Featured Artist through June
Bonnie Burroughs' "Wanderings" on Display at Freedom Public Library
Freedom’s own Bonnie Burroughs is the featured artist at the Freedom Public Library from now through June. She has put together a wonderful show of breathtaking photographs she calls “Wanderings.” Bonnie purposely chose to print her photos on aluminum which gives them realistic and faithful color reproduction.
Since most of us have been limited in our ability to go far from home in the past year, Bonnie was motivated to choose her favorite photographs from travels with her sister Donna over the past decade, including our western National Parks and other locations that she has found meaningful and inspiring. She began this series in 2010 when she and her sister flew to New Mexico, beginning an annual tradition of road tripping together where Donna would drive and Bonnie would shoot with her camera.
Bonnie’s wanderlust stems from her days growing up on a farm in Freedom, driving the backroads and exploring old cemeteries with her family on Sundays. Freedom residents know Bonnie as an artisan accomplished in many areas from ceramics, candlewicking, jewelry design, and more, but she has always loved photography since she was young. “Wanderings” is on display in the downstairs gallery during library hours.
Temporary Hours & Restrictions
The Library has recently changed its temporary hours: Tues 2-5, Wed 10-1, Thu 2-5, Fri 12-3 and Sat 10-1. Masks, hand sanitizing and social distancing are required and limited numbers of patrons will be allowed in at a time. The library will continue to offer contact-free lending until further notice. Click here for all you need to know.
Creativebug is here!
Professional arts and crafts instruction
Freedom Public Library is pleased to announce that Creativebug is now available, thanks to the support of the Friends of the Library. Creativebug offers easy-to-follow video instruction in more than 1000 creative pursuits including book binding, painting, knitting and crocheting, drawing, embroidery, cake decorating, canning and preserving, crafts for kids and teens, jewelry making, quilting, paper crafts and much more! All you need is a library card and way to get online. To access course material, go to https://www.creativebug.
Museum Passes Available
Thanks to the Friends of the Library, we have passes for free or reduced admission to the Remick Farm in Tamworth (open year round). Just call or come by the library to reserve the pass for the day you want to go. You do not have to return the pass to the library.
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Preschool Storytime Now on YouTubeWe may not be able to meet in person, but that doesn't mean you have to miss storytime! Our weekly preschool storytime that usually meets on Wednesdays at 10:00 is now being recorded and uploaded to YouTube. New storytimes will be available on Wednesdays until we can resume programming at the library. Click here to go to the library's YouTube channel and be sure to subscribe so you will be notified of new videos.
Introducing Kanopy Film Streaming Service
For more information on creating an account, click here.
Borrow our Telescope!
Come borrow the library's telescope, donated to us by the New Hampshire Astronomical Society. The telescope circulates for a week, and is available for patrons 18+ to check out. For more information, visit us at the library, or check out our Telescope Lending Policy.