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Lawrence Loves – Issue 5

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Photo by Tina McEvoy

A reminder that due dates, hold pickup dates, and library card expiration dates have all been changed to July 1, 2020. And don’t forget about our Park and Connect WiFi! Free WiFi is available in our parking lot. If you need help accessing our digital titles, please email Deb Spratt at dspratt@cwmars.org or Tina McEvoy at tmcevoy@cwmars.org.

Now to our roundup of links we’ve shared on our Facebook page and our website. The source of the link is in parentheses. Please note that links were current and functional as of May 22, 2020

Animals and Nature

A Fish Eye View of Feeding Video (Seacoast Science Center)

Virtual Field Trip: Explore the Outdoors with Nature Cat (PBS)

Arts and Crafts

Story Stones (Discovery Museum)

Books and Education

James McAvoy lands a Dream role in The Sandman Audible adaptation with Neil Gaiman (Entertainment Weekly)

Rain on a Reference Library Sounds, Study Ambience #203 (Winter Whale ASMR/YouTube) This neat video captures the audio soundtrack of a rainy day at the Boston Public Library.

Suzanne Collins Talks Hunger Games Prequel (Kirkus)

Thank You Thursdays! with Mo Willems (Kennedy Center)

3 easy science experiments (National Geographic)

Wowbrary (Wowbrary) Sign up on the Wowbrary website to get a weekly email update about the new additions to our catalog.

Culture

Four countries with a tradition of kindness (BBC)

The last ‘normal’ photo on your phone (BBC)

Gaming

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Library staff members would love to play with you! Here’s what we’ve been playing and how to connect with us.

Chess.com Send a friend request to LawrenceLibPepperell

Dungeons & Dragons Complete this short survey, and we’ll play in touch.

Mario Kart Tour This is the smartphone application version of the popular Nintendo game. To add Amy (that’s me!) as a friend do the following: 1. Tap on Menu 2. Tap on the Friends icon 3. Tap on Add Friend 4. Enter player code 713969646952 to add “Timelordan” as a friend.

Nintendo Switch Online Looking for someone to visit your island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons? Or someone to race in Mario Kart 8? Add Amy as a friend. Her Nintendo Switch Online code is: SW-2839-3949-1470. She’s welcoming visitors to her island (called Ghibli) in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Words with Friends 2 Start a game with LawrenceLibraryPepperell. The app can be found in the Google Store or Apple Store.

Music

Nine Inch Nails Free Music Download (Nine Inch Nails) Oscar winners Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have created a sonic soundtrack for the pandemic. Their double album Ghosts V: Together and Ghosts VI: Locusts is available to download for free from the Nine Inch Nails store. Recommended if you like their scores for The Social Network, Gone Girl, or Watchmen.

Performing Arts

The Lion King Experience: At Home (Lion King Experience/Disney)

Macbeth (Shakespeare’s Globe/YouTube) Watch Macbeth for free. Filmed in 2020 from Shakespeare’s most famous stage, the Globe Theatre.

A Streetcar Named Desire wth Gillian Anderson (National Theatre/YouTube) The Young Vic production of A Streetcar Named Desire, starring Gillian Anderson and Vanessa Kirby, is available to watch for free on YouTube until 2 PM EST on May 28.

Story Time

Story Time with Ms. Jennifer (Lawrence Library/Facebook)

Travel

Virtual Viewing of ‘Disney Illuminations’ at Disneyland Paris (Disney Parks Blog)

 

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Lawrence Loves – Issue 4

Role-playing gamers! Have you taken our survey about playing Dungeons & Dragons online with library staff? Click here if you’re interested.

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A reminder that due dates, hold pickup dates, and library card expiration dates have all been changed to July 1, 2020. And don’t forget about our Park and Connect WiFi! Free WiFi is available in our parking lot. If you need help accessing our digital titles, please email Deb Spratt at dspratt@cwmars.org or Tina McEvoy at tmcevoy@cwmars.org.

Now to our roundup of links we’ve shared on our Facebook page. The source of the link is in parentheses. Please note that links were current and functional as of May 15, 2020.

Animals and Nature

How to Go on an Epic Safari Without Getting Off Your Couch (Martha Stewart)

Kelp Q&A: Six Common Edible Seaweeds (Heritage Seaweed/Facebook) Join Josh Rogers of Maine’s Heritage Seaweed for this free video chat being held on Monday, May 18.

