Halloween Happenings in Wakefield

pumkinFright Night is this Thursday October 30th!  There will be trick-or-treating in the downtown area from 4:00 – 7:00pm and the Wakefield High School will have carved jack o’lanterns on display on the steps of Beebe Library from 6:00 – 8:00pm.

Crafty Bastards: Beer in New England from the Mayflower to Modern Day

Thursday November 6, 7:00 – 8:30pm

beerJoin journalist, former bartender and brewer Lauren Clark for the history of New Englanders’ search for the perfect pint!  Books available for sale and signing.  (Just in time for the holidays!)   Register online or by calling 781-246-6334 x2 to reserve your place today!

Italian Genealogy: Roads to Rome

Wednesday November 12, 7:00-8:30pm

romeRoads to Rome: Locating Your Italian Ancestral Town. Walking the streets of our ancestral town in Italy can be the experience of a lifetime! ORIGINS ITALY’S Mary M. Tedesco will provide strategies and resources for discovering your roots using records available in the U.S. and online. Beginner level.  Register online or by calling 781-246-6334 x2

The Traveling Librarian: Budapest

Monday November 17, 7:00-8:30pm

budapestJoin Traveling Librarian Jeff Klapes  for another armchair travel  program of photos and stories, this time to Budapest, the beautiful capital of Hungary on the shores of the Danube, straddling the cultures of East and West.  Register online or by calling 781-246-6334 x2.


Story Times

HollyBeebe Library intends to provide at least one age-appropriate Story Time session annually for every Wakefield child. To that end, the library offers four 6-week Story Time sessions during the school year – Fall, Winter I, Winter II, and Spring.

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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, ConsumerReports.org® 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.

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