Moultonborough Library News
September 20, 2018
 
Events
The art display this month in the program room is a collection of watercolors by three former library trustees who were also talented artists: Phyllis Prouty, Barbara Putnam, and Noel Ainscow.
Join us on Wednesday, September 25 for “20 Years in the Secret Service: My Life with Five Presidents,” by Rufus W. Youngblood, presented by Rebecca Youngblood Vaughn. When shots rang out in Dallas on November 23, 1963, Secret Service Agent Rufus W. Youngblood immediately lunged over the seat of the vice president's car and bravely used his body to shield Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson. Faced with the unknown, Youngblood maintained this protective position as they sped toward Parkland Hospital, following closely behind the president's limousine. Throughout the course of that fateful day, he vigilantly remained by LBJ s side to ensure his safety.
This candid memoir includes Youngblood's first-hand account of the Kennedy assassination and its aftermath, as well as highlights from his twenty-year career in the Secret Service during which he protected Presidents Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon.
Presenter Rebecca Youngblood Vaughn, MD, is the youngest daughter of Rufus and Peggy Youngblood. She is a physician and published author. While researching her parent’s history to write their life stories, Vaughn re-discovered the veritable treasure-trove of mementos from her father's 20-year tenure as a high-profile Secret Service Agent and created a new edition of this memoir with more than one hundred photographs.
This year’s “One Book, One Valley Community Read” selection, organized by the libraries of the Mount Washington Valley and beyond, is “Where You’ll Find Me: Risk, Decisions, and the Last Climb of Kate Matrosova,” by Ty Gagne. On February 15, 2015, Kate Matrosova, an avid mountaineer, set off before sunrise for a traverse of the Northern Presidential Range in the White Mountains. Late the following day, rescuers carried her frozen body out of the mountains amid some of the worst weather ever recorded on these deceptively rugged slopes.
At 32, she was ultra-fit and healthy and had already summited much larger mountains on several continents. Her gear included a rescue beacon and a satellite phone. Yet, despite their best efforts, forty-two expert search and rescue personnel, a NH Army National Guard Blackhawk helicopter, and a Civil Air Patrol Cessna airplane could not reach her in time to save her.
What went wrong? “Where You'll Find Me” offers possible answers to that question, demonstrating why Matrosova's story - what we know and what we will never know - represents such an intriguing and informative case study in risk analysis and decision-making.
We have ten extra copies of the book now available, and there will be a book discussion on Wednesday, October 10, at 10:30. In addition, there will be a related program here with Sandy Stott, author of “Critical Hours: Search and Rescue in the White Mountains,” on Friday, October 19 at 10:30. There are several other programs on the subject of mountain rescue during October in the Mount Washington Valley area, and we have posters and bookmarks with the complete schedule, or check the website at www.onebookonevalley.org. There will be a program with author Ty Gagne at Kennett High School in North Conway on Thursday, October 25 at 7:00 p.m.
New Books
“Shadow Tyrants,” by Clive Cussler; “Till the Boys Come Home,” fifth in the War at Home series by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles, set in 1918 Britain at the end of the Great War; “The Forbidden Door,’ by Dean Koontz; “Cruising New Hampshire History,” by Michael Bruno, a tour of all the historic markers in New Hampshire, given by the Historical Society in memory of Mary Bare; “The Glass Ocean,” by Beatriz Williams; “Depth of Winter,” by Craig Johnson; and many more too numerous to mention.
Technology
Technology Users Group meets on Mondays from 2-4 p.m., and the Apple Users Group on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. Technology librarian, Annemarie Welch, is also available by appointment for one-on-one computer assistance. There will be an iPad/iPhone workshop on Wednesday, September 26, repeated on Thursday, October 18. Both classes are from 2-4 p.m.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through Overdrive thanks to the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the NHDB website can be found on the Moultonborough Library website. 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.  Overdrive also has a new app for your phone or tablet called “Libby” that can be used to download audiobooks or ebooks. Just go to the App Store, Google Play, or Microsoft to download Libby and start borrowing free books.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. Look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open.
Weekly Events
Preschool Story Hour is now taking a break and will resume in October.
