Moultonborough Library News

June 22, 2017


Events
Join us tonight, Thursday, June 22 at 7:00 p.m. for a history program entitled “More Than Rosie the Riveter.” More than Rosie the Riveter is about ordinary women doing extraordinary things. During WWII, single and married, young and old, and mothers and grandmothers set aside their aprons to join volunteer organizations such as the Red Cross, the USO, and the American Women’s Volunteer Service. Others showed the world they were capable of anything when they took jobs as riveters, welders, electricians, code breakers, and more. Thousands of women donned uniforms and became WAVES, SPARS, WASPS, and WACS. A select few went underground and became spies in war-torn and occupied countries. Linda Shenton Matchett will share quotes and stories from interviews and memoirs by women whose lives were irrevocably changed by a war that impacted nearly every country on the planet.
The Friends of the Moultonborough Public Library invite you to a Pampered Chef Fundraiser at the home of Joanne Wilhelm on Thursday, June 29 at 6:30 p.m.  Please ask at the desk for more information, or you can order items online and still help the Friends by going to pamperedchef.com/go/Library2017.
On Friday, June 30 at 1:00, join us to kick off the Summer Reading Program with “Marvelous Marvin’s Science Dance.” Marvelous Marvin’s Science Dance begins by revealing some secrets of magic and science. Then we go on a hunt for verbs in the huge toy pile! Finally, we make a dance of jumping, skipping, popping, sliding and stretching. The summer reading theme this year is “Build A Better World.” Check our website or pick up a schedule when you visit the library for more great events.
Not much longer now until the annual summer Book Sale here at the library. The Book Sale will take place under two large tents in the library parking lot on Saturday and Sunday, July 1 and 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be hardcover and paperback books, fiction and nonfiction, for adults and children, plus jigsaw puzzles, games, and DVDs and audiobooks. All items will be priced at $1.00 or less, and there will be markdowns on Sunday. There are books for “required” summer reading, beach reading, books for long winter evenings, and much more. We received an especially large donation of American history books this winter, so if that’s your referred topic, plan to come and stock up.
The library will be closed on Tuesday, July 4 for Independence Day.
Celebrate the Fourth of July with an evening of “American Patriotic Songs Over the Ages,” on Thursday, July 6 at 7:00 p.m. with Richard Kruppa, known as “Ramblin’ Richard. Richard performs songs folks love to hear and fondly remember.  Along with singing these memorable “family friendly” songs, he tells fascinating stories. He accompanies himself on acoustic instruments including guitar, 5-string banjo, and baritone ukulele.  His stories relate to the songs- how they came to be, what was happening in the world when they were popular.
Technology
Computer and device classes with technology librarian AnneMarie Welch continue with iPad/iPhone beginners class on Tuesdays, including June 27 and continuing on July 11, 18, and 25. There will be an Android/Smartphone /Tablet Beginner’s class on Wednesday, June 28, and Windows 10 For Beginners on Wednesday, July 5, MS Word for Beginners on July 12, and Learn About Apps for Phone and Tablet on July 26.  All classes are from 2-4 p.m. Class size is limited to eight, so please call 476-8895 to sign up. One-on-one classes and technical help can also be scheduled
Technology Users Group meets on Mondays from 2-4 p.m. Bring your devices and your questions about iPhones/iPADs, Android smartphones, tablets, Windows 10, Kindles, and anything else that you might need help with. No sign-up necessary.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through Overdrive thanks to the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the NHDB Overdrive website can be found on the Moultonborough Library website. Just give us a call to get the four-digit code for our library, plus your library card number, and you will be ready to log in and download. You may check out up to three titles at one time, and reserve those that are not currently available. If you don’t have a device to play the books of your choice, we have four Kindle Fire tablets that may be borrowed.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” with no password. Just look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open. Our public access computers all have MS Word, Publishers, Powerpoint, and Excel, plus access to a black and white printer at 15 cents per page.
Weekly Events
Preschool story times are Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m. All preschoolers are welcome to attend for a story and an easy craft project.
Coloring for Grownups activity on Tuesdays from 10:30 until noon.
The “Stitch and Chat” group meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Legos and More, including Hex Bugs and Lincoln Logs, third Wednesday of the month, 3:30-4:30.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
Passes
Thanks to the Friends of the Library, we have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, Canterbury Shaker Village, Libby Museum, and Squam Lakes Natural Science Center. A pass to Castle in the Clouds is provided by the Castle Preservation Society. New this year, we have passes for admission to many of the NH State Parks. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended.

