Italian Genealogy: Andiamo in Italy – RESCHEDULED to 12/18

Thursday December 18, 7:00 – 8:30pm  **The program originally scheduled for Dec. 10th will now be held on Dec. 18th.

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.

Coming Soon! News & Views 2015

newsMark your calendars for News & Views beginning Monday January 12th 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. Stop by the library or check back here for more details in the coming weeks!

Coming in February: Why Do Social Media?

Tuesday February 3, 7:00 – 9:00am

This workshop, co-social media1sponsored by the Wakefield Lynnfield Chamber of Commerce,  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. Continue »

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.

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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.
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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.