The “Stitch and Chat” group meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
We have free or discount passes to the Children’s Museum in Dover and Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth, the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, NH State Parks, Canterbury Shaker Village, Wright Museum, Libby Museum, Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, and the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, all sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The Castle in the Clouds pass is given by the Castle, and the Libby Museum pass is given by the Libby Museum. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended.
Moultonborough Library News
September 13, 2018
 
Events
Last chance for tickets to this year’s annual Book and Author Luncheon on Monday, September 24 at Bald Peak! Tickets must be purchased at the Library by Saturday, September 15. The speaker will be debut author Benjamin Ludwig, a Moultonborough Academy graduate, whose novel, “Ginny Moon,” one of Amazon’s 20 Best Books of 2017, and already published in 18 countries.
The art display this month in the program room is a collection of watercolors by three former library trustees who were also talented artists: Phyllis Prouty, Barbara Putnam, and Noel Ainscow.
On Monday, September 17, join us at 7:00 p.m. for “Walking El Camino,” with author Christy Day. El Camino de Santiago de Compostela is an ancient 500-mile pilgrimage route across northern Spain. Author Christy Day walked it when she was 66. In pictures and in stories, she shares the joys, challenges, and hardships of this journey. There will be ample time for questions and answers. She wrote a book about the experience, “Walking from Here to There: Finding My Way on El Camino.” Ms. Day grew up on a sheep and cattle ranch in Savery, Wyoming. New Hampshire has been her home since she graduated from college.
On Thursday, September 20, children are invited to join us for a story and learn how to make a super easy, all natural, and simple play dough with Elaine Howard. What's more fun than reading? Create a piece of the story from playdough with your choice of Young Living Essential Oils to create an experience specific to your own senses. This will be a fun-filled workshop for kids of all ages!
“Sing, Unburied, Sing,” by Jesmyn Ward, will be the subject of the next book discussion, on Thursday, September 20 at 10:30 a.m. Ward depicts a fictional extended family suffering from the limitations and dangers of racism and poverty in rural Mississippi. We are delighted to welcome Rev. Gina Finocchiaro of the First Congregational Church of Wolfeboro to lead this discussion.  Rev. Finocchario has a long history of social justice and hospice work. We look forward to her perspective on the author and her award-winning novel.
Join us on Wednesday, September 25 for “20 Years in the Secret Service: My Life with Five Presidents,” by Rufus W. Youngblood, presented by Rebecca Youngblood Vaughn. Youngblood was present at the Kennedy assassination and its aftermath and during his twenty-year career in the Secret Service he protected Presidents Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon. His daughter Rebecca rediscovered his memoirs and a trove of mementoes of his service, and created a new edition illustrated with over 100 photographs.
This year’s “One Book, One Valley Community Read” selection, organized by the libraries of the Mount Washington Valley and beyond, is “Where You’ll Find Me: Risk, Decisions, and the Last Climb of Kate Matrosova,” by Ty Gagne. We have ten extra copies of the book now available, and there will be a book discussion on Wednesday, October 10, at 10:30. In addition, there will be a related program here with Sandy Stott, author of “Critical Hours: Search and Rescue in the White Mountains,” on Friday, October 19 at 10:30. There are several other programs on the subject of mountain rescue during October in the Mount Washington Valley area, and we have posters and bookmarks with the complete schedule, or check the website at www.onebookonevalley.org. There will be a program with author Ty Gagne at Kennett High School in North Conway on Thursday, October 25 at 7:00 p.m.
Technology
Technology Users Group meets on Mondays from 2-4 p.m., and the Apple Users Group on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. Technology librarian, Annemarie Welch, is also available by appointment for one-on-one computer assistance. There will be a class on using the Libby app to download ebooks and audiobooks on Thursday, September 20, and an iPad/iPhone workshop on Wednesday, September 26. Both classes are from 2-4 p.m.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through Overdrive thanks to the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the NHDB website can be found on the Moultonborough Library website. 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.  Overdrive also has a new app for your phone or tablet called “Libby” that can be used to download audiobooks or ebooks. Just go to the App Store, Google Play, or Microsoft to download Libby and start borrowing free books.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. Look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open.
Weekly Events
Preschool Story Hour is now taking a break and will resume in October.
