Moultonborough Library News

November 20, 2017

Events
On Monday, November 20, there will be a “Feed A Charity Tonight” (FACT) event at the Lemon Grass restaurant in Center Harbor. Enjoy lunch or dinner at Lemon Grass between 11:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m., and tell your server that you are there to support the Friends of the Moultonborough Library, and the restaurant will donate a portion of your check to the Friends.   
There will be a “Kid’s Gaming Afternoon” on Wednesday, November 22, from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m., featuring both board games and video games. Bring your lunch and enjoy our board games, plus a batch of new video games that have been donated to the library.
The library will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 23 and 24, for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will be open regular hours, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., on Saturday, November 25.
Recently, children’s librarian Sharon Gulla, and Sherry Weene and Barbara Hawkins of the Friends of the Library, visited the two kindergarten classes at the Central School to present each child with their very own copy of an easy picture book, which was read aloud during the visit. This year’s selection was “Nanette’s Baguette,” by Mo Willems, the story of a young French frog who is sent to the bakery for the family’s baguette, but the fresh-baked bread smells so delicious that she cannot resist eating it on the way home. Other classes will receive their book selections during the remainder of the school year.
The winner of the Haunted House diorama voting was Scout Chambers, who received a kit to bake a giant haunted castle made of chocolate cookies, with all the decorations.
November is Picture Book Month, and the children’s room features a display of staff favorites, ranging from classics like “Make Way For Ducklings,” to recent favorites like “Mother Bruce.”
 
New Books
New fiction added this week includes “The Noel Diary,” by Richard Paul Evans; “End Game,” by David Baldacci; “The Midnight Line,” by Lee Child; “Typhoon Fury,” by Clive Cussler; “Count to Ten,” from the Private series by James Patterson; and in mystery, “The House of Unexpected Sisters,” by Alexander McCall Smith; and “Every Breath You Take,” by Mary Higgins Clark. Donated by Mary Rice is the latest in the Patrick Taylor “Irish Country Doctor” series, “An Irish Country Practice.”                       
New in nonfiction is “Grandma Gatewood’s Walk,” by Ben Montgomery, about the first woman to through-hike the Appalachian Trail, solo and in one season, in 1955, at age 67. She hiked it again in 1960, and section-hiked it again at age 75, and also the Oregon Trail from Missouri to Oregon. Also new in nonfiction is “Tamed and Untamed,” by Sy Montgomoery and Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, a collection of stories about animals they both have investigated, including cats, dogs, hawks, lions, octopuses, and many more.
New on DVD are “The Limehouse Golem,” a serial killer mystery set in Victorian London; “The Dark Tower,” based on Stephen King’s book series of the same name; season one of “the Crown,” about the Queen Elizabeth II in the early years of her reign; and season one of “Westworld.” We were also given the BBC police mystery “Happy Valley,” starring Sarah Lancashire, which has been added to the collection.
 
Technology
Technology user’s group meets on Mondays from 2-4 p.m.  There are iPad-iPhone beginner classes scheduled for Tuesdays, November 21, and 28, and December 5, 12, and 19;  Windows 10 for Beginners on Wednesday, November 22, and  Learn About Apps on Wednesday, November 29.  All classes run from 2-4 p.m. Please sign up, classes are limited to 8 participants. Our technology librarian, Annemarie Welch, is also available by appointment for one-on-one computer assistance.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through Overdrive thanks to the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the NHDB Overdrive website can be found on the Moultonborough Library website. Just give us a call to get the four-digit code for our library, make sure your library card is up to date, and you will be ready to log in and download.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. Look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open.
Weekly Events
Preschool story times are Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m. All preschoolers are welcome to attend for a story and an easy craft project.
Coloring for Grownups activity on Tuesdays from 10:30 until noon.
The “Stitch and Chat” group meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Legos and More, including K’Nex, Nano Bugs, Snap Circuits, Hex Bugs and Lincoln Logs, third Wednesday of the month, 3:30-4:30. For children age five and up.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
Passes
Thanks to the Friends of the Library, we have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, Canterbury Shaker Village, Libby Museum, and Squam Lakes Natural Science Center. A pass to Castle in the Clouds is provided by the Castle Preservation Society. New this year, we have passes for admission to many of the NH State Parks. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended. The Science Center, Castle in the Clouds, and the Libby Museum have now closed for the season. The Wright Museum will be open on Veteran’s Day, and the Shaker Village is open weekends in November. For the State Parks pass, check the individual parks for off-season hours. The Remick, Currier, and Planetarium are open during the winter.
 

