Moultonborough Library News
April 2, 2020
 
Nancy McCue, longtime Library Director of the Moultonborough Public Library, is retiring at the end of June. Nancy grew up in North Andover, MA, and spent every summer at Lake Kanasatka. She visited the Moultonborough library every week to check out a large stack of books, never dreaming that one day she would be on the other side of the circulation desk. 
Nancy started at the library in December, 1992, after completing her MLS at the University of Rhode Island while working full time at the Dimond Library at UNH. She succeeded librarian Adele Taylor, who had worked at the library for an incredible 47 years.  She commented “The library has grown so much in my 27 years here. My biggest challenge was the large addition that was completed in 2006. It really changed the library and the scope of my job. We tripled the size of the library. We added more staff and more open hours, and finally had a Program Room to offer all kinds of wonderful events for patrons of all ages. We also added our incredible Children’s area. One result of all this was that the NH Library Trustees Association awarded us “Best Library in the State” in 2008. 
“I’ve certainly enjoyed my time here at the library. It’s such a vital part of this terrific community. I will really miss working with the Trustees, Friends, volunteers, and especially the exceptional, dedicated staff of the library. Miss Molly and I are looking forward to spending more of our free time by the lake, with an endless stack of books.”
Nancy’s decision to retire was made prior to the outbreak of the pandemic, and we certainly hope to be back in business in time for her final weeks on the job, so we can all wish both Nancy and Molly all the best in  the future.
The Library Director and Trustees have made the difficult decision for the library to remain closed following the Governor's Executive Order to stay at home. We have taken this step to support the health and safety of the community we serve. While we must suspend our public services as a community gathering space, the Library will continue to be present to the community through our online resources. Please explore all that we have to offer through our website at www.moultonboroughlibrary.org , and our Facebook page. Children’s librarian Sharon Gulla will be doing online storytimes, and we will post more online opportunities as they become available.
The library is completely closed until further notice, and the book drop has been sealed. Please keep your materials in a safe place until we are able to reopen. Access to a large digital collection of audio books and e-books using OverDrive and/or Libby will still be available through our website. Visit our website and click on the tab for downloadable audio & ebooks to learn more. You can log in using your library card number, preceded by the numbers 4582. If your library card doesn’t work in Libby it may need to be updated, and we can also do that remotely if you get in touch with a librarian online by emailing us at moultonboroughpubliclibrary@gmail.com.
If you have any technology questions that can be answered by email, you can contact Megan at mpl.megang@gmail.com.
For those who had scheduled tax preparation appointments at the library with AARP, the IRS has announced that all payments will now be due on July 15. When we find out availability of the AARP volunteers we will call everyone who has missed an appointment due to the library closing.
Links to current and reliable information regarding COVID-19 can be found on the library website. Thank you for your understanding. All of us at the Moultonborough Public Library wish you and your family health and peace during this difficult time.
 
Digital Resources
Duolingo, a free language learning app, is available through a link on the library website under the “Learning” tab. Under the “Community” tab on the website there are many maps of local hiking trails if you are able to get outdoors, practicing social distancing, of course. Also under the Community tab there is lots of information about town history to read up on, including links to Historical Society presentations recorded by the late Norman Atkinson and uploaded to YouTube.
Newly posted to the Local History section of the website is a transcription of the early Red Hill logbook 1833-1854, kept by the Cook family, who lived on Red Hill and guided early tourists to the summit.   Franklin Pierce, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Daniel Webster, and many more climbed Red Hill and enjoyed blueberries and milk served by old Aunt Cook, who lived on the hill until her death at age 89.
Try some of these educational resources with lessons and activities from the National Endowment for the Humanities  at https://edsitement.neh.gov/ and the Smithsonian’s Learning Lab at https://learninglab.si.edu/distancelearning
The Scribd website offers 30 days of free online magazines, ebooks, and audiobooks though the following link:  scribd.com/readfree. Make sure to use this link to get to the 30 days free offer and you won’t need your credit card.  If you need ideas for your next online read, the library website offers access to Novelist and Novelist K-8 for reader’s advisory and read-alike ideas.
The publishers of Tumble Books have made their catalog of ebooks and audiobooks including many children’s books and some titles in Spanish available online for free, and links to their website with the login information can be found on the library website.
 
Technology
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password, and is available 24/7 from the parking lot when the library is not open. 
If you need help getting up to speed with all things digital, we have “Tech Support Cards” under the Learning tab on our website that will help you with the basics of subjects including Mac, Windows, Excel, Facebook, sending photos, apps, file explorer, messaging, computer jargon, symbols, the Cloud, Libby, and Overdrive.


 
 
 
 
Moultonborough Library News
March 26, 2020
Much has changed in the short period of time since last week’s library news column was compiled. Below is a statement from the library staff and trustees.
The Library Director and Trustees have made the difficult decision to close the library, following the Governor's Executive Order to close all K-12 schools. We have taken this step to support the health and safety of the community we serve. While we must suspend our public services as a community gathering space, the Library will continue to be present to the community through our online resources. Please explore all that we have to offer through our website at www.moultonboroughlibrary.org
The library is completely closed until further notice, and the book drop has been sealed. Please keep your materials in a safe place until we are able to reopen. Access to a large digital collection of audio books and e-books using OverDrive and/or Libby will still be available through our website. Visit our website and click on the tab for downloadable audio & ebooks to learn more. You can log in using your library card number, preceded by the numbers 4582. If your library card doesn’t work in Libby it may need to be updated, and we can also do that remotely if you get in touch with a librarian online by emailing us at moultonboroughpubliclibrary@gmail.com.
If you have any technical questions that can be answered by email, you can contact Megan at mpl.megang@gmail.com.
For those who had scheduled tax preparation appointments at the library with AARP, the IRS has announced that all payments will now be due on July 15. When we find out availability of the AARP volunteers we will call everyone who has missed an appointment due to the library closing.
The Library Trustees will reassess the situation by April 3 and determine a course of action at that time. All public libraries in the state are closed at this time.
Links to current and reliable information regarding COVID-19 can be found on the library website. Thank you for your understanding. All of us at the Moultonborough Public Library wish you and your family health and peace during this difficult time.
 
