Peggy Tuttle Award for Library Service Distinction 2019
Nominations are now open for the fifth annual Peggy Tuttle Award for Library Service Distinction. This yearly honor recognizes a library volunteer, staff member, or community member that has dedicated a significant amount of their time into making the library better for the entire Southborough community. Whether they lead a monthly book group or program, serve on the board of The Friends of the Southborough Library, or even suggest what library book to read next, this is a time to celebrate an individual who makes the Southborough Library the unique, dynamic, and wonderful place that it is. Award nominations close March 1, 2019.
Please feel free to print out the nomination form, use the new online form, or e-mail Ryan Donovan at email@example.com with 1-2 paragraphs explaining who you are nominating and why. Only the Library Director and previous award recipients are ineligable. This award is in rememberance of staff member Peggy Tuttle who worked at the Southborough Library for over 30+ years. The Peggy Tuttle Award is supported by the Southborough Library Fund, a donor managed fund under the Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts.
Tuesday Poetry Workshops at 6:30 PM
Led by Southborough residents Elliott and Nancy Simons, this regular poetry workshop meets every other week on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month. Sessions start at 6:30 PM until about 8:30 PM. The group is loosely associated with the Worcester County Poetry Association. The group will meet upstairs in the library's Main Floor programming space at a designated back table.
At each session, each participant is asked to bring five copies of their original poetry and distribute them to the group. The poem will be read aloud, and the group will provide constructive feedback. Don't have a poem? No problem. Come stop by and see if this group is for you.
Poetry Writing Seminar - Saturday 1/19 at 10:30 AM
This one time seminar will start at 10:30 AM from 2:30 PM on Saturday January 19, 2019 to be held on the Main Floor upstairs. The event, hosted by Heather J. Macpherson, is free and open to the public.
"The Eye" is both human and nonhuman; we are all animals, creatures that see and experience the world in various ways. "The Eye" is also emblematic, symbolic, transformative; it's 'appearance' as Emerson's "Transparent Eyeball"; the missing, gouged eye (ouch!) in Poe's "The Black Cat"; the "electric eye" in Updike's short story, "A&P." We will look at various sources, ways of seeing versus looking, and representations thereof in literary genres ranging from essay to poetry. In between our discussions, we will take time to compose poems that reveal, provocate, and see.
Genealogy Club on Thursday, January 17 at 7:00 PM
On Thursday, January 17th - the Southborough Genealogy Club will host their first annual meeting of the year. Due to the current status and unavailability of the library's meeting rooms, this meeting will be held upstairs on the library's Main Floor. The meeting will start at 7:00 PM.
The January meeting will feature a presentation from a guest speaker.
The Genealogy Club is an informal group meeting where you can learn and share tips about resources for researching family history. This event is free and open to the public. Bring your laptop and join in! If you are at the library, feel free to access our new subscription to Ancestry Library, part of our Research Databases.
Clipboard Makeover, Wednesday 1/30/19 at 3:00 PM
Get creative, get organized and have fun repurposing clipboards! On Wednesday, January 30, the library will host Clipboard Makeover from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Popular library programmer Mandy Roberge from Wicked Good Henna will be leading everyone in their redesigns.
Registration for this event is required. The program is limited to 15 participants. You can use our quicklink to register: http://bit.ly/sblibcraft1. This event will be held upstairs in the Main Floor space. This event is for participants ages 12 years and up.
This program is made possible by a grant from Southborough Community Fund, a fund of the Foundation for MetroWest.