Moultonborough Library News

September 21, 2017


Events
There will be an afterschool t-shirt craft for children on Thursday, September 28 at 3:30. Design and create your own t-shirt using stencils and dye. We will supply the shirts, you bring your ideas!
Looking ahead to October, the next title in the Friends discussion series will be “Home,” by Marilynne Robinson, whose novel “Lila” was discussed last spring. We have plenty of extra copies available, thanks to the interlibrary loan system. So many of you asked to read all three of Robinson’s novels set in Gilead, Iowa that we will explore her novel “Home,” in which we meet Reverend Robert Boughton’s prodigal son, Jack. Like Bronte’s Heathcliff, Jack Ames Boughton is propelled by forces he does not control or understand. He lies, steals and impregnates a young impoverished teenager, all the while remaining his father’s favorite child. Through our analysis of Jack and his relationships with his family and his father’s best friend, Reverend John Ames, for whom Jack was named, we will explore the thinking of a “sinner” who craves forgiveness, but can never forgive himself.  Dr. Linda Brion-Meisels will return to lead the discussion.
In addition, we are participating in the “One Book, One Valley” discussion sponsored by libraries of the Mount Washington Valley. The book title is “The One-in-a-Million Boy,” by Monica Wood, which is described as “the incandescent story of a 104-year-old woman and the sweet, strange young boy assigned to help her around the house; a friendship that touches each member of the boy’s unmoored family.” We have ten copies available, and the discussion here will be on Friday, October 13 at 10:30. There are several related programs scheduled in the Valley area, including a “meet the author” evening on Thursday, October 26 at 7 p.m. at Kennett High School in North Conway.
There will be a “paint night” with the staff of “Art Escape” at the library on Monday, October 2 from 6-8 p.m. The group is limited to 20 participants, so please call the library at 476-8895 to sign up. There is a fee of $10 for materials.
Evening of Poetry for October will be on Saturday, October 2 at 7:30 p.m. Featured reader will be Henry Spencer, and following his presentation anyone is welcome to share their work during “open mike” time.
Save the date of Friday, October 20 for our Halloween magic show with Darren Yong, back by popular demand, at 6:00 p.m. On Thursday, October 26, there will be a Halloween cupcake decorating craft at 3:30 p.m.
Another date to save is Friday, October 27, when the Friends of the Library will hold their annual “Chocolate Fare” fundraiser from 1-3 p.m. at the library. For just $5.00 you can enjoy a variety of homemade chocolate goodies, including cookies, candy, truffles, cake, and brownies.
 
New Books
New in fiction this week are “Enigma,” by Catherine Coulter; “the Romanov Ransom,” by Clive Cussler; “the Cuban Affair,” by Nelson DeMille; “The Ninth Hour,” by Alice McDermott; “Haunted,” by James Patterson; “The Address, by Fiona Davis; “Enemy of the State,” by Vince Flynn; “”The Half-Drowned King,” by Linnea Hartsuyker; “The Burning Girl,” by Claire Messud; “Sourdough,” by Robin Sloan; “Golden Hill,” by Francis Spufford; “Emma in the Night,” by Wendy Walker, and “Sing, Unburied, Sing,” by Jesmyn Wood. New in mystery is “Sulphur Springs,” by William Kent Krueger, and we also added a batch of new large print fiction, including “The Late Show,” by Michael Connelly; “Love and Other Consolation Prizes,” by Jamie Ford; “The Twelve Mile Straight,’ by Eleanor Henderson; and “House of Spies,” by Daniel Silva.
New on DVD are season one of “This Is Us,” and season three of “Broadchurch.” New in audiobook is “Glass Houses,” by Louise Penny. 
Technology
Technology user’s group will meet on Monday, September 18, from 2-4 p.m. There will be am iPad/iPhone beginner’s class on Tuesday, September 15, from 2-4 p.m. We will resume a full schedule of technology classes in October, with the user’s group on Mondays from 2-4 p.m., and iPad/iPhone beginner’s class on Tuesday, October 3 and “Learn About the Newest Apps” on Wednesday, October 4, both from 2-4 p.m. 
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. 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 K’Nex, Nano Bugs, Snap Circuits, Hex Bugs and Lincoln Logs, third Wednesday of the month, 3:30-4:30. For children age five and up.
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

