Moultonborough Library News
September 12, 2019
Events
On Friday, September 20 at 10:30, come and learn about the “Hello Girls” of WWI. In 1918, the Signal Corps sent 223 women to France. These brave women, also known as the ‘Hello Girls’, took an army oath, wore regulation uniforms, and followed army protocols. They risked their lives near the front lines, and were highly regarded by the men with whom they served.   However, upon their return to the United States, they were informed that they were not Veterans.
We will have a special screening of ‘The Hello Girls’ a documentary based on the book by Elizabeth Cobbs. The documentary spans a 60-year history of the ‘Hello Girls” fight for their long overdue recognition as Veterans. Carolyn Timbie, granddaughter of Grace Banker who was Chief Operator of the first unit of 33 Hello Girls, will give a brief introduction and following the film, will share items from her grandmother’s collection and provide time for Q & A.
The Author Luncheon will be at Bald Peak on Monday, September 23. The featured author is Diane Les Becquets, author of the young adult novel “Season of Ice,” and two adult novels , “Breaking Wild,” and “The Last Woman in the Forest,” published in 2019. Tickets are $45 and are on sale at the library until September 15. Her books will be available for sale and signing.
Be sure to check out the art display, which this month is courtesy of Brothers Gallery in Wolfeboro. In the display case is a selection of items and information about the Yoga Jaya studio.
Moultonborough is again participating in the “One Book, One Valley,” community big read program sponsored by the libraries of the Mount Washington Valley. This year’s selection is “Becoming Nicole,” by Amy Ellis Nutt, the true story of a transgender person and their family. We now have ten copies available, and there will be a discussion here on Tuesday, October 8, at 10:30 a.m., as well as a number of events at other area libraries. There will be a “meet the author” event at Kennett High School in Conway on Thursday, October 24 at 7:00 p.m.
There will be a books discussion of “Babbitt,” by Sinclair Lewis, on Thursday, September 26, 2019. The word “Babbitt” entered the dictionary shortly after the 1922 publication of Lewis’s novel, meaning “a person, especially a businessman, who conforms unthinkingly to prevailing middle class standards.” George F. Babbitt, a civic booster and a self-made man, fits this description almost perfectly. But, after attaining his American dream of material and social success, Babbitt grows dissatisfied with the life he has achieved, and turns to another woman and new and radical ideas that lead him to question his social conformity. The discussion will be led by Dr. Suzanne Brown. A retired Dartmouth professor, Brown is a very popular speaker in our discussion series. Her nuanced perspectives breathe new life into classic literature.
New Books    
New in mystery are “A Better Man,” by Louise Penny; “The Shameless,” by Ace Atkins; “The Knife,” by Jo Nesbo; Good Girl,” Bad Girl,” by Michael Robotham; “Bark of Night,” by David Rosenfelt; “The Murder List,” by Hank Philippi Ryan, and in large print, “The Lager Queen of Minnesota,” by J. Ryan Stradal. Also new in large print is “The New Girl,” by Daniel Silva.
Also new in fiction are “All the Flowers in Paris,” by Sarah Jio; “The Last Widow,” by Karin Slaughter; “The Turn of the Key,” by Ruth Ware; “The Oysterville Sewing Circle,” by Susan Wiggs; “Nothing Ventured,” by Jeffrey Archer; “Cut and Run,” by Fern Michaels; “Vendetta in Death,” by J.D. Robb, and “The Dark Side,” by Danielle Steel.
New on DVD are “Secret Life of Pets 2,” “Rocketman,” “A Dog’s Journey,” “Biggest Little Farm,” “The Public,” “Pokemon: Detective Pikachu,” and season 7 of “Homeland.”
Technology
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the “Libby” app is located on the Moultonborough Library website. Download the free app from the app store, call us for the four-digit code for our library, make sure your library card is up to date, and you will be ready to log in and download. 
Ancestry Library Edition is available for genealogy research in the library, and Duolingo, a free language learning app, is available through a link on the library website under the “Learning” tab.
We have Kindles available to be borrowed, and laptops for use in the library.
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
Story Hour with stories and crafts for preschoolers on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.
“Stitch and Chat” 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.
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.
If you are unable to get to the library, volunteers from our local Altrusa chapter will pick up and return books, audiobooks or DVDs for you. Please call the library at 476-8895 for details.
