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Library decorations and displays are used to increase awareness of the Library’s programs, resources, and services. This page will be used to highlight displays and provide links to reading lists or other library and communinty resources related to the theme. We hope you enjoy!

Dedham Reads Together

(Main Library and Endicott Branch, April 1 - May 10)

Dedham Reads Together is a collaborative annual initiative presented by Dedham Public Library, Dedham Public Schools, Dedham Library Innovation Team, and now the Friends of the Library, to promote literacy and community in Dedham, MA through shared reads and activities. Throuhgout the month of April and the beginning of May we will have programs related to this year's theme Museums All Around Us. More information and booklists for kids, teens, and adults can be found on the Dedham Reads webpage, 

Free Little Art Gallery (FLAG): Take Art, Leave Art, Love Art!

(Main Library, April 1 - May 10)

The FLAG is just like the Free Little Libraries arount town but with Art! Part of the Dedham Reads Together program, community members can make and leave their own mini art for others to take for free. 


(Main Library, April 1-15)

The solar eclipse is on April 9, stop by and pick up some astronomy books and learn about the different elements and aspects of space. 

Poetry Month

(Main Library, April 1-15)

April is Poetry Month so the Library is highights poetry books, poets, and offering a Shakespearean Skull Craft program. 

Judge a Book by Its Cover

(Endicott Branch, April 1-9)

People always say 'don't judge a book by its cover' but some book covers are really nice! 

Saint Patrick's Day

(Main Library and Endicott Branch, March 11-25)


(Main Library, March 8-31)

Children's and young adult books about and set during Ramadan will be on display. Click here to view the book selections!

Fermented Foods

(Main Library, March 1-15)

Come learn more about fermentation!

Fermented foods and beverages are made when various microorganisms, including yeast, bacteria, and molds, convert components in our food. Common foods include sourdough bread, yogurt, miso, kimchi, and kombucha. Stop in, take a look at the display, read about how to make fermented foods and beverages at home. Real Food Fermentation included tips on kombucha from our Library Assistant and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Annabelle.

Be sure to attend the Fermented Foods program on March 14 at 6pm the Endicott Branch, lead by Annabelle!

Minute Madness

(Main Library, March 1 - April 4)

Minute Madness is back! Help us out-read other MA libraries by signing up and joining the reading challenge! If we reach our community goal of 200,000 minutes you'll be invited to a pizza party!

Sign up here!

Presidents' Day

(Main Library, February 15-22)

Discover books about our Presidents' lives, pets, and more!

Black History Month: Art is Resistance

(Main Library and Endicott Branch, February 12-29)

Display focusing on and celebrating Black artists from a wide variety of disciplines and the way their art was used as a means of social activism

Black History Month: Words Have Power

(Main Library and Endicott Branch, February 2-29, 2024)

Celebrate Black History Month by reading biographies about Black individuals or books by Black authors.

Click here to view the adult list of titles and here to view the children's list.

Romancing the Library

(Main Library and Endicott Branch, January 29 - February 16, 2024)

Books with a bit of romance, just in time for Valentine's Day! Many of our books groups are reading similar books too!

Super Bowl

(Main Library, January 29 - February 12, 2024)

Check out books related to football, grilling, and all things football!

SuperB owl

(Main Library, January 29 - February 12, 2024)

A witty take on the Super Bowl, this display includes material related to owls!

The Beatles come to the United States!

(Main Library, January 29 - February 12, 2024)

This year marks the 60th anniversay of the Beatles taking the U.S. by storm. The display includes books about their music, both as a group and their individual works. 

Lunar New Year

(Main Library, January 22 - February 12, 2024)

Display including books, information and symbols related to Lunar New Year. 

Welcome to the Tundra!

(Main Library, January 4-22, 2024)

Winter-themed display with a scientific focus on the tundra as a biome and the animals that live in it. The display will include books that focus on the theme and a link to PebbleGo, a fun, interactive database for children.

