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.
 

Moultonborough Library News

March 30, 2017

Events
Tim Muskat of Sandwich will be the featured reader at the Evening of Poetry on Tuesday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m. Muskat is a poet, essayist and former English teacher. He is the founder and director of the Sandwich Lot summer baseball program, and an avid winter mountaineer. He is the author of the poetry collection "Murmurs from the Bogswamp's Gloaming,” and the forthcoming "Woods Outside the World". April is National Poetry Month.
Celebrate Easter with our annual Easter Egg Hunt will be 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 goodies around the library grounds. Make your own needle-felt Easter bunny with Diane Johnson of Soft Touch Farm on Friday, April 14 at 10:30. Please sign up as space is limited, and there will be a charge of $5.00 for materials.
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.
Also in April, 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.
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 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.
If you are a small business owner or operator in Moultonborough, please take a few moments to visit our website and take a survey about how the library might better serve your business.
Free AARP tax preparation assistance with volunteer Jean Beadle continues on Mondays, with 45 minute appointments between 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Please call the library at 476-8895 to make an appointment. Be sure to bring your 2015 return, plus date of birth and Social Security number for spouses and dependents, W-2, 1099, 1095, and other documents.
 
New Books
We have three new mysteries this week, including “Vicious Circle,” by C.J. Box, “Man Overboard,” by J.A. Jance, and “Murder on the Serpentine,” the 32nd and last in the Thomas and Charlotte Pitt series. New in fiction are “If Not For You,” by Debbie Macomber, and “The Black Book,” by James Patterson. New on DVD is “Fences,” starring Denzel Washington and based on a play by August Wilson.
Technology
Computer and device classes with technology librarian AnneMarie Welch continue with iPad/iPhone beginners class on Tuesdays, April 4, 11, 18, and 25.  There will be a Windows 10 For Beginners class on April 5, 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.
 

Moultonborough Library News

March 23, 2017

Events
On Thursday, March 23, join us to celebrate a slightly belated St. Patrick’s Day with “Irish Music and Stories,” presented by Kate Chadbourne, at 6:30 p.m. Kate is an award-winning songwriter and poet, a scholar and teacher of Irish language and folklore with a PhD from Harvard, and a beloved performer at venues throughout New England.
The annual Easter Egg Hunt will be 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 goodies around the library grounds. There will be another needle-felting session with Diana Johnson on Friday, April 14 at 10:30 to create bunnies. Please sign up as space is limited, and there will be a charge of $5.00 for materials.
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.
Also in April, the Recreation Department is having a bus trip to Boston to visit the USS Constitution, and in conjunction with the trip, 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.
There will be a Retirement Seminar presented by Nancy Goss and Sarah Groleau on Monday, April 24 at 7:00 p.m.
If you are a small business owner or operator in Moultonborough, please take a few moments to visit our website and take a survey about how the library might better serve your business.
Free AARP tax preparation assistance with volunteer Jean Beadle continues on Mondays, with 45 minute appointments between 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Please call the library at 476-8895 to make an appointment. Be sure to bring your 2015 return, plus date of birth and Social Security number for spouses and dependents, along with the usual W-2, 1099, 1095, and other documents.
 
New Books
New books include “Havana: a Subtropical Delirium,” by Mark Kurlansky, in nonfiction; “Strangers Tend to Tell Me Things,” by Amy Dickinson; “The Cutthroat,” a new Isaac Bell adventure by Clive Cussler; “Mississippi Blood,” by Greg Iles, the conclusion of his “Natchez Burning” trilogy, and “Eggshells,” by Catriona Lally.
New in DVD are “Doctor Strange,” with Benedict Cumberbatch; “Moana,” a new Disney animated feature set in ancient Hawaii; “Dark Horse,” and the Patriots 2017 Super Bowl season documentary. Also new in our collection is “Bread and Tulips.”  New in audiobook format is “Hidden Figures,” by Margot Lee Shetterly, the true story of the African-American women who worked as human calculators for NASA during the early days of the space program.
Technology
Computer and device classes with technology librarian AnneMarie Welch continue with iPad/iPhone beginners class on Tuesdays, March 21 and 28, and April 4 11, 18, and 25.  On Wednesday, March 22, there will be a “Learn About Apps” class from 2-4 p.m., and on Wednesday, March 29, an Android Smartphone and Tablet beginners class. In April, there will be a Windows 10 For Beginners class on April 5 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.
 

