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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

 

Only Six T-shirts Remaining...


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We still have 3 Toddler and 3 children's Large T-shirts available for sale for only $5 each! 

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

 

Mucho Grande Photos


Last Friday's rain did not dampen our Mucho Grande Kick-Off event to the children's summer reading club.  Over 150 people joined us at the Litchfield Middle School Cafeteria for crafts, games, lunch and Book Bingo.  Be sure to take a look at the photos, or try the slideshow if you prefer.

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Monday, June 27, 2011

 

New Downloadable eBooks @ Your Library!


book coverThe following ebook titles have recently been added to the New Hampshire Downloadable Books collection:

For Adults
Against All Enemies by Tom Clancy
Broken by Karin Slaughter
Faithless (Grant County, 5) by Karin Slaughter
Fractured (Will Trent, 2) by Karin Slaughter
Smokin' Seventeen (Stephanie Plum, 17) by Janet Evanovich
Triptych (Will Trent, 1) by Karin Slaughter

Download these ebooks for free via New Hampshire Downloadable Books.

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New Downloadable Audiobooks @ Your Library!


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The following audiobook titles have recently been added to the New Hampshire Downloadable Books collection:

For Adults by author
The Astral by Kate Christensen
The Bad Kitty Lounge (Joseph Kozmarski, 2) by Michael Wiley
A Bad Night's Sleep (Joseph Kozmarski, 3) by Michael Wiley
Fallen (Will Trent, 3) by Karin Slaughter
The Hypnotist by Lars Kepler
The Last Striptease (Joseph Kozmarski, 1) by Michael Wiley
Lost Souls (New Orleans, 5) by Lisa Jackson
Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares
Smokin' Seventeen (Stephanie Plum, 17) by Janet Evanovich
Triptych (Will Trent, 1) by Karin Slaughter
Watch Me Die by Erica Spindler

For Teens by author
Passion (Fallen, 3) by Lauren Kate
Uncommon Criminals (Heist Society, 2) by Ally Carter

Download these audiobooks for free via New Hampshire Downloadable Books. For more information, read Downloadable Audio Books Free!

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New Stuff for Adults @ Your Library!


book coverNew titles recently added to the library collection:

Fiction
Before I Go to Sleep by S. J. Watson
One Summer by David Baldacci
Silver Girl by Elin Hilderbrand
Sisterhood Everlasting by Ann Brashares
Smokin' Seventeen by Janet Evanovich (3 copies)

Place the titles you'd like to read on reserve through the online catalog or at the Circulation Desk.

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New Movies @ Your Library!


New DVDs recently added to the library collection:

For Adults and Teens
1 a Minute: What Will You Do? (non-fiction)
30 Days: the Complete Series (non-fiction)
127 Hours
Just Go With It
Mystery of the Hope Diamond (non-fiction)
No Strings Attached
The Rite
True Grit
The Two Escobars (non-fiction)
Waiting for "Superman" (non-fiction)
The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest (non-fiction)

For Kids
Gnomeo and Juliet
Summer Eleven

Place the DVD you'd like to watch on reserve through the online catalog or at the Circulation Desk.

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Sunday, June 26, 2011

 

This Week in Summer Reading...


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One World, Many Stories
June 24 - August 5
for children age 3 years through 5th grade

Story Time Tuesday @ 10:30
Anyone who enjoys picture books is invited to join Miss Carrie-Anne on the library lawn for stories, songs and funs.  Don't forget to bring a blanket! (Weather permitting.)

Swiss Chocolate Guessing Contest All Week
Guess how many yummy chocolates are in the container.  Closest without going over wins! Earn 4 points.

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You Are Here!
June 28 - August 12
for Tweens & Teens in grades 6-12

Treasure Map in a Bottle Guessing Contest
Guess how many Treasure Map Puzzles Pieces are in the bottle.  Closest without going over wins.  Earn 1 raffle ticket.
Friendship Bracelet Craft-to-Go
Pick up a Friendship Bracelet craft kit to take home and make. Earn 1 raffle ticket.
Take the Book Crossing Challenge
Take a Book Crossing book home, read it, and release it into the wild.  Follow it online and find new books too! Earn 1 raffle ticket.

