Haunted Autumn in Clinton

Rita ParisiHaunted Clinton continues at the library on Wednesday, October 7th at 7pm with the theatrical storytelling of “Gothic Ghost Tales by Candlelight” by actress Rita Parisi.  Imagine howling winds and a warm fire… 

Email us at register@bigelowlibrary.org or call us at 978-365-4160, ext. 221 to register for this program.  This is suitable for ages 10 and up.

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Adult Coloring

coloringTuesday Crafternoons, 2:30-4:30pm

Come share your creative energy! Whether you quilt, knit, sew, crochet, embroider or more – drop in and join us!  New to Crafternoons — coloring for adults!!  Does coloring relax you? Join us for a stress-free afternoon… we’ll have all the supplies you’ll need (colored pencils, markers, coloring pages, etc)!

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‘Library Lines’ Newsletter

Check out the September-December 2015 issue of ‘Library Lines’ to find out what’s going on at the library!!

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Book Groups

Still looking for a book group?  Our book groups love new members!  The Saturday morning Short Story Group is looking for members, but the group is also entertaining suggestions for new authors!  Members get to read stories aloud at meetings, if interested.

The Tuesday Evening Book Group meets at 6pm and welcomes new members.  Books read are an eclectic bunch, both fiction and non-fiction, classic and modern.

Meeting for the first time on October 14th at 6:00, El Club del libro en Espanol will discuss books in Spanish, some translated from English, some native.  All are welcome.

Don’t see a book club that suits your needs?  Contact the library to start your own! Librarians can give you book suggestions, if needed. Call 978-365-4160. You can base a book club on genres (like westerns or romance), or on audience (mother/daughter) or welcome everyone.

If you just want to check out non-professional book reviews or a place to post your own, look up www.goodreads.com

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Introducing BiblioBoard




BiblioBoard® is the PatronsFirst mobile library. Here you will find digital collections of books, images, articles, audio and video from leading publishers and archives around the world. These materials are curated by subject and accessible from anywhere. We have built a library patron user experience that works elegantly across all web and mobile platforms and eliminates the complexity and cumbersome nature of current library interfaces.

BiblioBoard has millions of pages of curated primary source content, unlimited multi-user access and streaming audio and video. We also have a growing library of traditional publisher content including, fiction, graphic novels, comics, children’s books, university press books and much more. We launched in March 2013 with the firm belief that if libraries can deliver user experiences that compete with those of consumer companies like Amazon and Apple, it will transform information access for society.

The platform is accessible using modern web browsers, including Google Chrome, our preferred browser.    BiblioBoard is also available on the iPad®, iOS versions 7+, as well as Kindle Fire HD®, Nexus tablets® and Galaxy Tab® (Android 4.0+).

*Everything can be viewed/read online and login is only required for downloading.

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“Like” the Library on Facebook!!

Check out our Facebook page!! 

Get the most up-to-date information on upcoming programs, events, and
library happenings (for instance, did you know that we now have a Library Bunny? 
It’s on Facebook!!  Check it out!!). 



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FREE Foreign Language Learning Online


Sign up to learn Spanish, French, Sign Language, Portuguese, German, English, Chinese and more!

Just by being a Bigelow Free Public Library user, you can register for FREE online language classes!

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Driver’s Ed Practice Exams Online

road sign

The Bigelow Free Public Library has formed a partnership with Driving-Tests.org to offer FREE practice exams for RMV permits, car, motorcycle, and CDL licenses. 

The Massachusetts-specific exams are accessible from the library website at www.bigelowlibrary.org.  The collection includes Spanish versions of road sign practice exam and MA Driver’s Handbook. The site also include frequently asked questions about obtaining a Massachusetts driver’s license.

“This is just one more way we can help our patrons succeed with online resources,” says library director, Marie Mueller.  The practice exams and electronic handbooks are accessible from home, as well as in the library.

As always, this online resource is FREE to the public.
Call (978) 365-4160, ext. 221 for more information.

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Check Out Bigelow Library on Pinterest!!!

pinterest_logoNow you can find us on Pinterest!!  You’ll find up-to-date information about upcoming programs, new items we get at the library – including books and movies – and fun projects and pins for your amusement!
Click HERE to check it out today! 

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Researching Your Family Tree?

The Bigelow Library has subscribed to the following databases for library members:

Heritage Quest (accessible from our Online Resources tab from any computer)
Ancestry.com (accessibility is only available on library computers)

Both of these well-known resources can give you access to primary research documents like census data and birth and death records.


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