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Home > June 2004 through July 2005

Library in the Parade, July 4, 2005

Here are some pictures of the Library’s participation in Needham’s Fourth of July parade.

Book Sale, June 11, 2005

On Saturday, June 11, 2005, we will hold our third book sale of the 2004-2005 year. This sale will again be at the High Rock School.

Waterfront Park String Band, June 2, 2005

The Waterfront Park String Band, a local bluegrass/folk group, will perform at the annual meeting of the Friends of the Needham Public Library.

Friends Present $150,000 Gift to Library Foundation of Needham, May 10, 2005

Friends of the Needham Public Library presented a donation of $150,000 to the Library Foundation of Needham. It is the first major donation received for the Foundation’s campaign to establish a permanent fund for the Needham Library that is now under construction.

The Bookbyte, April, 2005

The Bookbyte, the newsletter of the Friends of the Library, is now available in electronic form on our web site.


O’Keeffe in Bloom, April 24, 2005

The McIver series for Spring 2005 begins with a lecture with slides by Brandeis Professor Nancy Scott about the art of Georgia O’Keeffe.


Tour of the Danforth Museum Collection in Framingham, April 10, 2005

Friends of the Library has arranged for a docent-conducted tour of highlights of the permanent collection of the Danforth Museum of Art, a non-profit, privately supported, public museum which specializes in nineteenth and twentieth century American art.


When Hate Comes to Town: How Communities Respond, March 31, 2005

Best-selling author James S. Hirsch recalls the burning of a predominantly black neighborhood of Tulsa in 1921 by white citizens reacting to inflammatory talk and headlines, and how succeeding generations have handled the legacy of this event.


The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship - Musical Performance by The Solar Winds, March 26, 2005

“The Fool of the World and the Flying Ship,” an enchanting musical version of the old Russian folk tale, will be performed by the acclaimed Solar Winds woodwind ensemble and narrated by Victor Cockburn. Tickets may now be purchased at the circulation desk of the Needham Public Library at its temporary High Rock School location, 77 Ferndale Road, Needham, MA. They may also be purchased at the door, or by contacting Doug Olsen at (***) ***-**** or ***@****.***.

Achieving Financial Success: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Your Money, March 13, 2005

When was the last time you thought about investing your money? Ten minutes ago? Yesterday? Last year?


Book Sale, March 5-6, 2005

On Saturday, March 5 and Sunday, March 6, 2005, we will hold our second book sale of the 2004-2005 year. As in October, 2004, this sale will be at the High Rock School.


The Art of the Handwritten Note, February 3, 2005

When you receive the daily mail, do you jump to open the handwritten envelopes first because you can’t wait to see who has written and why? Author and calligrapher Margaret Shepherd discusses the value of handwritten communications and how to create them.


Atlantis: Fact or Fiction? The Case for the Greek Island of Thera, January 16, 2005

Some archaeologists believe that there is good reason to believe that the civilization on the island of Thera was the inspiration for the legend of Atlantis. Curtis Runnels, Professor of Archaeology at Boston University, reviews the evidence.


The Enchanted Harp with Harpist Katie Lynch, December 5, 2004

Stop shopping and relax with harp music from around the world. A performance of music by harpist Katie Lynch.

From Foot to Wing: Innovations and Postal History, November 14, 2004

Lecture with slides by Norm Shufrin, from the Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History.

Groundbreaking, October 17, 2004

A crowd of about 150 library fans gathered at the Highland Avenue library site on a cool and breezy Sunday, October 17, 2004, afternoon to witness a ceremonial groundbreaking for the reconstruction of the Needham Public Library.

Book Sale, October 2, 2004

On Saturday, October 2, the Friends of the Library will hold our first book sale of the 2004-2005 year. This will be the first book sale in the High Rock School.


Demolition, August 2004

After several weeks of work clearing the interior and making structural preparations, demolition of the exterior structure of the 1961 and 1981 additions took place August 26-31, 2004.

Library Open at High Rock School, July 19, 2004

The Library reopened in its temporary location at the High Rock School on Monday, July 19, 2004 at 10:00 a.m.

Library Closed for Reconstruction, June 26, 2004

Closed sign The Library closed for the last time in its current Highland Avenue building at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 26.

Blowout Book Sale and Celebration, June 2004

The Friends’ Blowout Book Sale ran from Saturday, June 12 through Saturday, June 19, 2004.