Plumb Library News

“Just the Facts,” the nonfiction book discussion group, will be reading Visit Sunny Chernobyl: And Other Adventures in the World’s Most Polluted Places by Andrew Blackwell. From the hidden bars and convenience stores of a radioactive wilderness to the sacred but reeking waters of India, Visit Sunny Chernobyl fuses first-person reporting with satire and analysis, making the case that it’s time to start appreciating our planet as it is – not as we wish it would be. Irreverent and reflective, the book is a love letter to our biosphere’s most tainted, most degraded ecosystems, and a measured consideration of what they mean for us. We will be discussing this book on June 20 at 6:30 pm. Copies are available at the desk.

The Café Parlez selection for June is The Giver by Lois Lowry, chosen by book group member Melissa Bessey. Jonas, age 12, seems to live in a utopian society, until you examine it closer. We follow Jonas as he takes on his assigned career, that of “Receiver of Memory,” the person in society who remembers the society’s pain and ugliness that occurred before the “Sameness.” Jonas starts to notice the problems with this utopia, and starts to think of running away. Should he stay with the safe, shallow world he knows, or escape to a world of color, light and uncertainty? We will be discussing this book on June 27 at 6:30 pm. Books are available at the desk, or bring your own copy. Café Parlez is sponsored by the Friends of Plumb Library.

Drop off books, clothing, baby supplies and baby safety items! Plumb Library Parking Lot, New Bedford Road (before Rounseville Road). June 15, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. All items will go to Gifts to Give in New Bedford. Sponsored by the Friends and Junior Friends of Plumb Library.

Do you own a laptop or other portable device, such as an iPad, iPod, etc? Want to learn how to download free ebooks from Overdrive, log into the new Enterprise online catalog from SAILS, or use one of our computer-based services, such as Zinio, Atomic Training, Universal Class or Transparent Language? Then come to our first Tech Night on June 13. Bring your device or laptop with your library cards and we will go through the log-in processes, downloads or whatever it takes to get you connected. Starting at 6:30 pm, we will go over the new library search site, Enterprise, then move on to other programs. Call the library at 508-763-8600, or email us at to register.

See the show audiences are calling “Superb!,” “A blast!,” and “Heartwarming fun for the whole family.” Join magician and juggler Scott Jameson June 24, 6:30 pm, at First Congregational Church of Rochester for an extraordinary performance that will have you laughing out loud and perched on the very edge of your seat. Umbrellas will be plucked from thin air, a drawing will come to life, basketballs will be spun and juggled, and a member of the audience will unlock telekinetic abilities. For more information, visit Scott’s website at, or contact Lisa Fuller at the Library at 508-763-8600 or email Don’t miss it!

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