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Wellesley Free Library adds thousands of on-demand digital movies, TV shows, books, songs

Wellesley Free Library patrons equipped with computers or mobile devices now have free access to thousands of additional movies, TV shows and audiobooks thanks to a partnership between the library and a content service provider called Hoopla Digital. The on-demand movie and TV content collection initially available probably won’t blow you away in terms of […]

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Wellesley author brings lessons of Afghani life to English class

Wellesley author Liz Suneby recently visited the Wellesley High School English class of teacher Shima Khan to explore the themes of education for all, gender equity and determination. Ms. Khan’s 9th grade students had read the Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini and the teacher invited Suneby to speak to her class about life for girls in Afghanistan. […]

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Wellesley College hosts annual 24 hours of Shakespeare, Shakespeare, Shakespeare, Shakespeare…

Catch the annual 24 Hour Shakespeare extravaganza at Wellesley College’s Shakespeare House starting at noon on Friday. Perhaps a special reading of this very sleepy passage from Hamlet will take place at the Sleepwalker statue: “To be, or not to be, that is the question— Whether ’tis Nobler in the mind to suffer The Slings […]

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Author James Patterson grants Wellesley Books $1,500

Author James Patterson, whose name I’ve seen on book covers a million times though confess I’ve never opened one up, has awarded Wellesley Books at $1,500 grant as part of a $1 million giveaway to support independent bookstores. The American author best known for his Alex Cross novels has announced 55 grants so far, including […]

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Poet Toi Derricotte doing public reading at Babson

Toi Derricotte, co-founder of Cave Canem writing workshop for African-American poets and Professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh, will read from her poetry on Feb. 12 at Babson’s Sorenson Center for the Arts at 7:30pm. The event is free and the public is welcome. Her poetry collections are The Empress of the Death House, […]

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Wellesley Free Library Book Sale

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Wellesley middle school students given reading challenge

From Wellesley Free Library: Kids in grades 6, 7 & 8 who read 25 books in 25 weeks can enter and be eligible to win our Grand Prize Drawing for an iPad mini!  Before January 31, register at (Teens Page) or in person at the Wellesley Free Library Children’s Department in order to participate!  […]

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(UPDATE: Event Canceled) Authors of creepy/entertaining books coming to Wellesley

UPDATE (Jan. 5, 2014: Wellesley Books event fell through, business is working to refund those who bought tix) Young adult authors Cassandra Clare and Joshua Lewis (Mortal Instruments series, including the latest, The Shadowhunter’s Codex) and Holly Black (co-author of Spiderwick Chronicles and now, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown) are coming to Wellesley on Jan. […]

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Biggest Wellesley stories of 2013

It’s been both a heartbreaking and heartwarming year in Wellesley. Here’s a look back at the top stories of 2013 in town. Boston Marathon bombings Things couldn’t have been more normal in Wellesley on Marathon Day, as all runners and wheelchair participants passed through town before the bombs went off at the finish line.  In […]

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“Hey Speech Guy!”: Wellesley High’s David McCullough, Jr., makes very special return to the podium

Not sure if he’s only become this way since hitting the big time with a book deal spun from his “You’re Not Special Speech,” but that David McCullough, Jr., is quite the name dropper. Speaking before a packed room of much more “mature” students than he usually interacts with as a Wellesley High School English […]

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