Showing posts with label book. Show all posts
Showing posts with label book. Show all posts

Thursday, June 10, 2021

FM #559 - Don Wilding talks "Shipwrecks of Cape Cod" - 06/01/21 (audio)

This session of the radio show shares my conversation with Franklin resident and author Don Wilding. We had our conversation outdoors, on the Town Common, albeit with some traffic and a gentle breeze. We were able to remove the sounds of the one truck that interfered. We had a pleasant talk about Don’s story, living in different parts of the Hockomock League area and now here in Franklin. 


It was exciting to be in person, my second time for a recording this year. We get into Don’s recent book: Shipwrecks of Cape Cod. He is out on a lecture circuit of sorts with a presentation on this book. 


The recording runs about 33 minutes, so let’s listen to my conversation with Don Wilding


Audio file = https://player.captivate.fm/episode/d9d1ec1a-fcbe-4527-9c85-e09fe9d3fb87



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Don Wilding’s page -> https://www.dwcapecod.com/ 


Shipwrecks of Cape Cod -> https://www.dwcapecod.com/books-articles 


Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/donwildingscapecod/ 



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Steve Sherlock (left) Don Wilding (right) on the Town Common
Steve Sherlock (left) Don Wilding (right) on the Town Common

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Library of Congress: 2021 National Book Festival - September 2021


Create your National Book Festival Experience over 10 Days in Multiple Formats

Library of Congress: 2021 National Book Festival - September 2021

The 2021 Library of Congress National Book Festival will invite audiences to create their own festival experiences from programs in a range of formats and an expanded schedule over 10 days from Sept. 17 through Sept. 26. The spectacular lineup includes authors, poets and illustrators from America and around the world.

Subscribe to the festival blog here for updates on plans for the festival.

Click here for more information  https://www.loc.gov/item/prn-21-027/create-your-national-book-festival-experience-over-10-days-in-multiple-formats/2021-06-07/

Friday, April 23, 2021

"Shipwrecks of Cape Cod: Stories of Triumph & Tragedy" - Apr 27

Franklin resident Don Wilding will be presenting a talk on his new book, "Shipwrecks of Cape Cod: Stories of Triumph & Tragedy" Tuesday night (April 27) at 7 PM. Presented by the Foxborough Historical Society & Foxboro Cable Access.


"Shipwrecks of Cape Cod: Stories of Triumph & Tragedy" - Apr 27
"Shipwrecks of Cape Cod: Stories of Triumph & Tragedy" - Apr 27



Saturday, March 20, 2021

Franklin Pubic Library: Upcoming Programs for Adults

"THE NEW NORMAL NEW ENGLAND ROAD TRIP" with Ted Reinstein, Monday, March 22, 7:00 PM

During a challenging time when most people are limiting their travel, this talk takes folks along on a rollicking ride around New England—all in just one hour, and all from the comfort of their own home.

Author of three books about New England and longtime "Chronicle" reporter Ted Reinstein is your tour guide as you go from Maine to Rhode Island, Mt. Washington to Mt. Mansfield, and Berkshire foliage to Fenway Park.

But Ted's 20-plus years of reporting and telling stories from all over New England means this is not your average bus tour. Prepare to meet colorful characters who've done the darndest things, learn odd facts about familiar places, and of course—this being a Ted talk—expect to visit at least a few fabulous classic diners. (Spoiler alert: Ted reveals where to find THE best clam chowdah in America—and it's right here in New England!)

Ted will take Questions following the talk. To register, please visit https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYtfu6rrzojGNAw2rYlGDcUpDOvIvJJPlIJ .


Franklin Public Library Book Club, Tuesday, March 23, 7:00 PM

The book for discussion is The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern.

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des RĂªves, and it is only open at night.

But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway--a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love--a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands.

True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus per­formers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.

Written in rich, seductive prose, this spell-casting novel is a feast for the senses and the heart.

To reserve a copy of the book or for more information, please contact Assistant Library Director Kim Shipala at kshipala@minlib.net . To register, please visit https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsf-yrrDIuGNZUG2MU5BiraLtGa3dGaFib


Women in Music Series: Folk, Americana, and Blues presented by Kirsten Thien, Wednesday, March 24, 7:00 PM

A fun and informative live music program about the impact of women on music in America. From their musical contributions to their struggle for equal pay and recognition, Kirsten starts with the early innovators and pioneers, working up to contemporary stars of today and sharing some of her personal journey as a professional touring and recording musician. Part concert, part history, part folklore, Kirsten is accompanied by Eric Boyd on bass and guitar for this one hour program.

