Moultonborough Library News

July 27,2017

Evening of Poetry on Tuesday, August 2 at 7:30 will feature Judith Askew as the guest reader for the evening, followed by open mike time for anyone to share their words or music. Judith grew up on Cape Cod, taught English in the Boston area, before heading west to San Francisco where she wrote poetry, taught English, and worked as an editor for over 30 years. She taught creative writing at Cape Cod Community College, and has published two books of poetry, “Here at the Edge of the Sea,” and “On the Loose,” illustrated with her own photographs.
On Wednesday, August 2, take a trip back in time to the Granite State of 10,000 BC with a NH Humanities program, “12,000 Years Ago in the Granite State,” featuring professor Robert Goodby of Franklin Pierce University. The native Abenaki people played a central role in the history of the Monadnock region, defending it against English settlement and forcing the abandonment of Keene and other Monadnock area towns during the French and Indian Wars. Despite this, little is known about the Abenaki, and conventional histories often depict the first Europeans entering an untamed, uninhabited wilderness, rather than the homeland of people who had been there for hundreds of generations. Robert Goodby discusses how the real depth of native history was revealed when an archaeological study prior to construction of the new Keene Middle School discovered traces of four structures dating to the end of the Ice Age, undisturbed for 12,000 years,
On Thursday, August 10 at 7:00 p.m., local author Dan Heyduk joins us for a presentation drawn from his recent book, “Stories in the History of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region and Pemigewasset Valley.” Using illustrations from the book, he will tell stories about Indian battles; the hard work, successes and tragedies of the early settlers; country doctors; one-room schools; some notable residents; lakes and steamboats; the horse-drawn era; summer camps; a gold mine; and the 1938 hurricane. Dan wrote the “Passing Time” history column in The Meredith News and the book “Meredith Chronicles.”
We have more excellent programs for children planned, including a singalong version of “Beauty and the Beast,” in cooperation with the recreation department, on Thursday, August 3, at 6:30. Come in costume if you wish, and there will be refreshments. On Friday, August 4, Animal Encounters will be here at 3 pm with live animals, including an alligator, fennec fox, mini pig, snake, and bird. On Monday, August 7, Bob Riordan’s World of Wonder will entertain us with magic and comedy. Children who wish to attend should be able to sit through an hour-long show.
 
New Books
New in fiction and mystery this week are “The Lightkeeper’s Daughter,” by Jean Pendziwol; “Fierce Kingdom,” by Gin Phillips; “The Marriage Pact,” by Michelle Richmond; “The Shark Club,” by Ann Kidd Taylor; “The Lying Game,” by Ruth Ware; “The Forever Summer,” by Jamie Brenner; “The Wilding Sisters,” by Eve Chase; “Where the Light Falls,” by Allison Pataki; and “The Dying Detective,” by Leif Persson. New in nonfiction is “Behave: The Biology of Humans at our Best and Worst,” by Robert Sapolsky.
New on DVD are season three of “Grantchester;” “The Promise;” “A Quiet Passion;” “Lost City of Z,” based on the book by and season two of “The Tunnel.”
Technology
Computer and device classes with technology librarian AnneMarie Welch continue with iPad/iPhone beginners class on Tuesdays, August 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.  There will be a “Social Media on Your Mobile: What’s It All About?” on Wednesday, August 2; Microsoft Publisher for Beginners on Wednesday, August 9; Windows 10 For Beginners on Wednesday, August 23, and Microsoft Word for Beginners on Wednesday, August 30.   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.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. 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. All preschoolers are welcome to attend for a story and an easy craft project. Friday morning storytime is on hiatus for the summer and will return in the fall.
Coloring for Grownups activity on Tuesdays from 10:30 until noon.
The “Stitch and Chat” group meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Legos and More, including Hex Bugs and Lincoln Logs, third Wednesday of the month, 3:30-4:30.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
Passes
Thanks to the Friends of the Library, we have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, Canterbury Shaker Village, Libby Museum, and Squam Lakes Natural Science Center. A pass to Castle in the Clouds is provided by the Castle Preservation Society. New this year, we have passes for admission to many of the NH State Parks. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended.

