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Library to be Closed November 21st - December 2nd





Monday, November 20, 2017

 

All Aboard the Polar Express!


All Aboard the Polar Express! December 5, 6 & 7, 2017Join us for a magical story time as the library partners with the Litchfield Lions Club to present the annual "Polar Express."

Registration is required, so call us at 424-4044 to sign-up for one of five sessions:
—Tuesday, December 5th @ 4:00;
—Tuesday, December 5th @ 6:30;
—Wednesday, December 6th @ 4:00;
—Thursday, December 7th @ 4:00; or
—Thursday, December 7th @ 6:30.

All ages are welcome.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

 

Library to be Closed November 21st - December 2nd


Library to be Closed November 21 - December 2, 2017
Between November 21st and December 2nd, with time off for Thanksgiving, the library will undergo repairs from the furnace puff-back incident that happened in the Spring, receiving a new coat of paint and fresh wallpaper.  The library will be closed during this time to make sure both our patrons and the work crew remain safe.  Ladders, scaffolding, paint and more require extra caution.

During this time:
—library staff will be available to take your calls and answer emails from 9:00-5:00PM, Tuesday-Friday;
—registration for the adult Holiday Ornament Club and the children's Polar Express event will be handled by phone at 424-4044;  
—people awaiting items from other libraries will be notified about picking them up;
—the book and A/V drop boxes will be open and emptied daily; and
—items not returned to the drop boxes with due dates between Nov 21st and Dec 2nd will be renewed.

While the library is closed, please enjoy our online services from home: 
download ebooks, eaudiobooks 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; and
—view our newest materials and place a hold.
 

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Monday, November 13, 2017

 

This Week @ Your Library...


This Week @ Your Library...November 14 - 18, 2017All Week
Kid’s Make ’n Take Craft
Stop in the Young Readers’ Room to assemble a "Turkey Lurkey" to take home and enjoy!  Note: This craft is not available during Story Times.

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

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!

Kid's Book Group @ 4:00PM
Book Bunchers in grades 3-5 meet to discuss The Aviary by Kathleen O'Dell 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.

The Grand Resort Hotels of the White Mountains @ 7:00PM
Join us for a look at the architecture and and history of some of New Hampshire's grand gems.

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 Wangs vs the World by Jade Chang
All Booked Up (adults): The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
Page Turners (grades 6-8): Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
Book Bunch (grades 3-5): The Aviary by Kathleen O'Dell

Upcoming Classes, Workshop and Events
The Grand Resort Hotels of the White Mountains  
11-15-17, 7:00PM @ Library
Holiday Ornament Club
12-6-17, 1:00-3:00PM @ Library
Holiday Ornament Club
12-12-17 6L00-8:00PM @ Library
The Quest for Happiness 
1-23-18, 7:00PM @ Library

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Adult Book Group Reads The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry for December 6th or 8th


Adult Book Group Reads "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry" for December 6 or 8, 2017
Rachel Joyce’s The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry is the chosen title for All Booked Up’s discussion on Wednesday, December 6th at 6:30PM or Friday, December 8th at 1:00PM.  Copies of the book are available in the upper level “New” room.

About the Book
Meet Harold Fry, recently retired. He lives in a small English village with his wife, Maureen, who seems irritated by almost everything he does, even down to how he butters his toast. Little differentiates one day from the next. Then one morning the mail arrives, and within the stack of quotidian minutiae is a letter addressed to Harold in a shaky scrawl from a woman he hasn't seen or heard from in twenty years. Queenie Hennessy is in hospice and is writing to say goodbye. 

Harold pens a quick reply and, leaving Maureen to her chores, heads to the corner mailbox. But then, as happens in the very best works of fiction, Harold has a chance encounter, one that convinces him that he absolutely must deliver his message to Queenie in person. And thus begins the unlikely pilgrimage at the heart of Rachel Joyce's remarkable debut. Harold Fry is determined to walk six hundred miles from Kingsbridge to the hospice in Berwick-upon-Tweed because, he believes, as long as he walks, Queenie Hennessey will live. 

Still in his yachting shoes and light coat, Harold embarks on his urgent quest across the countryside. Along the way he meets one fascinating character after another, each of whom unlocks his long-dormant spirit and sense of promise. Memories of his first dance with Maureen, his wedding day, his joy in fatherhood, come rushing back to him--allowing him to also reconcile the losses and the regrets. As for Maureen, she finds herself missing Harold for the first time in years. 


And then there is the unfinished business with Queenie Hennessy.


