of a young idealized
English archeology student, T.E. Lawrence. He was completely taken with the allure
and mystery of the Middle East. He was determined to help lead the Arabs out of
bondage to freedom. As an incentive to the Arabs, Great Britain promised they would
have control over any lands they liberated from the Turks at war’s end. Unfortunately,
these promises would be unfulfilled. Lawrence would realize that one could not serve
the Crown and the Arabs at the same time. This is a tale of false diplomacy and
broken promises. Decisions made in the interests of Empire still haunt
August 15, 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.
August 16, 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.
August 16, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Center at the Heights
Dale Buckman, will be coming back to The Center to discuss the pros and cons of decreasing polypharmacy with older adults and how to engage with your doctor about the topic.
August 16, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Memorial Park Gazebo, (Inclement Weather - Eliot Elementary School)
Free concert series
August 16, 7:30 PM @ Charles River Room
August 16, 7:30 PM
August 18, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Community Room
Needham Free Public Library
Celebrate the great Percy Jackson’s birthday with a party! Drop in anytime throughout the day to join us for movies and activities and find out who won Summer Reading Prizes!! Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief will be shown in the morning (10:30 AM), and Percy Jackson: The Sea of Monsters will be shown in the afternoon (1:30 PM) with a pizza party to split things up in the middle and the Grand Prize drawing around 3:30 PM. Join for all or part of the fun. Young Adult Summer Reading Program Participants do not need to be present for the drawings to still be eligible for prizes.
August 18, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Craft RoomChildren's Room
Families are invited to the Children’s Room where together they can explore an arts/crafts project, work on a construction assignment and play games that enhance literacy, logic or math skills. All ages are welcome. This will be an ongoing event on the third Saturday of every month from 10-11:30 AM, during the school year.