Moultonborough Library News
November 19, 2020
Once again, the library is coordinating the Moultonborough Santa Fund. If you wish to help, new, unwrapped gifts may be left in our lobby, and donations to the “Children’s Christmas Trust” may be dropped off at the front desk or mailed to the library at PO Box 150 in Moultonborough.
The library will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 26 and 27, for Thanksgiving. We will be open on Saturday, November 28 for regular hours, 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Extra copies of “Festive in Death,” by J.D. Robb will be arriving shortly for the Mystery Book Club, which will meet via Zoom on Wednesday, December 16, at 10:30 a.m. and again at 7:00 p.m. Go to the Calendar of Events for December 16 on the library website (www.moultonboroughlibrary.org) and sign up to participate, and a link to the Zoom meeting will be sent to your email address.
This month’s “Titbits of Tech” video created by tech librarian Megan Greenbaum is on the subject of “Animal Live Cams,” and includes a list of some fun live cams at zoos and aquariums that can be visited via the internet. Last month’s video on “The Language of Emojis” can also be viewed on the library website under the Learning tab on the home page. Also on the Learning page are Megan’s “cheat sheets” for common computer programs, including Libby, Facebook, downloading pictures, and more.
Thanks to the Friends of the Library, we are now subscribing to “Book Page,” a monthly flyer about new books coming out, which will be distributed free to our patrons and visitors. Pick up a copy on your next visit to the library. “Bookmarks” magazine is also available.
For the remainder of November we have an “I Spy a Turkey” display in the library windows, all the way around the building. How many can you find? Check our website for a brief response form, or come in and tell us how many turkeys you spotted, and there will be a random prize drawing for a winner.
Since we are still unable to get together for children’s crafts, there will be a limited number of “Take and Make” craft bags for children to make at home on our porch pick-up table (either outside or in the lobby) each Monday morning, first come, first served, when we open at 10 a. m.
Children’s librarian Sharon Gulla is continuing to do “virtual” storytimes on Facebook Live on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and Fridays at 11 a.m. The recorded storytimes are posted on the library Facebook page for viewing at your convenience.
Ancestry Library Edition is now available on the library website to use at home. Just click on the “Library Catalog” on the home page of the library website, and you will see the Ancestry link on the catalog search screen. Library Edition does not allow users to create an online family tree, but can be used to search for records such as birth, marriage, death, draft, naturalization, and more.
If you have a collection of crafts, dolls, toys, artwork, or other small collectibles that you would like to share with our patrons, we are looking for displays for the next few months for our secure glass display case. Please call the library at 476-8895 if you have a collection to share.
The library is sponsoring a middle school “Dungeons and Dragons” group on Friday afternoons from 3:00-4:30 p.m., and it is open to additional players. All participants must be masked and socially distanced. Call the library at 476-8895 if you would like to participate. Light snacks will be provided.
For all library meetings and programs being held on Zoom, go to the calendar of events on the library website to sign up and a link will be sent to you by email. You will need to download the Zoom program to your tablet or phone in order to sign in, and Megan has created a guide to using Zoom that can be found on the library website.
Technology assistance appointments with Megan are now on Tuesday and Friday mornings and Wednesday afternoons, and are limited to two visits per patron per month.
The book sale which is ongoing in the meeting room is featuring cookbooks this month, in honor of Thanksgiving, as well as the other food-related holidays coming our way. We also have DVDs, music CDs, jigsaw puzzles, and hardcover and paperback books for children and adults for sale. We are also accepting donations of books, DVDs, music CDs, and jigsaw puzzles.
Our hours are now 10-5 on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10-8 on Tuesday and Thursday, and 10-2 on Saturday. We continue to limit our visitors to ten patrons in the building at one time.
“Porch Pickup” service will continue for those who prefer not to come into the building, during our regular open hours. For “Porch Pickup” please call 476-8895, email us at moultonboroughpubliclibrary@gmail.com, or sign into your account in the online catalog, using your last name and library card number, to reserve items. The staff will check out your materials, put them in a bag with your name on it, and place it on a table outside by the main entrance, or in the lobby in case of inclement weather, for quick pickup
All staff and patrons are required to wear masks while in the building, and masks will be provided if necessary. Please use the hand sanitizer in the lobby before entering the main building.
 Wi-fi is available 24/7 from outside the building, so feel free to log on while sitting in your vehicle, or use our front porch or patio, where there are tables and electrical outlets. The network is “MPL Guest,” no password, and is available 24/7.
We have discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art and the McAuliffe-Shepherd Planetarium, and patrons should check with the museums for their pandemic protocols. Our passes to other attractions will be available when they reopen in the spring.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Moultonborough Library News
November 12, 2020
Thanks to the Friends of the Library, we are now subscribing to “Book Page,” a monthly flyer about new books coming out, which will be distributed free to our patrons and visitors. Pick up a copy on your next visit to the library. We also subscribe to “Bookmarks” magazine, which may be checked out.
