Our Latest Wish-List Gift!

A Burning by Megha Majumdar is the latest gift from our Bayswater Books wishlist. Betting a book from our wish list supports a valued local business while assuring yourself the first crack at a great read. Giving it to the library when you are done helps keep our  collection fresh and in tune with your interests, so it’s a win-win for all.  In this Read with Jenna pick, the fates of three people become inextricably entangled after a fiery attack on a passenger train.

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Check-ins: patience, please

Returned books and CDs are quarantined in for 72 hours before being checked in. That means they will be charged out on your account for several days after you actually returned them. Be assured we havent lost your books, you aren’t running up fines and that your library standing Aok. We just havent gotten them out of the bins yet (oth, if you have materials out from before the shutdown, you can bring them back and leave them in the drop box).

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Curbside Request Time!

We are taking book, CD and DVD requests for Wedesday, 8/12. Among other things, we have new Books on Tape@ (CDs, actually) by Dave Baldacci, Joanthan Kellerman, John Sandford and Daniel Silva.  Place holds on your account in the catalog, send an email or call (603-253-6950). There are also new eBook and audio downloads (8/7) on NHDB. Our curbside pickup schedule is MWF 10m-2pm.

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Music Minute: John Simon (The Band)

SImon (8/11) produced and played horns on The Band’s first two albums. He helped craft the rootsy sound that made them stand out from the heavy rock of the day. On Unfaithful Servant, John (horn) and Garth Hudson (soprono sax) on the final chorous. In the clip below,. In the second clip, John and Garth re-create that ride out after Rick Dank sings the song and explains how he got the lead vocal on the first take. For more on The Band, see the DVD Once were Brothers.

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Evening out with Billie Holiday

One of jazz’s great vocal stylists. Enjoy. For more, watch Ken Burn’s Jazz: Pure Pleasure on Kanopy.

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New Books/Taking Requests

We are taking book, CD and DVD requests for Friday, 8/7. On hand are new stories by Daniel Sliva, Brit Bennett, Jennh Coglan, Brad Meltzer, Courtney Sullivan and Stuart Woods.  Place holds on your account in the catalog, send an email or call (603-253-6950). There are also new eBook and audio downloads (8/4) on NHDB. Our curbside pickup schedule is MWF 10m-2pm.

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Evening out with Louis Armstrong

A birthday memory of jazz’s first great soloist. Read his life (available for curbside) or watch The Gift from Ken Burn’s Jzz on Kanopy.

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WiFi outage/Connection Restored

The library’s WiFi sever was down from late yesterday afternoon until 1pm today. We hope no one was seriously inconvenienced while we were offline. We are still taking requests for Wednesday curbside pickup.

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Browsing our Catalog

Not sure what to borrow? See our tips for browsing the catalog online under the Resources menu/Library Catalog. To see our latest holdings, view the What’s New and What’s Hot lists as they scroll across the catalog home page. Use the advanced search window (upper left) to personalize your searches. The search type menu lets you make author, topic or combo searches. The materials menu let’s you specify DVDs, CDs or children’s stories. Start browsing today: we are taking book, CD and DVD requests for Wednesday, July 27th and Friday July 29th!

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Music Minute: Mike Bloomfield

Mike Bloomfield (7/28/43) was there when Bob Dylan went electric. He was also the driving wheel of the Butterfield Blues Band and numerous other groups. Here’s three flavors of Mike at work: backing Dylan on Like a Rolling Stone, with The Butterfield Band and solo.

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