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Monday, June 17, 2019

 

Summer Tween Book Group Reads The Final Six for July 11th


Summer Tween Book Group Reads "The Final Six" for July 11, 2019
Page Turners, our book group for tweens in grades 6-8, reads The Final Six by Alexandra Monir for their get-together on Thursday, July 11th at 5:00PM. Copies of the book are available in the upper-level Teen area and the lower-level Young Readers’ Room.

About the Book
When Leo and Naomi are drafted, along with twenty-two of the world’s brightest teenagers, into the International Space Training Camp, their lives are forever changed. Overnight, they become global celebrities in contention for one of the six slots to travel to Europa—Jupiter’s moon—and establish a new colony, leaving their planet forever. With Earth irreparably damaged, the future of the human race rests on their shoulders.

 For Leo, an Italian championship swimmer, this kind of purpose is a reason to go on after losing his family. But Naomi, an Iranian-American science genius, is suspicious of the ISTC and the fact that a similar mission failed under mysterious circumstances, killing the astronauts onboard. She fears something equally sinister awaiting the Final Six beneath Europa’s surface.

In this cutthroat atmosphere, surrounded by strangers from around the world, Naomi finds an unexpected friend in Leo. As the training tests their limits, Naomi and Leo’s relationship deepens with each life-altering experience they encounter.

But it’s only when the finalists become fewer and their destinies grow nearer that the two can fathom the full weight of everything at stake: the world, the stars, and their lives.

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This Week @ Your Library...

All Week
STEM Fun with Qubits
Qubits are available at the desk for exploration by kids in grades 1-6.

Kid’s LEGO Challenge
June's LEGO challenge is to build a spaceship.

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.

Chair Yoga @ 2:00PM
**Registration required.**   Yoga instructor Catrina Ledoux leads you through a series of gentle yoga poses. A $3-5 donation to Catrina is suggested but is not required.

High School Drop-In Role Playing Game Night from 6:00PM-8:00PM
This drop-in fantasy/sci-fi role-play game group meets every other Tuesday.  Drop-in and check it out!

Wednesday
Chair Yoga @ 1:00PM
**Registration required.**   Yoga instructor Catrina Ledoux leads you through a series of gentle yoga poses. A $3-5 donation to Catrina is suggested but is not required.

Kid's Book Group @ 4:00PM
Book Bunchers in grades 3-5 meet to discuss The Adventures of Nanny Piggins by R. A. Spratt and complete a short activity.

Drop-In Knitting from 6:30-8:00PM
Bring your current project and join our group of knitters and crocheters. All skill levels are welcome.  Unraveled meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Check Out What Our Book Clubs are Reading...
Upcoming Classes, Workshops, and Events


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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

 

There's a New Activity Pass Available @ the Library!


We are pleased to announce the library is test-driving an activity pass to the Children's Museum of New Hampshire in Dover!

This pass admits up to 4 people at 50% off the admission fee of $10, and is currently available for the months of June, July, and August.

The Children's Museum of New Hampshire actively engages families in hands-on discovery to inspire all to become the next generation of innovators and creative thinkers.

Current interactive exhibits include:
• Build it. Fly it.
• Cave Explorers
• Cochecosystem
• Coin Maze
• Dino Detective
• First Impressions
• Gallery 6
• Lights! Shadow! Action!
• Muse Studio
• Music Matrix + Sound Watch
• Naturalist's Study
• One World
• Pattern Palace
• Play it Cool
• Post Office
• Primary Place
• STEAM Innovation Lab
• Thinkering Lab
• Yellow Submarine

Reserve a pass today!

More Information...

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Monday, June 10, 2019

 

This Week @ Your Library...


This Week @ Your Library... Jun 11-15, 2019  |  image credit https://the-digital-reader.com
All Week
24/7 Book Sale on the Porch
Check it out and save big on gently used books, audiobooks, dvds, and more!

Kid’s Make ’n Take Craft
Stop in the Young Readers’ Room to assemble a "Birds in Flight" craft to take home and enjoy!  Note: This craft is not available during Story Times.

STEM Fun with Qubits
Qubits are available at the desk for exploration by kids in grades 1-6.

Kid’s LEGO Challenge
June's LEGO challenge is to build a spaceship.

Tuesday
Chair Yoga @ 2:00PM
**Registration required.**   Yoga instructor Catrina Ledoux leads you through a series of gentle yoga poses. A $3-5 donation to Catrina is suggested but is not required.

RESCHEDULED TO 6/18: High School Drop-In Role Playing Game Night from 6:00PM-8:00PM
This drop-in fantasy/sci-fi role-play game group meets every other Tuesday. Drop-in and check it out!

