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Summer 2015 - In This Issue:

Registration for summer reading opens June 19!

Logs open June 26!

 

The Sharon Public Library is getting ready for the launch of our summer reading program, "Every Hero Has a Story," for ages 13 and under. Last year over 100 students participated but this year we want more!

 

Participating children and tweens will have the opportunity to log their summer reading time online and earn free books for every 10 hours logged. Additionally, the Dedham Savings Bank is donating 2 Kindle Fires to be raffled off at the end of the summer. 

 

To be eligible for the Kindle Fire raffle, participants must complete all 8 challenges on the summer reading worksheet available at Sharon Public Library and Dedham Savings Bank. The raffle will be held at the end of August. 


 

Check our website starting June 19 for registration info!

The Friends of the Sharon Public Library and Spring Valley Country Club invite you to

SWING

INTO

SUMMER!


On June 19 and 20 the Sharon Public Library will be transformed into a 9 hole miniature golf course. The event, sponsored by Spring Valley Country Club, is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Sharon Public Library, which provides supplementary funds for library programming.

As part of the event, we are raffling off a variety of prizes donated by Spring Valley Country Club, including:

  • A full round of golf at Spring Valley Country Club with a club member.
  • A day at the Spring Valley Pool for the entire family, with lunch included
  • Golf and tennis lessons
The library will remain open during regular hours, and the cost to play a round of golf is $3 per person ($10 for a foursome), children under 5 golf free. The course will wind around both floors of the library and, weather permitting, will have at least one hole outside on the front lawn. The course will  be open Friday, June 19 from 11am to 6pm, and Saturday, June 20 from 10am to 4pm. 


 

 

From the Director:
Library Planning and Design Grant Award
The Library Building and Selection Committee has chosen Design Technique Incorporated as the Owner's Project Manager to lead the committee and Board of Library Trustees through the feasibility and design process.
Capital Outlay fund approved for replacement of original vinyl flooring and carpets
The library will undergo removal and installation for flooring starting in September. The library may be closed on certain days during the installation process. More news about this as details are finalized.
Other news in the Library
Congratulations to our part time Youth Services Librarian, Lucy Anderson. Lucy has accepted a full time position as Youth Services Librarian at the Medway Public Library. Please stop by and wish Lucy well before she leaves on June 25th. We will all miss her.
National Library of Medicine grant awarded
Eight organizations joined together to form a partnership called "Our Partners in Health" to hold a series of 16 programs throughout the Sharon community about dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

According to grant recipient and Project Director Lee Ann Amend, the need for this information is critical to all of us. According to the Alzheimer's Association, "the number of Americans with AD and other dementias will escalate rapidly in coming years." By 2050, the number of people age 65 and older affected will nearly triple from 5 million to 16 million. 

The series will begin in July 2015 and will continue through May 2016. More to come.
AdultServices
Adult Services
Book Bingo Begins!

Adults, don't feel left out of the summer reading fun! We've got a great program in store for you this summer: 

Introducing Sharon Public Library's 1st Summer Reading Book Bingo!

Open to all ages, this summer reading challenge is all about fun, and reading "outside the box". Pick up a Summer Reading Book Bingo card at the library or download a copy from our website, and complete a BINGO. Return the card to the library, and receive a ticket for our end of the summer drawing, featuring fabulous prizes from local businesses. 

Summer Reading begins July 1st, and ends August 31st. Any book can be read or re-read during that time to complete a Book Bingo square. We're not going to be checking titles, so the number one rule is BE AWESOME.

Many thanks to Avalon Hair Salon, Charlie's Deli, Citizens' Bank, Coldwell Bank, Coriander's Bistro, Crescent Ridge Dairy, Dunkin' Donuts, Francesca's Hair Salon, Invitations Etc, Morse Insurance Agency, Pizza Market, Re/Max, Roger's Barber Shop, Sharon Cinemas, Sharon Optical, Sharon Shoe, Sharon View Nursery, Shaw's, Salomon Jewelers, and Ward's Berry Farm for their generous support!
Like comics and books?
Like shoes?

Join Miki Wolfe of the Sharon Public Library and create beautiful, wearable book art for your feet! 

