Moultonborough Library News
January 17, 2019
Events
Appointments for AARP tax preparation assistance will begin on Monday, February 4, continuing from 10:30 to 4:15 each Monday through April 15, with the exception of the President’s Day holiday, and Monday, April 1, which will be made up on Tuesday, April 2. Please call the library at 476-8895 to make your appointment. We do have some tax forms available, including W-2 and 1099 Miscellaneous. 1040 forms and instructions are on order, or can be printed from the IRS website at www.irs.gov, or there are links to some of the most often used forms on the library website, under the Services tab on the home page. Note that the traditional 1040 has been revised and the 1040A and 1040EZ have been eliminated.
Our display case this month features a colorful display of Pez dispensers collected by one of our library patrons. The characters range from the Seven Dwarfs to the Flintstones, Star Trek to Star Wars, and Presidents to Elvis, and even giant figures of Snoopy, Woodstock, Kermit, and many more. In the meeting room, January features a display of beautiful quilted wall hangings created by members of the Country Village Quilters Guild.
A.A. Milne, author of the Winnie the Pooh books, was born on January 18, 1882, and to celebrate his birthday, we have a display of Pooh books and movies in the children’s area. Pooh first appeared in 1924, making him 95 years young this year.
The library will be closed on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 21.
There will be a Readathon for children in grades 1-3 on Friday, January 25, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Enjoy pizza, snacks, and quiet reading time when the library is otherwise closed to the public. Please sign up ahead of time so that we know how much pizza we will need to order, and
On Monday, January 28 at 7:00 p.m., author Russell Staples will present “My Everest Odyssey.” Journey back to the time before tourism arrived in Nepal and join author Russ Staples as he recounts his trek from Kathmandu to the base camp of Mount Everest with sneakers, a borrowed backpack,and $200 in his pocket. Staples’ remarkable and odds-defying trek of 1967 made him one of the first Americans to visit the 17,800 ft. Everest base camp. His recently published book, “My Everest Odyssey” will be available for sale and signing.
On Tuesday, January 29, we will be hosting an “Introduction to OLLI” program at 11:00 a.m. OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) is a volunteer-based membership organization offering lifelong learning, social events, and volunteer opportunities for adults age 50 and up through Granite State College, and OLLI will be offering several programs at the library during 2019. Come and learn more about OLLI and get ready to enjoy a wide variety of programs and events.
New Books
Our one new book this week is “The Martha Manual: How to do almost everything,” by Martha Stewart. New on DVD is “Smallfoot,”
Technology
Thanks to the State Library, we have had access to a variety of database through EbscoHost, but it is now featured on our homepage, and patrons can log into it on the library computers or anywhere that has internet. Among the resources are NoveList and NoveList K-8 for book recommendations, MasterFile Premier and Academic Search Premier for periodical articles and abstracts, Health Source, Consumer Health Complete, Business Source, and Newspaper Source.
There will be a workshop to “Learn the Library Website” on Thursday, January 24, and iPad and iPhone Workshop on Wednesday, January 30. Both classes are from 2-4 p.m.
Technology Users Group meets on Mondays from 2-4 p.m., and the Apple Users Group on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. Technology librarian, Annemarie Welch, is also available by appointment for one-on-one computer assistance. 
Take a look at our new “Technology Corner” in the new book display area, featuring a whole batch of new computer books to check out, handouts on using the Libby app, schedules of computer classes, and information on borrowing laptops and tablets to use in the library, and Kindles to borrow. 
Android tablets, Chromebooks, iPads and PCs are available for use in the library, and Kindle e-book readers may be checked out for two weeks at a time.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the “Libby” app is located on the Moultonborough Library website. Download the free app from the app store, call us for the four-digit code for our library, make sure your library card is up to date, and you will be ready to log in and download. 
Ancestry Library Edition is available for genealogy research in the library, and Duolingo, a free language learning app, is available at a link on the library website under the “Learning” tab.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. Look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open.
Weekly Events
Story Hour with stories and crafts for preschoolers on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.
The “Stitch and Chat” group meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
We have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, and the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, all sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The other attractions to which we have passes have closed for the season. 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 10, 2019
Events
The month of January features a display of beautiful quilted wall hangings created by members of the Country Village Quilters Guild in the library meeting room. These works of art range from miniatures of classic quilt patterns to scenic or whimsical applique depicting loons, fish, steamboats, and swimming.