Wednesday
Chair Yoga @ 1:00PM
**Registration required.**   Yoga instructor Catrina Ledoux leads you through a series of gentle yoga poses. A $3-5 donation to Catrina is suggested but is not required.


Check Out What Our Book Clubs are Reading...

All Booked Up (adults): Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson
Book of the Month Club (adults): Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Tween Title To Go (grades 6-8): TBA--Coming June 25th
Book Bunch (grades 3-5):  The Adventures of Nanny Piggins by R. A. Spratt



Upcoming Classes, Workshops, and Events





24/7 Porch Book Sale, Saturday, June 1st thru Sunday, June 16th

SummerFest, Tuesday, June 25th-Friday, August 2nd Wildlife Encounters, Tuesday, June 25th, 10:30AM Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki: Story-telling Through Traditional Irish Music, Wednesday, June 26th at 7:00PM

Rich Araldi Music, Tuesday, July 23rd, 7:00PM

SkyWatch with NH Astronomical Society, Thursday, July 25th, time TBA

Cold River Ranters Music, Wednesday, August 7th, 7:00PM

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Wednesday, June 05, 2019

 

Free Concert Series This Summer!



Mark your calendars for our free concert series!  

Each month, June thru August, we host New Hampshire musicians here on the library lawn.  These concerts are all family-friendly.  All you need is a blanket or chairs on which to sit, and whatever snacks make you happy.

We can't wait for the music to begin!


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Monday, June 03, 2019

 

Kid's Book Group Reads The Adventures of Nanny Piggins for June 19th


Kid's Book Group Reads "The Adventures of Nanny Piggins" for June 19, 2019
Book Bunch reads The Adventures of Nanny Piggins by R. A. Spratt for their meeting on Wednesday, June 19th.  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 three Green children are cared for by a nanny pig. Yes, a pig--a fabulously sassy and impeccably dressed pig, as a matter of fact! With her insatiable urge to eat chocolate (and feed chocolate to everyone she loves), her high-flying spirit, and her unending sense of fun, Nanny Piggins takes Derrick, Samantha, and Michael on a year of surprises, yummy treats, and adventures they'll never forget.

It's no surprise that Booklist proclaimed, "Mary Poppins, move over--or get shoved out of the way." Nanny Piggins is a refreshing and dynamic addition to favorite classic nannies: Amelia Bedelia, Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, and, of course, Mary Poppins.

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June's Book of the Month is Fruit of the Drunken Tree



June 2019's Book of the Month is "Fruit of the Drunken Tree"
Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras is our featured title for June. Copies are available in the “New” room on the upper level of the library.

About the Book
Seven-year-old Chula and her older sister Cassandra enjoy carefree lives thanks to their gated community in Bogotá, but the threat of kidnappings, car bombs, and assassinations hover just outside the neighborhood walls, where the godlike drug lord Pablo Escobar continues to elude authorities and capture the attention of the nation.
When their mother hires Petrona, a live-in-maid from the city's guerrilla-occupied slum, Chula makes it her mission to understand Petrona's mysterious ways. But Petrona's unusual behavior belies more than shyness. She is a young woman crumbling under the burden of providing for her family as the rip tide of first love pulls her in the opposite direction. As both girls' families scramble to maintain stability amidst the rapidly escalating conflict, Petrona and Chula find themselves entangled in a web of secrecy that will force them both to choose between sacrifice and betrayal. 
Inspired by the author's own life, and told through the alternating perspectives of the willful Chula and the achingly hopeful Petrona, Fruit of the Drunken Tree contrasts two very different, but inextricably linked coming-of-age stories. In lush prose, Rojas Contreras has written a powerful testament to the impossible choices women are often forced to make in the face of violence and the unexpected connections that can blossom out of desperation.

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This Week @ Your Library...


This Week @ Your Library... June 4-8, 2019
All Week
24/7 Book Sale on the Porch
Check it out and save big on gently used books, audiobooks, dvds, and more!

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.

Chair Yoga @ 2:00PM
**Registration required.**   Yoga instructor Catrina Ledoux leads you through a series of gentle yoga poses. A $3-5 donation to Catrina is suggested but is not required.

Wednesday
Chair Yoga @ 1:00PM
**Registration required.**   Yoga instructor Catrina Ledoux leads you through a series of gentle yoga poses. A $3-5 donation to Catrina is suggested but is not required.

Adult Book Group @ 6:30PM
Join All Booked Up as they discuss The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson.

Friday
Adult Book Group @ 1:00PM
Join All Booked Up as they discuss The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson.

