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Automatic Renewals Are Here!

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Life can get hectic. Here’s a bit of help.

Sometimes when life is busy, due dates for your borrowed library materials can come and go before you even notice. Thanks to a new feature in our library software, most checked out items will automatically renew to give you more time to enjoy them and less stress about return dates.

All library items, except requested items, new books, new audiobooks, and DVDs will automatically renew until the renewal limit is reached (usually two renewals). Your due dates will be updated, and if you have an email address on file, you’ll receive an email with your extended due dates.

For the materials that don’t automatically renew, like new books, new audiobooks, and DVDs, it is still possible to renew them by accessing your patron account on ShoreCat, or by calling your library branch. As long as no other patron has requested the items, or the items haven’t reached their renewal limit, we’re happy to renew them for you.

To make sure you receive notifications and updates, now is a great time to add an email address to your library account, if you haven’t already done so. Please email espl@espl.org or call the Accomac library at 757-787-3400, M-F, 11 am – 5 pm.

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Social Security: What Every Retiree Should Know

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Social Security: What Every Retiree Should Know

Social Security benefits help secure a comfortable retirement.  Retirees and their family need to be aware of the ways to protect this financial benefit.  Eastern Shore Public Library is hosting a free virtual program by the Shore’s Social Security Administration’s Public Affairs Specialist on Friday, April 2, at 12:00/noon. This 30-minute program focuses on fraud prevention, survivor benefits, SSA’s online services, and concerns about the solvency of Social Security trust funds. The program is specifically designed for those already receiving Social Security benefits. Registration is required and attendance can be by phone or online. To register, click here or call the library at 757-787-3400.

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VMFA Artmobile Returns to the Shore in April

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The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ “VMFA On The Road” artmobile will return to the Shore in April. Eastern Shore Public Library is hosting the mobile art exhibit on Wednesday April 7 and Thursday April 8 in Nassawadox and on Friday April 9 and Saturday April 10 at Historic Onancock School. Visiting the exhibit is free and open to the public, however, a reservation is required to allow for the social distancing measures in place. To reserve one fifteen minute appointment, click here or call the library at 757-787-3400.  Other outdoor activities are being planned as well.

This year’s VMFA On The Road exhibit is entitled “A View from Home: Landscapes of Virginia.” Each year, the VMFA artmobile travels across the landscape of Virginia from the Eastern Shore to the mountains of the Southwest. This exhibition of paintings, photographs, woodblock prints, and engravings from the museum’s permanent collection explores the diversity and beauty of these natural realms. The collection showcases artists of various styles and periods, who together record both the sublimity of unspoiled nature and the impact of human activity throughout the commonwealth.

Help the Eastern Shore Public Library celebrate National Library Week by enjoying this wonderful cultural enrichment program!

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New eBooks & eAudios have arrived in the library’s Overdrive app, Libby!

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New eBooks & eAudios have arrived in the library’s Overdrive app, Libby!

The Eastern Shore Public Library has moved our digital eBooks and eAudiobooks from RBdigital to the Libby app. You can browse, borrow, and enjoy all the same great eBooks and eAudiobooks you loved in the RBdigital app, plus we’ve added a new selection of eBooks and eAudios! In just a few taps, you can start reading or listening instantly on your phone or tablet. The digital library is available 24/7 without leaving home and is free from our library.

All you need to get started in Libby is your device and your library card number and PIN number. The Libby app is easy to use and will guide you through the setup process and get you connected to our library in just a few minutes.

Get started at https://espl.org/how-do-i/audiobooks-and-ebooks/ If you have questions, you can find in-app support, or visit the Help site or Libby Academy within the app for assistance. As always, if you need help with your PIN, finding our collections on Libby, or getting set up, you can reach out to Accomac library staff at (757)787-3400 between 11 am and 5 pm, M – F.

 

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“What makes you so strong?” virtual program

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WHAT MAKES YOU SO STRONG?” VIRTUAL PROGRAM

EXPLORES RESILIENCE OVER GENERATIONS

We are shaped by what we inherit. Our ecological environment, culture, ancestors, and parents pass on perceptions, beliefs, attitudes, and values embedded in our bodies, DNA, and emotions before we are born. We are influenced by what we experience. Our birth, childhood, family systems dynamics, school, faith tradition, and communities continue to inform who we are, what we believe, and our place in the world.

On Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at noon, you are invited to spend a virtual lunch with Reverend Doctor Paula Owens Parker, author of Roots Matter:  Healing History, Honoring Heritage, Renewing Hope.  This one-hour, free presentation will illustrate how to locate the trauma in our lives and the resilience created in response to trauma. It will identify criteria for recognizing how generational trauma influences family life and introduce practices to foster resilience.  Intentional and compassionate choices to mourn the losses and celebrate the strength can restore trust and vitality in family relationships and communities.

The virtual Zoom webinar program can be enjoyed online through your computer or personal device or by phone. To register and receive the program link, go to: https://tinyurl.com/y6p8er3h

What Makes You So Strong?” is sponsored by Community Partners of the Eastern Shore, the Community Services Board, and the Eastern Shore Public Library. For more information or questions, call 757-787-3400 or email espl@espl.org.

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