Pick Up the Featured Novel
Read Maureen Johnson's Girl at Sea, the featured novel for July. Earn 1 raffle ticket.

I Spy Clues and Other Puzzles
Solve the I Spy picture clue and find the hidden teen book titles in our word search. Earn 1 raffle ticket each.


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Novel Destinations
June 28 - August 19
for Adults

Week One is Florida--explore the Sunshine State!

Go the Distance Guessing Contest
Randomly select a novel U.S. destination and guess how many miles to get there.  Closest without going over wins.

Take a Trip
Read a book set in Florida, or written by an author who lives there, and earn 1 raffle ticket. 

See the Sights
Find the list of bowling related words our "Is Bowling Up Your Alley" Word Searchand earn 1 raffle ticket.

Travel the Web
Use Encyclopedia Britannica Online, from the library or home, to answer our "Trivia Bowl" questions and earn 1 raffle ticket.

Find details to all this and more in our activity guides!

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Friday, June 24, 2011

 

Mucho Grande Kick-Off Moved to LMS


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Due to the weather, today's Mucho Grande Kick-Off to the children's summer reading club has been moved to the Litchfield Middle School Cafeteria.  See you at LMS at 11:30!

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

 

A Little Book Called the Flipback


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LibraryThing’s June Newsletter reports on a new book format called the flipback. Introduced in the Netherlands, and gaining in popularity, the flipback opens and reads top to bottom, and is printed on thin bible paper. The thin paper allows the novel to be closer to the size of a cell phone, giving it high marks in portability. Its special binding also makes the flipback very flexible, allowing it the book to fall fully open without breaking the spine.

The flipback is soon to debut in the UK from publisher Hodder & Stoughton. Check out their video introduction to the flipback, then tells us if you’d like to see the flipback find its way to the US.

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Monday, June 20, 2011

 

New Downloadable eBooks @ Your Library!


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The following ebook titles have recently been added to the New Hampshire Downloadable Books collection:

For Adults
The Astral by Kate Christensen
Ceremony in Death (In Death, 5) by J. D. Robb
Keeping the House by Ellen Baker
Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan
Mind's Eye (Insp. Van Veeteren, 1) by Hakan Nesser
Sisterhood Everlasting (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) by Ann Brashares
This Heart of Mine (Skye O'Malley, 4) by Bertrice Small
Tiger Trap: America's Secret Spy War with China by David Wise (non-fiction)

For Teens
The False Princess by Eilis O'Neal
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Forever in Blue (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, 4) by Ann Brashares
The Girl in the Steel Corset (The Steampunk Chronicles) by Kady Cross
Girls in Pants (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, 3) by Ann Brashares
Jersey Tomatoes are the Best by Maria Padian
Passion (Fallen, 3) by Lauren Kate
The Second Summer of the Sisterhood (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, 2) by Ann Brashares
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Book 1) by Ann Brashares
The Strange Case of Finely Jayne by Kady Cross

For Kids
The Lemonade Crime (Lemonade, 2) by Jacqueline Davies

Download these ebooks for free via New Hampshire Downloadable Books.

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New Downloadable Audiobooks @ Your Library!


The following audiobook titles have recently been added to the New Hampshire Downloadable Books collection:

For Adults
The 4-Hour Workweek (Expanded and Updated) by Timothy Ferriss (non-fiction)
Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon Hunting Soccer Mom by Julie Kenner
Cries & Whiskers (Theda Krakow, 3) by Clea Simon
Keeping the House by Ellen Baker
Labor Day by Joyce Maynard
A Lonely Death (Ian Rutledge, 13) by Charles Todd
One Summer by David Baldacci
A Pale Horse (Ian Rutledge, 10) by Charles Todd
Plain Promise (Daughters of Promise, 3) by Beth Wiseman
Plain Pursuit (Daughters of Promise, 2) by Beth Wiseman
The Preacher (Patrik Hedstrom, 2) by Camilla Lackberg
The Red Door (Ian Rutledge, 12) by Charles Todd
Wrongful Death (David Sloane, 2) by Robert Dugoni

For Teens
The False Princess by Eilis O'Neal
Leverage by Joshua Cohen
Enclave by Ann Aguirre

For Kids
The Other Half of My HeartEnclave by Sundee Frazier

Download these audiobooks for free via New Hampshire Downloadable Books. For more information, read Downloadable Audio Books Free!

