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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

 

Tween & Teen Week 4 Winner


Congratulations to Anthony Grieco, winner of the Week 4 raffle in the Tween & Teen summer reading club, Escape the Ordinary.  Gerard won a pizza courtesy of Rocco's Pizza.

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To the Rescue Diorama Contest Winners


As usual, we received many awesome entries in the To the Rescue Diorama Contest in the Young Readers' Room! Children were asked to create a diorama featuring a superhero at work or at play. After being divided into 3 age categories, entries were judged on creativity, originality & neatness.

After long deliberations, the judges selected the following winners:

Spider Man to the Rescue!
Gidion Day, age 4

Aquaman to the Rescue!
Brady Marcotte, age 6

Wonder Woman to the Rescue!
Josie MacDonald, age 9

Check out Josie's invisible airplane!

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History Book Group Reads The Nazi Officer's Wife for August 25th


History Book Group Reads"The Nazi Officer's Wif" for August 25, 2015
History Buffs discuss The Nazi Officer's Wife: How One Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust by Edith Hahn Beer with Susan Dworkin on Tuesday, August 25th at 10:30AM. Books are available in the "New" room on the upper level of the library.

About the Book
Edith Hahn was an outspoken young woman in Vienna when the Gestapo forced her into a ghetto and then into a slave labor camp. When she returned home months later, she knew she would become a hunted woman and went underground. With the help of a Christian friend, she emerged in Munich as Grete Denner. There she met Werner Vetter, a Nazi Party member who fell in love with her. Despite Edith's protests and even her eventual confession that she was Jewish, he married her and kept her identity a secret.

In wrenching detail, Edith recalls a life of constant, almost paralyzing fear. She tells how German officials casually questioned the lineage of her parents; how during childbirth she refused all painkillers, afraid that in an altered state of mind she might reveal something of her past; and how, after her husband was captured by the Soviets, she was bombed out of her house and had to hide while drunken Russian soldiers raped women on the street.

Despite the risk it posed to her life, Edith created a remarkable record of survival. She saved every document, as well as photographs she took inside labor camps. Now part of the permanent collection at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., these hundreds of documents, several of which are included in this volume, form the fabric of a gripping new chapter in the history of the Holocaust—complex, troubling, and ultimately triumphant.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

 

High School Book Group Reads These Broken Stars for August 27th


High School Book Group Reads "These Broken Star" for August 27, 2015
Readers of the Round Table, a high school book discussion group, reads the novel These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner for their August 27th gathering at 4:15 PM.

These Broken Stars is the 1st title in the Starbound Trilogy.

Copies of the book are available in the Teen Area on the upper level of the library.

About the Book

It's a night like any other on board the Icarus. Then, catastrophe strikes: the massive luxury spaceliner is yanked out of hyperspace and plummets into the nearest planet. Lilac LaRoux and Tarver Merendsen survive. And they seem to be alone. 

Lilac is the daughter of the richest man in the universe. Tarver comes from nothing, a young war hero who learned long ago that girls like Lilac are more trouble than they're worth. But with only each other to rely on, Lilac and Tarver must work together, making a tortuous journey across the eerie, deserted terrain to seek help. 

Then, against all odds, Lilac and Tarver find a strange blessing in the tragedy that has thrown them into each other's arms. Without the hope of a future together in their own world, they begin to wonder-would they be better off staying here forever? 

Everything changes when they uncover the truth behind the chilling whispers that haunt their every step. Lilac and Tarver may find a way off this planet. But they won't be the same people who landed on it.

Photo credits: #2 Inspiring Insomnia, #6 Paperblog Princess

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Monday, July 27, 2015

 

All Week

Join the Summer Reading Fun
View and/or download all of our summer reading activity details, and join us for great fun and terrific prizes!

Every Hero Has a Story:
under 36 Months, now thru August 7th

Every Hero Has a Story:
Age 3 - 5th Grade, now thru August 7th

Escape the Ordinary:
Tween and Teens, now thru August 7th

Escape the Ordinary:
Age 16-116, now thru August 21st

Toddler Activity Sheet, all week
Read a story about community heroes with your child.  Sing "Itsy Bitsy Spider" with finger actions.  Choose from the many activities on the Toddler sheet, then join us for Baby & Toddler Tales on Friday morning at 10:30 or Family Story Time on Tuesday morning at 10:30.

Kid's "Super Villain Contest," all week
Create a villain and their "WANTED" poster.  Entries due by 6:00PM on Friday, July 31st.  Find full directions in your activity brochure.  Earn 4 points.

Tween & Teen "Marvel Bottle Cap Magnets" Craft-to-Go, all week
Stop by the library and make a set of bottle cap magnets featuring Marvel superheroes. Earn 1 activity raffle ticket.

Tween & Teen Teen Scavenger Hunt, all week
Follow the clues to the prize and earn 1 activity raffle ticket.

Adults: Be a Community Superhero, all week
Drop of a donation at the library for the Litchfield Food Pantry or the Bedford Animal Rescue League, now through August 21st. Find out what to donate:  Litchfield Food Pantry Wish List Bedford Animal Rescue League Wish List.  Earn 1 raffle ticket per donation site.