If you and your children enjoyed our “I Spy Halloween” window display, we will have an “I Spy a Turkey” display in the library windows, all the way around the building, from November 16 to November 30. How many can you find? Check our website for a brief response form, or come in and tell us how many turkeys you spotted, and there will be a random drawing for a winner.
Since we are still unable to get together for children’s crafts, there will be a limited number of “Take and Make” craft bags for children to make at home on our porch pick-up table (either outside or in the lobby) each Monday morning, first come, first served, when we open at 10 a. m.
Children’s librarian Sharon Gulla is continuing to do “virtual” storytimes on Facebook Live on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and Fridays at 11 a.m. The recorded storytimes are posted on the library Facebook page for viewing at your convenience.
Ancestry Library Edition is now available on the library website to use at home. Just click on the “Library Catalog” on the home page of the library website, and you will see the Ancestry link on the catalog search screen. Library Edition does not allow users to create an online family tree, but can be used to search for records such as birth, marriage, death, draft, naturalization, and more.
If you have a collection of crafts, dolls, toys, artwork, or other small collectibles that you would like to share with our patrons, we are looking for displays for the next few months for our secure glass display case. Please call the library at 476-8895 if you have a collection to share.
The library is sponsoring a middle school “Dungeons and Dragons” group on Friday afternoons from 3:00-4:30 p.m., and it is open to additional players. All participants must be masked and socially distanced. Call the library at 476-8895 if you would like to participate. Light snacks will be provided.
New in fiction this week are “Daylight,” by David Baldacci; “In the Lion’s Den,” by Barbara Taylor Bradford; “The Law of Innocence,” by Michael Connelly; “Little Bookshop of Murder,” by Maggie Blackburn, and “Page Marked for Murder,” by Lauren Elliott; and “Marauder,” an Oregon Files novel by Clive Cussler. In nonfiction, we have added “Eleanor,” by David Michaelis, a biography of Eleanor Roosevelt; “Complete Book of Home Preserving,” by Judi Kingry; “Poems 1962-2012,” by Louise Gluck;
New for children are “Champion of the Titan Games,” fourth in the Dragonwatch series by Brandon Mull; “Click Clack Good Night,” by Doreen Cronin; “Cozy,” by Jan Brett; “A Polar Bear in the Snow,” by Mac Barnett, and “Five More Sleeps Until Christmas,” by Jimmy Fallon. We have also added several new books recently on home schooling.
For book groups in November, the “literary” discussion group led by Susan Merrifield will be reading “Blood and Thunder,” by Hampton Sides, about the life of Kit Carson within the larger context of “Manifest Destiny” on the western frontier. The Mystery Book Club will be reading “In a Dark, Dark Wood,” by Ruth Ware. The mystery group will meet on Wednesday, November 18 at 10:30 a.m. and again at 7:00 p.m., and the literary group will meet on Thursday, November 20 at 10:30. Sign up to participate via Zoom through the calendar of events on the library website.
For all library meetings and programs being held on Zoom, go to the calendar of events on the library website to sign up and a link will be sent to you by email. You will need to download the Zoom program to your tablet or phone in order to sign in, and Megan has created a guide to using Zoom that can be found on the library website.
Technology assistance appointments with Megan are now on Tuesday and Friday mornings and Wednesday afternoons, and are limited to two visits per patron per month.
We have set up an additional book sale area in the meeting room, and have DVDs, music CDs, jigsaw puzzles, and hardcover and paperback books for children and adults for sale. We are also accepting donations of books, DVDs, music CDs, and jigsaw puzzles.
Our hours are now 10-5 on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10-8 on Tuesday and Thursday, and 10-2 on Saturday. We continue to limit our visitors to ten patrons in the building at one time.
“Porch Pickup” service will continue for those who prefer not to come into the building, during our regular open hours. For “Porch Pickup” please call 476-8895, email us at moultonboroughpubliclibrary@gmail.com, or sign into your account in the online catalog, using your last name and library card number, to reserve items. The staff will check out your materials, put them in a bag with your name on it, and place it on a table outside by the main entrance, or in the lobby in case of inclement weather, for quick pickup
All staff and patrons are required to wear masks while in the building, and masks will be provided if necessary. Please use the hand sanitizer in the lobby before entering the main building.
 Wi-fi is available 24/7 from outside the building, so feel free to log on while sitting in your vehicle, or use our front porch or patio, where there are tables and electrical outlets. The network is “MPL Guest,” no password, and is available 24/7.
We have discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art and the McAuliffe-Shepherd Planetarium, and patrons should check with the museums for their pandemic protocols. Our passes to other attractions will be available when they reopen in the spring.
