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Fairhaven Schools Summer Reading Lists

In memory of our longtime, beloved trustee, Myra Lopes, we have a display of her books and some photos.

Myra was a lifelong friend of the library and learning and was on our Board of Trustees from 1994 to 2014.

Museum Passes

The Library, Friends and individuals have provided funding for passes to museums. Check on the link above where it says “Databases & Passes.” In addition, during the summer of 2014, the Highland Street Foundation is sponsoring “Free Fun Fridays” with admission to 66 museums and cultural venues. Read more about it on the Highland Street website.


We have a full schedule of summer activities for kids. You can download the calendar (pdf) and also download the descriptions of the programs (pdf).

snowy-eyesSnowy Owl
If you missed the four or five real Snowy Owls who spent the winter in Fairhaven this year, you can see what you missed when you visit the library. Rene Manny has donated a life-sized carving of an owl on her nest in the Arctic Tundra. It’s by a Canadian artist, Sylvain Forest. You can study up on owls on the Birds of North America database if you have a Fairhaven library card.

Herbert and dog Herbert Jenney painting
Come and see the library’s newest acquisition, a portrait of Henry H. Rogers’ childhood friend, Herbert Jenney. Jenney grew up in Fairhaven, studied abroad and practiced law in Cincinnati. He gave one of the dedication speeches for the Rogers School. The painting, done in the 1840s, was donated by his descendant, Starbuck Smith III.

seed exchangeSeed Exchange
The Fairhaven Seed Exchange at the library is free and open to the public, sponsored by The Fairhaven Sustainability Committee. Anyone interested in participating can bring in seeds to the library and choose different ones from the collection. For more information, email

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.

What to Read

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

  • Thursday September 18, 2014 — The girl who fell from the sky by Heidi W. Durrow
  • Thursday October 16, 2014 — Burial rites by Hannah Kent
  • Thursday November 20, 2014 — Monkey Mind by Dan Smith
  • Thursday December 18, 2014 — Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford

Thursday Afternoon Book Discussion Group:
Titles for the next season to be determined!

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