Category Archives: Books

Wellesley author goes beyond boring bugs with new ABC book

Wellesley author and designer Valerie Gates will soon release a new book called The Alphabet of Bugs, and like her previous book on esoteric colors, the focus is on going beyond the basics. So rather than a predictable A is for Ant and B is for Bumblebee, you get A is for “Ailanthus Webworm Moth […]

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Wellesley Free Library Book Sale, April 30 – May 3

Also of interest… Library lifer named Wellesley Free Library director A Wellesley book swap thank you Wellesley art students showing work at library  

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Wellesley author’s Morses Pond story included in anthology

Local author Paula Young Lee’s nonfiction story about Wellesley’s Morses Pond, titled “Sonny’s Wall,” appears in a new anthology of writings focused on the topic of legacy. The last time we mentioned Lee, she had published a book called “Deer Hunting in Paris.” Lee says the story “is about a neighbor who hand-built a stone wall, creating […]

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Authors on Stage in Wellesley on May 5

The 35th annual Authors on Stage event to support the Wellesley College Library takes place on Tuesday, May 5, beginning with coffee at 9:45am and proceeding with the main program at 10:30am. Featured authors are Angela Flournoy (The Turner House), Mary Norris (Between You & Me) and Belinda Rathbone (The Boston Raphael). Cost: $27; an […]

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A Wellesley Book Swap thank you

A Swellesley Report reader sent this on Thursday night: My husband recently dropped off a pile of books for me at the swap area of the Recycling Center.  Unfortunately, at the top of the pile was a DVD set of The Wire, Season Three which was due back at the library the next day.  Yikes, […]

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Author Celeste Ng delivering annual Arnold Lecture at Wellesley Free Library this week

Celeste Ng, author of the NYT bestselling novel Everything I Never Told You, will deliver the annual Arnold Lecture at Wellesley Free Library this Thursday, April 2 at 7pm. The Cambridge writer’s fiction and essays have appeared in many literary journals and reviews, and she is a recipient of the Pushcart Prize. Free and open to the […]

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Author honored at Sprague School’s A-Cat-emy Awards

Sprague School held its 8th annual A-Cat-emy Awards on Friday, and the celebrity teacher and students worked it along the blue carpet. The event celebrates Read Across America Dr. Seuss Day by presenting ‘A-Cat-emy Awards’ for categories that include, Grade K/1 Favorite Book, Grade 2/3 Best Book Series, and Grade 4/5 Favorite Dr. Seuss Character. […]

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Library lifer named Wellesley Free Library director

The Trustees of the Wellesley Free Library have named Jamie Jurgensen, a veteran of library jobs in Rhode Island, Colorado and Minnesota, as library director beginning March 25.Jurgensen was chosen from among 26 applicants from 13 states. The library board said in October it was seeking a “dynamic, visionary leader,” and based on the fact that Jurgensen was a […]

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