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In observance of Patriots' Day, the Library will be closed Monday, April 15. 

Events Calendar


Main Library Hours
Mon, Apr 08 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Apr 09 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Apr 10 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Apr 11 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Apr 12 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Apr 13 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Apr 14 Closed

Endicott Branch Hours
Mon, Apr 08 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Tue, Apr 09 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Wed, Apr 10 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Thu, Apr 11 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Fri, Apr 12 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Apr 13 Closed
Sun, Apr 14 9:00AM to 2:00PM

Upcoming Events
Sat, Apr 13, 10:30am - 11:30am
Main Library - Media Tables,Teen Space
Come one, come all, to a cat-tastic puppet show!

Sat, Apr 13, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Main Library - Piano Space
Dedham Art Association artists Gianna Bird and... more
Dedham Art Association artists Gianna Bird and Sheila Davis welcome guests to view and discuss their work, enjoy light refreshments, and find out more about the DAA.

Mon, Apr 15, All day
Main Library
The Library is closed in observance of the holiday

Tue, Apr 16, 9:30am - 10:00am
Main Library - Children's Room
You’re never too young for the library!

Tue, Apr 16, 10:15am - 10:45am
Main Library
You’re never too young for the library!

Tue, Apr 16, 11:00am - 11:45am
Main Library - Children's Room
Museums are all around us!

Tue, Apr 16, 11:00am - 5:00pm
Dedham Museum & Archive
All Dedham Public Library cardholders are invited... more
All Dedham Public Library cardholders are invited to tour the Dedham Museum & Archive free of charge!

Tue, Apr 16, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Virtual
Learn about the history of America’s oldest... more
Learn about the history of America’s oldest seagoing service from retired Captain Greg Ketchen
Register

Tue, Apr 16, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Endicott Branch
Come join us at the Endicott Branch for a... more
Come join us at the Endicott Branch for a discussion on our monthly book selection.

Wed, Apr 17, 10:30am - 11:00am
Endicott Branch - Children's Area
Join Miss Lisa and friends as we sing, dance,... more
Join Miss Lisa and friends as we sing, dance, shake, and move, adding in a story or two!

Wed, Apr 17, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Media Tables
Get started drawing your own cartoons and comics... more
Get started drawing your own cartoons and comics with Jonathan Todd, author of Timid!

Wed, Apr 17, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Main Library - Teen Space
Get started in 3D printing! Learn the basics of how... more
Get started in 3D printing! Learn the basics of how to use our printers as well as how to find models or make your own.

Wed, Apr 17, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Rotunda Space
West with Giraffes by Lynda Rutledge

Wed, Apr 17, 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Virtual Author Talk
We cannot wait for you to join us as we chat with... more
We cannot wait for you to join us as we chat with award-winning and bestselling author Xochitl Gonzalez about her newest novel Anita de Monte Laughs Last.
Register

Thu, Apr 18, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Children's Room
Dedham Reads is here, and this year it’s all... more
Dedham Reads is here, and this year it’s all about museums!

Thu, Apr 18, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Teen Space
THIS SESSION IS FULL.
Registration is now closed

Thu, Apr 18, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Main Library - Piano Space,Rotunda Space
Please join us for the culminating program of... more
Please join us for the culminating program of Dedham’s annual community-wide reading event!
Register

Fri, Apr 19, 9:00am - 10:15am
Main Library
The library will have a delayed opening due to a... more
The library will have a delayed opening due to a staff meeting.

Fri, Apr 19, 10:30am - 11:30am
Main Library - Children's Room
Hands on play is the best kind of play!

Fri, Apr 19, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ames Senior Center
Books are available for checkout at the Main... more
Books are available for checkout at the Main Library and Endicott Branch Library beginning one month before the meeting dates.

Fri, Apr 19, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Piano Space
Calling all Swifties! Celebrate the highly... more
Calling all Swifties! Celebrate the highly anticipated album drop with a special Tortured Readers Department party!
This event is full

Sat, Apr 20, 10:30am - 11:30am
Main Library
Discover a new way of learning the world’s... more
Discover a new way of learning the world’s greatest board game. No Stress Chess is a chess teacher unlike any other.

Mon, Apr 22, 9:30am - 10:00am
Endicott Branch
Join us every Monday for live music and singing... more
Join us every Monday for live music and singing with Jonah, one of our children’s librarians. This registration is for the 9:30 program, please only register for one music program per day.