There will be another “Feed a Charity” night to benefit the Friends of the Library on Monday, January 14, at Giuseppe’s Restaurant in Meredith. Enjoy lunch or dinner anytime between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m., let your server know that you are there to benefit the Friends, and a percentage of your bill will be donated to the Friends.
The library will be closed on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 21.
There will be a Readathon for children in grades 1-3 on Friday, January 25, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Enjoy pizza, snacks, and quiet reading time when the library is otherwise closed to the public. Please sign up ahead of time so that we know how much pizza we will need to order, and
On Monday, January 28 at 7:00 p.m., author Russell Staples will present “My Everest Odyssey.” Journey back to the time before tourism arrived in Nepal and join author Russ Staples as he recounts his trek from Kathmandu to the base camp of Mount Everest with sneakers, a borrowed backpack,and $200 in his pocket. Staples’ remarkable and odds-defying trek of 1967 made him one of the first Americans to visit the 17,800 ft. Everest base camp. His recently published book, “My Everest Odyssey” will be available for sale and signing.
On Tuesday, January 29, we will be hosting an “Introduction to OLLI” program at 11:00 a.m. OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) is a volunteer-based membership organization offering lifelong learning, social events, and volunteer opportunities for adults age 50 and up through Granite State College, and OLLI will be offering several programs at the library during 2019. Come and learn more about OLLI and get ready to enjoy a wide variety of programs and events.
We will again be hosting the AARP tax help program, with appointments beginning in early February. Meanwhile, we do have some tax forms available, including W-2 and 1099 Miscellaneous. 1040 forms and instructions are on order, or can be printed from the IRS website at www.irs.gov. Note that the traditional 1040 has been revised and the 1040A and 1040EZ have been eliminated.
 
New Books
New this week in fiction are “Turning Point,” by Danielle Steel, and “Verses for the Dead,” by Douglas Preston and Lee Child and in mystery, “The New Iberia Blues,” by James Lee Burke. If you have not already read them, the most frequently checked-out books at our library in 2018 were “The Great Alone,” by Kristen Hannah, “17th Suspect,” by James Patterson; “The Disappeared,” by C.J. Box; “Unbound,” by Stuart Woods, and “Haunted,” also by James Patterson. The most popular movies were “The Post,” “Darkest Hour,” “Murder on the Orient Express,” and “The Greatest Showman.”
Technology
Thanks to the State Library, we have had access to a variety of database through EbscoHost, but it is now featured on our homepage, and patrons can log into it on the library computers or anywhere that has internet. Among the resources are NoveList and NoveList K-8 for book recommendations, MasterFile Premier and Academic Search Premier for periodical articles and abstracts, Health Source, Consumer Health Complete, Business Source, and Newspaper Source.
There will be a workshop to “Learn the Library Website” on Thursday, January 24, and iPad and iPhone Workshop on Wednesday, January 30. Both classes are from 2-4 p.m.
Technology Users Group meets on Mondays from 2-4 p.m., and the Apple Users Group on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. Technology librarian, Annemarie Welch, is also available by appointment for one-on-one computer assistance. 
Take a look at our new “Technology Corner” in the new book display area, featuring a whole batch of new computer books to check out, handouts on using the Libby app, schedules of computer classes, and information on borrowing laptops and tablets to use in the library, and Kindles to borrow. 
Android tablets, Chromebooks, iPads and PCs are available for use in the library, and Kindle e-book readers may be checked out for two weeks at a time.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the “Libby” app is located on the Moultonborough Library website. Download the free app from the app store, call us for the four-digit code for our library, make sure your library card is up to date, and you will be ready to log in and download. 
Ancestry Library Edition is available for genealogy research in the library, and Duolingo, a free language learning app, is available at a link on the library website under the “Learning” tab.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. Look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open.
Weekly Events
Story Hour with stories and crafts for preschoolers on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.
