September 2, 2020, 7:30 PM - October 28, 2020, 8:15 PM
*Laughter is the best medicine so join this fun-loving crew to end the day with laughs and love! Anyone can do these easy, healthful breathing techniques along with simulated laughter that always seems to turn into real laughter! All ages and levels of physical ability are welcome. There are no fancy poses and no jokes or comedy is involved. There's plenty of free parking at all our venues. Since laughing is dehydrating, please bring your water bottle.
October 19, 2020, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
*Please join Deb Tambeau to learn all things Needham Housing. Not only is Deb the Resident Services Coordinator for Needham Housing Authority, she is just a passionate and caring person. Every time we chat I learn something new. She will fill us in on all that is happening at a very important part of our community.
Drum Alive is back Daily! Kelly has been given the opportunity to provide Drums Alive classes at home for people of ALL AGES. The classes are being sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield and are FREE to all participants while we are in Stay At Home orders. Please email Aicha with any questions.
Let's get you started:
Here is a link to a signup page. https://mailchi.mp/ec3716c65d68/drumsalivecoa
Once you fill out your contact info, I will send you more information to get going with classes at home.
October 19, 2020, 9:30 AM - October 23, 2020, 5:00 PM
It's time to play with water! Many objects float and sink. But what makes them move this way? How do we use objects that float and sink? Find out in this steam kit as we look at basic principles of flotation and density in a way that can really sink in!
Just register online to reserve your paddle boat. Items will be picked up the same as curbside with the registrant's name on the form for pickup. This kit is a bit on the complex side, so we're suggesting an age of 5+. If you are helping a child with the project, please count yourself as an attendee.
Also in honor of STEM week, we have an extra project with Crazy8s! Take home sets of 20 or so different colored post-it notes to create art in their windows, for socially distanced friends to see. Ages 4+.
Supplies are limited.
Registration closes at 9pm the day before the event. If you are interested in a bag after registration has closed, call us at(781)-455-7559 ext 507 or email us and we can see if we have extra bags av
October 19, 2020, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Sing Along with Stacey Peasley in this interactive Zoom. These are popular drop-in programs for children 2-5 years old, but younger and older siblings are welcome! Adults and children sing, clap, and enjoy movement songs.
October 19, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
To pre-register for the Movie Matinee: Contact Beth: 617-972-7241 or email Elizabeth : Elizabeth.White@perkins.org
October 19, 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Meeting ID: 137 719 908
*We can't be in the cozy library, but Kerrie always finds a cozy spot in her new home to have us all relax and rid ourselves of anxiety. Even if you have never meditated before, now is the time to give it a try. You won't regret it - especially when Kerrie runs it!
October 19, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Meeting ID 769-2859-0292
*Are you conversational in French; intermediate or advanced? Come join Nathalie, a native speaker, to improve your conversational French. Prior to each session, participants will receive by email brief videos or documentaries in French to watch, or news articles or literature to read, to prepare for the group discussion. This is a fun way to improve your fluency in French, and make new Francophile friends. This is not a structured class, the goal is really to practice talking in a relaxed setting.
Any questions, email to: Wellesley.Nathalie@gmail.com
October 19, 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Meeting ID: 865 6904 4770
*Our friend, Paul will be facilitating his regularly scheduled program Clutter Support Group via Zoom. Here is what Paul shared, "The Clutter Support Group is a gathering of men and women who meet weekly in order to solve their common problems of hoarding, cluttering and procrastinating. The only requirement to attend is the desire to change these negative habits and help one another. Our mission is to help to provide members with the tools and skills needed to live a clutter free life. We offer understanding, trust and hope in a caring, compassionate and discreet environment. With support, our desire is to help our members live a better life physically and emotionally.
October 19, 2020, 7:00 PM
October 19, 2020, 7:30 PM
October 20, 2020, All Day
Bored? Do you want some fun crafts to do? Look no further! Come pick up a take-and-make craft bag from the library!
September Smorgasbord! What will you get? Each kit will have 3-5 simple crafts! Make a sample provided or a masterpiece all your own! While supplies last. Don't forget to send neechild @ minlib.net pictures of your masterpieces so we can share them via social media!
Registration closes at 9pm the day before the event for us to make sure everyone gets a link. If you are interested in attending on the day of an event, please call the children's department at (781)-455-7559 ext 507 or email the children's department and we can send you a link unless the event is full.
October 20, 2020, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
October 20, 2020, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
October 20, 2020, 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Read to Tucker online: Build confidence in reading with Tucker, a trained, hypoallergenic, therapy dog! For Grades 1+. Sign up for a 15-minute slot using the link to the right for our online registration calendar. Registration closes at 9pm the day before the event for us to make sure everyone gets a link. If you are interested in attending on the day of an event, please call the children's department at (781)-455-7559 ext 507 or email the Children's Department using the link on the right and we can send you a login unless the event is full.
