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Lawrence Loves – Issue 9

Want to check out these new books? A reminder that curbside pickup is available! Only Pepperell items are available to request at this time. There are three ways to place a hold:

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 June 26, 2020.

Anti-Racism

Editorial: Make Juneteenth a national holiday as a symbol of racial reckoning (Houston Chronicle)

A History of Juneteenth (Lawrence Library/Facebook)

Art

Virtual Art Show by Artist Jacqui Hawk (Jacqui Hawk)

Books and Education

Global Road Warrior (Global Road Warrior via Lawrence Library) You’ll need your library card to access this database that allows you to virtually visit destinations around the world.

PBS KIDS Summer Reading Chart (PBS)

Summer Reading (Lawrence Library) This year we have partnered with the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, First Lady of the Commonwealth Lauren Baker, and Blades’ from the Boston Bruins for the Summer Reading Challenge! Sign up here. The challenge is easy, just read every day! Once you’ve signed up, you’ll be eligible to win prizes from the Boston Bruins including signed pucks, signed sticks, and signed jerseys. Check out our Facebook page for games, craft ideas, and story times each week. We will also be offering stories on our “Trail Tales” walk behind the library as well as scavenger hunts throughout the summer. A reminder that our Trails Tales path is ADA-accessible!

Wowbrary (Wowbrary) Visit Wowbrary and sign up for a weekly email update about new items added to our catalog.

LGBTQ+

Learn How to Be a #ProudParent (PFLAG)

LGBTQ+ Youth Group (Lawrence Library/Facebook) Our LGBTQ+ Youth Group meets on Zoom on the first and third Wednesdays of each month.

NYC Pride Special Broadcast Event (NYC Pride/Facebook)

Pride Guide (GLAAD)

Local Interest

Here are 60+ Black-owned restaurants to support in the Greater Boston area (Boston.com)

2020 Census (U.S. Census) Have you taken the 2020 Census yet? Pepperell is at 74.1% on self-response rate – let’s get that number higher! Your response matters. Health clinics. Fire departments. Schools. Even roads and highways. The census can shape many different aspects of your community.

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Ronin and Lucky trying to pick a book to read. Photo by Sherrill Burgess

Story Time

Juneteenth For Mazie (Sankofa Read Aloud/YouTube)

Miss Jennifer Reads Emergency Kittens by Jody Jensen Shaffer (Lawrence Library/Facebook)

Miss Jennifer reads Fancy Nancy: Bubbles, Bubbles, and more Bubbles! by Jane O’Connor (Lawrence Library/Facebook)

Posted in Book Club, LGBTQ+, Library Hours, Online Resources, Pepperell Library, storytime

Lawrence Loves – Issue 8

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Lucky is playing it safe by donning one of the library’s new face shields

A reminder that curbside service is back! Only Pepperell items are available to request at this time. There are three ways to place a hold:

  1. You may place a hold through your library account.
  2. You may send an email to lawrence.library.pepperell@gmail.com
  3. You may call us at 978-433-0330

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 June 12, 2020.

Books and Education

Anti-Racism Reading Lists and Resources (Adrienne Butler/Oklahoma Dept. of Libraries) This list is divided by age group (children, middle school, teen, and librarian/teacher/adult). You will find several resources listed multiple times under different age groups.

Disrupting Whiteness in Libraries and Librarianship: A Reading List (University of Wisconsin-Madison)  This bibliography “contains citations and links (when available) to resources focused on race, racism, and disrupting whiteness and white supremacy in libraries.”

Global Road Warrior (Global Road Warrior) Plan your next trip with Global Road Warrior! This database provides a wealth of information on 175 countries. You may view maps, read about the history and culture of a country, research the local cuisine (recipes included), and much more. You will need your library card to access this database.

A Guide to Being an Ally to Transgender and Nonbinary Youth (The Trevor Project)

Wowbrary (Wowbrary) Sign up for a weekly email update on materials added to the library’s catalog.

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Library Programs

LGBTQ+ Youth Group Online We welcome teens and young adults to chat in a safe and welcoming environment. Please register in advance for this online meeting, which is held at 6 PM on the first and third Wednesday of each month.

Online Family Book Club On June 24 at 11 AM, we’ll be discussing Pipi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren. Register here to receive the Zoom link.

Local Interest

2020 Census (2020 Census) A friendly reminder that it’s not too late to complete the 2020 Census!

Story Time

Miss Jennifer reads What the Ladybug Heard by Julia Donaldson (Lawrence Library/Facebook)

 

Posted in Pepperell Library, storytime

Lawrence Loves – Issue 7

curbside pickup hours

Curbside service is back! Only Pepperell items are available to request at this time.
There are three ways to place a hold:

  1. You may place a hold through your library account.
  2. You may send an email to lawrence.library.pepperell@gmail.com
  3. You may call us at 978-433-0330

In other news, our Family Book Club is now online! On June 24 at 11 AM, we’ll be discussing Pipi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren. Register here to receive the Zoom link.

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 June 5, 2020.

Books and Education

10 Books That Challenge Racism (Kirkus)

Wowbrary (Wowbrary) Sign up on Wowbrary to receive a weekly update of items added to our catalog.

LGBTQ+

LGBTQ+ Youth Group (Lawrence Library/Facebook) Our LGBTQ+ Youth group is now meeting online! We welcome teens and young adults to chat in a safe and welcoming environment. Register in advance for our next meeting, which is being held on June 17 at 6 PM.

Supporting Black LGBTQ Youth Mental Health (Trevor Project)

Performing Arts

Official Donmar Warehouse’s Coriolanus with Tom Hiddleston (National Theatre/YouTube) From June 4 – June 11 at 2 PM EDT, you’ll be able to stream this intimate performance of Coriolanus, starring Tom Hiddleston.

Story Time

Miss Jennifer reads Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller (Lawrence Library/Facebook)

 

Posted in LGBTQ+, Pepperell Library, storytime

Lawrence Loves – Issue 6

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Sign up at www.bit.ly/LGBTQPep for our LGBTQ+ Youth group

Our LGBTQ+ Youth group is going digital! We welcome teens and young adults to chat with us in a safe and welcoming environment. To sign up, register online. After registering, you will receive an email confirmation containing information about joining the meeting.

In other exciting news, we’ll soon be offering Curbside Pickup again! Stay tuned to our Facebook page and this space for details! 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 29, 2020

Animals and Nature

5 Benefits of Nature Journaling (Tower Hill Botanic Garden)

5 ½ Reasons to Start Your Own Vegetable Garden (Tower Hill Botanic Garden)

Books and Education

LBYR Activities for Kids (Little, Brown and Company)

Wowbrary Sign up at Wowbrary to get a weekly email about the newest books, magazines, and more at our library.

Health

Feeling overwhelmed, lonely, depressed, anxious, or just plain upset? You’re not alone! Be kind to yourself. Our program coordinator, Devon, shares some helpful words in her weekly video post.

Librarians Recruited as COVID-19 Hunters (American Libraries)

Story Time

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

 

Posted in Crafts, Online Resources, Pepperell Library, storytime

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)