 
 
 
 
 
Moultonborough Library News
November 5, 2020
Are you planning to work on your family genealogy as a winter project? If so, the good news is that Ancestry Library Edition is now available on the library website to use at home. Just click on the “Library Catalog” on the home page of the library website, and you will see the Ancestry link on the catalog search screen. Library Edition does not allow users to create an online family tree, but can be used to search for records such as birth, marriage, death, draft, naturalization, and more.
If you have enjoyed some of the exhibits in our display case on past visits to the library, and have a collection of crafts, dolls, toys, artwork, or other small ccollectibles that you would like to share with our patrons, we are looking for displays for the next few months. Please call the library at 476-8895 if you have a collection to share.
The library is sponsoring a middle school “Dungeons and Dragons” group on Friday afternoons at 3:00 p.m., and it is open to additional players. All participants must be masked and socially distanced. Call the library at 476-8895 if you would like to participate.
New in nonfiction this week are “His Truth Is Marching On,” about the late John Lewis; “Daughters of Yalta, about the Churchill, Roosevelt, and Harriman girls who accompanied their world-leader fathers to the Yalta conference during WWII;  “Red Comet,” a biography of Sylvia Plath, and”99% Invisible City,” about the hidden machinery that makes our cities function;  “Notorious RBG,” about the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg; “Killing Crazy Horse,” by Bill O’Reilly, about the conflict with Native Americans in the West.
New in fiction are “Irish Country Welcome,” by Patrick Taylor; “Wonder Boy of Whistle Stop,” by Fannie Flagg; “When We Were Young and Brave,’ by Hazel Gaynor, based on a true story of English girl scouts in a Japanese prison camp during WWII; “Jack,” by Marilynne Robinson; and in mystery, “The Gift of the Magpie,” by Donna Andrews, “A Crime of a Different Stripe,” by Sally Goldenbaum; and “The Devil and the Dark Water,” by Stuart Turton.
New on audiobook is “Hid from Our Eyes,” by Julia Spencer Fleming.
In the meeting room, we are hosting a beautiful display of landscape photography by our own Megan Greenbaum, inspired by our New Hampshire landscape. For those who have been taking their own pictures of the autumn season, the “Go Slow Photography Club,” which has been one of Megan’s projects here at the library, will be having an online photo sharing display, and the theme for October is “Harvest.” Email your favorites to Megan by November 27 and they will be showcased on our new photography club webpage.
The books for the November book discussions are now available. The “literary” discussion group led by Susan Merrifield will be reading a nonfiction title, “Blood and Thunder,” by Hampton Sides, about the life of Kit Carson within the larger context of “Manifest Destiny” on the western frontier. The new Mystery Book Club will be reading “In a Dark, Dark Wood,” by Ruth Ware. The mystery group will meet on Wednesday, November 18 at 10:30 a.m. and again at 7:00 p.m., and the literary group will meet on Thursday, November 20 at 10:30. Sign up to participate via Zoom through the calendar of events on the library website.
For all meetings and programs being held on Zoom, go to the calendar of events on the library website to sign up and a link will be sent to you by email. You will need to download the Zoom program to your tablet or phone in order to sign in, and Megan has created a guide to using Zoom that can be found on the library website.
Technology assistance appointments with Megan are now on Tuesday and Friday mornings and Wednesday afternoons, and are limited to two visits per patron per month.
The library now has Overdrive Advantage, which means that we will be able to purchase some of the most popular audiobooks and ebooks for the exclusive use of our patrons, giving our patrons much quicker access to the most in-demand titles.
We have now set up an additional book sale area in the meeting room, and have DVDs, music CDs, jigsaw puzzles, and hardcover and paperback books for children and adults for sale. Stock up now for those long winter evenings when we all need extra books, movies, and puzzles for home entertainment. We are also accepting donations of books, DVDs, music CDs, and jigsaw puzzles.
Our hours are now 10-5 on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10-8 on Tuesday and Thursday, and 10-2 on Saturday. We continue to limit our visitors to ten patrons in the building at one time.
“Porch Pickup” service will continue for those who prefer not to come into the building, during our regular open hours. For “Porch Pickup” please call 476-8895, email us at moultonboroughpubliclibrary@gmail.com, or sign into your account in the online catalog, using your last name and library card number, to reserve items. The staff will check out your materials, put them in a bag with your name on it, and place it on a table outside by the main entrance, or in the lobby in case of inclement weather, for quick pickup
All staff and patrons are required to wear masks while in the building, and masks will be provided if necessary. Please use the hand sanitizer in the lobby before entering the main building.
 Wi-fi is available 24/7 from outside the building, so feel free to log on while sitting in your vehicle, or use our front porch or patio, where there are tables and electrical outlets. The network is “MPL Guest,” no password, and is available 24/7.
We have discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art and the McAuliffe-Shepherd Planetarium, and patrons should check with the museums for their pandemic protocols. Our passes to other attractions will be available when they reopen in the spring.