Moultonborough Library News

July 20, 2017

Will Broussard of the Mount Washington Observatory joins us on Thursday, July 20, at 7:00 p.m., to present “Life and Work at the Mount Washington Observatory. While many places on Earth experience severe weather, few are inhabited by humans 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Mount Washington Observatory has been operating a continuously-staffed outpost on this remote alpine peak since 1932. The hardy scientists of the “Obs” have experienced white-out blizzards, stunning 110-mile vistas, 231 mph winds, and more.
On Friday, July 21, “Build A Better World” Summer Reading Program activities continue with a “make your own toolbox” craft from 2:00-3:30. Assemble and paint your own toolbox to build a better world. On Friday, August 2, “Animal Encounters” will be here with a live animal program at 3:00 p.m., and on Monday, August 7, enjoy an evening of magic and comedy with “Bob Riordan's World of Wonder” at 6:30 p.m. The hilariously funny Bob Riordan is coming to perform as part of our summer reading program!
Evening of Poetry on Tuesday, August 2 at 7:30 will feature Judith Askew as the guest reader for the evening, followed by open mike time for anyone to share their words or music.
On Wednesday, August 2, take a trip back in time to the Granite State of 10,000 BC with a NH Humanities program, “12,000 Years Ago in the Granite State,” featuring professor Robert Goodby of Franklin Pierce University. The native Abenaki people played a central role in the history of the Monadnock region, defending it against English settlement and forcing the abandonment of Keene and other Monadnock area towns during the French and Indian Wars. Despite this, little is known about the Abenaki, and conventional histories often depict the first Europeans entering an untamed, uninhabited wilderness, rather than the homeland of people who had been there for hundreds of generations. Robert Goodby discusses how the real depth of native history was revealed when an archaeological study prior to construction of the new Keene Middle School discovered traces of four structures dating to the end of the Ice Age. Undisturbed for 12,000 years, the site revealed information about the economy, gender roles, and household organization of the Granite State's very first inhabitants, as well as evidence of social networks that extended for hundreds of miles across northern New England.
On Thursday, August 10 at 7:00 p.m., local author Dan Heyduk joins us for a presentation drawn from his recent book, “Stories in the History of New Hampshire’s Lakes Region and Pemigewasset Valley.” Using illustrations from the book, he will tell stories about Indian battles; the hard work, successes and tragedies of the early settlers; country doctors; one-room schools; some notable residents; lakes and steamboats; the horse-drawn era; summer camps; a gold mine; and the 1938 hurricane. Dan wrote the “Passing Time” history column in The Meredith News and the book “Meredith Chronicles.”
New Books
New in fiction this week are “A Paris Apartment,” by Michelle Gable, and “The Summer House,” by Hannah McKinnon. New on DVD are season one of “Billions,” and “The Zookeeper’s Wife,” based on the true story written by Diane Ackerman, which is also available at the library.
Technology
Computer and device classes with technology librarian AnneMarie Welch continue with iPad/iPhone beginners class on Tuesdays, July 25 and August 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.  There will be a Learn About Apps for Phone and Tablet class on Wednesday, July 26; “Social Media on Your Mobile: What’s It All About?” on Wednesday, August 2; Microsoft Publisher for Beginners on Wednesday, August 9; Windows 10 For Beginners on Wednesday,  August 23, and Microsoft Word For Beginners on Wednesday, August 30.   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.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. 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. All preschoolers are welcome to attend for a story and an easy craft project. Friday morning storytime is on hiatus for the summer and will return in the fall.
Coloring for Grownups activity on Tuesdays from 10:30 until noon.
The “Stitch and Chat” group meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Legos and More, including Hex Bugs and Lincoln Logs, third Wednesday of the month, 3:30-4:30.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
Passes
Thanks to the Friends of the Library, we have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, Canterbury Shaker Village, Libby Museum, and Squam Lakes Natural Science Center. A pass to Castle in the Clouds is provided by the Castle Preservation Society. New this year, we have passes for admission to many of the NH State Parks. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended.

Moultonborough Library News

July 13, 2017

Thanks to everyone who made the 31st annual summer book sale as successful as always. Books were priced at 50 cents to one dollar on Saturday and we took in $5900, and on Sunday, when everything was 25 cents, we took in $1500, so in two days we put an estimated 15,000 books back into circulation, as well as making several thousand dollars for the library after the tents and other expenses. That is a huge number and weight of books to sort, move, and sell. We put out 900 boxes of books, which at 20 pounds per box equals about 9 tons of books. Fortunately, we only had to put back about two and a half tons after the sale. Thanks to Elizabeth Ireland for coming in weekly or even more often to sort the donated books as they were received year-round, to E.M. Heath Supermarket for saving us boxes, and to all who came and helped move the books and tables out of the library basement for the sale and back again afterwards, and of course, to all who donated books, dvds, and puzzles and games throughout the year.
Author Andy Opel joins us for a special story time on Tuesday, July 18 at 6 p.m. Andy and illustrator Karel Hayes of Center Harbor have joined forces again on their fourth Lake Winnipesaukee children’s book, which Andy will read. This one is entitled “The Bobhouse,” and is a Christmas story. On Friday, July 21, there will be a “make your own toolbox” craft from 2:00-3:30. Assemble and paint your own toolbox to “Build a Better World.”
On Thursday, July 13, mountaineer Ed Webster will present a program about “Everest the Hard Way,” at 7 p.m. In 1988 Ed and three other climbers, with no radios, oxygen, or Sherpas, climbed a new route on the Kangshung face of Everest, the hardest and most remote side of the world’s highest summit.
On Thursday, July 20, there will be a book discussion on “Learning to Drive,” a novel by Mary Hays, who will also be the discussion leader. Extra copies of the book are available.
Also on July 20, at 7:00 p.m., Will Broussard of the Mount Washington Observatory will present “Life and Work at the Mount Washington Observatory. While many places on Earth experience severe weather, few are inhabited by humans 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Mount Washington Observatory has been operating a continuously-staffed outpost on this remote alpine peak since 1932.
The hardy men and women of the Observatory have experienced white-out blizzards, stunning 110-mile vistas, and everything in between. They have survived a 231mph wind gust, endless days of fog, and snowdrifts more than 20 feet tall. They have worked with scientists, celebrities, students, and snow rangers. They have amassed one of North America's longest continuous climate records, and developed an intimate understanding of the place known as the "Home of the World's Worst Weather.
New Books
New in fiction this week are “Wired,” by Julie Garwood; “Watch Me Disappear,” by Janelle Brown; “Down a Dark Road,” by Linda Castillo; “Hello, Sunshine,” by Laura Dave; “The Confusion of Languages,” by Siobhan Fallon; “The Devil’s Muse,” by Bill Loehfelm; “Cold-Hearted River,” by Keith McCafferty; “Fitness Junkie,” by Lucy Sykes; “The Watchmaker of Filigree Street, by Natasha Pulley; and “Some Kind of Hero,” by Suzanne Brockman. Paid for by a donation from the Meredith Village Savings Bank were “House of Spies,” by Daniel Silva, and “A Game of Ghosts,” by John Connolly.
Technology
Computer and device classes with technology librarian AnneMarie Welch continue with iPad/iPhone beginners class on Tuesdays, July18, and 25. There will be a Learn About Apps for Phone and Tablet class on Wednesday, July 26.  All classes are from 2-4 p.m. Class size is limited to eight, so please call 476-8895 to sign up. One-on-one classes and technical help can also be scheduled.
Technology Users Group meets on Mondays from 2-4 p.m. Bring your devices and your questions about iPhones/iPADs, Android smartphones, tablets, Windows 10, Kindles, and anything else that you might need help with. No sign-up necessary.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through Overdrive thanks to the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the NHDB Overdrive website can be found on the Moultonborough Library website. Just give us a call to get the four-digit code for our library, plus your library card number, and you will be ready to log in and download.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. 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. All preschoolers are welcome to attend for a story and an easy craft project. Friday morning storytime is on hiatus for the summer and will return in the fall.
Coloring for Grownups activity on Tuesdays from 10:30 until noon.
The “Stitch and Chat” group meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Legos and More, including Hex Bugs and Lincoln Logs, third Wednesday of the month, 3:30-4:30.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
Passes
Thanks to the Friends of the Library, we have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, Canterbury Shaker Village, Libby Museum, and Squam Lakes Natural Science Center. A pass to Castle in the Clouds is provided by the Castle Preservation Society. New this year, we have passes for admission to many of the NH State Parks. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended.