September 14, 2017


Events
There will be a program on the history of the Cog Railway on Monday, September 18, at 7:00 p.m. The first mountain climbing cog railway in the world will be celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2019. The train makes a spectacular climb up a three-mile-long trestle to the 6,288 foot summit of Mount Washington. Jonathan Hively worked for the railway as a fireman, brakeman, and engineer for thirteen years. He will share his many adventures and discuss the history of the Cog Railway. His book, "First Out: My Life on the Mount Washington Cog Railway, will be available for purchase and signing.
The afterschool t-shirt craft for children has been postponed due to the open house at the Central School, and is now scheduled for Thursday, September 28 at 3:30. Design and create your own t-shirt using stencils and dye. We will supply the shirts, you bring your ideas!
Looking ahead to October, the next title in the Friends discussion series will be “Home,” by Marilynne Robinson, whose novel “Lila” was discussed last spring. Extra copies are on the way, thanks to the interlibrary loan system. So many of you asked to read all three of Robinson’s novels set in Gilead, Iowa that we will explore her novel “Home,” in which we meet Reverend Robert Boughton’s prodigal son, Jack. Like Bronte’s Heathcliff, Jack Ames Boughton is propelled by forces he does not control or understand. He lies, steals and impregnates a young impoverished teenager, all the while remaining his father’s favorite child. Through our analysis of Jack and his relationships with his family and his father’s best friend, Reverend John Ames, for whom Jack was named, we will explore the thinking of a “sinner” who craves forgiveness, but can never forgive himself.
After an over-time discussion of “Lila” last May, Dr. Linda Brion-Meisels will return to discuss this novel that Robinson wrote before she wrote her acclaimed third novel set in Gilead. Those who were present at Brion-Meisel’s May discussion of Lila continue to reflect upon Robinson’s unique theological and philosophical perspectives.
In addition, we are participating in the “One Book, One Valley” discussion sponsored by libraries of the Mount Washington Valley. The book title is “The One-in-a-Million Boy,” by Monica Wood, which is described as “the incandescent story of a 104-year-old woman and the sweet, strange young boy assigned to help her around the house; a friendship that touches each member of the boy’s unmoored family.” We have ten copies available, and the discussion here will be on Friday, October 13 at 10:30. There are several related programs scheduled in the Valley area, including a “meet the author” evening on Thursday, October 26 at 7 p.m. at Kennett High School in North Conway.
 
New Books
For fans of BBC mysteries, we have received an excellent donation of over 100 episodes of “Midsomer Murders.” We are gradually getting them processed and the first 20-plus are already available for borrowing. Also new on DVD is “Norman,” and an older classic that’s new to us is “Superman” movies one through four, starring Christopher Reeve.
New in fiction are “The Red Coat,” a novel set in Boston in the 1950s, by Dolley Carlson; “The Last Tudor,” about Lady Jane Grey and her sisters, by Philippa Gregory; “A Column of Fire,” by Ken Follett, also set in Elizabethan England; “Legacy of Spies,” by John LeCarre; “IQ,” by Joe Ide; “The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett,” by Chelsea Sedoti; “The Golden House,” and “Young Jane Young,” by Gabrielle Zevin. New in mystery are “Proof of Life,” a J.P. Beaumont story by J.A. Jance; “The Western Star,” a Longmire mystery by Craig Johnson; “Close to Home,” by Robert Dugoni; and “Dead Woman Walking,” by Sharon Bolton.
Technology
Technology user’s group will meet on Monday, September 18, from 2-4 p.m. There will be am iPad/iPhone beginner’s class on Tuesday, September 15, from 2-4 p.m. We will resume a full schedule of technology classes in October, with the user’s group on Mondays from 2-4 p.m., and iPad/iPhone beginner’s class on Tuesday, October 3 and “Learn About the Newest Apps” on Wednesday, October 4, both from 2-4 p.m.  
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. 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 K’Nex, Nano Bugs, Snap Circuits, Hex Bugs and Lincoln Logs, third Wednesday of the month, 3:30-4:30. For children age five and up.
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

