Note: Saturday hours resume after Labor Day.
Our library is a vital source of information and entertainment. Aside from the latest books, CDs, DVDs and videos, there are Discovery Kits, toys in the Children's Section, free faxing, and copies at $0.10 each! The library subscribes to 22 different magazines and journals. There's free high speed wi-fi for your own laptop, or use one of the five library computers. Through inter-library loan you can get any book, CD or DVD from another library.
You can find out if the book, CD, DVD or video you are looking for is in the Warwick Library or any other Central or Western Massachusetts library by clicking here. You can choose Warwick's library, any other CWMars library or even search all of them.
You can now order books on-line through CWMARS and have them delivered to Warwick. This means that you don't have to call this Library and can request any time of the day. Stop by if you need more information on how this works.
General Library Rules
Policy for the Public Use of the Internet
Last Saturday open is JUNE 17, then Library will be closed Saturdays until after Labor Day.
Come and join us at the Town Hall Thursday, June 29th at 1:30 PM for the Toe Jam Puppet Band and their Interactive Variety Show. This unique musical performance is for all ages. Audience members are encouraged to sing along with Toe Jam as they entertain with original songs and storytelling. Don't miss this exciting program.
The Library is presenting six sessions of a Poetry Workshop from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Town Hall.
Items to borrow - Ukuleles, Watt Meters, Infrared Camera, Digital Projector, Educational Kits, Museum Passes, Digital Camera, Themed Backpacks for Kids, and books, too!
The Library has a reading group that meets the second Wednesday of each month to discuss a book read by all. Books are provided by the Library and a facilitator helps move the discussion along. Stop by the Library for more information.
'Tis the heating season - don't forget the Library has an infrared camera that can show you where you are losing heat in your home. It's easy to use and you may check it out for a week at a time.
Please check with me before you donate books to the Library. Don't leave them in the book drop. We do not take old text books, magazines or other library discards. Hospitals or nursing homes are better bets when looking for homes for books - most people are looking for brand new books at the Library.
There are still passes for attractions that go through the winter - Magic Wings, Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Tower Hill Botanic Gardens.
The Library still sells bags for the Transfer Station - $2.50 for 33 gal. size or $1.50 for 13 gal size.
Massachusetts Library System has a new website for e-books. Visit http://ebooks.masslibsystem.org/ to explore the collection available to you as a Warwick Library patron. Visit the Library if you are interested in accessing this new resource.
We have available New England Trail Maps and Guides for 10 hikes each in Massachusetts and Connecticut. Stop by and borrow this waterproof map and take a hike!
The Library will be warmer this winter because of the help of many volunteers in making winserts for all of the large windows. Special thanks to Janice and Steve Kurkoski for helping to arrange and provide materials for this project and special thanks to Michael Humphries for providing all the frame stock.
Jonathan Haber has donated his video entitled "No Fracking Way" to the Library. For more info on this program, go to FlybyNews.com. It is available for checkout.
On July 23rd Janet Alden and Ann Miner were honored for their combined 50 years of service to the Library as Trustees and Librarian. Photos here.
Don't forget the many passes available for museums and attractions throughout the State - please see the entire list in last month's newsletter or immediately below.
The Library has purchased 7 year-long passes to different museums and attractions. All but 2 provide free admission. Please stop by the Library to learn more about them.
Tower Hill Botanical Gardens - Boylston - Free 2 Adults 2 Children - 4 passes
Historic Deerfield - Deerfield - Free 4 admissions - 2 passes
Magic Wings - So. Deerfield - Free 3 Admissions - 1 pass
Mass MOCA - No. Adams - Free 2 Adults 2 Children - 1 pass
Eric Carle Museum - Amherst - Free 2 Adults 4 Children - 1 pass
State Parks Pass - Free Parking - Admits one car (Provided Free by State)
Fruitlands Museum - Free Pass
Clark Museum - 1 Free Pass
Beginning Monday, January 13 you will need a CWMARS library card to check books out of the Warwick library. If you have a card from another library such as Orange or Northfield these will work just fine. If you don't have one, I will provide you with one. This means that circulation will be through the CWMARS network and you will be able to access your account on line. If you have already filled out a form for a card you may pick these up at the Library. Go to cwmars.org to see what can be accessed and how the website works.
