Moultonborough Library News
November 15, 2018
Events
The library now has several laptop and tablet computers which may be borrowed for use in the library, including iPads, Android tablets, Chromebooks, and PCs, and we also have Kindle e-book readers which may be checked out for two weeks at a time, just like a book. Borrow a Kindle and download ebooks or audiobooks from free. Just go to the library website and click on the Libby icon to go to the NH Downloadable Books website, set up your account, and start reading or listening, even if you’re on the go and don’t have time to read a physical book.
The “Music and Movement” program hosted by the recreation department and the library continues on Thursdays from 10-11 a.m. on Thursday, November 29 and 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
Looking ahead to December, there will be a Fused Glass craft class on Tuesday, December 4 at 10:30 with Jean from Art Escape of Laconia. Create a scene of birch trees in winter and when the glass has been fused in the kiln, you will have a lovely piece of art glass to display or give as a gift. Cost is $10 and space is limited, so please sign up in advance by calling the library at 476-8895.
This display case this month features a variety of items created by the Friday morning “Stitch and Chat craft group, including crochet, knit, and quilted items. All handicrafters are welcome to join the group, which meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.
On display in the meeting room this month is an interesting collection of portraits loaned by library staff, trustees, and friends, painted in oils or drawn in pastels, pencil, or other media.
There will be a family movie with popcorn on Wednesday, November 21 at 11:30 a.m., and don’t forget Lego Lovers and More at 3:30, also on that Wednesday.
Getting an early start on the holiday season, there will be a holiday open house at the library on Friday, December 7, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. All are welcome and invited to stop by for holiday cookies, punch or hot chocolate, sponsored by the library trustees, friends and staff.
Continuing the holiday festivities, also on Friday, December 7, will be the 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. Meet local author Karel Hayes and receive an autographed book, "Santa's Tatty Old Boots,” which was illustrated by Karel and her son John Gorey, who also painted the mural in our children’s room.
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.
The library will be closing early on Wednesday, November 21 at 5:00 p.m. for Thanksgiving, and will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 22 and 23, for Thanksgiving. We will be open regular hours, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., on Saturday, November 24.
 
New Books
Two batches of ne fiction and mysteries arrived this week, including “Heads You Win,” by Jeffrey Archer; “Long Road to Mercy,” by David Baldacci; “Past Tense, ” by Lee Child; “You Don’t Own Me,” by Mary Higgins Clark; “Sea of Greed,” by Clive Cussler; “The Colors of All the Cattle,” by Alexander McCall Smith; “”Uneasy Lies the Crown” by Tasha Alexander;  “the Rain Watcher,” by Tatiana de Rosnay; “Red War,” the next installment in Vince Flynn’s Mitch Rapp series, but written by Kyle Mills; “Forever and a Day,” by Anthony Horowitz; “The Feral Detective,” by Jonathan Lethem; and “Nine Perfect Strangers,” by Liane Moriarty.
Technology
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.
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.
Moultonborough Library News
November 8, 2018
Events
There will be a very special “Flashlight Night” story time on Tuesday, November 13 at 4:30 p.m. Author Matt Forrest Esenwine will be here to read his book, “Flashlight Night,” and then we will have our own outdoor “flashlight night” activity, with pirate ships, castles, and who knows what else to be discovered on the library grounds. Flashlights will be provided. Rain date will be November 20. Dress for an outdoor activity.
The Kids Coding Club will meet on Wednesday, November 14, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
On Thursday, November 15, there will be a Pampered Chef party at the home of Joanne Wilhelm, which will be a fundraiser for the Friends of the Library. Please RSVP to Sherry at 781-801-3574 if you wish to attend, or order at pamperedchef.com.party/friends2018/ Also for the Friends, there will be a “feed a charity” night at Walter’s Basin in Holderness on Monday, November 26. Enjoy lunch or dinner between 11:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. and tell your server that you are supporting the Friends of the Library, and a portion of your check will be donated.
There will be another session of the “Music and Movement” program hosted by the recreation department and the library on Thursdays from 10-11 a.m. on Thursday, November 8 and 29 and 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.
Wrapping up the fall series of book discussions, the last topic will be “Two-Part Invention,” by Madeleine L’Engle, who is known as the author of “A Wrinkle in Time,” a Newbury Award-winning children’s book. The subject of our discussion on Thursday, November 15, at 10:30 is a memoir of her long marriage to actor Hugh Franklin. Mary Hays, author of “Learning to Drive,”  will lead the discussion.
