Upcoming Events and News

July and August Programming at the Wendell Free Library

Stone Circle Free Concert Series: 6:30-7:30 P.M.

July 1: Doctora Xingora

Doctora Xingona's ancestors bloom in her/their voice. Their songs roar an otherworldly fire against oppression, exalt queer love and liberation, and create a gripping atmosphere for healing. See www.diana-alvarez.com.

July 8: The Can Collectors

The Can Collectors are a local 4 piece band with laid-back vibes and music for everyone. Carolyn Salls sings and plays guitar,Julie Johnson sings and plays the steel drum and percussion, Stevie Gea plays bass,and Timothy Britt plays the drums.

July 15: The Roots All Stars
July 22: Carrie Ferguson

We welcome back beloved local songstress Carrie Ferguson joined by the Grumpytime Club Band for a set of extremely joyous dance-able songs.

July 29: A Merry Band of Singers, followed by Francis on guitar.

The Merry Band of Singers are local friends and neighbors, led by Laura Doughty, singing a cappella music from the 14th and 16th centuries. Followed by Solo guitarist, Francis Doughty performing some of his own instrumentals, as well as music by Leo Kottke.


Sundays 10a.m. Herrick Rm. Free Yoga with Robyn Lily. Slow flow, meditative, all levels, all inclusive. There has been plenty of room to spread out at this event, so please don't be afraid to join in.

Mondays at 9AM July 4th, 11th and 25th (every Monday but the 18th) & Sunset/moonrise yoga on Weds July 13th at 7:30PM. It's a full moon! These will be balanced, all level, 60 minute classes to compliment the Summer season. Within each class we'll have opportunities to explore a more vigorous practice to meet your personal needs. We will explore traditional and modified yoga postures, combined with breathing techniques as well as some Ayurveda Yoga to compliment the season.

Summer Reading: "Read Beyond the Beaten Path"

Come by the library during open hours to sign up for our Summer Reading Program, pick up a swag bag and a reading log, and your first raffle ticket! This is open to all ages, so embrace your inner child and keep track of your reading. Set a goal and enter our raffle for prizes. Thank you so much to the generous sponsors who contributed: The New Salem General Store, Diemand Farm & the Orange Walmart.

Saturday July 23 @3 p.m.Friendship Bracelet Techniques with Jenny Coy (recommended for ages 5-12).

Friday July 29, 4-5 p.m. Stuffie camp-over with CNC.

Take a picture with your stuffie, do crafts, and tuck your stuffie in for a night of library camping adventures! Come back in the morning to pick up a goody bad and find out what your stuffie was up to. Email to register:

August 6 11-2. Indigo Vat Dyeing with Gail Callahan.

Gail will teach us the mysteries of creating an indigo vat! Bring some light colored natural fabric that has stains or imperfections and learn about indigo dying! All Ages.

Tuesday August 9 @7 p.m. Author book event & ice cream social with Richie Davis.

Richie will be presenting his book "Good Will & Ice Cream" a collection of local stories that he has published in the Greenfield Recorder over the years, and bringing ice cream to share.

Wednesday August 24th, 6-9 p.m. End of Summer (reading) campfire par-tay with DJ Funktavious.

Come dance the night away with the bubble machine, make marshmallow s'mores on the campfire and stay to watch the lazer light show! This is when we will announce the winners for our raffle prizes.

Saturday Skill Shares

Join us every Saturday at 10 a.m. for a fun activity led by a community member. Be sure to bring along your reading logs to check in for prizes and raffle tickets!

July 2- Design/ Decorate an adventure badge
July 9- All about bugs with Jenny Coy
July 16- Make Giant Bubbles with Molly Doody
July 23- Learn how to geo-cache with a Geographer
July 30-Making Cordage out of natural fibers
August 6- Shadow Puppetry
August 13- Examining Moths with Adam Kohl + color a pollinator bookmark
August 20- Botanical inks

Libby for audiobooks and e-books!

Do you currently use Overdrive for you e-book and audiobook needs? Great news! An updated app is available for you to continue borrowing books from your phone, tablet, kindle, etc. It's called Libby! With the Libby app, you can use your library card to create an account and check out e-books and audiobooks the same way you check out physical books from the library, without the hassle of driving, or remembering open hours. Please contact the library with questions about changing from Overdrive to Libby, or how to create an account with Libby for the first time! https://www.overdrive.com/apps/libby/

Wendell Flag Logo Products for Sale

Order Wendell Flag Logo Products from Silverscreen Designs.

Hoodies and other styles in both adult and children's sizes, as well as tote bags, can be ordered through their website. To avoid shipping charges, orders can be picked up at Silverscreen in Greenfield. Adult long sleeve t-shirts can also be purchased at the Wendell Country Store, or by calling Mez Ziemba (978) 544-3177. There isn't an option to purchase a Wendell flag for flying as yet, but that option should be available in the future.


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