Saturday, June 28, 2014

Jason Mraz has a new album and new local connection

If you have been waiting for Jason Mraz [Love is a four letter word (2012)], mark July 15th on your

Yes will be released,which features his latest single "Love Someone" (check out the video) that he sang with Alex Preston from New Hampshire on the Finale of American May, 2014.  Mraz has invited Alex Preston to join him in jamming and left the door open to co-writing.

Mraz has evolved his musical style from his original wordplay which drew fans with his release of Waiting for my rocket to come which featured the "The Remedy."  I enjoy his new songs but long for more fun with his wonderful word creations from his early career.  Perhaps he has included a sampling of some of his earlier style on this album.  I will be checking it out!


Friday, June 20, 2014

Mango Languages : App of the Week

App of the Week June 22 – 28

Mango Languages

Mango Mobile Library Edition is a powerful language learning platform that delivers fast, easy and effective language learning wherever your travels take you. With the free iPhone and Android™ apps from Mango, you can access the same awesome courses available through your library when you’re on the go.

Simply touch the screen to reveal answers and to hear pronunciations by native speakers. You’ll learn vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture in each lesson through our methodology, called Intuitive Language Construction™.

For the apps to work, you must have an account with Mango set up through the Wellesley Free Library website, as well as have an iPhone® or Android™ mobile device. Once the apps and lessons have been downloaded, you can learn at your own pace, with or without an internet connection.
Want to learn more about this resource? Attend the Learning Language Tools class on Monday, June 23rd from 10am-11:30am in Jackie's Room.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Overdrive Downloadable Audio and E-Books & More!

Traveling or going to the beach can be so much easier when you take advantage of downloading free popular and classic audio and e-books from Overdrive.  The library has purchased titles that will be of interest to all age groups so be sure to check it out. 

For the month of June, stop in the library and try out the Overdrive Media Station which allows you to browse and sample titles that are available to you.  

Also pick up brochures on our other downloadables including music, film, and tv series through Hoopla.  More ebooks are also available courtesy of the state of Massachusetts through  Axis 360 from Baker & Taylor Publishers.

If you would like to know more, please stop by the library or attend one of the walk-in Open Labs on Monday 1-4 and Tuesday 6-8.  Friendly librarians and volunteers will be available to work with you one-on-one to assist you with setting up your device.

Just another way that we are making your library available to you 24/7!


Friday, June 13, 2014

OneDrive: (formally SkyDrive) : App of the Week

App of the Week: June 15 – 21

OneDrive (formally skydrive)

OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) is the one place for everything in your life. Easily store and share photos, videos, documents, and more. When you upload photos or videos from your iPhone or iPad to OneDrive, you can get to them when you’re on your PC, Mac, tablet, or phone. With OneDrive for iOS, you can easily get to, manage, and share files on the go:

• Automatically upload photos and videos to OneDrive using Camera Backup.
• Browse all your OneDrive files and files shared with you.
• Share files by sending a link in email or getting a link to copy and paste.
• Move, delete, and rename files, and create new folders.
• Open your OneDrive files in other apps, including Office Mobile for iPhone.
• Quickly get to documents you've recently opened.

Interested? Check out the OneDrive class on Monday, June 16th from 10am – 12pm in Jackies Room

Thursday, June 5, 2014

BOOK SPOTLIGHT: The Iron Jackal: A Tale of the Kitty Jay

The Iron Jackal: A Tale of the Kitty Jay
by Chris Wooding

     Another Tales of the Ketty Jay adventure after Retribution Falls and The Black Lung Captain. The Iron Jackal takes place in an alternate Steampunk world, kind of like Indiana Jones with goggles, steam machines and airships meets the old wild west. Think Firefly with airships instead of spaceships. 

     Darian Frey is the roguish captain of the Ketty Jay and her dysfunctional crew.  Accustomed to living on the wrong side of the law, running contraband, robbing airships and being general freebooters. Things are finally looking good for Captain Frey and his crew. The Ketty Jay has been fixed up good as new. They've got their first taste of fortune and fame. And, just for once, nobody is trying to kill them.

     Even Trinica Dracken, Frey's one-time fiancee and long time nemesis has given up on her quest for revenge. In fact, she's offered them a job,one that will take them deep into the desert heart of Samarla, the land of their ancient enemies. To a place where the secrets of the past lie in wait for the unwary.


Tuesday, June 3, 2014


The Poisoner: The Life and Crimes of Victorian England's Most Notorious Doctor

by Stephen Bates

In 1856, a baying crowd of over 30,000 people gathered outside Stafford prison to watch the hanging of Dr. William Palmer, the greatest villain that ever stood in the Old Bailey" as Charles Dickens once called him. Palmer was convicted of poisoning and suspected in the murders of dozens of others, including his best friend, his wife, and his mother-in-law, and cashing in on their insurance to fuel his worsening gambling addiction.

 Highlighting his gruesome penchant for strychnine, the trial made news across both the Old World and the New. Palmer gripped readers including Queen Victoria who wrote of "that horrible Palmer" in her journal.  Palmer was a different sort of murderer than the public had come to fear, respectable, middle class, personable, and consequently more terrifying. But as the gallows door dropped, one question still gnawed at many who knew the case: Was Palmer truly guilty?