To register, please visit https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwvcuyuqjwtG9ZJ7gb35sHllXcdFlwmjDfk .


Franklin Pubic Library: Upcoming Programs for Adults
Franklin Pubic Library: Upcoming Programs for Adults


Saturday, January 30, 2021

Franklin Public Library: February 2021 - News & Events

Franklin Public Library February 2021 News & Events

Library News

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Franklin Public Library is currently closed to the public. Curbside Pickup is available Monday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the vestibule of the entrance at the top of the parking lot ramp. Library Staff are available by phone (508-520-4941) and email (frkill@minlib.net) Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday hours are not available at this time.

The Library will be closed and Curbside Pickup will not be available on Monday, February 15 for Presidents Day.

No donations are being accepted at this time. Please do not place them in the return bins or outside the building.

Friends of the Franklin Library

Library staff would like to thank the Friends of the Franklin Library for their incredibly generous donation of $4000 to the Library. This gift will be used to fund programming for children, teens, and adults.

New Materials

Check out the list of new books, movies, and music added to the Library's collection in the last month!

https://www.franklinma.gov/franklin-public-library/pages/new-materials

Curbside Printing

The Franklin Public Library is now offering Curbside Printing! Send your document as an email attachment to the following email address: frkill@minlib.net .

In the email subject line, in all caps, type: CURBSIDE PRINTING

  • Can only be printed on 8.5 x 11 or 8.5 x 14 inch paper
  • Can only be printed in black and white
  • Must be ten pages or less
  • Limit of one print job per week
  • Must be Microsoft Office compatible or standard PDF format
  • Single sided pages only
  • For Franklin residents only
  • You will receive an email when your document is ready for pick up
  • This is a free service

Staff members cannot alter your print job in any way prior to printing. Please carefully check the print preview option on your computer or personal device before submitting our document.

Privacy information: Please do not send print jobs that contain private or sensitive information. Your document will be placed in an envelope, but it will be left for pickup in the Curbside Pickup area – this area is open to the general public.

Have some questions about this service? Send an email to frkill@minlib.net . In the subject line, type CURBSIDE PRINTING QUESTION.

Book & Movie Bundles for Kids and Adults

Miss browsing the stacks? Looking for some book or movie recommendations? Help is here! Introducing Book & Movie Bundles! Fill out a form indicating your preferences, and Library staff will customize a bundle of five items just for you. Once your bundle is ready, you will receive an email that it is available in our Curbside Pickup area. To get started, visit the Franklin Public Library's website https://www.franklinma.gov/franklin-public-library/pages/book-movie-bundles .

Programs for Children and Teens

Weekly Virtual Events for Kids!

Wake Up Wiggles! Mondays @10:30AM on Facebook Live!

Virtual Dungeons & Dragons! Mondays @3:30PM

email mgousie@minlib.net for more details!

Zoom Tummy Time for Babies! Tuesdays @9:30AM

          email Miss Caleigh at ckeating@minlib.net to register for Tummy Time!

Zoom Toe Tapping Tuesdays! (Super Silly Dance Class for Ages 2+!) Tuesdays @4:00PM

          email Miss Bree at bcomeau@minlib.net to register for Cool Cruisers!

Bookworm Bounce! Thursdays @4:00PM on Facebook Live!

Virtual Dungeons & Dragons! Mondays @ 3:30PM

Kids Ages 7-15! Join us each week for virtual D&D on Roll20.net! Then join a community of gamers for fun on FPL's own Discord Server! "Chairs" are open for New Players and Dungeon Masters are always in demand! Email mgousie@minlib.net for more details!

Teen Advisory Board, 2nd Wednesday of the Month on Zoom @6:30PM!

Teens! Want to get involved at the library from a distance? Join us as we plan teen-centric events, book displays, revamp our website and more! The perfect way to earn community service hours remotely! Email ckeating@minlib.net to get involved!

Girls Who Code!

Grades 3-5 Friday Feb. 5th & 19th @ 3:00PMGirls Who Code

A Coding club for grades 3-5. We are bringing back G.W.C. at the Franklin Public Library! Learn to Code, Join a community, and Share your passions. All kids interested are welcome! Email mgousie@minlib.net for more details!

 

Grades 6-12 Friday Feb. 5th & 19th @ 4:00PM

A Coding club for grades 6-12. We are bringing back G.W.C. at the Franklin Public Library! Learn to Code, Join a community, and Share your passions. All teens interested are welcome! Email mgousie@minlib.net for more details!

