Moultonborough Library News
November 21, 2019
Looking forward to December, the monthly “Evening of Poetry and Music” program for December will be on Tuesday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m. and the featured performer will be Stuart Babcock of the band “Jake Swamp and the Pine.”
There will be a Holiday Open House on Friday, December 6 from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. On
Friday, December 13, kids and parents are invited to the annual Children’s Holiday Open House. Join us at 6:15 as we gather on the library lawn at for our annual tree lighting, then come into the meeting room to warm up with sweet treats and punch, and a visit with Santa rounds out the festivities. All are welcome to join the fun!
Make a fused glass snow globe with Jean of Art Escape in Laconia on Monday, December 9 at 10:30. There is a limit of 20 participants, so please call the library at 476-8895 to sign up right away.
The Friday morning sewing class with Janice Jenket will meet on Fridays, November 22 from 10 a.m. until noon, which will be the last sewing class until January. All are welcome to come and learn how to use that sewing machine that’s been sitting unused around the house. Bring your own machine if you have one or the library has a couple that have been donated for use during the class.
On Monday, November 25, at 7:00 p.m., enjoy a blast from the past with the Three Stooges and learn how they helped to win World War II. Join Wright Museum volunteer and Stooge-aholic Daniel Schroeder as he presents his popular "Three Stooges Take on the Axis Powers" lecture and video presentation.  Even before Charlie Chaplin and The Great Dictator, the Three Stooges lampooned Hitler and all the Axis powers in “You Nazty Spy” and other films. They were the first comedy act to directly make fun of Hitler and the Axis powers. The Three Stooges were immersed in the war effort. Comedy was crucial to galvanizing public opinion toward the war, and the Three Stooges were central to unifying Americans as the war became inevitable.
The library will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27, and will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 28 and 29, for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will be open regular hours 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 30.
This month’s art display in the meeting room is a variety of still life paintings in oil and watercolor, loaned by members of the community. In the display case this month is a collection of Native American artifacts and collectibles loaned by Madeline Kaers.
New Books
New in nonfiction this week are “Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA,” by Amaryllis Fox; “Master Recipes for the Herbal Apothecary,” by J.J. Pursell; “Eat to Beat Disease,” by William Li; and given in memory of Jo Randolph by the Thursday “Book Talk” group, “The Book of Gutsy Women,” by Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton. New in fiction are “Robert B. Parker’s ‘The Bitterest Pill,” a new Jesse Stone mystery by Reed Farrel Coleman ; “The Secrets We Kept,” by Lara Prescott; “A Minute to Midnight,” by David Baldacci, and in large print, the very popular “The Giver of Stars,” by Jojo Moyes. New in children’s chapter books are three new Minecraft books: “Into the Game,” “Night of the Bats,” and “Deep Dive;” and “The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden” and “The Vanderbeekers to the Rescue” by Karina Glaser, which are numbers two and three in a series. New for young adults is “The Guinevere Deception.” New on DVD are season two of “Yellowstone” and “The Art of Racing in the Rain,” based on the book of the same title by Garth Stein, which we also have. New on audiobook is “Agent Running in the Field,” by John Le Carre.
Technology
Our new technology librarian, Megan Greenbaum, is now on the job and will be having drop-in technology help on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m., and half hour appointments for one-on-one technology assistance can be made on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. by calling the library at 476-8895.
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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Moultonborough Library News
November 14, 2019
Meet Megan Greenbaum, our new technology librarian. Megan lives in Moultonborough with her husband, daughter and two dogs. She began her career as a library media specialist at MCS, where she taught library, reading, and technology skills for ten years. She became our new Technology Librarian in October, and she is excited to support community members and help them to be confident and successful in using technology. Megan believes that everyone can use technology tools to create, produce, learn, design, discover, organize, build, compose, connect, invent, and so much more. She says that technology is a toolbox of possibilities. Meganis offering drop-in tech support on Tuesdays frm 2-4 p.m. and half-hour one-on-one appointments on Wednesdays between 11 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Please call the library to sign up for the one-on-ones.