Snow Leopards (Stone Zoo)

Arts and Crafts

Crafting in 2020: Modern Takes on the Art of Creating (Library Journal)

Learn How To Draw Mermin With Creator Joey Weiser (Lion Forge/YouTube)

Music Makers: Woodwind Edition (Boston Children’s Museum/Facebook)

Books and Education

Daniel Radcliffe reads ‘The Boy Who Lived’ (Wizarding World)

Here’s the twist to Probably Tomfoolery’s viral bedtime story about the pandemic (Condé Nast Traveller)

How we build LEGO Minifigures (LEGO/Facebook)

Wowbrary (Wowbrary) Sign up on Wowbrary to get a weekly email update about the latest additions to our catalog.

Story Time

Ms. Jennifer with Special Guests (Lawrence Library/Facebook)

Virtual Tours

Stuck at Home? These 12 Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours You Can Take on Your Couch (Martha Stewart)

You Can Now Take Virtual Tours of 12 Incredible Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings (Martha Stewart)

Words With Friends

Games – Play with Library Staff!

Words with Friends 2 Download Words with Friends 2 and look for LawrenceLibraryPepperell in the Friends tab.

Mario Kart Tour This is the smartphone application version of the popular Nintendo game. To add Amy (that’s me!) as a friend do the following: 1. Tap on Menu 2. Tap on the Friends icon 3. Tap on Add Friend 4. Enter player code 713969646952 to add “Timelordan” as a friend.

Nintendo Switch Online Looking for someone to visit your island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons? Or someone to race in Mario Kart 8? Add Amy as a friend. Her Nintendo Switch Online code is: SW-2839-3949-1470. She’s welcoming visitors to her island (called Ghibli) in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

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Lawrence Loves – Issue 3

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week, and we would like to say thank you to all of the amazing, hard-working teachers out there! Your students miss you. Also, a huge thank you to everyone working hard to keep us safe, healthy, and fed. And finally, congratulations to the class of 2020!

Local Interest

Four Seasons of Water (Jeanine M. Vitale/WordPress) Our (virtual) May art show is Four Seasons of Water by photographer Jeanine M. Vitale. We look forward to having Jeanine’s work back in our Art Gallery again!

Our contribution to the Pepperell Heroes Project (Lawrence Library/Facebook) Pepperell Community Media made a call for video tributes to thank “those in the Pepperell community who have helped make a difference, such as healthcare workers, first responders, essential businesses, community volunteers, or anyone else who is keeping us safe.” The May 5 deadline to submit videos has now passed. Once the project is online on Pepperell Community Media, we will be sharing it on this blog.

2020 Census Response Rate Challenge (2020 Census/Tableau) The link we shared goes directly to the Pepperell data. To search for other locations, check out the 2020 Census website.

Animals and Nature

Penguin Colony Webcam (New England Aquarium)

Art

Paper Marbling (Currier Museum of Art) How to create marbled paper using food coloring and oil.

Books, Education, and History

Cinco de Mayo (Lawrence Library/Facebook)

How Reading Got Farm Women Through the Depression (JSTOR)

Pillows (Lawrence Library/Facebook)

Random House 2020 Virtual Commencement (Random House/Eventbrite) Join Random House on Tuesday, May 12th at 8 PM for a virtual commencement ceremony, as a group of inspiring authors toasts this year’s grads!

Wowbrary (Wowbrary) Sign up on Wowbrary to get a weekly email update about the latest additions to our catalog.

Performing Arts

Antony & Cleopatra (National Theatre/YouTube) From May 7 until 2 PM on May 14, you can stream this National Theatre production, which stars Ralph Fiennes and Sophie Okonedo.

May the Fourth Be With You (The United States Army Field Band/YouTube)

“SEAGULLS! (Stop It Now)” — A Bad Lip Reading of The Empire Strikes Back (Bad Lip Reading/YouTube)

Story Time

Story Time with Ms. Jennifer (Lawrence Library/Facebook)

Tom Hardy reads Under the Same Sky – CBeebies Bedtime Stories 2020 (New Frontier Publishing/YouTube)

Writing

Storytelling Dice (Institute of Contemporary Art Boston)

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Lawrence Loves – Issue 2

Please note that due dates, hold pickup dates, and library card expiration dates have all been changed to July 1, 2020. This adjustment was made after the recent announcement that non-essential Massachusetts businesses will remain closed until May 18.

Words With Friends

Do you want to play a game? Library staff members would love to play with you! Here’s what we’ve been playing and how to connect with us.

Words with Friends 2 Download Words with Friends 2 and look for LawrenceLibraryPepperell in the Friends tab.

Mario Kart Tour This is the smartphone application version of the popular Nintendo game. To add Amy (that’s me!) as a friend do the following: 1. Tap on Menu 2. Tap on the Friends icon 3. Tap on Add Friend 4. Enter player code 713969646952 to add “Timelordan” as a friend.

