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Tuesday, May 03, 2016

 

Circling the Sun is the Book of the Month in May


"Circling the Sun" is the Book of the Month in May 2016
Circling the Sun by Paula McLain is our featured novel in May. Copies are available in the "New" room on the upper level of the library. 

About the Book
Paula McLain, author of the phenomenal bestseller The Paris Wife, now returns with her keenly anticipated new novel, transporting readers to colonial Kenya in the 1920s. Circling the Sun brings to life a fearless and captivating woman—Beryl Markham, a record-setting aviator caught up in a passionate love triangle with safari hunter Denys Finch Hatton and Karen Blixen, who as Isak Dinesen wrote the classic memoir Out of Africa.

Brought to Kenya from England as a child and then abandoned by her mother, Beryl is raised by both her father and the native Kipsigis tribe who share his estate. Her unconventional upbringing transforms Beryl into a bold young woman with a fierce love of all things wild and an inherent understanding of nature’s delicate balance. But even the wild child must grow up, and when everything Beryl knows and trusts dissolves, she is catapulted into a string of disastrous relationships.

Beryl forges her own path as a horse trainer, and her uncommon style attracts the eye of the Happy Valley set, a decadent, bohemian community of European expats who also live and love by their own set of rules. But it’s the ruggedly charismatic Denys Finch Hatton who ultimately helps Beryl navigate the uncharted territory of her own heart. The intensity of their love reveals Beryl’s truest self and her fate: to fly.

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Monday, May 02, 2016

 

Are You a Beer Connoisseur?


Improve your knowledge of New Hampshire beer history on Thursday, May 19th at 7:00PM with author/historian Glenn Knoblock as he presents Brewing in New Hampshire.

Explore the fascinating history of New Hampshire's beer and ale brewing industry from Colonial days, when it was home- and tavern-based, to today's modern breweries and brew pubs. 

Hear about the state's earliest brewers, including the renowned Frank Jones, and the only brewery owned and operated by a woman before the modern era.

View unusual and rare photographs, illustrations and advertisements documenting the changing industry and the changing attitudes toward beer and alcohol consumption. 
Both beer connoisseurs and "tea-totalers" are sure to enjoy this lecture.

This program is free and open to the public, and is made possible through a grant from New Hampshire Humanities!

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This Week @ Your Library...


This Week @ Your Library... 5-3-16 | image courtesy of imagechef.com
Tuesday
Drop-in Knitting Group from 10:00-Noon
If your hobby is knitting crocheting, cross-stitch or any other kind of stitching, bring your project to the library and stitch with our group!  Perfect for all skill levels--even beginners. In Stitches  meets the 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesday of the month.

Preschool Story Time @ 10:30AM
Join Miss Carrie-Anne in the Young Readers' Room for stories, songs and fun!

Wednesday
Adult Book Discussion Group @ 6:30PM

Join All Booked Up as they discuss The Life We Bury by Allen Eskers.

Friday
Infant Story Time @ 10:30AM
Book Babies is a lap-sit program for infants (newborn to 18 months) and their caregivers.  This 20 minute program includes simple board books, rhymes and songs.

Toddler Story Time @ 11:30AM
Tiny Tales is a lap-sit program for toddlers (ages 18-35 months) and their caregivers, bridging Book Babies and Preschool Story Time. 

Adult Book Discussion Group @ 1:00PM
Join All Booked Up as they discuss The Life We Bury by Allen Eskers.


Check Out What Our Book Groups are Reading!
All Booked Up, AM & PM: The Life We Bury by Allen Eskers
Book of the Month Club: Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
Book Bunch: Treasure Hunters by James Patterson
Page Turners: Keepers of the Labryinth by Erin Moulton

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Monday, April 25, 2016

 

Poetry Celebration Wednesday @ 7PM


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Sunday, April 24, 2016

 

This Week @ Your Library...


This Week @ Your Library... 4-26-16 | image courtesy of image chef.com
Wednesday
Poetry Celebration with Local Poet Paul Bellerive @ 7:00PM
Local poet Paul Bellerive speaks about poetry and shares his own poems.  Attendees are welcome to bring and read their own poetry.  Light refreshments will be served.

Thursday
Drop-in Knitting Group from 6:00PM-8:00PM
iIf your hobby is knitting crocheting, cross-stitch or any other kind of stitching, bring your project to the library and stitch with our group!  Perfect for all skill levels--even beginners. Unraveled  meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month.


Check Out What Our Book Groups are Reading!
All Booked Up, AM & PM: The Life We Bury by Allen Eskers
Book of the Month Club: Bread and Butter by Michelle Widgeon
Book Bunch: Treasure Hunters by James Patterson
Page Turners: Keepers of the Labyrinth by Erin Moulton

 

Tween Book Group Reads Keepers of the Labyrinth for May 12th


Tween Book Group Reads "Keepers of the Labyrinth" for May 12, 2016
Keepers of the Labyrinth by Erin Moulton is the next read for Page Turners, our book group for tweens in grades 6-8.  Join the group on Thursday, May 12th @ 2:30PM for a snack, discussion and short activity.

