August 18, 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote.
NPL is gearing up to take part in the celebration. Here's what's happening:
Coming in August - a poster exhibit from the Smithsonian entitled Votes for Women: A Portrait of Persistence. The exhibit will be displayed in the front window along with reading suggestions on a variety of adult, teen and children's books on the subject. If you see something you like, simply place a hold for curbside pickup.
Virtual Book Discussion
Votes For Women! : American Suffragists and the Battle for the Ballot by Winifred Conkling
For nearly 150 years, American women did not have the right to vote. On August 18, 1920, they won that right, when the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified at last. To achieve that victory, some of the fiercest, most passionate women in history marched, protested, and sometimes even broke the law--for more than eight decades.
From Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who founded the suffrage movement at the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention, to Sojourner Truth and her famous "Ain't I a Woman?" speech, to Alice Paul, arrested and force-fed in prison, this is the story of the American women's suffrage movement and the private lives that fueled its leaders' dedication. Votes for Women! explores suffragists' often powerful, sometimes difficult relationship with the intersecting temperance and abolition campaigns, and includes an unflinching look at some of the uglier moments in women's fight for the vote.
By turns illuminating, harrowing, and empowering, Votes for Women! paints a vibrant picture of the women whose tireless battle still inspires political, human rights, and social justice activism.
Registration is required.Attend on either Thursday, August 20th at 10:30 am or Wednesday, August 26th at 6:30 pm. Register here.
Discussion will be by remote participation via Zoom. Please note: It is important to include your email when you register so that you will be invited to the Zoom meeting. If you are new to Zoom, you can view a tutorial on how to join a Zoom meeting here.
For questions or help, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Virtual Author Visit
Wednesday, October 7th at 6:30 pm via Zoom
Author Barbara Berenson who wrote Massachusetts in the Woman Suffrage Movement: Revolutionary Reformers (2018) will talk with us about all the women from our Commonwealth who helped pass the suffrage amendment.
Registration is required for this is a Zoom author visit. Friends, family and colleagues are welcome to attend by registering below. You will receive a Zoom invitation via email the day of the event.
Read the graphic novel, They Called Us the Enemy by George Takeiin Hoopla (download and sign up for the free app with your Norwell library card) or in print. Then join a discussion led by a few South Shore librarians about the book. Limited to 5 participants per library.
Are you exploring educational options for your child's return to school this fall? Join Katie Kunevich, a Hanover parent who has homeschooled her children using an "eclectic" style, in a one-hour Zoom presentation and Q&A.
in order to receive an email link for the Zoom call.
Virtual PreK-K Storytimes with Miss Nancy
Join Miss Nancy on Wednesdays, August 12th and August 19th, at 10:30 AM, for a half hour of virtual stories. Please register online with your email in order to receive the Zoom link.To register; please check the Library Calendar.
Enjoy a delightful selection of animated, talking picture books through the Norwell Public Library's subscription to TumbleBooks.
Is your child stuck on what to read next? Your Children's Librarian can help! Please take a few moments to answer these questions to provide insight about your child's reading preferences. Miss Nancy will get back to you within a week with suggestions for titles and authors to try! The process is confidential and will not be shared with anyone other than Nancy. You can resend the form as often as you wish!
Summer Reading Wrap-Up
Children's Summer Reading Raffle Drawing
Friday, August 21 @ 3 PM
Imagine Your Story, the library's Summer Reading Program, concludes on Friday, August 21st, with a raffle drawing at 3:00 PM. There is still time to register your child for the Summer Reading Program, by filling out the Google Form. A free coupon for an ice cream cone at Dairy Queen, Hanover, is included with each registration packet!
Teen Summer Reading Raffle Drawing
Thursday, August 20 @ 3 PM
Remember you can earn raffle tickets anytime before the Raffle Drawing on August 20 by submitting a Teen Summer Reading Book Review. Each book review will count as a raffle ticket for a drawing at the end of the summer. Enter to win 1 of 10 Dunkin Donuts gift cards!
Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
A reimagining of the classic gothic suspense novel follows the experiences of a courageous socialite in 1950s Mexico who is drawn into the treacherous secrets of an isolated mansion. By the author of Gods of Jade and Shadow.
The Order : a Novel by Daniel Silva
The award-winning author of The New Girl and The Other Woman presents a latest high-action thriller that pits enigmatic art restorer and master spy Gabriel Allon against an international threat that tests the limits of his skills.
Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man by Mary L. Trump
In this revelatory, authoritative portrait of Donald J. Trump and the toxic family that made him, Mary L. Trump, a trained clinical psychologist and Donald's only niece, shines a bright light on the dark history of their family in order to explain how her uncle became the man who now threatens the world's health, economic security, and social fabric.
The Libby/OverDrive app makes it easier than ever to downloand e-books and e-audiobooks. New additions are continuously being made to NPL's OverDrive Collection.
Extra! Extra! Read All About It!
NewsBank provides a comprehensive collection of reliable news sources covering a wide array of topics and issues. Local area newspapers include the Mariner, Patriot Ledger, Boston Herald, Cape Cod Times, and more.
Enjoy free digital access to The New York Times! Find something for everyone — from coverage of critical issues to sports to opinions.
To choose from the Norwell Public Library's wide selection of print magazines, simply visit the online catalog and place a hold on your selections. You will be notified when your magazines are ready for curbside pickup.
Rather have a digital magazine to read on your device? Search the extensive RBdigital collection of new and popular magazines via the library's website here, or download the RB Digital app to your device. .
Need a Library Card?
If you don't have a library card, you can register for an e-card here. An e-card will allow you to access some NPL e-resources as well as OCLN shared content, including Libby/OverDrive, RBDigital magazines, The New York Times, and Newsbank.
So that you can have full access to library print and digital resources, our staff will monitor e-card registrations and convert your e-card to a Norwell Public Library physical card. It is important that you provide your email address when you register for an e-card so that we can send you your new barcode and notify you that your library card is ready for contact-free curbside pickup!
Request print books, magazines, DVDs, and other library materials by placing a hold on the item(s) you want in the online catalog. We will notify you when your items are ready for contact-free pickup in the lobby. Instructions can be found here.
Lobby hours are Monday through Wednesday from 10 to 7 and Thursday through Saturday from 10 to 4.
Need help navigating the catalog and placing a hold? Check out these FAQ's in the OCLN Catalog.
Books to Go
Homebound? We Deliver!
Books to Go is available for Norwell residents who are unable to come to the library. To arrange for a contact-free delivery, contact adult services librarian Diane Rodriguez at 781-659-2015 X114 or email@example.com.
NPL would like to introduce you to What Should I Read Next, a new reader’s advisory service offered by the Norwell Public Library. With this service you will receive personalized reading recommendations with suggested authors and titles compiled by NPL Librarians! All you have to do is fill out the What Should I Read Next Form, so we can get a better sense of what books you would enjoy. Within a week you’ll receive an email with your personalized reading recommendations.
This service is free and confidential. If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 781-659-2015.