The “Stitch and Chat” group meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
We have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, and the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, all sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The other attractions to which we have passes have closed for the season. 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 3, 2019
Events
Beginner sewing class with teacher Janice Jenket begins on Friday, January 4, from 10:30 to 12:30, continuing weekly at the same time. Bring your own sewing machine if you have one available. For more details you may email jjenket@aol.com, and please call the library at 476-8895 to sign up. The class is suitable for all levels of ability and experience.
 “Go, Went, Gone,” by Jenny Erpenbeck will be reviewed at “Books Sandwiched In” at the Wentworth Library in Sandwich on Monday, January 7 at noon. Bring your lunch and continue the discussion following the review, and beverages and desserts are provided.
On Tuesday, January 8, the Evening of Poetry program will be an “open mike” night for any and all poets and musicians to share their works with an audience.
There will be another “Feed a Charity” night to benefit the Friends of the Library on Monday, January 14, at Giuseppe’s Restaurant in Meredith. Enjoy lunch or dinner anytime between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m., let your server know that you are there to benefit the Friends, and a percentage of your bill will be donated to the Friends. Holiday shopping season may be over with, but don’t forget that you can also choose to benefit the Friends when you shop online at Amazon and use “Amazon Smile.”
The library will be closed on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 21.
There will be a Readathon for children in grades 1-3 on Friday, January 25, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Enjoy pizza, snacks, and quiet reading time when the library is otherwise closed to the public. Please sign up ahead of time so that we know how much pizza we will need to order, and bring the book you are presently reading.
Looking ahead to the end of January, we have scheduled a program on “My Everest Odyssey,” with author Russ Staples, on Monday, January 28 at 7:00 p.m. Journey back to the time before tourism arrived in Nepal and join author Russ Staples as he recounts his trek from Kathmandu to the base camp of Mount Everest.  Staples’ remarkable and odds-defying trek of 1967 made him one of the first Americans to visit the 17,800 ft. Everest base camp. His recently published book, “My Everest Odyssey” will be available for sale and signing.
New Books
This week’s new fiction includes “The Boy,” by Tami Hoag, a murder set in Bayou Beaux, Louisiana; “A Delicate Touch,” by Stuart Woods, number 48 in the Stone Barrington series; “The Mars Room,” by Rachel Kushner; “Watching You,” by Lisa Jewell, and in mystery, “In a House of Lies,” by Ian Rankin, number 22 in the Inspector John Rebus series, set in Edinburgh. New on DVD is “The House with a Clock in its Walls,” based on the book by John Bellairs.
Technology
Thanks to the State Library, we have had access to a variety of database through EbscoHost, but it is now featured on our homepage, and patrons can log into it on the library computers or anywhere that has internet. Among the resources are NoveList and NoveList K-8 for book recommendations, MasterFile Premier and Academic Search Premier for periodical articles and abstracts, Health Source, Consumer Health Complete, Business Source, and Newspaper Source.
Kid’s Coding Club meets on Thursday, January 10, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Please note the change to Thursday, for this month only. There will be a workshop to “Learn the Library Website” on Thursday, January 24, and iPad and iPhone Workshop on Wednesday, January 30. Both classes are from 2-4 p.m.
Technology Users Group meets on Mondays from 2-4 p.m., and the Apple Users Group on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. Technology librarian, Annemarie Welch, is also available by appointment for one-on-one computer assistance. 
Take a look at our new “Technology Corner” in the new book display area, featuring a whole batch of new computer books to check out, handouts on using the Libby app, schedules of computer classes, and information on borrowing laptops and tablets to use in the library, and Kindles to borrow. 
Android tablets, Chromebooks, iPads and PCs are available for used in the library, and Kindle e-book readers may be checked out for two weeks at a time.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the “Libby” app is located on the Moultonborough Library website. Download the free app from the app store, call us for the four-digit code for our library, make sure your library card is up to date, and you will be ready to log in and download. 
Ancestry Library Edition is available for genealogy research in the library, and Duolingo, a free language learning app, is available at a link on the library website under the “Learning” tab.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. Look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open.
Weekly Events
Story Hour with stories and crafts for preschoolers on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.
The “Stitch and Chat” group meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
We have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, and the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, all sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The other attractions to which we have passes have closed for the season. 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 27, 2018
Events
Holidays were made brighter for some of our elderly residents by the “Moultonborough Little People,” a group of preschoolers who have been enjoying the Music and Movement program sponsored by the recreation department and the library. They wanted to do a community service project, and their first one was to make Christmas cards, which were distributed to patrons of Meals on Wheels and residents at Golden View Health Care in Meredith.
