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Mostly Yoga

altSunday Morning Yoga

Please arrive a few minutes early to settle in.


Instructor teaches for the entire month. A variety of yoga styles are taught.



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



  • October 9am Rebecca Rice
  • November 10am Jackie Howard (and 1st Sun in Dec)
  • December 10am Sasha Rivera
  • January 10am Christine Texiera
  • February 10am Donna Horn
  • March 10am Janice Doubleday
  • April 9am Shay Cooper
  • May 9am Kathy Sward
  • Participate at a level that is safe for your own physical condition. Let the teacher know before class, if possible, of any recent injuries or surgeries. You are responsible for your own safety!
  • While some students attend regularly, classes are designed to work on a drop-in basis.
  • Please do not wear scents or perfumes.
  • Sessions start promptly, and last for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Please arrive 5 - 10 minutes before start time to settle in.
  • Bring a yoga mat, if you have one. (Mats are also available to borrow.)

Fall 2018 Art Show

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Bob Ellis Art Show Poster

This exhibition provides a rare opportunity to purchase Bob Ellis's work at a public sale. We encourage all those who are interested in the potential purchase of a painting to view the exhibit before the reception and to read the full details below. And we encourage you to stop in and enjoy the exhibit over the next two months, whether or not you intend to purchase a painting.

Fourteen of the paintings were originally owned by Wendell residents and conservationists Ina and Mason Phelps, and subsequently by Mass Audubon, who then generously donated them to the Wendell Free Library. The fifteenth painting was donated by former Wendell resident & author of A Wendell History, Pam Richardson and her husband Peter Gallant.

All but two of the paintings will be offered for sale beginning at the reception this Saturday at the Wendell Library. If you have your heart set on a particular painting and are unable to attend the reception, please send a representative. In the event that more than one person is interested in the same painting names will be drawn for that painting shortly after the beginning of the reception. All paintings sold during the reception must be paid for in full at the reception. The Sale will continue through the end of the October. The Library limits each household to the purchase of one painting until shortly before the end of the exhibition when the sale may be reopened for second purchases.

Video: Remembering Bob


2018 Holiday Craft Fair

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Wendell Holiday Craft Fair

at the Town Hall


Friday, November 30, 4:30-8:30


Saturday, December 1, 10:00-4:00



Applications for craftspeople, artists, and producers are at the library.


Museum & Park Passes

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

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


Get Started Downloading Digital Media

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Individual tutoring from instructor Judy Hall

by appointment, Thursday afternoons


There is a world of free eBooks and audiobooks available from the CWMARS library system that can be downloaded to your smart phone, iPod, Kindle, tablet, or computer. I have been enjoying listening to audiobooks on my phone and I can help you get started on your device.

No experience necessary. We will work together to get you up and running with OverDrive (the CWMARS system/application for online downloading).

Click "Read More" below for details.


Free Healthy Bones & Balance Class

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Wednesdays 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 geared to older residents, and those with more limited mobility or health issues.
Hand weights provided. Exercises are done sitting or standing. Class is drop-in. Wear comfortable clothes. No previous weight training experience required. Please arrive 5 to 10 minutes early.


Saturdays 8:30AM
Led 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!!


AA Meetings

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AA Open Meeting

Saturdays & Sundays
6-7 PM
Wendell Library Herrick Room

All Welcome

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Tue 12:00-7:00
Wed 10:00-7:00
Thu. 3:00-7:00
Sat 9:30-3:30

(Sunday hours begin again in October)


Internet Access


Mon 12:00-5:00

* Herrick Room only * open for quiet Internet use.

(Staffed by volunteers. Occassionally if no volunteer is available, room remains closed.)


PHONE: (978) 544-3559
Rosie Heidkamp, Director
Joy Brenneman, Asst. Librarian
PO Box 236
7 Wendell Depot Road
Wendell MA 01379


Brattleboro Museum and Art Center

Clark Art Museum

Magic Wings Butterfly Museum

Mass MoCA

Massachusetts State Parks

Mystic Aquarium

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AA Open Meeting
Sat Oct 20 @06:00PM - 07:00PM
Mostly Yoga
Sun Oct 21 @09:00AM -
AA Open Meeting
Sun Oct 21 @06:00PM - 07:00PM
AA Open Meeting
Sat Oct 27 @06:00PM - 07:00PM
Mostly Yoga
Sun Oct 28 @09:00AM -
AA Open Meeting
Sun Oct 28 @06:00PM - 07:00PM
AA Open Meeting
Sat Nov 03 @06:00PM - 07:00PM
Mostly Yoga
Sun Nov 04 @10:00AM -
AA Open Meeting
Sun Nov 04 @06:00PM - 07:00PM
AA Open Meeting
Sat Nov 10 @06:00PM - 07:00PM

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