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Tuesday   7:00 PM –  9:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM –  5:00 PM
7:00 PM –  9:00 PM
Thursday   7:00 PM –  9:00 PM
Friday   10:00 AM – NOON
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Library Board Agenda JAN 2015
Library Board Agends 12-15-2015


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

Shrewsbury Library Annual Meeting May 10, 2016

2016-07-12 Shrewsbury Library Board Meeting



CALLING ALL WRITERS (poets, fiction writers, memoirists)!

     JOAN ALESHIRE and PENELOPE WEISS invite you to join


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.





We’re delighted to welcome DIANNE BARCLAY back to the Board of Trustees. After stepping away for a few years, she will rejoin us to staff, serve on a committee, and generally support the Library’s mission!


And we’re very pleased to have an increasing, and increasingly dedicated, group of volunteer staffers who answered my call in last month’s Times. In addition to those we thanked in the March issue, we’ll be welcoming Luisa (Spencer) and Chuck Finberg. It’s wonderful to have members of the Spencer family back in town!


MANY THANKS to GARY SALMON for his informative and illuminating presentation on forest fires in the Western U.S., including his own experience as a firefighter. We look forward to his next program, on the advance of the Emerald Ash Borer into Vermont. You can find Gary’s recent findings on the bulletin board in the Library lobby!


Coming Events:

Friday, April 26 @ 7:30 pm @ Shrewsbury Town Hall: EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ROUND TABLE: Share your concerns about what measures are in place to prepare for catastrophic weather events (like Hurricane Irene); learn what local community members have learned about the 911 emergency call system; and more.


Continuing Programs:

Friday, April 5 @ 7 pm: SHAKESPEARE FILM CLUB shows “Much Ado About Nothing,” with Kenneth Branagh, from 1993.


Sunday, April 28 @ 3pm: FAMOUS BOOKS BOOK CLUB: For National Poetry Month: Devotions by Mary Oliver, this popular poet’s selection of poems from her own published work. Bring a favorite poem, and one that doesn’t work as well for you, to the discussion! We’ll meet from 3-4 p.m. before Science Book Club that day. Copies of the book will be available at the Library; please call Joan @ 492-3550 if they’ve run out.


Sunday, April 28 @ 4pm: SCIENCE BOOK CLUB: Oxygen: A Four Billion Year History by Donald E. Canfield. A fascinating exploration of this essential element in surprisingly succinct form. Books are available at the Library; please call Joan, 492-3550, if we need to order more.


QUILTERS’ GROUP: On vacation; starting up again in May.


WRITERS’ GROUP: On vacation. Please call Penelope (492-3345) or Joan (492-3550) if you’re interested.


New Books include:

The Impossible Climb: Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the Climbing Life by Mark Synnott: An account of cliff-climbing without any of the usual aids, unimaginable risk, and astonishing dedication.


The Border by Don Winslow: The new thriller by a crime writer said to know more about drug cartels than the agencies charged with fighting them.


Women Rowing North: Navigating Life’s Currents and Flourishing As We Age by Mary Pipher, the author of many books of popular psychology.


Madame Fourcade’s Secret War: The Daring Young Woman Who Led France’s Largest Spy Network Against Hitler by Lynne Olson, author of several popular books of World War II history.


How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States by Daniel

Immerwahr: A thought-provoking account of this country’s territorial expansion.


The Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli: An absorbing novel about migration within and across borders by a woman who has worked as a court translator for unaccompanied, undocumented immigrant children.


New DVDs include:

Green Book, starring Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen: Academy Awards:Best Feature 2019: An update of “Driving Miss Daisy.”


Free Solo: The documentary about climber Alex Honnold.


The Handmaid’s Tale: Season 2 of this important series starring Elizabeth Moss.


Blindspotting, starring Daveed Diggs: Cutting edge comedy set in Oakland, CA.


Submitted by Joan Aleshire



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