Beginner sewing class with teacher Janice Jenket begins on Friday, January 4, from 10:30 to 12:30, continuing weekly at the same time. Bring your own sewing machine if you have one available. For more details you may email jjenket@aol.com, and please call the library at 476-8895 to sign up. The class is suitable for all levels of ability and experience.
 “Go, Went, Gone,” by Jenny Erpenbeck will be reviewed at “Books Sandwiched In” at the Wentworth Library in Sandwich on Monday, January 7 at noon. Bring your lunch and continue the discussion following the review, and beverages and desserts are provided.
The library will be closing early at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, December 31 for New Year’s Eve, and will be closed on Tuesday, January 1, for New Year’s Day.
On Tuesday, January 8, the Evening of Poetry program will be an “open mike” night for any and all poets and musicians to share their works with an audience.
There will be another “Feed a Charity” night to benefit the Friends of the Library on Monday, January 14, at Giuseppe’s Restaurant in Meredith. Enjoy lunch or dinner anytime between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m., let your server know that you are there to benefit the Friends, and a percentage of your bill will be donated to the Friends. Holiday shopping season may be over with, but don’t forget that you can also choose to benefit the Friends when you shop online at Amazon and use “Amazon Smile.”
Looking ahead to the end of January, we have scheduled a program on “My Everest Odyssey,” with author Russ Staples. Journey back to the time before tourism arrived in Nepal and join author Russ Staples as he recounts his trek from Kathmandu to the base camp of Mount Everest.  Staples’ remarkable and odds-defying trek of 1967 made him one of the first Americans to visit the 17,800 ft. Everest base camp. His recently published book, “My Everest Odyssey” will be available for sale and signing.
New Books
“Headlong,” by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles was our only new fiction acquisition this week, and it is number 21 in the Bill Slider detective series, in which DCI Slider investigates the death of a literary agent who fell from a high window. Another new mystery that was donated this week is “How to Knit a Murder,” by Sally Goldenbaum, number 13 in the Seaside Knitters mystery series, set in the imaginary town of Sea Harbor, Massachusetts.
New for children is “The Snowy Nap,” by Jan Brett, about a hedgehog who wants to stay up to see the sights of winter along with the other animals on the farm. Jan Brett’s illustrations are always especially lovely. Also new are “Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter,” by Kenard Pak, and “Winter Is Here,” by Kevin Henkes. Thanks to a donation we added “I Saw Santa in New Hampshire.”
 
 Technology
Kid’s Coding Club meets on Thursday, January 10, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Please note the change to Thursday, for this month only. There will be a workshop to “Learn the Library Website” on Thursday, January 24, and iPad and iPhone Workshop on Wednesday, January 30. Both classes are from 2-4 p.m.
Technology Users Group meets on Mondays from 2-4 p.m., and the Apple Users Group on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. Technology librarian, Annemarie Welch, is also available by appointment for one-on-one computer assistance. 
Take a look at our new “Technology Corner” in the new book display area, featuring a whole batch of new computer books to check out, handouts on using the Libby app, schedules of computer classes, and information on borrowing laptops and tablets to use in the library, and Kindles to borrow. 
Android tablets, Chromebooks, iPads and PCs are available for used in the library, and Kindle e-book readers may be checked out for two weeks at a time.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the “Libby” app is located on the Moultonborough Library website. Download the free app from the app store, call us for the four-digit code for our library, make sure your library card is up to date, and you will be ready to log in and download. 
Ancestry Library Edition is available for genealogy research in the library, and Duolingo, a free language learning app, is available at a link on the library website under the “Learning” tab.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. Look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open.
Weekly Events
Story Hour with stories and crafts for preschoolers on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.
