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Wendell Library Closed

Dear Wendell,

Due to rapidly changing news and protocols concerning COVID-19, the Wendell Free Library is closed until further clarity is available about the situation. We will continue to watch the news and follow state and local recommendations to guide us on how best to protect library patrons, volunteers, and staff.

COVID-19 is a new virus with an unprecedented rate of infection. At this time there are no definitive answers on how long the virus lives on materials such as books and other items the library lends. Therefore, we are choosing to err on the side of caution in the interest of “acting now and acting together” to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Some resources continue to be available.

Internet Access in Library parking lot. No password is necessary. Please refrain from idling cars. Thanks.

Online links to Library resources. Borrow e-books, audiobooks and e-magazines on the OverDrive platform or on the OverDrive Libby app for iOS or Android. You will need your library card number and password. If you don’t know your password, call the library at 978-544-3559 and we can reset it for you. Click this link for access to Massachusetts statewide databases including newspapers, encyclopedias and research articles.

Library items already at home. Materials can still be returned via the library drop boxes. You can also keep them at home until regular library service resumes. No overdue fines will be charged.

Inter-library loans. C/W MARS has suspended the inter-library loan system. In a few days we will call patrons with items already here for them to arrange pickup.

Sign up for or renew a library card. An active library card is required to use some (not all) of the online resources. Call the Library for assistance at 978-544-3559. If you don’t reach us in person leave a brief message with your name and phone number.

As other services become available while we are closed we will provide updates on the Library website and on the Townsfolk list.

Be well,

Rosie
Rosie Heidkamp
Director
Wendell Free Library
978-544-3559

Up-cycle Tote Workshop

Saturday Feb 29 10am-1pm

With Lou Leelyn

Tote making 201 for experienced sewers Please preregister.

Voyagers, Visitors, and Home

Friday Feb 28 7pm

Presentation by Dale Monette, Quabbin Wildlife photographer based on his recently released book by the same title.

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.

SALES OF THESE ITEMS ARE A FUNDRAISER BY AND FOR THE FRIENDS OF THE WENDELL FREE LIBRARY.

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

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.

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