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JUNE 2022

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Veterans Collection

This new collection is located in the Periodicals Room and includes resources for Veterans benefits, employment services, higher education, technical careers, mental health, substance abuse, PTSD, and information for military spouses and dependents.

All materials are available to be checked out with an OCLN library card.

Funding for the Veterans Collection is provided by the Libraries and Veterans National Forum Grant, Texas A&M University, and a Library Services and Technology Act grant.

Online Spotlight / Newsbank


Did you know that OCLN patrons have access to online collections of local and national newspapers? NewsBank consolidates current and archived information from thousands of newspaper titles, as well as newswires, web editions, blogs, videos, broadcast transcripts, business journals, periodicals, government documents and other publications (1980s to present).

NewsBank includes America's News, Black Life in America and Heritage HubAccess is available remotely 24/7

on any device.


Explore and stay informed about local and national topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more. Features a wide variety of credible, vetted news sources spanning the U.S. America's News also includes the Patriot Ledger, Brockton Enterprise, Boston metro papers, and archived issues of the Sharon Advocate and Times Advocate (through 5/4/2022).

Features of America's News

  • Email, print and download articles
  • Create an account to save searches and articles in personal folders
  • Set up an alert to receive the latest news on a topic or search delivered to your email inbox

The experience and impact of African Americans as recorded by the news media,1704 to today.

Explore genealogical records from 1704 to present, including hard-to-find obituary content from the mid 1900s, coverage from all 50 states, and original obituary images from historical newspapers.

Use your Sharon Library Card to access these resources from our website.

Upcoming Programs

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Digital Literacy

Part 1: Search Smarter

June 14th @ 2PM

This is the class you didn’t realize you needed. Learn how to be a more savvy Internet searcher. What’s the difference between a search engine and a web browser? How do search engines work? Why are my results in this order? Learn how to refine your search to find what you’re looking for more quickly and accurately by using both basic and advanced features. 

This is an online Zoom class.

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Ronni Hochman is an HCI Certified Health and Life Coach


In Person

Life in a Word Workshop

It's Time to Move That Wall!!

June 22nd @ 6:30-7:30PM

Library Community Room

This is the third and final workshop, and the word we will explore is 'obstacles'. Obstacles block our paths at various times throughout our lives, sometimes preventing us from reaching our desired goals. An obstacle could be the belief that the way things have always been is the way they shall remain. Is there a better road to take? This workshop allows us to explore the word “obstacles” as we share our stories and talk about removing walls, brick by brick. We will discuss how habits and behaviors we have had all our lives may not be serving us well now, and how the slightest change could make the difference in reaching our desired goals.

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Digital Literacy

Part 2: Identifying Online Misinformation

June 28th @ 2PM

The second part of this series will help you identify misinformation online more easily. We’ll talk about media bias and our own biases and how those affect what we read online. You will learn to be savvier about online content in news sources, social media, photos, and videos. The first class is not a prerequisite for signing up for this one.

This is an online Zoom class.

Ongoing Programs


Virtual Chess Club

Sundays via Zoom @ 4:30-5:30PM

June 5, 12, 19, 26

For ages 8 and up and all chess skill levels are welcome! Play other attendees in live online chess matches and learn chess strategy.

Registration is required to receive the Zoom meeting invitation.

Contact: Jay Oliver @ [email protected].

All who register need to create a free account if you don't already have one. Then email your username or existing username to

Jay Oliver at: [email protected]

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In Person

June 23rd @ 1:30-3PM

The Smallest Lights in the Universe: A Memoir by Sara Seager

We meet from Sept-June on the 4th Thursday of each month @ 1:30-3PM in the Library's Community Room. For more information please contact

Susan Eggimann via email ([email protected])

or phone (781-784-1578 ext. 1429)

Author and Publisher News

Publishers Weekly Magazine is celebrating 150 years in 2022!

We hope you enjoy this article shared from PW!

The Changing World of Bookselling

Recent Notable Deaths

Patricia MacLachlan (March 31)

David McKee (April 6)

Jack Higgins (April 9)

Steven Heighton (April 19)

Larry Woiwode (April 28)

Robert Goolrick (April 29)

Naomi Judd (April 30)

Jim Murphy (May 1)

Patricia McKillip (May 6)

George Pérez (May 6)

John M. Merriman (May 22)

Eric Carle (May 23)

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