The Library is pleased to introduce our new website design. The goal of the redesign is to provide you with a website that is easier to navigate and provides additional features including:
- A fresh clean layout featuring easy-to-navigate menus and a site search box to help you find what you are looking for.
- A monthly list of new "Just In" titles in several genres, as well as listings of best-sellers, award winners and books-on-the-air via the BookSizzle link.
- A catalog search box at the top of every page enabling quick searching of the catalog from wherever you are on the website.
- An enhanced event calendar sortable by age group.
- A responsive layout which adjusts to the size of your device and a mobile version giving you access to all of the information while "on the go."
Please let us know what you think about the new website. Your feedback is very important to us.
March 19 - 28. See dates and hours here
Don't miss the Friends biggest fundraising event of the year! The Annual Books 'n More Sale! Featuring hardcover, softcover books for all ages as well as audio books, CDs, DVDs and puzzles, there is something for everyone. Stop by and pick up a few bargains while supporting the Friends! **Friends' Night, March 19 is for current Friends Members only. Tuesday and Thursday are Kids' Day (kids books are $.50 each all day) and Sat March 28 is Bag Day ( $5.00 for a paper grocery bag of books.)
On Saturday, April 11 and 18 from 10 a.m. – 12 noon
Are you interested in improving your photography skills? Then sign up for these two consecutive workshops in April with WB resident Tom Conroy. Topics covered in these workshops are: understanding the Icon Options on your camera, choosing the proper memory card, getting familiar with your camera's functions, exploring composition, using email, Facebook, Twitter and other social media, setting up a filing system for all your photos, preparing photos for presentation using Google's Picasa 3 and more. Each two hour session will have a brief, but informative, show-and-tell segment allowing each participant the opportunity to exhibit his/her photos. The workshop fee of $20 is due upon sign up.
Join us at 6pm on Wednesday April 1st for a viewing of Eddie Redmayne's Oscar winning performance in The Theory of Everything, a film based on Jane Hawking's memoir, Traveling to Infinity. This film was was nominated for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Original Score. Call 508-835-3711 to reserve your seat!
With historian Christopher Daley on Thursday, April 9 at 6:30 p.m.
This hour lecture begins with a short synopsis of the backdrop of the Civil War leading into an examination of the plot to kidnap Lincoln and how that plot developed into a plot to assassinate. Both Lincoln and Booth's movements during the day of the assassination are meticulously chronicled using a simultaneous timeline. And then, by utilizing photographs of the period, modern photographs and video, the assassination is recounted in stunning detail. The escape and capture of Booth is fully described with photographs and video footage of the locations where he hid and the site where he was killed. The lecture concludes with a vivid description of the trial and execution of the conspirators to the assassination: Mary Surratt, Lewis Powell, David Herold and George Atzerodt.