Needham Housing Coalition Monthly Open Meeting: Moving from Exclusionary Zoning to Inclusionary Zoning

Needham Public Library Community Room 1139 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA, United States

Please join us at our monthly open meeting! The Needham Housing Coalition is excited to host Amy Dain, a leading regional housing expert for the Commonwealth and author of the recent report Exclusionary by Design, to share her insights and data compiled over the last decade. The history of the impact of zoning on the […]

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Public Libraries, Pseudonyms, and Valley of the Dolls: One Writer’s Journey

Needham Public Library Community Room 1139 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA, United States

Stephen McCauley, a Boston-based novelist is the author of eight or 10 novels (depending how you count), three of which have been made into feature films including The Object of My Affection with Jennifer Aniston. He'll speak about his love of libraries, pen names and his new novel, You Only Call When You're in Trouble. […]

Art as Storytelling

Needham Public Library Community Room 1139 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA, United States

Artist Lisa Rosowsky, a Needham native and Massachusetts College of Art professor, discusses two of her pieces to show how research can be the gateway to telling visual stories through art. “Levitan” tells the story of a French department store in occupied Paris that became a “trading post” for looted goods. “Missing” emerged from the […]

Needham Garden Club hosts, “Chameleon Containers” by Deborah Trickett

Needham Public Library Community Room 1139 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA, United States

Deborah Trickett, is a Massachusetts Certified Horticulturist and a frequent lecturer on container gardening for the The Boston Flower and Garden Show and Philadelphia International Flower show. She is the owner of the Award-winning, Captured Garden. By using custom designs that showcase uncommon plants they create combinations for their clients that are anything but cookie […]

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The State of the Charles River

Needham Public Library Community Room 1139 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA, United States

The Charles River flows through Needham and nearby communities, defining and enhanc- ing our lives. What is the state of this once heavily polluted river? Emily Norton, Executive Director of the Charles River Watershed Association, provides an update on the river’s ecological health, climate change resiliency, dam removal, public access and the impact of riverside […]