Friday, February 2, 2018

Bringing HIV/AIDS Information to the Heart of the Commonwealth

Together with University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) Lamar Soutter Library and AIDS Project Worcester, Worcester Public Library seeks to improve the lives of those living with HIV/AIDS by delivering HIV/AIDS information to the residents of Worcester and the surrounding areas. 

Through our collaborative community project funded by a National Network of Libraries of Medicine grant, Bringing HIV/AIDS Information to the Heart of the Commonwealth, Worcester Public Library will raise awareness of the disease through the purchase of books and DVDs and make available resources such as AIDSinfo, AIDSource, ClinicalTrials.gov, MedlinePlus, and PubMed.



Just this past week, books and DVDs were processed and are available on the 2nd floor of the Main Library.

View our Reading List and discover some new information today. 





Tuesday, January 30, 2018

New issues of magazines this week!




The New England Patriots are headed for their eighth Super Bowl against Philadelphia Eagles in hopes of catching their sixth ring. The latest issue of Sports Illustrated tackles highlights from the AFC Championship and shares professional predictions for Sunday’s big game. Check out a copy to learn more about how Belichick, Brady, and the rest of the team prepare for the biggest game yet!
Looking to upgrade your Super Bowl menu that scores a touchdown with your party guests? February’s Food Network Magazine helps you get game day ready with easy and delicious recipes like Bacon-JalapeƱo Popcorn and Stuffed Sweet Potato Skins.
Also, check out the “custom game day cocktails” created for each NFL team—spirits to put you in the team spirit!
Lights, Camera, Action! Get ready for a whole new Oscars this year by checking out “The Oscars 2018 Viewers Guide” in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly. Find out how the Academy diversified its membership of women, minorities, and genres (yes, there is now a superhero genre!)
You will also find insider interviews with Hollywood’s biggest film star nominees like Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out) and Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird.). Read the thorough film critiques, explore the Academy Awards history, and more!
Who will win and take home the golden Oscar?
Visit Periodicals on the 3rd floor of the Main Branch and browse our collection of over 300 magazines! Speak to one of our knowledgeable library staff and get helpful recommendations on whatever you may need. Don’t forget to check our online catalog!

~Nancy


Tuesday, January 16, 2018

WPL TEST KITCHEN

WPL is offering a new series of cooking classes at the Main Library. These classes are taught  in the Saxe Room on Saturday afternoons from 2:00 to 3:30.


We had an amazing turnout recently for Chef Colin McCullough’s Amazing Vegan Sauces cooking class! Colin demonstrated how to prepare several delicious sauces for bowl meals and the audience got to sample them all!

WPL will be partnering with VegWorcester,
to continue our vegan cooking series with Colin’s return on March 24.  Watch our website for details.  Click here for more photos from the Vegan Sauces class and photos from other events held at WPL: 
https://flic.kr/s/aHskvwAF5H


Next up will be Gluten-Free Cooking, Saturday, February 17. Join us for a demonstration on mixing and rolling out pie dough.  Each participant will receive a pre-mixed piece of dough, a pie tin, and plastic wrap to roll out their own piece of dough. Then wrap up the ready-to-bake pie crust to take home! Samples and recipes will be available. Register online: https://tinyurl.com/yb2t8brf).

Click here to sample some titles from our catalog:  Vegan Cooking List 




Sunday, December 10, 2017

DIY and Hobby Magazines for the Winter Time

Need a new hobby to get you through the winter months? The Worcester Public Library has dozens of arts & crafts and DIY magazines on display. We also keep up to two years of back issues (some even longer)--enough to keep you busy crafting and creating until the trees start budding again.

Writing

Ever wondered how writers create that unique voice that sets their books apart? Wondering how authors ever actually finish writing a novel in the first place? This month’s The Writer has answers to those questions and more.

Other titles on display for the aspiring wordsmith: Poets and Writers, Poetry, and--since reading is the key to becoming a better writer--The New York Review of Books.
Cooking

What better way to stay warm this winter than by cooking up some comfort foods? The WPL has all of the most popular cooking magazines, packed with tips and recipes from the experts.

On display you’ll find the latest issues of Fine Cooking, Cooking Light, Cooks Illustrated, Food & Wine, Martha Stewart Living, and more.
Knitting, Crochet, and Cross-stitch

If you’re lacking enough hats and scarves to get you through the snowy season, now is the perfect time to start knitting. Find patterns from the pros in titles like: Knit Simple, Crochet!, Vogue Knitting International, and Cross-stitch & Needlework.
DIY & More!

From home improvement and woodworking to jewelry making, dance, and yoga, the Worcester Public Library has you covered. Visit Periodicals on the 3rd floor of the Main Branch to get started on your winter hobby and DIY journey today. Don't forget to check our online catalog as well for other titles of interest!


Friday, December 1, 2017

World AIDS Day 2017




December 1st marks World AIDS Day when we come together to support those living with AIDS, reduce the stigma associated with it, and remember those we have lost to the disease. 

Join AIDS Project Worcester tonight from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Spyridon's Cathedral on Russell Street in Worcester for their free, annual event.

In commemoration of World AIDS Day, on the second floor of the Main Library, Worcester Public Library has a display of books, brochures, and pamphlets on HIV/AIDS information. View our World AIDS Day Reading List for more titles. 



Also be on the look out for new HIV/AIDS related titles coming soon to Worcester Public Library. This purchase was made possible by the AIDS Community Outreach Project, "Bringing HIV/AIDS information to the Heart of the Commonwealth." AIDS Project Worcester, University of Massachusetts Medical School Lamar Soutter Library, and Worcester Public Library have partnered to increase knowledge of the disease by not only purchasing new titles, but also building a training room at AIDS Project Worcester, and updating AIDS Project Worcester's website.