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Honoring Artist Vera Cross and Sculptor Lu Stubbs
The Sharon Public Library Presents and Afternoon of Music and Gratitute for Artist Vera Cross and Sculptor Lu Stubbs.  Vera will unveil and present, to the Library, two bronze busts made by Lu Stubbs.  Lu will speak about the busts and her Deborah Sampson statue.   Program Details
Thank you to the Friends of Sharon Public Library!

To learn more about the Friends of the Sharon Public Library and the excellent work they do, visit!
Participate in our Pumpkin Carving Contest!

With the help of local business partner Ward's Berry Farm, Sharon Public Library is holding a Pumpkin Carving Contest!

Those interested in participating can reserve their pumpkin through our event registration form. There are only 35 pumpkins available, so make sure to register soon! When the pumpkins arrive, we will contact registrants to let them know that they should come and check out their pumpkins. Because resources are limited, we are asking patrons to restrict pumpkin reservations to 1 per household.

Finished pumpkins are due back at the library on Thursday, October 27. They will be on display from Friday, October 28 to Monday, October 31, during which time viewers may vote for their favorites in the categories of Best Carved and Best Decorated. Winners will be announced at the end of the day on October 31.

All participants may pick up their pumpkins on November 1 to take home and enjoy. Any unclaimed pumpkins will be composted. Email Miki Wolfe at or call us at 781-784-1578 with questions or for more information.
Know Before You Go! Ballot Question Forum Oct. 20 at 7pm
Attend our Ballot Question Forum on Thursday, October 20 from 7 to 9pm to decide "Yes" or "No" before you go to the polls. Speakers on each side of the four ballot questions will present the pros and cons regarding:
  • Expanded slot machine gaming
  • Charter school expansion
  • Farm animal living conditions
  • Legalization of recreational marijuana
This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Many thanks to the Friends of the Sharon Public Library, SOLA, and the Sharon-Stoughton League of Women Voters for their sponsorship! Please call 781-784-5093 with questions or for more information.
Check out our newest database: Mango Languages!
For anyone looking to learn a new language or improve their speaking and reading comprehension in a secondary language, this database is for you! Mango Languages uses PhD-created and linguist-approved software designed to teach with real conversation in over 70 languages. Try it out today!

Did you know? The library has access to dozens of useful databases on this and many other topics! Browse our Databases to see what else is available.
Celebrate All Hallow's Read in October!

This October, Sharon Public Library is celebrating All Hallow's Read!

All Hallow’s Read is a literary tradition started several years ago by author Neil Gaiman. The idea is to give someone a scary book during the month of October or, for those who participate in Halloween, on the night of the 31st. The tradition isn’t meant to replace normal holiday observances, and doesn’t really even need to center around horror or scary stories, though that is thematically appropriate. Ultimately, All Hallow’s Read is simply about sharing books—with those you love or with those you might not normally give books.

Interested in participating? We've compiled a list of All Hallow's Read recommendations for our patrons! Alternately, sign up for one of our many Reader's Advisory services, or come into the library and view our display in person.
How to Vote in Massachusetts

Voter registration in Massachusetts - Youtube video step by step instructions.
Voter registration Infographic
SPL Veteran's Club hosts, "HOME BASE"
Please join the Veteran's Club on October 17, from 10-12 noon in the Library Community Room to welcome Lt. Laura Lakin, Associate Director of Outreach and Peer Support for HOME BASE.  This is a Veteran's Service and Family Care organization as they dicuss their program, services, their partnership with the wounded Warrior Project and developments for those suffering from PTSD and TBI-Traumatic Brain Injury.   Free Program - All are Welcome - Refreshments
Sharon Public Library Strategic Plan
Foster Opportunity - Kindle Innovation - Strengthen Community and Build the Future.
A special thanks to the Community Focus Group, Staff, Board of Library Trustees, Library Building and Selection Committee, and most of all, our patrons and visitors who set the stage for services, materials and direction for the next 5 years for the Sharon Public Library.  Strategic Plan FY17-22
Tech Connect
Every other Tuesday, 11-11:45 am
Join librarian Miki Wolfe for hands-on tech instruction.


July 12th - Facebook, Part 2         
July 26th - Ebay & Etsy 101
Aug 9th - Open Tech Discussion  
August 23rd - Online Learning
September 6th - Selling on Ebay & Etsy
September 20th - LinkedIn 101  See poster
Library on Wheels - Are you homebound?

If you are a Sharon resident and are temporarily or permanently unable to visit the library in person due to injury, disability or other health problems, you may be able to receive home delivery of library materials through our new Library on Wheels program.
More information & registration form
Sharon History Digitized
We've begun digitizing parts of our historical collection to provide off-site access to the documents.  Thanks to funding provided by the Digital Commonwealth, we will be able to digitize more items every year.  Included in the first batch are Marsengold High School Yearbooks, William R. Mann diaries, Deborah Sampson items and lots more. Take a Look!
Who Needs Libraries? We All Do!

Watch video on YouTube.

New York Times Bestsellers

Alzheimer's Memory Kits
Do you know someone struggling with the effects of Alzheimer's or dementia? The Sharon Public Library has three Alzheimer's Memory Kits that you can borrow with your library card.

National Library of Medicine Resources:  Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, Memory Loss
Chinese Language Resources - Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia
Wellness in the Person with Dementia part 3 of 3
Jennifer Binckerhoff, MD - Be the CEO of Your Healthcare

Wellness in the Person with Dementia part 2 of 3
This program was cancelled due to illness of the speaker.  We will re-schedule this event. TBA
Dr. Jennifer Brinckerhoff from Orchard Cove will present Healthy Aging: A Geriatrician's Perspective.

Creating Meaningful Activities
Linda Einis presents part 3 of 3. Notes for Creating A Dementia-Friendly Home: Creating Meaningful Activities.

Clinical Trials - March 4
Attorney Heather Sawitsky notes on Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials Information from the National Library of Medicine
February 23 - Home Care Series
Notes: OC Linda Einis - Activities of Daily Living

February 16 Wellness in the Person with Dementia - part 1 of 3
Notes: Susan Flashner Fineman, MEd Vitalize Coach and Mindy Grodofsky-Gilmore, LICSW - Orchard Cove. Program will be presented at the Sharon Council on Aging, 219 Massapoag Avenue

Complete Program Schedule: AD, Dementia and Memory Loss
Program Brochure for the full series on Alzheimer's, Dementia and Memory Loss

January 28 Caring for the Caregiver
Fashion Show Information (the red scarf) (much of the clothing) (the clothing with zippers) (the pretty bag for walkers and wheelchairs)
And the canton resale shop—

January 12 - Adapting the Home Environment
Linda Einis - Workshop Notes
Resource Notes

January 7 - Caring for the Caregiver
 "Strategies for Successful, Supportive Family Meetings."

Habilitation Therapy
How to Create a Failure-Free Home Environment - Tara Flannigan December 8, 2015

Behavior as Communication: Using the Habilitation Model
Power Point Presentation - Caren Silverlieb, MMHS Director of Strategic Planning
                                             and Partnerships JCHE
Suggested Article on Elder Abuse - Caren Silverlieb

Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia and Memory Loss
Dr. Ruth Kandel's Notes from, "General Overview of Memory Loss, Various Forms of Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease".
Power Point Presentation
Memory Disorders Clinic

Resources for Families Living with Dementia
Handouts for program no.2 in the Alzheimer's/Dementia series by Your Elder Care Experts - Joanne Peskowitz on Families Living with Dementia
Handout 1 ~ Handout 2 ~ Handout 3