Plaza Jazz is Back!

Plaza JazzPlaza Jazz returns for its 4th season at Beebe Library next Thursday, June 4th from 6:00 – 8:00pm!  Join us every Thursday from June through August for cosmopolitan jazz on Main Street.  No cancellations – performances move indoors for bad weather.  See the complete schedule here.

60-Second Survey

We are planning for the future and would love to hear from you!  New question every Wednesday.

Take the 60-Second Survey here!

Board Games and Beyond

Thursday, May 28th at 7:00pm

settlers trivialBoard games are back!  Come to our monthly game cafe and choose from the new Eurogrames, try a collaborative, or remember an old favorite from days gone by!  Register online or by calling the Reference Desk at 781-246-6334 x2.

Blossoms was a Success!

blossoms thank youThanks to everyone who worked so hard to make Blossoms at the Beebe 2015 a great success! The event drew nearly 400 attendees, and as usual the food, drink, music, dancing, auction, atmosphere, and outfits were spectacular. We’re grateful to our many donors, sponsors, and volunteers who contribute time and money for one of Wakefield’s best events, which raises money for library programs and Chamber of Commerce initiatives. We have many photos to share on Facebook so you can relive the evening if you were there, or see what you missed if you weren’t!

News & Views 2015

asteriskvThe next News & Views is Monday June 8th 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.

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

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.

Additional Resources

Child Abuse, Sexual Abuse & Domestic Violence Resources

Links to agencies and organizations that provide assistance and support.

We Have “Walking Tour” Brochures

Created by the Wakefield Historical Commission
Thanks to the Wakefield Historical Commission, Beebe Library now has a supply of the brochure, A Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Wakefield. The brochure is a guide to sites of historical interest in Wakefield’s downtown area, from the 17th century Hartshorne House on Church Street to the Galvin Middle School on Main Street. The brochure features photos and short descriptions of various locations, including The Old Burying Ground, The Rockery, the Odd Fellows Building, the Unitarian Universalist Church, Beebe Library, the Americal Civic Center and many more.
The brochure was produced by the Wakefield Historical Commission with funding from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Come to the library and pick up your free copy of A Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Wakefield.