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We have a Children's/Teen Librarian for the first time since 2006!
Mariah has been working for us half time since New Year, bringing new
programs, services, and energy to the Library.
You can follow Mariah's work in Children's and Teen Services at Medway Library by going to
medwayteenlibrary.wordpress.com, where she posts useful resources, news, and upcoming events.
Expanded Community Space Hours:
The Library's lower level community space is open until 9:30 PM
Monday-Thursday for meetings, internet computer use, wireless internet access, and relaxing
in the new reading lounge. No librarians are on duty after 8 PM
and the upstairs is closed, but a community area steward
keeps the building open for after-hours use. (If the Library is closed due to
holidays or weather, the lower level will also be closed.)
Craft Wars: Teen Edition
Friday, March 28, 4-5:30PM, Cole Room.
Teens, ages 11-18, are invited to come and show off their craft skillz
in this friendly and intense competition. Enter through the downstairs
doors because the top floor will be closed!
Based on the TLC TV show, contestants will be split into small teams,
given a bag of supplies and timed to see who can make the most
creative, beautiful, useful, and/or interesting thing.
Sign up online (medwayteenlibrary.wordpress.com) or at the Library.
Southern Rail Bluegrass Family Concert:
Sunday, March 30, 3-5PM. Tickets are available at the Library ($10 adults, $5 students, under 12 free).
The toe-tappingest, foot-stompingest group ever to grace the Cole
Southern Rail Bluegrass
makes everyone feel good. Bring the whole family for an afternoon of
great music and terrific company. The band interacts with the
audience during the show and at intermission, and little fans can
dance in the lobby when sitting makes them squirmy. The Friends of the
Medway Public Library are sponsoring this benefit concert to raise
money for Library programs.
Buy your tickets early, since some years the show sells out.
It's Not About the Hike:
Wednesday, April 2, 7PM, Cole Room.
We all have our own mountains to climb. Your mountain may be a
4,000-footer in the White Mountains. But it could also be going to
college, getting a job, bringing up children, caring for aging parents
or dealing with an illness. Maybe your mountain is reorganizing a
business, tackling a difficult project, losing weight or starting an
exercise program. It's your own personal mountain and it is hard.
This hour-long program highlights the journey of two 50 plus year old
non-hikers who one day decided to climb the 67 mountains in New
England over 4,000 feet. This is the story of what they found inside
themselves as they hiked over 1,600 miles to the tops of over 244
mountains through all four seasons.
This multi-media presentation is for everyone: active or not, young or
old. It is an inspirational and motivational program about pushing
ourselves outside of our comfort zones, overcoming our fears, finding
our passions, and living our lives to the fullest.
This will be the authors' last year on the public speaking circuit.
See this humorous and touching presentation while you still have the chance!
It's Story Time!
Friday mornings, 11:00-11:30AM. Ages 10 months-5 years.*
Our children's librarian Mariah will hold a drop-in (no registration necessary) story time with songs, stories, and a simple craft. All children must be accompanied by a caregiver. * These ages are flexible! If you think your children will enjoy story time, please bring them.
Get to know your eReader/Tablet:
Did you receive a new eReader or tablet -- or do you have one sitting
around gathering dust? Want to learn more about downloading eBooks,
eAudiobooks and eMagazines from the Library? Book a half hour
appointment with "eExpert" Tammy the first Monday of every month, from
6:30-8:30. Call the Library or drop by to sign up.
Drop-In Baby & Toddler Sing:
Wednesday mornings, 10:30-11AM and 11-11:30AM.
Newborns - 30 months are invited to this weekly drop-in program of
stories, fingerplay and songs accompanied by mountain dulcimer.
No registration necessary. Children
must be accompanied by parent/caregiver.
Read with Me! Book Club:
Monthly on the first Tuesday, 6:30-7:30PM, Story Room.
Children ages 8-12 and their parents/guardians are invited to
a new book club! Read the book together then attend the monthly
meeting. Each month, we will discuss the book together and do a themed
craft. We promise lively conversation and a fun time every month!
