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Monday, July 25, 2011
Today's cooler weather, become a Dedham tourist and a kids concert at the Endicott Estate.
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Friday, June 10, 2011
A library trustee sought a bid for a five-year plan, a job usually reserved for full-time town employees.
Selectmen took aim Thursday night at the process the Board of Library Trustees took to secure a bid for a five-year study. “I know as a Board of Selectman I wouldn’t be calling doing [requests for proposals] for the Town of Dedham,” selectman Jim MacDonald said to library trustee Michael Chalifoux. “You can’t do a procurement. You’re not a town employee.” Chalifoux said he used his personal email to seek bids for an expert to prepare a five-year plan and library vision, and when only one of three people returned the bid, Chalifoux moved forward with bringing on the sole bidder. A contract to secure that bid is on hold, as it has to go through Town Administrator William Keegan’s office first. Keegan indicated Thursday that he is hesitant to…
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
"When I step into a library, I cannot understand why I ever step ot of it." - Marie DeSevigne.
Frugal Family has always known that the Dedham Public Library (both of them!) offers the best deal in town on books. Free is certainly as good a deal as you'll find anywhere. What FF discovered this week is that the library is the place to go to obtain discounted passes for local museums and other cultural and educational destinations. The availability of these passes can offer a substantial savings for a family looking to plan a special outing. Keep more money in your pocket to feed your children once you arrive at your destination! With the warm spring weather approaching, now is the perfect time to make plans for that precious time you have to spend with your children. Each deal has different specifics and limitations. Please check with…
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Dedham Public Library held an event, the last of a summer-long series, complete with child-friendly entertainment, summer treats and announcements of art contest winners.
Dedham Public Library held a Grand Finale Family Concert Friday as a musical farewell of sorts to a summer of clear skies and care-free festivities, a final send-off to prepare for the seasons studded with stress and manic obligations. The announcement of environmentally friendly, recycling-themed "Go Green at Your Library" art contest winners took place at the very end, which consisted of categories up to seventh grade. Most of the winners didn't show up to claim a prize – though each one who did took home fittingly green-colored prize packages, square shapes indicating an assortment of books. The kids who participated were the ones who had no trouble laughing and voicing themselves out loud, even while in the presence of their parents …