Moultonborough Library News
January 23, 2020
 
Thanks to the New Woodshed Restaurant, there will be another “FACT” (Feed a Charity Tonight) night of dining out to benefit the Friends of the Library. On Sunday evening, February 9, dine at the New Woodshed on Lee Road in Moultonborough between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m., and let your server know that you are there to support the Friends, and a percentage of your bill will be donated to the Friends.
Since we are now in the season of Oscars and Golden Globes, we have added a large stash of donated DVDs to our ongoing year-round book sale in the library, priced at just $1.00 each. We also have two racks of paperbacks on sale for 50 cents and $1.00.
Thanks to our hard-working volunteers from AARP, we will again be offering free tax preparation assistance beginning on Monday, February 3, with appointments beginning at 10 a.m., with the last of the day at 3:45 p.m. Call the library at 476-8895 to make an appointment. Forms 1099 Miscellaneous, W-2, and W-3 are available now, and we will be getting instruction booklets for the 1040 towards the end of January. All the other forms are only available online (or by special order) but we will be happy to help our patrons print out the forms that they need.
Beginner and intermediate sewing class with Janice Jenket continues on Friday mornings from 10:30 to 12:30 in the meeting room. If you have a sewing machine that hasn’t been used in a while and need a refresher, or help with a sewing project, sign up and come on in.
The Samuel Wentworth Library in Sandwich is now in the midst of their annual “Books Sandwiched In” book discussion series, and Moultonborough readers are welcome to attend. All of this year’s titles are also available in Moultonborough. Upcoming on Monday, February 3 is “The Library Book,” by Susan Orlean, a very interesting true story about an arson fire at the Los Angeles Public Library. Later in February and March are “A Woman of No Importance,” by Sonia Purnell; “Mama’s Last Hug,” by Frans de Wall, and “The Lemon Tree,” by Sandy Tolman.
New Books
This week’s new books are “Big Lies in a Small Town,” by Diane Chamberlain; “Lady Clementine,” a historical novel by Marie Benedict about the wife of Winston Churchill; “All the Ways We said Goodbye,” by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, and Karen White, set in the Ritz Hotel in Paris, and in mystery, “Many Rivers to Cross,” by Peter Robinson, a new DCI Banks whodunit. Given in honor of retiring trustee Richard Geden is “Tales from the Boston College Hockey Locker Room.”
New in nonfiction as part of a display about climate change from the Sandwich Climate Crisis Coalition are “Braiding Sweetgrass,” by Robin Wall Kimmerer, and “The Hour of the Land,” by Terry Tempest Williams. Other titles on the same topic have been loaned or given by the SCCC for our patrons to read and learn more about climate change and may be borrowed from the library.
 
Technology
If you need help with your smart phone, tablet, or laptop new technology librarian Megan Greenbaum is here to assist you. We offer drop-in technology help on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m., and 45 minute appointments for one-on-one technology assistance on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Please call the library at 476-8895 to book your appointment. Discover more about your smart device and how to use it as a tool in our digital world. Please sign up in advance.
Megan’s new photography club will have its first meeting on Monday, January 27 from 11:00 to 12:00. Bring your smart phone, tablet, or digital camera to the “Go Slow Photography Club” and start learning more about how to take great pictures that you will enjoy. The club will meet on the last Monday of the month.
Looking ahead, the next meeting of Megan’s “A Speck of Tech” class will be on Monday, February 3, from 3:30 to 4:30. This month’s theme will be “The Language of Technology.” Please sign up in advance.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the “Libby” app is located on the Moultonborough Library website. Download the free app from the app store, call us for the four-digit code for our library, make sure your library card is up to date, and you will be ready to log in and download. 
Ancestry Library Edition is available for genealogy research in the library, and Duolingo, a free language learning app, is available through a link on the library website under the “Learning” tab.
We have Kindles available to be borrowed, and laptops for use in the library.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. Look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open.
Weekly Events
Story Hour with stories and crafts for preschoolers on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.
“Stitch and Chat” meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
If you are unable to get to the library, volunteers from our local Altrusa chapter will pick up and return books, audiobooks or DVDs for you. Please call the library at 476-8895 for details.
