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Home > October 2011 through June 2012

Rising Force: The Magic of Magnetic Levitation, June 7, 2012

Author James D. Livingston will demonstrate the science behind the seeming defiance of gravity and friction by magicians, and explain current applications of magnetic levitation, popularly known as "maglev." Heart pumps, wind turbines, integrated circuit manufacture, and Shanghai's maglev 250 miles-per-hour train are a few of the marvels developed with magnetic bearings. The program follows the brief annual meeting of the Friends of the Library.

Book Sale, June 2-3, 2012

On Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3, 2012, we will hold our annual spring book sale. On Saturday, hard-cover and trade paperbacks are priced at $1.00 and mass-market paperbacks are 50 cents each. Sunday is Bargain Day; all items are half price and a brown bag is $8.00. In addition, individually priced books in the ongoing book sale section will be half price on both Saturday and Sunday.


The Man Behind Lemonade Mouth, the Book, Sunday, April 29, 2012

Mark Peter Hughes, author of the book Lemonade Mouth, talks about the story and characters of his 2007 novel, and their adaptation into the hit movie Lemonade Mouth, which premiered on the Disney Channel in April 2011. The movie, Lemonade Mouth, will be shown after the author's presentation. Please note the earlier than usual beginning of the program: 1:30 p.m.

Folk Art of India Workshop with Artist Sunanda Sahay, March 11, 2012

Sunanda Sahay specializes in a style of folk painting that has been practiced for centuries in the Madhubani region of India, near the border with Nepal. The paintings decorate public and private spaces with designs typically inspired by mythology and nature. This workshop is limited to 15 participants. Sign up at the Reference desk in the Library if you would like to attend. Click here for more information.

Books Between Cultures: My Journey as a Writer, February 12, 2012

Mitali Perkins, award-winning author of Rickshaw Girl, Monsoon Summer, Bamboo People, and others, draws upon her own experiences growing up as the "new girl from India" in various countries, and in California. Wherever the setting of her stories---the United States, Bangladesh, India, Myanmar---her young people are involved in discovering how to balance different cultures, or sometimes, how to live with inescapable challenges of their culture.

Book Sale, January 28-29, 2012

On Saturday, January 28 and Sunday, January 29, 2012, we will hold our annual winter book sale. On Saturday, hard-cover and trade paperbacks will be priced at $1.00 and mass-market paperbacks will be 50 cents each. Sunday will be Bargain Day; all items will be half price and a brown bag will be $8.00. In addition, individually priced books in the ongoing book sale section will be half price on both Saturday and Sunday.

Finding Fiction Worth Your Time, January 22, 2012

Betty Sudarsky will present a host of books, with about seventy percent new titles, plus other great choices for personal, general, or book club reading. Working with fiction and book club activities at Wellesley Books, Betty stays on top of the latest publications, and taps in to reader feedback. Her reviews will direct you to both new fiction and other books and authors worth a second look.

The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook, December 11, 2011

Judy Gelman and Peter Zheutlin have teamed up to write The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook: Inside the Kitchens, Bars, and Restaurants of Mad Men. It provides more than 70 recipes for food and drink from Mad Men-era New York, set within the historical and cultural context of the 1960s.


Five-Hour Book Sale, December 3, 2011

The Friends will hold a five-hour book sale on Saturday, December 4th from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Library’s Community Room. There will be a large selection of children's books (both hard cover and paperback), and fiction (hard cover, trade and mass market paperback) as well as a smaller number of non-fiction books, CDs and videos. Hard cover and trade paperbacks will be $1.00 each and mass market and children's paperbacks will be 50¢ each. Holiday and better/older books in the ongoing sale area will be sold at 50% off during this five-hour sale.


Living Deliberately: Thinking Like Thoreau Today, November 13, 2011

As a new Harvard grad in 1837, Thoreau confronted a country with a troubled banking system, foreclosures, and widespread layoffs, all part of a deepening depression. New England was in the throes of transformation to an industrial economy.

Jeff Cramer is eminently qualified to relate observations by the Concord Transcendentalist to our time. He is Curator of Collections at The Thoreau Institute at Walden Woods and author/editor of a number of Thoreau-related books, most recently The Quotable Thoreau.


Book Sale, October 1-2, 2011

On Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2, 2011, we will hold our 39th annual fall book sale. On Saturday, hard-cover and trade paperbacks are priced at $1.00 and mass-market paperbacks are 50 cents each. Sunday is Bargain Day; all items are half price and a brown bag is $8.00. In addition, individually priced books in the ongoing book sale section will be half price on both Saturday and Sunday.