Adult "Shelfies," all week
Take a photo of yourself in front of your bookshelf at home, or use one of ours, then drop off a copy or email it to us. Earn 1 raffle ticket.

Adult Mini Book Reviews, all week
Fill out the provided mini review, emphasis on "mini," form and drop it off at the Circulation Desk, then check out what others have written.  Earn 1 raffle ticket.

Tuesday

Family Story Time at McQuesten Farm Stand on Tuesday @ 10:30AM
Join Miss Carrie-Anne and the animals at McQuesten Farm Stand for stories, songs and fun!  (Weather permitting.)

History Book Discussion Group on Tuesday @ 10:30AM
History Buffs discuss Confederates in the Attic by Tony Horwitz.

Fantasy/Sci-Fi Role Playing Game Group 1 on Tuesday from 4:00-8:00PM
This multi-age group meets every other week. For more information, call Kerri at 424-4044.

Wednesday

Kid's "The Rescuers: Part 2" on Wednesday @ 1:00PM
Meet local heroes from the Bedford Animal Rescue League and donate toys and blankets previously made at the library. Animals may or may not be present.

Thursday

Kid's Tabletop Game Night from 6:00PM-8:00PM
Children age 8-13 may be dropped off** or parents and siblings may stay and play.
(**Children age 10 or under must be accompanied by a caregiver aged 14 or older.)

Friday

Baby & Toddler Tales on Friday @ 10:30AM
Babies and toddlers under 36 months, along with their caregivers enjoy stories, songs and nursery rhymes on the lawn.  Be sure to bring a blanket! (Weather permitting)

Tween & Teen Iron Man Movie & T-Shirts on Friday Beginning @ 1:00PM
Watch Iron Man, and create a glow-in-the-dark T-shirt.  Earn 1 activity ticket.

Other

Activity Pass of the Month: Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
Located in Holderness, New Hampshire. Purchased up to 2 Trail admission tickets for $3.00 each and up to 4 additional admissions for $10.00 each. (This represents a discount of up to $14 per ticket.) Children 2 years old and under are free. Trail admission covers the live animal trail and all hiking trails. 


Check Out What Our Book Groups are Reading!
All Booked Up: 
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
History Buffs:  Confederates in the Attic by Tony Horwitz
Book of the Month: Mercy Snow by Tiffany Baker
Book Bunch:  
Half a Chance by Cynthia Lord
Page Turners:  The Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans

Readers of the Round Table: These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

 

Take the Kids to Squam Lakes Natural Science Center


Located in Holderness, New Hampshire, Squam Lakes Natural Science Center offers spectacular live animal exhibits, hiking trails, natural science education programs, and lake cruises, to highlight the importance of our natural world. 

Borrow a discounted activity pass from the library which allows you to purchase 2 animal exhibits/hiking trail admissions for $3 each, and up to 4 additional admissions for $10 each.  (This represents a discount of up to $14 per ticket.) Children 2 years old and under are free. 

Education programs and lake cruises are an additional fee.

The Center is open 9:30AM-4:30PM daily through November 1st.

Directions to Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

This activity pass is provided by the Friends of the Library
 

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

 

Tween & Teen Week 3 Winner

 
Congratulations to Gerard Perry, winner of the Week 3 raffle in the Tween & Teen summer reading club, Escape the Ordinary.  Gerard won a pizza courtesy of Rocco's Pizza.

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August Movie Night: Insurgent


August 12, 2015  Movie Night: "Insurgent"
Join us on Wednesday, August 12th @ 7:00PM for Insurgent, starring Brian Duffield, Ansel Elgort and Theo James. Make yourself comfortable in one of our Adirondack chairs, or bring your own fold-able chair.

About the Movie
In the sequel to Divergent, Beatrice Prior must confront her inner demons and continue her fight against a powerful alliance which threatens to tear her society apart with the help from others on her side. Rated PG-13.

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Looking for New Friends!


How many new Friends will we make?  We're excited to find out!
Friends Membership Brochure

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Sunday, July 19, 2015

 

This Week @ Your Library...


This Week @ Your Library... July 21, 2015
All Week

Join the Summer Reading Fun
View and/or download all of our summer reading activity details, and join us for great fun and terrific prizes!

Every Hero Has a Story:
under 36 Months, now thru August 7th

Every Hero Has a Story:
Age 3 - 5th Grade, now thru August 7th

Escape the Ordinary:
Tween and Teens, now thru August 7th

Escape the Ordinary:
Age 16-116, now thru August 21st

Toddler Activity Sheet, all week
Read your child a bedtime story.  Count cars, signs, etc. with your child as you drive in the car.  Choose from the many activities on the Toddler sheet, then join us for Baby & Toddler Tales on Friday morning at 10:30.

Kid's "Stump the Librarian Week," all week
Tell a librarian 3 things about a book that you have read.  If the librarian can't guess the name of the book, you win a prize!