 

Special Programs for Families

Take and Make: Chinese New Year Dragon Puppets!Take and make dragon puppets

Starting Saturday, February 1st, stop by the library between 10:00am-7:00pm and call the children's room (508-520-4941 ext. 2) to pick up your very own Dragon Puppet Kit! Kits include supplies and instructions for making a charming Dragon Puppet to celebrate Chinese New Year! This year is the Year of the Ox! SUPPLIES ARE LIMITED! Dragon Puppet Kits will be distributed on a first come first serve basis!

 

Black History Month Book Bingo!Black History Month Bingo

Celebrate Black History Month with a special reading challenge! We've got a special BINGO board with reading prompts relating to Black historical figure, authors and illustrators!  Complete BINGO in any direction in order to receive a prize! Special prizes will be available for anyone who completes their entire board! Find the Bingo Board in the library vestibule or on our website starting February 1st, and email your titles to ckeating@minlib.net! All entries must be received by Sunday, February 28th!

 

Zoom Cooking Class for families with Miss Sandhya! Saturday February 13th, 1:00PMZoom Cooking Class for Kids

Join Miss Sandhya of Sandhya's Kitchen for a special zoom cooking class for kids and their grown-ups! To register for the class and receive the zoom link, email Caleigh at ckeating@minlib.net!

 

 

 

 

Take and Make: Slime!Take and make Slime Kits

Starting Saturday, February 13th, stop by the library between 10:00am-7:30pm and call the children's room (508-520-4941 ext. 2) to pick up your very own Slime Making Kit! Kits include supplies and instructions for making your very own slime, with glue and liquid starch! The perfect vacation week craft! SUPPLIES ARE LIMITED! Slime Kits will be distributed on a first come first serve basis!

 

February StoryWalk at DelCarte Reservation!February Story Walk

Starting Saturday, February 13th, the Franklin Recreation Department and the Franklin Public Library are teaming up again for a cozy StoryWalk on the trail! The StoryWalk will be up until mid-March, so you have plenty of time to enjoy the story, while social distancing!

 

 

Teen Zoom Murder Mystery Party! Wednesday, February 17th @6:00PM

Teens! Join us on Zoom for a teen-centric virtual soiree, as we celebrate February vacation week with a 1920s, Gatsby themed interactive mystery! To register and receive the zoom link, please email ckeating@minlib.net!

Make with Miss Mitzi Craft Class: Hand Warmers! Saturday February 27th, 1:00PM

Join Miss Mitzi for a special zoom crafting class! She will be teaching us how to sew our own heart-shaped hand warmers! To register for the class and receive the zoom link, email Mitzi at mgousie@minlib.net!

Adults

Love in All its Forms: A Valentine's Reading and Performance, Wednesday, February 10, 7:00 p.m.Love in all its forms

Love in All its Forms will feature four local authors reading and performing original works spanning literally all forms of love: gay, straight, undecided, male, female, cringe-inducing, heart-warming, humorous, pathetic, vanilla and not-so-much, millennial and middle-aged, romantic and platonic.

The New England Indie Authors Collective will present their latest work on the modern state of love. The Zoom event will include time for a Q&A. Authors will include Jenny Pivor, Judah Leblang, Jason M. Rubin, and Randy Ross. To register, please visit https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUqf-yvqDopHNGUcKO_rtyzEOrzgSC... .

 

Roots of Black Music in America presented by Karlus Trapp, Wednesday, February 17, 7:00 p.m.

The Roots of Black Music in America

Karlus Trapp's delightful, educational, and entertaining presentation "The Roots of Black Music in America" is a 100 year journey back through time to hear, experience anew, and learn about the music of America's black musical giants. It is a joyful show that encourages and comes alive through audience participation and interaction with singing, dancing, call and response and percussion playing. Please be warned: If you view this show, you may find yourself uncontrollably smiling, singing or humming for hours afterward.

To register for this Zoom program, please visit https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUudO-uqzMsHNKi6AUaGVu1mkziEz0... .

Take-And-Make Craft for Adults: Embroidery Kit

Embroidery Kits

In a collaboration with the Franklin Mill Store, the Franklin Public Library is now offering Take-And-Make craft kits for adults! The project for January is embroidery kits. The embroidery kits include everything you need to create your own hand embroidered hoop. The pattern design is pre-printed on 100% cotton fabric, so there's no need for transferring or tracing. Just pop the fabric in the hoop, thread your needle, and start stitching!
These make easy and wonderful gifts. Embroidery is a great way to slow down, get cozy, and get crafty. Each kit contains: pre-printed (in color) fabric pattern, coordinating embroidery floss, needle, wooden hoop(s), full color card with image on front and stitching notes on back, a 'getting started with hand embroidery' guide and instructional how-to for basic stitches. The finished design is sized to fit nicely in a 6" hoop.

