Storm Closing Information

Due to the snowstorm Beebe Library will open at 12 noon on Wednesday, January 28. See you then!mld92_january

Board Games and Beyond

Thursday, January 29th at 7:00 pm

settlerstrivialBoard games are back and the board game cafes are popping all over. So we’re doing it too! Come join us for the first of our monthly meetups hosted by Wakefield’s very own board game guru, Jeff Tolleson. Bring a friend! Meet some new people! Have some refreshments and try the latest and greatest or pull out an old favorite instead! Register online or call us at 781 246 6334 ext. 2. 


SCORE Social Media Event: Why Do Social Media?

Tuesday February 3, 7:30 – 9:00am

social media1This workshop, presented by the Wakefield Lynnfield Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by the Wakefield  Co-operative Bank,  is designed to help you be more successful online. We will talk about using social media to promote your business and to drive traffic to your website. We will also address what your website needs to be found online, how to insure that it is easy for potential customers to use and how to entice them to buy your products or services.  Register online or by calling the Reference Desk at 781-246-6334 x2.  *Participants are asked to arrive between 7:15 and 7:30 and to enter via the Avon Street door.

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Beer: A History and Tasting

Tuesday, February 3rd at 7:00pm

brewingJoin local artisanal brewers from the Mystic Brewery and learn about the history of beer making, watch a show-and-tell about malt, hops and yeast, hear the brewery’s story, and taste the fabulous results of the whole process.  Register online or by calling the Reference Desk at 781-246-6334 x2.

Audubon Islands: Iceland

Wednesday, February 4th at 7:00pm

PenguinsAudubon’s Bill Gette is back for the second in this season’s Islands series with Iceland.  Naturalists know Iceland as a place of great beauty and abundant wildlife.  Bill will show photos of cliff-side nesting colonies with Common and Thick-billed murres and Black-legged Kittiwakes, remote islands where Common Redshanks and Red-necked Phalaropes nest within feet of fishermen’s homes, geologic formations crafted by both glaciers and volcanoes, the oldest parliament in the work and much, much more.  Register online or by calling the Reference Desk at 781-246-6334 x2.

News & Views 2015

asteriskvThe next News & Views is Monday February 9th at 7:30pm in the Blake Gallery.  Every second and fourth Monday evening, join fellow community members and moderator Paul Robicheau of Salem State University to converse and deliberate on a wide variety of interesting topics.  Register online or by calling the Reference Desk at 781-246-6334 x2.

This program is made possible by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. 

The Traveling Librarian: Romania

Tuesday, February 17 at 7:00pm

romaniaJoin Head of Reference and Traveling Librarian Jeff Klapes as he heads to Transylvania, with its beautiful alpine scenery, brooding castles, and superstitions. Register online or by calling the Reference Desk at 781-246-6334 x2.

Tuesday, March 3rd at 7:00pm

The Traveling Librarian will also be visiting Romania where you’ll visit the contrasting regions of Maramures, one of the most rural and traditional parts of the country, and Bucharest, the bustling southern capital.  Register online 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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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!

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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