Thursday, February 7, 2013

February 2013

Newsletter of the Ventress Memorial Library

Marshfield, Massachusetts

FEBRUARY  2013         Volume 20, No. 2

By Chris Woods, Head of Reference Services

Saturday, February 9 (snow date February 16), 2:30 p.m., Saturday Concert, “Solo Pieces for the Piano: Chopin and Schubert,” with pianist Sarah Haera Tocco. Free, no tickets required. Refreshments! CONCERT POSTPONED UNTIL SATURDAY, FEB. 16 DUE TO EXPECTED SNOW CONDITIONS. . .
Since her debut at Carnegie Weill Recital Hall in New York as an accompanist in 1986, Ms. Sarah Tocco has maintained a very active concert pianist career. Her recent CD with the music of Brahms, Chopin and Schubert is a favorite among music enthusiasts around the globe.  Known for her poetic and intellectual interpretation of Romantic era, Ms. Tocco brings the artistry of solo piano to the stage with confidence and grace.  Currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance at Boston University, Ms. Tocco holds both MM and BM from Manhattan School of Music in New York.

Saturday, March 9, 2:00 p.m., Saturday Concert, “Native Irish Music Returns!” Native Irish musician Eamonn Sheehan returns with his friend Irish music legend Patsy Whelan. Free, no tickets required. Refreshments!
We welcome back Eamonn on guitar and vocals and Patsy on fiddle and vocals for foot stompin’ authentic Irish music and some American-Irish favorites as well. Sing-a-long encouraged. Bring the family.  A Marshfield tradition!

Tuesday, March 19, 6 – 7:30 p.m., Tuesday Night Lecture, “Irish-American Catholic Genealogy,” Genealogist Michael Brophy. Free, no registration or tickets required. Program is funded by a Marshfield Cultural Council grant.
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day month, we bring back professional genealogist and lecturer Michael Brophy, this time to focus on researching Irish ancestors. Bring your questions and memories of loved ones!

By Wendy Ward, Head of Children’s Services
Winter/Spring story times have begun.  Please pick up a flyer in the children’s room or check out our website for more information. Singer/guitarist Mama Steph will return on Saturday, February 16th at 10:30 a.m. to entertain the preschool set and their parents/guardians.  No registration is necessary to attend Mama Steph’s performance.  We are still hoping to add more participants to our Grade School Book Discussion Group.  If your child is in 4th or 5th grade and would like to join our group, please contact Wendy Ward at 781-834-5535.

By Amy Boivin, Head of Circulation Services

Pastel Painting Workshop Huge Success
Our favorite artist Gregory Maichack came back to the Ventress Library with his new pastel painting workshop, “Monet’s Mirror” on Thursday January 31, 2013. The workshop had a full class signed up with 18 people in attendance. We hope to be able to have Mr. Maichack back again next year!

Zinio: OCLN Provides On-Line Magazine Service
Get free magazines sent to your device or to your computer! Login with your library card at and sign-up. Zinio for Libraries provides a quick and easy way for patrons to read digital copies of their favorite magazines through a digital platform that recreates magazines page-for-page, including full color pictures. Simply by using your library card, patrons will be able to read, interact with, and explore the largest selection of magazines anywhere. Compatible with iPad, iPhone, Kindle Fire, Android, PC and Mac. Best of all, there are no wait periods or holds, current issues are immediately available to any patron with a library card.

Got Suggestions?
Did you know the library has a suggestion list at the circulation desk? Are you searching for a book, DVD, CD, etc. that you can’t seem to find at the library? Suggest it to us! If we can get our hands on a copy of it from our vendors then we will try and order it. Please feel free to keep checking back with our staff to see if we were able to order the item. We want to see our patrons happy, of course!

Tech Updates
Looking for a good book? The library’s weekly blog is updated every Tuesday and Friday. Find the New Books Blog on the library’s homepage under Our Blogs. Suggestions are also always welcome and highly appreciated. Tuesdays are Teen Pick of the Week! Also check out our Live Facebook Reader’s Advisory, anytime, anywhere! Log on to the library’s Facebook page and post the last 3 books you have enjoyed and librarian, Amy Boivin will find you your next read.

Ventress Memorial Library, 15 Library Plaza, Marshfield, MA 02050 
781-834-5535   “Like” us on Facebook!
Hours    Mon. – Thurs.   10 – 8, Fri. and Sat.  10 – 4,  Closed Sunday
Closed Monday, February 18, for Presidents Day
Newsletter staff:   Chris Woods, Editor; Jaclyn Robinson, Artist

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