Hoopla is here!
We are excited to announce the availability of thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks, all available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with hoopla digital – all you need is a valid Sharon Public Library card!
Sharon Public Library card holders can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device or visit hoopladigital.com to begin enjoying thousands of titles available to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets and computers.
Try it today!
Join the Friends of the Sharon Public Library for our first fundraiser of 2017
Paint Night at the Library
Guided by local artist Sangeeta Mehta
March 9, 2017 from 6:00-8:00pm in the Sharon Public Library Community Room
Cost: $35 for Friends members, $40 for non-members
Adults only. No refunds. Refreshments will be served.
Space is limited and registration is required! Registration opens on January 23. To register, present your check in-person at the Adult Circulation Desk by February 23.
In the event of inclement weather, the fundraiser will be held on March 23, 2017.
To start off the new year...
Check out 18 fiction and non-fiction staff picks that predict the future!
New at Sharon Public Library: Local Author Spotlight
Sharon Public Library is pleased to announce our first Local Author Spotlight, a special double-feature including Chuck Hogan and Pete Kahle!
Check out biographical information and book recommendations from each writer, plus an interview with Chuck Hogan, here! And of course, watch for more new Spotlights featuring other local authors each month.
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.
Every other Tuesday, 11-11:45 am
Join librarian Miki Wolfe for hands-on tech instruction.
December 6th- New Device Roundtable
Interested in a new device purchase? Ask any questions at this informal roundtable.
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.
One Book One Town Line-up of programs
One Book One Town has just announced their line-up of programs for this year featuring author Connie Hertzberg Mayo and her book: Island of Worthy Boys.
All events are free except for An Evening with Author Connie Hertzberg Mayo and the Thompson Island Tour. For more information and snow cancelations, go to www.onebookonetown.org.
OBOT is funded through Eastern Bank. This year OBOT has also received financial support from the Sharon Cultural Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council for Circle Up!
Community Panel Discussion
The Massachusetts Public Library Construction Grant has been submitted to the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners
In July 2017
the town will be notified if the state funded grant award is approved, and where the town falls on the construction list.
There are 34 towns that have applied.
Deborah Sampson Sculptor Lu Stubbs' Speech
Text of speech about Deborah Sampson Sculpture.
More about Lu Stubbs, A tribute from her grandson Robin.
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
www.cravaat.com (the red scarf)
www.buckandbuck.com (much of the clothing)
www.hemowear.com (the clothing with zippers)
www.charmmedical.com (the pretty bag for walkers and wheelchairs)
And the canton resale shop—www.seconddebutconsignment.com
January 12 - Adapting the Home Environment
Linda Einis - Workshop Notes
January 7 - Caring for the Caregiver
"Strategies for Successful, Supportive Family Meetings."
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 ~