Free/Discount Passes
We have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm. 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
January 16, 2020
Thanks to our faithful volunteers from AARP, we will again be offering free tax preparation assistance beginning on Monday, February 3, with appointments beginning at 10 a.m., with the last of the day at 3:45 p.m. We have forms 1099 Miscellaneous, W-2, and W-3 and we will be getting forms and instruction booklets for the 1040 towards the end of January. All the other forms are only available online (or by special order) but we will be happy to help our patrons print out the forms that they need.
Beginner and intermediate sewing class with Janice Jenket continues on Friday mornings from 10:30 to 12:30 in the meeting room. Dust off that old but still useful sewing machine and bring it in for a refresher course, or we have a few donated machines that can be used during the class. Please sign up ahead of time.
In the display case this month, we have a group of collectible teddy bears known as the “Very Important Bears,” loaned by one of our patrons, and ranging from “Charles Lindbear” and “Napoleon “Bearnapart” to “Libearace” and “Lauren Bearcall,” along with several more.
The Samuel Wentworth Library in Sandwich is now in the midst of their annual “Books Sandwiched In” book discussion series, and Moultonborough readers are welcome to attend. All of this year’s titles are also available in Moultonborough. “Leadership in Turbulent Times,” by Doris Kearns Goodwin, has already been discussed. Upcoming on Monday, February 3 is “The Library Book,” by Susan Orlean, a very interesting true story about an arson fire at the Los Angeles Public Library. Later in February and March are “A Woman of No Importance,” by Sonia Purnell; “Mama’s Last Hug,” by Frans de Wall, and “The Lemon Tree,” by Sandy Tolman. Moultonborough’s next book discussion is planned for April 16 and will be “The Refugees,” by Viet Thanh Nguyen.
The library will be closed on Monday, January 20, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
New Books
New in fiction this week, we have added “Welcome to the Pine Away Motel and Cabins,” by Katarina Bivald; “Nothing to See Here” by Kevin Wilson; “Lost,” and “The River Murders,’ both by James Patterson; “Moral Compass,” by Danielle Steel, and in mystery, “Hindsight,” by Iris Johansen. Thanks to a donation, we have added “New England Earthquakes: the surprising history of seismic activity in the Northeast,” by John Ebel.
New in the children’s room are “Magic Tree House #33, “Narwhal on a Sunny Night,” by Mary Pope Osborne; “Love from the Crayons,” by Drew Daywalt; “Bad Kitty Joins the Team,” by Nick Bruel; and “Dog Man: Fetch,” by Dav Pilkey.
New on DVD is season two of “Bad Little Lies,” “Joker,” with Joaquin Phoenix, and “The Farewell.”
Don’t forget that in addition to books, audiobooks, and dvds, we have a collection of well over 200 jigsaw puzzles for adults and children to enjoy during winter evenings and vacation days.
 
Technology
If you need help with your smart phone, tablet, or laptop new technology librarian Megan Greenbaum is here to assist you. We offer drop-in technology help on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m., and due to the high demand for tech help, we have expanded the one-on-one appointment schedule. We are now offering 45 minute appointments for one-on-one technology assistance on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Please call the library at 476-8895 to book your appointment. Discover more about your smart device and how to use it as a tool in our digital world. Please sign up in advance.
Megan’s new photography club will have it’s first meeting on Monday, January 27 from 11:00 to 12:00. Bring your smart phone, tablet, or digital camera to the “Go Slow Photography Club” and start learning more about how to take great pictures that you will enjoy. The club will meet on the last Monday of the month.
Looking ahead, the next meeting of Megan’s “A Speck of Tech” class will be on Monday, February 3, form 3:30 to 4:30. This month’s theme will be “The Language of Technology.” Please sign up in advance.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the “Libby” app is located on the Moultonborough Library website. Download the free app from the app store, call us for the four-digit code for our library, make sure your library card is up to date, and you will be ready to log in and download. 
Ancestry Library Edition is available for genealogy research in the library, and Duolingo, a free language learning app, is available through a link on the library website under the “Learning” tab.