Mon, Apr 22, 11:00am - 11:30am
Endicott Branch
Join us every Monday for live music and singing... more
Join us every Monday for live music and singing with Jonah, one of our children’s librarians. This registration is for the 11:00 program, please only register for one music program per day.
This event is full

Mon, Apr 22, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Main Library - Piano Space
Join Leo's Museum of Art to make two recycled,... more
Join Leo's Museum of Art to make two recycled, collaborative community murals for Earth Day in celebration of Dedham Reads 2024: Museums All Around Us!

Tue, Apr 23, 9:30am - 10:00am
Main Library - Children's Room
You’re never too young for the library!

Tue, Apr 23, 10:15am - 10:45am
Main Library
You’re never too young for the library!

Tue, Apr 23, 11:00am - 11:45am
Main Library - Children's Room
Museums are all around us!

Tue, Apr 23, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Piano Space
Miniature Maker Kathleen will share her... more
Miniature Maker Kathleen will share her art--impressively realistic, handcrafted miniature scenes, foods, and flowers--and teach us how to make our own functional and beautiful one penny books.

Wed, Apr 24, 10:30am - 11:00am
Endicott Branch - Children's Area
Join Miss Lisa and friends as we sing, dance,... more
Join Miss Lisa and friends as we sing, dance, shake, and move, adding in a story or two!

Wed, Apr 24, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Endicott Branch - Children's Area
Calling all Pokémon trainers!

Wed, Apr 24, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Main Library - Teen Space
Get started in 3D printing! Learn the basics of how... more
Get started in 3D printing! Learn the basics of how to use our printers as well as how to find models or make your own.

Wed, Apr 24, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Zoom,Piano Space
Join us for this month’s musical adventure with... more
Join us for this month’s musical adventure with pianist Michael Leidig!

Wed, Apr 24, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Virtual
Author Heather Wolf will be discussing her latest... more
Author Heather Wolf will be discussing her latest book "Find More Birds: 111 Surprising Ways to Spot Birds Wherever You Are".
Register

Thu, Apr 25, 10:30am - 11:00am
Main Library - Children's Room
Join Friend of the Library, Dick Pierce, for 30... more
Join Friend of the Library, Dick Pierce, for 30 minutes of your favorite family-friendly songs.

Thu, Apr 25, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Children's Room
Dedham Reads is here, and this year it’s all... more
Dedham Reads is here, and this year it’s all about museums!

Thu, Apr 25, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Piano Space
Join Town Moderator, Dan Driscoll, and learn about... more
Join Town Moderator, Dan Driscoll, and learn about Town Meeting rules and traditions ahead of the May 20 Town Meeting.

Thu, Apr 25, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Teen Space
THIS SESSION IS FULL.
Registration is now closed

Thu, Apr 25, 7:00pm - 7:45pm
Main Library - Rotunda Space
Join us at the Main Library for our LGBT+ Book Group!

Fri, Apr 26, 10:30am - 11:30am
Main Library - Children's Room
Hands on play is the best kind of play!

Fri, Apr 26, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Rotunda Space
Drop in and explore what the historic Dedham... more
Drop in and explore what the historic Dedham Collection has in store!

Mon, Apr 29, 9:30am - 10:00am
Endicott Branch
Join us every Monday for live music and singing... more
Join us every Monday for live music and singing with Jonah, one of our children’s librarians. This registration is for the 9:30 program, please only register for one music program per day.

Mon, Apr 29, 11:00am - 11:30am
Endicott Branch
Join us every Monday for live music and singing... more
Join us every Monday for live music and singing with Jonah, one of our children’s librarians. This registration is for the 11:00 program, please only register for one music program per day.
This event is full

Mon, Apr 29, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Endicott Branch - Study/Gaming Area
The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) works with the teen... more
The Teen Advisory Board (TAB) works with the teen librarian to help the library select books and plan programs. It also counts as volunteer hours!

Tue, Apr 30, All day
Virtual Event
Make sure to get your reviews in!

Tue, Apr 30, 9:30am - 10:00am
Main Library - Children's Room
You’re never too young for the library!

Tue, Apr 30, 10:15am - 10:45am
Main Library
You’re never too young for the library!

