Bedford Public Library

Bedford, New Hampshire

Reference Blog

Submitted by: Emily on 03/02/2016 - 2:34pm
With your library card (and password), you can access a comprehesive, authoritative database that covers all American history topics.  American History Online is an excellent resource for middle and high school students and anyone who wants to delve deeper into American history.  You can access primary sources, encyclopedia...
Submitted by: Emily on 02/03/2016 - 12:03pm
If you're curious to learn more about your family history, several excellent library resources can help you get started.  The Ancestry Library Edition and HeritageQuest Online databases contain census and military records, passenger lists, birth, marriage, and death records, plus much more.  Both may be accessed via the Library's...
Submitted by: Emily on 12/31/2015 - 11:57am
Another new year, another chance to make (and break) resolutions.  This year, resolve to take time to read, even if it's just a few minutes a day.  We're here to help you choose the perfect book and go beyond the bestseller list. As you can imagine, we read a lot of books.  Check the staff picks list for some of the best books we read in 2015.  Want more recommendations...
Submitted by: Caitlin on 12/30/2015 - 8:31pm
  Here are my top picks for books published in 2015! The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan. I adore The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (aka Will and Kate) and everything British, so this fictionalized account of their courtship (if Kate was American and not nearly so well put-together) was very relevant to my interests. I thought it would be very light and fluffy, and it is, but it's also a moving story of family and...
Submitted by: Emily on 10/30/2015 - 4:21pm
Don't let the name deceive you.  ReferenceUSA is not a reference book about the United States.  It's a robust database of business information, plus residential and business phone numbers from around the country and much more.  Trying to contact classmates to plan a class reunion?  Try ReferenceUSA.  Are you looking for a job?  ReferenceUSA's U.S. Jobs/Internships...
Submitted by: miriam on 08/07/2015 - 3:25pm
Founded in 1916 by Annie E. Woodman, the Woodman Museum in Dover, NH is dedicated to history, science and the arts. Its collections are housed in four buildings: Woodman House - houses the Natural History and War Memorial museums and contains extensive and well preserved collections of local area interest such as minerals, Native American artifacts and Civil War artifacts & memorabilia. Keefe House Gallery - contains fine art exhibits. Hale...
Submitted by: Caitlin on 07/30/2015 - 4:32pm
We've had over 140 adults register for our 7 Book Summer and over 65 teens register for the Teen 8 Book Challenge! Many people have earned their halfway prize (either a certificate for our book sale or for a 3D printed prize on our new 3D printer) by reading three books for adults or four books for teens. Some have even completed the challenge already! There's still time to sign up! Just stop by the circulation desk at the library. While you're...
Submitted by: Caitlin on 07/24/2015 - 4:50pm
Have you registered for our 7 Book Summer for adults or our Teen 8 Book Challenge yet? Stop by the circulation desk to sign up and get your reading journal! While you're here, check our whiteboard to see what people are reading and to add your own current read!   What is Bedford reading? Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee Theodore Boone: The Abduction by John Grisham Beyond Good and Evil by Freidrich Nietzsche Paper Towns by John Green The Wizard...
Submitted by: Caitlin on 07/20/2015 - 4:04pm
Have you registered for our 7 Book Summer for adults or our Teen 8 Book Challenge yet? Stop by the circulation desk to sign up and get your reading journal! While you're here, check our whiteboard to see what people are reading and to add your own current read!   What is Bedford reading?   Crossed by Ally Condie The Dagger Quick by Brian Eames Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee The Hobbit by J.R.R....
Submitted by: Caitlin on 07/10/2015 - 4:38pm
Have you registered for our 7 Book Summer for adults or our Teen 8 Book Challenge yet? Stop by the circulation desk to sign up and get your reading journal! While you're here, check our whiteboard to see what people are reading and to add your own current read!   What's Bedford reading these past two weeks?  Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery (one of my personal favorites) A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini Diary of a Parent...

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