News @ 11 North Main Street
November-December, 2014 - In This Issue:
Centennial Events

Centennial Crossword Challenge 

November 3rd- November 20th


Help the library celebrate 100 years with a special centennial crossword. All completed entries will be entered to win a fruit basket donated by Ward's Berry Farm!  Pick up at library starting Nov 3rd.  Drawing on Nov 20th.



Family Fun Day 

Sunday, November 16th, 2 pm-4 pm


Refreshments, Games, and Fortune Telling



WWI Memorabilia, Veterans' Discussion 

Monday, November 17th, 

10 am- noon


The Sharon Public Library Veterans' Group presents speaker Peter Drummey, Librarian, Massachusetts  Historical Society


Centennial Craft 
Wednesday, November 19th 
10:30 am- 12:30 pm and 
Friday, November 21st 3 pm- 5 pm

Drop in craft recommended for children ages 3 & up. Make a collage of one hundred things.



Speakers and Drawing 

      Thursday, November 20th,              6 pm- 8 pm 

 A History of Public Libraries 

by Sharon Public Library Director Lee Ann Amend


A Look at Sharon Fire 

and Police in 1914

by Selectman J. J. McGrath


A Discussion of 
Deborah Sampson 

by Steve Connolly


 ...followed by the crossword challenge drawing.




Postcards, Minutes, Letters from Carnegie Corporation, Refreshments and more.....


Sunday Nov 16   2 pm-4 pm

Monday Nov 17   10 am-2 pm

Tuesday Nov 18   6 pm-8 pm

Thursday Nov 20   6 pm-8 pm

Friday Nov 21   12:30 pm-2:30 pm

Saturday Nov 22   11 am-4 pm




Music World Cafe Event
December 4th, 2014 at 6:00 pm, throughout the Sharon Public Library

Sharon Public Library's Musical World Caf´┐Ż Event is a program of multicultural music, hors d'oeurves from our local restaurants, and works of art by local artists (location assignments subject to change.)


6:00 pm: Volunteer Appreciation Program for our CHARMS students and Library Volunteers with a special program by "Fran Flynn Magician Extraordinaire"


7:00 pm: JagoWorld Music will perform music of India on traditional Indian musical instruments.


7:30 pm: Iris Jacobs and members of the Kol Mirian choir will perform traditional Israeli songs.


8:00 pm: Massapoag Chamber Players will perform a string quartet by Mozart.


8:30 pm: Anna Magee and Gary Fox will perform traditional Celtic music on Irish fiddle and Irish flute.


An Ongoing Projects update

Bathrooms: new stalls, new fixtures and fully accessible.


Skylights: repairs to the flashing and caulking will begin in November above the Quiet Study room in Reference and behind the upstairs circulation desk. Finally, there will be no more leaks!


Palladian Windows in historic Carnegie building: Repairs due to begin this fall and continue through the winter. Once finished, all windows be able to be opened, will have new screens and security gates. 


The Board of Library Trustees, Director and Staff wish to thank the Sharon Historical Commission and the Community Preservation Committee for approving these requests to repair this important historic community resource.


Windows: The windows in the other part of the building will be replaced with energy efficient windows which should help control energy costs. This project is expected to begin in November and will continue until completed.  


We are happy to welcome a new member to our team. Jennifer Perciavalle has joined us as the Technical Services Assistant. You may also find Jennifer filling in at the circulation desk. Jennifer comes to us from Belleville Public Library in Belleville, New Jersey, as a skilled library cataloger and technical assistant. Please be sure to stop by to meet Jennifer.  

The Sharon Public Library Veterans' Group presents WWI Memorabilia & Veterans' Discussion

Mr. Peter Drummey, Librarian, Massachusetts Historical Society will speak about the role of Massachusetts in the First World War, the role of women from Massachusetts in the war effort and the service of Massachusetts Volunteers in the war before the U.S. declaration of war in April 1917.  


WWI posters, and a power point presentation of post cards and exhibits displayed at the Massachusetts Historical Society will be included. The Sharon Historical Society will have a WWI uniform, and other memorabilia on display in the library during this event. 

Books in Bloom at the Library!
Once again, the Sharon Garden Club has filled the library with beautiful floral arrangements, all based on favorite books! The Sharon Garden Club members interpret books using both fresh and dried materials.

If you missed the display of over twenty floral arrangements, you can like the Sharon Library Facebook page, and check out all gorgeous Books in Bloom displays there.
The House of Silk: A Sherlock Holmes Novel 
by Anthony Horowitz

Floral Arrangement by Patricia Blansfield
Fairy Houses
by Tracy Kane

Floral Arrangement by Loula Simmons (age ten)
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
by Helen Simonson

Floral Arrangement by Carolyn Appelman
The Invention of Wings
by Sue Monk Kidd

Floral Arrangement by Marie Brennan-Chasin
In Memoriam 
As 2014 draws to a close, we want remember a few of the great authors who have left us during this past year:

Adult Services

Help the library celebrate 100 years with a special Centennial crossword. All completed entries will be entered to win a fruit basket donated by Ward's Berry Farm!


Crosswords will be available at the library beginning November 3rd, and completed puzzles may be dropped off at the Adult circulation desk, or mailed in. All crossword puzzles must be returned by 6:00 p.m. Thursday, November 20th for the drawing that evening.


If you can't make it in to pick up a puzzle, don't worry! Click the link here to access a printable version of the puzzle. Fill it out, scan it and email it (along with your contact information) to: and you will be entered virtually!


OverDrive Updates!
Want to learn more about downloading free eBooks from your library? We've created new handouts and visual guides to make it even easier to download eBooks to your device.

OverDrive for iOS devices

OverDrive for mobile devices, Kindle Fires and Nook Tablets

OverDrive for Kindles (not Fire)
No checkouts, returns, or waiting. Over 5,000 streaming  movies from independent filmmakers and film festivals such as Sundance, Cannes and SXSW. What are you waiting for? Try IndieFlix today!
Youth Services

Animal Adventures 

November 26


The library goes wild! Join us as we meet and learn about a Ring-tailed Lemur, a Mountain Coati, and more! Ages 4 & up. 10:30am-11:30am. Pre-registration required 

Book Group
November 5

The biggest, baddest book group in town! Please let Danielle know about any food allergies, as snacks will be served. This month's book: The Books of Elsewhere: The Shadows by Jacqueline West. Pick up your copy at the Children's Circulation Desk.6:30pm-7:15pm. Ages 8-11. Pre-registration preferred.


Book Group
November 6

Book group for ages 6-7. Please let Danielle know about any food allergies, as snacks will be served. This month's book: Bunnicula by Deborah and James Howe. Pick up your copy at the Children's Circulation Desk.4pm-4:45pm. Pre-registration preferred. 

Music with Miss Caroline Returns!
November 8 10:30am-11:30am

Get ready to sing and dance with local music educator Caroline Mailloux. Ages 5 & under. Pre-registration required.  

Centennial Craft
November 19 10:30am-12:30pm
November 21  3pm-5pm

Can you believe the original Carnegie portion of the library building is one hundred? Come see what one hundred looks like at this drop-in craft activity. Make a collage of one hundred things to take home or display in the library. Because this activity involves many small pieces it is recommended for children ages 3 & up and their grown-up. No registration required.


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