September 7, 2017


Events
Tickets are now on sale at the library for this year’s Book and Author Luncheon, and the speaker will be New Hampshire poet laureate Alice B. Fogel. The luncheon will be at Bald Peak on Monday, September 25, beginning at 11:30 with a cash bar, and luncheon at 12 noon. Tickets are $40 and benefit the Friends of the Library. Tickets will not be sold after September 15.
The Moultonborough Historical Society meets at the library on Monday, September 11, and the program will be “The Grand Resort Hotels of the White Mountains - Architecture, History and the Preservation Record,” presented by Bryant Tolles Jr. Architectural historian Bryant Tolles, Jr. shares the history and architecture of the grand resort hotel phenomenon and hospitality tourism in the White Mountains of New Hampshire from the pre-Civil War era to the present. The primary focus is on the surviving grand resort hotels: The Mount Washington Resort; the Mountain View Grand; the Balsams; the Eagle Mountain House; and, Wentworth Hall and Cottages. Extensive illustrations document these buildings and others no longer in existence. A NH Humanities Program.
The theme for this fall’s Friends of the Library book discussion series is Restless Hearts and Quiet Souls,” and we begin on Thursday, September 14 at 10:30 a.m., with the book will be “Rabbit, Run,” by John Updike. Married and bored, Harry “Rabbit” This classic novel depicts a restless, immature, self-centered young man who cannot accept monogamy and the limitations of family life in middle-class suburbia. We are delighted to welcome back Dr. Suzanne Brown of Dartmouth College to lead this discussion.
Looking ahead to October, the next title in the Friends discussion series will be “Home,” by Marilynne Robinson, whose novel “Lila” was discussed last spring. In addition, we are participating in the “One Book, One Valley” discussion sponsored by libraries of the Mount Washington Valley. The book title is “The One-in-a-Million Boy,” by Monica Wood. We have ten copies available, and the discussion here will be on Friday, October 13 at 10:30. There are several related programs scheduled in the Valley area, including a “meet the author” evening on Thursday, October 26 at 7 p.m. at Kennett High School.
There will be an afterschool craft for children on Thursday, September 14 at 3:30. Design and create your own t-shirt using stencils and dye. We will supply the shirts, you bring your ideas!
There will be a program on the history of the Cog Railway on Monday, September 18, at 7:00 p.m. The first mountain climbing cog railway in the world will be celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2019. The train makes a spectacular climb up a three-mile-long trestle to the 6,288 foot summit of Mount Washington. Jonathan Hively worked for the railway as a fireman, brakeman, and engineer for thirteen years. He will share his many adventures and discuss the history of the Cog Railway. His book, "First Out: My Life on the Mount Washington Cog Railway, will be available for purchase and signing.
 
New Books
Over fifty new books came in while I was on vacation, so there’s only room to mention a few of the highlights, including “I Know a Secret,” by Tess Gerritsen; “Y is for Yesterday,” by Sue Grafton; “The Daughters of Ireland,’ by Santa Montefiore; “Map of the Heart,” by Susan Wiggs; “The Fallen,” and “Robert B. Parker’s ‘Little White Lies,” both by Ace Atkins; “Secrets in Death,” by J.D. Robb; “Glass Houses,” by Louise Penney; and “The Right Time,” by Danielle Steel. New in nonfiction are “Henry David Thoreau: A Life;” and “Simply Electrifying: Technology That Changed the World.”
In memory of Andrew Nelson, we have added “The Fact of a Body,” “See What I Have Done,” and “Never Caught.” In memory of Jean Merrifield, we have added “Stoner,” by John Williams; and “The Excellent Doctor Blackwell.”
New on DVD are “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes;” “Blacklist,” season 4; “Billions,” season 2; “The Walking Dead,” season 7, and “Alien Covenant,” and “Colossal.”
Technology
There will be no technology classes or one-on-one computer help sessions during the first two weeks of September.
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. 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

