Author: Annette Diola

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Fells Branch Library Now Open!

  The renovation of Wellesley’s Fells Branch Library is complete! Fells Branch is located at 308 Weston Road. Regular open hours for Fells Branch are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 AM – 5 PM. Click here for information about Fells Branch story-times and learning activity programs . Click here to learn more about how the […]

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Introducing Kanopy – Movie Streaming!

New at the Wellesley Free Library: Kanopy! This movie streaming service is available to Wellesley residents with your library card. Stream thousands of documentaries, indie films, and classic films on your computer, mobile device, or Roku, with no waiting and no overdue fees. Simply create an account and start watching!    

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Summer Desserts for Hot Days – On Display

It’s getting warmer and you know what that means . . . popsicles! Ice cream! Smoothies! Visit our second floor display for all the recipes you need for summer desserts to cool off. Also included are all-around fun cookbooks for summer, whether you want to try homemade ice cream or just want to chow down […]

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June is LGBT Pride Month – On Display

Celebrate diversity in all its forms this June by checking out our second floor display honoring LGBT Pride Month. This display features materials on the gay rights movement, marriage equality, personal accounts and coming out stories, and materials on how to raise an LGBT identifying child. Did You Know? According to a Gallup poll, 4.1%, […]

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The Miracle of Dunkirk – On Display

During World War II, thousands of Allied soldiers were stranded on the beaches of Dunkirk, France, surrounded by the German Army. The Miracle of Dunkirk, also called Operation Dynamo, was an unimaginable evacuation and rescue of these soldiers between May 26th and June 4th, 1940. Over 338,000 soldiers were saved.1 Visit the display case next to […]

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New Non-Fiction At the Library!

Summertime is perfect for cracking open a non-fiction read. See below for our newest titles!   Real Life Organizing: Clean and Clutter-Free in 15 Minutes a Day by Cassandra Aarssen Real Life Organizing offers clutter free storage solutions and advice that can help you create a Pinterest worthy home on a small budget: Learn how […]

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Celebrate Memorial Day – On Display

Memorial Day is time for celebration and reflection. On the one hand, the weather is perfect for a BBQ or outdoor party, and the three day weekend makes it triple the fun! Visit our second floor display – “It’s BBQ Time!” – for the best BBQ and outdoor entertaining ideas. On the other hand, Memorial […]

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Green Arrow and The Flash – On Display

The Green Lantern and The Flash are two of DC Comic’s biggest characters. Whether you’re a longtime fan or just now discovering their action-packed adventures, our second floor display featuring these two superheroes is for you! Read about their individual adventures and the ones they share together.  

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On Display

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana’s early death. One of the most revered and respected women in the world, Diana was the “People’s Princess.” Visit our second floor display featuring materials all about Diana, what made her special, and the tremendous and long-lasting effects she had on the world.

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On Display

13 Reasons Why is Netflix’s hottest TV series; but did you know that it’s based off of a book? Jay Asher wrote 13 Reasons Why, originally published in 2007.  If you’re a fan, of the book or the TV series, check out the display in the High School Room for similar reads. If you haven’t read […]

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Famous Faces of Wellesley – On Display

Did you know that Wellesley has been home to many famous faces? Mindy Kaling, Vladimir Nabokov, and Daisuke Matsuzaka are just a few of the varied artists, politicians, broadcasters, athletes, and other notable people who have called Wellesley their home at some point in their lives. Visit our second floor main display featuring the works […]

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On Display – May the 4th Be With You

May the Force be with you this May 4th! Of course, we would be remiss without a display of the many various Star Wars materials here at the library. Visit the display on the second floor to read the book versions of your favorite classic Star Wars movies, or vice versa. See all the different […]

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May is National Salad Month – On Display

Spring is the perfect time for light, colorful salads, but did you know that the month of May is National Salad Month? Check out our second floor display featuring recipes for the best spring salads, from fruit salads to new takes on classic dishes. Liven up your salad routine with fresh Spring fruits and vegetables, […]

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Get Caught Reading!

May is “Get Caught Reading” month, celebrated by the Young Adult Library Services Association. The Wellesley Free Library will be celebrating by posting your reasons why you love to read! Visit the High School Room on the second floor to submit the reason you love to read. Come back in May to see it posted, […]

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Food & Poverty – On Display

Hunger and poverty are inextricably linked, and are still major problems in America today.  In 2015, 42.2 million Americans and about 13% of households were considered food insecure. In that same year, 13.5% of Americans were living in poverty.1 Visit our second floor display featuring materials about this ongoing crisis. Learn about the state of […]

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On Display – Spring Into a New Book!

