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Monday, August 20, 2018

 

Kid's Book Group Reads Floors for September 19th


Kid's Book Group Reads "Floors" for September 19, 2018
Book Bunch reads Floors by Patrick Carman for their meeting on Wednesday, September 19th.  Join the group at 4:00PM for a discussion of the book and a short activity. 

Copies of the book are available in the Young Readers' Room.

About the Book
There's mystery and adventure on every floor.

There's no other place quite like the Whippet Hotel. Each and every floor has its own wacky design--and its own wacky secrets. The guests are either mad or mysterious. And ducks are everywhere.

Leo Fillmore should know everything there is to know about the Whippet Hotel--he is the janitor's son, after all. But a whole lot more mystery gets thrown his way when four cryptic boxes are left for him...boxes that lead him to hidden floors, strange puzzles, and an unexpected friend or two.

Join Leo as he takes the ride of his life, without ever having to step outside. As the hotel starts to falling apart and the mystery thickens, there's only one thing Leo can know for sure: The future of the Whippet Hotel depends on him.

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This Week @ Your Library...


Tuesday
Drop-In Knitting from 10:00AM-Noon
Bring your current project and join our group of knitters and crocheters. All skill levels are welcome.  In Stitches meets the 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesday of the month.

Saturday
Library CLOSED
The library is closed on Saturday mornings through August 25th.

Check Out What Our Book Clubs are Reading...
Book of the Month Club (adults): The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar
All Booked Up (adults): The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
Page Turners (grades 6-8):  The Recruit by Robert Muchamore
Book Bunch (grades 3-5):  Floors by Patrick Carman

Upcoming Classes, Workshop and Events
Lost Loot: Ghostly New England Treasure Tales with Patricia Hughes
Book signing to follow 
October 25th @ 7:00PM

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

 

Tween Book Group Reads The Recruit for September 13th


Page Turners, our book group for tweens in grades 6-8, is reading The Recruit, the first installment of the Cherub series by Robert Muchamore for their get-together on Thursday, September 13th from 2:05-3:30PM in room 10 of the Litchfield Middle School. Page Turners begins with an after school snack, followed by a discussion of the book, and a short activity.

Copies of the book are available in the upper-level Teen area and the lower-level Young Readers’ Room.

About the Book
CHERUB agents are highly trained, extremely talented--and all under the age of seventeen. For official purposes, these agents do not exist. They are sent out on missions to spy on terrorists, hack into crucial documents, and gather intel on global threats—all without gadgets or weapons. It is an exceptionally dangerous job, but these agents have one crucial advantage: adults never suspect that teens are spying on them.

James is the latest CHERUB recruit. He’s a bit of a troublemaker, but he’s also brilliant. And CHERUB needs him. James has no idea what to expect, but he’s out of options. Before he can start in the field he must first survive one hundred grueling days of basic training, where even the toughest recruits don’t make it to the end....

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Monday, August 13, 2018

 

This Week @ Your Library...

This Week @ Your Library... August 14-17, 2018
All Week
This is the final week of Summerfest for Older Teens & Adults! Get those last raffle tickets for  books read and activity participation.  Drawing for prizes is next week.
 
Battle of the Classic Rock Bands
Vote for your favorite classic rock band in the Final Round of our "sweet 16" match-up in the entry to the library. You have two weeks to vote in the Final Round. All ages may participate. Please vote only once per round.  Rock on!

Older Teens & Adults DIY Craft
Create an air plant holder from rock and wire, and grab an air plant to take home.
 
Continuing for Older Teens & Adults
Concert T's--Send us photos of those concert t-shirts you just can't part with.
• Book Face--Photograph yourself as part of a book cover.  Could be your face, eyes, arms, hands, etc.  Lots of great pics are on display at the library.
• Book response--no book reviews this year.  Instead, create a Facebook page for one of your favorite characters.  Forms available at the library.

Tuesday
Chair Yoga @ 2:00PM  
Yoga instructor Catrina Ledoux leads you through a series of gentle yoga poses. A $5 donation to Catrina, or whatever you can afford, is suggested.  This is the final summer class.  Classes resume on Tuesday, September 11th @ 2:00.  Registration is appreciated.

Wednesday
Kid's Book Group @ 4:00PM
Book Bunchers in grades 3-5 meet to discuss Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix and complete a short activity.

