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Have you heard?
The Shrewsbury Library
will soon be offering
downloadable audio books and eBooks
any time, anywhere at
At this website you can checkout and download…
Adobe EPUB eBooks
Adobe PDF eBooks
OverDrive WMA Audiobooks
OverDrive MP3 Audiobooks
To checkout and download you need…
A valid library card Internet access
- A computer or device that meets the system requirements for the type(s) of materials you wish to download
- Free software for the computer or device on which you wish to use the materials available at this site
***PLEASE HANDLE DVDs WITH CARE; THE SHINY SIDE WILL SCRATCH!
LIBRARY NEWS for the TIMES OF SHREWSBURY, MAY 2017
MANY THANKS to MALCOLM BELL, author of The Attica Turkey Shoot,for his thought-provoking talk on his important book, its recent re-printing, and on standing up for one’s principles in difficult times. Although it was a sleety evening, and the crowd was small, the discussion was particularly stimulating and inspiring. We hope that Mr. Bell will return when his next book, on human rights activists in Guatemala, is published.
THANKS to SCOTT COIURCELLE and MARC CIMONETTI for taking part in this year’s GARDENERS’ ROUND TABLE, sponsored by SAGE and the Library at the Russellville Schoolhouse on April 9th: such a beautiful day to be indoors that hardly anyone came. Next year, we may schedule this program earlier in the year, when home gardeners are ordering seeds, and/or we may feature a particular topic for discussion (such as perennials or herbs or tomatoes). Home gardeners, please let us know what you would like to learn or what stories you would like to share.
PENELOPE WEISS and her “Spirit Dolls” presentation will take place on Friday, March 21st, as The Times goes to press. Many thanks to Penelope for sharing her art with the community!
Tuesday, May 9 @ 7 pm: LIBRARY ANNUAL MEETING for the election of officers and trustees whose terms expire. All are welcome to attend.
Friday, May 12 @ 7:30 pm: ESZTI TOTH, Rotary-sponsored exchange student from Hungary studying at Mill River, will talk about her home and her experience of the United States. Thanks to Barry Griffith for suggesting this program and making it possible!
Friday, May 19 @ 7:30 pm: CURT RIMMER of the Vermont Center for Eco-Studies will talk about BIRD MIGRATION to and from New England: a must for all bird-lovers and watchers Thanks to Mark and Connie Youngstrum for organizing this program!
Friday, June 2 @ 7:30 pm: ADVANCED DIRECTIVES presented by Rutland Area Visiting Nurses and Hospice (RAVNA). Please bring your questions and concerns about this important program.
Sunday, May 21 @ 4 pm: FAMOUS BOOKS BOOK CLUB: Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodhouse: the VT READS BOOK for 2017: A young reader favorite with lessons for all ages. We have many copies at the library: all donated by the Vermont Humanities Council.
Many thanks to Chryl Martin for writing the grant that made this gift possible!
Sunday, May 28 @ 4 pm: SCIENCE BOOK CLUB: Gorillas in the Mist by Dian Fossey: The classic account of a threatened species. Books will be available in the library; please call Joan if you need more copies: 492-3550. We also have the DVD with Sigourney Weaver.
New Books include:
No One Cares About Crazy People by Ron Powers: The veteran journalist, and Castleton resident, writes about his two mentally ill sons: a powerful, moving account that illuminates this often hidden subject.
Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved By Beauty by Kate Hennessy: A frank and fascinating biography of the author’s grandmother, the noted activist and founder of The Catholic Worker.
Saratoga Payback by Stephen Dobyns: The new Charlie Bradshaw mystery/thriller set in Saratoga.
A Really Big Lunch by Jim Harrison: A life of enjoying food and wine, by the popular poet and novelist.
The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel: A fascinating, troubling work of reporting.
The Lost Art of Gratitude: An Isabel Dalhousie Novel by Alexander McCall Smith: The latest
in this beloved series set in Edinburgh.
New DVDs include:
Fences, starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis: the family drama based on the August Wilson play set in 1950‘s Pittsburgh.
Twentieth Century Women starring Annette Benning: A dramatic comedy set in 1979 Los Angeles.
Hidden Figures, starring Taraji Henson and Janelle Monae, based on the inspiring book about the unsung African-American women whose mathematical genius contributed to the space race.
Breaking Bad & House of Cards: We now have the final seasons of these two popular series.
— Submitted by Joan Aleshire