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BOARD MEETING AGENDAS
BOARD MEETING MINUTES
2015-01-13 Shrewsbury Library Board Meeting
2015-02-10 Shrewsbury Library Board Meeting
2015-04-15 Shrewsbury Library Board Meeting
Library Annual Meeting May 12 2015
2015-06-16 Shrewsbury Library Board Meeting
2015-07-14 Shrewsbury Library Board Meeting
2015-09-08 Shrewsbury Library Board Meeting
2015-10-13 Shrewsbury Library Board Meeting
2015-11-15 Shrewsbury Library Board Meeting
2016-03-08 Shrewsbury Library Board Meeting
2016-04-12 Shrewsbury Library Board Meeting
LIBRARY WRITERS’ GROUP
CALLING ALL WRITERS (poets, fiction writers, memoirists)!
JOAN ALESHIRE and PENELOPE WEISS invite you to join
A WRITERS’ WORKSHOP at SHREWSBURY LIBRARY
FIRST MEETING, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16th from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
We’ll decide then how often to meet, and may change the date, if late afternoon on Tuesdays won’t work for most.
Please call Joan (492-3550) or Penelope (492-3345) if you’re interested.
LIBRARY NEWS for the TIMES OF SHREWSBURY, OCTOBER 2018
MANY THANKS to ELLY SPENSLEY MORIARTY for a wonderful presentation on the Vermont Archaeological Society’s project in West Haven, excavating ancient Abenaki sites. Elly’s enthusiasm and knowledge are inspiring; please go to the VAS web site to learn about their open house on September 29th!
MANY THANKS to JUDY KEANE who has created and maintains the garden in front of the Library. The marigolds are brilliant this time of year, and the thriving basil is there for the picking!
The BOOK, BAKE, and TAG SALE will be over by the time your Times comes out — it’s Saturday, September 22nd — but thanks in advance to everyone who donated time, energy, books, baked goods, and tag sale items, and purchased tables to make this a great fund-raiser for the Library. Hope to have seen you there!
Sunday, October 14 @ 3:00pm at the Russellville Schoolhouse: APPLE TASTING with Orchardist SCOTT BOLOTIN: An event sponsored by SAGE (Shrewsbury Institute for Agricultural Education); the Library; and Shrewsbury Historical Society, made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Taste old and new, wild and cultivated apples, and bring mystery specimens for Scott to identify!
Sunday, November 11 @ 3pm: RESEARCHING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY: Join JUDY EMERICK to learn about navigating the world of on-line ancestry searches!
Sunday, October 21st @ 4pm: FAMOUS BOOKS BOOK CLUB: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson: the classic psychological thriller. Books will be available in the Library; please call Joan (492-3550) if you need a copy. We also have a recent biography of Stevenson by Claire Harmon for more information about the author of Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and A Child’s Garden of Verses.
Sunday, October 28 @ 4pm: SCIENCE BOOK CLUB: The Code Book by Simon Singh (Part 2). This dense, fascinating book needed an extra month for discussion. Please call Joan (492-3550) if you need another copy.
QUILTERS! Please call Donna (773-7403) to find out when they’re meeting!
WRITERS’ GROUP: Penelope Weiss and I are calling all poets, fiction writers and memoirists to join us for a workshop once or twice a month at the Library. We’re thinking of a Tuesday from 4 to 5:30 p.m., but want to hear from you if you’re interested, but can’t make it then. A Sunday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. might be possible, but hard for some. Please call Penelope (492-3345) or Joan (492-3550) if you’re interested and want more information.
New Books include:
Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward: the runaway best seller by the veteran journalist, author of All the President’s Men;
A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Nirza: The best-selling novel of a Muslim family’s displacement and reconciliation;
Home Fires: The Story of the Women’s Institute in the Second World War by
Julie Summers: The basis of the popular BBC series;
The Other Woman by Daniel Silva: The new spy thriller by this popular author;
Northland: A 4,000 Mile Journey Along America’s Forgotten Border by Porter Fox;
The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela.
New DVDs include:
The Master and Margarita: Based on the Russian classic, with sub-titles;
Wings of Desire, directed by Wim Wenders: The poetic cult favorite;
Hearts and Minds, directed by Peter Davis: The acclaimed documentary about the Vietnam War;
Burnt by the Sun: A beautiful Russian movie, about love and political conflict.
— Submitted by Joan Aleshire
Have you heard?
The Shrewsbury Library
will soon be offering
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At this website you can checkout and download…
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OverDrive WMA Audiobooks
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***PLEASE HANDLE DVDs WITH CARE; THE SHINY SIDE WILL SCRATCH!