New Books
The last day that we were open, the DVDs of “Bombshell,” “Jumanji: The Next Level,” and “Uncut Gems” with Adam Sandler were added. We can’t get to them right now, but if you go to the library catalog on the website some of the newest books are listed, and you can log in with your last name and library card number to reserve new or not so new titles to be picked up when we reopen.
UPS is holding our new book shipments until we can get back into business. The interlibrary loan system is also shut down at this time, but presumably the requests that were in the system when everything went dark will arrive when we and all the other libraries and up and running again and we will call you when they are ready to be picked up.
Meanwhile, if you are seeking other digital ways to keep yourself occupied, Duolingo, a free language learning app, is available through a link on the library website under the “Learning” tab. Under the “Community” tab on the website there are many maps of local hiking trails if you are able to get outdoors, practicing social distancing, of course. Also under the Community tab there is lots of information about town history to read up on, including links to Historical Society presentations recorded by the late Norman Atkinson and uploaded to YouTube. The Winnipesaukee Forum online has a History forum that includes many great pictures and articles about Lake Winnipesaukee history.
Kids home from school? Try some of these educational resources with lessons and activities from the National Endowment for the Humanities  at https://edsitement.neh.gov/ and the Smithsonian’s Learning Lab at https://learninglab.si.edu/distancelearning. Missed out on St. Patrick’s Day? New Hampshire Humanities presenter Jordan-Tirrell-Wysocki uploaded a concert of fiddle music from his home at https://www.facebook.com/jordan.tirrellwysocki/video
Publishers are offering free access to library patrons to help them through the long days at home. The Scribd website offers 30 days of free online magazines, ebooks, and audiobooks though the following link:  scribd.com/readfree. Make sure to use this link to get to the 30 days free offer and you won’t need your credit card.  If you need ideas for your next online read, the library website offers access to Novelist and Novelist K-8 for reader’s advisory and read-alike ideas. Fantastic Fiction is a great website for finding lists of books in series, searchable by author or title. Need to know what comes next for your favorite book series? Fantastic Fiction is where you can find it.
The publishers of Tumble Books have made their catalog of ebooks and audiobooks including many children’s books and some titles in Spanish available online for free, and links to their website with the login information can be found on the library website.
Megan has also listed several excellent free websites for remote learning and entertainment on our website, including PBS, Khan Academy, Goodreads, and more.
Its spring and the birds are returning to New Hampshire. Check out some that are already nesting with live bird cams at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology at https://www.allaboutbirds.org/cams/. There’s even a Jellyfish cam from the Monterey aquarium at https://youtu.be/2gHKDHmgVlU.
 
Technology
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password, and is available 24/7 from the parking lot when the library is not open. 
If you need help getting up to speed with all things digital, we have “Tech Support Cards” under the Learning tab on our website that will help you with the basics of subjects including Mac, Windows, Excel, Facebook, sending photos, apps, file explorer, messaging, computer jargon, symbols, the Cloud, Libby, and Overdrive.
 
 

Moultonborough Library News

March 19, 2020

 

Due to a decision by the library trustees relative to the COVID-19 pandemic, library-sponsored large group events will be postponed and/or cancelled for the next few weeks, including the Soup and Sweets luncheon and the Spring Nest craft. Please check the library website at www.moultonboroughlibrary.org for more recent updates.

Patrons are advised to use their own judgement in visiting the library and attending smaller group sessions at the library such as story time, Evening of Poetry, sewing class, or computer classes. As far as we know at the time of this writing, the library will remain open, and we are providing hand sanitizer and wipes, and cleaning keyboards, door handles, and other frequently touched surfaces. Keep in mind that we do offer ebooks and audiobooks available online through the Libby app if you do not wish to visit the library. We are also happy to bring books and DVDs out to your car in the parking lot if you don’t want to come in. Just check our online catalog for the titles you want and call us at 476-8895. 

At this time, the OLLI program “RMS Lusitania:  Caught in the Crosshairs,” on Wednesday, April 1, and the Easter Egg Hunt are still taking place.

The Easter Egg Hunt will be on Saturday, April 4, for children up to age 12. There will be a giant “bunny nest” of shredded paper for children age four and under, and designated areas around the library and grounds for the older children. Come and meet the Easter Bunny, and bring a bag or basket to carry all your eggs.  Be on time, this event starts at 11 a.m. sharp and it doesn’t last very long once those eager egg hunters get across the starting line.

On Monday, April 6, the Friends of the Library will have another “Feed a Charity” benefit at the Lago restaurant in Meredith. Dine at Lago between 5:00 and 9:00 p.m. and tell your server that you are there to support the Friends of the Library, and Lago will donate a percentage of your bill to the Friends. 

On Tuesday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. the monthly Evening of Poetry and Music will host Bob Moore and Rosemary Staples as the featured performers, followed by open mike time for all to share their spoken work or musical creations.

Also in April, the Friends of the Library book discussions will be “The Refugees,” by Viet Thanh Nguyen on Thursday, April 16 at 10:30. Extra copies of the book are now available.

New Books

We received a nice big batch of new fiction this week, including “The Body from the Woods,” by Harlan Coben; “Journey of the Pharaohs,” by Clive Cussler; “A Forgotten Murder,” by Jude Deveraux; “A Reasonable Doubt,” by Phillip Margolin; “The Big Lie,” by James Grippando; “Into the Fire,” by Greg Hurwitz; “Writers and Lovers,” by Lily King; and “The Mirror and the Light,” by Hilary Mantel. New in mystery are “Eight Perfect Murders,” by Peter Swanson, and “The Coconut Layer Cake Murders” by Joanne Fluke. New on audiobook on CD is “The Starless Sea,” by Erin Morgenstern.

