Moultonborough Library News
July 10, 2019
On Thursday, July 11, join us at 7:30 for a program on “The History of Mt. Washington (Also Called Agiocochook),” with mountaineer Ed Webster. Mt. Washington, highest peak in New England, was known as “place of the storm spirit” by the Abenaki. Local guidebook author Ed Webster’s newest lecture canvasses this much-adored peak, from the first ascent by Darby Field in 1642, to America’s earliest hiking trail, it’s every New Englanders’ favorite mountain.
On Monday, July 15, at 4:00 p.m., we will be viewing the live webcast “guided recreation” of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
On Tuesday, July 16, Castle in the Clouds curator Robin Sherman will present a program at 7:00 p.m. on the history and progress of the restoration of the “Castle.” Have you visited Castle in the Clouds in recent years and been intrigued by their on-going restoration work?   Learn more about how the organization approaches preservation and to get a behind the scenes look at a few of their recent projects.
On Wednesday, July 24, join us for a program on the history of outlaws Bonnie and Clyde at 7:00 p.m. with Christopher Daley. This lecture, which is part travelogue and part history, will chronicle the story of Bonnie and Clyde separating the reality from the myth!    For years the public has been fascinated with the story of this Dustbowl Romeo and Juliet. Much myth, conjecture and outright lies have grown up about the two Texas bandits but when one delves into the true story of the two lovers a much more interesting and human story emerges.
This year’s Summer Reading Program theme is “A Universe of Stories,” and we have all kinds of space-themed events planned. Sign up, then count the minutes you spend reading each day. This year’s reading rewards are necklaces to which special beads and “dog tags” are added for each 100 minutes read, and for attending the special children’s programs we have scheduled.
On Friday, July 12, please join us at 2:00 p.m. for Wildlife Animal Encounters, who will be bringing live animals to visit the library. On Wednesday, July 17, there will be a “Peeps in a Space Craft” craft at 3:30; “The Return of the Jedi” movie on Friday, July 19 at 1:30 (there will be popcorn); dress up if you wish for the “Frozen” singalong on Tuesday, July 23 at 6:30 with music, snacks, and a craft, and on Thursday, July 25, there will be a “Christmas in July” craft to make suncatchers. We finish out the month of July with a Teddy Bear Picnic on Wednesday, July 31 at 11:30 a.m., which will be outdoors, weather permitting.
 
New Books
If you’re looking for some good new fiction for summer reading, we have added “Mrs. Everything,” by Jennifer Weiner; “Skin Games,” by Stuart Woods; “The Summer Country,” by Lauren Willig; “A Bend in the Stars,” by Rachel Barenbaum; “Mistress of the Ritz,” by Melanie Benjamin, a historical novel about women who worked for the French resistance while living at the Ritz in Paris; “Murder in Bel-Air,” by Cara Black; “The Book Supremacy,” by Kate Carlisle; “The Overdue Life of Amy Byler,” by Kelly Harms; “Conviction,” by Denise Mira; “The Lost Letters of William Woolf,” by Helen Cullen; “The Paris Diversion,” by Chris Pavone; “The Body in the Castle Well,” by Martin Walker; “City of Girls,” by Elizabeth Gilbert; “The Oracle,” by Clive Cussler; “Backlash,” by Brad Thor; “Big Sky,” by Kate Atkinson; “I’ll Never Tell,” by Catherine McKenzie; “Biloxi,” by Mary Miller; and many more.
Technology
During the month of July, there will be Kid’s Coding Club on Wednesday, July 10 from 6:00-7:30 p.m.; “What is the Cloud and How Does It Work?” on Thursday, July 18, and iPad/iPhone Workshop on Wednesday, July 24. All classes run 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.
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.
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
June 27, 2019
Sign up at the Children's desk for the summer reading program, and begin recording the minutes you read. Be sure to pick up a SRP brochure which includes information about what’s happening this for kids this summer at MPL!