We have Kindles available to be borrowed, and laptops for use in the library.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. Look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open.
Weekly Events
Story Hour with stories and crafts for preschoolers on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.
“Stitch and Chat” meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
If you are unable to get to the library, volunteers from our local Altrusa chapter will pick up and return books, audiobooks or DVDs for you. Please call the library at 476-8895 for details.
Free/Discount Passes
We have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm. 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
January 9, 2020
The Friends of the Library will have another “Feed a Charity” night on Friday, January 10 at Osteria Poggio in Center Harbor from 5-10 p.m. Dine at Osteria Poggio and be sure to tell your server that you are there to help the Friends of the Library and a percentage of your bill will be donated to the Friends.
Beginner and intermediate sewing class with Janice Jenket begins again on Friday, January 10, and runs from 10:30 to 12:30 in the meeting room. Dust off that old but still useful sewing machine and bring it in for a refresher course, or we have a few donated machines that can be used during the class. Please sign up ahead of time.
Popular local author MJ Pettengill is the author of “Etched in Granite” and “The Angel’s Lament,” historical novels based on the paupers who were cared for at the Carroll County poor farm following the Civil War. She has written the third installment of the story, and will be here for a book signing on Wednesday, January 15 at 1:00
Once again, the library coordinated the Moultonborough Santa Fund, receiving donations of money and toys and fulfilling the wish lists of children and families in need with toys, winter coats and boots, and grocery store gift cards. A total of 30 families and 58 children received assistance in making their holidays happier and the winter season more comfortable. We look forward to providing this service in future years as long as it is needed.
Also on January 15, from 3:00-4:30 p.m., there will be the monthly “Legos and More” activity for all Lego enthusiasts.
Thanks to our faithful volunteers from AARP, we will again be offering free tax preparation assistance beginning on Monday, February 3, with appointments beginning at 10 a.m., with the last of the day at 3:45 p.m.
We have forms 1099 Miscellaneous, W-2, and W-3 and we will be getting forms and instruction booklets for the 1040 towards the end of January. All the other forms are only available online (or by special order) but we will be happy to help our patrons print out the forms that they need.
For those who are interested, our special holiday book sale made a profit of just over $500 in the month of December. We will continue to set aside some of the newest and most interesting donations as they arrive and plan to do it again next year. For the New Year, and for your viewing pleasure on long winter evenings, we are now selling a great selection of DVDs that have been donated.
If you have a preschooler and are looking for a New Year’s resolution, one great idea would be to sign up for the “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” program here at the library. The one most important way to prepare your child for learning to read is to read to them. Sign up with children’s librarian Sharon Gulla.
New Books
Just one new title in fiction this week, which is “Treason,” by Stuart Woods.
Technology
If you need help with your smart phone, tablet, or laptop new technology librarian Megan Greenbaum is here to assist you. We offer drop-in technology help on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m., and due to the high demand for tech help, we have expanded the one-on-one appointment schedule. We are now offering 45 minute appointments for one-on-one technology assistance on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Please call the library at 476-8895 to book your appointment. Discover more about your smart device and how to use it as a tool in our digital world. Please sign up in advance.
Our new technology librarian, Megan Greenbaum, is an enthusiastic photographer, and she is starting a photography club at the library, starting on Monday, January 27 from 11:00 to 12:00. Bring your smart phone, tablet, or digital camera to the “Go Slow Photography Club” and start learning more about how to take great pictures that you will enjoy. The club will meet on the last Monday of the month.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the “Libby” app is located on the Moultonborough Library website. Download the free app from the app store, call us for the four-digit code for our library, make sure your library card is up to date, and you will be ready to log in and download. 
Ancestry Library Edition is available for genealogy research in the library, and Duolingo, a free language learning app, is available through a link on the library website under the “Learning” tab.
We have Kindles available to be borrowed, and laptops for use in the library.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. Look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open.
Weekly Events
Story Hour with stories and crafts for preschoolers on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.
