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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

 

Please Bring Your Library Card


Please Bring Your Library Card  |  9-18-19
We admit it.  We have developed some bad habits when it comes to library cards. 

Because of this, we politely ask you to bring your library card or key tag when you intend to check out materials or use a computer.

Some of us may know you by face, but others don't, not to mention it's a violation of policy.  It's easier for everyone if you have your card on hand.

Don't know where your library card is? We will issue you a new card.

Don't want to carry it around with you?
You probably always have your phone with you.  Add it to a phone app such as KeyRing and we can scan it from there.

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Monday, September 16, 2019

 

September's Book of the Month is The Chalk Man


September 2019's Book of the Month is "The Chalk Man"
The Chalk Man by C. J. Tudor is our featured title for September. Copies are available in the “New” room on the upper level of the library.

About the Book
In 1986, Eddie and his friends are on the verge of adolescence, spending their days biking in search of adventure. The chalk men are their secret code, stick figures they draw for one another as hidden messages. But one morning the friends find a chalk man leading them to the woods. They follow the message, only to find the dead body of a teenage girl.
 
In 2016, Eddie is nursing a drinking problem and trying to forget his past, until one day he gets a letter containing a chalk man—the same one he and his friends saw when they found the body. Soon he learns that all his old friends received the same note. When one of them is killed, Eddie realizes that saving himself means figuring out what happened all those years ago. But digging into the past proves more dangerous than he could have known. Because in this town, everyone has secrets, no one is innocent, and some will do anything to bury the truth.

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Adult Book Group Reads The Home for Unwanted Girls for October 2nd or 4th


Adult Book Group Reads "The Home for Unwanted Girls" for October 2 or 4, 2019
Joanna Goodman's The Home for Unwanted Girls is the chosen title for All Booked Up’s discussion on Wednesday, October 2nd at 6:30PM or Friday, October 4th at 1:00PM.  Copies of the book are available in the upper level “New” room.

About the Book
In 1950s Quebec, French and English tolerate each other with precarious civility—much like Maggie Hughes’ parents. Maggie’s English-speaking father has ambitions for his daughter that don’t include marriage to the poor French boy on the next farm over. But Maggie’s heart is captured by Gabriel Phénix. When she becomes pregnant at fifteen, her parents force her to give baby Elodie up for adoption and get her life ‘back on track’.
Elodie is raised in Quebec’s impoverished orphanage system. It’s a precarious enough existence that takes a tragic turn when Elodie, along with thousands of other orphans in Quebec, is declared mentally ill as the result of a new law that provides more funding to psychiatric hospitals than to orphanages. Bright and determined, Elodie withstands abysmal treatment at the nuns’ hands, finally earning her freedom at seventeen, when she is thrust into an alien, often unnerving world.
Maggie, married to a businessman eager to start a family, cannot forget the daughter she was forced to abandon, and a chance reconnection with Gabriel spurs a wrenching choice. As time passes, the stories of Maggie and Elodie intertwine but never touch, until Maggie realizes she must take what she wants from life and go in search of her long-lost daughter, finally reclaiming the truth that has been denied them both.

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This Week @ Your Library...


This Week @ Your Library... Sept. 16 - 21, 2019
All Week
Kid’s Make ’n Take Craft
Stop in the Young Readers’ Room to assemble a scarecrow to take home and enjoy!  Note: This craft is not available during Story Times.

STEM Fun withMagnetic Match Rings
Magnetic Match Rings is a fun way to learn aboutmagnetism, help develop visual matching skills, and improve eye-hand coordination. Theyare available at the circulation desk for exploration by children age 3 and up.

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 Stitchesmeets the 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesday of the month.

Preschool Storytime @ 10:30AM
Join us for rhymes, songs and fingerplays to get the wiggles out. Sit for a couple of stories with interaction and discussion of the books. Movement, games, and a craft will round out this lively storytime. Geared toward ages 3-5 years old with caregiver (siblings are welcome).

Wednesday
Preschool Storytime @ 12:30PM
Join us for rhymes, songs and fingerplays to get the wiggles out. Sit for a couple of stories with interaction and discussion of the books. Movement, games, and a craft will round out this lively storytime. Geared toward ages 3-5 years old with caregiver (siblings are welcome).

Bedtime Stories @ 6:30PM
Cozy up with Miss Alexis and your favorite stuffed animal, wear your PJs (if you want to) for this short but sweet storytime. Rhymes, songs, flannel board activities with a few stories will be just what you need before bedtime. All ages are welcome with caregiver.

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.

Thursday
Chair Yoga @ 10:30AM
Yoga instructor Catrina Ledoux leads youthrough a series of gentle yoga poses. A $3-5 donation to Catrina is suggested but is not required.  **Registration required.**

Friday
Infant Storytime @ 10:30AM
Designed for babies and caregivers to interact in a relaxing and fun environment. Babies learn stimulating and nurturing early literacy activities that can be continued at home. Rhymes and rhythm, bounces and wiggles, picture books and music followed by a social time will all be part of this program. Ages birth – 18 months with caregiver (siblings are welcome).

