Category Archives: Books

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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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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