15 Library Plaza, 1837 Ocean Street - Marshfield, MA 02050 781.834.5535
Ventress Voice
May 2021, Volume 4, Issue 5
Want to stream or download FREE digital e-books, audiobooks, comics, music, movies, and TV with no holds or waiting? Beginning May 1 until October 31, 2021, we are offering Hoopla, a digital streaming service, without a library card! Non-cardholders register through either or the easy-to-use Hoopla mobile app, making the process quick and easy. On either of these platforms, click “Sign-up” and enter an email address and password for logging in. Select “Ventress Memorial Library.” Select “I do not have a library card” and enter your name to complete your registration. After registering, new users are given 3 borrows for their entertainment pleasure. The library will email people that use the service to offer them a free library card. With a library card, all patrons receive 12 borrows per month.

Check out our Calendar of Events, Facebook page, and Instagram to stay up to date on our activities and library happenings all month long for children, teens, and adults. And finally, check out this month's Friends of the VML on-line book auction - click here.
Fierce Females:
Women in Art

We are pleased to present a Zoom event, "Fierce Females: Women in Art,” featuring guest speaker Jane Oneail on Saturday, May 15 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Women have long been the subject of art, often depicted as nothing more than objects of desire. How do images of women change when women become the creators? This program examines the history of women in art in brief and then explores the lives, careers and works of several major women artists from the Renaissance to the twentieth century, including Artemisia Gentileschi and Mary Cassatt. Advance registration is required - register here! A Zoom link will be sent to participants 24 hours prior to the event.
The Friends of the Ventress Library Add a
New Museum Pass

If you are heading down to the Cape or just looking for something to do, you can now reserve a pass for the Sandwich Glass Museum which will admit 2 people for free. Museum passes can be booked online here or by calling the library at 781-834-5535. The museum houses an extensive collection of glass manufactured in Sandwich and has “Relit the Fires in Sandwich” with a glass furnace for hourly glass making presentations and new exhibits to better tell the story of the glass industry in Sandwich. This pass is brought to the residents of Marshfield by the Friends of the Ventress Memorial Library. If you are interested in becoming a member or contributing to the Friends, visit their web page.
Children's Updates

Children's Grab & Go Craft Kits
The Children’s Room is excited to offer some great Grab & Go children’s craft kits this May for Star Wars Day, National Chocolate Chip Day, Pet Rock Day and International Tiara Day. Each special craft kit comes with information about each celebration. No registration necessary; visit our online calendar for more information!

Other Children's Programs
We are also pleased to offer children’s Zoom story times with Miss Wendy on Mondays at 10:00 a.m., Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. and Thursdays at 5:00 p.m. Weekly Take & Make crafts are available starting at 1:00 p.m. on Mondays. Register for all above kits, crafts, classes and story times on our online calendar.
Tween & Teen Updates

The Secrets of Sunder Peak: Dungeons & Dragons for Teens
We still have space in our Tuesday group for our spring 2021 Dungeons & Dragons campaign for teens in grades 6-12. This group is run by our amazing teen Dungeon Master! All experience levels are welcome. Our Tuesday campaign meets every Tuesday from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. and runs from April 27 to June 15. Please note that each campaign is seven sessions long and campaigns won’t meet the week of May 24. Players are welcome to join mid-campaign while there is room. Space is limited, so register today. Contact Erica the Young Adult Librarian at or at 781-834-5535 ext. 2207 with questions.

May Tween & Teen Loot Bags: Star Wars!
The Ventress Memorial Library has monthly Loot Bags for teens in grades 6-12 and tweens in grades 4 & 5. Each month’s Loot Bag comes in a mini tote bag and includes themed goodies, 2 library books to return and a book to keep! Please note that books will be selected to match the registrant's reading interests, and that the theme pertains only to the additional goodies. Register for each month's loot bag separately. Register by May 23 to claim your Loot Bag – register for tweens here and register for teens here. Please note, May Loot Bags will be filled at the end of the month, and you will receive an email when they are ready for pickup. Contact Erica the Young Adult Librarian at or at 781-834-5535 ext. 2207 with questions.
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, 11:00 - 7:00 p.m., Thursday & Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.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.