Tween & Teen "Hero Book Bins" Craft-to-Go, all week
Stop by the library and decorate a canvas bin with a superhero logo. Earn 1 activity raffle ticket.

Tween & Teen Teen Scavenger Hunt, all week
Follow the clues to the prize and earn 1 activity raffle ticket.

Adult Makerie: Milk Bottle Vase, all week
Make a lovely vase to take home and fill with flowers.  Earn 1 raffle ticket.

Adult "Shelfies," all week
Take a photo of yourself in front of your bookshelf at home, or use one of ours, then drop off a copy or email it to us. Earn 1 raffle ticket.

Adult Mini Book Reviews, all week
Fill out the provided review form and drop it off at the Circulation Desk, then check out what others have written.  Earn 1 raffle ticket.

Tuesday

Family Story Time on Tuesday @ 10:30AM
Bring a blanket and join Miss Carrie-Anne on the library lawn for stories, songs and fun!  (Weather permitting.)

Kid's Take 'n Make Craft on Tuesday from 10:00AM-8:00PM
Pick up a "Caped Crusader" craft kit to make at home. Earn 4 points.

Fantasy/Sci-Fi Role Playing Game Group 2 on Tuesday from 4:00-8:00PM
This multi-age group meets every other week. For more information, call Kerri at 424-4044.

Wednesday

Kid's Take 'n Make Craft on Wednesday from 10:00AM-8:00PM
Pick up a "Caped Crusader" craft kit to make at home. Earn 4 points.

Family Fun with Comedy Juggler Bryson Lang on Wednesday @ 6:30AM
Entertainment at its best! (Rain location: Campbell High School Auditorium)

Thursday

Kid's Take 'n Make Craft on Thursday from 10:00AM-8:00PM
Pick up a "Caped Crusader" craft kit to make at home. Earn 4 points.

Kiddie Crafters on Thursday @ 1:00PM
Registration required. Kids age 3-5 paint superhero puppets.  

Kid's Club on Thursday @ 2:00PM
Registration is required. Kids age 6-8 paint flying superheroes.

Concert on the Lawn on Thursday @ 7:00PM
Bring your family and friends to hear members of the New Hampshire National Guard 39th Army Band.  Bring chairs or a blanket to sit on.  (Rain location: Campbell High School Auditorium)

Friday

Baby & Toddler Tales on Friday @ 10:30AM
Babies and toddlers under 36 months, along with their caregivers enjoy stories, songs and nursery rhymes on the lawn.  Be sure to bring a blanket! (Weather permitting)

Tween & Teen Movie & Munchies on Friday Beginning @ 1:00PM
Watch Guardians of the Galaxy.  Earn 1 activity ticket.


Other

Activity Pass of the Month: Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
Located in Holderness, New Hampshire. Purchased up to 2 Trail admission tickets for $3.00 each and up to 4 additional admissions for $10.00 each. (This represents a discount of up to $14 per ticket.) Children 2 years old and under are free. Trail admission covers the live animal trail and all hiking trails. 


Check Out What Our Book Groups are Reading!
All Booked Up: 
Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
History Buffs:  Confederates in the Attic by Tony Horwitz
Book of the Month: Mercy Snow by Tiffany Baker
Book Bunch:  
Half a Chance by Cynthia Lord
Page Turners:  The Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans

Readers of the Round Table: Watchmen by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons

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Thursday, July 16, 2015

 

Kid's Book Group Reads Half a Chance for August 12th


Book Bunchers in grades 3-5 read Half a Chance by Cynthia Lord for their August 12th** gathering at 4:00.  The book discussion will be followed by a short activity. Books are available in the Young Readers' Room on the lower level of the library.

About the Book
When Lucy's family moves to an old house on a lake, Lucy tries to see her new home through her camera's lens, as her father has taught her -- he's a famous photographer, away on a shoot. Will her photos ever meet his high standards? When she discovers that he's judging a photo contest, Lucy decides to enter anonymously. She wants to find out if her eye for photography is really special -- or only good enough.

As she seeks out subjects for her photos, Lucy gets to know Nate, the boy next door. But slowly the camera reveals what Nate doesn't want to see: his grandmother's memory is slipping away, and with it much of what he cherishes about his summers on the lake. This summer, Nate will learn about the power of art to show truth. And Lucy will learn how beauty can change lives . . . including her own.

**Book Bunch meets one week early this month only.

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Bryson Lang Comedy-Juggler Family Fun Night on July 22nd


Gather on the library lawn at 6:30PM on Wednesday, July 22nd for Bryson Lang, a creative, high-energy, family-friendly, comedy juggler. Bring chairs or a blanket to sit on.

Bryson’s show combines technical juggling skills with original comedy into a unique and unforgettable act.

His audiences see a likable, energetic personality performing captivating routines that mix audience participation, comedy, ball bouncing and spinning, juggling, giant beach balls, and always a few surprises.

This performance is part of the Every Hero Has a Story summer reading club, and is open to the public.


Rain location: Campbell High School Auditorium

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