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.





Thursday, November 30, 2017

November Magazines on Display in Periodicals

Here’s the latest:


In the November issue of The Atlantic, hear the scientific side of how Leonardo da Vinci made Mona Lisa smile. (Hint: it involved several late night trips to a Florentine morgue).

Matt Taibbi pens a scathing exposé of the “The Great College-Loan Swindle” in the latest Rolling Stone. But, if student loan problems hit too close to home, skip ahead to the latest news on Stranger Things, Sam Smith, and get inside the mind of the meteoric Cardi B.


If you’re feeling uneasy about the future, you’ll find no solace in this month’s WIRED feature, “Love in the Time of Robots.” The article tells the tale of engineer Hiroshi Ishiguro who builds androids. But not just any androids--”beautiful, realistic, uncannily convincing human replicas.”



Read these and hundreds more of the latest and most popular magazines, all on display on the 3rd floor of the Main Library.


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Holiday Romance Book List



It's the most wonderful time of the year for romance readers - snuggly, steamy, and heartwarming Holiday Romances are here! We've put together a list of our newest titles to look for, and in December we'll have plenty of displays up on the first floor of the Main Library, highlighting our entire holiday fiction collection. Keep warm with some Holiday Happily Ever After!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Massachusetts Health Connector Open Enrollment Period: November 1st, 2017 through January 23, 2018

Open enrollment starts today, November 1st. What do the changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) mean for Massachusetts residents?

While the ACA enrollment period has been cut in half to only 45 days, Massachusetts residents open enrollment period is almost twice as long.

Massachusetts residents have from November 1, 2017 through January 23, 2018, to renew their current plan or apply for a new health or dental plan. Visit the Massachusetts Health Connector to buy or renew a commercial health plan and receive financial assistance if you qualify.

Recent cuts to the Cost-Sharing Reduction (CSR) payments affect lower income consumers on the silver tier plans. Find out how the president’s recent decision to cut CSR payments could affect your Massachusetts plan.

Need help navigating the system? Find a trained and certified Enrollment Assister in Worcester who can help you navigate the application process.