For this year’s theme, “A Universe of Stories,” we have all kinds of space-themed events planned, including the original “Star Wars” series, which continues with “The Empire Strikes Back” and “The Return of the Jedi” on Friday, June 28 and Friday, July 5 at 1:30 p.m.
In keeping with the theme, children and adults are invited to join us on Monday, July 15, for a live webcast of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.
The 33nd annual summer Book Sale will take place on Saturday and Sunday, July 6 and 7, the weekend following the July 4 holiday. There will be two giant tents in the library parking lot, rain or shine, with over 900 boxes of books of all kinds-hardcover, paperback, fiction, nonfiction, children’s and adult. All books are priced at $1.00 or less, and there will be discounts on Sunday.
Volunteers Needed! Call the library at 476-8895 if you have an hour or two to donate for the Book Sale. We will be setting up on Friday evening, July 5, starting at 5:00 p.m., and then will need cashiers and workers during the sale and helpers to pack up everything that remains on Sunday afternoon. The sale attracts hundreds of eager readers and we do need extra help to get all those boxes of books unpacked, sold, and the remainders packed up again.
The summer book discussion will be one of the all-time classics of American literature, “Little Women,” by Louisa May Alcott, on Wednesday, July 10 at 10:30 a.m. Leader of the discussion will be Susan Merrifield, who has loved the book and all things to do with Concord since she was a child.
The Friends are organizing a “Summer Literary Adventure” to Plymouth, NH on Thursday, July 18. Space is limited, so please sign up at the library. Carpool to Plymouth, where Dr. Louise McCormack will present “The History of a Most Unusual Town and its Literary Connections,” followed by a walking tour and lunch on your own in Plymouth. Cost is $5.00.
Evening of Poetry on Tuesday, July 2 at 7:30 p.m. will feature Priscilla Burlingham as the guest reader, and the host will be Bob Demaree.
The library will be closed on Thursday, July 4 for the Independence Day holiday.
On Thursday, July 11, join us at 7:30 for a program on “The History of Mt. Washington (Also Called Agiocochook),” with mountaineer Ed Webster. Mt. Washington, highest peak in New England, was known as “place of the storm spirit” by the Abenaki. Local guidebook author Ed Webster’s newest lecture canvasses this much-adored peak, from the first ascent by Darby Field in 1642, to America’s earliest hiking trail, it’s every New Englanders’ favorite mountain.
 
New Books
New in fiction this week are “Takedown,” by Brad Thor; “The Oracle,” by Clive Cussler; “City of Girls,” by Elizabeth Gilbert; “Summer of ’69,” by Elin Hilderbrand; “Big Sky,” by Kate Atkinson; “Biloxi,” by Mary Miller; and “I’ll Never Tell,” by Catherine McKenzie. New in nonfiction is “The Ice at the End of the World,” about the history and future of the Greenland ice sheet.
New on DVD are “Cold Pursuit,” “Five Feet Apart,” “Apollo 11,” “Escape at Dannemora,” season one of “Jack Ryan,” and season 6 of “Orange is the New Black.” New audiobooks are “The Burglar,” by Thomas Perry, and “Dark Sacred Night,” by Michael Connelly.
Technology
During the month of July, there will be Kid’s Coding Club on Wednesday, July 10 from 6:00-7:30 p.m.; “What is the Cloud and How Does It Work?” on Thursday, July 18, and iPad/iPhone Workshop on Wednesday, July 24. All classes run 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.
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.
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
June 20, 2019
Children’s Summer Reading Program signup is now underway, and the program “kickoff” is on Monday, June 24 with magician B.J. Hickman at 6:30 p.m. Sign up now at the Children's desk, and please pick up a log or sticker sheet to begin recording the minutes you read, or the minutes that are read aloud to pre-readers. Be sure to pick up a SRP brochure which includes information about what’s happening this for kids this summer at MPL!
This year’s theme is “A Universe of Stories,” and we have all kinds of space-themed events planned, starting with “Star Wars: A New Hope,” the original Star Wars movie, on Friday, June 21 at 1:30 p.m. We continue with “The Empire Strikes Back” and “The Return of the Jedi” on the following two Fridays, June 28 and July 5.
