Upcoming Events and News

Upcoming Science Fiction / Horror Movie nights in 2020

For the 2020 season the Science Fiction / Horror Movie series will follow two themes: The Science Fiction theme will be robot related and the Horror theme will be haunted houses. Both of these themes are well covered in literature and on screen (big and little). Robots have been a Science Fiction staple since the early 20th century. And haunted houses are a favorite horror theme.

Forbidden PlanetA starship crew goes to investigate the silence of a planet's colony only to find two survivors and a deadly secret that one of them has. This movie features one of the most well known movie robots, Robbie the robot.
Forbidden Planet Staring: Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen
Rated: G
Saturday January 18, at 7:30pm

Wendell Flag Logo Products for Sale

Order Wendell Flag Logo Products

online: Silverscreen Designs *CLICK HERE*

 

Hoodies and other styles in both adult and children's sizes,

as well as tote bags, can be ordered through the website.

To avoid shipping charges, orders can be picked up at Silverscreen in Greenfield.

Online orders by Dec. 11th will arrive in time for the holidays.

 

Adult long-sleeve t-shirts can also be purchased at the Wendell Country Store,

or by calling Mez Ziemba (978) 544-3177.

 

As yet, there isn't an option to purchase a Wendell flag for flying,

but that option should be available in the future.

 

SALES OF THESE ITEMS ARE A FUNDRAISER  BY AND FOR

THE FRIENDS OF THE WENDELL FREE LIBRARY.

 

 

Art Exhibit Nov. 6 - Dec. 31, 2019 : Altered books and collage by Trish Crapo

Artist's Statement


This exhibit brings together many curious works I’ve never shown, or haven’t shown for a long time. Altering books or making collage have long been activities I did mostly for myself. Both kinds of work open up space in which I can experiment and play. Altering books frees me to deconstruct and reconstruct meaning, and to posit new relationships between books and readers. People sometimes ask if altering isn’t disrespectful to books but I disagree! Altering gives books new lives, rescuing them from mouldering in used book stores or on 99¢ library sale racks, or being stranded on the same person’s bookshelf for decades, unread. Collage allows me to recreate the world from broken bits and disparate scraps, a welcome super-power in troubling times.

Daily Exercise Classes

 

Toward A Community Culture of Fitness

 

 at the Wendell Free Library

 

 

 
 

 

Monday Tai Chi with Henry Giddes

 

     Intro event “Why Tai Chi?”

            7pm  Monday Oct. 21st Free
           Tai Chi demo, talk, video presentation and Q&A.
           Meet instructor and decide of you want to give Tai Chi a try.

     Beginners Series 1 (5 sessions)

             4pm  Monday Oct. 28th- Nov 25. Free.
             Classes will continue if there is enough interest.

 

Tuesday Strength Training with Kathy Sward. 

             September-May.   Registration Required!
             Each session followed by (optional) half hour round trip walk from Library.

                   9am          Advanced. $3.00/session

                 10:15am    Intermediate. $3.00/session

                 11:30am    Beginners. Free

 

 

Wednesday Gentle Strength Training with Marianne Vinal.

              10am  September -July.  Free  
              Followed by tea for those who want to stay. Drop-in class.

 

Thursday Beyond Barre (stretching & strength routine) with Melinda Nutter.  

        Intro Session “Why Beyond Barre?”

         10am Thursday Oct. 31. Free  Beyond Barre demo, talk, exercises, Q&A.
          Meet the instructor and decide if you want to give Beyond Barre a try. 

        Beginners Series 1 (3 sessions) 

             10am Thursdays Nov. 7, 14, 21. 10am Free  
             Classes will continue if there is enough interest.
              Each session followed by (optional) half hour round trip walk from Library.
 

          

Friday Yoga with Shay Cooper

                  10am  $8-$10.00  October - June
                  Intermediate level class. Contact directly if interested.
 

Saturday Chi Gong with Michelle Cunningham

          Intro Session “Why Chi Gong?”

                10am Saturday Jan. 1st Free  Demo, talk, exercises, Q&A
                 Meet the instructor  and decide if you want to give Chi Gong a try. 

           Beginners Series 1 (5 sessions)

                   10am Saturday Jan. 11th- Feb 8th.  Free
                   Classes will continue if there is enough interest.
 

Sunday Yoga

             10am  $3.00. November- April
               Advanced Beginner.
               Taught by a different trained instructor each month. Drop in class. 

 

 


 
 Most of these programs are brought to you
with federal funds
provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services
and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
 
Additional funding provided by
the Friends of the Wendell Free Library and the Wendell Council on Aging.

Menu & Catalog Changes

Today there are changes to the card catalog link and library menu structure.

You can now enter words to search the catalog by directly on the library web pages (upper left in the menu bar).  There is no button; hit return and the CW Mars website will deliver your results in a new window.  This should speed the process, with one less page to load, especially for those on slow connections.  This card catalog search box is now also in the menu structure for the entire town of Wendell website so you don't even need to open the library page to get card catalog results. 

There is a separate link for kids catalog that now has the same treatment.  It will be in a new "kids" menu.

I've started a complete re-design of the library menu structure. 

Summary of changes:
- New "Research" section including online databases and other catalogs.
- Kids section
- Museum Passes in "Resources"
- Digital Media menu moved into "Resources"
- New "About" section containing info about the library as an organization

The link to the Wendell Library page has been removed from the library menu, however you can still get back to the library home page by clicking "Wendell Free Library" at the top of every library page.  (This "Wendell Free Library" title has yet to be styled).  The town of Wendell menu link is dropped and replaced by a "Wendell A-Z" drop down menu.  In the meantime, clicking the "Wendell" logo at top left will get you back to the main Wendell website.   

 

2-Level Strength Training classes

Tuesdays
Intermediate - 9:00 am
Beginner - 10:15 am
 

 

alt
with Kathy Sward
former Director of Lifestyle Medicine,
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

 

 

$4.00/class
Must pre-register!
(978) 544-3559

 

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