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Baldwin Art exhibit - May/June

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Richard Drake Baldwin

Richard Drake Baldwin (1938-2017)


A selection of Richard Baldwin’ s paintings and small sculptures is  currently on display in the Herrick Room Gallery.
The exhibit runs May 1 through June 30.

Reflections - Richard Baldwin

This exhibit attempts to pay homage to Dick’s skill in drawing and painting and his meticulous attention to the craft, his love for nature and special places in his life, and to his quirky, unique imagination and humor that challenge the viewer to look again. We are led down forest paths, deep in shadow and light, and along rocky, Maine coasts. We are drawn into the glory of the center of an iris, the close-up veins and color bringing admiration for Mother Nature’s designs. A flash of red, a bell buoy, rings its message on a blue sea. A scratched mirror reveals somewhat disturbing, yet familiar images. In another painting, a child skips across the water in a surreal landscape. A stuffed dressed rabbit lies tipped over, its Easter jellybean candy strewn to the side.

On exhibit in the glass case are a series of painted small cubes with sculptural foam shapes that sit on a shelf. This piece was never finished, but the checkerboards urge us to join in Dick’s game. What would have played out next? More painted cubes detail the fascination of leftover meals, close-up and personal and beautiful in their color and form. Fascination with line as an element leads our eyes to skip across painted twigs on a joyful journey.

A reception will be held on Saturday, June 9, 3:00 to 5:00PM at the Library.


Weather Cancellation Policy

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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.


Upcoming Science Fiction / Horror Movie nights in 2018

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For the 2018 season the Science Fiction / Horror Movie series will follow two themes: The Science Fiction theme will be time travel and the Horror theme will be witches. Both of these themes are well covered in literature and on screen (big and little). Time travel is a fascinating subject with issues of cause and effect paradoxes and speculation on what the future holds. Witchcraft has also fascinated humanity since the stone age and the idea of people that can cause magical things to happen can be both frightening and exciting.


Free Healthy Bones & Balance Class

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10-11am- tea afterwards  


Boomers and Seniors are welcome to participate in strength & balance classes. Great for weight loss too! The Wednesday class is lead by Occupational Therapist, Marianne Vinal, and is especially geared to older residents, and those with more limited mobility or health issues.

Hand weights provided. All exercises are done sitting or standing. Class is on a drop in. Wear comfortable clothes. No previous weight training experience required. Please arrive 5 to 10 minutes early.

The Saturday 8:30am Health Bones & Balance Class is on summer break and will resume again in September. Lead by Rosie Heidkamp, this class is more vigourous than the Wednesday class and is geared towards active adults who are looking to maintain or improve their balance and strength.

For more information talk to Rosie


Please Donate good condition DVDs and Books to the Library

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altDonate Used DVDs & Books.
We may add them to our collection for others to borrow or place them in our ongoing book sale. Either way, your donation helps the library and your neighbors.

DVDs The Library DVD collection gets heavy use and it's hard to keep up with the demand for new and varied titles. If you have DVDs in good condition collecting dust on your shelves, please consider giving them an new active life at the library. 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.

Books Donations of recently published fiction and non fiction books (2014-2017) 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 in the Book Sale Carts in the lobby. Proceeds from those book sales help purchase new books and DVDs for the library collection.

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 the library shelves or our book sale. All others can go to the used book box at the WRATS. Please don't leave boxes of donations on the porch.

If you have any questions, please e-mail or call 978-544-3559. THANKS!!


Commonwealth Catalog

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Massachusetts residents with a library card can now check out resources from a state-wide network of libraries, including the UMass Amherst Libraries, and pick them up at their own local library, using the Commonwealth Catalog.

Explore Yoga

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altwith Shay Cooper
Most Fridays at 10:00 AM
Mixed Levels All Welcome!

$8-$10 per session, or barter

AA Meetings

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AA Open Meeting

Saturdays & Sundays
6-7 PM
Wendell Library Herrick Room

All Welcome

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Rosie Heidkamp, Director
Joy Brenneman, Asst. Librarian
PO Box 236
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Wendell MA 01379



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