If you’re looking for what’s happening at the WPL, you’ve come to the right place. For info on library sponsored events, you should view our WPL Event Calendar. Perhaps you are looking for the new Adult, Young Adult, or Children’s titles the library has acquired. Perhaps you are interested in sample images of current and past displays and/or poetry provided by various members of the public. Maybe you’re looking for info on our library sponsored book club or computer workshops or our Summer Reading Program. Then again, maybe you just want to peruse the latest library news below.
Adult Book Club: May
“The Monogram Murders” by Agatha Christie Join us for a discussion of this classic Agatha Christie mystery as Hercule Poirot’s quiet supper in a London coffeehouse is interrupted when a young woman confides to him that she is about to be murdered. Copies of the book are available for checkout at the upstairs circulation desk. […]
It’s National Library Week
April 8-14, 2018 Celebrate with us …. Monday, freshly popped popcorn Tuesday, coffee and muffins Wednesday, sweet treats Thursday, buttered popcorn Friday, drawing for free books
2nd Saturday STEAM: April
Fun with Candy! Join us on Saturday, April 14 at 10am for our 2nd Saturday STEAM program. This is open for all children through 5th grade.
Join other fans of Pokemon trading cards. Monthly on the third Saturday at 12 noon. All ages are welcome!
Pokémon Scavenger Hunt
Join us for our monthly Pokémon Hunt! Ask at the desk for your Pokédex sheet, and look for the Pokémon around the library. Bring it back completed and earn Poké coin. Monday April 30, 2018 Hours: 9:30-5:30
Azteca Dance Troupe
The Azteca Club & Dance Troupe began in 1990 as a special interest club at Newton High School. The group is comprised of about 20 students, traveling to various events, performing dances of Mexico, with the goal of broadening cultural experiences. The group is under the supervision of Patrice & Raymond Olais, teachers from Newton […]
Join us for a fun time of singing, dancing and story telling … and you might learn some new Spanish words in the process! Saturday, April 21 at 1:00pm Open to all ages!
Adult Book Club: April
“A Heartbeat Away” by Harry Kraus Join us for a discussion of this novel about a surgeon who undergoes a heart transplant and unexpected memories surface which lead to a murder investigation. Copies of the book are available for checkout at the upstairs circulation desk. Book Club Meeting: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. […]
Join the New Teen Advisory Board! (TAB)
Have you heard about the library’s exciting new Teen Advisory Board (TAB)? We are currently accepting applications from young people (grades 9-12) who are interested in helping to bring great new teen programs and materials (books, music, movies, and more) to the library! Members of our new Teen Advisory Board will meet once a month […]
Pokémon Scavenger Hunt
Join us for our monthly Pokémon Hunt! Ask at the desk for your Pokédex sheet, and look for the Pokémon around the library. Bring it back completed and earn Poké coin. Friday, March 23, 2018 Hours: 9:30-4:30
Join other fans of Pokemon trading cards on Saturday,March 24 at 12 noon. All ages are welcome!
2nd Saturday STEAM: March
What do Marbled Milk Paper and Slime have in common? Chemical Reactions! Join us on Saturday, March 10 at 10am for our 2nd Saturday STEAM program. Grades K-5 are welcome to participate. We ask that parents of K-1st grade children remain during the program.
The Library Looks to the Future!
WPL is embarking on a strategic planning process and we need your help. Under the guidance of our Board of Directors, we’re asking you to participate in a short five-question survey to help us set goals for the future. As an added benefit, we’ll qualify for a $500 incentive grant if we have 400 survey […]
Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with us!
This Friday, March 2, is Dr. Seuss’ birthday! All week long we will have special bookmarks and coloring pages available in the Children’s Library, as well as a special display of books. Come any time on Friday and join us for cake and crafts! See you then.
Adult Book Club: March
“All She Left Behind” by Jane Kirkpatrick Join us for a discussion of this historical novel. Based on a true story, the author invites us to leave behind our preconceived notions about love and life, and that, while dreams may be deferred, they never really die. Copies of the book are available for checkout at […]
Story Time Will Not Meet This Week!
Story time won’t meet this week, February 21. We hope you’ll join Ms. Chelsea for Story Time when it resumes at its regular time (10am) next Wednesday.
The Library is Closed Today
The Wellington Public Library is closed today (Thursday, February 22) due to inclement weather and icy roads. It’s a great day to stay home and read a good book!
Display Case: Mardi Gras
The most popular time to visit New Orleans is, the extended weekend before Mardi Gras (Feb. 9-13). “Fat Tuesday” is the last day of the carnival, Feb. 13th. There are many activities, parades & celebrations planned. Don’t miss this special provided by Ramona Jimenez .
Pokémon Scavenger Hunt
Join us for our monthly Pokémon Hunt! Ask at the desk for your Pokédex sheet, and look for the Pokémon around the library. Bring it back completed and earn Poké coin. Monday, February 19, 2018 Hours: 9:30-5:30
2nd Saturday STEAM: February
Come learn about FLIGHT through our STEAM activities!! Saturday, February 10, 2018 10:00 am in the Meeting Room Grades K-5 are welcome to participate. We ask that parents of K-1st grade children remain during the program. See you there! (STEAM=Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math)
February Book Club
“The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” by Annie Barrows Join us for a discussion of this warm and humorous novel. Written as a series of letters, this book is a celebration of the written word in all its guises, and of finding connection in the most surprising ways. Copies of the book are […]
Hey Tweens! Join us for Tween Time on Mondays from 3:45-5pm during the school year. (Note: There will be NO Tween Time when USD353 is closed.) Check out this newsletter for upcoming events and activities created just for YOU at the Wellington Public Library. (Tweens = Grades 4-8)
Chess Club! Learn & Play
All ages welcome! Come if you already enjoy playing. Come if you’ve always wanted to learn but didn’t have the opportunity to do it. It’s sure to be a fun activity for everyone. First and third Wednesdays from 4-5 pm. Chessboards provided.
Hibernate with a Good Book
You know you’ll be cuddling up with a few good books anyway, so, why not win a prize as well? Join us for this winter reading program, January through March 31, 2018. Pick up your ‘hibernation’ bingo sheet at the Adult Circulation Desk, fill out five squares with books you have read, turn it in […]
After School Activity Hour
Join us for some fun activities after school on Thursday, January 25 4:00-5:00pm in the Library Meeting Room See you there!