CWMARS Library cards are here. If you don't have a CWMARS card at another library, stop in and fill out an application. Warwick will be switching from in-house circulation to becoming a CWMARS mini-net member. Among other things, this means that you will now need a CWMARS card to check out items at the Library. If you already have a card at one of the other CWMARS libraries, these will work as well. These libraries include Wendell, Orange, Northfield and Athol. Any other CWMARS library will work too.
David Brown has published a book on tracking to go along with waterproof tracking cards that he has sold for many years. The book is available for loan at the Library thanks to David's generous donation. Cards and book may be purchased on Amazon and through the publisher.
The Library has purchased a single serve coffee maker so that you may enjoy a hot cup of regular or decaf at any time - not just Saturday. Tea is also available. Bring your laptop or other electronic devices and enjoy the fast connection that the Library affords.
I am looking for some ideas for workshops for the coming months - Are there any types of programs you might be interested in? There are painting workshops and all types of informational programs. Stop by and let me know what you want.
The Library now has several courses on DVD: Major Transitions in Evolution, Understanding the Universe: An Introduction to Astronomy, The Nature of Earth: An Introduction to Geology and Understanding the World's Greatest Structures. Each course has DVDs, course book and transcripts of the lectures.
If you have any suggestions for new music for the Wallace Music collection, please let me know. The music cds are constantly going out, so I would like to know what else you would like to see added to the collection.
The Library has purchased 2 laptops to accommodate everyone who wants to be online.
Did you know that you can send faxes for free from the library? Buy trash bags? Access the Internet on your computer or the Library's? Make copies for 10 cents? Borrow a camera or a Kill-a-Watt meter? Play with lots of neat toys? Borrow videos and CDs? Sit in a comfortable chair and read? It's a great place to spend an afternoon.
There are 5,265 library transactions every second world wide.
The Library has purchased a Kindle and a Nook tablet so that you can try a reader out before you get one of your own. Stop by for a demo.
The Library is the recipient of a grant from National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Assoc. for "We the People Bookshelf". This collection of books range from picture books to comprehensive histories. These books "will give young readers the chance to experience vividly some places, people, and stories in American history and culture."
Have you always wanted to learn how to play a musical instrument? The Library has two ukeleles and videos to go along with them. There are new materials arriving all the time. Stop by and see what's new.
A small Warwickian enjoys the children's section
Jim McRae tries out one of the ukuleles
New books include: Anything is Possible by Strout, Fallout by Paretsky, Hillbilly Elegy by Vance, Keeper of Lost Things by Hogan, Stars are Fire by Shreve, Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by See, We Were the Lucky Ones by Hunter, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Tyaon, Book of Joy by Dalai Lama and Tutu, Crossing by Miller, Fix by Baldacci, Book of Summer by Gable, Marriage Lie by Belle, Map Thief by Blanding, Good Omens by Pratchett & Gaiman, Snow Child by Ivey, Forest Trees of Massachusetts, Dry by Harper, Sleepwalker by Bojalian, Hidden Figures by Setterly, The Day the World Came to Town by DeFede, Swingtime by Smith, Unfamiliar Fishes by Vowell, No Man's Land by Baldacci, Crosstalk