Moultonborough Library News

November 9, 2017

Events
Join us for a needle-felting workshop for adults with Diane Johnson of Soft Touch Farm in Sandwich on Friday, November 10 at 10:30. Make your own Gnome, with a red hat! Limit of 15 participants, so sign up soon. There will be a $5.00 charge for materials.
Also on Friday, November 10, children are invited to join us and meet Clifford the Big Red Dog at 11 a.m. This is a special Literacy Program for Moultonborough children ages 1-4. Join us for special activities and each child goes home with a new book! This free event is sponsored by Moultonborough Central School and the Moultonborough Public Library.
On Friday, November 10, there will be a family movie afternoon starting at 1:00 p.m. with “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie,” rated PG, one hour and 28 minutes in length. Popcorn will be served!
The next book discussion will be “Eventide,” by Kent Haruf, on Thursday, November 16. Extra copies are available thanks to interlibrary loan. Professor Anita M. Kurth of the University of Maine will return to us to lead this just-before-Thanksgiving discussion. This will be her third November presentation. We enjoy having this gifted speaker help us usher in the holiday season.
This month’s art display in the meeting room features the wildlife photography of Matt Cohen. Matt is a part-time resident of Moultonborough, and his work features the bald eagles of Blueberry Island, monarch butterflies, waterlilies, and views of more far-flung locations such as the Grand Canyon and Yosemite. A price list is available if you see an image that you need to take home, or just be sure to enjoy viewing them during your next visit to the library.
Looking ahead to this winter, a display of framed needlework is being planned, so please contact the library if you have needlepoint, crewel, cross-stitch, or other embroidery that you would like to display.
The display case this month features a collection of fleece blankets created by Linda Ridenour of Moultonborough, which are also available for holiday gifts or any time a cozy wrap or shawl is needed.
Our ongoing book sale is currently featuring jigsaw puzzles, as well as the usual paperback books. If you have puzzles to donate we would be glad to have them.
The library will be closed on Saturday, November 11, for Veteran’s Day, and November 23 and 24 for Thanksgiving and the day after.
New Books
 This week’s new books are mostly for our younger readers. New in “chapter books” for elementary age patrons are “The Wizard of Once,” by Cressida Cowell; “Mr. Lemoncello’s Great Library Race,” by Chris Grabenstein; “The Exact Location of Home,” by Kate Messner; “The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street,” by Karina Glaser; “The Last Kids on Earth and the Nightmare King,” by Max Brallier;  and by Robert Beatty, three new Serafina books: “Serafina and the Black Cloak,” “Serafina and the Twisted Staff,” and “Serafina and the Splintered Heart.”
New for young adults, we have added “Midnight at the Electric,” by Jodi Lynn Anderson; “Jane, Unlimited,” by Kristin Cashore; “Turtles All the Way Down,” by John Green; a new Alex Rider adventure, “Never Say Die,” by Anthony Horowitz; and “All the Crooked Saints,” by Maggie Stiefvater.
New in adult fiction are “In the Midst of Winter,” by Isabelle Allende, and “The Orphan Keeper,” by Camron Wright.
Technology
Technology user’s group meets on Mondays from 2-4 p.m.  There are iPad-iPhone beginner classes scheduled for Tuesdays, November 7, 14, 21, and 28; Microsoft Word for Beginners on Wednesday, November 8, and Windows 10 for Beginners on Wednesday, November 22.  All classes run from 2-4 p.m. Please sign up, classes are limited to 8 participants. Our technology librarian, Annemarie Welch, is also available by appointment for one-on-one computer assistance.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through Overdrive thanks to the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the NHDB Overdrive website can be found on the Moultonborough Library website. Just give us a call to get the four-digit code for our library, make sure your library card is up to date, and you will be ready to log in and download.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. Look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open.
Weekly Events
Preschool story times are Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m. All preschoolers are welcome to attend for a story and an easy craft project.
Coloring for Grownups activity on Tuesdays from 10:30 until noon.
The “Stitch and Chat” group meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Legos and More, including K’Nex, Nano Bugs, Snap Circuits, Hex Bugs and Lincoln Logs, third Wednesday of the month, 3:30-4:30. For children age five and up.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
Passes
Thanks to the Friends of the Library, we have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, Canterbury Shaker Village, Libby Museum, and Squam Lakes Natural Science Center. A pass to Castle in the Clouds is provided by the Castle Preservation Society. New this year, we have passes for admission to many of the NH State Parks. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended. The Science Center, Castle in the Clouds, and the Libby Museum have now closed for the season. The Wright Museum will be open on Veteran’s Day, and the Shaker Village is open weekends in November. For the State Parks pass, check the individual parks for off-season hours. The Remick, Currier, and Planetarium are open during the winter.
 

Moultonborough Library News

November 2, 2017


Events
Once again, the Evening of Poetry program meets on a Saturday instead of the usual Tuesday evening. On Saturday, November 4, Katie McCarthy and Jim Pittman will be the featured readers, followed by the usual open mike session for all poets, authors, musicians and spoken word performers of all types.
Come meet Maggie Miller (Colleen Bruce), author of “Lord’s Hill: A Place Only God Could Save Me From,” (Based on a True Story). Colleen has visited us before with cooking demonstrations, but this is the true story of her abusive childhood. Thursday, November 9, at 10:30. Refreshments will be served.
Moving on to our next holiday, there will be a Thanksgiving craft for children on Thursday, November 9, from 1-3 p.m. Make a thankful turkey using cardboard, paper plates, K-cups and cardstock.
Join us for a needle-felting workshop for adults with Diane Johnson of Soft Touch Farm in Sandwich on Friday, November 10 at 10:30. Make your own Gnome! Limit of 15 participants, so sign up soon. There will be a $5.00 charge for materials.
Also n Friday, November 10, children are invited to join us and meet Clifford the Big Red Dog at 11 a.m. This is a special Literacy Program for Moultonborough children ages 1-4. Join us for special activities and each child goes home with a new book! This free event is sponsored by Moultonborough Central School and the Moultonborough Public Library.
On Friday, November 10, there will be a family movie afternoon starting at 1:00 p.m. with “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie,” rated PG, one hour and 28 minutes in length. Popcorn will be served!
The next book discussion will be “Eventide,” by Kent Haruf, on Thursday, November 16. Extra copies are available thanks to interlibrary loan. Professor Anita M. Kurth of the University of Maine will return to us to lead this just-before-Thanksgiving discussion. This will be her third November presentation. We enjoy having this gifted speaker help us usher in the holiday season.
The library will be closed on Saturday, November 11, for Veteran’s Day.
New Books
We have a nice batch of new fiction this week, including “Seven Days of US,” by Francesca Hornak; “The Indigo Girl,” by Natasha Boyd; “Paris in the Present Tense,” by Mark Helprin; “The World of Tomorrow,” by Brenda Matthews; “Tell-Tale,” stories by Jeffrey Archer; “Two Kinds of Truth,” by Michael Connelly; “the Rooster Bar,” by John Grisham; “Quick and Dirty,” by Stuart Woods; “Before We Sleep,” by Jeffrey Lent; and “You Say It First,” by Susan Mallery. New in nonfiction are “Code Girls,” about American codebreakers in World War II; “Smitten Kitchen Everyday,” a cookbook by Deb Perelman; “Unbelievable,” about the 2016 Presidential campaign; “Bloodlines : the true story of a drug cartel, the FBI, and the battle for a horse-racing dynasty; and in biography, “Endurance: A Year in Space,” by astronaut Scott Kelly, and “Leonardo da Vinci,’ by Walter Isaacson.
New on DVD are lots of new movies for the dark autumn evenings, including   the original “Blade Runner;” “Kong: Skull Island;” “Wonder Woman;” seasons one and two of “The Expanse,” seasons one andtwo of “Last Kingdom;” “Spiderman: Homecoming;” season seven of “Vera;” “War For the Planet of the Apes;” “Gold:” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.”
Technology
Technology user’s group meets on Mondays from 2-4 p.m.  There are iPad-iPhone beginner classes scheduled for Tuesdays, November 7, 14, 21, and 28; Microsoft Word for Beginners on Wednesday, November 8, and Windows 10 for Beginners on Wednesday, November 22.  All classes run from 2-4 p.m. Please sign up, classes are limited to 8 participants. Our technology librarian, Annemarie Welch, is also available by appointment for one-on-one computer assistance.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through Overdrive thanks to the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the NHDB Overdrive website can be found on the Moultonborough Library website. Just give us a call to get the four-digit code for our library, make sure your library card is up to date, and you will be ready to log in and download.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. Look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open.
Weekly Events
Preschool story times are Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m. All preschoolers are welcome to attend for a story and an easy craft project.
Coloring for Grownups activity on Tuesdays from 10:30 until noon.
The “Stitch and Chat” group meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Legos and More, including K’Nex, Nano Bugs, Snap Circuits, Hex Bugs and Lincoln Logs, third Wednesday of the month, 3:30-4:30. For children age five and up.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
Passes
Thanks to the Friends of the Library, we have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, Canterbury Shaker Village, Libby Museum, and Squam Lakes Natural Science Center. A pass to Castle in the Clouds is provided by the Castle Preservation Society. New this year, we have passes for admission to many of the NH State Parks. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended. The Science Center, Castle in the Clouds, and the Libby Museum have now closed for the season. The Wright Museum will be open on Veteran’s Day, and the Shaker Village is open weekends in November. For the State Parks pass, check the individual parks for off-season hours. The Remick, Currier, and Planetarium are open during the winter.
 

