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READ, RENEW, REPEAT
June 22-August 24, 2024

Conservation as a movement focuses on protecting species from extinction, maintaining and restoring habitats, enhancing ecosystem services, and protecting biological diversity.

The 2024 Summer Reading brochure can be found here, it includes program highlights, reading challenges, and ways the community can get involved with community conservation projects.

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

Fri, Jul 19, 10:30am - 11:30am
Gonzalez Field
Join DPL staff member and avid walker Ellen for a brisk 2-mile walk around Gonzalez Field every... more
Join DPL staff member and avid walker Ellen for a brisk 2-mile walk around Gonzalez Field every Friday morning this summer. Don’t forget to wear sneakers and sunscreen and bring your water bottle!

Sat, Jul 20, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Main Library - Teen Space
Who's that peeking out from the cave? Sculpt a dragon eye that's fierce or friendly using a... more
Who's that peeking out from the cave? Sculpt a dragon eye that's fierce or friendly using a glass eye, air dry clay and metallic paint.

Mon, Jul 22, 9:30am - 10:00am
Endicott Branch - Back Lawn,Children's Area
Join us every Monday for live music and singing with Jonah, one of our children’s librarians.... 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 am program, please only register for one music program per day.

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

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

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

Tue, Jul 23, 11:00am - 11:45am
Main Library - Children's Room
Summer is here and that means it’s time to Read, Renew, and Repeat!

Tue, Jul 23, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Main Library - Children's Room
Time to play, build, and tinker!

Wed, Jul 24, 9:30am - 10:00am
Endicott Branch - Children's Area,Back Lawn
You’re never too young for the library!

Wed, Jul 24, 10:30am - 11:00am
Endicott Branch - Back Lawn,Children's Area
Join us every Wednesday morning as we sing, move, shake and read a story.

Wed, Jul 24, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Main Library
Ever accidentally shrunk a sweater? Turn it into an artform as we create adorable creatures... more
Ever accidentally shrunk a sweater? Turn it into an artform as we create adorable creatures using wool and needles!

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

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

Fri, Jul 26, 10:30am - 11:30am
Gonzalez Field
Join DPL staff member and avid walker Ellen for a brisk 2-mile walk around Gonzalez Field every... more
Join DPL staff member and avid walker Ellen for a brisk 2-mile walk around Gonzalez Field every Friday morning this summer. Don’t forget to wear sneakers and sunscreen and bring your water bottle!

Fri, Jul 26, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Endicott Branch - Back Lawn
Join us for a fun morning as we get up and close to our first responder vehicles.

Mon, Jul 29, 9:30am - 10:00am
Endicott Branch - Back Lawn,Children's Area
Join us every Monday for live music and singing with Jonah, one of our children’s librarians.... 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 am program, please only register for one music program per day.

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

Mon, Jul 29, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Main Library - Children's Room,Main Lawn
The jungle is coming to the library!

Mon, Jul 29, 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Main Library
The jungle is coming to the library!

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

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

Tue, Jul 30, 11:00am - 11:45am
Main Library - Children's Room
Summer is here and that means it’s time to Read, Renew, and Repeat!

Tue, Jul 30, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Main Library - Children's Room
Time to play, build, and tinker!

Wed, Jul 31, 9:30am - 10:00am
Endicott Branch - Children's Area,Back Lawn
You’re never too young for the library!

Wed, Jul 31, 10:30am - 11:00am
Endicott Branch - Back Lawn,Children's Area
Join us every Wednesday morning as we sing, move, shake and read a story.

Wed, Jul 31, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Endicott Branch - Back Lawn
Stop by the Endicott Branch Library for some tie-dye fun!

Wed, Jul 31, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Main Library - Media Tables
Come make beautiful, transformative art out of old magazine clippings!

Wed, Jul 31, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Main Library
Ever accidentally shrunk a sweater? Turn it into an artform as we create adorable creatures... more
Ever accidentally shrunk a sweater? Turn it into an artform as we create adorable creatures using wool and needles!

Fri, Aug 02, 10:30am - 11:30am
Main Library - Children's Room,Main Lawn
Hands on play is the best kind of play!

Fri, Aug 02, 10:30am - 11:30am
Gonzalez Field
Join DPL staff member and avid walker Ellen for a brisk 2-mile walk around Gonzalez Field every... more
Join DPL staff member and avid walker Ellen for a brisk 2-mile walk around Gonzalez Field every Friday morning this summer. Don’t forget to wear sneakers and sunscreen and bring your water bottle!

Mon, Aug 05, 9:30am - 10:00am
Endicott Branch - Back Lawn,Children's Area
Join us every Monday for live music and singing with Jonah, one of our children’s librarians.... 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 am program, please only register for one music program per day.

Mon, Aug 05, 11:00am - 11:30am
Endicott Branch - Children's Area,Back Lawn
Join us every Monday for live music and singing with Jonah, one of our children’s librarians.... more
Join us every Monday for live music and singing with Jonah, one of our children’s librarians. This registration is for the 11 am program, please only register for one music program per day.

Tue, Aug 06, 9:30am - 10:00am
Main Library - Children's Room,Main Lawn
You’re never too young for the library!

Tue, Aug 06, 10:15am - 10:45am
Main Library - Main Lawn
You’re never too young for the library!

Tue, Aug 06, 11:00am - 11:45am
Main Library - Children's Room
Summer is here and that means it’s time to Read, Renew, and Repeat!

Tue, Aug 06, 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Main Lawn
Looking for an eco-friendly art project this summer?