by Willis, The Chemist by Meyer, Bad Ass Librarians of Timbuktu by Hammer, Pretty Birds by Simon, The Whole Town's Talking by Flagg, Night School by Sanford, The Heart is a Nursery for Hope by Reardon, Bookshop on the Corner by Colgan, Book of Mysteries by Cahn, Presumption of Guilt by Mayor, Unseen World by Moore, All Is Not Forgotten by Walker, Before the Fall by Hawley, Black Widow by Silva, Here Comes the Sun by Dennis-Benn, House by the Lake by Carey, Lilac Girls by Kelly, The Useful Book 201: Life Skills by Bowers, The Last Mile by Baldacci, When Breath Becomes Air by Brundage, Lab Girl by Jahren, Redemption Road by Hart, Gone With the Mind by Leyner, Everybody's Fool by Russo, The Rainbow Comes and Goes by Cooper (Book on CD), At the Edge of the Orchard by Chevalier, Baby Birds by Zickefoose, Fool Me Once by Coben, Girls Guide to Moving On by Macomber, Iris and Ruby by Thomas, River Road by Goodman, Story of the Lost Child by Ferrante, Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay by Ferrante, Titans by Meacham, Waters of Eternal Youth by Leon, Millers Valley by Quindlan, The Summer Before the War by Simonson, Until We Are Free by Ebadi, Work Like Any Other by Reeves, Death of a Nurse by Beaton, Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of Your Fist by Yapa, After the Crash by Bussi, Crossing by Connelly, Destiny and Power Geo. H.W. Bush, by Meacham, Guilty by Baldacci, How to Make Your Money Last by Quinn, Japanese Lover by Allende, My Name is Lucy Barton by Strout, This is Your Life Harriet Chance by Evison, Fates and Furies by Groff, Saturn Run by Sandford, The Woman who Walked in Sunshine by McCall-Smith, Diamond Caper by Mayle, After the Parade by Ostlund, Some Luck by Smiley, Court Martial of Paul Revere by Greenburg, Who Do You Love? by Weiner, Second-hand Souls by Moore, Diamond Caper by Mayle, Beyond words by Safina, 2 Years... by Rushdie, After the Parade by Ostlund, Fear of Dying by Jong, The Company She Kept by Mayor, A Window Opens by Egan, Villa America by Klaussmann, Gold, Fame, Citrus by Watkins, Make me by Child, Bell Weather by Mahoney, Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Chast, Circling the Sun by McLain, Everything Under the Heavens by Stabenow, Go Set a Watchman by Lee, Library at Mt. Char by Hawkins, My Grandmother Asked me to Tell You She's Sorry by Backman, Wright Brothers by McCullough, Don't Go Home by Hart, Dream Lover by Berg, Fixer by Finder, Golden Son by Brown, Guest Cottage by Thayer, On the Move: A Life by Sacks, Red Rising by Brown, The Theft of Memory: Losing My Father by Kozol, Unforgettable by Simon, Buried Giant by Ishiguro, Color of Water by McBride, Crossover by Alexander, Death of a Liar by Beaton, Girl on the Train by Hawkins, Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessey by Joyce, Toured to Death by Conrad, Oldest Living Things in the World by Sussman, The Miniaturist by Burton, Destroyer Angel by Barr, Boston Girl by Diamant, Pleasure and a Calling by Hogan, Moriarty by Horowitz, Even This I get to Experience by Lear, Rooms by Oliver, Central Massachusetts Perspectives by Burk, The Rosie Project by Simsion, First Frost by Allen, The Nightingale by Hannah, West of Sunset by O'Nan, The Dress Shop of Dreams by Van Praag, Being Mortal by Gawande, Big Crowd by Baker, Everything I Never Told You by Ng, Gray Mountain by Grisham, Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe by McCall-Smith, Hawley Book of the Dead by Szarlan, In The Kingdom of Ice by Sides, Lobster Kings by Zentner, Price of Inheritance by Tanabe, Station 11 by Mandel, Zone of Interest by Amis, Us by Nicholls, Silent Sister by Chamberlain, Revival by King, Remedy for Love by Roorbach, The Martian by Weir, The Life We Bury by Eskens, Broadchurch by