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Home > September 2006 through July 2007

Book Sale, July 28, 2007

On Saturday, July 28, 2007, we will hold a special summer book sale from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This sale will include paperbacks of all kinds, hardcover fiction books, and books for children and young adults. There will be about 5,000 items for sale. All items will be 50¢.


Terry Marotta: Vacationing in One's Driveway, June 6, 2007

Kick off your summer with syndicated columnist Terry Marotta, author of Vacationing in My Driveway, who will offer her humorous and uplifting views on life with a focus on summer themes at the Friends of the Needham Public Library’s annual meeting. The event is free and open to the public.

Book Sale, June 2-3, 2007

On Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3, 2007, we will hold our spring book sale. This sale will include individually-priced books as well as hardcovers, trade paperbacks, and mass-market paperbacks. Sunday will be Bargain Day—everything will be half-price.

Mental Health: In Your Mind or in Your Brain?, April 30, 2007

An educational program from Harvard Medical School's Science in the News. Three graduate students in Harvard's Division of Medical Sciences will give short talks about how mental health and illness relate to the body and brain.

Here Comes the American Bride, April 22, 2007

Bask in the joy of American wedding celebrations through the centuries—even if you don’t know the happy couples. A one-woman performance by actress Judy Bernstein traces the evolution of the American wedding—from its simplest beginnings in the eighteenth century, to the unique celebrations of today.

A Visit with Louisa May Alcott, March 18, 2007

Learn about the world of Lousia May Alcott (1832-1888), author of the classic novel Little Women. A living history portrayal with Jan Turnquist.

Author Charles C. Mann, February 11, 2007

What was the Western Hemisphere like before Europeans arrived? Charles C. Mann’s bestselling book 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus distills research of recent decades on the pre-Columbian Americas.

Book Sale, February 3-4, 2007

On Saturday, February 3 and Sunday, February 4, 2007, we will hold our winter book sale. This sale will include individually-priced books as well as hardcovers, trade paperbacks, and mass-market paperbacks. Sunday will be Bargain Day—everything will be half-price.

Holiday Harp Music Performed by Katie Lynch, December 3, 2006

Harpist Katie Lynch’s performance two years ago at the Faramarz Gallery was so enthusiastically received that the Friends resolved to invite her to the new Library. She returns to perform holiday harp music from around the world.

Scott Gregorian on Oriental Rugs, November 5, 2006

Everything you always wanted to know about oriental rugs. Scott Gregorian will talk about oriental rug art, culture, and history. In addition, he will discuss tips for maintenance, restoration, and repair. Participants are encouraged to bring their questions to the presentation. Find out why this is the “golden age of Oriental rugs.”

Peter Zheutlin on “Annie Londonderry”, October 22, 2006

On June 25, 1894, Annie Cohen Kopchovsky—a young mother of three small children—defied convention by embarking from Boston on a solo bicycle ride around the world. During a time of women’s liberation and Wild West outlaws, this daring adventurer told tales of fighting off bandits in France, dodging bullets on a Chinese battlefield, and trudging across the California desert with a broken bike. More than a century later, her great-grandnephew, Needham resident Peter Zheutlin, discovered her forgotten and extraordinary story, and wrote a soon-to-be-published book about this remarkable woman, also known as “Annie Londonderry.”

Book Sale, September 30-October 1, 2006

On Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1, 2006, we will hold our 34th annual fall book sale, the first sale of the 2006-2007 year. This sale will include individually-priced books as well as hardcovers, trade paperbacks, and mass-market paperbacks. Sunday will be Bargain Day—everything will be half-price.

Library Open Sundays Starting September 10, 2006

Beginning September 10, the Library will again be open Sundays 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Library hours for other days of the week are unchanged.