Nintendo Switch Online Looking for someone to visit your island in Animal Crossing: New Horizons? Or someone to race in Mario Kart 8? Add Amy as a friend. Her Nintendo Switch Online code is: SW-2839-3949-1470. She’s welcoming visitors to her island (called Ghibli) in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

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Pokémon Go Once you’ve opened the Pokémon Go application, you can add “This Charming Amy” by 1. Tapping your avatar’s face 2. Tap on Add Friend 3. Enter code 633771890407 or click on QR Code and scan the QR code above.

Now to our roundup of links we’ve shared on Facebook since April 24, 2020. The source of the link is in parentheses. Please note that links were current and functional as of  May 1, 2020.

Local Interest

Local Town Election Information (Town of Pepperell/Facebook) To help you stay safe the Town Clerk’s office is suggesting for you to get your Municipal Early Ballot Application online. If you have any questions please call the Town Clerk’s office at 978-433-0339 or clerk@town.pepperell.ma.us.

Pepperell Heroes Project (Pepperell Community Media) Submit your video honoring those in the Pepperell community who have helped make a difference, such as healthcare workers, first responders, essential businesses, community volunteers, or anyone else who is keeping us safe. The submission deadline is May 5, 2020.

Animals and Nature

Build Your Own Coral Reef (New England Aquarium)

Fascinating Carnivorous Plants (Museum of Science)

Incubating Ball Python Eggs (Museum of Science)

Neighborhood Birding (Nashua River Watershed Association)

31 Photo Of Gorgeous Birds Called Strawberry Finches (Bored Panda)

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Grape hyacinth flowers at the library. Photo by Tina McEvoy

Arts, Crafts, and Games

Character Goodies: Hello Kitty (Sanrio)

Colour My Quarantine Free coloring pages by Italo-Canadian artist Camilla d’Errico (Camilla d’Errico)

Printmaking for Kids: Super Fun Fingerprint Art! (The Artful Parent)

7 Day LEGO Challenge (LEGO/Facebook)

Books, Education, and Culture

CW MARS OverDrive Catalog (CW MARS) Browse our digital books, audiobooks, and magazines via this link.

Dan Rather Reading “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost (Dan Rather/Facebook)

Downloadable Library Land Backgrounds: Vol. 1 (Library Land) The fabulous guys at the Library Land Project have put together two collections of downloadable library backgrounds – including a couple from the Lawrence Library! It was a pleasure meeting these two library lovers when they visited us last June. We hope to see them, and all of you, in the library again soon! In the meantime, jazz up your Zoom meetings with a library look with volume 1 or volume 2.

The Floral Fabric That Was Banned (BBC)

Good Omens: Lockdown (Terry Pratchett/YouTube)

Magic Tree House (Magic Tree House)

Wowbrary (Wowbrary) Visit Wowbrary to learn about the latest eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines added to our collection!

Health

Saving Your Health, One Mask at a Time (LinkedIn)

Home and Garden

Can’t Find Yeast? Raise Your Own In The #quarantinystarter Project (WBUR)

A Way to Have a Meatless Meal in a Hot Second (Lawrence Library/Facebook)

Performing Arts

Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller in Danny Boyle’s Frankenstein (National Theatre/YouTube) From April 30-May 8, you can watch Benedict Cumberbatch in the role of the creature and Jonny Lee Miller as Victor Frankenstein for free.

13 Fascinating Literary Adaptations You Can Stream for Free Online (Book Riot)

Story Times

Virtual Story Times on Thursday Mornings with Ms. Jennifer (Lawrence Library/Facebook)

Wild In Africa! Wild Kratts Read Along! (PBS Kids)

 

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Lawrence Loves

Here’s a roundup of some of the online resources that the staff of the Lawrence Library has shared in the past month. This National Library Week video from Seth Meyers holds a special place in our hearts. Please note that links were current and functional as of April 24, 2020. The source of the link is in parentheses.

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Animals and Nature

Bird Library (Bird Library)

11 Actions for the Planet During a Pandemic (EarthDay.org)

EcoTarium At Home Resources (EcoTarium)

Expedition: Insects (Smithsonian Science Education Center)

Live animal cams from around the world (Explore.org)

New England Aquarium Virtual Visit (New England Aquarium)

7 Hiking Tips from a Dog’s Perspective (Tower Hill Botanic Garden)

Stone Zoo Tune in on Facebook daily at 1:30 PM for a mix of Facebook Live, videos, activities, and more. Check out their video about “Training and Trust-Building with Spotted Hyenas, Thika and Kai.”

