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Falling for Fall!

End of Summer

Is such a bummer, right? Wrong!

There’s tons of neat celebrations that happen to mark the end of summer and the beginning of fall! Check out Community Kangaroo for some fun local happenings including:

  • Mid-Autumn Festival
  • Fall Equinox
  • Harvest Festivals
  • ….and so much more!

Indigenous Peoples Heritage Month/ Native American Heritage Month

What is Native American Month


In 1681 the Needham land was purchased from tribal leader William Nehoiden for 10 pounds in cash, 40 shillings worth of corn, and 50 acres of land in Newton at Hemlock Gorge for hunting and fishing. (www.needhamma.gov/1092/history)

Learn more about the William Nehoiden at:  


Learn more about some of Massachusetts Native Americans on their tribal website:

The Nipmuc Nation: https://www.nipmucnation.org/

Mashpee Wampanoa Tribe: https://mashpeewampanoagtribe-nsn.gov/culture

The Massachusetts Tribe at Ponkapoag: http://massachusetttribe.org/

Resources on American Indians for Children and Teachers with links to tribal websites


Information on Thanksgiving

History: First Thanksgiving Meal


The Mayflower Compact


Thanksgiving Lesson Plan from an Indigenous perspective


History: Thanksgiving Traditions and Origins

Time for a walk!

The leaves are turning, the squirrels are scurrying, and fall is falling!

Take a walk and see what is happening outside in beautiful fall landscape of New England.

You can even being some souvenirs home with you and get crafty, making things like leaf rubbings and acorn dolls!

101 fun activities to do for fall

The Library will be closed September 22 for Staff Development