Technology

The “Go Slow Photography Club” will meet on Monday, March 30 at 10:30 a.m., and technology librarian Megan Greenbaum will share more excellent tips about how to take good digital photos.

The “Speck of Tech” class on Monday, April 6 at 3:30 will be on the subject of ebooks and audiobooks using the Libby app. 

If you need help with your smart phone, tablet, or laptop, technology librarian Megan Greenbaum is here to assist you. We offer drop-in technology help on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m., and 45 minute appointments for one-on-one technology assistance on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Please call the library at 476-8895 to book your appointment. 

If you need tech support when the library is not open, we now have “Tech Support Cards” under the Learning tab on our website, that will help you with the basics of subjects including Mac/Windows, Excel, Facebook, sending photos, apps, file explorer, messaging, computer jargon, symbols, the Cloud, Libby, and Overdrive. 

Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the “Libby” app is located on the Moultonborough Library website. Download the free app from the app store, call us for the four-digit code for our library, make sure your library card is up to date, and you will be ready to log in and download.  

Ancestry Library Edition is available for genealogy research in the library, and Duolingo, a free language learning app, is available through a link on the library website under the “Learning” tab. 

We have Kindles available to be borrowed, and laptops for use in the library.

Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. Look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open. 

Weekly Events

Story Hour with stories and crafts for preschoolers on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m. 

“Stitch and Chat” meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft. 

Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading. 

If you are unable to visit the library, volunteers from our local Altrusa chapter will pick up and return books, audiobooks or DVDs for you. Please call the library at 476-8895 for details.

Free/Discount Passes

During the winter months, we have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, and the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended.


























 
Moultonborough Library News
March 12, 2020
On your next visit, be sure to check out the beautiful full-size quilts on display this month in the meeting room, made by local quilters including Mary Rice, Carol Dreyer, Carol Hoagland, Caroline Bailey, Marsha Hunter, and Colleen Whary. The display case this month features a whimsical collection of antique and reproduction wind-up toys.
We have two craft projects for grownups scheduled during March. The first is an art project with Art Escape of Laconia on Tuesday, March 17 at 10:30, and the subject will be making a resin picture using costume jewelry. Please sign up if you wish to participate as the class is limited to 20. There will be a $10 cost for materials, and if you have costume jewelry that you would like to use, bring it along. Please come in or call 476-8895 to sign up.
Next, on Thursday, March 26 at 10:30, Linda Ridenour will lead a craft project to make a “Spring Nest.” The class will be limited to ten participants, so please call the library at 476-8895 to sign up
Mark your calendar for Friday, March 20, and don’t miss our annual “Soup ‘n’ Sweets” luncheon, sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Join us from 11:30 to 1:00 for a free lunch, including a delicious variety of homemade soups, chowders, and outstanding desserts to say thank you to our wonderful community for all your support.
The “Go Slow Photography Club” will meet on Monday, March 30 at 10:30 a.m., and technology librarian Megan Greenbaum will share more excellent tips about how to take good digital photos.
There will be no Story Times during the weeks of March 9 and 16 or on Tuesday, March 24, but we will resume on Friday, March 27.
On Wednesday, April 1 we will host an OLLI program on the sinking of the Lusitania, entitled “RMS Lusitania:  Caught in the Crosshairs.” In this class, we examine the circumstances that led to the sinking of the majestic liner Lusitania by a German U-boat contributed to the U.S entrance into WW I. OLLI is a membership organization that provides educational, social and volunteer opportunities for adults over age 50. There is a cost to join OLLI and for the classes. Call 513-1377 to sign up, or visit their website at www.olli.granite.edu. OLLI class listings may be picked up at the library, and we have four more classes scheduled during April and May.
Also in April, the Friends of the Library book discussions will be “The Refugees,” by Viet Thanh Nguyen on Thursday, April 16 at 10:30. Extra copies of the book are now available.
The Easter Egg Hunt for children age 12 and under will be on Saturday, April 4 at 11:00 a.m. sharp.
New Books
New in fiction this week are “The Land Beyond the Sea,” by Sharon Kay Penman, about the battle for the Holy Land between the Crusaders and Saladin; “The Numbers Game,” by Danielle Steel; “The Night Watchman,” by Louise Erdrich; and in mystery, “The King’s Justice,” the latest in the Maggie Hope WWII spy series by Susan Elia MacNeal. New in young adult fiction is “The Conference of the Birds,” by Ransom Riggs, the newest in the Miss Peregrine series. Thanks to local author Martha Carlson for donating her two new books, “The Bitter Bird” and “The House on Indian Creek.”
This week’s new DVDs are “Frozen II” and “Ford v Ferrari.”
Technology
If you need help with your smart phone, tablet, or laptop, technology librarian Megan Greenbaum is here to assist you. We offer drop-in technology help on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m., and 45 minute appointments for one-on-one technology assistance on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Please call the library at 476-8895 to book your appointment.
If you need tech support when the library is not open, we now have “Tech Support Cards” under the Learning tab on our website, that will help you with the basics of subjects including Mac/Windows, Excel, Facebook, sending photos, apps, file explorer, messaging, computer jargon, symbols, the Cloud, Libby, and Overdrive.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the “Libby” app is located on the Moultonborough Library website. Download the free app from the app store, call us for the four-digit code for our library, make sure your library card is up to date, and you will be ready to log in and download. 
Ancestry Library Edition is available for genealogy research in the library, and Duolingo, a free language learning app, is available through a link on the library website under the “Learning” tab.
We have Kindles available to be borrowed, and laptops for use in the library.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. Look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open.
Weekly Events
Story Hour with stories and crafts for preschoolers on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.
“Stitch and Chat” meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
If you are unable to visit the library, volunteers from our local Altrusa chapter will pick up and return books, audiobooks or DVDs for you. Please call the library at 476-8895 for details.
Free/Discount Passes
During the winter months, we have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, and the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended.
 