The “Stitch and Chat” group meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
Passes
New this year are passes to the Children’s Museum in Dover and Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth, and we also have free or discount passes to the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, NH State Parks, Canterbury Shaker Village, Wright Museum, Libby Museum, Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, and the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, all sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The Castle in the Clouds pass is given by the Castle, and the Libby Museum pass is given by the Libby Museum. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended.
Moultonborough Library News
September 6, 2018
 
Events
This year’s annual Book and Author Luncheon will be on Monday, September 24 at Bald Peak, and the speaker will be debut author Benjamin Ludwig, a Moultonborough Academy graduate, whose novel, “Ginny Moon,” one of Amazon’s 20 Best Books of 2017, and already published in 18 countries. Tickets will be on sale at the library through September 15.
Five years ago the police forcibly removed Ginny from the home of her abusive birth mother, Gloria. Now fourteen, and in her fourth Forever Home, Ginny remains hell-bent on finding her way back to Gloria’s apartment. Her teachers, therapist, and new Forever Parents are in turn frustrated, infuriated, and perplexed.
On Monday, September 10 at 7:00 p.m., the library and the Historical Society will co-sponsor “From Guns to Gramophones: Civil War and the Technology that Shaped America,” presented by Carrie Brown. She explores the technological triumph that helped save the Union and then transformed the nation. During the Civil War, northern industry produced a million and a half rifles, along with tens of thousands of pistols and carbines. How did the North produce all of those weapons? The answer lies in new machinery and methods for producing guns with interchangeable parts. Once the system of mass production had been tested and perfected, what happened after the war? In the period from 1870 to 1910 new factory technology and new print media fueled the development of mass consumerism. While this program tells a broad, national story, it focuses on the critical and somewhat surprising role of Vermont and New Hampshire in producing industrial technology that won the war and changed American life.
There will be a “Feed a Charity” Fundraiser on Wednesday, September 12 at the new “Osteria Poggio” Restaurant in Center Harbor, from 5-10 p.m. Please announce to your server that you are there to support the Friends of the Moultonborough Library and a percentage of your total will be donated to the Friends, thanks to the generosity of Chef Kevin Halligan. In addition, the Melcher and Prescott Insurance Agency will match the same gift amount to the Friends.
On Monday, September 17, join us at 7:00 p.m. for “Walking El Camino,” with author Christy Day. El Camino de Santiago de Compostela is an ancient 500-mile pilgrimage route across northern Spain. Author Christy Day walked it when she was 66. In pictures and in stories, she shares the joys, challenges, and hardships of this journey. There will be ample time for questions and answers. She wrote a book about the experience, “Walking from Here to There: Finding My Way on El Camino.” Ms. Day grew up on a sheep and cattle ranch in Savery, Wyoming. New Hampshire has been her home since she graduated from college
“Sing, Unburied, Sing,” by Jesmyn Ward, will be the subject of the next book discussion, on Thursday, September 20 at 10:30 a.m. Ward depicts an extended family suffering from the limitations and dangers of racism and poverty in rural Mississippi. Within this context, the children in this family, Jojo and Kayla, are surrounded by love, yet put in harm’s way by their addicted mother, Leonie. We are delighted to welcome Rev. Gina Finocchiaro of the First Congregational Church of Wolfeboro to lead this discussion.  She is the perfect person for this conversation due to her scholarship in contemporary African-American literature, her poetry, and her love of music. Rev. Finocchario has a long history of social justice and hospice work. We look forward to her layered perspective on the author and her award-winning novel...Susan Merrifield
Technology
Technology Users Group meets on Mondays from 2-4 p.m., and the Apple Users Group on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. Technology librarian, Annemarie Welch, is also available by appointment for one-on-one computer assistance. There will be a class on using the Libby app to download ebooks and audiobooks on Thursday, September 20, and an iPad/iPhone workshop on Wednesday, September 26. Both classes are from 2-4 p.m.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through Overdrive thanks to the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the NHDB website can be found on the Moultonborough Library website. 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.  Overdrive also has a new app for your phone or tablet called “Libby” that can be used to download audiobooks or ebooks. Just go to the App Store, Google Play, or Microsoft to download Libby and start borrowing free books.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. Look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open.
Weekly Events
Preschool Story Hour is now taking a break and will resume in October.
