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Monday, January 15, 2018

 

This Week @ Your Library...

This Week @ Your Library... January 16-20, 2018
All Week
Kid’s Make ’n Take Craft
Stop in the Young Readers’ Room to assemble The Skiing Bandit 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. This program includes simple stories, rhymes, songs, and interactive fun.

Check Out What Our Book Clubs are Reading...
Book of the Month Club (adults): The Night Bird by Brian Freeman
All Booked Up (adults): Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
Page Turners (grades 6-8): Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo
Book Bunch (grades 3-5): Gnome-A-Geddon by K A Holt

Upcoming Classes, Workshop and Events
The Quest for Happiness  
1-23-18, 7:00PM @ Library

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Tween Book Group Reads Wonder Woman: Warbringer for February 8th


Tween Book Group Reads "Wonder Woman: Warbringer" for February 8, 2018
Page Turners, our book group for tweens in grades 6-8, is reading Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo for their get-together on Thursday, February 8th at 2:05PM 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
She will become one of the world's greatest heroes: WONDER WOMAN. But first she is Diana, Princess of the Amazons. And her fight is just beginning. . . .
 
Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law—risking exile—to save a mere mortal. Even worse, Alia Keralis is no ordinary girl and with this single brave act, Diana may have doomed the world.
 
Alia just wanted to escape her overprotective brother with a semester at sea. She doesn't know she is being hunted. When a bomb detonates aboard her ship, Alia is rescued by a mysterious girl of extraordinary strength and forced to confront a horrible truth: Alia is a Warbringer—a direct descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery.
 
Together, Diana and Alia will face an army of enemies—mortal and divine—determined to either destroy or possess the Warbringer. If they have any hope of saving both their worlds, they will have to stand side by side against the tide of war.

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

 

2018 Holiday and Other Closings


The library will be closed on the following days in 2018: 

January 2nd, Tuesday, New Year's Day Holiday - Closed

February 20th, Tuesday, President's Day Holiday - Closed

May 29th, Tuesday, Memorial Day - Closed

Spring Staff Development Day - TBA

July 1st - August 31st, Library Closed on Saturdays

July 4th, Wednesday, Fourth of July Holiday - Closed

September 4th, Tuesday, Labor Day Holiday - Closed

Fall Staff Development - TBA

November 21st, Wednesday, Thanksgiving Eve - Closed at 5:00PM

November 22nd-24th, Thursday-Saturday, Thanksgiving Holiday - Closed

December 25th, Tuesday, Christmas Holiday - Closed

2019:  
January 1st, Tuesday, New Year's Holiday - Closed

Story Time Cancellations:
Preschool Story Time is cancelled whenever school is closed in Litchfield. 

Winter Weather and Other Unplanned Closings are Posted to:
WMUR (channel 9) for weather closings
Library website
Library Facebook page
Library Instagram page

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Monday, January 08, 2018

 

This Week @ Your Library...


This Week @ Your Library...January 9-13, 2018
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 6:00PM-8:00PM
Led by volunteer Alex Jozitis, this drop-in fantasy/sci-fi role-play game group meets every other Tuesday.  Drop-in and check it out!

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

Thursday
Tween Book Group @ 2:05PM
Page Turners, a book group for tweens in grades 6-8, meets at LMS in room 10 at 2:05PM. After a snack, they discuss Between Shades of Grey by Rita Sepetys, and complete a fun activity, all in time to take the late bus home.

Drop-In LEGO Club from 3:00-5:00PM 6:00-8:00PM
Kids in grades 1-6 build theme-based LEGO creations that are put on display.

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. This program includes simple stories, rhymes, songs, and interactive fun.

Adult Coloring @ 1:00PM
Rediscover the joys and relaxation of coloring. Come with friends or meet new ones! We provide the supplies, but feel free to bring your own if you prefer.

