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Welcome to Langley-Adams Library

PICK-UP IN OUR VESTIBULE IS AVAILABLE!
Pick-up is available the following hours:
Monday/Wednesday 10-8, Tuesday/Thursday 10-5:30, Friday 10-5, Saturday 10-2
Call us to request an item, or place your hold in the online catalog.
If you have an item on hold, we will call you to schedule a pick-up time!

Process for returning items: please place these items in the book drop. These items will be quarantined for 2 days when we receive them.
They will stay on your account during their quarantine process.
Please call us with any questions!

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Join us for these upcoming programs!

Virtual/Zoom Program: J.A. Jance discusses Missing and Endangered
Friday, February 26th at 7pm
Bestselling author J.A. Jance will discuss her latest book, Missing and Endangered: A Brady Novel Of Suspense, in this Zoom webinar. Click the registration link for more information about J.A. Jance, her new book, and this fantastic collaboration of libraries that have come together to bring author programs to our patrons!
Click HERE to register.

Virtual/Zoom Program: Mystery Author Joanna Schaffhausen
Monday, March 1st at 6:30pm
Please join us for an evening with Boston mystery author Joanna Schaffhausen. Her reoccurring character  Officer Ellery Hathaway was introduced in her first book The Vanishing Season (2017). Book 4, Every Waking Hour, is to be released the end of January! Hathaway is now a rookie Boston detective.  Joanna will give an overview of her books and share a passage of her newest book.
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Virtual/Zoom Program: Susan Mallery Discusses The Vineyard at Painted Moon
Tuesday, March 2nd at 7pm
Bestselling author Susan Mallery will discuss her latest book, The Vineyard At Painted Moon, in this Zoom webinar. Click the registration link for more information about Susan Mallery, her new book, and this fantastic collaboration of libraries that have come together to bring author programs to our patrons!
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Virtual/Zoom Program: Marty Gitlin Presents the Ultimate Presentation for the Red Sox
Monday, March 8th at 6:30pm
Take a fun and enlightening zoom journey through Boston Red Sox history with the author of the Ultimate Boston Red Sox Time Machine Book, Marty Gitlin. This presentation features videos and photographs of the greatest and most fascinating players, teams, events , and moments in franchise history. The program also includes trivia questions for patrons to ponder and includes Sox history from the Royal Rooters, who launched Red Sox Nation, all the way to the four World Series championships and beyond. There will be a Q&A at the end of Marty’s program.
Click HERE to register.

Virtual/Zoom Program: Author Stephanie Graves discusses Olive Bright, Pigeoneer
Monday, March 15th at 6:30pm
Did you know that homing pigeons were used during WWII?  It’s true!  Author Stephanie Graves researched the little-known heroics of pigeons & spun an exciting new historical fiction mystery entitled Olive Bright, Pigeoneer.  During World War II, Olive works for her father’s veterinary practice in the small village of Pipley. She also tends to her beloved racing pigeons. Olive hopes that her pigeons will be enlisted by the National Pigeon Service to assist his Majesty’s forces by delivering coded messages.  Instead, Olive is approached by Jameson Aldridge and his associate who claim to be working for a covert British intelligence organization known as Baker Street. They insist on absolute secrecy. Olive rolls her eyes at this request, but soon the dead body of local busy body Miss Husselbee turns up outside Olive’s pigeon loft! Can the murder be tied to her new assignment? Is Jameson Aldridge who is says he is? Join us for this special book talk and learn more about the pigeons!
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Virtual/Zoom Program: Law and Order Boston with David Kruh
Monday, March 22nd at 6:30pm
Join us for a special zoom program with author David Kruh. Are you familiar with the tv show “Law & Order”?  During each episode of this show  a case is followed from the commission of the crime, through the police investigation, and finally to the courtroom. David has put together a slide show that brings Law & Order to Boston! Using a slide show, David will look at 3 high-profile cases from 3 eras  of Boston’s history: The Boston Massacre, The Parkman Murder, and the Boston Strangler. Together, we will look at the crimes, follow their investigations and end up in court where we will argue the case and hear the verdict.
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Virtual/Zoom Program: Crime Lab Case Files, Part II
Monday, March 29th at 6:30pm
Back by demand! Former Massachusetts State Police Crime Lab forensic scientist Paul Zambella has put together a part two of his popular Crime Lab Case Files program! We hope you’ll join us for this special zoom program. PLEASE be mindful that due to the subject manner of this program, this program is for high school age and older. Paul will be discussing more of the most infamous cases he was involved with.
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Virtual/Zoom Program: Dangerous Temptations – Textile ‘Factory Girls’ in Fact and Fiction
Wednesday, March 31st at 6:30pm
Elizabeth DeWolfe will present her program “Dangerous Temptations: Textile ‘Factory Girls’ in Fact or Fiction.” Elizabeth will explore 19th century women in the textile factories of New England. The focus will be on the first generation of workers, young, native-born, white Protestant girls the daughters of New England farmers, who flocked to the mills for cash wages, adventure, an opportunity. The textile factories bloomed, people got rich, and the factory girls were praised as dutiful workers.  But there was a dark side. Elizabeth’s presentation is based on research for her book The Murder of Mary Bean and Other Stories.
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