Moultonborough Library News

June 15, 2017


Events
“Hiking Historical New Hampshire,” a program with hiker and journalist Gordon Dubois of New Hampton, is tonight, Thursday, June 15 at 7:00 p.m. The five historic hikes are Mt. Whittier, an abandoned ski area in Ossipee; Waternomee Mountain, site of a 1942 Army bomber crash; Redstone Quarry, located in Conway, Livermore Village, a prosperous logging community in Crawford Notch, which now lies forgotten in the forest, and the Lime Kilns of Black Mountain.
Also on Thursday, June 22 at 7:00 p.m. join us for a history program entitled “More Than Rosie the Riveter.” More than Rosie the Riveter is about ordinary women doing extraordinary things. During WWII, single and married, young and old, and mothers and grandmothers set aside their aprons to join volunteer organizations such as the Red Cross, the USO, and the American Women’s Volunteer Service. Others showed the world they were capable of anything when they took jobs as riveters, welders, electricians, code breakers, and more. Thousands of women donned uniforms and became WAVES, SPARS, WASPS, and WACS. A select few went underground and became spies in war-torn and occupied countries. Linda Shenton Matchett will share quotes and stories from interviews and memoirs by women whose lives were irrevocably changed by a war that impacted nearly every country on the planet.
We are still seeking volunteers to help with the annual summer book sale. Please call the library at 476-8895 if you are free to help on Friday evening, July 30, or during the day on Saturday and Sunday, July 1 and 2. We have over 900 boxes of books to move, sell, and hopefully no more than a hundred or two to put away at the end.
The Friends of the Moultonborough Public Library invite you to a Pampered Chef Fundraiser at the home of Joanne Wilhelm on Thursday, June 29 at 6:30 p.m.  Please ask at the desk for more information, or you can order items online and still help the Friends by going to pamperedchef.com/go/Library2017.
Summer Reading signup begins on Monday, June 26.
Only a few more days until the annual summer Book Sale here at the library. The Book Sale will take place under two large tents in the library parking lot on Saturday and Sunday, July 1 and 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be hardcover and paperback books, fiction and nonfiction, for adults and children, plus jigsaw puzzles, games, and DVDs and audiobooks. All items will be priced at $1.00 or less, and there will be markdowns on Sunday. There are books for “required” summer reading, beach reading, books for long winter evenings, and much more. We received an especially large donation of American history books this winter, so if that’s your referred topic, plan to come and stock up.
Celebrate the Fourth of July with an evening of “American Patriotic Songs Over the Ages,” on Thursday, July 6 at 7:00 p.m. with Richard Kruppa, known as “Ramblin’ Richard.
The Summer Reading Program theme this year is “Build a Better World,” and we will have lots of special events to make reading more fun, including a magic show, “Science Dance,” live animals, music, crafts, stories, and of course, reading.
New Books
Technology
Computer and device classes with technology librarian AnneMarie Welch continue with iPad/iPhone beginners class on Tuesdays, June 20 and 27 and July 11, 18, and 25.  There will be an Android/Smartphone /Tablet Beginner’s class on Wednesday, June 28. All classes are from 2-4 p.m. Class size is limited to eight, so please call 476-8895 to sign up. One-on-one classes and technical help can also be scheduled.
Technology Users Group meets on Mondays from 2-4 p.m. Bring your devices and your questions about iPhones/iPADs, Android smartphones, tablets, Windows 10, Kindles, and anything else that you might need help with. No sign-up necessary.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through Overdrive thanks to the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the NHDB Overdrive website can be found on the Moultonborough Library website. Just give us a call to get the four-digit code for our library, plus your library card number, and you will be ready to log in and download. You may check out up to three titles at one time, and reserve those that are not currently available. If you don’t have a device to play the books of your choice, we have four Kindle Fire tablets that may be borrowed.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” with no password. Just look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open. Our public access computers all have MS Word, Publishers, Powerpoint, and Excel, plus access to a black and white printer at 15 cents per page.
Weekly Events
Preschool story times are Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m. All preschoolers are welcome to attend for a story and an easy craft project.
Coloring for Grownups activity on Tuesdays from 10:30 until noon.
The “Stitch and Chat” group meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Legos and More, including Hex Bugs and Lincoln Logs, third Wednesday of the month, 3:30-4:30.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
Passes
Thanks to the Friends of the Library, we have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, Canterbury Shaker Village, Libby Museum, and Squam Lakes Natural Science Center. A pass to Castle in the Clouds is provided by the Castle Preservation Society. New this year, we have passes for admission to many of the NH State Parks. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended.