Copies of the book are available in both the Teen Area and Young Readers' Room.

About the Book
Lilith Bennette runs at midnight. She scales walls in the dark and climbs without a harness. She hopes that if she follows exactly in the steps of her strong air force pilot mother, she’ll somehow figure out the mystery of her mother’s death—and the reason why her necklace of Greek symbols has been missing ever since.

So when Lil is invited to Crete for a Future Leaders International conference, the same conference her mom attended years ago, she jumps at the chance to find some answers. But things in Melios Manor are not what they seem. Lil finds herself ensnared in an adventure of mythological proportions that leads her and her friends through the very labyrinth in which the real Minotaur was imprisoned. And they’re not in there alone. What secrets does the labyrinth hold, and will they help Lil find the truth about her mother?

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Kid's Book Group Reads The Treasure Hunters for May 18th


Kid's Book Group Reads "The Treasure Hunters" for May 18, 2016Join the Book Bunch for their May 18th gathering at 4:00PM.  The group discusses Treasure Hunters by James Patterson, followed by a fun activity. Books are available in the Young Readers' Room.

About the Book
The Kidd siblings have grown up diving down to shipwrecks and traveling the world, helping their famous parents recover everything from swords to gold doubloons from the bottom of the ocean. But after their parents mysteriously disappear, the kids are suddenly thrust into the biggest treasure hunt of their lives. They'll have to work together to defeat dangerous pirates and dodge the hot pursuit by an evil treasure hunting rival, all while following cryptic clues to unravel the mystery of what really happened to their parents—and find out if they're still alive.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

 

Stuffed Animal Sleepover Loads of Fun!


2016 Stuffed Animal Sleepover

The 7th Annual Stuffed Animal Sleepover was loads of fun! Once Pajama Story Time was finished, Miss Carrie-Anne was left with lots of stuffies to supervise.  And well, stuffies will be stuffies.  After finally getting them down to sleep, she slept with one eye open just in case.

The next morning the animals were surprised with a field trip to the Litchfield Fire Department where they were given a tour of the building and trucks, and learned how to "stop, drop & roll."  They didn't want to leave, but many of their kids were waiting at the library to pick them up so they said good-bye.

Click on the arrows above to scroll through the photo album, or click on the photo to view the album in flickr.

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Monday, April 18, 2016

 

This Week @ Your Library...


This Week @ Your Library... 4-19-16
Tuesday
Drop-in Knitting Group from 10:00-Noon
If your hobby is knitting crocheting, cross-stitch or any other kind of stitching, bring your project to the library and stitch with our group!  Perfect for all skill levels--even beginners. In Stitches  meets the 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesday of the month.

Preschool Story Time @ 10:30AM
Join Miss Carrie-Anne in the Young Readers' Room for stories, songs and fun!

Wednesday
Kid's Book Group @ 4:00PM

Book Bunchers in grades 3-5 meet to discuss The Worst Class Trip Ever by Dave Barry and complete a short activity.

Tween & Teen Drop-in Tabletop Game Night from 6:00-8:00PM
Drop-in on the 3rd Wednesday of each month and play a variety of games.

Friday
Infant Story Time @ 10:30AM
Book Babies is a lap-sit program for infants (newborn to 18 months) and their caregivers.  This 20 minute program includes simple board books, rhymes and songs.

Toddler Story Time @ 11:30AM
Tiny Tales is a lap-sit program for toddlers (ages 18-35 months) and their caregivers, bridging Book Babies and Preschool Story Time. 


Check Out What Our Book Groups are Reading!
All Booked Up, AM & PM: The Life We Bury by Allen Eskers
Book of the Month Club: Bread and Butter by Michelle Widgeon
Book Bunch: The Worst Class Trip Ever by Dave Barry
Page Turners: Skink--No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen

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Adult Book Group Reads The Life We Bury for May


Adult Book Group Reads "The Life We Bury" for May 2016
All Booked Up's selection for May is The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens. Join the Wednesday evening group on May 4th at 6:30PM or the Friday afternoon group on May 6th at 1:00PM.

Copies of the book are available on the Upper Level of the library.


About the Book
College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same.


Carl is a dying Vietnam veteran—and a convicted murderer. With only a few months to live, he has been medically paroled to a nursing home, after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder.

As Joe writes about Carl's life, especially Carl's valor in Vietnam, he cannot reconcile the heroism of the soldier with the despicable acts of the convict. Joe, along with his skeptical female neighbor, throws himself into uncovering the truth, but he is hamstrung in his efforts by having to deal with his dangerously dysfunctional mother, the guilt of leaving his autistic brother vulnerable, and a haunting childhood memory. 

Thread by thread, Joe unravels the tapestry of Carl’s conviction. But as he and Lila dig deeper into the circumstances of the crime, the stakes grow higher. Will Joe discover the truth before it’s too late to escape the fallout?

Monday, April 11, 2016

 

Join Us For a Celebration of Poetry on April 27th



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