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November Programs at the Library

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All programs are free, unless otherwise noted.
Day Time Program
Nov 1 Sat 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Preschool Science with Sylvia Wetherby (Magnet Madness)
For ages 3 to 6
Nov 3 Mon 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Neuroplasticity Book Group
facilitated by Sharon Wachsler
Nov 5 Wed 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Tai Chi Series with Pete Chamberlain
(Wed. & Mon. 5th, 10th,12th,17th,19th)
Nov 5 Wed 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Adult Art Class with Heather Willey (Figure Drawing)
$3 donation suggested.
Nov 6 Thu 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Irish Language Class
with Jim Dunn (runs for four additional Thursdays)
Nov 7 Fri 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Panel Discussion: This Changes Everything
by Naomi Klein, led by Climate Change Group
Nov 8 Sat 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Sole Hope Gathering: preparing blue jean parts
for shoes for children in Uganda. (drop-in)
Nov 8 Sat 7:30 PM
Full Moon Coffeehouse: The TwangBusters
To benefit Friends of the Wendell Library
at the old Wendell Town Hall
Nov 11 Tue 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Movement & Writing Circle led by Natalie Picone-Louro.
(must pre-register) Also meets Nov 18.
Nov 12 Wed 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Adult Art Class with Joanne McDonough (Subject TBA)
$3 donation suggested. Also meets Nov 19.
Nov 14 Fri 7:00 PM
Native Americans in Wendell: Talk and Discussion
with Jean Forward
Nov 15 Sat 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Dining Room Chair Upholstery Workshop.
(Limited to 8 pupils; must pre-register.)
Nov 15 Sat 4:00 PM
Movie: Gone with the Wind, 75th anniversary.
Bring snacks to share at intermission.
Nov 17 Mon 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Potters' Guild potluck
Contact Julia Rabin
Nov 21 Fri 7:00 PM
Agent Orange in Vietnam: An Unfinished War
PowerPoint and talk by Pat Hynes
Nov 22 Sat 10:00 AM
Lacto-fermented Foods presentation with Luc Bodin
(including pickles and condiments)
Nov 22 Sat 7:00 PM
Sci Fi Movie: Serenity
hosted by Robbie Heller
Ongoing Weekly Programs
* Sun 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Mostly Yoga (Oct 2014 - May 2015)
$3 donation suggested.
& Fri
10:00 AM
Explore Yoga, with Shay Cooper
$8-$10/session, or barter
* Wed 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Pre-school Playgroup (offered year-round)

& Sun
6:00 PM

AA Open Meeting (offered year-round)



Mostly Yoga

Join our merry band of seven Wendell area body movement teachers leading sessions on a rotating basis.

A variety of yoga styles are offered, as well as psychocalisthenics*.

Teachers include: "Apollo" Compagnone, Shay Cooper, Janice Doubleday, Donna Horn, Dona O'Dou, Sam Scherer, ChristineTexiera.


Sundays, October 12, 2014 - May 24, 2015

except Easter Sunday and Mother's Day

10:00-11:15 AM

A donation of $3 or more is requested to help sustain the program.



First Steps in Spoken Irish/ Chéad Chéime sa Gaeilge

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Six Thursdays beginning Oct 23rd

7-8:30 PM


Instructor: Jim Dunn

Spoken mainly in the West of Ireland, Irish is a Gaelic language closely related to Scots Gael, Welsh, and Breton. With a goal of conversational skills, our meetings will explore the cultural and historical context of Irish through film, song and discussion. The course will be fun and easy, and you will be able to converse in Irish by its end.

Jim is an escaped academic, with PhD specialties in Old Irish and Modern Irish Literature. He has broad experience in teaching languages and literature at the college level and is published in the field. He is an Irish citizen, visits the Gaeltacht yearly, and speaks Irish.

The text is Buntus Cainte, with CD. Class size is limited to 4-8 participants. To register for this free course, contact the Wendell Free Library, 978-544-7090, or email Jim,


Playgroup with Sylvia

Sylvia's awesome playgroup is held most Wednesdays 10 - 11:30 am

Children ages newborn to five 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.

The program is co-sponsored by Union #28 Community Partnership for Children and the Wendell Free Library.

Please note: the playgroup is not held on school vacation days or school snow days.


AA Meetings

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Saturdays & Sundays
6-7 PM
Wendell Library Herrick Room

All Welcome


Museum & Park Passes at the Library


Take advantage of the 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.

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 - Free parking at any Massachusetts State Park including Lake Wyola and Laurel Lake. (2 passes available)

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



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Call the Library phone (978) 544-3559 for information about cancellation of Library hours or programs due to weather conditions.

If a program is cancelled, or the Library closed due to weather conditions, we will make every attempt to leave a message on the answering machine at least a half hour in advance of the cancelled program or Library closing.


Art Exhibits

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Both shows run through November 1st

In the Herrick Room Gallery:

An exhibit of eight artists from the Blackstone Studio Printers in Worcester: Lisa Barthelson, Sally Bowditch, Nina Fletcher, Susan Mampre, Jacqueline Ross, Karen Nunley, Jean Murphy, and Kathy Murray.

The 16 prints exhibited encompass a wide range of styles and subjects, and all display the looseness and sense of improvisation characteristic of monoprints.


There will be an Blackstone Studio artists’ reception Saturday, Oct. 18, 1:30 to 3:30 PM.

Display case exhibit:

Also shown at the Library is new work by Al Souza of Wendell, whose three-dimensional pieces are based on printed materials, books, and newspapers, mostly placed in antique containers. (Two works composed of book covers are meant to be hung on a vertical surface.)

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Wed 10:00-8:00

Thu    3:00-7:00

Sat     9:30-3:30
Sun  12:00-4:00

PHONE: (978) 544-3559
LIBRARIANS: Rosie Heidkamp, Director
Joy Brenneman, Asst. Librarian
ADDRESS: P.O. Box 236
7 Wendell Depot Rd.
Wendell, MA 01379


Brattleboro Museum and Art Center

Magic Wings Butterfly Museum

Mass MoCA

Massachusetts State Parks

Mystic Aquarium


Library Application Documents

Library Calendar

Magnet Madness
Sat Nov 01 @11:00AM - 12:00PM
AA Meeting
Sat Nov 01 @06:00PM - 07:00PM
Mostly Yoga
Sun Nov 02 @10:00AM - 11:30AM
AA Meeting
Sun Nov 02 @06:00PM - 07:00PM
Neuroplasticity Book Group
Mon Nov 03 @06:00PM - 08:00PM
Tai Chi Series
Wed Nov 05 @10:00AM - 11:00PM
Adult Art Class (Figure Drawing)
Wed Nov 05 @06:00PM - 08:00PM
First Steps in Spoken Irish
Thu Nov 06 @07:00PM - 08:30PM
Panel: This Changes Everything
Fri Nov 07 @07:00PM -
Sole Hope Gathering
Sat Nov 08 @11:00AM - 02:30PM

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