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Go and see the wonderful paintings that are priceless...we often go just to look at them and wonder... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2018
Westport, Massachusetts
This sums up New Bedford!

Due to lack of time, I was unable to visit the New Bedford Public Library, I made sure that I saw... read more

Reviewed September 2, 2018
John H
Walpole, Massachusetts
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Sep 7, 2018
Sep 2, 2018
“This sums up New Bedford!”
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Reviewed October 3, 2018

Otherwise, a bit of a disappointment. This building was built to be and was the city hall. City hall took over the original library which is across the street. The bones of the building are impressive, but the place needs a makeover.

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Reviewed September 7, 2018

Go and see the wonderful paintings that are priceless...we often go just to look at them and wonder around this beautiful building

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Reviewed September 2, 2018

Due to lack of time, I was unable to visit the New Bedford Public Library, I made sure that I saw the outside. The Statue of the “The Dead Whale or Stove Boat” is an iconic representation of New Bedford. It was created in 1913...More

Thank John H
Reviewed March 9, 2018

Occasional lectures, such as one on his book Birdtalk by Alan Powers a few years ago. Hope he'll do one on his Candelaio translation of G Bruno's hilarious comedy (1582), performed at the Bridewell Theatre, London April 2014. Couple of scenes on Youtube: "Candelaio Final...More

Thank Jim J
Reviewed September 4, 2017

So Colonel Green grandfather's clock is on the 2nd floor and a variety of high quality oils adorn the walls

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Reviewed March 15, 2017

The library, has a wide selection of books, periodicals, music and video titles available. The Staff is courteous, professional and very helpful in assisting visitors. The library is part of the Sails Library network and also offers passes to the Buttonwood Park Zoo and discounts...More

Thank Tim M
Reviewed March 14, 2017

One of the most beautiful buildings of New Bedford's past when the generosity of its patrons favored the city with architectural significance.

Thank Jim H
Reviewed March 5, 2017

We went into the library just to see the beauty of the building. Very attractive and well-maintained.

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Reviewed February 16, 2017

Need a specific book, doing research, New Bedford History, you will find it at the New jBedford Public Library, Not advertised are great works of art collected when New Bedford was rich. Works of the same New Bedford artists here are also found at the...More

Thank Martin L
Reviewed February 6, 2017

The New Bedford Public Library has amazing historic paintings and art on its walls depicting the glories of it's golden age of whaling and commerce. Going up the grand staircase or using the elevator, visit the art reference, map room, and genealogy departments, where the...More

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