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.
 

Moultonborough Library News

April 27, 2017

Events
During April vacation, there will be a family movie on Friday, April 28, at 1:00 p.m., featuring the new Disney movie “Moana.” Popcorn will be served. On Monday, May 1, children are invited to come and celebrate spring with our annual Maypole celebration at 11:00 a.m. Celebrate May by dancing around the May Pole! A King and Queen of the May will be crowned, and each child will receive a May Basket of sweets. All are welcome.
There will be a Google business workshop on Monday, May 1 at 5:30 p.m. Bill Gassman will demonstrate how to register your business with Google so that customers can find you more easily. Want to get your business found on Google Search and Maps? This workshop, part of National Small Business Week, introduces Google My Business, a free tool to manage your business information across Google. It's the easiest way to help your business be found online. Help the summer searchers find you. Check out GYBO.COM for details. If you need help with your Google business listing, this is the workshop you were looking for.
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, have arrived and can be checked out for advance reading 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.
New Books
Lots of new books this week, especially fiction. “Beartown,” by Fredrik Backman; “Any Day Now,” by Robyn Carr; “Prussian Blue,” a Bernie Gunther novel by Philip Kerr; “How to Murder Your Life,” by Cat Marnell; “Up at Butternut Lake” and “Moonlight on Butternut Lake,” both by Mary McNear; The Perfect Stranger,” by Megan Miranda; “Whisper Beach,’ by Shelley Noble;  “The Shadow Sister,” by Lucinda Riley; “The Stars Are Fire,” by Anita Shreve;  “Anything is Possible,” by Elizabeth Strout; “The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley,” by Hannah Tinti; :The Red Hunter,” by Lisa Unger; “One Good Thing,” by Wendy Wax;  “The Night the Lights Went Out,” by Karen White; “Fast & Loose,,” by Stuart Woods; and in mystery, “Fallout,” by Sara Paretsky, and “No Easy Target,” by Iris Johansen.
New in nonfiction, we have added “Perfect Strangers,” by Roseann Sdoia, about the Boston Marathon bombing and her recovery; “The Stranger in the Woods: the extraordinary story of the last true hermit,” by Michael Finkel; “Killers of the Flower Moon: the Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI,” by David Grann; “Astrophysics For People in a Hurry,” by Neil deGrasse Tyson; “Mind Over Meds,” by Andrew Weil; and “Prince Charles,” a biography by Sally Bedell Smith.
 
Technology
Computer and device classes with technology librarian AnneMarie Welch continue with iPad/iPhone beginners class on Tuesdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30. There will be a Windows 10 For Beginners class on Wednesday, May 3, 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, and the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm. 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.
 