Moultonborough Library News

October 26, 2017


Events
This week we finish up our Halloween programming with a Halloween cupcake decorating craft on Thursday, October 26 at3:30 p.m. We will supply cupcakes, frosting, and candies, you bring ideas and imagination. On Friday, October 27, starting at 11 a.m., the Story Hour group will trick-or-treat local businesses in the village area, so come in costume!
Also on Friday, October 27, the Friends of the Library will hold their annual “Chocolate Fare” fundraiser from 1-3 p.m. at the library. For just $5.00 you can enjoy a variety of homemade chocolate confections, including cookies, candy, truffles, cake, and brownies. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Library, and there will also be a raffle of a basket full of chocolate goodies.
On Wednesday, November 1, there will be a 3-D Printer Demonstration from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. We will have a 3D Printer on loan from the NH State Library to demonstrate what 3D printing is all about. Visit Tinkercad.com, a free website where you can create your own 3D object file!
Once again, the Evening of Poetry program meets on a Saturday instead of the usual Tuesday evening. On Saturday, November 4, Katie McCarthy and Jim Pittman will be the featured readers, followed by the usual open mike session for all poets, authors, musicians and spoken word performers of all types.
On Friday, November 10, there will be a family movie afternoon starting at 1:00 p.m. with “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie,” rated PG, one hour and 28 minutes in length. Popcorn will be served!
The next book discussion will be “Eventide,” by Kent Haruf, on Thursday, November 16. Extra copies are available thanks to interlibrary loan. Last year, we delighted in reading Haruf’s “Plainsong,” in which the reader meets quiet, kind and generous characters, along with some outright scoundrels. The careful reader is left feeling part of this small Colorado community, which the author continues to develop in subsequent novels.  This fall, we will revisit Holt in Eventide, another novel that features the quiet, mostly solitary McPherson brothers. In this work, their humble goodness is matched by two female characters, Rose Tyler and Maggie Jones.
Professor Anita M. Kurth of the University of Maine will return to us to lead this just-before-Thanksgiving discussion. This will be her third November presentation. We enjoy having this gifted speaker help us usher in the holiday season.
The library will be closed on Saturday, November 11, for Veteran’s Day.
Moving on to our next holiday, there will be a Thanksgiving craft for children on Thursday, November 9, from 1-3 p.m. Make a thankful turkey using cardboard , paper plates, K-cups and cardstock.
New Books
New mysteries for this week are “Killing Season,” by Faye Kellerman, and “Righteous: an IQ novel,” by Joe Ide. New in fiction, we now have “Deep Freeze,: by John Sandford; “Death in St. Petersburg,” by Tasha Alexander, and “The Last Mrs. Parrish,” by Liv Constantine. New in biography is “Grant,” about General Ulysses S. Grant of Civil War fame, by Ron Chernow, author of the Alexander Hamilton biography which inspired the Broadway show. New in audiobook is “We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations That Matter,” by Celeste Headlee.
Technology
Technology user’s group meets on Mondays from 2-4 p.m.  There are iPad-iPhone beginner classes scheduled for Tuesday, October 31, and November 7, 14, 21, and 28; Microsoft Word for Beginners on Wednesday, November 8, and Windows 10 for Beginners on Wednesday, November 22.  All classes run from 2-4 p.m. Please sign up, classes are limited to 8 participants. Our technology librarian, Annemarie Welch, is also available by appointment for one-on-one computer assistance.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through Overdrive thanks to the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the NHDB Overdrive website can be found on the Moultonborough Library website. Just give us a call to get the four-digit code for our library, make sure your library card is up to date, and you will be ready to log in and download.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. Look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open.
Weekly Events
Preschool story times are Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m. All preschoolers are welcome to attend for a story and an easy craft project.
Coloring for Grownups activity on Tuesdays from 10:30 until noon.
The “Stitch and Chat” group meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Legos and More, including K’Nex, Nano Bugs, Snap Circuits, Hex Bugs and Lincoln Logs, third Wednesday of the month, 3:30-4:30. For children age five and up.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
Passes
Several of the attractions to which we have passes have closed for the season, and the Science Center and the Wright Museum close at the end of October, so if you wish to visit this year, only a few days remain for you to do so. For the State Parks pass, check the individual parks for off-season hours.
Thanks to the Friends of the Library, we have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, Canterbury Shaker Village, Libby Museum, and Squam Lakes Natural Science Center. A pass to Castle in the Clouds is provided by the Castle Preservation Society. New this year, we have passes for admission to many of the NH State Parks. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended.

