Author Catherine Marenghi: Ancestors and Destiny, January 8, 2023

Join author Catherine Marenghi for a presentation about her new book, Our Good Name, a historical novel about the struggle of turn-of-the-20th century Italian immigrants to build a new life in Massachusetts. The book, inspired by the author's grandparents' story, tells of the new immigrants' struggles to build a new life in a time and place fraught with the upheaval of deadly labor strikes, the notorious Sacco and Vanzetti trial, rampant prejudice and wide-spread Ku Klux Klan attacks. The program is free and open to the public. However, seats are limited and registration is required.

Author Marjan Kamali to Discuss Her Best-Selling Novel, November 6, 2022

Join award-winning author Marjan Kamali to learn how her novels examine the impact of culture and tradition — as well as world events — on contemporary relationships. She will discuss her personal history and creative process, and how they are reflected in her latest best-selling novel, The Stationery Shop. The program is free and open to the public. However, registration is required.

Meet — and Watch — Needham's Remarkable "Pony Boys," October 23, 2022

It is summer 1967. Two little boys from Needham, 9 and 11, hitch their pet Shetland pony King to a cart and drive 350 miles over 27 days to the Expo '67 world's fair in Montreal — on their own — at 5 m.p.h. For the boys, 9- and 11-year-old Tony and Jeff Whittemore of South Street, this improbable journey became the adventure of a lifetime. Now "Pony Boys," an award-winning documentary tells this extraordinary tale about parenting, childhood, and fulfilling the dreams of childhood in a time not so long ago. See the acclaimed, 24-minute film and meet the team that produced it. The program is free and open to the public. However, registration is required.

Book Sale, September 30 - October 2, 2022

The Friends of the Needham Public Library will hold our fall book sale from Friday, September 30 through Sunday, October 2 in the Library's Community Room. The book sale will be open from Friday from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m., Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sunday from 1:00-4:00 p.m. On Friday and Saturday hard cover and trade paperbacks are $1, mass market paperbacks are 50¢, and CDs and DVDs are $1. Sunday is Bargain Day -- all items are half price and a brown bag of books is $8. Individually priced books in the Friends' Book Shop will be half the marked prices beginning Friday at 12:00 noon and continuing Saturday and Sunday. The sale will follow the Library's own public health guidelines. These include a strong recommendation that everyone between 3 and 5 years old, as well as anyone in a high risk group, wear a face mask.

Friends' Book Shop Has Moved, August 27, 2022

The Friends' Book Shop has moved. It is now located across the room under the windows. Please look for us there.