Moultonborough Library News
July 12, 2018
Events
Please join us on Thursday, July 12 at 7:00 p.m.  for “An Evening of Robert Frost, with Stephen Collins,” a unique, interactive performance that begins with a short biographical introduction into the poet's life. Robert Frost is greatly misunderstood. There will be an open discussion of several poems, including "A Tuft of Flowers," "Mending Wall," "Birches," "After Apple Picking," "Acquainted with the Night," and "Desert Places." Stephen is hoping that people will come having read these poems, willing to discuss them. The performance closes with a dramatic reading of Frost's masterful use of blank verse in the hauntingly memorable "The Death of the Hired Man.”
On Friday, July 13, from 3-5 p.m.,  there will be a reception for artist Duane Hammond of Alton, whose “Pigs in a Poke” paintings are currently on display in the program room. Duane’s pastels depict pigs in a variety of whimsical, satirical, and humorous activities.
On Tuesday, July 17 at 7:00 p.m., we present a fascinating historical program on “Robert Rogers of the Rangers.” On a frontier where individualism flourished, New Hampshire’s consummate woodsman was just the leader to bring his men back safely from deep in dangerous country, even in stormy, freezing weather. "The famous Major Rogers’" became perhaps the most famous American on both sides of the Atlantic. In October 1765, a private audience with young King George III led to the launching of an expedition to find the Northwest Passage to the Pacific – forty years before Lewis and Clark. But who was this frontier farmer, raised in Dunbarton? Thirty years after his death in obscurity in May 1795, Rogers' exploits were mined by James Fenimore Cooper for his best-selling novels, and more recently for other histories, novels, movies, and television. George Morrison takes us along on a journey from colonial North America to the 21st century. Sponsored by the NH Humanities.
On Thursday, July 19 at 7:00 p.m., we present “Reptiles & Amphibians: Warming Up to NH’s Cold-blooded Natives.” Think reptiles and amphibians are all scales and slime? Think again! New Hampshire is home to 40 species of salamanders, turtles, snakes, frogs, and toads, and they can be found almost anywhere – from lakes, rivers, streams, and marshes to vernal pools and a variety of forest types. Learn more about where these species are found, what they need to survive, and how you can help ensure that these critters are found in New Hampshire for generations to come. A Speaking for Wildlife Presentation, Sponsored by UNH Cooperative Extension.
The next book discussion is “The Ninth Hour,” by Alice McDermott, on Thursday, July 26. Set in Brooklyn in the early 20th century, Sisters Lucy and Jeanne of the Little Sisters of the Sick Poor, live humble lives but manage to bend the rules of the Church to help abandoned women and children. Dr. Suzanne Brown of Dartmouth will lead the discussion of this unique novel.
The Summer Reading Program has several special events coming up. On Friday, July 20, “Animal Encounters” will be here with a variety of live animals to see and visit with at 11 a.m. Join us for a Music Bingo Game on Monday, July 23 at 6:00 p.m., and paint Kindness Rocks on Thursday, July 26 at 3:00 p.m.
Technology
Technology Users Group meets on Mondays from 2-4 p.m., and the Apple Users Group on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. There will be a class on “Using the Library Website” on Thursday, July 19 from 2-4 p.m.; and Intermediate iPad/iPhone Class” on Wednesday, July 25, from 2-4 p.m. Technology librarian, Annemarie Welch, is also available by appointment for one-on-one computer assistance.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through Overdrive thanks to the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the NHDB website can be found on the Moultonborough Library website. Give us a call to get the four-digit code for our library, make sure your library card is up to date, and you will be ready to log in and download.  Overdrive also has a new app for your phone or tablet called “Libby” that can be used to download audiobooks or ebooks. Just go to the App Store, Google Play, or Microsoft to download Libby and start borrowing free books.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. Look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open.
Weekly Events
Preschool story times are Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m. All preschoolers are welcome to attend for a story and an easy craft project. We will have a guest reader, children’s author Wendy Van de Poll on Tuesday, July 10 at 6 p.m. Wendy will read “New Friends,” the third book in her series about Ms. Addie Pants, a Texas puppy adopted by a girl in New Hampshire.
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.
Passes
New this year are passes to the Children’s Museum in Dover and Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth, and we also have free or discount passes to 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.
