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Summer Hours

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Did you enjoy the expanded hours at the Library this winter? Starting last September, the Library was open on Thursdays from 3:00 to 7:00 PM. Those extra hours were brought to you by donations to the Friends of the Library!!!
Now that Spring is here, the hours will change as follows:
  • The last Sunday the Library will be open this spring is April 26th.
  • The last Thursday the Library will be open will be June 18th.
Then we'll be back to regular Summer hours:
  • Tuesday 12:00 to 6:00
  • Wednesday 10:00 to 8:00
  • Thursday 3-7pm (until June 18th)
  • Saturday 9:30 to 3:30 
See you at the Library!

You Can Help

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Donate Used DVDs and 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


Tai Chi with Pete Chamberlain

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Seven Week Series
April 15 to May 27
Wednesdays 10:00 - 11:15 AM


In this initial series, 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."

Photography Exhibit

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Reflections: Photographs by Tom Wyatt
May 6 through June 30
Artist's Reception Wed. May 20, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

The Wendell Free Library is pleased to present twelve digital photographs on aluminum panels by Tom Wyatt of Warwick for its May-June Exhibition. The pieces range from a clearly recognizable photograph of lilies in a pond to dancing abstractions of swirling colors, shapes, and lines. Walking outside with camera in hand Mr. Wyatt photographs details that capture his imagination, then with minimal manipulation, cropping and slight enhancement of color and contrast, presents these experiences to the public as gorgeous works.

Tom will talk about his work at 6:00 PM, on the evening of his reception.


Adult Watercolor Painting Class

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6:00 - 8:00 PM

Working from beginner-level streaming YouTube videos, the class is having great success (and great fun).

All Welcome!

altThe paintings shown here are examples of the level of work we area currently learning, step-by-step. We stop the video lessons as needed, so that participants have a chance to carry out the steps.
Please bring your own paint brushes and mixing tray if you have them. We have paints and some paper.

Call Rosie at the Library for details (978) 544-3559.

Get Started Downloading Digital Media

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Individual tutoring from instructor Judy Hall

by appointment, Thursday afternoons through May


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).


Herrick Gallery Announcement

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Exhibit your art in the
Marion Herrick Room Gallery
at the Wendell Free Library


Shows run for two months.
Sale of artwork is permissible.

Easy application process

Click here to download an application.

Call Rosie Heidkamp at the Wendell Free Library for details.

(978) 544-3559


Playgroup with Sylvia

Sylvia's awesome playgroup

is held most Wednesdays

10:00 - 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.
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


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Library Calendar

Mostly Yoga
Sun May 17 @10:00AM - 11:15AM
Tom Wyatt Artist's Reception
Wed May 20 @06:00PM - 08:00PM
Adult Art Class
Wed May 20 @06:00PM - 08:00PM
Irish Language Class
Thu May 21 @07:00PM - 08:30PM
Mostly Yoga
Sun May 24 @10:00AM - 11:15AM
Adult Art Class
Wed May 27 @06:00PM - 08:00PM
Irish Language Class
Thu May 28 @07:00PM - 08:30PM
Irish Language Class
Thu Jun 04 @07:00PM - 08:30PM
Irish Language Class
Thu Jun 11 @07:00PM - 08:30PM
Irish Language Class
Thu Jun 18 @07:00PM - 08:30PM

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