Thursday, December 24, 2009

Second Saturday Movies

The Worthington Library is starting a great new program: Second Saturday Movies. On the second Saturday of each month, at 6:00 pm, we will be showing a movie in the library. We will start with classic movies so if there is something you'd like to see come in and make your wishes known. Look for the posters and collect the bookmarks which will tell you what will be showing. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Worthington Library.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

DriveSharp at the Library

The Worthington Library has received a new brain fitness software called DriveSharp, a series of game-like computer exercises proven to sharpen driving skills, improve reaction time and cut car crash risk by up to 50%. This has been provided by AAA Pioneer Valley and PositScience and is available to up to 25 patrons. The program is available on one of the library's computers or a disc can be checked out and the program installed on a home computer. Internet access and audio is required. The recommended training schedule is 20 minutes long, 3 to 5 days per week. Patrons following the recommended schedule can expect to complete the program in 7 to 10 weeks. Come into the library for more information and improve your driving skills.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Thanks for a great summer!

We had a great summer at the Worthington Library due to you - our patrons! This fall will have a great line-up of features to help you make the most of your library experience. New books are on their way and great online research data bases are being lined up that you can use at the library or from home. Our library Book Club is back on schedule, as well. Read Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and come to discuss the book and hear commentary, criticism and an interview with the author. Our first meeting will be September 24.

One change to our hours will take place beginning September 5. We will be open the following hours:

Tuesdays 3 - 7
Thursdays 10 - noon and 3 - 7
Saturdays 10 - 2

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Two programs on August 13

At 10:30 am, the Worthington Library will hold its annual Connie Dorrington program: Birds of Prey. Tom Ricardi will bring his beautiful birds and teach us all what amazing animals they are. Families are invited to enjoy this wonderful treat.

At 7:00 pm, another treat is in store. Teens and adults are invited to explore Astrology with Chris LaFond. Chris is an experienced Astrologer and Psychic Couselor who works, teaches and lectures regularly on Cape Cod and in the Boston area. He is a certified astrologer by the National Council for Geocosmic Research and has lectured on astrological topics at both local and international conventions. Astrology is one of the oldest esoteric systems of knowledge known to humanity and predates most currently-know methods of divination.

Both programs are part of the Starship Adventure and the Find What's Out There summer reading program. Starship Adventure at Your Library is funded by your local library, the Massachusetts Regional Library Systems and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Mad Science at Summer Reading

This week, on Thursday July 30, the Worthington Library hosts Mad Science - Living in Space. Come by at 10:30 am and join the fun!

Don't forget your reading lists. Read 5 books and receive a coupon for .35 at Corner's Grocery.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Worthington Library hosts Martha Ackmann on the Mercury 13 Astronauts

July 21 at 7 pm, the Worthington Library is honored to present award-winning author, Martha Ackmann, who will speak about her book, The Mercury 13: The True Story of Thirteen Women and the Dream of Space Flight. Dr Ackmann is a member of the Gender Studies Department at Mount Holyoke College who writes about women who have changed America. She is a frequent contributor to many of the nation's newspapers and is a commentator for National Public Radio. A much sought-after speaker, she uses the story of the Mercury 13 as an inspiring study of women's determination and hope. This program is free to the public and is a part of this summer's reading program, Starship Adventure at Your Library.

Starship Adventure at Your Library is funded by the Connie Dorrington Fund, your public library, the Massachusetts Regional Library Systems, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Summer Reading Begins July 16

The Summer Program begins July 16 with Ron Woodland's Making Rockets. Children should sign up at the library and register for great prizes, including Big E tickets and a ticket to see the Lipizzaner Stallions. Once again, we will be offering the "35 for 5" program, with .35 coupons to Corners Grocery. Children's programs will be held on Thursday mornings from 10:30 to 11:30. All are welcome.

Starship Adventure at Your Library is funded by your local library, the Massachusetts Regional Library Systems, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Summer Programs are out of this world!

This summer, the Worthington Library is participating in the state-wide summer reading program, STARSHIP ADVENTURE at Your Library. From rockets to women astronauts, there will be something for everyone -- stay tuned for more details. It's time to sign up, so come on in.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Michael Tougias speaks on the Quabbin

Please join us for this excellent narrated slide presentation about Quabbin Reservoir. The program features the demise of the lost towns flooded to create the Quabbin, the construction of the massive reservoir and how the Quabbin works today. Tougias' slides include before and after images of the lost towns, workers building the dams and aqueduct, the grand opening of the reservoir, wildlife of the Quabbin, unique natural places, and favorite trails and entrance gates. The author will have copies of his books available.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Let's Talk About It: Love and Foregiveness

Worthington Library is honored to host Let's Talk About It: Love and Forgiveness in the Light of Death, a book discussion series sponsored by a grant from the American Library Association and the Fetzer Institute. We were one of 50 libraries to receive this grant. Register at the library, pick up your folder and check out a copy of the next book. Click on the image to enlarge and see the details.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Pastel Workshop on March 28

March 28 from 1:00 - 3:00 the Worthington Library will be hosting award-winning pastel painter Gregory Maichack with The Art of Pastel Painting: Picturing America. All materials are included: pastels, Cason pastel paper, and pastel pencils. Seating may fill quickly so please register soon to reserve your place.
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Worthington Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Magic at the Worthington Library


On March 14 from 10:30 to 11:30, Ed Popielarczyk, popular local magician will be treating kids to a March Magic Show! Come one, come all and be amazed - learn new tricks to amaze your friends and family. Don't miss out; be at the library. This program is supported in part by a grant from the Worthington Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Library updates for the new year

After a long month without internet access due to storm damage, the Worthington Library has finally reconnected - with DSL! Now you can use the library's computers or your own to get on the internet with lightning speed. Come in and try it out. You'll be amazed.

On another note, the library will be closed for repairs from January 20 through 24. We need to replace the beams that hold up the first floor and we need your help! This is an unplanned and costly repair but one which will keep us all safe and sound. Please help by sending a contribution to the Worthington Library, P.O. Box 598, Worthington MA 01098. Note on your envelope, "Hold up the library!"