Moultonborough Library News
July 5, 2018
Events
Our annual great big enormous summer Book Sale takes place on Saturday and Sunday, July 7 and 8, under two giant tents in the library parking lot, rain or shine, with over 800 boxes of books of all kinds-hardcover, paperback, fiction, nonfiction, children’s and adult. All books are priced at $1.00 or less, with discounts on Sunday. Volunteers are necessary for this happen, so please call the library at 476-8895 if you have an hour or two to donate. We will be setting up on Friday evening, July 6, starting at 5:00 p.m., and then will need cashiers and workers during the sale and helpers to pack up everything that remains on Sunday afternoon. If you’re expecting holiday company, feel free to bring them to the sale-it’s the biggest event in town all weekend, plus there is a quilt raffle and a bake sale on Saturday.
On Monday, July 9 at 7 p.m., we will be hosting Balloon Traveler Kevin Walsh, who on New Year’s Day 1984 flew from Stow to Wayland, Mass., with the assistance of 57 helium-filled weather balloons, a craft as large as three 747s on radar.  Kevin is now writing a book about his excellent adventure, and “57 Balloons: The True Story of a High-Flying Adventure,” will be out this summer.
Please join us on Thursday, July 12 at 7:00 p.m. for “An Evening of Robert Frost,” presented by Stephen Collins. “An Evening of Frost” is a unique, interactive performance that begins with a short biographical introduction into the poet's life, followed by an open discussion of several poems. The performance closes with a dramatic reading of "The Death of the Hired Man.” Please join us for this one-man performance with actor-lecturer-teacher Stephen Collins.
On Tuesday, July 17 at 7:00 p.m., we present a fascinating historical program on “Robert Rogers of the Rangers.” George Morrison brings us the story of a New Hampshire man who invented “Ranger” tactics during the French and Indian War, met King George III, searched for the Northwest Passage, fought against the Americans during the American Revolution, and was the inspiration for James Fenimore Cooper’s novels of the frontier. Sponsored by the NH Humanities Council.
The next book discussion is “The Ninth Hour,” by Alice McDermott, on Thursday, July 26. Set in Brooklyn in the early 20th century, Sisters Lucy and Jeanne of the Little Sisters of the Sick Poor, live humble lives but manage to bend the rules of the Church to help abandoned women and children. Dr. Suzanne Brown of Dartmouth will lead the discussion of this unique novel.
The Summer Reading Program has several special events coming up. On Thursday, July 12 there will be a Musical Mixed-Media Craft program at 10:30 a.m. Create a mixed media work artwork depicting your favorite song, band or artist, and we will supply everything you need to make your work of art. On Friday, July 20, “Animal Encounters” will be here with a variety of live animals to see and visit with at 11 a.m. Join us for a Music Bingo Game on Monday, July 23 at 6:00 p.m., and paint Kindness Rocks on Thursday, July 26 at 3:00 p.m.
Technology
Technology Users Group meets on Mondays from 2-4 p.m., and the Apple Users Group on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. There will be a class on “Using the Camera and Photo Apps” on Wednesday, July 11 from 2-4 p.m.; “Using the Library Website” on Thursday, July 19 from 2-4 p.m.; and Intermediate iPad/iPhone Class” on Wednesday, July 25, from 2-4 p.m. Technology librarian, Annemarie Welch, is also available by appointment for one-on-one computer assistance.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through Overdrive thanks to the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the NHDB website can be found on the Moultonborough Library website. Give us a call to get the four-digit code for our library, make sure your library card is up to date, and you will be ready to log in and download.  Overdrive also has a new app for your phone or tablet called “Libby” that can be used to download audiobooks or ebooks. Just go to the App Store, Google Play, or Microsoft to download Libby and start borrowing free books.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. Look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open.
Weekly Events
Preschool story times are Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m. All preschoolers are welcome to attend for a story and an easy craft project. We will have a guest reader, children’s author Wendy Van de Poll on Tuesday, July 10 at 6 p.m. Wendy will read “New Friends,” the third book in her series about Ms. Addie Pants, a Texas puppy adopted by a girl in New Hampshire.
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.
Passes
New this year are passes to the Children’s Museum in Dover and Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth, and we also have free or discount passes to 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.
