Wednesday, April 15, 2015

 

"10 (More) Famous Poems Recited by Famous People"


Continue to celebrate National Poetry Month with 10 more famous poem recitations from BookRiot!


Here are Daniel Craig, Will.i.am, Stephen Fry and others reading Invictus by William Ernest Henley:

 

This time around we have...

To read along, click on the links above.

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Monday, April 13, 2015

 

This Week @ Your Library


Grab a Rocco's Reminder at the Circulation Desk
Take a day off from cooking and support the library at the same time! Eat-in or pick-up and 20% of your bill will be donated to the Friends of the Library. Have food delivered and 15% of your bill will be donated. You must mention the "Friends of Aaron Cutler Memorial Library" to donate. All proceeds benefit library services and programs. 

Preschool Story Time on Tuesday @ 10:30AM or Wednesday @ 12:30PM
Join Miss Carrie-Anne in the Young Readers' Room for stories, songs and fun!

Dungeons & Dragons Group 1 on Tuesday from 6:00-8:00PM
This multi-age group meets every other week.  For more information, call Kerri at 424-4044.

Kid's Book Group on Wednesday @ 4:00PM
Book Buncher's in grades 3-5 meet to talk about Guinea Dog by Patrick Jennings and complete a short activity.

Wine Making in NH on Wednesday @ 7:00PM
Join Amy LaBelle of LaBelle Winery for a look at wine making in New Hamsphire.

Book Babies on Friday @ 10:30AM
Book Babies is a lap-sit program for babies (newborn to 18 months) and their caregivers.  The 20 minute program includes simple board books, rhymes and songs.  Contact Miss Carrie-Anne to register.  Walk-ins also welcome.

Tiny Tales on Friday @ 11:30AM
Tiny Tales is a lap-sit story time for toddlers (ages 18-35 months) and their caregivers, bridging Book Babies and Preschool Story Time. Contact Miss Carrie-Anne to register.  Walk-ins also welcome.


Activity Pass of the Month: Canterbury Shaker Village
Reserve the library's discount activity pass, which admits up to 2 adults for $6 each and children for $3 each, to the Canterbury Shaker Village. "Designated as a National Historic Landmark for its architectural integrity and significance, the Village has 25 restored original Shaker buildings, 4 reconstructed Shaker buildings, and 694 acres of forests, fields, gardens, nature trails, and mill ponds under permanent conservation easement." (http://www.shakers.org/about-us/our-mission/)


Current Book Group Titles
All Booked Up: 
Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands by Chris Bohjalian Plus a chat with the author!
History Buffs:  The Captured by Scott Zesch
Book of the Month: Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
Book Bunch:  
Guinea Dog by Patrick Jennings
Page Turners:  TBA
Readers of the Round Table:
Au Revoir Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber

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Wednesday, April 08, 2015

 

"10 Famous Poems Recited by Famous Actors"


April is National Poetry Month and the folks at BookRiot gathered together a set of videos featuring famous actors reciting famous poems.


Here's Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) reading Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley:

 

Click here to find...

Click on a link above to read along with the actor!

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Tuesday, April 07, 2015

 

Astonish Me is April's Book of the Month


Astonish Me is April's Book of the Month
Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead is our featured novel for April.  Copies are available in the "New Room" on the upper level of the library.

About the Book
Astonish Me is the irresistible story of Joan, a young American dancer who helps a Soviet ballet star, the great Arslan Rusakov, defect in 1975. A flash of fame and a passionate love affair follow, but Joan knows that, onstage and off, she is destined to remain in the background. She will never possess Arslan, and she will never be a prima ballerina. She will rise no higher than the corps, one dancer among many.

After her relationship with Arslan sours, Joan plots to make a new life for herself. She quits ballet, marries a good man, and settles in California with him and their son, Harry. But as the years pass, Joan comes to understand that ballet isn’t finished with her yet, for there is no mistaking that Harry is a prodigy. Through Harry, Joan is pulled back into a world she thought she’d left behind—back into dangerous secrets, and back, inevitably, to Arslan.

Combining a sweeping, operatic plot with subtly observed characters, Maggie Shipstead gives us a novel of stunning intensity and deft psychological nuance. Gripping, dramatic, and brilliantly conjured, Astonish Me confirms Shipstead’s range and ability and raises provocative questions about the nature of talent, the choices we must make in search of fulfillment, and how we square the yearning for comfort with the demands of art.

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Friends of the Library Fundraiser @ Rocco's Pizza!


Take a day off from cooking and support the library at the same time!
Eat-in or pick-up and 20% of your bill will be donated to the Friends of the Library.
Have food delivered and 15% of your bill will be donated.
You must mention the "Friends of Aaron Cutler Memorial Library" to donate.
All proceeds benefit library services and programs.

Rocco's Pizza, Bar & Grill
11:00AM-10:00PM
297 Derry Road
Hudson, NH 03051
603-577-9866
http://www.roccospizzanh.com




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Monday, April 06, 2015

 

2015 Carnegie Medals Shortlists Announced


The six books shortlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction for adult readers published were announced today.  Winners will be announced on June 27th.  How many have you read?

Fiction Shortlist

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
available at library, as eBook and downloadable audio 
Nora Webster by Colm Toibin
available at library and as eBook
On Such a Full Sea by Chang-rae Lee
available to borrow from another library


Nonfiction Shortlist

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson
available at library and as eBook
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert
available to borrow from another library, as eBook and downloadable audio 
Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David by Lawrence Wright
available to borrow from another library and as eBook 

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This Week @ Your Library...