“Stitch and Chat” meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
If you are unable to get to the library, volunteers from our local Altrusa chapter will pick up and return books, audiobooks or DVDs for you. Please call the library at 476-8895 for details.
Free/Discount Passes
We have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm. 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
January 2, 2020
On Friday, January 3, there will be a program on “Cooking For Teens and Tweens.” Author Karen Jacobs has written a cookbook. Join us as she shows how to create healthy snacks, including chocolate chip chai cookies, which will be eaten following the class.  Please sign up in advance.
On Tuesday, January 7, “Evening of Poetry” at 7:30 p.m. will be an “open mike” session for anyone who would like to come and share their poetry or music with an audience.
Beginner and intermediate sewing class with Janice Jenket begins again on Friday, January 10, and runs from 10:30 to 12:30 in the meeting room. Dust off that old but still useful sewing machine and bring it in for a refresher course, or we have a few donated machines that can be used during the class. Please sign up ahead of time.
Local author MJ Pettengill is the author of “Etched in Granite” and “The Angel’s Lament,” historical novels based on the paupers who were cared for at the Carroll County poor farm following the Civil War. She has written the third installment of the story, and will be here for a book signing on Wednesday, January 15 at 10:30.
We have forms 1099 Miscellaneous, W-2, and  W-3 and we will be getting forms and instruction booklets for the 1040 towards the end of January. All the other forms are only available online (or by special order) but we will be happy to help our patrons print out the forms that they need.
If you have a preschooler and are looking for a New Year’s resolution, one great idea would be to sign up for the “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” program here at the library. The one most important way to prepare your child for learning to read is to read to them. Sign up with children’s librarian Sharon Gulla.
New Books
We have a nice batch of new fiction to kick off the reading year, including “The Sun Sister,” by Lucinda Riley; “The Sisters of Summit Avenue,” by Lynn Cullen; “What the Wind Knows,” by Amy Harmon; “The Beekeeper of Aleppo,” by Christy Lefteri; “The Topeka School,” by Ben Lerner; “The Starless Sea,” by Erin Morgenstern;” and perhaps most appropriate of all, at least for the title, “Let It Snow,” by Nancy Thayer. We also have new mysteries, such as “The Bodies in the Library,” by Marty Wingate; Dachshund Through the Snow,” by David Rosenfelt; and “Book of Bones,” by John Connolly.
New in nonfiction, we have “Me,” the autobiography of Elton John; “Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me,” by Adrienne Brodeur; and “Unbreakabale: the woman who defied the Nazis in the world’s most dangerous race,” and “Edison,” by Edmund Morris. Also new is “Mobituaries,” by Mo Rocca, and “Before and After: the incredible real-life stories of orphans who survived the Tennessee Children's Home Society,” which was the basis of Lisa Wingate’s novel, “Before We Were Yours.”
For young adults, we added “Rebel of the Sands,” by Alwyn Hamilton, and “Girls Made of Snow and Glass,” by Melissa Bashardoust; and for younger chapter-book readers, “Sting,” by Jude Watson.
New on DVD are “Downton Abbey: The Motion Picture;” “Judy,” about the life of singer/actress Judy Garland, starring Renee Zellweger; and “Abominable,” an animated feature about an Abominable Snowman named Everest, trying to get home.
Technology
If you need help with your smart phone, tablet, or laptop new technology librarian Megan Greenbaum is here to assist you. We offer drop-in technology help on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m., and due to the high demand for tech help, we have expanded the one-on-one appointment schedule. We are now offering 45 minute appointments for one-on-one technology assistance on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Please call the library at 476-8895 to book your appointment.
On Monday, January 6, Megan will offer “A Speck of Tech” class from 3:30 to 4:30. Join Megan’s class to learn just a “speck” of tech. Discover more about your smart device and how to use it as a tool in our digital world. Please sign up in advance.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the “Libby” app is located on the Moultonborough Library website. Download the free app from the app store, call us for the four-digit code for our library, make sure your library card is up to date, and you will be ready to log in and download. 
Ancestry Library Edition is available for genealogy research in the library, and Duolingo, a free language learning app, is available through a link on the library website under the “Learning” tab.
