October Traveling Art Exhibit in main foyer
A Brilliant Life: the Musical Career of New Hampshire’s Amy Beach
on loan from University of New Hampshire Museum and Special Collections


Oil, Ice, and Bone: Arctic Whaler Nathaniel Ransom
Thursday, October 18 at 6:30 PM

In January 2016, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association announced the discovery of the wreckage of two sunken whale ships off the Alaskan coast. Oil, Ice, and Bone tells the story of these vessels and how they came to be lost in the greatest whaling disaster in American history. In 1871, ransom survived the loss of thirty-two whaling vessels in the frigid waters off Alaska’s Icy Cape. He kept a journal- and held onto it as he and his shipmates jettisoned weapons and warm clothing to save their very lives. His eyewitness account of whaling’s brutal slaughter and sudden losses is enriched by presenter Helen Frink’s affection for an ancestor she discovered through his journals a century after his death.

A Humanities to Go presentation. Free and open to the public.



Check out the Adults Event page for other upcoming programs and workshops.


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Check out our new Second Friday Foreign Film Face Book Page HERE. Please use the new page for discussion of films, asking questions, critiquing, making suggestions and give your opinions about the films we are showing! Thanks!


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Mahalo! The Friends of the Library have generously donated two ukuleles to the library. These ukes are available for check out. They come with a bag and a chord sheet, and check out for a period of one week. Inquire at the front desk.


Aquarium and other Museum Passes available!

Thanks to the Friends of the Library, we have a wonderful Museum Pass program. We offer card holders reduced or free admission to several local and Boston museums. Thank you to the Friends for their efforts and generosity.

Please call the library for further details and availability. Vacation weeks often are booked up in advance.


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Did you know that we have a Orion Star Blast telescope and an instruction manual ready to go? Check out is for one week! Our telescope was donated to us by the New Hampshire Astronomical Society for circulation. Get out into the night and learn the starry names and patterns overhead. Tips for star viewing HERE.


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Mango is the most effective way to learn to speak a foreign language. It’s FAST! It’s FUN! And it is totally FREE from the library, and 30 of its much loved learning courses have doubled in size–meaning ten new chapters and over 1,000 additional learning hours. Just new: the debut of 17 new specialty courses that celebrate world cultures with short, easy lessons for new learners and seasoned experts. Log into your account (you will need your library card number), click on Mango and begin. Also works on your Android phone. The 14 new languages are: Armenian, Azerbaijani, Hungarian, Kazajh, Seribian, Yiddish, Bengali, Malay, Malayalam, Punjabi, Telugu, Scottish Gaelic, ESL Arabic MSA and ESL Armenian.


Have eReader Frustration? We can help!

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Are you having trouble getting started? We are available to give quick guidance to help you download to your e-reader, or give you handouts for the NH Downloadable Book Service. A great resource is the official New Hampshire Downloadable Book Service Blog Be sure to watch their video! The library now has a KindlePaperwhite and a Nook Glowlight to check out. Please call for more information, and to schedule a time to meet with library staff. Thanks!