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Fells Branch: (781) 237-0485
           
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DID YOU KNOW?

Wireless Internet access is now available at the Fells Branch!
Grab your laptop and come on in!



 


 

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

Hours Reminders

Labor Day Hours
Saturday, September 5th - Closed
Sunday, September 6th - Closed
Monday, September 7th - Closed

Sundays 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM from Labor Day through June; closed Sundays July 1 through Labor Day



Wellesley Reads Together 2015
The Hanging Judge by Michael Ponsor has been chosen for this fall's community reading program. 
The book is the recipient of the 2015 Massachusetts Bay One Book Award. It is a work of fiction, based on an actual death penalty case in Springfield, Massachusetts over which the author presided as a federal judge.  Anita Shreve praised The Hanging Judge as "that rare gem: a crackling court procedural with authentic characters and beautiful prose."

Wellesley Free Library and MassBay Community College have joined forces to engage the entire Wellesley community in discussion about one book. Michael Ponsor will visit both the MassBay campus and the Wellesley Free Library in October. Related programs and book discussions are also being planned for the fall.
Read The Hanging Judge this summer!


The Awesome Box is... Awesome!

Recommend that great book you've just read!   Simply return it to the Main Library's Awesome Box instead of the normal drop box. Once officially declared "Awesome" these books are displayed at wellesley.awesomebox.io. where you can see what others have found to be well-written, exciting, interesting, or informative. 


 

Summer Reading!

Find the High School Summer Reading List here


COMCAT IS HERE!
Item not in Minuteman?
Commonwealth Catalog can search state-wide!


What's New
Check out our latest titles in books, cd's and more!


OverDrive -  Take your library with you everywhere!  Watch this video and learn how!



ONLINE RESOURCE OF THE MONTH


Britannica--not just an encyclopedia anymore!
Encyclopedia Britannica was THE academic general encyclopedia for us and our parents, but no more.  The Online Britannica is very interactive, has videos, images, maps, podcasts, websites, and of course those wonderful, reliable articles that made it a leader in the "good, old days."  Experience the updated Britannica for the modern student (K-12) and lifelong learner for free! 

AUGUST  EXHIBITS

70 YEARS OF PAINTING
ARTIST:  ARNOLD SHEINIS

This exhibit is a celebration of 70 years of the study and practice of drawing and painting.  Arnold received a classical art education.  He majored in art in college, then at the Cooper Union Institute, the Art Students League in NYC, and the Boston Museum of Fine Art.   Arnold’s approach is eclectic, painting in many different styles, matching the style to the subject and his feeling about it.  The pictures range from realism to impressionism, expressionism, and abstraction. They date from 1955 to today. He paints mostly in oil.


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