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2016 Summer Author Series Wednesday, September 21 at 6:30 p.m.
History and Science of ’38 Hurricane to be focus of next presentation in Littleton Public Library Author Series
LITTLETON—New England’s great hurricane of September 1938 remains one of the most devastating natural events ever to occur in the region. Besides killing nearly 700 people, the unprecedented storm caused over $600 million in damage and forever altered New England’s landscape.
This history and science of this great hurricane will be the topic of the next presentation in Littleton Public Library’s ongoing 2016 Summer Author Series. The featured speaker for the Wednesday, September 21 event will be Lourdes B. Aviles, Professor of Meteorology at Plymouth State University’s and author of the 2013 book, “Taken by Storm, 1938, A Social and Meteorological History of the Great New England Hurricane.” Her talk will coincide with the 78th anniversary of the memorable Sept. 21, 1938 event.
The Great New England Hurricane, as it became known, changed everything from the landscape and its inhabitants’ lives, to Red Cross and Weather Bureau protocols. Meteorology, forecasting, and storm preparedness were already in transition, and after September 1938, they would be changed forever.
The September 21, 2016, event is the first of two hurricane-related programs scheduled in the Littleton Public Library Author Series. On Wednesday, October 5, the series will host Corinth, Vermont, author Stephen Long, whose newly published book, “Thirty-Eight: The Hurricane That Transformed New England,” focuses on the impact the hurricane had on New England’s inland forest.
This series will continue through the fall foliage season with presentations on the first and third Wednesdays of each month from June through October. All program will begin at 6:30p.m. in the McLure program, and are free and open to the public. Check the Adults Page for the full program schedule.
THANK YOU LITTLETON VOTERS FOR PASSING WARRANT ARTICLE 30. BEGINNING APRIL 21, THE LIBRARY WILL BE OPEN THURSDAYS FROM 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
BOOK SALE DONATIONS: The 2016 book sale will be held on Saturday, October 1 starting at 9:00 at All Saints Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 35 School Street. We are now accepting donations of books (NO textbooks or encylopedias please), audio books, and DVDs only. Please help us have a successful book sale by only donating books that are clean, free of any writing, highlighting, mildew or odors of any kind. The library has to pay to dispose of any items that cannot be put in the book sale, so we greatly appreciate your cooperation.
Due to space constraints, please pre-arrange donations with the library director if you have more than one box to donate. Please call Jeanne Dickerman at 444-5741 to make arrangements. Thank you for your cooperation.
Take a look at Littleton Public Library’s online public access catalog. Click here for more information.
- Search our complete book catalog – online!
- Read the first chapter!
- Reserve books.
- Create a Watch List.
Downloadable Audiobooks and eBooks Click here for more information.
- The Library has a new book/media return box.
- You may now return movies in the “Media” slot of the new return box at the back entrance of the library
- A $1.50 fine will be applied if movies are returned in the “Book” slot.
- Items will be checked in on the day you return them if you put them in the return box at least 30 minutes before the library closes.
Ancestry.com and Heritage Quest are available at Littleton Public Library! The library has a subscription to the library edition of Ancestry.com. This version has more search options than the home version. A new dedicated computer has been set up in the Kinne Genealogy Room.
Borrow a telescope through the NH ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY Library Telescope Program. See ADULT page for more information.