August 31, 2017

Events
Conway resident Olga Morrill is the author of a new historical novel about the Quakers who were persecuted by the Puritans of 17th century New England, entitled “Vagabond Quakers.” Olga will be here at the library on Thursday, August 31, at 7:00 p.m. to talk about her research for the book, and she will have books to sell and sign. “Vagabond Quakers” is the first of a planned trilogy.
Tickets are now on sale at the library for this year’s Book and Author Luncheon, and the speaker will be New Hampshire poet laureate Alice B. Fogel. The luncheon will be at Bald Peak on Monday, September 25, beginning at 11:30 with a cash bar, and luncheon at 12 noon. Tickets are $40 and benefit the Friends of the Library. Tickets will not be sold after September 15.
On Tuesday, September 5, Evening of Poetry will have two featured readers, Katherine Rhoda and David Wallace Lawrence, followed by the usual “open mike” time for audience members to share their poetry, stories or music.
The Moultonborough Historical Society meets at the library on Monday, September 11, and the program will be “The Grand Resort Hotels of the White Mountains - Architecture, History and the Preservation Record,” presented by Bryant Tolles Jr. Architectural historian Bryant Tolles, Jr. shares the history and architecture of the grand resort hotel phenomenon and hospitality tourism in the White Mountains of New Hampshire from the pre-Civil War era to the present. The primary focus is on the surviving grand resort hotels: The Mount Washington Resort; the Mountain View Grand; the Balsams; the Eagle Mountain House; and, Wentworth Hall and Cottages. Extensive illustrations document these buildings and others no longer in existence. A NH Humanities Program.
The theme for this fall’s Friends of the Library book discussion series is Restless Hearts and Quiet Souls,” and we begin on Thursday, September 14 at 10:30 a.m., with the book will be “Rabbit, Run,” by John Updike. Married and bored, Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom is a restless young man and a has-been by the age of 26. As a high school basketball star, he was adored and indulged. When the reader meets him, Rabbit feels trapped in a dull marriage to Janice with whom he has a son and is expecting a second child. From this situation, Rabbit runs into the arms of another woman. This classic novel depicts a restless, immature, self-centered young man who cannot accept monogamy and the limitations of family life in middle-class suburbia. We are delighted to welcome back Dr. Suzanne Brown of Dartmouth College to lead this discussion.
There will be a program on the history of the Cog Railway on Monday, September 18, at 7:00 p.m. The first mountain climbing cog railway in the world will be celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2019. The train makes a spectacular climb up a three-mile-long trestle to the 6,288 foot summit of Mount Washington. Jonathan Hively worked for the railway as a fireman, brakeman, and engineer for thirteen years. He will share his many adventures and discuss the history of the Cog Railway. His book, "First Out: My Life on the Mount Washington Cog Railway, will be available for purchase and signing.
The Book and Author luncheon this year features poet Alice B. Fogel, currently the New Hampshire poet laureate, and tickets are now on sale at the library.
The library will be closed for Labor Day on Monday, September 4.
Technology
The technology user drop-in discussion group will meet as usual on Monday, August 28, from 2-4 p.m. There will be an iPad/iPhone beginner’s class on Tuesday, August 29 from 2-4 p.m., and a Microsoft Office Word for beginners class on Wednesday, August 30, also from 2-4 p.m. Class size is limited to eight participants, so please call the library at 476-8895 to sign up. There will be no technology classes or one-on-one computer help sessions during the first two weeks of September. On Tuesday, September 18, there will be an iPad/iPhone beginners class from 2-4 p.m.;
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

