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Family Storytime with Carole Lindstrom (Anishinaabe/Metis, enrolled with Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe)

Date: October 11, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Zoom
We are so excited to be sponsoring Equal Justice in Needham for Families' storytime event on Indigenous Peoples Day, October 11, along with Wellesley Free Library! New York Times bestselling author Carole Lindstrom (Anishinaabe/Metis, enrolled with Turtle Mountain Band of Ojibwe) will be reading her children's book We Are Water Protectors inspired by Standing Rock […]

League of Women Voters Fall Opening Meeting

Date: October 7, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Powers Hall, St. John the Evangelist Church and ZOOM
The League of Women Voters of Wellesley is hosting their Fall Opening Meeting on October 7th. Their guest speaker this year is Catherine Simpson Bueker, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology Emmanuel College. The title of her talk is Beyond White Picket Fences: The 2020 Census and Wellesley's Changing Demographics. In the last 50 years, […]

When the Land Speaks: An Untold History of Massachusetts and the Importance of Celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day

Date: September 29, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Zoom
The Committee for Indigenous Peoples Day Wellesley (WOW) and the Wellesley Public Library are excited to announce Wellesley's first event to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day this year! This virtual event will feature Larry Spotted Crow Mann of the Nipmuc tribe detailing the untold history of what is presently called Massachusetts and why Indigenous Peoples Day […]

Wee Got the Jazz: A Celebration of Jazz Music!

Date: July 28, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Online Event
What is jazz? Where did it come from? Who are its heroes? In this unique interactive workshop created by the Boston group Wee The People, kids will swing, scat, and storytime with jazz musician Myrish Spell! They will play along with kazoos, provided by Wellesley Free Library.  Kids will listen to a terrific read-aloud of […]

JUNETEENTH 2021: World of Wellesley Challenge

Start date: June 19, 2021
End date: August 19, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Hidden in plain sight, New England is overflowing with rich, diverse African-American and African diaspora cultural traditions and history. Select from a multitude of in-person and virtual exhibits on African-American and African diaspora art, movement, song, history to bring yourself, a partner, or the entire family to explore, experience, and engage. You will not be […]

How to build an anti-racist organization

Date: June 23, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Zoom
At a time when Diversity, Equity, Inclusion is a priority for most organizations, it can be hard to know where to start: Reflecting on your internal racial, gender and power dynamics? Updating policies? Building culture? Solving specific problems? Join us for “How to build an anti-racist organization” where the team from the Wayside Equity Training Center will speak […]

Needham Human Rights Committee Countdown to Juneteenth!

Start date: June 1, 2021
End date: June 19, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Facebook
Save the date, countdown to Juneteenth 2021 kicks off on Tuesday, June 1. Juneteenth is a national holiday that commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. Our daily Facebook postings will feature activities, events and resources leading up to June 19. Please join us in recognizing and celebrating this pivotal Holiday of […]

Wellesley Free Library – Incredible Acrobat Performance: Liu Li!

Date: June 5, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Zoom
Kick off summer reading with an incredible acrobatic performance by professional Liu Li! Liu Li will bend, spin plates, twirl ribbons - and more! She will also touch on various aspects of Chinese language and culture during the performance. At the end, she will teach a few ribbon twirling tricks to attendees! Wellesley Free Library […]

The Musikavanhu Wellesley High School-WOW Unity Essay Awards 2021

Start date: May 1, 2021
End date: May 20, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Calling all High School Students in Wellesley! Here is an opportunity to win your share of over $2000 of prizes and make your voice heard against Racism, by submitting a Tik Tok video, a YouTube video or a written Essay! Last year, World of Wellesley's celebrated its 30th Anniversary. In recognition of this, for the […]

Wellesley Free Library is accepting Book Donations pertaining to AAPI Community Education

Start date: May 1, 2021
End date: May 31, 2021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month, in recognition and acknowledgement of contributions towards, and influence upon, our national history and culture. The One Book One World fundraiser, sponsored by the Wellesley Chinese Language School (WCLS) in partnership with Wellesley Free Library (WFL) seeks to encourage the donation of AAPI related book and multimedia […]