Arts & Crafts

Build Your Own Eiffel Tower (Little Passports)

D.I.Y. Face Masks (Lawrence Library staff)

Montshire at Home: Bubble and Soap (Montshire Museum of Science)

Museum Asks People To Recreate Paintings With Stuff They Can Find at Home, Here Are The Results (Sad and Useless)

Pepperell Green-Up (Lawrence Library staff)

Squanicook Colonial Quilt Guild 2020 A virtual tour of the 2020 quilt show at our library (Lawrence Library staff)

Tracing Shadows (Discovery Museum at Home)

Books, Education, and Writing

Harry Potter Wordsearch (Wizarding World)

How to Find eBooks and David Tennant (Lawrence Library staff)

Internet Archive Opens National Emergency Library (Kirkus)

MetKids Time Machine (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Organizing the Books in Your Home, Part 1: How to Shelve Like a Librarian (Library Journal)

Research Your Roots from Home (Lawrence Library staff)

So You Wanna Be a Writer, Huh? (Kirkus)

Stephen King Is Sorry You Feel Like You’re Stuck In A Stephen King Novel (NPR)

WGBH Distance Learning Center (WGBH)

Wowbrary Sign up for a weekly update of eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines added to our catalog.

General

Bear Hunt of Massachusetts (The Boston Calendar)

Getting Bored? Here’s a List of Free Things That Weren’t Free Before Coronavirus (NPR)

It’s Time to Do the Things You Keep Putting Off. Here’s How (Wired)

75+ things to do while coronavirus has you stuck at home (The Boston Globe)

Health

Living Life at a Distance (Slate)

Home and Garden

Create a Seed Viewer (Kids Gardening)

What’s the difference between active dry yeast and instant yeast? (The Takeout)

LGBTQ+

LGBTQ+ eBooks and Online Resources (Lawrence Library staff)

Museums

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Greenhouse Tour (Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum)

Museum at Home (Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh)

Performing Arts

Andrew Lloyd Webber Offers Free Musicals to Stream on YouTube During Covid-19 (Broadway Direct)

Coldplay: Tiny Desk Concert (NPR)

Lawrence Library Music in the Gallery This archive includes past performances from our Live @ Lawrence Library concert series spanning over nine years! (Pepperell Public Access)

Missing Broadway? Here Is How to Watch a Classic Musical or Play at Home (Vogue)

The Music Lab (The Music Lab)

National Theatre Free full-length plays every Thursday (National Theatre)

Rain is sizzling bacon, cars are lions roaring: the art of sound in movies (The Guardian)

Virtual ‘Love Sweet Love’ From Quarantined Berklee College of Music Students (NPR)

Storytime

Goodnight with Dolly (Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library)

PBS Kids: Read-Along Mondays with Michelle Obama (PBS Kids)

Story Time from Space (Story Time from Space)

Storyline Online (Storyline Online)

Strega Nona Read by Mary Steenburgen (Storyline Online)

 

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LGBTQ eBooks and Online Resources

LGBTQ+ Youth Group facilitator Amy (that’s me!) has curated lists of eBooks and eAudiobooks that can be borrowed from our catalog. These books have been recommended by members of the LGBTQ+ community. To start, there is a general LGBTQ+ list, but then there are more specific lists.

LGBTQ+

Aromantic

Asexual

Bisexual

Gay (Men)

Lesbian

Pansexual

Transgender

These lists are works in progress, so some might only have one or two books on them right now. If you have a book to recommend, just email alordan@cwmars.org! Amy is also working on putting together a biweekly LGBTQ+ online chat group for teens and young adults. If you are interested in the chat group, please email Amy.

Circulation desk staffer Troy created this list of handy online resources for the LGBTQ+ community:

National Council for Behavioral Health created Staying Connected: LGBTQ+ Resources During COVID-19

Troy wanted to highlight some individual ones from that list as well:

Trans People and COVID-19

What LGBTQ+ People Need to Know

How LGBTQ+ People Can Get Help

Parentage and COVID-19

National Council for Behavioral Health Interest Groups

Don’t forget about our Park and Connect WiFi! Free WiFi is available in our parking lot. If you need help accessing our digital titles, please email Deb Spratt at dspratt@cwmars.org or Tina McEvoy at tmcevoy@cwmars.org.

 

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Pepperell Green-Up

The Pepperell Green-Up began on Monday, April 13th and continues through Sunday, May 3, 2020. The Green-Up is a town-wide volunteer clean up of litter and trash on roadsides and public lands in Pepperell, including sidewalks, parking lots, schools, the rail trail, conservation lands, streams, hiking trails, and other areas. Anyone can participate — please use common sense, wear gloves, and practice social distancing. Everyone’s efforts will make a difference!

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Stop by the Lawrence Library and pick up a few orange garbage bags (by the front entrance book drop). Filled bags can be left curbside. To expedite the pick up of the bags by the Pepperell Highway Department, please let us know the approximate location. Email the street (with a house # if necessary) to dspratt@cwmars.org.

Thank you for participating and for taking pride in Pepperell!