Kits are available to the first 35 Franklin residents to register, and will be placed in Curbside Pickup. To register, please contact Assistant Library Director Kim Shipala at 508-520-4941, or email kshipala@minlib.net .

 

Franklin Public Library Book Club, Tuesday, February 23, 7:00 p.m.

Book Club

The book for discussion is Such a Fun Age, by Kiley Reid.

Alix Chamberlain is a woman who gets what she wants and has made a living, with her confidence-driven brand, showing other women how to do the same. So she is shocked when her babysitter, Emira Tucker, is confronted while watching the Chamberlains' toddler one night, walking the aisles of their local high-end supermarket. The store's security guard, seeing a young black woman out late with a white child, accuses Emira of kidnapping two-year-old Briar. A small crowd gathers, a bystander films everything, and Emira is furious and humiliated. Alix resolves to make things right. But Emira herself is aimless, broke, and wary of Alix's desire to help. At twenty-five, she is about to lose her health insurance and has no idea what to do with her life. When the video of Emira unearths someone from Alix's past, both women find themselves on a crash course that will upend everything they think they know about themselves, and each other. With empathy and piercing social commentary, Such a Fun Age explores the stickiness of transactional relationships, what it means to make someone "family," the complicated reality of being a grown up, and the consequences of doing the right thing for the wrong reason.

To reserve a copy of the book or for more information, please contact Assistant Library Director Kim Shipala at kshipala@minlib.net . To register, please visit https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsf-yrrDIuGNZUG2MU5BiraLtGa3d... .

 

Online Resources

Even though we are closed to the public, the Library still has so much to offer! Here are updates and information regarding the Library's services during this closure:

Shared from the Town of Franklin page

Thursday, January 28, 2021

New Book Announcement | Boston Made

Announcing Our New Book

Boston Made: From Revolution to Robotics, Innovations That Changed the World

New Book Announcement | Boston Made

I want to share my excitement at finally publishing our book revealing Boston as one of the most prolific innovation centers in the world for more than four centuries. Built on 20 years of research by my co-author, Dr. Bob Krim, along with my insights from writing about the Massachusetts tech scene for many years, you will find this to be a fun and enlightening book that will change how you think about our region! 

 

Boston Made: From Revolution to Robotics, Innovations that Changed the World

 

Publication:  February 23, 2021, from Imagine Publishing, an affiliate of Penguin Random House.

Learn more about the book and reserve your copy: www.BostonMadeBook.com.

 

As a friend, family member, or business associate, I hope you will consider purchasing the book or sharing this email with anyone you think might be interested!

 

Best Regards,

Alan Earls

  

Below is just one of the Boston innovation stories we cover in the book.

A Boston Made Innovation:
Basketball turns 130 years old

Hoops – the globally popular game of basketball was invented and first played in Massachusetts in 1891. Athletic coach James Naismith was given two weeks by his boss to invent an indoor game where football playing teens wouldn't hit each other – "not rough"- when kept indoors by wintery weather. Naismith did it and basketball was born.


Monday, January 4, 2021

"an invitation not to mistake difference for defect"

Maria Popova (@brainpicker) tweeted on Sat, Jan 02, 2021
"I have written a children's book. It is a true story — a love story, a science story, a story about the poetry of existence, about time and chance, genetics and gender, evolution and infinity, about diversity as nature's wellspring of resilience and beauty"
"Great children’s books move young hearts, yes, but they also move the great common heart that beats in the chest of humanity by articulating in the language of children, which is the language of simplicity and absolute sincerity, the elemental truths of being: what it means to love, what it means to be mortal, what it means to live with our fragilities and our frissons. As such, children’s books are miniature works of philosophy, works of wonder and wonderment that bypass our ordinary resistances and our cerebral modes of understanding, entering the backdoor of consciousness with their soft, surefooted gait to remind us who and what we are."

Direct link to Maria's book announcement:  https://t.co/Q8NTUxqEZN

For those on Twitter, Maria is one whom I recommend to follow as being a valid source of a wealth of worthy info.

One of the several illustrations graciously shared by Maria in her announcement. Illustrations by "the uncommonly talented and sensitive Ping Zhu
One of the several illustrations graciously shared by Maria in her announcement. Illustrations by "the uncommonly talented and sensitive Ping Zhu