1. This week’s weather
Monday: Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 50s. Monday night will be mostly cloudy with lows in the mid 30s.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in the mid 40s. Tuesday night will be mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers. Lows will be around 30. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Wednesday: Partly sunny with highs in the lower 40s. Wednesday night will be partly cloudy. Lows will be in the mid 20s.
Thursday: Partly cloudy with lows in the mid 20s. Highs will be in the upper 30s.
2. Winter Wonderland Crafts
Needham Public Library will hold a Drop-In Winter Wonderland Crafts program for ages 2-6 Monday, 4 to 4:45 p.m. All drop-in craft programs feature two crafts that are related to the theme. There will be 25 of each craft, as well as a coloring sheet, so be sure to come early for first choice.
3. Board of Selectmen meeting
The Board of Selectmen will meet Tuesday, Jan. 14, 6:45 p.m. in Powers Hall to discuss the parking meter rates and permit fees public hearing, amongst other items. For the agenda, click here.
4. School Committee meeting
The School Committee will also meet Tuesday, Jan. 14, 7 p.m. at Broadmeadow School. They will discuss the bullying policy revision, the fiscal year 2015 supplemental budget request and the transportation revolving fund budget request. For the complete agenda click here.
5. Discussion of “The Pink Lady: The Many Lives of Helen Gahagan Douglas”A book discussion of “The Pink Lady: The Many Lives of Helen Gahagan Douglas,” by Sally Denton, will be held 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15. It is an account of Douglas's incomparable life as stage star, politician and public intellectual. A three-term congresswoman who ran for the U.S. Senate against Richard Nixon just 30 years after women gained the right to vote, Douglas was also a Broadway star, opera prima donna, friend of FDR, lover of LBJ and passionate New Dealer. Tagged "The Pink Lady" during a brutal 1950 Senate campaign waged by Nixon and brought down by the same McCarthyist anti-Red hysteria that was sweeping Hollywood, Douglas is restored through Denton's rich narrative to her rightful place as a pioneer in American politics and torchbearer for progressive ideals. This program takes place in the community room of Needham Public Library.