Moultonborough Library News

June 8, 2017


Events
On Tuesday, June 13, at 10:30 there will be a NH Humanities program about the history of quilts “New England Quilts and the Stories They Tell,” by Pam Weeks of the New England Quilt Museum. Pam weaves world history, women's history, industrial history and just plain wonderful stories into her presentation. Participants are invited to bring one quilt for identification and/or story sharing.
On Thursday, June 15 at 7:00 p.m., Gordon Dubois, hiking columnist of the Laconia Sun, will present “Hiking Historical New Hampshire.” This program will bring you in touch with New Hampshire’s history, through the photographs and stories from the trails that lead to the New Hampshire of yesterday, including Mount Whittier, the town of Livermore, the Conway granite quarry, old lime kilns, and Waternomee Mountain, site of a 1942 bomber crash.
The next book discussion will be on Thursday, July 20, at 10:30, and the book will be “Learning to Drive,” by Mary Hays, and copies are now available for advance reading.
Looming on the horizon is the 2017 annual summer book sale, which this year will be on Saturday and Sunday, July 1 and 2, 9 am to 5 pm each day. Setup will be Friday evening beginning after the library closes at 5 pm, and we will need lots of help. The book donations so far are running over one hundred boxes ahead of the same time last year, and getting them all out of the basement and into tents in the library parking lot is a huge job. We do have a conveyor belt and pickup trucks to move the boxes, but it still takes many hands and backs to move so many boxes, and we are anxious to hear from lots of volunteers who can help. We also need cashiers and helpers to refill tables during the sale, and to clean up everything that remains on Sunday afternoon. Also, we need lots of book-lovers to come and buy books! All are $1.00 or less, and even less on Sunday.
 
New Books
This week’s additions to the fiction shelves are “The Promise Garden,” by Marie Bostwick; “The Secrets of Midwives,” by Sally Hepworth; “Nighthawk,” by Clive Cussler; “You Will Pay,” by Lisa Jackson; “Come Sundown,” by Nora Roberts; “Sycamore,” by Brun Chancellor; “Same Beach, Next Year,” by Dorothea Benton Frank; “Defectors,” by Joseph Kanon; and “The Leavers,” by Lisa Ko, plus “Magpie Murders,” by Anthony Horowitz.
New in nonfiction is “Canoes: A Natural History in North America,” a well-illustrated and beautiful book that was given in memory of Ralph Putnam by Carole and Paul Smith. Also new are “Lincoln’s Lieutenants,” by Stephen W. Sears; “Will’s Red Coat,” by Tom Ryan, author of “Following Atticus;” “The American Spirit,” by David McCullough; and “Option B,” by Sheryl Sandberg.
New on DVD are “Call the Midwife,” season six, and “Get Out.”
Technology
Computer and device classes with technology librarian AnneMarie Welch continue with iPad/iPhone beginners class on Tuesdays, June 13, 20, and 27. There will be a Learn About Apps For Your Phone and Tablet class on Wednesday, June 14, and an Android Smartphone and Tablet Beginner’s class on Wednesday, June 28. All classes are from 2-4 p.m. Class size is limited to eight, so please call 476-8895 to sign up. One-on-one classes and technical help can also be scheduled.
Technology Users Group meets on Mondays from 2-4 p.m. Bring your devices and your questions about iPhones/iPADs, Android smartphones, tablets, Windows 10, Kindles, and anything else that you might need help with. No sign-up necessary.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through Overdrive thanks to the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the NHDB Overdrive website can be found on the Moultonborough Library website. Just give us a call to get the four-digit code for our library, plus your library card number, and you will be ready to log in and download. You may check out up to three titles at one time, and reserve those that are not currently available. If you don’t have a device to play the books of your choice, we have four Kindle Fire tablets that may be borrowed.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” with no password. Just look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open. Our public access computers all have MS Word, Publishers, Powerpoint, and Excel, plus access to a black and white printer at 15 cents per page.
Weekly Events
Preschool story times are Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m. All preschoolers are welcome to attend for a story and an easy craft project.
Coloring for Grownups activity on Tuesdays from 10:30 until noon.
The “Stitch and Chat” group meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and other small, portable handicrafts.
Legos and More, including Hex Bugs, K’Nex, Snap Circuits, and Lincoln Logs, third Wednesday of the month, 3:30-4:30.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
Passes
Thanks to the Friends of the Library, we have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, Canterbury Shaker Village, Libby Museum, and Squam Lakes Natural Science Center. The Science Center and the Wright Museum of WWII are open for the season, and passes are now available. A pass to Castle in the Clouds is provided by the Castle Preservation Society. The Castle opens daily for the season on May 27.   New this year, we have passes for admission to many of the NH State Parks. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended.
 

