Newton librarian speaks to Association of Jewish Libraries

July 30, 2009

Last month, Reference Librarian Cathy Balshone-Becze spoke at the regional conference for the New England chapter of the Association of Jewish Libraries (NEAJL),  held at Congregation Beth Israel in West Hartford, Connecticut.  She spoke on “What Public Libraries Can Do For Special Libraries: Presenting an Overview of Services.”  See a report on her talk and view her PowerPoint presentation on the Association’s blog, where you can also read more about the meeting and the other presentations.


Did you hear us on NPR?

March 9, 2009

NPR’s Morning Edition Saturday featured the Newton Free Library’s Retirement Planning Club for Women on Saturday, February 28th.  The report by Lynn Neary included interviews with several Club members and Reference Supervisor Nancy Johnson.

If you missed it, a summary is available here, and you can click near the top of the story where it says “Listen Now” to hear the whole thing.

And if you’re retired, thinking about retiring, or just wondering if it will ever be financially possible, come to the next meeting of the Club on March 18th or read more about it here.  It’s never to early or too late!

Your library on NPR

February 27, 2009

Don’t miss Weekend Edition on National Public Radio (NPR) this Saturday, February 28th. They will air a story with Lynn Neary featuring the Library’s Retirement Planning Club for Women!  Portions of the Club’s February meeting were taped, and several members were interviewed about their experiences.

Locally this program is aired on WBUR 90.9 FM at 8 a.m.  The interview should occur towards the end of the first hour, though local stations may adjust the programming schedule.

In the event you aren’t able to listen when the program is first broadcast, there will be a link on the NPR website to the podcast for the show to listen to at your convenience.

Get a Massachusetts Library License Plate!

October 21, 2008

Coming soon to a car near you, Massachusetts Library License plates! Celebrate your support of libraries, be one of the first to get one, and proceeds will benefit public, academic, special and school libraries across the state that belong to a Regional Library System.

Applicants who submit their application by Nov. 30, 2008 will be entered into a drawing for the opportunity to communicate with prominent Massachusetts authors Lois Lowry or Gregory Maguire, and to be named as a character in a work-in-progress by one of them or to help invent a name that suits the story.  Two names will be selected.