1:30 to 3:30 PM Katie Stetson will be on hand to lead craft. Materials for the craft will be available on the “Make-it” table until March 12th.
4:30 PMTrustees Meet. This is an open meeting.
12:30 – 2:30 PM Learn how to make the most of your iPad.Lead by Shirley Keech.
Held at the Erving Senior/Community Center
7:00 PM Friends of the Library Meet. All welcome.For more information, send email to:firstname.lastname@example.org
4:00 PM Feasibility Committee Meets. Open meeting.
7:00 PM Miller’s Falls Moores with Sara Campbell’s Presentation sponsored
by the Erving Cultural Council and hosted by the Friends of the Erving Public Library
James Moore was a landholder, industrialist, and farmer in Ervingside.
He was instrumental in construction of the canal and industrial complex,
most recently Renovators’ Supply. Moore’s land was donated for the library,
school, and park. Yet, the published town history barely mentions him. Sara
will explore available records to create a sketch of his life (1820 – 1869)
and family including his daughter, the Weatherhead lineage. Learn about methods
of family research and genealogy in this public presentation that explores the
history of one family.
1:30 to 3:30 Make May Baskets with Maggie Fidanza. All materials supplied.
April Friends of the Library Annual Book/Media Sale…
During open library hours, please drop off gently used books, DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks.
Sale starts April 26th
The Library Feasibility Committee Meets
Next Meeting: March 9 Meets at the Library; Tour of the Wendell Library, weather permitting)
Jacquie Boyden Sara Campbell Jeanette Emond Rebecca Hubbard Rupert Roy-Clark Elaine Stafford Michele TurnerDennis Wonsey Barbara Friedman, non-voting
During the spring months the Library Feasibility Committee will be developing a
Library Building Program Statement. They will also be at Annual Town Meeting in May to
support the following articles on the Town Warrant.
Articles are not in final form, but one would require a 1/3 match,
only if the town is granted $50,000 from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
“To see if the Town will vote to authorize the
Board of Trustees of the Erving Public Library to proceed with a feasibility
study to examine the options for expanding and renovating its current library building,
or building a new facility contingent on the receipt of a state grant.”
“To see if the Town will vote to grant the Trustees of Erving Public Library
the authority to apply for, accept, and expend any state grants which may be available
for a feasibility study for the current and future needs of the Erving Public Library
and to further vote to appropriate and transfer from Account No. ####-#####, Free Cash,
in the sum of $25,000 to Account No. ####-#####, Public Library, Feasibility Study
Grant Match for the purpose of making funds available to the Trustees to be able to apply
for matching state grant funds for a Library Feasibility Study contingent on the receipt
of a state grant, or take any action relative thereto.”
Best Children’s Books
The 2014 John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children’s literature is:
Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures written by Kate DiCamillo,
Four Newbery Honor Books were named:
Doll Bones written by Holly Black
The Year of Billy Miller written by Kevin Henkes
One Came Home written by Amy Timberlake
Paperboy written by Vince Vawter
The 2014 Randolph Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children is:
Locomotive illustrated by Brian Floca,
Three Caldecott Honor Books also were named:
Journey written and illustrated by Aaron Becker
Flora and the Flamingo written and illustrated by Molly Idle
Mr. Wuffles! written and illustrated by David Wiesner
New services at the Erving Public Library
Two ways to keep up on “what’s new” in the Library
Go to bark.cwmars.org and click on See New Titles at your library; Choose Erving.
Wowbrary is online version of the new-book shelf, but one that spans all library branches, includes items that are checked out, and comes by convenient email or RSS for those who don’t visit the library website or facilities regularly.
New Technology in the Library
Visit the Library to try iPads or the new Microsoft Surface. These devices can be used in the library during regular library hours. The Library is the only public “hot spot” in Town.
New Technology Loans
The Library now loans a Laptop as well as Ereaders (Kindle Fire & Kindle Touch) for a one week period. Loans require proper identification as well as a library card.