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Come make cards, gift tags & gift bags at the library
Saturday, December 7 from 3-5
The library is participating in Christmas Walk in Freedom Village on Saturday, Dec 7 from 3-5. We will have all the supplies for making Christmas cards, tags and gift bags. We will have appetizers here for snacking. The Friends will be having a book sale in the library at the same time. Please join us! The program is free but donations will be accepted for the Freedom Food Pantry.
Art Exhibit for November and December
The Photographs of Charlie Miller
What happens when a ballon pops? When you sneeze? When a bullet pierces an apple at 900 mph?
The Freedom Library will be showing the photography of Charlie Miller for the months of November and December. Miller was one of a handful of photographers fortunate enough to experiment with strobe light photography in the 1940’s. Strobe photography began in the 1930’s when Harold E. "Doc” Edgerton made improvements to an earlier discovery that brief flashes of light on a moving object, made the movement appear to stop for a a brief period of time. His new apparatus made it possible to photograph fast moving objects, freezing the action and thus enabling us to gain a whole new perspective of our world. Hard to believe distortions such as the strings of a tennis racket acting like a trampoline and flattening the ball on impact were learned after studying strobe photography.
Miller invented and patented strobe equipment of his own. One large one was used to light the first high speed movie commercial for British Petroleum. The photographs in this exhibit were taken with flashes as short as a 1/3 millionth of a second, a fraction of the time of today’s cameras. His photography has been published in many leading books, newspapers and magazines, including Life.
Museum Passes are offered courtesy of the Friends of the Library. Click on the tab to the left for updated information. While many of our passes were for the summer months only, Remick Farm, Portland Museum of Art and Tin Mountain Conservation are open year-round.
Downloadable Titles Now Show in Library's Catalog!
When you click on Search Library Catalog 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.
Click here for a one-page summary of the database features or click the Career Cruising logo above to start using it right away!
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!