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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

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.

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.

Libby app Training

Libby experts from OverDrive are coming to help you access our library’s digital collection of ebooks and audiobooks through the free Libby app on May 12th! You can sign-up to join here: http://bit.ly/dedhamtrain.

If you haven’t used the FREE Libby app yet to borrow digital titles from our library, join at 10:00am to learn how to Get Started with Libby. This virtual session will get you up to speed on everything you need to know to get started with Libby, including:
• Finding your library and signing in
• Navigating the app
• Browsing and searching for titles
• Borrowing titles and placing holds
• Managing holds and notifications
• And much more
(Live, runtime approx. 35 minutes)
Want to learn the experts’ favorite tips and tricks? Join us at 10:45am for the Libby Deep Dive session, where OverDrive experts will show you how to get even more out of our Digital Collection. (Live, runtime approx. 30 minutes).
Just have a few minutes? Want to ask the experts a few questions? Joe and Marissa have an open period at 10:35am (following Getting Started and before the Deep Dive) to chat! (Live, approx. 10 minutes)
You can sign-up here: http://bit.ly/dedhamtrain and drop-in whenever you like!
These sessions are recorded and are automatically shared with anyone who registers for the event. If you cannot attend, please still register and you’ll receive the recordings!

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.

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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