Wellesley Historical Society Curator Kathleen Fahey will present a brand new version of her comparison of Wellesley today with the much smaller and rural Wellesley of 100 years ago, at Wellesley Free Library on Thursday, May 4 at 7pm. She will use a combination of modern photographs and older ones from the Society’s archives to show how the town has changed over the years. Topics include the Sullivan Mills in Lower Falls, the long history of Walnut Street fire station, and a whimsical tea room in Wellesley Square.
The Wellesley Free Library will run 1964 classic comedy A Shot in the Dark, the second of the Pink Panther series, on Thursday, April 13, 6:45 – 9pm.
Peter Sellers is the bungling Inspector Jacques Clouseau, called to the country home of millionaire Benjamin Ballon to investigate the murder of his chauffeur, who was having an affair with one of the maids (the plot thickens!). There is a literal smoking gun, amnesia figures into things, and love muddies the waters.
I just got through taking the Wellesley Free Library’s Strategic Planning Survey and am relieved to say that I got at least one answer correct! (Though I don’t quite get the order in which choices are presented…)
It’s a comprehensive survey, but worth doing to help WFL review where it’s at and where it should head. The results will help the library system crank out a 5-year strategic plan, which could include everything from adding cafes and meeting spaces where you wouldn’t have to whisper to providing personalized reading/viewing recommendations a la Amazon or Netflix.
Starring Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, and Chris Elliot, it follows an arrogant Pittsburgh TV weatherman (Murray) who, during a plum assignment covering the annual Groundhog Day event in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, finds himself caught in a time loop, repeating the same day again and again. First he tries out hedonism. Next he takes up suicide as a sort of hobby. Finally, he begins to re-examine his life and priorities, and therein finds the true meaning of life and love.
In 2006, the film was added to the United States National Film Registry as being deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.