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BYOB Book Group

BYOB is a unique take on your classic book group. Each member is encouraged to bring their own book based on a theme to discuss with the group. These can be books you loved, current reads, or just something that stuck in your mind that you want to parse out with a group of fellow bibliophiles.

Our first meetings are during Pride Month, so we’ll all bring books with LGBTQ+ representation. If you’d like some suggestions- try this list!
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ScyagnfDELDA_Z8oPuTwXXKKy9HJ5rJko1OuUYmszoI/edit?usp=sharing
This program will be hosted in person and outdoors at the Endicott Branch of the Dedham Public Library at 257 Mount Vernon Street, Dedham

BYOB YA Book Group

BYOB is a unique take on your classic book group. Each member is encouraged to bring their own book based on a theme to discuss with the group. These can be books you loved, current reads, or just something that stuck in your mind that you want to parse out with a group of fellow bibliophiles.

Our first meeting is during Pride Month, so we’ll all bring books with LGBTQ+ representation. If you’d like some suggestions- try this list!
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ScyagnfDELDA_Z8oPuTwXXKKy9HJ5rJko1OuUYmszoI/edit?usp=sharing
This program will be hosted in person and outdoors at the Endicott Branch of the Dedham Public Library at 257 Mount Vernon Street, Dedham

Rain date: Tuesday 6/29 at 3pm

We Are Proud! Stories and Crafts (Outdoors at Endicott)

Join the Dedham Public Library in celebrating Pride!

These storytimes are designed for our younger patrons and their families, but older siblings are more than welcome to attend. Events will be held outdoors; masks and social distancing are still required. Please reach out to Meredith at with any questions.

You are Fabulous! Stories and Crafts (Outdoors at Main)

Join the Dedham Public Library in celebrating Pride!

These storytimes are designed for our younger patrons and their families, but older siblings are more than welcome to attend. Events will be held outdoors; masks and social distancing are still required. Please reach out to Meredith at with any questions.

LGBTQ+ Family Storytime

Join us for a special storytime with stories featuring LGBTQ+ characters read by children of LGBTQ+ families! This event will be held on the front lawn of the Main Library at 43 Church Street, in Dedham.

Are you interested in being a reader? Please email Julie at  for more information!

Love Makes a Family Stories and Crafts (Outdoors at Main)

Join the Dedham Public Library in celebrating Pride!

These storytimes are designed for our younger patrons and their families, but older siblings are more than welcome to attend. Events will be held outdoors; masks and social distancing are still required. Please reach out to Meredith at with any questions.

June is a Rainbow Stories and Crafts

Join the Dedham Public Library in celebrating Pride!

These storytimes are designed for our younger patrons and their families, but older siblings are more than welcome to attend. Events will be held outdoors; masks and social distancing are still required. Please reach out to Meredith at with any questions

Drop-In Book Chat

Stop by the Main Library lawn and discuss the latest books you are reading or get book recommendations from library staff and other patrons.

Chairs will be set up to maintain proper social distancing, masks must be worn at all times. Weather permitting. Public restrooms will not be available. Please contact Lisa Desmond for more information, 781-751-9284 or 

Comic Book and Manga Tasting Program (In-Person & Outdoor)

Looking for a new comic book or manga to read this summer? Don’t know which one to choose? Then come to our Comic Book and Manga Tasting Program for Teens where a selection of delectable new and old books to choose from. Browse a full menu of genres ranging from Romance to Action all displayed and ready to be picked up. Don’t know what to pick? Consult our menu for brief descriptions of each comic or manga. We even have books from other libraries as specials for you to enjoy. So come on down and enjoy a taste of the newest and best manga and comic books for you to enjoy.

Note: The Dedham Public Library is happy to be able to provide safe, in-person programming again. We do require that patrons wear masks, maintain the social-distancing practice of six feet apart, and suggest the use of hand sanitizer before and after our programs.
Patrons that have tested positive for COVID-19, are waiting for COVID-19 test results, have COVID-19 symptoms, or have had close contact with a person who has tested positive for or who has symptoms of COVID-19, are not to attend in-person programs and should chose online programs, when available.

Tail Waggin’ Tutors!

Read to your favorite Tail Waggin’ Tutor on Zoom.

Bliss is a local and friendly dog that is certified with Therapy Dogs International, Inc. During this Zoom session your child will have the chance to read their favorite books to Bliss. Each participant will receive fifteen minutes to read to Bliss. This program is for children of all ages and runs throughout the month of July. Visit our calendar to request your session today.

Please reach out to Laura Connell at  for more information.

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