 

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Tween Book Group Reads Little Brother for December 14th


Tween Book Group Reads "Little Brother" for December 14, 2017
Page Turners, our book group for tweens in grades 6-8, is reading Little Brother by Cory Doctorow for their get-together on Thursday, December 14th from 2:05-3:15PM 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
Marcus, a.k.a "w1n5t0n," is only seventeen years old, but he figures he already knows how the system works–and how to work the system. Smart, fast, and wise to the ways of the networked world, he has no trouble outwitting his high school's intrusive but clumsy surveillance systems.

But his whole world changes when he and his friends find themselves caught in the aftermath of a major terrorist attack on San Francisco. In the wrong place at the wrong time, Marcus and his crew are apprehended by the Department of Homeland Security and whisked away to a secret prison where they're mercilessly interrogated for days.

When the DHS finally releases them, Marcus discovers that his city has become a police state where every citizen is treated like a potential terrorist. He knows that no one will believe his story, which leaves him only one option: to take down the DHS himself.

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Holiday Ornament Club


Holiday Ornament Club: 12-6-17 or 12-12-17Enjoy a little holiday fun—attend an adult Holiday Ornament Club!  Sign-up for Wednesday, December 6th from 1:00-3:00PM, or Tuesday, December 12th from 6:00-8:00PM.

Five ornaments are available to make and take home:
—Chalkboard glass ornament
—Fir tree light bulb ornament
—Wooden sled ornament
—Jeweled wine cork orament
—Swirled glass ornament

Space is limited, so call us at 424-4044 to register.

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Wednesday, November 08, 2017

 

New Hampshire's Grand Resort Hotels—Next Week


New Hampshire's Grand Resort Hotels—November 15, 2017
New Hampshire has a rich history of grand resort hotels.  Architectural historian Bryant Tolles, Jr. shares the history and architecture of the grand resort hotel phenomenon and hospitality tourism in the White Mountains from the pre-Civil War era to the present. 

The primary focus is on the surviving grand resort hotels: 
- The Mount Washington Resort, 
- The Mountain View Grand, 
- The Balsams, 
- The Eagle Mountain House, and 
- Wentworth Hall and Cottages. 

Join us on Wednesday, November 15th at 7:00PM for Tolles fascinating program which includes extensive illustrations documenting these buildings and others no longer in existence.

This event is made possible through a grant from NH Humanities and is free and open to the public.

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Sunday, November 05, 2017

 

This Week @ Your Library...


This Week @ Your Library...November 7 - 11, 2017
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!

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 Far Far Away by Tom McNeal  and complete a fun activity, all in time to take the late bus home.

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.

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 Wangs vs the World by Jade Chang
All Booked Up (adults): The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar
Page Turners (grades 6-8): Far Far Away by Tom McNeal
Book Bunch (grades 3-5): The Aviary by Kathleen O'Dell

Upcoming Classes, Workshop and Events
The Grand Resort Hotels of the White Mountains  
11-15-17, 7:00PM @ Library
The Quest for Happiness 
1-23-18, 7:00PM @ Library

 

November's Book of the Month is The Wangs vs the World


November 2017's Book of the Month is "The Wangs vs the World"
The Wangs vs the World by Jade Chang is our featured title for November. Copies are available in the “New” room on the upper level of the library.

About the Book
Charles Wang, a brash, lovable businessman who built a cosmetics empire and made a fortune, has just lost everything in the financial crisis. So he rounds up two of his children from schools that he can no longer afford and packs them into the only car that wasn’t repossessed. Together with their wealth-addicted stepmother, Barbra, they head on a cross-country journey from their foreclosed Bel-Air home to the Upstate New York retreat of the eldest Wang daughter, Saina. The trip brings them together in a way money never could.

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Monday, October 30, 2017

 

This Week @ Your Library...


This Week @ Your Library...Oct. 30 - Nov. 4, 2017
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!

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!

Adult Book Group @ 6:30PM
Join All Booked Up as they discuss The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar.

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 The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar.

Check Out What Our Book Clubs are Reading...
Book of the Month Club (adults): Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett
All Booked Up (adults): The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar
Page Turners (grades 6-8): Far Far Away by Tom McNeal
Book Bunch (grades 3-5): The Aviary by Kathleen O'Dell

Upcoming Classes, Workshop and Events
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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Sunday, October 22, 2017

 

This Week @ Your Library...


Tuesday
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!

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

Preston Heller, The Mentalist @ 7:00PM, LMS Cafeteria
Come find out just what a Mentalist does at this fun interactive event.

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): Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett
All Booked Up (adults): The Story Hour by Thrity Umrigar
Page Turners (grades 6-8): Far Far Away by Tom McNeal
Book Bunch (grades 3-5): The Aviary by Kathleen O'Dell

Upcoming Classes, Workshop and Events
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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