Looking ahead to December, there will be a Fused Glass craft class on Tuesday, December 4 at 10:30 with Jean from Art Escape of Laconia. Create a scene of birch trees in winter and when the glass has been fused in the kiln, you will have a lovely piece of art glass to display or give as a gift. Cost is $10 and space is limited, so please sign up in advance by calling the library at 476-8895.
Now that the evenings are starting at 4 o’clock in the afternoon, we have a batch of jigsaw puzzles on our sale rack. We will also be having a sale on donated DVDs for your winter entertainment, as well as books at 50 cents and $1.00, and we already have over 200 boxes of books squirreled away down cellar for next summer’s sale.
The library will be closed on Monday, November 12, for the Veteran’s Day holiday. Also, we will be closing early on Wednesday, November 21 at 5:00 p.m. for Thanksgiving, and will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 22 and 23, for Thanksgiving. We will be open regular hours, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., on Saturday, November 24.
New Books
New in fiction is “An Irish Country Cottage,” the latest in the Irish Country Doctor series by Patrick Taylor, donated by Mary Rice. Also donated recently were “The Happy Hour Choir,” by Sally Kilpatrick, which was enjoyed by the Methodist Church book group last month; “Long Upon the Land,” a mystery by Margaret Maron; “Boomtown Portsmouth,” a history of the seaport of Portsmouth, N.H. during World War II; “Midnight in Peking,” by Paul French, a true crime story of 1937 Peking (Beijing); “Thirty-Eight,” by Stephen Long, the story of the 1938 Great new England Hurricane; and “the Good Neighbor,” the biography of public TV children’s host Fred Rogers.
Technology
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.
There will be a class on using camera and photo apps on Thursday, November 15, and an iPad/iPhone workshop on Thursday, November 29. Both classes are from 2-4 p.m. Children’s Coding Club meets on Wednesday, November 14 from 6:00-7:30 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.
Moultonborough Library News
November 1, 2018
Events
On Monday, November 5, we present “Life on the WWII Home Front,” with Linda Matchett. Men were off at war and women were left at home to raise their families, "do their bit for the war," and keep the home fires burning. Rationing began in 1942 with tires and by 1943 ration coupons were required to purchase coffee, sugar, meat, cheese, butter, lard, margarine, canned foods, dried fruits, jam, gasoline, bicycles, fuel oil, clothing, silk or nylon stockings and shoes. The automotive and appliance industries made airplanes and guns instead of cars and toasters. Find out how Americans coped during this difficult time.
Evening of Poetry on Tuesday, November 6 will feature “The Flanigans” as the guest readers.
  Thanks to the Friends of the Library, all 27 kindergarteners received a brand-new hardcover copy of “Wolf in the Snow,” by Matthew Cordell, to start their home libraries this week. Children’s librarian Sharon Gulla, along with Sherry Weene and Barbara Hawkins of the Friends, presented the books to both kindergarten classes, read the story aloud, and reminded the pupils that they can get their own library cards at the public library now that they are old enough to be in school.
Clifford, the Big Red Dog of picture-book fame, will meet and greet preschool children ages 1-4 at the Central School on Thursday, November 8. There will be two sessions, either 10-10:30 a.m. or 2-2:30 p.m. All are invited to meet Clifford, and there will be other fun activities, plus a free book to take home. Sponsored by the Moultonborough School District and the Library.
There will be a very special “Flashlight Night” story time on Tuesday, November 13 at 4:30 p.m. Author Matt Forrest Esenwine will be here to read his book, “Flashlight Night,” and then we will have our own outdoor “flashlight night” activity, with pirate ships, castles, and who knows what else to be discovered on the library grounds. Flashlights will be provided. Rain date will be November 20.
There will be another session of the “Music and Movement” program hosted by the the recreation department and the library on Thursdays from 10-11 a.m., beginning on Thursday, November 1, and continuing on November 8 and 29 and 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.
Wrapping up the fall series of book discussions, the last topic will be “Two-Part Invention,” by Madeleine L’Engle, who is known as the author of “A Wrinkle in Time,” a Newbury Award-winning children’s book. The subject of our discussion on Thursday, November 15, at 10:30 is a memoir of her long marriage to actor Hugh Franklin. Author Mary Hays will lead the discussion.
