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What’s better than hunting dinosaurs in the middle of winter? The Millicent Library has passes to the Museum of Natural History in Cambridge.
There’s something here for adults and kids. Animals and minerals from all over the world and the famous glass flowers are featured. Check the Harvard Museum’s website for more details.

If you don’t like driving to Boston, it’s easy to take the Dattco bus from Fairhaven or New Bedford and the Red Line subway right from South Station to Harvard.

The passes (with a library card or proof of Mass. residence) will admit up to 4 people for $6 each and are good for the neighboring Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. The passes are funded by friends of late Harvard Professor John Badwey, who was a library trustee and an active resident of the town. If you get a pass now, you don’t have to return it and it’s good for one time between now and October.

Internet Places for Historical BooksTry typing in Fairhaven, Fair-haven, or “Fair Haven” into these scans of old books:

  • Internet Archive – non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, and more
  • Google Books – latest index of the world’s books. Find millions of great books you can preview or read for free
  • Digital Commonwealth – historical collections from libraries, museums, and archives across Massachusetts

We have not received Federal Forms and it doesn’t look like we will. We have ordered them but have not gotten any response (we’re not the only ones.)
We have gotten a small number of Massachusetts forms. You can order Federal forms by mail by going to the Forms and Publications by Mail webpage. Or you can print out the forms right on the IRS site.

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Go to our BookLetters Page to sign up for alerts when new titles are available

Commonwealth eBook Collections
The Library has subscribed to this new service. If you search the catalog, content from this will show up in a tab. Or you can go to the website and play around with it.

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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.

What to Read

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

  • December 10, 2015– The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  • January 14, 2016 — Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
  • February 18, 2016 — Saint Mazie by Jami Attenberg
  • March 17, 2016 — Brooklyn by Colm Toibin

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

  • November 19, 2015–Bluefish by Pat Schmatz
  • December 17, 2015–Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
  • January 21, 2016–The Children Act by Ian McEwan
  • February 18, 2016– Orphan Train by Christina Kline
  • March 17, 2016–Boston Girl by Anita Diamenti
  • April 21,2016–New Bedford Mansions by Peggi Medeiros
  • May 19, 2016–Revolutionary by Alex Meyers

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!!!