 
 
 
 
 
Moultonborough Library News
October 29, 2020
Along with the Recreation Department, the library will be participating in the “Haunted Boo-levard” drive-through Halloween event at the town playground on Friday, October 30. As you drive along the Boo-levard, we will test your skills with games and trivia right at your car window.  Participants will remain in their vehicles through the event. Cloth masks are requested for the safety of the participants and volunteers. In order to lessen wait times and traffic, we suggest this arrival schedule:  6:30pm, Pre-K & under; 7pm, Kindergarten thru grade 2; 7:30pm , Grades 3 and up.
Just in time for Halloween, the library lawn has been decorated with a scarecrow figure of “Mother Ghoost,” reading a book of “Mother Ghoost Stories” to a ghostly child and a ghostly goose. Inside the library we are well decorated with scarecrows, pumpkins, witch hats, and black cats, and we have plenty of Halloween storybooks to be borrowed.  We also have a Halloween “I-Spy” walk around the library, with different Halloween items in various window, to be viewed from the outside, no need to enter the building. There will be a checklist available online or in the library. See how many of our witches, ghosts, and mummies you can find!
Also for kids, check out our new “ABC Activity Avenue,” around the outside of the library building, which has an activity to be done for each letter of the alphabet.
In the meeting room, we are hosting a beautiful display of landscape photography by our own Megan Greenbaum, inspired by our New H For those who have been taking their own pictures of the autumn season, the “Go Slow Photography Club,” which has been one of Megan’s projects here at the library, will be having an online photo sharing display, and the theme for October is “Harvest.” Email your favorites to Megan by November 27 and they will be showcased on our new photography club webpage.
New in fiction are “You Betrayed Me,” by Lisa Jackson; “Three Women Disappear,” by James Patterson; “Shakeup,” by Stuart Woods; “House of Correction,” by Nicci French, and “The Sentinel,” by Lee Child.
The books for the November book discussions are now available. The “literary” discussion group led by Susan Merrifield will be reading a nonfiction title, “Blood and Thunder,” by Hampton Sides, about the life of Kit Carson within the larger context of “Manifest Destiny” on the western frontier. The new Mystery Book Club will be reading “In a Dark, Dark Wood,” by Ruth Ware. The mystery group will meet on Wednesday, November 18 at 10:30 a.m. and again at 7:00 p.m., and the literary group will meet on Thursday, November 20 at 10:30. Sign up to participate via Zoom through the calendar of events on the library website.
For all meetings and programs being held on Zoom, go to the calendar of events on the library website to sign up and a link will be sent to you by email. You will need to download the Zoom program to your tablet or phone in order to sign in, and Megan has created a guide to using Zoom that can be found on the library website.
Technology assistance appointments with Megan are now on Tuesday and Friday mornings and Wednesday afternoons, and are limited to two visits per patron per month.
If you have been browsing the online catalog, you may have noticed that it is now possible to reserve books that haven’t even arrived at the library yet! If your favorite author’s newest book appears in the catalog as “On Order,” you can go right ahead and place a reserve for yourself, and we will call when your turn comes up.
The library now has Overdrive Advantage, which means that we will be able to purchase some of the most popular audiobooks and ebooks for the exclusive use of our patrons, giving our patrons much quicker access to the most in-demand titles.  Log onto Libby or Overdrive as you normally would and you will only have to wait for any other Moultonborough patrons who may have reserves, and not for everyone statewide, for several of the most popular titles.
We have now set up an additional book sale area in the meeting room, and have DVDs, music CDs, jigsaw puzzles, and hardcover and paperback books for children and adults for sale. Stock up now for those long winter evenings when we all need extra books, movies, and puzzles for home entertainment. We are also accepting donations of books, DVDs, music CDs, and jigsaw puzzles.
Our hours are now 10-5 on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10-8 on Tuesday and Thursday, and 10-2 on Saturday. We continue to limit our visitors to ten patrons in the building at one time.
“Porch Pickup” service will continue for those who prefer not to come into the building, during our regular open hours. For “Porch Pickup” please call 476-8895, email us at moultonboroughpubliclibrary@gmail.com, or sign into your account in the online catalog, using your last name and library card number, to reserve items. The staff will check out your materials, put them in a bag with your name on it, and place it on a table outside by the main entrance, or in the lobby in case of inclement weather, for quick pickup
All staff and patrons are required to wear masks while in the building, and masks will be provided if necessary. Please use the hand sanitizer in the lobby before entering the main building.
 Wi-fi is available 24/7 from outside the building, so feel free to log on while sitting in your vehicle, or use our front porch or patio, where there are tables and electrical outlets. The network is “MPL Guest,” no password, and is available 24/7.
We have discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art and the McAuliffe-Shepherd Planetarium, and patrons should check with the museums for their pandemic protocols. Our passes to other attractions will be available when they reopen in the spring.
