Technology Tutorials

Need some technology training but can’t make it to our workshops? Check here for presentations, slideshows, and notes regarding our Technology Training at the library! Feel free to call the Reference Department with any questions/suggestions regarding past, present, or future classes. We can be reached at (978) 744-0860 or sal@noblenet.org.   Microsoft Word – January-April 2017 Computer Basics – September-December 2016 Computer Basics – Low-Vision Accessible – September-December 2016 Ancestry.com 101 – September-December 2016 Ancestry.com Vital Records – September-December 2016 Ancestry.com Military Heroes – September-December 2016

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Adult Programming – Winter 2017

It’s time for another season of Adult Programming at the Salem Public Library! We’ve got technology training for adults of all ages and experiences. Call the Reference Dept. for more information – (978) 744-0860.   Digital Drop-Ins Dates Friday, January 6th from 2 – 4pm Friday, January 13th from 2 – 4pm Friday, January 20th from 2 – 4pm Friday, January 27th from 2 – 4pm   Description: Did you receive a shiny, new gadget over the holidays? Don’t let

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Salem Community Resources

The following links/sites offer resources for all members of the Salem community. Varying from general to specific, you will find resources for women and children, LGBTQ+ folks, people with disabilities, veterans, immigrants and refugees, and more. For physical copies of these guides, please visit the Salem Public Library Reference Department. For questions or specific phone numbers and addresses, please contact the Reference Department at (978) 744-0860. Salem Community Resources This guide was created by Rosa Melissa Medarano, Yvonne Vissing, Sara Moore

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Adult Programming – Fall/Winter 2016

Fall Adult Programming is here! From September to December, our focus will be on Technology. We have classes available for every skill level and all programs are FREE. Some sessions require a reservation – more information is provided below. If you have any questions, please call the Reference Dept. at (978) 744-0860   Ancestry.com Discover your family history and start your family tree. Ancestry.com is home to genealogy records from 67 countries around the world. What’s the best way to

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Historic Maps

Registry of Deeds Historical Atlases Salem 1874, 1890-1903, 1897, 1906-1938, 1911 Select “searches” from the menu bar to the left. Select “atlases” and choose the desired town from the drop-down menu. Historic Districts Salem Use this map to locate Salem’s historic districts.   Historic Maps of Salem & Surroundings In order of date depicted. Click map for larger image, or visit the link provided below.    

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Digitized Books

Early Salem 1624-1700 A Genealogical Register of the First Settlers of New England, John Farmer (1829) A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England showing Three Generations of Those Who Came before May, 1692, on the basis of Farmer’s Register (1860) Vol. 1, A-C     Vol. 2, D-J     Vol. 3, K-R    Vol. 4, S-Z Annals of Salem (1845) Vol. 1   Vol. 2 Winthrop’s Journal: History of New England, 1630-1649 (1908) Vol. 1, 1630-1640       Vol. 2, 1640-49

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Captain Joseph White

At the time of Captain Joseph White’s murder in 1830, Salem Massachusetts was one of the largest ports in the United States.  The town was known for its maritime trade, and many of its citizens had made a great deal of money in that business. Captain Joseph White was one such citizen.  He had made a large fortune in trade (including the slave trade) and had also contributed other types of work to the city of Salem (he was on

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The Peabody Sisters

The Peabody sisters were central figures in the structure of modern education, founders of the kindergarten movement, and critical members of the Transcendentalism movement. Though each woman’s individual accomplishments were impressive, they were even stronger as a team and strengthened each other all their lives. The sisters were also closely tied to important male figures, supporting and furthering the careers of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Horace Mann, and Henry David Thoreau. The Peabody sisters grew up alongside two brothers and were raised

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Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne (July 4, 1804 – May 19, 1864) is one of the most celebrated American authors from Salem, Massachusetts. Among his most famous works are The Scarlet Letter (1850), Young Goodman Brown (1835) and The House of Seven Gables (1851). The actual House of Seven Gables, which is a historical landmark, still operates in Salem today. Throughout his life, he would move between Salem, Concord and Lenox, Massachusetts, returning to Salem for various reasons. Loosely involved with the Transcendentalists,

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The Peabody Sisters

The Peabody sisters were central figures in the structure of modern education, founders of the kindergarten movement, and central figures of Transcendentalism. Though each woman’s individual accomplishments were impressive, they were even stronger as a team and strengthened each other all their lives. The sisters were also closely tied to important male figures, supporting and furthering the careers of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Horace Mann, and Henry David Thoreau. The Peabody sisters grew up alongside two brothers and were raised by their

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