7000th item added to the collection!

Debbie Friedman landed a spot as the 7000th item in the Nancy Mae Shaines Memorial Library catalog today. Good way to end a great year here at the library! Come check out our newly acquired books, music, and movies, including JGuys Guide: GPS for the Jewish Teen, and the graphic novels Rabbi Harvey Rides Again and Hereville: HowContinue reading “7000th item added to the collection!”

Movie Night in Portsmouth

Time to show some real love for Israel and celebrate positive interactions between children of different backgrounds! Recommended by several congregation members, this wonderful, award-winning movie may remind us of the power of understanding and the importance of just being kids. Join us Thursday, January 22nd at 7:00 for the next Movie Night, sponsored by usContinue reading “Movie Night in Portsmouth”

Limmud Boston 2014

Everyone this year seemed up for meeting new people, one seeking more info on the gorgeous necklace a stranger is wearing and another offering his place in the coffee line to someone who looked like they needed a more immediate fix. Attendees really stopped to help each other and chat– I suppose this should not be news,Continue reading “Limmud Boston 2014”

Does Your Librarian say “Don’t read to Children?”

Rabbi David, today, helped me sort through a mountain of books donated to the library. Lots of treasures, including a set of Torah texts from 1891, an American soldier’s prayerbook, and a gilded set of works by Elie Wiesel. What made my day, though, above all else, was the note on the first page ofContinue reading “Does Your Librarian say “Don’t read to Children?””

Jodi Picoult’s The Storyteller

The Storyteller is a deeply personal novel whose story revolves around a grieving woman and her gradual realization of the depth of her family’s past. The main character, Sage, is a professional baker and introvert who has encountered increasing difficulty forging relationships, both romantic and friendly. She finally starts to open up to an elderlyContinue reading “Jodi Picoult’s The Storyteller”

September Doorpost Column

Hello Library Lovers! We have been busy in the library readying it for the start of school and the holidays. We appreciate all of the generous library fund donations we have been receiving, letting us start a new and exciting project! Many of you have expressed how much you love our library, but did youContinue reading “September Doorpost Column”

Summer @ the library

We had great feedback from some of the attendees of the Book Thief screening and discussion with Rabbi David Senter that took place on July 17th. Some members of the group had either read the book or seen the movie previously, so the discussion included valuable input from many perspectives. The consensus seemed to be that evenContinue reading “Summer @ the library”