Copies of the book will be on hold for your use at the library. We
encourage you to register in advance; however, drop-ins will always be
April 1: Love That Dog by Sharon Creech.
Tuesday Evening Book Group:
Monthly on the last Tuesday, 7-8PM.
Interested adults are invited to participate in the first of Medway
Library's monthly reading discussion groups. Informative
discussions will be held on the chosen book, with impressions and
opinions shared by all. Anyone interested may attend any or all of
the monthly discussions. Copies of book selections (in large print,
standard book, and audio format) will be made available for checkout
at the Library circulation desk. Ebook format is also available for
most selections through the digital media catalog.
March 25: The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt & the Fire That Saved America by Timothy Egan.
Paws to Read: (Pre-registration required)
Monthly on the first Wednesday, 6:30-7:45PM.
What's better than curling up with a good book? Cuddling up with a "Paws to Read" Therapy Dog and a good book! Children (grades 2-6) are invited to come and meet some of these special dogs at our Library once a month and have a good time. Each child is given a specific 15-minute time slot for a "one on one" with his or her favorite reading dog.Children must be able to read by themselves. This is not a tutoring program, but rather an opportunity for a child to practice reading skills with an attentive listener. Contact Lorie Brownell 508-533-3217 for more information and to sign up.
Printing is Available:
Black & white printing is available at 10 cents/page while the building is open (including extended hours downstairs). When the main library is open, a copier (10 cents/page), scanner (free), and fax ($1/page) are also available.
One Click Digital brings you
fast and easy downloads compatible with all popular listening devices including the iPod. One Click Digital has the largest collection of digital audiobooks, including exclusive content from Recorded Books, as well as titles from all major publishers. The
OneClickdigital MediaManager desktop app is available for Macs and for Windows 7 and XP; the mobile app is available for Android, Kindle Fire, Nook, iPhone, iTouch and iPad users.
Medway residents can access it from home or at the Library using their library card number.
brings you digital copies of popular magazines, accessible on a computer or mobile device. Medway residents can access it from home or at the Library using their library card number. If you don't have a library card, you can still access it in the Library; ask at the Desk.
Career Cruising is an easy-to-use career planning system that includes college and financial information. Medway residents can access it from home or at the Library using their library card number. If you don't have a library card, you can still access it in the Library; ask at the Desk.
immerses you in real, everyday
conversations in a wide variety of foreign languages. It also features
ESL instruction. Medway residents can access it from home or at the Library using their library card number. If you don't have a library card, you can still access it in the Library; ask at the Desk.
teaches children a second language by immersing them in a fun multimedia mix of suspenseful and humorous dramatic stories, songs, and interactive activities in Spanish, French, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, or as ESL instruction. Muzzy works on computers and mobile devices (tablets, smartphones). Medway residents can access it from home or at the Library using their library card number. If you don't have a library card, you can still access it in the Library; ask at the Desk.
Check Out Our Passes!
In response to patron requests and thanks to generous donations by the Friends of the Library and others,
Medway Public Library now offers more discount admission passes to museums and other
attractions. You can now choose from: Museum of Fine Arts (donated by
Middlesex Savings Bank); Boston Museum of Science, Boston Children's Museum, Ecotarium, Mystic Aquarium, USS Constitution Museum,
Roger Williams Park and Zoo, Garden in the Woods (donated by Charles River Bank), and Massachusetts Parks.
You can reserve passes ahead of time
in person, by calling the Library, or online using the Passes link at the top left of this page.
Wheelock Family Theatre Discount Tickets
Buy One Get One Free (BOGO) tickets are available to library card holders for Wheelock Family Theatre performances. Reserve tickets by calling the box office at 617-879-2300 or emailing email@example.com and let them know you plan to use the BOGO discount, show your library card when you pick up the tickets, and they will provide one free ticket for each ticket purchased. Information on upcoming shows is available at the Library desk. For more information visit the Wheelock Family Theatre website.
Did You Know?
Because Medway Library is certified, resident can borrow
books, magazines, audiobooks, CDs, videos, DVDs and more from hundreds of libraries.
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