On Monday, November 18, there will be another “Feed a Charity” fundraiser for the Friends of the Library at Giuseppe’s Restaurant in Meredith. Dine at Giuseppe's for lunch or dinner, 11-9:45, and Giuseppe's will generously donate a portion of your bill to the Friends of the Library. Be sure to tell your server you are there to support the Friends. Thank you!
The next book discussion will be on Thursday, November 21, at 10:30, and the topic will be “Unsheltered,” by Barbara Kingsolver. The discussion will be led by Rev. Gina Finnocchario.
The Friday morning sewing class with Janice Jenket will meet on Fridays, November 15 and 22 from 10 a.m. until noon. All are welcome to come and learn how to use that sewing machine that’s been sitting unused around the house. Bring your own machine if you have one or the library has a couple that have been donated for use during the class.
The library Lego Club will meet on Wednesday, November 20, form 3:00-4:30. If you're a great Lego builder, or a first timer, this is the place for you. Open to any child interested, there is no sign up. The library provides the Legos, while the kids provide the imagination.
On Monday, November 25, at 7:00 p.m., enjoy a blast from the past with the Three Stooges and learn how they helped to win World War II. Join Wright Museum volunteer and Stooge-aholic Daniel Schroeder as he presents his popular "Three Stooges Take on the Axis Powers" lecture and video presentation.  Even before Charlie Chaplin and The Great Dictator, the Three Stooges lampooned Hitler and all the Axis powers in “You Nazty Spy” and other films. They were the first comedy act to directly make fun of Hitler and the Axis powers. The Three Stooges were immersed in the war effort. Comedy was crucial to galvanizing public opinion toward the war, and the Three Stooges were central to unifying Americans as the war became inevitable.
The library will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27, and will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 28 and 29, for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will be open regular hours 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 30.
This month’s art display in the meeting room is a variety of still life paintings in oil and watercolor, loaned by members of the community. In the display case this month is a collection of Native American artifacts and collectibles loaned by Madeline Kaers.
New Books
This week’s new acquisitions in mystery are “Twisted Twenty-Six,” by Janet Evanovich, “Kis the Girls and Make Them Cry,” by Mary Higgins Clark, and “A Christmas Gathering,” by Anne Perry. New in fiction and also in the holiday spirit is “Noel Street,” by Richard Paul Evans, and also new is “The Siberian Dilemma,” by Martin Cruz Smith. New in nonfiction as a followup to our recent instant pot program is “The Keto Instant Pot Cookbook,” by Urvashi Pitre. New on DVD is “Deadwood: The Movie.”
Technology
Our new technology librarian, Megan Greenbaum, is now on the job and will be having drop-in technology help on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m., and half hour appointments for one-on-one technology assistance can be made on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. by calling the library at 476-8895.
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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Moultonborough Library News
November 7, 2019
Parents of preschoolers ages one to four are invited to come to the library on Saturday morning, November 9, for a “meet and greet” with Clifford, the Big Red Dog, from 10:30 to 11:30. Clifford is sponsored by the Moultonborough Central School and the library, and there will be a variety of fun games to play, plus a free book to take home. Sign up for a library card if you don’t have one yet, and get started on the “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” program.
On Monday, November 18, there will be another “Feed a Charity” fundraiser for the Friends of the Library at Giuseppe’s Restaurant in Meredith. Dine at Giuseppe's for lunch or dinner, 11-9:45, and Giuseppe's will generously donate a portion of your bill to the Friends of the Library. Be sure to tell your server you are there to support the Friends. Thank you!
The next book discussion will be on Thursday, November 21, and the topic will be Unsheltered,” by Barbara Kingsolver, who presents the reader with two alternating stories, which take place 140 years apart in the same location. In the 21st century Willa Knox seeks to keep her household afloat with grant money to study a famous naturalist who may have once lived in her crumbling old house. Both Knox and her 19th century counterpart, Thatcher Greenwood, learn that our hope lies in our ability adapt to new circumstances, rather than a particular building that we may call home. With creativity, courage and newfound optimism, both characters endure.
