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NOTE TO ALL:
In BAD WEATHER, CALL TO SEE IF WE’RE OPEN: 492-3410!
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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
REMEMBERING GRACE KORZUN
It was a great honor and pleasure to have known GRACE KORZUN as a Library Trustee in the early days —- before the renovation, when the Ben Perry Room was still the old Cuttingsville School woodshed; before the bathroom; before the Meeting Room —- when we were just getting started as a community resource for Shrewsbury. Grace’s helpfulness, her wisdom, good humor, and common sense were invaluable guides.
As a neighbor and friend, she was the best: kind, tactful, quietly present, and also fun to be around. I remember most her bright wit and her smile; I loved seeing her working in her garden. Her flowers seemed especially beautiful this year; she was still tending to them only a few weeks before she died. Along with many others, I miss her, and send condolences to her children and their families.
——- Submitted by Joan Aleshire
LIBRARY NEWS NOVEMBER 2021
Monday 10 am to 12 pm
Tuesday 7 to 9 pm
Wednesday 10 am to 5 pm & 7 to 9 pm
Thursday 7 to 9 pm
Friday 10 am to 12 pm
Saturday 10 am to 12 pm
*** Please wear a mask in the Library! If you’ve forgotten yours, there’s a box of masks at the door. If you’d like a parking-lot pick-up or a home delivery, please call us at 492-3410 to order items and arrange a time. We’re happy to help!
*** MANY THANKS to all who made the weeks’ long, honor-system Book Sale a success: everyone who donated books, DVDs, and CDs; everyone who put them out for display and packed them up for DiscoverBooks afterwards; and everyone who stopped by and bought something. Special thanks to DONNA (as always for her guidance), to NEAL SHARROW (for being there with his forklift!), and to DICK, LUISA, FRED, DAPHNE, and BOB —-
and anyone I’ve missed —- for filling those Gaylords!
*** A loud THANKS tis also due to the faithful trustees and volunteers who are keeping the Library open during our regular hours(above)! Although we’re not open for in-person programs, holiday events and fund-raisers, we’re still here with books, DVDs, and public computers for your information and entertainment.
*** We still have an OPENING on the Board of Trustees. If you’d like to work with a vital small organization serving the town; can attend (short and friendly!)
meetings on the second Tuesday of every month; serve on one of our committees and help out with Library fund-raisers and programs, please contact a member of our Nominating Committee: Gail Hartigan (492-3605); Trish Krueger-Norton (492-3653); or Lisa Sharrow (492-3732). Or stop in and volunteer; we can use your help!
Sunday, November 21 @ 4 pm: Famous Books Book Club: Purgatorio by Dante Alighieri, translated by D.M. Black, to celebrate the 700th anniversary of Dante’s death. Less well-known than Dante’s Inferno, this second book of his Divine Comedy speaks most directly and powerfully to our time, according to critic Judith Thurman in The New Yorker for 9/20/21. Copies of the book will be available in the Library. Please call Joan if you need another. We’ll take 2 or 3 months for this! And we’ll meet via Zoom.
Sunday, November 28 @ 4 pm: SCIENCE BOOK CLUB: Either Session 4 of The Making of the Atomic Bomb or Session 1 of Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the 10th Dimension by Michio Kaku via Zoom. Margery Salmon will let you know!
New Books include:
- Unstitched by Brett Ann Stanciu: An important non-fiction account of the impact of the opioid epidemic on small towns in the Northeast Kingdom, by a novelist and Woodbury librarian, who comes to empathy by exploring her own past.
- The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles: A new novel by the author of A Gentleman in Moscow that takes place in the American West.
- Marked Man: The new crime novel by Vermont’s own Archer Mayor. Get on the list for this one!
- Billy Summers by Stephen King. His latest, reviewed by Thomas Hartigan in last month’s
- Bewilderment by Richard Powers: A powerful new novel by the acclaimed author of The Overstory,, about climate change, fatherhood, and the fate of the earth.
New DVDs include:
*Outlander: Season 5
- Mare of Easttown: Season 1, starring Kate Winslet.
—- Submitted by Joan Aleshire
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!