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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.

Find Dedham Reads Together 2024: Museums All Around Us book lists for kids, teens, and adults curated by DPL staff members and DPS school librarians in our catalog. 

Don’t miss our displays at both DPL locations: there’s themed reads and information about our community partners at the Main Library, as well as a mineral collection at the Endicott Branch Library!

Check out one of our 19 museum passes, generously sponsored by The Friends of Dedham Library, for discounts to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, MFA, Museum of Science, NE Aquarium, the Peabody Essex Museum, Zoo NE, and many more MA parks and attractions!

The 2024 Dedham Reads brochure can be found here, it includes links to book lists, museum passes, and information for all programs including the author's night with Patrick Bringley.

Dedham Reads Events
Tue, Apr 23, 11:00am - 11:45am
Main Library - Children's Room
Museums are all around us!
Registration is now closed

Tue, Apr 23, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Main Library - Piano Space
Miniature Maker Kathleen will share her art--impressively realistic, handcrafted miniature... 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.
Registration is now closed

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

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

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

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

Thu, May 02, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
The Fairbanks House Museum
Enjoy a FREE family-friendly tour of one of Dedham's historic gems, the oldest timber frame... 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 Dedham's historic gems, the oldest timber frame... 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 Dedham's historic gems, the oldest timber frame... 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 Dedham's historic gems, the oldest timber frame... 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!

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

Sat, May 04, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Main Library - Piano Space
Join us in continued celebration of Dedham Reads 2024: Museums All Around Us from April 1 - May... 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 of The Time Museum by Matthew Loux.

Thu, May 09, All day
Main Library
View this exhibit featuring the artwork of Dedham residents and Dedham Art Association members... 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.

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