The Friday morning sewing class with Janice Jenket will meet on Fridays, November 8, 15, and 22 from 10 a.m. until noon. All are welcome to come and learn how to use that sewing machine that’s been sitting unused around the house. Bring your own machine if you have one or the library has a couple of donated machines that can be used for the class.
On Monday, November 25, at 7:00 p.m., enjoy a blast from the past with the Three Stooges and learn how they helped to win World War II. Join Wright Museum volunteer and Stooge-aholic Daniel Schroeder as he presents his popular "Three Stooges Take on the Axis Powers" lecture and video presentation.  Even before Charlie Chaplin and The Great Dictator, the Three Stooges lampooned Hitler and all the Axis powers in “You Nazty Spy” and other films. They were the first comedy act to directly make fun of Hitler and the Axis powers. The Three Stooges were immersed in the war effort. Comedy was crucial to galvanizing public opinion toward the war, and the Three Stooges were central to unifying Americans as the war became inevitable.
The library will be closed on Monday, November 11, for Veteran’s Day. Looking ahead to the end of the month, the library will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27, and will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 28 and 29, for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will be open regular hours 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 30.
New Books
New in fiction this week are “Blue Moon,” by Lee Child, Final Option,” by Clive Cussler, and “The Family Upstairs,” by Lisa Jewell, plus “The Old Success,” a new Richard Jury mystery by Martha Grimes. Given in memory of John Bamberry was “My First Book of Lacrosse.” New on DVD are “Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation,” an American Experience documentary from PBS, and “David Crosby: Remember My Name,” a documentary about the life of musician David Crosby of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.
Technology
Our new technology librarian, Megan Greenbaum, is now on the job and will be having drop-in technology help on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m., and half hour appointments for one-on-one technology assistance can be made on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. by calling the library at 476-8895.
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,and the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire. The other attractions for which we offer passes have  closed for the season. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Moultonborough Library News
October 31, 2019
On Monday, November 18, there will be another “Feed a Charity” fundraiser for the Friends of the Library at Giuseppe’s Restaurant in Meredith. Dine at Giuseppe's for lunch or dinner, 11-9:45, and Giuseppe's will generously donate a portion of your bill to the Friends of the Library. Be sure to tell your server you are there to support the Friends. Thank you!
The next book discussion will be on Thursday, November 21, and the topic will be Unsheltered,” by Barbara Kingsolver, who presents the reader with two alternating stories, which take place 140 years apart in the same location. In the 21st century Willa Knox seeks to keep her household afloat with grant money to study a famous naturalist who may have once lived in her crumbling old house. Both Knox and her 19th century counterpart, Thatcher Greenwood, learn that our hope lies in our ability adapt to new circumstances, rather than a particular building that we may call home. With creativity, courage and newfound optimism, both characters endure.
The final OLLI class of the fall season here at the library will be on Tuesday, November 5 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.The topic will be “Bretton Woods: A Hotel Goes to Peace, Not War,” with Carl Lindblade. This Power Point and interactive presentation tells the story of the 1944 International Monetary Conference and the origin of the problem that was solved at Bretton Woods. It begins with the reparations imposed at Versailles Treaty ending WW I and takes us through the "Nixon shock." Forty-four nations gathered for 21 days at the hotel. Their masterpiece is with us today. Fee for OLLI members: $20.00; fee for non-members is $40.00. To register for the class and/or become a member, go to olli.granite.edu.
The monthly Evening of Poetry will be on Tuesday, November 5 at 7:30 p.m. Special guest will be musician Lisa Ferguson of the Bakery Band.
The Friday morning sewing class with Janice Jenket will meet on Fridays, November 8, 15, and 22 from 10 a.m. until noon. All are welcome to come and learn how to use that sewing machine that’s been sitting unused around the house. Bring your own machine if you have one or the library has a couple of donated machines that can be used for the class.
Thanks to our local businesses, including the Old Country Store, Lamprey Septic, and Meredith Village Savings Bank, plus the Post Office, Methodist Church, and town offices, for hosting our little trick-or-treaters from library story time last week. We had a Lamprey truck, PJ Masks characters, Woody from “Toy Story,” Boo from “Monsters, Inc.,” Elsa from “Frozen,” a butterfly, a unicorn, skunk, pussy cat, dragon, 2 baby sharks, and monsters.
