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Getting Organized with Google Workshop
Tuesday, June 4th @ 7pm
Learn how to organize your e-mail, calendar, documents, and map directions with the help of Google Tools!
(While not mandatory, please bring a laptop to follow along if possible.)
Please register at the Reference Desk
Spring Book Sale Coming Soon!
The Friends are gearing up for their annual spring book sale and there'll be lots of summer reading books for kids and adults at great low prices.
Looking to donate books for the sale? Visit our Donation page to learn more, and thank you!
The Friends are also looking for a few more volunteers. Please let them know if you can help for an hour or two by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adventures in Slumberland Storytime
Tuesday nights, April 16- May 21st at 7pm
For children ages 3 and over.
Five Best Reasons Storytime is Better Than Eating Out
5.) You don't need reservations.
4.) You cannot wear pajamas to a restaurant.
3.) At storytime, you never have to eat brussel sprouts.
2.) At storytime, you never spill hot soup on your pants.
1.) At storytime, you always get free refills... of books!
Sign up at the Children's Desk or call 978-897-1010 x106.
Music Rhapsody Music Education
Wednesday, May 15th 1:30-2:15pm
Music Rhapsody is a leader in childhood music education whose vision is to instill the love of music, the fun of movement, and the freedom of self-expression to all the children that they teach.
Join us for a free demo Music Rhapsody toddlers class. Children ages 1 to 3 and their parents are welcome to come join in the learning and fun.
Music Rhapsody at the Maynard Public Library is run by Jessica Berens. Visit her website at jessicatunickberens.webs.com
Please sign up at the Children's Desk or call 978-897-1010 x106.
New Mobile Website
m.maynardpubliclibrary.org. Our mobile site gives you fast access to your favorite library services on your mobile device.
2012-2013 Book Mill Reading Group
The Book Mill Reading Group meets the last Tuesday of every month at 7pm in the library. The reading list for 2012-2013 is shown below. For more information about the Book Mill Reading Group, click here.
Copies of the book may be reserved by calling the Reference Desk at 978-897-1010 x103.
What's new at the library?
Looking for the newest DVDs and books here at the library? Visit our "New Items" page to see what's in! Updated with new April items!
May is Mystery Month
Two Terrific Nights of Mystery
Thurs, May 23rd - meet Hallie Ephron & Linda Barnes
From a loyal crime fighting dog to an excellent caterer who can't avoid murders to a daughter trying to unravel the mystery of a hoarding mother to an agoraphobic author, we have them all.
Events start at 7pm and are free and open to the public. Books for the signing from Porter Square.
Beacon-Villager back issues (2005-present)Beacon-Villager
America's News provides web-based access to current and archived issues of the Maynard Beacon-Villager from August 2005 to the most recent issue published.
Remote access from home is limited to Maynard residents only. For more information, contact the Reference Desk at 978-897-1010 x103 or email email@example.com
Subscribe to our Blog!
We've hit the blogosphere! Check out our new blog where we'll keep you entertained and informed about our library, other libraries, technology, books, and other great things.
(April 16) - Graphic Novels? We've got the best around!
(April 3) - OverDrive E-Book service improved
(March 24) - Historic Walking Tours of Maynard
Infant Massage Class
For babies birth to pre-crawling
Baby Kneads Infant Massage Program
Benefits of infant massage
Come and learn the art of infant massage! In this class we will demonstrate massage techniques for the abdomen, legs, feet, and a colic relief routine, along with other ways to calm and soothe your baby. Bring a soft baby blanket.
Instructor: Sheryl White (certified infant massage instructor)Please sign up at the Children's Desk or call 978-897-1010 x106.
Check out our Subject Resource Guides!
Learn more about local organizations, subscription databases, books the library owns, and librarian-reviewed websites pertaining to a variety of frequently asked about topics here at the Reference Desk.
Download eBooks from Overdrive!
Interested in downloading eBooks to your Kindle, Nook, iPad, smartphone, laptop or other electronic device?
You'll find a large variety of popular fiction, non-fiction, children's, and young adult books available from OverDrive. Visit the Digital Catalog to get started!
Check out our E-Reader/E-Book page for helpful resources. If you are having difficulty downloading your eBooks, please contact the Reference Desk at 978-897-1010 x103.
Bagels and Books
The Friends are hosting a new kind of book discussion called Bagels and Books.
This is different from a traditional book club in that you don’t need
to read a specific book. Instead, we’ll suggest a genre for the month
and you can read any book you like from that category. When we gather,
we’ll trade suggestions and book recommendations (and pans!) Everyone
who participates will come away with a reading list. There will also be
bagels! For May, we'll meet on Saturday, 18th at 10:30 a.m. to discuss nature books.
So you like the idea, but need some suggestions to get started? Here are two ways to get ideas. First, we’ll have a display at the library at the beginning of each month with hand-selected titles from the current category. Second, we’ve started a blog for people to post their recommendations. Go to bagelsandbooks.com and read the conversations for any of the topics there. Right now, there are posts on mystery/thriller recommendations for October and a chat about current reading. You don’t need to create an account or remember a password to read posts. But if you want to add your own thoughts, you need to enter your name and email address for the first post.