Our reading rewards this year are beads and dog tags which are earned for minutes of reading and attendance at our special events, and chains on which the beads and tags may we worn will be awarded after the first 100 minutes of reading are recorded. You may also win passes to area attractions, and the top three readers in each age group will receive a book bag full of prizes, including a gift certificate for Bayswater Books in Center Harbor. A very special event will be a visit from Boston Bruins mascot “Blades” on Friday, August 9 at 11 a.m., followed by ice cream and awards. Go Bruins!
The 33nd annual summer Book Sale will take place on Saturday and Sunday, July 6 and 7, the weekend following the July 4 holiday. There will be two giant tents in the library parking lot, rain or shine, with over 900 boxes of books of all kinds-hardcover, paperback, fiction, nonfiction, children’s and adult. All books are priced at $1.00 or less, and there will be discounts on Sunday.
Volunteers Needed! Call the library at 476-8895 if you have an hour or two to donate for the Book Sale. We will be setting up on Friday evening, July 5, starting at 5:00 p.m., and then will need cashiers and workers during the sale and helpers to pack up everything that remains on Sunday afternoon. The sale attracts hundreds of eager readers and we do need extra help to get all those boxes of books unpacked, sold, and the remainders packed up again.
The summer book discussion will be one of the all-time classics of American literature, “Little Women,” by Louisa May Alcott, on Wednesday, July 10 at 10:30 a.m. Recently there has been a resurgence of interest in Alcott’s classic novel, first published in two parts in 1868 and 1869, which chronicles the humorous and sentimental fortunes of the four March sisters as they grow into young ladies in nineteenth-century New England. The iconic story of Marmee March and her daughters, Amy, Jo, Beth, and Meg, getting along as best they can in Concord, Massachusetts, while Mr. March is away from home during the Civil War, has been translated into over 50 languages and has been in print continuously. Leader of the discussion will be Susan Merrifield, who has loved the book and all things to do with Concord since she was a child.
Extra copies of the book are available at the library for reading prior to the discussion, which will be led by our own literary scholar, Susan Merrifield. We also have the audiobook, two versions of the film adaptation, and the biography of Louisa May Alcott available.
Technology
For the month of June, the next computer class will be an iPad/iPhone Workshop on Thursday, June 27. During the month of July, there will be Kid’s Coding Club on Wednesday, July 10 from6:00-7:30 p.m.; “What is the Cloud and How Does It Work?” on Thursday, July 18, and iPad/iPhone Workshop on Wednesday, July 24. All classes run 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.
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.
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, Strawbery Banke Museum, 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
June 13, 2019
Children’s Summer Reading Program signup begins on Monday, June 17. Sign up now at the Children's desk, and please pick up a log or sticker sheet to begin recording the minutes you read. This year we will also be counting the time that pre-readers age 5 and under are read to.  Be sure to pick up a SRP brochure which includes information about what’s happening this for kids this summer at MPL!  The program kicks off on Monday, June 24 with magician B.J. Hickman at 6:30 p.m. There will also be a “Frozen” singalong, storyteller Simon Brooks, crafts, live animals, PJ Story Time on Tuesdays, Friday afternoon movies, a Teddy Bear Picnic, and prizes to be earned for those who read on a daily basis. This year’s theme is “A Universe of Stories,” and we have all kinds of space-themed events planned, starting with “Star Wars: A New Hope,” the original Star Wars movie, on Friday, June 21 at 1:30 p.m. We continue with “The Empire Strikes Back” and “The Return of the Jedi” on the following two Fridays, June 28 and July 5.
