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Monday, September 18, 2017

 

Tween Book Group Reads Smile for October 12th


Tween Book Group Reads "Smile" for October 12, 2017
Page Turners, our book group for tweens in grades 6-8, is reading Smile by Raina Telgemeier for their get-together on Thursday, October  12th.  The group now meets at the Litchfield Middle School in Room 10 right after 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
Raina just wants to be a normal sixth grader. But one night after Girl Scouts she trips and falls, severely injuring her two front teeth. What follows is a long and frustrating journey with on-again, off-again braces, surgery, embarrassing headgear, and even a retainer with fake teeth attached. And on top of all that, there's still more to deal with: a major earthquake, boy confusion, and friends who turn out to be not so friendly.

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This Week @ Your Library...


This Week @ Your Library...September 19-23, 2017All Week
Kid’s Make ’n Take Craft
Stop in the Young Readers’ Room to assemble this month's "Apple Core" craft to take home and enjoy.

Library Card Sign-Up Month
Bring or send in someone who doesn't have a library card so they too can enjoy their free benefits.

Tuesday
International Talk Like a Pirate Day
Today be the day, mateys! Try Mango Language's free Pirate course and amaze your family and friends.
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.

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!

Check Out What Our Book Clubs are Reading...
Book of the Month Club (adults): The Nix by Nathan Hill
All Booked Up (adults): The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Page Turners (grades 6-8): Smile by Raina Telgemeier
Book Bunch (grades 3-5): Word of Mouse by James Patterson

Upcoming Classes, Workshop and Events
A Walk With Wildlife at Moore's Falls 
9-30-17, 1:00PM @ Moore's Falls
Preston Heller: The Mentalist 
10-26-17, 7:00PM @ Litchfield Middle School
The Grand Resort Hotels of the White Mountains 
11-15-17, 7:00PM @ Library
The Quest for Happiness 
1-23-18, 7:00PM @ Library

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

 

Learn How to "Parley" in Pirate for September 19th


Learn How to "Parley" in Pirate for September 19, 2017
International Talk Like a Pirate Day is September 19th, and celebrating this holiday is fun for landlubbers and pirates alike.

Don't be a scallywag, join in the fun by learning to speak pirate, dress like a pirate and play pirate games!

Speaking Pirate
Don’t just look like a pirate—talk like one, too. With Mango’s Pirate course, you'll learn everything you need to know to parley in perfect Pirate.  When you're done with Pirate, take one of the other 59 languages available from Mango that comes free with your library card.

Dressing Pirate
Put on your pirate hat.  Learn to craft a pirate hat and decorate it as ye desire. Once that's done, don a swashbuckler shirt, strap on yar eye patch, grab ye hook, and wear on earring.

Playing Pirate 
First, get yar true pirate name. Next, change your Facebook language to pirate by: 1 logging into your profile and navigating to the dropdown menu on the righthand side to select the 'Settings' tab; 2 click the language tab and change it to Pirate. Then, pass the time at sea with some shanties and work songs. Finally, after ye have worked up a sweat with all yar carousin', mix up a cup o' grog for yourself and the kiddies.

Don't Forget the Kiddies
Get the kids involved by concocting a treasure hunt, challenging them to a game of Walk the Plank, or Pass the Cannonball. 
 

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Friday, September 15, 2017

 

Rainbow Colored Lobsters and Our Discount Pass to New England Aquarium

Did you know lobsters come in a rainbow of colors?  In today's SeaMail, we discovered a rare yellow lobster was donated to the New England Aquarium by Patriot Seafoods of Salem.  This "American lobster" joins other oddly colored lobster friends in the aquarium's Northern Waters gallery and can also be seen during live animal presentations for younger visitors. 

When you visit the New England Aquarium, be sure to take our discount pass along with you. Each daily general admission pass admits up to four people for just $10 each. That's a savings of $8.95-$17.95 per ticket! For more information on this pass and others visit Friends of the Library page.

