Taking Requests for Monday

Friday’s books, CDs and DVDs are out for pickup. Next chance to get goodies for curbside pickup is Monday, July 13th. Place holds on your account in the catalog, send an email or call (603-253-6950). There are also new titles to browse on NH Downloadable Books.

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Your morning music minute: Ringo!

Former Beatle Richard Starkey turns 80 today. Want to read more about Ringo? Borrow The Beatles by Bob Spitz.

Ringo recently drummed on Playing for Change’s video of The Weight.

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Sunset serenade: Robbie Robertson (The Band)

Robbie turned 77 on Sunday. Most everyone knows The Weight, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down and I Shall be Released . Here’s one of his solo numbers: Shake This Town (“we’re standing on the edge of the world…). Once were Brothers, The Band’s story, is available to borrow on DVD.

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Your music minute: 4th of July

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Curbside DVDs

It’s showtime again at the Nichols Library, with 5 new DVDs ready to take out and more on the way. In Richard Jewell, a security guard is wrongly accused of planting a bomb and vilified by the press. Clint Eastwood directs the story, which is based on actual events….

1917 is a WWI drama about a messenger who sets off for the front lines under fire in order to stop a doomed attack.  In Dark Waters, a tenacious attorney connects unexplained deaths to a powerful corporation. In Arkansas, two low-level drug dealers get in a dispute with their boss that turns deadly.  Once were Brothers is songwriter Robbie Robertson’s moving account of his four comrades in arms who made their mark on music history as The Band.

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From Wish List to Library

Here are five new titles from our Bayswater Wish List that have been given to the library, passed our safety protocols, and are ready to take out!

In The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd, a woman in ancient times defies expectations and furtively engages in scholarly pursuits and writes secret narratives. The Book of Lost Friends by Lisa Wingate is about three young women who take off on a journey in search of family amidst the destruction of the post-Civil War South.  In The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel, a Ponzi scheme implodes in New York, dragging countless fortunes with it. The Red Lotus by Chris Bohjalian is about an American man who vanishes from a rural road and the doctor who tries to find out what happened to him. Finally, in The Redhead by the Side of the Road by Anne Tyler, a series of surprises throw a man’s meticulously organized life off-kilter.

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New Downloads

The latest eBooks and audios from New Hampshire Downloadable Books

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Curbside Circulation starts Friday!

Curbside Circulation Begins Friday, June 26th! Send us your requests and we will check them out and put them outside for you to pick up. We will be circulating books between 10am and 2pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Read on to find out how it works and what we are doing to make it safe.  

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Your morning music minute: songwriters

Kris Kristofferson (6/22) and Carly Simon (6/25) grew a year older this week. The late June Carter Cash and pre-Beatle Stu Sutcliffe (6/23) also shared a birth date this week.

“Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose…”

“We can never know about the days to come…”

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Your music minute: Go Down, Moses

Paul Robeson sings the classic spiritual in commemoration of the day that marks the final abolition of slavery in the United States (continue reading). Learn more about slavery, the Civil War and the aftermath on Kanopy.

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