Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Magazines and Newspapers

We have many magazines available to read in the library or check out to enjoy at home.

Titles currently available:
  • American Archaeology*
  • American Girl
  • Archaeology*
  • AudioFile*
  • Audubon*
  • Bon Appetit
  • Consumer Reports
  • Cooking Light
  • Cooks Illustrated
  • Craft Ideas
  • Family Fun (subscription paid for by the Friends)
  • Fine Homebuilding
  • Horticulture* 
  • Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine
  • Ladies Home Journal*
  • Martha Stewart Living (subscription paid for by the Friends)
  • Mother Earth News
  • Motor Trend
  • National Geographic
  • New Moon Girls
  • The New York Time Book Review*
  • The New York Times Magazine* 
  • The New Yorker*
  • People
  • Ranger Rick Jr. 
  • Real Simple 
  • Rodale's Organic Life
  • Rolling Stone
  • Seventeen
  • Smithsonian*
  • Time
  • Yankee
  • Yoga Journal
* donated to the library
[list updated 12/23/2015]

We have 3 local newspapers available to read in the library.

  • Heath Herald
  • Shelburne Falls & West County Independent
  • The Recorder (Greenfield)*
* donated to the library

Monday, October 29, 2012

Wind Forecast Changes Library Schedule

The library will be open today (Monday, October 29) from 11 am to 3 pm. We will not be open during our regular Monday hours of 3 pm to 7 pm due to the National Weather Service forecast for high winds this afternoon:
...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EDT TUESDAY...

* LOCATIONS...CENTRAL AND WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS AND SOUTHWEST NEW HAMPSHIRE. * HAZARD...DAMAGING WINDS.

* WINDS...EAST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH.

* TIMING...THIS MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING. STRONGEST WINDS WILL OCCUR FROM LATE THIS MORNING INTO THIS EVENING.

* IMPACTS...A SIGNIFICANT THREAT TO LIFE AND PROPERTY EXISTS. DAMAGING WINDS WILL RESULT IN WIDESPREAD POWER OUTAGES THAT COULD LAST FOR DAYS...DAMAGE TO STRUCTURES AND HOMES RESULTING IN DEBRIS...AND DOWNED TREES AND POWER LINES. DEBRIS AND DOWNED TREES COULD IN SOME CASES BLOCK ROADWAYS.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Massachusetts Virtual Catalog

Announcement on the C/W MARS website: 
The Massachusetts Virtual Catalog links are now live!

After much work, all of our connections to the Massachusetts Virtual Catalog are now up and running! You can search state-wide for materials and can request them.

Important Information:
  • Please check availability of Items in the C/W MARS Catalog before using the Virtual Catalog. (The Virtual Catalog link location is shown in the image below.) Items that are available in C/W MARS libraries may not be requested.
  • All C/W MARS patrons with active library accounts may request materials from the Virtual Catalog.
  • You will be notified via email when an item is available for pickup.
  • Items may not be renewed.
  • Use the buttons provided by the Virtual Catalog interface for navigation.
  • Your local library can help you use the Virtual Catalog.
The Virtual Catalog system is being funded with state funds through a series of grants from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. If you aren't sure how to use the Virtual Catalog, here is a link to Frequently Asked Questions and a tutorial.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

New Titles List

C/W MARS has added a new feature to their website. New titles lists have been created for the member libraries (http://www.cwmars.org/new_titles). This is generated automatically and will list the titles added in the last seven calendar days.


This is a screenshot of Heath's list on 10/10/2012: