April 16, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Story Time RoomNeedham Free Public Library
Terrific Toddlers, for children 1-2 years old and their caregivers uses stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, rhythm and sensory activities to help young walkers learn vocabulary and develop gross motor skills.
April 16, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Story Time RoomNeedham Free Public Library
Babies and their adult caregivers explore the rhythms and paterns of speech with songs, lap games and a story or two.
April 16, 2:00 PM - 4:15 PM @ Community Room Needham Free Public Library
After Mary Poppins departed London, Jane and Michael Banks grew up into loving and responsible adults. When Michael becomes a single father of three children after the death of his wife, Mary Poppins revisits the Cherry Tree Lane home again to try to help Michael and his family cope and move beyond their grief. Time passes quickly for most normal mortals. Mary Poppins has never been normal. Although it’s now the 1930s, she looks exactly the same. Her message to Michael, Annabel, John, George and Ellen, the family’s housekeeper, about enjoying life and loved ones is also still the same Sponsored by the Needham Free Public Library.
April 16, 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM @ Community Room
Needham Free Public Library
With the end of World War II, the Soviet Union shifted from wartime ally to Cold War adversary. Join us as we examine the reasons for this abrupt shift. An Iron Curtain descended across Eastern Europe while a Bamboo Curtain sealed off the people of China. A Red Scare swept across America. “Better dead than Red” became the watchword of the times. McCarthyism, HUAC, the Rosenberg trial, Sputnik and much more dominated the nation’s headlines. This is the third of five lectures, and is sponsored by the Library Foundation of Needham.
April 17, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Story Time RoomNeedham Free Public Library
Child’s Play is a drop-in program for children 0-2 years and their caregivers. The songs, rhymes, lap games and books in this program will promote rhythm, coordination and verbal skills in young children as well as bonding between child and caregiver.
April 17, 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM @ Community RoomNeedham Free Public Library
Boston magician-juggler Robert Clarke has the uncanny ability to capture both the young and the old with his fun-filled family show. Always high energy and fast paced, kids of all ages will go crazy for him and, unlike other performers, he’ll get everyone clapping and cheering as this show is interactive and high energy. Each and every show is PG friendly and always engages both kids and adults.Sponsored by the Library Foundation of Needham.
April 17, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Community RoomNeedham Free Public Library
After losing his leg to a land mine in Afghanistan, Cormoran Strike is barely scraping by as a private investigator. Strike is down to one client, and creditors are calling. He has also just broken up with his longtime girlfriend and is living in his office. Then John Bristow walks through his door with an amazing story: His sister, the legendary supermodel Lula Landry, known to her friends as the Cuckoo, famously fell to her death a few months earlier. The police ruled it a suicide, but John refuses to believe that. The case plunges Strike into the world of multimillionaire beauties, rock-star boyfriends, and desperate designers, and it introduces him to every variety of pleasure, enticement, seduction, and delusion known to man. You may think you know detectives, but you've never met one quite like Strike. You may think you know about the wealthy and famous, but you've never seen them under an investigation like this.
April 18, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Community Room
Needham Free Public Library
This is a drop-in program for preschool aged children 2 years old and up. Adults and children will sing, clap, and enjoy movement songs. Adults are required to attend with the child. Please arrive on time.Funding for Music Enrichment Programs provided by the Friends of the Needham Public Library.
April 18, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Story time Room
Poets and illustrators of the book An Assortment of Animals will read from their anthology in celebration of National Poetry Month. This program expresses the joys of poetry and love of animals for children ages 5 and up. From anteater to vulture, limerick to free verse, and water color to digital drawing, this program explores a diverse variety of animals, poetry, and illustration techniques.
April 18, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Community Room Needham Free Public Library
A fairy tale adventure about a beautiful young woman and her one true love. He must find her after a long separation and save her. They must battle the evils of the mythical kingdom of Florin to be reunited with each other. Snacks and drinks will be available for attendees.*Registration is required for this program.* To register call 781-455-7559 x2. Please ask for Erin (Reference) for more information about this exciting event.Sponsored by the Needham Free Public Library.