Moultonborough Library News
June 28, 2018
Events
The 32nd annual summer Book Sale will take place on Saturday and Sunday, July 7 and 8. There will be two giant tents in the library parking lot, rain or shine, with over 900 boxes of books of all kinds-hardcover, paperback, fiction, nonfiction, children’s and adult. All books are priced at $1.00 or less, and with discounts on Sunday. We do need volunteers to make this happen, so please call the library at 476-8895 if you have an hour or two to donate. We will be setting up on Friday evening, July 6, starting at 5:00 p.m., and then will need cashiers and workers during the sale and helpers to pack up everything that remains on Sunday afternoon. If you’re expecting holiday company, feel free to bring them to the sale-it’s the biggest event in town all weekend, including a quilt raffle and a bake sale on Saturday.
On Monday, July 9 at 7 p.m., we will be hosting Balloon Traveler Kevin Walsh, who is writing a book about his great adventure. “I had this idea to see if I could take these weather balloons and go for a ride.” To accomplish the feat, Walsh and a team of supporters created a balloon craft, which consisted of 57 helium weather balloons stacked in 10 tiers of six or so balloons each. He called it ‘Aprealis,’ which stood for Appreciation of Reality. Upon completion, the craft was 150 feet tall. Walsh completed his stunt on New Year’s Day of 1984, taking off from Stow, MA and landing in a backyard in Wayland approximately 10 miles and 45 minutes later. The spectacle made headlines across the globe.
Please join us on Thursday, July 12 at 7:00 p.m. for “An Evening of Robert Frost,” presented by Stephen Collins. “An Evening of Frost” is a unique, interactive performance that begins with a short biographical introduction into the poet's life, followed by an open discussion of the following poems: "A Tuft of Flowers," "Mending Wall,” “Birches," "After Apple Picking," "Acquainted with the Night," and "Desert Places." The performance closes with a dramatic reading of "The Death of the Hired Man.” Please join us for this one-man performance with actor-lecturer-teacher Stephen Collins.
On Tuesday, July 17 at 7:00 p.m., we present a fascinating historical program on “Robert Rogers of the Rangers.” On a frontier where individualism flourished, Dunbarton, New Hampshire’s consummate woodsman was just the leader to bring his men back safely from distant, dangerous country. Thirty years after his death in obscurity in May 1795, Rogers' exploits were mined by James Fenimore Cooper for his best-selling novels, and more recently for other histories, novels, movies, and television. George Morrison takes us along on a journey from colonial North America to the 21st century. Sponsored by the NH Humanities Council.
The next book discussion is“The Ninth Hour,” by Alice McDermott, on Thursday, July 26. Scholar Suzanne Brown will lead the discussion, and extra copies are on hand.
The library will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, for the Independence Day holiday.
Technology
Technology Users Group meets on Mondays from 2-4 p.m., and the Apple Users Group on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. There will be a class on “Using the Camera and Photo Apps” on Wednesday, July 11 from 2-4 p.m.; Coding Club for Kids on July 11 from 6:00-7:30 p.m.; “Using the Library Website” on Thursday, July 19 from 2-4 p.m.; and Intermediate iPad/iPhone Class” on Wednesday, July 25, from 2-4 p.m. Technology librarian, Annemarie Welch, is also available by appointment for one-on-one computer assistance.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through Overdrive thanks to the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the NHDB website can be found on the Moultonborough Library website. Give us a call to get the four-digit code for our library, make sure your library card is up to date, and you will be ready to log in and download.  Overdrive also has a new app for your phone or tablet called “Libby” that can be used to download audiobooks or ebooks. Just go to the App Store, Google Play, or Microsoft to download Libby and start borrowing free books.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. Look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open.
Weekly Events
Preschool story times are Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m. All preschoolers are welcome to attend for a story and an easy craft project. We will have a guest reader, children’s author Wendy Van de Poll on Tuesday, July 10 at 6 p.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.
Legos and More, including K’Nex, Nano Bugs, Snap Circuits, Hex Bugs and Lincoln Logs, third Wednesday of the month, 3:30-4:30. For children age five and up.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading. If you’re looking for good book ideas, this is the place to be.
Passes
Thanks to the Friends of the Library, we have free or discount passes several local attractions, including 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. The Castle in the Clouds pass is given by the Castle, and the Libby Museum pas is   given by the Libby Museum. New this year are the Children’s Museum in Dover and Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended.
Moultonborough Library News
June 21, 2018
Events
Join us for the exciting kick-off of the Summer Reading program, “Libraries Rock,” with a magic show by B.J. Hickman on Monday, June 25 at 6:30 p.m. Be sure to pick up a flyer or check our website for all the cool programs that we have planned for the next six weeks.
