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Holiday Closings
Christmas Week — We will close at noon on Wednesday, December 24; be closed all day on Thursday, December 25 and Friday, December 26. We will be open our regular hours on Saturday, December 27 from 9 to 3.
New Year’s Week — We will close at noon on Wednesday, December 31; be closed all day Thursday, January 1 and Friday, January 2 and be open our regular hours on Saturday, January 3 from 9 to 3.

Special Edition Library Cards
Limited Edition Millicent Library card is available to benefit the Friends of the Millicent Library. The card set costs $5 and features the library on a regular wallet-sized card and a keychain card. We have certificates available but the cardholder must come in person to exchange the certificate for the new card.

You must meet the eligibility requirement for a Millicent Library card. This is in place of the generic free cards. These come pre-printed with barcodes so you won’t be able to keep your old one. (You can set up an alternate ID to use instead of a barcode if you reserve books online anyway.)

facebook Two Places to Find Us on Facebook!
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!!!

Mark Twain Carving

The Millicent Library is the proud recipient of a beautiful carving of Mark Twain, complete with white suit and mustache. He was carved by Fairhaven artist Richard Dube, who also carved a bust of Henry Huttleston Rogers for the Town Hall. (Click on the picture for a full-length view.)Check the artist’s web page to see some of his other work.

Slocum at Smithsonian

There is a post about “Joshua Slocum and the Smithsonian” at the Smithsonian Collections Blogspot for September 24, 2014. They used images from the Millicent Library’s copy of a souvenir booklet that includes a piece of the Spray’s sail. The Smithsonian does not own a copy of this booklet.To see the whole booklet, follow the link on our Joshua Slocum Page.


filmnoir Film Noir Series

Movie critic and ILL librarian, Rob Gonsalves, has selected a group of classic but dark movies to show on alternating Monday nights. Although we pay for a movie license we are not allowed to advertise the name of the film except in the library (!).

Pick up a brochure at the front desk or check our calendar of events on the tab above for more information.

What to Read

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

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

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.