Moultonborough Library News

October 19, 2017

Events
Don’t miss our Halloween magic show with Darren Yong, back by popular demand, on Friday, October 20, at 6:00 p.m. Magician DarrenYong will be here to blow your mind with his magic! Lots of audience participation! Fun for the whole family. Come in costume! Spooky, scary and tasty treats will be served after the show.
On Thursday, October 26, there will be a Halloween cupcake decorating craft at 3:30 p.m. We will supply cupcakes, frosting, and candies, you bring ideas and imagination. On Friday, October 27, starting at 11 a.m., the Story Hour group will trick-or-treat local businesses in the village area, so come in costume!
Another date to save is Friday, October 27, when the Friends of the Library will hold their annual “Chocolate Fare” fundraiser from 1-3 p.m. at the library. For just $5.00 you can enjoy a variety of homemade chocolate confections, including cookies, candy, truffles, cake, and brownies. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Library, and there will also be a raffle of a basket full of chocolate goodies.
On Wednesday, November 1, there will be a 3-D Printer Demonstration from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. We will have a 3D Printer on loan from the NH State Library to demonstrate what 3D printing is all about. Visit Tinkercad.com, a free website where you can create your own 3D object file!
Once again, the Evening of Poetry program meets on a Saturday instead of the usual Tuesday evening. On Saturday, November 4, Katie McCarthy and Jim Pittman will be the featured readers, followed by the usual open mike session for all poets, authors, musicians and spoken word performers of all types.
On Friday, November 10, there will be a family movie afternoon starting at 1:00 p.m. with “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie,” rated PG, one hour and 28 minutes in length. Popcorm will be served!
The next book discussion will be “Eventide,” by Kent Haruf, on Thursday, November 16. Extra copies are available thanks to interlibrary loan.
The library will be closed on Saturday, November 11, for Veteran’s Day.
New Books
New in fiction, we have added “The Prague Sonata,” by Bradford Morrow, “The Rules of Magic,” by Alice Hoffman, and “Fairytale,” by Danielle Steel, plus “Old Scores,” by Will Thomas, a new mystery in his Barker and Llewelyn series set in Victorian London.
New and of local interest is “The Brook Walk,” by David Leuser, a history of the Shannon Brook path at Castle in the Clouds, which was the subject of many postcards and stereoviews in the Ossipee Mountain Park period. The brook once featured several quaint bridges and a number of beauty spots such as the Emerald Pool Whittier Falls, Mary’s Arch, and several more, in addition to the well-known Falls of Song and Bridal Veil Falls. This book must be read in the library, but since it’s only 50 pages with many pictures, that should not be difficult.
New on DVD are “Baby Driver,” season one of “Loch Ness,” season 5 of “House of Cards” with Kevin Spacey; season 4, volume 2 of “Vikings,” and seasons 2 and 3 of “Gotham.”
Technology
Technology user’s group meets on Mondays from 2-4 p.m.  There are iPad-iPhone beginner classes scheduled for Tuesday, October 24, 31, and November 7, 14, 21, and 28, Microsoft Publisher for Beginners class on Wednesday, October 25, and Microsoft Word for Beginners on Wednesday, November 8. All classes run from 2-4 p.m. Please sign up, classes are limited to 8 participants.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through Overdrive thanks to the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the NHDB Overdrive website can be found on the Moultonborough Library website. Just give us a call to get the four-digit code for our library, make sure your library card is up to date, and you will be ready to log in and download.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. Look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open.
Weekly Events
Preschool story times are Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m. All preschoolers are welcome to attend for a story and an easy craft project.
Coloring for Grownups activity on Tuesdays from 10:30 until noon.
The “Stitch and Chat” group meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Legos and More, including K’Nex, Nano Bugs, Snap Circuits, Hex Bugs and Lincoln Logs, third Wednesday of the month, 3:30-4:30. For children age five and up.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
Passes
Several of the attractions to which we have passes will be closing for the season in mid to late October, so if you wish to visit the Libby Museum, Science Center, Wright Museum, Castle in the Clouds, or the Canterbury Shaker Village, plan to pay your visit soon.
Thanks to the Friends of the Library, we have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, Canterbury Shaker Village, Libby Museum, and Squam Lakes Natural Science Center. A pass to Castle in the Clouds is provided by the Castle Preservation Society. New this year, we have passes for admission to many of the NH State Parks. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended.

