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Library closed 9/22 and 9/23 for repairs
The library will be closed on Friday, September 22nd and Saturday, September 23rd for ceiling and water damage repairs. We will reopen for regular hours on Monday, September 25th at 10am.

Sorry for any inconvenience!
Author Daniel Leclerc to speak on Korean War
The Sharon Public Library Veteran’s Club invites you to attend a presentation on
Korea: The Forgotten War,  by Daniel Leclerc, Chairman of the Massachusetts WWI Centennial Commission
Thursday October 12th
6:00-8:00 PM
Library Community Room
Refreshments





 

Please join the Sharon Public Library for a two-part series on the History of Eyeglasses with
Dr. David A. Fleishman.
Part 1: Vision Aids through History (show and tell - you are welcome to bring in expamples).  Thursday November 9, 6:30-8:00 PM Library Community Room.

Part 2: Video presentation of "Sight: The Story of Vision" with Dr. Fleishman. Thursday November 16, 6:30-8:00 PM Library Community Room. Refreshments provided.
 

This Banned Books Week, the American Library Association invites you to speak out against censorship. Join the Rebel Reader Twitter Tournament for the chance to win an array of literary prizes!

To participate, tweet any of the following action items using the hashtag #rebelreader during Banned Books Week:
  • Take a selfie with a banned or challenged book
  • Share a video of yourself talking about censorship or reading from a banned or challenged book
  • Post a quote from a favorite banned or challenged book
  • Share a story about an educator who helped you learn the power of words
  • Take a photo of a completed ALA Banned Books Week coloring sheet
  • Take a photo of yourself with any Words Have Power swag
  • Share a link to your local library's homepage or book selection policy (that's us!)
  • Tweet some love at a banned author from the Office of Intellectual Freedom's list
For more information and rules, visit the Rebel Reader Twitter Tournament page.

Books On Screen
Looking for something great to watch? Check out our list of Books On Screen, a compilation of books that were recently adapted into movies or TV series.
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This just in: We're starting a new, weekly newsletter so that patrons can keep track of what's happening at the library each week! Every issue will include information on programs, recommendations for readers, literary inspiration, and more.

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Crime TV as seen on the BBC!
Check out these great crime TV series, available on DVD at the library...
An image of crime scene tape over a blurred shot of police lights and the text:
Did you know the Sharon Public Library has over 55 different crime series, as seen on the BBC, PBS, and other networks?
 
We've had so many requests we put together a PDF that lists all the series, and it's linked to the OCLN catalog, so it's easy to place holds on those titles that interest you! Check one out from the library today!   
                                  Crime TV As Seen on the BBC  

Hoopla is here!
An image of hands manipulating a tablet superimposed over an image of bookshelves and the text: 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!
Check out our newest database: Mango Languages!
An image of the Mango Languages logoFor 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.
Library on Wheels - Are you homebound?

An old black-and-white photograph of two librarians standing in front of a bookmobileIf 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. Find out more about our homebound delivery service.
Sharon History Digitized
An image of marbled book paperWe'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

Construction Grant approved and wait listed
The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners have announced construction grant awards.  For this grant round, thirty-three libraries applied for construction grants through the MBLC’s construction program. With the current funding, 9 were awarded provisional grants, and the rest were added to the waitlist. Funding will be given to the waitlisted libraries as it becomes available either through the existing bond bill or a future bond authorization.   The Town of Sharon is on the waitlist at number 6.  
You can see the libraries who received grants and the dollar amounts here.
 

Library Construction Grant Information

The Massachusetts Public Library Construction Grant has been submitted to the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and it was awarded.  The Library is #6 on the wait list, after the 9 provisional library projects have been completed. 
For more information on the grant.
Check out the new design of the library
 

 


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