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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.
LOST ON YOUR SHELVES?
The Library is missing the DVD series: “Mad Men: Season 4.” It was never checked out, and is nowhere to be found. If it’s on your shelves, please return it to the Library Book Drop asap! No fines ever, and no questions asked!
REMEMBERING DICK KEANE
The Library is mourning the loss and celebrating the life of our Town Hill Road neighbor and longtime Trustee, DICK KEANE, who died on November 2nd. Dick was the best neighbor ever, always willing to help with building issues, including checking to make sure the water line wasn’t freezing in winter, and always generous in sharing the driveway between the Library and his house. He was a faithful trustee over many years; always showing up for meetings and staffing, and regaling us one Holiday Celebration with his hilarious Ogden Nash recitation. He was a great reader and a loyal member of the Famous Books Book Club: always honest and respectful in his opinions.
We are aware that we saw only a part of his life, which included his work as a dedicated substance abuse counselor, serving as CEO of Recovery House for 15 years, and as director of the Vermont Department of Health Project CRASH, an impaired driver rehabilitation program.
He was also a skier and ski instructor, an enthusiastic golfer, and the father and grandfather of a large family.
His loss leaves a hole in the fabric of many lives. We remember his kindness, steadiness and good will, and his many contributions to our small community. We will miss him very much.
For a full obituary, detailing his accomplishments, please go to: www.rutlandherald.com/obituaries.
– Submitted by Joan Aleshire
LIBRARY NEWS DECEMBER 2020
INTRODUCING: THE LITTLE LIBRARY! A free-standing little house for books (for all ages), puzzles, and games to take and/or borrow or exchange, to be found outside Pierces’ Store. MANY THANKS to the LIBRARY CHILDREN’S COMMITTEE’s DONNA SWARTZ, DORIS PERRY, and CARRIE CLANCY for this great idea, and to Donna’s brother-in-law, Paul Marshall of Enfield, NH, for building the sturdy structure! MANY THANKS too to NEAL SHARROW for the 2nd LITTLE LIBRARY EXCHANGE outside the Library itself! Please see CARRIE CLANCY’S CHILDREN’S LIBRARY NEWS in this issue of the Times for more details.
With the LITTLE LIBRARY, you’ll be able to find something to read or enjoy even when the Library is closed. We’re still offering limited in-person hours and of course, curbside service and deliveries. Please call 492-3410 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org to order books and DVDs.
MANY THANKS to the Library Trustees and volunteers who are staffing during IN-PERSON hours: DONNA SWARTZ. LISA SHARROW, GAIL HARTIGAN, CHUCK FINBERG, CARRRIE CLANCY, and BREANNA DAVIS!
Current LIBRARY HOURS with COVID RULES (on door):
MONDAY 10-12 p.m. WEDNESDAY 7-9 p.m. SATURDAY 10-12 p.m.
Continuing Programs (via Zoom):
Sunday, January 17 @ 4 p.m. FAMOUS BOOKS BOOK CLUB: The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel: We’ll discuss the third book in this trilogy based on the life of Thomas Cromwell, Henry VIII’s secretary, taking two or three months to finish. It’s a long and fascinating imagining of a dramatic period in English history.
Copies will be in the Library; please call Joan (492-3410) if you need a hard copy or want to order an e-book or audio-book.
Sunday, January 24 @ 4 p.m. SCIENCE BOOK CLUB: Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Dr. Tyson makes the most complex ideas seem simple and enjoyable. Hard copies are in the Library. Please call Joan if you need more, or if you want to order an e-book or audio-book: 492-3410.
New Books include:
The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult. Her newest novel, about a death doula revisiting a past love.
Nose Dive: A Field Guide to the World’s Smells by Harold McGee: A fascinating exploration by the author of Food and Cooking.
A Small Farm Future: Making the Case for a Society Built Around Local Economies, Self-Provisioning, Agricultural Diversity, and a Shared Earth by Chris Smaje.
She Come By It Natural: Dolly Parton and the Woman Who Lived Her Songs by Sarah Smarsh: A profile of the beloved singer.
Jack by Marilynne Robinson: The fourth in the Gilead quartet of novels set in the Midwest.
A Time for Mercy by John Grisham: A new legal thriller, featuring a return of Jake Brigance.
The Zealot and the Emancipator: John Brown, Abraham Lincoln, and the Struggle for American Freedom by H.W. Brands.
New DVDs include:
Great Adaptations: 50 Movie Greats: A great anthology of favorite movies based on books.
Schitt’s Creek: Seasons 1 & 2 of this popular TV series. We’ll get more on request!
—- 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!