The “Stitch and Chat” group meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
Passes
New this year are passes to the Children’s Museum in Dover and Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth, and we also have free or discount passes to the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, NH State Parks, Canterbury Shaker Village, Wright Museum, Libby Museum, Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, and the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, all sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The Castle in the Clouds pass is given by the Castle, and the Libby Museum pass is given by the Libby Museum. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended.
Moultonborough Library News
August 30, 2018
 
Events
This year’s Book and Author Luncheon will be on Monday, September 24 at Bald Peak, and tickets will be on sale through September 15. The speaker will be debut author Benjamin Ludwig, a Moultonborough Academy graduate, whose novel, “Ginny Moon,” about an autistic girl, was published by HarperCollins in 2017.
Please join us for the Dedication of the McCue-Prouty Memorial Garden on Saturday, September 8, at 1:00 p.m. Both Shirley McCue and Phyllis Prouty served on the Library Board of Trustees for many years, and they were fierce advocates for the library they both loved. Barbara Putnam, Eleanor Matthews, Joanne Farnham and Joseph Maroun will also be remembered.
On Monday, September 10 at 7:00 p.m., the library and the Historical Society will co-sponsor “From Guns to Gramophones: Civil War and the Technology that Shaped America,” presented by Carrie Brown. She explores the technological triumph that helped save the Union and then transformed the nation. During the Civil War, northern industry produced a million and a half rifles, along with tens of thousands of pistols and carbines. How did the North produce all of those weapons? The answer lies in new machinery and methods for producing guns with interchangeable parts. Once the system of mass production had been tested and perfected, in the period from 1870 to 1910 new factory technology and new print media fueled the development of mass consumerism. While this program tells a broad, national story, it focuses on the critical and somewhat surprising role of Vermont and New Hampshire in producing industrial technology that won the war and changed American life.
There will be a “Feed a Charity” Fundraiser on Wednesday, September 12 at the new “Osteria Poggio” Restaurant in Center Harbor, from 5-10 p.m. Please announce to your server that you are there to support the Friends of the Moultonborough Library and a percentage of your total will be donated to the Friends, thanks to the generosity of Chef Kevin Halligan. In addition, the Melcher and Prescott Insurance Agency will match the same gift amount to the Friends.
On Monday, September 17, join us at 7:00 p.m. for “Walking El Camino,” with author Christy Day. El Camino de Santiago de Compostela is an ancient 500-mile pilgrimage route across northern Spain. Author Christy Day walked it when she was 66. In pictures and in stories, she shares the joys, challenges, and hardships of this journey. There will be ample time for questions and answers. She wrote a book about the experience, “Walking from Here to There: Finding My Way on El Camino.” Ms. Day grew up on a sheep and cattle ranch in Savery, Wyoming. New Hampshire has been her home since she graduated from college
“Sing, Unburied, Sing,” by Jesmyn Ward, will be the subject of the next book discussion, on Thursday, September 20 at 10:30 a.m., and extra copies are on hand. Ward depicts an extended family suffering from the limitations and dangers of racism and poverty in rural Mississippi.
. We are delighted to welcome Rev. Gina Finocchiaro of the First Congregational Church of Wolfeboro to lead this discussion.  She is the perfect person for this conversation due to her scholarship in contemporary African-American literature, her poetry writing and her love and enjoyment of music. We look forward to her layered perspective on the author and her award-winning novel.
The Evening of Poetry program for Tuesday, September 4 at 7:30 p.m. will feature guest host Bob Demaree, and featured reader Corey D. Cook, author of “The Weight of Shadows” and editor of the Red Eft Review, followed by open mic time.
The library will be closed on Monday, September 3, for the Labor Day holiday.
Technology
Technology Users Group meets on Mondays from 2-4 p.m., and the Apple Users Group on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. Technology librarian, Annemarie Welch, is also available by appointment for one-on-one computer assistance. There will be a class on downloading ebooks and audiobooks using the Libby app on Thursday, September 20 from 2-4 p.m., and an iPad/iPhone workshop on Wednesday, September 26, from 2-4 p.m.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through Overdrive thanks to the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the NHDB website can be found on the Moultonborough Library website. 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.  Overdrive also has a new app for your phone or tablet called “Libby” that can be used to download audiobooks or ebooks. Just go to the App Store, Google Play, or Microsoft to download Libby and start borrowing free books.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. Look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open.