We have Kindles available to be borrowed, and laptops for use in the library.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. Look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open.
Weekly Events
Story Hour with stories and crafts for preschoolers on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.
“Stitch and Chat” meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
If you are unable to get to the library, volunteers from our local Altrusa chapter will pick up and return books, audiobooks or DVDs for you. Please call the library at 476-8895 for details.
Free/Discount Passes
We have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm. 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
December 26, 2019
Although the year is not quite over with as I write, it’s safe to say that our most popular book of 2019 was “Where the Crawdads Sing,” by Delia Owens. We have four copies in circulation plus one that was lost, and they checked out a total of 81 times, plus twelve more times for the audiobook, and that wasn’t even for the full 12 months. Most popular in nonfiction was “Educated,” a memoir by Tara Westover, with three copies checking out a total of 58 times, and the most watched DVD was “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
Looking for some fun vacation activities? On Friday, December 27, join us at 1:00 p.m. to watch the interactive “Frozen” movie on our big screen. We'll be watching “Frozen” and interacting with the screen! If you love singing along with Elsa and Anna and drinking hot cocoa, you'll want to attend. Registration is required for this event to insure we have Frozen bags for everyone.
On Saturday, December 28, drop in between 10 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. for “Game On” and play board games, card games, and more, for all ages.  
 
We will have “Kids Exploring Art with Watercolors” on Monday, December 30 at 10:30. Join us for water color painting. This is appropriate for children ages seven and up. Please register in advance, in person at the front desk or by calling 476-8895 during regular library hours.
The art display in the meeting room for the month of December is a collection of holiday-themed quilted wall hangings from the members of the Country Village Quilters Guild. Santas, elves, snowmen, sleds, skaters, reindeer and sleighs abound in cheerful shades of red, green, and white.
On Friday, January 3, there will be a program on “Cooking For Teens and Tweens.” Author Karen Jacobs has written a cookbook. Join us as she shows how to create healthy snacks, including chocolate chip chai cookies, which will be eaten following the class.  Please sign up in advance.
Beginner and intermediate sewing class with Janice Jenket begins again on Friday, January 10, and runs from 10:30 to 12:30 in the meeting room. Dust off that old but still useful sewing machine and bring it in for a refresher course, or we have a few donated machines that can be used during the class. Please sign up ahead of time.
We don’t want to spoil the festive season with ugly thoughts of tax forms, but we do have forms 1099 Miscellaneous, W-2, and  W-3 and we will be getting forms and instruction booklets for the 1040 towards the end of January. All the other forms are only available online (or by special order) but we will be happy to help our patrons print out the forms that they need.
If you have a preschooler and are looking for a New Year’s resolution, one great idea would be to sign up for the “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” program here at the library. The one most important way to prepare your child for learning to read is to read to them. Sign up with children’s librarian Sharon Gulla.
The library will close at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31, and will be closed on Wednesday, January 1.
New Books
Two new dvds were added this week: “The Peanut Butter Falcon,” and “Linda Ronstadt: the Sound of My Voice.”
Technology
If you need help with your smart phone, tablet, or laptop new technology librarian Megan Greenbaum is here to assist you. We offer drop-in technology help on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m., and due to the high demand for tech help, we have expanded the one-on-one appointment schedule. We are now offering 45 minute appointments for one-on-one technology assistance on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Please call the library at 476-8895 to book your appointment.
On Monday, January 6, Megan will offer “A Speck of Tech” class from 3:30 to 4:30. Join Megan’s class to learn just a “speck” of tech. Discover more about your smart device and how to use it as a tool in our digital world. Please sign up in advance.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the “Libby” app is located on the Moultonborough Library website. Download the free app from the app store, call us for the four-digit code for our library, make sure your library card is up to date, and you will be ready to log in and download. 
Ancestry Library Edition is available for genealogy research in the library, and Duolingo, a free language learning app, is available through a link on the library website under the “Learning” tab.
We have Kindles available to be borrowed, and laptops for use in the library.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. Look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open.
Weekly Events
Story Hour with stories and crafts for preschoolers on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.