Moultonborough Library News

April 20, 2017

Events
Brad Wolff will present a program on the history of the USS Consitution on Friday, April 21 at 10:30. Brad spent a week visiting the Constitution as a member of a National Endowment for the Humanities study program. The Constitution has long been a feature of Boston harbor, but in her active days beginning in 1797, she fought the Barbary pirates, defeated five British warships during the War of 1812, and sailed around the world before becoming a museum ship in 1907.
Eat at Hobbs Tavern in West Ossipee on Thursday, April 20, and mention the Friends of the Library, and they will receive ten percent of your total bill.
On Monday, April 24, there will be a retirement seminar with Nancy Goss of Nancy Goss Associates and Sarah Groleau of Thrivent Financial at 7:00 p.m. to answer your questions about tax changes in retirement.
During April vacation, there will be a flower-pot painting craft on Wednesday, April 26 at 10:30. Come paint your own flower pot for spring and then plant some seeds in it. On Friday, April 28, there will be a family movie at 1:00 p.m., featuring the new Disney movie “Moana.” On Monday, May 1, come and celebrate spring with our annual Maypole celebration at 11:00 a.m. Celebrate May by dancing around the May Pole! A King and Queen of the May will be crowned, and each child will receive a May Basket of sweets. All are welcome.
There will be a Google business workshop on Monday, May 1 at 5:30 p.m. Bill Gassman will demonstrate how to register your business with Google so that customers can find you more easily.
Extra copies of “Lila,” by Marilynne Robinson, have arrived and can be checked out for advance reading 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.
New Books
Our new fiction titles for the past week are “The Lost Order,” by Steve Berry; “My Italian Bulldozer,” by Alexander McCall Smith; “The Fix,” by David Baldacci; “One Perfect Lie,” by Lisa Scottoline; “The Hideaway,” by Lauren K. Denton; “The Young Widower’s Handbook,” by Tom McAllister; and “The Delight of Being Ordinary: A Road Trip with the Pope and the Dalai Lama,” by Roland Merullo.
 New in mystery are “All By Myself, Alone,” by Mary Higgins Clark; “The Burial Hour,” by Jeffrey Deaver,” and “Where the Dead Lie,” by C.S. Harris.
New in nonfiction is “Curators: Behind the Scenes of Natural History Museums,” by Lance Grande.
New in audio is “The Shadow Land,” by Elizabeth Kostova. New in DVD are “Rogue One,” the newest in the Star Wars series; “DCI Banks,” season 5, and “The Americans,” season 4. New in audio 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, April 25, and May 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30. There will be a Microsoft Word Basics class on Wednesday, April 26, Windows 10 For Beginners on Wednesday, May 3, 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, and the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm. 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.
 

Moultonborough Library News

April 13, 2017

Events
Also in the Easter spirit, adults are invited to a needle-felt bunny craft with Diane Johnson of Soft Touch Farm on Friday, April 14 at 10:30. Please sign up as space is limited to 15 participants. There will be a charge of $5.00 for materials.
 “Partners in Command: George Marshall and Dwight Eisenhower in War and Peace,” will be the subject of the next book discussion, on Thursday, April 20 at 10:30. Discussion leaders will be retired Brigadier General Ed Harrington and Vietnam vet Bruce Roberts. Extra copies of the book are available. Next month’s topic will be the novel “Lila,” by Marilynne Robinson, and extra copies should arrive in time to pick up at the April discussion.
In conjunction with the upcoming Recreation Department bus trip to Boston to visit the USS Constitution, the library is sponsoring a presentation by Brad Wolff, a retired teacher and former NH Teacher of the Year who spent a week visiting the Constitution as a member of a National Endowment for the Humanities study program. Our program will be on Friday, April 21 at 10:30 and the bus trip will be Monday, May 15. All are welcome at the program, whether they plan on seeing the ship in person or not.
On Monday, April 24, there will be a retirement seminar with Nancy Goss of Nancy Goss Associates and Sarah Groleau of Thrivent Financial at 7:00 p.m. to answer your tax questions.
During April vacation, we have planned a flower-pot painting craft on Wednesday, April 26 at 10:30. Come paint your own flower pot for spring and then plant some seeds in it. On Friday, April 28, there will be a family movie at 1:00 p.m., featuring the new Disney movie “Moana.” On Monday, May 1, come and celebrate spring with our annual Maypole celebration at 11:00 a.m.
New Books
New in fiction are “The Spy,” by Paulo Coelho; “Every Wild Heart,” by Meg Donohue; “The Adventures of John Carson in Several Quarters of the World,” by Brian Doyle; “Celine,” by Peter Heller; “I Almost Forgot About You,” by Terry McMillan; “Angels Burning,” by Tawni O’Dell; “What We Find,” by Robyn Carr; “The Women in the Castle,” by Jessica Shattuck; and “The Cracked Spire,” by Paige Shelton. New mysteries are “Banana Cream Pie Murder,” by Joanne Fluke; “Song of the Lion,” by Anne Hillerman, a new Leaphorn and Chee story by the daughter of Tony Hillerman; “The Sisters of Blue Mountain,” by Karen Katchur; and “Skeleton God,” by Eliot Pattison. In nonfiction, we have added “Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition,” by Paul Watson, and “Enduring Vietnam: An American Generation and It’s War,” by James Wright.
New in DVD are “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” “Patriots Day,” about the Boston Marathon bombing; “20th Century Women,” “MI-5,” and “A Monster Calls.” New in audiobook is “Lincoln in the Bardo,” by George Saunders.
 
