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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 May 2019
MANY THANKS in advance to all who took part in the EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ROUND TABLE on Friday, April 25th: Everyone who contributed the results of their concerns and research about the lack of telephone service during power outages, especially CHUCK FINBERG, JONATHAN GIBSON, ANN VANNEMAN and SHARON WINNICKI.
And to the Select Board members who shared their knowledge and agreed to participate. Most of all, KUDOS go to DIRK THOMAS, who as a member of the Library Program Committee, organized this important event, tirelessly making calls to participants and refining the topics.
We welcome new volunteer MEG MELLOR, and are happy to see all our regulars coming back from their winter homes. We greatly appreciate your support! Please call Joan (492-3550) or Lisa (492-3732) or the Library (492-3410) to join our crew of staffers.
Friday, May 3 @ 7:30 pm: ANNE SARCKA will talk about her new book, Strong Spirit, Steadfast Heart: The Life and Times of Elizabeth Man Sarcka: the part memoir, part oral history, part biography of her mother, the remarkable woman who co-founded Spring Lake Ranch in 1932 with her husband Wayne. This delightful and inspiring book is available at the Library.
Friday, May 10 @ 7 pm: SHAKESPEARE FILM CLUB shows “Hamlet” starring Maxine Peake from 2015: A cross-dressing treat. Thanks to Michael Flanigan for bringing us these films!
Friday, May 17 @ 7:30 pm: “JOURNEY TO MOROCCO” with Stefan Grace, Master of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
Sunday, May 19 @ 4 pm: FAMOUS BOOKS BOOK CLUB: Devotions by Mary Oliver: The personal selection by this popular poet of her own published work. (We skipped our regular monthly meeting in April, which fell on Easter.) Please bring to our discussion a poem that spoke to you and one that didn’t work as well; all are welcome: regulars and newcomers alike! Please call Joan if you need a copy: 492-3550.
Sunday, May 26 @ 7 pm: SCIENCE BOOK CLUB: The Genius of Birds by Jennifer Ackerman. For veteran birdwatchers and novices alike. Copies will be available at the Library; please call Joan if you need another: 492-3550.
QUILTERS’ GROUP should start up after Donna gets back in mid-May. Please call the Library if you’re interested in joining: 492-3410.
WRITERS’ GROUP is on extended vacation. Please call Joan (492-3550) or Penelope (492-3345) if you’re interested.
New Books include:
Mama’s Last Hug: Animal Emotions, and What They Tell Us About Ourselves by Frans de Waal: A biologist’s fascinating and illuminating account.
Women Talking by Miriam Toews: A moving new novel by the Canadian writer based on a true story of violence in a Mennonite community.
The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America by historian Greg Grandin. A persuasive, well-documented exploration of the ideas that have guided American thinking and policies. Barnyards, Barefeet and Bluejeans by Allen A. Mills, Jr.: A delightful memoir by a Florence, VT family farmer.
The American Agent: A new Maisie Dobbs novel by Jacqueline Winspear set in London during WWII.
The Honey Bus: A Memoir of Loss, Courage, and a Girl Saved by Bees by Meredith May: Part affecting autobiography, part attentive observation.
Trees of Power: Ten Essential Arboreal Allies by Akiva Silver: A New Hampshire farmer and forester describes the gifts of local trees.
New DVDs next time!
— 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!