Tucked away on the second floor of the stacks, you’ll find our teen section, filled with an extensive collection of YA books, graphic novels and manga. Our ground floor Media Center is home to a variety of gaming systems.
Minecraft @ DPL
Scared of skeletons? Sick of silverfish? Severely inconvenienced by spiders?
Mine with your friends on the Dedham Public Library’s own minecraft server. Our server is run in survival mode with pvp turned off (and keep inventory turned on!), and is available to patrons aged 10 to 15 who have applied and been whitelisted here. Maybe it will be YOU who finds the elusive elytra, the secretive stronghold, or the axolotl… something… Apply today!
The server is available every Tuesday from 3:30 to 4:30. You can play from home or use a library computer.
Teen & Tween Digital Makerspace
Learn photo manipulation and digital art using 100% free online resources. The first Friday of every month from 3:30 to 4:30 is set aside for creating artificial landscapes, adding storm clouds to photos and, naturally, editing our pets into famous paintings. Our projects work best using a computer with a mouse, but are still possible with touchscreens and trackpads.
Magic: The Gathering at the Library
Join Tobi and your fellow patrons of the Dedham Public Library as we play the worlds greatest collectible card game Magic: The Gathering. Want to learn how to play? Tobi has beginner decks for new players to learn the rules and take home with them. An advanced player? Join the tournaments with fellow patrons and get free cards just for playing! We play all formats including Arch Enemy, Commander, Standard and kitchen table. Magic at the library will return in the future and is intended for kids ages 10 and up, in the meantime if you have any questions contact Tobi at .
Dungeons and Dragons
Enter the fantasy world of Dungeons and Dragons with dungeons masters Tobi and Jonah at the Dedham Public Library. Dungeons and Dragons is a tabletop roleplaying game in which kids explore with their imagination as they take on the role of adventurers in the land of Faerun, roll some dice and save the world. Want to learn how to play? All you need is your imagination as Jonah or Tobi will show you how to make a character, roll the dice and what materials you need if you want to explore Dungeons and Dragons with your friends outside the library. An experienced adventurer?.We have many adventure books and source books to check out if you want to play at home. Dungeons and Dragons at the library is on hiatus but will return in the future. Dungeons and Dragons programs are for kids 10 and up. If you have any questions contact Tobi at or Jonah at .
Teen Anime Club
Are you a fan of Japanese Anime? Do you enjoy Japanese culture and want to learn more? Then come down to the Endicott Library for Teen Anime Club hosted by Tobi. Every week Tobi selects Anime to be streamed right at the library through popular demand. Enjoy Japanese snacks while we watch Anime from classics like My Hero Academia, Naruto, or Fruits Basket to lesser known hits like RWBY, Tonari no Skei-Kun, or Ascendance of a Bookworm. Crafts and Japanese themed games are also included. This program is intended for tweens and teens 12 and up. Teen Anime Club will return in the future, in the meantime if you have any questions contact Tobi at .