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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 SEPTEMBER 2019
When someone has been a Library Trustee for more than 25 years (probably more like 30, but we’ve lost count), it’s hard to say goodbye or to thank them enough. DIRK THOMAS has been that outstanding board member and supporter; he’s now decided to resign, to conserve his energy for work and family. We’ll
miss you, DIRK, but are very glad that you’ll continue to staff from time to time, and, of course, be a faithful patron!
With Dirk’s departure, we have a new opening on the Library Board. If you love libraries and working with others in a small Town organization; can attend board meetings the second Tuesday of every month, can staff twice a month during library hours, and can serve on a Library committee (Building, Children’s, Fund-Raising, or Program), please call a member of the Nominating Committee: Gail Hartigan (492-3605); Trish Norton (492-3653), or Lisa Sharrow (492-3732).
LIBRARY QUESTION OF THE MONTH. We may not have one for every issue, but I couldn’t resist telling this: A young woman stopped into the Library the other day, and after her friend had signed out a State Parks Pass, suddenly asked: Why are there so many Toni Morrison books around?” “Well,” I explained, Toni Morrison just died, and people may want to read or re-read her books. And I thought we should honor her.” This seemed to be the answer she wanted.
Saturday, August 24 @ 5:30 pm: ANNUAL HAYSTACK DINNER; 6:30 pm: STREET DANCE @ TOWN HALL/MEETING HOUSE. Build your own taco salad and eat all you want: Adults: $10; 12 and under: $5. Dance only, all you want! $5.
Saturday, September 21 9 am to 2 pm: ANNUAL BOOK & BAKE SALE! Please donate book sale items AFTER SEPTEMBER 1! We welcome gently used books, DVDs, video- and audio-tapes. NO encyclopedias or textbooks and NO damaged or moldy items, please. Take those to the transfer station.
Sunday, September 15 @ 4 pm: FAMOUS BOOKS BOOK CLUB: Beloved by Toni Morrison: the ground-breaking novel that earned this writer the Nobel Prize. Books will be available at the Library. Please call Joan for more: 492-3550.
Sunday, September 22 @ 7 pm: SCIENCE BOOK CLUB: The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs by Steve Brusatte. Books will be available at the Library. Please call Joan (492-3550) for more copies.
QUILTERS’ GROUP: Probably Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Library, but call Donna (773-7403) to be sure!
Friday, September 6 at 7 pm: SHAKESPEARE MOVIE NIGHT returns, with a showing of “MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM.” Please see Mike Flanigan’s ad in this issue.
New Books include:
Summer of ’69 by Elin Hilderbrand: Dream it’s still summer with this page- turner!
Natural Rivals: John Muir, Gifford Pinchot, and the Creation of America’s Public Lands by John Clayton: A fascinating history of our national parks.
The Yellow House by Sarah M. Broom: A memoir of a New Orleans family that Angela Flournoy calls an “extraordinary, engrossing debut” in the NYTBR.
Lady in the Lake by Laura Lippman: An acclaimed thriller set in 1950s Baltimore.
Semicolon: The Past, Present and Future of a Misunderstood Mark by Cecelia Watson: A delightful exploration for all of us grammar lovers, and more!
Also, we have all of Toni Morrison’s novels and a collection of her essays, for reading and re-reading on the occasion of this literary giant’s death.
New DVDs include:
My Mother’s Early Lovers and Nothing Like Dreaming: Two films by Vermont
filmmaker NORA JACOBSON, for those who missed the showings at Pierces’
Garage this summer, or want to see them again. Thanks to Sandy Bragg for introducing us to this engaging work!
The Vermont Movie: The multi-part documentary by a number of Vermont filmmakers, including Jacobson: a must see!
— 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!