Next meeting, Sunday, June 2 at 2:30 p.m.
“Drop-in Genealogy returns on June 2 at 2:30 p.m. Join genealogy and family history enthusiasts to share tips and strategies. All levels of experience welcome. If you’re a beginner, we’ll help you get started. Sign up on our Event Registration Calendar and let us know you’re coming or feel free to just drop in.
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Next meeting, Sunday, June 2 at 2:30 p.m.
News & Views discussion group meeting Monday, April 22 at 7 pm
TOPICS FOR APRIL 22 DISCUSSION
Do you like to follow the news of the day? Would you enjoy discussing current issues & events in a lively but civil forum?
News & Views offers the opportunity to express opinions and become better informed in a friendly atmosphere. It’s a “drop-in” program, but we’d love to know you’re coming, so feel free to sign up on our Reservation Calendar.
For children age 5 & under;Free tickets required
The next Peter Sheridan Sing-Along for children ages 5 and under will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. in the Lecture Hall at Beebe Library. Due to large crowds of adoring fans, the library will issue free tickets to prevent overcrowding. Wakefield residents may pick up tickets beginning March 9 at the Youth Room Desk. Non-residents may get tickets the day of the concert. Phone 781-246-6334, x3 for further information.
New sessions get underway this week!
Lapsit, a story time for babies ages three months to twelve months, takes place Wednesdays at 11 a.m. from March 6 – April 10.
Walkers and Talkers Story Time for children age 12 months through 35 months.
Children will learn songs, nursery rhymes and finger plays, play movement games and musical instruments, and listen to simple stories. The Walkers and Talkers Story Times run for about 30 minutes each session. Twenty walkers and talkers and their caregivers will be admitted each session. Thursdays & Fridays, March 7 – April 12 at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Story Time for children age three and four
Children will enjoy stories, songs, finger plays, physical movement games and a simple craft. Threes and Fours Story Time will admit fifteen children and lasts for 45 minutes. March 5 – April 9 at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Story Time for children aged four and five years old Children will build their listening comprehension and storytelling skills, and make something with their hands. Fifteen children will be admitted each session for the 45 minute program. Wednesdays, March 6 – April 10 at 9:30 a.m.
Pajama Story Times for all children age 5 and under
Wednesdays, March 6 – April 10, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Produced by Mass in Motion
Get the latest Walk Wakefield Maps created by Mass in Motion!
The Walk Wakefield Maps include seven different walking routes of various lengths covering various neighborhoods in town. There’s the 3.2-mile Lake Quannapowitt Loop, the 1.68-mile Center Loop, the West Side Loop (1.3 miles), the East Side Loop (2.7 miles) and the 2.6-mile Greenwood Loop. View the maps online or pick up a hard copy at the library and Walk Wakefield!
Featuring Utar Artun on the plaza, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
The final concert in the library’s Plaza Jazz Series takes place on September 20 and will feature Utar Artun from Turkey.
The Plaza Jazz series is sponsored by the Friends of Beebe Library in cooperation with Berklee College of Music.
Friday, August 17, 2012 at 10:30 a.m.
Kidstock! Theater returns on Friday, August 17, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. in the Lecture Hall for its final local performance this summer. Kidstock performs live theater for children, and the actors rely on the audience for help with their stories. These programs are suggested for children ages seven and under.
Outdoors on the front plaza, 5:30 0 7:30 p.m.
The library is excited to announce that we have added a special concert with a homegrown flavor to the Plaza Jazz series. Next Thursday, July 12, the Wakefield High School Alumni Jazz Ensemble will perform from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the plaza in front of the library (weather permitting. If it rains the event will be inside). The WHS Jazz ensemble, under the direction of Thomas Bankert, has had a very successful five years. The group has received several gold medals at the district and state level, received the highest award at the UNH Jazz Festival and has won the Berklee High School Jazz Festival on two different occasions. The concert on Thursday, July 12 will feature both current students and alumni of the band. So swing by anytime between 5:30 and 7:30 to hear some great music from some of Wakefield’s best young musicians.
The Plaza Jazz series is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Get great vacation reading ideas at “Beebe Buzz Beach Reads”
If you’re starting to think about summer vacation and wondering what you’ll do while you’re lounging by the pool, ocean, or lake, Beebe Library staff members have some suggestions for this summer’s best reading. “Book Buzz Beach Reads” is coming on June 16, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. and June 19, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. It’s your chance to come in and hear Beebe librarians talk about the favorites on their bookshelves and ask the library staff questions about “read-alikes” for the books you just can’t get enough of.
Sign up by clicking on the date of the event.
Here’s a little taste of what you can expect.
Sign up for “Tech Talks” on June 25 & 28
Our new computer system is up and running! Wakefield, along with the other libraries in the NOBLE network (the North of Boston Library Exchange) moved last week to a completely new library software and catalog system. The new system introduced a number of new features in the online catalog, which you can access at the library’s web site: www.wakefieldlibrary.org
To learn more about these new options, sign up for one of our “Tech Talks,” which will be held the last week of June, on Monday June 25, from 6:30-8:00pm and Thursday June 28, from 10:00-11:30am. You can sign up online (click on the date, above) or by contacting the Reference Desk. These will be large group sessions, but we can also schedule a personal session for you on Monday or Tuesday evenings, or Thursday or Saturday in the morning or afternoon.