Toddler Storytime @ 11:30AM
Description:If you’re not a baby and not in preschool then you must be a toddler! Songs, fingerplays, and a few stories will be part of this program, but a big emphasis on movement play. Come ready to move and groove. Recommended ages 18 months – 3 years with caregiver (siblings are welcome).

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

 

Book Talk with Author Tammi Truax


New England author Tammi Truax tells the never-before-told story of the first two elephants to come to America in 1795 on board a ship from Salem, Massachusetts and the enslaved boy named William who finds himself tasked with caring for them. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Monday, August 26, 2019

 

Get to Know the New Children's Librarian


Miss Alexis joins the library on Wednesday, September 4th.  She has been a Children's Librarian for five years and is well versed in early literacy, Storytime and other programs, helping children find books that are right for them, ordering books and materials to fit the needs of our young patrons, and creating a warm, comfortable atmosphere.

I asked Miss Alexis fifteen questions so that we can all get a head start on getting to know her:

  1. What is your favorite ice cream flavor?  Peppermint Stick
  2. What genre of music do you listen to the most? Classic British Alternative Rock, 80’s, and during the summer, Yacht Rock!
  3. Do you hit the snooze button or wake up immediately? Wake up immediately
  4. What types of pets have you had over the years? I didn’t have pets until I was an adult, my first pets were two tuxedo cats, brother and sister named Itchy and Scratchy.  Now, I have a 16-year old cat named after Jerry Remy and a 11-year old cat named after Josh Beckett. Remy is also a tuxedo cat, but Beckett is a Maine Coon. He is super fluffy and really noisy and hungry in the morning – that’s why I get up immediately!
  5. Who are your favorite authors? Mo Willems, Katherine Applegate, Avi, Pip Jones, JK Rowling, James Dean…..
  6. What nicknames have you had? Lex, Lexie and Louie
  7. What was your first car? 1993 VW Jetta, Silver, manual with a sunroof
  8. Which would you rather do: wash dishes, mow the lawn, clean the bathroom, or vacuum the house? Wash dishes
  9. If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would you go? London! And I’ll actually be there in a month! I’m so excited!!!
  10. What was the last book you read? Pigeon Has to Go to School by Mo Willems, everyone should read it, I love Pigeon!
  11. What do you like to do in your free time? I love to cook and try new recipes, I’m trying vegan recipes a lot lately. I watch cooking shows and I paint when I have a big chunk of time, oil on canvas. I like to paint landscapes and still-lifes. This summer I binge-watched “New Girl” on Netflix with my 18-year old daughter, Emily.
  12. If you see a puddle on the ground, do you walk around it, step over it, or walk through it? I kind of skip-hop over it.
  13. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? A first grade teacher
  14. What one thing about you that might surprise people? My hair is really white! Yup, totally white, it’s been that way since I was 30 years old. So I color it for now, but maybe someday, I’ll stop and be that “silly, white-haired librarian in town”, you’ll just have to wait and see.
  15. What children’s program you’ve held is your favorite? For Valentine’s Day I lead a Chocolate Club program that was so super, sweet delicious! I started by reading Wanted: The Chocolate Monster by Pip Jones, but I read it with a British accent! Then we all made chocolate puppy dogs out of Hershey kisses and Twix bars, followed by dipping fruits, pretzels and cake in a CHOCOLATE FOUNTAIN!!! And of course we washed it all down with some hot chocolate! 
 Please stop in to say "hello."



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2019 Summerfest Honor Books


Fourteen children earned "honor books" in the 2019's Summerfest: "A Universe of Stories." Honors were earned by completing every item in the summerfest brochure--that's quite an accomplishment!  

Miss Carrie-Anne chose a book for each child and a book plate was placed inside each book that reads, "This book has been placed in the collection in honor of [name], Exceptional Summer Reader!, Summerfest 2019 A Universe of Stories."

2019 Summerfest Honor Books
Readers receiving honors are:
Forest A
Gwen F
Marley F
Lucy H
Evelyn L
Marion L
Camryn L
Madelyn L
Patrick R
Sam S
Joshua S
Kyla S
Alyssa T
Corinne T
 

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Monday, August 19, 2019

 

This Week @ Your Library...


All Week
STEM Fun with KEVA Planks
KEVA Planks are available for exploration at the desk for kids of all ages. Maple planks in a variety of lengths provide endless possibilities for producing structures or forms.  Building tips and project ideas are provided to get children started.  Great for imagination and conversation.  With KEVA, "simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." (Leonardo DaVinci) http://www.kevaplanks.com/

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.

Wednesday
Kid's Book Group @ 4:00PM
Book Bunchers in grades 3-5 meet to discuss The Fast and the Furriest by Andy Behrens 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.

Saturday
Library CLOSED
The library is closed on Saturday mornings until September 7th.

Enjoy our online offerings while we're closed!

Download ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines with OverDrive.
Begin learning a new language with Mango Languages.
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Things to Put on Your Calendar

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