Free/Discount Passes
We have free or discount passes to the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Canterbury Shaker Village, Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, New Hampshire State Parks, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, Libby Museum (weekends only), and the Wright Museum, all sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The Castle in the Clouds pass is given by the Castle Preservation Society. 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 5, 2019
Events
On Monday, September 9, the Moultonborough Historical Society meeting at the library will feature a program on “The Suffrage Movement ” at 7:00 p.m. The campaign for women’s right to vote was a long one, from the 1848 Women’s Rights Convention to ratification of the 19th amendment in 1920. Who were the key players? What were the main issues and obstacles? How did suffragists benefit from World War I in the final push for passage of the women’s suffrage amendment? Using historic photos in a powerpoint presentation, Liz Tentarelli will guide us on the journey.  Liz is president of the League of Women Voters NH, a non-partisan organization that is the direct descendant of the National American Woman Suffrage Association.
The annual Author Luncheon will be at Bald Peak on Monday, September 23. The featured author is Diane Les Becquets, author of the young adult novel “Season of Ice,” and in adult fiction, “Breaking Wild,” and “The Last Woman in the Forest,” published in 2019. Diane is a former professor of English and MFA director, avid outdoorswoman, and a native of Nashville. She also lived in Colorado before moving to New Hampshire, where she teaches at SNHU. Tickets are $45 and are on sale at the library until September 15. Her books will be available for sale and signing, and there will also be the presentation of the Mary Rice award for volunteer service to the library.
The library will again host some programs on the OLLI lifelong learning program calendar, including “The Vikings: 300 Years of Terror and Exploration,” with part one on Tuesday, September 10, and part two the following week. Did you know that the Vikings reached the Mediterranean, the Black Sea, and North America, as well as raiding the coasts of northern Europe? Dave Hess will present this two-part exploration of these innovative seafaring barbarians over a period of three centuries. There is a cost to this program. Sign up to become a member of OLLI and you may attend programs around the state at a reduced cost, or just pay for this program by contacting the OLLI website online or by calling 513-1377. Additional OLLI programs at the library include “Shakespeare” on September 10 and 17, “Grace O’Malley, Pirate Queen” on October 17, “Polls, Powerball, Pythagoras, and More,” on October 30 and November 2, and “Bretton Woods: A Hotel Goes to Peace, Not War” on November 20.
On Friday, September 20 at 10:30, come and learn about the “Hello Girls” of World War One. In 1917, General Pershing, Commander of the American Expeditionary Forces in WWI, made a request for bilingual women telephone operators to oversee telephone communications in France. It was apparent that inexperienced doughboys could not efficiently complete this vital task. In 1918, the U.S. Army Signal Corps sent 223 women to France. These brave women, also known as the ‘Hello Girls’, took an army oath, wore army regulation uniforms, and were expected to follow army protocols. They risked their lives near the front lines. They proved to be a success and were highly regarded by the men with whom they served.   However, upon their return to the United States, they were informed that they were not Veterans.
We will have a special screening of ‘The Hello Girls’ a documentary based on the book ‘The Hello Girls’ by Elizabeth Cobbs. The documentary spans a 60-year history of the ‘Hello Girls” in their fight for the long overdue recognition as Veterans. Carolyn Timbie, granddaughter of Grace Banker who was Chief Operator of the first unit of 33 Hello Girls, does a brief introduction and following the film, shares items from her grandmother’s collection and provides time for Q & A.
Technology
No technology classes are scheduled at this time.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the “Libby” app is located on the Moultonborough Library website. Download the free app from the app store, call us for the four-digit code for our library, make sure your library card is up to date, and you will be ready to log in and download. 
Ancestry Library Edition is available for genealogy research in the library, and Duolingo, a free language learning app, is available through a link on the library website under the “Learning” tab.
We have Kindles available to be borrowed, and laptops for use in the library.
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
Story Hour with stories and crafts for preschoolers on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.
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.
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.
If you are unable to get to the library, volunteers from our local chapter of Altrusa will pick up and return books, audiobooks or DVDs for you. Please call the library at 476-8895 for details.
Free/Discount Passes
We have free or discount passes to the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Canterbury Shaker Village, Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, New Hampshire State Parks, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, Libby Museum, and the Wright Museum, all sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The Castle in the Clouds pass is given by the Castle Preservation Society. 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 29, 2019
Events
At story time on Friday, August 30, guest author/reader George Heard will read her book, “Boom! Bellow! Bleat! Animal Poems for Two or More Voices.”
Evening of Poetry and Music on Tuesday, September 3, will feature “The Bakery Band.”
The annual Author Luncheon sponsored by the Friends of the Library will be on Monday, September 23, and the featured speaker will be Diane Les Becquets, author of “Breaking Wild” and “The Last Woman in the Forest.” Tickets are $45 and are on sale at the library through September 15.
The library will be closed on Monday, September 2 for the Labor Day holiday.
On Monday, September 9, the Moultonborough Historical Society meeting at the library will feature a program on “The Suffrage Movement” at 7:00 p.m. The campaign for women’s right to vote lasted from the 1848 Women’s Rights Convention to ratification of the 19th amendment in 1920. Who were the key players? What were the main issues and obstacles? How did suffragists benefit from World War I in the final push for passage of the women’s suffrage amendment? Using historic photos in a powerpoint presentation, Liz Tentarelli will guide us on the journey.  Liz is president of the League of Women Voters NH, a non-partisan organization that is the direct descendant of the National American Woman Suffrage Association.
The library will again host some programs on the OLLI lifelong learning program calendar, including “The Vikings: 300 Years of Terror and Exploration,” with part one on Tuesday, September 10, and part two the following week. Did you know that the Vikings reached the Mediterranean, the Black Sea, and North America, as well as raiding the coasts of northern Europe? Dave Hess will present this two-part exploration of these innovative seafaring barbarians over a period of three centuries. There is a cost to this program. Sign up to become a member of OLLI and you may attend programs around the state at a reduced cost, or just pay for this program by contacting the OLLI website online or by calling 513-1377. Additional OLLI programs at the library include “Shakespeare” on September 10 and 17, “Grace O’Malley, Pirate Queen” on October 17, “Polls, Powerball, Pythagoras, and More,” on October 30 and November 2, and “Bretton Woods: A Hotel Goes to Peace, Not War” on November 20.
On Friday, September 20 at 10:30, come and learn about the “Hello Girls” of World War One. In 1917, General Pershing, Commander of the American Expeditionary Forces in WWI, made a request for bilingual women telephone operators to oversee telephone communications in France. It was apparent that inexperienced doughboys could not efficiently complete this vital task. In 1918, the U.S. Army Signal Corps sent 223 women to France. These brave women, also known as the ‘Hello Girls’, took an army oath, wore army regulation uniforms, and were expected to follow army protocols. They risked their lives near the front lines. They proved to be a success and were highly regarded by the men with whom they served.   However, upon their return to the United States, they were informed that they were not Veterans.
We will have a special screening of ‘The Hello Girls’ a documentary based on the book ‘The Hello Girls’ by Elizabeth Cobbs. The documentary spans a 60-year history of the ‘Hello Girls” in their fight for the long overdue recognition as Veterans. Carolyn Timbie, granddaughter of Grace Banker who was Chief Operator of the first unit of 33 Hello Girls, does a brief introduction and following the film, shares items from her grandmother’s collection and provides time for Q & A.
The first book discussion of the fall will be “The Jungle” by Upton Sinclair, on Thursday, September 26 at 10:30. Extra copies of the book are available, and the discussion will be led by Dr. Suzanne Brown.
Technology
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the “Libby” app is located on the Moultonborough Library website. Download the free app from the app store, call us for the four-digit code for our library, make sure your library card is up to date, and you will be ready to log in and download. 
Ancestry Library Edition is available for genealogy research in the library, and Duolingo, a free language learning app, is available through a link on the library website under the “Learning” tab.
We have Kindles available to be borrowed, and laptops for use in the library.
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
Story Hour with stories and crafts for preschoolers on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.
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.
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.
If you are unable to get to the library, volunteers from our local chapter of Altrusa will pick up and return books, audiobooks or DVDs for you. Please call the library at 476-8895 for details.