Moultonborough Library News

October 12, 2017

Events
Our display case this month exhibits the work of Andre Garcia of Meredith, who makes beautiful “go” bags that can carry your lunch, electronic devices, art supplies, books, snacks, and much more, as well as embroidered items based on antique crewel designs.
We have a variety of spooky activities planned for the next couple of weeks. There will be a Haunted House Diorama craft on Tuesday, October 17, from 6-7 p.m. Start your house in a small box at home so that there is time for glue or paint to dry, and put the finishing touches on here at the library. We will provide free craft supplies and “peeps,” and the finished products will be on display for one week, with voting for the best. There will be no story hour that evening.
Save the date of Friday, October 20 for our Halloween magic show with Darren Yong, back by popular demand, at 6:00 p.m. On Thursday, October 26, there will be a Halloween cupcake decorating craft at 3:30 p.m. We will supply cupcakes, frosting, and candies, you bring ideas and imagination. On Friday, October 27, starting at 11 a.m., the Story Hour group will trick-or-treat local businesses in the village area, so come in costume!
The next title in the Friends discussion series is “Home,” by Marilynne Robinson, on Thursday, October 19 at 10:30. Dr. Linda Brion-Meisels returns to lead the discussion.
Another date to save is Friday, October 27, when the Friends of the Library will hold their annual “Chocolate Fare” fundraiser from 1-3 p.m. at the library. For just $5.00 you can enjoy a variety of homemade chocolate goodies, including cookies, candy, truffles, cake, and brownies. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Library.
 
New Books
New on DVD are “Guardians of the Galaxy 2,” “Transformers: The Last Knight;” season five of “Longmire,” “Churchill,” and the Ken Burns series on the Vietnam War. Thanks to donations, we also added three more seasons of “Dexter,” plus season one of “Gotham” and of “Camelot.”
New in fiction, we have added “The Countess of Prague,” by Stephen Weeks; “Origin,” by Dan Brown; “Merry and Bright,” by Fern Michaels; “The Last Neanderthal,” by Claire Cameron; “The Last Ballad,” by Wiley Cash; “The Stolen Marriage,” by Diane Chamberlain; “The Child Finder,” by Rene Denfield; “Dinner at the Center of the Earth,’ by Nathan Englander; “Seven Stones to Stand or Fall,” by Diana Gabaldon; “The Girl Who Takes An Eye For An Eye,” by David Lagercrantz; “Bluebird, Bluebird,” by Attica Locke; and “Thief’s Mark” by Carla Neggers.
In nonfiction, we now have “Bunny Mellon: The Life of an American Style Legend;” “The Long Haul: A Trucker’s Tale of Life on the Road,” in both print and audio formats, and “We Need to Talk,” by Celeste Headlee. We also updated quite a few travel guides.
New for younger listeners, we have added “Little House on the Prairie,” and “Worlds Collide” and “An Author’s Odyssey,” both by Chris Colfer in his “Land of Stories” series. Also new in chapter books is “The War I Finally Won,” by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley, the sequel to “The War That Saved My Life;” plus “Leroy Ninker Saddles Up,” and “Francine Poulet Meets the Ghost Raccoon,” both by Kate DiCamillo, from her “Tales From Deckawoo Drive” series, illustrated by Chris Van Dusen; “Greenglass House” and “Ghosts of Greenglass House,” both by Kate Milford; “Before the Devil Breaks You,” by Libba Bray, “The Language of Thorns,” by Leigh Bardugo, and “The Final Spark,” by Michael Vey.
Technology
Technology user’s group meets on Mondays from 2-4 p.m.  All classes run from 2-4 p.m. Please sign up, classes are limited to 8 participants. There are iPad-iPhone beginner classes scheduled for Tuesday, October 17, 24, and 31, and Microsoft Publisher class on Wednesday, October 25.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through Overdrive thanks to the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the NHDB Overdrive website can be found on the Moultonborough Library website. Just give us a call to get the four-digit code for our library, plus your library card number, and you will be ready to log in and download.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. Look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open.
Weekly Events
Preschool story times are Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m. All preschoolers are welcome to attend for a story and an easy craft project.
Coloring for Grownups activity on Tuesdays from 10:30 until noon.
The “Stitch and Chat” group meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Legos and More, including K’Nex, Nano Bugs, Snap Circuits, Hex Bugs and Lincoln Logs, third Wednesday of the month, 3:30-4:30. For children age five and up.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
Passes
Several of the attractions to which we have passes will be closing for the season in mid to late October, so if you wish to visit the Libby Museum, Science Center, Wright Museum, Castle in the Clouds, or the Canterbury Shaker Village, plan to pay your visit soon.
Thanks to the Friends of the Library, we have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, Canterbury Shaker Village, Libby Museum, and Squam Lakes Natural Science Center. A pass to Castle in the Clouds is provided by the Castle Preservation Society. New this year, we have passes for admission to many of the NH State Parks. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended.

