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Very Special Raffle

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“Fishing Party” painting by Bob Ellis

Currently on view at the Library
Dimensions: 28”x22” including frame.

$2 each or 6 for $10
available at the Wendell Library

Drawing to be held at the Wendell Full Moon Coffeehouse
Saturday, April 22

All proceeds to benefit the Wendell Free Library

Thanks to Joe Ellis, Bob's brother, who proposed the raffle and generously donated the painting. Joe will be at the Full Moon Coffeehouse to share a story or two about Bob, and to pull the winning ticket.

Photography Exhibit

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After the Fair:
Photographs by Jessica Star

March 3 to April 30.

Nine beautiful prints all made from photographs taken at night at the Greenfield County Fair fill the gallery with elegant works.
Everyone is invited to the artist’s reception
in the Herrick Room, Saturday, March 11, from 3:00 to 5:00 PM.

Mindful Moves

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Thursdays March 9th, 16th, 23th, 30th
 9:30-10:45 am

Wendell Town Hall

$15-20 sliding scale for the series, if you can



Emily Hodos, educator and owner of Tendrilkinetics, gave a talk at the Wendell Library in January on the latest discoveries in brain science and what activities help keep the brain growing as we age. Emily has agreed to return to lead a series of four classes in which participants learn and practice EXERCISES AND GAMES that enhance brain fitness. Some of the activities participants will do on their own. Other activities are done in small groups and involve tossing & catching balls and bean bags in patterns designed to stimulate and engage certain areas of the brain. My guess is that we'll all feel a bit foolish and klutzy at first but still have a lot of fun and laughs as we learn. Best to be able to commit to all four sessions as the knowledge and practice is cumulative.

Bring a yoga mat, if you have one.

Registration required. Limited to 20 participants.

There are only six spots remaining in the class so if you are interested please contact the library ASAP.

  • email,
  • call  978-544-3559
  • or sign up in person at the Library.

Sponsored by the Wendell Library



Science Fiction and Horror Movie series for 2017

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Coming in 2017: Werewolves and Martians!

For the 2017 season the Science Fiction / Horror Movie series will follow two themes: The Science Fiction theme will be the planet Mars and the Horror theme will be werewolves. Both of these themes are well covered in literature and on screen (big and little). The "red" planet has fascinated authors, especially with regards to the question of whether there is life on Mars. Early authors had fanciful notions of intelligent life and more modern writers has speculated about the more likely possibility of microbial life on Mars. Other authors have speculated about colonizing Mars. The six movies and one TV miniseries covers the whole range of this speculation. On the other hand, the full Moon has fascinated humanity since the stone age and amongst the things that go bump in the night, there is the relationship between humans and wolves and the idea that some humans are sometimes wolves and some wolves walk amongst us as fellow humans...


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.

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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 Mar 26 @06:00PM - 07:00PM
Neurofitness for Adults
Thu Mar 30 @09:30AM - 10:45AM
AA Open Meeting
Sat Apr 01 @06:00PM - 07:00PM
AA Open Meeting
Sun Apr 02 @06:00PM - 07:00PM
AA Open Meeting
Sat Apr 08 @06:00PM - 07:00PM
AA Open Meeting
Sun Apr 09 @06:00PM - 07:00PM
AA Open Meeting
Sat Apr 15 @06:00PM - 07:00PM
AA Open Meeting
Sun Apr 16 @06:00PM - 07:00PM
Special Raffle! Bob Ellis Painting
Sat Apr 22 @08:00AM -
AA Open Meeting
Sat Apr 22 @06:00PM - 07:00PM

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