Moultonborough Library News
March 5, 2020
Town election day is Tuesday, March 10, with voting at the Life Safety Building from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. After doing your civic duty, all are welcome to visit the Cup and Crumb bakery right across the street for coffee and a tasty treat, and Cup and Crumb will donate ten percent of the proceeds to the Friends of the Library. And don’t forget the Moultonborough Women’s Club bake sale at the polls to benefit their scholarship fund.
There will be an art project for adults with Art Escape of Laconia on Tuesday, March 17 at 10:30, and the subject will be making a resin picture using costume jewelry. Please sign up if you wish to participate as the class is limited to 20. There will be a $10 cost for materials, and if you have costume jewelry that you would like to use, bring it along.
Mark your calendar for Friday, March 20, and don’t miss our annual “Soup ‘n’ Sweets” luncheon, sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Join us from 11:30 to 1:00 for a free lunch, including a delicious variety of homemade soups, chowders, and outstanding desserts to say thank you to our wonderful community for all your support.
Certified AARP tax preparers are now offering free tax preparation assistance on Mondays, with 45-minute appointments from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Call the library at 476-8895 to make an appointment. We have 1040 forms and instruction booklets and we can help you find other forms online and print them for you.
We will be taking a break from Story Time for a couple of weeks during March. There will be no Story Times during the weeks of March 9 and 16 or on Tuesday, March 24, but we will resume on Friday, March 27.
On Wednesday, April 1 we will host an OLLI program on the sinking of the Lusitania, entitled “RMS Lusitania:  Caught in the Crosshairs.” In this class, we examine the circumstances that led to the sinking of the majestic liner Lusitania by a German U-boat contributed to the U.S entrance into WW I. OLLI is a membership organization that provides educational, social and volunteer opportunities for adults over age 50. There is a cost to join OLLI and for the classes. Call 513-1377 to sign up, or visit their website at www.olli.granite.edu. OLLI class listings may be picked up at the library, and we have four more classes scheduled during April and May.
Also in April, the Friends of the Library book discussions organized by Susan Merrifield will resume, and first on the list is “The Refugees,” by Viet Thanh Nguyen on Thursday, April 16 at 10:30. Extra copies of the book have been requested on interlibrary loan and will be arriving shortly.
New Books
New in mystery this week are “Long Range,” by C.J. Box, with Wyoming game warden Joe Pickett; “Trace Elements,” by Donna Leon, featuring Commissario Guido Brunetti, and “Death by Chocolate Frosted Doughnut,” by Sarah Graves. New in fiction are “Last Girl Standing,” by Lisa Jackson, and “My Dear Hamilton,” by Stephanie Dray.
New in DVD are “Midway,” the story of the pivotal WWII aircraft carrier battle in the Pacific, “Knives Out,” a modern murder mystery in the style of Agatha Christie, and “The Goldfinch,” based on the very popular novel by Donna Tartt.
Technology
If you need help with your smart phone, tablet, or laptop, technology librarian Megan Greenbaum is here to assist you. We offer drop-in technology help on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m., and 45 minute appointments for one-on-one technology assistance on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Please call the library at 476-8895 to book your appointment.
If you need tech support when the library is not open, we now have “Tech Support Cards” under the Learning tab on our website, that will help you with the basics of subjects including Mac/Windows 101, Excel 101, Facebook 101, sending photos, apps, file explorer, messaging, computer jargon, symbols, the Cloud, and Libby, and Overdrive. Take the technology survey and let us know what other kinds of tech support you need.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the “Libby” app is located on the Moultonborough Library website. Download the free app from the app store, call us for the four-digit code for our library, make sure your library card is up to date, and you will be ready to log in and download. 
Ancestry Library Edition is available for genealogy research in the library, and Duolingo, a free language learning app, is available through a link on the library website under the “Learning” tab.
We have Kindles available to be borrowed, and laptops for use in the library.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. Look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open.
Weekly Events
Story Hour with stories and crafts for preschoolers on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.
“Stitch and Chat” meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
If you are unable to visit the library, volunteers from our local Altrusa chapter will pick up and return books, audiobooks or DVDs for you. Please call the library at 476-8895 for details.
Free/Discount Passes
During the winter months, we have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, and the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Moultonborough Library News
February 27, 2020
Mark your calendar for Friday, March 20, and don’t miss our annual “Soup ‘n’ Sweets” luncheon, sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Join us from 11:30 to 1:00 for a free lunch, including a delicious variety of homemade soups, chowders, and outstanding desserts to say thank you to our wonderful community for all your support.
Certified AARP tax preparers are now offering free tax preparation assistance on Mondays, with 45-minute appointments from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Call the library at 476-8895 to make an appointment. We have 1040 forms and instruction booklets and we can help you find other forms online and print them for you.
Beginner and intermediate sewing class with Janice Jenket continues on Friday mornings from 10:30 to 12:30 in the meeting room. Learn to use that sewing machine that’s been gathering dust or get help with a sewing project if you need it.
On Tuesday, March 3, our 6:00 p.m. story time will feature Nash, the Dog. Sign up to read a short book to Nash, the therapy dog. Ten-minute time slots will start at 6:30pm. This is a great way for emergent and beginning readers to practice reading out loud, and who doesn't love to snuggle up with a furry pal!
Evening of Poetry on Tuesday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m. will feature “The Bakery Band,” followed by Open Mike time for all to share works of poetry, music, spoken word, and more.
Looking ahead to April, we will be hosting an OLLI program on the sinking of the Lusitania, entitled “RMS Lusitania:  Caught in the Crosshairs.” In this class, we examine the series of circumstances, including the tides, that lead, really by chance, to the sinking of the majestic liner Lusitania. This torpedoing by a German U-boat contributed to the U.S entrance into WW I. But was she just an innocent, unarmed passenger vessel? We'll discuss the various theories. OLLI is a membership organization that provides educational, social and volunteer opportunities for adults over age 50. There is a cost to join OLLI and for the classes. Call 513-1377 to sign up, or visit their website at www.olli.granite.edu. OLLI class listings may be picked up at the library, and we have four more classes scheduled during April and May.
New Books
Ne win fiction this week are “The Warsaw Protocol,” by Steve Berry; “Blindside,” by James Patterson; “Long Bright River,” by Liz Moore; “No Bad Deed,” by Heather Chavez; and “Dear Edward,” by Ann Napolitano, and in mystery, “The Last Passenger,” by Charles Finch, number thirteen in the Charles Lenox series.
We also added some excellent titles in nonfiction, including “The Splendid and the Vile,” by Erik Larson, about Winston Churchill’s first year as prime minister of Great Britain. On his first day in office, Hitler invaded Holland and Belgium.  “Suffrage: Women’s Long Battle for the Vote,” by Ellen Carol Dubois; and “Bury Him,” by Doug Chamberlain, a memoir of the war in Vietnam.
New in DVD are “Roma,” a film by Alfonso Cuaron, set in Mexico City of the 1970s, and “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” starring Tom Hanks as Mister Rogers of public television fame.
Technology
If you need help with your smart phone, tablet, or laptop, technology librarian Megan Greenbaum is here to assist you. We offer drop-in technology help on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m., and 45 minute appointments for one-on-one technology assistance on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Please call the library at 476-8895 to book your appointment.
The next “A Speck of Tech” class will be on Monday, March 2 from 3:30-4:30, and the topic will be “The World of Google.”
If you need tech support when the library is not open, we now have “Tech Support Cards” under the Learning tab on our website, that will help you with the basics of subjects including Mac/Windows 101, Excel 101, Facebook 101, sending photos, apps, file explorer, messaging, computer jargon, symbols, the Cloud, and Libby, and Overdrive. Take the technology survey and let us know what other kinds of tech support you need.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the “Libby” app is located on the Moultonborough Library website. Download the free app from the app store, call us for the four-digit code for our library, make sure your library card is up to date, and you will be ready to log in and download. 
Ancestry Library Edition is available for genealogy research in the library, and Duolingo, a free language learning app, is available through a link on the library website under the “Learning” tab.
We have Kindles available to be borrowed, and laptops for use in the library.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. Look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open.
Weekly Events
Story Hour with stories and crafts for preschoolers on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.
“Stitch and Chat” meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
If you are unable to visit the library, volunteers from our local Altrusa chapter will pick up and return books, audiobooks or DVDs for you. Please call the library at 476-8895 for details.
Free/Discount Passes
During the winter months, we have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, and the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended.
 
