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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.

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.

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.

The Friends of the Dedham Public Library Present A New Not Your Usual Book Sale!

THE FRIENDS OF THE DEDHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY PRESENT A NEW NOT YOUR USUAL BOOK SALE!
10 BOOKS A BAG / JUST $5 A BAG
Each bag sorted to reflect your favorite genre or subject & full of wonderful surprises. There are bags for teens and children, too!
Outside the Main Library * 43 Church Street, Dedham
*Masks & social distancing required.  See dedhamlibrary.com/events or call the main library at 781-751-9284 for more information.
All proceeds benefit the library.
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