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July Library Hours

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The Wendell Library will be closed Saturday, July 4th for the holiday as well as Tuesday, July 5th and Saturday, July 11th to accommodate building maintenance and staff vacations.

All Tuesdays (except July 7th) noon-6pm
All Wednesdays 10am-8pm
Saturday July 18th & 25th 9:30-3:30


Anime & Manga Club

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Just Beginning!

Wednesdays 2:00-3:00 PM
Meets in the Teen Room
For anyone 13 years or older.

  • Anime is a Japanese film animation technique, featuring hand-drawn or computer animation.
  • Manga are Japanese comic books and graphic novels.

In this club, we hope to get newer people interested in anime or manga and also to introduce older fans to newer or less well-known anime productions or manga.


We are planning to first read the manga series called Chibi Vampire and also to watch the animation version called Karin.

For more information, contact Victoria Geary at the library or text/call (413) 362-9352.


Tai Chi with Pete Chamberlain

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June and July
Wednesdays 10:00 - 11:15 AM


Instructor Pete Chamberlain will be teaching
a short form of Tai Chi that he studied in the Philippines.


Recently moved back to Wendell, Pete is interested in offering continuing free Tai Chi sessions at the Library as long as there is interest. Born and raised in the Boston area, Pete Began studying martial arts in 1978. Over the years he has traveled across the U.S. and to Asia seeking instruction in various hard and soft styles. Most recently he has been a student of Wing Chun Master Ali Rahim (Louisville,Ky.) and Tai Chi and Qi-gong teacher Ziefu Jing V. Chao-chee, Jr. (Philippines).
Pete says, "My goal is to promote physical and spiritual balance through structural integrity and awareness."

Sewing Class

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Sewing with Patricia Miller


Tuesday group meets 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Thursday group meets 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Classes will continue in a series of 4 week classes, as long as there is sufficient interest.


Any level of experience, including newbies, welcome. Bring a sewing project, if you wish, and any questions!

Each person must bring their own tools:

  • sewing machine, if you have one
    (There is one sewing machine available for short term loan at the Library.)
  • machine manual
  • thread
  • bobbins
  • fabric
  • sharp scissors (large and small)
  • rotary cutter (if you choose to use one)
  • rulers
  • pins
  • ironing board, an iron, extension cords,and cutting mats are provided


As always, please bring your projects or ideas.

We have lots of fun at these classes, so good nature and laughter are also requirements.


$20/per 4-week class, payable at first meeting.

(Participants register and pay by 4 week class.)

Preregistration Required.

Click to contact Patty for more details or to sign up.


Summer Hours

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Starting last September, the library was open on Thursdays from 3:00 to 7:00 PM. Those extra hours were provided by the donations you made to the Friends of the Library! Thanks so much.


     Spring is here, and the Library hours will change for the season as follows:
  • The last Sunday the Library is open is April 26.
  • The last Thursday the Library is open is June 18.
        Then we're back to regular summer hours.    
                          Tuesday 12:00 to 6:00

                          Wednesday 10:00 to 8:00

                          Saturday 9:30 to 3:30



You Can Help

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Donate Used DVDs & Books






If you have DVDs in good condition collecting dust on your shelves, please consider giving them an new active life at the library. Our DVD collection gets heavy use and it's hard to keep up with the demand for new and varied titles. Even if it's a title you know the library already owns, we are always happy to replace our worn copy with a donated copy in better shape.


Donations of recently published fiction and non fiction books (2013-2015) are also appreciated to round out the library's collection. Donated books need to be in good condition to make it on to the shelves. If we decide not to add a donated book to the collection, we can still place it out on the Friends of the Library Book Sale Carts in the lobby. Proceeds from those book sales support programs at the library.

We ask that you bring your DVD and book donations to the library during open hours, so that we can quickly sort through and pick out the items that make sense for here. Please don't leave boxes of donations on the porch.

If you have any questions, please e-mail or call.


Rosie Heidkamp
Wendell Library
(978) 544-3559


Museum & Park Passes at the Library



Take advantage of free passes, available at the Library!

The Friends of the Wendell Free Library have purchased these passes for the cultural enjoyment of Wendell families and their guests.
  • Unless otherwise noted, you may borrow these passes as often as you would like.

  • For more about what a venue has to offer, visit its website (links below).

  • Please call the Library for details, or to reserve. (978) 544-3559

Brattleboro Museum & Art Center – Free admission for all members of one household

Clark Art Museum, Williamstown MA - Free admission for 1 adult

Historic Deerfield - Free admission for 4 people per pass (2 passes available)

Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory - Free admission for 2 adults (limited to one borrow per family per year)

Mass MoCA - Free admission for 2 adults & 2 children under 16

Massachusetts State Parks - Borrow a ParksPass and discover your Massachusetts State Parks. The ParksPass entitles the bearer to free parking at over 50 facilities in the Massachusetts State Parks System that charge a day-use parking fee, including Lake Wyola and Laurel Lake (2 passes available). NOTE: Day use parking fees are waived (without needing a library pass) for holders of a Senior MassParks Pass or for vehicles bearing a handicapped license plate or placard or a disabled veteran license plate, from any state.

Mystic Aquarium, Mystic Connecticut - discounts on admission for 2 adults & 2 children per pass. (2 passes available)


Playgroup with Sylvia

Continues through the summer with indoor and outdoor activities!
Sylvia's awesome playgroup

Most Wednesdays, 10:00 - 11:30 AM

Children ages newborn to five years, and their guardians, are welcome to attend.
Silvia has a sand table and lots of other activities to engage participants. Parents enjoy socializing with their peers just as much as the kids do with each other.
This program is co-sponsored by Union #28 Community Partnership for Children and the Wendell Free Library.

The playgroup is not held on school vacation days or school snow days.

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Summer Hours:

Mon 12:00-5:00 Internet only
Tue  12:00-6:00
Wed 10:00-8:00

Sat     9:30-3:30

(Hours increase in Fall)

PHONE: (978) 544-3559
LIBRARIANS: Rosie Heidkamp, Director
Joy Brenneman, Asst. Librarian
7 Wendell Depot Road
Wendell MA  01379


Brattleboro Museum and Art Center

Magic Wings Butterfly Museum

Mass MoCA

Massachusetts State Parks

Mystic Aquarium

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Library Calendar

Sat Jul 18 @07:30PM -
Friends of the Library Annual Meeting
Sun Jul 19 @04:00PM - 05:00PM
Tai Chi with Pete Chamberlain
Wed Jul 22 @10:00AM - 11:15AM
Anime & Manga Club
Wed Jul 22 @02:00PM - 03:00PM
Tai Chi with Pete Chamberlain
Wed Jul 29 @10:00AM - 11:15AM
Anime & Manga Club
Wed Jul 29 @02:00PM - 03:00PM
Anime & Manga Club
Wed Aug 05 @02:00PM - 03:00PM
Anime & Manga Club
Wed Aug 12 @02:00PM - 03:00PM
Anime & Manga Club
Wed Aug 19 @02:00PM - 03:00PM
Anime & Manga Club
Wed Aug 26 @02:00PM - 03:00PM

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