Check Out What Our Book Clubs are Reading...
All Booked Up (adults): The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson
Book of the Month Club (adults): Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras
Tween Title To Go (grades 6-8): TBA
Book Bunch (grades 3-5):  The Adventures of Nanny Piggins by R. A. Spratt

Upcoming Classes, Workshops, and Events
24/7 Porch Book Sale, Saturday, June 1st thru Sunday, June 16th
SummerFest, Tuesday, June 25th-Friday, August 2nd
Wildlife Encounters, Tuesday, June 25th, 10:30AM
Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki: Story-telling Through Traditional Irish Music, Wednesday, June 26th at 7:00PM
Rich Araldi Music, Tuesday, July 23rd, 7:00PM
SkyWatch with NH Astronomical Society, Thursday, July 25th, time TBA
Cold River Ranters Music, Wednesday, August 7th, 7:00PM
Cruising New Hampshire History, Tuesday, October 22nd @ 7:00PM

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Sunday, May 26, 2019

 

This Week @ Your Library...


This Week @ Your Library... May 28 - June 1, 2019
All Week
STEM Fun with Gears! Gears! Gears!
Gears! Gears! Gears! are available for exploration at the desk for kids in grades 1-6. Colorful gears, connectors and interlocking bases, provide endless possibilities for producing structures or forms. An activity guide helps little engineers with a few starter designs before venturing into the world of creativity.
 
Kid’s LEGO Challenge
May's LEGO challenge theme is "Build a Garden." It may not be as easy as it sounds...

Tuesday
Library is Closed
Enjoy our online offerings while we're closed!
• Download ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines 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
Preschool Power, a program for children age 3-5, includes stories, songs, movement, and interactive fun!

Chair Yoga @ 1:00PM
**Registration required.**   Yoga instructor Catrina Ledoux leads you through a series of gentle yoga poses. A $3-5 donation to Catrina is suggested but is not required.

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

Saturday
24/7 Book Sale on the Porch Begins! 
Check it out and save big on gently used books, audiobooks, dvds, and more!

Check Out What Our Book Clubs are Reading...
All Booked Up (adults): The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson
Book of the Month Club (adults): The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner
Tween Title To Go (grades 6-8): Fallout by Todd Strasser
Book Bunch (grades 3-5):  TBA

Upcoming Classes, Workshops, and Events
24/7 Porch Book Sale, Saturday, June 1st thru Sunday, June 16th
Wildlife Encounters, Tuesday, June 25th, 10:30AM
Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki: Story-telling Through Traditional Irish Music, Wednesday, June 26th at 7:00PM
Rich Araldi Music, Tuesday, July 23rd, 7:00PM
SkyWatch with NH Astronomical Society, Thursday, July 25th, time TBA
Cold River Ranters Music, Wednesday, August 7th, 7:00PM
Cruising New Hampshire History, Tuesday, October 22nd @ 7:00PM

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

 

This Week @ Your Library...


This Week @ Your Library... May 21 - 25, 2019
All Week
STEM Fun with Gears! Gears! Gears!
Gears! Gears! Gears! are available for exploration at the desk for kids in grades 1-6. Colorful gears, connectors and interlocking bases, provide endless possibilities for producing structures or forms. An activity guide helps little engineers with a few starter designs before venturing into the world of creativity.
 
Kid’s LEGO Challenge
May's LEGO challenge theme is "Build a Garden." It may not be as easy as it sounds...

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
Preschool Power, a program for children age 3-5, includes stories, songs, movement, and interactive fun!

Chair Yoga @ 2:00PM
**Registration required.**   Yoga instructor Catrina Ledoux leads you through a series of gentle yoga poses. A $3-5 donation to Catrina is suggested but is not required.

Wednesday
Preschool Story Time @ 12:30PM
Preschool Power, a program for children age 3-5, includes stories, songs, movement, and interactive fun!

Chair Yoga @ 1:00PM
**Registration required.**   Yoga instructor Catrina Ledoux leads you through a series of gentle yoga poses. A $3-5 donation to Catrina is suggested but is not required.

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

Check Out What Our Book Clubs are Reading...
All Booked Up (adults): The Feather Thief by Kirk Wallace Johnson
Book Bunch (grades 3-5):  Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech
 
Upcoming Classes, Workshops, and Events
24/7 Book Sale on the Porch, Saturday, June 1st thru Sunday, June 16th
Wildlife Encounters, Tuesday, June 25th, 10:30AM
 Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki: Story-telling Through Traditional Irish Music, Wednesday, June 26th at 7:00PM
Rich Araldi Music, Tuesday, July 23rd, 7:00PM
SkyWatch with NH Astronomical Society, Thursday, July 25th, time TBA
Cold River Ranters Music, Wednesday, August 7th, 7:00PM
Cruising New Hampshire History, Tuesday, October 22nd @ 7:00PM

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