Artist Talk with Laura Thomson

"Homage to the Seasons" Thursday Feb. 27 at 6:30 pm

We have been thrilled to have Laura Thomson's bright and colorful paintings on the walls of our downstairs gallery throughout the winter this year! Laura joins us at the Library on Thursday, February 27 at 6:30 pm to present an Artist Talk on her show which she titled, "Homage to the Seasons." She will discuss her techniques and inspirations, and share stories about individual pieces of work on display. Refreshments will be served.

Library Seeking Library Assistant/Substitute

The library is hiring a new Library Assistant to work 3-5 hours per week and fill in during staff absences. Click here to see the job description and application process.

Winter Film Series 2020

Begins Sunday, January 12, 2020

The 15th Annual Winter Film Series is here!  Click here to download the series flyer or come by the library to pick up a copy. The series consists of six films shown on Sundays at 4:00 in the months of January, February and March. Admission is free and popcorn is served. Stay afterward for a soup supper and a chance to discuss the movie. We need three soups each time and there is a signup sheet at the circulation desk. Sign up to bring a soup, bread, or a dessert if you can.

Laura Thomson's "Homage to the Seasons"

Featured Artist

"Village Scene" by Laura Thomson
Bold colors, vivid imagination, and thoughtful's all present on the Library walls this winter!. Freedom's own Laura S. Thomson is our featured artist from now through February. Thomson has put together a special show for the Freedom Public Library that she calls "Homage to the Seasons." It features over 2 dozen big, bright, beautiful canvases - oils and beeswax encaustics - that lead the viewer on an imaginative journey through the cycle of the year. 

Introducing Kanopy Film Streaming Service

We are excited to announce that the Freedom Public Library now offers access to the on-demand film streaming service Kanopy, thanks to the support of the Friends of the Library! Library card holders in good standing can stream up to 10 films per month with 72 hour access to the titles selected. Go to to sign up for an account. Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku.

For more information on creating an account, click here.
Offering what the New York Times calls “a garden of cinematic delights,” Kanopy showcases more than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema with collections from Kino Lorber, Music Box Films, Samuel Goldwyn, The Orchard, The Great Courses, PBS and thousands of independent filmmakers. Patrons accessing any of the Great Courses have 30 days to complete the class and patrons interested in children's programming can have access to the Kanopy Kids collection for 30 days at a time as well.

Museum Passes Available

Thanks to the Friends of the Library, we have passes for free or reduced admission. Many of our passes are for places which are only open May-October, but these year-round passes are available now: Remick Farm and the Mount Washington Valley Children's Museum. 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. 

Click for more information about the available passes!

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.

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.