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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

 

Kid's Book Group Reads Sleeper for February 15th



Kid's Book Group Reads "Sleeper" for February 15, 2017
Book Bunch reads Sheep by Valerie Hobbs for their meeting on Wednesday, February 15th.  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
The sheep closed in around him like a big, woolly blanket. The puppy had never been so scared or so excited in his life. Soon he was racing, feinting, dodging—learning what it means to be one of the proud breed of Border collies, the finest sheepherders in the world. Then, almost overnight, his life is turned upside down. He finds himself in a series of strange places, with no sheep, his family gone. With nothing but the courage he was born with and a dream, he searches for the life he once knew, gathering names and adventures as he goes. For a short time, he's called Blackie. To the Goat Man, he's Shep. To Hollerin, he's Spot. There's one name that threatens to haunt him forever—Sparky, the name Billy the circus man calls him. But there's another name that he is given, one that finally makes him feel at home...

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

 

This Week @ Your Library...


This Week @ Your Library... January 17-21, 2016
All Week
Kid's Make 'n Take Craft
Stop in the Young Readers’ Room to assemble a fun "Puffy Penguin" craft to take home and enjoy!  Note: This craft is not available during Story Times.

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.

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

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

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

Drop-In Tabletop Game Night from 6:00-8:00PM
Game lovers from age 8 thru 108 are invited to meet at the library for game night fun!  Led by volunteer Nick Ozmore, the tabletop game group meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month and involves a wide selection of games on rotation.  Note: Children under 10 years old must have a parent or caregiver age 14 or older in the building.

Friday
Infant Story Time @ 10:30AM
Book Babies is a lap-sit program for infants (newborn-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 (18-35 months) and their caregivers, bridging Book Babies and Preschool Story Time.

Check Out What Our Book Clubs are Reading...
Book of the Month Club (adults): My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman
All Booked Up, AM or PM (adults): The Widow by Fiona Barton
Page Turners (grades 6-8): The Boy Who Dared by Susan Campbell Bartletti
Book Bunch (grades 3-5): Everything On a Waffle by Polly Horvath

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Friday, January 13, 2017

 

Essential Oils for Stress Management and More


Essential Oils for Stress Management and More, January 25, 2017
Litchfield resident Raquel Day shares her love of essential oils and all of its many uses. Demonstrations, information and recipes are part of this aromatic presentation.
 

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
7:00PM
@ Your Library

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Tween Book Group Reads The Boy Who Dared for February 9th


Tween Book Group Reads "The Boy Who Dared" for February 9, 2017
Page Turners, our book group for tweens in grades 6-8, is reading The Boy Who Dared by Susan Campbell Bartletti for their get-together on Thursday, February 9th @ 2:30PM.  The group begins with an after school snack, followed by a discussion of the book, and a short activity.

Transportation is available from LMS via bus #3 at the regular dismissal time.

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

About the Book
When 16-year-old Helmut Hubner listens to the BBC news on an illegal short-wave radio, he quickly discovers Germany is lying to the people. But when he tries to expose the truth with leaflets, he's tried for treason. Sentenced to death and waiting in a jail cell, Helmut's story emerges in a series of flashbacks that show his growth from a naive child caught up in the patriotism of the times , to a sensitive and mature young man who thinks for himself.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

 

Tiny Tales Parachute Fun


Tiny Tales Parachute Fun 1/2017
Miss Carrie-Anne pulled out the parachute for extra fun at last Friday's Tiny Tales story time.  The little ones, age 18-36 months, had a blast!

Tiny Tales meets on Fridays at 11:30AM.
Tiny Tales Parachute Fun 1/2017

Tiny Tales Parachute Fun 1/2017

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Sunday, January 08, 2017

 

This Week @ Your Library...


This Week @ Your Library... 1-10-17
Tuesday
Preschool Story Time @ 10:30AM
Join Miss Carrie-Anne in the Young Readers' Room for stories, songs and fun!

High School Drop-In Role Playing Game Night from 4:00PM-8:00PM
Led by volunteer Connor Robinson, this drop-in fantasy/sci-fi role-play game group meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month.  Drop-in and check it out!

Downloadable Book Training @ 6:30PM
Learn how to use OverDrive, the library's free downloadable ebook, audiobook and magazine service.  Call to register.

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

Downloadable Book Training @ 2:00PM
Learn how to use OverDrive, the library's free downloadable ebook, audiobook and magazine service.  Call to register.

Thursday
Tween Book Group @ 2:30PM
Page Turners, a book gorup for tweens in grades 6-8, meet for a snack, discussion of The Summer I Learned to Fly by Dana Reinhardt and a fun activity.

Friday
Infant Story Time @ 10:30AM
Book Babies is a lap-sit program for infants (newborn-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 (18-35 months) and their caregivers, bridging Book Babies and Preschool Story Time.