Moultonborough Library News

March 9, 2017


Events
Mark your calendars for Friday, March 17 for the 5th annual “Soup and Sweets” Luncheon. The community is invited to a free lunch, including a selection of homemade soups and desserts, courtesy of the Friends of the Library and the library staff.
Our documentary film series concludes with the film “Sherpa,” which is about the people of Nepal who assist climbers on Mt. Everest, 16 of whom were killed in a 2014 avalanche.
Looking ahead to April, the Friends of the Library book discussion continues the theme of “relationships,” with “Partners in Command: George Marshall and Dwight Eisenhower in War and Peace,” by Mark Perry. The relationship of Marshall and Eisenhower as leaders during World War II was one of the most important of the 20th century. The discussion will be on Thursday, April 20 at 10:30, and leaders will be retired Brigadier General Ed Harrington and Vietnam vet Bruce Roberts. Supplies of this title are limited, but we have been able to borrow six copies in addition to the one in our collection, so we’re starting now in hopes that interested readers can have time to share the available copies.
On Thursday, March 23, help us celebrate a slightly belated St. Patrick’s Day with Irish Music and Stories, featuring Katie Chadbourne, at 6:30 p.m. Kate is an award-winning songwriter and poet, a scholar and teacher of Irish language and folklore with a PhD from Harvard, and a beloved performer at venues throughout New England.
The display case this month features sea glass jewelry designed by Ellen Chamberlain of Moultonborough.
Free AARP tax preparation assistance with volunteer Jean Beadle continues on Mondays, with 45 minute appointments between 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Please call the library at 476-8895 to make an appointment. Be sure to bring your 2015 return, plus date of birth and Social Security number for spouses and dependents, along with the usual W-2, 1099, 1095, and other documents.
 
New Books
New in nonfiction is “Atlas Obscura,” based on the popular website that lists hundreds of interestingly eccentric but little-known destinations around the world; “Madam President: The Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson,” who took over many Presidential duties after Woodrow Wilson was disabled by a stroke; “Fresh from the Garden,” a new garden book just in time for spring, and “Rescuing Penny Jane,” a dog rescue story by Amy Sutherland.
New in fiction are “Most Dangerous Place,” by James Grippando; “Now and Again,” by Charlotte Rogan; “In the Name of the Family,” by Sarah Dunant; “All Grown Up,” by Jami Attenberg; and in mystery, “Bone Box,” by Faye Kellerman.
New on DVD are “Manchester by the Sea,” “Hacksaw Ridge,” about the only conscientious objector to win a Medal of Honor in World War II, as a medic on Okinawa; “Elvis and Nixon,” based on the most-requested photo at the National Archives, showing The King and the president in the Oval Office; and Best Picture of 2016 “Moonlight,” plus season two of “Grace and Frankie.”
Technology
Computer and device classes with technology librarian AnneMarie Welch continue with iPad/iPhone beginners class on Tuesdays, March 7, 14, 21 and 28.  On Wednesday, march 22, there will be a “Learn About Apps” class from 2-4 p.m., and on Wednesday, March 29, an Android Smartphone and Tablet beginners class.  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 new photocopier will copy, enlarge, reduce, copy two-sided documents, and also scan documents or photographs which can be sent to an email address or saved to a USB flash drive.
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.
If you are in need of a notary public, the library has two on staff.
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

March 2, 2017

Events
Mark your calendars for Friday, March 17 for the 5th annual “Soup and Sweets” Luncheon. The community is invited to a free lunch, including a selection of homemade soups and desserts, courtesy of the Friends of the Library and the library staff.
The Evening of Poetry program for March will take place on Tuesday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Trina Daigle will be the featured reader. Other poets and spoken word creators are invited to share their work during “open mike” time following Trina’s reading.
Our documentary film series continues with “Jim: The James Foley Story” on March 8 at 10:30, and “Sherpa” on March 15, also at 10:30. Jim Foley was the American journalist from Wolfeboro who was murdered by terrorists in Syria. The “Sherpa” film is about the people of Nepal who assist climbers on Mt. Everest, 16 of whom were killed in a 2014 avalanche.
The “Wool Buddies” needle-felting craft for children with Diane Johnson of Soft Touch Farm in Sandwich, will take place on Friday, March 3, at 10:30. Craft your own woolly sheep and they will enjoy a “sheepover” at the library on Friday night. Sign up in advance, space is limited.
Free AARP tax preparation assistance with volunteer Jean Beadle is now underway on Mondays, with 45 minute appointments between 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Please call the library at 476-8895 to make an appointment. Be sure to bring your 2015 return, plus date of birth and Social Security number for spouses and dependents, along with the usual W-2, 1099, 1095, and other documents.
If you haven’t already noticed, we now have an additional computer “card catalog” located in the adult book stacks, for your convenience in looking up books, authors and subjects in our collection without having to revisit the catalog computer next to the main desk.
 