Moultonborough Library News

October 5, 2017


Events
Please note the change of day for “Evening of Poetry” this month, which will be on Saturday, October 7 at 7:30 p.m. Featured reader will be Henry Spencer, and following his presentation anyone is welcome to share their work during “open mike” time.
The library will be closed on Monday, October 9, for the Columbus Day holiday. See you at the Fair!
For our younger patrons this month, there will be a Readathon for children in grades 4-6 on Friday, October 13, from 5:30-8 p.m. There will be pizza, so please call by noon on Thursday, October 12, so that we know how much to order. Also, please bring a small snack to share, and a pillow or blanket to make yourself comfortable for reading and talking about books.
Now that we are in the month of Halloween, we have a variety of spooky activities planned. There will be a Haunted House Diorama craft on Tuesday, October 17, from 6-7 p.m. Start your house in a small box at home so that there is time for glue or paint to dry, and put the finishing touches on here at the library. We will provide free craft supplies and “peeps,” and the finished products will be on display for one week, with voting for the best. There will be no story hour that evening.
Save the date of Friday, October 20 for our Halloween magic show with Darren Yong, back by popular demand, at 6:00 p.m. On Thursday, October 26, there will be a Halloween cupcake decorating craft at 3:30 p.m. We will supply cupcakes, frosting, and candies, you bring ideas and imagination. On Friday, October 27, starting at 11 a.m., the Story Hour group will trick-or-treat local businesses in the village area, so come in costume!
We are participating in the “One Book, One Valley” discussion sponsored by libraries of the Mount Washington Valley. The book title is “The One-in-a-Million Boy,” by Monica Wood. We have ten copies available, and the discussion here will be on Friday, October 13 at 10:30. There are several related programs scheduled in the Valley area, including a “meet the author” evening on Thursday, October 26 at 7 p.m. at Kennett High School in North Conway.
The next title in the Friends discussion series will be “Home,” by Marilynne Robinson, on Thursday, October 19 at 10:30. Dr. Linda Brion-Meisels returns to lead the discussion.
Another date to save is Friday, October 27, when the Friends of the Library will hold their annual “Chocolate Fare” fundraiser from 1-3 p.m. at the library. For just $5.00 you can enjoy a variety of homemade chocolate goodies, including cookies, candy, truffles, cake, and brownies. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Library.
 
New Books
New in fiction, we have added “The World as We Know It,” by Joseph Monninger; “To Be Where You Are,” by Jan Karon;  “Don’t Let Go,” by Harlan Coben; “Winter Solstice,” by Elin Hilderbrand; “Sleeping Beauties,” by Stephen King and Owen King; “Holly and Ivy,” by Fern Michaels; and “Manhattan Beach,” by Jennifer Egan. New in mystery are “Proof of Guilt,” and “A Casualty of War,” both by Charles Todd; “An Echo of Murder,” by Anne Perry, and  Trace,” by Archer Mayor.
New on DVD are season two of “Poldark,” season eight of “Inspector Lewis,” and thanks to a donation, season two of “Dexter.” We also have four new audiobooks for younger listeners.
Technology
Technology user’s group meets on Mondays from 2-4 p.m.  There will be a “Learn About the Newest Apps” on Wednesday, October 4, and Microsoft Window 10 For Beginners on Wednesday, October 10. All classes run from 2-4 p.m. Please sign up, classes are limited to 8 participants. Bring your favorite apps to share!
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through Overdrive thanks to the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the NHDB Overdrive website can be found on the Moultonborough Library website. Just give us a call to get the four-digit code for our library, plus your library card number, and you will be ready to log in and download.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. Look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open.
Weekly Events
Preschool story times are Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m. All preschoolers are welcome to attend for a story and an easy craft project.
Coloring for Grownups activity on Tuesdays from 10:30 until noon.
The “Stitch and Chat” group meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Legos and More, including K’Nex, Nano Bugs, Snap Circuits, Hex Bugs and Lincoln Logs, third Wednesday of the month, 3:30-4:30. For children age five and up.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
Passes
Several of the attractions to which we have passes will be closing for the season in mid to late October, so if you wish to visit the Libby Museum, Science Center, Wright Museum, Castle in the Clouds, or the Canterbury Shaker Village, plan to pay your visit soon.
Thanks to the Friends of the Library, we have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, Canterbury Shaker Village, Libby Museum, and Squam Lakes Natural Science Center. A pass to Castle in the Clouds is provided by the Castle Preservation Society. New this year, we have passes for admission to many of the NH State Parks. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended.