New Books
We added a nice batch of new nonfiction this week,” including “On Desperate Ground,” by Hampton Sides, about the Marines and the battle of the Chosin Reservoir during the Korean War; “The Spy and the Traitor,” a Cold War spy saga by Ben Macintyre; “The Rise of Andrew Jackson,” by  David Heidler; “In Pieces,” a memoir by Sally Field; and “Eager: Beavers and Why They Matter,” by  Ben Goldfarb, plus a trove of new computer books on Google Drive, Windows 10, iPad, digital photography, MacBooks, Android phones and tablets, Excel, Quicken, QuickBooks, Ancestry.com, and “the Cloud.”
New in fiction are “The Winter Soldier,” by Daniel Mason; “The Collector’s Apprentice,” “Elevation,” by Stephen King; “Dark Sacred Night,” by Michael Connelly, and “The Guilty Dead,” by P.J. Tracy.
New DVDs are “Antman and the Wasp,” “Mama Mia: Here We Go Again,” and season six, the final season of “The American.” New audiobooks are “A Spark of Light,” by Jodi Picoult, “The Clockmaker’s Daughter,” by Kate Morton, and “The Word Is Murder,” by Anthony Horowitz.
Technology
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.
There will be a class on using camera and photo apps on Thursday, November 15, and an iPad/iPhone workshop on Thursday, November 29. Both classes are from 2-4 p.m. Children’s Coding Club meets on Wednesday, November 14 from 6:00-7:30 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.
Moultonborough Library News
October 25, 2018
Events
Tomorrow is the day! If you have a sweet tooth for yummy chocolate desserts, and who doesn’t, you don’t want to miss the annual “Chocolate Fare” on Friday, October 26, from 1-3 p.m. This is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Library, and for $5 you can enjoy a fabulous smorgasbord of chocolate goodies, including fudge, cake, brownies, cookies, truffles, candies, and more, and there will be a raffle basket of more delicious treats for the lucky winner to take home.
There will be another “Feed a Charity” event to benefit the Friends of the Library at the Canoe restaurant in Center Harbor on Tuesday, October 30, between 4:00 and 9:30 p.m. Just let your server know that you are there for the Friends benefit, enjoy a delicious meal, and Canoe will generously donate a portion of your bill to the Friends.
There will be another session of the “Music and Movement” program hosted by the library and the recreation department on Thursdays from 10-11 a.m., beginning on Thursday, November 1, and continuing on November 8 and 29 and December 6 and 13. Toddlers are invited to wiggle, giggle, clap and dance at 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.
On Monday, November 5, we present “Life on the WWII Home Front,” with Linda Matchett. Men were off at war and women were left at home to raise their families, "do their bit for the war," and keep the home fires burning. Rationing began in 1942 with tires and by 1943 ration coupons were required to purchase coffee, sugar, meat, cheese, butter, lard, margarine, canned foods, dried fruits, jam, gasoline, bicycles, fuel oil, clothing, silk or nylon stockings and shoes. The automotive and appliance industries quit producing until after the war. Find out how Americans coped during this difficult time.
Wrapping up the fall series of book discussions, the last topic will be “Two-Part Invention,” by Madeleine L’Engle, who is known as the author of “A Wrinkle in Time,” a Newbury Award-winning children’s book. The subject of our discussion on Thursday, November 15, at 10:30 is a memoir of her long marriage to actor Hugh Franklin. Author Mary Hays will lead the discussion.
Evening of Poetry on Tuesday, November 6 will feature “The Flanigans” as the guest readers.
To continue our lovely series of monthly art exhibits, for the month of November we are planning a display of portraits. If you have a family member or ancestor whose portrait has been painted (not a photograph) and would like to share him or her with our library patrons and visitors, please call the library at 476-8895 to make arrangements.
New Books
Among the new fiction titles this week, we have acquired “The Reckoning,” by John Grisham; “A Spark of Light,” by Jodi Picoult; “Desperate Measures,” by Stuart Woods; and in mystery, “Shell Game,” by Sara Paretsky, and “Vendetta,” by Iris Johansen. Our new/old DVD this week is “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” starring James Stewart and Jean Arthur, and our local dead movie star, Claude Rains, as the corrupt senator out to get the naïve good guy, Jimmy Stewart.
New in juvenile and young adult titles are “Call of the Wraith,” by Kevin Sands, number four in the Blackthorn Key series; “The Burning Maze” by Rick Riordan, book three of “The Trials of Apollo;” “Louisiana’s Way Home,” by Kate DiCamillo; “Someday,” by David Levithan; “the Third Mushroom,” by Jennifer Holm; and more.