Moultonborough Library News

June 1, 2017

Events
The next book discussion will be on Thursday, July 20, at 10:30, and the book will be “Learning to Drive,” by Mary Hays, and copies are now available for advance reading. Mary was the leader of the “Great Gatsby” discussion last fall and was invited back to discuss her own work.
On Tuesday, June 6, at 10:30, there will be a program on Advance Care Planning: What Ever Happened to Natural Causes? Historical Perspectives on Death and Dying Across 100 Years.  Dr. Marianne Jackson will share her research regarding the changes in medicine of the last 100 years, common myths and misconceptions, and why it is more important than ever before to plan for your future. Sponsored by Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice.
Also on June 6 at 7:30 p.m., Jan Goldman will be the featured poet at the monthly Evening of Poetry program.
Looking ahead to Tuesday, June 13, at 10:30 there will be a NH Humanities program about the history of quilts and quilting, “New England Quilts and the Stories They Tell, presented by Pam Weeks of the New England Quilt Museum.” Pam Weeks weaves world history, women's history, industrial history and just plain wonderful stories into her presentation. Participants are invited to bring one quilt for identification and/or story sharing.
On Thursday, June 15 at 7:00 p.m., Gordon Dubois, hiking columnist of the Laconia Sun, wil present “Hiking Historical New Hampshire.” This program will bring you in touch with New Hampshire’s history, through the photographs and stories from the trails that lead to the New Hampshire of yesterday, including Mount Whittier, the town of Livermore, the Conway granite quarry, old lime kilns, and Waternomee Mountain, site of a 1942 bomber crash.
 
New Books
Among the new fiction titles this week are “Dragon Teeth,” by Michael Crichton; “The Four Legendary Kingdoms,” by Matthew Reilly; “No One Is Coming to Save Us,” by Stephanie Watts; “Gwendy’s Button Box,” by Stephen King, and in mystery, “Of Books and Bagpipes,” by Paige Shelton. In nonfiction, we added “The Hello Girls,” about women who served as telephone operators in WWI, “Nevertheless,” an autobiography by Alec Baldwin, and “Driving Miss Norma,” about a woman who went on the adventure of a lifetime at age 91. Also new to us is “Snow in the Kingdom,” an account of climbing Mount Everest by Ed Webster, who will be speaking about it here on Thursday, July 13 at 7 p.m.
New chapter books include the Summoner series by Taran Matharu in young adult, plus “Tractor Mac: Worth the Wait,” “The Littlest Family’s Big Day,” “Charlotte the Scientist,” and more in easy picture books. “The Big Book of Makerspace Projects” is new in children’s nonfiction.
New on DVD are seasons 3 and 4 of “Arrested Development,” season 3 of “Silent Witness,” “Logan,” and “The Great Wall.”
Technology
Computer and device classes with technology librarian AnneMarie Welch continue with iPad/iPhone beginners class on Tuesdays, June 6, 13, 20, and 27. There will be a Windows 10 For Beginners class on Wednesday, June 7, a Learn About Apps For Your Phone and Tablet class on Wednesday, June 14, and an Android Smartphone and Tablet Beginner’s class on Wednesday, June 28. All classes are from 2-4 p.m. Class size is limited to eight, so please call 476-8895 to sign up. One-on-one classes and technical help can also be scheduled.
Technology Users Group meets on Mondays from 2-4 p.m. Bring your devices and your questions about iPhones/iPADs, Android smartphones, tablets, Windows 10, Kindles, and anything else that you might need help with. No sign-up necessary.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through Overdrive thanks to the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the NHDB Overdrive website can be found on the Moultonborough Library website. Just give us a call to get the four-digit code for our library, plus your library card number, and you will be ready to log in and download. You may check out up to three titles at one time, and reserve those that are not currently available. If you don’t have a device to play the books of your choice, we have four Kindle Fire tablets that may be borrowed.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” with no password. Just look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open. Our public access computers all have MS Word, Publishers, Powerpoint, and Excel, plus access to a black and white printer at 15 cents per page.
Weekly Events
Preschool story times are Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m. All preschoolers are welcome to attend for a story and an easy craft project.
Coloring for Grownups activity on Tuesdays from 10:30 until noon.
The “Stitch and Chat” group meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and other small, portable handicrafts.
Legos and More, including Hex Bugs, K’Nex, Snap Circuits, and Lincoln Logs, third Wednesday of the month, 3:30-4:30.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
Passes
Thanks to the Friends of the Library, we have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, Canterbury Shaker Village, Libby Museum, and Squam Lakes Natural Science Center. The Science Center and the Wright Museum of WWII are open for the season, and passes are now available. A pass to Castle in the Clouds is provided by the Castle Preservation Society. The Castle opens daily for the season on May 27.   New this year, we have passes for admission to many of the NH State Parks. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended.
 

