Adult Services

The library offers many types of programs for adults, from:
  • Book groups
  • Computer classes
  • Movie nights
  • And more
Check our online calendar often!


Summer Reading for Adults

Monday, June 28th – Saturday, August 21st, 2021

Participate in our annual 8-week-long Summer Reading Program!
Submit the title, or author, of a book or audiobook you've read to enter our weekly raffles; we will also have a grand prize raffle at the end of the program period! Prizes are gift cards.

How to participate:

  • option 1: Fill out our online form
  • Option 2: Fill out a paper form (available in the library).
  • Option 3: Call the Reference Desk at (508)-841-8609, x2 to submit your entry over the telephone. If you leave a voicemail, please include: your name, title/author of the book, and your telephone number.
Homebound patrons will receive paper entry forms delivered with their items.

Genealogy & Family History Resources


Interested in starting or continuing your own family history or genealogy? The Genealogy Club meets virtually on the fourth Monday of the month at 7 PM. Visit the genealogy resources page for some of the resources available at or through the Shrewsbury Public Library.

Library Book Groups


The Shrewsbury Readers Book Group meets on the first Thursday of the month from 6:30-7:30 PM. We select titles from various genres and strive to be diverse in our choice of subject matter and authors. Copies of the book will be available for pick-up in a no-contact, safe manner. Please call 508-841-8609 x 3 for details.

A Cookbook Book Group meets virtually on the fourth Thursday of the month from 6:30 – 7:30 PM. We’ve planned an eclectic variety of programs designed to keep us cooking. We’ll chat with cookbook authors, local food purveyors and other foodies. We’ll learn, share ideas and maybe even find hidden culinary treasures. . .  Watch the library’s calendar page for each month's socially distant adventures in food!

Reading Glasses is a fun and casual book group for adults in their twenties and thirties, meeting on the third or fourth Thursday of each month from 7:00-8:30 pm. It's a very collaborative group - each month participants take turns presenting choices for the next read and everyone votes on a favorite. If you've ever dropped out of a book group because you didn't like the books being chosen, give Reading Glasses a try! It's more than just a book group, it's a group of friends talking about books.  E-mail Young Adult Librarian Annie Lee King to sign up.

English for Non-Native Speakers


The Shrewsbury Public Library obtained a grant for English Conversation Circles from the Greater Worcester Community Foundation. We are happy to offer 2 virtual sessions a week, for English language learners to practice speaking English in an informal environment. There are both beginner and intermediate classes available. The up-to-date schedule is posted on our online calendar. For more information, contact the Assistant Director, Michael Zeller, at 508-841-8531 or mzeller@cwmars.org.

Memory Café


A memory cafe is a forum for people with memory loss, Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia AND their caregivers to come together for an afternoon of socialization. The café meets on the first and third Friday of the month from 2-4 PM. Recreational activities such as musical performances, an art and craft activity or a visit with a therapy dog and its handler are scheduled during the café meetings. The café meets virtually. For more information, contact the Assistant Director, Michael Zeller, at 508-841-8531 or mzeller@cwmars.org.

This program is funded by a grant from the Greater Worcester Community Foundation.
 

Multicultural Events


The library hosts regular multicultural events. For more information, check our online calendar or contact the Assistant Director, Michael Zeller, at 508-841-8531 or mzeller@cwmars.org.


Notary Public

The Shrewsbury Public Library offers Notary Public services. For more information, contact the Assistant Director, Michael Zeller, at 508-841-8531 or email mzeller@cwmars.org to schedule an appointment for Notary services.