Featured Artist for January and February
The featured artist for January and February is Valentina Kobilansky of Bartlett whose portraits, still lifes, and landscapes reveal the skill and experience of a classically trained painter. Valentina, a native of Russia, studied in Moscow and also at the Art Students League when she and her husband moved to the U.S. and lived in New York. Valentina also has a Master’s Degree in Physics and has worked as a scientist in Moscow and in Rochester, N.Y. After moving to New Hampshire in 2009, she studied painting and drawing with various area artists, and is currently a full-time painter. A member of the Mount Washington Valley Art Association and the Ellis River Art Gallery, Valentina coordinates life-drawing sessions and group shows at Ellis River and participates in the Friday Painters activities. Enjoy her dramatic, beautifully composed and glowing oil paintings downstairs at the Library this winter.
Winter Film Series Begins Sunday January 8 at 4:00
"Hunt for the Wilderpeople"
The library's 11th annual Winter Film Series is here! The free series consists of six films shown in January, February and March on Sundays at 4:00 pm. Popcorn is served! Stay afterward if you can for a free soup and bread supper and a chance to discuss the film. The series kicks off on Sunday, January 8 with "Hunt for the Wilderpeople." Click here for the Winter Film Series flyer or come by the library to pick one up for your fridge!
Dungeons & Dragons at Freedom Public Library
Starting Saturday, January 7th, 12-3pm
Come join us at the library for Winter Dungeons & Dragons campaign. We're starting on Saturday, January 7th, from 12-3pm, and meeting on the first and third Saturday each month. Games will be open to students in grades 6-12. Beginners are more than welcome to join in on the fun! We'll have all the supplies needed for anyone who wants to play. For more information, see our calendar.
Museum Passes Available
Thanks to the Friends of the Library, we have passes to area museums and attractions. Although some of them are closed for the season, two are open year-round: The Portland Museum of Art and Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm. Borrow our pass to visit for free! For more information, click here.
Downloadable Titles Now Show in Library's Catalog!
When you click on Search Catalog / Log In to Patron Account on the library's main page, you will see not only what the library has within its four walls, but also the audiobooks and eBooks available to patrons on the NH Downloadables site. These titles will show up near the bottom of the search results and be labeled either OverDrive Audiobook or OverDrive eBook. When you click on a title, you will be prompted to log in to your patron account if you're not already. Then click on "Download This Title" and you will be taken directly to that item on the downloadables site (you'll be logged in already!) and you can check it out or place a hold on it right then and there. Try it out! Contact the library at (603) 539-5176 if you need help or have questions.
Books on Wheels
Service to Home-bound Patrons
The Freedom Public Library is pleased to announce our home delivery service, Books on Wheels. This program provides services to Freedom residents who are unable to get to the library due to short/long term illness, physical challenges, visual disabilities, inability to drive, hospitalization or long-term care residence. Some of the benefits of our Books on Wheels program are personalized visits by a library volunteer and delivery of materials tailored to your preferences. We can deliver books, movies, magazines and audio books right to your home. If you or someone you know would like this service, please call the Freedom Public Library at (603) 539-5176.
Let's Go Surfing!
The Freedom Public Library is a free public Wi-Fi hotspot! Come with your wireless-ready device and surf the net. Inside or outside, we're "live" 24/7! If you use the wireless from your car, please be sure to cut your engine while surfing, to save the environment and keep our neighbors happy!