Free/Discount Passes
We have free or discount passes to the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Canterbury Shaker Village, Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, New Hampshire State Parks, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, Libby Museum, and the Wright Museum, all sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The Castle in the Clouds pass is given by the Castle Preservation Society. 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 22, 2019
There will be a program entitled “Ask a Muslim Anything,” with Robert Azzi, on Wednesday, August 28 at 7:00 p.m. Robert Azzi is an Arab-American Muslim who grew up in Manchester, NH. After college, he embarked on a career as a photojournalist, traveling extensively throughout the Middle East and beyond photographing wars and conflicts wherever they occurred. Recent efforts to ban immigrants from Muslim countries from entering the United States compelled Azzi to begin a personal effort to share his faith with people interested in knowing more about Islam and the Muslim faith. Azzi speaks about his life, what it’s like to be Muslim in America. He speaks not as a scholar or academic but as a neighbor, fellow citizen, and person of faith. Azzi has been a Nieman Fellow in Journalism at Harvard University, a member of the Leadership Council of the Harvard Divinity School, an advisor to Tufts University’s Fletcher School committee on Islam and South-West Asia, and is a board member of ACLU-NH.
There will be several OLLI adult education classes held here at the library this fall, beginning with “Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things,” with Peg Fargo, August 28 from 1:00-3:00. Have you ever heard of Margaret Knight, Harriet Dame, Maude Hood or Nellie Brown? These women of New Hampshire dared to challenge the norms expected of women at the time. Margaret Knight held 87 patents, beginning at age 12. Harriet Dame was a nurse in the Civil War at Bull Run and Gettysburg. Maude Hood in 1893 was the first female Century Rider and Nellie Brown, a biracial woman from Dover, was called the "Queen of Song" in 1924. Fee for OLLI members: $20.00, fee for non-members is $40.00. Visit the OLLI website at olli.granite.edu or call 539-1377 to join OLLI.
At story time on Friday, August 30, guest author/reader George Heard will read her book, “Boom1 Bellow! Bleat! Animal Poems for Two or More Voices.
The annual Author Luncheon will be at Bald Peak on Monday, September 23. The featured author is Diane Les Becquets, author of the young adult novel “Season of Ice,” and in adult fiction, “Breaking Wild,” and “The Last Woman in the Forest,” published in 2019. Diane is a former professor of English and MFA director, avid outdoorswoman, and a native of Nashville. She also lived in Colorado before moving to New Hampshire, where she teaches at SNHU. Tickets are $45 and are on sale at the library. Her books will be available for sale and signing, and there will also be the presentation of the Mary Rice award for volunteer service to the library.
On Thursday, September 26, there will be a discussion of “Babbitt,” by Sinclair Lewis, the first American to win the Nobel Prize in literature for his work, and in particular for “Babbitt.” Extra copies available so that everyone interested may read prior to the discussion.
New Books
New in mystery are “Knife,” by Jo Nesbo, and “Love and Death Among the Cheetahs,” by Rhys Bowen, and new in fiction are “The Russia Account,” by Stephen Coonts; “Old Bones,” by Douglas Preston and Lee Child; and “Contraband,” by Stuart Woods.  Stone wall expert Kevin Gardner spoke at the library last week, and he donated his 2017 book, “Stone Building: how to make New England-style stone walls and other structures the old way.” New on DVD is “Amazing Grace,” a documentary about the live recording of the album of the same title by Aretha Franklin in 1972.
 
Technology
No further technology classes are scheduled at this time, as technology librarian AnneMarie Welch has left for a new library job in Virginia. We will all miss her!
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the “Libby” app is located on the Moultonborough Library website. Download the free app from the app store, call us for the four-digit code for our library, make sure your library card is up to date, and you will be ready to log in and download. 
Ancestry Library Edition is available for genealogy research in the library, and Duolingo, a free language learning app, is available through a link on the library website under the “Learning” tab.
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 outside the building when the library is closed.
Laptops and tablets are available for use in the library, and Kindles to loan for up to two weeks.
Weekly Events
Beginner/intermediate sewing class, Fridays 10:30-12:30. All welcome, bring your own sewing machine or we have a few that may be used during the class.
Story Hour with stories and crafts for preschoolers on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.
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.
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.
If you are unable to get to the library, volunteers from our local chapter of Altrusa will pick up and return books, audiobooks or DVDs for you. Please call the library at 476-8895 for details.