“Stitch and Chat” meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
If you are unable to get to the library, volunteers from our local Altrusa chapter will pick up and return books, audiobooks or DVDs for you. Please call the library at 476-8895 for details.
Free/Discount Passes
We have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm. 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
December 12, 2019
On Friday, December 13, kids and parents are invited to the annual Children’s Holiday Open House. Join us at 6:15 as we gather on the library lawn at for our annual tree lighting, then come into the meeting room to warm up with sweet treats and punch, and a visit with Santa rounds out the festivities. All are welcome to join the fun!
Next, on Thursday, December 19, children are invited to stop by at 3:00 to craft a Christmas ornament. Come make a decoration for your tree or to give as a gift. All supplies will be provided and there will be Christmas music, hot cocoa and cookies.
On Tuesday, December 17, the weekly PJ Story Time will feature Nash, the therapy dog. Children can sign up to read a book out loud to Nash and the other story time children. We currently have four time slots available to read to Nash, beginning at 6:00 p.m.
On Wednesday, December 18, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., the library Lego club will be in session. Whether you're a great Lego builder, or a first timer, this is the place for you. Open to any child interested, there is no need to sign up. The library provides the Legos, while the kids provide the imagination.
Looking forward to Christmas vacation already? On Friday, December 27, join us at 1:00 p.m. to watch the interactive “Frozen” movie on our big screen. We'll be watching “Frozen” and interacting with the screen! If you love singing along with Elsa and Anna and drinking hot cocoa, you'll want to attend. Registration is required for this event to insure we have Frozen bags for everyone.
 
Also during vacation, we will have “Kids Exploring Art with Watercolors” on Monday, December 30 at 10:30. Join us for water color painting. This is appropriate for children ages seven and up. Please register in advance.
Our special holiday book sale is now underway. Throughout the year we have saved Christmas books, unopened DVDs, and really nice recent books that have been donated so that you can treat yourself to an early present, or shop for holiday gift bargains. Just what you need for a Yankee swap gift or a present for your favorite reader or movie buff. We also have our regular book sale racks of paperbacks well stocked, and a cart full of jigsaw puzzles for those long winter evenings. If you have puzzles that you’re not planning to do again, we would be happy to accept your donations.
The art display in the meeting room for the month of December is a collection of holiday-themed quilted wall hangings from the members of the Country Village Quilters Guild. Santas, elves, snowmen, sleds, skaters, reindeer and sleighs abound in cheerful shades of red, green, and white.
The library will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 24 and 25. We will close at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 31, and will be closed on Wednesday, January 1.
New Books
New in fiction this week are “An Irish Country Family,” by Patrick Taylor; “The Dog I Loved,’ by Susan Wilson; “The Stationery Shop,” by Marjan Kamali; “Under Occupation,” by Alan Furst; “The Andromeda Evolution, by Michael Crichton, and in mystery, “Bryant and May: The Lonely Hour,” in the Peculiar Crimes Unit series by Christopher Fowler, and “The Case of the Wandering Scholar,” by Kate Saunders. New in biography is “Home Work: A memoir of my Hollywood years,” by Julie Andrews. New on DVD is “Where’d You Go, Bernadette?”
 
Technology
If you need help with your smart phone, tablet, or laptop new technology librarian Megan Greenbaum is here to assist you. We offer drop-in technology help on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m., and half hour appointments for one-on-one technology assistance can be made on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. by calling the library at 476-8895. On Monday, January 6, Megan will offer “A Speck of Tech” class from 3:30 to 4:30 to learn more about your smart device and how to use it as a tool in our digital world. Please sign up in advance.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the “Libby” app is located on the Moultonborough Library website. Download the free app from the app store, call us for the four-digit code for our library, make sure your library card is up to date, and you will be ready to log in and download. 
Ancestry Library Edition is available for genealogy research in the library, and Duolingo, a free language learning app, is available through a link on the library website under the “Learning” tab.
We have Kindles available to be borrowed, and laptops for use in the library.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. Look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open.
Weekly Events
Story Hour with stories and crafts for preschoolers on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.
