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Votes for Women: Massachusetts in the Woman Suffrage Movement, March 15, 2020

Barbara Berenson, author of Massachusetts in the Woman Suffrage Movement: Revolutionary Reformers, will discuss Massachusetts' role at the center of the national struggle for woman suffrage. The presentation is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Needham and co-sponsored by the Friends of the Needham Public Library.

Eric Jackson on Jazz; February 2, 9, and 23, 2020

The Friends of the Needham Public Library invite the community to attend a three-part lecture series led by Eric Jackson, the celebrated host of WGBH's "Eric in the Evening" radio program and the "Dean of Boston Jazz Radio". Over the course of three Sundays in February, Jackson will review notable moments in jazz history, with a focus on the great artists Duke Ellington, Miles Davis and John Coltrane. Eric Jackson hosts "Eric in the Evening" Friday through Sunday evenings from 9:00 PM to midnight on FM 89.7 WGBH.

Book Sale, January 24-26, 2020

From Friday, January 24 through Sunday, January 26, 2020, we will hold our annual winter book sale. Thousands of books will be for sale in the Library's Community Room. Separate categories include fiction, non-fiction, youth, young adult, cookbooks, home, gardening and crafts, religion, reference, foreign language, travel, sports, science, CD's, DVD's, and the arts. On Friday and Saturday, hard-cover and trade paperbacks are priced at $1.00 and mass-market paperbacks are 50¢ 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.

The Race Underground: America's First Subway, January 12, 2020

Needham author Doug Most will bring Boston history alive based on his book The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry That Built America's First Subway.

Friends' Book Shop Half-Price Sale, December 7, 2019

On Saturday, December 7, 2019, we will have a special half-price sale in the Friends' Book Shop. All items in the Friends' Book Shop will be half the marked prices from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 7.

Look With Your Ears: Art History in the Podcasting Era, November 17, 2019

Tamar Avishai is the creator and host of the award-winning podcast The Lonely Palette, the podcast that returns art history to the masses, one painting at a time. Join Tamar in a lively conversation about podcasting, art history, and how art appreciation can deepen our understanding of the world we live in. We'll go behind the scenes of producing a podcast and hear highlights from the show, in which Tamar interviews museum-goers and provides insightful commentary on the history and significance of each work of art. How is art history relevant today, and what can we learn from classic and contemporary masterworks? Come and find out!

Learn to Relax, October 20, 2019

Needham native Rana Chudnofsky from the Benson-Henry Mind Body Institute will discuss, demonstrate and lead you to experience the Relaxation Response.

Book Sale, September 27-29, 2019

From Friday, September 27 through Sunday, September 29, 2019, we will hold our 47th annual fall book sale. Thousands of books will be for sale in the Library's Community Room. Seasonal holiday books will also be available in this book sale. 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.