The Swampscott Public Library will be closed Friday July 3, 2015 for Independence Day.
Printing costs: 10 cents per page black and white, 25 cents per page color
The Swampscott Public Library will be closed Friday July 3, 2015 for Independence Day.
Beginning Monday, July 6th, the Children’s Room will be open till 8:30pm on Monday nights.
Tuesday, July 7th 10:30am – 12:30pm
Why should kids have all the fun? Adults can learn how to use the 3D printer, too. Kevin Osborn will introduce you to the technology and set the printer in action. You will design simple 3D objects using free computer-aided design software and then print them. Space is limited. Please register at 781-596-8867 beginning on June 22nd.
CODING WITH MINECRAFT FOR TEENS
WEDNESDAY, JULY 8th 6:00PM
Two Sessions: Session 1: Monday, July 13 6:30pm
Session 2: Monday, July 20 6:30pm
A 3D printer is a device that can make nearly any plastic object imaginable using only a digital model. In this two-week course, Michael Ahearn will teach you the entire process of making a 3D printable object, from concept to finished product. You will learn how to make a digital 3D model, how to design that model so it prints well, and how to print that model with our 3D printer. Your object will be printed and available to pick up soon after the course. Space is limited. Please register at 781-596-8867 beginning Monday, June 29th. Signing up for the first class session automatically registers you for the full two-week class.
Teens: Learn how to make crepes and create a dessert crepe! Learn to make one of France’s most delicious exports. Students will prepare a local fruit compote and hand whip the cream. And, eat what we make! Open to 5th through 12th graders. Space is limited. Register at 781-596-8867 beginning Wednesday, July 1st.
This program is a chance for our Russian population to come in and practice their skills in communicating in English. The group will be lead by a non-Russian speaker to encourage members to only participate in English. The group will meet Tuesday mornings from 10:00am to 11:00am for more experienced speakers. Beginning English speakers will meet from 11:00am to noon. No registration necessary–just stop in.
Join the Needlers a knitting group at the Swampscott Public Library. This group meets weekly, every Wednesday at 10:30a.m. Crocheters are welcome to join our group. We make our own projects or items to be donated to charity. Members can be beginners or experts.
The Needlers have started a drop-in knitting group welcome to anyone who wants to stop by and knit or crochet. The group meets weekly, every Thursday at 1:00pm.
Do you feel left out when people begin talking about Facebook, or social networking, Internet, emails and Pinterest? Would you like to become part of the 21st century? Then join our computer club. It meets on Thursday mornings from 10am -11am. This club is basically for all the newcomers to technology; so don’t feel intimidated if you don’t know how to access any of these sites. Come in and learn with others who want to become computer literate. It should be a fun group with no pressure, just some exposure to all of these new things that are around for us to see. This, however, is also a club where those knowledgeable in technology might want to come by and share their knowledge with others. You can join any time and you must be comfortable using the mouse. Just come by the library at 10:00am on Thursdays. The library is closed, so just knock with your keys on the door and we will let you in. No preregistration is required for the class.
Join us at noon for a book discussion/playgroup time. Moms can have light lunch and coffee while they discuss the month’s selection and children can have lunch and juice/water and play or do a craft. The group will meet in the Children’s Room and three staff members will be present. Our selection for Monday, July 27thth at noon will be The Children Act by Ian McEwan. You do need to register for this group so that we can order the books and the food. Come and give it a try, we think that this may be an enjoyable way to spend a lunchtime. To register call Alyce or Izzi at 781-596-8867.
The Dinner Detectives, the library’s mystery book group, will meet on Tuesday, July 7th at 6:00pm and the topic will be Fear and Mystery. You bring your book and dinner – we provide the coffee, dessert and discussion! New members welcome.
The Swampscott Library Book Group led by Izzi Abrams will meet on Tuesday, July 28th at 7:00pm to discuss Inside the O’Briens by Lisa Genova.
Interested in a day time book club at the library? Our afternoon book club meets the third Tuesday of the month at 1:00pm. We will be meeting Tuesday, July 21st at 1:00pm to discuss What She Left Behind by Charles Ellen Marie Wiseman. New members welcome!
Come in and check out something new you’ve been wanting to see! Television shows go out for two weeks, and movies go out for one week.
50 Shades of Grey – Hot movie for the summer – no comment!
The Babadook – Australian psychological horror movie about a child haunted by a pop-up book. Not to be missed if this is your genre.
Cake – Jennifer Anniston in an acclaimed serious role (with no makeup).
American Sniper – Bradley Cooper in Afghanistan.
Leviathan – Finally the Russian movie nominated for the Oscar has arrived.
A Most Violent Year – Sounds odd but is wonderful. A story of home heating oil wars in the 1970s in Brooklyn
Life Itself – Documentary on Roger Ebert’s last argument with cancer.
Maps to the Stars – David Cronenberg’s latest. Intensely weird and delightful.
Pay2Play – Documentary on money in politics.
Wolf Hall – Keng Henry the Eighth, Cromwell, and Sir Thomas More.
Outlander – Based on the Donna Gabaldon series about a time traveling wife.
