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Please Donate good condition DVDs and Books to the Library

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altDonate Used DVDs & Books.
We may add them to our collection for other to borrow or place them in our ongoing book sale on the library porch. Either way your donation helps the library and your neighbors.

DVDs The Library DVD collection gets heavy use and it's hard to keep up with the demand for new and varied titles. If you have DVDs in good condition collecting dust on your shelves, please consider giving them an new active life at the library. Even if it's a title you know the library already owns, we are always happy to replace our worn copy with a donated copy in better shape.

Books Donations of recently published fiction and non fiction books (2014-2017) are also appreciated to round out the library's collection. Donated books need to be in good condition to make it on to the shelves. If we decide not to add a donated book to the collection, we can still place it in the Book Sale Carts in the lobby. Proceeds from those book sales help purchase new books and dvds for the library collection.

We ask that you bring your DVD and book donations to the library during open hours, so that we can quickly sort through and pick out the items that make sense for the library shelves or our book sale. All others can go to the used book box at the WRATS. Please don't leave boxes of donations on the porch.

If you have any questions, please e-mail or call 978-544-3559. THANKS!!

 

A Treasure Trove !

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2017 Audie Award Winners
The best audiobooks from the past year

Click here to search the whole catalog of available prize-winning titles
 
 
Some of the winners: (click on the title to listen to audiobook excerpts)

 


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A Life in Parts
by Bryan Cranston
A poignant, intimate, funny, inspiring memoir—both a coming-of-age story and a meditation on creativity, devotion, and craft—from Bryan Cranston, beloved and acclaimed star of one of history's most successful TV shows, Breaking Bad.

Written and narrated by Bryan Cranston, published by Simon & Schuster Audio

 

 



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Hamilton: The Revolution
by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter
Narrated by Mariska Hargitay with the authors, published by Hachette Audio

Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and Eleven Tony Awards, including Best Musical

Lin-Manuel Miranda's groundbreaking musical Hamilton is as revolutionary as its subject, the poor kid from the Caribbean who fought the British, defended the Constitution, and helped to found the United States. Fusing hip-hop, pop, R&B, and the best traditions of theater, this once-in-a-generation show broadens the sound of Broadway, reveals the storytelling power of rap, and claims our country's origins for a diverse new generation.

 

 


altWhen Breath Becomes Air

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

For readers of Atul Gawande, Andrew Solomon, and Anne Lamott, this inspiring, exquisitely observed memoir finds hope and beauty in the face of insurmountable odds as an idealistic young neurosurgeon attempts to answer the question What makes a life worth living?

• ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST

• NEW YORK TIMES NPR BOOKS FOR A BETTER LIFE AWARD FINALIST

 

 


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Doctor Who, The Tenth Doctor Tales
10th Doctor Audio Originals

by Peter Anghelides Author, Catherine Tate Narrator
David Tennant, Catherine Tate and Michelle Ryan read this exclusive collection of original audio adventures. Join the Tenth Doctor on these seven adventures in Time and Space, written specially for audio.

 

 


altExcellence in Design

Geek Feminist Revolution
Essays On Subversion, Tactical Profanity, and The Power of Media



By Kameron Hurley Author, C. S. E. Cooney Narrator
Design by Jessica Daigle, published by HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

 

 

 

 

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.
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AA Meetings

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AA Open Meeting

Saturdays & Sundays
6-7 PM
Wendell Library Herrick Room


All Welcome

 

Get Started Downloading Digital Media

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Individual tutoring from instructor Judy Hall

by appointment, Thursday afternoons

FREE

There is a world of free eBooks and audiobooks available from the CWMARS library system that can be downloaded to your smart phone, iPod, Kindle, tablet, or computer. I have been enjoying listening to audiobooks on my phone and I can help you get started on your device.

No experience necessary. We will work together to get you up and running with OverDrive (the CWMARS system/application for online downloading).

Click "Read More" below for details.


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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.

 

Play Group

 

Sylvia's Awesome Play Group

Most Wednesdays 10:00 - 11:30 AM

 

 


 
A sand table, and lots of other activities!

Children newborn to five years old, with their guardians, are invited.

Adults enjoy socializing with each other just as much as the young ones do.

 
Program co-sponsored by Union #28 Community Partnership for Children and the Wendell Free Library.

The playgroup is not held on school vacation days or school snow days.

 

Museum & Park Passes

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Free Passes Available at the Library
The Friends of the Wendell Free Library have purchased these passes for the cultural enjoyment of Wendell families and their guests.
  • Unless otherwise noted, you may borrow these passes as often as you would like.

  • For more about what a venue has to offer, visit its website (links below).

  • Please call the Library for details, or to reserve. (978) 544-3559

Brattleboro Museum & Art Center – Free admission for all members of one household

Clark Art Museum, Williamstown MA - Free admission for 1 adult

Historic Deerfield - Free admission for 4 people per pass (2 passes available)

Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory - Free admission for 2 adults (limited to one borrow per family per year)

Mass MoCA - Free admission for 2 adults & 2 children under 16

Massachusetts State Parks - The MassParks Pass entitles the bearer to free parking at over 50 facilities in the Massachusetts State Parks system that charge a day-use parking fee, including Ruggles Pond, Lake Wyola, and Laurel Lake (2 passes available). NOTE: Parking fees are waived (without needing a library pass) for holders of a Senior MassParks Pass or for a vehicle bearing a handicapped license plate or placard or a disabled veteran license plate, from any state.

Mystic Aquarium, Mystic CT - discounts on admission for 2 adults & 2 children per pass. (2 passes available)

 
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LIBRARY HOURS:

Oct through May

Mon 12:00-5:00 Internet only
Tue  12:00-7:00
Wed 10:00-7:00
Thu   3:00-7:00
Sat    9:30-3:30
Sun  11:30-3:30



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

 


MUSEUM & PARK PASSES: (FAQ)

Brattleboro Museum and Art Center

Clark Art Museum

Historic Deerfield

Magic Wings Butterfly Museum

Mass MoCA

Massachusetts State Parks

Mystic Aquarium


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Library Calendar

AA Open Meeting
Sat Sep 16 @06:00PM - 07:00PM
"John Carter"
Sat Sep 16 @07:30PM - 10:00PM
AA Open Meeting
Sun Sep 17 @06:00PM - 07:00PM
AA Open Meeting
Sat Sep 23 @06:00PM - 07:00PM
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Sun Sep 24 @06:00PM - 07:00PM
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Sat Sep 30 @06:00PM - 07:00PM
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Sun Oct 01 @06:00PM - 07:00PM
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Sat Oct 07 @06:00PM - 07:00PM
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Sun Oct 08 @06:00PM - 07:00PM
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Sat Oct 14 @06:00PM - 07:00PM
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Sun Oct 15 @06:00PM - 07:00PM

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