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This Week @ The Library...


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Mucho Grande Children's Kick-Off Friday at 11:30-1:30
Bring a picnic lunch, a blanket, and one gently used book per child, and join us out on the library lawn for crafts, lunch, and Book Bingo!

On-Going Summer Reading Club Sign-Up
It's never too late to sign-up for any of our 3 free summer reading clubs.  Sign-ip a the library or online and join the fun!

Still Time to Read the Book of the Month
Get a copy of Little Bee, our featured novel for June.

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Mucho Grande Kick-Off for Kids



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The Mucho Grande Kick-Off event for the One World, Many Stories children's summer reading club is this Friday, June 24th, from 11:30-1:30!  This popular event is well loved by all, and rightly so--check out the photos from last year's Make a Splash Kick-Off.

Bring a picnic lunch, a blanket, and one gently used book per child, and join us out on the library lawn for crafts, lunch, and Book Bingo.

Schedule of Activities:
Rain location:  Litchfield Middle School Cafeteria

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Saturday, June 18, 2011

 

Changes to Summer Reading Activity Guides


One World, Many Stories
Book Bunch on July 20th will be at 2:30

Novel Destinations
All Booked Up in July will be held on the 13th at 6:30

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Sign-Up For Summer Reading Online


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Don't have time to come to the library right now, but you really want to sign-up for the Summer Reading Clubs now?  No problem.  You can also sign-up online, and print the activity guides at home!

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

 

Board Meeting Minutes and Reports


meeting image courtesy of clipartheaven.comThe approved minutes, and other reports, from the May Board of Trustees Meetings are now available for viewing.

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Summer Reading Sign-Up is Underway!


The library has been busily signing up readers of all ages to our 3 summer reading clubs.  Were you one of them?  If not, come on down!  We have FREE summer fun for everyone.

Here's what's happening...

copyright 2011 collaborative summer library program
One World, Many Stories
June 24 - August 5
for children age 3 years through 5th grade

Many activities to keep the kids busy.  Do them all, or just a few!

>> Trade points for raffle tickets.
>> Earn points through reading, take 'n make crafts,contests and other activites.
>> Join us for craft clubs, book discussion, story time.


Special Attractions You Won't Want to Miss:
>> Mucho Grande Kick-Off--June 24th
>> Henry the Juggler--July 14th
>> Mad Science Workshops--July 20th
>> One Town, Many Cultures Night--July 26th
>> Fabuloso Ice Cream Finale--August 5th



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You Are Here!
June 28 - August 12
for Tweens & Teens in grades 6-12

Explore new people, places and things at the library: 
>> Weekly come and go activities in the library. 
>> Weekly prize drawing for pizza and a movie.
>> Featured novels.
>> Root Beer floats.
>> Grand prize drawing.



Special Attraction You Won't Want to Miss: 
>> Manga author/illustrator workshop--July 14th!


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Novel Destinations
June 28 - August 19
for Adults

>> Read for raffle tickets.
>> Weekly paper 'n pencil activities.
>> Find out about kooky destinations.
>> Weekly prize drawings for an Gift Shop item.
>> Rate what you read.
>> Final prize drawing of gift cards from area businesses.
>> Book discussions--in person and online.


Special Attractions:
>> Collect suitcases for Foster Kids

Find details to all this and more in our activity guides!

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Monday, June 13, 2011

 

New Downloadable eBooks @ Your Library!


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The following ebook titles have recently been added to the New Hampshire Downloadable Books collection:

For Adults
All the Sweet Tomorrows (Skye O'Malley, 2) by Bertrice Small
The Amateurs by Marcus Sakey
An Unlikely Countess (Malloren, 11) by Jo Beverley
The Borrower by Rebecca Makkai
Bridget Jones Diary by Helen Fielding
Buried Prey by John Sandford
Buttercream Bump Off (Cupcake Bakery, 2) by Jenn McKinlay
Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
Cold Wind (Joe Pickett, 11) by C. J. Box
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond (non-fiction)
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
Driftwood Cottage (Chesapeake Shores) by Sherryl Woods
The First Husband by Laura Dave
Free Fire (Joe Pickett, 7) by C. J. Box
Fundraising the Dead (Museum Mysteries, 1) by Sheila Connolly
The Girl Who Disappeared Twice (Forensic Instincts) by Andrea Kane
Good Neighbors by Ryan David Jahn
Good People by Marcus Sakey
I Scream You Scream (Mystery a La Mode, 1) by Wendy Lyn Watson
India Black by Carol K. Carr
Judgement in Death (In Death, 11) by J. D. Rob
Liberty Falling (Anna Pigeon, 7) by Nevada Barr
Louisa and the Missing Heiress by Anna Maclean
The Matchmaker of Kenmare by Frank Delaney
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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Missing Persons (Kate Conway, 1) by Clare O'Donohue
Moonlight Cove (Chesapeake Shores) by Sherryl Woods
Nights of Rain and Stars by Maeve Binchy
A Parfait Murder (Mystery a la Mode, 3) by Wendy Lyn Watson
Play Dead by Harlen Coben
The Poison Tree by Erin Kelly
Queen of the South by Arturo Perez-reverte
Robopocalyse by Daniel Wilson
Scarlet Feather by Maeve Binchy
The School for Brides by Cheryl Ann Smith
Scoop to Kill (Mystery a la Mode, 2) by Wendy Lyn Watson
The Second Duchess by Elizabeth Loupas
Secrets to the Grave (Oak Knoll, 2) by Tami Hoag
Sister by Rosamund Lupton
Sixkill (Spenser, 40) by Robert B. Parker
The Sunrise Lands (Change, 1) by S. M. Stirling
Then They Came for Me: a Family's Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival by Maziar Bahari (non-fiction)
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carre
Tripwire (Jack Reacher, 3) by Lee Child
Twilight Eyes by Dean Koontz
Uprising (Vampire Federation,1) by Sean McCabe
Venetia Kelly's Traveling Show by Frank Delaney
What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakthrough by Ruth Pennebaker
Worth Dying For (Jack Reacher, 15) by Lee Child

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For Teens
Drought by Pam Bachorz
Scorpia Rising (Alex Rider, 9) by Anthony Horowitz
What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen
Wolves, Boys, & Other Things That Might Kill Me by Kristen Chandler
Z. Raptor (The Hunting, 2) by Steve Cole
Z. Rex (The Hunting, 1) by Steve Cole

For Kids
Case of Topsy-Turvy Toy (Pete and Penny's Pizza Puzzles, 2) by Aaron Rosenberg
Holes by Louis Sachar
The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies

Download these ebooks for free via New Hampshire Downloadable Books.

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New Downloadable Audiobooks @ Your Library!


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The following audiobook titles have recently been added to the New Hampshire Downloadable Books collection:

For Adults
Bet Your Bones (Dinah Pelerin, 2) by Jeanne Matthews
Bones of Contention (Dinah Pelerin, 1) by Jeanne Matthews
Driftwood Cottage (Chesapeake Shores, 5) by Sherryl Woods
Hit List (Anita Blake, 20) by Laurell K. Hamilton
The Honor of Spies (Honor Bound, 5) by W. E. B. Griffin
House Secrets (Joe DeMarco, 4) by Mike Lawson
Liars and Saints by Maile Meloy
Misery Bay (Alex McKnight, 8) by Steve Hamilton
Moonlight Cove (Chesapeake Shores, 6) by Sherryl Woods
Robopocalypse by Daniel Wilson
To Be Sung Underwater by Tom McNeal
The Two Deaths of Daniel Hayes by Marcus Sakey
Z. Rex (The Hunting, 1) by Steve Cole

For Teens
The Abduction (Theodore Boone, 2) by John Grisham

Download these audiobooks for free via New Hampshire Downloadable Books. For more information, read Downloadable Audio Books Free!

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New Stuff for Teens @ Your Library!


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New titles recently added to the library collection:

Fiction
Countdown by Deborah Wiles
Daniel X: Alien Hunter by James Patterson (graphic novelf)
Eagle Strike by Anthony Horowitz
Heart of a Samurai by Margi Preus
Point Blank by Anthony Horowitz
Throne of Fire (Kane Chronicles) by Rick Riordan

Place the titles you'd like to read on reserve through the online catalog or at the Circulation Desk.