Weekly Events
Preschool Story Hour is now taking a break and will resume in October.
The “Stitch and Chat” group meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
Passes
New this year are passes to the Children’s Museum in Dover and Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth, and we also have free or discount passes to the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, NH State Parks, Canterbury Shaker Village, Wright Museum, Libby Museum, Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, and the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, all sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The Castle in the Clouds pass is given by the Castle, and the Libby Museum pass is given by the Libby Museum. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended.

 
Moultonborough Library News
August 23, 2018
Events
Benjamin Ludwig, graduate of Moultonborough Academy, will be the guest speaker at this year’s “Book and Author Luncheon, at Bald Peak.” His debut novel, “Ginny Moon,” is about a teenage girl with autism. Written in the first person, the young girl’s voice, is both poignant and heartwarming. There will be a cash bar at 12:00, followed by a delicious luncheon at 12:30. Copies of “Ginny Moon” will be available for sale and the author will gladly sign all books purchased. Extra copies will also be available in the library for those who wish to read it ahead of time. Tickets are $45 and will be on sale from August 15 to September 15 at the library.
There will be a Fairy House craft for children on Friday, August 24 at 11:00 a.m. Make a fairy house using materials found in nature! Bring it home for the fairies in your yard to enjoy!
The book “Sing, Unburied, Sing,” by Jesmyn Ward, which will be discussed on Thursday, September 20, is now available for advance reading.
On Thursday, August 23 at 7:00 p.m., Weirs Times editor and columnist Brendan Smith joins us for “A F.O.O.L. in New Hampshire.” Brendan was born and raised on Long Island, New York, a bagel’s throw from New York City. In 1985, Brendan unexpectedly found himself moving to central New Hampshire. Since 1995, Brendan has been recounting his adventures in becoming accustomed to life in New Hampshire, as well as other tales, weekly on the pages of The Weirs Times in his F.O.O.L (Flatlander’s Observations on Life) In New Hampshire” column. Along with a few Flatlander Tales, Brendan will also offer some amusing insight into his recent open-heart surgery and explain why “I only did it for the socks.”
Pastor Bob Schneider, of the Moultonborough Methodist Church, will lead a book discussion of “The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict.”  He feels that its message is extremely important for our day and that it is not only the best book written on the topic, but that it is also very well written. Discussions will be held at the library on Wednesdays, August 29, and September 5, 12, 19 at 10:30. Five print copies of the book and one audiobook are available at the library. Pastor Bob hopes that participants will have read chapters 1-5 prior to the first meeting.
The Evening of Poetry program for Tuesday, September 4 at 7:30 p.m. will feature guest host Bob Demaree, and featured reader Corey D. Cook, author of “The Weight of Shadows” and editor of the Red Eft Review, followed by open mic time.
Technology
Technology Users Group meets on Mondays from 2-4 p.m., and the Apple Users Group on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. There will be a class on “Microsoft Windows 10 on Thursday, August 23; and iPad/iPhone Beginners Class on Wednesday, August 29. All classes run from 2-4 p.m. Technology librarian, Annemarie Welch, is also available by appointment for one-on-one computer assistance.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through Overdrive thanks to the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the NHDB website can be found on the Moultonborough Library website. 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.  Overdrive also has a new app for your phone or tablet called “Libby” that can be used to download audiobooks or ebooks. Just go to the App Store, Google Play, or Microsoft to download Libby and start borrowing free books.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. Look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open.
Weekly Events
Preschool Story Hour is now taking a break and will resume in October. The “Stitch and Chat” group meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
Passes
New this year are passes to the Children’s Museum in Dover and Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth, and we also have free or discount passes to the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, NH State Parks, Canterbury Shaker Village, Wright Museum, Libby Museum, Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, and the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, all sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The Castle in the Clouds pass is given by the Castle, and the Libby Museum pass is given by the Libby Museum. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended.
Moultonborough Library News
August 16, 2018
Events
The Summer Reading Program concluded with a festive ice cream social last Friday. We had 133 children participating, and they read a total of 84, 631 pages, and 2, 690 picture books. Top readers in their age groups were Kennedy Sturgeon in the five and under group; Knox Nolin in age 609, and Grace Elliott in age ten and up.