The 32nd annual summer Book Sale will take place on Saturday and Sunday, July 7 and 8, the weekend following the July 4 holiday. There will be two giant tents in the library parking lot, rain or shine, with over 900 boxes of books of all kinds-hardcover, paperback, fiction, nonfiction, children’s and adult. All books are priced at $1.00 or less, and there will be discounts on Sunday. We do need volunteers to make this happen, so please call the library at 476-8895 if you have an hour or two to donate. We will be setting up on Friday evening, July 6, starting at 5:00 p.m., and then will need cashiers and workers during the sale and helpers to pack up everything that remains on Sunday afternoon. If you’re expecting holiday company, feel free to bring them to the sale-it’s the biggest event in town all weekend, including a quilt raffle and a bake sale on Saturday.
Please join us on Thursday, July 12 at 7:00 p.m. for “An Evening of Robert Frost,” presented by Stephen Collins. “An Evening of Frost” is a unique, interactive performance that begins with a short biographical introduction into the poet's life. As part of the performance, an open discussion of the following poems will include: "A Tuft of Flowers," "Mending Wall,” “Birches," "After Apple Picking," "Acquainted with the Night," and "Desert Places." Stephen is hoping that people will come having read these poems, willing to discuss them. The performance closes with a dramatic reading of Frost's masterful use of blank verse in the hauntingly memorable "The Death of the Hired Man.” Please join us for this one-man performance with actor-lecturer-teacher Stephen Collins.
On Tuesday, July 17 at 7:00 p.m., we present a fascinating historical program on “Robert Rogers of the Rangers.” On a frontier where individualism flourished, New Hampshire’s consummate woodsman was just the leader to bring his men back safely from deep in dangerous country, even in stormy, freezing weather. But who was this frontier farmer, raised in Dunbarton? Thirty years after his death in obscurity in May 1795, Rogers' exploits were mined by James Fenimore Cooper for his best-selling novels, and in the 20th and 21st centuries, for other histories, novels, movies, and television. George Morrison takes us along on a journey from colonial North America to the 21st century. Sponsored by the NH Humanities Council.
On Thursday, July 21, local historian Brad Wolff presents “New Hampshire Regiments at the Battle of Gettysburg.” During the battle, lasting from July 1-3, 1863, over 900 men from New Hampshire fought at Gettysburg, suffering 368 casualties.  There are five monuments to New Hampshire units who fought in the battle, honoring three infantry regiments, an artillery battery, and three companies of sharpshooters.
 
New Books
Technology
Technology Users Group meets on Mondays from 2-4 p.m., and the Apple Users Group on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. Have questions about your iPad, iPhone, or Android device? Stop in to get troubleshooting assistance, learn how to use your device(s), and discover the latest apps for your mobile devices. There will be a 3-D Printer workshop for kids on Thursday, June 14 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., and a class on “Downloadable Books and the Libby App: on Wednesday, June 27. All classes run from 2-4 p.m. Please sign up, classes are limited to 8 participants. Technology librarian, Annemarie Welch, is also available by appointment for one-on-one computer assistance.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through Overdrive thanks to the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the NHDB website can be found on the Moultonborough Library website. Just give us a call to get the four-digit code for our library, make sure your library card is up to date, and you will be ready to log in and download.  Overdrive has a new app for your phone or tablet called “Libby” that can be used to download audiobooks or ebooks. Just go to the App Store, Google Play, or Microsoft to download Libby and start borrowing free books.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. Look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open.
Weekly Events
Preschool story times are Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m. All preschoolers are welcome to attend for a story and an easy craft project. There will be no Friday story times on March 9 and March 16.
The “Stitch and Chat” group meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Legos and More, including K’Nex, Nano Bugs, Snap Circuits, Hex Bugs and Lincoln Logs, third Wednesday of the month, 3:30-4:30. For children age five and up.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading. If you’re looking for good book ideas, this is the place to be.
Passes
Thanks to the Friends of the Library, we have free or discount passes several local attractions, including 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. The Castle in the Clouds pass is provided 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
June 14, 2018
Events
On Wednesday, June 20, at 1:30 a.m., there will be a program on “New England Quilts and the Stories They Tell.” Quilts tell stories, and quilt history is full of myths and misinformation as well as heart-warming tales of service and tradition. Pam Weeks weaves world history, women’s history, industrial history and just plain wonderful stories into her presentation. Participants are invited to bring one quilt for identification and/or story sharing. Prompted in part by the material culture at hand, the presenter may speak about fashion fads, the Colonial Revival, quilt making for Civil War soldiers, and anything else quilt related she can squeeze in. Sponsored by the NH Humanities Council.
