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Welcome to the St. Pius X Library and Book Club 

The Parish Library is open Tuesday and Wednesday Please stop by to check out our wide selection of books.
To the Library is located in the Religious Education Building

  Book Club

January- “All The Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr

February: “Lessons in Chemistry” by Bonnie Garmus

March: Members choose a book from the St. Pius X Library

April: “The Longest Ride” by Nicholas Sparks

May: “The Lioness of Boston” by Emily Franklin

June: “Remarkably Bright Creatures” by Shelby Van Pelt

September: “Light over London” by Julia Kelly

October: “The Winemaker’s Wife” Kristin Harmel

November: TBA

We hope you will visit the St. Pius X Library in the Religious Education Building soon. We follow the school schedule, opening Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 am to noon when school is in session. Check with the Religious Education Office (508-394-0709) for access at other times. Books may be borrowed in any number for as long as you find them helpful. Simply write your name and the date on the card found in each book and leave the cards on the grey file box in the first bookcase by the door.

The Library Corner

by Barbara Finnerty  

Are you dealing with sensitive issues like death or

divorce with your young children or grandchildren?

The St. Pius X Library has new resources available

for you to borrow. In memory of Joan Robinson, late

Director of Religious Education here at St. Pius X, a

fund was established for books on such topics. Jean

and Shanna Kelly selected books this summer, and

Rebecca Gallerizzo installed the bookcase on the right

wall as you enter the library. It’s appropriately topped

by Raggedy Ann and Andy, so you can’t miss it! Please

peruse the growing collection even if you don’t need it

right now. This Library Corner will describe just a few

of the new books.

When Dinosaurs Die, A

Guide To Understanding

Death by Laurie Krasny Brown and Marc Brown

is a cheerfully illustrated book geared to pre-school

and lower elementary ages, perfect for the child

who might say “All this dying stuff makes me feel

sad, worried, and afraid.” Chapters cover the meaning

of “alive” and “dead,” why someone dies, and feelings

about death. There are suggestions for reacting to

sad friends, saying good-bye, keeping customs, and

remembering someone who has died.


God Gave Us Heaven by Lisa Tawn Bergren is another

charmingly illustrated book for young children which tells

the story of Papa Bear and his cub talking about Heaven.

Papa tells his cub “God loves us and never wants to be far from us.” He describes

Heaven as “No more tears, no more sadness, no more

pain. Only good, only smiles.” In answer to the

cub’s question “Can we take our stuff to Heaven?”

he answers “Our best stuff doesn’t weigh anything at

all – stuff like love, family, and faith. That’s where our real

blessings are.”

Divorce Is Not the End of the

World by Zoe and Evan Stern with their mother Ellen Sue

Stern is thoughtfully written from the perspective of two

teenagers coping with their parents’ divorce. The mother

adds her perspective on each issue, and this revised edition

includes extra comments from ten years later. Together

they develop a guide to coping with the feelings and

realities of a major change in all their lives. The format

includes questions for the reader with suggestions for

action. The chapters include:

  • Why did this happen?
  • Hope for reconciliation
  • Coping with joint custody
  • Getting caught in the middle
  • Different rules
  • Meeting parents’ new friends
  • Holidays
  • Stepparents
  • Support groups
  • Blended families
  • Resources

There are many other books available in the Joan

Robinson collection, and we invite you to browse this

wonderful tribute to our late friend.

 By Barbara Finnerty