The library will be closed on Monday, November 11, for Veteran’s Day.
New Books
This week’s new fiction titles are “Full Throttle,” a collection of supernatural short stories by Joe Hill; “The Deserter,” by Nelson DeMille; “Agent Running in the Field,” by John LeCarre; and in mystery, “To the Land of Long-Lost Friends,” new in the Precious Ramotswe detective series by Alexander McCall Smith, and “A Cruel Deception,” by Charles Todd, number eleven in the Bess Crawford series. New in nonfiction is “Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know,” by Malcolm Gladwell.
New in DVD is the “Country Music” documentary by Ken Burns; seasons one and two of “Peaky Blinders,” a British crime drama based in post-WWI Birmingham; season 5 of “Shetland,” season 3 of “True Detective,” season 2 of “Killing Eve,” and “Woman at War.”
Technology
Our new technology librarian, Megan Greenbaum, is now on the job and will be having drop-in technology help on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m., and half hour appointments for one-on-one technology assistance can be made on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. by calling the library at 476-8895.
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 Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Canterbury Shaker Village, Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, New Hampshire State Parks, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, and the Wright Museum, all sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The Castle in the Clouds pass is given by the Castle Preservation Society. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Moultonborough Library News
October 24, 2019
Today, Thursday, October 24, is the “Feed a Charity” dinner to benefit the Friends of the Library on Thursday, October 24 at Lemongrass Restaurant in Center Harbor from 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tell your server that you are supporting the Friends of Moultonborough Library and a percentage of your bill will be donated to the Friends.
Not to be missed is the annual Friends of the Library “Chocolate Fare,” Fundraiser, on Friday, October 25, from 1-3 p.m. Come and taste a wide variety of delicious homemade chocolate confections including cookies, truffles, trifles, mousse, cake, brownies, candy, and more. A donation of $5.00 at the door is requested.
There will be a program on “The Islands of Squam Lake,” on Tuesday, October 29 at 6:30 with author Ron Guilmette. Join us for the story of Ron’s kayak adventure to visit all of Squam’s 30-plus islands, with stunning photographs of all the lovely locations around the lake, plus dozens of aerial   images taken from a helicopter and a drone. “The Islands of Squam Lake” captures the flora and fauna of the islands and is a testament to the natural serenity that can be found quietly paddling its waters. Both this book and Ron's other lovely book, “The Islands of Lake Winnipesaukee,” will also be available for signing and purchase.
Signups are going quickly for “Feasting with Your Instant Pot” with Liz Barbour on Thursday, October 30 at 10:30. Liz will demonstrate two recipes that you can recreate at home. There will offer tasty samples for everyone to enjoy. Limit is 35 participants, so call or come in soon to sign up.
For the next art display in the meeting room, we are asking our patrons and friends to loan any “still life” art that they would like to share for the month of November, and they can be in any medium, as long as they are framed and ready to hang. Watercolors, oils, even embroidery would be appropriate. Please call the library at 476-8895 or come in and sign up.
The next book discussion will be on Thursday, November 21, and the topic will be Unsheltered,” by Barbara Kingsolver, who presents the reader with two alternating stories, which take place 140 years apart in the same location. In the 21st century Willa Knox seeks to keep her household afloat with grant money to study a famous naturalist who may have once lived in her crumbling old house. Both Knox and her 19th century counterpart, Thatcher Greenwood, learn that our hope lies in our ability adapt to new circumstances, rather than a particular building that we may call home. With creativity, courage and newfound optimism, both characters endure.
New Books
We added some interesting new nonfiction titles this week, including “The Body: A Guide for Occupants,” by Bill Bryson; “The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11,” by Garrett M. Graff; “She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story,” by Jodi Kantor; “The Bastard Brigade: Renegade Scientists and Spies Who Sabotaged the Nazi Atomic Bomb,” by Sam Kean; “Say Nothing: A Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland,” by Patrick Keefe; and “A Beginner’s Guide to American Mah Jongg,” by Elaine Sandberg. Also new is “Why Religion: A Personal Story,” by Elaine Pagels, which was given by the Moultonborough Women’s Club in memory of Bobby Locke.