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New Stuff for Adults @ Your Library!


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New titles recently added to the library collection:

Fiction
Dreams of Joy by Lisa See
The Heart Specialist by Claire Rothman
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
Summer Rental by Mary Kay Andrews
Trader of Secrets by Steve Martini

Non-Fiction
Berried in Chocolate: How I Built a Multi-Million Dollar Business Doing What I Love To Do and How You Can Too by Shari Fitzpatrick
Martha Stewart's New Pies and Tarts

Place the titles you'd like to read on reserve through the online catalog or at the Circulation Desk.

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Sunday, June 12, 2011

 

This Week @ The Library...


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Sign-Up for Summer Reading
All three programs are ready for sign-ups!

Grab All Booked Up's July Title
Copies of The Glass Castle are available at the upstairs Circulation Desk.

Warm Up With a Beach Read
Check out the display of Beach Reads at the top of the stairs.

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Thursday, June 09, 2011

 

Library Telephone Service Now Working


That's right, the good people at One Communications sent out a Fairpoint Team, and we once again have telephone service!

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Wednesday, June 08, 2011

 

Library Telephone Number Out of Service


We are currently without telephone service here at the library.  I will let you know when it's back up and running.

In the meantime, if you need to contact us, please email instead. 

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Tuesday, June 07, 2011

 

Summer Reading Club Registration Begins Next Week!


Summer Reading for Ages 3-5th Grade



Summer Reading for Tweens and Teens in Grades 5-12


Summer Reading for Adults

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Monday, June 06, 2011

 

New Stuff for Kids @ Your Library!


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New titles recently added to the library collection:

Board Books
The Hiccupotamus by Aaron Zenz
Roadwork by Sally Sutton
You Are My I Love You by Maryann Love

Picture Books
Fancy Nancy: Aspiring Artist by Jane O'Connor
The Jellybeans and the Big Camp Kickoff by Laura Numeroff
Librarian On The Roof by M. G. King
No Sleep For Sheep by Karen Beaumont
Princess Kim and Too Much Truth by Maryann Cocca-Leffler

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Beginning Readers
Biscuit and the Lost Teddy Bear by Alyssa Capucilli
Flappy and Scrappy by Arthur Yorinks
Mac and Cheese by Sarah Weeks
Pinkalicious: Pink Around the Rink by Victoria Kann
Please Don't Feed the Tiger Lily! by Tennant Redbank

Chapter Books
The Adventures of Nanny Piggins by R. A. Spratt
Emma Dilemma, the Nanny, and the Best Horse Ever by Patricia Hermes
Guinea Dog by Patrick Jennings
The Penderwicks at Point Mouette by Jeanne Birdsall
A Tale Dark & Grimm by Adam Gidwitz

Audio Fiction
Magic Tree House Collection, Books 1-8 by Mary Pope Osborne

Place the titles you'd like to read on reserve through the online catalog or at the Circulation Desk.

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New Stuff for Adults @ Your Library!


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New titles recently added to the library collection:

Fiction
After the Darkness (Sidney Sheldon's) by Tilly Bagshawe
Buried Prey by John Sandford
The Final Storm by Jeff Shaara
Guilt By Association by Marcia Clark
King, Ship, and Sword by Dewey Lambdin
Leaving by Karen Kingsbury (large print)
Miss New India by Bharati Mukherjee
The Snowman by Jo Nesbo

Non-Fiction
Eva's Kitchen: Cooking With Love For Family & Friends by Eva Longoria

Audio Non-Fiction
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Place the titles you'd like to read on reserve through the online catalog or at the Circulation Desk.

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New Downloadable eBooks @ Your Library!


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The following ebook titles have recently been added to the New Hampshire Downloadable Books collection:

For Adults
Beach Lane (Chesapeake Shores,7) by Sherryl Woods
Bel-Air Dead by Stuart Woods
Bill Moyers Journal: the Conversation Continues by Bill Moyers (non-fiction)
Dreams of Joy by Lisa See
Flowers on Main (Chesapeake Shores, 2) by Sherryl Woods
Harbor Lights (Chesapeake Shores, 3) by Sherryl Woods
The Inn at Eagle Point (Chesapeake Shores, 1) by Sherryl Woods
The Psychopath Test: a Journey Through the Madness Industry) by Jon Ronson (non-fiction)
To End All Wars: a Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918 by Adam Hochschild (non-fiction)

Download these ebooks for free via New Hampshire Downloadable Books.