Drop-In Knitting from 6:30-8:00PM
Bring your current project and join our group of knitters and crocheters. All skill levels are welcome.  Unraveled meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Thursday
Adult Coloring @ 6:30PM
Rediscover the joys and relaxation of coloring. Come with friends or meet new ones! We provide the supplies, but if you prefer, feel free to bring your own.

Saturday
Library CLOSED
The library is closed on Saturday mornings through August 25th.

Check Out What Our Book Clubs are Reading...
Book of the Month Club (adults): The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar
All Booked Up (adults): The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
Page Turners (grades 6-8):  The Recruit by Robert Muchamore
Book Bunch (grades 3-5):  Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

 

Delta Blues Concert Moved to CHS Auditorium


Delta Blues Concert Moved to CHS Auditorium | 8-7-18
It looks like the weather has taken a turn, so tonight's Delta Blues concert will be held in the Campbell High School Auditorium. Don't let a little rain keep you home--see you there!

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Monday, August 06, 2018

 

Ice Cream Finale Hits the Spot

Friday's Rock 'n Roll Ice Cream Finale for Littles, Kids, Tweens & Teens "LIbraries ROCK" Summerfest was just what the doctor ordered for a hot, humid, summer day.  The line was long, but the ice cream was plentiful giving everyone a chance for second helpings.

Littles and Kids "Libraries ROCK" Summerfest
Grand Prize raffle drawings followed the ice cream sundaes.  Littles and Kids received their raffle tickets at the end of week based on the number of points they earned during the six-weeks of activities.  They had a hard time trying to decide where to place their tickets with so many great places to choose from!  

Grand Prize winners include:
Adelina Wellman--York's Wild Kingdom and Amusements
Ava Ouellette--Story Land 
Carolina McNamara--Story Land
Emily Fletcher--Canobie Lake Park 
Emily Gilbert--Story Land 
Jennifer Ouellette--York's Wild Kingdom and Amusements
Jillian Trow--Dar-Col Stables
Kanoa Valentino--Clark's Trading Post
Katherine Garland--Children's Museum of NH
Logan Dupont--Story Land
Michael McGoldrick--Story Land
Nolan Dupont--Santa's Village 
Preston Sampson--Whale's Tale Water Park
Quinn Kelley--Story Land
Sage Anctil--Water Country
Siobhan O'Sullivan--Water Country
Sophie Hill--Great Wolf Lodge

Kids were issued the challenge to complete every item in their Summerfest booklet.  Those who did were to receive a book placed in the library collection in their honor, and the opportunity to Silly-String Miss Carrie-Anne!

Fourteen children rose to the challenge.  They surrounded Miss Carrie-Anne, who was armed with an inflatable guitar to fend off the attack, and had a great time:
Aaliya Chaudhry
Alyssa T.
Brooklynn Anderson
Camryn Leighton 
Corinne T.
Evelyn Lafleur
Forest Anctil
Jillian Trow
Joshua Steeves
Kyla Steeves
Logan Dupont
Paige Trow
Madelyn Leighton
Marion Lafleur

Tween and Teen "Libraries ROCK" Summerfest
Grand Prize raffle tickets earned during the six-week Summerfest from books read.  Prizes were drawn with winners receiving gift cards or passes to area businesses and amusements. 

Grand Prize winners include:
Adin Brown--Water Country
Allie Columbus--Water Country
Connor Keating--Launch Trampoline Park 
Emma Cronin--Water Country
Jaedyn Sandquist--Chunky's Cinema
Jocelyn Green--Canobie Lake Park
Julia Nees--Canobie Lake Park 
Noelia Cardoza--Water Country
Sarah Rousseau--Rocco's Pizza & LIX Ice Cream
Skye Burroughs--AG Paintball
Sophia Berube--Vertical Dreams 

Tweens & Teens reading at least four books during the six-week Summerfest received a credit of $6.00 to their library account to be applied to past and future overdue fees. Six of the forty-nine participants earned the credit:
Elijah Berry
Jocelyn Green
Michael Grieco
Noelia Cardoza
Paul Nees
Skye Burroughs

A huge thanks to all of the prize donors!

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Look Who's In the Winners Circle


Congratulations to our Week 5 and Week 6 winners!


