Newsletter of the Ventress Memorial Library
FALL 2017 Volume 24, No. 1
Welcome Back, Ventress Voice!
From the Director…
Welcome to the new “Ventress Voice” quarterly newsletter! There are so many more ways to keep in touch with patrons since the newsletter was started by the Ventress Library in 1991. But traditions matter, and “Ventress Voice” is one worth keeping! We plan to distribute the newsletter in five ways so as to reach as many as possible, including: paper copies in the library; a link on our website; posting on Facebook; e-mail distribution; and sending it to the “Marshfield Mariner” for publishing. The revamped newsletter will have all the familiar columns, but will include new ones as well. Look for the new “Ask a Librarian” feature where you ask us questions and we answer! “Creativity Corner” will feature art, poetry, film/music reviews from patrons and staff who wish to share and inspire. “Lifestyle Love” will include features about cooking, travel, fitness and more! “VV Interview” will return to introduce you to people who impact our library and town. And the calendar section will be chock-full of activities for all ages here at the library. So hold on to your hats as we take you on a magic carpet ride into a world of books and adventure. With our imaginations to guide us, the sky’s the limit! Welcome aboard…
Yours in reading,
We are sad to say goodbye to Children’s Librarian Jennifer Struzziero (Ms. Jen) who is leaving to take a position at the Milton public library. Jen came to the Ventress in 2013 and won the hearts of Marshfield children and their parents with her caring demeanor and fun programming. But, a call to return to her roots was too hard to resist. A graduate of Milton High School, Jen knows that community well and has family nearby. We wish her all the best in her new position.
We will miss you, Ms. Jen!!
By Nikole Kelleher, Circulation Supervisor, firstname.lastname@example.org
The library is excited to announce the availability of Homebound Delivery Service to homebound Marshfield residents. We bring the Ventress Memorial Library to you! We will deliver books and other library materials such as audio books, cd’s, magazine and dvds to Marshfield residents who are not able to come to the library in person. This service is intended to serve our patrons who are unable to travel to the library for any reason. This includes both temporary and permanent health problems, patrons who are confined to their homes and any patron with transportation issues. You can request specific titles, give us general requests or we will be happy to put together selections for you. Books and other materials will be brought to your home by a library staff member or volunteer. If you are interested or have questions regarding this program please contact Cyndee Marcoux, Library Director , 781-834-5535 or email her at email@example.com.
By Nancy Kelly, Head of Technical Services, firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you have questions about your library’s resources? Would you like to learn how to download an eBook or an eAudiobook to your device? The solution…ask a librarian! At the Reference Desk we’re here to answer any questions you have about resources provided by the library, whether it be Overdrive, Zinio, Hoopla, or general questions about your personal devices. Stop by at any time and we’ll be glad to offer our advice. You can even “Book-A-Librarian” for a 30 minute session to help you with any tech questions!
We offer wonderful online databases to assist in your research, such as Global Road Warrior and A to Z: the USA. For example, these two databases can be used for general travel information, research, and they’re perfect to help students with school projects! Visit www.ventresslibrary.org to access anytime. If you’re interested in travel, the library will be hosting a Travel Series comprised of 3 programs, 2 lectures and 1 concert, during the month of October. Stay tuned for more information!
Other popular online databases that are offered at the VML include Consumer Reports, NoveList Plus Readers Advisory (available 24 hours a day through our website) and Ancestry Library Edition (available in-library only). To access any of these databases all you’ll need is your Marshfield library card!
At the VML, we also offer our patrons digital access to our yearbook collection. The library recently digitized our collection of yearbooks. The collection ranges from 1953 to 2015. To view them you just have to visit the library’s website, www.ventresslibrary.org.
Are you also looking for a new book club to join? Here at the VML we have three book clubs that always welcome new members. They include the VML Classic Book Group, the Nonfiction Book Group, and the Contemporary Fiction Book Group. The VML Classic Book Group is run by the library’s Assistant Director, Chris Woods, and meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 4:30 pm. The Nonfiction Book Group, which meets on the first Tuesday of every month, starts at 6 pm and is run by the Information Services Librarian, Rachel Breen. The Contemporary Fiction Book Group is run by Cyndee Marcoux, the VML’s Library Director, and meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 7 pm. All book group meetings are held in the library’s History Room. New members welcome!
Dark Unmentionable Day...
Joy! My Friends are Here!
Dark Sorrowful Day…
Yellow Chariot to Doom
Hey! My Friends are Here!
Need pencils, paper...
Pack a lunch, buy brand new clothes...
It’s the Bus! Relief…
“Out and About”
By Al and Elsie Almeida, Library Volunteer Duo
What’s Coming Up in the Library?
VML Classic Book Group: Wednesday, Sept. 13, 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Jumpin’ Juba Free Concert: Saturday, Sept. 16, 1:00 p.m.
Book Signing/Reading with Robert Finch: Wednesday, Sept. 20, 7:00 p.m.
Adult Coloring Event: Saturday, September 30, 2017, 2-3:30 p.m.
Nonfiction Book Group Meeting: Tuesday, October 3rd, 6-7:30 p.m.
Let’s Write!: VML Writing Group Launch: Wednesday, October 4, 7-8:30 p.m.
VML Concert: “Cities of the World” with Nancy Carr, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2 p.m.
Mass Archaeology Month talk with Dr. Stephen Silliman, Oct. 11, 7-8:30 p.m.
Book Signing/Reading - Robine Andreau: Wednesday, October 18, 7-8:30 p.m.
Discovering Scotland: Monday, October 16, 7 p.m.
Welcome to the Graveyard: A Virtual Cemetery Tour presented by
The Gravestone Girls: Wednesday, October 25, 6:30-8 p.m.
Mass. Memories Road Show: Saturday, October 28, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
VML Concert: “Three of Cups”, Saturday, November 4, 2:00 p.m.
Nonfiction Book Group Meeting: Tuesday, November 7th, 6-7:30 p.m.
VML Lecture: “History of Jordan Marsh”, Thursday, November 9, 7-8:30 p.m.
Talk/Slide Show: Author Richard Udden, Wednesday, November 8, 7-8:30 p.m.
A Visit with Louisa May Alcott: Monday, November 27, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Signing/Italian Food Tasting: John Carafoli, Wednesday, December 6, 7-8:30 p.m.
VML Concert: “Harping for the Holidays 2”, Saturday, December 9, 2:00 p.m.
Ventress Memorial Library
15 Library Plaza, 1837 Ocean Street, Marshfield, MA 02050
Library hours: Mon-Thurs. 9:00 a.m - 8:00 p.m., Fri/Sat 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
closed Sundays Open 24 hours a day at www.ventresslibrary.org
Newsletter staff: Chris Woods/Editor Jaclyn Robinson/Illustrator
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