For information on any Plymouth library program or service listed (unless otherwise noted), call the main library, 132 South St., at 508-830-4250, TTY 508-747-5882, or the Manomet branch, 12 Strand Ave., at 508-830-4185, or go to the website www.plymouthpubliclibrary.org. Registration, when required, may be conducted by phone.
The hours for the Plymouth Public Library are: Monday to Wednesday, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Sunday, from the Sunday after Labor Day through June, from 12:30 to 5 p.m.
The Manomet branch library is open Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; closed Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. The library is fully accessible; call if you need special accommodations to attend meetings or events.
Meet the Finalists: 6 p.m. Feb. 20. The reception will feature hors d’oeuvres donated by by Mallebar Brasserie and a cash bar. The presentation will begin a 7 p.m. where each finalist will present an original work about Plymouth and the 400th.
Sanditon, Book & Series Discussion: noon Feb. 25. With the series on PBS complete, the group will gather again to review the book versus the series, discuss the ramifications of Jane Austen's message in this unique novel, completed by Kate Riordan. Bring a lunch, refreshments will be provided.
Tuesday Night Movies: Screenings start at 6 p.m. at the main library. Titles can be found on the library's calendar of events and flyers in the library’s lobby. All the films picked for this season were inspired by books.
Led by assistant library director, Jennifer Jones, meeting in the board room of the main Library, 132 South St. A current schedule of titles can be found on the event listing on the calendar of events. There is no need to register to become a member. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk one month in advance of the meeting. For more information, contact Jones at 508-830-4250 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The library is fully accessible.
The PPL Classics Book Club will meet in the Board Room at the Main Library. Discussions will be led by Jennifer Harris, library director. This free program is sponsored by the Plymouth Public Library Corporation. No registration is required. Copies are available for checkout at the Circulation Desk.
The group will read and review a wide range of cookbooks to include various cooking techniques, specific chefs and ethnic cooking styles. The PPL Cookbook Book Club meets at 7 p.m. once a month on Tuesdays in the Fehlow Meeting Room in the main library. Participants choose one recipe from the cookbook of the month to try out and to share with the group.
Copies are available to check out at the Circulation Desk. Additionally, there is a non-circulating copy to browse at the Reference Desk. For more information about this event, contact the Technical Services Library, Liz Dube, at 508-830-4250, email email@example.com or visit http://plymouthpubliclibrary.org.
The group meets at 4 p.m. one Thursday per month at the Manomet branch to discuss the month’s selection. For more information, contact the Manomet Branch Librarian at 508-830-4185, email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the library’s website.
Meets once a month at Manomet Branch Library, 12 Strand Ave. This group reads and discusses novels from the 20th century and earlier, focusing on novels and authors that have stood the test of time. Some of the classics read are popular while others are more unconventional and unfamiliar. Copies of the book for discussion are available to check out at the Manomet Branch. The program is free and requires no registration.
Chess Club meets 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays in the main library. The program is open to students and adults. Students younger than 12 should be accompanied by an adult. No food and play quietly. Questions regarding this program can be directed to Jennifer Harris, library director, at 508-830-4250, ext. 215; Bill Petrillo, chess club co-leader, 774-766-7689, email@example.com; or Jim Pritchard, chess club co-leader, 508-878-8194, firstname.lastname@example.org. This program is free to the public. No registration is required.
Outreach Services at Plymouth Public Library offers the latest technology and software on its 24” LSPD computer with Fusion Pro software which combines ZoomText - screen magnification up to 36 times and visual enhancements for screen viewing ease, along with JAWS for screen reading functionality. JAWS enables the patron with vision loss to “hear” the screen being read to them, using headphones, in dozens of programmable voices. Most websites and documents can be read using JAWS. The LSPD computer also has a braille adapted keyboard for patrons who use braille.
Using Kurzweil software, books or documents can be scanned to the computer, and with headphones, patrons can listen to the book that’s just been scanned, saving it for future listening. Patrons needing to use any of the adaptive technology need to make an appointment with Tom Cummiskey, the Outreach Services librarian.
To assist people with learning disabilities, Kurzweil software scans document text or a webpage and reads it aloud at the same time as it displays it on the monitor in various shades and colors to aid in comprehension. Included is a dictionary and several study aids. It also will scan and read in other languages.