Join us on Monday, June 17 at 7:30 p.m. for “Unlaunch'd Voices: An Evening with Walt Whitman,” presented by Stephen Collins. This program opens with the elderly Whitman on the evening of his seventieth birthday. The audience is a visitor in his room as he prepares for his birthday celebration. Whitman begins to reminisce during the telling. He transforms into his young vibrant self and we begin to trace back with him the experiences that led to the creation of Leaves of Grass, his lifetime work. The first part of the performance explores Whitman’s preoccupation with the self and his resolve to write with "free and brave thought…"
In the second part of the performance, Whitman’s life is changed forever by the Civil War. It is here that he finds "the most important work of my life," nursing the wounded soldiers in the hospitals. Through Stephen Collins’ recitation of poetry and readings of actual letters, we experience Whitman’s movement from selfishness toward selflessness and his growth into a mature artist who is at peace about "himself, God and death."
Stephen Collins is a Shakespearean trained actor with 40 years of theatrical experience under his belt. He has performed as Walt Whitman over 1,000 times and been met with rave reviews. Mr. Collins’ performance does not just deliver the poetry; he brings the poet to life on the stage. The show conveys an understanding of the impact and the reactions of the characters to their respective times, giving the audience not just a performance, but an experience. Sponsored by the NH Humanities council.
We’re down to less than a month to go before the annual summer book sale, and we already have over 600 boxes of books that have been donated, sorted, and packed. Many hands make light work, and it’s a huge job to get them all out of the library basement and into two big tents in our parking lot, along with 60 tables to put them on, so if you are making plans for summer activities and can arrange to have a couple of hours of free time on Friday evening, July 5, we would love to have your help to get things set up, and also to put away all the leftovers on Sunday afternoon. The sale will be on Saturday and Sunday, July 6 and 7, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Our popular beginner/intermediate sewing class with Janice Jenket continues on Fridays from 10:30 to 12:30. Start off with the basics or ask for expert advice. Bring your own sewing machine, or we do have a couple of machines that can be used during the class.
Technology
For the month of June, the next computer class will be an iPad/iPhone Workshop on Thursday, June 27. All classes run 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.
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.
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, Strawbery Banke Museum, 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
June 6, 2019
Our display case for the month of June features items from the Loon’s Feather gift shop, which supports the work of the Loon Preservation Committee. We also have the live loon nest camera running on a laptop next to the display case. To access the Loon Cam, go to www.loon.org, and click on “Work of LPC,” then on “Live Loon Cam” at the bottom of the menu.
On Monday, June 10, there will be a fused glass workshop from 5:30-7:00 p.m. with Jean Cox of Art Escape in Laconia. Sign up to make a 5” x 5” beach umbrella scene which will be fired in the kiln and returned at a later date. Cost for materials is $10 per person.
Tickets are now available at the library or at Bayswater Books in Center Harbor for the Friends of the Library House Tour on Thursday, June 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There are five houses and an inn on the tour, and cost is $40. There are also two raffles, one for a very beautiful handmade quilts, and one for a variety of local goods and services.
Summer Reading sign-up begins Monday, June 17. This year’s theme is “A Universe of Stories” and we have plans for all kinds of great programs and reading rewards, beginning with “Star Wars: A New Hope” on Friday, June 21 at 1:30, and magician B.J. Hickman on Monday, June 24 at 6:30. Storytimes begin on June 25 at 6:00 for Tuesdays, and June 21 at 11 a.m. for Fridays.
Join us on Monday, June 17 for “Unlaunch'd Voices: An Evening with Walt Whitman,” presented by Stephen Collins. This program opens with the elderly Whitman on the evening of his seventieth birthday. The audience is a visitor in his room as he prepares for his birthday celebration. Whitman begins to reminisce during the telling. He transforms into his young vibrant self and we begin to trace back with him the experiences that led to the creation of “Leaves of Grass,” his lifetime work. The first part of the performance explores Whitman’s preoccupation with the self and his resolve to write with "free and brave thought…"
In the second part of the performance, Whitman’s life is changed forever by the Civil War. It is here that he finds "the most important work of my life," nursing the wounded soldiers in the hospitals. Through Stephen Collins’ recitation of poetry and readings of actual letters, we experience Whitman’s movement from selfishness toward selflessness and his growth into a mature artist who is at peace about "himself, God and death."
