We want to thank the Friends of the Library for their donation of the new DropBox at the library. After a long wait, the drop box was installed by Glenn Jaquish and Mike Van Etten from MVC Construction. Thanks guys for a great job, our newly repaired sidewalk and the dropbox installation.
We are fast entering into fall and wish to thank everyone who has donated books this summer to the library. We have entered many new books and also have sent many to the bookstore. We are pleased to see so many people enjoying these new materials.
UPCOMING EVENTS Ask for more details at the Library
On October 26th, we are offering an opportunity for patrons to check out our Resources center. Donna Jo will show you around the Resource site and demonstrate how to make the most of this resource. Sign up so we know how many people will be attending. Bring your own device or use ours. If you don’t have a library card see us before Saturday October 26th so you will be ready to go. Homework helper hotline also available.
Halloween event Wednesday October 30th 4:00 to 5:30 Come make Halloween decorations with us.
Saturday, November 9; 2:15 – 4 pm Monthly Lecture: Pamela Cooley – “Searching for Amelia: A Quest for the Author of the Firstt American Cookbook”
Thursday November 14 Overdrive demonstration Learn how to download e-books and audio books. You must register for this event.
Thank you to everyone who assisted with Summer Reading program this year. We shared 19 programs over the summer to provide children with opportunities to listen to stories and explore new topics. Children read over 8,000 pages this summer and enjoyed learning about nature and made butterflies, worm farms and rock candy. Great job to everyone who participated this summer!! Make sure you check out all our pictures on the summer reading link.
June is almost over, we have Summer Reading program in full swing and are getting ready on June 29th for Native American Storytelling. Enjoy listening to the unique stories of the Iroquois people shared by Mike and Amanda. Registration is requested for all our lecture programs and we provide a lite refreshment after the lecture to allow further discussion with our guest lecturers.
In July we welcome author Cheryl Pula who will share her 8th Airforce series books which you can find in the libraries collection.
Come in and see our new computer desks graciously donated by the Perillo family and put together by Barb Hamil and Bob McBrien. Our computer center has expanded to four computers and provides access to the intenet and the Four County Library System for borrowing books and utilizing many resources.
We also have several programs this week for both children and adults, it’s not to late to register, come in or call the library and ask to register for the program you want to attend. For the children, we have art programs this week. Wednesday at 1:00 children are invited to come and learn the basics of drawing. Morgan Ackerly will be providing instruction to the children and then allowing them to practice what they learn. Thursday, Teens are invited to come and learn the basics of drawing Manga characters with Morgan from 6:00-8:00 pm. Friday, from 10:00 to 12:00, children can come and take lessons from Morgan to learn the basics of drawing comic characters.
On Saturday, from 2:00 -4:00, we have local photographer Bill Ryall sharing information on taking better photographs with his lecture Photography for all Season: Getting Beyond the Snapshot. It is sure to be very informative.
Due to the latest storm expectations, the library chose to err on the side of caution and postpone our February Lecture series with Bill Ryall until our scheduled snow date on February 23rd from 2-4. You cn still sign up for the lecture at the circulation desk anytime before the 23rd. Bill will be sharing how to take a better photograph.
Make sure you check out our programming page for upcoming events!
Our Digital Literacy Workshop is coming up on January 26th. We have many patrons coming to learn how to borrow books online and to download ebooks to their Kindles and Nooks. We are excited to be presenting this program and look forward to many more. If you have ideas, please let us know!
Did you know that February 2 is Take your Child to the Library Day? We will have many fun activities for families to enjoy when they come to the Worcester Library on Saturday, February 2, 2013!
We are also excited about our February program, Photography for all Seasons: Getting Beyond the Snapshot By Bill Ryall on February 9. Look on our programming page for more information.
Look for upcoming information on our March program, Nice Women Don’t Make History presented by Melinda McTaggart.
Join us for the first program of our 2013 Lecture Series.
January 26th from 2-4 pm attend a Digital Literacy Workshop at the library to learn how to navigate the new Four County website to locate and borrow books. Check out our new web page as well, we’ll show you all the great new features. Learn how to download books from the four county web site onto your Kindle, Nook or e-reading device. Bring your own device for hands on practice.
Register at the circulation desk for this program. We look forward to assisting you better!
We updated our computers today and are excited to have faster service to go with our new four county web page. We have sent the old computers out for refurbishing and look forward to having four working computers for community use in January.
We are also excited to offer a digital literacy training in January. Learn how to effectivly maneuver around the new four county web page, learn how to download e-books, search for and borrow a book from another library, and any other questions you have about locating materials.
Stay tuned for more information.