Wed, Aug 07, 9:30am - 10:00am
Endicott Branch - Children's Area,Back Lawn
You’re never too young for the library!

Wed, Aug 07, 10:30am - 11:00am
Endicott Branch - Back Lawn,Children's Area
Join us every Wednesday morning as we sing, move, shake and read a story.

Wed, Aug 07, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Children's Room,Main Lawn
Get pumped, future engineers! The Engineering Olympics are hitting Dedham, and the Dedham... more
Get pumped, future engineers! The Engineering Olympics are hitting Dedham, and the Dedham Library and Police Department are calling all skillful contenders to join the fun!

Thu, Aug 08, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Library - Piano Space
The Memory Café at Dedham Public Library is a welcoming, interactive place for individuals and... more
The Memory Café at Dedham Public Library is a welcoming, interactive place for individuals and families living with memory changes.

Fri, Aug 09, 10:30am - 11:30am
Main Library - Children's Room,Main Lawn
Hands on play is the best kind of play!

Fri, Aug 09, 10:30am - 11:30am
Gonzalez Field
Join DPL staff member and avid walker Ellen for a brisk 2-mile walk around Gonzalez Field every... more
Join DPL staff member and avid walker Ellen for a brisk 2-mile walk around Gonzalez Field every Friday morning this summer. Don’t forget to wear sneakers and sunscreen and bring your water bottle!

Fri, Aug 09, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Endicott Branch - Back Lawn,Children's Area
Cooking with kiddos can be such a blast, and kiddos really enjoy it too!

Mon, Aug 12, 9:30am - 10:00am
Endicott Branch - Back Lawn,Children's Area
Join us every Monday for live music and singing with Jonah, one of our children’s librarians.... 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 am program, please only register for one music program per day.

Mon, Aug 12, 11:00am - 11:30am
Endicott Branch - Children's Area,Back Lawn
Join us every Monday for live music and singing with Jonah, one of our children’s librarians.... more
Join us every Monday for live music and singing with Jonah, one of our children’s librarians. This registration is for the 11 am program, please only register for one music program per day.

Tue, Aug 13, 9:30am - 10:00am
Main Library - Children's Room,Main Lawn
You’re never too young for the library!

Tue, Aug 13, 10:15am - 10:45am
Main Library - Main Lawn
You’re never too young for the library!

Tue, Aug 13, 11:00am - 11:45am
Main Library - Children's Room
Summer is here and that means it’s time to Read, Renew, and Repeat!

Wed, Aug 14, 9:30am - 10:00am
Endicott Branch - Children's Area,Back Lawn
You’re never too young for the library!

Wed, Aug 14, 10:30am - 11:00am
Endicott Branch - Back Lawn,Children's Area
Join us every Wednesday morning as we sing, move, shake and read a story.

Wed, Aug 14, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Endicott Branch
Join us for some BINGO!

Fri, Aug 16, 10:30am - 11:30am
Main Library - Children's Room,Main Lawn
Hands on play is the best kind of play!

Fri, Aug 16, 10:30am - 11:30am
Gonzalez Field
Join DPL staff member and avid walker Ellen for a brisk 2-mile walk around Gonzalez Field every... more
Join DPL staff member and avid walker Ellen for a brisk 2-mile walk around Gonzalez Field every Friday morning this summer. Don’t forget to wear sneakers and sunscreen and bring your water bottle!

Sat, Aug 17, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Main Library - Media Tables,Children's Room
Get ready for a workout! Salt water taffy needs to be folded and stretched over and over again... more
Get ready for a workout! Salt water taffy needs to be folded and stretched over and over again to create that perfect, chewy, airy goodness we all know and love. So roll up your sleeves and get to it.

Mon, Aug 19, 9:30am - 10:00am
Endicott Branch - Back Lawn
Join us every Monday for live music and singing with Jonah, one of our children’s librarians.... 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 am program, please only register for one music program per day.

Mon, Aug 19, 11:00am - 11:30am
Endicott Branch - Children's Area,Back Lawn
Join us every Monday for live music and singing with Jonah, one of our children’s librarians.... more
Join us every Monday for live music and singing with Jonah, one of our children’s librarians. This registration is for the 11 am program, please only register for one music program per day.

Tue, Aug 20, 9:30am - 10:00am
Main Library - Children's Room,Main Lawn
You’re never too young for the library!

Tue, Aug 20, 10:15am - 10:45am
Main Library - Main Lawn
You’re never too young for the library!

Tue, Aug 20, 11:00am - 11:45am
Main Library - Children's Room
Summer is here and that means it’s time to Read, Renew, and Repeat!

Wed, Aug 21, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Endicott Branch - Back Lawn
Join us for a fun morning of songs and friends, featuring music by Rockabye Beats.

Fri, Aug 23, 10:30am - 11:30am
Gonzalez Field
Join DPL staff member and avid walker Ellen for a brisk 2-mile walk around Gonzalez Field every... more
Join DPL staff member and avid walker Ellen for a brisk 2-mile walk around Gonzalez Field every Friday morning this summer. Don’t forget to wear sneakers and sunscreen and bring your water bottle!

Mon, Aug 26, 11:00am - 11:30am
Endicott Branch - Children's Area,Back Lawn
Join us every Monday for live music and singing with Jonah, one of our children’s librarians.... more
Join us every Monday for live music and singing with Jonah, one of our children’s librarians. This registration is for the 11 am program, please only register for one music program per day.

Tue, Aug 27, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Endicott Branch - Back Lawn
Join us for some ice cream on the Endicott lawn!