Kelly, Edge of eternity by Follett, It Won't Always be This Great by Mehlman, Personal by Child, Proof Positive by Mayor, Raising Boy Readers by Sullivan, Still Life With Breadcrumbs by Quindlen, Beginning of Everything by Schneider, Bone Clocks by Mitchell, Electric City by Rosner, Lila by Robinson, Somewhere Safe With Somebody Good by Karon, A Wolf Called Romeo by Jans, Real Santa by Hazelgrove, Truth be Told by Ryan, Frozen Dead by Minier, Unwilling Accomplice by Todd, Matchmaker by Hillderbrand, Book of Life by Harkness, Hundred Year House by Makkai, Hurricane Sisters by Frank, Long Time Gone by White, Man Called Ove by Backman, Robert B Parker's Cheap Shot by Atkins, Silkworm by Galbraith, Vertigo 42 by Grimes, Wayfaring Stranger by Burke, Written in my Own Heart's Blood by Gabaldon, One Plus One by Moyes, Ashford Affair by Willig, Blackberry Winter by Jio, Bookman's Tale by Lovett, City of Heavenly Fire by Clare, Connecticut River Boating Guide, Explorers Guide to Maine, Off the Beaten Path Vermont, Fever Tree by McVeigh, Mimi Malloy, at Last by MacDonnell, Orphans of Race Point by Francis, Snow in May by Melnik, Telling the Bees by Hesketh, When We Were the Kennedys by Wood, Capital in the 21st Century by Picketty, Divide by Taibbi, Love Songs From a Shallow Grave by Cotterill, Missing You by Coben, Way of Kings by Sandserson, Words of Radiance by Sanderson, Axe Factory by Cotterill, Chestnut St. by Binchy, Monuments Men by Edsel, Transhuman by Bova, Ruin Falls by Michman, Golden State by Richmond, Winter People by McMahon, Darkling Sea by Cambias, Through the Evil Days by Spencer-Fleming, Fly Away by Hannah.
New Children's Books include: Bear's Sea Escape, If: A Mindbending New Way of Looking, Little Elliot: Big City, The Book With No Pictures, Horton and the Kwuggerbug, Minecraft Construction Handbook, The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Angleberger, There's Going to be a Baby by Burningham, Ubiquitous by Sidman, Walls Within Walls by Sherry, One Crazy Summer by Williams-Garcia.
Educational Courses: Major Transitions in Evolution, Understanding the Universe: An Introduction to Astronomy, The Nature of Earth: An Introduction to Geology and Understanding the World's Greatest Structures. Each course has DVDs, course book and transcripts of the lectures.
New books on CD include: Dead Wake by Larson, Full Life: Reflections at 90 by Carter, Girl in the Spider's Web by Lagercrantz, Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Albom, Mom & Me & Mom by Angelou, The Mayflower by Philbrick, Endurance by Lansing, The Notorious RBG: Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Deep Down Dark: the Chilean Mine Miracle, Big Magic by Gilbert, Rogue Lawyer by Grisham, The Girl on the Train, The Rosie Project, What Alice Forgot, Descent, Boston Girl, Daring Greatly, D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myth, Guilt, Notorious 19, Fodors All-Audio French, Fodors All-Audio Spanish, Shepherds Abiding, Odd Thomas, Criminal by Slaughter, Born in Death by Robb, The Age of Miracles by Walker, The Next Best Thing by Werner, The Third Gate by Child, Death of a Gentle Lady by Beaton, Fear Index by Harris, Breakdown by Paretsky, The Vault by Rendell, As the Pig Turns by Beaton, Drift by Maddow, Breakdown by Paretsky, Mistaken Identity by VanRyn, Slipstream by Raitt, Little Broken Hearts by Jones, The Glass Castle by Walls, Beowulf by Heaney, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe, Paper Airplane by Alison Krause, Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Simonson, Cutting for Stone by Verghese, Bossypants by Fey, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Skloo, Autobiography of Mark Twain, Cleopatra: A Life, Unbroken, Colonel Roosevelt and I Still Dream About You.
