Wednesday, June 19, 2013

OptimalResume is the Online Resource for June

Looking for a job and need some assistance with making a stellar resume or having a confident interview?

Wellesley residents may now try out this easy-to-use resource which allows the user to

  • choose from hundreds of customizable resume and cover letter styles. 
  • include presentations and sample documents in a portfolio 
  • create a resume webpage
  •  share your resume with social networking sites such as Linked In, Facebook, and Twitter.  

If you would like to practice interviewing, try out the interviewing prep which allows to record your interview with actors utilizing questions from a database of over 900 questions.  You may customize the questions.

The possibilities for making you look like a star on paper, a webpage, video, or in an interview situation are endless!

To learn more, watch the resource tutorials included OR stop by the Reference Desk.  This is an awesome resource!  SH

Monday, June 10, 2013

Summer Reading

Cue Will Smith's "Summertime"

With the end of the school year fast approaching, the library is gearing up for Wellesley Summer Reading! Check out the lists for the public schools or participate in Wellesley Reads Together, a partnership with Mass Bay Community College.

Wellesley High School

     Wellesley High School Summer Reading can be found at the Wellesley High School Library Website.

Wellesley Middle School

     Entering Sixth 2013/2014
     Entering Seventh 2013/2014
     Entering Eighth 2013/2014

Wellesley Reads Together

The Wellesley Free Library joins forces with Mass Bay Community College for a town-wide reading program with the theme of Civic Engagement. Borrow the book this summer & Watch for related free events and book discussions this fall.

This year Wellesley will read : The Pact

Summary: They grew up on the streets of Newark, facing city life's temptations, pitfalls, even jail. But one day they promised each other that they would all become doctors, and stick it out together through the long, difficult journey to attaining that dream. A New York Times best-seller, this is a story about the power of friendship, beating the odds and changing your life and the lives of those you love...together. ' inspiration to young people... Their message can transform the world' - Bill Cosby

Saturday, June 8, 2013

New titles in Fiction and Mystery for June

Here are a  few titles by popular authors coming out in June:

 Beautiful Day by Elin Hilderbrand
The setting is Nantucket and the occasion is a wedding between the Carmichael and Graham families.

Bad Monkey by Carl Hiaasen
Another very funny story of garden-variety Florida crime from Hiaasen.  

The Last Original Wife by Dorothea Benton Frank 
The story of one woman's quest to find the love she deserves.  A tale of family, friendship and self-discovery. 


Saturday, June 1, 2013

Mass Book Awards 2013 announced in time for Summer Reading!

The Massachusetts Book Awards' mission is to highlight the work of our vital contemporary writing community and encourage readers to do some "close reading" of those imaginative works created by the authors among us.  

 We highlighted the MassBook "must reads" announced in March and are happy to provide you with the winners so you may add them to your summer reading list.  Click on the link and request today!

2013 Winners:

The Technologists by Matthew Pearl.  (One of my favorite books.  The audio is quite good.)
A well-researched mystery set in 1868 which brings to life the history of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's first senior class, the beginnings of the MIT/Harvard rivalry, and life in early Boston.

Brothers: George Howe Colt on his Brothers and Brothers in History by George Howe Colt.
An idiosyncratic and masterful blend of memoir and history featuring both the author’s three brothers and iconic brothers in history—the Booths, the Van Goghs, the Kelloggs, the Marx Brothers, and the Thoreaus.

Children's/Young Adult
Ocean Sunlight: How Tiny Plants Feed the Seas by Molly Bang and Penny Chisholm.
Explains how all life on the Earth depends, directly or indirectly, on light from the sun, and describes how all ocean life, from the tiniest plankton to great whales, including the creatures in the darkest depths, form a web that uses sunshine.