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Millicent’s Book Fair
Join the Friends of the Milicent Library’s third annual local authors Book Fair. This event features local authors who will be selling their books just in time for holiday giving. Some of the authors will be reading their works up in the Lewin Room…around ten minutes each to give you a taste of their work. Coincides with the Fairhaven Old-Time Holiday events in the center of town.

Fairhaven Center, 1890s
We have been fortunate enough to received some negatives from Philip Peralta-Ramos, great-great-grandson of Henry H. Rogers. They were taken from the Fairhaven Town Hall during its construction, so date from the early 1890s.
Jay Avila digitized them and stitched them into a panorama. Max Isaksen and Deb Charpentier facilitated the donation on behalf of the library.

Fairhaven Cemetery Records
It is designed to help users locate the graves of their relatives or other people in whom they are interested. It includes three cemeteries: Naskatucket, Riverside, and Woodside. When complete, it will contain the records of more than 25,000 burials. The information is based on cemetery records, town records, and field research at the cemeteries themselves. The database also includes cemeteries that are on private property and inaccessible to the public.

Vital Records Fairhaven Vital Records 1844-1899
Birth, death, and marriage records of the Town of Fairhaven. It is designed to be used by genealogists, historians, and others interested in the people who lived in our town in the nineteenth century. In addition to the dates of life events, many entries include the cause of death, names of parents and spouses, and place of birth.

The Fairhaven Star newspaper (1879-1967) is now online!

The digital archive is made possible by the Community Preservation Act and the Millicent Library.
It is at

The Eldred (Eldridge, Eldredge) 1635-1940 genealogy is now available in the Archives (not online). This collection is comprised of over 70 volumes that include census records and birth, death and marriage certificates. Bradford W. Luther, a local genealogist, has spent many years traveling around the country collecting and compiling this information. We are very grateful to be the recipient of Mr. Luther’s family genealogy.

Don’t forget Bookpage!

The Friends of the Library generously subscribe to the print edition of this book newsletter available at the desk. But on the Bookpage website, you can also read articles about books and sign up for email notifications on various categories of books that have just come out. Then you can go to the SAILS catalog and put holds on anything that looks interesting to you.

Read about our HOTSPOT. Check it out for a week and get Internet access just about anywhere.
NOTE: Fairhaven cardholders only

Movies, Music and More – Instantly Available – 24/7 – Free with your Library Card!

Borrowed content may be temporarily downloaded and accessed offline or, in either the app (available from your Apple or Google Play store) or on a computer, all borrowed content may be streamed. You may download up to 8 titles a month. (There is a library-wide daily limit, so if you get a message about it, try again after 7 PM).
Go to Hoopla’s website.   NOTE: Fairhaven residents only for our subscription

Attention, Readers!!! We have NoveList!

novplus NoveList Plus! — if you’ve ever wondered what you should read next, you will love this. If your favorite author is on vacation, between books or (heaven forbid) has passed away, you can go to one of their books and select a “read-alike.” You can browse, or add in a theme, genre or even make up something like “romance and zombies.” Really. And it’s not just for fiction. There are many features and this database has been around for over 20 years and we were lucky to be able to get it again through the SAILS network.
novk8plus NoveList K-8 Plus! — this is the equally awesome version of NoveList Plus only with a concentration on children’s literature.
It’s really worth looking at, especially for all the young readers who can’t get enough to read!

lost LOST FISHERMEN DATABASEVisit the Lost Fishermen site from the Millicent Library archives. A database dedicated to those local fishermen lost at sea. This is an ongoing labor of love from archivist Deb Charpentier and her volunteer staff.

The town has arranged for its reports from 1854 to 2010 to be put online. There may be some missing (haven’t gone through them all yet) and there are also a couple of School Committee reports from 1848 and 1849. Books digitized through a federally funded LSTA grant (Library Services and Technology Act), through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

Fairhaven’s Office of Tourism has uploaded some Fairhaven videos to Youtube.

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Friends of the Millicent Library Facebook Page for information on the Friends, and much more! Upcoming events and library tidbits.

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

What to Read

book-icon New York Times Best Seller Lists — all the lists you could want! A very cool site.

Fairhaven Book Lovers’ Group:
NOTE CHANGES: Meetings are at 11 am in the Rogers Room upstairs.
–This group is taking the summer off!–

Thursday Morning Book Discussion Group:
Program starts at 10 a.m. Please use Walnut Street Entrance

  • September 20, 2018 – The Martian, by Andy Weir
  • October 18, 2018 – The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict
  • November 15, 2018 – The Excellent Lombards by Jane Hamilton
  • December 13, 2018 – The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery
  • January 17, 2019 – Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence by Doris Pilkington
  • February 21, 2019 – The Wolves at the Door by Judith Pearson
  • March 21, 2019 – Mozart’s Starling by Lyanda Lynn Haupt
  • April 18, 2019 – The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur
  • May 16, 2019 – Last Child in the Woods by Richard Louv

What’s better than a Library Card? TWO Library cards! Massachusetts residents can sign up for a Boston Public Library e-Card and have access to a lot of online resources, including magazines, database, e-books,and more.

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!!!