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 C/W MARS to do a catalog search.  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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New Library Hours!!!

We have very exciting news to share with you…

The Library is now open until
8:00 p.m. on
Wednesday nights

This will offer you more time on the computers to do your homework, check your e-mails, search for a new job, prepare your resume, browse our extensive book collection, have a quiet spot for studying, reading a magazine & local newspapers, or even just to sit and enjoy the library for two extra hours!

We hope you stop by for a visit!!

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Read a ‘banned’ book this month

There’s a great article in the Item on Friday, September 19, 2014 that was written by our Library Director, Marie Letarte Mueller.  It talks about ‘banned’ books and ‘National Library Card Sign-up Month‘ (which is this month, by the way).  It’s a great article… you can read it by clicking HERE.   Also, visit the library to see all of the changes being made and to get your NEW library card!! 


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Wednesday Wellness Workshops

Bigelow Free Public Library Embraces Emotional Health in September

The Library is sponsoring a series of events and presentations to help you maximize your emotional and mental health.  The workshop presenters will be offering personal stories, scientific explanations, and physical activities to improve your health.  Emotional illness can affect anyone and these presentations will provide more information and inspiration for those who suffer from it.

Emotional Health for Life: Wednesday, September 10th at 7 p.m

Witnesses to the Dark, a Frank Talk about Mental Illness: Wednesday, September 17th at 7 p.m.

Meditation and Mindful Yoga: Wednesday, September 24th at 7 p.m.

All events are free and open to the public.  Register for one, two, or all three.  Please call the library at 978-365-4160, ext. 221 or email info@bigelowlibrary.org to register.

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“Herstory in Civil War Quilts”

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

Join us for a presentation given by Lynne Zacek Bassett.  Lynne is an independent scholar specializing in New England’s historic costumes and textiles. Her presentation focuses on the quilts that women created to declare their patriotism and support their fighting menfolk, from the first call to defend their country to the post-war ceremonies that helped veterans to make sense of their experience.

Please call the library at 978-365-4160, ext. 221 or email us at info@bigelowlibrary.org to register for this program.

Co-sponsored by St. John’s Quilters of Clinton and the Bigelow Free Public Library.


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Researching Your Family Tree?

Bigelow Library now has Heritage Quest (access from the Online Research tab) and Ancestry.com (only available in the library)

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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 Do 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 new resource that offers ways to explore the endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors and topics. 

Use this FREE resource to spice up your summer 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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