Thursday, March 14, 2013
Wellesley Library hosts spring 2013 Wellesley Volunteers Fair. Some spaces for organization still open.
If you are looking to volunteer somewhere in Wellesley, but aren't sure where to start, then the Library might be a good place. Say, Sunday, March 17 at 2 p.m. The Spring 2013 Wellesley Volunteer Fair is slated for this weekend, and will bring a number of non-profit and municipal organizations to one place for residents to look for volunteering options. Last year's fair brought over 100 people, and 20 organizations together, according to a press release sent out by Wellesley Volunteers. “Wellesley has a diverse group of organizations, both municipal and non-profit that utilize volunteers. From serving meals to the elderly to helping preserve the environment to teaching English to recent immigrants, there are opportunities to volunteer …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The Wellesley Friends Winter Book Sale will begin Thursday, February 7th at 5pm, first for members of the Friends, and then for the general public. These sales are a great opportunity to support the Wellesley Library, and obtain books, DVDs and other ma
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The Wellesley library, as it prepares for the coming year, turns to its patrons for some feedback through the Town website.
When you go to the Library, how do you use it? How do you think it could be improved? The Town wants to know. A recent post on the Wellesley Town website introduces the Patron Survey, where patrons of the Wellesley Free Library can provide feedback on how they use the library. Feedback from this survey will go into the library's 2013 Strategic plan, according to the Town Website, which they expect to post on the website in June. From the post: The survey should take no more than 20 minutes to complete. All responses will be thoughtfully considered and will factor into our Strategic Plan. Your input will impact the future of the Wellesley Free Library. Please help us by encouraging your neighbors to fill out this survey. Thank you for …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Join members of the Scots Chairitable Society of Boston as they present a fun and family-friendly Burns' Night celebration at the main library.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Use our new Wellesley Free Public Library widget to keep up with the most popular books at WPL.
Check back often to see what fiction and non-fiction books are most requested at the Wellesley Public Library.
Friday, February 24, 2012
Wellesley’s Council on Aging will offer a session this Monday on how to get around town if you’re over 60 years old.
Wellesley is a driving town, and to some extent, a walking town. But there are actually several alternate transportation options locally, especially for senior citizens. The Wellesley Council on Aging will hold a free, informational meeting about those options for those interested Monday between 2 and 3:15 p.m. at the library’s Wakelin Room. The session will be lead by Sandy Berkowitz, transportation options coordinator at the Wellesley Council on Aging. There will be light refreshments served. If interested, senior citizens are asked to R.S.V.P. by calling 781-235-3961.
Friday, June 3, 2011
An acrimonious meeting may be a preview of the debate to come over whether commercial property should be taxed at a higher rate than residential.
About 55 home and business owners attended a raucous meeting at the library Tuesday night where local resident Jim Miller presented his case for the town changing from the current single tax rate to a dual system in which businesses would be taxed at a higher rate than homeowners. By changing to a dual tax rate in conjunction with an override, Miller said the town could raise an additional $5.8 million next fiscal year without residential property owners’ taxes increasing at all. “This is something that is already done in Newton and Needham with great success,” he said. But many commercial property owners and owners of independent stores in town called foul, saying the proposed 50 percent increase in their taxes would put an undo burden on…