Moultonborough Library News
February 20, 2020
To answer a question that we are frequently asked, the library is not closed just because the schools are closed, since bad weather in the early morning has often abated by the time we open. If it’s still snowing like crazy at 10 a.m., check our website or WMUR cancellations, or call us at 476-8895, and if someone answers the phone, we’re open.
Story Time on Friday, February 21 will feature special guest Mary, from Interlakes Family Dental. Mary will show us how to keep our teeth in tip-top condition, in honor of Dental Health Month.
We have several fun activities planned for children during February vacation, starting with the movie “Abominable” on Monday, February 24 at 2 p.m. Hot chocolate and popcorn will be served. On Wednesday, February 26, there will be a “Watercolor Wednesday” for children age six and up to try out painting with watercolors, and on Thursday, February 27, we will have “Snow Globe Cookie Decorating” at 2:00 p.m. Children age eight and up can create their own edible snow globe! We provide cookies, frosting, and decorations. Please sign up in advance so we have enough for everyone, for the Watercolor and Snow Globe programs. The usual story times will also be on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. and Friday at 11:00 a.m.
Certified AARP tax preparers are now offering free tax preparation assistance on Mondays, with 45-minute appointments from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Call the library at 476-8895 to make an appointment. We have 1040 forms and instruction booklets and we can help you find other forms online and print them for you.
Beginner and intermediate sewing class with Janice Jenket continues on Friday mornings from 10:30 to 12:30 in the meeting room. Learn to use that sewing machine that’s been gathering dust or get help with a sewing project if you need it.
New Books
This week’s new nonfiction includes three new titles for New England sports fans, given in memory of Paul Vailllancourt and in honor of Leslie Angelo, by their friends in the Moultonborough Women’s Club. Just in time for spring training is “Amazing Tales From the Red Sox Dugout, and for those who are already missing football, “NFL 100,” “Belichick,,” a biography of the Patriots coach, and “The Pats: an illustrated history of the New England Patriots.” New in fiction are “The Authenticity,” by Clare Pooley; “Strangers and Cousins,” by Leah Hager Cohen, and the controversial “American Dirt,” by Jeanine Cummins. New in mystery is “Above the Bay of Angels,” by Rhys Bowen, and new in young adult is part two of “Dust,” by Philip Pullman.
This week’s new dvds are “Parasite,” the Korean movie that won best picture at the recent Academy Awards; “Sanditon,” based on the unfinished novel by Jane Austen; and the animated version of “The Addams Family.”
Technology
There will be no tech support one-on-one or drop-in help on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, February 24, 25, and 26.
If you need help with your smart phone, tablet, or laptop, technology librarian Megan Greenbaum is here to assist you. We offer drop-in technology help on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m., and 45 minute appointments for one-on-one technology assistance on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Please call the library at 476-8895 to book your appointment.
The next “A Speck of Tech” class will be on Monday, March 2 from 3:30-4:30, and the topic will be “The World of Google.”
The “Go Slow” Digital Photography Club will meet on Monday, February 24 at 11:00 a.m. Bring your smart device or digital camera and your enthusiasm for learning more about digital photography.
If you need tech support when the library is not open, we now have “Tech Support Cards” under the Learning tab on our website, that will help you with the basics of subjects including Mac/Windows 101, Excel 101, Facebook 101, sending photos, apps, file explorer, messaging, computer jargon, symbols, the Cloud, and Libby, and Overdrive. Take the technology survey and let us know what other kinds of tech support you need.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the “Libby” app is located on the Moultonborough Library website. Download the free app from the app store, call us for the four-digit code for our library, make sure your library card is up to date, and you will be ready to log in and download. 
Ancestry Library Edition is available for genealogy research in the library, and Duolingo, a free language learning app, is available through a link on the library website under the “Learning” tab.
We have Kindles available to be borrowed, and laptops for use in the library.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. Look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open.
Weekly Events
Story Hour with stories and crafts for preschoolers on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.
“Stitch and Chat” meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
If you are unable to visit the library, volunteers from our local Altrusa chapter will pick up and return books, audiobooks or DVDs for you. Please call the library at 476-8895 for details.
Free/Discount Passes
During the winter months, we have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, and the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended.
 
