There is a lot of uncertainty in 2020, but of all the changes we face one thing has stayed the same – there is a presidential election. Votes will be cast for November 3, 2020 but how does one cast their vote in a pandemic? For Massachusetts voters the answer just got a whole lot… Continue reading Voting: One Less Thing to Worry About
I don’t know about you, but as much as I love cooking, I’m getting a bit tired of it. I know that many people have been ordering for pick-up and delivery, but I’ve still been a little wary of doing so. I might change my mind soon, though. That said, we have made some very… Continue reading Cooking at home? We’ve Got eCookbooks!
How has the stay-at-home advisory altered your routine? Do you bother getting dressed for work? Most days, I’ve been lounging in my pajamas, slacking on my hair and makeup, and snacking at odd hours. I’ve been spending much more time with my husband, which is wonderful, but it means that he sees me without any… Continue reading Poetry in a Pandemic
I have always been intimidated by the idea of baking bread. I'm not sure why, but it's just always seemed too complex for me to want to tackle. Having had lots of time at home lately, and wanting to minimize trips to the grocery store, I decided one day to try to bake a simple loaf. I… Continue reading Baking, Making, and Meditating…
Resources are flying everywhere these days-virtual museum tours, live streaming concerts, etc.. To add to this, if you have children in school, you are probably also getting links to online enrichment learning websites. I don’t know about you, but I am overwhelmed. So to help you, I am going to add another online resource to… Continue reading Kanopy for Adults & Kids
This is probably unsurprising, but since I’ve been home, I’ve been reading. I just started A Paradise Built in Hell by Rebecca Solnit, and it’s a welcome piece of non-fiction as I, along with everybody else, try to adjust to the “new normal” and the heaviness of uncertainty. In the prelude to the book, Solnit… Continue reading Building Community in Times of Uncertainty
Do you want to visit places around the world? Are you looking for ways to enrich education while schools are closed? Maybe you’re just tired of watching Netflix (go check out Kanopy!) and want to just go outside. While that may not be possible or recommended, you can visit a variety of museums, aquariums, zoos,… Continue reading You Can Go Exploring! (While You Stay Home)
As you know, the Library always has displays that focus on a specific topics. We are aware that it might be hard to ask for books on difficult subjects, so we hope these displays will help people find titles they may not feel comfortable asking about. Currently, there is a display of materials focusing on… Continue reading Substance Use Disorder Resources
With all of the press around the coronavirus, antibiotic-resistant superbugs and, of course, the debate about health care, you might be concerned about how to get healthy and stay healthy. Here is a list of some of the more recent health and wellness titles: Biography of Resistance: The Epic Battle Between People and Pathogens by… Continue reading Be Well
For movie lovers, there is no more magical season than this. The Golden Globe Awards and Screen Actors Guild Awards have hosted their parties and declared their winners, and all eyes turn to the Oscars. On Sunday night, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences will host the 92nd Academy Awards, and we'll all… Continue reading But When Can I Borrow It From the Library?