Stephen Collins is a Shakespearean trained actor with 40 years of theatrical experience under his belt. He has performed as Walt Whitman over 1,000 times and been met with rave reviews. Mr. Collins’ performance does not just deliver the poetry; he brings the poet to life on the stage. The show conveys an understanding of the impact and the reactions of the characters to their respective times, giving the audience not just a performance, but an experience. Sponsored by the NH Humanities.
New Books
New on DVD this week are season 4 of “Outlander;” season 8 of “Call the Midwife;” “The Upside;” and “Les Miserables,” the 2019 remake that was recently on PBS.
New in fiction are “Hot Shot,” by Fern Michaels; “The Friends We Keep,” by Jane Green; and “Unsolved,” by James Patterson.
 
Technology
During the month of June, there will be Kid’s Coding Club on Thursday, June 12 from 6-7:30; and iPad/iPhone class on Thursday, June 27, 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.
Recurring Events
Beginner/intermediate sewing class with Janice Jenket on Fridays from 10:30 to 12:30. Start off with the basics or ask for expert advice. Bring your own sewing machine, or we do have a couple of machines that can be used during the class.
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, give us a call at 476-8895 and volunteers from the local Altrusa Club will be happy to pick up and drop off your books, audiobooks, or movies.
We have free or discount passes to the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Canterbury Shaker Village, Strawbery Banke, Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, New Hampshire State Parks, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, 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
May 30, 2019
There will be an “Evening of Poetry and Music” on Tuesday, June 4 at 7:30, with featured reader Jan Goldman.
On Monday, June 10, there will be a fused glass workshop from 5:30-7:00 p.m. with Jean Cox of Art Escape in Laconia. Sign up to make a 5” x 5” beach umbrella scene which will be fired in the kiln and returned at a later date. Cost for materials is $10 per person.
Tickets are now available at the library or at Bayswater Books in Center Harbor for the Friends of the Library House Tour on Thursday, June 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There are five houses and an inn on the tour, and cost is $40. There are also two raffles, one for a very beautiful handmade quilts, and one for a variety of local goods and services.
On Wednesday, June 5, at 7:00 p.m., there will be a program on the history of mosaics, entitled “Piece-by-Piece:  History, methods, materials and contemporary directions in mosaic art.” Please join us for an exploration into the past and present of mosaic art and its production. This presentation will cover highlights of the evolution of mosaics beginning with pavements in the Mediterranean Basin from the 4th century BCE, up through the most recent mosaic installations in the New York City subway. The most common mosaic methods will be described and tools and materials will be available with which to experiment after the presentation. Presenter Cindy Stanton, a Moultonborough resident, has studied and practiced mosaic art for many years.
Summer Reading sign-up begins Monday, June 17. This year’s theme is “A Universe of Stories” and we have plans for all kinds of great programs and reading rewards.
OLLI classes here at the library continue in June with “Chronic Pain in America” on Monday, June 3, from 10:30 to 12. On Tuesday, June 11, “Come Take a Taste of Dandelion Wine: A Literature Class on a Classic Ray Bradbury Novel,” from 10:30 to 12:30. Sign up with OLLI at www.olli.granite.edu. Cost is $20 for OLLI members and $40 for nonmembers.
New Books
Given in memory of library trustee Jerry Donovan is “Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century,” by George Packer, about the diplomat who guided the Dayton Accords that ended the Balkan War, among many other accomplishments. Also new in nonfiction are “Nanaville,”by Anna Quindlen, in both regular and large print; and “Lessons from Lucy,” a collection of essays by Dave Barry, about what he has learned from his dog about aging gracefully.
New in fiction are “Queen Bee,” by Dorothea Benton Frank; “The Seven of Eight Deaths of Stella Fortune,” by Juliet Grames; and “Metropolis,” by Philip Kerr. New in mystery are “The Loch Ness Papers,” by Paige Shelton, in the Scottish Bookshop series, “The Eighth Sister,” by Robert Dugoni; and “The Summoning,” by Heather Graham.