August 24, 2017

Moultonborough Library News
August 24, 2017
 
Events
Olga Morrill, author of the recently published historical novel “Vagabond Quakers” joins us on Thursday, August 31 at 7:00 p.m. to discuss her research, read an excerpt from the book, and sell signed copies. “Vagabond Quakers” is set in the mid-1600’s and reveals a period in early Colonial New England history that was not taught in schools. The book is firmly based on historical references that tell of the remarkable brutality of the Puritan authorities in Massachusetts Bay Colony against the Society of Friends. On Tuesday, September 5, Evening of Poetry will have two featured readers, Katherine Rhoda and David Wallace Lawrence, followed by the usual “open mike” time for audience members to share their poetry, stories or music.
The Moultonborough Historical Society meets at the library on Monday, September 11, and the program will be “The Grand Resort Hotels of the White Mountains - Architecture, History and the Preservation Record,” presented by Bryant Tolles Jr. Architectural historian Bryant Tolles, Jr. shares the history and architecture of the grand resort hotel phenomenon and hospitality tourism in the White Mountains of New Hampshire from the pre-Civil War era to the present. The primary focus is on the surviving grand resort hotels: The Mount Washington Resort; the Mountain View Grand; the Balsams; the Eagle Mountain House; and, Wentworth Hall and Cottages. Extensive illustrations document these buildings and others no longer in existence. A NH Humanities Program.
The theme for this fall’s Friends of the Library book discussion series is Restless Hearts and Quiet Souls,” and we begin on Thursday, September 14 at 10:30 a.m., with the book will be “Rabbit, Run,” by John Updike. Literary critics often cite this novel as a marker for the beginning of the sexual revolution of the 1960’s. Married and bored, Harry “Rabbit” Angstrom feels trapped in a dull marriage to Janice with whom he has a son and is expecting a second child. From this situation, Rabbit runs into the arms of another woman. This classic novel depicts a restless, immature, self-centered young man who cannot accept monogamy and the limitations of family life in middle-class suburbia. We are delighted to welcome back Dr. Suzanne Brown of Dartmouth College to lead this discussion.
Tickets are now on sale at the library for this year’s Book and Author Luncheon, and the speaker will be New Hampshire poet laureate Alice B. Fogel, author of “Strange Terrain: A Poetry Handbook for the Reluctant Reader,” “A Doubtful House,” and “Interval: Poems Based on Bach’s Goldberg Variations.” The luncheon will be at Bald Peak on Monday, September 25, beginning at 11:30 with a cash bar, and luncheon at 12 noon. Tickets are $40 and benefit the Friends of the Library. Tickets will not be sold after September 15.
The library will be closed for Labor Day on Monday, September 4.
New Books
New in fiction this week are “The Outer Cape,” by Patrick Dacey; “Grief Cottage,” by Gail Godwin; “The Girl Who Knew Too Much,” by Amanda Quick; “No One Can Pronounce My Name,” by Satyal Rakesh; “Persons Unknown,” by Susie Steiner; and “The Fortune Teller,” by Gewndolyn Womack. Given in honor of Jean Merrifield was “Stoner,” by John Williams, and in memory of Andrew Nelson, “Never Caught: The Washington’s Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave,” Ona Judge,” (Ona Judge lived in New Hampshire after her escape from slavery), and “The Fact of a Body,” by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich. New in audiobook is “Police at the Station and They Don’t Look Friendly,” by Adrian McKinty.
Technology
The technology user drop-in discussion group will meet as usual on Monday, August 28, from 2-4 p.m. There will be an iPad/iPhone beginner’s class on Tuesday, August 29 from 2-4 p.m., and a Microsoft Office Word for Beginners class on Wednesday, August 30, also from 2-4 p.m. Class size is limited to eight participants, so please call the library at 476-8895 to sign up. There will be no technology classes or one-on-one computer help sessions during the first two weeks of September.
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

