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History Talk, December 2 at 7pm

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New England Stone Walls

a history, traditions and techniques talk by Kevin Gardner

Friday, December 2nd

For more than forty years Kevin has been a stone wall builder in a family business known for its traditional New England stonework and historic restoration.

He is also the author of The Granite Kiss: Traditions and Techniques of Building New England Stone Walls.

Kevin's talk looks at how New England came to acquire its thousands of miles of stone walls, how they were built, how their styles emerged & changed and also their significance to the famous New England landscape. Depending on audience interest, he may also talk about the differences in approach between historical and contemporary wall-builders, restoration tips, and techniques.


Fitness Series begins Dec 5th

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altBasic Strength Training
with Kimberly Sobieski

4 Session Series

Thursday Mornings in December

Working with Therabands and small balls, Wendell's own fitness trainer Kimberly Sobieski will teach participants a beginner fitness routine that can be continued at home.

Students are responsible for their own physical safety at these sessions and should particpate at the level that is safe for their needs.

***Sign up required***

A donation of $3-6 per session is requested. Therabands will be available for purchase at the first session.

Art Exhibit through January 2, 2017

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Jack Sikes: Paintings from the Road
an exhibition of six oil paintings
in the Herrick Gallery at the Wendell Free Library
Image: Hurry Up and Wait� 30” x 40” oil on canvas by Jack Sikes.
Courtesy of the artist.

Jack Sikes has the heart of a ramblin’ man. Born in Girdwood Alaska, he hit the road at age 17 hitchhiking along the Alcan Alaskan Highway 4000 miles to Sacramento, California. In 1965 he enlisted the Navy and for the next 4 years traveled to 80 different ports, and circumnavigated the globe; a feat which earned him admission into the Order of Magellan. In his off duty wandering while stationed in Newport, RI, he discovered the Worcester Art Museum and eventually became a student there. Jack notes one of his instructors, the late artist Leon Hovsepian, as a great influence and someone who taught him so much about the many techniques involved in making an oil painting. After the Navy and Art School, Jack joined the U.S. Merchant Marines and sailed up and down the East Coast delivering home heating oil for the Boston Fuel Transportation Co.

Currently very much rooted in Central Massachusetts he still travels along the byroads of New England observing the scenes of everyday life. What some passersby barely manage to glimpse, Jack takes as a jumping off point for his soulful renderings of bus stops, a garage open late, a factory roof or just the road itself.



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.

Teachers include: Christine Texiera, Donna Horn, Elizabeth Witham,  Janice Doubleday, hay Cooper, Shay Cooper, Sam Scherer, and Wendy Sager.

                                                                                    Sundays, October 23, 2016 - May 28, 2017
except Sunday Dec 25th  and Sunday Jan 1st, 2017

10:00-11:15 AM

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



Library Schedule

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New Library Hours: October to May

Mon. 12-5 (Internet only)
Tues. 12-7
Wed. 10-7
Thurs. 3-7
Sat. 9:30-3:30
Sun 11:30-3:30

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.

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.


AA Meetings

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AA Open Meeting

Saturdays & Sundays
6-7 PM
Wendell Library Herrick Room

All Welcome

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Oct through May

Mon 12:00-5:00 Internet only
Tue  12:00-7:00
Wed 10:00-7:00
Thu   3:00-7:00
Sat    9:30-3:30
Sun  11:30-3:30

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



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Library Calendar

AA Open Meeting
Sun Dec 04 @06:00PM - 07:00PM
Strength Training
Mon Dec 05 @10:30AM -
AA Open Meeting
Sat Dec 10 @06:00PM - 07:00PM
AA Open Meeting
Sun Dec 11 @06:00PM - 07:00PM
AA Open Meeting
Sat Dec 17 @06:00PM - 07:00PM
AA Open Meeting
Sun Dec 18 @06:00PM - 07:00PM
AA Open Meeting
Sat Dec 24 @06:00PM - 07:00PM
AA Open Meeting
Sun Dec 25 @06:00PM - 07:00PM
AA Open Meeting
Sat Dec 31 @06:00PM - 07:00PM
AA Open Meeting
Sun Jan 01 @06:00PM - 07:00PM

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