Check out the new McCue-Prouty Memorial Garden at the library. Just take a little walk around the end of the building toward the town hall and discover the lovely perennial flowers, benches for sitting, and a burbling water feature. There will be a dedication on Saturday, September 8 at 1:00 in honor of former trustees Shirley McCue and Phyllis Prouty, as well as Barbara Putnam, Eleanor Matthews, Joanne Farnham, and Joseph Maroun, but the garden is ready for a visit at any time.
Benjamin Ludwig, graduate of Moultonborough Academy, will be the guest speaker at this year’s “Book and Author Luncheon, at Bald Peak.” His debut novel, “Ginny Moon,” is about a teenage girl with autism. Written in the first person, the young girl’s voice, is both poignant and heartwarming. There will be a cash bar at 12:00, followed by a delicious luncheon at 12:30. Copies of “Ginny Moon” will be available for sale and the author will gladly sign all books purchased. Extra copies will also be available in the library for those who wish to read it ahead of time. Tickets are $45 and will be on sale from August 15 to September 15 at the library.
The book “Sing, Unburied, Sing,” by Jesmyn Ward, which will be discussed on Thursday, September 20, is now available for advance reading.
On Thursday, August 23 at 7:00 p.m., Weirs Times editor and columnist Brendan Smith joins us for “A F.O.O.L. in New Hampshire.” Brendan was born and raised on Long Island, New York, a bagel’s throw from New York City. In 1985, Brendan unexpectedly found himself moving to central New Hampshire. Since 1995, Brendan has been recounting his adventures in becoming accustomed to life in New Hampshire, as well as other tales, weekly on the pages of The Weirs Times in his F.O.O.L (Flatlander’s Observations on Life) In New Hampshire” column. Along with a few Flatlander Tales, Brendan will also offer some amusing insight into his recent open-heart surgery and explain why “I only did it for the socks.”
On Wednesday, August 22, come in at 1:00 to enjoy viewing the movie “Peter Rabbit,” with free popcorn. And on Friday, August 24, children can participate in a Fairy House craft program at 11:00 a.m. Make a fairy house using materials found in nature, and bring it home for the fairies in your yard to enjoy!
Pastor Bob Schneider, of the Moultonborough Methodist Church, will lead a book discussion of “The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict.”  He feels that its message is extremely important for our day and that it is not only the best book written on the topic, but that it is also very well written. Discussions will be held at the library on Wednesdays, August 29, and September 5, 12, 19 at 10:30. Five print copies of the book and one audiobook are available at the library. Pastor Bob hopes that participants will have read chapters 1-5 prior to the first meeting.
New Books recently week might like to know that we added his book on the history of the Wentworth by the Sea grand hotel, and one on the sailing reproduction of the War of 1812 privateer schooner “Lynx.”
Technology
Technology Users Group meets on Mondays from 2-4 p.m., and the Apple Users Group on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. There will be a class on “Microsoft Windows 10 on Thursday, August 23; and iPad/iPhone Beginners Class on Wednesday, August 29. All classes run from 2-4 p.m. Technology librarian, Annemarie Welch, is also available by appointment for one-on-one computer assistance.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through Overdrive thanks to the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the NHDB website can be found on the Moultonborough Library website. 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.  Overdrive also has a new app for your phone or tablet called “Libby” that can be used to download audiobooks or ebooks. Just go to the App Store, Google Play, or Microsoft to download Libby and start borrowing free books.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. Look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open.
Weekly Events
Preschool Story Hour is now taking a break and will resume in October. The “Stitch and Chat” group meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
Passes
New this year are passes to the Children’s Museum in Dover and Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth, and we also have free or discount passes to the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, NH State Parks, Canterbury Shaker Village, Wright Museum, Libby Museum, Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, and the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, all sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The Castle in the Clouds pass is given by the Castle, and the Libby Museum pass is given by the Libby Museum. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended.
