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LEGO holiday tradition returns to WFL

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter In the late afternoon, it’s rare for the Wellesley Free Library’s children’s librarians to have an idle moment. Children buzz around the library, pulling out books from the shelves and flipping through the pages, meeting with friends to collaborate on homework, and eagerly rushing to the circulation desk to...
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Better (gingerbread) homes and gardens

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Although it’s one of the most festive crafts to be done in December, gingerbread house decorating usually ends in a mess of sprinkles, half-eaten candy, and sticky frosting all over the place. Luckily, the Wellesley Free Library doesn’t shy away from a craft just because of the mess that may...
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Artist Nydam exhibiting in Wellesley

Anne E.G. Nydam, Needham artist and author, has an exhibition of relief block prints on display at the Wellesley Library main branch lobby gallery for the month of December. The show, “Around the World,” features 25 block prints inspired by locations in eight countries and ten states. Buildings, plants and animals, landscapes, and images of small...
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Broadmoor’s Marzolf lectures on winter wildlife

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent Winter is coming, and with it comes a host of changes. Shorter daylight hours lead to long winter nights, temperatures drop, snow blankets the region, and once lush and vibrant green spaces turn brown and wither. How does the local wildlife survives such harsh conditions? Curious residents filled the Wakelin Room...
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Library throws a bone to practicing readers

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter The idea is simple, but it’s one that makes a lasting impact on children and their journey to become fluent readers. To promote a comfortable atmosphere where it’s okay to make mistakes while reading, on one morning a month, the Wellesley Free Library hosts two therapy dogs for children...
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Library playgroup creates autumn art

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter As they gazed outside of the windows, the fantastic colors of fall popped against the steady traffic zooming by. The crafts at hand were brought back to the children’s attention as their caregivers helped them to create an autumn wreath and leaf rubbings. Every other week, Communities United, Inc. welcomes...
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Tanaka to give ikebana demonstration

Tomoko Tanaka, photoThe Wellesley Garden Study Group, jointly with the Wellesley Garden Club, will host an ikebana demonstration with Tomoko Tanaka. The event will take place on Wednesday, November 15, at the Wellesley Free Library, 530 Washington Street, Wellesley. Coffee will begin at 9:30 a.m. followed...
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Hills branch library hosting tea time

On Saturday, December 2, the Wellesley Free Library Hills branch will be transformed into a magical winter wonderland with a tropical twist. Guests can choose from one of two tea times at 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. Delight in tea sandwiches and treats, create a unique holiday craft, spend time with a favorite character, and support...
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Wellesley’s veterans share service experiences

By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly correspondent Last week in the Wakelin Room of the Wellesley Free Library, a panel of local veterans convened to share their experiences during their years of service and to discuss their transitions back to civilian life. As part of the Wellesley Reads Together 2017 Program, which this year chose the book “Civilianized:...
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John MacDonald to give WSA demonstration

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On Sunday, November 5, the Wellesley Society of Artists, Inc. (WSA), along with the Wellesley Free Library, will host an artist demonstration with renowned landscape oil painter John MacDonald at the Wakelin room at the Wellesley Free Library from 1:00-4:00 p.m. The afternoon, which is free and open to the public, will begin...
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Brooks Mathewson to address garden clubs

The Wellesley Garden Study Group, jointly with the Wellesley Hills Garden Club, will host an illustrated garden program, “Images and Insights from a Vegetable Garden,” presented by Brooks Mathewson. The event will take place on Thursday October 19, at the Wellesley Free Library, 530 Washington Street, Wellesley. Coffee will begin at 9:30 a.m. followed by...
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Library collection showcases beauty of rocks

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Each month, the Wellesley Free Library will display a different collection in the exhibit cases leading into the Children’s Library. Oftentimes they are filled with vibrant and colorful pieces of art from the local schools, and sometimes they were exhibits curated by the librarians to spread information about the...
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Garden Study Group to present ‘Birdscaping’

The Wellesley Garden Study Group will host an illustrated garden program, “Birdscaping: Home Sweet Habitat,” presented by Jana Milbocker and Joan Butler. The event will take place on Wednesday, September 27, at the Wellesley Free Library on 530 Washington Street. Members of the community are invited to join the Garden Study Group for coffee at...
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Youths sing and swing at library

By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Story time, playing instruments, and dancing are some of the most enriching activities for children. They are activities that can be done nearly anywhere at just about any time with practically anybody. While the combinations of what, where, when and with whom are endless, preschool-aged children found themselves listening to stories,...
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WSA sponsoring Sally Meding demonstration

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Sally Meding will share her creative process in a painting demonstration entitled “Realism through Abstraction.” This event is being sponsored by the Wellesley Society of Artists, Inc. (WSA) and will take place at the Wellesley Free Library, 530 Washington Street, on Wednesday, September 27. A reception and WSA Fall show awards presentation will...
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Traveling planetarium comes to Wellesley

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter The Wellesley Free Library invited guests to gaze at the night sky inside the library’s Wakelin Room on Tuesday, August 22, just before sunset. That may sound a bit strange, as the only star visible before nighttime falls is the sun, and because the library visitors were indoors in...
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Kaleidoscopic foliage ‘leaves’ library patrons smiling

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By Mary Kate Nolan Hometown Weekly Intern In the lobby of the Wellesley Free Library, artist Kira Seamon studied her work at a distance, clothed in nature as if she were emerging from the Garden of Eden. Flowers adorned her white-blonde curls and her breezy shawl floated behind her with soft hues of brown, green,...
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Community relaxes with Summertime Blues concert

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Blues guitarist Paul Speidel returned to the Wellesley Free Library on Thursday, July 27, to continue the second part of his four part music series, Summertime Blues, sponsored by Friends of the Wellesley Free Library. This time, singer and keyboardist Alizon Lissance accompanied Speidel as they played some of...
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Library Crawl brings visitors running

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter On August 1, a Library Crawl challenged library fanatics to visit 12 different area libraries, including the Dover Town Library, Sherborn Library, and the Wellesley Free Library and its separate branches. The Library Crawl, meant as a self-guided tour of local libraries, also acted as a scavenger hunt. Each...
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Imaginations run wild at WFL improv class

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Where else but the Wellesley Free Library (WFL) could one witness the antics of a bank-robbing moose and his unwitting accomplice or find out what happens when a snobby hermit crab threatens to sue a restaurant for slow service? These were just two ideas created on the spot during...
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