Category Archives: Wellesley Free Library

Wellesley library to show documentary, “Race: The Power of an Illusion”

The groundbreaking PBS documentary series Race: The Power of an Illusion will show in three episodes, one per week, at the Wellesley Free Library starting March 4. The documentary aims to demonstrate how race is both a biological myth and a social invention. Join our moderators,  for a light dinner and then view and discuss the history of race and […]

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Wellesley Library invites golfers to tee up

                        On Saturday, February 28th and Sunday March 1st, the Wellesley Free Library will be transformed into an 18-hole mini-golf course for the enjoyment of the community. The greens and holes of the course will wind throughout the library, between the stacks and down the […]

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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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Oil paintings on display at Wellesley Free Library

A collection of 14 oil paintings, displaying the theme of “light”, brighten the lobby of the Wellesley Free Library until Feb. 27. The paintings are by Marian Dioguardi, a Boston-based artist.

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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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