Join us for fun evenings of activities based on the summer reading program theme of A Universe of Stories!
RAIN DATE TBA - Space Cowboy Sing-a-long Harness your horse or spaceship and come on down for some vittles, yarns and songs.
Institute of Museum and Library Science Study Focus Groups
Monday August 19, 7 - 8 pm Wednesday August 21, 1030 - 11:30 Thursday, August 22, 7-8 pm (no childcare available)
Do you have something to say about the Jaquith Public Library? Come to a Focus Group. A $ 25 Amazon gift certificate will be given to attendees.
Sign-up in advance is required by calling the library at 426-3581 or by e-mail: email@example.com
The Jaquith has been selected as one of eight libraries in the nation to participate in a study called the Rural Library Service and Social Well-Being Study. The researcher, Hope Decker, will be at the Jaquith from Monday August 19, to Thursday August 22, to conduct interviews and focus groups. The August 22 focus group will be made up of members from the Town of of Marshfield boards, commissions and committees.
Daycare will be provided on Monday, August 19 from 7 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday, August 21 from 10:30 to 11:30 p.m. Daycare is not available for the August 22 Focus Group. We hope you can join us!
PRESS RELEASE ABOUT THE IMLS STUDY: Jaquith Public Library in Marshfield One of Eight Selected by National Researchers
The Rural Library Service & Social Wellbeing study researchers selected Marshfield as a case-study location after conducting a national data study of community health and library performance and interviewing library director Susan Green. Said Eli Guinnee, New Mexico State Librarian and project researcher, “Susan loves her community and her enthusiasm was clear in our conversation.” Hope Decker, another researcher on the study, will be in town conducting interviews with individuals and groups from August 19th to August 22nd to learn more about the relationship between the community and the library. The Institute of Museum and Library Services is funding the three-year Rural Library Service & Social Wellbeing project across the nation, with communities chosen in Iowa, Mississippi, New Mexico, New York, Wisconsin, and Vermont. The project was initiated and is led by the Southern Tier Library System, a cooperative serving predominantly rural community libraries in western New York. “As centers of learning and catalysts of community change, libraries and museums connect people with programs, services, collections, information, and new ideas in the arts, sciences, and humanities. They serve as vital spaces where people can connect with each other,” said IMLS Director Dr. Kathryn K. Matthew. “IMLS is proud to support their work through our grant making as they inform and inspire all in their communities.”
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation's libraries and museums. “We advance, support, and empower America’s museums, libraries, and related organizations through grantmaking, research, and policy development. Our vision is a nation where museums and libraries work together to transform the lives of individuals and communities. To learn more, visit www.imls.gov and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.”
Just for Fun-Movies for People of All Ages at the Jaquith Library
August 21 Spider-man Into the Spider-Verse (2018) New animated tale of arachnid superheroes from multiple parallel universes working together to protect the multiverse.
Tick Talk: What Makes Ticks Tick? Wednesday, August 28 at 7 p.m. Marshfield resident Michael Sabourin, who monitors ticks for the state of Vermont, will discuss the biology and ecology of ticks. This is a Natural Marshfield Program.
“Threads” Exhibit in Second Floor Art Gallery
An exhibit of beautiful fiber arts by local weavers Lorilla Banbury, Barbara Bendix, Julie Singer George, Andrea Gould, Toby Goldsmith, and Connie Koeller.
On display through September 5th
Story Time and Playgroup Wednesdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Join Sylvia Smith for story time, and follow up with playgroup with facilitator, Erin Barry. For children birth to age six and their grown-ups. We follow the Twinfield Union School calendar and do not hold the program the days Twinfield is closed.
Jaquith Library Board of Trustees Meetings 2nd Mondays, 7:00 p.m. in the library meeting room. All members of the public are welcome to attend. Hap Hayward History Center Open during regular library hours. Enjoy Marshfield's very own history room. Photos and displays of local artifacts. A collaboration between the Marshfield Historical Society and Jaquith Public Library.