Current In-Person Hours
with masking and distancing on:
WEDNESDAY 7-9 p.m.
For requests, curbside service and delivery,
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 FEBUARY 2021
The Library is delighted to say that The LITTLE LIBRARY is up and in use! Many minds and hands contributed their time and skill to creating this project: DONNA & DICK SWARTZ; Donna’s sister JUNE and brother-in-law master carpenter PAULMARSHALL of Enfield, NH; DORIS PERRY, LISA and NEAL SHARROW; and members of the Library Children’s Committee. MANY THANKS to PIERCES’ STORE for allowing us to put the first Little Library on the front porch! Find a book or puzzle there —- no checkout necessary! — and donate your gently used ones.
The Library is again asking for $7,500 in Town tax support: level funding since 2005. This provides the services we need to keep the door open: electricity, heat, phone, and insurance. We fund-raise for everything else: books and videos for adults and children, programs, supplies, maintenance. This year, because of the pandemic, our usual fund-raising events were cancelled, but individual donations more than made up for the shortfall. Many thanks, townspeople!
We’re very happy to announce that MARCOS LEVY has transferred the VHS tapes of past SHREWSBURY VARIETY SHOWS onto DVDs. If you haven’t ever seen a Variety Show, or if you want to revisit old delights, these are a real treat, mid-winter or any time! THANKS, MARCOS, for your skill!
We’re OPEN for in-person visits on: MONDAYS 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.; WEDNESDAYS, 5-7 p.m. and SATURDAYS 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. You can call 492-3410 or e-mail email@example.com for parking-lot pick-ups, or schedule a home delivery.
THE SHREWSBURY FOOD SHELF in the Library’s front hall is OPEN during in-person Library hours, as above.
If you have OVERDUE BOOKS or DVDs, please remember that other borrowers may want to check out those items, and return to them to the BOOK DROP on the Library front porch, or bring them in. We haven’t been able to track them down as actively as usual, because of limited hours and fewer staffers able to come in. THANK YOU for helping us out!
Continuing Programs (via Zoom):
Sunday, February 21 @ 4p.m. FAMOUS BOOKS BOOK CLUB: Third discussion of The Mirror and the Light, the third book of this intriguing trilogy. Please let me know if you’d like a copy and would like to join us: Joan, 492-3410.
Sunday, February 28th @ 4 p.m. SCIENCE BOOK CLUB: Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker.
New Books include:
Promised Land by Barack Obama: The former President’s memoir of his first term in office.
Best Backcountry Skiing in the Northeast: 50 Classic Ski and Snowboard Tours in New England and New York by David Goodman: An updated version of the earlier classic.
Shakespeare in a Divided America: What His Plays Tell Us About Our Past and Future by the scholar James Shapiro, author of Shakespeare in His Time. Lively and illuminating.
Eleanor by David Michaelis: A new biography of the former First Lady by a writer who knew Eleanor Roosevelt a child, when his mother produced a WGBH-TV program that featured her as a panelist. A finely drawn, objective portrait, drawing on newly discovered material.
The Man Who Ate Too Much: The Life of James Beard by John Birdsall. The first biography of the chef and food writer who championed American cooking.
A Children’s Bible by Lydia Millet: An appealing new novel about two families on vacation whose children are more mature than the adults.
Dearly: New Poems by Margaret Atwood.
New DVDs coming soon, we hope. We’re looking into streaming services that the library might be able to offer free to patrons. Stay tuned!
And we have SNOWSHOES to lend: large and small sizes. Stop in!
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!