15 Library Plaza, 1837 Ocean Street - Marshfield, MA 02050 781.834.5535
Ventress Voice
October 2019, Volume 2, Issue 10
Friends of the Ventress Library will present a “Trivia Night” fundraiser on Thursday, November 7, 2019 to take place at Haddad’s Ocean Café, 291 Ocean Street, in Marshfield. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and trivia begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase in advance at Ventress Library at the Reference Desk for $20 each and includes the entrance fee and free appetizers. A cash bar is available. Cash prizes will be presented to trivia contest winners, and there will be a 50/50 raffle. All proceeds benefit the Ventress Library. So bring your friends to come eat, drink and tease your brains for a good cause. We are also delighted to offer an exciting selection of programs for children, teens, and adults this month - Click Here! to view our Event Calendar.
Author Spotlight: Courtney Lynne Schaad
Join us on Monday, October 28th from 7 - 8:30 p.m. for “Wide Sky, Narrow Path: A View From The Trail", presented by local author Courtney Lynne (Mann) Schaad. As an author, nature enthusiast and inspirational speaker, Courtney Schaad will speak about her journey on the Appalachian Trail. Her book chronicles a modern pilgrimage of passages through the heights and depths of solitude and companionship. The Appalachian Trail thru-hike is a journey into the soul as much as through the mountains. Free; no tickets required. Library Plaza Program Room is handicapped accessible. Books will be available for sale and signing on the night!
Children's Updates

We are excited to announce that we are now circulating early learning kits and parenting packs! These carefully curated backpacks contain books, toys, and activity suggestions on a range of different topics and were funded through a generous donation by Goodwill Hunters. Early Learning Kit Topics : 123s, ABCs, Animals, Colors, Feelings, Music, My Body, Shapes
Parenting Pack Topics : Caring for Your Teeth, Manners, New Baby, Potty Training for Boys, Potty Training for Girls, Safety, Starting School, Visiting the Doctor
Teen Updates
September was the first month for Erica, the new Young Adult Librarian, and it was a blast. We had 34 teens come to four programs, and we are working with our Teen Advisory Group (T.A.G.) to develop more programs and services of high interest to Marshfield area teens. October is off to a great start, with more Dungeons & Dragons, T.A.G., bullet journaling, interactive movies, and crafts. We've got more up our sleeves, so be sure to stay tuned for exciting new technology announcements - coming soon!
Flamenco Guitar!
On Saturday, November 9th at 2:00 p.m., (doors open at 1:45 p.m.), “Flamenco Guitar!” performed by Gladius, composer and instrumentalist, returns by popular demand!! Gladius is an energetic and talented flamenco guitar player, inspired by Spanish guitar maestros. Relentlessly touring the United States, award-winning Gladius entertains and inspires audiences of all ages. Don't miss this lively performance! Free; no tickets required. Light refreshments served at a concert social hour. Library Plaza Program Room is handicapped accessible.
Gentle Floor Yoga with Harpist
The "Gentle Floor Yoga Class Series,” featuring experienced yoga instructor Linda Evans, continues this fall on Wednesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. through November 13 th in the Library Plaza Recreation Room. On Wednesday, November 6th, the class will be accompanied by harpist Nicole Anderson,  a professional harpist and Certified Clinical Musician, specializing in bringing poignant and healing music to healthcare and wellness facilities. Also a life coach and master’s-level therapist, Nicole takes an integrative approach to her work, blending the science of the mind with the art of music. Her small therapy harps create pure, resonant sounds that help to relax and uplift the listener. Admission is free and registration is encouraged but not required, as space is limited. If we reach capacity, we may not be able to accommodate. All levels of yoga students are welcome. Participants are asked to bring a yoga mat to the classes. Click Here! for more information and to register!
Ventress Memorial Library
15 Library Plaza
Marshfield, MA 02050
(781) 834-5535
Library Hours:
Mon. - Thurs., 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Fri. and Sat., 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Sun. (December - April),
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.