Moultonborough Library News
February 13, 2020
We have several fun activities planned for children during February vacation, starting with the movie “Abominable” on Monday, February 24 at 2 p.m. Hot chocolate and popcorn will be provided. On Wednesday, February 26, there will be a “Watercolor Wednesday” for children age six and up to try out painting with watercolors. Please call 476-8895 or come in to sign up ahead of time. On Thursday, February 27, we will have “Snow Globe Cookie Decorating” at 2:00 p.m. Children age eight and up can create their own edible snow globe! We provide cookies, frosting, and decorations. Please sign up in advance so we have enough for everyone. The usual story times will also be on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. and Friday at 11:00 a.m.
Don’t forget to take a look at this month’s art display in the meeting room, which includes a collection of paintings on the theme of water, by a variety of artists. The exhibit in the display case highlights the Winnipesaukee Wellness Center.
We will again be hosting several OLLI classes in April and May, and catalogs for classes statewide are now available to be picked up at the library.
Certified AARP tax preparers are now offering free tax preparation assistance on Mondays, with 45-minute appointments from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Call the library at 476-8895 to make an appointment. Form 1040 forms and instruction booklets, Forms 1099 Miscellaneous, W-2, and W-3 are available at the library, or we can find the forms you need online and print them out for you.
Beginner and intermediate sewing class with Janice Jenket continues on Friday mornings from 10:30 to 12:30 in the meeting room. If you have a sewing machine that hasn’t been used in a while and need a refresher, or help with a sewing project, sign up and come on in.
The Samuel Wentworth Library in Sandwich is now in the midst of their annual “Books Sandwiched In” book discussion series, and Moultonborough readers are welcome to attend. All of this year’s titles are also available in Moultonborough. Upcoming on Monday, February 24 is “A Woman of No Importance,” by Sonia Purnell, which is also available at the Moultonborough Library.
Library Lego Club meets on Wednesday, February 19 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. and is open to all interested Lego builders, whether first-timers or experienced builders. No sign up required.
The “Go Slow” Digital Photography Club will meet on Monday, February 24 at 11:00 a.m. Bring your smart device or digital camera and your enthusiasm for learning more about digital photography.
The library will be closed on Monday, February 17 for Presidents Day.
New Books
New in fiction are “The Museum of Desire,” by Jonathan Kellerman, and “A Divided Loyalty,” an Inspector Rutledge mystery by Charles Todd. We added a big batch of children’s books, ranging from easy picture books to young adult fiction, including “Thirteen Doorways Wolves Behind Them All,” by Laura Ruby; “Invasion of the Tearling” and “Fate of the Tearling,” by Ericka Johansen; “Arlo Finch in the Kingdom of Shadows,” by John August; “The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown,” by Mac Barnett, and many more.
 
Technology
If you need help with your smart phone, tablet, or laptop new technology librarian Megan Greenbaum is here to assist you. We offer drop-in technology help on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m., and 45 minute appointments for one-on-one technology assistance on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Please call the library at 476-8895 to book your appointment.
The next “A Speck of Tech”: class will be on Monday, March 2 from 3:30-4:30, and the topic will be “The World of Google.”
If you need tech support when the library is not open, we now have “Tech Support Cards” under the Learning tab on our website, that will help you with the basics of subjects including Mac/Windows 101, Excel 101, Facebook 101, sending photos, apps, file explorer, messaging, computer jargon, symbols, the Cloud, and Libby, and Overdrive. Take the technology survey and let us know what other kinds of tech support you need.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the “Libby” app is located on the Moultonborough Library website. Download the free app from the app store, call us for the four-digit code for our library, make sure your library card is up to date, and you will be ready to log in and download. 
Ancestry Library Edition is available for genealogy research in the library, and Duolingo, a free language learning app, is available through a link on the library website under the “Learning” tab.
We have Kindles available to be borrowed, and laptops for use in the library.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. Look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open.
Weekly Events
Story Hour with stories and crafts for preschoolers on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.
“Stitch and Chat” meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
If you are unable to visit the library, volunteers from our local Altrusa chapter will pick up and return books, audiobooks or DVDs for you. Please call the library at 476-8895 for details.
Free/Discount Passes
During the winter months, we have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, and the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended.
 
