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"The Thing"

Saturday, November 30th, 2019 7:30PM

The ThingA US research station, Antarctica, early-winter 1982. The base is suddenly buzzed by a helicopter from the nearby Norwegian research station. They are trying to kill a dog that has escaped from their base. After the destruction of the Norwegian chopper the members of the US team fly to the Norwegian base, only to discover them all dead or missing. They do find the remains of a strange creature the Norwegians burned. The Americans take it to their base and deduce that it is an alien life form. After a while it is apparent that the alien can take over and assimilate into other life forms, including humans, and can spread like a virus. This means that anyone at the base could be inhabited by The Thing, and tensions escalate.

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

 

Upcoming Science Fiction / Horror Movie nights in 2019

For the 2019 season the Science Fiction / Horror Movie series will follow two themes: The Science Fiction theme will be voyages and the Horror theme will be monsters. Both of these themes are well covered in literature and on screen (big and little). Traveling to new and interesting places is a common subject in Science Fiction, since the earliest Science Fiction literature. And monsters are common feature of Horror.

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