Plumb Library News

From August 1-17, the Plumb Library will be collecting nonperishable food in lieu of fines in our annual Summer Edition of Food for Fines. You can clear your overdue fines with the donation of nonperishable food, which will be donated to Damien’s Pantry, or pet food, which will go to local animal shelters. Food donations cannot be used to pay for lost books or cards, or printing and fax fees. Please ask at the desk for more information, or call the library at 508-763-8600.

The Friends of Plumb Library will be holding their annual book sale on Saturday, September 7 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the First Congregational Church of Rochester’s Fellowship Hall, 11 Constitution Way, Rochester. Highlights of the sale include:

Friends Preview Sale, Friday, September 6, 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Memberships can be sold or renewed at the door; Buck-a-Bag Sale, Saturday, September 7, 2:00 to 3:00 pm.

Donations can be left at the library, 17 Constitution Way, during open hours, or can be picked up by calling the library at 508-763-8600. We do not accept magazines (except for knitting, quilting or cooking magazines), encyclopedias, text books, books in bad condition (torn, moldy or dirty), Readers Digest condensed books, or videos.

Café Parlez’s selection for July is The Paris Wife by Paula McLain. We will be discussing this book on August 29 at 6:30 pm. In 1920s Chicago, 28-year-old Hadley Richardson has given up on marriage until she meets Ernest Hemingway. They marry and move to Paris to live the Bohemian lifestyle, where Ernest tries to write, and they both live fast and hard. The demands of life with Ernest start to catch up with Hadley, and, despite their loving bond, they experience the ultimate crisis of their marriage. Based on a true story and full of colorful characters from literature, this book brings that period and the lives of Ernest and Hadley Hemingway to life. Books are available at the desk, or bring your own copy. Café Parlez is sponsored by the Friends of Plumb Library.

Are you taking a trip to a foreign country and need to learn a new language? A high school or college student that would like to keep up with their language studies while on summer vacation? Or just interested in learning a new language? Check out Transparent Language, available on the Plumb Library website,

Transparent Language has lessons in over 50 languages, from Arabic to Zulu, and everything in between. Want to learn Ojibwe? Swahili? Portuguese? Swedish? Gaelic? It’s all here. All you need is a library card from the Plumb Library, your computer, and speakers or headphones. You can also load Transparent Language on your personal device and learn there. It’s free and it’s fun. Ask the staff for more information or assistance in setting up our Transparent Language account.

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