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Act!vated Story Theatre coming to Wellesley

The summer reading theme at local libraries is Libraries Rock, and the National Touring Theatrical Troupe Act!vated Story Theatre, now in its 31st year, will be returning on August 22 to rock local libraries with performances of multicultural folktales that feature or highlight music. The troupe will appear at 7:00 p.m. at the Wellesley Library. Thirty...
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Middle schoolers improvise at Wellesley Library

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By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter Middle-school-aged kids were thinking outside the box at the Wellesley Library as they played different improv games last Thursday evening. Children’s Librarian Emma Caywood lead the kids in different improv games that gave them a chance to test their quick thinking skills - and to express themselves in a creative...
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Senior artists wow community at library

By Daniel Curtin Hometown Weekly Reporter The sixth annual Senior Art Show at the Wellesley Library showcased the work of nearly 50 artists on Wednesday, June 13. The show featured different types of art across several different media including photography, watercolors, and computer-generated digital art. Visitors perused the different pieces of art while being serenaded by piano. Read more

Needham 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...
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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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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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Book Babies offers Friday morning delights

By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter The Wellesley Hills Branch of the Wellesley Public Library is a local gem. Not only is its outward appearance a gorgeous presentation of stone and wood, but inside offers a calm, soothing atmosphere, complete with dimmed lighting and a friendly, attentive staff. On Fridays at 10:30 a.m., the space...
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Young artists paint the library windows

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By Peter Kougias Hometown Weekly Intern [caption id="attachment_19341" align="alignright" width="400"]Owen shows off his painted hands.  Photos by Peter Kougias Owen shows off his painted hands. Photos by Peter Kougias[/caption]Hidden in the shade behind the Wellesley Library, nearly 50 children painted the windows of the building....
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Library kids perform show in one hour

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By Peter Kougias Hometown Weekly Intern On Wednesday, June 14, librarian Emma Caywood read a story to a group of elementary children. An hour later, after a brief rehearsal, she led the group through a performance of the story for parents and friends. [caption id="attachment_19303" align="alignright" width="300"]The cast dance their roles in ‘Brontorina.’... 			
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Wellesley Library hosts annual Nicolucci Concert

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter As part of Celebrating Music in Our Schools Month, the Wellesley Library and Wellesley Public Schools presented the Nicolucci Library Concert. An annual show, the concert is named after Dr. Sandra Nicolucci. This year, the show hosted nine different acts, comprised of vocalists, flutists, trumpeters, and more. Dr. Sabrina...
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Owls arrive at the Wellesley Library

By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter There is wildlife all around us which, regardless of its ubiquitousness, remains unseen. One of the most elusive of these wild creatures is the owl. There are owls local to Wellesley that the majority of Wellesley residents have never heard, nevertheless seen. Marcia and Mark Wilson are breaking down the walls...
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Wellesley Library creates giant snowmen

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter During school vacations, parents can often rely on local arts and crafts to provide entertainment for their kids. The Wellesley Library has taken full advantage of the time off to offer a number of exciting activities, not least of which was one in which kids created giant snowmen. From...
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Local voting civil amidst heated election

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter The recent Presidential election has been one of the most heated in history. Opinions and emotions were flying high, as issues beyond just party differences were brought to the surface. The nation as a whole bubbled with anticipation as the votes rolled in, watching diligently as each state was...
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Local voting civil amidst heated election

By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter The recent Presidential election has been one of the most heated in history. Opinions and emotions were flying high, as issues beyond just party differences were brought to the surface. The nation as a whole bubbled with anticipation as the votes rolled in, watching diligently as each state was called. But...
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Local voting civil amidst heated election

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter The recent Presidential election has been one of the most heated in history. Opinions and emotions were flying high, as issues beyond just party differences were brought to the surface. The nation as a whole bubbled with anticipation as the votes rolled in, watching diligently as each state was...
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Local voting civil amidst heated election

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By Katrina Margolis Hometown Weekly Reporter The recent Presidential election has been one of the most heated in history. Opinions and emotions were flying high, as issues beyond just party differences were brought to the surface. The nation as a whole bubbled with anticipation as the votes rolled in, watching diligently as each state was...
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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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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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Device-charging at library gets easier

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Starting this summer, you can use solar energy to charge your phone or electronic device when visiting the library! Thanks to a generous partnership with the Municipal Light Plant (MLP), the Wellesley Free Library is installing a Soofa solar-powered bench near the Children’s patio. Simply plug your device’s cable into the Soofa Bench’s USB...
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Magician Delights Kids at the Wellesley Library

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Ed Popielarczyk hosted his magical talents on April 21 at the Wellesley Free Library. The magician performed his unique blend of magic, balloon sculpting, and storytelling to a crowd of kids and families at the library. The show featured a strong arudience participation component, with many kids stepping on stage to help Popielarczyk...
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