The following are upcoming events at the Dedham Public Library:

 

Library Partners Program

As a way to provide individuals and families in its service area with access to inexpensive, fun and educational outdoor activities, the Dedham Public Library is participating in Mass Audubon’s Library Partners program. Mass Audubon offers many convenient opportunities

for patrons of the Dedham Public Library to explore and enjoy the nature of Massachusetts. As a library patron, you can use the Dedham Public Library’s pass to visit Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuaries at the discounted rate of just $2 per person (for up to four people per pass).

Explore Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary where more than a thousand acres of salt marsh attract a wide array of birds and other wildlife, or Drumlin Farm in Lincoln where spring means bluebirds and baby farm animals, or Pleasant Valley in the Berkshires with beautiful landscapes that have inspired artists for centuries.

While Mass Audubon is engaged in many different environmental activities, the roots of the organization are in bird conservation. Bird watching is one of the fastest-growing outdoor activities in America, and as a patron of the Dedham Public Library you can connect with this nationally renowned birding resource. Mass Audubon offers programs for beginning to expert birders, and many opportunities to volunteer and participate in citizen science to help protect wildlife and wild lands.

In Massachusetts, every season brings unique opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Thanks to the Dedham Public Library, patrons can enjoy discounted access to Mass Audubon’s statewide network of wildlife sanctuaries, which stretches from the Berkshires to the Cape and Islands: more than 50 wildlife sanctuaries where you can explore, escape and play.

 

Friends of the Dedham Public Library

The library’s important and timely programs on mental health continue.

THURSDAY, MARCH 5, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., the Endicott Estate, 656 East St.: Panel discussion on mental health -- Participants in this lively and illuminating discussion include the director of counseling for the Dedham Public Schools, a youth services counselor from the Dedham Youth Commission, and other key professionals who will discuss the best strategies to support those of all ages who suffer from depression and anxiety. The panel will speak from 7-8 p.m., followed by a Q-and-A session. Free and open to all.

 SAVE THE DATE: Out next Book Sale is Saturday, April 4, 9 a.m-3 p.m. at the Main Library, 43 Church St. As always, all proceeds go to support the library and its excellent programs.

HAVE DONATIONS? Drop them off at the Main Library any Saturday from 9-11:30 a.m. We’d love to have your donations for our April sale, especially quality hardcover and paperback books for adults, children and teens. All donations must be in excellent condition. If you wouldn’t pass it along to a friend, please don’t pass it along to us! (No damaged books or books that have been written in, encyclopedias, textbooks, VHS videos, music cassettes or LPs.)

 

Free Conversational English Tutoring

This program is available at the Dedham Public Library, Endicott Branch, on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-8:15 p.m.

Tutoring ends May 7. All language levels welcome. There is ongoing registration on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

Questions? dedhampubliclibrarytutoring@gmail.com or contact Ryan Brennan, director, Dedham Public Library, 781-751-9284.

 

DO YOU KNOW WHAT'S HAPPENING AT YOUR LIBRARY?

Stop by and learn more about everything that's happening at your local library. We are at 43 Church St. and 257 Mt. Vernon St., and are open Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at our Church Street location; the Mt. Vernon Street location is now open Sundays from noon-4 p.m.

 

Events

 

Thursday, March 5

Ms. Marsha - Tot Time Sing n Learn, 10:30 a.m., Endicott Branch

Paint Your Own Emoji, 3 p.m., Endicott Branch

Free Conversational Tutoring, 6:30 p.m., Endicott Branch

Mental Health Panel Discussion, 6:30 p.m., Endicott Estate

Pajama Storytime, 6:30 p.m., Endicott Branch

 

Friday, March 6

Super Awesome Fun Time, 10:30 a.m., main library

 

Monday, March 9

Super Awesome Fun Time, 3:30 p.m., main library

 

Tuesday, March 10

Cards n Coffee, 10:30 a.m., Endicott Branch

Teen Board and Video Game Club, 3 p.m., Endicott Branch

Fiber Fun Time, 6 p.m., main library

 

Wednesday, March 11

Super Awesome Story Time, 10:30 a.m., main library

Baby Toddler Dance Time, 11 a.m., main library

Teen Anime Club, 4 p.m., Endicott Branch

Magic the Gathering for Kids, featuring Deckbuilders Workshop, 5:30 p.m., Endicott Branch

Free Conversational English Tutoring, 6:30 p.m., Endicott Branch

 

Thursday, March 12

Afternoon Book Group, 12:30 p.m., Endicott Branch

Free Conversational Tutoring, 6:30 p.m., Endicott Branch

Sleep Workshop, 6:30 p.m., main library

Mom's Book Group, 7:15 p.m., Endicott Branch

 

All programs are free with materials provided. All programs, and program details, can be found at http://library.dedham-ma.gov/events.