New in fiction are “The Water Dancer,” by Ta-Nehisi Coates; “Lethal Agent,” by Vince Flynn; “Cilka’s Journey,” by Heather Morris; “The Dutch House,” by Ann Patchett; “Olive, Again,” by Elizabeth Strout, the author of “Olive Kitteridge;” “The Night Fire,” by Michael Connelly; and “Stealth,” by Stuart Woods.
New in DVD is volume two, season five of “Vikings.”
Technology
Our new technology librarian, Megan Greenbaum, is now on the job and will soon be ready to offer tech help for our patrons.
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 Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Canterbury Shaker Village, Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, New Hampshire State Parks, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, and the Wright Museum, all sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The Castle in the Clouds pass is given by the Castle Preservation Society. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended.
 
 
 
 
 
Moultonborough Library News
October 17, 2019
Events
On Friday evening, October 18, join us for an evening of  Halloween Magic with Ed Popielarczyk. Ed is a professional magician, balloon sculptor, flea circus ringmaster and storyteller. Wear your costume! Spooky treats and punch will be served after the show. On Friday, October 25, at 11:00 a.m., preschool storytime will trick or treat the nearby businesses in the village area. Wear you costume!
Also for kids, on Wednesday, October 23 there will be a “Haunted House” afterschool craft from 3:00 to 4:30. Bring your ideas and creativity and we will supply the materials.
Later in October, mark your calendar for another “Feed a Charity” dinner to benefit the Friends of the Library on Thursday, October 24 at Lemongrass Restaurant in Center Harbor from 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tell your server that you are supporting the Friends of Moultonborough Library and a percentage of your bill will be donated to the Friends.
Not to be missed is the annual Friends of the Library “Chocolate Fare,” Fundraiser, on Friday, October 25, from 1-3 p.m. Come and taste a wide variety of delicious homemade chocolate confections including cookies, truffles, cake, brownies, candy, and more. A donation of $5.00 at the door is requested.
There will be a program on “The Islands of Squam Lake,” on Tuesday, October 29 at 6:30 with author Ron Guilmette. Join us for the story of Ron’s kayak adventure to visit all of Squam’s 30-plus islands, with stunning photographs of all the lovely locations around the lake, plus dozens of aerial   images taken from a helicopter and a drone. “The Islands of Squam Lake” captures the flora and fauna of the islands and is a testament to the natural serenity that can be found quietly paddling its waters. Both this book and Ron's other lovely book, “The Islands of Lake Winnipesaukee,” will also be available for signing and purchase.
Signups are going quickly for “Feasting with Your Instant Pot” with Liz Barbour on Thursday, October 30 at 10:30. Liz will demonstrate two recipes that you can recreate at home. There will offer tasty samples for everyone to enjoy. Limit is 35 participants, so call or come in soon to sign up.
For the next art display in the meeting room, we are asking our patrons and friends to loan any “still life” art that they would like to share for the month of November, and they can be in any medium, as long as they are framed and ready to hang. Watercolors, oils, even embroidery would be appropriate. Please call the library at 476-8895 or come in and sign up.
In our display case this month is jewelry composed of handmade paper beads, and shibori dyed scarves made by Ralph Watson.
New Books
New in fiction this week are “The Guardians,” by John Grisham; “What Happens in Paradise,” by Elin Hilderbrand; and “The 19th Christmas,” by James Patterson. However, most of this week’s new titles are to be found in the children’s room, including “Snowmen at Halloween,” by Caralyn Buehner; “The Mermaid,” by Jan Brett; and “Tow Truck Joe,” by June Sobel, all in easy picture books. New in juvenile chapter books are “Remarkables,” by Margaret Peterson Haddix; “Guest,” by Mary Downing Hahn; “A Tale of Magic,” by Chris Colfer; “The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Riddle of Ages,” by Trenton Lee Stewart; and in graphic novel format, “White Bird,” a “Wonder” story by R.J. Palacio, and “Sunny Rolls the Dice,” by Jennifer Holm. New in young adult are “Pumpkin Heads,” by Rainbow Rowell, also a graphic novel; “The Tyrant’s Tomb,” by Rick Riordan; “Slayer,” by Kiersten White; and “Brotherband: Return of the Temujai,” by John Flanagan. New on DVD is the new version of “Aladdin.”
