This year’s Friends annual fall book sale is Friday and Saturday, September 21 and 22 at the St. Elizabeth’s Parish Hall on Marshall Street in North Adams from 9 to 4 p.m. Come browsw a wonderful selection of new and gently used books, dvds, audiobooks, puzzles and assorted goodies at very reasonable prices.
The Berkshire Center for Justice will available for free legal advice to veterans and seniors over aged 60 on Thursday, September 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the library. They will address any legal issue and request that you bring copies (not originals) of any legal matter. For more information call the Berkshire Center for Justice at 413-854-1955.
Voter registration forms are now available at the library. You must register by October 17 to vote in the mid-term elections. If you are an Independent, you might want to check the status of your registration here so you won’t meet with any unwelcome surprises at the polls.
Please note —- after Labor Day the library will be experimenting with a time change for Mondays. We will shift our hours to Noon to 8 p.m. This will give us additional evening hours for working families and double our programming time. Our first Monday evening program on Monday, September 17 from 6 to 7 p.m. will feature the Overdrive app for e-books called “Libby.” If you are an e-materials fan, this workshop will show you how to tailor the app to your preferences and become a power user. As a special treat, we will throw in instructions for getting a Boston Public Library e-card so you can access Hoopla music and all sorts of electronic content from our state library.
The North Adams Public Library is pleased to partner with Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and the North Adams Historical Society on a “History Harvest” project scheduled for November 3, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the library. The project, funded by a grant from the Mass Humanities, will result in a number of databases and learning tools to help students and community members understand the rich and complex history of our City.
To gather as much information as possible, we are asking community members to go through their old papers, photographs, and other family keepsakes and bring these to the library on “harvest day” for students and volunteers to digitize or record. In addition to print matter and photos, citizens are encouraged to share their memories of our changing community. Remember Thursday night shopping? Did you come downtown to be outfitted before school began? What were the best eating spots in town? No memory is too small to be gathered and catalogued.
If you would like to volunteer for this great event, please contact Dr. Ely Janis at 662-5342 or Mindy Hackner at 662-3133.
Thanks to an outpouring of great books, the Friends will stop accepting donations on Tuesday, July 31. This will give them time to pack, prepare and ship everything over to St. Anthony’s Parish Hall for the big sale on September 21 and 22. Thank you everyone!
Through your RBDigital app you may now access our magazine collection, Transparent Language and ACORN TV on-line from your devices with a valid North Adams library card. Click here to check it out.
Acorn TV Instructions:
In order to access Acorn TV, please open the RBdigital app and login with your username and password. Then, click the Menu button in the top left corner and select Video, then Acorn TV. On the Acorn TV details page, click the green ACCESS button. This will open your Safari Browser where you will be asked to either enter your email address and a password in order to sign up for a new 7 day membership through your library, or you will be told that an Acorn TV account already exists with your email address.
Enter the requested information or press Access Acorn TV to continue.
After you have entered the required information and activated your 7 day membership, you should be able to login to the Acorn TV app to access titles in the app. The titles will also be playable from within the Safari web-browser after you have signed up, if you prefer to use that.
If you have any difficulty, please contact your librarian.
The Massachusetts Library System will be discontinuing Commonwealth E-Book Collections in favor of an expanded Overdrive. Read the details here: https://libraries.state.ma.us/pages/overdrive-transition
If you are currently using Universal Class, Transparent Language, RBDigital magazines, or any EBSCO Host library services, please be aware that policy changes are happening July 1, 2018 that may require you to re-enroll in RBDigital’s services. For Universal Class, Zinio magazines, and Transparent Language you may still use the same credentials (user names and passwords) but the new app environments and database changes require signing up all over again. In the case of Transparent Language, you will be required to re-enroll and your history will be lost. We apologize for any inconvenience. On the bright side, we will be adding ACORN TV (the best of British broadcasting) and access to the different databases will be from one convenient location.