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Babysitting Course

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Sundays, March 8th & 15th

 

 

1:00-3:30 PM, FREE!
 
By taking this course, you will develop the skills needed to become a caring, trustworthy, responsible, and competent babysitter. You will learn how to care for children, how to solve problems, how to keep childrensafe and happy, how to talk with parents and adults, how to make responsible decisions, and how to handle emergencies.

Babysitting I
Discuss what activities are appropriate for various ages, the Seven Principles of Discipline, and common behavioral issues. Also includes tips on how to entertain children and the business aspect of babysitting

Babysitting II Safety
Police and Fire Department officials will discuss phone etiquette, dealing with strangers, responding to fires, and other safety related issues.

Babysitting III First Aid
Practice basic first-aid. Covers minor injuries, choking, cuts, bruises, poisoning, and how to make a first aid kit.

Babysitting IV Nutrition
Learn what foods are appropriate and how to feed a newborn, infant, toddler or pre-schooler. Thinking “safety first,” you will discuss food preparation, servings, allergies, and how to make nutritious snacks.

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Get Started Downloading Digital Media

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Individual tutoring from instructor, Judy Hall

by appointment, Thursday afternoons in March

FREE

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).


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February Programs at the Library

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All programs are free, unless otherwise noted.
Date
Day Time Program
Feb 1 Sun
4:00 PM -
5:30 PM
Asperger/ASD Women's Support Group
Feb 3 Tue
7:00 PM
Danny Botkin's Winter Gardening 2.0
Slideshow/Talk/Q&A
Feb 4 Wed
6:00 PM -
8:00 PM
Adult Art Class (Watercolors)
Also meets 2/11
Feb 5 Thu
7:00 PM
Irish Language Class
with Jim Dunn
Also meets: 2/12, 2/19, 2/26
Feb 6 Fri 7:00 PM
Movie: Kumare: The True Story of a False Prophet
Inspiring, humorous story of a filmmaker-turned-guru.
Hosted by Shay Cooper & Donna Horn
Feb 12 Thu
3:30 PM -
4:30 PM
Getting Started with Downloadable eBooks and Audiobooks
Instructor: Judy Hall
Also meets 2/19; come to one or both.
Please preregister! (978) 544-3559
Feb 13 Fri
7:00 PM
Movie: 100 Foot Journey
Humorous war between French restaurant chef and her exotic Indian competition.
Feb 14 Sat
1:30 PM -
3:30 PM
Reception for Charlie Shaw, former Wendell resident and current Herrick Gallery art exhibitor
Feb 15 Sun
2:00 PM -
3:30 PM
Family Time
  • LEGOs for kids 7+ years old
  • STEM Program: Measuring Dinasaurs, presented by the Hitchcock Center, for kids 3-6 years old and a parent
New Date
March 26
Tue
6:30 PM -
8:00 PM
Embodying the New Brain: Neuroplasticity techniques and yoga exercises to retrain the brain.
Led by Sharon Washler & Shay Cooper
Feb 18 Wed 7:00 PM
* * School Vacation Week Family Show * *
Sciencetellers' Dragons & Dreams
Feb 20 Fri 7:00 PM
Climate Change Group
Future Technologies for Wendell
Feb 21 Sat 7:00 PM
SciFi Movie: Dark Shadows #699 Killdozer
Hosted by Robbie Heller
Feb 22 Sun
2:00 PM -
3:30 PM
Family Time
  • LEGOs for kids 7+ years old
  • STEM Program: Live Animals and Insects, presented by the Hitchcock Center, for kids 3-6 years old and a parent
Feb 23 Mon 7:00 PM
Getting Started in Backyard Poultry
Raising Egg and Meat Birds.
Presenters: Sharon Gensler & Pru Smith
Feb 24 Tue
6:00 PM -
8:30 PM
(5:30 dinner)
Parenting Workshop: Toilet Tips
Presented by CNC
Childcare provided
Feb 25 Wed 6:00 PM
Special Art Class
Paint Like Georgia O'Keeffe
with Artist Greg Miachek
$5 Preregistration Required
Feb 27 Fri 7:00 pm
Movie: The Judge
CANCELLED!
Different film to be announced
*Ongoing Weekly Programs
* Sun
10:00 AM -
11:15 AM
Mostly Yoga (Oct 2014 - May 2015)
$3 donation suggested.
*
Tue
& Fri
10:00 AM
Explore Yoga, with Shay Cooper
$8-$10/session, or barter
* Wed
10:00 AM -
11:30 AM

Pre-school Playgroup (offered year-round)

*
Sat
& Sun
6:00 PM

AA Open Meeting (offered year-round)

 

Wendell Post Archives

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Wendell Post. Photo by Ed Judice

Wendell Post Archives Link

There is now a direct link on the Wendell Free Library website to the Wendell Post Archives preserved in the UMass Library's Special Collections.

From 1977 through 2001, the Wendell Post was published by and for the residents of Wendell. With its distinctive local perspective, the Post covered not only local politics, people, and events, but also issues with national implications, including the anti-nuclear movement, environmental concerns, recycling, and peacework.

