Tag Archives: Mary Jo McNally

Happy and Healthy for Summer 2013!

16 Apr
Swim suit season is just around the corner! Yikes!  Before you panic check out some of the library’s magazines that will help get you in shape and eating healthier.– If you would like to catch up on what new in some sports we have Bicycling*, Golf Magazine, Runners World* and Yoga Journal*
Looking to get healthier try Health, Men’s Health*, Prevention* or Self.
Also for healthier cooking try Cooking Light or Vegetarian Times*
Then enjoy the beaches here in Scituate!  We also have paperback books for $1 inside the library that would be perfect to take to the beach!
* Denotes magazines that are available digitally through the library.

Come on, Spring! Hurry up!

21 Mar

By Mary Jo McNally

Tired of the snow and mud? Dreaming of spring?  Come into the library and look at the spring magazines.  Birds and Blooms, Country Gardens, Organic Gardening and Horticulture are all featuring spring flowers, gardening ideas and hope for days of warmth and sunshine.  The newest copies of these magazines must be enjoyed in the library, but older copies can be checked out.
Or check out our on line magazines through the Old Colony Library Network’s new digital magazine downloading service called Zinio! Get more information on Zinio here.  Organic Gardening and Country Gardens are there, as well as Garden Design and Natural Home & Garden. If you have trouble getting set up with Zinio, stop into the library and one of will help you. Once you do the initial set up, the selection and reading of magazines is all you have to do! You can read magazines on your tablet, smart phone, or computer.
Also, check out our many marvelous gardening books in the non-fiction section of the library– under the number 635. Ask any of us for help locating just what you want.

How can I find a great book to read?

25 Jan

By Mary Jo McNally

Looking for your next great book to read?  Want to try a new author or genre?  The library has some great options to help you!

First is the magazine BookMarks: for everyone who hasn’t read everything.  They review new books, but also older books you might have missed.  Books are rated from one star (poor) to five starts (classic).  There are also authors featured with many of their works reviewed.  This title is found in the Scituate Town Library’s magazine section and back issues can be checked out.

Second is a free magazine called Book Page. This magazine reviews new books and has a few author interviews.  Book Page is published monthly and is FREE to patrons.  To find this month’s issue, and maybe last month’s if you missed it, look in the new book room.  And the new book room is always full of interesting books– no matter what your interest is.

Another source is NoveList Plus. NoveList Plus is a database where you can search among hundreds of thousands of popular fiction and readable nonfiction titles. You can also retrieve author read-alikes, book lists, book discussion guides, and more! To use this database from outside the library, you’ll need your library card number. You can find NoveList Plus by following this link and clicking on the “N” for databases in alphabetical listing.

And last, look for the new Staff Picks display in the library! There you will find reviews of books read by the Scituate library staff and either a copy of the book or a place-keeper that you can take to the circulation desk and use to put the book on hold. Nearby is a shelf of books-you-might-have missed, selected by library staff as well!

Good luck in finding your new classic!

Check Out This Great Magazine: Mental_Floss

26 Dec

By Mary Jo McNally

Know a chocoholic?  Check out chocolate fun facts in the November issue of the magazine Mental_Floss! Did you know that during the Great Depression, Milky Way bars were prescribed for Vitamin A deficiency?  That is just one of the many facts you can amaze your friends with.

Mental Floss

Each month this magazine is full of strange facts and a trivia quiz that will really test your skills.  I guarantee you will learn something from each issue!  Mental_Floss: the magazine for knowledge junkies.