Moultonborough Library News

May 25, 2017

Events
Starting in mid-May and continuing through June 25, we have a display of beautiful photographs taken in both New Hampshire and Marblehead by Tamworth resident Mike Porter. Don’t forget to take a look at Mike’s work when you visit the library, and also visit his website at www.mikeporterphotos.com for even more of his  work.
The “Little Libraries” located at the Playground and at Long Island Beach are now stocked for the summer with free books and magazines. All are welcome to take free reading matter to enjoy at home or while spending time at the town beach and playground, and to replenish the shelves with donations, or library staff will refill the shelves from book sale donated materials.
  The library will be closed on Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day.
AARP tax volunteers will offer free assistance with New Hampshire property tax relief form DP-8 for low and moderate income taxpayers on Thursday, June 1 from 4-6 p.m. at the library. If you are single with an adjusted gross income of $20,000 or less, or married/head of a NH household and $40,000 or less, and own a homestead subject to the state Education Property Tax where you resided on April 1, 2016, you are eligible for property tax assistance. Bring your final 2016 property tax bill, 2016 tax return, and trust documents if the property is held in trust.
Make your reservation now for the Friends of the Library Literary Field Trip on Thursday, June 22, to the home of author Sarah Orne Jewett in South Berwick, Maine, and also to Hamilton House, a historic Georgian mansion also in South Berwick. Jewett is the author of “The Country of the Pointed Firs,” published in 1896, set in the imaginary coastal town of Dunnet Landing, Maine. Extra copies of “Country of the Pointed Firs” are available, and there will be a book discussion on-site during the trip.
On Tuesday, June 6, at 10:30, there will be a program on Advance Care Planning: What Ever Happened to Natural Causes? Historical Perspectives on Death and Dying Across 100 Years.  Dr. Marianne Jackson will share her research regarding the changes in medicine of the last 100 years, common myths and misconceptions, and why it is more important than ever before to plan for your future. Sponsored by Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice.
Also on June 6 at 7:30 p.m., Jan Goldman will be the featured poet at the monthly Evening of Poetry program.
New Books
Among this week’s new acquisitions is “Beautifully Delicious,” a new herbal cookbook by Liz Barbour of Creative Feast, presented in honor of Sally Bartlett by the Friends of the Library. Liz will be here later this summer for a cooking program on July 14.
New in fiction are “The Price of Duty,” by Dale Brown; “New Boy,” by Tracy Chevalier; “Full Wolf Moon,” by Lincoln Child; and “Exit Strategy,’ by Steve Hamilton.
New in DVD is season 4 of “Orange is the New Black.”
Technology
Computer and device classes with technology librarian AnneMarie Welch continue with iPad/iPhone beginners class on Tuesdays, May 30, and June 6, 13, 20, and 27. There will be a Learn About Apps For Your Phone and Tablet class on Wednesday, May 31.  All classes are from 2-4 p.m. Class size is limited to eight, so please call 476-8895 to sign up. One-on-one classes and technical help can also be scheduled.
Technology Users Group meets on Mondays from 2-4 p.m. Bring your devices and your questions about iPhones/iPADs, Android smartphones, tablets, Windows 10, Kindles, and anything else that you might need help with. No sign-up necessary.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through Overdrive thanks to the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the NHDB Overdrive website can be found on the Moultonborough Library website. Just give us a call to get the four-digit code for our library, plus your library card number, and you will be ready to log in and download. You may check out up to three titles at one time, and reserve those that are not currently available. If you don’t have a device to play the books of your choice, we have four Kindle Fire tablets that may be borrowed.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” with no password. Just look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open. Our public access computers all have MS Word, Publishers, Powerpoint, and Excel, plus access to a black and white printer at 15 cents per page.
Weekly Events
Preschool story times are Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m. All preschoolers are welcome to attend for a story and an easy craft project.
Coloring for Grownups activity on Tuesdays from 10:30 until noon.
The “Stitch and Chat” group meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and other small, portable handicrafts.
Legos and More, including Hex Bugs, K’Nex, Snap Circuits, and Lincoln Logs, third Wednesday of the month, 3:30-4:30.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
Passes
Thanks to the Friends of the Library, we have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, Canterbury Shaker Village, Libby Museum, and Squam Lakes Natural Science Center. The Science Center and the Wright Museum of WWII are open for the season, and passes are now available. A pass to Castle in the Clouds is provided by the Castle Preservation Society. The Castle opens daily for the season on May 27.   New this year, we have passes for admission to many of the NH State Parks. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended.
 