Summer Reading Program signup begins June 14. Join us for the festive kickoff on Monday, June 25, at 6:30 p.m. with a performance by magician B.J. Hickman. This year’s summer reading theme is “Libraries Rock!” Be sure to pick up the flyer, which lists all the exciting events we have planned for July and August.
On Thursday, July 21, at 7:00 p.m., local historian Brad Wolff presents “New Hampshire Regiments at the Battle of Gettysburg.” During the battle, lasting from July 1-3, 1863, over 900 men from New Hampshire fought at Gettysburg, suffering 368 casualties.  There are five monuments to New Hampshire units who fought in the battle, honoring three infantry regiments, an artillery battery, and three companies of sharpshooters.
The 32nd annual summer Book Sale will take place on Saturday and Sunday, July 7 and 8, the weekend following the July 4 holiday. There will be two giant tents in the library parking lot, rain or shine, with approximately 900 boxes of books of all kinds-hardcover, paperback, fiction, nonfiction, children’s and adult. All books are priced at $1.00 or less, and there will be discounts on Sunday. We do need volunteers to make this happen, so please call the library at 476-8895 if you have an hour or two to donate. We will be setting up on Friday evening, July 6, starting at 5:00 p.m., and then will need cashiers and workers during the sale and helpers to pack up everything that remains on Sunday afternoon. If you’re expecting holiday company, feel free to bring them to the sale-it’s the biggest event in town all weekend, including a quilt raffle and a bake sale on Saturday.
On Tuesday, July 17 at 7:00 p.m., we present a fascinating historical program on “Robert Rogers of the Rangers.” On a frontier where individualism flourished, New Hampshire’s consummate woodsman was just the leader to bring his men back safely from deep in dangerous country, even in stormy, freezing weather. But who was this frontier farmer, raised in Dunbarton, New Hampshire? Thirty years after his death in obscurity in May 1795, Rogers' exploits were mined by James Fenimore Cooper for his best-selling novels such as “The Last of the Mohicans,”, and in the 20th and 21st centuries, for other histories, novels, movies, and television. George Morrison takes us along on a journey from colonial North America to the 21st century. Sponsored by the NH Humanities Council.
Technology
Technology Users Group meets on Mondays from 2-4 p.m., and the Apple Users Group on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. Have questions about your iPad, iPhone, or Android device? Stop in to get troubleshooting assistance, learn how to use your device(s), and discover the latest apps for your mobile devices. There will be a 3-D Printer workshop for kids on Thursday, June 14 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., and a class on “Downloadable Books and the Libby App: on Wednesday, June 27. All classes run from 2-4 p.m. Please sign up, classes are limited to 8 participants. Technology librarian, Annemarie Welch, is also available by appointment for one-on-one computer assistance.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through Overdrive thanks to the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the NHDB website can be found on the Moultonborough Library website. Just give us a call to get the four-digit code for our library, make sure your library card is up to date, and you will be ready to log in and download.  Overdrive has a new app for your phone or tablet called “Libby” that can be used to download audiobooks or ebooks. Just go to the App Store, Google Play, or Microsoft to download Libby and start borrowing free books.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. Look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open.
Weekly Events
Preschool story times are Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m. All preschoolers are welcome to attend for a story and an easy craft project. There will be no Friday story times on March 9 and March 16.
The “Stitch and Chat” group meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Legos and More, including K’Nex, Nano Bugs, Snap Circuits, Hex Bugs and Lincoln Logs, third Wednesday of the month, 3:30-4:30. For children age five and up.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading. If you’re looking for good book ideas, this is the place to be.
Passes
Thanks to the Friends of the Library, we have free or discount passes several local attractions, including 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. The Castle in the Clouds pass is provided 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
June 7, 2018
 “New England Quilts and the Stories They Tell” will be presented by Pam Weeks on Wednesday, June 20, at 1:30 p.m. Quilts tell stories, and quilt history is full of myths and misinformation as well as heart-warming tales of service and tradition. Quilting is not just an American art; nearly every world culture that has cold weather uses quilted textiles.