Technology
Computer and device classes with technology librarian AnneMarie Welch continue with iPad/iPhone beginners class on Tuesdays, April 18, and 25.  There will be a Microsoft Word Basics class on April 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.
In addition to photocopying, our copier will also  enlarge, reduce, and scan documents or pictures to an email address or a USB drive.
If you are a small business owner in Moultonborough, don’t forget to take a few moments to fill out the Small Business Survey on our website at www.moultonboroughlibrary.org to let us know how we could improve services to the business community.
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, and the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm. 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.
 

Moultonborough Library News

April 6, 2017

Events
Celebrate Easter with our annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 8 at 11:00 a.m. Children up to age 12 are invited to come and join the hunt for over a thousand plastic eggs filled with tiny toys and candies around the library grounds. The Easter Bunny will be present for visiting and picture-taking, and there will be a giant shredded paper bunny nest where children age four and under may hunt.
Also in the Easter spirit, adults are invited to a needle-felt bunny craft with Diane Johnson of Soft Touch Farm on Friday, April 14 at 10:30. Please sign up as space is limited to 15 participants. There will be a charge of $5.00 for materials.
There will be a Taxes in Retirement Workshop presented by Susan Hopp on Thursday, April 6 at 6:30 p.m. Please join us for this educational workshop on why taxes are different in retirement. Susan is a national speaker on the topic of Social Security and an Investment Advisor Representative who develops financial programs designed to address the unique circumstances of our country’s growing mature population and their adult children.
On Monday, April 10, the Historical Society and the library are co-sponsoring a NH Humanities Program on Native American history of the Winnipesaukee/Squam watershed with John and Donna Moody at 7:00 p.m. in the library meeting room. Every town and watershed in New Hampshire has ancient and continuing Native American history. From the recent, late 20th century explosion of local Native population in New Hampshire back to the era of early settlement and the colonial wars, John and Donna Moody explore the history of New Hampshire's Abenaki and Penacook peoples with a focus on your local community. Donna Roberts Moody is a Tribal Elder in the Abenaki Nation and John Moody is an ethnohistorian, both associated with the Winter Center for Indigenous Traditions. 
“Partners in Command: George Marshall and Dwight Eisenhower in War and Peace,” will be the subject of the next book discussion, on Thursday, April 20 at 10:30. Discussion leaders will be retired Brigadier General Ed Harrington and Vietnam vet Bruce Roberts. Extra copies of the book are available.
In conjunction with the upcoming Recreation Department bus trip to Boston to visit the USS Constitution, the library is sponsoring a presentation by Brad Wolff, a retired teacher and former NH Teacher of the Year who spent a week visiting the Constitution as a member of a National Endowment for the Humanities study program. Our program will be on Friday, April 21 at 10:30 and the bus trip will be Monday, May 15. All are welcome at the program, whether they plan on seeing the ship in person or not.
On Monday, April 24, there will be a retirement seminar with Nancy Goss of Nancy Goss Associates and Sarah Groleau of Thrivent Financial at 7:00 p.m. to answer your tax questions.
New Books
New in fiction are “Dead Men Switch,” by Matthew Quirk, “Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane,” by Lisa See, and “Lincoln in the Bardo,” by George Saunders; and in mystery, “Earthly Remains,” by Donna Leon. New in DVD are “Sing,” the new Disney animated feature; “Desierto,”about a deranged vigilante pursing illegal immigrants along the Mexican border, and season three of “Brokenwood,” a mystery series set in New Zealand.
Technology
Computer and device classes with technology librarian AnneMarie Welch continue with iPad/iPhone beginners class on Tuesdays, April 11, 18, and 25.  There will be a Learn About Apps on April 12, and Microsoft Word Basics on April 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 copier will also enlarge, reduce, and scan documents or pictures to an email address or a USB drive.
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, and the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm. 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.