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Ventress Voice
November 2020, Volume 3, Issue 10
New Children's Librarian

We are delighted to welcome a new staff member to Ventress Library! Here's her introduction to the library community:

Hello Marshfield,
My name is Miss Wendy and I am the new Children's Librarian! I am a former preschool teacher and children's theatre director. After teaching for over 20 years, I decided it was time to try something new! Since graduating amid the pandemic, I have found a new work home here at the Ventress Library. I am so excited to meet you all, so please make a children's room browsing appointment; check out some books and say hello! Some cool trivia about me: I have 5 cats; my favorite color is royal blue; my favorite animal is a squirrel; and my favorite book is Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin.
Not Sure What to Read Next?

Not sure exactly what you want to read, but can't come in to browse? We've got you covered! Sign up for our Wowbrary Newsletter to get weekly emails of all our new items, search Novelist Plus for readalikes to your favorite books or authors, or check out our book lists for kidstweensteens, and adults! Also, visit our Facebook page, Calendar of Events, and website to keep up to date on all library happenings.
Harping for the Holidays
Virtual Concert

In a year that has been anything but ordinary, escape the stress with the fourth annual "Harping for the Holidays" - right from the comfort of your own home! Join us for the “Harping for the Holidays” virtual concert on Saturday, December 5 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Professional harpist and therapeutic musician Nicole Anderson will play an intimate concert of relaxing seasonal songs. Grab a beverage and join her as we bring the community together through peace and music.  Advance registration is required.  Attendees will receive a Zoom link to the concert 24 hours prior to the event. Sign up here!
Virtual Non-Fiction
Book Group
Please join us on Tuesday, December 1 at 6:00 p.m. for a virtual book discussion of Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep. This masterfully told true crime story brings together the tales of a serial killer in 1970s Alabama and of Harper Lee, the beloved author of To Kill a Mockingbird, who tried to write his story. Hardcover, large print and CD copies of the book are available. Please call to reserve a copy. The book can also be read via Overdrive as an eBook. Please register for this event to receive the Zoom meeting log-in information.
Children's Updates

Extended children's room hours! We are now booking 15 minute Saturday appointments, register at Your children’s browsing appointment guarantees your time in the children’s room only. If you wish to browse the main library as well, please check in at the greeter desk first, as we are only allowed ten patrons at a time in the main library. Are you looking for the children's DVDs? We have moved them to the Children's room.
Tween & Teen Updates
The Ventress Memorial Library is off to a good fall, with some exciting teen offerings (grades 6-12) and expanded offerings for tweens (grades 4-6). While the library has expanded in-person hours, we know many are still unable to visit us in person during this ongoing pandemic. With that in mind, we went ahead and updated our pages for tweens and teens. Check out our "virtual" teen room to view our Tween & Teen Programs and Teen Resources

Open Fall Offerings for Tweens & Teens
  • Tween & Teen Loot Bags - subscribe by November 17 for the November bag! Why pay for a subscription box when you can get free stuff from the library? Our subscriptions boxes come with a personalized selection of 3 library books (to return) and 1 book to keep, and also coloring pages, snacks, and other goodies to fit the monthly theme. When you subscribe, tell us what you like to read! Bags are available the third week of each month. November's theme is Family & Food. Register here.
  • South Shore Teen Book Buzz - November 17, 4:00 - 4:30 p.m. Tune in once a month for a teen book share livecast on Instagram. Learn about new YA books from South Shore Young Adult Librarians. Comment to recommend a book you read recently (or an old favorite you love) and hear what other South Shore teens are reading. This month, the theme is Family & Food to hear about our favorite books to get you in the Thanksgiving spirit! This month, tune in with the Thomas Crane Public Library (Quincy) Instagram @teensattcpl. 
  • Tween Pokémon Club - December 1, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Watch Pokémon 3 the Movie without having to leave your house! Register by noon, November 30, to pick up a goodie bag with popcorn, snacks, and more. Participants will receive the streaming link the night before. Please note that this program is aimed at tweens, but interested teens may participate. Register here.
Library Hours:
Senior & High Risk Only Hours: Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Thursday & Saturday, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

All Patrons: Wednesday, 12:00 - 7:45 p.m., Thursday & Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Children's Room Hours:
By appointment only. Wednesday, 12:00 - 6:00 p.m., Thursday & Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Senior & High Risk Only Hours:
Wednesday, 11:00 - 12:00 p.m.
Thursday & Saturday, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Ventress Memorial Library
15 Library Plaza
Marshfield, MA 02050
(781) 834-5535
Curbside Pickup Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. -
8:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday:
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.