Summer Reading 2014

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For information on the library’s summer reading programs for children and adults, click here.

To find out more about the Superintendent’s Challenge and Wakefield’s Community Read, click here.

Plaza Jazz August 21st!

Every Thursday June- August 6:00 – 8:00pm   No Cancellations!

OsmarOkumaThis Thursday, August 21st, we present Osmar Okuma.  Bassist Osmar Okuma’s journey from Peru to Los Angeles to Boston has taken him to the stage of many great venues including Jazz Zone, Cocodrilo Verde, La Noche, Berklee Performance center, Ryles jazz club, the Blue Note, Shapeshifter Lab, Silvanas, and The Shrine. Just two Plaza Jazz performances left – don’t miss them!

Visit Berklee College of Music  for information on future performers.

TECHsploration: Intro to Chromebook

Chromebook-logoTuesday, August 19 at 10:00 am OR Wednesday, August 20 at 3:00 pm

Curious about the Chromebook that will be used at Galvin this coming school year? Let the library introduce you to Chromebook and Google for Education.

Sign up for the Tuesday session    Sign up for the Wednesday session

Consumer Reports Online

consumer_reports_logoBeebe Library now provides access for Wakefield residents to the online version of Consumer Reports — the largest paid-publication subscription-based website in the world — enabling consumers to make better purchasing decisions on the products they are shopping for. Whether you’re looking to find the best deal on an LCD TV, or researching the top-recommended used vehicles,® provides ratings and reviews, recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services.
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wowlogobBeebe Library is excited to offer its patrons free Wowbrary email alerts that showcase the library’s newest items each week. The alerts feature the latest bestsellers, movies, music CDs, audio books, children’s titles, cookbooks, mysteries, travel guides, health books, science fiction and more purchased by the library.

Sign up here: Wowbrary.
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Wakefield High School Yearbooks Are Online!

yearbookWakefield High School Yearbooks dating back to 1907 are now online!
The yearbooks can be viewed as PDF files, or better yet, in a special viewer that allows you to thumb through the pages just like a physical book. You can also search for any name or word in the book, enabling you to find references to people no matter where they appear – in class listings, extracurricular activities, superlatives, or any other section.
Check it out!

Wenham Museum Pass Now Available

wenham_museumWe now have a new museum pass that you can use for reduced admission to the Wenham Museum, 132 Main Street, Wenham, Massachusetts. The mission of the Wenham Museum is to preserve, protect and interpret the artifacts of childhood, domestic life and the history and culture of Boston’s North Shore.
The Wenham Museum is open Tuesday-Sunday and a few Monday Holidays. The pass admits four people for 1/2 price. Wakefield residents may reserve museum passes in advance. The pass is available to non-residents for same-day use, subject to availability.
Thanks to funding from the Friends of Beebe Library, we are able to offer free or reduced admission passes to 17 museums & cultural institutions in the area.

Talking to Children about Violence

Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers, by the National Association of School Psychologists has been posted by the Wakefield School Department.

Additional Resources

Child Abuse, Sexual Abuse & Domestic Violence Resources

Links to agencies and organizations that provide assistance and support.

Domestic Violence Survey

On behalf of the Wakefield Alliance Against Violence, (WAAV) we would like to encourage you to take a brief anonymous survey on domestic violence in our community.