A carefully selected book is a very special gift, but it can be tricky to choose just the right one. Fortunately, there are many places to find help. For a sure bet, take a look at this list of the books that have appeared on the most “best books” lists so far this year. Check out the Indie Next list of bo
Recently, you may have seen one of our new read-alike bookmarks, offering recommendations for your next great read, tucked inside of a book. These bookmarks are designed to suggest books that you may enjoy because of similar themes, writing styles, characters, settings and more. They now cover more than 60 of our most popular titles, from
Thanks to the generosity of the Bedford Library Foundation, the Canterbury Shaker Village Museum pass is now available.
This pass admits any combination of two adults or children to the museum and exhibits. The admission co-pay is $6 per adult and $3 per child. The pass can be used for most special events, except Village Rising, Ghost Encounters, and Christmas at Canterbury.
During the upper level closure, we’re providing as many services and items as possible in the lower level gallery, but we know that our mini-library can’t replicate the experience of getting lost in the stacks and serendipitously finding your next great read. We’ve already heard from several of you who miss browsing.
In honor of Money Smart Week, we'd like to highlight two excellent investing resources: Value Line and Morningstar. Did you know that your library card entitles you to access both of these resources 24/7 via the Library's website?
This month, make sure to take advantage of a once in a lifetime opportunity to see one of the few existing copies of Shakespeare's First Folio when it is on display at the Currier Museum from April 9 to May 1. The First Folio is the first printed collection of Shakespeare's plays. Shakespeare died 400 years ago this month, on April 23, 1616 (his 52nd birthday). Seven years later, in 1623, the First Folio was printed.
What We've Been Reading Lately
Every now and then, library staff get together to trade recommendations and talk about what we've been reading. We'd like to share some of these suggestions with you.
With your library card (and password), you can access a comprehesive, authoritative database that covers all American history topics. American History Online is an excellent resource for middle and high school students and anyone who wants to delve deeper into American history. You can access primary sources, encyclopedia articles, ebooks, and multimedia.
If you're curious to learn more about your family history, several excellent library resources can help you get started. The Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest Online databases contain census and military records, passenger lists, birth, marriage, and death records, plus much more. Both may be accessed via the Library's Databases A-Z page.
Another new year, another chance to make (and break) resolutions. This year, resolve to take time to read, even if it's just a few minutes a day. We're here to help you choose the perfect book and go beyond the bestseller list.