Technology
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.
There will be a class on using camera and photo apps on Thursday, November 15, and an iPad/iPhone workshop on Thursday, November 29. Both classes are from 2-4 p.m. Children’s Coding Club meets on Wednesday, November 14 from 6:00-7:30 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 Children’s Museum in Dover,  Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth, the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, NH State Parks, Canterbury Shaker Village, Wright Museum, Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, and the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, all sponsored by the Friends of the Library. For several of these venues the season is drawing to a close, so plan to visit soon. Last day for the Science Center is November 1; Wright Museum, October 31; and Canterbury Shaker Village, October 28, with weekends in November. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended.
Moultonborough Library News
October 18, 2018
Events
Sandy Stott, author of “Critical Hours: Search and Rescue in the White Mountains,” will speak here tomorrow, Friday, October 19 at 10:30 a.m. Sandy is the “Accidents” editor of Appalachia, the journal of the Appalachian Mountain Club, and his program is both a history and a celebration of the search and rescue workers who save countless lives in the White Mountains—along with a plea for us not to take their steadfastness and bravery for granted. Filled with tales of astonishing courage and sobering tragedy, “Critical Hours” will appeal to outdoor enthusiasts and armchair adventurers alike.
Also this Friday, start the spooky season with our Halloween Magic Show on Friday, October 19 at 6:00 p.m.  Enjoy a spectacular magic show with Darren Yong, plus ghostly, spooky treats and Ghoul’s Punch. Wear your costume! All are welcome.
The next book discussion will be on Thursday, October 25, and the subject will be “Amy and Isabelle,” by Elizabeth Strout. Isabelle is a single mother who lives alone with her teenage daughter, Amy, in the small New England town of Shirley Falls. Relationships between mothers and daughters are often fraught but this pair suffers from a life of dependency and social isolation, and the resulting tensions and strong feelings drive this masterful debut novel.  Dr. Suzanne Brown will lead the discussion.
Mark your calendar for the annual “Chocolate Fare” on Friday, October 26, from 1-3 p.m. This is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Library, and for $5 you can enjoy a fabulous smorgasbord of chocolate goodies, including fudge, cake, brownies, cookies, truffles, candies, and more, and there will be a raffle basket of more delicious treats.
There will be another “Feed a Charity” event to benefit the Friends of the Library at the Canoe restaurant in Center Harbor on Tuesday, October 30, between 4:00 and 9:30 p.m. Just let your server know that you are there for the Friends benefit, enjoy a delicious meal, and Canoe will generously donate a portion of your bill to the Friends.
On Monday, November 5, we present “Life on the WWII Home Front,” with Linda Matchett. Men were off at war and women were left at home to raise their families, "do their bit for the war," and keep the home fires burning. Rationing began in 1942 with tires and by 1943 ration coupons were required to purchase coffee, sugar, meat, cheese, butter, lard, margarine, canned foods, dried fruits, jam, gasoline, bicycles, fuel oil, clothing, silk or nylon stockings and shoes. The automotive and appliance industries quit producing until after the war. Find out how Americans coped during this difficult time.
To continue our lovely series of monthly art exhibits, for the month of November we are planning a display of portraits. If you have a family member or ancestor whose portrait has been painted (not a photograph) and would like to share him or her with our library patrons and visitors, please call the library at 476-8895 to make arrangements.
New Books
This week’s new fiction titles are “Unsheltered,” by Barbara Kingsolver; “Alaskan Holiday,” by Debbie Macomber; “Ambush,” by James Patterson; “Holy Ghost,” by John Sandford; “Every Breath,’ by Nicholas Sparks; “Winter in Paradise,” by Elin Hilderbrand; “The Fallen Architect,” by Charles Belfoure; “The Clockmaker’s Daughter,” by Kate Morton, and “The Dream Daughter,” by Diane Chamberlain. New in mystery is “Cold Bayou,” by Barbara Hambly. New in nonfiction by Susan Orlean is “The Library Book,” about the massive 1986 fire at the Los Angeles public library that burned over 400,000 books and remains unsolved to this day.
New on DVD are “Hotel Transylvania 3,” “Skyscraper,” “Leave No Trace,” “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” season four of “Shetland,” season five volume one of “Vikings” and “Killing Eve.”