 
 
 
 
Moultonborough Library News
October 22, 2020
The books for the November book discussions have been ordered and are now available or will be very soon. The “literary” discussion group led by Susan Merrifield will be reading a nonfiction title, “Blood and Thunder,” by Hampton Sides, about the life of Kit Carson within the larger context of “Manifest Destiny” on the western frontier. The new Mystery Book Club will be reading “In a Dark, Dark Wood,” by Ruth Ware. The mystery group will meet on Wednesday, November 18 at 10:30 a.m. and again at 7:00 p.m., and the literary group will meet on Thursday, November 20 at 10:30. Sign up to participate via Zoom through the calendar of events on the library website.
For all meetings and programs being held on Zoom, go to the calendar of events on the library website to sign up and a link will be sent to you by email. You will need to download the Zoom program to your tablet or phone in order to sign in, and Megan has created a guide to using Zoom that can be found on the library website.
Among this week’s new acquisitions in fiction are “Daughter of Black Lake,” by Cathy Marie Buchanan, a tale of the ancient Britons at the time of the Roman invasion;
Invisible Girl,” by Lisa Jewell, also available as an audiobook; “The Invisible Life of Addie Larue,” by Victoria Schwab; “Confessions on the 7:45,” by Lisa Unger; “Goodnight Beautiful,” by Aimee Molloy; and “The Christmas Table,” by Donna Van Liere, plus “On Borrowed Crime,” a cozy mystery by Kate Young.
For children who are learning at home, or are just interested in science, we have added “Ada Twist’s Big Project Book for Stellar scientists,” and “Awesome Science Experiments for Kids.” New in picture books are “Unicorn Yoga,” and “Wild Symphony,” by Dan Brown.
Technology librarian Megan Greenbaum has created a 7-minute video entitled “The Language of Emojis,” all about the symbols so often used in emails and text messages. Check it out on our website in “Classes” under the Learning tab. A new short video on some aspect of computer technology will be posted each month.
Also in technology, the “Go Slow Photography Club” will be having an online photo sharing display, and the theme for October is “Harvest.” Email your favorites to Megan by November 27 and they will be showcased on our new photography club webpage. Megan’s email is technology@moultonboroughlibrary.org. Technology assistance appointments with Megan are now on Tuesday and Friday mornings and Wednesday afternoons, and are limited to two visits per patron per month.
 
Check out our new “ABC Activity Avenue,” around the outside of the library building, which has an activity to be done for each letter of the alphabet. Starting next week there will also be a Halloween I-Spy walk around the library, with different Halloween items in each window, to be viewed from the outside, no need to enter the building. There will be a checklist available online or in the library. See how many Halloween items you can find!
If you have been browsing the online catalog, you may have noticed that it is now possible to reserve books that haven’t even arrived at the library yet! If your favorite author’s newest book appears in the catalog as “On Order,” you can go right ahead and place a reserve for yourself, and we will call when your turn comes up.
The library now has Overdrive Advantage, which means that we will be able to purchase some of the most popular audiobooks and ebooks for the exclusive use of our patrons, giving our patrons much quicker access to the most in-demand titles.  Log onto Libby or Overdrive as you normally would and you will only have to wait for any other Moultonborough patrons who may have reserves, and not for everyone statewide, for these popular titles.
We have now set up an additional book sale area in the meeting room, and have donated DVDs, music CDs, jigsaw puzzles, and hardcover and paperback books for children and adults for sale. Stock up now for those long winter evenings when we all need extra books, movies, and puzzles for home entertainment. We are also accepting donations of books, DVDs, music CDs, and jigsaw puzzles.
Our hours are now 10-5 on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10-8 on Tuesday and Thursday, and 10-2 on Saturday. We continue to limit our visitors to ten patrons in the building at one time.
“Porch Pickup” service will continue for those who prefer not to come into the building, during our regular open hours. For “Porch Pickup” please call 476-8895, email us at moultonboroughpubliclibrary@gmail.com, or sign into your account in the online catalog, using your last name and library card number, to reserve items. The staff will check out your materials, put them in a bag with your name on it, and place it on a table outside by the main entrance, or in the lobby in case of inclement weather, for a quick pickup. If you reserve online or by email, we will call when your requests are ready to be picked up.
All staff and patrons are required to wear masks while in the building, and masks will be provided if necessary. Please use the hand sanitizer in the lobby before entering the main building.
 Wi-fi is available 24/7 from outside the building, so feel free to log on while sitting in your vehicle, or use our front porch or patio, where there are tables and electrical outlets. Please maintain a safe distance from other users. The network is “MPL Guest,” no password, and is available 24/7.
