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


-  New Year's Hours -
   Tues., Jan. 1:  CLOSED 
We will re-open  WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2,  for 
regular business hours (2:00-8:00 p.m.).

Whelden will be CLOSED on Monday, Jan. 14, and Tuesday, Jan. 15, for maintenance.

     Our Bookstore is CLOSED for the season. Thank you for all your support and continued patronage.

Save the Date!
A jewelry sale in combination with a bake, book, and handbag sale will begin on February 9 and run through February 16. 

Upcoming Events  

Save the Date!

Save the Dates!

  • February 6:  PJ Storytime with Miss Lizzy
  • February 13:  Romantic Comedy Movie Night for Adults


Stitching at Whelden

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

Beginners welcome!

The Children's Room 

Whelden Book Corner 

- Staff Picks -
What we're loving this month...

Highly recommended by Ellen Russon
Jane Willan's Sister Agatha and Father Selwyn Mysteries

New in 2018, two great mysteries set in Wales by Jane Willan, who held a wonderful author talk here at  Whelden in November: The Shadow of Death (#1), and The Hour of Death (#2).  

From the dust jacket of The Shadow of Death: "The sisters of Gwenafwy Abbey have cherished their contemplative life-days spent in prayer and reflection,  tending the Convent's vegetable gardens and making their award-winning organic cheese, Heavenly Gouda.   Life seems perfect, except for Sister Agatha, a die-hard mystery fan who despairs of ever finding any real-life  inspiration for her own novel. That is, until the abbey's sexton is found dead under an avalanche of gouda.   Despite the reservations of the local constable, Sister Agatha is convinced it is murder, and the game is afoot. Armed only with the notes she's scribbled during her favorite podcast, How to Write a Mystery Novel, as well  as lessons learned from crime heroes ranging from Hercule Poirot to Stephanie Plum, Sister Agatha leads the  nuns of Gwenafwy Abbey (and her unwitting sidekick, Father Selwyn) as they begin a race against time to
resolve the death of Jacob, save the abbey, exonerate a beloved postulant, and restore the good name of their  cheese."  

"Sprightly... The rich life and personalities of this religious community, coupled with Sister Agatha's devotion  to the sage advice of a retired inspector turned podcaster, guarantee reader impatience for the next  installment." -Publishers Weekly

"You'll be rooting for Sister Agatha and Father Selwyn all the way in this delightful tale. And you won't see  the last twist coming." -Catriona McPherson, bestselling and award-winning author 

JANE WILLAN, About Me: "Reverend Jane Willan is a parish minister and author in Paxton, Massachusetts.   She serves the First Congregational Church of Paxton and lives in the church parsonage with her husband Don
and their two rescue dogs, Magi and Moses...Before becoming an ordained pastor, Jane worked in Boston as a  science editor, a freelance science writer, a teacher, and a brief stint in biological research at Harvard. In 2003, she became a full-time pastor and took her first church in Iowa...Jane completed her undergraduate work at  Hiram College in Hiram, Ohio. She has a Master of Science degree from Boston University, and a Master of
Divinity from Vanderbilt Divinity School." 
Are you tired of straining your eyes? Switch to audio books!  We also have plenty of bestseller large print books. 

Above are featured some of our recently released audio books. We have a growing collection of fiction, non-fiction, young adult, and children's best sellers! If you don't see what you want, request it from a librarian, and we will do our best to get it for you!

We are delighted to announce the installation of our new BABY CHANGING STATION! Thank you to the Friends of Whelden for their generous donation to make our younger generation and their grown-ups more comfortable! 

- For Adults -

- For Children and Youth -

Many thanks once again to the 'Dig & Delve' Garden Club
for decorating our mantel!
Thank you to Lynn Dowdell and Linda McKane for your lovely seasonal touches.

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