2018-01-12 / JT Beacon

Wells Library a go-to destination this winter

WELLS—Winter weather leaves many families searching for indoor activities in during the month of January and the Wells Public Library has a full slate of entertaining and informative events coming up for area residents in a warm and cozy environment.

Here's a quick rundown of some of the activities and prograns at the library in January for children and teens:

Children’s and Teen Programs

Train Party

Thursday, Jan. 18 at 6 p.m.

All aboard. All train enthusiasts and their families are invited to celebrate everything the railroad has to offer. We will even have a guest appearance by a real train conductor. Special thanks to Amtrak and the Downeaster for joining us and helping to get this party on the right track! This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information, please contact Allison Herman at aherman@wellstown.org or call the library at 646-8181.

Teen Game Tournament

Wednesday, Jan. 24 at 1:30 p.m.

Drop by the library on the last Wednesday of each month to participate in our ongoing gaming tournament. Each month, we will have new competitive games for you to try your hand at - from retro board games to Wii marathons to our new Nintendo Switch! This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information, please contact Jade Austin at jaustin@wellstown.org or call the library at 646-8181.

Adult Programs

Traditional Matryoshka Nested Doll Making: From Russia to America

Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 6 p.m.

This beautifully illustrated interactive presentation by Marina Forbes will feature the history of Matryoshka nested doll making in Russia. Using a fully illustrated show and numerous exhibits, including examples of her own work and from her extensive collection, Forbes will examine the tapestry of the rich folk tradition and symbolism of the doll’s appearance and the interesting link between doll making and other traditional Russian art forms. This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information, please contact Andrea Kazilionis at akazilionis@wellstown.org or call the library at 646-8181.

Traditional Russian Tea Service

Friday, Jan. 26 at 2:30 p.m.

Russian tea drinking traditions date back centuries and are beautifully unique. Please join us at the library for a very special Russian Tea Service. We’ll be using a samovar and dining on traditional Russian tea snacks. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn Russian tea time phrases and discuss Russian culture. This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information, please contact Andrea Kazilionis at akazilionis@wellstown.org or call the library at 646-8181.

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