October 20, 2020, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Meeting ID: 816 8790 1740
*This class is a mostly seated exercise class that does not encourage activities that might exacerbate arthritis symptoms and sore joints. It addresses range of motion, strength, flexibility, endurance balance and coordination.
October 20, 2020, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Eat an after school snack and bring a favorite book or two to share! Or just hear about what other kids are reading. Also get special sneak peeks at what's new and listen to a chapter or two from some favorite books!
Registration closes at 9pm the day before the event for us to make sure everyone gets a link. If you are interested in attending on the day of an event, please call the children's department at (781)-455-7559 ext 507 or click on the link on the right to email the children's department and we can send you a link unless the event is full.
October 20, 2020, 5:30 PM - 7:15 PM
October 20, 2020, 6:00 PM
October 20, 2020, 6:30 PM
October 20, 2020, 7:15 PM
October 21, 2020, All Day
October 21, 2020, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
October 21, 2020, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
October 21, 2020, 10:00 AM
October 21, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Meeting ID: 859 4613 1521
*Today, one of the most popular trending fitness classes in the mainstream fitness world is "High Intensity Interval Training." Our fitness crew, Lisa and Stephen have put together a version of this for our Center participants: Personalized - Intensity Interval Training.It is defined by what works best for you! It builds cardiovascular fitness while improving muscular strength and endurance. This is more personalized and geared towards individual levels.
October 21, 2020, 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
Join your friends online to build LEGO bricks along with librarians Veronica and Marianna! On Wednesdays at 3pm, log on to visit virtually with librarians and friends while building with your Lego bricks at home! Come and show off what you've built! You provide the legos, we provide the space!
Registration closes at 9pm the day before the event for us to make sure everyone gets a link. If you are interested in attending on the day of an event, please call the children's department at (781)-755-7559 ext 507 or email the children's department with the link on the right and we can send you a login unless the event is full.
October 21, 2020, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Tweens ages 10 - 12 are invited to join Young Adult Librarian Erin in a safe space online for an hour of craft fun. This craft and chat session is just that... bring what ever crafts you'd like and work on them with friends virtually while chatting and unwinding. If you knit or crochet, bring your yarn crafts, coloring more your thing? Bring some markers, colored pencils, paper, coloring books, whatever, making friendship bracelets - bring your string... scrapbook stuff, collage stuff, just want to write something like a letter or a postcard or a novel? Bring that! Just come and have fun in a respectful way. If you're looking for ideas, Erin's more than happy to make some suggestions! Questions? Let Erin know that too by emailing her using the link on the right.
October 21, 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Meeting ID: 848 3861 8088
*Frank King will tell the heartbreaking story of an unknown composer (we are keeping it a mystery!), who fought crippling adversity to become one of our most prolific and celebrated songwriters. Also included: the story behind 3 big hits from 1953; one of the most infamous moments in the history of American broadcasting, featuring Arthur Godfrey and Julius LaRosa; a lovely “September Song” medley; the beautiful “lost” ballad from “Peter Pan”; and more.
This program is available to our participants due to the wonderful generosity of One Wingate Way and Wingate Residences. Thanks, Amy and Wingate Staff!
October 21, 2020, 4:30 PM
October 22, 2020, All Day
October 22, 2020, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
October 22, 2020, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Meeting ID: 832 3378 6121
*Barre incorporates the fluidity of ballet, the flexibility of yoga, and the core strengthening of Pilates. It is a structured, easy-to-follow total body workout. This low impact workout combines light weights (optional) and is set to music that makes you want to move. You will need a chair, mat, optional light weights. Please read the risk statement below. Lisa is looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow.
October 22, 2020, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
This class is a mostly seated exercise class that does not encourage activities that might exacerbate arthritis symptoms and sore joints. It addresses range of motion, strength, flexibility, endurance balance and coordination. *Motion is lotion in this exercise class! This program includes range of motion, strengthening/flexibility, aerobic/endurance & balance & coordination exercises. Mindful relaxation completes the class. You DO NOT have to have arthritis to take part. Any movement is great these days - and always.
October 22, 2020, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
October 22, 2020, 4:30 PM
October 22, 2020, 5:00 PM
October 22, 2020, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
October 22, 2020, 7:30 PM
October 23, 2020, All Day
October 23, 2020, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Meeting ID: 722 0848 3215
*Laila is back! You know her from Balance Deconstructed, one of our most popular programs at the Center. Now she is doing a virtual program for you to do at home.Balance is complex and multi-dimensional. This class will go over the core components of good balance and will train you on how to improve it through a variety of exercises fir core and leg strengthening, posture awareness a d stretches for greater flexibility. *
October 23, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
October 24, 2020, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
In this month's bookventures, you won't know what the book is until you pick it up! Pick up the mystery book via curbside and then come prepared to talk about it! Registration is required and we'll email you a zoom link a few days before the event.
The book is recommended for grades 3+ and has these subject headings: Rabbits, Detective and Mystery Stories, and Vampires!