A Century Ago: 1924 - 2024

(Main Library, January 1-26, 2024)

This display will feature a selection of books and movies pertaining to fun facts about 1924, such as the birth of Jimmy Carter & Marlon Brando and the creation of MGM and the presidency of Calvin Coolidge. 

Massachusetts Center for the Book 2024 Reading Challenge

(Main Library and Endicott Branch, January 1-19, 2024)

Learn how you can sign up for the Mass Center for the Book 2024 Reading Challenge! The display will be up for a short time but the reading challenge is all year long!

National Science Fiction Day - January 2

(Main Library, December 28, 2023 - January 8, 2024)

A display featuring science fiction items to celebrate National Science Fiction Day!

Holiday Season

(Main Library and Endicott Branch, December 2023)

Both buildings will have a giving tree with tags with suggested donation items for the Dedham Food Pantry, the Animal Rescue League, and more! Seasonal books will be on display and, at the Main Library, you'll be able to share some of your traditions!

Yuletide and Winter Folklore

(Main Library and Endicott Branch, December 2023)

Features winter folklore, myths, and legends from around the world!

Endicott 50th anniversaryThe Endicott Branch Library's 50th Anniversary

(Endicott Branch, November 15 - December 31, 2023)

This display will include images, news articles, and references relating to the remodel and opening of the Endicott Branch Library on February 11, 1973! 

More images and library history can be found in the Dedham Collection, stop by the reference desk at the Main Library to access the material. 

Seasons Eatings

(Main Library, November 15 - 30, 2023)

It's the season of eating and celebrating! This display features cookbooks, books about chefs, and books revolving around food from different cultures. 

Veterans' Day DisplayVeterans' Day

(Main Library and Endicott Branch Library, November 1 - 13, 2023)

Display adult and children's books about veterans, focusing on women and minorities like Grace Hopper, Tammy Duckworth and Colin Powell. The display also includes local resources for Veterans and their families including Veterans' Service Department at the Dedham Town Hall and VA Boston Health Care.

Be on the lookout for our Thank a Veteran program on November 9, where Veteran Agent Joe Hamilton and Library staff member Kate McFadden will read stories and participants can make thank you cards for local veterans!

Native American Heritage Month

(Main Library, November 2023)

This display will include adult and children's books related to Native American Heritage, with special focus on Native American fiction writers and non-fiction books and memoirs related to Indigenous Americans, as well as related movies in our collection. It also includes links to resources related to Native Americans, including the official Native American Heritage Month website. 

Friends of the library National Friends of the Library WeekFriends of the library week

(Main Library, October 16 - 21, 2023)

The Friends of the Library and the Dedham Library Innovation Team (DLIT) support the Library by sponsoring programs and services including the story walk at the Endicott Branch Library and museum passes.

Not So ScaryMonstersNot so Scary Monsters

(Main Library, October 2023)

This display focuses on monsters from around the world and not so scary facts about them. 

Use this book list and check out some of the titles!

Scary Books

Scare tober

Scare-tober and Scary books -- that are true!

(Main Library, October 2023)

The display in the children's room included books that had a spooky edge to them, but overall weren't too scary.

The adult area featured true-crime and paranormal themed books. The display also highlighted the program UFOs of New England with Ronny LeBlanc and An Evening with Psychic Medium Nancy Garber.

Fat Bear WeekFat Bear WeekFat Bear Book Display

(Main Library, October 4 - 13, 2023)

Fat Bear Week is a celebration of successful bears in the Katmai National Park in Alaska. It helps raise awareness of bears and their roles in the food chain. Bears also live in Mass and that they are a part of our community. This display was inteded to show that we nature is all around us and we are part of a bigger community.

Also, who doesn't like a fat bear!

Freedom to ReadfREADom

(Main Library, September 23 - October 7, 2023)

Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read and spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. For more than 40 years, the annual event has brought together the entire book community — librarians, teachers, booksellers, publishers, writers, journalists, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular. The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted for removal or restriction in libraries and schools. - American Library Association