In addition to the software available through the library, there are a number of online providers of free e-books, and audiobooks for those with visual impairments. Providers that can be accessed with a library card, such as Hoopla, EBSCO and Overdrive, offer varying degrees of accessibility, depending on the file format. If the e-book is available in EPUB format, then it will be delivered in HTML text, making it easy to read by screen reading software on any device. Using the free download, Adobe Digital Editions, can be helpful for some e-books, thus allowing for screen reading. Using an iPhone or any iOS device generally creates for greater accessibility than with an Android system. Many devices now have advanced accessibility features such as iOS’s VoiceOver which allows the device to speak to the user, leading to ease of navigation.
Persons who have a qualified reading barrier can use the Perkins Library as well as Bookshare.org to download and read/listen to books online. Open Library.org, from the Internet Archive is also freely available. For details on how to access these and all of the reading solutions mentioned, contact the Outreach Services librarian to make an appointment at 508-830-4250, ext. 248, or email@example.com. Sharing these reading solutions in conversation can be very helpful for persons with visual impairments.
The Plymouth Public Library's Outreach/Senior Services Department provides services and collections of interest to older adults, such as large-print fiction and nonfiction and audiobooks. Outreach also provides services to individuals who would otherwise not have access to library materials, such as people who are homebound, institutionalized or who have a physical or mental disability. Outreach services includes books by mail, deposit collections of regular and large-print books, educational and recreational programs, recorded books and machines, and reference assistance. Currently, four local nursing facilities partake in the deposit collection program which brings the library to the residents by fulfilling specific requests in addition to a variety of fiction and nonfiction titles each month.
The Large Print collection includes New York Times Bestsellers, inspirational reads, local interest nonfiction, mysteries, romance and biographies. With a collection of over 2,000 audiobooks, patrons with limited sight or who are visually impaired can enjoy reading again.
The Plymouth Public Library offers cardholders access to Fold3 Library Edition by Ancestry. This subscription database provides convenient access to U.S. military records, including the stories, photos and personal documents of the men and women who served. This continually growing collection contains millions of records from world-class archives, many of which are exclusively available on Fold3. With content from the Revolutionary War onward, Fold3 Library Edition is an invaluable research resource for historians, genealogists, researchers, military enthusiasts, veterans and their families, teachers and battle reenactors. Researchers can access more than 440 million records beginning with the Revolutionary War. The new user interface makes it easy to search historical documents from diverse sources including the War of 1812 Pension Applications and Service Records, Civil War Widowsâ€™ Pensions, and records of the United States Colored Troops, and, unique non-military sources such as Native American records, FBI Case Files, and Holocaust records.
The Fold3 name comes from a traditional flag folding ceremony in which the third fold is made in honor and remembrance of veterans who served in defense of their country and to maintain peace throughout the world.
The new library edition can be used from any location and also provides access to personalization tools. Library patrons may choose to create a personal user account to build memorial pages, submit annotations to any image, or leave comments. See www.plymouthpubliclibrary.org/databases/.
The Plymouth Public Library has added the Pawtucket Red Sox passes to the list of Museum Pass discount opportunities available through the library. Each dated pass allows library patrons to purchase general admission tickets for up to six people to one of the PawSox regular season home games for a flat rate of $5 per ticket. General admission is first-come, first-served seating including the blue seats in the stadium bowl, the grass berm in left field and the center field bleachers. PawSox games are played at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. The Pawtucket Red Sox is a Triple-A International League Affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. The PawSox vouchers are new to the Plymouth Public Library’s Museum Pass program. In addition, the library recently added passes to the Edward M. Kennedy Institute, Trustees of Reservations locations, and Zoo New England (Stone Zoo and Franklin Park Zoo). For a full list of the passes for area museums, nature centers and more, visit the library’s website at http://plymouthpubliclibrary.org or call the library at 508-830-4250.
As a way to provide individuals and families of Plymouth with access to inexpensive, fun and educational outdoor activities, the Plymouth Public Library is participating in Mass Audubon’s Library Partners program. Mass Audubon offers many convenient opportunities for patrons of the Library to explore and enjoy the nature of Massachusetts. Library patrons can use the library’s pass to visit Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuaries at the discounted rate of just $2 per person for up to four people per pass. In Massachusetts, every season brings opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Thanks to the Plymouth Public Library, patrons can enjoy discounted access to Mass Audubon’s statewide network of wildlife sanctuaries, which stretches from the Berkshires to the Cape and Islands: more than 50 wild spaces where you can explore, escape and play.
Any teens interested in becoming a member are invited to the meetings; no registration is necessary. Teens who want want to have a voice in the services and programs the library offers should stop by.
