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Music Through Mo Willems’ Words

Music through Mo Willems’ Words: an auditory adventure accompanying the acclaimed children’s book author’s 2019 release Because.  Read by Julie Harvey with music performed by Dedham Pianist Michael Leidig.

https://www.laughingplace.com/w/articles/2019/05/21/Because-Mo-Willems:  Because tells the story of how little things can have a big effect. It starts with Beethoven inspiring Schubert, which lead to symphonies around the world performing his music. Each sentence begins with the word “Because” and it ultimately leads to a young girl whose uncle is too sick to attend the symphony, so her aunt brings her in his place. This inspires a lifelong love of music in her and she grows up to compose and conduct her own symphonies.

Celebrating AAPI at Storytime

Celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Month! Join us for a special storytime where we will amplify AAPI voices by reading books that celebrate Asian American traditions and culture. Children and families of all ages are welcome!

Registration is required. Have questions or want more information, please email Laura Raboin, Youth Services Librarian, at  or call 781-751-9283.

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 

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.

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 

Pop-Up Library

The library is excited to announce our Pop-Up Library! Beginning April 7th, the library will be holding a pop-up library at the front of the Main Library. Patrons will be able to safely browse new releases, best sellers, and children’s books. The pop-up library will run Wednesdays 1:30-4:30, Thursdays 10-1, and Fridays 10-1 (weather permitting).

During this time, all holds will continue to be picked up at the pick-up window. Masks are required for all patrons when visiting the Pop-Up Library.

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.

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 

Pop-Up Library

The library is excited to announce our Pop-Up Library! Beginning April 7th, the library will be holding a pop-up library at the front of the Main Library. Patrons will be able to safely browse new releases, best sellers, and children’s books. The pop-up library will run Wednesdays 1:30-4:30, Thursdays 10-1, and Fridays 10-1 (weather permitting).

During this time, all holds will continue to be picked up at the pick-up window. Masks are required for all patrons when visiting the Pop-Up Library.

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