It’s (technically) Spring! Visit our second floor display in the High School Room for a new book to help you get into the new season. Even though it’s still a little chilly out there, the weather is slowly warming, the sun is shining, and soon it’ll be time to enjoy a new book out of doors! […]

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April is National Poetry Month – On Display

Join in the literary celebration this month for National Poetry Month! Visit our second floor display featuring new and classic poetry. Help give thanks for poetry’s important place in the global culture by checking out a book of your favorite poetry today! Did you know? “National Poetry Month is the largest literary celebration in the […]

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Heart Health – On Display

Is your heart healthy? Do you exercise it enough and feed it well?  Visit our second floor display to find out all you need to know to keep your heart healthy. Did you know? Your heart beats about 100,000 per day. 1 Laughter really is the best medicine! When you laugh, your blood flow is increased by about 20%, […]

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Graphic Memoirs – On Display

Do you love graphic novels? Do you also love memoirs and biographies? Check out our second floor display featuring graphic memoirs! A graphic memoir is the perfect blend of visual art and memoir. According to the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), this blend of graphics and text “can help the author to communicate a […]

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On Display – Celebrate Our Trees!

World Earth Day is April 22nd, Arbor Day is April 28th, and Wellesley houses some beautiful trees. Celebrate our landscape by visiting our second floor display featuring information about trees and nature, including beautiful nature photographs, nature poetry, and other nature writing. Be sure to check out the “Wellesley Trees” bulletin board in the media […]

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STEM Ahead – On Display

Wellesley’s STEM Expo is this month (April 8th), and right now STEM education is all the rage! STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, and it encompasses all of the hard science skills necessary for students of all ages. STEM encourages you to explore and experiment, and our second floor display features titles that […]

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March 15 marks the infamous assassination of Julius Caesar, and has since become a significant date on the Roman calendar. Do you enjoy a good – fictionalized –  murder?  Visit our second floor display of murderous novels!

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Queen Victoria – On Display

Are you a fan of PBS’s new show Victoria?  Visit the library to learn more about the Victorian era. Travel back in time with many feature films set in the Victorian period, on display in the media room. Learn more about the period, Queen Victoria’s reign, and our culture’s lasting fascination with her life and influence […]

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March 5 – 11 is YALSA’s Teen Tech Week!

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association, devotes one week each year to Teen Tech Week, with the goal to “showcase all of the great digital resources and services that are available to help teens succeed.”1 This year, the theme for Teen Tech Week is “Be the Source […]

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New Non-Fiction at the Library!

At the End of the World: A True Story of Murder in the Arctic by Lawrence MillmanAt the End of the World is the remarkable story of a series of murders that occurred in an extremely remote corner of the Arctic in 1941. Those murders show that senseless violence in the name of religion is not […]

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March is Time for Irish Celebrations! – On Display

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, and March is Irish American History Month! Visit a number of our second floor displays featuring all things Ireland. See our list below to find out the Irish adventures awaiting you this month. “Celebrate Irish Writers” – explore fiction by Irish authors. “Discover Ireland” – a selection […]

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Read Local: On Display

These days, we’re conscious of supporting our local communities through frequenting local businesses and eating locally grown foods. Why not read local too? Check out our second floor display featuring fiction from authors based in Massachusetts and around New England.

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Huston Smith, 1919-2016: On Display

The renowned religious studies scholar and author of The World’s Religions, one of the most widely used texts on comparative religion, passed away on December 30, 2016 at 97 years old. The son of missionaries working in China, Smith became fascinated with different religious experiences, and went on to study and truly live other religions […]

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On Display: The Vikings

It seems that everyone is fascinated with the Norse warriors and seafarers, on whom many TV series, movies, and novels have been based. Visit our second floor display to learn more about the Nordic men and women who have made a lasting impression on history. Did you know? The word “Viking” literally means “pirate raid” […]

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Stop Fretting About Your Wedding: On Display

February is National Weddings Month. Are you preparing your own nuptial celebration? Attending more than a few weddings this Spring? Stop by our second floor display featuring materials on wedding planning and wedding etiquette. Whether you’re the bride, the mother of the bride, or just a guest, you’ll find something to help make wedding season […]

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International Holocaust Remembrance: On Display

January 27th is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, and the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1945.1 For the month of February, we will be featuring materials about the Holocaust, both fiction and non-fiction. Learn about this unspeakable tragedy so that it may never happen again. “Nie Wieder,לעולם לא עוד” – Never Again

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On Display: Library Lover’s Month

February is National Library Lover’s Month! Visit our second floor display for materials relating to library history, beautiful world-renowned library buildings, and all things libraries. We at the Wellesley Free Library extend our gratitude towards our patronage, and we thank you for helping us celebrate our beautiful institution.

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Historical Heroes: Celebrating Black History Month

Visit our main second floor display featuring materials on the many great African-American heroes who have helped shape our nation’s history, culture, and invariably our future. From Harriet Tubman to Barack Obama, Louis Armstrong to Guion Bluford, America is indebted to black men and women throughout its tumultuous history. They’ve helped shape our music, cuisine, […]