Free/Discount Passes
We have free or discount passes to the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Canterbury Shaker Village, Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, New Hampshire State Parks, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, Libby Museum, and the Wright Museum, all sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The Castle in the Clouds pass is given by the Castle Preservation Society. 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 15, 2019
We had a great crowd of about 75 children and adults for the visit with Boston Bruins mascot “Blades,” and many children posed for pictures with the big bear, and received Bruins posters to take home. The top readers in the Summer Reading program and the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten readers were recognized. Over the course of seven weeks, 110 active readers read for 1,063 hours. Top readers were Cole Stokes in the age 5 and under read-aloud category, with 1,010 minutes; Leila Napoles in the age 609 group with 3,780 minutes; Nadia Goulet, age 10 and up, 2,100 minutes. Each received a gift certificate to Bayswater Books in Center Harbor, and a gift bag with books and other goodies. Those who completed “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” were Cole Stokes, Peyton McLaughlin, Lucas Buy, and Mackenzie Davis, who each received a 1000 Books tote bag of school supplies and books to take with them on the first day of school.
Looking further ahead, there will be a program entitled “Ask a Muslim Anything,” with Robert Azzi, on Wednesday, August 28 at 7:00 p.m. Robert Azzi is an Arab-American Muslim who grew up in Manchester, NH. After college, he embarked on a career as a photojournalist, traveling extensively throughout the Middle East and beyond photographing wars and conflicts wherever they occurred. Recent efforts to ban immigrants from Muslim countries from entering the United States compelled Azzi to begin a personal effort to share his faith with people interested in knowing more about Islam and the Muslim faith. Azzi speaks about his life, what it’s like to be Muslim in America. He speaks not as a scholar or academic but as a neighbor, fellow citizen, and person of faith. Azzi has been a Nieman Fellow in Journalism at Harvard University, a member of the Leadership Council of the Harvard Divinity School, an advisor to Tufts University’s Fletcher School committee on Islam and South-West Asia, and is a board member of ACLU-NH.
There will be several OLLI adult education classes held here at the library this fall, beginning with “Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things,” with Peg Fargo. Have you ever heard of Margaret Knight, Harriet Dame, Maude Hood or Nellie Brown? These women of NH dared to challenge the norms expected of women at the time. Margaret Knight invented objects and held 87 patents, the first of which she developed when she was 12. Harriet Dame was a nurse in the Civil War at both the Battle of Bull Run and Gettysburg. Maude Hood in 1893 was the first female Century Rider and Nellie Brown, a biracial woman from Dover, was called the "Queen of Song" in 1924. And the list goes on and on. Fee for OLLI members: $20.00, fee for non-members is $40.00. Visit the OLLI website at ooli.granite.edu or call 539-1377 to join OLLI.
Save the date of Monday, September 23, for the annual Author Luncheon, sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The featured author is Diane Les Becquets, author of the young adult novel “Season of Ice,” and in adult fiction, “Breaking Wild,” and her latest novel, “The Last Woman in the Forest,” published in 2019.
On Thursday, September 26, there will be a discussion of “Babbitt,” by Sinclair Lewis, the first American to win the Nobel Prize in literature for his work, and in particular for “Babbitt.” Extra copies available so that everyone interested may read prior to the discussion.
New Books
This week’s new book acquisitions are “The Bitterroots,” by C.J. Box in mystery, and in fiction, “A Dangerous Man,” by Robert Crais, and “The Most Fun We Ever Had,” by Claire Lombardo. New by James Patterson but classified as a juvenile book is “The Warning.”
New on DVD are “Alita: Battle Angel;” “Shazam!” and season three of “The Good Place.”
 
Technology
No further technology classes are scheduled at this time, as technology librarian AnneMarie Welch has accepted a new job in Virginia. We will all miss her!
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the “Libby” app is located on the Moultonborough Library website. Download the free app from the app store, call us for the four-digit code for our library, make sure your library card is up to date, and you will be ready to log in and download. 
Ancestry Library Edition is available for genealogy research in the library, and Duolingo, a free language learning app, is available through a link on the library website under the “Learning” tab.
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
Beginner/intermediate sewing class, Fridays 10:30-12:30. All welcome, bring your own sewing machine or we have a few that may be used during the class.
Story Hour with stories and crafts for preschoolers on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.
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.
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.
Free/Discount Passes
We have free or discount passes to the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Canterbury Shaker Village, Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, New Hampshire State Parks, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, Libby Museum, and the Wright Museum, all sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The Castle in the Clouds pass is given by the Castle Preservation Society. 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 8, 2019
The Summer Reading awards celebration will be on Friday, August 9, and will be extra-special because we are hosting a special appearance by Boston Bruins mascot, “Blades,” from 11 a.m. to noon, followed by an ice cream party beginning at noon. Children who have completed the “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” program will also be recognized.