Technology
Our new technology librarian, Megan Greenbaum, is now on the job and will soon be ready to offer tech help for our patrons.
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 Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Canterbury Shaker Village, Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, New Hampshire State Parks, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, and the Wright Museum, all sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The Castle in the Clouds pass is given by the Castle Preservation Society. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended.
 
 
 
 
Moultonborough Library News
October 10, 2019
Events
The next book discussion will be on Thursday, October 17, and the subject will be “Lake Success,” by Gary Shteyngart. Barry Cohen has made billions as a hedge fund manager who is about to be indicted for insider trading. Before the feds can arrest him, he flees on a bus, “The Hound,” to experience the real America and the fantasy of a reunion with his high school girlfriend. Rev. Gina Finocchiaro of Wolfeboro will lead the discussion.
On Friday evening, October 18, join us for an evening of fun Halloween Magic with Ed Popielarczyk. Ed is a professional magician, balloon sculptor, flea circus ringmaster and storyteller. Wear your costume! Spooky treats and punch will be served after the show. On Friday, October 25, at 11:00 a.m., preschool storytime will trick or treat the nearby businesses in the village area. Wear you costume!
Later in October, mark your calendar for another “Feed a Charity” dinner to benefit the Friends of the Library on Thursday, October 24 at Lemongrass Restaurant in Center Harbor from 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tell your server that you are supporting the Friends of Moultonborough Library and a percentage of your bill will be donated to the Friends.
Mark your calendar now for the annual Friends of the Library “Chocolate Fare,” Fundraiser, on Friday, October 25, from 1-3 p.m. Come and taste a wide variety of delicious homemade chocolate confections including cookies, truffles, cake, brownies, candy, and more. A donation of $5.00 at the door is requested.
Looking towards the end of the month, there will be a program on “The Islands of Squam Lake,” on Tuesday, October 29 at 6:30 with author Ron Guilmette. Join us for the story of Ron’s kayak adventure to visit all of Squam’s 30-plus islands, with stunning photographs of all the lovely locations around the lake, plus dozens of aerial   images taken from a helicopter and a drone. “The Islands of Squam Lake” captures the flora and fauna of the islands and is a testament to the natural serenity that can be found quietly paddling its waters. Both this book and Ron's other lovely book, The Islands of Lake Winnipesaukee, will be available for signing and purchase.
Signups are going quickly for “Feasting with Your Instant Pot” with Liz Barbour on Thursday, October 30 at 10:30. The instant pot craze is here, are you onboard? For many of us, the instant pot is patiently waiting to be used. Whether yours is tucked away in a cupboard or still in the box, it’s time to take it out your electric pressure cooker and put it to use. Join chef Liz Barbour for a cooking class that will help take the mystery out of this amazing, time saving kitchen tool. Liz will demonstrate two recipes that you can recreate at home. There will offer tasty samples for everyone to enjoy. Limit is 35 participants, so call or come in soon to sign up.
In our display case this month is jewelry composed of handmade paper beads, and shibori dyed scarves made by Ralph Watson.
The library will be closed on Monday, October 14, for Columbus Day.
New Books
We added several new fiction titles this week, including “the Christmas Boutique,” a new Elm Creek Quilters novel by Jennifer Chiaverini; “The Lying Room,” by Nicci French; “The Shape of Night,” by Tess Gerritsen; “Takes One to Know One,” by Susan Isaacs; “the Giver of Stars,” by Jojo Moyes; “Bloody Genius,” by John Sandford; “Child’s Play,” by Danielle Steel; and “A Mrs. Miracle Christmas,” by Debbie Macomber. New in mystery is “The Spotted Dog,” by Kerry Greenwood, the latest in the Corinna Chapman series.
New in DVD are “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” and season four of “Billions.”