The “Stitch and Chat” group meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
We have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, and the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, all sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The other attractions to which we have passes have closed for the season. 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 20, 2018
Events
Last call for the holiday book sale, but we will still have plenty of books, movies, audiobooks, and puzzles in the library collection to keep everyone happily occupied during the cold winter days that lie ahead. Our “pop-up” gift shop with recent hardcover books, jigsaw puzzles, DVDs, music CDs, coffee-table art books, cookbooks, has been very popular, and everything is priced at just $1.00. Also available are Friends of the Library book bags. Buy a sturdy and capacious white canvas book bag with the Friends of MPL logo in green to benefit the Friends, then fill it with books and movies from the sale and you have a bargain-priced gift that will be enjoyed all winter. Our two regular book sale racks of mass-market and trade paperbacks are also stuffed with excellent reading material at just 50 cents for the small size and $1.00 for the larger ones. Stop in soon, they’re going fast!
In the meeting room, the art display for the month of December is also by Karel Hayes, including art from preliminary sketch to finished product, from several of the children’s books which she has illustrated, including “The Summer Visitors,” in which a family of bears who occupied a summer cottage for the winter months, try to evade detection when the summer people return. If you love the illustrations, the books are available for borrowing in the children’s room.
A display of craft items from “The Edge” shop in Center Harbor brightens our display case for the month of December, including knitted and felted items, pottery, jewelry, batik, soaps, and more, all suitable for holiday gifts.
Beginner sewing class with teacher Janice Jenket begins on Friday, January 4, from 10:30 to 12:30. Bring your own sewing machine if you have one available. For more details you may email jjenket@aol.com, and please call the library at 476-8895 to sign up.. Whether you’re just starting from scratch or have a project already underway, this class will teach you those great little tips and tricks you need to know.
Also starting in January is the annual “Books Sandwiched In” book review series at the Samuel Wentworth Library in Sandwich. We have all of this season’s titles available, including the first of the season on January 7 at noon. The topic will be “Go, Went, Gone,” by Jenny Erpenbeck, a novel about African refugees in Germany and a German professor who becomes sympathetic to their plight. Bring your lunch and continue the discussion following the review, and beverages and desserts are provided.
The library will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, December 24 and 25 for the Christmas holiday, and for New Year’s, we will close early at 2 p.m. on Monday, December 31 for New Year’s Eve, and will be closed on Tuesday, January 1, for New Year’s Day.
On Tuesday, January 8, the Evening of Poetry program will be an “open mike” night for any and all poets and musicians to share their works with an audience.
 
New Books
 “The Enemy of My Enemy,” by W.E.B. Griffin, book five in the Clandestine Operations series; “Pandemic,” a new medical thriller by Robin Cook featuring the dark side of organ transplant; and “Broken Ground,” a Karen Pirie mystery set in the Highlands of Scotland, by Val McDermid. Also new is “Milkman,” by Anna Burns, the winner of this year’s Man Booker Prize, set in Northern Ireland during the Troubles.
Technology
Take a look at our new “Technology Corner” in the new book display area, featuring a whole batch of new computer books to check out, handouts on using the Libby app, schedules of computer classes, and information on borrowing laptops and tablets to use in the library, and Kindles to borrow.  
There will be a class on using the Libby app for ebooks and audiobooks on Thursday, December 20 from 2-4 p.m., and an iPhone/iPad class on Thursday, December 27 from 2-4 p.m.
Technology Users Group meets on Mondays from 2-4 p.m., and the Apple Users Group on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. Technology librarian, Annemarie Welch, is also available by appointment for one-on-one computer assistance. 
Android tablets, Chromebooks, iPads and PCs are available for used in the library, and Kindle e-book readers may be checked out for two weeks at a time.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the “Libby” app is located on the Moultonborough Library website. Download the free app from the app store, call us for the four-digit code for our library, make sure your library card is up to date, and you will be ready to log in and download. 
Ancestry Library Edition is available for genealogy research in the library, and Duolingo, a free language learning app, is available at a link on the library website under the “Learning” tab.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. Look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open.
Weekly Events
Story Hour with stories and crafts for preschoolers on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.
The “Stitch and Chat” group meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
We have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, and the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, all sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The other attractions to which we have passes have closed for the season. 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 13, 2018
Events
Short notice, but there will be an afterschool craft today, Thursday, December 13, at 3:30. Come on down and make a batch of Christmas slime. All materials will be provided.
The annual Holiday Open House was enjoyed by dozens of library patrons and friends, with a large variety of hors d’ouevres and delicious desserts. Librarian Jane Rice was honored by the library trustees and Friends for 35-plus years of service to the library, with an inscribed crystal plaque and a subscription to “Maine Boats, Homes, and Harbors” for the library in her honor.
If you’re in the market for holiday gift bargains or just good books and movies for the winter months, the library has set up a “pop-up” gift shop with recent hardcover books, jigsaw puzzles, DVDs, music CDs, coffee-table art books, cookbooks, and everything is priced at just $1.00. Also available are Friends of the Library book bags. Buy a sturdy and capacious white canvas book bag with the Friends of MPL logo in green to benefit the Friends, then fill it with books and movies from the sale and you have a bargain-priced gift that will be enjoyed all winter. Our two regular book sale racks of mass-market and trade paperbacks are also stuffed with excellent reading material at just 50 cents for the small size and $1.00 for the larger ones. Stop in soon, they’re going fast!
In the meeting room, the art display for the month of December is also by Karel Hayes, including art from preliminary sketch to finished product, from several of the children’s books which she has illustrated, including “The Summer Visitors,” in which a family of bears who occupied a summer cottage for the winter months, try to evade detection when the summer people return. If you love the illustrations, the books are available for borrowing in the children’s room.
A display of craft items from “The Edge” shop in Center Harbor brightens our display case for the month of December, including knitted and felted items, pottery, jewelry, batik, soaps, and more, all suitable for holiday gifts.
Looking ahead to the post-holiday season, the library is planning a series of sewing lessons, presented by Janice Jenket, on Fridays from 10:30 to 12:30. The first class will be on Friday, January 4. Bring your own sewing machine if you have one available. For more details you may email jjenket@aol.com. Whether you’re just learning the basics or have a project already underway, this class will teach you those great little tips and tricks that come from years of experience.
Also starting in January and continuing in February and March is the annual “Books Sandwiched In” book review series at the Samuel Wentworth Library in Sandwich. We have all of this season’s titles available, including “Go, Went, Gone,” by Jenny Erpenbeck, a novel about African refugees in Germany and a German professor who becomes sympathetic to their plight; “Leonardo da Vinci,” a biography by Walter Isaacson, “Never Caught,” by Erica Armstrong Dunbar, about Martha Washington’s enslaved ladies’ maid, Ona Judge, who escaped slavery and lived out her life in New Hampshire; “Killers of the Flower Moon, about the Osage murders that prompted the beginings of the FBI,” by David Grann, and “The Elephant Company” by Vicki Croke, which tells the story of elephants used in the jungles of Burma, fighting the Japanese during World War II. The book reviews begin with “Go, Went, Gone” on Monday, January 7 at noon. Bring your lunch and continue the discussion following the review, and beverages and desserts are provided.
 
New Books
New on DVD are “Crazy Rich Asians” and the complete series of “A Place to Call Home,” a romantic drama set in 1950s Australia.
Technology
There will be a class on using the Libby app for ebooks and audiobooks on Thursday, December 20 from 2-4 p.m., and an iPhone/iPad class on Thursday, December 27 from 2-4 p.m.
Technology Users Group meets on Mondays from 2-4 p.m., and the Apple Users Group on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. Technology librarian, Annemarie Welch, is also available by appointment for one-on-one computer assistance. 
Android tablets, Chromebooks, iPads and PCs are available for used in the library, and Kindle e-book readers may be checked out for two weeks at a time.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the “Libby” app is located on the Moultonborough Library website. Download the free app from the app store, call us for the four-digit code for our library, make sure your library card is up to date, and you will be ready to log in and download. 
Ancestry Library Edition is available for genealogy research in the library, and Duolingo, a free language learning app, is available at a link on the library website under the “Learning” tab.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. Look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open.
Weekly Events
Story Hour with stories and crafts for preschoolers on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.
The “Stitch and Chat” group meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
We have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, and the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, all sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The other attractions to which we have passes have closed for the season. 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 6, 2018
Events
If you’re in the market for holiday gift bargains or just good books and movies for the winter months, the library has set up a “pop-up” gift shop with recent hardcover books, jigsaw puzzles, DVDs, music CDs, and cookbooks, and everything is priced at just $1.00. Also available are Friends of the Library book bags. Buy a bag to benefit the Friends, then fill it with books and movies from the sale and you have an inexpensive give that will be enjoyed all winter. Our two regular book sale racks of mass-market and trade paperbacks are also stuffed with excellent reading material at just 50 cents for the small size and $1.00 for the larger ones. Stop in soon, they’re going fast!
Friday, December 7, will be a very festive day in Moultonborough, starting with a holiday open house at the library from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. All are welcome and invited to stop by for holiday refreshments, sponsored by the library trustees, friends and staff. The library is looking very festive with lots of holiday decorations inside and out.
The holiday fun continues with our annual Jingle Bell Singalong, starting at 6:15 with the lighting of the tree, followed by sweet treats and punch, songs and a visit from Santa. Local author Karel Hayes will have a book signing at 6:45 p.m. offering free copies of "Santa's Tatty Old Boots,” a recent Christmas story which was illustrated by Karel and her son John Gorey, who also painted the mural in our children’s room.
Also around the village, there will be an open house and Toys for Tots collection at Zelek and Associates from 10-7 and open house, family games, and soup at the recreation department at 5:00 p.m.
In the meeting room, the art display for the month of December is also by Karel Hayes, including art from preliminary sketch to finished product, from several of the children’s books which she has illustrated. If you love the illustrations, the books are available for borrowing in the children’s room.
Looking ahead to the post-holiday season, the library is planning a series of sewing lessons, presented by Janice Jenket, on Fridays from 10:30 to 12:30. Bring your own sewing machine if you have one available. For more details you may email jjenket@aol.com. Whether you’re just learning the basics or have a project already underway, this class will teach you those great little tips and tricks that come from years of experience.
Also starting in January and continuing in February and March     is the annual “Books Sandwiched In” book review series at the Samuel Wentworth Library in Sandwich. We have all of this season’s titles available, including “Go, Went, Gone,” by Jenny Erpenbeck, “Leonardo da Vinci,” by Walter Isaacson, “Never Caught,’ by Erica Armstrong Dunbar; “Killers of the Flower Moon,” by David Grann, and “The Elepahnt Company” by Vicki Croke.
 
New Books
New in fiction this week are “Fire and Blood,” by George R.R. Martin; “Once Upon a River,” by Diane Setterfield; “War of the Wolf,” by Bernard Cornwell; and “Go, Went, Gone,” by Jenny Erpenbeck, and in large print, “Long Road to Mercy,” by David Baldacci, and “The Reckoning,” by John Grisham. New in mystery are “Robert B. Parker’s Blood Feud,” by Mike Lupica; “The Other Wife,” by Michael Robotham; and “Bimini Twist,” by Linda Greenlaw.
New in nonfiction are “1,000 Books to Read Before You Die,” by James Mustich; “Almost Everything: Notes on Hope,” by Anne Lamott, and “The Complete Diabetes Cookbook,” from America’s Test Kitchen.
New on DVD is season six of “Longmire.” New in audiobook is “Lethal White,” by Robert Galbraith.
Technology
Kid’s Coding Club will meet again on Tuesday, December 11, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. there will be a class on using the Libby app for ebooks and audiobooks on Thursday, December 20 from 2-4 p.m., and an iPhone/iPad class on Thursday, December 27, also from 2-4.
Technology Users Group meets on Mondays from 2-4 p.m., and the Apple Users Group on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. Technology librarian, Annemarie Welch, is also available by appointment for one-on-one computer assistance. 
Android tablets, Chromebooks, iPads and PCs are available for used in the library, and Kindle e-book readers may be checked out for two weeks at a time.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the “Libby” app is located on the Moultonborough Library website. Download the free app from the app store, call us for the four-digit code for our library, make sure your library card is up to date, and you will be ready to log in and download. 
Ancestry Library Edition is available for genealogy research in the library, and Duolingo, a free language learning app, is available at a link on the library website under the “Learning” tab.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. Look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open.
Weekly Events
Story Hour with stories and crafts for preschoolers on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.
The “Stitch and Chat” group meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
We have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, and the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, all sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The other attractions to which we have passes have closed for the season. 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 29, 2018
Events
Friday, December 7, will be a very festive day in Moultonborough, starting with a holiday open house at the library from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. All are welcome and invited to stop by for holiday refreshments, sponsored by the library trustees, friends and staff. The holiday fun continues with our annual Jingle Bell Singalong, starting at 6:15 with the lighting of the tree, followed by sweet treats and punch, songs and a visit from Santa. Local author Karel Hayes will have a book signing at 6:45 p.m. for "Santa's Tatty Old Boots,” a brand-new Christmas story which was illustrated by Karel and her son John Gorey, who also painted the mural in our children’s room. There will also be a display of Karel’s art in the meeting room for the month of December.
Also around the village, there will be an open house and Toys for Tots collection at Zelek and Associates from 10-7 and open house, family games, and soup at the recreation department at 5:00 p.m.
The “Music and Movement” program hosted by the recreation department and the library continues on Thursdays from 10-11 a.m. on Thursday, December 6 and 13. Toddlers are invited to the recreation building to wiggle, giggle, clap and dance during this awesome group activity featuring music, dance and rhythm. It’s a great way to young children to develop balance, flexibility, social skills and self-esteem
Evening of Poetry on Tuesday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m. will host Arthur Surrette as the featured poet/muscian, followed by the usual open mike time for the audience to share their own work or old or new favorites.
On Wednesday, December 5, from 1:00 to 7:30 p.m., Beth Dyson will provide one-on-one assistance enrolling in Marketplace health insurance and Medicaid, including helping consumers understand the health insurance plans they choose.  Last year, Beth helped over 500 community members get and keep health insurance they could afford. White Mountain Community Health Center is providing free health insurance enrollment assistance, thanks to a $10,000 grant from the New Hampshire Electric Co-op Foundation (NHEC Foundation).
If you’re interested in keeping up with the activities sponsored by the Friends of the Library, you can read their latest newsletter under the “Friends” tab on the library home page at www.moultonboroughlibrary.org. Beginning with this installment, newsletters will be posted on the library website, enhanced by color pictures, but will not be mailed in paper format.
Looking ahead to the post-holiday season, the library is planning a series of sewing lessons, presented by Janice Jenket, on Fridays from 10:30 to 12:30. Bring your own sewing machine if you have one available. For more details you may email jjenket@aol.com. Whether you’re just learning the basics or have a project already underway, this class will teach you those great little tips and tricks that you need to know.
 
New Books
New this week in nonfiction is “Becoming Michelle Obama,” an autobiography of the former First Lady. New in fiction are “A Ladder to the Sky,” by John Boyne; “Extinctions,” by Josephine Wilson; “Master of His Fate,” by Barbara Taylor Bradford; “Beauchamp Hall,” by Danielle Steel; “The Friend,” by Sigrid Nunez, and “Tony’s Wife,” by Adriana Trigiani,” and in mystery, the new Chief Inspector Gamache tale, “Kingdom of the Blind,” by Louise Penny.
Also new are several books on pet death and grieving, donated by local author Wendy Van de Poll. Titles include “My Dog is Dying, What Do I Do,” My Cat is Dying, What Do I Do?”  “Healing a Child’s Pet Loss Grief,” and “The Pet Professionals’ Guide to Pet Loss.”
New in DVD are “Incredibles 2,” “Christopher Robin,” featuring the characters from Winnie the Pooh, and “Alpha,” set in the prehistoric times when the wolf first became man’s best friend.
Technology
Kid’s Coding Club will meet again on Tuesday, December 11, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Technology Users Group meets on Mondays from 2-4 p.m., and the Apple Users Group on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. Technology librarian, Annemarie Welch, is also available by appointment for one-on-one computer assistance. 
Android tablets, Chromebooks, iPads and PCs are available for used in the library, and Kindle e-book readers may be checked out for two weeks at a time.
There will be an iPad/iPhone workshop on Thursday, November 29 from 2-4 p.m.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the “Libby” app is located on the Moultonborough Library website. Download the free app from the app store, call us for the four-digit code for our library, make sure your library card is up to date, and you will be ready to log in and download. 
Ancestry Library Edition is available for genealogy research in the library, and Duolingo, a free language learning app, is available at a link on the library website under the “Learning” tab.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. Look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open.
Weekly Events
Story Hour with stories and crafts for preschoolers on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.
The “Stitch and Chat” group meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
We have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, and the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, all sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The other attractions to which we have passes have closed for the season. 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.