Mount Everest Climb Lecture on March 29th

Come join us for our next Library Lecture on Wednesday, March 29th at 7:00 pm.

Using music, photos and videos from his trip, Joe Pratt will share the story of his climb on the highest mountain from the north side in 2012. His goal of the climb was to eradicate polio throughout the world forever.

Come hear the details of one of deadliest days for western climbers in the history of Mount Everest – two climbers died on the north side while four did not return from the south side. This is the first hand account of how Joe managed to be one of two Americans to summit on May 20, 2012. The expedition began in Lhasa Tibet and lasted over six weeks.  With temperatures of 35 degrees below zero and winds that literally blew tents off the mountain, it is a story of physical and mental challenge few have experienced.  Find out how the death zone of Mount Everest lives up to its name!

Polio is a crippling and potentially fatal disease, which affects primarily children under five. Pratt donates 100 percent of the funds raised at his presentations to this effort. Donations raised are matched two to one by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for up to $35 million a year through 2018. If fully utilized, the match will represent more than $500 million.

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March Calendar

Wednesday, March 1 – Family Story Time at 10:00 am; Drop in crafts for children all day
Thursday, March 2 – Knitting Group meets at 1:00 pm; Drop in crafts for children all day
Friday, March 3 – Drop in crafts for children all day
Monday, March 6 – Library Board of Trustees meets at 6:30 pm
Wednesday, March 8 – Preschool Story Time at 10:00 am; Book Club at 1:00 pm to discuss “The Particular Sadness
of Lemon Cake”
Thursday, March 9 – Preschool Story Time at 10:00 am; Knitting Group meets at 1:00 pm
Friday, March 10 – Family Movie Night at 7:00 pm – keep posted for selection!
Saturday, March 11 – Family Story Time at 10:00 am
Wednesday, March 15 – Preschool Story Time at 10:00 am; Friends meet at 7:00 pm
Thursday, March 16 – Preschool Story Time at 10:00 am; Knitting Group meets at 1:00 pm
Friday, March 17 – LEGO CLUB from 1:00-3:00 pm
Monday, March 20 – Book Club meets at 6:30 pm to discuss “The Museum of Extraordinary Things”
Wednesday, March 22 – Preschool Story Time at 10:00 am
Thursday, March 23 – Preschool Story Time at 10:00 am; Knitting Group meets at 1:00 pm
Wednesday, March 29 – Preschool Story Time at 10:00 am; Library Lecture Series at 7:00 pm – Mount Everest Climb to End Polio by Joe Pratt
Thursday, March 30 – Preschool Story Time at 10:00 am; Knitting Group meets at 1:00 pm
Mark Your Calendars for the Library Annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, April 8 from 8:00-11:00 at the Newfields Elementary School
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LEGO Club Photos

Great fun was had at LEGO Club on Wednesday, February 22. Creative designers included:

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LEGO Contest Pictures & Winners

We had a great LEGO contest on Saturday, January 28th with 11 entries submitted.

 

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Our winners are:

1st Place – Keller & Atticus Johnston for “Spiderman Brooklyn Bridge”

2nd Place – Rowen Kaufmann for “Dragee”

3rd Place – Nicole Johnson for untitled

Thanks to everyone who came and participated!

Here are some other pictures:

 

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New Tree at the Library!

Our deep appreciation to the Lagasse family for donating a new tree in our side yard.

The family gathered together in December for this photo:

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Thank you to our bakers!

Thank you to all those who baked for our Friends Election Day Bake Sale, those who made soup and everyone who purchased items! Over $750 was raised that will go towards enhancing library activities.thank-you2

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BOO Parade Photos

The rain held off and we had a great turnout for our annual BOO Parade held on October 27th. Thank you to the folks that we visited: The Country Store, Main Street Art, The Community Church, Town Hall, and the Police Station!

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Our new parking lot!

Construction is underway at 76 Main Street – we will be adding 6 additional parking spaces in our lot behind the library! This is very exciting news for all of you who have struggled to find a place to park when visiting us.

Thank you so much to the Friends of the Library who are making this possible! If you are not already a member, this would be a wonderful time to do so and support this wonderful group!

 

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Summer Reading Raffle Winners

Thanks to everyone who came to our Ice Cream Social last evening!

Congratulations to our raffle winners:

Basket #1 – Will Johnson, Basket #2 – Molly Conner, Basket #3 – Luke McDonald, Basket #4 – Lani Brown, Basket #5 – Megan Leigh, Basket #6 – Amelia Ward, #7 – Anna Lieberman.

Teen winner – Helen Lieberman, Adult winner – Charisse Thompson

Thank you also to those who helped out: Chris Fernandes, Kim Crisp, Lucie Oliver and Loren Hunt!

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Film Shoot at the library

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If you noticed several trucks and lots of activity at the library last Sunday – we were the setting for a local film shoot. Our lovely meeting room was used for a scene that may appear in the “The True Believers”. They also used the Country Store as a setting for some other parts of the film. Above is photo of some of the cast and crew.

 

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