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(Zoom information for Cro-Magnon Blues: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81817565959?pwd=cXQyT3prbGpjaDM3Z0J6c1hoaEpxdz09
Meeting ID: 818 1756 5959 Passcode: 579090
Virtual Film Event
Borderland: The Life and Times of Blanche Ames AmesBlanche Ames Ames (1878-1969) was an artist, an activist, a builder, an inventor, a birth control maverick, and a leader of the women's suffrage movement in Massachusetts. She was a woman of privilege who was not afraid to shock polite society. Her name doesn't appear in most American history books. This, too, is part of her story.
Borderland: The Life & Times of Blanche Ames Ames is a 55-minute documentary that chronicles the life of a woman who was born in the 19th century, worked to change the 20th century, and whose wisdom still resonates in the 21st century.
Filmmaker Kevin Friend, who grew up in Sharon, has been creating cultural and social documentaries for the past 30 years. His focus has been on documentary-length features that shine a light on emerging social and public issues. Surrounded by strong-minded women (e.g. his mother, two sisters, two daughters, and his wife of 25 years), Kevin couldn’t help but be drawn to the story of Blanche Ames. His passion for women’s equality and the relevance of Blanche Ames’s story today were the progenitors driving this project.
Join us Tuesday, February 1 @ 7PM to view the film on Zoom, followed by a virtual Q&A with Kevin Friend. Please register here.
This program is funded by a grant from the Sharon Cultural Council
a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council
Valentine's Day Fundraiser
Friends of the Sharon Public Library
Now introducing... LibFix!
Don't want to browse the shelves, but want some new materials? Check out our new "LibFix" service for patrons of all ages! Whether you want 1 title or a whole bundle of 5 titles on a topic of your choice, our collection experts are ready to hand-select items to suit your unique reading and/or watching interests! Get started here: tinyurl.com/spl-libfix
Please note: We will do our best to accommodate your interests with what is currently available at the Library. We hope you will discover some new favorites through this service! After each LibFix, you'll have the opportunity to provide us with feedback, so that we can further hone our understanding of your reading/watching tastes.
Once you've received notification that your items are ready for pickup, please follow our Curbside Pickup instructions (above) and select a time slot to pick up your LibFix.
Please limit your request to 1 LibFix per patron each time. LibFixes are available for books/audiobooks or DVDs.
Online & Remote Access Tools Through SPLIf you are practicing social distancing, self-isolation, or simply exercising due caution, the Library can help you stay connected and safe through our online and remote access tools:
- Overdrive and its corresponding free app, Libby, allow users to borrow and read or listen to e-books and e-audiobooks on their computers, phones, tablets, or other devices. Get started on your computer by visiting Overdrive and signing in using your library card and PIN (the standard PIN is "ocln"); or by downloading Libby onto the device of your choice for free.
- The New York Times is available for free online. To access it, visit the Library's catalog and click "New York Times" on the left-hand sidebar. Click "Redeem" next to the digital access code provided, then sign in or create a free account. When your code runs out after 72 hours, simply get a new one by following this process again.
- Hoopla provides limited streaming access to movies, TV shows, e-books, e-audiobooks, and more. Access it through the hoopla website or by downloading the hoopla app (Apple, Android) and sign in or create an account using your library card number. Please note: SPL has a limit of 2 borrows per month for hoopla users.
Still stuck after that? Contact our Reference Team through our Ask a Librarian tool.
Did you know that SPL is offering Curbside Pickup Services?
It's an easy, safe, and efficient way to get your Library materials! Here's how it works:
1) Place your holds online via the OCLN catalog, or by calling 781-784-1578. If you call the library, please be aware it may take time for library staff to respond. Phone lines will be busy, and staff will be managing operations in the building simultaneously. We thank you in advance for your patience.
2) Wait until you receive a notice that your materials are ready; then, select a time slot for curbside delivery at the library's Eventkeeper calendar. You will be required to select a specific time for pickup of library materials. If you need to pick up your library materials within an hour of registering for curbside pickup, please call the library after you register so that library staff can have the materials ready when you arrive.
3) Please arrive on time to your curbside delivery time. The library staff member will leave your library materials on the available cart. You may exit your vehicle and retrieve your materials. They will already be checked out to you.
Please observe all social distancing requirements as you collect your materials; and make sure that you are taking the correct bag (with your name on it), as there may be more than one bag of materials on the table at times.
Would you like to hear about bestsellers, movies, music, and audiobooks almost as soon as they arrive here at the library? We are excited to offer free Wowbrary email alerts that showcase our newest items each week.