New CDs include: Silver Lining - Tony Bennett, Introducing Darlene Love, Till Tomorrow - Dougie MacLean, Wildewoman by Lucius, The River and the Thread by Cash, Iron & Wine: Around the Well, Lang Lang - Liszt My Piano Hero, Map of the Floating City - Dolby.
New magazines include: Mother Earth News, Art New England and Writers' Digest.
New DVDs include: Lion, A Monster Calls, Moana, La La Land, Rogue 1, Hidden Figures, The BFG, Sully, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Black Books season 1-3, Star Trek Beyond, The Secret Life of Pets, Bad Moms, Jason Bourne, Deadpool, The Shallows, 10th Kingdom, Jungle Book, Ghostbusters: Answer the Call, Me Before You, Joy, The Lady in the Van, Concussion, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Revenant, Brooklyn, Spotlight, Game of Thrones 5, Good Dinosaur, Room, The Big Short, Star Wars IV, V, VI in DVD and Blu-ray, The Intern, Pan, The Martian, Ant Man, Life narrated by Oprah Winfrey, Grimm Season 4, Inside Out, Tomorrowland, Jurassic World, Mad Max: Fury Road, Mr. Turner, The Woman in Gold, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Song of the Sea, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, Hobbit: Battle of 5 Armies, Interstellar, Unbroken, Imitation Game, Wild, Into the Woods, The Theory of Everything, Oliver Kitteredge, Game of Thrones Season 4, Grimm Season 3, Downton Abbey Season 5, The Judge, Boyhood, 100 Foot Journey, Malificent, Guardians of the Galaxy, Begin Again, The Wind Rises, The Giver, Heaven is for Real, Divergent, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, 12 Years a Slave, Dallas Buyers Club, The Book Thief, Nebraska, Oblivion, Captain Phillips, All is Lost, Before Midnight, Blue Jasmine, The Butler, What About Bob?, Argo, Skyfall, Life of Pi, Zero Dark Thirty, The Hobbit, Secret World of Arietty, Sherlock season 1 & 2, Downton Abbey season 3, Hope Springs, Call the Midwife, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Lucky One, Madagascar III, Brave, Hysteria, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Rio, Mirror, Mirror, Happy Feet 2, The Big Miracle, The Artist, John Carter, Man on a Ledge, Safe House, Act of Valor, Frozen Planet, Albert Nobbs, Captain America, Farscape 4 Seasons, Glee 1st Season, Inception, Downton Abbey Season 2, Burlesque, Get Him to the Greek, Bridesmaids.
Other recent CDs, DVDs and books:
CDs: Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, In the Blood by Unger, Boston Girl by Diamant, Spool of Blue Thread by Tyler, Burning Room by Connelly, The Harrow and the Harvest by Gillian Welch, Mi Bossa Nova by Carmen Cuesta, 21 by Adele, King of Limbs by Radioihead, Rave on Buddy Holly by Var. artists, Love Peace Ukulele by Jake Shimabukuro, City of Refuge by Abigail Washburn, La Noise - Neil Young, Nashville - Simon Burke, Greatest Hits - Fats Waller, Bert & I On Stage - Marshall Dodge, My World 2.0 - Justin Bieber, A Year Without Rain - Selena Gomez, Dreamland - Madeline Peyroux, The River in Reverse - Elvis Costello and Alan Toussaint, Songs of the Grateful Dead - Jesse McReynolds, You Are Not Alone - Mavis Staples, Clapton - Eric Clapton, Radio Disney Jams 12, Camp Rock 2 : The Final Jam, Leave Your Sleep - Natalie Merchant, Emotion and Commotion - Jeff Beck, VOCABuLaries - Bobby McFerrin, Miles from India - Miles Davis, Astral Weeks by Van Morrison, Performing This Week - Jeff Beck, Easy Come, Easy Go - Marianne Faithful, Electric Arguments by Paul McCartney & Youth, Music for 18 Musicians by Reich, Please Don't Eat the Fiddleheads by Darrow, Head Hunters by Hancock, The Works by Brooke, Day After Tomorrow by Joan Baez, Two Men with the Blues by Marsalis and Nelson, Keep it Simple by Van Morrison, Harps and Angels by Randy Newman, Experience 101 for children by Sweet Honey in the Rock.
