Local Poet Ada Jill Schneider -Oct 9th 7pm

Ada Jill SchneiderThe Friends of the Dartmouth Public Libraries present a Poetry Reading with local poet Ada Jill Schneider at Southworth Library on Thurs. Oct. 9th at 7pm.

Schneider is an award-winning poet with an MFA in writing from Vermont College. She directs a poetry program at the Somerset Public Library. Her book Behind the Pictures I Hang is published by New Bedford’s Spinner Publications.

“Through her eyes we see what it means to fully experience people, places and events, all leavened by the passage of time…” Tony Lewis, Standard Times.

Is There a North Dartmouth Library in Dartmouth’s Future? Forum 10/14

North Dartmouth with question markPlease join us for a public forum on October 14th to share your ideas and opinions about replacing the current Tucker Rd. library building after it is demolished in the Tucker Rd/Route 6 intersection relocation project. The forum will be held at both branches: Tuesday October 14th, North Dartmouth Library 10:00 am and Tuesday October 14th, Southworth Library 6:30 pm. Refreshments will be served. Read more about the road relocation project here.

Bridgewater Triangle Documentary – Dartmouth Library Foundation Dinner and Movie Oct 17th 6pm

bridgewater triangleDartmouth Library Foundation Presents:
Dinner & Movie -The Bridgewater Triangle Documentary
Doors Open: 6pm
Program Starts: 6:30pm

$15 per ticket-includes hot dogs, beverages & desserts. Tickets available at the Southworth Library and North Dartmouth Library. Members of the Cast and Crew will join us to discuss the film afterwards.

The Bridgewater Triangle sits within the Southeastern portion of Massachusetts, and includes a number of locations known for unexplained occurrences; the most prominent of which include the legendary Hockomock Swamp and the infamous Freetown-Fall River State Forest.  The triangle’s traditional boarders are revealed by connecting the dots between the town of Abington to the North, the town of Freetown to the Southeast, and the town of Rehoboth to the Southwest.

The area hosts an unusually high volume of reports involving strange happenings, baffling mysteries and sinister deeds.  From ghostly hauntings and cryptic animal sightings, to UFO encounters and evidence of satanic ritual sacrifice, the Bridgewater Triangle serves as one of the world’s most diverse hotspots for paranormal activity.

The first-ever feature-length documentary on the subject, The Bridgewater Triangle explores the history of this fascinating region.  The film features a number of local residents providing first-hand accounts of unexplained occurrences.  In addition, an all-star assembly of paranormal researchers, folklorists and authors provide expert analysis regarding the many mysteries of the triangle.

The Bridgewater Triangle has been featured in The Boston Globe and Rue Morgue magazine, and on WCVB’s Chronicle and Coast to Coast AM radio.



Read an eBook Day Sept. 18th

ebook dayYou are invited to take part in a big digital reading event on Thursday Sept. 18th – the event will be linked through social media with the hashtag #eBookDay. OverDrive, our SAILS network provider of eBooks, will participate by giving away tablets and devices every hour through social media to readers who tell their eBook story on Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #eBookDay. Why not share your story?  You can also comment directly on readanebookday.com

Never borrowed an eBook with your library card before? Vist the eResources section of our website to learn more about how to borrow eBooks for free.

Tell your story

Every reader has a book they love, has a favorite reading spot, has been moved by powerful  prose. All of these make up who we are as readers and even shape who we are as people. What was the first book you read? What’s your favorite story and why? Share your eReading experience with us in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter by using the hashtag #eBookDay and be entered to win a tablet or device!

Coming Soon – Easier to Use

In mid-September, the Overdrive app for Android, iOS and Windows 8 devices will be easier to install and use. Creation of an Adobe account to authorize the device during setup will no longer be required. That step managed copyright and now with creation of an Overdrive account instead, the process is streamlined.

When the new app is released, first-time users will be prompted to create an OverDrive account. If you already have authorized your device with Adobe, you can just continue to use it as before.