Blind Date with a Book

To celebrate Valentine’s Day (and help beat the winter boredom!) – come check out our latest display – Blind Date with a Book

Select a book to check out and be surprised!

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Hiking Lecture on Wednesday, February 24th

The next in our Library Lecture series will be held on Wednesday, February 24 at 7:00 pm.

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Come join us to hear Dan Szczesny and his hiking partner,  Janelle talk about their year long hiking experiences in a quest to complete a little-known hiking list in New Hampshire called “The 52 With a View”.

When they first set foot on the trail to Mt. Kearsarge in November of 2011, neither of them knew that this easy hike to one of the state’s most popular mountain tops would change both their lives. Janelle was just nine years old and a ward of Dan’s at the time. Over the next year, they criss-crossed the state in an 225-mile attempt to complete the list.

Dan, the associate publisher of The Hippo, is a long-time journalist and writer. He’s a member of the AMC’s 4,000-footer club and has written extensively about the outdoors and hiking. Most recently, he spent a month in Nepal trekking to Everest Base Camp.

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Coloring for Teens!

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Calling all teens (grades 6-12) – come join us for coloring activities at the library on Tuesdays in February – from 2:30-4:30 pm. We provide the materials and you provide the inspiration! Please signup in advance.

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February Calendar

We have lots of activities planned for this month! Please come join us!

You can download the calendar here:  Feb 2016 Calendar

Monday, February 1 – the Library Board of Trustees meet at 6:30 pm

Tuesday, February 2 – Coloring for Teens (grades 6-8) from 2:30-4:30 pm – please sign-up in advance!

Wednesday, February 3 – Preschool Story Time at 10:00 am

Thursday, February 4 – Preschool Story Time at 10:00 am; Knitting Group meets at 1:00 pm

Tuesday, February 9 – Coloring for Teens (grades 6-8) from 2:30-4:30 pm – please sign-up in advance!

Wednesday, February 10 – Preschool Story Time at 10:00 am; Afternoon Book Club meets at 1:00 to discuss A Girl Named Zippy; LEGO Club meets from 3:15-4:30 pm

Thursday, February 11 – Preschool Story Time at 10:00 am; Knitting Group meets at 1:00 pm

Friday, February 12 – FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT at 7:00 pm – “Hotel Transylvania 2″ (rated PG)

Monday, February 15 – The Library is closed for Presidents Day; Evening Book Club meets at 6:30 pm to discuss Sister by Rosamund Lupton

Tuesday, February 16 – Coloring for Teens (grades 6-8) from 2:30-4:30 pm – please sign-up in advance!

Wednesday, February 17 – Preschool Story Time at 10:00 am

Thursday, February 18 – Preschool Story Time at 10:00 am; Knitting Group meets at 1:00 pm

Monday, February 22 – School Vacation Program (K-5) – LEGO Club meets 1:00-3:00 pm

Tuesday, February 23 – School Vacation Program (6-8) Coloring for Teens from 2:30-4:30 pm

Wednesday, February 24 – School Vacation Program (K-5) – Come enjoy Board Games from 1:00-3:00 pm

Library Lecture Series at 7:00 – Dan Szczesny will be speaking on his hiking adventures and book that he wrote based upon hiking “52 With a View” mountains in New Hampshire “The Adventures of Buffalo and Tough Cookie

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Thursday, February 25 – School Vacation Program (K-5) – Story, Snack and Craft from 1:00-3:00 pm; Knitting Group meets at 1:00 pm

Friday, February 26 – School Vacation Program (K-5) – Come Learn to Play Chess! from 1:00-3:00 pm

**If you are the parents of a new child born or adopted in 2015/early 2016 – please let the library know (778-8169) so we can invite you to our Books for Babies event scheduled for April 9th**

 

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LEGO Contest winner!

Thanks to all the children who participated in our 2nd annual LEGO Contest on January 30th. Our first place winner was Mia Cook!

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Come Knit at the Library!

A new knitting group is forming at the library – please join us. Bring a project that you are working on or something new that you want to start.

Thursdays at 1:00 pm, starting January 21st

Coffee, tea and water are provided.

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Fall Festival Photos

Thank you to everyone who helped out and came to the Friends Fall Festival on Saturday, October 17th! It was a bit chilly but the children enjoyed our crafts, ring toss and even ices from the Kona Ice Truck. Wonderful treats were purchased from the baked sale and pumpkins went to new homes.

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The Friends Board members: Jill Backman, Kristin Droste, Lisa Fernandes, Beth Lieberman & Taylor Cohen

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New Library Catalog and sign in for Overdrive!

We now have a new library catalog system – you can click on it from this website – on right hand side side. We hope you find it very user friendly!

Here is what will be different:

You can sign in to your own account using your library card number (ask us!) and the password is your telephone number without area code. Now you can renew your own books, see what you have checked out and send us suggestions. If you don’t get the online library newsletter, you can sign up for that also.

If you use Overdrive to download books and audios – the way to sign in has changed:

Your account number is still your four-digit library card number but without the 4272 in front of it. Your password/pin is your telephone number without area code and as 7 digits all together. Please let us know if you have any trouble – send us an email to newpl@comcast.net or give us a call at 778-8169.

You will be receiving automatic emails to reminder you when materials are due.

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Summer Reading Wrap Up Photos

Thank you to everyone who turned out for our Summer Reading Wrap Up event held on Thursday, August 13th at Town Hall.

We appreciate our ice cream scoopers – Kim Crisp, Chris Fernandes and Lee Woodworth. Thank you also to the Boston Museum of Science who gave us a grant to present their program “Heroes in the Sky” in their portable planetarium – everyone enjoyed the program!

All the raffle winners were announced too! Here are some pictures:

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Butterfly Heroes!

Jerry Schneider, butterfly expert, came to talk to us on August 5th. We learned all about butterflies, moths and their migrations.

Following the presentation, the children decorated t-shirts. See how they came out:

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