Moultonborough Library News
August 9, 2018
Events
Out next evening lecture will be a presentation by Julie Boardman, author of “Death in the White Mountains: Hiker Fatalities and How to Avoid Being One," on Monday, August 13, at 7:00 p.m. Since 1849, over 200 hikers, climbers and backcountry skiers have died in the White Mountains. Although many fatalities took place on Mount Washington, in recent years more deaths have occurred elsewhere. Most of the deaths didn’t have to happen. They were the result of an oversight or a bad decision. Julie Boardman wrote “Death in the White Mountains” in the belief that by studying past fatalities and identifying the mistakes that caused them we can learn how to be safe in the mountains. Julie tells the stories of several victims, describing the fatal errors they made, and also shares surprising facts from her research.

The Friends of the Moultonborough Public Library are delighted to announce that Benjamin Ludwig, graduate of Moultonborough Academy, will be the guest speaker at this year’s “Book and Author Luncheon.” His debut novel, “Ginny Moon,” is about a teenage girl with autism. Written in the first person, the young girl’s voice, is both poignant and heartwarming. 
The Luncheon will take place at Bald Peak Colony Club. At noon, there will be a cocktail hour (cash bar), followed by a delicious luncheon at 12:30. Copies of “Ginny Moon” will be available for sale and the author will gladly sign all books purchased. Extra copies will also be available in the library for those who wish to read it ahead of time. Tickets are $45 and will be on sale from August 15 to September 15 at the library.
The Summer Reading Program wraps up on Friday, August 10, at 2 p.m., with an ice cream party and awards ceremony for the top readers from the Summer Reading Program, and recognition for the “One Thousand Books Before Kindergarten” program participants.
The new art display in the program room is “Text and Textiles: Traveling Exhibit of Artwork and Poetry.” On Monday, August 20, there will be a special opening, with readings and discussion.  The display is a collaborative exhibit of artworks and poetry that reference textiles in some way, created by artists from the Women's Caucus for Art-NH Chapter and NH poets selected by Alice B. Fogel, NH State Poet Laureate.
On Thursday, August 23 at 7:00 p.m., Weirs Times editor and columnist Brendan Smith joins us for “A F.O.O.L. in New Hampshire.” Brendan was born and raised on Long Island, New York, a bagel’s throw from New York City. In 1985, Brendan unexpectedly found himself moving to central New Hampshire. Since 1995, Brendan has been recounting his adventures in becoming accustomed to life in New Hampshire, as well as other tales, weekly on the pages of The Weirs Times in his F.O.O.L (Flatlander’s Observations on Life) In New Hampshire” column. Along with a few Flatlander Tales, Brendan will also offer some amusing insight into his recent open-heart surgery and explain why “I only did it for the socks.”
Pastor Bob Schneider, Moultonborough Methodist Church, will lead a book discussion of “The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict.”  He feels that its message is extremely important for our day and that it is not only the best book written on the topic, but that it is also very well written. Discussions will be held at the library on Wednesdays, August 29, and September 5, 12, 19 at 10:30. Several copies of the book are available at the library.
Technology
Technology Users Group meets on Mondays from 2-4 p.m., and the Apple Users Group on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. There will be a class on Android Basics on Thursday, August 16; “Microsoft Windows 10 on Thursday, August 23; and iPad/iPhone Beginners Class on Wednesday, August 29. All classes run from 2-4 p.m. Technology librarian, Annemarie Welch, is also available by appointment for one-on-one computer assistance.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through Overdrive thanks to the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the NHDB website can be found on the Moultonborough Library website. 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.  Overdrive also has a new app for your phone or tablet called “Libby” that can be used to download audiobooks or ebooks. Just go to the App Store, Google Play, or Microsoft to download Libby and start borrowing free books.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. Look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open.
Weekly Events
Preschool story times are Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m. All preschoolers are welcome to attend for a story and an easy craft project.
The “Stitch and Chat” group meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
Passes
New this year are passes to the Children’s Museum in Dover and Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth, and we also have free or discount passes to the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, NH State Parks, Canterbury Shaker Village, Wright Museum, Libby Museum, Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, and the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, all sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The Castle in the Clouds pass is given by the Castle, and the Libby Museum pass is given by the Libby Museum. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended.
Moultonborough Library News
August 2, 2018
Events
This year’s annual Book and Author Luncheon will be on Monday, September 24 at Bald Peak, and the speaker will be debut author Benjamin Ludwig, a Moultonborough Academy graduate, whose novel, “Ginny Moon,” one of Amazon’s 20 Best Books of 2017, and already published in 18 countries. Ticket will be on sale beginning August 15.
