One Book One Valley: The Finest Hours
The library is participating in One Book One Valley, the annual community read. This year the book is The Finest Hours by Michael Tougias and Casey Sherman featuring the true story of one terrible storm, two horrific maritime wrecks and two amazing rescues. Discussions will be held throughout the valley including on Monday, October 31 at 10:30 at the Freedom Public Library and all are welcome. Copies of the book are available to borrow as well as a version written for youth. The library will be showing the film by the same name starring Chris Pine and Casey Affleck on Sunday, October 23 at 4:00 with free admission and free popcorn, so mark your calendars! For the complete schedule including appearances by the authors, go to onebookonevalley.wordpress.com.
Featured Artist for September & October
After living in 23 cities and states throughout his life, Robert Marx settled in Freedom, New Hampshire with his wife in 1999 building a house where they raise their daughter. Rob is a designer, illustrator, and fine art painter, specializing in producing artist merchandise for festivals and bands worldwide. His professional portfolio spans three decades of creating work for musicians including Tom Petty, Grateful Dead, The Wailers, George Clinton, and Dave Matthew’s Band.
In this show, Marx offers a dazzling mix of his screen printed Rock and Roll Concert and Music Festival Posters. Stylistically they are a mix of 50's surf art, 60's psychedelia and 70's Saturday morning cartoons. Come see them during the months of September and October and check out his website, www.marxmarx.com.
Museum Passes Available
Thanks to the Friends of the Library, we have passes with providing free or reduced admission to four area attractions: Castle in the Clouds, the Portland Museum of Art, Remick Museum, and Squam Lakes Natural Science Center. 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!