Technology
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. There will be a Windows 10 class on October 24 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 can be found 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. 
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 Children’s Museum in Dover and Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth, the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, NH State Parks, Canterbury Shaker Village, Wright Museum, 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 Castle in the Clouds pass is given by the Castle. For several of these venues the season is drawing to a close, so plan to visit soon. Last day for Castle in the Clouds is October 21; Science Center, November 1; Wright Museum, October 31; Strawbery Banke, October 21, and Cantgerbury Shaker Village, October 28, with weekends in November. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended.
Moultonborough Library News
October 11, 2018
Events
Continuing our series of mountain rescue programs, Sandy Stott, author of “Critical Hours: Search and Rescue in the White Mountains,” will speak here on Friday, October 19 at 10:30 a.m., as part of the “One Book, One Valley” community reading program sponsored by the libraries of the Mount Washington Valley and beyond.  Sandy Stott, the “Accidents” editor at “Appalachia,” the journal of the Appalachian Mountain Club, delivers both a history and a celebration of the search and rescue workers who save countless lives in the White Mountains—along with a plea for us not to take their steadfastness and bravery for granted. Filled with tales of astonishing courage and sobering tragedy, “Critical Hours” will appeal to outdoor enthusiasts and armchair adventurers alike.
There are several other mountain rescue presentations during October in the Mount Washington Valley area, and we have posters and bookmarks with the complete schedule, or check the website at www.onebookonevalley.org.  “Mountain Rescue Stories” by Joe Lentini and others will be presented at the Tamworth Lyceum on Wednesday, October 17 at 6:30, and Ty Gagne, author of “Where You’ll Find Me,” will be at Loynd Auditorium at Kennett High School in North Conway on Thursday, October 25 at 7:00 p.m.
There will be another “Feed a Charity” event to benefit the Friends of the Library at the Canoe restaurant in Center Harbor on Tuesday, October 30, between 4:00 and 9:30 p.m. Just let your server know that you are there for the Friends benefit, enjoy a delicious meal, and Canoe will generously donate a portion of your bill to the Friends.
To continue our lovely series of monthly art exhibits, for the month of November we are planning a display of portraits. If you have a family member or ancestor whose portrait has been painted (not a photograph) and would like to share him or her with our library patrons and visitors, please call the library at 476-8895 to make arrangements.
 “The Walking Dead” will be celebrated on Saturday, October 13th, from 11:30- 1:30, to commemorate the world's favorite, long-running zombie apocalypse survival comic (not the TV program). Stop by and pick up some great Walking Dead swag, play trivia and have some snacks. Cosplayers welcome!
Get the spooky season off to a great start with our Halloween Magic Show on Friday, October 19 at 6:00 p.m.  Enjoy a spectacular magic show with Darren Yong, plus ghostly, spooky treats and Ghoul’s Punch. Wear your costume! All are welcome.
The next book discussion will be on Thursday, October 25, and the subject will be “Amy and Isabelle,” by Elizabeth Strout. Isabelle is a single mother who lives alone with her teenage daughter, Amy, in the small New England town of Shirley Falls. Relationships between mothers and daughters are often fraught but this pair suffers from a life of dependency and social isolation, and the resulting tensions and strong feelings drive this masterful debut novel.  Dr. Suzanne Brown will lead the discussion.
Mark your calendar for the annual “Chocolate Fare” on Friday, October 26, from 1-3 p.m. This is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Library, and for $5 you can enjoy a wide variety of chocolate goodies, including cake, brownies, cookies, truffles, candies, and more, plus a raffle basket of more delicious treats.
The library will be closed on Monday, October 8 for the Columbus Day holiday.
New Books
New in mystery are “The Christmas Cake Murder,” by Joanne Fluke, and “Miss Kopp’s Midnight Confessions,” by Amy Stewart. New in fiction are “The Family Gathering,” by Robyn Carr; “Under My Skin,” by Lisa Unger; “Virgil Wander,” by Leif Enger; “Wrecked,” by Joe Ide; and “I, Eliza Hamilton,” by Susan Holloway Scott. We also added the rest of the books by Jesmyn Ward following the September book discussion, in memory of Stephen Merrifield. Titles are “Where the Line Bleeds,” “Salvage the Bones,” and “The Fire This Time.” New on DVD is season three of “Billions.”