We have discount passes to several area cultural attractions, including the Science Center, Wright Museum, Libby Museum, Castle in the Clouds, Currier Museum of Art, Canterbury Shaker Village, and the McAuliffe-Shepherd Planetarium, some of which are closing soon. Please call the library for details as many of the museums are limiting the number of visitors per day.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Moultonborough Library News
October 15, 2020
The “Fairy Tales in Motion” pathway around the library that our patrons enjoyed this summer has now been replaced by a new “ABC Activity Avenue,” with an activity to be done for each letter of the alphabet. Starting next week there will also be a Halloween I-Spy walk around the library, with different Halloween items in each window, to be viewed from the outside, no need to enter the building. There will be a checklist available online or in the library. See how many Halloween items you can find!
If you have been browsing the online catalog, you may have noticed that it is now possible to reserve books that haven’t even arrived at the library yet! If your favorite author’s newest book appears in the catalog as “On Order,” you can go right ahead and place a reserve for yourself, and we will call when your turn comes up.
Among our new books this week are “The Writer's Library: the authors you love on the books that changed their lives,” by “America’s Librarian” Nancy Pearl; “Earth Almanac, ‘a collection of essays on the four seasons by naturalist Ted Williams; and “The Last Stargazers: the enduring story of astronomy’s vanishing explorers,” by Emily Levesque.  A new biography is “Memorial Drive,” by Natasha Trethewey. New in fiction are “Piranesi,’ by Susanna Clarke; “Summer Darlings,” by Brooke Foster; “The Midnight Library,” by Matt Haig; and in mystery, “Lethal Pursuit,” by Will Thomas, and “The Mist,” by Ragnar Jonasson. New on DVD is “John Lewis: Good Trouble.”
The library is now subscribing to Overdrive Advantage, which means that we will be able to purchase some of the most popular audiobooks and ebooks for the exclusive use of our patrons, who will have much quicker access to the most in-demand titles.  Log onto Libby or Overdrive as you normally would and you will only have to wait for any other Moultonborough patrons who may have reserves, and not for everyone statewide, for these popular titles.
We have now set up an additional book sale area in the meeting room, and have donated DVDs, music CDs, jigsaw puzzles, and hardcover and paperback books for children and adults for sale. Stock up now for those long winter evenings when we all need extra books, movies, and puzzles for home entertainment. We are also accepting donations of books and jigsaw puzzles.
The next book for the Mystery Book Club will be “The Silent Patient,” by Alex Michaelides, and the Zoom discussion will be on Wednesday, October 21, at both 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. The story tells of Alicia Berenson, a famous painter married to a fashion photographer, living in a posh area of London. One evening, her husband Gabriel returns home late. Alicia shoots him five times in the face and then never speaks another word.
The book for the October 22 discussion will be “The Hate U Give,” by Angie Thomas, led by Rev. Gina Finocchiaro, and extra copies are available. It can also be downloaded through the Libby app. The story is about Starr Carter, a black girl who lives between an elite mostly white prep school and her home in a dangerous low-income neighborhood.
For all meetings and programs being held on Zoom, go to the calendar of events on the library website to sign up and a link will be sent to you by email. You will need to download the Zoom program to your tablet or phone in order to sign in, and Megan has created a guide to using Zoom that can be found on the library website.
Technology assistance appointments with Megan are now on Tuesday and Friday mornings and Wednesday afternoons, and are limited to two visits per patron per month.
Preschool storytime with children’s librarian Sharon Gulla continues on Facebook Live, Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.
Statewide interlibrary loan service has resumed. Books will be quarantined both entering and leaving the library, so the process will take a bit longer than usual, but we are happy to be able to offer the service once again.
Our hours are now 10-5 on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10-8 on Tuesday and Thursday, and 10-2 on Saturday. We continue to limit our visitors to ten patrons in the building at one time.
Now that Molly the golden retriever has retired along with Nancy, our policy will be that only service animals may enter the library.
 “Porch Pickup” service will continue for those who prefer not to come into the building, during our regular open hours. For “Porch Pickup” please call 476-8895, email us at moultonboroughpubliclibrary@gmail.com, or sign into your account in the online catalog, using your last name and library card number, to reserve items. The staff will check out your materials, put them in a bag with your name on it, and place it on a table outside by the main entrance, or in the lobby in case of inclement weather, for a quick pickup. If you reserve online or by email, we will call when your requests are ready to be picked up.
All staff and patrons are required to wear masks while in the building, and masks will be provided if necessary. Please use the hand sanitizer in the lobby before entering the main building.
 Wi-fi is available 24/7 from outside the building, so feel free to log on while sitting in your vehicle, or use our front porch or patio, where there are tables and electrical outlets. Please maintain a safe distance from other users. The network is “MPL Guest,” no password, and is available 24/7.
We have discount passes to several area cultural attractions, including the Science Center, Wright Museum, Libby Museum, Castle in the Clouds, Currier Museum of Art, Canterbury Shaker Village, and the McAuliffe-Shepherd Planetarium, some of which are closing soon. Please call the library for details as many of the museums are limiting the number of visitors per day.