New Books
This week it was the turn of the children’s room to get new books, including “King’s Cage,” by Victoria Aveyard and “Carve the Mark,” by Veronica Roth in young adult fiction, and in juvenile fiction, “The Secret Horses of Briar Hill,” by Megan Shepard; “The Door by the Staircase,” by Katherine Marsh, and two books in the Minecraft series, “Diary of an 8-Bit Warrior,” and “From Seeds to Swords.” New for the picture book age group are “Spunky Little Monkey,” by Bill Martin; “North, South, East, West,” by Margaret Wise Brown; and “Pete the Cat: Five Little Ducks.”
We did also add a few adult fiction titles, including “Orphan X,” by Greg Hurwitz;” “Fatal,” by John Lescroart;” “the Prisoner,” by Alex Berenson; “Autumn,” by Ali Smith; and “Robert B. Parker’s Revelation,” by Robert Knott, continuing Parker’s Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch Western series.
New on DVD are “Defying the Nazis: The Sharp’s War,” a film by Ken Burns about a Wellesley minister and his wife who traveled to war-torn Europe in 1939 to aid refugees; “Suicide Squad,” based on DC Comics supervillains fighting international bad guys; and “The Eagle Huntress,” a documentary about a Mongolian girl who wants to become the first female to learn to hunt with eagles on the vast plains of Mongolia.
Technology
Computer and device classes with technology librarian AnneMarie Welch continue with iPad/iPhone beginners class on Tuesdays, March 7, 14, 21 and 28. Learn to make cards, posters, and more with MS Publisher on Wednesday, March 8, and on Wednesday, March 29, there will be an Android Smartphone and Tablet beginners class.  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 new photocopier will copy, enlarge, reduce, copy two-sided documents, and also scan documents or photographs which can be sent to an email address or saved to a USB flash drive.
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.
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

February 23, 2017

Events
For the convenience of our patron who are searching for books in the stacks, we have added a second computer catalog, located between the nonfiction and the mystery/biography room.
Our “Book to Movie” series concludes on Friday, February 24 by “Love and Friendship,” adapted from Jane Austen’s novella, “Lady Susan.” We continue with a documentary movie series on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. In March we will have “Jim: The James Foley Story” on March 8, and “Sherpa” on March 15.
During school vacation, we will show the new animated movie “Trolls” on Thursday, March 2 at 2:00 p.m. There will be popcorn! Also during vacation, our “Wool Buddies” needle-felting craft for children with Diane Johnson of Soft Touch Farm in Sandwich, will take place on Friday, March 3, at 10:30. Craft your own woolly sheep and they will enjoy a “sheepover” at the library on Friday night. Sign up in advance, space is limited.
Free AARP tax preparation assistance with volunteer Jean Beadle is now underway on Mondays, with 45 minute appointments between 10:30a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Please call the library at 476-8895 to make an appointment. Be sure to bring your 2015 return, plus date of birth and Social Security number for spouses and dependents, along with the usual W-2, 1099, 1095, and other documents.
New Books
Thanks to an excellent donation of DVDs from some of our patrons, we have added the complete “Inspector Morse” series, of which we had a only a portion previously; added to what we already had of the “George Gently” mystery series and the “Vicar of Dibley” British comedy; plus two seasons of “Arrested Development,” the first season of “Reggie Perrin,” a remake British comedy remake starring Martin Clunes of “Doc Martin” fame; season one of “Blindspot;” season two of “Murder, She Wrote;” 12 episodes of P.D. James police dramas with Inspector Adam Dalgleish; 15 seasons of “A Touch of Frost;” and “The Best of the Scottish Fiddle Orchestra.” Also new is “Arrival,” a new movie about aliens landing on earth.
We also had a big delivery of new books this week, including “The Art of Pie,” cookbook, “American Ulysses,” a biography of Ulysses S. Grant by Ronald C. White; “At the End of the World,” the true story of a 1941 murder in the Arctic that was provoked by a meteor shower, by Lawrence Millman; “The Firebrand and the First Lady,” by Patricia Bell-Scott, about Eleanor Roosevelt and civil rights activist Pauli Murray; “Traveling With Ghosts,” by Shannon Leone Fowler; and “Norse Mysthology,” by Neil Gaiman.
New in mystery are “Strange Tide,” a new Peculiar Crimes Unit story with Bryant and May; “Long Time Lost,” by Chris Ewan; and “Mary Russell’s War,” a collection of short stories about Mrs. Sherlock Holmes, by Laurie R. King.
Some of our numerous new fiction titles are “A Piece of the World,” by Christina Baker Kline, based on the life of Christina Olsen, who inspired artist Andrew Wyeth; “Always,” by Sarah Jio; “The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir,” by Jennifer Ryan; “Ring of Fire,” by Brad Taylor; and “The Bertie Project,” by Alexander McCall Smith.
Technology
Computer and device classes with technology librarian AnneMarie Welch continue with iPad/iPhone class on Tuesday, February 28.  There will be a Windows 10 For Beginners on Wednesday, March 1; and learn to make cards, posters, and more with MS Publisher on Wednesday, March 8. 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.
We have chargers for iPhone and Android phones if your device needs to be charged while you are visiting the library.
Our new photocopier will copy, enlarge, reduce, copy two-sided documents, and also scan documents or photographs which can be sent to an email address or saved to a USB flash drive.
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.
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.