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October 2012

Vote for your favorite pumpkin – voting extended through Tuesday!

It is time to perform your civic duty.

Entries for the annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest are on display in the case on the first floor of the Library. The theme this year is “Wheelock” in honor of the 125th anniversary. Cast your vote for your favorite entry that best fits the theme.

These incredible displays are  from Social Work, Student Life, ONCAMPUS Boston, Center for International Programs, Registrar, Disability Services, Financial Services, Resource Center, and Library.

Ballots are available at the Library Service Desk; voting continues through Monday 10/29 Tuesday 10/30. Everyone who votes will be entered in a raffle to win a Halloween goody bag. The winner of the best display and of the raffle will be announced Wednesday 10/31If you cannot make it to the Library, you may also email your vote to

Pumpkin Decorating 2012

Pumpkins with their contestant numbers.  Click on the thumbnail to enlarge.
1.  Pumpkin Decorating Contestant 1

2. Pumpkin Decorating Contestant 2

3. Pumpkin Decorating Contestant 3

4.Pumpkin Decorating Contestant 4

5.Pumpkin Decorating Contestant 5

6.Pumpkin Decorating Contestant 6

7.Pumpkin Decorating Contestant 7

8.Pumpkin Decorating Contestant 8

9.Pumpkin Decorating contestant 9


Monday 10/29/12 Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Due to the hurricane, the Library will be open from 10a.m. – 5p.m. with limited services.   Even though the hours are limited, our online resources are always accessible from anywhere with electricity and Internet access — all you need is your Wheelock email ID and password.  These online resources can be found in our Library website.

Stay safe!

Salem Witch Trials

This month’s display was created by Wheelock student and Salem Witch Trial enthusiast, Bridget Hoarty! The Salem Witch Trials began in 1692 in Salem Village, Massachusetts. Within the 15 month time period during which the hysteria ensued, 185 people (and two dogs) were accused of witchcraft. Stop by the Library to see the display which includes fiction and non-fiction books written about the Salem Witch Trials and don’t forget that all the books in the Library display cases are available for check out!

Want to learn more? Plan a visit to Salem during the month of October when Salem Haunted Happenings is in full swing! Events vary from the educational (visit the Salem Witch Museum or The House of Seven Gables) to the frightening (haunted houses and spooky shows galore) or to the more family friendly (costume parades and fireworks.)