The Wendell Post collection contains nearly every issue of a community newspaper produced in a small, rural New England town. Most issues include reports on town meetings and elections, schools, and public works, but also the Post carried news of the stuff of daily life such as births and deaths, high school graduations, anniversaries, Old Home Day, profiles of town residents, town history, and the crime report.

The link is located on the Library's Online References tab, or you can click here: Wendell Post Archives.

 

Sunday FAMILY FUN TIME at the Library

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Science Activities for 3 to 6 year-olds

        LEGOs for 7 year-olds and older


Sun Feb 15

  • 2-3:30 LEGOs - Rosie
  • 2-3:00 STEAM - Measuring Dinosaurs presented by the Amherst Hitchcock Center

Wed Feb 18

  • 7:00 pm - SCIENCETELLERS - Dragons & Dreams (Fun & education for all ages)


Sun Feb 22

  • 2-3:30 LEGOs - Rosie
  • 2-3:00 STEAM - Live Animals & Insects, Presented by the Amherst Hitchcock Center

Sun March 22

  • 2-3:30 LEGOS - LEGO Lady assistant
  • 2-3:00 STEAM DUPLOS - Jean Daley

Sun March 29

  • 2-3:30 LEGOS - LEGO Lady assistant
  • 2-3:00 STEAM DUPLOS - Jean Daley

 

STEAM Rollin'

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altScience
Technology
Engineering
Art and
Math
For Preschool Children Ages 3 to 6
Public libraries in the SLEW towns (Shutesbury, Leverett, Erving, and Wendell), in collaboration with Community Network for Children,
invite preschool-aged children to a year-long exploration of STEAM topics.
Please join us for these free, interactive, hour-long programs.
STEAM Program Schedule
Jan 8 Thu 3:15 PM Leverett Library Let's Take a Closer Look: Magnifiers
Jan 14 Wed 3:00 PM Shutesbury Town Hall How Things Move: Exploring Simple Machines
Jan 18 Sun 2:00 PM Wendell Free Library Rescue: LEGO DUPLO with LEGO Lady
Jan 25 Sun 2:00 PM Wendell Free Library Playing with Shapes and Colors
Feb 5 Thu 3:15 PM Leverett Library The Kitchen Laboratory
Feb 7 Sat 11:00 AM Erving Public Library Transportation: LEGO DUPLO with LEGO Lady
Feb 11 Wed 3:00 PM Shutesbury Town Hall Squirrels and Their Adaptation
Feb 15 Sun 2:00 PM Wendell Free Library Measuring Dinosaurs
Feb 18 Wed 7:00 PM Wendell Free Library Sciencetellers: Dragons and Dreams
Feb 22 Sun 2:00 PM Wendell Free Library Live Animals and Insects
Mar 5 Thu 3:15 PM Leverett Library Machines/Mechanisms: LEGO DUPLO with LEGO Lady
Mar 7 Sat 11:00 AM Erving Public Library Machines/Mechanisms: LEGO DUPLO with LEGO Lady
Mar 18 Wed 3:00 PM Shutesbury Town Hall Light and Dark: Explorations of Light and Shadows
Mar 22 Sun 2:00 PM Wendell Free Library ABC/123 Trains: LEGO DUPLO with LEGO Lady
Mar 29 Sun 2:00 PM Wendell Free Library Transportation: LEGO DUPLO with LEGO Lady
This program is federally funded with LSTA funds through the Mass. Board of Library Commissioners.
 

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

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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, as well as psychocalisthenics*.

Teachers include: "Apollo" Compagnone, Shay Cooper, Janice Doubleday, Donna Horn, Dona O'Dou, Sam Scherer, ChristineTexiera.

 


Sundays, October 12, 2014 - May 24, 2015

except Easter Sunday and Mother's Day

10:00-11:15 AM

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

STUDENTS OF ALL LEVELS ARE WELCOME.

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LIBRARY HOURS:

(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
DIRECTIONS: Google Map

MUSEUM & PARK PASSES: (FAQ)

Brattleboro Museum and Art Center

Magic Wings Butterfly Museum

Mass MoCA

Massachusetts State Parks

Mystic Aquarium

 


Library Application Documents

Library Calendar

Mostly Yoga
Sun Mar 01 @10:00AM - 11:15AM
Getting Started Downloading e-Books and Audiobooks
Thu Mar 05
Mostly Yoga
Sun Mar 08 @10:00AM - 11:15AM
Babysitting Course
Sun Mar 08 @01:00PM - 03:30PM
Getting Started Downloading e-Books and Audiobooks
Thu Mar 12
Mostly Yoga
Sun Mar 15 @10:00AM - 11:15AM
Babysitting Course
Sun Mar 15 @01:00PM - 03:30PM
Getting Started Downloading e-Books and Audiobooks
Thu Mar 19
Sunday Family Fun Time
Sun Mar 22
Mostly Yoga
Sun Mar 22 @10:00AM - 11:15AM

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