Upcoming Events

9th Annual Dedham Reads Together - Winter/Spring 2019
How to be a Good Creature by Sy Montgomery
along with other books by Sy Montgomery for adults and children.

GALA EVENT
PARTY ANIMALS!
Friday, April 12, 7-10 p.m.
Endicott Branch Library

Music - Food Truck - Drink - Raffles - Fun!

Ticket price includes a full meal from our Food Truck plus desserts and snacks, all drink and entertainment.

Please join us on Friday evening, April 12th at the Endicott Library, for the culmination program of Dedham’s 9th annual community-wide reading event Dedham Reads Together. This year’s book choice is How to be a Good Creature by bestselling author Sy Montgomery.
The DLIT Gala is a 21+ event. Tickets available at https://librarypartyanimals.eventbrite.com

More events as part of Dedham Reads 2019:

  • Photography Contest: Now through April 5. “The Good Creatures in Your Life” photography contest, sponsored by the Friends of the Dedham Library and the Dedham Artists Guild. Aspiring photographers and animal lovers are encouraged to email a photo (large file size) of your favorite pet or animal and a short narrative on how this animal has made a difference in your life (not more than 300 words) to goodcreaturephoto@gmail.com. Photos will be displayed at Dedham Reads Together Finale Gala and on social media and the public will vote on their favorites. All entries must be received by April 5.

  • Earthwatch Program on the Work of Sy Montgomery: Sunday, March 10, 3 p.m.,  Church of the Good Shepherd, Oakdale Square. Rolling out the Dedham Reads program with a representative from the organization Earthwatch will give a presentation including a video and talk about the research and role of volunteers on Earthwatch expeditions, as well as stories from Earthwatch’s recent expedition with Sy Montgomery to Thailand. Adults and children welcome.

  • Community Book Discussion: Thursday, March 14, 7 p.m., Dedham Public Library, Main Branch, 43 Church Street. Book enthusiasts who have read How to be a Good Creature or those who would like to hear more about it are invited to an open book discussion group facilitated by Dianne Bauer, coordinator of DPL’s book groups.

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2nd Annual Smack Dab in the Middle:  Dedham's Middle Grade Author Festival
Saturday, March 23, 2019

Our second annual Smack Dab in the Middle Author Fest will be held on Saturday, March 23 from 1-4 p.m. at the Dedham Public Library. Authors will participate in 3 consecutive panel discussions, followed by a book sale and book signing. The event is free and open to the public.

Free writing workshops with some of the authors will be available for kids ages 10-14 just before the event from 12 noon - 12:45 p.m. These workshops are limited, and pre-registration is required. Sign up at tinyurl.com/smackdab2


Tracey Baptiste
Jen Breach
Rebecca Caprara
Bridget Hodder
Sarah Jean Horwitz
Hena Khan
Cynthia Lord
Susan Lubner
Anna Meriano
Mark Parisi
Jen Petro-Roy
Luke Reynolds
Anna Staniszewski
Susan Tan
Monica Tesler

Sponsored by Dedham Library Innovation Team, The Blue Bunny Bookstore and the Dedham Public Library. Refreshments provided by Roche Bros. Supermarkets. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Dedham Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

 

Recent Events

3rd annual Book it 5k
To support the dedham public library

The 3rd annual Book It 5K race was held on Saturday, August 18th, 2018, at 10 a.m. at the Main Library, co-hosted by the Dedham Library Innovation Team to support the library. The race is a fun family-friendly activity for the entire community to raise awareness for the town library system and the many resources it provides, and is the centerpiece of a busy community day at the library.  Thanks to our sponsors Wegmans Westwood, J. P. Licks and Roche Brothers Supermarkets, and to all those who came out to run, volunteer and support the Dedham Public Library with this event!

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Dedham REads 2018!

Thanks to our supporters, especially those who attended "A Night in Havana" finale event - Friday, April 13, 2018
at the Endicott Branch Library in Dedham

We will be announcing the book choice for Dedham Reads 2019 this fall!  Stay tuned for more information!

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SMACK DAB IN THE MIDDLE - DEDHAM'S MIDDLE-GRADE AUTHOR FESTIVAL
Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the Dedham Public Library

Participating authors:
Victoria Coe
Marykate Connolly
Bridget Hodder
Kara LaReau
Jarrett Lerner
Lee Gjertsen Malone
Ammi-Joan Paquette
Erin Petti
Katie Slivensky
Anna Staniszewski
Tui Sutherland
Susan Tan
Monica Tesler
Rob Vlock

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2nd annual Book it 5k
To support the dedham public library

The 2nd annual Book It 5K race was held on Saturday, August 19th, 2017, at 10 a.m. at the Main Library, co-hosted by the Dedham Library Innovation Team to support the library. Once again, the lead sponsor for the event was Dedham Savings. The race was a fun family-friendly activity for the entire community to raise awareness for the town library system and the many resources it provides, and was the centerpiece of a busy community day at the library.  In addition to the 5K run that morning, the main library was open for patrons and other community members to visit, borrow from its collections, and view recent renovations to the facility.  In addition, Creature Teachers presented a live animal education program for all ages outside on the library lawn.