Technology
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. On Friday, September 27, local author Lauren Oliver will read her book,” Whistling Willy.”
“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 Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Canterbury Shaker Village, Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, New Hampshire State Parks, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, and the Wright Museum, all sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The Castle in the Clouds pass is given by the Castle Preservation Society. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended.
 
 
 
Moultonborough Library News
October 3, 2019
Events
There will be a discussion of “Becoming Nicole,” by Amy Ellis Nutt, the true story of a transgender person and their family on Tuesday, October 8, at 10:30 a.m., as well as several events at other area libraries as part of the Mount Washington Valley “One Book, One Valley” reading program. There will be a “meet the author” event at Kennett High School in Conway on Thursday, October 24 at 7:00 p.m. This is the inspiring true story of transgender actor and activist Nicole Maines and her ordinary American family on an extraordinary journey to understand, nurture, and celebrate the uniqueness in us all.
On Wednesday, October 9, join us at 6:30 for an informative program about the history of the Merrimack River, “Merrimack River Evolution: From Ice Age to Internet Age.” Join us as John Macone presents the fascinating story of the Merrimack River’s evolution. This interactive slideshow looks at the dynamic forces that have created and changed the river. Explore the forces that changed the river from its turbulent emergence from the Ice Age 14,000 years ago to its vital role as a food supply, highway and industrial power source for humans – and the ongoing efforts to return it to a clean and healthy watershed. John Macone is Interim Director and Outreach Specialist for the Merrimack River Watershed Council.
OLLI adult education classes here at the library continue on Tuesday, October 27, with “Grace O’Malley, Pirate Queen,” and on October 30 and November 2, “Polls, Powerball, Pythagoras, and More.” For more information, pick up an OLLI catalog at the library, or visit their website at olli.granite.ed.
The next book discussion will be on Thursday, October 17, and the subject will be “Lake Success,” by Gary Shteyngart. A 21st century “Babbitt,” Barry Cohen has made billions as a hedge fund manager who is about to be indicted for insider trading. Before the feds can arrest him, he flees on a bus, “the Hound,” to experience the real America and the fantasy of a reunion with his high school girlfriend. Rev. Gina Finocchiaro will lead the discussion.
On Friday evening, October 18, join us for an evening of fun Halloween Magic with Ed Popielarczyk. Ed is a professional magician, balloon sculptor, flea circus ringmaster and storyteller. Wear your costume! Spooky treats and punch will be served after the show. On Friday, October 25, at 11:00 a.m., preschool storytime will trick or treat the nearby businesses in the village area. Wear you costume!
Later in October, mark your calendar for another “Feed a Charity” dinner to benefit the Friends of the Library on Thursday, October 24 at Lemongrass Restaurant in Center Harbor from 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tell your server that you are supporting the Friends of Moultonborough Library and a percentage of your bill will be donated to the Friends.
Mark your calendar now for the annual Friends of the Library “Chocolate Fare,” Fundraiser, on Friday, October 25, from 1-3 p.m. Come and taste a wide variety of delicious homemade chocolate confections including cookies, truffles, cake, brownies, candy, and more. A donation of $5.00 at the door is requested.
Looking towards the end of the month, there will be a program on “The Islands of Squam Lake,” on Tuesday, October 29 at 6:30 with author Ron Guilmette, and “Feasting with Your Instant Pot” with Liz Barbour on Thursday, October 30 at 10:30. Please sign up for the Instant Pot program.
New Books    
We have two new titles in mystery this week: “This Tender Land,” by William Kent Krueger, and “Bomber’s Moon,” by Archer Mayor. We also have two new titles in fiction, “The World That We Knew,” by Alice Hoffman, and a Christmas story, “Spirit of the Season,” by Fern Michaels. New on DVD are “X-men: Dark Phoenix,” and “Yesterday.”
Technology
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. On Friday, September 27, local author Lauren Oliver will read her book,” Whistling Willy.”
“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 Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Canterbury Shaker Village, Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, New Hampshire State Parks, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, and the Wright Museum, all sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The Castle in the Clouds pass is given by the Castle Preservation Society. 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.