Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Children's Librarian Ann Russo recently retired after several years as a librarian and teacher in Medfield.
The following "thank you" to long-time town employee Ann Russo was written by fellow librarian Kim Tolson. Russo recently retired after working many years at the library and, before that, as an elementary and middle school teacher in town. She is now looking forward to reading more "grown-up" books. Children's Librarian Ann Russo Retires, By Kim Tolson Ann grew up north of New York City, in a small town much like Medfield. She came to this area for college and stayed because she loved Boston so much. She has lived in Medfield for 33 years! She has two daughters who went through the Medfield School system, and graduated from college a few years ago. They used to visit the old library that was next door. Ann came to the Medfield Public …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The Medfield Public Library wants to know what your favorite poem is. Read on...
The following is taken from the Medfield Public Library's website. The Medfield Public Library needs your help celebrating National Poetry Month. Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is now held every April, when schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets throughout the United States band together to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture. Thousands of organizations participate through readings, festivals, book displays, workshops, and other events. Now, they're asking, "Who is the first poet you fell in love with?" Is there a poem that means a lot to you? It can be anything…a nursery rhyme, doggerel, a song, or a classic. You can submit your favorite poem by …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Here is this week's book review by Medfield Public Librarian Stefanie Aucoin.
Friday, February 8, 2013
Check out our list of book reviews.
What better way to spend the Blizzard of 2013 than with a good book? Medfield Patch blogger Stefanie Aucoin (a librarian at the Medfield Public Library) has done all the hard work for you. Check out her past book reviews and you're sure to find something that interests you. Past reviews include (among many others):
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Jumpstart your Green with Medfield Green on Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Medfield Library.
The following is a press release submitted by Medfield Green. Want to know more about going green? Already going green and want some new ideas and support? Then, this is the Medfield Green -- group for you. On Thursdays, Jan. 24, 31 and Feb. 7, the group will meet at the Medfield Public Library to discuss a variety of green topics including: Drop in and bring a friend. This is a very casual group of nice people interested in learning and sharing about going green. Come once or come every week. For more information contact Megan Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 359-8274.
Friday, December 7, 2012
A weekly column by Town Historian Richard DeSorgher.
He died 83 years ago this week, on Dec. 7, 1929, and the town greatly felt his loss. His portrait watches over those working in the reference room of Medfield’s Memorial Public Library and yet only a handful of people in town know it is him. His donations and gifts to the town still impacts Medfield’s character to this very day. Others in town actually named their children after him. He is Granville F. Dailey. Granville Dailey was born in New York City on March 20, 1848, and was educated in the public schools there. Dailey went on to become a very successful merchant, business partner with the Medfield hat factory and vice president of the Harlem Savings Bank in New York City. Starting in 1871, Dailey and brother-in-law Haskell Searle, …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Here's a look at events going on around town today, Oct. 23.
1. Traffic continues to be affected by the replacement of the water main on North, Green and Cottage Streets. 2. The Medfield Animal Shelter will hold a free spay/neuter clinic today at its 99 West Street (aka 101 Old Bridge Street) location. Funded with a grant from the Massachusetts Animal Coalition. 3. Did you see the winner of the latest Patch photo contest? Now that's a cute pumpkin patch. Let Patch save you time. Get great local stories like this delivered right to your inbox or smart phone everyday with our free newsletter. Simple, fast sign-up here. 4. Town House meetings include the Board of Library Trustees who will meet in the library at 7 p.m. Agenda items include, "The library as a safe place for all ages." 5. Did any of…
Monday, October 15, 2012
The library will hold this year's first mother/daughter book club meeting on Oct. 20.
This year's first meeting of the Medfield Public Library's Mother/Daughter Book Club will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the library conference room. The group is geared toward mothers (or female adult role models) and their 9-12 year old daughters. This week's discussion will surround The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate. In November, the group will discuss The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster on Nov. 17. For more information, click here.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Here's a list of good things to think about as you go about your day in Medfield.
1. Remember that Medfield Cultural Council grant applications are due on Monday. 2. Live Chat with Joe Kennedy III at 1 p.m. today on Patch. What questions do you have for the candidate? 3. Did you catch yesterday's Live Chat with Sean Bielat? 4. Medfield Animal Shelter's featured pet of the week is "Spazz." 5. Did you see Thursday's photos from the MHS girls varsity field hockey win over Holliston?
Friday, October 5, 2012
Here's a list of good things to know as you start your day in Medfield.
1. NEEDED TODAY: All worn plaid shirts and jeans being collected to create scarecrows for the Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy. All shirts and jeans can be dropped off at the Johnsons' house (3 Hospital Road) this morning until noon. 2. Our weekly "Book Nook" literary review will be out at 10 a.m. today. Last week's book was "Review of Mortal Love" by Elizabeth Hand. Did you read it? What did you think? Tell us in the comment section below. 3. Did you know you can upload your own events, announcements, and sports photos to Patch? Upload them directly to the site and share them right away. 4. Have you gotten your flu shot yet? Will you get the shot? Why or why not -- tell us in the comment section below. 5. Today's library hours …