Press Release for the Medfield Public Library July 3, 2011:
Novel Destinations – the Summer Reading Program for Adults.
We invite you to explore the world through travel-themed reading and programs:
Cheap Date Night! Enjoy a travel movie at the library, the popcorn is on us. Tuesday July 12th showing at 7:00 Eat, Pray, Love rated PG 13 and Tuesday August 9th showing at 7:00 Darjeeling Express rated R.
Picnic with local authors on the library lawn!
Maggie Joseph will discuss the deeper meaning of a journey on Wednesdays the July 27th at noon. Tim Flaherty will discuss his time in the Peace Corps and subsequent travels to Guatemala August 24th at noon. Bring your lunch and your own travel stories to share.
Post a book review on our website for the chance to win prizes at www.medfieldlibrary.org/ .
Novel Destinations is sponsored by the Medfield Library, The Friends of the Medfield Library, The Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
Score Big at the Library!
Medfield resident Joyce Brenner a counselor at SCORE, will volunteer her expertise on Tuesday evenings for one hour appointments on how to start a business and other business issues. Her services are free and confidential. Each Tuesday will be two slots available for consultation: 6:30 and 7:30 pm. Each session runs for one hour. To schedule your appointment call the library directly at 508-359-4544 and ask to speak with Mare Parker-O'Toole. To learn more about SCORE visit www.score.org.
Exploring careers? Needing to prep for GED, SAT, GRE, LSAT or MCAT? The library now offers Learning Express. It is a tool that provides practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, access to 200 downloadable eBooks, and information you need to achieve the results you want—at school, at work, or in life.
Looking to land a job? You'll find an entire Learning Center dedicated to helping you get the one that's right for you. Available with our databases on the Minuteman page at www.mln.lib.ma.us or from the Business and Job Resource Center page of our website at www.medfieldlibrary.org.
Free Computer Help - Free computer help and instruction. Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. Drop in for a quick question or make an appointment for more extended or in-depth help or instruction. Just ask when you come in or call Adult Services at 508-359-4544 x8002 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Medfield Public Library Networking Group - Needs and LeadsLooking for a new job, changing careers, need to build your network? Join the networking group at the Medfield Public Library every Monday morning from 10:30 to 12:00. Bring your "Needs and Leads" and share strategies, learn how to approach employers, explore the ins and outs of starting your own business. You don't have to be a Medfield resident; the group is open to all people seeking employment or personal network sharing.
Our Business & Job Resource Center also provides computer training. Learn or develop your computer literacy and technology skills. Drop by for a brief question or make an appointment for a more extensive session. For example you may want to know more about: o Basic computer useo New skills (e-mailing, blogging, tweeting, word-processing)o Fine tuning existing skills (Office applications)o Work on personal projects (Resumes, fliers, building a comfort level with technology, being able to talk to your kids) Open to all. You don't have to be a Medfield resident.Questions? Call Reference at 508-359-4544 x8002 or email email@example.com
BookEnds : The Medfield Public Library’s book group.
The group meets on the third Wednesday afternoon of the month from 1-2 p.m. Copies of the book are available at the library. The July book is Lincoln at Gettysburg: the words that remade America by Garry Wills. It is “an insightful and completely original extended essay on the effect of Lincoln’s brief speech at the dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery.”
Teen Events at the Medfield Public Library:
For all “sign-up” events, please email the Teen Services Librarian, Jen Forgit at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508-359-4544 x8005 and leave your name, email or phone number and what program you would like to attend. Events are open to grades 6 and up unless otherwise noted.
Teen Art Gallery
Open during library hours. Located on the lower level.
June 1- August 1: “You Are Here” Photography by Evan Berry and Laura Cianciolo.
Medfield High School juniors, Laura and Evan, will display some of their favorite photographs taken in Medfield and around the world.
Friday, July 8, 2011 -12 p.m.
Wii afternoon - Just Dance 2
Grab a friend and join in a friendly Wii competition. Just Dance 2 features professionally choreographed moves to all kinds of music from hip hop and R&B to pop and world music. After the dancing, check out our Wii collection and bring a game home.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011 -4 p.m.
Drum to the Beat with Otha Day
Using African hand drums, shakers, bells and other rhythm instruments, we will play traditional and improvised rhythms. No experience necessary. If you have a heartbeat, you have rhythm and you can drum! Please sign up.
Friday, July 15, 2011 - 3 p.m.
What are you reading this summer? This is the “anti-book club” book club. No reading assignments just chat about what you’ve been reading on your own.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011 - 7 pm - 8 pm
Open Mic Night.
Perform a song, read a poem, listen and hang out. Snacks will be provided.
Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 5 p.m.
MYALC – Middle School Library Advisors and Cardboard Tube Fighting Practice
Medfield Library’s Teen Advisory group for students in Grades 6-8. We help the library staff make decisions about teen events and services by answering questions and making suggestions. Then the group practices cardboard tube fighting: somewhat like sword fighting, but with giant cardboard tubes.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011 - 7 p.m.
Movie Night – Mr. Bean’s Holiday
Join us in the lower level meeting room for a viewing of Mr. Bean’s Holiday. Mr. Bean wins a video camera and a trip to France, and ends up entering the Cannes Film Festival. A hilarious comedy you won’t want to miss.
Teen Summer Reading Program, You are Here
The Teen Summer Reading Program, You Are Here, continues through August. Register online for a reading log to earn prizes all summer. www.readsinma.org/medfield
You are Here is sponsored by the Medfield Library, The Friends of the Medfield Library, The Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
The Children’s Room announces its Summer Reading Programs for the multicultural theme: One World, Many Stories, from June 25 to August 24.
Come to the Children’s Room to pick up a log and join the Kid’s Book Club. All ages are welcome to read or be read to for at least one hour per week and receive a FREE book of your choice every week between June 25 and August 24. Participate for all 8 weeks and receive a coupon for a Friendly’s Kids’ Meal (donated by Friendly Ice Cream Corporation).
Try to guess the number of items in the jar on the Children’s librarian’s desk. It changes every week, so you’ll have 8 chances to win a $10 gift certificate to Park Street Books (donated by owner, Jim James).
Every weekday afternoon from 2:00 – 5:00 there will be two do-it-yourself crafts available with an international theme. Drop in and try them out.
Our drop in storytimes will be:
Pattycake Place for ages 0 to 23 months on Tuesdays and Wednesday s from 10:30 – 11:00. Join us for songs and rhymes.
Book Bunch for ages 2 and up on Tuesdays from 11:30 – noon. We will hear stories and make crafts.
Lunch Bunch for all ages on Wednesdays from 11:30 – noon. Bring a blanket and a snack or picnic lunch outside behind the gazebo and listen to summer stories.
Drummer Otha Day will teach us rhythm activities on Wednesday, July 13 from 4:00 to 5:00 at the Gazebo. All ages are invited. Please register.
Ages 8 to 12 are invited to the Origami Workshop on Wednesday, July 27 from 4:00 – 5:00 to try some new techniques with expert folder Andrew Anselmo. Please register.
Storyteller Kurt Jackson will tell his tales on Tuesday, August 9 from 7:00 to 7:30. Ages 5 to 10 may drop-in.
Author Mark Binder will make us laugh with his fables on Wednesday, August 24 from 4:00 – 5:00. Ages 3 and up please register.
For more information, pick up a brochure in the Children’s Room, call 508-359-4544 x 8014, or visit www.MedfieldLibrary.org