Pam weaves world history, women’s history, industrial history and just plain wonderful stories into her presentation. Participants are invited to bring one quilt for identification and/or story sharing. Prompted in part by the material culture at hand, the presenter may speak about fashion fads, the Colonial Revival, quilt making for Civil War soldiers, and anything else quilt related she can squeeze in. Sponsored by the NH Humanities
Our next book discussion will be on Thursday, June 21, at 10:30, and the topic will be “Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill,” by Sonia Purnell. Discussion leader will be John Thompson, who reviewed it at “Books Sandwiched In” this past winter. Extra copies are available.
Also on June 21, at 7:00 p.m., local historian Brad Wolff will present “New Hampshire Regiments at The Battle of Gettysburg. July 1-3, 1863.” Over 900 men from New Hampshire fought at Gettysburg, suffering 368 casualties. There are five monuments to New Hampshire units who fought in the battle, honoring three infantry regiments, an artillery battery, and three companies of sharpshooters. Among the dead on July 2, 19863 was Corporal Joseph F. Wentworth of Moultonborough, who was killed in the Confederate assault on the advanced positions of General Sickles in the Peach Orchard.
 
We have plenty of books already sorted and packed for the big Book Sale weekend of Saturday and Sunday, July 7 and 8. Expecting company? Bring them to the book sale! We are very much in need of some new volunteers besides the faithful few who work on the sale every year, to help set up, work during the sale, and clean up on Sunday afternoon. Please call the library at 476-8895 if you have any free time during that weekend, and if you have books to donate, please bring them in asap.
Preschool Story Time is currently taking a break, and will resume on Tuesday, June 26.
New Books
New in fiction are “Transit,” by Rachel Cusk, and “The Gray Ghost,” by Clive Cussler. New in juvenile graphic novel format are “The City of Ember,” “Hilo,” numbers 2, 3, and 4, and “Gravity Falls,” numbers 2 and 4.
New on DVD are the new remake of “Little Women,” “Early Man,” from the producers of Wallace and Gromit, “Wonderstruck,” based on the book “Wonder,” by R.J. Palacio; and season 7 of “Call the Midwife.”
 
Technology
The Technology Users Drop-In Group meets on Mondays from 2-4 p.m., and the Apple Users Group on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. The Ultimaker 3D Printer will be here until June 16 and will be in operation during most library hours for those who would like to see what it’s all about. There will be a 3D Design and Printing Workshop on Wednesday, June 6 from 6:00-7:30 p.m., and a 3D Printer workshop for kids on Thursday, June 14 from 6-7:30 p.m. Learn more about the 3D printing process and get an overview of how to design objects using free online software. On Wednesday, June 27 there will be a class on Downloadable Books and using the Libby App from 2-4 p.m. Technology librarian AnneMarie Welch is also available by appointment for one-on-one computer assistance. The Kid’s Coding Club meets again on Wednesday, June 13 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through Overdrive or the “Libby” app, thanks to the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the NHDB website can be found on the Moultonborough Library website. Just give us a call to get the code for our library, update your library card if necessary, 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.
Ongoing Events
Little Free Libraries located at Long Island town beach and Kraine Park playground are open for the season. Take a book or magazine for free, or drop one off to share with others.
Preschool story times are Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m. All preschoolers are welcome to attend for a story and an easy craft project.
The “Stitch and Chat” group meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Legos and More, including K’Nex, Nano Bugs, Snap Circuits, Hex Bugs and Lincoln Logs, third Wednesday of the month, 3:30-4:30. For children age five and up.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading. If you’re looking for good book ideas, this is the place to be.
Passes
Thanks to the Friends of the Library, we have free or discount passes several local attractions. This year we have added passes to the Strawbery Banke museum in Portsmouth, and the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire in Dover. Now open for the season are the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Canterbury Shaker Village, and the Wright Museum. Our Castle in the Clouds pass is donated by the Castle Society, and the Castle is open the weekend of May 19, and then daily May 26 through October 21. We also have passes the New Hampshire State Parks, the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepard Planetarium, and the Remick Farm 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.
 
 
 
 
Moultonborough Library News
May 31, 2018
Events
Our next book discussion will be on Thursday, June 21, at 10:30, and the topic will be “Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill,” by Sonia Purnell. Discussion leader will be John Thompson, who reviewed it at “Books Sandwiched In” this past winter. Extra copies are available.
