Read on your device or computer. This collection of Spanish ebooks is available free with your library card.
During the month of November, the Bigelow Free Public Library will be working with the WHEAT to accept unopened, non-expired personal hygiene items in lieu of fines. Feeling guilty about your late books, ashamed of your tardy DVDs, embarrassed in general by your largess? Drop off unopened toiletries. All items dropped off will be donated to the WHEAT in December.
The items most needed are travel-sized shampoos, soaps, deodorants, feminine hygiene items, toothpaste, toothbrushes (both adult and children), conditioners and disposable razors. Of course we will also accept food, but these are items most needed.
Toiletries are not accepted in lieu of lost items, but we will happily accept them for late items.
Still looking for a book group? Our book groups love new members!
- The Saturday morning Short Story Reading Group is looking for members, currently reading favorites by T.C. Boyle, but the group is also entertaining suggestions for new authors. Members get to read stories aloud at meetings, if interested. This group meets usually twice a month, on Saturdays, from 10:00 am to 12 noon.
- The Tuesday Evening Book Group meets at 6:00 pm on the third Tuesday of each month and always welcomes new members. Books read are an eclectic bunch, both fiction and non-fiction, classic and modern.
- Meeting on the third Wednesday of each month, at 6:00 pm, 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
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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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.
Now 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!
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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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