With the addition of the yellow lobster, the New England Aquarium couldn't resist a photo op and brought out their blue, orange, orange & black, and traditional greenish brown lobsters to join the newcomer.



Of course, once a lobster is cooked, they all become the familiar bright red we're used to seeing on our plates. 

Learn more about colorful lobsters by visiting the links below provided by the NE Aquarium:

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

 

Mark Your Calendar for Our 24/7 Porch Book Sale!



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Sunday, September 10, 2017

 

This Week @ Your Library...


This Week @ Your Library... September 12-16, 2017
All Month
It's Library Card Sign-Up Month
Encourage those around you to sign-up for a free library card!

Thursday
Tween Book Group @ 2:30PM
Page Turners, a book group for tweens in grades 6-8, meet for a snack, discussion of 
Where You'll Find Me by Natasha Friend, and a fun activity.

Drop-In LEGO Club from 3:00-5:00PM
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.

Check Out What Our Book Clubs are Reading...
Book of the Month Club (adults): The Nix by Nathan Hill
All Booked Up (adults): The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Page Turners (grades 6-8): Where You'll Find Me by Natasha Friend
Book Bunch (grades 3-5): Word of Mouse by James Patterson

Upcoming Classes, Workshop and Events
A Walk With Wildlife at Moore's Falls 
9-30-17, 1:00PM @ Moore's Falls
Preston Heller: The Mentalist 
10-26-17, 7:00PM @ Litchfield Middle School
The Grand Resort Hotels of the White Mountains 
11-15-17, 7:00PM @ Library
The Quest for Happiness 
1-23-18, 7:00PM @ Library

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Friday, September 08, 2017

 

It's Library Card Sign-Up Month!


This September marks the 30th anniversary of the American Library Association’s Library Card Sign-up Month
Here at Cutler Memorial Library, we team up with the Griffin Memorial School librarians to make sure all of our 1st graders are given the opportunity to sign-up for a free public library card. The 1st grade classrooms compete for the highest percentage of students with library cards.  The winning classroom earns a special visit from Miss Carrie-Anne for a few stories and a sweet treat.
Signing up for a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning.  Encourage those students around you to take advantage of all the services the public library has to offer. From free access to homework help, STEAM programs/activities, technology education, book clubs, and game nights, a library card is one of the most cost effective back-to-school supplies available and can save families hundreds of dollars a year.

To see how much you can save, check out the ALA’s Library Value Calculator.

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Thursday, September 07, 2017

 

Adult Book Group Reads The Underground Railroad for October 4th & 6th



Adult Book Group Reads "The Underground Railroad" for October 4 & 6, 2017
Coloson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad is the chosen title for All Booked Up’s discussion on Wednesday, October 4th at 6:30PM or Friday, October 6th at 1:00PM.  Copies of the book are available in the upper level “New” room.

About the Book
Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood—where even greater pain awaits. When Caesar, a recent arrival from Virginia, tells her about the Underground Railroad, they decide to take a terrifying risk and escape. Matters do not go as planned—Cora kills a young white boy who tries to capture her. Though they manage to find a station and head north, they are being hunted.

In Whitehead’s ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor—engineers and conductors operate a secret network of tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Cora and Caesar’s first stop is South Carolina, in a city that initially seems like a haven. But the city’s placid surface masks an insidious scheme designed for its black denizens. And even worse: Ridgeway, the relentless slave catcher, is close on their heels. Forced to flee again, Cora embarks on a harrowing flight, state by state, seeking true freedom.

Like the protagonist of Gulliver’s Travels, Cora encounters different worlds at each stage of her journey—hers is an odyssey through time as well as space. As Whitehead brilliantly re-creates the unique terrors for black people in the pre–Civil War era, his narrative seamlessly weaves the saga of America from the brutal importation of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. The Underground Railroad is at once a kinetic adventure tale of one woman’s ferocious will to escape the horrors of bondage and a shattering, powerful meditation on the history we all share.

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