Moultonborough Library News

May 18, 2017

Events
The “Little Libraries” located at the Playground and at Long Island Beach are now stocked for the summer with free books and magazines. All are welcome to take free reading matter to enjoy at home or while spending time at the town beach and playground, and to replenish the shelves with donations, or library staff will refill the shelves from book sale donated materials.
Extra copies of “Lila,” by Marilynne Robinson, including large print and audio, are available for the book discussion on Thursday, May 25 at 10:30.
  The library will be closed on Monday, May 29 for Memorial Day.
AARP tax volunteers will offer free assistance with New Hampshire property tax relief form DP-8 for low and moderate income taxpayers on Thursday, June 1 from 4-6 p.m. at the library. If you are single with an adjusted gross income of $20,000 or less, or married/head of a NH household and $40,000 or less, and own a homestead subject to the state Education Property Tax where you resided on April 1, 2016, you are eligible for property tax assistance. Bring your final 2016 property tax bill, 2016 tax return, and trust documents if the property is held in trust.
Reservations are now underway for the Friends of the Library Literary Field Trip on Thursday, June 22, to the home of author Sarah Orne Jewett in South Berwick, Maine, and also to Hamilton House, a historic Georgian mansion also in South Berwick. Jewett is the author of “The Country of the Pointed Firs,” published in 1896, set in the imaginary coastal town of Dunnet Landing, Maine. Extra copies of “Country of the Pointed Firs” are available for those who wish to sample her work before taking the tour of the two historic homes, and there will be a book discussion on-site during the trip.
On Tuesday, June 6, at 10:30, there will be a program on Advance Care Planning: What Ever Happened to Natural Causes? Historical Perspectives on Death and Dying Across 100 Years.  Dr. Marianne Jackson will share her research regarding the changes in medicine of the last 100 years, common myths and misconceptions, and why it is more important than ever before to plan for your future. Sponsored by Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice.
Also on June 6 at 7:30 p.m., Jan Goldman will be the featured poet at the monthly Evening of Poetry program.
New Books
New movies this week are “The Red Turtle,” “Monster Trucks,” and season two of “Fargo.”
New in fiction, we now have “The Book of Summer,” by Michelle Gable; “Secrets in Summer,’ by Nancy Thayer; “There Your Heart Lies,” by Mary Gordon; “Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine,” by Gail Honeyman; “Confessions of a Domestic Failure,” by Bunmi Laditan; “Saints For All Occasions,” by J. Courtney Sullivan; and in mystery, “The Thirst,” by Jo Nesbo.
Technology
Computer and device classes with technology librarian AnneMarie Welch continue with iPad/iPhone beginners class on Tuesdays, May 23, and 30, and June 6, 13, 20, and 27. There will be a Learn About Apps: Siri and Other Virtual Assistants class on Wednesday, May 24; and Learn About Apps For Your Phone and Tablet on Wednesday, May 31.  All classes are from 2-4 p.m. Class size is limited to eight, so please call 476-8895 to sign up. One-on-one classes and technical help can also be scheduled.
Technology Users Group meets on Mondays from 2-4 p.m. Bring your devices and your questions about iPhones/iPADs, Android smartphones, tablets, Windows 10, Kindles, and anything else that you might need help with. No sign-up necessary.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through Overdrive thanks to the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the NHDB Overdrive website can be found on the Moultonborough Library website. Just give us a call to get the four-digit code for our library, plus your library card number, and you will be ready to log in and download. You may check out up to three titles at one time, and reserve those that are not currently available. If you don’t have a device to play the books of your choice, we have four Kindle Fire tablets that may be borrowed.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” with no password. Just look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open. Our public access computers all have MS Word, Publishers, Powerpoint, and Excel, plus access to a black and white printer at 15 cents per page.
Weekly Events
Preschool story times are Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m. All preschoolers are welcome to attend for a story and an easy craft project.
Coloring for Grownups activity on Tuesdays from 10:30 until noon.
The “Stitch and Chat” group meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Legos and More, including Hex Bugs, K’Nex, Snap Circuits, and Lincoln Logs, third Wednesday of the month, 3:30-4:30.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
Passes
Thanks to the Friends of the Library, we have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, Canterbury Shaker Village, Libby Museum, and Squam Lakes Natural Science Center. The Science Center and the Wright Museum of WWII are open for the season, and passes are now available. A pass to Castle in the Clouds is provided by the Castle Preservation Society. The Castle is open for the weekend of May 20-21, and opens daily for the season on May 27.   New this year, we have passes for admission to many of the NH State Parks. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended.
 

