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New Improved Library Designed by AI

April 1, 2023 — An AI chatbot also wrote our news post about the wonderful changes!

April 1, 2023 – Chatbot writes Forbes Library’s news post!

April 1, 2023 — Forbes Library was one of the first libraries to implement a team of AI chatbots to improve operational efficiency. The chatbots were programmed to assist with tasks such as book ordering, scheduling, and cataloging. They were an immediate success, impressing library staff and patrons alike with their swift response time and accuracy. However, things took…

Then Again: How a President’s vacation briefly transformed Plymouth

September 28, 2022 — This Vt Digger article by Mark Bushnell, “Then Again:  How a President’s Vacation Briefly Transformed Plymouth,” describes the Summer White House in Plymouth Notch, Vermont, summer 1924.  Photographs in the article from the Forbes Library collections.

Matching memory with paper: Northampton and the 1950 census

June 21, 2022 — Forbes Library archivist Julie Bartlett Nelson and librarian Brian Tabor are quoted in this excellent Hampshire Gazette article which features historic photographs from Forbes Special Collections. The authors are journalism students of Naila Moreira, Forbes Writer-In-Residence Emeritus! (June 17, 2022)

413 Free Seeds at Forbes and Lilly Libraries

March 22, 2022 — Links 413 Free Seeds Resources Seeds of sustainability (Daily Hampshire Gazette, March 10, 2022) 413 Free Seeds FAQ How does it work? 413 Free Seeds has two Free Seed Box Locations: The Forbes Library in Northampton and the Lilly Library in Florence, starting in April 2022. It is an informal way for you to get…

Home : 2022 virtual exhibit of visual and performing arts and writing

January 11, 2022 — Submissions Closed: February 11, 2022 at 6 PM Online Virtual Exhibit: March 1 – April 30, 2022 Forbes Library invites western Mass. creatives to submit recent work for a Virtual Exhibit on the theme of “Home”. Home has many facets. We envision a range of creative work that engages with any aspect of the theme,…

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