Wednesday, July 23, 2014

 

We invite our Tweens and Teens (grades 6+) to a hands-on Laser, Light & Optics Demo!

RSVP at 424-4044.

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Tonight's Concert Moved to LMS


Tonight's Concert Moved to LMS 7-23-14
Litchfield vocalist Debbie Nordyke with Jazz First
Tonight's jazz concert has been moved to the Litchfield Middle School Cafeteria where everyone is assured to remain dry!

Drop by anytime from 6:30-8:00PM.

Chairs will be available, so there's no need to bring those. 

Feel free to bring blankets for the kids if you like.

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Literary Elements Weekly Winners


Literary Elements Weekly Winners
Congratulations to Brian Soraghan and Tiffeny Mackinnon, our Week 3 & 4 raffle winners in the Literary Elements summer reading fun for adults!

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Monday, July 21, 2014

 

This Week @ Your Library...


This Week @ Your Library... June 24 - 28, 2014
Fizz, Boom, READ!
June 24 - August 1
age 0 thru 5th grade

Mad Scientist Writing Contest, all week
Write about an imaginary potion you have concocted in your laboratory.  Entries are due Friday by 6:00PM.  See full instructions in activity booklet.

Play the "Magnetic Appeal Game," all week
Come in once a week to play the magnet game for a chance to win bonus points toward additional raffle tickets.
 
Family Story Time at McQuesten Farm on Tuesday @ 10:30AM
Join Miss Carrie-Anne and the animals at the farm for stories, songs and fun.  (Weather permitting.)

Kiddie Crafters on Wednesday@ 1:00PM, Library Lawn
For ages 3-5. Dr. Anne Todd's orthodontic staff helps kids make plaster molds of their hands, plus a special appearance by the Tooth Fairy! Registration REQUIRED.

Kid's Club on Wednesday @ 2:00PM, Library Lawn
For ages 6-8. Dr. Anne Todd's orthodontic staff helps kids make plaster molds of their hands, plus a special appearance by the Tooth Fairy! Registration REQUIRED.

Family Fun Summer Concert with Jazz First on Wednesday from 6:30-8:00PM on the Library Lawn
Featuring local vocalist Debbie Nordyke, Jazz First is a piano-bass-drums jazz trio based in southern New Hampshire devoted to the performance of straight-ahead jazz and blues standards.  Bring the whole family, and a blanket or chairs! (Rain location: Litchfield Middle School)

Magic of Science Rocketry Workshop on Thursday @ 1:00PM, Library Lawn
Reminder for those who have registered.  Registration is full.

Baby 'n Toddler Tales on Friday @ 10:30AM, Library Lawn
Children under 3 years of age, along with their caregivers, enjoy stories, songs and nursery rhymes with Miss Carrie-Anne.  Bring a blanket and join the fun! (Weather permitting.)

Sign up for the FIZZ-BOOM-EAT Ice Cream Party to be held on Friday, August 1st @ 2:00PM
Join us for the final event! Summer Reading Club raffle prizes are drawn and coupons for final prizes are made available. Please register by July 30th. (Rain location: Litchfield Middle School)

Other Fun Stuff, all week
Don't forget to come in and answer the Question of the Week, find the Periodic Table element, and spin for your MadLib.  Complete 4 of 6 six weeks each earn 2 points each.



This Week @ Your Library... June 24 - 28, 2014
Spark a Reaction
June 24 - August 1
grade 6 thru 10

It's Sci-Fi Week:

Sci-Fi History Scavenger Hunt, all week
Find the described book and correctly answer the question to earn 1 Activity Raffle Ticket.

Sci-Fi Fandom Magnet Make 'n Take Craft, all week
Make up to 5 magnets featuring your favorite sci-fi fandoms.

Doctor Who Trivia Night on Tuesday from 6:00-8:00PM
Registration REQUIRED. Tweens and teens enjoy food, contests, prizes, games and activities. Don't forget to bring a dark colored T-shirt to make a bleached out Doctor Who shirt!

Check Out our Summer Concert with Jazz First on Wednesday from 6:30-8:00PM on the Library Lawn
Featuring local vocalist Debbie Nordyke, Jazz First is a piano-bass-drums jazz trio based in southern New Hampshire devoted to the performance of straight-ahead jazz and blues standards.  Bring the whole family, and a blanket or chairs! (Rain location: Litchfield Middle School)

Our New High School Book Group meets on Thursday @ 4:15PM
Bring your friends and join Miss Kerri for a discussion of Legend, the naming of the group and a short activity.

Sign up for the Final Prize Ice Cream Party to be held on Friday, August 1st @ 2:00PM
Eat ice cream! Receive final prizes! Watch the Raffle Prize Drawing! Please register by July 30th. (Rain location: Litchfield Middle School)

Spark a Reaction with a Book Review
Write a book review with at least one paragraph of 5 sentences.  Earn 1 Activity Raffle ticket per review.



