Wellesley Free Library, 530 Washington St., 781-235-1610; www.wellesleyfreelibrary.org.
Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m.
The Wellesley Hills and Fells Branch Libraries closed on June 30 due to the failure of the May 16, 2006, referendum for funding. Please return all items to the main library.
Book drops are available at the Hills and Fells Branches. These book drops will be emptied twice a day.
Jazz concert: Tres Corda
Tres Corda will perform original compositions and arrangements penned by the members of the trio on Sunday, June 3, at 2 p.m. in the Wakelin Room. Their works blend composition and improvisation in new an unexpected ways, using the musical vocabulary of classical composers like Bartok and Stravinsky, as well as songs and ideas from the worlds of jazz and popular music. Free and open to the public. Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Wellesley Free Library.
Lecture: The Wellness Community
Harriet Berman Ph.D., program director for the Wellness Community – Greater Boston will give a talk in the Wakelin Room at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 6. A clinical psychologist practicing in the greater Boston area for 25 years, she has focused her work in life cycle issues, including illness and health. Free and open to the public. Refreshments generously provided by Whole Foods. Inc.
Author visit: Owen Finnegan, “Boston Sports Firsts”
Local author Owen Finnegan has compiled a “fantastic” book devoted to firsts involving the Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics and Bruins. Attend on Sunday, June 10, at 2 p.m. in the Wakelin Room and be challenged by a few of his nearly 1,000 Boston sports trivia stumpers. Free and open to the public. Books for sale and signing courtesy of Wellesley Booksmith.
Author visit: Sarah Susanka
Bestselling author, architect and cultural visionary Sarah Susanka’s ‘build better, not bigger’ approach to residential design has been embraced across the country, and her ‘Not So Big’ philosophy has sparked international dialogue. She will appear Wednesday, June 27, at 7 p.m. in the Wakelin Room. In May, Random House published “The Not So Big Life,” wherein Susanka shows readers how to apply the principles of quality over quantity beyond the home. Free and open to the public. Books for sale and signing courtesy of Wellesley Booksmith.
World Freestyle Frisbee champion at Library
Middle School kids are invited to meet World Freestyle Frisbee Champion, Todd “Mr. Frisbee” Brodeur at the Wellesley Free Library. This early-release day program is offered on Wednesday, June 6, starting at 1 p.m. Sign up for free pizza and soda which will be provided from 12:30-1 p.m. or just drop in for Frisbee Fun.
Try some new Frisbee tricks! Play games! Learn about Frisbees! See what a World Freestyle Champion can do! Stop by the Children’s Desk or call the Library at 781-235-1610 and press 1 to sign up.
Authors of “The Kids’ Book Club Book” at library June 12
Meet local authors, Judy Gelman and Vickie Levy Krup, at the Wellesley Free Library on Tuesday evening June 12 starting at 7 p.m. They will be discussing their latest book, “The Kids' Book Club Book: Reading Ideas, Recipes, Activities, and Smart Tips for Organizing Terrific Kids' Book Clubs.” Featured in Newsweek and on the Today Show website, the authors will discuss their writing and then lead an activity from the book.
Do you currently belong to a Book Club with your child? Would you like to join one? Are you thinking about starting a book group or interested in finding out about other reading clubs in the area? This gathering offers an opportunity to meet other families and professionals involved with local reading clubs.
Books will be available for purchase and signing. Light refreshments will be served. No registration is required to attend this event. For further information call the Children's Department at 781-235-1610, ext 1.
Book donations accepted all year
Moving? Cleaning house? Have more books than room to display them? Remember the Friends of the Wellesley Free Libraries! We accept book donations (and audio books, VHS tapes and DVDs) all year round. Please bring your donations to the main library. Your donation is tax-deductible; ask the person at the Information Desk for a thank-you receipt. Need help transporting your books to the library? Call Pam Stirrat, 781-237-4206; email@example.com.
The Wellesley Free Library has a variety of passes to local museums which may be reserved. These passes are available to anyone with a valid Minuteman library card. Museum passes may be picked up anytime on the day before reservation or before noon on the reservation day at the Information Desk at the main library
One museum pass may be reserved per family per day. During school vacation, there is a further limit of one museum pass per family per week. Some museums charge a fee in addition to the pass.
Passes include: New England Aquarium (not available in July and August), The Children’s Museum Boston, Museum of Science, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, Garden in the Woods, John F. Kennedy Library & Museum, and Peabody Essex Museum, Old Sturbridge Village and Plimoth Plantation.
An informational brochure is available at the main library. Call 781-237-1610, Ext. 5, to reserve these passes or make reservations in person during regular library hours.
These passes are a gift from the Friends of the Wellesley Free Libraries.