DVDs: Water for Elephants, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 2, Mr. Popper's Penguins, The Help, Cowboys and Aliens, Sarah's Key, The Debt, The Dolphin's Tail, Midnight in Paris, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Cars 2, Water For Elephants, I Am Number 4, Arrested Development - The Complete Series, Rango, Gnomeo and Juliet, Lincoln Lawyer, Blazing Saddles 30th Anniversary, Back To The Future Trilogy, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Where the Rivers Flow North, Foyle's War set 5 & 6, American Grafitti, Clockwork Orange, True Grit, Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Just Go With It, Man With a Plan, Vermont is for Lovers, Nosey Parker, Black Swan, Inside Job, Coco Before Chanel, The King's Speech, The Power of Myth, Megamind, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, Downton Abbey, Secretariat, Stardust, The Social Network, The Town, Despicable Me, Legend of the Guardians, Imax: Under the Sea, A Fish Called Wanda, Tremors, Grownups, Charlie St. Cloud, Ramona and Beezus, Toy Story 3, and How to Train Your Dragon, Glee: Season 1, Mad Men: Season 3, Avatar, Twilight: New Moon, The Blind Side, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Princess and the Frog, Ponyo, Where the Wild Things Are, The Informant, Up in the Air, Bucket List, Adam, Time Traveler's Wife, Michael Jackson: This Is It!, The Burning Plain, The Boys Are Back, A Serious Man, Julie and Julia, Night in the Museum: Battle for the Smithsonian, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
Children's Books: The Baby in the Hat, Lucy and the Bully, Amazing Peace: A Christmas Poem, Cool Collage, Taj Mahal, One, Last Night, There's Nothing to on Mars, and Welcome to the Zoo.
Books: Slash and Burn by Cotterill, Forgotten Affairs of Youth by McCall-Smith, Scottish Prisoner by Gabaldon, 11-22-63 by King, Three Day Town by Maron, The Best of Me by Sparks, Christmas Mourning by Maron, Bear Down, Bear North by Moustakis, City of Whispers by Muller, Tag Man by Mayor, V is for Vengeance by Grafton, Taker by Katsu, We Meant Well by Van Buren, Flowering Judas by Haddam, Rebecca by DuMaurier, Bulls Island by Frank, Burnt Mountain by Siddons, Killed at the Whim of a Hat by Cotterill, Ringer, by Wiprud, One Summer by Baldacci, Game of Thrones series by Martin, Maine by Sullivan, Now you see her by Patterson, Heat wave by Thayer, Bayou Trilogy by Woodrell, I Am Number 4 by Lore, The Power of 6 by Lore, Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin by Trillin, Rodin's Debutante by Just, Sanctus by Toyne, Unlikely Friendships by Holland, One Dog Night by Rosenfelt, A Trick of the Light by Penny, How the States Got Their Shapes by Stein, The Bone Garden by Gerritsen, The People's Pharmacy by Graedon, Tough Customer by Brown, Dance With Dragons by Martin, Double Death on the Black Isle by Scott, Emperor of All Maladies by Mukherjee, Fall From Pride by Harper, Feast Day of Fools by Burke, Flash and Bones by Reichs, Lost Memory of Skin by Banks, Nightwoods by Frazier, Northwest Angle by Krueger, Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend by Orlean, Shock Wave by Sandford, Son of Stone by Woods, Surrogate by Carver, Wrong Man Running by Hruska, Reamde by Stephenson, Night Strangers by Bohjalian, Touch by Wallace, Affair by Childback to top of page