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5 Things You Need To Know Today: July 25

Enjoy stories around an imaginary campfire at the library, or meet "Knitters of Needham" author Chaim Rosenberg at the Senior Center.

“Five Things You Need to Know Today” is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance.

1. Sunny: Today will be sunny and windy, with gusts between 10 and 14 miles per hour and as strong as 23 mph. The high will be near 81 degrees and the low will be around 60, according to the National Weather Service.

2. Story time: Kids have two chances to hear stories at the today, with a geared toward ages 5 and under set for 10 a.m. and a Campfire Stories-themed storytime geared toward ages 5 and up at 6:30 p.m. Both programs are free, with no registration required.

3. Pool party: The Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce will host a today from 6-8 p.m. at in Newton. There will be complimentary food, a cash bar and the chance to network with other local professionals. Cost is $10 for Chamber members and $15 for non-members. The event may be sold out—check www.nnchamber.com or call 617-244-5300 ext. 2 to see about registering, or to learn about other upcoming networking opportunities.

4. Meet the author: Chaim M. Rosenberg, author of the local history book, "Knitters of Needham,” the today at 1 p.m. A collaboration with the , Rosenberg’s book features more than 200 vintage images and memories of days gone by of a once vibrant industry. Books can be purchased at this event for $20. There is no fee, but sign-up is suggested; call 781-455-7555. Light refreshments will be served.

5. Start a blog! Join other Needham residents in talking about what interests you via a blog on Needham Patch. Rose Doherty —she will be answering all your grammar questions, such as when to use “its” or “it’s.” Other bloggers write about , , and . Write about almost anything, as much or little as you want, as often as you like! Read for more information or just click here to get started. Questions? E-mail becca.manning@patch.com.

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