August 17, 2017


Scholar Peg Fargo joins us on Monday, August 21 at 7:00 p.m. for a presentation on the history of the “Mill Girls.” Girls and women came from all over New England during the 1800s and early 1900s to the cities with textile mills, where they were hired and trained to weave the strands that moved a society from goods imported or made at home or on the farm, to factory goods that were made in America. Mostly in their early 20, the "girls" eventually represented about 75 percent of the textile mill workforce. Despite their harsh working conditions, they were able to earn their own living and were no longer entirely dependent on men for their livelihood.
Tickets are now on sale at the library for this year’s Book and Author Luncheon, and the speaker will be New Hampshire poet laureate Alice B. Fogel, author of “Strange Terrain: A Poetry Handbook for the Reluctant Reader,” “A Doubtful House,” and “Interval: Poems Based on Bach’s Goldberg Variations.” The luncheon will be at Bald Peak on Monday, September 25, beginning at 11:30 with a cash bar, and luncheon at 12 noon. Tickets are $40 and benefit the Friends of the Library. Tickets will not be sold after September 15.
On Friday, August 18, there will be an ice cream social and awards ceremony for all summer reading program participants at 2:00 p.m.
Olga R. Morrill, author of the recently published historical novel “Vagabond Quakers” will be here on Thursday, August 31 at 7:00 p.m. to discuss her research, read an excerpt from the book, and sell signed copies. “Vagabond Quakers: Northern Colonies” is set in the mid 1600’s and reveals a period in early Colonial New England history that was not taught in schools. The book is firmly based on historical references that tell of the remarkable brutality of the Puritan authorities in Massachusetts Bay Colony against the Society of Friends. By landing at Dover Point on the Piscataqua River in June of 1662, Quaker missionaries Mary Tomkins and Alice Ambrose elude arrest for six months. They are safe on the eastern bank of the Piscataqua under the protection of Nicholas Shapleigh, but as soon as they return to Dover in December, they are imprisoned for their faith and brought before the magistrate Captain Richard Walderne, who pronounces a harsh sentence.
The next book discussion will be on Thursday, September 14, at 10:30, and the book will be “Rabbit, Run,” by John Updike. Extra copies have arrived via interlibrary loan for those who want to get started.
New Books
New in fiction this week are “Seeing Red,” by Sandra Brown; “Any Dream Will Do,” by Debbie Macomber; “The Store,” by James Patterson; “Exposed,” by Lisa Scottoline; “The Good Daughter,” by Karin Slaughter; “Barely Legal,” by Stuart Woods. New in mystery are “Random Road,” by Thomas Kies; “On Her Majesty’s Frightfully Secret Service,” by Rhys Bowen, and “The Paris Spy,” by Susan Elia MacNeal.
Our new acquisitions paid for through our grant from the Moultonborough branch of Meredith Village Savings Bank are “You Don’t have to Say You Love Me,” a memoir by Sherman Alexie, and “Sons and Soldiers: the untold story of the Jews who escaped the Nazis and returned with the U.S. Army to fight Hitler,” by Bruce Henderson.
Along with our regular paperback book sale, we currently have cookbooks on sale, and are planning another jigsaw puzzle sale when we have enough donations.
Technology
Computer and device classes with technology librarian AnneMarie Welch continue with iPad/iPhone beginners class on Tuesdays, August 22 and 29.  There will be a 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

August 10, 2017

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.
On Tuesday, August 15 at 7:00 p.m. we welcome Dan Szczesny for a slide show and book signing for his latest book, “Mosquito Rain: Alaskan Travel Essays.” The talk will include glaciers, salmon, hiking, Denali and of course grizzlies! Dan Szczesny is a journalist and author living in New Hampshire, and is the author of “The Adventures of Buffalo and Tough Cookie,” and “The Nepal Chronicles, both available at the library.
Scholar Peg Fargo joins us on Monday, August 21 at 7:00 p.m. for a presentation on the history of the “Mill Girls.” Mill girls came from all over New England during the 1800s and early 1900s to the cities with textile mills, where they were hired and trained to weave the strands that moved a society from goods imported or made at home or on the farm, to factory goods that were made in America. Mostly in their early 20, the "girls" eventually represented about 75 percent of the textile mill workforce. Despite their harsh working conditions, they were able to earn their own living and were no longer entirely dependent on men for their livelihood.
The annual author luncheon will be on Monday, September 25 at Bald Peak, and this year’s speaker will be New Hampshire poet laureate Alice B. Fogel. Tickets will be on sale beginning August 15.
The Summer Reading Program is winding down, and reading logs will be due on Friday, August 11. However, we have two guest authors coming to read their children books this week. On Tuesday, August 15, Karen Jacobs joins us at 6:00 p.m. to read from her books, which will be available for sale. Author Peter McCleery joins us with his new children’s picture book, “Bob and Joss Get Lost,” on Thursday, August 17 at 2:00 p.m. There will be a live reading and presentation of the book, book sales and signing, craft activities, and an opportunity to meet the author. In the story, Bob and Joss, who are bored, go for a boat ride and get stuck on a tropical island, which may or may not be deserted.
On Friday, August 18, there will be an ice cream party and awards ceremony for all summer reading program participants at 2:00 p.m.
On Saturday, August 12, we are hosting a program with Merrill Lynch financial advisor Ron Elliard entitled “Preparing to Retire, Retirement Planning & Health.” This is the program that was postponed from its original date in July.
The next book discussion will be on Thursday, September 14, at 10:30, and the book will be “Rabbit, Run,” by John Updike. Extra copies have arrived via interlibrary loan for those who want to get started.
 