This Week @ Your Library... 4-7-15 (image courtesy of imagechef.com)
Drop-In Knitting Group on Tuesday from 10:00-Noon
If your hobby is knitting, crocheting, cross-stitch, or any other kind of stitching, bring you project to the library and stitch with our group! Perfect for all skill levels. In Stitches meets the 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesdays of each month.

Preschool Story Time on Tuesday @ 10:30AM or Wednesday @ 12:30PM
Join Miss Carrie-Anne in the Young Readers' Room for stories, songs and fun!

Dungeons & Dragons Group 2 on Tuesday from 6:00-8:00PM
This multi-age group meets every other week.  For more information, call Kerri at 424-4044.

Movie Night on Wednesday @ 7:00PM
Join us for a viewing of Unbroken, based on the book by Laura Hillenbrand.  Rated PG-13.

Tween Book Group on Thursday @ 2:30PM
Page Turners in grades 6-8 discuss One Came Home by Amy Timberlake along with a snack and short activity.

Kid's Tabletop Game Night on Thursday from 6:00-8:00PM
You may drop-off** kids age 8-13 or stay and play with them!  This new drop-in group continues the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. No registration required.  **For children under 10 yrs old, a parent or caregiver 14 yrs or older must remain in the building.


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

Book Babies on Friday @ 10:30AM
Book Babies is a lap-sit program for babies (newborn to 18 months) and their caregivers.  The 20 minute program includes simple board books, rhymes and songs.  Contact Miss Carrie-Anne to register.  Walk-ins also welcome.

Tiny Tales on Friday @ 11:30AM
Tiny Tales is a lap-sit story time for toddlers (ages 18-35 months) and their caregivers, bridging Book Babies and Preschool Story Time. Contact Miss Carrie-Anne to register.  Walk-ins also welcome.


Activity Pass of the Month: Canterbury Shaker Village
Reserve the library's discount activity pass, which admits up to 2 adults for $6 each and children for $3 each, to the Canterbury Shaker Village. "Designated as a National Historic Landmark for its architectural integrity and significance, the Village has 25 restored original Shaker buildings, 4 reconstructed Shaker buildings, and 694 acres of forests, fields, gardens, nature trails, and mill ponds under permanent conservation easement." (http://www.shakers.org/about-us/our-mission/)


Current Book Group Titles
All Booked Up: 
Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands by Chris Bohjalian Plus a chat with the author!
History Buffs:  The Captured by Scott Zesch
Book of the Month: Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
Book Bunch:  
Guinea Dog by Patrick Jennings
Page Turners:  One Came Home by Amy Timberlake
Readers of the Round Table:
Au Revoir Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber

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Wednesday, April 01, 2015

 

Kid's Tabletop Game Night is Off to a Great Start!


Kid's Tabletop Game Night is Off to a Great Start!
Game in progress: King of Tokyo
Kid's Tabletop Game Night began last Thursday.  Some of the games played include Forbidden Island, Connect 4, King of Tokyo, Ring-O-Flamingo, Takenoko and Ticket to Ride.

The next game night is April 9th from 6:00-8:00.  Children age 8-13 may be dropped-off** or families may also stay and play.

Volunteer Nick Ozmore is our gamer in residence, supplying a wide array of tabletop games and his expertise.

See more photos here.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

 

All Booked Up Reads Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands for May 6th


Skype with author Chris Bohjalian at All Booked Up's May 6th meeting at 6:30PM for a discussion of Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands.   Copies of the book are available on the Upper Level of the library.

About the Book
Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands is the story of Emily Shepard, a homeless teen living in an igloo made of ice and trash bags filled with frozen leaves. Half a year earlier, a nuclear plant in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom had experienced a cataclysmic meltdown, and both of Emily's parents were killed. Devastatingly, her father was in charge of the plant, and the meltdown may have been his fault. Was he drunk when it happened? Thousands of people are forced to flee their homes in the Kingdom; rivers and forests are destroyed; and Emily feels certain that as the daughter of the most hated man in America, she is in danger. So instead of following the social workers and her classmates after the meltdown, Emily takes off on her own for Burlington, where she survives by stealing, sleeping on the floor of a drug dealer's apartment, and inventing a new identity for herself — an identity inspired by her favorite poet, Emily Dickinson. When Emily befriends a young homeless boy named Cameron, she protects him with a ferocity she didn't know she had. But she still can't outrun her past, can't escape her grief, can't hide forever—and so she comes up with the only plan that she can. 

A story of loss, adventure, and the search for friendship in the wake of catastrophe, Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands is one of Chris Bohjalian’s finest novels to date—breathtaking, wise, and utterly transporting.

Next Month:  Proof of Heaven by Eben Alexander

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History Buffs Read The Captured for April 28th


History Buffs Reads "The Captured" for April 28, 2015
The Captured: A True Story of Abduction by Indians on the Texas Frontier by Scott Zesch is the discussion book for the April 28th meeting of History Buffs.  This adult book discussion group meets at 10:30AM on the 4th Tuesday of each month.

About the Book
On New Year's Day in 1870, ten-year-old Adolph Korn was kidnapped by an Apache raiding party. Traded to Comaches, he thrived in the rough, nomadic existence, quickly becoming one of the tribe's fiercest warriors. Forcibly returned to his parents after three years, Korn never adjusted to life in white society. He spent his last years in a cave, all but forgotten by his family.

That is, until Scott Zesch stumbled over his own great-great-great uncle's grave. Determined to understand how such a "good boy" could have become Indianized so completely, Zesch travels across the west, digging through archives, speaking with Comanche elders, and tracking eight other child captives from the region with hauntingly similar experiences. With a historians rigor and a novelists eye, Zesch paints a vivid portrait of life on the Texas frontier, offering a rare account of captivity.

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