 
 
 
 
 
Moultonborough Library News
October 8, 2020
For those who are doing more of their reading through downloads these days, the library is now subscribing to Overdrive Advantage, which means that we will be able to purchase some of the most popular audiobooks and ebooks for the exclusive use of our patrons, who will have much quicker access to the most in-demand titles. Recently we have added the new Lisa Wingate, Elin Hilderbrand, “American Dirt,” and the upcoming book discussion books, a total of 12 titles in all.  Just log onto Libby or Overdrive as you normally would and you will only have to wait for any other Moultonborough patrons who may have reserves, and not for everyone statewide, for these popular titles.
We have now set up an additional book sale area in the meeting room, and have donated DVDs, jigsaw puzzles, and hardcover and paperback books for children and adults for sale, as well as our two large racks of paperbacks that are for sale near the main desk.  Stock up now for those long winter evenings when we all need extra books, movies, and puzzles for home entertainment. We are also accepting donations of books and jigsaw puzzles.
New in fiction this week are “Funeral for a Friend,’ by Brian Freemantle; “The Daughters of Foxcote Manor,” by Eve Chase; “The Girl from Widow Hills,” by Megan Miranda; “Atomic Love,” by Jennie Fields; “The Girl with the Louding Voice,” by Abi Dare; “To Sleep in a Sea of Stars,” a new sci-fi novel by Christopher Paolini; and in mystery, “The Darkness” and “The Island,” both by Ragnar Jonasson, and “The Shooting at Chateau Rock,” by Martin Walker, a Bruno, Chief of Police tale.
New in nonfiction are “My Vanishing Country,” by Bakari Sellers, about life in a mostly black small Southern town; “And We Came Out and Saw the Stars Again,” a collection of essays about life in the pandemic, “Laughter Yoga,” by Madan Kataria, and “The Language of Butterflies,” by Wendy Williams, about the life history of the world’s most beautiful insects. “Pumpkins and Party Themes” might come in handy if you’re decorating for fall.
The next book for the Mystery Book Club will be “The Silent Patient,” by Alex Michaelides, and the Zoom discussion will be on Wednesday, October 21, at both 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. The story tells of Alicia Berenson, a famous painter married to a fashion photographer, living in a posh area of London. One evening, her husband Gabriel returns home late. Alicia shoots him five times in the face and then never speaks another word.
The book for the October 22 discussion will be “The Hate U Give,” by Angie Thomas, led by Rev. Gina Finocchiaro, and extra copies are arriving via interlibrary loan. New Hampshire Downloadable Books program, or can be downloaded through the Libby app. The story is about Starr Carter, a black girl who lives between an elite mostly white prep school and her home in a dangerous low-income neighborhood.
For all meetings and programs being held on Zoom, go to the calendar of events on the library website to sign up and a link will be sent to you by email. You will need to download the Zoom program to your tablet or phone in order to sign in, and Megan has created a guide to using Zoom that can be found on the library website.
Preschool storytime with children’s librarian Sharon Gulla continues on Facebook Live, Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.
Statewide interlibrary loan service has resumed. Books will be quarantined both entering and leaving the library, so the process will take a bit longer than usual, but we are happy to be able to offer the service once again. Just call or ask at the front desk if you need a book or movie that we do not have in stock.
Our hours are now 10-5 on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10-8 on Tuesday and Thursday, and 10-2 on Saturday. We continue to limit our visitors to ten patrons in the building at one time, but currently we have not seen anyone have to wait their turn. The library will be closed on Monday, October 12, for the Columbus Day holiday.
 “Porch Pickup” service will continue for those who prefer not to come into the building, during our regular open hours. For “Porch Pickup” please call 476-8895, email us at moultonboroughpubliclibrary@gmail.com, or sign into your account in the online catalog, using your last name and library card number, to reserve items. The staff will check out your materials, put them in a bag with your name on it, and place it on a table outside by the main entrance, or in the lobby in case of inclement weather, for a quick pickup. If you reserve online or by email, we will call when your requests are ready to be picked up.
All staff and patrons are required to wear masks while in the building, and masks will be provided if necessary. Please use the hand sanitizer in the lobby before entering the main building.
For social distancing purposes, we have just three public-use computers currently available for our patrons, plus wi-fi if you have your own device and just need to get online or print. Wi-fi is also available 24/7 from outside the building, so feel free to log on while sitting in your vehicle, or use our front porch or patio, where there are tables and electrical outlets.
We have discount passes to several area cultural attractions, including the Science Center, Wright Museum, Libby Museum, Castle in the Clouds, Currier Museum of Art, Canterbury Shaker Village, and the McAuliffe-Shepherd Planetarium Please call the library for details as many of the museums are limiting the number of visitors per day.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password, and is available 24/7 from the parking lot, patio, front porch, or picnic table, but please maintain a safe distance from other users.
