*** NOTE TO ALL:
In BAD WEATHER, CALL TO SEE IF WE’RE OPEN: 492-3410!
Shrewsbury Library NEW Web Link
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 MARCH 2020
LIBRARY NEWS for THE TIMES OF SHREWSBURY: MARCH 2020
The Library is again requesting $7,500 in Town tax support for the coming year, to help cover basic operating costs: electricity, heat, telephone/internet service, maintenance, and insurance. As detailed in our narrative and financial reports in the Town Report, we raise funds to buy books and movies for our collection, present programs for adults and children, and meet all other expenses. Please attend the Town Information meeting if you have questions or comments about our work; and vote on March 3rd!
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY: If it’s snowy, and particularly if it’s icy, please call the Library @ 492-3410 during library hours to see if we’re open. If you get a recording, no one has come in to staff. (Although some of our trustees and volunteers live nearby, others live on higher terrain, often with tricky driveways, and we encourage them to stay home!)
Friday, March 13 @ 7:30 p.m. PLEASE NOTE THE DATE CHANGE from last month’s TIMES! New Shrewsbury resident and Library trustee ELIJAH LACHANCE will give a presentation about his years in the Peace Corps in Burkina Faso. Please see the article elsewhere in this issue for details!
Friday, April 17 @ 7:30 pm: Journalist CLARE GILLIS will speak about her work in the Middle East, particularly her time in Libya. SAVE THE DATE!
Sunday, March 15 @ 4 pm: FAMOUS BOOKS BOOK CLUB: “The Inferno: Book 1 of The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri: This vivid depiction of Hell and its inhabitants was written in the 14th century, but still resonates today, particularly
in poet Robert Pinsky’s translation. Copies will be available in the Library; please call Joan (492-3550) if you need one.
Sunday, March 22 @ 4 pm: SCIENCE BOOK CLUB: Zero: A Biography of a Dangerous Idea by Charles Seife. Please join this book club for the exploration of an intriguing book. Copies will be available in the library; if you need more, please call Joan @ 492-3550.
Wednesdays, 7-9 pm: KNIT ALONG with MEG MELLOR: Learn new stitches and create new items with an expert!
QUILTERS: Still on Winter Break!
In New Books We Have:
American Dirt by Janine Cummins: the controversial best seller about a mother and son escaping from a Mexican drug cartel. For more authentic stories of Mexican life and of immigrant struggles at the border, we recommend:
The House of Broken Angels by Luis Alberto Urrea
Enrique’s Journey: The Story of a Boy’s Dangerous Journey by Sonia Nazario.
Other New Books:
Uncanny Valley by Anna Wiener: A searing memoir of work in Silicon Valley.
Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Anappara: A moving novel about children in a poor Indian community taking control of their lives.
Full Dissidence: Notes from an Uneven Playing Field by Howard Bryant: the sports columnist examines the political dynamics of professional sports.
Wilmington’s Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy by David Zucchino: Long-suppressed history from the Jim Crow South.
New DVDs include:
Judy, starring Renee Zellweger as Judy Garland.
Harriet, starring Cynthia Erivo as Harriet Tubman.
Parasite: the Korean film that won the Academy Award for Best Feature.
Roma, directed by Alfonso Cuaron: the Best Foreign Film for 2018.
Once upon a Time in Hollywood, directed by Quentin Tarantino, with Brad Pitt.
Pain and Glory, directed by Pedro Almodovar, starring Penelope Cruz.
Us, directed by Jordan Peele: an even more horrifying thriller than his Get Out. Shetland, Seasons 1 & 2: an addictive detective series from Scotland.
— 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!