Evening Book Group

Join us on Monday, June 13 at 7PM in the Meeting Room as we discuss The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown. Copies of the book are still available.

 

It was an unlikely quest from the start. With a team composed of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew team was never expected to defeat the elite teams of the East Coast and Great Britain, yet they did, going on to shock the world by defeating the German team rowing for Adolf Hitler.

The emotional heart of the tale lies with Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, who rows not only to regain his shattered self-regard but also to find a real place for himself in the world. Drawing on the boys’ own journals and vivid memories of a once-in-a-lifetime shared dream, Brown has created an unforgettable portrait of an era, a celebration of a remarkable achievement, and a chronicle of one extraordinary young man’s personal quest.

For more information about the Evening Book Group, click here!

Color Bliss: Coloring Lab and Playspace for Grown-Ups

This is not your preschooler’s coloring workshop! Test drive different materials for coloring : colored pencils, markers, watercolor pens, and different kinds of papers.

Drop-in any time on Wednesday, May 25 between 6pm and 7pm: we’ll provide everything you’ll need for a colorful, relaxing experience.

Free drop-in program! Pre-Registration is appreciated but not required.
Please call the library (978-352-5728) or come in to sign up.

Georgetown High School Yearbooks

Thanks to the Boston Public Library we now offer access to fully searchable digital versions of most Georgetown High School yearbooks, beginning in 1956 and running through 2014. Find them at the Internet Archive.

We are missing one year (1974). If you happen to have a copy and would be willing to lend it so we can get it digitized that would be most appreciated!

Questions? Call us at 978-352-5728 or email us at mge@mvlc.org.

College Admissions Workshop

Join James Obernesser, a college admissions consultant and founder of Your Way To College, on Tuesday, December 8th at 6:30 PM as he talks about the challenges for students and how parents can respond in the complex world of college admissions today.

While allowing plenty time for questions, we will plan to cover:

  • Exploring college choices to making the final decision
  • Avoiding traps, misconceptions, & stress
  • Keys to finding the right college fit
  • Early Action, Early Decision, & other admission plans
  • Myths & realities in college admissions

Free Presentation! Pre-Registration is appreciated, but not required.
Please call the library (978-352-5728) or come in to sign up.

Interview Workshop

Nervous about interviewing? Make sure you are ready, because this interactive workshop will help you learn how to survive the interview and more!

Join Tom Falzareno on Monday, November 30 at 6 PM as you learn effective strategies so that you will be prepared to make a great first impression, answer the hard-hitting questions effectively, and always stay in the running through the application and interview process.

This workshop is beneficial for those applying for jobs or college.
There will also be a short discussion on resume writing.

Free Presentation! Pre-Registration is appreciated, but not required.
Please call the library (978-352-5728) or come in to sign up.

Commonwealth Catalog

For over 10 years, the Virtual Catalog has been the place for finding inter-library loan materials in Massachusetts. MVLC libraries have now migrated to a new system, The Commonwealth Catalog (ComCat).

ComCat has great new features including book jacket images and improved search options. With this new interface, you will be able to easily select your preferred format – hardcover, paperback, large print, audiobooks, and DVDs will appear together in your search results.

To log into the ComCat, you will need to know your library card barcode number.

If you are having trouble and need assistance with the Commonwealth Catalog, please contact us at 978-352-5728. We are happy to help!

Click the link above or find the Commonwealth Catalog and more online resources at our Online Resources section.