On Tuesday, August 13, at 7:00 p.m. we examine the topic of “Supernovae: Witnessing Cosmic Explosions,” with Yvette Cendes. Supernovae are the most violent explosions in the universe, where the death of a star can release more light than an entire galaxy.  But how does a supernova happen?  What would happen if one happened in our own Milky Way?  In this talk, Yvette will cover what causes a supernova event, and what they can tell us about how stars live and die in our universe.  She will also discuss the human history of supernova observations, ranging from historic observations a thousand years ago to her present-day research involving radio signals from supernovae.

Yvette Cendes recently submitted her PhD in astronomy to Leiden University in the Netherlands, where her thesis focused on radio observations from transient and variable astronomical sources ranging from supernovae to black holes.  She will begin a research postdoctorate position this fall at the Center for Astrophysics of Harvard and the Smithsonian this fall.  Yvette has also had her science writing on astronomy topics appear in several publications, such as Astronomy, Discover, and Scientific American.
“Discovering New England Stone Walls,” with Kevin Gardner, will be presented on Wednesday, August 14, at 7:00 p.m. Why are we so fascinated with stone walls? Kevin Gardner, author of “The Granite Kiss,” explains how and why New England came to acquire its thousands of miles of stone walls, the ways in which they and other dry stone structures were built, how their styles emerged and changed over time and their significance to the famous New England landscape. Along the way, Kevin occupies himself building a miniature wall or walls on a tabletop, using tiny stones from a five-gallon bucket.
Looking further ahead, there will be a program entitled “Ask a Muslim Anything,” with Robert Azzi, on Wednesday, August 28 at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets are not yet available, but save the date of Monday, September 23, for the annual Author Luncheon, sponsored by the Friends of the Library. This year, the featured author is Diane Les Becquets, author of the young adult novel “Season of Ice,” “Breaking Wild,” and her latest novel, “The Last Woman in the Forest,” published in 2019.
Also coming in September is the first of the Friends of the Library book discussions scheduled for the fall. On Thursday, August 26, a scholar will be here to lead the discussion of “Babbitt,” Sinclair Lewis, the first American to win the Nobel Prize in literature for his work, and in particular for “Babbitt.” Extra copies are on the way so that everyone interested may read prior to the discussion.
The exhibit this month in the display case is a collection of character dolls from the collection of Pauline Deveraux, including the characters from “Little House on the Prairie” and “The Secret Garden,” plus Shirley Temple and Elvis. Also, don’t forget to take a look at the display of paintings by Marguerite Tanner and Sheri Lively in the meeting room this month.
New Books
New in fiction are “Labyrinth,” by Catherine Coulter; “Outfox,” by Sandra Brown; “The Inn,” and “Sophia: Princess Among Beasts,” both by James Patterson; “Book Charmer,” by Karen Hawkins; “Chances Are…” by Richard Russo; “The Escape Room,” by Megan Goldin; and “Fleishman is in Trouble,” by Taffy Brodesser-Akner.
New on DVD are seasons one and two of “Agatha Raisin,” an English cozy mystery series; season two of “Frankie Drake,” season six of “Endeavour,” the prequel to the “Inspector Morse” series, the new remake of “Dumbo,” and “Missing Link.”
Technology
During August, technology librarian AnneMarie Welch will have a Windows 10 workshop on Wednesday, August 14 from 2-4 p.m. No further technology classes are scheduled at this time, as AnneMarie has accepted a new job in Virginia.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the “Libby” app is located on the Moultonborough Library website. Download the free app from the app store, call us for the four-digit code for our library, make sure your library card is up to date, and you will be ready to log in and download. 
Ancestry Library Edition is available for genealogy research in the library, and Duolingo, a free language learning app, is available through a link on the library website under the “Learning” tab.
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
Story Hour with stories and crafts for preschoolers on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.
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.
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.
Free/Discount Passes
We have free or discount passes to the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Canterbury Shaker Village, Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, New Hampshire State Parks, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, Libby Museum, and the Wright Museum, all sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The Castle in the Clouds pass is given by the Castle Preservation Society. 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 1, 2019
On Friday, August 2, space movie theme features “Mars Needs Moms” at 1:00 p.m. Bring your lunch, enjoy the movie, and we will provide dessert and popcorn.