Ginny Moon is exceptional. Everyone knows it—her friends at school, teammates on the basketball team, and especially her new adoptive parents. They all love her, even if they don't quite understand her. They want her to feel like she belongs.
What they don't know is that Ginny has no intention of belonging. She's found her birth-mother on Facebook, and is determined to get back to her—even if it means going back to a place that was extremely dangerous. Because Ginny left something behind and she's desperate to get it back, to make things right.
The next Evening of Poetry takes places on Tuesday, August 7, at 7:30 p.m., and the featured reader will be Jennifer Militello. She studied with Charles Simic at UNH, teaches in the MFA program at New England College, and has published three books of poetry. Guest host is Robert Demaree, and there will be “open mic” time following the featured presentation.  
The Summer Reading Program has several special events coming up. On Friday, August 3, a Dance Party with Mr. Aaron at 11:00 a.m. Count on a thrilling musical adventure with Mr. Aaron. With great grooves and an uptempo folk-pop sound, Mr. Aaron's latest album, "All My Friends Are Giants" tells stories--of a tea party for giants, of Ali Baba, who won't listen to his poor camel, of a duck who likes to think--and features some outlandish instruments, like the bass clarinet, the cajon, and more. Kids and grown-ups alike dance and laugh along to pop favorites, kid’s classics, and much more!  And on Wednesday, August 8, a Pet Rock craft at 1:00 p.m. All Reading Logs are due by the end of the day on Wednesday, August 8, and on Friday, August 10, children’s author Wendy Van de Poll will be the special guest reader at Story Time on Friday, August 10 at 11:00 a.m. Then, at 2 p.m., there will be an ice cream party and awards ceremony for the top readers from the Summer Reading Program, and recognition for the “One Thousand Books Before Kindergarten” program participants.
And on Wednesday, August 8, we present “Treasure from the Isles of Shoals: How New Archaeology is Changing Old History,” with J. Dennis Robinson.     This program is presented in conjunction with the Moultonborough Recreation Department's trip to the Isles of Shoals on August 21. Sign up at the Rec Department for the trip. There is treasure here but not the pirate kind. Scientific “digs” on Smuttynose Island are changing New England history. Archaeologist Nathan Hamilton has unearthed 300,000 artifacts to date on this largely uninhabited rock at the Isles of Shoals. Evidence proves prehistoric Native Americans hunted New Hampshire’s only offshore islands 6,000 years ago. Hundreds of European fishermen split, salted, and dried valuable Atlantic cod here from the 1620s. “King Haley” ruled a survivalist kingdom here before Thomas Laighton struck tourist gold when his family took over the region’s first hotel on Smuttynose. Laighton’s daughter Celia Thaxter spun poetic tales of ghosts and pirates. J. Dennis Robinson, a longtime Smuttynose steward, explores the truth behind the romantic legends of Gosport Harbor in this colorful show-and-tell presentation.
Technology
Technology Users Group meets on Mondays from 2-4 p.m., and the Apple Users Group on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. There will be a class on Android Basics on Thursday, August 16; “Microsoft Windows 10 on Thursday, August 23; and iPad/iPhone Beginners Class on Wednesday, August 29. All classes run from 2-4 p.m. Technology librarian, Annemarie Welch, is also available by appointment for one-on-one computer assistance.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through Overdrive thanks to the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the NHDB website can be found on the Moultonborough Library website. 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.  Overdrive also has a new app for your phone or tablet called “Libby” that can be used to download audiobooks or ebooks. Just go to the App Store, Google Play, or Microsoft to download Libby and start borrowing free books.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. Look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open.
Weekly Events
Preschool story times are Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m. All preschoolers are welcome to attend for a story and an easy craft project.
The “Stitch and Chat” group meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
Passes
New this year are passes to the Children’s Museum in Dover and Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth, and we also have free or discount passes to the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, NH State Parks, Canterbury Shaker Village, Wright Museum, Libby Museum, Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, and the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, all sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The Castle in the Clouds pass is given by the Castle, and the Libby Museum pass is given by the Libby Museum. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended.