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Book Discussion Groups
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Thursday May 23rd
Kristen Calenda will be at the Library for a talk and book signing at 6:30 pm on Thursday May 23rd
Nubiana is an inspirational story of how a disheveled and unwelcome cat changed the life of her unexpected new guardians, true non-lovers of cats. Along the way, this heartfelt journey offers caring people, travel and adventure, love and kindness, memories made and shared, togetherness and parting. It's a heartwarming story of a special bond and relationship that forever changed and fulfilled lives.
Spring has Arrived! (Finally)
2013 Plant Sale to be held May 25th, 2013-- Plan to Join Us!
1st Annual Intergenerational Poetry Slam
Congratulations to all our winners!
Read the winning poems
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The Library is introducing a program to deliver and pick up materials to patrons in Swansea that are homebound. If you or someone you know is interested, give us a call 508-674-9609
Electronic Resources are available through the Swansea Public Library. Search magazines, books, newspapers and journals. Also find images, graphs and videos. Great for research projects!
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Websites for Book Lovers
At this point most everyone has heard of LibraryThing, the most popular social cataloging website online, and perhaps even of the Amazon-owned Shelfari, but here are a few websites for book lovers that you may not have heard about:
The Book Cover Archive is a collection of over 1,000 book covers categorized and browsable by designers, authors, titles, art directors, photographers, illustrators, and more. Readers can leave comments on covers and can suggest entries.
BookJetty is a social cataloging app that will let you set up a bookshelf of titles you own or want and then easily search for them in your local library with a click. Amazon and other booklists can be imported for quick startup.
3. Book Glutton
BookGlutton is a social community where you can read public domain books and discuss them with groups. Members can annotate books and make their comments public for discussions or keep them private. You can even upload your own books.
GoodReads is a robust social cataloging site in which members can create lists, write reviews, form groups, create trivia questions about titles, and converse in forums.
PaperBack Swap is a community hub for trading your paperbacks, hardbacks, audiobooks, and textbooks with others. Members can easily mail books as the site provides exact postage labels which can be printed out. Once a book is mailed, you can request one for yourself from the cache of over 3 million titles available.
From OEDb (Online Education Deatabase)
A gazebo and garden have been constructed in the back of the Library with funds from the Ryan Kelly Memorial Fund. It is a great place for outdoor programs and activities. The gazebo is open to the public, it is even a wi-fi spot. Please stop by and check it out!
We are pleased to provide the Plant List for the plantings surrounding the gazebo. Orginal date of design was September 2011 , Landscape Designer, Pamela Fairbanks.
Green Mountain Boxwood, Endless Summer Hydrangea, Avalanche andromeda,Viridis colummnar yew, White Rhododendron, White Azalea, Arnold Promise Witchhazel, Siberian cypress, Gilbralter bushclover, Moonlight climbing hyrdangea, Autumn Joy stonecrop, Vaiegated lily turf, Blue spire russina sage, Lady fern, White bleeding heart, White Barrenwort, Clump Jacquemonti Birch, Rose of Sharon
Penny the Library Cat
Recycle your paper and help raise money for the Library
We now have a bin in the rear parking lot. Bring your paper to recycle and the proceeds benefit the Friends of the Library. What goes in the bin?
Carol's Cookbooks of the Month
Poem by Richard Dantino
A Library is a center for information
Giving you a courteous, decisive yet rewarding
on any subject matter available
which to you is worthwhile being valuable,
with an answer being exact and precise
having good but sound advice
also including choices of which are plentiful
in this marvelous library being so wonderful,
unbeilievable, fanastic and astonishingly special
positively amazing as well as fundamental
preference, reference plus an enormous book
in this profound and stately reading facility,
which gives one a feeling of tranquility
with absolute and astounding reliability
satisfactory knowledge to understand
qualitative, informative and superlative advice
for in this ultra, superb and popular
holding one's basic, illustrious, innovative
with information at a glance
come on in and take a chance and enhance.
Thanks to Richard for giving us permission to post this and we welcome the opportunity to share how residents of Swansea utilize and appreciate our Library!