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Shark Week at Morse Institute Library

Shark Week book displayJust when you thought it was safe to come to the library….

Celebrate shark week August 11-16 with the Morse Institute Library! We’ve got a great display of shark books and movies on the second floor, including Shark Life, How to Survive a Sharknado, and Shark Tale. And while you’re here be on the lookout for “shark attacks” all over the library.

So get a bigger boat and come down to the Morse Institute for Shark Week!

Help Someone Learn English

Literacy Unlimited Offers Free Tutor Training      Literacy Unlimited Logo

LVM Literacy Unlimited,  a library-based tutoring program, needs tutors to help teach English to adult Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).  You don’t need teaching experience or knowledge of a foreign language to be a volunteer.  You do need some training!  This summer, we have scheduled daytime training at Morse Institute Library for 3 weeks in August.

To learn more about the program, join us at the library for an information session Tuesday, August 5, 1:30-3:30.  The tutor training class will follow on Tuesdays and Thursdays, August 7-26, 1:30-4:30 pm.

For further information or to register for the training please call 508-647-6400, ext. 1583 or email

Library offers new easy SCAN & FAX technology

Come try our SCANNX on the 2nd floor Reference area.

You may now scan books and documents at no cost into searchable PDF, Word doc, JPEG, TIFF and PNG file formats using a friendly touch screen.  Then send scanned files to email; to a smartphone or tablet; to Google Docs; to USB flash drives.

You may also send a FAX at $1.00 per page or print your scan for $.15 page.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with feedback about the new changes or anything else you’d like to see in your community library!

Historical Books from our Archive Available Online

Thanks to the Boston Public Library, we have made historical books and materials from the Morse Institute Library Archive available online at the Internet Archive.

This digital archive includes historical Natick High School graduation programs, Sassamon high school yearbooks from 1916 to 1950, and biographical information on well known 19th-century Natick citizens.

You can browse the digital archive, or explore other digital local history and genealogy resources offered by the library.

Below, have fun flipping through a digital book from the archive—the 1916 Sassamon yearbook.