Watch - Read - Listen
You can enjoy Library services wherever you are.
Many of the library's resources are online and require an Internet connection. Therefore, the library thinks it's important to provide our patrons with access to the Internet. We do this through loaning free wifi at the library and Hot Spots and laptops to take home.
Must be 18 years of age or older, with a record in good standing. Parents must sign an agreement to allow children under 18 to borrow hot spots and/or laptops.
What did we love? Here are a few of our favorite books ...
Robert Macfarlane's Underland: A Deep Time Journey
Underland, is a global exploration of all things below the surface of the earth. Macfarlane goes underground so you don't have to, visiting underground rivers, vast caves both natural and man-made, catacombs, sea caves and glacial ice caps. There is more space, art and human activity than most people realize that has happened and is happening below our feet.
Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss
Every winter I seem to fall into a funk when the gray days seem to never end. I reliably turn to several books such as Diane Ackerman’s Cultivating Delight: A Natural History of My Garden or Frances Mayes’ Under the Tuscan Sun that always provide a needed burst of sunshine on otherwise gloomy days. This year, I’ve added NY Times op-ed contributor Margaret Renkl’s Late Migrations: A Natural History of Love and Loss to my list.
This book is composed of exquisitely written short autobiographical essays ranging from her childhood in Alabama to the loss of a parent to observations of the wildlife in her backyard. At 248 pages, this could be a quick read, but you shouldn’t rush through it. This is the kind of book to slow down, reread sections, and savor it. This is a perfect book for a snowy day when all you can do is curl up in front of the fireplace with a cup of coffee.
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich's
A Midwife's Tale
Drawing on the diaries a midwife and healer named Martha Ballard. The tale reveals the medical practices, household economies, religious rivalries, and sexual mores of eighteenth-century New England. In her diary she recorded her arduous work as well as her domestic life in Hallowell, Maine.
On the basis of that diary, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich gives us an intimate and densely imagined portrait, not only of the industrious and reticent Martha Ballard but of her society.
Library of Things
Borrow a yard tool, sewing machine, power washer, cake pan, and more!
Must be 18 years or older to borrow or complete and submit a parental agreement.