You must bring your own pair of shoes (plain shoes without embellishment or laces are best.) All other supplies will be provided.

Contact Miki for more details:
mwolfe@ocln.org or call: 781-784-1578 x1422

 Sharon History Digitized 


 

We've begun digitizing parts of our historical collection to provide off-site access to the documents.  Thanks to funding provided by the Digital Commonwealth, we will be able to digitize more items every year. 

Included in the first batch are Marsengold High School Yearbooks, William R. Mann Diaries, Deborah Samson items and lots more. 


Join librarian Miki Wolfe to learn more about tech issues, with a different topic each session!  Pre-registration is required, as this is a class with hands-on instruction. Topics covered include:

 

Miss a TechConnect class at the library? Not to worry! The Sharon Library is partnering with the Sharon Adult Center to offer tech classes in both places. So if you missed it at the library, come to the Sharon Adult Center the next Wednesday at 1 pm for a repeat class. Classes at the Adult Center will be on July 1, July 15 and July 29.

 

Interested in a topic but don't see it listed? Feel free to request a class or private instruction by contacting Miki @ 781-784-1578 x1422 or by email at mwolfe@ocln.org .

Join librarian Miki Wolfe for this popular craft series, where each month you can learn a different upcycled craft.

Enjoy great conversations with people in your community
while you create new art from old things!
The Sharon Adult Center, the Sharon Recreation Department and the Sharon Public Library present:

An Inside Look At Mysteries, Television, and the Mysteries of Television

 

Thursday, June 25th at 6:45 pm

Sharon Community Center Ballroom

1st Floor, 219 Massapoag Ave.

 

 

3 2 time Emmy Award winning investigative reporter for NBC Channel 7 and award winning author Hank Phillippi Ryan returns to the Adult Center! Books will be available for purchase and signing. Light refreshments.

 

Free! RSVP suggested by June 22nd for seating. Please call the Sharon Adult Center at 781-784-8000 for more info.
YouthServices
Youth Services
Finding One's Voice
June 25: 3:30- 4:30 pm    
July 9 & 23: 12:30- 1:30 pm
 August 13 & 27: 12:30- 1:30 pm

Finding One's Voice is dedicated to helping young people explore new ways of expressing themselves.  In collaborat ion with Youth Services at
Sharon   Public  Library , we are launching our first course in film phot ography for students in elementary school. The theme of this initial course offering is 
"Snapshots of Joy," in which students will find, explore, and document imagery of joy and happiness. The course will meet six times over the summer. Disposable cameras will be provided for all participating students. Vacation schedules will be accommodated as best as possible.
One final date for an exhibition of student photography will be announced later in the course. Open to students in grades 4 - 6. One required registration will cover all 6 dates.
Minecraft Club
Wednesdays @ 3:30

Minecraft is a revolutionary game with enduring popularity and never-ending challenges. In addition to just being awesome, it helps students learn planning, engineering, and cooperation. We meet once a week for projects, contests, and more.  Ages 9+

For the time being, participants need to have their own Minecraft account. Participants are encouraged to bring their own computer with installed software, as computer space in the children's section is limited.

Teen Study Night
June 23 

We know studying for finals might not be your favorite thing to do, but PIZZA will make it better! Stop by the Fox Community room June 23 from 5:00 to 7:00, bring your books, and have a slice on us in appreciation of all the hard work you put in this year. 

 

Take Apart Tuesdays returns June 30! 4- 5:30 pm
We've got more stuff than we have places to put it. What is a library to do?

Take it Apart! Participating "reverse engineers" will disassemble and learn about the inner workings of computers, coffee makers, and more. In the process, we will have to learn (safe) tool use and draw on our problem solving skills to deconstruct a piece of technology  without breaking it.

Tools and safety equipment will be provided. Participants are invited to bring an item from home they'd like to explore.

Ages 9 - 12

Keep an eye out for more dates throughout the summer, including a Take Apart Tuesday activity for younger "reverse engineers" and their caregivers.
Kids Makerspace
July 14th, 1- 2 pm    
What can you make with a "Makey Makey"?  A banana keyboard? A joystick made of bubblegum? 

Find out as we turn every day objects into computer controls with this fascinating toy tool.

Ages 8 and up
Registration required

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