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Rug Hooking Exhibit

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Textile/fiber Art by Phyllis Lawrence

Featuring her hooked rugs

On display in the Herrick Room Gallery
through February 2019

All are invited to an opening reception and rug hooking demonstration on
Sunday, January 13th from 3-5pm.


Deep Community In A Salvadoran Mountain Village

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altphotos and talk by Diane Nassif

Thursday, Jan. 10


Petersham resident Diane Nassif presents details of her recent journey to a small mountain village in El Salvador. She considers the meaning of community and colonialism in today's world and the impact of the current U.S. immigration policies on Salvadorans.

Free Event

(Snow Date: Thursday, January 24th, 6pm)


Alabama Civil Rights Circuit

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Alabama Civil Rights March 1965


Photos and talk by Nina Keller

Friday, January 18


Contemporary retrospective on 1960s civil rights era Alabama, based on Nina's research and recent trip.


Upcoming Science Fiction / Horror Movie nights in 2019

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For the 2019 season the Science Fiction / Horror Movie series will follow two themes: The Science Fiction theme will be voyages and the Horror theme will be monsters. Both of these themes are well covered in literature and on screen (big and little). Traveling to new and interesting places is a common subject in Science Fiction, since the earliest Science Fiction literature. And monsters are common feature of Horror.


Understanding Racism - 3 part series

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White Like MeFacilitated by Dawn Lovegrove,
Faculty member, Holyoke Community College

Friday, January 25
Friday, February 1
Friday, February 8


Guided conversation & film

“White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son."


The film will be presented in segments over 3 evenings, followed by a tutorial/discussion led by Dawn.


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.)

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.

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Wed  10:00-7:00
Thu . 3:00-7:00
Sat.   9:30-3:30
Sun.  11:30-3:30

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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Library Calendar

Alabama Civil Rights Circuit
Fri Jan 18 @07:00PM -
AA Open Meeting
Sat Jan 19 @06:00PM - 07:00PM
Mostly Yoga
Sun Jan 20 @10:00AM -
AA Open Meeting
Sun Jan 20 @06:00PM - 07:00PM
Understanding Racism - 3 part series
Fri Jan 25 @07:00PM -
AA Open Meeting
Sat Jan 26 @06:00PM - 07:00PM
Mostly Yoga
Sun Jan 27 @10:00AM -
AA Open Meeting
Sun Jan 27 @06:00PM - 07:00PM
Understanding Racism - 3 part series
Fri Feb 01 @07:00PM -
AA Open Meeting
Sat Feb 02 @06:00PM - 07:00PM

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