“Stitch and Chat” meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
If you are unable to get to the library, volunteers from our local Altrusa chapter will pick up and return books, audiobooks or DVDs for you. Please call the library at 476-8895 for details.
Free/Discount Passes
We have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm. 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
December 5, 2019
All are welcome to stop by for cookies and punch during our annual Holiday Open House on Friday, December 6 from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. On Friday, December 13, kids and parents are invited to the annual Children’s Holiday Open House. Join us at 6:15 as we gather on the library lawn at for our annual tree lighting, then come into the meeting room to warm up with sweet treats and punch, and a visit with Santa rounds out the festivities. All are welcome to join the fun!
Next, on Thursday, December 19, children are invited to stop by at 3:00 to craft a Christmas ornament. Come make a decoration for your tree or to give as a gift. All supplies will be provided and there will be Christmas music, hot cocoa and cookies.
On Tuesday, December 17, the weekly PJ Story Time will feature Nash, the therapy dog. Children can sign up to read a book out loud to Nash and the other story time children. We currently have four time slots available to read to Nash, beginning at 6:00 p.m.
On Wednesday, December 18, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., the library Lego club will be in session. Whether you're a great Lego builder, or a first timer, this is the place for you. Open to any child interested, there is no need to sign up. The library provides the Legos, while the kids provide the imagination.
Looking forward to Christmas vacation already? On Friday, December 27, join us at 1:00 p.m. to watch the interactive “Frozen” movie on our big screen. We'll be watching “Frozen” and interacting with the screen! If you love singing along with Elsa and Anna and drinking hot cocoa, you'll want to attend. Registration is required for this event to insure we have Frozen bags for everyone.
 
Also during vacation, we will have “Kids Exploring Art with Watercolors” on Monday, December 30 at 10:30. Join us for water color painting. This is appropriate for children ages seven and up. Please register in advance.
And don’t forget to check out the special holiday book sale, which is now underway. All during the year we have saved Christmas books, unopened DVDs, and really nice recent books that have been donated, and we will be putting them up for sale in time for the holidays. Treat yourself to an early present, or shop for holiday gift bargains. Just what you need for a Yankee swap gift or a present for your favorite reader or movie buff. We also have our regular book sale racks of paperbacks well stocked, and a cart full of jigsaw puzzles for those long winter evenings, vacations, or snow days. If you have puzzles that you’re not planning to do again, we would be happy to accept your donations.
Although not set up yet at the time of this writing, the art display for the month of December will be quilted wall hangings created by the members of the Country Village Quilters Guild.
New Books
New in fiction are “Spy” by Danielle Steel; “Genesis,” by Robin Cook; and “How the Dead Speak,” by Val McDermid in mystery. New for young adults are “Hero,” by Michael Grant, and “The Queen of Nothing,” by Holly Black; new in juvenile fiction is “The Storm Keeper’s Island,” by Catherine Doyle. We also added several new easy picture books, including “A Piglet Named Mercy,” by Kate DiCamillo, with fun illustrations by Chris Van Dusen; “How to Catch a Dragon,” by Adam Wallace; “Good Night, Little Blue Truck,” by Alice Schertle; “Unicorn Day,’ by Diana Murray; Grumpy Monkey Party Time,” by Suzanne Lang; It’s Not Hansel and Gretel, ‘by Josh Funk; and “Rosie the Dragon and Charlie Make Waves,” by Lauren Kerstein.
New on DVD is this year’s “live action” remake of “The Lion King.”
Technology
Our new technology librarian, Megan Greenbaum, is now on the job and will be having drop-in technology help on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m., and half hour appointments for one-on-one technology assistance can be made on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. by calling the library at 476-8895.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the “Libby” app is located on the Moultonborough Library website. Download the free app from the app store, call us for the four-digit code for our library, make sure your library card is up to date, and you will be ready to log in and download. 
Ancestry Library Edition is available for genealogy research in the library, and Duolingo, a free language learning app, is available through a link on the library website under the “Learning” tab.
We have Kindles available to be borrowed, and laptops for use in the library.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. Look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open.
Weekly Events
Story Hour with stories and crafts for preschoolers on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.