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New Downloadable Audiobooks @ Your Library!


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The following audiobook titles have recently been added to the New Hampshire Downloadable Books collection:

For Adults
Beach Lane (Chesapeake Shores, 7) by Sherryl Woods
Dreams of Joy by Lisa See
Flowers on Main (Chesapeake Shores, 2) by Sherryl Woods
Harbor Lights (Chesapeake Shores, 3) by Sherryl Woods
Just Like Heaven by Julia Quinn
Stealing the General: the Great Locomotive Chase and the First Medal of Honor by Russell Bonds (non-fiction)

For Teens
Dark Magick (Wicca Sweep, 4) by Cate Tiernan

Download these audiobooks for free via New Hampshire Downloadable Books. For more information, read Downloadable Audio Books Free!

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Sunday, June 05, 2011

 

This Week @ The Library...


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Kids' Make 'n Take Craft (All Week)
Drop by with the kids for this month's "Monkey's Uncle" Make 'n Take Craft!

Try Out a New Parking Space
7 new parking spaces are being added on Monday--why not try one out?

Pick-Up This Month's Featured Novel
Little Bee is available at the upstairs Circulation Desk.  Get yours today.

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Friday, June 03, 2011

 

Stuffed Animal Sleepover Photos Are Ready!


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On May 19th, children brought their stuffed animals to the library for evening Story Time. The children went home, but their animals stayed for a fun filled sleepover.  Want to see what they were up to?

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Thursday, June 02, 2011

 

All Booked Up Reads The Glass Castle for July


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July's book discussion selection is The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls. Grab your copy at the upstairs Circulation Desk and join the group for the dissection at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 6th.

From the Publisher
Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and above all, how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary, who painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family, called herself an "excitement addict." Cooking a meal that would be consumed in fifteen minutes had no appeal when she could make a painting that might last forever.

Later, when the money ran out, or the romance of the wandering life faded, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town — and the family — Rex Walls had done everything he could to escape. He drank. He stole the grocery money and disappeared for days. As the dysfunction of the family escalated, Jeannette and her brother and sisters had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they weathered their parents' betrayals and, finally, found the resources and will to leave home.

What is so astonishing about Jeannette Walls is not just that she had the guts and tenacity and intelligence to get out, but that she describes her parents with such deep affection and generosity. Hers is a story of triumph against all odds, but also a tender, moving tale of unconditional love in a family that despite its profound flaws gave her the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms.

Next Month: Like Water For Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

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Paving on Monday

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The library parking lot is being expanded by seven spots on Monday, June 6th!  This work may spill over into Tuesday, so you may find you have to enter through the exit drive.  If this is the case, please be super cautious driving in and driving out.

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Wednesday, June 01, 2011

 

Little Bee is the Book of the Month in June


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This month's featured novel comes from author Chris CleaveLittle Bee is available for checkout at the upstairs Circulation Desk.

From Amazon.com
The publishers of Chris Cleave's new novel "don't want to spoil" the story by revealing too much about it, and there's good reason not to tell too much about the plot's pivot point. All you should know going in to Little Bee is that what happens on the beach is brutal, and that it braids the fates of a 16-year-old Nigerian orphan (who calls herself Little Bee) and a well-off British couple--journalists trying to repair their strained marriage with a free holiday--who should have stayed behind their resort's walls. The tide of that event carries Little Bee back to their world, which she claims she couldn't explain to the girls from her village because they'd have no context for its abundance and calm. But she shows us the infinite rifts in a globalized world, where any distance can be crossed in a day--with the right papers--and "no one likes each other, but everyone likes U2." Where you have to give up the safety you'd assumed as your birthright if you decide to save the girl gazing at you through razor wire, left to the wolves of a failing state. (Mari Malcolm)

Next month: Julia's Chocolates by Cathy Lamb

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