Thursday, May 23, 2013
Parents of children aged 1 to 9 can register for June 10th presentation via the Beebe Library website.
The Wakefield Rotary has announced a “Just for Adults” presentation on keeping kids safe, on Monday, June 10 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Beebe Library on Main Street. The presentation is geared toward helping the parents of children aged 1 to 9 talk to them about avoiding sexual abuse and keeping safe. The Wakefield Rotary will also provide a light supper, and on-site child care will be sponsored by the Burbank YMCA. RSVPs are accepted on a first-come, first-reserved basis. To register, go to www.wakefieldlibrary.org and use the reservation calendar under the “Events and Activities” tab.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Annual fundraising event for the library has a Great Gatsby theme this year and is on Saturday, April 27th.
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Sunday, March 17
Several local florists will be participating in the 6th annual Blossoms at the Beebe, a Great Gatsby-era celebration featuring a flower show, silent auction, gourmet hors d’oeuvres, music and entertainment, and tastings at the Lucius Beebe Memorial Library on Saturday, April 27th. The event is sponsored by the Library and the Wakefield Chamber of Commerce, and proceeds from the event will go to fund Library services and the Beebe Book Fund, and the Chamber’s community and civic projects. All floral arrangements will also be on display on Sunday, April 28th during the family fun day. Among the Blossoms at the Beebe committee members and florists who were on hand to discuss the upcoming event were (front row, from left to right) Library …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The 6th annual Blossoms at the Beebe event, with a Great Gatsby theme, is Saturday, April 27th.
Tuesday, February 19
Mark your calendars for the 6th annual Blossoms at the Beebe, a Great Gatsby-era celebration with flowers, silent and live auctions, tastings and music to benefit the Lucius Beebe Memorial Library and the Wakefield Chamber of Commerce on Saturday, April 27th. The two organizations will join together to sponsor the event from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Library, located at 345 Main Street in Wakefield. Proceeds from the event will go to the Beebe Book Fund and the Chamber’s community and civic projects. “This year we wanted a different theme to our event and we will celebrate the Great Gatsby- era,” Blossoms at the Beebe Chair Susan Wetmore said. “There will be new features to the event, and we’re excited to showcase the glamour and …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Trick or treaters and their families were downtown Thursday evening to visit local business owners and to enjoy the library's pumpkin display.
On Thursday night, Wakefield residents got an early taste of Halloween as downtown merchants opened their doors to trick or treaters and the library set out its pumpkin display. Elsewhere in the downtown area, master chainsaw sculptor Jesse Green was outside the Galvin Middle School carving a Wakefield Warrior sculpture from a large piece of a tree trunk. Work on the carving could still take a number of weeks, and when finished it will be delivered to the high school. Later at the middle school, WHS students presented a horror film festival featuring their own work.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Five things worth knowing today, March 21, 2012, in Wakefield, MA.
1. Another warm day - Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 78 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. 2. Missing man found - Police located Joseph Doucette, 67, who went missing from the Sunbridge Wakefield Care and Rehab around 3 p.m. on Monday afternoon. Doucette has been diagnosed with early onset dementia and police were concerned for his well-being. Police said Doucette may have visited a friend in Haverhill yesterday afternoon. See here for the latest information. 3. Celebrate spring - Join the Unitarian Universalist Church on the occasion of the Spring (Vernal) Equinox on tonight at 7 p.m.for the spring equinox "Ostara" ritual. A group will be meeting in the social hall of the church. See here for more …
Monday, March 19, 2012
Five things worth knowing today, March 19, 2012, in Wakefield, MA.
1. Forget spring, it's summer! - Today will be mostly sunny with a high near 67 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. The best part is, this will be the coldest day of the week, with temperatures rising well into the 70s. 2. New "Best of Readers' Choice" contest: Hair Salons - Which salon in town is your favorite? Which one offers the best color specialists? What about the best service? Vote for your favorite in this week's contest. 3. The Wakefield Branch of the Boys & Girls Club - is holding a fundraiser tonight at the Dockside Restaurant from 5-8 p.m. Dine at the restaurant and 10 percent of your meal goes towards establishing a Boys & Girls Club in Wakefield. There will also be tickets on hand for a comedy night on …
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Tuesday, January 10 at 6 p.m. at the Lucius Beebe Memorial Library.
Tonight at 6 p.m. at the Beebe Library, join the Supper Sleuths, a group of avid readers that meet monthly to talk about their favorite mystery stories around dinner time. Tonight's topic is Musical Mysteries. From the library: Many authors use music in their novels to enhance tone, setting or plot, as well as character development. Michael Connelly and Harry Bosch’s love of jazz is one example. However, this list emphasizes music or musicians when it is an intricate part of the plot. If the mystery takes place around a recording studio or opera, or the music is the sleuth’s “real” occupation then it is on this list…or should be. Call 781-246-6334 or go to the Library's website at for more information.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the Lucius Beebe Memorial Library.
[The following information was provided by the Lucius Beebe Memorial Library.] The Beebe Library will be hosting serveral talks on technology in the coming month by Elizabeth Thomsen, the Member Services Manager and one of the tech gurus at the North of Boston Library Exchange, a.k.a. NOBLE, the library consortium to which the Beebe library belongs. Thomsen will address social networking, and in particular Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr. Among other things she will be talking about how to protect your privacy on Facebook, the separation of your personal and professional roles (i.e. Facebook or LinkedIn), and how to use some of those hidden settings so that you can keep in touch with your friends without being flooded with annoying Farmville…
Monday, November 21, 2011
A workshop for job seekers, the monthly meeting of the rise up singing group, and more things to know today.
1. Sun to start off the week - Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 50 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. 2. Smell ya later, Smelrose - What do you think will be the outcome of this week's Thanksgiving Day game between Wakefield and Melrose? We'll be publishing an article at 2 p.m. today where you can cast your vote as to the final score. Are you heading to the game? If not, we'll have Twitter updates and game coverage on the site later on that day. 3. Job seminar - Tonight, the Beebe Library offers a free seminar for job seekers on Salary and Benefits Negotiating from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Always uncomfortable and sometimes risky, you still need to be able to advocate for yourself and your skills. Strategies will be …
The Beebe Library will be wrapping up its 6 week jobs seminar courses on Monday, Nov. 21 with a workshop covering salary and benefits negotiating.
[Editor's note: Information provided by the Beebe Library] For many, discussing compensation with employers is a risky and uncomfortable endeavor, yet it is imperative that people have the necessary tools to advocate for themselves. Is the salary commensurate with your market value? Can allowances be made with respect to additional vacation time and increased stock options? Strategies will be discussed to help bolster confidence and gain knowledge as it relates to business negotiationsAdvance registration is required. The workshop will be run by Gary Gekow, a Senior Employment Specialist with 21 years of recruiting experience in the Boston staffing industry. Sign up online at http://www.wakefieldlibrary.org/employment-series-signup/, by …