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Internet Places for Historical Books

Try typing in Fairhaven, Fair-haven, or “Fair Haven” into these scans of old books:

  • Internet Archive – non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, and more
  • Google Books – latest index of the world’s books. Find millions of great books you can preview or read for free
  • Digital Commonwealth – historical collections from libraries, museums, and archives across Massachusetts

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Commonwealth eBook Collections
The Library has subscribed to this new service. If you search the catalog, content from this will show up in a tab. Or you can go to the website and play around with it.

Ship Models on DisplayOur current display in the Rogers Room is the work of William A. Smith, of Fairhaven who was a carpenter for 55 years. He has been making ship models for about 10 years. To date he has completed a dozen boats. The ships on display are JESSICA which was completed in 1999 and took a number of months to finish; JEAN MARIE constructed in 2013 and took an entire year to complete and a tug boat which was created in 2014. smith-models

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Limited Edition Millicent Library card!

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Friends of the Millicent Library Facebook Page for information on the Friends, and much more! Read about the chair project.

Millicent Library Facebook Page maintained by Youth Services Librarian Jane Murphy geared toward the young and young at heart.

Don’t Forget Our Online Magazine Databases
If you are looking up information in magazines, check out the Databases and Passes tab above. You can access many of these even if you don’t live in Fairhaven, and we also do have some that are for Fairhaven cardholders only (you need your library card number), like the very popular Consumer Reports Magazine. They are not cheap, so we want them to be used!!!

What to Read

Thursday Afternoon Fairhaven Book Lovers’ Group:
Meetings are at 1 pm, either in the auditorium or in the Rogers Room upstairs.

  • Aug. 20 “The Secret Key” by Tatiana de Rosnay
  • Sept. 24 “The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah
  • Oct. 15 “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt

Thursday Morning Book Discussion Group:
10:00 am, Library Auditorium, Walnut Street Entrance, Call 992-5342 for info

  • Sept. 17, 2015–A Coastal Schooner Life on Southern New England Waters. by Donald Tucker, who will be present for the discussion
  • October 15, 2015–The Paris Wife by Paula McLaine
  • November 19, 2015–Bluefish by Pat Schmatz
  • December 17, 2015–Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
  • January 21, 2016–The Children Act by Ian McEwan
  • February 18, 2016– Orphan Train by Christina Kline
  • March 17, 2016–Boston Girl by Anita Diamenti
  • April 21,2016–New Bedford Mansions by Peggi Medeiros
  • May 19, 2016–Revolutionary by Alex Meyers

Where’s the Book Sale?

We have moved the Friends of the Library book sale table to the Walnut Street lobby. There is more room and more light. We will be trying to put out only items in good condition. If you have books or DVDs to donate, you may leave them in the plastic bin under the booksale table.