Tue, Apr 30, 11:00am - 11:45am
Main Library - Children's Room
Museums are all around us!

Wed, May 01, All day
Virtual Event
Get ready to read with this month's prompt!

Wed, May 01, 10:30am - 11:00am
Endicott Branch - Children's Area
Join Miss Lisa and friends as we sing, dance,... more
Join Miss Lisa and friends as we sing, dance, shake, and move, adding in a story or two!

Wed, May 01, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Piano Space
Engage with DPL staff and fellow community members... more
Engage with DPL staff and fellow community members about our Dedham Reads 2024: Museums All Around Us Selection for adults.

Thu, May 02, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Endicott Branch
The Endicott branch will open early to accommodate... more
The Endicott branch will open early to accommodate DPS early release day.

Thu, May 02, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
The Fairbanks House Museum
Enjoy a FREE family-friendly tour of one of... more
Enjoy a FREE family-friendly tour of one of Dedham's historic gems, the oldest timber frame house in North America, along with a story and activity!

Thu, May 02, 1:30pm - 2:00pm
The Fairbanks House Museum
Enjoy a FREE family-friendly tour of one of... more
Enjoy a FREE family-friendly tour of one of Dedham's historic gems, the oldest timber frame house in North America, along with a story and activity!

Thu, May 02, 2:30pm - 3:00pm
The Fairbanks House Museum
Enjoy a FREE family-friendly tour of one of... more
Enjoy a FREE family-friendly tour of one of Dedham's historic gems, the oldest timber frame house in North America, along with a story and activity!

Thu, May 02, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
The Fairbanks House Museum
Enjoy a FREE family-friendly tour of one of... more
Enjoy a FREE family-friendly tour of one of Dedham's historic gems, the oldest timber frame house in North America, along with a story and activity!

Thu, May 02, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Teen Space
THIS SESSION IS FULL.
Registration is now closed

Fri, May 03, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Endicott Branch - Study/Gaming Area
Drop in and explore what the historic Dedham... more
Drop in and explore what the historic Dedham Collection has in store!

Fri, May 03, 10:30am - 11:30am
Main Library - Children's Room
Hands on play is the best kind of play!

Sat, May 04, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Piano Space
Join us in continued celebration of Dedham Reads... more
Join us in continued celebration of Dedham Reads 2024: Museums All Around Us from April 1 - May 9, 2024!

Mon, May 06, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Endicott Branch - Children's Area
Get free books and free snacks! Pick up your copy... more
Get free books and free snacks! Pick up your copy of The Time Museum by Matthew Loux.

Tue, May 07, 9:30am - 10:00am
Main Library - Children's Room
You’re never too young for the library!

Tue, May 07, 10:15am - 10:45am
Main Library
You’re never too young for the library!

Tue, May 07, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Endicott Branch
Come join us for a discussion on both fiction and... more
Come join us for a discussion on both fiction and nonfiction books.

Wed, May 08, 10:30am - 11:00am
Endicott Branch - Children's Area
Join Miss Lisa and friends as we sing, dance,... more
Join Miss Lisa and friends as we sing, dance, shake, and move, adding in a story or two!

Wed, May 08, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Main Library
The Friends of the Library’s monthly board... more
The Friends of the Library’s monthly board meeting. Everyone is welcome!

Thu, May 09, All day
Main Library
View this exhibit featuring the artwork of Dedham... more
View this exhibit featuring the artwork of Dedham residents and Dedham Art Association members in celebration of Dedham Reads 2024: Museums All Around Us from April 1-May 9, 2024.

Thu, May 09, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Town Hall
The Memory Café at Dedham Public Library is a... more
The Memory Café at Dedham Public Library is a welcoming, interactive place for individuals and families living with memory changes.

Thu, May 09, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Main Library - Teen Space
THIS SESSION IS FULL.
Registration is now closed

Fri, May 10, All day
Main Library
Leave Art, Take Art & Love Art in celebration of... more
Leave Art, Take Art & Love Art in celebration of Dedham Reads 2024: Museums All Around Us!

Fri, May 10, 9:30am - 10:30am
Main Library - Children's Room
Join us for a caregiver and baby social hour!

Fri, May 10, 10:30am - 11:30am
Main Library
Hands on play is the best kind of play!

Mon, May 13, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Endicott Branch
Come join us as we discuss a variety of book titles.