Thursday, April 11, 2013

April 2013


Newsletter of the Ventress Memorial Library

Marshfield, Massachusetts

APRIL  2013         Volume 20, No. 4


Come celebrate National Library Week at the Ventress Memorial Library! National Library Week is celebrated from April 14, 2013 until April 20, 2013. This is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and librarians and to promote library use. Every day across the country, libraries open their doors to everyone: students, parents, seniors, teachers, writers, artists, job seekers, entrepreneurs, readers, gamers, movie lovers and travel buffs. The theme this year is Communities Matter. We will be giving out bookmarks and stickers for the kids. Head to the library during National Library Week to see what's new and take part in the celebration!
~contributed by Amy Rosa, Head of Circulation Services

By Wendy Ward, Head of Children’s Services

Spring Storytimes are ongoing in the children’s room.  Please check the website or pick up a flyer in the children’s room for more information.

We also have three additional events for children scheduled this April.  On Saturday, April 13th at 10:30 a.m. we have a read to a dog program.  Children can sign up beginning April 1st for a ten minute slot to read to Arabelle, the German Shepherd, a graduate of Dog B.O.N.E.S. reading partner program.  On Wednesday, April 17th at 10:30 a.m., Farmer Minor will bring the world’s most famous pig, Daisy, to the library for the Pig Out on Reading Program.  Sign up for the Pig Out on Reading program also begins on Monday, April 1st.  Finally, singer/guitarist Mama Steph will perform on Saturday April 27th at 10:30 a.m. for preschoolers and their parents/caregivers.  No registration is necessary to attend Mama Steph’s performance

By Amy Rosa, Head of Circulation Services

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.

Tech Updates

Looking for a good book? The library’s weekly blog is updated every Monday and Thursday. Find the New Books Blog on the library’s homepage under Our Blogs. Suggestions are also always welcome and highly appreciated. Mondays 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 Rosa will find you your next read.

Circ Stats: The library circulated 14,517 items in March!

                      By Karen Jenks, Library Assistant

NEW MUSIC CDS – “Check Them Out!”
Locked Down – Dr. John
The Essential Johnny Cash – Johnny Cash
Like a Rose – Ashley Monroe
Uncaged – Zac Brown Band
Best of Ravi Shankar – Ravi Shankar
Songs of New Orleans – Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Passione – Andrea Bocelli

Old Sock – Eric Clapton
Rebirth – Jimmy Cliff
Charmer – Aimee Mann
Channel ORANGE – Frank Ocean
The World from the Side of the Moon – Phillip Phillips
Seasons of my Soul – Rumer
Night Visions – Imagine Dragons
The Hobbit – an Unexpected Journey
Rock of Ages

By Chris Woods, Head of Reference Services/Event Coordinator

* Friday, April 5, 9 – 11  a.m., Marshfield Senior Center, 230 Webster Street,
    Registration breakfast event to kick off “Opportunities” lifelong learning
    a joint program with Marshfield Council on Aging and the Ventress Library
    Spring/Summer 2013 classes – come meet the teachers and register!

* Saturday, April 6, 10 a.m. to noon, Ventress Library, “Opportunities” lifelong learning
   sign-ups for classes – see what is planned for next semester!

* Tuesday, April 9, 6 – 7:30 p.m., Tuesday Night Lecture, “Discovering the Boston Harbor Islands,” with author and researcher Christopher Klein. Free, no registration or tic required. Funded VML Friends. Visit

* Saturday, April 13, 2:00 p.m., Ventress Library, Lisa Foley, actor/storyteller, presents two
    dramatic pieces one from "Gothic Tales" by Isak Dinesen and "Afterward" by Edith Wharton. Free; no tickets required. Refreshments. Funded by  VML Friends.

* Tuesday, April 16, 4-6:30 p.m., Ventress Library Classic Book Group, "Middlemarch" by
   George Eliot, new members welcome, light refreshments served. Visit

 * Saturday, April 27, 2:00 p.m., Saturday Concert, “In Perfect Harmony,” with Cabaret Singers Bobbi Carrey andWill McMillan and piano accompaniment by Doug Hammer. Free, no tickets required.  Refreshments. Visit,

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
Newsletter staff:   Chris Woods, Editor; Jaclyn Robinson, Artist