Check Out What Our Book Clubs are Reading...
Book of the Month Club (adults): The Night Bird by Brian Freeman
All Booked Up (adults): Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
Page Turners (grades 6-8): Between Shades of Grey by Rita Sepetys
Book Bunch (grades 3-5): Gnome-A-Geddon by K A Holt

Upcoming Classes, Workshop and Events
The Quest for Happiness  
1-23-18, 7:00PM @ Library

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Friday, January 05, 2018

 

Adult Book Group Reads Killer of the Flower Moon for February 2nd or 7th


Adult Book Group Reads "Killer of the Flower Moon" for February 2 or 7, 2018
David Grann's Killer of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI is the chosen title for All Booked Up’s discussion on Friday, February 2nd at 1:00PM or Wednesday, February 7th at 6:30PM.  Copies of the book are available in the upper level “New” room.

About the Book
In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe.

Then, one by one, they began to be killed off. One Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, watched as her family was murdered. Her older sister was shot. Her mother was then slowly poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more Osage began to die under mysterious circumstances. 

In this last remnant of the Wild West—where oilmen like J. P. Getty made their fortunes and where desperadoes such as Al Spencer, “the Phantom Terror,” roamed – virtually anyone who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll surpassed more than twenty-four Osage, the newly created F.B.I. took up the case, in what became one of the organization’s first major homicide investigations. But the bureau was then notoriously corrupt and initially bungled the case. Eventually the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to try unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including one of the only Native American agents in the bureau. They infiltrated the region, struggling to adopt the latest modern techniques of detection. Together with the Osage they began to expose one of the most sinister conspiracies in American history.

In Killers of the Flower Moon, David Grann revisits a shocking series of crimes in which dozens of people were murdered in cold blood. The book is a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, as each step in the investigation reveals a series of sinister secrets and reversals. But more than that, it is a searing indictment of the callousness and prejudice toward Native Americans that allowed the murderers to operate with impunity for so long. Killers of the Flower Moon is utterly riveting, but also emotionally devastating.

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Wednesday, January 03, 2018

 

Library Closed Thursday, January 4th


Library Closed Thursday, January 4, 2018
Due to winter weather, the library will be closed on Thursday.  Any materials due on Thursday, January 4th are now due on Friday, January 5th.
While we are closed, please enjoy our online services from home:
1.Download ebooks, eaudiobooks and magazines withOverDrive.
2. Begin learning a new language with Mango Languages.
3. Take a course on a topic that interests you with Lynda.
4. Read magazine and journal articles on your favorite subjects with Ebsco.
5. Research and reserve a library activity pass.
6. View our newest materials and place a hold.

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Monday, January 01, 2018

 

The Quest for Happiness on January 23rd


"The Quest for Happiness" on January 23, 2018
When worldwide surveys of happiness are conducted, why doesn’t the United States make the top ten?

Join us at the library as Maria Sanders explores how ideas of happiness have changed in Western civilization through the ages, while comparing and contrasting major concepts of well-being throughout the world.

This free lecture is open to the public and sponsored by New Hampshire Humanities.

 

Kid's Book Group Reads Gnome-A-Geddon for January 17th


Kid's Book Group Reads "Gnome-A-Geddon" for January 17, 2018
Book Bunch reads Gnome-A-Geddon by K.A. Holt for their meeting on Wednesday, January 17th.  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
Harry Potter. Percy Jackson. Custard the Gnome.

Buck is a super fan of the book series, The Triumphant Gnome Syndicate. He knows all the trivia. The properties of the Troll Vanquishing Mace, and even what kind of snack Custard, the Gnome of the West, prefers. But when the book’s author disappears in a cloud of smoke, and Buck’s little sister disappears into a bottomless dumpster, Buck realizes that the world of gnomes and trolls might really exist. What the heck?

