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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!

Holiday Season

(Coming Soon! 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 cook books will be on display and, at the Main Library, you'll be able to share some of your traditions!

Yuletide and Winter Folklore

(Coming Soon! 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