Thanksgiving Week Hours

cornucopia Please note Beebe Library’s Thanksgiving week schedule:
Closing at 5pm on Wednesday, November 26th
Closed on Thursday, November 27th
Regular hours on Friday (9-6), Saturday (9-5) and Sunday (1-5)

True Writ in December

Monday December 1, 7:00 – 8:30pm

gunsBeebe’s newest book group, True Writ, will meet again on December 1st in the Blake Gallery to discuss Guns, Germs and Steel by Jared Diamond.  Stop by the Circulation Desk to pick up a copy and join us for what we hope will be a lively discussion!

DIG: Drop In Genealogy

Tuesday December 2 , 6:30 – 8:30pm
Heywood-Wakefield, 50-year EmployeesJoin genealogy and family history enthusiasts to share tips and strategies at this monthly meeting. All levels of experience welcome. If you’re a beginner, we’ll help you get started with Register here or feel free to just drop in.

Italian Genealogy: Andiamo in Italy

Wednesday December 10, 7:00 – 8:30pm

romeItalian genealogical research in Italy and from home.  With knowledge of your ancestral town in Italy,  it is possible to start research using Italian records.  Italy offers many records beyond birth, marriage and death.  Discover what records are available and how they are accessed.  Research by correspondence will be discussed.  Register here or by calling the Reference Desk at 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,® 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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