Jewish Deli Night… So Yummy

The library’s movie night was a resounding success thanks to the team who helped me put it together. The movie Deli Man provided the perfect backdrop for our deli night– it told a great story of the Jewish deli’s evolution throughout the 20th century in America, with star interviews and amazing real-life characters. This filmContinue reading “Jewish Deli Night… So Yummy”

Deli Man Reservations are Closed

The good news? We at the Shaines Library have had an overwhelming response to the upcoming Deli Man event, with 70 people planning to attend! The bad news is that we now must close reservations. You may, however, join us for the movie at 7 even without a reservation! We also have more exciting programs inContinue reading “Deli Man Reservations are Closed”

Toddler story time in the Garden!

Garden story time is coming and we’re starting off the series by reading alongside Oliver the parrot in the beautiful tropical greenhouse! Join us April 9th and every other Thursday by registering here – free event! I am very excited to be starting this new adventure with the kids of Exeter! Can’t wait to see you allContinue reading “Toddler story time in the Garden!”

April Doorpost Column

Hello Library Lovers! We at the library have been busy planning several exciting projects. First, the online library survey is available through April. Thanks for the rapid response! Please let Sara know if you would like a paper copy to fill out, it just takes two minutes. Participants can choose to be entered in aContinue reading “April Doorpost Column”

January Movie Night’s a Wrap

Another good turnout for this month’s movie night– great to see everybody! After the documentary, we had a great discussion about Arab and Jewish kids growing up in Israel and some of the constant struggles they have, making sense of the world around them while having limited interactions with kids of different backgrounds. We’ll beContinue reading “January Movie Night’s a Wrap”

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!”

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”