Wellesley Free Library to Hold Winter Wonderland Storytime

Photo by Kelly A. Mello
Photo by Kelly A. Mello

Friday, Dec. 27

1. Weather

Today will be sunny, with a high near 37. West wind will be 8 to 10 mph. Tonight will be partly cloudy, with a low around 26. West wind will be around 7 mph.

2. Needham Public Library news

The Reference Department of the Needham Public Library is announcing the addition of two new databases for Needham residents. FREEGAL, a music database, paid for by Friends of the Needham Public Library, contains over 7 million songs from over 10,000 labels. You can have up to 3 free downloads of music per week and it works with most devices, including IPads and IPods. The other database, AtoZ Databases, is an integrated collection of 7 different databases, providing information for over 30 million businesses and executives. Small business owners can generate and download information to create mailing lists. Students can research businesses by industry, segment, or company size. One of the included databases is a job-hunting site which can be searched by keyword and geography. You can apply for a job right on the site. This database also covers of 220 million residents, with contact information you can use to search for long-lost friends and classmates. These databases may be found on the Library’s webpage located on the Town of Needham website - www.needhamma.gov/library. Click on Access to Databases and Online Resources. Then click on “click here”. For further information about either of these two new databases, call the Reference Desk at 781-455-7559, Option 2.

3. Wellesley Free Library events

10:30 to 11:15 a.m.: Sing and Swing - Winter Wonderland

10:30 to 11 a.m.: Hills BookBabies!

1 to 4:45 p.m.: Double Feature Family Films

3:45 to 4:30 p.m.: Winter Wonder Storytime at the Hills

4. In case you missed it in Needham...

Did you receive your UPS or FedEx packages in time for Christmas? Many people didn't, and they've been taking their outrage to the Internet. To see news reports about the issue, click here.

5. In case you missed it in Wellesley...

On Tuesday, Dec. 17, Bank of America Massachusetts Senior Vice President and Wellesley resident, Carl Underhill, presented a check for $50,000 to Cradles to Crayons executive director, Sharon Reilly. For more on this story click here.


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