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Boston Bruins hockey legend Bobby Orr visiting Wellesley

Bobby Orr, the greatest Boston Bruins hockey player of all, will take a shot at selling a bunch of books next month in Wellesley. The Hall of Fame defenseman is promoting “Orr: My Story,” (roughly $28) at 7pm on Oct. 9 at Wellesley Books. Note that there are a few rules to help keep things from […]

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Friends of the Wellesley Free Libraries Fall Book Sale: Sept. 18-21

Friends of the Wellesley Free Libraries Fall Book Sale Thursday, September 18 – Sunday, September 21, Wakelin Room, Main Library Members Preview, Thurs., Sept. 18, 5:00 -9:00 pm (Not a member? Join that day!); Public Sale, Fri., Sept. 19, 9:00 am-6:00 pm and Sat., Sept. 20, 9:00 am-5:00 pm; Bag Sale, Sun., Sep. 21, 1:00-5:00 […]

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Colson Whitehead, Zadie Smith among authors visiting Wellesley

Wellesley College has a strong line-up of writers visiting during the upcoming school year, and the talks/discussions are free and open to the public. The Distinguished Writers Series at the Susan and Donald Newhouse Center for the Humanities kicks off Oct. 7 with Colson Whitehead (Hey, I’ve actually read his Sag Harbor!) and features Zadie […]

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Special after-school program at Wellesley Free Library this Thursday

Razia’s Ray of Hope: One Girl’s Dream of an Education, Elizabeth Suneby’s book for children, relates the true story of a girl in Afghanistan who desperately wants an education and convinces the men in her family to allow her to attend school. Razia’s Ray of Hope is designed to engage young readers in global issues. […]

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You Are Not Special — Round 2 — for Wellesley English teacher

Now that Wellesley High School English teacher David McCullough, Jr.’s commencement speech-turned-book has been released, he’s been on the speaking circuit as well as the talk show/interview circuit. Some of the interviews have been good, like that with NPR’s Diane Rehm, who notes that she has interviewed McCullough’s author/historian dad many times. Others, have been […]

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Wellesley Free Library book sale May 1-4

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I think we’ve taken out books for longer than Wellesley Free Library director lasted

Wellesley Free Library director Christopher Lindquist has resigned after just 6 months on the job, according to a Wellesley Townsman report. The story says no explanation for the departure was made public, but that the head of the staff association had good things to say about Lindquist and that the staff is sorry to see him go. […]

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A student’s take on Wellesley High teacher’s “You Are Not Special” book

Wellesley High School English teacher David McCullough, Jr.’s You Are Not Special… and Other Encouragements book launches today, April 22. Wellesley High senior Chris Ulian, who hasn’t had McCullough as a teacher but is well aware of his good reputation as an instructor, kindly volunteered to review it for us: To a cynic, David McCullough, Jr.’s […]

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