February 26, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Community RoomNeedham Free Public Library
John Adams (New Canaan, CT attorney, George Baker) talks with admiration, humor and affection about “My Wife, Abigail Adams, the First Modern American Woman.” During the presentation, he describes how Abigail defied the sexist conventions of her time (married women could not own property) and, with her amazing financial skills and insights she made the Adams family prosperous. She helped found the new nation and raised their son to become president. This program is chock full of details about Abigail’s life which most people don’t even know. It is told from the perspective of a husband talking about his wife, and contains the story of their romance, challenges, trials and accomplishments which makes them sound like ordinary people living in extraordinary times. Sponsored by the Library Foundation of Needham.
February 27, 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.
February 27, 7:00 PM @ Charles River Room
February 27, 7:30 PM @ Webster Room
February 27, 7:30 PM
February 28, 7:30 AM
February 28, 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 28, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Story Time RoomNeedham Free Public Library
Babies and Books for Children up to one year and their caregivers,will focus on a baby’s understanding of spatial relationships, language, communication and body movement. The program will consist of songs, lap games, rhythm and sensory activities and simple picture books. The program will also teach some baby sign language.
February 28, 3:30 PM @ Media Center
Discussion of high school feasibility study
February 28, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The Valuable Interactions among Peers Program (VIP) trains and then matches high school students (Big VIPs) with elementary school age youth (Little VIPs) who may have a need for additional support in their life. VIP was created by a generous donation from the Congregational Church of Needham.
February 28, 6:45 PM @ Selectmen's chambers
February 28, 7:00 PM
February 28, 7:00 PM @ School Committee Room
March 1, 7:30 AM @ Charles River Room
March 1, 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Needham Unplugged is a month long awareness campaign and a reminder that there is more to life than what is on the other side of the plug. During this month Needham students and residents are asked to emphasize person-to-person interaction. There are activities suggested for each day of the month, as well as special "Unplugged" days such as the No-Homework and No-Meeting Night, Text-Free Thursday, Phone-Free Friday, Social Media Free Sunday, and others.
March 1, 9:00 AM @ 2nd Floor
March 1, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM @ Story Time RoomNeedham Free Public Library
March 1, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM @ Storytime RoomChildren's LibraryNeedham Public Library
Join Cici Hunt in this fun-filled music and movement class for children 2-5 years of age and their caretakers. Registration is required, with a maximum of 20 children and caregiver, and starts approximately two weeks before this event. Please sign up for only one session a month so that others may have an opportunity to participate in this program.Funding for Music Enrichment Programs provided by the Friends of the Needham Public Library.
March 1, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Craft Room - Children's LibraryNeedham Free Public Library
Nick Tartar from OLIN College will offer a series of 4 workshops on robotics. Children ages 8 & 9 will learn programing and complete challenges using Dot and Dash robots. Children ages 10 and
up will build and program a LEGO Mindstorm EV3 robot. **Registration is required and is limited. To register, call or visit the Children’s Desk.** Part of a year long series of STEM programs, sponsored by a federal LSTA grant.
March 1, 5:30 PM @ NHS Media Center
March 1, 7:00 PM @ Selectmen’s Chambers
March 1, 7:00 PM @ Charles River Room
March 2, 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
On Tuesday, March 2nd, Needham Youth Services is encouraging Needham residents and businesses to observe “Text-Free Thursday.” Instead of texting friends and colleagues, communicate in person. You might want to contact all those with whom you regularly text a few days in advance to alert them to what you are doing --- and most importantly, why.
March 2, 4:30 PM @ Highland Room
March 3, 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
March 3, 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Story RoomChildren's Room
This is a Drop-in program for preschoolers and is led by a teacher from the Pine Village School
March 4 - March 5 @ Community RoomNeedham Free Public Library
Needham’s Art in Bloom returns to the library. There will be 50+ pieces of art in mixed mediums, by talented Needham High School students and each piece will be accompanied by a creative, colorful floral interpretation by members of the Beth Shalom, Needham, & Kalmia Garden Clubs. This two day event will be occuring throughout the library.
March 4, 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
March 4, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ Community Room
This is a Drop-in program for ages 5 and under and is led by a group of Chinese–speaking mothers. The program consists of 45 minutes of reading, followed by a simple craft.
March 4, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Young Adult RoomNeedham Free Public Library
Come and meet people who are interested in the Pokémon Card Game. Exchange cards and build up your decks! This will occur in the Young Adult Room on the second floor, and is sponsored by the Needham Free Public Library.