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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Your morning music minute: Macca!

Happy 78th, Sir Paul. Read his life story at NH/Overdrive. And by popular request, his most covered number, the one that started out as ‘scrambled eggs’.

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This just in

New eBooks and audios on NH Downloadable Books.

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Morning movie, book and music minute.

Just out on DVD is Once Were Brothers, a bio-pic on The Band. You can also stream drummer Levon Helm’s tell-all on Hoopla. . UPDATE: we just added a copy of Once Were Brothers–place your reserves now.

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Your morning music minute

Music minute: Baton Rouge by Fairpoint Convention. Ian Mathews (6/19) shares vocal chores with Judy Dyble. The gangly fellow on lead guitar is a young Richard Thompson. You can stream Fairport and Thompson on Hoopla.

Tupac Shakur would have turned 49 today. He’s on Hoopla too.

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