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SPL staff picks...

The best book they read in 2016! Check out this and other reading recommendations on our Reader's Advisory page.

November is...

Started in 1999, National Novel Writing Month is a unique approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working toward the goal of writing a 50k novel by 11:59pm on November 30. To support our local "WriMos," Sharon Public Library has compiled a list of resources for writers, and is holding several "Come Write In" events throughout the month!

Visit for more information or to register as a participant. Image courtesy of National Novel Writing Month.
SPL staff picks...
15 books featuring feasts or banquets for the month of November! Check out this and other reading recommendations on our Reader's Advisory page.

Property Assessment
Property Assessment information is available in the Library on the lower shelf of the Town of Sharon Materials.  Please ask a staff member if you need help to locate them.
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.
Thank you to the Friends of Sharon Public Library!
Accepting new members! 
To learn more about the Friends of the Sharon Public Library and the excellent work they do, visit!

Sharon Public Library Strategic Plan
Foster Opportunity - Kindle Innovation - Strengthen Community and Build the Future.
A special thanks to the Community Focus Group, Staff, Board of Library Trustees, Library Building and Selection Committee, and most of all, our patrons and visitors who set the stage for services, materials and direction for the next 5 years for the Sharon Public Library.  Strategic Plan FY17-22
Tech Connect
Every other Tuesday, 11-11:45 am
Join librarian Miki Wolfe for hands-on tech instruction.

December 6th- New Device Roundtable
Interested in a new device purchase? Ask any questions at this informal roundtable.
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.
More information & registration form
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

Deborah Sampson Sculptor Lu Stubbs' Speech

Text of speech about Deborah Sampson Sculpture.
More about Lu Stubbs, A tribute from her grandson Robin.


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 (the red scarf) (much of the clothing) (the clothing with zippers) (the pretty bag for walkers and wheelchairs)
And the canton resale shop—

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