Kid's "How I Became a Rock 'n Roll Star" Contest Winners:
Children were asked to create a story about how they became a rock star and to draw a picture of themself performing.  Entries were judged on imagination and neatness in three age categories.
Logan Dupont (age 5)
Kyla Steeves (age 6)
Chloe Goodman (age 9)

Tween & Teen Week 5 Activity Drawing Winner:
Ryan Mackinnon
$10 Barnes & Noble Gift Card

Tween & Teen Week 6 Activity Drawing Winner:
Cailin Mackinnon
$10 Best Buy Gift Card

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Battle of the Classic Rock Bands: Round Three Winners

Battle of the Classic Rock Bands: Round Three Winners  |  8-6-18

Four bands faced off in Round Three of Battle of the Classic Rock Bands.  Now there is one face-off left:  The Beatles vs Queen!

Here's how all four bands fared:
1.  The Beatles (66%) vs Guns 'n Roses
2.  Queen (61%) vs The Rolling Stones

The Final Round of voting ends on August 17th.  Make sure your voice is heard!

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Saturday, August 04, 2018

 

Summerfest @ Your Library...


All Week
Battle of the Classic Rock Bands
Vote for your favorite classic rock band in the Final Round of our "sweet 16" match-up in the entry to the library. You have two weeks to vote in the Final Round. All ages may participate. Please vote only once per round.  Rock on!

Older Teen & Adults:Concert T-Shirts
Send us photos of those concert t-shirts you just can't part with.

Continuing for Older Teens & Adults
Create a Mini Rock-Cactus Garden to take home.  No watering required! 
• Book Face
• Cairn Building
• Book response--no book reviews this year.  Instead, create a Facebook page for one of your favorite characters.  Forms available at the library.

Tuesday
Drop-In Knitting from 10:00AM-Noon
Bring your current project and join our group of knitters and crocheters. All skill levels are welcome.  In Stitches meets the 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesday of the month.

Chair Yoga @ 2:00PM  
Yoga instructor Catrina Ledoux leads you through a series of gentle yoga poses. A $5 donation to Catrina is suggested.

Delta Blues Concert on the Library Lawn @ 7:00PM
“Poor Howard” Stith and Mike “Bullfrog” Rogers bring alive the blues tradition that originated in the Mississippi delta region in the early 20th century. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket to sit on.  Rain location: Campbell High School Auditorium.

Thursday
Tween Book Group @ 2:30PM
Page Turners, a book group for tweens in grades 6-8, meet for a snack, discussion of Pendragon: The Merchant of Death by D. J. MacHale, and a fun activity.

Saturday
Library CLOSED
The library is closed on Saturday mornings through September 1st.

Check Out What Our Book Clubs are Reading...
Book of the Month Club (adults): The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar
All Booked Up (adults): The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
Page Turners (grades 6-8):  Pendragon: The Merchant of Death by D. J. MacHale
Book Bunch (grades 3-5):  Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix

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Friday, August 03, 2018

 

Adult Book Group Reads The Bell Jar for September 5th or 7th


Adult Book Group Reads "The Bell Jar" for September 5 or 7, 2018
Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar is the chosen title for All Booked Up’s discussion on Wednesday, September 5th at 6:30PM or Friday, September 7th at 1:00PM.  Copies of the book are available in the upper level “New” room.

About the Book
The Bell Jar chronicles the crack-up of Esther Greenwood: brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going under -- maybe for the last time. Sylvia Plath masterfully draws the reader into Esther's breakdown with such intensity that Esther's insanity becomes completely real and even rational, as probable and accessible an experience as going to the movies. Such deep penetration into the dark and harrowing corners of the psyche is an extraordinary accomplishment and has made The Bell Jar a haunting American classic.

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August's Book of the Month is The Space Between Us


August 2018's Book of the Month is "The Space Between Us"
The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar is our featured title for August. Copies are available in the “New” room on the upper level of the library.

About the Book
The author of Bombay Time, If Today Be Sweet, and The Weight of Heaven, Thrity Umrigar is at adept andcompelling in The Space Between Us—vividlycapturing the social struggles of modern India in a luminous, addictivelyreadable novel of honor, tradition, class, gender, and family. A portrayal oftwo woman discovering an emotional rapport as they struggle against theconfines of a rigid caste system, Umrigar’scaptivating second novel echoes the timeless intensity of ZoraNeale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were WatchingGod, Betty Smith’s A Tree Grows inBrooklyn, and Barbara Kingsolver’s ThePoisonwood Bible—a quintessential triumph of modern literary fiction.

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