Technology
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. There will be an iPad/iPhone workshop on Thursday, October 18, and Windows 10 on October 24. Both classes are 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 can be found 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. 
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 resumes this week 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 Children’s Museum in Dover and Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth, the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, NH State Parks, Canterbury Shaker Village, Wright Museum, 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 Castle in the Clouds pass is given by the Castle. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended.
Moultonborough Library News
October 4, 2018
Events
“Mountain Rescue Stories” are the topic of this year’s “One Book, One Valley” Community Read, sponsored by the libraries of the Mount Washington Valley and beyond. There will be a book discussion here on Wednesday, October 10, at 10:30 on this year’s title selection, “Where You’ll Find Me: Risk, Decisions, and the Last Climb of Kate Matrosova,” by Ty Gagne. The story is about mountaineer Kate Matrosova, who set off before sunrise on February 15, 2015 for a traverse of the Northern Presidential Range in the White Mountains. Late the following day, rescuers carried her frozen body out of the mountains amid some of the worst weather ever recorded on these deceptively peaceful slopes. Extra copies of the book are available to be read prior to the discussion.
On the same topic, Sandy Stott, author of “Critical Hours: Search and Rescue in the White Mountains,” will speak here on Friday, October 19 at 10:30 a.m. There are several other programs during October in the Mount Washington Valley area, and we have posters and bookmarks with the complete schedule, or check the website at www.onebookonevalley.org.  “Mountain Rescue Stories” by Joe Lentini and others will be presented at the Tamworth Lyceum on Wednesday, October 17 at 6:30, and author Ty Gagne will be at Kennett High School in North Conway on Thursday, October 25 at 7:00 p.m.
To continue our lovely series of monthly art exhibits, for the month of November we are planning a display of portraits. If you have a family member or ancestor whose portrait has been painted (not a photograph) and would like to share him or her with our library patrons and visitors, please call the library at 476-8895 to make arrangements.
Join our monthly Kids Coding Club, which will meet on the second Wednesday of the month from 6:00 to 7:30 pm., beginning on October 10. Please call 476-8895 to sign up and reserve a laptop. The purpose of this club is to introduce coding to elementary school students in a fun way.
“The Walking Dead” will be celebrated on Saturday, October 13th, from 11:30- 1:30, to commemorate the world's favorite, long-running zombie apocalypse survival comic (not the TV program). Stop by and pick up some great Walking Dead swag, play trivia and have some snacks. Cosplayers welcome!
Get the spooky season off to a great start with our Halloween Magic Show on Friday, October 19 at 6:00 p.m.  Enjoy a spectacular magic show with Darren Yong, plus ghostly, spooky treats and Ghoul’s Punch. Wear your costume! All are welcome.
The next book discussion will be on Thursday, October 25, and the subject will be “Amy and Isabelle,” by Elizabeth Strout. Isabelle is a single mother who lives alone with her teenage daughter, Amy, in the small New England town of Shirley Falls. Relationships between mothers and daughters are often fraught but this pair suffers from a life of dependency and social isolation, and the resulting tensions and strong feelings drive this masterful debut novel.  Dr. Suzanne Brown will lead the discussion.
It's never too soon to mark your calendar for the annual “Chocolate Fare” on Friday, October 26, from 1-3 p.m. This is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Library, and for $5 you can enjoy a wide variety of chocolate goodies, including cake, brownies, cookies, truffles, candies, and more, plus a raffle basket of more delicious treats.
The library will be closed on Monday, October 8 for the Columbus Day holiday.
New Books
New fiction includes “The Lost Carousel of Provence,” by Juliet Blackwell; “A Noise Downstairs,” by Linwood Barclay; “Gone So Long,” by Andre Dubus; “Button Man,” by Andrew Gross; “The Tattooistof Auschwitz,” by Heather Morris, and in mystery, “Trust Me,” by Hank Philippi Ryan; “Bury the Lead,’ by Archer Mayor, and “Smoke and Ashes,” by Abir Mukerjee, set in post-WWI India.
New in nonfiction are “The Fifth Risk,” by Michael Lewis; “Heartland: a memoir of working hard and being broke in the richest country on earth,” by Sarah Smarsh.
Technology
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. There will be an iPad/iPhone workshop on Thursday, October 18, and Windows 10 on October 24. Both classes are 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 can be found 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. 
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 resumes this week 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 Children’s Museum in Dover and Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth, the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, NH State Parks, Canterbury Shaker Village, Wright Museum, 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 Castle in the Clouds pass is given by the Castle. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended.
