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Temporary Part time youth services librarian wanted
Temporary, 22 hour per week, Children's or Youth Services Librarian wanted from July 5 through August 5th. School Library Media Specialist with Master's also invited to apply.  Job description.
Schedule:
Tuesday 10-2      (4hrs)
Wednesday 12-8    (7.5hrs)
Thursday 2-6       (4hrs)
Saturday 10-5        (6.5hrs)
If interested, please send resume to Library Director Lee Ann Amend at: Lamend@ocln.org
March Madness at the Library! Sweet 16 is here
64 books enter, 1 book leaves...

The Sharon Public Library has succumbed to March Madness! In our tournament of books, titles will face off against each other every week until an ultimate winner is determined.

We've completed the first two rounds of competition, and we now have our Sweet Sixteen. Which titles will advance through to the Elite Eight?

At this stage, we are no longer accepting brackets, but that doesn't mean you can't participate! In fact, your votes are more important than ever. Want to play? It's easy. Just pick your favorite book from each pair on our online voting form and click submit. Votes will be tabulated, and winning books will advance to the next round. This will continue until a winner is crowned. Categories include Young Adult, Books Made Into Movies, Award Winners, and Classics.

No reading is required in order to play. You can cast your vote on any criteria: your opinion of the book, a friend's opinion, online book reviews, the title alone, or even whichever book cover appeals to you more.

We will post each new Round on Mondays, and voting will remain open all week. Remember: You can vote online, or use a paper ballot at the library. Once you've voted, please share with family and friends, and encourage them to play too!

Our Sweet Sixteen round of voting will be open until Saturday, March 25th. Elite Eight voting will commence on Monday, March 27th.
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!
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.
Tech Connect
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. Find out more about our homebound delivery service.
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

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 33 towns that have applied. 

 


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