Friday, December 30, 2011
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
If you can’t get in your car or go for your daily walk without listening to your favorite mystery writer on a sound recording, we hope you will try our MP3 collection of audiobooks. One or two discs hold the contents of an entire book and are compatible in most newer model cars (after 2007) and portable MP3 players. The sound quality is excellent and tracking is easy. The collection features various genres including new fiction, mystery, classics, biography, language instruction and nonfiction. Check out our display at the entrance to the Media Room on the first floor of the library. And remember – if the title you are looking for is checked out, we may have it in another audio format such as book on CD, Playaway or downloadable through Overdrive.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Taken by Robert Crais
Believing the Lie by Elizabeth George
Friday, December 16, 2011
Babies love books - even 3 month olds like Elijah. Come to the Wellesley Free Library to browse our large collection of board books and picture books. Or drop in for Bookbabies, our weekly stories, songs and fingerplays for babies and toddlers 3-30 months of age. The group meets Wednesdays and Thursdays at the Main Library, Tuesdays at the Fells Branch and Fridays at the Hills Branch.
Another handy resource in the Children's Room is the Grandparent Travel Kit, which may be enjoyed by any caretaker, grandparent or not! The kit includes :
-Fodor's Around Boston with Kids
-Make Way for Ducklings (CD included)
-Fun with the Family in Massachusetts
-Walks in Wellesley (map included)
-Reading with your grandchild
We’d love to hear from you. Share with us YOUR child’s favorite books!
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
And you thought the Wellesley Free Library was a really nice library? Well it is, of course, but check out some amazing libraries on TheBestColleges web site. From Sweden to Australia to New York City these libraries really might be "the 35 Most Amazing Libraries in the World."
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
| || The American Book of Days |
By Christianson, Stephen G.
Compiled by Christianson, Stephen G.
2000-01 - H. W. Wilson
0824209540 Check Our Catalog
For each day of the year, several essays explore significant events at their anniversaries. Coverage of American holidays has been revised and updated since the first edition in 1937.
| || Holiday Symbols and Customs |
By Henderson, Helene
2008-03 - Omnigraphics
9780780809901 Check Our Catalog
Holidays reflect the history and identity of people of all cultures. This book provides an introduction to the ways in which people celebrate and the meanings attached to these traditions.
| || Charlemagne's Tablecloth |
By Fletcher, Nichola
2005-08 - St. Martin's Press
9780312340681 Check Our Catalog
Feasts, banquets, and grand dinners have always played a vital role in our lives. They lift the spirits, involve all our senses and, at times, transport us to other fantastical worlds. Nichola Fletcher has written a captivating history of feasts throughout the ages that includes the dramatic failures along with the dazzling successes.
| || The Joy of Family Traditions: A Season-By-Season Companion to Celebrations, Holidays, and Special Occasions |
By Thompson, Jennifer Trainer
2008-05 - Celestial Arts
9781587611148 Check Our Catalog
This season-by-season companion to 400 celebrations, activities, and rituals inspires and instructs families on creating, personalizing, adapting, and preserving family traditions that will be meaningful and special to them. …More
| || Holiday Decorating |
By Fulweiler, Megan
2001-11 - MetroBooks (NY)
1586632272 Check Our Catalog
Filled with charming ideas for decorating inside and out, "Holiday Decorating" explores ways to inject the spirit of the season into every part of the home, from the front porch to the family room and dining room. …More
| || Ex-Etiquette for Holidays and Other Family Celebrations |
By Blackstone-Ford, Jann
Author Jupe, Sharyl
2007-10 - Chicago Review Press
9781556527197 Check Our Catalog
Through realistic and trusted advice, this innovative new guide brings the celebration back to the holidays for blended families. . …More
| || Tinsel: A Search for America's Christmas Present |
By Stuever, Hank
2009-11 - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
9780547134659 Check Our Catalog
A heartfelt, hilarious look at the evolution of a half-trillion-dollar American holiday. Stuever's portraits of the happy, mega-churchy, shop-until-you-drop community in "Tinsel" are revealing and riotously funny, showing how our ancient rituals of celebration have survived--and succumbed to--the test of time. …More
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Not only does it search its 550+ reference titles covering a wide range of topics, Credo also searches images, videos, Google Books, e-journals, and our library catalog and subscription resources,
The results are displayed in a well-organized topic page. Don't be the last to check it out!
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (Dec 9) is adapted from John le Carre's 1974 spy thriller. Directed by Tomas Alfredson, this remake stars Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, Colin Firth, John Hurt, Toby Jones and Mark Strong.
Carnage (Dec 16) is based on Yasmina Reza's award-winning 2006 play God of Carnage, a scathing drama. Directed by Roman Polanski, the film stars Kate Winslet, Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly and Christoph Waltz.
Sherlock Holmes : a Game of Shadows (Dec 16) is inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's sleuth and his adventures. Guy Ritchie directs and stars for this sequel include Robert Downey Jr., Rachel McAdams and Jude Law.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Dec 21) is adapted from the late Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy. Directed by David Fincher, stars include Daniel Craig, Stellan Skarsgard, Robin Wright and Rooney Mara.