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Community Reading -- The Taking

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Please Join us for a community read of the novel

The Taking: Before They Flooded the Quabbin

a novel by Wendell author Helen R. Haddad
Talk and discussion with the author Thursday, October 16th, 7:00 PM

Part local history, part homesteader "how to," with many relevant issues for today.

Books available for loan or for purchase at the Wendell Free Library now!



Fall 2014 Library Offerings

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All programs are FREE unless otherwise noted.


Ongoing Weekly Programs


Wednesdays 10-11 AM
Pre-School Playgroup with Sylvia Wetherby (offered year-round)


Saturdays & Sundays 6-7 PM
AA Open Meeting 6pm (offered year-round)
Sundays 10-11:15 AM
Mostly Yoga (Begins Oct 12- May 2015)
($3 donation suggested)


October Programs

Wed. Oct. 1 & 8   Adult Art Class with Joanne McDonough (Ceramic Birdhouses) 6-8 PM
Sat. Oct. 4   Preschool Science with Sylvia Wetherby (Magnifying Magic for ages 3-6) 11-noon
Mon. Oct 6   Neuroplasticity Book Group facilitated by Sharon Wachsler 6-8 PM
Thu. Oct 9   Charles Eisenstein Book Group 7 PM
Sat. Oct 11   Tibet: a Journey in Images & Story with Teri Nash 7 PM
Wed. Oct 15 & 22   Adult Art Class with Heather Willey (Multi-Media Painting) 6-8 PM
Thu. Oct 16   Book Discussion: The Taking: Before They Flooded the Quabbin with Helen Haddad
Sat. Oct. 18   Gallery Reception for Blackstone Studio Printers 1:30-3:30 PM
Thu. Oct 23   Irish Language Class with Jim Dunn (6 consecutive Thursdays) 7 PM
Fri. Oct 24   Food & Farming in Wendell: Rebuilding a History with Kathy Stanton 7 PM
Sat. Oct 25   Sci Fi Movie, The Ghost, hosted by Robbie Heller 7 PM

November Highlights

Sat. Nov 1   Preschool Science with Sylvia Wetherby (Magnet Madness for ages 3-6) 11-noon
Fri. Nov. 7   Book Discussion: This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein led by Climate Change Group
Date TBA   Vietnam Peace Village Project talk and powerpoint presentation by Pat Hynes
Sat. Nov 15    Dining Room Chair Upholstery Workshop. (Limited to 8 participants. Must pre-register.)

Expanded Library Hours

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Thursday and Sunday Hours Added to Library Schedule

(These hours will run through the end of June 2015.)

Hours September 2014 - June 2015


Mondays         Noon          to     5:00 PM (Internet access only)

Tuesdays        Noon          to     6:00 PM

Wednesdays  10:00 AM    to    8:00 PM

Thursdays        3:00 PM     to   7:00 PM

Saturdays         9:30 AM    to   3:30 PM

Sundays          Noon         to    4:00 PM


Thanks to the Friends of the Library for funding theThursday hours!


AA Meetings

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AA Logo Button AA Open Meeting

Saturdays & Sundays
6-7 PM
Wendell Library Herrick Room

All Welcome


Playgroup with Sylvia

Sylvia's awesome playgroup is held most Wednesdays 10 - 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.

The program is co-sponsored by Union #28 Community Partnership for Children and the Wendell Free Library.

Please note: the playgroup is not held on school vacation days or school snow days.


Museum & Park Passes at the Library


Take advantage of the 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.

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 - Free parking at any Massachusetts State Park including Lake Wyola and Laurel Lake. (2 passes available)

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



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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.


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(until June 2015)

Mon 12:00-5:00 Internet only
Tue  12:00-6:00
Wed 10:00-8:00

Thu    3:00-7:00

Sat     9:30-3:30
Sun  12:00-4:00

PHONE: (978) 544-3559
LIBRARIANS: Rosie Heidkamp, Director
Joy Brenneman, Asst. Librarian
ADDRESS: P.O. Box 236
7 Wendell Depot Rd.
Wendell, MA 01379


Brattleboro Museum and Art Center

Magic Wings Butterfly Museum

Mass MoCA

Massachusetts State Parks

Mystic Aquarium


Library Application Documents

Library Calendar

Adult Art: Ceramic Bird Houses
Wed Oct 01 @06:00PM - 08:00PM
Preschool Science: Magnifying Magic
Sat Oct 04 @11:00AM - 12:00PM
AA Meeting
Sat Oct 04 @06:00PM - 07:00PM
AA Meeting
Sun Oct 05 @06:00PM - 07:00PM
Neuroplasticity Book Group
Mon Oct 06 @06:00PM - 08:00PM
Adult Art: Ceramic Bird Houses
Wed Oct 08 @06:00PM - 08:00PM
AA Meeting
Sat Oct 11 @06:00PM - 07:00PM
AA Meeting
Sun Oct 12 @06:00PM - 07:00PM
The Taking: Talk and Discussion with Helen Haddad
Thu Oct 16 @07:00PM -
AA Meeting
Sat Oct 18 @06:00PM - 07:00PM

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