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Middle School Summer Reading
Attention SMS Students: Summer reading books are now available on the upper level of the library, immediately to your left when you enter through the front door. SHS books to follow.
Click here for more info.
SPL Veteran's Club hosts, "Open Forum"
Please join the Veteran's Club on Monday May 15 from 10:00-12 noon at the First Congregational Church meeting room for an Open Forum Discussion about the North Korean Missile crisis as it relates to the 50’s conflict, and the issues that will be  confronted by the military.

 
May staff picks!
Lately there's been a lot of buzz around the release of some great new films and television series that have been adapted from books! So, this month, SPL staff members have rounded up a selection of 20 great books that have been adapted. Check them out today:

Friends Used Book Sale coming soon

Donation Collection Dates: Monday May 1 to Tuesday May 16th during library open hours. 
Please do not leave books that have mold on them.  Mold is a danger to the health of the volunteers.
  

Book Sale Dates: Thursday May 18th to Sunday May 21st.   Details.
 
March Madness at the Library! Our CHAMPION has been crowned!
64 books enter, 1 book leaves...



The Sharon Public Library has succumbed to March Madness! Our tournament of books has concluded. The votes have been tallied, and Harry Potter is the official winner of the March Madness Tournament of Books!

Rebecca Tellyer won the $25 gift certificate to Crescent Ridge, with a total of 44 out of 62 points, including a perfect Young Adult bracket! Leisha Martin won the $10 gift certificate, with a total of 23 out of 30 points. 

Well done to our winners, and thanks so much to everyone for playing!


Hoopla is here!



We are excited to announce the availability of thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks, all available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with hoopla digital – all you need is a valid Sharon Public Library card!
 
Sharon Public Library card holders can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device or visit hoopladigital.com  to begin enjoying thousands of titles available to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets and computers.
 
Try it today!
New at Sharon Public Library: Local Author Spotlight

Sharon Public Library is pleased to announce our first Local Author Spotlight, a special double-feature including Chuck Hogan and Pete Kahle!

Check out biographical information and book recommendations from each writer, plus an interview with Chuck Hogan, here! And of course, watch for more new Spotlights featuring other local authors each month.
Check out our newest database: Mango Languages!
For anyone looking to learn a new language or improve their speaking and reading comprehension in a secondary language, this database is for you! Mango Languages uses PhD-created and linguist-approved software designed to teach with real conversation in over 70 languages. Try it out today!

Did you know? The library has access to dozens of useful databases on this and many other topics! Browse our Databases to see what else is available.
Tech Connect
Every other Tuesday, 11-11:45 am
Join librarian Miki Wolfe for hands-on tech instruction!
Library on Wheels - Are you homebound?

If you are a Sharon resident and are temporarily or permanently unable to visit the library in person due to injury, disability or other health problems, you may be able to receive home delivery of library materials through our new Library on Wheels program. Find out more about our homebound delivery service.
Sharon History Digitized
We've begun digitizing parts of our historical collection to provide off-site access to the documents.  Thanks to funding provided by the Digital Commonwealth, we will be able to digitize more items every year.  Included in the first batch are Marsengold High School Yearbooks, William R. Mann diaries, Deborah Sampson items and lots more. Take a Look!
Who Needs Libraries? We All Do!

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New York Times Bestsellers

Community Panel Discussion

The Massachusetts Public Library Construction Grant has been submitted to the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners
Check out the new design of the library
In July 2017 
the town will be notified if the state funded grant award is approved, and where the town falls on the construction list. 
There are 33 towns that have applied. 

 


Alzheimer's Memory Kits
Do you know someone struggling with the effects of Alzheimer's or dementia? The Sharon Public Library has three Alzheimer's Memory Kits that you can borrow with your library card.

National Library of Medicine Resources:  Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, Memory Loss
Chinese Language Resources - Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia
Wellness in the Person with Dementia part 3 of 3
Jennifer Binckerhoff, MD - Be the CEO of Your Healthcare

Wellness in the Person with Dementia part 2 of 3
This program was cancelled due to illness of the speaker.  We will re-schedule this event. TBA
Dr. Jennifer Brinckerhoff from Orchard Cove will present Healthy Aging: A Geriatrician's Perspective.

Creating Meaningful Activities
Linda Einis presents part 3 of 3. Notes for Creating A Dementia-Friendly Home: Creating Meaningful Activities.

Clinical Trials - March 4
Attorney Heather Sawitsky notes on Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials Information from the National Library of Medicine
February 23 - Home Care Series
Notes: OC Linda Einis - Activities of Daily Living

February 16 Wellness in the Person with Dementia - part 1 of 3
Notes: Susan Flashner Fineman, MEd Vitalize Coach and Mindy Grodofsky-Gilmore, LICSW - Orchard Cove. Program will be presented at the Sharon Council on Aging, 219 Massapoag Avenue

Complete Program Schedule: AD, Dementia and Memory Loss
Program Brochure for the full series on Alzheimer's, Dementia and Memory Loss

January 28 Caring for the Caregiver
Fashion Show Information
www.alittleeasierrecovery.org
www.independentliving.com
www.shoppersservice.com
www.cravaat.com (the red scarf)
www.alzstore.com
www.buckandbuck.com (much of the clothing)
www.hemowear.com (the clothing with zippers)
www.maxiaids.com
www.charmmedical.com (the pretty bag for walkers and wheelchairs)
www.visionsofindependence.com
And the canton resale shop—www.seconddebutconsignment.com
 

January 12 - Adapting the Home Environment
Linda Einis - Workshop Notes
Resource Notes

January 7 - Caring for the Caregiver
 "Strategies for Successful, Supportive Family Meetings."

Habilitation Therapy
How to Create a Failure-Free Home Environment - Tara Flannigan December 8, 2015

Behavior as Communication: Using the Habilitation Model
Power Point Presentation - Caren Silverlieb, MMHS Director of Strategic Planning
                                             and Partnerships JCHE
Suggested Article on Elder Abuse - Caren Silverlieb

Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia and Memory Loss
Dr. Ruth Kandel's Notes from, "General Overview of Memory Loss, Various Forms of Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease".
Power Point Presentation
Memory Disorders Clinic

Resources for Families Living with Dementia
Handouts for program no.2 in the Alzheimer's/Dementia series by Your Elder Care Experts - Joanne Peskowitz on Families Living with Dementia
Handout 1 ~ Handout 2 ~ Handout 3