Saturday, March 8th Author Vanessa Roam will be in our library reading and discussing her childrens book “A Remnant Surprise” . The reading will be from 1:30 to 2:00 pm. There will be activities for the kids 2:00 to 2:30 with a book signing from 2:30 to 3:00. We will also provide refreshments
Community meetings— come to the Schenevus School Library on March 13th at 7:00 to help us discuss the future of the Worcester Free Library. We want to know how to serve you better!!
We will also be holding a Community Meeting at the Worcester School Library on March 27th. Please come to one of these meetings or stop by the library to complete a survey if you can’t attend. Your input is important to us.
Two Movies this month!!!
The Thursday noght Book club read Sarah’s Key in January and plan to watch the movie on Thursday March 20th at 6:00. You are welcome to join us for this showing, please call and sign up.
We are also showing the movie Frozen on Saturday March 22nd. Join us for popcorn and a movie!
On February 12th, Worcester Central Schools teachers Ms. Nealis and Ms. Gould visited at the Worcester Library with their 3rd graders to meet Children’s writer Mary Ashwood, a native of Worcester. Ms. Ashwood read to the students her story “Night Ski”, which is appearing in this month’s issue of Highlights for Children.
She spoke to the children about the “writing process” which entails re-reading your material, making changes where needed, re-writing and then sending it onto the publisher. Many times even after you think your product is complete, it is sent back to you with other revisions to be made.
The teachers as well as the children enjoyed her presentation.
The Worcester Free library is proposing a name change due to our significant outreach to neighboring communities. It will reflect the intent of our mission Statement: The Library’s primary target population includes schools and families in the towns of Worcester, Maryland, Decatur and Westford. The name change should also be perceived as an acknowledgement of our expanding services and technologies, and a larger and more diverse membership.
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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.
Thank you to Jason Martin and Ejaz Hussain who shared their poetry with us on April 20th. Cynthia Keever and Sean Hanus read some of their poetry on Friday April 12th. Check out our programming page for more photos and information on upcoming lectures.
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!