News @ 11 North Main Street
February 2015 - In This Issue:
Introducing a new way for Sharon Public Library cardholders to achieve their educational and career goals!

The LearningExpress Library is a educational and career database designed to help the user succeed in life. LearningExpress Library features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks to help patrons of all ages. 


It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED test prep, and more.


Need test prep help? Find it here! The LearningExpress College Prep Center covers SAT, ACT, PSAT/NMSQT, TOEFL, and so much more! There are even guides on how to write a college admission essay.


Need graduate school test help? Use the College Prep Center to find study guides and practice tests for the GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MAT, MCAT and PCAT too! 



Need skills review? The LearningExpress College Center offers reviews on math, science, grammar, and reading skills.



Job searching? The LearningExpress Job and Career Accelerator will help you write a polished resume that's guaranteed to get attention! 


Find a job, but need a review before taking an exam or certification? The LearningExpress Career Center offers Nursing School, Civil Service, CDL, EMS, Firefighting, Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Postal Worker, ASVAB, CFAT, Real Estate, Plumbing and Teaching study guides and practice exams, just to name a few. 



Still in school? The School Center has study guides for elementary, middle and high school students. The resources here can help students in elementary, middle, and high school prepare for important tests, get extra help with assignments, and boost their skills in important subjects.



The Adult Learning Center offers information on US Citizenship tests, as well as reviews courses in math, reading and grammar.



Need to brush up on your computer skills? Want to learn a new software program? If you're looking to keep up, stay competitive, or get ahead, you'll need to know how to use today's most popular computer programs, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and more.


 These easy-to-use courses, located in the Computer Skills Center, will teach you everything you need to know and help make your goals a reality-all designed to fit your current
skill level and schedule.



Recursos en espanol! Este centro ofrece a los adultos que est?n muy ocupados los recursos para mejorar sus habilidades b?sicas, ganar sus credenciales de GED o ser ciudadano estadounidense. 




Simply click on any of the above links, enter in your Sharon Public Library card and create an account to get started today! 


You can also go to the Sharon Public Library website, and select "Learning" from the menu options under Electronic Databases to see the Centers offered by the LearningExpress.


An Ongoing Projects update
The skylights in the library have been re-caulked so there are no more leaks in the quiet study room. Less pails on the table means more room for you to spread out and study!
Community Survey

Please take a few minutes to help the library prioritize library services by clicking the link below, and completing the survey. Your input is very important to our planning process! Encourage your friends, family and neighbors to share their voice and thoughts by answering these questions too. 


The survey closes on February 28th, 2015. If you don't like filling out online surveys, we've got paper copies available at the library. So stop by and grab a survey, and let us know what you think!


Completed copies may be returned to:


Sharon Public Library

11 North Main Street

Sharon, MA 02067. 


Click here to take the online survey (and save some paper too!):


Music World Cafe: Thursday, March 26th, 7- 9 pm

Save the date! The next Music World cafe will be on Thursday, March 26th, from 7- 9 pm. More details to follow. 


Don't miss this chance to enjoy food from local restaurants, music from local musicians, and a chance to view art from artists all around the Sharon community.

Adult Services
The community of Sharon is very talented, and we're delighted to offer you the opportunity to meet some local authors, who will be on hand to discuss the craft of writing, and answer any questions you might have.

 Please join Lorenz Finison author of Boston's Cycling Craze, 1880-1900, Pete Kahle, author of The Specimen, D.A. MacQuin, author of Polite Conversation About the Weather, Thomas McNeely, author of Ghost Horse, and Walter Williams, author of The Garden: At the Roof of the World as they speak about their books, writing process, and other topics of interest.


There will be refreshments served, and an opportunity at the end of the program to get books signed by the authors!

Let's face it, as much as we love books here at the library, sometimes we have to let them go. Sometimes a good book in 1990 doesn't resonate today, and a lack of shelf space here at the library means that we have to review our collections, and make tough decisions about what stays in order to continue to add new material to the collection.

However! We don't want to send these books away, we just want to transform them. Call it the second life of books. Instead of being read, these books will be admired for their aesthetics instead.

We're beginning an upcycling program here at the library, to make use of the materials we have on hand. One day each month, join us here at the library for ways to upcycle old books.

We'll supply the basic materials, and you bring the creativity!

Questions? Ideas for a future crafting program? We'd love to hear them! Email Miki Wolfe at , or call 781-784-1578 x1422.

Did you know that your Sharon Public Library card allows you access to Freegal's database of over 7.9 million songs? And you can select up to five songs each week to download and KEEP!

Well, now you know, what are you waiting for? Click here to get started today.
Join journalist and author Ted Reinstein on March 5th for a discussion of the highlights of his new book New England Notebook: One Reporter, Six States, Uncommon Stories.

Youth Services
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February 12 

Drop in to make a card for your Valentine. Drop-in. Ages 3 & up. 1:30-4:45pm. 

Music with Miss Caroline
February 14 
Sing and dance with local music educator Caroline Mailloux. Pre-registration required. Ages 5 & under. 10:30am-11:30am.


Kids' Makerspace
February 18  

Join us for a variety of Makerspace activities! Make a scribble machine with LittleBits, build a photograph with Legos, or find another surprise project to tinker with. Drop-in. Ages 7 & up. 1pm-2pm



February 19   

Expert Cynde McInnis will teach us about whales and dolphins local to New England, then kids will get to walk through Nile, a 43-foot long inflatable whale! This program is supported in part by a grant from the Sharon Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Program will be presented at the Sharon Congregational Church Parish Hall. Pre-registration preferred. Ages 4 & up. 10am-11am. Visit Cynde McInnis and the Whalemobile online.


February 20    
Join us for a creative art project led by educator Jessie Kravette. Participants will use a wide range of materials to build their own special land for a plastic animal that they each get to pick out and keep. Pre-registration required. For children in grades 1-4. 2pm-3pm.


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