This Week @ Your Library... June 24 - 28, 2014
Literary Elements
June 24 - August 8
age 16 thru 102+

Say What??, all week
Prof. Bunsen fancies himself to be a clever conversationalist. Don't let him get the best of you--complete his phrases and earn 1 Activity Raffle Ticket.

Summer Concert with Jazz First on Wednesday from 6:30-8:00PM on the Library Lawn
Featuring local vocalist Debbie Nordyke, Jazz First is a piano-bass-drums jazz trio based in southern New Hampshire devoted to the performance of straight-ahead jazz and blues standards.  Bring the whole family, and a blanket or chairs! (Rain location: Litchfield Middle School)
Unraveled 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! Unraveled meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month.

Professor  Bunsen Explores the World, through August 8th
Check-out "Professor Bunsen" at the Circulation Desk, and take him somewhere special like the beach, airport, movies, campground, etc. Photograph him having fun, then email the photo or drop it off at the library. Earn 1 Activity Raffle Ticket when we receive your photo. See where he's been so far.


Currently Available Book Group Titles
All Booked Up:  
Little Bee by Chris Cleave 
History Buffs:  Napoleon's Buttons by Penny Le Couteur
Book of the Month:  The Hypnotist's Love Story by Liane Moriarity
Book Bunch:  
 The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
Page Turners: Ungifted by Gordon Korman
Teen Book Group: Legend by Marie Lu

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Book Bunch Reads The Tale of Despereaux for August



Book Bunch Reads "The Tale of Despereaux" for their August 20th Meeting
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo is Book Bunch title for their August meeting. Bunchers in grades 3-5 will gather on Wednesday, August 20th at 4:00PM for book discussion and a short activity.

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

About the Book
Welcome to the story of Despereaux Tilling, a mouse who is in love with music, stories, and a princess named Pea. It is also the story of a rat called Roscuro, who lives in the darkness and covets a world filled with light. And it is the story of Miggery Sow, a slow-witted serving girl who harbors a simple, impossible wish. These three characters are about to embark on a journey that will lead them down into a horrible dungeon, up into a glittering castle, and, ultimately, into each other's lives. What happens then? As Kate DiCamillo would say: Reader, it is your destiny to find out.
From the master storyteller who brought us BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE comes another classic, a fairy tale full of quirky, unforgettable characters, with twenty-four stunning black-and-white illustrations by Timothy Basil Ering. This paperback edition pays tribute to the book's classicdesign, featuring a rough front and elegant gold stamping.
The adventures of Desperaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

 

Tonight's Magic of Science Moved to Litchfield Middle School


Family fun with the Magic of Science, tonight at 6:30PM!

Due to weather conditions, this event has been moved to the Litchfield Middle School Cafeteria.

Bring the kids and let the Magic of Science amaze and entertain you with both magic tricks and science demonstrations.

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Monday, July 14, 2014

 

New Book Discussion Group for High School Teens!


New Book Discussion Group for High School Teens
Miss Kerri begins a new book discussion group this summer for High School Teens.  The group meets the 4th Thursday of each month at 4:15PM beginning July 24th.  The first title for the teen group is Legend by Marie Lu.

Copies of the book are available in the Upper Level Teen Area.

About the Book
What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.

From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths - until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias's death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.

Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills.



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This Week @ Your Library


This Week @ Your Library... June 24 - 28, 2014
Fizz, Boom, READ!
June 24 - August 1
age 0 thru 5th grade

Make the Librarian Laugh, all week
Tell us a joke or dance a jig.  Make us laugh and be rewarded!

Flying High Take 'n Make, all week
Pick up your flying saucer craft kit to make at home.  Earn 4 points.

Play the "Magnetic Appeal Game," all week
Come in once a week to play the magnet game for a chance to win bonus points toward additional raffle tickets.
 
Family Story Time on the Lawn on Tuesday at 10:30AM
Anyone who enjoys picture books and fun is invited to join Miss Carrie-Anne on the library lawn for stories and song.  (Weather permitting.)

Magic of Science on Tuesday @ 6:30PM, Library Lawn
Family fun at its best!  The Magic of Science will amaze and entertain you with both magic tricks and science demonstrations.  (Rain location: Litchfield Middle School)

Book Bunch on Wednesday @ 4:00PM, Library Lawn
For kids in grades 3-5.  Join Miss Carrie-Anne for a discussion of The Iron Giant and a short activity.

Kid's Science Club on Thursday @ 1:00PM, Library Lawn
Reminder only for those already registered for this program.  Registration is full.

Baby 'n Toddler Tales on Friday at 10:30AM, Library Lawn
Children under 3 years of age, along with their caregivers, enjoy stories, songs and nursery rhymes with Miss Carrie-Anne.  Bring a blanket and join the fun! (Weather permitting.)

