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Shakespeare's in town

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 5:57pm -- Emily

This month, make sure to take advantage of a once in a lifetime opportunity to see one of the few existing copies of Shakespeare's First Folio when it is on display at the Currier Museum from April 9 to May 1.  The First Folio is the first printed collection of Shakespeare's plays.  Shakespeare died 400 years ago this month, on April 23, 1616 (his 52nd birthday). Seven years later, in 1623, the First Folio was printed.

Database of the Month: American History Online

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 2:34pm -- Emily

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 articles, ebooks, and multimedia.

Resolve to Read

Thu, 12/31/2015 - 11:57am -- Emily

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?  Take a look at NPR's Book Concierge

ReferenceUSA: Business information and much more

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 4:21pm -- Emily

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 module is for you.  Trying to find a doctor?  Use the U.S. Healthcare search.  Small business owners can use the U.S. Businesses, U.S.

New Museum Pass- Castle in the Clouds

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 2:00pm -- Emily

Thanks to the Bedford Library Foundation, the Library now offers a pass to Castle in the Clouds in Moultonborough.  The pass provides free admission for two adults and two youths.  Castle in the Clouds is the Lucknow Estate, a rare example of Arts and Crafts style architecture that was built by a wealthy industrialist in 1914.  The Castle is surrounded by beautiful grounds and gardens, perfect for a day trip.

Reserve the pass today!


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