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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.


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.


Play Group


Sylvia's Awesome Play Group

Most Wednesdays 10:00 - 11:30 AM



A sand table, and lots of other activities!

Children newborn to five years old, with their guardians, are invited.

Adults enjoy socializing with each other just as much as the young ones do.

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

The playgroup is not held on school vacation days or school snow days.


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)


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...


Adult Watercolor Art Group

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Most Tuesdays, 6pm

The group is currently working from YouTube advanced beginner video lessons projected onto the library's large screen.
We provide paper and paint if needed. Some bushes and mixing trays are available but best to bring your own.

All are welcome!


The painting here is an example of the level of work we are learning, step-by-step.

Call Rosie at the Library for details (978) 544-3559.

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.


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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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



Brattleboro Museum and Art Center

Clark Art Museum

Historic Deerfield

Magic Wings Butterfly Museum

Mass MoCA

Massachusetts State Parks

Mystic Aquarium

Library Application Documents

Library Calendar

AA Open Meeting
Sat Mar 17 @06:00PM - 07:00PM
"The Time Machine (2002)"
Sat Mar 17 @07:30PM -
AA Open Meeting
Sun Mar 18 @06:00PM - 07:00PM
AA Open Meeting
Sat Mar 24 @06:00PM - 07:00PM
AA Open Meeting
Sun Mar 25 @06:00PM - 07:00PM
AA Open Meeting
Sat Mar 31 @06:00PM - 07:00PM
AA Open Meeting
Sun Apr 01 @06:00PM - 07:00PM
AA Open Meeting
Sat Apr 07 @06:00PM - 07:00PM
AA Open Meeting
Sun Apr 08 @06:00PM - 07:00PM
AA Open Meeting
Sat Apr 14 @06:00PM - 07:00PM
AA Open Meeting
Sun Apr 15 @06:00PM - 07:00PM

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