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Thoreau visits Fairhaven
2017 is the 200th anniversary year of the birth of Henry David Thoreau. Celebrate by reading his account of the day he visited Sconticut Neck to talk with Martha Simon.
Art Exhibit – Local Scenes by Sallie-Lou Johnson.
Her watercolors are displayed on the ends of the stacks on the main floor and in the Rogers Room display case.
|The Millicent Library Guestbook
When the library’s original visitor book was filled up, we had it rebound. They also digitized it, although it’s not searchable. I split it into four parts, each about 7MB and you can browse to your heart’s content. If you signed the book here before 2012 (and after 1894) you may be in it.
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 cardholders only for our subscription, however, check out the Boston Public Library eCard for more Hoopla!
|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.|
|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 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.|
|TOWN OF FAIRHAVEN ANNUAL REPORTS ONLINE
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.
|VISIT FAIRHAVEN ONLINE
Fairhaven’s Office of Tourism has uploaded some Fairhaven videos to Youtube.
|Two Places to Find Us on Facebook!
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
|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.
Thursday Morning Book Discussion Group:
Program starts at 10 a.m. Please use Walnut Street Entrance
|BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY ONLINE
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!!!