Moultonborough Library News
February 6, 2020
Thanks to the New Woodshed Restaurant, there will be another “FACT” (Feed a Charity Tonight) night of dining out to benefit the Friends of the Library. On Sunday evening, February 9, dine at the New Woodshed on Lee Road in Moultonborough between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m., and let your server know that you are there to support the Friends, and a percentage of your bill will be donated to the Friends.
Certified AARP tax preparers are now offering free tax preparation assistance beginning on Mondays, with 45-minute appointments from 10 a.m., to 3:45 p.m. Call the library at 476-8895 to make an appointment. Form 1040 instruction booklets, Forms 1099 Miscellaneous, W-2, and W-3 are available at the library. All the other forms are only available online (or by special order) but we will be happy to help our patrons print out the forms that they need.
Beginner and intermediate sewing class with Janice Jenket continues on Friday mornings from 10:30 to 12:30 in the meeting room. If you have a sewing machine that hasn’t been used in a while and need a refresher, or help with a sewing project, sign up and come on in.
The Samuel Wentworth Library in Sandwich is now in the midst of their annual “Books Sandwiched In” book discussion series, and Moultonborough readers are welcome to attend. All of this year’s titles are also available in Moultonborough. Upcoming on Monday, February 24 is “A Woman of No Importance,” by Sonia Purnell, which is also available at the Moultonborough Library.
Library Lego Club meets on Wednesday, February 19 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. and is open to all interested Lego builders, whether first-timers or experienced builders. No sign up is required.
The “Go Slow” Digital Photography Club will meet on Monday, February 24 at 11:00 a.m. Bring your smart device or digital camera and your enthusiasm for learning more about digital photography.
The library will be closed on Monday, February 17, for Presidents Day.
New Books
New in fiction are “When You See Me,” by Lisa Gardner; “Crooked River,” by Preston and Child; “Last Day,” by Luanne Rice; and “Golden in Death,” by J.D. Robb, and in mystery, “Lady of Perdition,” a Benjamin January historical mystery by Barbara Hambly, and “Hi Five,” by Joe Ide.
New on DVD this week are “Mean Girls,” “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil;” “Harriet,” about Harriet Tubman, escaped slave who led others to freedom; season 9 of the British mystery series “Vera,” and “Gentle Yoga.”
For our younger readers, we have added the picture books “Froggy Builds a Snowman,” by Jonathan London; “Mr. Nogginbody Gets a Hammer,” by David Shannon; “Tractor Mac: Autumn is Here,” by Billy Steers; “Snow Globe Wishes,” by Erin Dealey; “The Snow Bear,” by Sean Taylor;  “Sneezy the Snowman,” by Maureen Wright; and “Can I Be Your Dog,” by Troy Cummings, which was the winner of the Ladybug Picture Book Award, as voted by the children of New Hampshire in 2019 (the award is named after our official state insect).
This year’s Newbery Medal for the best children’s book of the year was awarded to Jerry Craft for the graphic novel “New Kid,” which is in our collection, and the Caldecott Medal for best illustrations went to illustrator Kadir Nelson for “The Undefeated,” a collection of portraits of famous black Americans written by Kwame Alexander, which was also named a Newbery Honor book.
In other New Hampshire book awards for the past year, “The Trail,” by Meika Hashimoto won the “Great Stone Face award, and “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas won the Flume award.
 
Technology
If you need help with your smart phone, tablet, or laptop new technology librarian Megan Greenbaum is here to assist you. We offer drop-in technology help on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m., and 45 minute appointments for one-on-one technology assistance on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Please call the library at 476-8895 to book your appointment. Discover more about your smart device and how to use it as a tool in our digital world. Please sign up in advance.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the “Libby” app is located on the Moultonborough Library website. Download the free app from the app store, call us for the four-digit code for our library, make sure your library card is up to date, and you will be ready to log in and download. 
Ancestry Library Edition is available for genealogy research in the library, and Duolingo, a free language learning app, is available through a link on the library website under the “Learning” tab.
We have Kindles available to be borrowed, and laptops for use in the library.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. Look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open.
Weekly Events
Story Hour with stories and crafts for preschoolers on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.
“Stitch and Chat” meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
If you are unable to visit the library, volunteers from our local Altrusa chapter will pick up and return books, audiobooks or DVDs for you. Please call the library at 476-8895 for details.
Free/Discount Passes
During the winter months, we have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, and the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended.
 
Moultonborough Library News
January 30, 2020
Winter getting you down? The Friends of the Library present a “BYOL” event on Thursday, February 6 at 11:30 a.m. “Bring Your Own Lunch” and coffee, tea, or soup, plus dessert, will be provided, followed by the movie, “Cold Comfort Farm,” a British comedy of charm and clever satire, based on the book by Stella Gibbons. When orphan Flora Poste descends on her eccentric relatives at Cold Comfort Farm, she finds nothing but chaos and sees it her duty to restore order.
The Friends provided funding for a wide variety of library projects above and beyond the regular budget, including museum passes, books given to new babies and to the pupils in grades K-6 at the Central School, the Summer Reading Program, Halloween program, memorial garden, book discussions, a new computer, holiday open house, a program on Instant Pot cooking, the annual Soup and Sweets luncheon, as well as the House Tour, Chocolate Fare, and the Book and Author Luncheon.
Thanks to the New Woodshed Restaurant, there will be another “FACT” (Feed a Charity Tonight) night of dining out to benefit the Friends of the Library. On Sunday evening, February 9, dine at the New Woodshed on Lee Road in Moultonborough between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m., and let your server know that you are there to support the Friends, and a percentage of your bill will be donated to the Friends.
Certified AARP tax preparers will again be offering free tax preparation assistance beginning on Monday, February 3, with 45-minute appointments from 10 a.m., to 3:45 p.m. Call the library at 476-8895 to make an appointment. Form 1040 instruction booklets, Forms 1099 Miscellaneous, W-2, and W-3 are available at the library. All the other forms are only available online (or by special order) but we will be happy to help our patrons print out the forms that they need.
Beginner and intermediate sewing class with Janice Jenket continues on Friday mornings from 10:30 to 12:30 in the meeting room. If you have a sewing machine that hasn’t been used in a while and need a refresher, or help with a sewing project, sign up and come on in.
The Samuel Wentworth Library in Sandwich is now in the midst of their annual “Books Sandwiched In” book discussion series, and Moultonborough readers are welcome to attend. All of this year’s titles are also available in Moultonborough. Upcoming on Monday, February 24 is “A Woman of No Importance,” by Sonia Purnell.
New Books
Among this week’s new acquisitions in fiction are “A Long Petal of the Sea,” by Isabelle Allende; “A Wonderful Stroke of Luck,” by Ann Beattie; “The Country Guesthouse,” by Robyn Carr; “The Vanishing,” by Jayne Ann Krentz; “The Swallows,” by Lisa Lutz; “Crown Jewel,” by Christopher Reich; “Quichotte,” by Salman Rushdie; “Hunter Killer,” by Brad Taylor; and “House on Fire,” by Joseph Finder. New in mystery is “Robert B. Parker’s Angel Eyes,” by Ace Atkins. In nonfiction, we have added “Before and After the Book Deal: a writer’s guide to finishing, publishing, promoting and surviving your first book” by Courtney Maum, and “Falter: has the human game begun to play itself out,” by Bill McKibben. Don’t forget to peruse the display of climate change books loaned by the Sandwich Climate Crisis Coalition.
New audiobooks on CD are “The World That We Knew,” by Alice Hoffman, and “The Way I Heard It,” by Mike Rowe.
 