Moultonborough Library News

July 6, 2017

Celebrate the Fourth of July with an evening of “American Patriotic Songs Over the Ages,” on Thursday, July 6 at 7:00 p.m. with Richard Kruppa, known as “Ramblin’ Richard. Richard performs songs folks love to hear and fondly remember.  Along with singing these memorable “family friendly” songs, he tells fascinating stories. He accompanies himself on acoustic instruments including guitar, 5-string banjo, and baritone ukulele. 
Summer Reading “Build a Better World” programs continue throughout July. On Thursday, July 6, children age 10 and up are invited to create their own bookmarks using a 3D Printer on loan from the State Library.
On Friday, July 7, there will be an “Out of the Box” makerspace kid’s craft to design and build your own creation using cardboard, paper towel rolls, boxes, egg cartons, etc.
On Wednesday, July 12 at 1 pm when storyteller Heidi Fayle will be here to tell stories on the theme of “Build a Better World,” followed by a workshop to create your own special world. Space is limited, so please call the library at 476-8895 to sign up.
Author Andy Opel joins us for a special story time on Tuesday, July 18 at 6 p.m. Andy and illustrator Karel Hayes of Center Harbor have joined forces again on their fourth Lake Winnipesaukee children’s book, which Andy will read. This one is entitled “The Bobhouse,” and is a Christmas story.
On Saturday, July 8, at 10:30, we present the first in a series of financial workshops, led by Ron Ellard of Merrill Lynch. This month’s topic will be “Preparing to Retire, Retirement Planning & Health.”
Also on Saturday, the monthly Evening of Poetry and Music will take place at 7:30 p.m. with featured reader Valerie Egar.
Also on Wednesday, July 12, Galileo, the “Starry Messenger,” will be here at 7 p.m. The NH Humanities Council presents Michael Francis in costume as astronomer Galileo Galilei, in a fun-filled adaptation of Galileo’s book “Siderius Nuncius,” the results of the first telescopic observations of the universe, in 1610. Following the program there will be an opportunity to view the stars through the library’s telescope, weather permitting.
On Thursday, July 13, mountaineer Ed Webster will present a program about “Everest the Hard Way,” at 7 p.m. In 1988 Ed and three other climbers, with no radios, oxygen, or Sherpas, climbed a new route on the Kangshung face of Everest, the hardest and most remote side of the world’s highest summit.
Sign up now for the Liz Barbour Cooking Demonstration on Friday, July 14 at 10:30. Liz has a new Creative Feast cookbook, “Beautifully Delicious: Cooking with Herbs and Flowers.” Space is limited to 35 participants, so please call the library at 476-8895 to sign up.
On Thursday, July 20, there will be a book discussion on “Learning to Drive,” a novel by Mary Hays, who will also be the discussion leader. Extra copies of the book are available.
New Books
New this week in audiobook are “Camino Island,” by Grisham; “Into the Water,” by Paula Hawkins; “The Identicals,” by Elin Hilderbrand, and “Come Sundown,” by Nora Roberts. Among the many new titles in adult fiction, we have added “The Essex Serpent,” by Sarah Perry; “Cocoa Beach,” by Beatriz Williams; “G-Man,” by Stephen Hunter; “Unsub,”by Meg Gardiner; “Quiet Until the Thaw,” by Alexandra Fuller; “The Duchess,” by Danielle Steel; “Use of Force,” by Brad Thor; “So Much Blue,” by Everett Percival; “Shiver Hitch,” by Linda Greenlaw; “Buffalo Jump Blues,” by Keith McCafferty; “Murder Games,” by James Patterson; and “Bad Housekeeping,” by Maia Chance.
Technology
Computer and device classes with technology librarian AnneMarie Welch continue with iPad/iPhone beginners class on Tuesdays, July 11, 18, and 25. There will be a MS Word for Beginners class on Wednesday, July 12, and Learn About Apps for Phone and Tablet on Wednesday, July 26.  All classes are from 2-4 p.m. Class size is limited to eight, so please call 476-8895 to sign up. One-on-one classes and technical help can also be scheduled
Technology Users Group meets on Mondays from 2-4 p.m. Bring your devices and your questions about iPhones/iPADs, Android smartphones, tablets, Windows 10, Kindles, and anything else that you might need help with. No sign-up necessary.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through Overdrive thanks to the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the NHDB Overdrive website can be found on the Moultonborough Library website. Just give us a call to get the four-digit code for our library, plus your library card number, and you will be ready to log in and download.
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. All preschoolers are welcome to attend for a story and an easy craft project. Friday morning storytime is on hiatus for the summer and will return in the fall.
Coloring for Grownups activity on Tuesdays from 10:30 until noon.
The “Stitch and Chat” group meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Legos and More, including Hex Bugs and Lincoln Logs, third Wednesday of the month, 3:30-4:30.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
Passes
Thanks to the Friends of the Library, we have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, Canterbury Shaker Village, Libby Museum, and Squam Lakes Natural Science Center. A pass to Castle in the Clouds is provided by the Castle Preservation Society. New this year, we have passes for admission to many of the NH State Parks. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended.

