- November Newsletter - 

Stay up-to-date with all of the exciting happenings going on at Whelden this month.
We look forward to seeing you!

Whelden will be CLOSED on Saturday, November 11th in observance of Veteran's Day.

Wednesday, 11/22: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, 11/23: CLOSED
Friday, 11/24: CLOSED

We will re-open Saturday, November 25th, during regular business hours.

We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who participated in, attended and donated to our Holiday Bazaar this year. Every contribution counts!

The Friends' Bookstore will be OPEN on Saturday, November 11th, 9:00-2:00,
and everything will be HALF PRICE!

*** Please note that although the library will be closed for Veteran's Day on 11/11,
the Bookstore will remain open ***

Upcoming Events  

*** Please call the library for the most up-to-date programming information,
and to register for an upcoming class! ***


Stitching at Whelden

Stop by during the 2nd or 4th Wednesday of each month between 2:00-4:00 pm for an informal get-together. Come to knit, crochet, sew or enjoy any other type of needlecraft. Bring a project and work in the company of our cozy library. 

Beginners welcome!


The Children's Room 

Teen Miniature Workshop
Wednesday, Nov. 29th at 5:30 p.m.
Miniature pro, Joanne Kelsall, will lead this workshop,  
and you will build your own miniature to keep!
- Call to pre * register: 508-362-2262 -

Thanksgiving Yoga
with Miss Anina 

Join us on Saturday, November 18th at 11:00 a.m., for a special "Thanksgiving Yoga" with Miss Anina!
Stop by for movement, song and literacy before the holiday break! Registration is required and children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Whelden Book Corner 

- Staff Picks -
What we're loving this month...
Highly Recommended: Sheila Connolly's Orchard Mysteries 
( New York Times Bestsellers) 

{Submitted and Adapted by Ellen Russon}

Set in western Massachusetts, these traditional mysteries feature Meg Corey, who has lost her job in Boston and heads out to the rural town of Granford to fix up an old house her mother inherited. She finds herself enjoying the place and its people and history; she decides to stay and learn how to manage the old apple orchard on the property. She soon becomes a suspect in a murder and has to figure out 'who dunnit' to clear herself. She goes on to unravel many more mysteries in the town. The plots keep you guessing, and with the setting, Connolly's well written mysteries offer a lovely mix of local history, genealogy, and information on house restoration and Massachusetts agriculture, orchards, and heritage apples. The 10 books in this series (so far) are best read in order; for a list of the titles, see: http://ww2.kdl.org/libcat/whatsnext.asp

"Connolly's cozy has sympathetic characters, who are not stereotypes, nice details about life in a small town and information about a heritage orchard-all of which make this a warm, very satisfying read."- RT Reviews

"Sheila Connolly's Orchard Mysteries are some of the most satisfying cozy mysteries I've ever read... Warm and entertaining from the first paragraph to the last."- Lesa's Book Critiques

"A delightful look at small-town New England, with an intriguing puzzle thrown in."- JoAnna Carl, national bestselling author of the Chocoholic Mysteries

"Delightful...If you like your mystery filled with the crunch of a juicy apple, then you should be reading this book."- MyShelf.com

SHEILA CONNOLLY had many careers before becoming a writer, including professional genealogist, art historian, and non-profit fund raiser. She now writes the Orchard Mysteries, the County Cork Mysteries set in Ireland, the Museum Mysteries, and in 2018 a new series, the Victorian Village series. Connolly is a Mayflower descendant, and she is also an Irish citizen and owns a cottage in West Cork. She lives in eastern Massachusetts.

- New Additions to Our Collection -
Some of our latest and greatest...

My Absolute Darling 
By Gabriel Tallent

Turtle Alveston is a survivor. At fourteen, she roams the woods along the northern California coast. The creeks, tide pools, and rocky islands are her haunts and her hiding grounds, and she is known to wander for miles. But while her physical world is expansive, her personal one is small and treacherous: Turtle has grown up isolated since the death of her mother, in the thrall of her tortured and charismatic father, Martin. Her social existence is confined to the middle school (where she fends off the interest of anyone, student or teacher, who might penetrate her shell) and to her life with her father.

Then Turtle meets Jacob, a high-school boy who tells jokes, lives in a big clean house, and looks at Turtle as if she is the sunrise. And for the first time, the larger world begins to come into focus: her life with Martin is neither safe nor sustainable. Motivated by her first experience with real friendship and a teenage crush, Turtle starts to imagine escape, using the very survival skills her father devoted himself to teaching her. What follows is a harrowing story of bravery and redemption. With Turtle's escalating acts of physical and emotional courage, the reader watches, heart in throat, as this teenage girl struggles to become her own hero-and in the process, becomes ours as well.

Shot through with striking language in a fierce natural setting, My Absolute Darling is an urgently told, profoundly moving read that marks the debut of an extraordinary new writer.
"The Ninth Hour" by Alice McDermott 
"Beneath a Scarlet Sky" by Mark Sullivan 
"The Rooster Bar" by John Grisham 
- What's New for Kids -
From ducks and kitties, fish and fairies...
LMNO peas 
By Keith Baker

Get ready to roll through the alphabet with a jaunty cast of busy little peas. Featuring a range of zippy characters from Acrobat Peas to Zoologist Peas, this picture book highlights a variety of interests, hobbies, and careers; each one themed to a letter of the alphabet and gives a wonderful sense of the colorful world we live in  .

- WML Monthly Display -
~ 'Tis the Season ~
Now that November is upon us, we're breaking out the cookbooks in preparation for some major holiday entertaining. From kid-friendly side dishes and vegan selections, to easy-to-make baked goods and party cocktails, this month we're all about feel-good kitchen favorites.

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