Technology
If you need help with your smart phone, tablet, or laptop new technology librarian Megan Greenbaum is here to assist you. We offer drop-in technology help on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m., and 45 minute appointments for one-on-one technology assistance on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Please call the library at 476-8895 to book your appointment. Discover more about your smart device and how to use it as a tool in our digital world. Please sign up in advance.
“A Speck of Tech” class will meet on Monday, February 3, from 3:30 to 4:30. This month’s theme will be “The Language of Technology.” Please sign up in advance.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the “Libby” app is located on the Moultonborough Library website. Download the free app from the app store, call us for the four-digit code for our library, make sure your library card is up to date, and you will be ready to log in and download. 
Ancestry Library Edition is available for genealogy research in the library, and Duolingo, a free language learning app, is available through a link on the library website under the “Learning” tab.
We have Kindles available to be borrowed, and laptops for use in the library.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. Look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open.
Weekly Events
Story Hour with stories and crafts for preschoolers on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.
“Stitch and Chat” meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
If you are unable to visit the library, volunteers from our local Altrusa chapter will pick up and return books, audiobooks or DVDs for you. Please call the library at 476-8895 for details.
Free/Discount Passes
During the winter months, we have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, and the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended.
 
Moultonborough Library News
January 23, 2020
 
Thanks to the New Woodshed Restaurant, there will be another “FACT” (Feed a Charity Tonight) night of dining out to benefit the Friends of the Library. On Sunday evening, February 9, dine at the New Woodshed on Lee Road in Moultonborough between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m., and let your server know that you are there to support the Friends, and a percentage of your bill will be donated to the Friends.
Since we are now in the season of Oscars and Golden Globes, we have added a large stash of donated DVDs to our ongoing year-round book sale in the library, priced at just $1.00 each. We also have two racks of paperbacks on sale for 50 cents and $1.00.
Thanks to our hard-working volunteers from AARP, we will again be offering free tax preparation assistance beginning on Monday, February 3, with appointments beginning at 10 a.m., with the last of the day at 3:45 p.m. Call the library at 476-8895 to make an appointment. Forms 1099 Miscellaneous, W-2, and W-3 are available now, and we will be getting instruction booklets for the 1040 towards the end of January. All the other forms are only available online (or by special order) but we will be happy to help our patrons print out the forms that they need.
Beginner and intermediate sewing class with Janice Jenket continues on Friday mornings from 10:30 to 12:30 in the meeting room. If you have a sewing machine that hasn’t been used in a while and need a refresher, or help with a sewing project, sign up and come on in.
The Samuel Wentworth Library in Sandwich is now in the midst of their annual “Books Sandwiched In” book discussion series, and Moultonborough readers are welcome to attend. All of this year’s titles are also available in Moultonborough. Upcoming on Monday, February 3 is “The Library Book,” by Susan Orlean, a very interesting true story about an arson fire at the Los Angeles Public Library. Later in February and March are “A Woman of No Importance,” by Sonia Purnell; “Mama’s Last Hug,” by Frans de Wall, and “The Lemon Tree,” by Sandy Tolman.
New Books
This week’s new books are “Big Lies in a Small Town,” by Diane Chamberlain; “Lady Clementine,” a historical novel by Marie Benedict about the wife of Winston Churchill; “All the Ways We said Goodbye,” by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, and Karen White, set in the Ritz Hotel in Paris, and in mystery, “Many Rivers to Cross,” by Peter Robinson, a new DCI Banks whodunit. Given in honor of retiring trustee Richard Geden is “Tales from the Boston College Hockey Locker Room.”
New in nonfiction as part of a display about climate change from the Sandwich Climate Crisis Coalition are “Braiding Sweetgrass,” by Robin Wall Kimmerer, and “The Hour of the Land,” by Terry Tempest Williams. Other titles on the same topic have been loaned or given by the SCCC for our patrons to read and learn more about climate change and may be borrowed from the library.
 
Technology
If you need help with your smart phone, tablet, or laptop new technology librarian Megan Greenbaum is here to assist you. We offer drop-in technology help on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m., and 45 minute appointments for one-on-one technology assistance on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Please call the library at 476-8895 to book your appointment. Discover more about your smart device and how to use it as a tool in our digital world. Please sign up in advance.
Megan’s new photography club will have its first meeting on Monday, January 27 from 11:00 to 12:00. Bring your smart phone, tablet, or digital camera to the “Go Slow Photography Club” and start learning more about how to take great pictures that you will enjoy. The club will meet on the last Monday of the month.
Looking ahead, the next meeting of Megan’s “A Speck of Tech” class will be on Monday, February 3, from 3:30 to 4:30. This month’s theme will be “The Language of Technology.” Please sign up in advance.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the “Libby” app is located on the Moultonborough Library website. Download the free app from the app store, call us for the four-digit code for our library, make sure your library card is up to date, and you will be ready to log in and download. 
Ancestry Library Edition is available for genealogy research in the library, and Duolingo, a free language learning app, is available through a link on the library website under the “Learning” tab.
We have Kindles available to be borrowed, and laptops for use in the library.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. Look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open.
Weekly Events
Story Hour with stories and crafts for preschoolers on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.
“Stitch and Chat” meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
If you are unable to get to the library, volunteers from our local Altrusa chapter will pick up and return books, audiobooks or DVDs for you. Please call the library at 476-8895 for details.
Free/Discount Passes
We have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended.