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The Millicent Library announces a partnership with Driving-Tests.org, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, to offer free Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) practice tests to library patrons.
Click here to get started
Susan Kennedy has brought in a collection of her summer-themed paintings. They are on the ends of the book stacks.
You may remember her very popular exhibit of dog portraits last year.
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.
| Atlas Tack clippings books
Volunteer Matt Foster has been scanning some of our scrapbooks into pdfs.
Here’s the one dealing with Atlas Tack.
|Kids (and grown-ups) say the darnedest things. We have a page full of some of the odd things people have asked us through the years.|
America’s Historical Newspapers-1690-1922 from Newsbank, offers up a comprehensive online resource for searching and browsing early American newspapers, including thousands of fully searchable historical newspapers from all 50 states and Washington, D.C. Includes the New Bedford Mercury and other Massachusetts and Rhode Island papers.
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.|
Thursday Afternoon Fairhaven Book Lovers’ Group:
Meetings are at 1 pm, either in the auditorium or 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!!!