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How green is your garden?

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent Nearly 150 Wellesley residents attended the Landscapes for Living: A Forum on Eco-Friendly Gardening and Lawn Care held at the Wellesley Free Library. Co-sponsored by Wellesley Natural Resources Commission, Sustainable Wellesley, Health Department, Recreation Department, Department of Public Works, and Wellesley Free Library, the forum offered several how-to workshops...
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Wellesley STEM Expo a smashing success

By Rama K. Ramaswamy According to Wellesley Education Foundation’s Co-Presidents Susan Ryan and Erica Recht, WEF’s STEM Expo 2017 “inspired over 3,000 attendees, featured 113 exhibits, produced 21 engaging workshops, had 14 incredibly generous sponsors, organized two amazing student challenges that led up to the big Expo day, rolled out five STEM experts on the STEM...
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Wellesley hosts gas leaks public forum

By Rama K. Ramaswamy A public forum on gas leaks in the town of Wellesley took place on Tuesday, March 21. The Town of Wellesley is getting National Grid to fix each and every gas leak, some of which are 20 years old. Many residents are familiar with the smell of gas in their neighborhoods,...
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Society of Artists hosting Swinand critique

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On Tuesday, March 28, the Wellesley Society of Artists will hold the annual Margaret Fernside Memorial talk, which will feature an Art Critique by Susan Swinand. This event is free and open to the public and will provide an excellent opportunity to learn what an art expert sees that makes a painting a...
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Emerging Artists Awards program rolling again

By Rama K. Ramaswamy Wellesley Parents Supporting Art Students (WPSAS) is an organization dedicated to supporting students who are interested in participating in the fine and visual arts in the Wellesley Public Schools. Last year, WPSAS established an Emerging Artists Awards program for eighth grade students in the Wellesley Public Schools. This year, they are expanding...
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Rockets go off at Wellesley Library

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter There is little that sounds more fun than mixing vinegar and baking soda to propel a vessel into the air. The Wellesley Free Library offered just this to children of all ages, demonstrating how to make a plastic bottle rocket and then how to send it into the air....
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Wellesley Library buzzing for ‘Pollinators’

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent The Wellesley Free Library hosted Botanist Claire Hopkins on Thursday afternoon, September 29, as she presented “Playing With Pollinators” a program for kids ages 6-10 years old to learn about the importance of bees and other animals as pollinators. Ms. Hopkins, a botanist with a science education background, is...
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Sky’s the limit for new Wellesley robots

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By Felix Yang Hometown Weekly Reporter On a Friday afternoon at the Wellesley Free Library, youngsters were treated to a demonstration of a new interactive robot friend named Sky. Funded and obtained by the Wellesley Free Library Foundation last March, Sky regaled its young audience with dance moves, tai-chi, and stories of pirates. The small...
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Wellesley Garden Study Group presents Alison Campbell

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The Wellesley Garden Study Group will gather Tuesday, September 27 at the Wellesley Free Library, 530 Washington Street, Wellesley. All those interested to attend may join the Group at 9:30 a.m for coffee and refreshments. The program Fabulous Fall Containers, presented by Alison Campbell will begin at 10:00 a.m. Alison is the owner of...
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Not Your Mother’s Game Night

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By Rama K. Ramaswamy The origins and enjoyment garnered by playing board games dates as far back as ancient Mesopotamia to the Aztecs to classical Greece. In fact, quite a few presidents were board-gamers. Abraham Lincoln, for example, played backgammon with his sons. Founding fathers Franklin, Jefferson, and Madison were ardent players of chess....
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Wellesley kids design video games

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By Edward Sheehan Hometown Weekly Correspondent On Monday, July 25, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m., at the Wakelin Room of the Wellesley Library, a “Make Your Own Video Game” class took place for kids ages eight and up. The class was run by instructors from Rhode Island Computer Museum. Using Scratch, a program designed by...
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It’s a bird, it’s a plane…

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Actually, it’s a robot! Or, rather, two robots! The Wellesley Free Library is excited to announce the arrival of two NAO Robots. However, a proper introduction requires proper names, and that’s where the library needs your help. From August 4 through September 9, the library is asking residents to suggest names for these...
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Big bad wolf stands trial

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By Geena Matuson Hometown Weekly Staff The Honorable Mother Goose presided over proceedings of The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf on Wednesday July 20, the year 2016. Wellesley Free Library hosted these proceedings, the third wolf trial held since its creation by Christine Carpenter in 1998. One trial returned a guilty verdict, and one...
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Vintage circus photos event at WFL

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By Rama K. Ramaswamy Last weekend, Wellesley Free Library hosted artist and author Elizabeth Carter Wellington at a reception for her summer photography exhibit in the Wakelin Room, titled “Big Top, 1971,” as a lead-in to her latest novel, “Memoirs of a Circus Girl.” Wellington’s career includes stints as a Spanish professor and college textbook...
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Ed The Wizard at Wellesley Free Library

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by Rama K. Ramaswamy Hometown Weekly Correspondent The summer is sure busy at the Wellesley Free Library, with events such as “Ed the Wizard,” no less. One of Emma Weiler’s staff introduced the magician to approximately 100 attendees, about which she said, “it was a good one!” Weiler has been with WFL for about a...
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Gala Raises Money for Robots

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By Robert Rosen Hometown Weekly Staff The Wellesley Free Library Foundation recently hosted a Gala to raise money to purchase two robots for the library and it was a stunning success as it raised over $250,000. With 285 people attending, the gala sought to purchase the robots, which will be primarily used to teach coding. The...
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Wellesley Free Library Hosts Mini Golf Event

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent The Wellesley Free Library hosted a mini golf event this past weekend that was “A Hole Lot of Fun” for everyone. Organized by the Wellesley Free Library Foundation, a private organization dedicated to supporting enrichment of the Wellesley Free Library, this family friendly event helped to raise funds to support...
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