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Littleton: Then & Now

May 1 | 7:00PM | Couper Room


See Littleton as it was and compare it to how it is now. Inspired by the “Images of America” series, this project was begun years ago by Andrew Bowers and Andrea Curran. It compares historical photos of Littleton from the Littleton Historical Society’s collection with current-day views. Each pair of photos is a study in how a small New England town changes over time—trees grow up, buildings burn down, buggies become cars and roads are realigned.

Join Andrew and Andrea as they showcase, side-by-side, these wonderful images from yesteryear and today. They will also give an overview of how the project was carried out and share some anecdotal stories of what they encountered or learned along the way.


The "Real" CSI

May 7 | 7:00PM | Couper Room


Celebrate National Crime Writing Month! If you watch television shows like "CSI", you might think that assessing crime scenes is a relatively simple or routine task. It is not! Join Paul Cavan, Northern Essex Community College Professor and former Michigan patrol officer and evidence technician, as he talks about the "dos and don'ts" of evidence collection and processing. He'll review famous American muders and you'll find out what happens when evidence is not processed properly.


An Evening with Doug Most

May 22 | 7:00PM | Couper Room


Reuben Hoar Library and Willow Books of Acton invite you to an evening with Doug Most, author of "The Race Underground: Boston, New York and the Incredible Rivalry that Built America's First Subway." Join Doug Most as he reads from the book "The Week" called one of the "18 books to read in 2014!" A book signing will follow the reading and discussion. Copies of the book may be purchased either in advance or the night of the program from Willow Books on Great Road in Acton.

We bound down stairs taking us deep beneath the streets to ride subways. We bury our faces in our books and phones while being whisked through dark and mysterious tunnels. It wasn't always this way. Building America's first subways was a complicated, terrifying journey filled with thrilling breakthroughs and horrific tragedies. In "The Race Underground," Doug Most tells the story of two great cities, Boston and New York, trying desperately to relieve overcrowded streets by convincing their citizens there was only one place to go. Down.

Seating is limited and registration is suggested. Sign up today!


IndieFlix Is Here!

Free Streaming Movies and More!


Reuben Hoar Library is pleased to announce the launch of IndieFlix for Libraries, a premier online streaming service provider of award-winning independent films, shorts and documentaries from around the world.

You can now have unlimited access to thousands of free streaming film-festival hits, including the best of Sundance, Cannes, Tribeca, and more. IndieFlix is available on Apple®, Android™, and all Internet-enabled devices. You can also watch films on TV with your Roku or Xbox device. For detailed instructions, click here.


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