Moultonborough Library News

May 11, 2017

Events
On Saturday, May 13, all young ladies are invited to our annual Mother’s Day tea party, from 11:30 to 1:00.  Come with moms, grams, aunties or nice neighbors!  Bring your favorite doll and share her story, and craft a Mother's Day Card. Tea, lemonade and sweets will be served!
Extra copies of “Lila,” by Marilynne Robinson, including large print and audio, are available for the book discussion on Thursday, May 25 at 10:30.
The Friends of the Library are planning a Literary Field Trip to the home of Sarah Orne Jewett in South Berwick, Maine, and also to Hamilton House, a historic Georgian mansion also in South Berwick that was the setting for one of Jewett’s novels. Jewett is the author of “The Country of the Pointed Firs,” a series of connected stories published in 1896, set in the imaginary coastal town of Dunnet, Maine. Extra copies of “Country of the Pointed Firs” are available for those who wish to sample her work before taking the tour of the two historic homes, both of which are now maintained by Historic New England.
May Day was celebrated in traditional fashion with a Maypole dance for children on Monday, May 1. Names were drawn for the King and Queen of the May, who were Hunter Libby and Evelyn Antone. May Day is halfway between the first day of spring and the first day of summer.
On Tuesday, June 6, there will be a program on Advance Care Planning: What Ever Happened to Natural Causes? Historical Perspectives on Death and Dying Across 100 Years.  Dr. Marianne Jackson will share her research regarding the changes in medicine of the last 100 years, common myths and misconceptions, and why it is more important than ever before to plan for your future. Dr. Jackson, who served the North Country for 30 years as a local physician, is now dedicating her time to helping us avoid unnecessary suffering at the end of life. Sponsored by Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice
New Books
New in fiction, we have added “The Broken Road,” by Richard Paul Evans; “Against All Odds,” by Danielle Steel; “I’ll Eat When I’m Dead,” by Barbara Bourland; “Into the Water,” by Paula Hawkins; “Trajectory,” by Richard Russo; “The Best of Adam Sharp,” by Graeme Simsion, author of “The Rosie Project,” and “The Garden of Small Beginnings,” by Abbi Waxman. New in nonfiction are “The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women,” by Kate Moore, the story of women who painted luminous radium numerals on clock and watch dials in the 1920s and were poisoned by the paint; and “Between Them: Remembering My Parents,” by Richard Ford.
New on DVD are “La La Land,” “A Dog’s Purpose,” and “The Founder,” a movie based on the life of McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc, starring Michael Keaton.
Technology
Computer and device classes with technology librarian AnneMarie Welch continue with iPad/iPhone beginners class on Tuesdays, May 16, 23, and 30. There will be a Learn About Apps: Siri and Other Virtual Assistants class on Wednesday, May 24; and Learn About Apps For Your Phone and Tablet on Wednesday, May 31.  All classes are from 2-4 p.m. Class size is limited to eight, so please call 476-8895 to sign up. One-on-one classes and technical help can also be scheduled.
Technology Users Group meets on Mondays from 2-4 p.m. Bring your devices and your questions about iPhones/iPADs, Android smartphones, tablets, Windows 10, Kindles, and anything else that you might need help with. No sign-up necessary.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through Overdrive thanks to the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the NHDB Overdrive website can be found on the Moultonborough Library website. Just give us a call to get the four-digit code for our library, plus your library card number, and you will be ready to log in and download. You may check out up to three titles at one time, and reserve those that are not currently available. If you don’t have a device to play the books of your choice, we have four Kindle Fire tablets that may be borrowed.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” with no password. Just look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open. Our public access computers all have MS Word, Publishers, Powerpoint, and Excel, plus access to a black and white printer at 15 cents per page.
Weekly Events
Preschool story times are Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m. All preschoolers are welcome to attend for a story and an easy craft project.
Coloring for Grownups activity on Tuesdays from 10:30 until noon.
The “Stitch and Chat” group meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Legos and More, including Hex Bugs, K’Nex, Snap Circuits, and Lincoln Logs, third Wednesday of the month, 3:30-4:30.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
Passes
Thanks to the Friends of the Library, we have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, Canterbury Shaker Village, Libby Museum, and Squam Lakes Natural Science Center. The Science Center and the Wright Museum of WWII opened for the season on May 1 and passes are now available. A pass to Castle in the Clouds is provided by the Castle Preservation Society. The Castle is open on the weekends of May 13-14 and May 20-21, and opens daily for the season on May 27.   New this year, we have passes for admission to many of the NH State Parks. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended.
 