New on audiobook are “The Pioneers,” by David McCullough; “Doing Justice,” by Bharara Preet; “Lessons from Lucy,” by Dave Barry; and “Redemption,” by David Baldacci. New on DVD is “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.”
 
Technology
During the month of June, there will be a workshop on using the Libby app to download free audiobooks and ebooks through the State Library on Thursday, June 6, from 2-4 p.m.; Kid’s Coding Club on Thursday, June 12 from 6-7:30; and iPad/iPhone class on Thursday, June 27, 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.
Recurring Events
Beginner/intermediate sewing class with Janice Jenket on Fridays from 10:30 to 12:30. Start off with the basics or ask for expert advice. Bring your own sewing machine, or we do have a couple of machines that can be used during the class.
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, give us a call at 476-8895 and volunteers from the local Altrusa Club will be happy to pick up and drop off your books, audiobooks, or movies.
We have free or discount passes to the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Canterbury Shaker Village, Strawbery Banke, Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, New Hampshire State Parks, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, 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. The Libby Museum in Wolfeboro opens in June.  Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended.
 
Moultonborough Library News
May 23, 2019
Tickets are now available at the library or at Bayswater Books in Center Harbor for the Friends of the Library House Tour on Thursday, June 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There are five houses and an inn on the tour, and cost is $40. There are also two raffles, one for a very beautiful handmade quilts, and one for a variety of local goods and services.
We’re all looking forward to this year’s Summer Reading Program, but even more so now that we found out that we will be hosting a visit from the Boston Bruins mascot, “Blades,” on Friday, August 9 at 11 a.m. Mark your calendar for this special event, which is the same day as the Summer Reading awards celebration.
On Wednesday, June 5, at 7:00 p.m., there will be a program on the history of mosaics, entitled “Piece-by-Piece:  History, methods, materials and contemporary directions in mosaic art.” Please join us for an exploration into the past and present of mosaic art and its production. This presentation will cover highlights of the evolution of mosaics beginning with pavements in the Mediterranean Basin from the 4th century BCE, up through the most recent mosaic installations in the New York City subway. The most common mosaic methods will be described and tools and materials will be available with which to experiment after the presentation. Presenter Cindy Stanton, a Moultonborough resident, has studied and practiced mosaic art for many years.
We’re down to just two months to go before the annual summer book sale, and we already have over 600 boxes of books that have been donated, sorted, and packed. Many hands make light work, and it’s a huge job to get them all out of the library basement and into two big tents in our parking lot, along with 60 tables to put them on, so if you are making plans for summer activities and can arrange to have a couple of hours of free time on Friday evening, July 5, we would love to have your help to get things set up, and also to put away all the leftovers on Sunday afternoon. The sale will be on Saturday and Sunday, July 6 and 7, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The library will be closed on Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day.
New Books
New in fiction this week are “The Den,” by Lakes Region author Abi Maxwell, and “Deception Cove,” by Owen Laukkanen; and in large print, “Nanaville,” by Anna Quindlen. New in nonfiction is “Endeavour: the ship that changed the world,” by Peter Moore, about the ship in which Captain Cook sailed the Pacific, and which also served the British during the American Revolution. New for children are “The Rose Legend” and “the Queen’s Secret,” by Jessica Day George, “Shouting at the Rain,” by Lynda Mullaly Hunt, and “Mr. Lemoncello’s All-Star Breakout Game,” by Chris Grabenstein. New on DVD are “Fighting With My Family,” and “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part.”
Technology
For the month of May, there will be a class on iPad and iPhone on Thursday, May 30, from 2-4 p.m. During the month of June, there will be a workshop on using the Libby app to download free audiobooks and ebooks on Thursday, June 6, from 2-4 p.m.; Kid’s Coding Club on Thursday, June 13 (note change from June 12) from 6-7:30; and iPad/iPhone class on Thursday, June 27, 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.