New Books
New titles in fiction and mystery this week are “Crime Scene,” by Jonathan Kellerman; “The Color of Fear,” by Marcia Muller; “The Painted Queen,” the final installment of the Amelia Peabody series by Elizabeth Peters; “Missing, Presumed,” by Susie Steiner; and “Let the Dead Speak,” by Jane Casey. New in DVD is “Boss Baby.”
Technology
Computer and device classes with technology librarian AnneMarie Welch continue with iPad/iPhone beginners class on Tuesdays, August 15, 22 and 29.  There will be a 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

August 3, 2017

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. 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.
Summer reading logs will be due on Friday, August 11. On Friday, August 18, there will be an ice cream party and awards ceremony for all summer reading program participants at 2:00 p.m.
Author Peter McCleery joins us for a special reading and presentation about his new children’s picture book, “Bob and Joss Get Lost,” on Thursday, August 17 at 2:00 p.m.
On Saturday, August 12, we are hosting a program with Merrill Lynch financial advisor Ron Elliard entitled “Preparing to Retire, Retirement Planning & Health.” This is the program that was postponed from its original date in July.
On Tuesday, August 15 at 7:00 p.m. we welcome Dan Szczesny to talk about his latest book, “Mosquito Rain: Alaskan Travel Essays.” In a series of essays as far ranging as hidden salmon fishing hot spots to walking into glaciers to finding eagles in Valdez Bay, Szczesny’s Alaska is terrifying and beautiful; a land of equal parts danger and wonder. If you want your travel tinged with a hint of off-road exploration, Mosquito Rain is the book for you. So, brush off the mosquitoes, boil up some dehydrated noodles and sit back and enjoy discovering an Alaska you’d never known existed. The talk will include glaciers, salmon, hiking, Denali and of course grizzlies! Slide show and signing. Dan Szczesny is a long-time journalist and author living in New Hampshire. Dan is the author of “The Adventures of Buffalo and Tough Cookie,” and “The Nepal Chronicles, both available at the library.
New Books
New in fiction are “Deadfall,” by Linda Fairstein; and books one, two, and three of “Iris and Lily,” by Angela and Julie Scipioni, presented in honor of Beverly Nelson for the Friends of the Library President’s Award.
Olga Morrill, who is retired from the Conway Public Library, visited last week and presented our library with a copy of her first novel, “Vagabond Quakers,” based on the true stories of Quakers who were persecuted by the Puritans in 17th century New England. Other donated books added to our collection include “Moved and Seconded,” about town meetings of New England by humorist Rebecca Rule, and “United States Mail Boat Lake Winnipesaukee,” and “Old Country Stores of New England,” both by local historian Bruce Heald. Andy Opel, who recently  read his new children’s book, “The Bobhouse: a Winnipesaukee Christmas,” at story hour,  also donated a copy of his book to the library.
Technology
Computer and device classes with technology librarian AnneMarie Welch continue with iPad/iPhone beginners class on Tuesdays, August 8, 15, 22 and 29.  There will be a Microsoft Publisher for Beginners class 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.