As it turns out, the real Custard needs Buck’s help to find the Troll Vanquishing Mace. And Buck needs to find his sister. So Buck and his best friend Lizzie set off on an adventure that would make any fan’s head spin. But it seems the books did not tell the whole truth about this not-so-make-believe world. Buck soon discovers that real life doesn’t work like a story, and the heroes and villains might not be who they seem. Holy trolls! What’s a super fan to do?

Buck is about to fulfill the ultimate fantasy: going on adventures with his favorite characters, and getting the chance to save the world. Assuming he can figure out whose side he’s really on.

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Tween Book Group Reads Between Shades of Grey for January 11th


 Tween Book Group Reads "Between Shades of Grey" for January 11, 2018
Page Turners, our book group for tweens in grades 6-8, is reading Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys for their get-together on Thursday, January 11th at 2:05PM 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
Lina is just like any other fifteen-year-old Lithuanian girl in 1941. She paints, she draws, she gets crushes on boys. Until one night when Soviet officers barge into her home, tearing her family from the comfortable life they've known. Separated from her father, forced onto a crowded and dirty train car, Lina, her mother, and her young brother slowly make their way north, crossing the Arctic Circle, to a work camp in the coldest reaches of Siberia. Here they are forced, under Stalin's orders, to dig for beets and fight for their lives under the cruelest of conditions.

Lina finds solace in her art, meticulously-and at great risk-documenting events by drawing, hoping these messages will make their way to her father's prison camp to let him know they are still alive. It is a long and harrowing journey, spanning years and covering 6,500 miles, but it is through incredible strength, love, and hope that Lina ultimately survives. Between Shades of Gray is a novel that will steal your breath and capture your heart.

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January's Book of the Month is The Night Bird


January 2018's Book of the Month is "The Night Bird"
The Night Bird by Brian Freeman is our featured title for January. Copies are available in the “New” room on the upper level of the library.

About the Book
Homicide detective Frost Easton doesn’t like coincidences. When a series of bizarre deaths rock San Francisco—as seemingly random women suffer violent psychotic breaks—Frost looks for a connection that leads him to psychiatrist Francesca Stein. Frankie’s controversial therapy helps people erase their most terrifying memories…and all the victims were her patients.

As Frost and Frankie carry out their own investigations, the case becomes increasingly personal—and dangerous. Long-submerged secrets surface as someone called the Night Bird taunts the pair with cryptic messages pertaining to the deaths. Soon Frankie is forced to confront strange gaps in her own memory, and Frost faces a killer who knows the detective’s worst fears.

As the body count rises and the Night Bird circles ever closer, a dedicated cop and a brilliant doctor race to solve the puzzle before a cunning killer claims another victim.

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This Week @ Your Library...


This Week @ Your Library...January 2 - 6, 2018
Tuesday
Library Closed
Enjoy our online offerings while we're closed:
• Download ebooks and audiobooks with OverDrive.
• Begin learning a new language with Mango Languages.
• Take a course on a topic that interests you with Lynda.
• Read magazine and journal articles on your favorite subjects with Ebsco.
• Research and reserve a library activity pass.
• View our newest materials and place a hold from Pinterest.

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

Adult Book Group @ 6:30PM
Join All Booked Up as they discuss My Italian Bulldozer by Alexander McCall Smith.

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. This program includes simple stories, rhymes, songs, and interactive fun.

Adult Book Group @ 1:00PM
Join All Booked Up as they discuss My Italian Bulldozer by Alexander McCall Smith.

Check Out What Our Book Clubs are Reading...
Book of the Month Club (adults): The Night Bird by Brian Freeman
All Booked Up (adults): My Italian Bulldozer by Alexander McCall Smith
Page Turners (grades 6-8): Between Shades of Grey by Rita Sepetys
Book Bunch (grades 3-5): Gnome-A-Geddon by K A Holt

Upcoming Classes, Workshop and Events
The Quest for Happiness  
1-23-18, 7:00PM @ Library

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

 

Library Closed Tuesday, January 2nd


Library Closed Tuesday, January 2, 2018

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