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Book Sale, May 31 - June 1, 2014

On Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1, 2014, we will hold our annual spring 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 of books is $8.00. In addition, the individually priced books in the ongoing book sale section will be half-price on both Saturday and Sunday.


A History of Howard Johnson's: How a Massachusetts Soda Fountain Became an American Icon, April 13, 2014

In his book about the orange-tiled chain of restaurants, Boston-area historian and author Anthony M. Sammarco serves up food nostalgia along with details about the business. Sammarco's slide lecture draws upon the book's sixteen page color insert and ninety photographs. The book will be available for purchase and autographing.

Superman: The High-Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero, March 16, 2014

Author Larry Tye covers the writers, artists, publishers, and performers who created and developed a champion born in a mythical world to triumph over the challenges of our world. For seventy-six years, Superman has assured successive generations that justice will prevail and wrongdoing will be thwarted. Fans of all ages are invited to listen to the presentation, and join in celebration of Superman's seventy-sixth birthday, complete with a birthday cake and balloons.

Book Sale, February 1-2, 2014

On Saturday, February 1 and Sunday, February 2, 2014, 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 of books is $8.00. In addition, the individually priced books in the ongoing book sale section will be half-price on both Saturday and Sunday.


Are You Ready to Find Your Family Story?, January 26, 2014

Let Needham resident Kathy Walsh show you the way to accessible genealogical research and self-publishing, all on a shoestring budget. She discovered her far-flung roots through the library's research database service and other online search tools. With minimum travel, she pieced together her heritage and turned her discoveries into Preacher Kid: A Story from the Heartland, a self-published, illustrated book about her trail-blazing grandmother. Copies may be purchased at the program.

Do You Love Books? Do You Want to Support the Library?

The Friends of the Library book sale group is looking for people interested in helping sort the Friends' book donations that come into the library daily. Orientation and training will be provided and you can make your own schedule. And you will work with fun people.

Call Lynn McClelland at 781-444-6585 or Jane Swett at 781-444-8344.


One-Day Book Sale, December 7, 2013

The Friends will hold a one-day book sale on Saturday, December 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Library's Community Room. Thousands of books will be for sale in the Library's Community Room. All ongoing sale books will be half-price all day (9:00-5:00).


The Federal Reserve, The Economy and You, November 17, 2013

Daniel Cooper, an economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, will discuss the role of the Fed in promoting economic stability and growth both at a national and local level.

Two Generations of Castano Artists, October 27, 2013

Two Generations of Castano Artists: Giovanni Castano (1896-1978) and Maria Castano. Artist Talk by Maria Castano, in conjunction with the September-October 2013 Exhibit in the Friends Gallery. The public is encouraged to view "Two Generations of Castano Artists" before attending the Artist Talk for insight into the subjects of the exhibit.

Book Sale, September 28-29, 2013

On Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29, 2013, we will hold our 41st annual fall book sale. Thousands of books will be for sale in the Library's Community Room. 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 ongoing book sale section will be half price on both Saturday and Sunday.


New Friends Web Site Address Warning, July 1, 2013

As part of our gradual change to a new web site address (domain), from now on we will display a warning message if you access our web site using our old address (needhamlibrary.org). Please make a note of the new address friendsneedhamlibrary.org in your web browser's favorites or bookmarks.