We have over 500 boxes already sorted and packed for the big Book Sale weekend of Saturday and Sunday, July 7 and 8. We would be very glad to have some extra volunteers besides the faithful few who work on the sale every year, to help set up, work during the sale, and clean up on Sunday afternoon. Please call the library at 476-8895 if you have any free time during that weekend, and if you have books to donate, please bring them in as soon as possible.
If genealogy is your hobby, join us for “Chasing Your Ancestors,” with Mike and Kate Lancor of Old Friends Genealogy, on Thursday, June 7, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. The program is an introduction to using Ancestry Library Edition, which is now available online for use in the library. As a special treat, there will be complimentary Cider Bellies Doughnuts. Please bring your own laptop if you can, or you may borrow one from the library.
New Books
This week’s harvest of new fiction includes “The President is Missing,” by Bill Clinton and James Patterson; “The Dante Chamber,” by  Matthew Pearl; “Shelter in Place,” by Nora Roberts; “The City of Lost Fortunes,” by Bryan Camp; “Map of Salt and Stars,” by Jennifer Joukhadar; “Mr. Flood’s Last Resort,” by Jess Kidd; “The Death of Mrs. Westaway,” by Ruth Ware; “Best Beach Ever,” by Wendy Wax; “Jane Seymour, The Haunted Queen,” a historical novel of the third wife of Henry VIII, by Alison Weir; “The Endless Beach,” by Jenny Colgan; “Gale Force,” by Owen Laukkanen; and “The Perfect Mother,” by Aimee Molloy. New in mystery are “Old Black Magic,” a Spenser novel by Ace Atkins; “Fall of Angels,” by Barbara Cleverly; and “How it Happened,” by Michael Koryta.
“My American Dream:  A life of love, family, and food,” by Lidia Bastianich, was given by the Moultonborough Women’s Club in memory of Mary Lamprey Bare. Other new nonfiction includes “The Soul of America: The Battle For Our Better Angels,” by Jon Meacham; “This Is How I Save My Life : From California to India, a true story of finding everything when you are willing to try anything,” by Amy Scher; and “She Has Her Mother’s Laugh: The powers, perversions, and potential of heredity,” by Carl Zimmer.
New on DVD are “Hostiles,” season three of “Grace and Frankie,’ and three seasons of “Batman: The Brave and the Bold.”
 
Technology
The Technology Users Drop-In Group meets on Mondays from 2-4 p.m., and the Apple Users Group on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. The Ultimaker 3D Printer will be here until June 16 and will be in operation during most library hours for those who would like to see what it’s all about. There will be a 3D Design and Printing Workshop on Thursday, May 31 from 2-4 p.m., and again on Wednesday, June 6 from 6:00-7:30 p.m., and a 3D Printer workshop for kids on Thursday, June 14 from 6-7:30 p.m. Learn more about the 3D printing process and get an overview of how to design objects using free online software. On Wednesday, June 27 there will be a class on Downloadable Books and using the Libby App from 2-4 p.m. Technology librarian AnneMarie Welch is also available by appointment for one-on-one computer assistance. The Kid’s Coding Club meets again on Wednesday, June 13 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through Overdrive or the “Libby” app, thanks to the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the NHDB website can be found on the Moultonborough Library website. Just give us a call to get the code for our library, update your library card if necessary, 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.
Ongoing Events
Little Free Libraries located at Long Island town beach and Kraine Park playground are open for the season. Take a book or magazine for free, or drop one off to share with others.
Preschool story times are Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m. All preschoolers are welcome to attend for a story and an easy craft project.
The “Stitch and Chat” group meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Legos and More, including K’Nex, Nano Bugs, Snap Circuits, Hex Bugs and Lincoln Logs, third Wednesday of the month, 3:30-4:30. For children age five and up.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading. If you’re looking for good book ideas, this is the place to be.
Passes
Thanks to the Friends of the Library, we have free or discount passes several local attractions. This year we have added passes to the Strawbery Banke museum in Portsmouth, and the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire in Dover. Now open for the season are the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Canterbury Shaker Village, and the Wright Museum. Our Castle in the Clouds pass is donated by the Castle Society, and the Castle is open the weekend of May 19, and then daily May 26 through October 21. We also have passes the New Hampshire State Parks, the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepard Planetarium, and the Remick Farm 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.