“Stitch and Chat” meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
If you are unable to get to the library, volunteers from our local Altrusa chapter will pick up and return books, audiobooks or DVDs for you. Please call the library at 476-8895 for details.
Free/Discount Passes
We have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm. 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
November 28, 2019
Recently, Friends of the Library president Sandra Kelly gave out the annual “President’s Award” for exceptional volunteer service to the library. This year’s honorees were Richard Wakefield and Elizabeth Ireland, both of whom have given hundreds of volunteer service hours for the annual summer book sale. Dick has helped to move all those hundreds of boxes of books to the book sale tents in the parking lot (or in the old days, to the old fire station) on the morning of the sale, every year since we started the book sale in 1986, and has also been a full-time cashier during the sale for the past few years. Elizabeth has sorted and packed the donations as they arrive, every week since 2015, and has also coerced her husband and children in to being book sale helpers. The Friends pay for books of the recipient’s choice to be added to the library collection, and in honor of Dick Wakefield, a dedicated White Mountain hiker, we have added the newest edition of the AMC “White Mountain Guide” to the collection, with more to come. Thanks to both Dick and Elizabeth for being such faithful helpers for so many years, and long may they continue.
Looking forward to December, the monthly “Evening of Poetry and Music” program for December will be on Tuesday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m. and the featured performer will be Stuart Babcock of the band “Jake Swamp and the Pine.”
All are welcome to stop by for cookies and punch during our annual Holiday Open House on Friday, December 6 from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. On Friday, December 13, kids and parents are invited to the annual Children’s Holiday Open House. Join us at 6:15 as we gather on the library lawn at for our annual tree lighting, then come into the meeting room to warm up with sweet treats and punch, and a visit with Santa rounds out the festivities. All are welcome to join the fun!
Next, on Thursday, December 19, children are invited to stop by at 3:00 to craft a Christmas ornament. Come make a decoration for your tree or to give as a gift. All supplies will be provided and there will be Christmas music, hot cocoa and cookies.
And don’t forget to check out the special holiday book sale, which will be set up right after Thanksgiving. All during the year we have saved Christmas books, unopened DVDs, and really nice recent books that have been donated, and we will be putting them up for sale in time for the holidays. Treat yourself to an early present, or shop for holiday gift bargains. Just what you need for a Yankee swap gift for a present for your favorite reader or movie buff.
The library will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27, and will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 28 and 29, for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will be open regular hours 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 30.
This month’s art display in the meeting room is a variety of still life paintings in oil and watercolor, loaned by members of the community. In the display case this month is a collection of Native American artifacts and collectibles loaned by Madeline Kaers.
New Books
New in fiction are “Ninth House,” by Leigh Bardugo; “The Confession Club,” by Elizabeth Berg; “Pack Up Your Troubles,” by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles, the 1919 installment of her “War at Home” series about the First World War in England; “Criss-Cross,” an Alex Cross novel by James Patterson; and “The Rise of Magicks,” book 3 of the “Chronicles of the One” trilogy by Nora Roberts.
New on DVD are season 3 of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” season 5 of “Poldark,” “Blinded by the Light,” and “Dora and the Lost City of Gold.”
Technology
Our new technology librarian, Megan Greenbaum, is now on the job and will be having drop-in technology help on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m., and half hour appointments for one-on-one technology assistance can be made on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. by calling the library at 476-8895.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the “Libby” app is located on the Moultonborough Library website. Download the free app from the app store, call us for the four-digit code for our library, make sure your library card is up to date, and you will be ready to log in and download. 
Ancestry Library Edition is available for genealogy research in the library, and Duolingo, a free language learning app, is available through a link on the library website under the “Learning” tab.
We have Kindles available to be borrowed, and laptops for use in the library.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. Look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open.
Weekly Events
Story Hour with stories and crafts for preschoolers on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.
“Stitch and Chat” meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
If you are unable to get to the library, volunteers from our local Altrusa chapter will pick up and return books, audiobooks or DVDs for you. Please call the library at 476-8895 for details.
Free/Discount Passes
We have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm. 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.