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Intermediate Ukulele Workshops

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altIntermediate Ukulele and
Basic Music Theory Workshops

with instructor Doug Tanner

First session - Monday, February 20th, 10am

Subsequent sessions most likely at 10am March 6, March 20, and April 3

This is series of four workshop sessions geared toward intermediate ukulele players interested in arranging songs, building and using chords and improving their finger-picking and rhythm skills.

The class will explore basic chord theory and other tools while creating and learning arrangements to a variety of songs and tunes--some chosen by the
facilitator and others by participants.

Due to the format of the workshop, a maximum of six active participants can be in each workshop session. If there is sufficient interest, a second group of parallel/concurrent sessions  may be scheduled.

If you are interested in learning more and/or possibly participating, please correspond with the facilitator, Doug Tanner directly.  978-544-2067 or e-mail at

It is necessary to correspond and register in advance.

Voluntary donations will be accepted but are not expected.

This program is sponsored by Wendell Cultural Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council.


Strength Training Continues

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altBasic Strength Training
with Kimberly Sobieski

4 Session Series

Thursday Mornings 10:30 - 11:30AM
Feb 2nd, 9th, 16th & March 2nd (*Skips Feb. 23rd** which is school vacation week*.)
On the first session date we will start at 10am to give new members a 1/2 hour Intro before the full class begins at 10:30.
Working with Therabands and small balls, Kimberly teaches participants a beginner fitness routine that can be maintained at home. Most participants from the first series will continue, but we'd like to open the class up to several new members. Students are responsible for their own physical wellbeing at these sessions and should participate at the level that is safe for their health and physicality.
*** Sign-up required *** Call or email the library soon if you are interested. Only 2 spaces still remaining.
Therabands will be available for purchase at the first session.� A donation of $3 per session is requested.

This program is made possible with funding from the Friends of the Wendell Free Library.


February Art Exhibits

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Breathing Room and Affectionate Tendrils:
Works by Leah Moses

Leah Moses’ Breathing Room and Affectionate Tendrils are two separate bodies of work on display until the end of February at the Wendell Free Library.

Breathing Space

Breathing Room is a series of 18 small to medium scale watercolor paintings exhibited in the Herrick Room. Moses credits her earlier days spent under brilliant coastal skies as the source of inspiration for this series. From the woods of Wendell, Moses journeys back through each painting to that earlier place of openness.

The majority of the watercolors are circular forms- linen stretched over embroidery hoops. There are 4 rectangular pieces, also on linen. Each canvas reflects the tone of a minimalist landscape, composed of 2 to 3 separate color fields. There is a synesthetic atmosphere, a conference of vision and breath, that results from Moses’ exploration of these horizons where land meets sky. The compositions are in effect portals into the artist’s mind and speak of an openness contemplated from a more private interior space.


Affectionate Tendrils


Affectionate Tendrils is a series of three dimensional works on display in the glass display case greeting patrons into the main lobby of the library. With each piece Moses experiments with shape and texture. It is a collection of small multi-media sculptures done with clay, wood, glass, linen, cotton, moss, sand, and stone. Inspired by earthen symbiotic relationships, Affectionate Tendrils is a collection that speaks of the artist’s terrestrial curiosity.


Science Fiction and Horror Movie series for 2017

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Coming in 2017: Werewolves and Martians!

For the 2017 season the Science Fiction / Horror Movie series will follow two themes: The Science Fiction theme will be the planet Mars and the Horror theme will be werewolves. Both of these themes are well covered in literature and on screen (big and little). The "red" planet has fascinated authors, especially with regards to the question of whether there is life on Mars. Early authors had fanciful notions of intelligent life and more modern writers has speculated about the more likely possibility of microbial life on Mars. Other authors have speculated about colonizing Mars. The six movies and one TV miniseries covers the whole range of this speculation. On the other hand, the full Moon has fascinated humanity since the stone age and amongst the things that go bump in the night, there is the relationship between humans and wolves and the idea that some humans are sometimes wolves and some wolves walk amongst us as fellow humans...


Mostly Yoga


Join our merry band of seven Wendell area body movement teachers leading sessions on a rotating basis.

A variety of yoga styles are offered.

Teachers include: Christine Texiera, Donna Horn, Elizabeth Witham,  Janice Doubleday, hay Cooper, Shay Cooper, Sam Scherer, and Wendy Sager.

                                                                                    Sundays, October 23, 2016 - May 28, 2017
except Sunday Dec 25th  and Sunday Jan 1st, 2017

10:00-11:15 AM

                A donation of $3 or more is requested to help sustain the program.



Library Schedule

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New Library Hours: October to May

Mon. 12-5 (Internet only)
Tues. 12-7
Wed. 10-7
Thurs. 3-7
Sat. 9:30-3:30
Sun 11:30-3:30

Commonwealth Catalog

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Massachusetts residents with a library card can now check out resources from a state-wide network of libraries, including the UMass Amherst Libraries, and pick them up at their own local library, using the Commonwealth Catalog.

Weather Cancellation Policy

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Call the Library phone (978) 544-3559 for information about cancellation of Library hours or programs due to weather conditions.

If a program is cancelled, or the Library closed due to weather conditions, we will make every attempt to leave a message on the answering machine at least a half hour in advance of the cancelled program or Library closing.

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Mon 12:00-5:00 Internet only
Tue  12:00-7:00
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Thu   3:00-7:00
Sat    9:30-3:30
Sun  11:30-3:30

PHONE: (978) 544-3559
Rosie Heidkamp, Director
Joy Brenneman, Asst. Librarian
PO Box 236
7 Wendell Depot Road
Wendell MA 01379



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