Check Out What Our Book Clubs are Reading...
Book of the Month Club (adults): My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman
All Booked Up, AM or PM (adults): The Widow by Fiona Barton
Page Turners (grades 6-8): The Summer I Learned to Fly by Dana Reinhardt
Book Bunch (grades 3-5): Everything On a Waffle by Polly Horvath

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Adult Book Group Reads The Widow for February 1st or 3rd


Adult Book Group Reads "The Widow" for February 1st or 3rd, 2017Fiona Barton's The Widow is the chosen title for All Booked Up’s discussion on Wednesday, February 1st at 6:30PM or Friday, February 3rd at 1:00PM.  Copies of the book are available in the upper level “New” room.

About the Book
Following the twists and turns of an unimaginable crime, The Widow is an electrifying debut thriller that will take you into the dark spaces that exist between a husband and a wife.
There’s a lot Jean hasn’t said over the years about the crime her husband was suspected of committing. She was too busy being the perfect wife, standing by her man while living with the accusing glares and the anonymous harassment. 
 
Now her husband is dead, and there’s no reason to stay quiet. There are people who want to hear her story. They want to know what it was like living with that man. She can tell them that there were secrets. There always are in a marriage. 
 
The truth—that’s all anyone wants. But the one lesson Jean has learned in the last few years is that she can make people believe anything…

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January's Book of the Month is My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry


January 2017's Book of the Month is "My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry"
My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Swedish author Fredrik Backman is our featured title for January. Copies are available in the “New” room on the upper level of the library.

About the Book
Elsa is seven years old and different. Her grandmother is seventy-seven years old and crazy—as in standing-on-the-balcony-firing-paintball-guns-at-strangers crazy. She is also Elsa’s best, and only, friend. At night Elsa takes refuge in her grandmother’s stories, in the Land-of-Almost-Awake and the Kingdom of Miamas, where everybody is different and nobody needs to be normal.

When Elsa’s grandmother dies and leaves behind a series of letters apologizing to people she has wronged, Elsa’s greatest adventure begins. Her grandmother’s instructions lead her to an apartment building full of drunks, monsters, attack dogs, and old crones but also to the truth about fairy tales and kingdoms and a grandmother like no other.

My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry is told with the same comic accuracy and beating heart as Fredrik Backman’s bestselling debut novel, A Man Called Ove. It is a story about life and death and one of the most important human rights: the right to be different.

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Friday, January 06, 2017

 

Downloadable Magazine Subscriptions Expiring

If you enjoy our downloadable magazine service through OverDrive, you need to be aware that OverDrive must separate ways with provider Barnes & Noble.

What this means for you:  Many, many tiles are expiring next week and will no longer be available for download. (See list below) The remainder will expire in March.

What this means moving forward: OverDrive is hard at work putting together a similar service with another provider.

To fill the gap, you can access many titles through MasterFILE Premier in your browser.  Admittedly, it's not as pretty or as easy to use, but more titles are available.  

Here's how:
1. Click on this link: MasterFILE Premier
2. Click on "Publications" in blue bar at top of page.
3. Enter the title of a magazine in the search box and click "Browse." 
4. Only magazine titles with "PDF Full Text" or "HTML Full Text" listed in the results can be read. Click on the title in the search results.
5. Click on an issue to the right of the general information about the title.
6. Choose an article from the list and click on the "Full Text" link beneath the article title.


If it gets too confusing, we will be happy to help you get you started.

Downloadable Magazines Expiring Next Week
Better Homes and Gardens

Bon Appétit
BookPage 
The Box Magazine
Budget Travel
Car and Driver 
Cook's Country
Cook's Illustrated
Cosmopolitan 
Country Living 
Discover
Do It Yourself
Dwell
EatingWell
ESPN The Magazine 
FamilyFun 
The Family Handyman 
Family Tree
Fast Company
Field & Stream  
Fine Cooking 
Fine Gardening
Fine Homebuilding 
Food Network Magazine
Game Informer
Gluten-Free Living 
Golf Digest
Good Housekeeping  
HGTV Magazine 
Hobby Farms
Knit Today 
Martha Stewart Living
Men's Fitness 
Motor Trend
National Geographic Kids 
National Reviews
Newsweek
Outside 
Parents Magazine 
PCWorld
Popular Photography
Popular Science 
Prevention
Rachael Ray Every Day
Reader's Digest 
Rodale's Organic Life
Runner's World
Seventeen 
Smithsonian 
Ski
Sound & Vision 
Taste of Home
Threads
TV Guide Magazine 
Vanity Fair 
Vegetarian Times 
The Week
Weight Watchers Magazine
WIRED
Women's Health
Writer's Digest
Yoga Journal
   

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