Need to quickly check a World Cup score?

July 1, 2014

Tip: Go to and click on the Google doodle. You’ll get the current score, timelines, match stats, and lineups–plus other World Cup links from Google. Click on “2014 FIFA World Cup” at the top of the page for more scores.

And if you missed any of the World Cup doodles, click here.

More eBooks and audiobooks for your vacation

June 13, 2014

180x150-A-ENeed books for your next trip? OverDrive now has a ten item limit–you can have ten items checked out at a time (eBooks and/or audiobooks), and seven more requested. And if you like audiobooks, you can now choose a three-week loan period, just like with eBooks. Return them early, and get even more!

For help in getting started with your iPad, Kindle, or other device, see our help pages.




Get down to business!

June 2, 2014

Are you starting a business? Researching job opportunities? Planning investments? Find the answers you need with three great business databases:

hoovers• Build a list of businesses in a certain industry
• Find company profiles, histories, and news
• Information on public, private, and non-U.S. companies


Mlogo_red_1RGBpc• Financial data on mutual funds, stocks, ETFs and markets
• Portfolio-planning tools and Morningstar newsletters
• Educational resources on investment topics


sp_logo• Stock & bond reports and historical stock information
• Company & industry reports and comparative company analyses
• Learn about investing strategies and analyzing stocks




Learn to use Foundation Directory Online

May 14, 2014

fdoCome to a hands-on workshop, Thursday, May 15th, from 2:30 – 4:00. For nonprofit representatives, learn to use the Foundation Directory Online Professional database to identify potential funding resources, such as grants from private foundations, corporations, and public charities.

This is a joint presentation of the Funding Information Network locations in Newton & Natick. Presenters will be Reference Librarians Demetri Kyriakis from the Morse Institute Library in Natick, and Susan Caulfield and Laurie Woo from Newton.

Limited to 12 participants–2 spaces remaining as of this posting. Sign up on the Library’s website here, or call 617-796-1369.

Investor’s Business Daily webinar

April 25, 2014

ibd_30yearswebinarAs part of our subscription to Investor’s Business Daily, we have access to a recent one-hour webinar with IBD Founder William J. O’Neil and IBD Executive Editor Chris Gessel to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Investor’s Business Daily. The archived webinar is available here:

The webinar discusses the beginnings of IBD and the importance of innovation. Then, Bill and Chris show you strategies for handling true market leaders with an analysis of two model book stocks, and discuss current market action.

April is National Poetry Month

April 24, 2014

…and today is Poem in Your Pocket Day! Come celebrate with us–choose a poem from one of our poetry baskets near the main Reference desk, and carry it in your pocket, bring it home, or read it to a friend! And if you have a favorite poem to share, put it in one of the baskets for someone else to take. Poems and poetry books will be on display through the end of the month.

Please note!

April 19, 2014

stopsignrgbDue to a system upgrade the Minuteman Library System will be unavailable on Monday April 21, 2014 (Patriot’s Day). During this time it will not be possible to search any of the Minuteman Catalogs or to access My Account.

On April 21st, statewide databases will be available at:

Databases provided by the Newton Free Library will be unavailable on April 21.

On April 21st, the Digital Media Catalog (eBooks and eAudiobooks) will be available at:

However, access to OverDrive from now until April 22 will require a library card number beginning with 21323. Usernames will not work for OverDrive until the upgrade is complete.

Normal access to all services will resume on April 22, 2014. We apologize for the inconvenience.


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