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Book Sale, June 1-3, 2018

From Friday, June 1 through Sunday, June 3, 2018, we will hold our annual spring book sale. Thousands of books will be for sale in the Library's Community Room. This time the book sale will be open on Friday from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., in addition to the usual Saturday and Sunday hours. On Friday and Saturday, hard-cover and trade paperbacks are priced at $1.00 and mass-market paperbacks are 50 cents each. Sunday is Bargain Day; all items are half-price and a brown bag of books is $8.00. In addition, individually-priced books in the Friends' Book Shop will be half the marked prices beginning at 12:30 p.m. on Friday and continuing on Saturday and Sunday.

Tinseltown Inventor Hedy Lamarr, April 29, 2018

Hedy Lamarr was not only a great star in Hollywood's Golden Age, she also has a place in America's National Inventors Hall of Fame! In this program, Judith Kalaora of History at Play™ introduces you to a woman clouded in a fantasy world that only Tinseltown could create. Watch, as this young Viennese refugee transforms to become "The Most Beautiful Woman in the World", all the while inventing technology that would become the forerunner to GPS, Wi-Fi, and all wireless telecommunications using spread spectrum technology.

St. Patrick's Day Celtic Chocolate Program**, March 25, 2018

This program highlights the history of chocolate and the Irish pioneers who helped along the way. Chocolatier Kim Larkin will also talk about the history of famous Celtic foods, Celtic lore, and Irish poetry. Samplings of Dublin tea, Irish bread, Blarney cheese, and beautiful Celtic art chocolates will finish off this presentation.

**Registration in advance is required. Please click here for more information.

Book Sale, February 3-4, 2018

On Saturday, February 3 and Sunday, February 4, 2018, we will hold our annual winter book sale. Thousands of books will be for sale in the Library's Community Room. On Saturday, hard-cover and trade paperbacks are priced at $1.00 and mass-market paperbacks are 50 cents each. Sunday is Bargain Day; all items are half-price and a brown bag is $8.00. In addition, individually-priced books in the Friends' Book Shop will be half-price on both Saturday and Sunday.

Fashions in Fiction with Kandie Carle, January 21, 2018

A delightful show-and-tell on the clothing of Regency England as reflected in Jane Austen's fiction, which will include dressing "Elizabeth Bennet" and "Mr. Darcy," and readings from Miss Austen's letters and novels. While dressed in authentic Regency attire, Ms. Carle will give a detailed overview of the clothing of the Regency era (early 1800s) for both gentlemen and ladies. Teens through adults will enjoy discovering just how important fashion was 200 years ago!

Women in World Jazz, November 19, 2017

Women in World Jazz brings together women of different nationalities with extensive experience in performance and education. The music is easy to relate to, diverse, and danceable. All members of the group are accomplished musicians playing a variety of musical styles ranging from jazz to world/ethnic. The music and dance featured are from Cuba, Brazil, Cape Verde, Japan, and the Middle East. The program is an educational, family-friendly presentation that allows audience participation for all ages.

Rosemary: The Hidden Kennedy Daughter. Author Kate Clifford Larson, October 29, 2017

Joe and Rose Kennedy's strikingly beautiful daughter Rosemary attended exlusive schools, was presented as a debutate to the queen of England, and traveled the world with her high-spirited sisters. Yet Rosemary was intellectually disabled, a secret fiercely guarded by her powerful and glamorous family. Come and find more about this forgotten Kennedy daughter and the impact she had in later life on her more famous siblings.

Book Sale, October 14-15, 2017

On Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15, 2017, we will hold our 45th annual fall book sale. Thousands of books will be for sale in the Library's Community Room. On Saturday, hard-cover books and trade paperbacks are priced at $1.00 and mass-market paperbacks are 50 cents each. Sunday is Bargain Day; all items are half-price and a brown bag of books is $8.00. In addition, individually-priced books in the Friends' Book Shop will be half-price on both Saturday and Sunday.


Human Trafficking, September 28, 2017

The Friends of the Needham Public Library, in conjunction with Needham People Against Trafficking Humans (PATH), will host author Jasmine Grace in the Library's Community Room to speak about her autobiography. The Diary of Jasmine Grace was released in January 2017 in honor of Human Trafficking Awareness Month.