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Confronting the South: New Hampshire People During the Civil War
Exhibit on display through June 2
Letters from New Hampshire soldiers written during the Civil War about the day-to-day life of battle are on display in the deNicola Gallery.
New Hampshire’s 18 regiments lost 4,882 men during the war. The letters reflect on the ordinary,such as playing cards and football and what was served for dinner. The former shopkeepers, farmers, teachers and blacksmiths also wrote of their eagerness to fight, and of experiencing injuries and deaths.
The exhibition is a collaboration between the University of New Hampshire Museum and UNH’s Milne Special Collections.
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Mango Languages' online language-learning system focuses on teaching conversation skills for a wide variety of languages. Each lesson combines real-life situations and audio from native speakers. For additional fonts, see this link to download and this link for instructions.
Use your library card to download the free software and browse through the collection of books at http://nh.lib.overdrive.com. For more information, view this slide show on using eBooks on Macs and Nooks. Please refer to the NH Downloadable Books blog for more hints on getting started. Watch the library's ebook services video on BCTV.
The 3M Cloud Library includes the latest bestsellers for kids, teens and adults, as well as a good selection of nonfiction which your librarians have chosen for you.
The ebook titles can be found in the library’s online catalog, where you can check out or place a hold on a title. Then, simply open the 3M Cloud Library app on a reader, tablet, computer or smart phone & the book is available for reading. Download the 3M Cloud Library App.
Thank you to the Samuel P. Hunt Foundation and the Bedford Library Foundation for contributing funding for this new service. eBook Brochure
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Tumble Books - eBooks for eKids has animated, talking picture books, including books to learn French, Spanish, and other languages, plus puzzles and games.
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