Moultonborough Library News
September 27, 2018
 
Events
There will be a book discussion on Wednesday, October 10, at 10:30 on this year’s “One Book One Valley selection, chosen by the libraries of the Mount Washington Valley and beyond, which is “Where You’ll Find Me: Risk, Decisions, and the Last Climb of Kate Matrosova,” by Ty Gagne. On February 15, 2015, Kate Matrosova, an avid mountaineer, set off before sunrise for a traverse of the Northern Presidential Range in the White Mountains. Late the following day, rescuers carried her frozen body out of the mountains amid some of the worst weather ever recorded on these deceptively peaceful slopes.
On the same topic, Sandy Stott, author of “Critical Hours: Search and Rescue in the White Mountains,” will speak here on Friday, October 19 at 10:30. There are several other programs on the subject of mountain rescue during October in the Mount Washington Valley area, and we have posters and bookmarks with the complete schedule, or check the website at www.onebookonevalley.org.  Ty Gagne will be at Kennett High School in North Conway on Thursday, October 25 at 7:00 p.m.
Join our monthly Kids Coding Club, which will meet on the second Wednesday of the month from 6:00 to 7:30 pm., beginning on October 10. Please call 476-8895 to sign up and reserve a laptop. The purpose of this club is to introduce coding to elementary school students in a fun way.
Get the spooky season off to a great start with our Halloween Magic Show on Friday, October 19 at 6:00 p.m.  Enjoy a spectacular magic show with Darren Yong, plus ghostly, spooky treats and Ghoul’s Punch. Wear your costume! All are welcome.
 “The Walking Dead” TV program will be celebrated on Saturday, October 13th, from 11:30- 1:30, to commemorate the world's favorite, long-running zombie apocalypse survival comic (not the TV program). Stop by and pick up some great Walking Dead swag, play trivia and have some snacks. Cosplayers welcome!
The next book discussion will be on Thursday, October 25, and the subject will be “Amy and Isabelle,” by Elizabeth Strout. Isabelle is a single mother who lives alone with her teenage daughter, Amy, in the small New England town of Shirley Falls. Relationships between mothers and daughters are often fraught but this pair suffers from a life of dependency and social isolation, and the resulting tensions and strong feelings drive this masterful debut novel. 
It's never too soon to mark your calendar for the annual “Chocolate Fare” on Friday, October 26, from 1-3 p.m. This is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Library, and for $5 you can enjoy a wide variety of chocolate goodies, including cake, brownies, cookies, truffles, candies, and more, plus a raffle basket of more delicious treats.
The featured reader for the Evening of Poetry program on Tuesday, October 2 at 7:30 p.m. will be Tom Diegoli, and the usual “open mike” time for sharing of poetry and/or music will follow.
The library will be closed on Monday, October 8 for the Columbus Day holiday.
 
New Books
Among the new acquisitions on DVD this week are season two of “This Is Us,” and season three of “Shetland,” plus “The Miniaturist,” and “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.” Also added recently were “Ocean’s 8,” “Book Club,” and “Red Sparrow,” plus “RBG,” about Ruth Bader Ginsberg and “Won’t You Be My Neighbor,” about children’s television host Fred Rogers. New in audiobook is “The Other Woman,” by Daniel Silva.
Given by the Women’s Club in memory of Barbara Dagon were “The Big Book of Holiday Paper Crafts,” and “Beautiful Winter: Holiday wreaths, garlands & decorations for your home & table.” Also new are “The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock,” by Imogen Gowar; “Lake Success,” by Gary Shteyngart; “The Room on Rue Amelie,” by Kristin Harmel; “Lethal White,” by Robert Galbraith; and “Leadership in Turbulent Times,” by Doris Kearns Goodwin. New in large print are “Exposed,” by Lisa Scottoline, and “French Exit,” by Patrick DeWitt.
Technology
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. There will be an iPad/iPhone workshop on Thursday, October 18, and Windows 10 on October 24. Both classes are 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 can be found 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. 
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. Look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open.
Weekly Events
Preschool Story Hour is now taking a break and will resume in October.
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 Children’s Museum in Dover and Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth, the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, NH State Parks, Canterbury Shaker Village, Wright Museum, Libby Museum, 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 Castle in the Clouds pass is given by the Castle, and the Libby Museum pass is given by the Libby Museum. 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.