Our New Library Cards Are Here!!!

We are now full members of C/W MARS (Central Western Massachusetts Automated Regional Sharing).    Please stop in and register for your NEW Bigelow Free Public Library card today!

Your new library card offers even MORE amazing services, right at your fingertips!  Visit this C/W MARS site to do a catalog search of our collection.  If you want to learn  more aboutUsing the Online Catalog‘, orHow to Get an Online Account‘, or evenHow to Place a Hold‘.  Once you get started, you’ll be surprised at how much you can do with your new library card!!

Still have questions about how to borrow an e-Book, an e-Audio, or an e-Video using
C/W MARS?  Check this site out for more information!!

See you soon!

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Museum of Science Passes Are Here!!

The Library now offers discount passes to the Museum of Science in Boston!!  
Call 978-365-4160, ext. 221 for more information or to reserve a pass.

Each coupon admits up to four people at $10 per person admission.  Valid only for Exhibit Halls.  Does not include admission to Omni, Planetarium, 4-D Theater, Butterfly Garden, or special exhibits.


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Meet the Authors

Meet authors T.J. Wooldridge (author of Silent Starsong), Inanna Arthen (author of Mortal Touch), Jennifer Allis Provost (author of Copper Girl), and Terri Bruce (author of Hereafter) on Thursday, November 6th at 6:00 p.m.

Take this opportunity to ask published authors how they did it; how they stay motivated; character development; plot angles; and maybe even pick up a few writing tips!

Register by calling the library at 978-365-4160, ext. 221

silentstarsong  mortaltouch  coppergirl  hereafter


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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 Research 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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How much is the library worth to you?

Do you check out movies? Attend programs? Borrow books? However you engage with the library, it’s worth something.

The Massachusetts Library Association invites you to calculate your library use into real money: http://www.chelmsfordlibrary.org/library_info/calculator.html

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Say hello to the Library’s first official logo!

The Library recently unveiled its first ever official logo. This logo will be displayed on all documents and flyers associated with the library, as well as apparel in the near future. 

Many thanks to Jon Skinner, a student at Mount Wachusett Community College, who designed the logo as part of a service learning project. 


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What Should I Read Next?

You know the feeling: finishing a thrilling novel or an engaging nonfiction work and wanting to sustain that momentum to the next book. But what is that next book?
Books & Authors is a great resource that offers ways to explore the endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors, and topics. 

Use this FREE resource to spice up your reading with expert title recommendations, seasonal suggestions, read-a-likes, and award and community lists. Click here to access Books & Authors. 

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners purchases this resource with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for use by all Massachusetts residents. 
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Tuesday Book Discussion Group

The Book Discussion Group meets the third Tuesday of every month at 6:30 pm at the library. New members are always welcome!

Please call the library at 978-365-4160, ext. 221 to request a copy.

Check out our ‘Book Discussion Group‘ page for titles chosen for September, October, and November.

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