The Friends of the WFL present: Ben Coes
Wednesday, May 10
Main Library, Wakelin Room
The Friends’ Annual Arnold Lecture brings NYT best-selling author Ben Coes to the main library. Coes’ international political and espionage thrillers include Power Down, Independence Day, First Strike and his newest, Trap the Devil, due in June. While fiction, Ben’s books are based on current events and are strongly influenced by friends who are or were in the military and/or intelligence circles. He began writing after a career in government, finance, and politics, including a position as campaign manager for Mitt Romney’s successful run for Governor of Massachusetts. A graduate of Columbia College, Coes was awarded the Bennett Cerf Memorial Prize for Fiction. Free and open to the public.
The Wellesley Women Artisans is presenting an exhibition of paintings and photography at the Wellesley Free Library with the theme of “The Art of Nature”. The exhibit will begin on Wednesday, May 3, in the Wakelin Room and run for the month of May. The public is invited for refreshments and to meet the artists at a reception in the Wakelin Room on Saturday, May 6 from 3:30-5:00 p.m.The show was inspired by the upcoming “Landscapes for Living” forum (Saturday, May 13) sponsored by the town’s Natural Resources Commission, Sustainable Wellesley and the Wellesley Free Library.The Wellesley Women Artisans is dedicated to promoting and encouraging art in the community through a variety of programs including Art in the Park, Art Walk and Open Studios. For more information about the WWA please visit our website: http://www.wellesleywomenart.
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.