Other Fun Stuff, all week
Don't forget to come in and answer the Question of the Week, find the Periodic Table element, and spin for your MadLib.  Complete 4 of 6 six weeks each earn 2 points each.



This Week @ Your Library... June 24 - 28, 2014
Spark a Reaction
June 24 - August 1
grade 6 thru 10

It's Robot Week:

ASIMO the Robot Scavenger Hunt, all week
Find the described book and correctly answer the question to earn 1 Activity Raffle Ticket.

WALL-E Movie and Chocolate Robot Creations on Wednesday from 6:00-8:00PM
Registration required.  There are 2 openings left at the time of this writing.  Call to reserve your space!

Cyborg Ring Make 'n Take Craft, all week
Create a one-of-a-kind ring using colored wire.

Spark a Reaction with a Book Review
Write a book review with at least one paragraph of 5 sentences.  Earn 1 Activity Raffle ticket per review.



This Week @ Your Library... June 24 - 28, 2014
Literary Elements
June 24 - August 8
age 16 thru 102+

Reading is Mind Boggling, all week
Prof. Bunsen challenges you to create words from the letters he gives you.  Rise to the challenge and earn 1 Activity Raffle Ticket.

In Stitches on Tuesday from 10:00AM-12 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! In Stitches meets the 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesdays of each month.

Family Fun Night with Magic of Science on Tuesday @ 6:30PM, Library Lawn
Family fun at its best!  The Magic of Science will amaze and entertain you with both magic tricks and science demonstrations.  (Rain location: Litchfield Middle School)

Professor  Bunsen Explores the World, through August 8th
Check-out "Professor Bunsen" at the Circulation Desk, and take him somewhere special like the beach, airport, movies, campground, etc. Photograph him having fun, then email the photo or drop it off at the library. Earn 1 Activity Raffle Ticket when we receive your photo. See where he's been so far.


Currently Available Book Group Titles
All Booked Up:  
Little Bee by Chris Cleave 
History Buffs:  Napoleon's Buttons by Penny Le Couteur
Book of the Month:  The Hypnotist's Love Story by Liane Moriarity
Book Bunch:  
 The Iron Giant by Ted Hughes
Page Turners: Ungifted by Gordon Korman
Teen Book Group: Legend by Marie Lu

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Page Turners Read Ungifted for August 14th Meeting


Page Turners Read "Ungifted" for August 14th Meeting
The Page Turners book discussion group for Tweens and Teens in grades 6-8 reads Ungifted by Gordon Korman for their August 14th meeting at 2:30PM.  Join the group for a snack, discussion and activity!

Copies of the book are available in the Upper Level Teen Area or the Lower Level Young Readers' Room.

Page Turners meets the 2nd Thursday of each month.

About the Book
The word “gifted” has never been applied to Donovan Curtis. It’s usually more like “don’t try this at home.” So when the troublemaker pulls a major prank at his middle school, he thinks he’s finally gone too far. But thanks to a mix-up, instead of getting in trouble, Donovan is sent to the Academy for Scholastic Distinction, a special program for gifted and talented students.
It isn’t exactly what Donovan had intended, but there couldn’t be a more perfect hideout. That is, if he can fool his family, the teachers, the superintendent, and a school full of fellow students with IQs well above genius level.

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Wednesday, July 09, 2014

 

Spark a Reaction Week 2 Raffle Winner


"Spark a Reaction" Week 2 Raffle Winner
Sarah Cook is the winner of a pizza at Rocco's Pizza!  

How did Sarah win the pizza? By participating in Tween and Teen Summer Reading Fun.  

Check it out!

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Tuesday, July 08, 2014

 

Week 2 Literary Elements Winner


Week 2 Literary Elements Winner
Congratulations to Darlene Cardoza, the Week 2 raffle winner in the Literary Elements adult summer reading club! Darlene will pick her fabulous prize from the Cutler Research Institute Gift Shop.

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Don't Know What to Do? Try One of Our Activity Passes!


Canterbury Shaker Village Charmingfare Farm Currier Museum of Art
McAuliffe Shepard Discovery Center Museum of Science SEE Science Center

Are you looking for something to do this summer?  We have 6 activity passes that just might fit your needs!  

Click on any of the above pics to get more information on that pass.

Find out how to reserve a pass here.

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Monday, July 07, 2014

 

Lindsay and Her Puppet Pals on Wednesday, July 9th


Lindsay and Her Puppet Pals on Wednesday, July 9th
Lindsay and Her Puppet Pals perform on the library lawn on Wednesday, July 9th at 3:30PM.

Filled with silliness, crowd participation, and unique memorable characters, this series of charming and positive short stories will delight the young and the young at heart!

This performance is free and open to the public.  Bring a blanket and join the fun!

Rain location: Litchfield Middle School Cafeteria 

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