Thursday, December 31, 2009

Mass Answers discontinued

As of January 1, the online Reference chat service Mass Answers is being discontinued. Regional Reference Centers throughout the Commonwealth (including Boston) are ceasing participation, due to funding and staffing issues.

Discussions about providing an alternate chat service are in process but we are unsure as to when this may happen.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Classics Book Discussion Group

The GPL's Classics Book discussion group will be doing a series on Louisa May Alcott. Coincidently, PBS's Amercian Masters will be showing a new documentary film on Alcott this evening at 9pm.

There was also a great interview this morning on NPR with Alcott scholar Harriet Reisen. Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind 'Little Women' is the title of the documentary and Reisen's book about Alcott that was published in October 2009. For those interested, the GPL has a copy of this new biography that can be put on hold.

Holiday Closing

The library will close Thursday, December 31 at noon for observance of the New Year's holiday. We will remain closed throughout the weekend to conserve heat and electricity as a budget saving measure. The library will reopen on Tuesday, January 5 at 9:30am.

We wish all of our patrons a happy and healthy new year.

New Library Hours Starting January 4, 2010

After listening to supporters’ statements at the recent budget hearing, GPL staff decided to restructure our hours to be more available to working people, students, and families.

As of Monday, January 4, our new hours will be as follows:

Monday -- Closed
Tuesday -- 9:30-8pm
Wednesday -- 9:30-8pm
Thursday -- 9:30-5pm
Friday -- 9:30-5pm
Saturday -- 9:00-1pm
Sunday -- Closed

The staff wishes to thank everyone who supported us during the past few months and hopes the new schedule will better accommodate the needs of our patrons.