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One-Day Book Sale, December 3, 2016

The Friends will hold a one-day book sale on Saturday, December 3 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Library’s Community Room. A variety of categories, including children's, will be offered in the Community Room. Prices there will be trade paperbacks and hard covers at $1, and mass market paperbacks at 50¢. In addition, individually priced books and materials in the Friends' Book Shop area will be half-price all day on Saturday.

A Creepy Christmas with Jeff Belanger, November 20, 2016

Join Jeff Belanger for a multimedia lecture, Q&A, and book signing. A Creepy Christmas offers a look into the monsters and traditions that make this festive holiday…a little dark. Hear the stories and legends that might leave you sleeping with one eye open. Please note: this program is NOT suitable for young children.

Author Ted Reinstein: Wicked Pissed: New England's Most Famous Feuds, October 23, 2016

From sports to politics, food to finance, aviation to engineering, to bitter disputes over simple boundaries, New England's feuds have peppered the region's life for centuries. They've been raw and rowdy, sometimes high minded and humorous, and in a place renowned for its deep sense of history, often long-running and legendary. There are even some that will undoubtedly outlast the region's ancient low stonewalls. Author Ted Reinstein is best known in New England as a journalist and reporter for Chronicle, Boston's celebrated (and America's longest-running, locally-produced) TV news-magazine.

Book Sale, October 1-2, 2016

On Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2, 2016, we will hold our 44th 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 is $8.00. In addition, individually priced books in the Friends' Book Shop will be half-price on both Saturday and Sunday.

Silent Auction for Old Library Banners, October 1, 2016

The Library's old light post banners will be auctioned off on Saturday, October 1. You may bid to have one of the 26 banners for your very own. There are two locations to enter a bid: visit the Library Foundation of Needham's table at the Harvest Fair on the Town Common, or visit the Library during the Saturday hours of the Friends' book sale. All proceeds will go toward the Library's digital e-book collection.