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Celebrate Library Card Sign up Month and GET CARDED!

September is Library Card Sign up Month, and we're celebrating by partnering with local businesses to run an initiative called GET CARDED!

While you're out and about during the week of September 23rd to 30th, watch for our GET CARDED! signs. When you see one, show your valid Sharon Public Library card to earn a small discount. (Please note: The value of discounts is determined by individual businesses, and so will vary from location to location.)

Don't have a Sharon Public Library card? Signing up is easy! Bring photo ID and proof of residency to the Circulation Desk and fill out a brief form. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian with valid ID or proof of residency.
This month we're headed Back to School!

For resources on education, languages and literacy, and all the different new skills you can learn, check out Lifelong Learning at SPL!
 
SPL Veteran's Club hosts film called, "Six Days in June"

Please Join the Sharon Public Library Veteran's Club to view the film "Six Days in June: The War That Redefined the Middle East" on Monday September 19 from 10-12 noon.   More Information. 
Refreshments 

 
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
August is Audio Appreciation Month!



Celebrate by borrowing a 2016 Audie Award winner or nominee from our eAudio book collection!
New on DVD: July 2016
Check out our New on DVD list to see all the new DVDs and television shows coming to the Sharon Public Library this summer! Place your hold now, and be among the first to watch the new shows and movies as they arrive at the Library.

Past lists are also available to browse.
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
www.alittleeasierrecovery.org
www.independentliving.com
www.shoppersservice.com
www.cravaat.com (the red scarf)
www.alzstore.com
www.buckandbuck.com (much of the clothing)
www.hemowear.com (the clothing with zippers)
www.maxiaids.com
www.charmmedical.com (the pretty bag for walkers and wheelchairs)
www.visionsofindependence.com
And the canton resale shop—www.seconddebutconsignment.com
 

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