Justified – The Final Season – If you haven’t seen this – well, why haven’t you seen this? Funniest, driest western ever.
House of Cards – Season 3 here now.
Ray Donovan and Orange is the New Black – Season 2
Check ‘em out!
The Swampscott Library now subscribes to Atomic Training. Atomic Training is a web based training resource that offers thousands of short video tutorials on more than 500 of today’s most popular software applications for both PCs and Macs. The tutorials cover everything from computer basics to job skills and include such topics as Twitter, iTunes, Skype, and WordPress. These short videos may be watched in sequence like a course, or watched individually to learn a specific part of a program. Courses are updated regularly. Atomic Training is available to both Swampscott residents (with a library card and password) and walk in Library patrons.
• All the latest offerings — Microsoft, Apple, Adobe, Google, and more
• Valuable job training — Improve job skills with in-depth training on Excel and Photoshop, or learn valuable social media techniques with tutorials on Twitter, blogging, and podcasting
• Mobile training — Learn how to use mobile products such as the iPhone and iPad
• Access anywhere — Watch videos at the library or remotely from home
Click on the Atomic Training icon above to create your account, login, and start learning!
Financial assistance for this special project is made possible with Federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
Because of the generosity of the Smith family in memory of former Swampscott resident Mary Ellen Nestor Smith, the Children’s Room has established a technology area for our young people. We have added new computers, a printer, new “Makey-Makeys”, Play-a-ways and many more new and innovative items. Mary Ellen was a long time patron of the Swampscott Library and a school librarian. She loved children and technology and we are uniting both of her loves here in our Children’s Room.
The Friends of the Library have added another museum pass to our offerings. We now have the Harvard Art Museum pass which gives patrons access to the Fogg Museum, The Arthur M. Sackler Museum and the Busch-Reisinger Museum, under one roof for the first time. The museum is open daily from 10-5 and closed on major holidays. There is no charge with this pass and anyone under 18 is always admitted free.
Thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Library, we have long provided our patrons with free or low cost passes to many wonderful museums. Now patrons can check the availability of these passes and place their reservations online, any time, day or night. Starting Monday, November 3rd, patrons can go to the Museum Pass page of our website to find the link to TixKeeper, our new online pass reservation system. Using their library card number to log in, patrons can view a calendar listing of all of our passes, see which are already booked, and place reservations all at their own convenience. TixKeeper also has links to each museum website so patrons can check for directions, hours and special exhibits. Patrons are also welcome to reserve passes by calling the Library Main Desk at 781-596-8867 x 300.
The library museum pass page can be found here: http://www.noblenet.org/swampscott/museum-passes/
The Friends of the Swampscott Public Library have named Eve Roberts the Volunteer of the Year for 2014. Eve Roberts is the unsung heroine type – no fuss, just quietly working away year after year to help the library. She volunteers at the annual book sale, sending out the newsletter, and in the Children’s Room. Too many hats, you say? Not for Eve – she does it all! Thank you for all your hard work. It is greatly appreciated.
When you join the Friends of the Swampscott Public Library, 100% of your tax-deductible donation goes directly to library services. Pick up a membership envelope the next time you’re at the library and either return it in person, or send it to:
FRIENDS OF THE SWAMPSCOTT PUBLIC LIBRARY
PO BOX 28
SWAMPSCOTT MA 01907-0028
Thank you for your past support. Your friendship makes so much possible at our library.
With the end of the Book Sale, we are not accepting book donations at this time. We will have an article in a future issue of the newsletter when we are ready to get your gently-read books. Thank you for your support.
Wowbrary: An exciting new way to enjoy the Swampscott Public Library
The Swampscott Public Library buys many new books, movies, and CDs each year. Now you can receive a free weekly email showcasing the latest arrivals at the library. You’ll learn about many new bestsellers, DVDs, CDs, cookbooks, mysteries, science books, travel guides, histories, children’s titles, health books, science fiction, and more. With this information you can place a hold on any Swampscott Public Library book, DVD or CD, and any hold can be picked up at the branch of your choice.
Sign up for your free Wowbrary emails at Wowbrary.
The Friends of the Library new tote bags are in vibrant Green and feature the Friends logo. Support the library with your purchase of a $3.00 tote. Next time you are at the library, pick a few up for yourself and for friends.
We want to thank the Gelfand Family Charitable Trust for its recent donation in support of STEM (science/technology/engineering/math) enrichment and activities at the Swampscott Public Library. We are grateful to be able to offer more of these programs. In fact, iRobot, a Massachusetts robotics company, has agreed to bring some robots here in the near future. Watch the newsletter for details!
Working on that novel or biography? Want feedback from other writers? A writers group meets at the Swampscott Public Library on Thursday nights from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. New members are welcome.
Do you want to save a tree? The Friends of the Swampscott Public Library, Inc. pays to send the printed library newsletter to members of the Friends. However, if you’d prefer to get an e-mail alerting you to the availability of the updated newsletter on the library’s website, please e-mail the Swampscott Public Library at swa @ noblenet.org