This year, the group is working on creating a teen space and building up collections for teens and tweens. Teens, age 13 to 18, are invited to join the Teen Advisory Group, with no registration necessary to attend meetings. Meetings are held every month in the main library, typically the first Wednesday evening of the month. For more information, contact the Manomet Branch Librarian.
The Junior Friends of the Plymouth Public Library is undergoing a change. Residents may have noticed that the library has a group for teens, ages 13 to 17, which encourages volunteering, program planning and having a voice in library services. The library is starting a similar group for ages 9 to 11, the Tween Interest Group, aka TWIG. The library wants to get tweens involved in library activities and know that parents are looking for opportunities the library. This may mean helping Youth Services staff prep materials for programs, sorting and shelving books, volunteering at the biannual book sale, or assisting the Corporation with the storybook breakfast. In addition, TWIG members will help with program ideas and have a voice for what the library offers to tweens. Meetings are scheduled each month, typically the first Wednesday evening of the month.
From 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday afternoon, a librarian will be available to provide assistance and answer questions to help members get the most out of their library card. Help will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. No registration is required, simply visit the Reference desk on the first floor of the library. Attendees need their library card and knowledge of their personal usernames and passwords. Bring Kindle, iPad, smartphone, laptop, or any other device to get the best out of the visit. For more information, call the Adult Services Librarian at 508-830-4250, ext. 205, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If Tuesdays are not convenient, help can also be offered by appointment. To schedule an appointment, contact the Reference desk at the number listed above.
The Plymouth Public Library lends T-Mobile Hotspots. The library has six hotspots available. Hotspots are small hockey-puck sized devices that allow you to access the Internet on your computer or wireless device for free. Just turn on the hotspot and connect to it like any other Wi-Fi network. Up to 10 devices at a time can be connected to one hotspot. You can leave the hotspot plugged in, or take in on the go for up to six hours of battery use.
Hotspots can be checked out for two weeks at a time; you must reserve a Hotspot for a specific date on the library's website. Hotspots are available to Plymouth cardholders only and your account must be in good standing in order to check out a device. All hotspots must be picked up and returned to the Main Library. There is a $1 per day late fee, and an $80 fee for lost or damaged items. For more information, contact the Plymouth Public Library at 508-830-4250 or visit plymouthpubliclibrary.org.
Kanopy is an on-demand video platform that allows users to experience a curated collection of more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, through a partnership with more than 4,000 libraries around the world. There are no commercials or fees for users; their libraries have it covered for them. All users need is a library card to get started.
Kanopy has more than 17,000 hours of content. It’s available in more than 200 library systems and over 1,200 individual public library locations across the U.S. Content highlights include documentaries, feature films, rare and hard to find titles and classic films, with curated work from The Great Courses, Kino Lorber, Music Box Films, Samuel Goldwyn, The Orchard, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers. Selections from the Criterion Collection are available at as well.
All available films can be seen here at http://plymouthpl.kanopystreaming.com. Kanopy, can be accessed from leading devices and platforms, including Roku, Chromecast, AppleTV, iOS and Android.
Plymouth Public Library offers the public availability of thousands of movies, television shows, music albums, e-books, audio books and comics, all available for mobile and online access through a partnership with Hoopla Digital.
Plymouth cardholders can download the free Hoopla Digital mobile app on their Android or iOS device or visit hoopladigital.com to gain access to thousands of titles from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers available to borrow 24/7, for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets and computers.
You must have a library card to access this content on the hoopla app or website. Patrons can borrow this content free of charge. It's digital so there is no waiting period for popular titles and hoopla's automatic return means no late fees.
Plymouth Public Library is now offering an expanded selection of more than 40 titles from the Great Courses series. Produced with the goal of creating engaging, immersive learning experiences for lifelong learners, these courses are available either in audio format on CDs or as DVDs. Subjects range from history to science, better living, fine arts and music and literature. Visit the website at www.plymouthpubliclibrary.org to see all of the titles and course descriptions.
The Great Courses are meticulously produced following the vision of the company's founder, Tim Rollins. As he puts it, his idea in founding the company was to "record lectures by the greatest professors in America, professors who were not just experts in their field but who were also passionate and truly gifted communicators, so anyone could enjoy learning from them, without the pressure of homework or exams."
The Great Courses titles are available at the main library in the Reference Department shelved in the computer room. They can be checked out for 14 days and can be renewed, provided they are not on reserve for another patron.
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