Moultonborough Library News

June 29,2017

Events
The time has come for the huge annual Book Sale here at the library. We have over 900 boxes of books, and the tents are on the way, so now there are just two things we need to have a great sale. One is plenty of volunteers to help set up, work during the sale, and clean up, and the second is lots of book lovers to come and buy many, many books at bargain prices. Often the workers are also good customers! Setup begins on Friday evening at 5 p.m., and while we can use our conveyor belt and trucks to move boxes from basement to tent, we still need plenty of help to load and unload. We will put the books out on the tables on Saturday beginning about 7:30, and then we need cashiers and helpers to refill the tables, until Sunday late afternoon, when we have to clean up and put the leftovers back into the basement. Please call 476-8895 or come in and sign up if you have a little time to help out.
The sale will be under two large tents in the library parking lot on Saturday and Sunday, July 1 and 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine. There will be hardcover and paperback books, fiction and nonfiction, for adults and children, plus jigsaw puzzles, games, and DVDs and audiobooks. All items will be priced at $1.00 or less, and there will be markdowns on Sunday. There are books for “required” reading, beach reading, books for long winter evenings, and much more.
The Summer Reading Program kicks off on Friday, June 30 at 1:00, with “Marvelous Marvin’s Science Dance.” Marvelous Marvin’s Science Dance begins by revealing some secrets of magic and science. Then we go on a hunt for verbs in the huge toy pile! Finally, we make a dance of jumping, skipping, popping, sliding and stretching. The summer reading theme this year is “Build A Better World.” Check our website or pick up a schedule when you visit the library for more great events.
The library will be closed on Tuesday, July 4 for Independence Day.
Celebrate the Fourth of July with an evening of “American Patriotic Songs Over the Ages,” on Thursday, July 6 at 7:00 p.m. with Richard Kruppa, known as “Ramblin’ Richard. Richard performs songs folks love to hear and fondly remember.  Along with singing these memorable “family friendly” songs, he tells fascinating stories. He accompanies himself on acoustic instruments including guitar, 5-string banjo, and baritone ukulele.  His stories relate to the songs- how they came to be, what was happening in the world when they were popular.
On Thursday, July 6, children age 10 and up are invited to create their own bookmarks using a 3D Printer on loan from the State Library. On Friday, July 7, there will be a makerspace kid’s craft to design and build your own creation using cardboard, paper towel rolls, boxes, egg cartons, etc.
New Books
New on DVD are “The Shack,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Rock Dog,” “My Life as a Zucchini,” “A United Kingdom,” “A Street Cat Named Bob,” “Passengers,” and seasons 1-6 of “White Collar.”
Over 75 new book titles have arrived in the past few days, and among the highlights are “The Frozen Hours,” by Jeff Shaara and “A Single Spy,” by William Christie, given by the Moultonborough branch of Meredith Village Savings Bank;
Technology
Computer and device classes with technology librarian AnneMarie Welch continue with iPad/iPhone beginners class on Tuesdays, July 11, 18, and 25. There will be a Windows 10 For Beginners on Wednesday, July 5, MS Word for Beginners on July 12, and Learn About Apps for Phone and Tablet on July 26.  All classes are from 2-4 p.m. Class size is limited to eight, so please call 476-8895 to sign up. One-on-one classes and technical help can also be scheduled
Technology Users Group meets on Mondays from 2-4 p.m. Bring your devices and your questions about iPhones/iPADs, Android smartphones, tablets, Windows 10, Kindles, and anything else that you might need help with. No sign-up necessary.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through Overdrive thanks to the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the NHDB Overdrive website can be found on the Moultonborough Library website. Just give us a call to get the four-digit code for our library, plus your library card number, and you will be ready to log in and download.
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. All preschoolers are welcome to attend for a story and an easy craft project. Friday morning storytime is on hiatus for the summer and will return in the fall.
Coloring for Grownups activity on Tuesdays from 10:30 until noon.
The “Stitch and Chat” group meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Legos and More, including Hex Bugs and Lincoln Logs, third Wednesday of the month, 3:30-4:30.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
Passes
Thanks to the Friends of the Library, we have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, Canterbury Shaker Village, Libby Museum, and Squam Lakes Natural Science Center. A pass to Castle in the Clouds is provided by the Castle Preservation Society. New this year, we have passes for admission to many of the NH State Parks. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended.

Moultonborough Library News

June 22, 2017


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

Moultonborough Library News

June 15, 2017


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

Moultonborough Library News

June 8, 2017


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