Recurring Events
Beginner/intermediate sewing class with Janice Jenket on Fridays from 10:30 to 12:30. Start off with the basics or ask for expert advice. Bring your own sewing machine, or we do have a couple of machines that can be used during the class.
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, give us a call at 476-8895 and volunteers from the local Altrusa Club will be happy to pick up and drop off your books, audiobooks, or movies.
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, and the Wright Museum, all sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Castle in the Clouds opens May 25, and the pass is given by the Castle Preservation Society. The Libby Museum in Wolfeboro opens in June.  Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended.
 
Moultonborough Library News
May 16, 2019
On Wednesday, June 5, at 7:00 p.m., there will be a program on the history of mosaics, entitled “Piece-by-Piece:  History, methods, materials and contemporary directions in mosaic art.” Please join us for an exploration into the past and present of mosaic art and its production. This presentation will cover highlights of the evolution of mosaics beginning with pavements in the Mediterranean Basin from the 4th century BCE, up through the most recent mosaic installations in the New York City subway. The most common mosaic methods will be described and tools and materials will be available with which to experiment after the presentation. Presenter Cindy Stanton, a Moultonborough resident, has studied and practiced mosaic art for many years.
Don’t miss the exhibit in the display case this month, which is a collection of beautiful hand-turned wooden bowls created by Sandwich artist Robin Dustin.
We’re down to just two months to go before the annual summer book sale, and we already have over 600 boxes of books that have been donated, sorted, and packed. Many hands make light work, and it’s a huge job to get them all out of the library basement and into two big tents in our parking lot, along with 60 tables to put them on, so if you are making plans for summer activities and can arrange to have a couple of hours of free time on Friday evening, July 5, we would love to have your help to get things set up, and also to put away all the leftovers on Sunday afternoon. The sale will be on Saturday and Sunday, July 6 and 7, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Now that we have the hope of better weather and outdoor activities, keep in mind that there is a list of local hiking trails with printable maps on the library website under the
Community” tab.
Have you discovered the new Librista app for Apple and Android? Download the app, enter your Library account log-in information once, and access the Moultonborough Public Library catalog on your phone. Look up, renew, reserve, or save items in a bookbag for future reading.
The library will be closed on Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day.
New Books
New in fiction this week are “The Kremlin Strike,” by Dale Brown; “The Road Home,” by Richard Paul Evans; “Blessing in Disguise,” by Danielle Steel; “The Guest Book,” by Sarah Blake; and in mystery, “The Big Kahuna,” by Janet Evanovich, and “If She Wakes,” by Michael Koryta. New in nonfiction are “The British Are Coming,” by Rick Atkinson, the first of a trilogy about the American Revolution, and “The Pioneers,” by David McCullough, about the settlement of the Northwest Territory, including the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin, which were acquired from Great Britain under the treaty ending the Revolution, and which were settled by Revolutionary veterans, among others, and entered the Union as free states, not slave states.
New in chapter books for younger readers are two more in the Troll Hunters series, “Welcome to the Darklands” and “The Age of the Amulet,” and “All For One” in the Alex and Eliza series by Melissa de la Cruz.
Technology
For the month of May, there will be a class on Windows 10 Tips and Tricks on Wednesday, May 22, from 2-4 p.m., and iPad and iPhone on Thursday, May 30, also from 2-4 p.m. During the month of June, there will be a workshop on using the Libby app to download free audiobooks and ebooks on Thursday, June 6, from 2-4 p.m.; Kid’s Coding Club on Thursday, June 13 (note change from June 12) from 6-7:30; and iPad/iPhone class on Thursday, June 27, 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.
Beginner/intermediate sewing class with Janice Jenket on Fridays from 10:30 to 12:30. Start off with the basics or ask for expert advice. Bring your own sewing machine, or we do have a couple of machines that can 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.
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, and the Wright Museum, all sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Castle in the Clouds opens May 25, and the pass is given by the Castle Preservation Society. The Libby Museum in Wolfeboro opens in June.  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.