Story Time on Tuesday, August 6 at 6:30 p.m. will feature a special guest reader, Moultonborough author Karen Jacobs, who will read some of the easy picture books she has written.
On Tuesday, August 6, Evening of Poetry will feature host Bob Demaree and guest reader Russell Rowland.
The Summer Reading awards celebration will be on Friday, August 9, and will be extra-special because we are hosting a special appearance by Boston Bruins mascot, “Blades,” from 11 a.m. to noon, followed by an ice cream party beginning at noon. Children who have completed the “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” program will also be recognized.
On Wednesday, August 7, at 7:00 p.m. local scholar Brad Wolff will present a program on “Immigration to New England.” Immigration to New England has long been a way of life in the northeastern United States. Brad will examine the wide variety of people who have migrated to New England and trace some of the influence those relocations have exerted on the area's culture, economy, and way of life. Reference will be made to circumstances in other parts of the world that encouraged migration, America's well-known reputation as the land of opportunity, and the evolving legal framework governing migration. Data from the 2010 census will be used to investigate what current patterns of immigration exist.
Brad is a retired social studies teacher and former NH Department of Education Social Studies Teacher of the Year. He is a frequent presenter of historical programs in a variety of settings.
On Tuesday, August 13, at 7:00 p.m. we examine the topic of “Supernovae: Witnessing Cosmic Explosions,” with Yvette Cendes. Supernovae are the most violent explosions in the universe, where the death of a star can release more light than an entire galaxy.  In this talk, Yvette will cover what causes a supernova event, and what they can tell us about how stars live and die in our universe, and the human history of supernova observations, ranging from historic observations a thousand years ago to her present-day research involving radio signals from supernovae.
 “Discovering New England Stone Walls,” with Kevin Gardner, will be presented on Wednesday, August 14, at 7:00 p.m. Kevin Gardner, author of The Granite Kiss, explains how and why New England came to acquire its thousands of miles of stone walls, the ways in which they and other dry stone structures were built, how their styles emerged and changed over time and their significance to the famous New England landscape. Sponsored by NH Humanities.
Tickets are not yet available, but save the date of Monday, September 23, for the annual Author Luncheon, sponsored by the Friends of the Library. This year, the featured author is Diane Les Becquets, author of the young adult novel “Season of Ice,” “Breaking Wild,” and her latest novel, “The Last Woman in the Forest,” published in 2019.
New Books
This week’s batch of new fiction includes “Never Have I Ever,” by Joshilyn Jackson; “The Rosie Result,” by Graeme Simsion; and “Lady in the Lake,” by Laura Lippman. New in mystery is “Smoke Screen,” by Iris Johansen, and new in biography is “Leaving the Witness,” by Amber Scorah.
New in children’s chapter books are volumes one through five in the “Upside Down Magic” series by Sarah Mlynowski; “Maximillian Fly,” by Angie Sage; “The Misadventures of Max Crumbly: Masters of Mischief,” by Rachel Renee Russell, and “Tucker’s Countryside,” a sequel to “The Cricket in Times Square,” by George Selden. New for beginning readers is “The Pigeon Has to Go to School,” by Mo Willems.
Technology
During August, technology librarian AnneMarie Welch will have Kid’s Coding Club on Thursday, August 8, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. (please sign up in advance); a Windows 10 workshop on Wednesday, August 14 from 2-4 p.m., and an iPad/iPhone workshop on Thursday, August 22, also from 2-4 p.m.
Technology Users Group meets on Mondays from 2-4 p.m., and the Apple Users Group on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. Technology librarian, Annemarie Welch, is also available by appointment for one-on-one computer assistance. 
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the “Libby” app is located on the Moultonborough Library website. Download the free app from the app store, call us for the four-digit code for our library, make sure your library card is up to date, and you will be ready to log in and download. 
Ancestry Library Edition is available for genealogy research in the library, and Duolingo, a free language learning app, is available through a link on the library website under the “Learning” tab.
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
Story Hour with stories and crafts for preschoolers on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.
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.
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.
Free/Discount Passes
We have free or discount passes to the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Canterbury Shaker Village, Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, New Hampshire State Parks, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, Libby Museum, and the Wright Museum, all sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The Castle in the Clouds pass is given by the Castle Preservation Society. 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 25, 2019
Celebrate “Christmas in July,” with the new movie “The Grinch,” on Friday, July 26 at 1:00 p.m. Bring a bag lunch to the movie and we will provide popcorn and dessert.