Moultonborough Library News

May 4, 2017


Events
On Saturday, May 13, all young ladies are invited to our annual Mother’s Day tea party, from 11:30 to 1:00.  Come with moms, grams, aunties or nice neighbors!  Bring your favorite doll and share her story, and craft a Mother's Day Card. Tea, lemonade and sweets will be served!
There will be a “Paint Night” at the library on Thursday, May 18 at 6:00p.m. with Art Escape. Not an artist? No problem, Art Escape's canvas class is the perfect way to enjoy a night out with friends. You will be provided with a 16" x 20" canvas, step by step directions and all the supplies needed to complete a canvas of your own. There will be a charge of $10 for materials. Space is limited, so please call the library at 476-8895 to sign up.
Extra copies of “Lila,” by Marilynne Robinson, are available for the book discussion on Thursday, May 25 at 10:30. Large print and audiobook are also available. Abandoning her homeless existence to become a minister's wife, Lila reflects on her hardscrabble life on the run with a canny young drifter and her efforts to reconcile her painful past with her husband's gentle Christian worldview.
The Friends of the Library are planning a Literary Field Trip to the home of Sarah Orne Jewett in South Berwick, Maine, and also to Hamilton House, a historic Georgian mansion also in South Berwick that was the setting for one of Jewett’s novels. Jewett is the author of “The Country of the Pointed Firs,” a series of connected stories published in 1896, set in the imaginary coastal town of Dunnet, Maine. Extra copies of “Country of the Pointed Firs” are available for those who wish to sample her work before taking the tour of the two historic homes, both of which are now maintained by Historic New England.
New Books
New in fiction are “Ominous,” by Lisa Jackson; “High Stakes,” by Fern Michaels, number five in the “Men of the Sisterhood” series; “The 16th Seduction,” by James Patterson; and “Golden Prey,” by John Sandford. New in children’s books are “Princess Cora and the Crocodile,” by Laura Amy Schlitz; “Razzle Dazzle Unicorn” and “Unicorn Crossing,” by Dana Simpson; “Timmy Failure: The Cat Stole My Pants,”, by Stephen Patis, and graphic novels “The Stonekeeper,” “The Stonekeeper’s Curse,” and “The Last Council,” by Kazu Kibuishi, and “Badisland” and Nnewts: the Rise of Herk,” both by Doug  TenNapel.
New on DVD are season two of “Home Fires,” and “Lion.” New on audiobook is “The Shadow Land,” by Elizabeth Kostova.
Technology
Computer and device classes with technology librarian AnneMarie Welch continue with iPad/iPhone beginners class on Tuesdays, May 9, 16, 23, and 30. There will be an Android tablet/smartphone class on Wednesday, May 10; Learn About Apps: Siri and Other Virtual Assistants on Wednesday, May 24; and Learn About Apps For Your Phone and Tablet on Wednesday, May 31.  All classes are from 2-4 p.m. Class size is limited to eight, so please call 476-8895 to sign up. One-on-one classes and technical help can also be scheduled.
Technology Users Group meets on Mondays from 2-4 p.m. Bring your devices and your questions about iPhones/iPADs, Android smartphones, tablets, Windows 10, Kindles, and anything else that you might need help with. No sign-up necessary.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through Overdrive thanks to the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the NHDB Overdrive website can be found on the Moultonborough Library website. Just give us a call to get the four-digit code for our library, plus your library card number, and you will be ready to log in and download. You may check out up to three titles at one time, and reserve those that are not currently available. If you don’t have a device to play the books of your choice, we have four Kindle Fire tablets that may be borrowed.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” with no password. Just look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open. Our public access computers all have MS Word, Publishers, Powerpoint, and Excel, plus access to a black and white printer at 15 cents per page.
Weekly Events
Preschool story times are Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m. All preschoolers are welcome to attend for a story and an easy craft project.
Coloring for Grownups activity on Tuesdays from 10:30 until noon.
The “Stitch and Chat” group meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Legos and More, including Hex Bugs, K’Nex, Snap Circuits, and Lincoln Logs, third Wednesday of the month, 3:30-4:30.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
Passes
Thanks to the Friends of the Library, we have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, Canterbury Shaker Village, Libby Museum, and Squam Lakes Natural Science Center. The Science Center and the Wright Museum of WWII opened for the season on May 1 and passes are now available. A pass to Castle in the Clouds is provided by the Castle Preservation Society. The Castle is open on the weekends of May 13-14 and May 20-21, and opens daily for the season on May 27.   New this year, we have passes for admission to many of the NH State Parks. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended. Other institutions to which we have passes will reopen in the spring.