 
 
 
 
October 1, 2020
For those who were counting on our traditional giant book sale during the summer to replenish their home stockpile of reading material for the winter, we are planning to have an ongoing book sale, although on a much smaller scale, in the program room. This is in addition to our two large racks of paperbacks that are for sale near the main desk, so if you read everything you had around the house during the shutdown and need a new batch, we can help, and we are also accepting donations of books and also jigsaw puzzles.
Among the new fiction this week are some sci-fi titles, including “The Calculating Stars,” in which women become the first astronauts; “Anxious People,” by Fredrik Backman; “The Jackal,” by J.R. Ward; “The Last Agent,” by Robert Dugoni, and “A Dog’s Promise,” by W. Bruce Cameron. New in mystery is “Murder in Chianti,” by Camilla Trinchieri.
New in nonfiction are a whole batch of health books from the Mayo Clinic, including the topics, of arthritis, fibromyalgia, digestive health, and more: a collection of homeschooling how-to books; hiking guides to Maine, New Hampshire, and Cape Cod; “Gentle on My Mind,” a memoir of Glen Campbell, by Kim Campbell; “Rage,” by Bob Woodward, about President Trump; and “Disloyal,” by Michael Cohen.
New on DVD are season five of “Outlander,” the first two seasons of “Succession,” and “Watchman.”
New for chapter-book readers are “Mr. Lemoncello and the Titanium Ticket,” by Chris Grabenstein; “The Fourth Suit,’ by Neil Patrick Harris; “Last Kids on Earth and the Skeleton Road,” by Max Braillier; and “Rebel in the Library of Ever,” by Zeno Alexander. If you’re just learning to read, we have added another set of the “Bob” books for very beginning readers.
As an addition to the children’s room, we are starting a “Parenting Shelf” with a collection of books on homeschooling and other topics of interest to parents.
The book for the October 22 discussion will be “The Hate U Give,” by Angie Thomas, led by Rev. Gina Finocchiaro, and extra copies are arriving via interlibrary loan. New Hampshire Downloadable Books program, or can be downloaded through the Libby app. The story is about Starr Carter, a black girl who lives between an elite mostly white prep school and her home in an urban low-income neighborhood.
If you love to talk about the books you have read or are reading now, the “Book Talk” group meets monthly to discuss what the group has been reading during the month.  It’s a great way to build your book list and get recommendations. All readers are welcome, and you can join in at any time. The next meeting will be on Thursday, October 8, at 10:30 a.m. via Zoom.
For all meetings and programs being held on Zoom, go to the calendar of events on the library website to sign up and a link will be sent to you by email. You will need to download the Zoom program to your tablet or phone in order to sign in, and Megan has created a guide to using Zoom that can be found on the library website.
There will be a Readathon for children in grades 1-4 on Friday, October 2, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Space will be limited, so sign up by noon on Friday, no exceptions. Each child will need to bring their own book to read, and wear a mask. The library will provide plain pizza and snacks. Our first Readathon of the school year was enjoyed by seven socially-distanced readers from grades 5-8.
Statewide interlibrary loan service restarted as of Tuesday, September 15 Books will be quarantined both entering and leaving the library, so the process will take a bit longer than usual, but we are happy to be able to offer the service once again. Just call or ask at the front desk if you need a book or movie that we do not have in stock.
Beginning the week of September 28 we plan to reopen our Saturday hours from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., and continue with up to ten patrons in the building at once. The toys and play area in the children’s room remain closed at this time.
The library will be closed on Monday, October 12, for the Columbus Day holiday.
 “Porch Pickup” service will continue for those who prefer not to come into the building, during our regular open hours. For “Porch Pickup” please call 476-8895, email moultonboroughpubliclibrary@gmail.com, or sign into your account in the online catalog, using your last name and library card number, to reserve items. The staff will check out your materials, put them in a bag with your name on it, and place it on a table in the lobby for a quick in and out pickup. If you reserve online or by email, we will call when your requests are ready to be picked up.
All staff and patrons are required to wear masks while in the building, and masks will be provided if necessary. Please use the hand sanitizer in the lobby before entering the main building.
For social distancing purposes, we have just three public-use computers currently available for our patrons, plus wi-fi if you have your own device and just need to get online or print. Wi-fi is also available 24/7 from outside the building, so feel free to log on while sitting in your vehicle, or use our front porch or patio, where there are tables and electrical outlets.
We have discount passes to several area cultural attractions, including the Science Center, Wright Museum, Libby Museum, Castle in the Clouds, Currier Museum of Art, Canterbury Shaker Village, and the McAuliffe-Shepherd Planetarium Please call the library for details as many of the museums are limiting the number of visitors per day.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password, and is available 24/7 from the parking lot, patio, front porch, or picnic table, but please maintain a safe distance from other users.