There will be a special story time featuring British storyteller Simon Brooks, on Tuesday, July 30 at 6:00 p.m. Simon will transport us all with tales thousands of years old. Variants of familiar stories and tales not heard before: some will stir your soul, some will give hope, some may contain a surprise or two! This program is for five year olds and up!
We have a special guest author/reader and craft on Monday, July 29 at 10 a.m. Krista Crabtree, a long-time patron of our library, is the author of “Being Stellar,” a story of self-discovery and curiosity. Krista will read the story, and the craft will be making wax-resist snowflakes to accompany the story.
The month of July concludes with a Teddy Bear Picnic on Wednesday, July 31 at 11:30 a.m., which will be outdoors, weather permitting. Bring a favorite teddy bear or stuffy to our picnic. We'll provide light snacks and lemonade.
On Friday, August 2, we continue our space movie theme with “Mars Needs Moms” at 1:00 p.m. Bring your lunch, enjoy the movie, and we will provide dessert and popcorn.
Mark your calendar for the Summer Reading awards celebration on Friday, August 9, which will feature a special appearance by Boston Bruins mascot, “Blades,” from 11 a.m. to noon, and an ice cream party beginning at noon. Children who have completed the “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” program will also be recognized.
On Tuesday, August 6, Evening of Poetry will feature host Bob Demaree and guest reader Russell Rowland.
On Wednesday, August 7, at 7:00 p.m. local scholar Brad Wolff will present a program on “Immigration to New England.” Brad will examine the wide variety of people who have migrated to New England and trace some of the influence those relocations have exerted on the area's culture, economy, and way of life.
On Tuesday, August 13, at 7:00 p.m. we examine the topic of “Supernovae: Witnessing Cosmic Explosions,” with Yvette Cendes. Supernovae are the most violent explosions in the universe, where the death of a star can release more light than an entire galaxy.  In this talk, Yvette will cover what causes a supernova event, and what they can tell us about how stars live and die in our universe, and the human history of supernova observations, ranging from historic observations a thousand years ago to her present-day research involving radio signals from supernovae.
 “Discovering New England Stone Walls,” with Kevin Gardner, will be presented on Wednesday, August 14, at 7:00 p.m. Kevin Gardner, author of The Granite Kiss, explains how and why New England came to acquire its thousands of miles of stone walls, the ways in which they and other dry stone structures were built, how their styles emerged and changed over time and their significance to the famous New England landscape. Sponsored by NH Humanities.
New Books
New in fiction this week are “Shamed,” by Linda Castillo; “Deep River,” by Karl Marlantes; “The Last Guest House,” by Megan Miranda; “Surfside Sisters,” by Nancy Thayer; “On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous,” by Ocean Vuong; “One Good Deed,” by David Baldacci; “Window on the Bay, by Debbie Macomber; and “The New Girl,” by Daniel Silva.
New in nonfiction is “If These Walls Could Talk,” a memoir by Red Sox veteran and broadcaster Jerry Remy, and “Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11,” by Mitchell Zuckoff.
New on DVD is season 6 of “Endeavour.”
Technology
During the month of July, there will be an iPad/iPhone Workshop on Wednesday, July 24. During August, technology librarian AnneMarie Welch will have Kid’s Coding Club on Thursday, August 8, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. (please sign up in advance); a Windows 10 workshop on Wednesday, August 14 from 2-4 p.m., and an iPad/iPhone workshop on Thursday, August 22, also from 2-4 p.m.
Technology Users Group meets on Mondays from 2-4 p.m., and the Apple Users Group on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. Technology librarian, Annemarie Welch, is also available by appointment for one-on-one computer assistance. 
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the “Libby” app is located on the Moultonborough Library website. Download the free app from the app store, call us for the four-digit code for our library, make sure your library card is up to date, and you will be ready to log in and download. 
Ancestry Library Edition is available for genealogy research in the library, and Duolingo, a free language learning app, is available through a link on the library website under the “Learning” tab.
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
Story Hour with stories and crafts for preschoolers on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.
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.
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.
Free/Discount Passes
We have free or discount passes to the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Canterbury Shaker Village, Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, New Hampshire State Parks, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, Libby Museum, and the Wright Museum, all sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The Castle in the Clouds pass is given by the Castle Preservation Society. 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.