 
 
 
 
Moultonborough Library News
May 24, 2018
Events
On Monday, June 18, there will be a Paint Night at the library from 6-8 p.m. with Art Escape of Laconia. The picture will be “May Morning” by James LeBaron, whose photography was recently displayed in the library. There is a limit of 20 participants, so please call the library asap to sign up. There is a charge of $10 for materials.
There will be a nonfiction book discussion on Thursday, June 21, at 10:30, and the topic will be “Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill,” by Sonia Purnell. Discussion leader will be John Thompson, who reviewed it at “Books Sandwiched In” this past winter. Extra copies are available.
We have over 500 boxes already sorted and packed for the big Book Sale weekend of Saturday and Sunday, July 7 and 8. We would be very glad to have some extra volunteers besides the faithful few who work on the sale every year, to help set up, work during the sale, and clean up on Sunday afternoon. Please call the library at 476-8895 if you have any free time during that weekend, and if you have books to donate, please bring them in as soon as possible.
The library will be closed on Monday, May 28, for Memorial Day.
If you were not able to attend the first session of “Chasing Your Ancestors,” with Mike and Kate Lancor of Old Friends Genealogy, the program will be repeated on Thursday, June 7, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. The program is an introduction to using Ancestry Library Edition, which is now available online for use in the library. As a special treat, there will be complimentary Cider Bellies Doughnuts. Please bring your own laptop if you can, or you may borrow one from the library.
New Books
New in fiction this week are “Varina,” by Charles Frazier, about the life of Mrs. Jefferson Davis; “By Invitation Only,” by Dorothea Benton Frank; “The Keeper of Lost Things,” by Ruth Hogan; “The Favorite Sister,” by Jessica Knoll; “Circe,” by Madeline Miller; “Beach House Reunion,” by Mary Alice Monroe; “Warlight,” by Michael Ondaatje; “The Outsider,” by Stephen King; “The Cast,” by Danielle Steel; and “The Female Persuasion,” by Meg Wolitzer.
Plenty of interesting nonfiction arrived this week also, including “The Perfectionist: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World,” by Simon Winchester; “Robin,” the biography of Robin Williams, by Dave Itzkoff; “Eunice,” the biography of Eunice Kennedy, by Eileen McNamera; and “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark,” by Michelle McNamera, about the search for the Green River Killer.
New on DVD are “Black Panther” and “Lucky.”
 
Technology
The Technology Users Drop-In Group meets on Mondays from 2-4 p.m., and the Apple Users Group on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. The Ultimaker 3D Printer will be here from May 29 to June 16 and will be in operation during most library hours for those who would like to see what it’s all about. There will be a 3D Design and Printing Workshop on Thursday, May 31 from 2-4 p.m., and again on Wednesday, June 6 from 6:00-7:30 p.m., and a 3D Printer Workshop for kids on Thursday, June 14 from 6-7:30 p.m. Learn more about the 3D printing process and get an overview of how to design objects using free online software. On Wednesday, June 27 there will be a class on Downloadable Books and using the Libby App from 2-4 p.m. Technology librarian AnneMarie Welch is also available by appointment for one-on-one computer assistance. The Kid’s Coding Club meets again on Wednesday, June 13 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through Overdrive or the “Libby” app, thanks to the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the NHDB website can be found on the Moultonborough Library website. Just give us a call to get the code for our library, update your library card if necessary, 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.
Ongoing Events
Little Free Libraries located at Long Island town beach and Kraine Park playground are open for the season. Take a book or magazine for free, or drop one off to share with others.
Preschool story times are Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m. All preschoolers are welcome to attend for a story and an easy craft project.
The “Stitch and Chat” group meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Legos and More, including K’Nex, Nano Bugs, Snap Circuits, Hex Bugs and Lincoln Logs, third Wednesday of the month, 3:30-4:30. For children age five and up.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading. If you’re looking for good book ideas, this is the place to be.
Passes
Thanks to the Friends of the Library, we have free or discount passes several local attractions. This year we have added passes to the Strawbery Banke museum in Portsmouth, and the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire in Dover. Now open for the season are the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Canterbury Shaker Village, and the Wright Museum. Our Castle in the Clouds pass is donated by the Castle Society, and the Castle is open the weekend of May 19, and then daily May 26 through October 21. We also have passes the New Hampshire State Parks, the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepard Planetarium, and the Remick Farm 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.