Category Archives: Books

Learn about the Lincoln Letter at Wellesley library

The Wellesley Historical Society presents author William Martin on Sunday, Feb. 22 at Wellesley Free Library at 2pm for a lecture about his latest novel, “The Lincoln Letter, the story of a missing Lincoln diary.” While the book is historical fiction, it delves into the real issues of Abraham Lincoln’s views on slavery and how they […]

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Nothing can keep Wellesley from books

Not everybody is chipping away at their ice dams or fretting about the next round of shoveling that the upcoming snowstorm promises will make us all feel technically knocked out by the time it’s over. Some people remember that snowy days and books are pretty much the best combination since chocolate got together with peanut […]

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Harvard Prof visiting Wellesley to discuss history of Wonder Woman

In an illustrated lecture at Wellesley College’s Collins Cinema on Thursday, Feb. 5 at 4:30pm, Harvard historian Jill Lepore develops on ideas from her most recent book The Secret History of Wonder Woman, a New York Times bestseller. Lepore recounts the biography of William Moulton Marston, the creator of Wonder Woman, to argue that Wonder […]

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Wellesley to celebrate Groundhog Day with Ms. G, new book

You did know that Massachusetts has an official State groundhog, didn’t you? It’s true, thanks to a campaign by Hunnewell Elementary School students and Emmy-award winning broadcast meteorologist and Hunnewell mom Mish Michaels. They’ve seen to it that Ms. G, the Bay State’s first and only groundhog-by-law, will count Monday, February 2 as her first official […]

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Author Anita Diamant visiting Wellesley in January

UPDATE: Dec. 30, 2014: Wellesley Books reports that this event has sold out, though if you want signed copies of “The Boston Girl” you can pre-pay and leave the books with Wellesley Books to be picked up following the event. Best-selling author Anita Diamant, she of the Red Tent novel that was recently converted into a TV […]

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Friends of Wellesley Free Libraries Holiday Book Sale

The Friends of the Wellesley Free Libraries will hold their holiday book sale on Saturday Dec. 13 and Sunday Dec. 14 from 1-5pm each day at the main branch at 530 Washington St. Lots of great books suitable for gift giving, including a special selection of coffee table books — many brand new.  

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Grinch hits Wellesley early?

I came across this scene at Wellesley Free Library‘s entrance recently, and was reminded of this line from Dr. Seuss‘ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!: Then he went up the chimney himself, the old liar, and the last thing he took was the log for their fire. On their walls, he left nothing but hooks and […]

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Wellesley High’s David McCullough writes about a special guy: His Dad

Wellesley High School English teacher David McCullough, Jr., is at it again. Harkening back to sentiments expressed in his You’re Not Special commencement speech and follow-on “You Are Not Special…” book, he writes an opinion piece in the Boston Globe today about his dad, David McCullough, Sr., the noted historian and author who has just finished his 10th […]

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