WELCOME, AWPL Families and Friends!
We have consolidated the Library's wealth of online resources - plus many fun new videos and ideas from our staff - in one place. As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to email us at: email@example.com (adult services department), firstname.lastname@example.org (Children's department). If you're unable to use your library account for any reason (lost your card, forgot your PIN, your account is blocked) please email the Circulation Department at: email@example.com. A library staff member will respond promptly.
Don’t have a library card? Click here to fill out an online application.
Upcoming Online Library Events:
Ongoing: Job search help: free one-on-one Zoom appointments are available with career consultant Gregg Knowles. Gregg can assist with all aspects of job searching, including networking, resume writing and interview skills. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Library at 986-1047, ext. 3. Leave a message with your name and phone number, and you will be contacted to arrange an appointment.
Ongoing - Twice Weekly: Dungeons & Dragons for Teens on Zoom: Twice a week! On Mondays from 3-5pm and Thursdays from 7-9pm, join our expert Dungeon Master and band of unique adventurers on awesome quests! Become a wizard, bard, druid, barbarian, ranger, sorcerer or more. Beginners welcome. Please email Karen at email@example.com for an invitation.
Ongoing - Wednesdays, 3:00pm - 5:00pm: Teen Craft & Chat on Zoom: join us to craft together. Share a project you are working on, learn a new skill, or just hang out and connect with others. Register here to receive a Zoom invitation.
Tuesday, June 9, 6:30pm-8:00pm: Join our first virtual Community Reads: Washington Square by Henry James. One of James’s most intriguing books, it is a story full of romance and emotion, but also deals with serious issues of loyalty, faith and pain. The story is set in the Washington Square section of Manhattan, circa 1850. Dr. Austin Sloper, a wealthy and highly successful physician, lives with his only child, Catherine, a sweet-natured young woman who is a great disappointment to her father, being physically plain and, he believes, dull in terms of personality and intellect. The plot of the novel is based upon a true story told to James by his close friend, Fanny Kemble. Find a free digital copy of Washington Square on hoopla (no waiting!), Kindle Unlimited or on Project Gutenberg. PLEASE REGISTER HERE TO PARTICIPATE via ZOOM. You will receive instructions by email in advance.
Monday, June 15, 7:00pm-8:30pm: Colliding Black Holes with Dr. Charles Holmes (Zoom presentation): A new type of astronomical observatory came into existence in the past decade, and in the past several years has produced amazing results. These are the gravitational wave observatories - LIGO in the United States and VIRGO in Italy. These observatories are looking for, and now are frequently finding, minute disturbances in space-time. The sources of these disturbances have proven to be the results of collisions and mergers of black holes - a process which propagates shivers in gravity throughout the universe. What is a black hole? How do we know they exist? Where are they? And how are these new observatories finding them? What are NASA’s plans for building a gravitational wave observatory in space? These are some of the questions that will be answered in this presentation. Click here to register; you will receive a link - in advance via email - to join the Zoom presentation.
From 1997 to 2008, Dr. Charles Holmes was a senior program officer at NASA Headquarters. He was responsible for a suite of operating science missions observing the sun, the interplanetarysolar wind and their interactions with the Earthand other planets. Managing this program included overseeing the progress of the venerable Voyager satellites as they made their ways into interstellar space. In 2008, Dr. Holmes received NASA’s Exceptional Service Medal. Prior to joining NASA HQ, he worked for the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Johns Hopkins University as the Operations Scientist for NASA’s Far-Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer. He is a retired USAF officer, where he directed research and development projects for several national security programs.
Digital Books, Movies, News, Education and Research:
- Explore this RCLS guide of free digital resources for children, teens and adults. The guide provides downloading instructions, too.
- Download the RCLS Overdrive app onto your mobile device from the Apple or Google Play store. Overdrive offers a huge selection of digital e-books, e-audiobooks and e-magazines to download onto your device(s). Use your library barcode and PIN to log into the app, then explore, download, place holds to your heart’s content.
- Research your family history using Ancestry Library Edition. Through June 30, 2020, Ancestry Library Edition is offering free remote (in-home) access.
- On the Library’s website, under Books, Movies & E-Content, explore:
hoopla: hoopla is another source of e-books, movies, audiobooks, comics, television shows, music and more, offered with no wait lists. Download the hoopla mobile app or stream directly. If you don’t have a hoopla account yet, just grab your AWPL library card and get started. And if you DON’T have an AWPL library card, hoopla will allow you to create an account. Try it!
New York Times Digital subscription: through an arrangement with the Library, patrons are able to enjoy unlimited 3-day subscriptions to the New York Times. Click the link to get started!
BookPage: book reviews and recommendations for all ages. This is the digital version of the free magazine distributed monthly in the Library.
Kanopy Films and Documentaries: an enormous collection of classic movies, documentaries, as well as access to The Great Courses. Setting up a Kanopy account is easy with your library card.
Universal Class: learn something new! Take a self-paced course on any of hundreds of different topics.
Learning Express Library: need to prepare for an upcoming high school, college or graduate school entrance exam, or have you been meaning to learn a new type of software? Learning Express Library is a few clicks away.
Rosetta Stone: learn (or brush up on) practically any language you can think of on Rosetta Stone. Grab your library card to set up an account, so that you can easily log in and resume where you left off.
Staff-Created Videos and Other Recommendations:
Music with Mr. Matt:
- Fun Passover Song: https://youtu.be/fzqs--IcHGQ
From Miss Teresa:
- How to Make a Sheep Craft
- Make a Snake with Miss Teresa!
- How to Make an Animal Alphabet
- How to Make an Earth Day Mobile
- Helpful Hints on How to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, based on The Story of Stuff
- How to Make a Fire Truck
- How to Make a Monster!
- How to Make a Bubble Maker!
- How to Make Edible Ants on a Log!
From Miss Judy:
Allison's Book Corner:
Laura's Movie Recommendations
- Academy Award-winning Foreign Films
- Comedies on hoopla!
- International Classics
- Swinging Sixties
- Classic TV
- Great Movie Soundtracks, Part 1
- Scandinavian Films
Jody's Guide for Book Ideas
From Sue Gardner, local history librarian
Local Image Virtual Jigsaw Puzzles: the local history department has set up local history image virtual jigsaw puzzles at: https://www.jigsawplanet.com/AWPLLocalHistoryDept/warwick-new-york-history