Moultonborough Library News

September 28, 2017

Events
With the advent of Halloween month at hand, we have various holiday activities planned. There will be a Haunted House Diorama craft on Tuesday, October 17, from 6-7 p.m. Start your house in a small box at home so that there is time for paint to dry, and put the finishing touches on here at the library. We will provide free craft supplies and “peeps,” and the finished products will be on display for one week, with voting for the best. There will be no story hour that evening.
Save the date of Friday, October 20 for our Halloween magic show with Darren Yong, back by popular demand, at 6:00 p.m. On Thursday, October 26, there will be a Halloween cupcake decorating craft at 3:30 p.m. We will supply cupcakes, frosting, and candies, you bring ideas and imagination. On Friday, October 27, starting at 11 a.m., the Story Hour group will trick-or-treat local businesses in the village area, so come in costume!
The next title in the Friends discussion series will be “Home,” by Marilynne Robinson, on Thursday, October 19 at 10:30. Dr. Linda Brion-Meisels returns to lead the discussion.
In addition, we are participating in the “One Book, One Valley” discussion sponsored by libraries of the Mount Washington Valley. The book title is “The One-in-a-Million Boy,” by Monica Wood, which is described as “the incandescent story of a 104-year-old woman and the sweet, strange young boy assigned to help her around the house; a friendship that touches each member of the boy’s unmoored family.” We have ten copies available, and the discussion here will be on Friday, October 13 at 10:30. There are several related programs scheduled in the Valley area, including a “meet the author” evening on Thursday, October 26 at 7 p.m. at Kennett High School in North Conway.
There will be a “paint night” with the staff of “Art Escape” at the library on Monday, October 2 from 6-8 p.m. The group is limited to 20 participants, so please call the library at 476-8895 to sign up. There is a fee of $10 for materials.
Evening of Poetry for October will be on Saturday, October 7 at 7:30 p.m. Featured reader will be Henry Spencer, and following his presentation anyone is welcome to share their work during “open mike” time.
The library will be closed on Monday, October 9, for the Columbus Day holiday. See you at the Fair!
Save the date of Friday, October 20 for our Halloween magic show with Darren Yong, back by popular demand, at 6:00 p.m. On Thursday, October 26, there will be a Halloween cupcake decorating craft at 3:30 p.m.
Another date to save is Friday, October 27, when the Friends of the Library will hold their annual “Chocolate Fare” fundraiser from 1-3 p.m. at the library. For just $5.00 you can enjoy a variety of homemade chocolate goodies, including cookies, candy, truffles, cake, and brownies.
 
New Books
New in fiction are “We Were Strangers Once,’ by Betsy Carter; “The Vengeance of Mothers,” by Jim Fergus; “Little Fires Everywhere,” by Celeste Ng; and in mystery, “Robert B. Parker’s ‘The Hangman’s Secret,’ by Reed Coleman; New and of local New Hampshire interest is “First Out: My Life on the Cog Railway,” by Jonathan Hively, who spoke here last week. We also have a big batch of new children’s books, including easy picture books, chapter books, and young adult, ranging from “Nothing,” by Annie Barrows, to “Snappsy the Alligator,” by Julie Falatko, “Goldie Blox and the Trhee Dares,” by Stacy McAnulty; On the Night of the Shooting Star,” by Amy Hest; “Lord of Shadows: Dark Artifices,” by Cassandra Clare, and many more.
New on DVD are “Beatriz at Dinner,” “The Big Sick,” “The Hero,” and “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie.”
Technology
Technology user’s group meets on Mondays from 2-4 p.m.  There will be an iPad/iPhone beginner’s class on Tuesday, October 3 and “Learn About the Newest Apps” on Wednesday, October 4, and Microsoft Window 10 For Beginners on Wednesday, October 10. All classes run from 2-4 p.m.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through Overdrive thanks to the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the NHDB Overdrive website can be found on the Moultonborough Library website. Just give us a call to get the four-digit code for our library, plus your library card number, and you will be ready to log in and download.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. Look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open.
Weekly Events
Preschool story times are Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m. All preschoolers are welcome to attend for a story and an easy craft project.
Coloring for Grownups activity on Tuesdays from 10:30 until noon.
The “Stitch and Chat” group meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Legos and More, including K’Nex, Nano Bugs, Snap Circuits, Hex Bugs and Lincoln Logs, third Wednesday of the month, 3:30-4:30. For children age five and up.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
Passes
Thanks to the Friends of the Library, we have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, Canterbury Shaker Village, Libby Museum, and Squam Lakes Natural Science Center. A pass to Castle in the Clouds is provided by the Castle Preservation Society. New this year, we have passes for admission to many of the NH State Parks. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended.