Moultonborough Library News

March 23, 2017

Events
On Thursday, March 23, join us to celebrate a slightly belated St. Patrick’s Day with “Irish Music and Stories,” presented by Kate Chadbourne, at 6:30 p.m. Kate is an award-winning songwriter and poet, a scholar and teacher of Irish language and folklore with a PhD from Harvard, and a beloved performer at venues throughout New England.
The annual Easter Egg Hunt will be on Saturday, April 8 at 11:00 a.m. Children up to age 12 are invited to come and join the hunt for over a thousand plastic eggs filled with goodies around the library grounds. There will be another needle-felting session with Diana Johnson on Friday, April 14 at 10:30 to create bunnies. Please sign up as space is limited, and there will be a charge of $5.00 for materials.
On Monday, April 10, the Historical Society and the library are co-sponsoring a NH Humanities Program on Native American history of the Winnipesaukee/Squam watershed with John and Donna Moody at 7:00 p.m. in the library meeting room.
Also in April, the Recreation Department is having a bus trip to Boston to visit the USS Constitution, and in conjunction with the trip, the library is sponsoring a presentation by Brad Wolff, a retired teacher and former NH Teacher of the Year who spent a week visiting the Constitution as a member of a National Endowment for the Humanities study program. Our program will be on Friday, April 21 at 10:30 and the bus trip will be Monday, May 15. All are welcome at the program, whether they plan on seeing the ship in person or not.
There will be a Retirement Seminar presented by Nancy Goss and Sarah Groleau on Monday, April 24 at 7:00 p.m.
If you are a small business owner or operator in Moultonborough, please take a few moments to visit our website and take a survey about how the library might better serve your business.
Free AARP tax preparation assistance with volunteer Jean Beadle continues on Mondays, with 45 minute appointments between 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Please call the library at 476-8895 to make an appointment. Be sure to bring your 2015 return, plus date of birth and Social Security number for spouses and dependents, along with the usual W-2, 1099, 1095, and other documents.
 
New Books
New books include “Havana: a Subtropical Delirium,” by Mark Kurlansky, in nonfiction; “Strangers Tend to Tell Me Things,” by Amy Dickinson; “The Cutthroat,” a new Isaac Bell adventure by Clive Cussler; “Mississippi Blood,” by Greg Iles, the conclusion of his “Natchez Burning” trilogy, and “Eggshells,” by Catriona Lally.
New in DVD are “Doctor Strange,” with Benedict Cumberbatch; “Moana,” a new Disney animated feature set in ancient Hawaii; “Dark Horse,” and the Patriots 2017 Super Bowl season documentary. Also new in our collection is “Bread and Tulips.”  New in audiobook format is “Hidden Figures,” by Margot Lee Shetterly, the true story of the African-American women who worked as human calculators for NASA during the early days of the space program.
Technology
Computer and device classes with technology librarian AnneMarie Welch continue with iPad/iPhone beginners class on Tuesdays, March 21 and 28, and April 4 11, 18, and 25.  On Wednesday, March 22, there will be a “Learn About Apps” class from 2-4 p.m., and on Wednesday, March 29, an Android Smartphone and Tablet beginners class. In April, there will be a Windows 10 For Beginners class on April 5 Learn About Apps on April 12, and Microsoft Word Basics on April 26.    All classes are from 2-4 p.m. Class size is limited to eight, so please call 476-8895 to sign up. One-on-one classes and technical help can also be scheduled.
Technology Users Group meets on Mondays from 2-4 p.m. Bring your devices and your questions about iPhones/iPADs, Android smartphones, tablets, Windows 10, Kindles, and anything else that you might need help with. No sign-up necessary.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through Overdrive thanks to the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the NHDB Overdrive website can be found on the Moultonborough Library website. Just give us a call to get the four-digit code for our library, plus your library card number, and you will be ready to log in and download. You may check out up to three titles at one time, and reserve those that are not currently available. If you don’t have a device to play the books of your choice, we have four Kindle Fire tablets that may be borrowed.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” with no password. Just look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open.
Our copier will also enlarge, reduce, and scan documents or pictures to an email address or a USB drive.
Weekly Events
Preschool story times are Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m. All preschoolers are welcome to attend for a story and an easy craft project.
Coloring for Grownups activity on Tuesdays from 10:30 until noon.
The “Stitch and Chat” group meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Legos and More, including Hex Bugs and Lincoln Logs, third Wednesday of the month, 3:30-4:30.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
Passes
Thanks to the Friends of the Library, we have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, and the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended. Other institutions to which we have passes will reopen in the spring.
 

Moultonborough Library News

March 9, 2017


Events
Mark your calendars for Friday, March 17 for the 5th annual “Soup and Sweets” Luncheon. The community is invited to a free lunch, including a selection of homemade soups and desserts, courtesy of the Friends of the Library and the library staff.
Our documentary film series concludes with the film “Sherpa,” which is about the people of Nepal who assist climbers on Mt. Everest, 16 of whom were killed in a 2014 avalanche.
Looking ahead to April, the Friends of the Library book discussion continues the theme of “relationships,” with “Partners in Command: George Marshall and Dwight Eisenhower in War and Peace,” by Mark Perry. The relationship of Marshall and Eisenhower as leaders during World War II was one of the most important of the 20th century. The discussion will be on Thursday, April 20 at 10:30, and leaders will be retired Brigadier General Ed Harrington and Vietnam vet Bruce Roberts. Supplies of this title are limited, but we have been able to borrow six copies in addition to the one in our collection, so we’re starting now in hopes that interested readers can have time to share the available copies.
On Thursday, March 23, help us celebrate a slightly belated St. Patrick’s Day with Irish Music and Stories, featuring Katie Chadbourne, at 6:30 p.m. Kate is an award-winning songwriter and poet, a scholar and teacher of Irish language and folklore with a PhD from Harvard, and a beloved performer at venues throughout New England.
The display case this month features sea glass jewelry designed by Ellen Chamberlain of Moultonborough.
Free AARP tax preparation assistance with volunteer Jean Beadle continues on Mondays, with 45 minute appointments between 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Please call the library at 476-8895 to make an appointment. Be sure to bring your 2015 return, plus date of birth and Social Security number for spouses and dependents, along with the usual W-2, 1099, 1095, and other documents.
 
New Books
New in nonfiction is “Atlas Obscura,” based on the popular website that lists hundreds of interestingly eccentric but little-known destinations around the world; “Madam President: The Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson,” who took over many Presidential duties after Woodrow Wilson was disabled by a stroke; “Fresh from the Garden,” a new garden book just in time for spring, and “Rescuing Penny Jane,” a dog rescue story by Amy Sutherland.
New in fiction are “Most Dangerous Place,” by James Grippando; “Now and Again,” by Charlotte Rogan; “In the Name of the Family,” by Sarah Dunant; “All Grown Up,” by Jami Attenberg; and in mystery, “Bone Box,” by Faye Kellerman.
New on DVD are “Manchester by the Sea,” “Hacksaw Ridge,” about the only conscientious objector to win a Medal of Honor in World War II, as a medic on Okinawa; “Elvis and Nixon,” based on the most-requested photo at the National Archives, showing The King and the president in the Oval Office; and Best Picture of 2016 “Moonlight,” plus season two of “Grace and Frankie.”
Technology
Computer and device classes with technology librarian AnneMarie Welch continue with iPad/iPhone beginners class on Tuesdays, March 7, 14, 21 and 28.  On Wednesday, march 22, there will be a “Learn About Apps” class from 2-4 p.m., and on Wednesday, March 29, an Android Smartphone and Tablet beginners class.  All classes are from 2-4 p.m. Class size is limited to eight, so please call 476-8895 to sign up. One-on-one classes and technical help can also be scheduled.
Technology Users Group meets on Mondays from 2-4 p.m. Bring your devices and your questions about iPhones/iPADs, Android smartphones, tablets, Windows 10, Kindles, and anything else that you might need help with. No sign-up necessary.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through Overdrive thanks to the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the NHDB Overdrive website can be found on the Moultonborough Library website. Just give us a call to get the four-digit code for our library, plus your library card number, and you will be ready to log in and download. You may check out up to three titles at one time, and reserve those that are not currently available. If you don’t have a device to play the books of your choice, we have four Kindle Fire tablets that may be borrowed.
Our new photocopier will copy, enlarge, reduce, copy two-sided documents, and also scan documents or photographs which can be sent to an email address or saved to a USB flash drive.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” with no password. Just look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open.
If you are in need of a notary public, the library has two on staff.
Weekly Events
Preschool story times are Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m. All preschoolers are welcome to attend for a story and an easy craft project.
Coloring for Grownups activity on Tuesdays from 10:30 until noon.
The “Stitch and Chat” group meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Legos and More, including Hex Bugs and Lincoln Logs, third Wednesday of the month, 3:30-4:30.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
Passes
Thanks to the Friends of the Library, we have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, and the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended. Other institutions to which we have passes will reopen in the spring.
 

Moultonborough Library News

March 2, 2017

Events
Mark your calendars for Friday, March 17 for the 5th annual “Soup and Sweets” Luncheon. The community is invited to a free lunch, including a selection of homemade soups and desserts, courtesy of the Friends of the Library and the library staff.
The Evening of Poetry program for March will take place on Tuesday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Trina Daigle will be the featured reader. Other poets and spoken word creators are invited to share their work during “open mike” time following Trina’s reading.
Our documentary film series continues with “Jim: The James Foley Story” on March 8 at 10:30, and “Sherpa” on March 15, also at 10:30. Jim Foley was the American journalist from Wolfeboro who was murdered by terrorists in Syria. The “Sherpa” film is about the people of Nepal who assist climbers on Mt. Everest, 16 of whom were killed in a 2014 avalanche.
The “Wool Buddies” needle-felting craft for children with Diane Johnson of Soft Touch Farm in Sandwich, will take place on Friday, March 3, at 10:30. Craft your own woolly sheep and they will enjoy a “sheepover” at the library on Friday night. Sign up in advance, space is limited.
Free AARP tax preparation assistance with volunteer Jean Beadle is now underway on Mondays, with 45 minute appointments between 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Please call the library at 476-8895 to make an appointment. Be sure to bring your 2015 return, plus date of birth and Social Security number for spouses and dependents, along with the usual W-2, 1099, 1095, and other documents.
If you haven’t already noticed, we now have an additional computer “card catalog” located in the adult book stacks, for your convenience in looking up books, authors and subjects in our collection without having to revisit the catalog computer next to the main desk.
 
New Books
This week it was the turn of the children’s room to get new books, including “King’s Cage,” by Victoria Aveyard and “Carve the Mark,” by Veronica Roth in young adult fiction, and in juvenile fiction, “The Secret Horses of Briar Hill,” by Megan Shepard; “The Door by the Staircase,” by Katherine Marsh, and two books in the Minecraft series, “Diary of an 8-Bit Warrior,” and “From Seeds to Swords.” New for the picture book age group are “Spunky Little Monkey,” by Bill Martin; “North, South, East, West,” by Margaret Wise Brown; and “Pete the Cat: Five Little Ducks.”
We did also add a few adult fiction titles, including “Orphan X,” by Greg Hurwitz;” “Fatal,” by John Lescroart;” “the Prisoner,” by Alex Berenson; “Autumn,” by Ali Smith; and “Robert B. Parker’s Revelation,” by Robert Knott, continuing Parker’s Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch Western series.
New on DVD are “Defying the Nazis: The Sharp’s War,” a film by Ken Burns about a Wellesley minister and his wife who traveled to war-torn Europe in 1939 to aid refugees; “Suicide Squad,” based on DC Comics supervillains fighting international bad guys; and “The Eagle Huntress,” a documentary about a Mongolian girl who wants to become the first female to learn to hunt with eagles on the vast plains of Mongolia.
Technology
Computer and device classes with technology librarian AnneMarie Welch continue with iPad/iPhone beginners class on Tuesdays, March 7, 14, 21 and 28. Learn to make cards, posters, and more with MS Publisher on Wednesday, March 8, and on Wednesday, March 29, there will be an Android Smartphone and Tablet beginners class.  All classes are from 2-4 p.m. Class size is limited to eight, so please call 476-8895 to sign up. One-on-one classes and technical help can also be scheduled.
Technology Users Group meets on Mondays from 2-4 p.m. Bring your devices and your questions about iPhones/iPADs, Android smartphones, tablets, Windows 10, Kindles, and anything else that you might need help with. No sign-up necessary.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through Overdrive thanks to the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the NHDB Overdrive website can be found on the Moultonborough Library website. Just give us a call to get the four-digit code for our library, plus your library card number, and you will be ready to log in and download. You may check out up to three titles at one time, and reserve those that are not currently available. If you don’t have a device to play the books of your choice, we have four Kindle Fire tablets that may be borrowed.
Our new photocopier will copy, enlarge, reduce, copy two-sided documents, and also scan documents or photographs which can be sent to an email address or saved to a USB flash drive.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” with no password. Just look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open.
Weekly Events
Preschool story times are Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m. All preschoolers are welcome to attend for a story and an easy craft project.
Coloring for Grownups activity on Tuesdays from 10:30 until noon.
The “Stitch and Chat” group meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Legos and More, including Hex Bugs and Lincoln Logs, third Wednesday of the month, 3:30-4:30.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
Passes
Thanks to the Friends of the Library, we have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, and the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended. Other institutions to which we have passes will reopen in the spring.
 

Moultonborough Library News

February 23, 2017

Events
For the convenience of our patron who are searching for books in the stacks, we have added a second computer catalog, located between the nonfiction and the mystery/biography room.
Our “Book to Movie” series concludes on Friday, February 24 by “Love and Friendship,” adapted from Jane Austen’s novella, “Lady Susan.” We continue with a documentary movie series on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. In March we will have “Jim: The James Foley Story” on March 8, and “Sherpa” on March 15.
During school vacation, we will show the new animated movie “Trolls” on Thursday, March 2 at 2:00 p.m. There will be popcorn! Also during vacation, our “Wool Buddies” needle-felting craft for children with Diane Johnson of Soft Touch Farm in Sandwich, will take place on Friday, March 3, at 10:30. Craft your own woolly sheep and they will enjoy a “sheepover” at the library on Friday night. Sign up in advance, space is limited.
Free AARP tax preparation assistance with volunteer Jean Beadle is now underway on Mondays, with 45 minute appointments between 10:30a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Please call the library at 476-8895 to make an appointment. Be sure to bring your 2015 return, plus date of birth and Social Security number for spouses and dependents, along with the usual W-2, 1099, 1095, and other documents.
New Books
Thanks to an excellent donation of DVDs from some of our patrons, we have added the complete “Inspector Morse” series, of which we had a only a portion previously; added to what we already had of the “George Gently” mystery series and the “Vicar of Dibley” British comedy; plus two seasons of “Arrested Development,” the first season of “Reggie Perrin,” a remake British comedy remake starring Martin Clunes of “Doc Martin” fame; season one of “Blindspot;” season two of “Murder, She Wrote;” 12 episodes of P.D. James police dramas with Inspector Adam Dalgleish; 15 seasons of “A Touch of Frost;” and “The Best of the Scottish Fiddle Orchestra.” Also new is “Arrival,” a new movie about aliens landing on earth.
We also had a big delivery of new books this week, including “The Art of Pie,” cookbook, “American Ulysses,” a biography of Ulysses S. Grant by Ronald C. White; “At the End of the World,” the true story of a 1941 murder in the Arctic that was provoked by a meteor shower, by Lawrence Millman; “The Firebrand and the First Lady,” by Patricia Bell-Scott, about Eleanor Roosevelt and civil rights activist Pauli Murray; “Traveling With Ghosts,” by Shannon Leone Fowler; and “Norse Mysthology,” by Neil Gaiman.
New in mystery are “Strange Tide,” a new Peculiar Crimes Unit story with Bryant and May; “Long Time Lost,” by Chris Ewan; and “Mary Russell’s War,” a collection of short stories about Mrs. Sherlock Holmes, by Laurie R. King.
Some of our numerous new fiction titles are “A Piece of the World,” by Christina Baker Kline, based on the life of Christina Olsen, who inspired artist Andrew Wyeth; “Always,” by Sarah Jio; “The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir,” by Jennifer Ryan; “Ring of Fire,” by Brad Taylor; and “The Bertie Project,” by Alexander McCall Smith.
Technology
Computer and device classes with technology librarian AnneMarie Welch continue with iPad/iPhone class on Tuesday, February 28.  There will be a Windows 10 For Beginners on Wednesday, March 1; and learn to make cards, posters, and more with MS Publisher on Wednesday, March 8. All classes are from 2-4 p.m. Class size is limited to eight, so please call 476-8895 to sign up. One-on-one classes and technical help can also be scheduled.
Technology Users Group meets on Mondays from 2-4 p.m. Bring your devices and your questions about iPhones/iPADs, Android smartphones, tablets, Windows 10, Kindles, and anything else that you might need help with. No sign-up necessary.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through Overdrive thanks to the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the NHDB Overdrive website can be found on the Moultonborough Library website. Just give us a call to get the four-digit code for our library, plus your library card number, and you will be ready to log in and download. You may check out up to three titles at one time, and reserve those that are not currently available. If you don’t have a device to play the books of your choice, we have four Kindle Fire tablets that may be borrowed.
We have chargers for iPhone and Android phones if your device needs to be charged while you are visiting the library.
Our new photocopier will copy, enlarge, reduce, copy two-sided documents, and also scan documents or photographs which can be sent to an email address or saved to a USB flash drive.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” with no password. Just look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open.
Weekly Events
Preschool story times are Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m. All preschoolers are welcome to attend for a story and an easy craft project.
Coloring for Grownups activity on Tuesdays from 10:30 until noon.
The “Stitch and Chat” group meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Legos and More, including Hex Bugs and Lincoln Logs, third Wednesday of the month, 3:30-4:30.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
Passes
Thanks to the Friends of the Library, we have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, and the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended. Other institutions to which we have passes will reopen in the spring.
 

Moultonborough Library News

February 16, 2017

Events
Our “Book to Movie” series continues on Friday, February 17 at 2;00 p.m. with “The Light Between Oceans,” a romantic period drama in which Australian lighthouse keepers find a baby and decide to raise it as their own, followed on February 24 by “Love and Friendship,” adapted from Jane Austen’s novella, “Lady Susan.” The movies and the books upon which they were based will be available to check out once the movie has been shown.
During school vacation, we will show the new animated movie “Trolls” on Thursday, March 2 at 2:00 p.m. There will be popcorn! Also during vacation, our “Wool Buddies” needle-felting craft for children with Diane Johnson of Soft Touch Farm in Sandwich, will take place on Friday, March 3, at 10:30. Craft your own woolly sheep and they will enjoy a “sheepover” at the library on Friday night. Sign up in advance, space is limited.
Our documentary movie series continues on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.  with “Life, Animated” on February 22. In March we will have “Jim: The James Foley Story” on March 8, and “Sherpa” on March 15.
There will be a Readathon for children in grades 4-6 February 24, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. There will be pizza, snacks, and time for quiet reading. A minimum of ten participants must sign up by noon on Thursday, February 23, or the program will be cancelled. Please call the library at 476-8895 or come in to sign up.
Free AARP tax preparation assistance with volunteer Jean Beadle is now underway on Mondays, with 45 minute appointments between 10:30a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Please call the library at 476-8895 to make an appointment. Be sure to bring your 2015 return, plus date of birth and Social Security number for spouses and dependents, along with the usual W-2, 1099, 1095, and other documents.
Check out the displays of beautiful quilted wall hangings by the Country Village Quilters Guild in the meeting room, as well as the collection of very intricate and beautiful beaded jewelry in the display case
The library will be closed on Monday, February 20, for President’s Day.
New Books
New in fiction this week are “The Good Lawyer,” by Thomas Benigno; “My Husband’s Wife,” by Jane Corry; “My (Not So) Perfect Life,” by Sophie Kinsella, and “Heartbreak Hotel,” by Jonathan Kellerman. New in biography is “Queen of Katwe,” about a young girl from Uganda who became a chess prodigy; and new in nonfiction is “The Secret Life of Fat,” by Sylvia Tara. New on DVD is “Loving,” based on the true story of an interracial couple, Richard and Mildred Loving, whose case against anti-miscegenation laws went to the Supreme Court.
Check out the “List” function in our online catalog for a list of Ladybug and Flume children’s book award winners, plus this year’s “Books Sandwiched In” discussion titles and other book lists that we will be creating from time to time.
Technology
We now have four Kindle Fire tablet devices that can be loaned for listening to audiobooks or reading ebooks. Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through Overdrive thanks to the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the NHDB Overdrive website can be found on the Moultonborough Library website. Just give us a call to get the four-digit code for our library, plus your library card number, and you will be ready to log in and download. You may check out up to three titles at one time, and reserve those that are not currently available.
Computer and device classes with technology librarian AnneMarie Welch will be iPad/iPhone classes on Tuesdays, February 21, and 28.  There will be a general “Learn About Apps” class on Wednesday, February 22; Windows 10 For Beginners on Wednesday, March 1; and learn to make cards, posters, and more with MS Publisher on Wednesday, March 8. All classes are from 2-4 p.m. Class size is limited to eight, so please call 476-8895 to sign up. One-on-one classes and technical help can also be scheduled.
Technology Users Group meets on Mondays from 2-4 p.m. Bring your devices and your questions about iPhones/iPADs, Android smartphones, tablets, Windows 10, Kindles, and anything else that you might need help with. No sign-up necessary.
We have chargers for iPhone and Android phones if your device needs to be charged while you are visiting the library.
Our new photocopier will copy, enlarge, reduce, copy two-sided documents, and also scan documents or photographs which can be sent to an email address or saved to a USB flash drive.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” with no password. Just look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open.
Weekly Events
Preschool story times are Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m. All preschoolers are welcome to attend for a story and an easy craft project.
Coloring for Grownups activity on Tuesdays from 10:30 until noon.
The “Stitch and Chat” group meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Legos and More, including Hex Bugs and Lincoln Logs, third Wednesday of the month, 3:30-4:30.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
The library has two notaries public on staff for anyone who needs a document notarized.
Passes
Thanks to the Friends of the Library, we have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, and the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended. Other institutions to which we have passes will reopen in the spring.
 

Moultonborough Library News

February 9, 2017

Events
In the meeting room this month is an absolutely stunning display of quilted wall hangings by the Country Village Quilters Guild. In our display case this month is a collection of very intricate and beautiful beaded jewelry loaned by Sally Carver. Also on display is a lovely ship model of the whaler “Charles W. Morgan,” loaned by Tom Fisher.
  Our “Book to Movie” series continues on Friday, February 10 at 2;00 p.m. with “Inferno,” based on the book by Dan Brown. Robert Langdon wakes in an Italian hospital. Despite suffering from amnesia, he must team up with Dr. Sienna Brooks, racing across Europe to foil a deadly global plot. Next will be “The Light Between Oceans” on February 17, a romantic period drama in which Australian lighthouse keepers find a baby and decide to raise it as their own, followed On February 24 by Love and Friendship,” adapted from Jane Austen’s novella, “Lady Susan.” The movies and the books upon which they were based will be available to check out once the movie has been shown.
We continue our winter movie presentations with a series of four documentaries on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Beginning on February 15, we will be showing “Asperger’s Are Us,” and “Life, Animated” on February 22. In March we will have “Jim: The James Foley Story” on March 8, and “Sherpa” on March 15.
The date for the Readathon for children in grades 4-6 has been changed to February 24, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. There will be pizza, snacks, and time for quiet reading. A minimum of ten participants must sign up by noon on Thursday, February 23, or the program will be cancelled. Please call the library at 476-8895 or come in to sign up.
Free AARP tax preparation assistance with volunteer Jean Beadle is now underway on Mondays, with hourly appointments between 10:30a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Please call the library at 476-8895 to make an appointment. Note that the tax aides will be using new software this year and will not be able to refer to previous years’ tax returns, so be sure to bring your 2015 return, plus date of birth and Social Security number for spouses and dependents, along with the usual W-2, 1099, and other documents.
The library will be closed on Monday, February 20, for President’s Day.
New Books
Just two new fiction titles arrived this week, and they are “Right Behind You,” by Lisa Gardner, and “Rather Be the Devil,” a mystery by Ian Rankin, number 21 in the Detective Inspector John Rebus series. New on DVD are last week’s movie presentation, “Girl on the Train,” and season two of “The Librarians.”
Check out the “List” function in our online catalog for a list of Ladybug and Flume children’s book award winners, plus this year’s “Books Sandwiched In” discussion titles and other book lists that we will be creating from time to time.
Technology
We now have four Kindle Fire tablet devices that can be loaned for listening to audiobooks or reading ebooks. Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through Overdrive thanks to the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the NHDB Overdrive website can be found on the Moultonborough Library website. Just give us a call to get the four-digit code for our library, plus your library card number, and you will be ready to log in and download. You may check out up to three titles at one time, and reserve those that are not currently available.
Computer and device classes with technology librarian AnneMarie Welch will be iPad/iPhone classes on Tuesdays, February 14, 21, and 28.  There will be a general “Learn About Apps” class on Wednesday, February 22; Windows 10 For Beginners on Wednesday, March 1; and learn to make cards, posters, and more with MS Publisher on Wednesday, March 8. All classes are from 2-4 p.m. Class size is limited to eight, so please call 476-8895 to sign up. One-on-one classes and technical help can also be scheduled.
Technology Users Group meets on Mondays from 2-4 p.m. Bring your devices and your questions about iPhones/iPADs, Android smartphones, tablets, Windows 10, Kindles, and anything else that you might need help with. No sign-up necessary.
We have chargers for iPhone and Android phones if your device needs to be charged while you are visiting the library.
Our new photocopier will copy, enlarge, reduce, copy two-sided documents, and also scan documents or photographs which can be sent to an email address or saved to a USB flash drive.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” with no password. Just look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open.
Weekly Events
Preschool story times are Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m. All preschoolers are welcome to attend for a story and an easy craft project.
Coloring for Grownups activity on Tuesdays from 10:30 until noon.
The “Stitch and Chat” group meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Legos and More, including Hex Bugs and Lincoln Logs, third Wednesday of the month, 3:30-4:30.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
The library has two notaries public on staff for anyone who needs a document notarized.
Passes
Thanks to the Friends of the Library, we have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, and the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended. Other institutions to which we have passes will reopen in the spring.
 

Moultonborough Library News

February 2, 2017

Events
Our “Book to Movie” series continues on February 3 with the movie “Denial,” about a court case to prove that the Holocaust really happened. When Deborah Lipstadt speaks out against a Holocaust denier over his falsification of history, she faces a libel lawsuit in a British court. She must prove that the Holocaust actually happened in a riveting legal fight with stunning consequences. 111 minutes, rated PG-13. Next up will be “Inferno,” based on the book by Dan Brown, shown on Friday, February 10. The books upon which each movie was based will be available to check out once the movie has been shown.
On Monday, February 6, which is a no-school day, there will be a Valentine craft program at 10:30. There will be a Readathon for children in grades 4-6 on Friday, February 10, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. There will be pizza, snacks, and time for quiet reading. A minimum of ten participants must sign up by noon on Thursday, February 9, or the program will be cancelled. Please call the library at 476-8895 or come in to sign up.
Free AARP tax preparation assistance with volunteer Jean Beadle will be on Mondays, beginning February 6, from 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please call the library at 476-8895 to make an appointment. Note that the tax aides will be using new software this year and will not be able to refer to previous years’ tax returns, so be sure to bring your 2015 return, plus date of birth and Social Security number for spouses and dependents, along with the usual W-2, 1099, and other documents.
New Books
This week’s new titles in fiction are “Never Never,” by James Patterson; “The Fifth Petal,” by Brunonia Barry; “The Girl Before,” by J.P. Delaney; “The Vegetarian,” by Kang Han, and “The Wicked City,” by Beatriz Williams. We also added one new biography about Dorothy Day, entitled, “The World Will Be Saved by Beauty.” Day was a journalist and social activist of the 20th century who campaigned for pacifism, women’s rights, and economic justice, and also a Catholic convert who is now being investigated for possible sainthood.
Thanks to some nice book sale donations, we also added new nonfiction, including “The Mathews Men,” about the fight against German U-Boats in World War II; “Indestructible,” about Pappy Gunn, a former naval aviator and airline pioneer who fought in the Pacific during WWII; and also in the WWII history category, “Soldier of the Press,” a memoir by war correspondent Henry Gorrell, edited by his son Kenneth, a resident of Northfield, NH. In a more peaceful vein, we also added “Words from the Wild,” by Willem Lange, a collection of his Yankee Notebook newspaper columns.
Check out the “List” function in our online catalog for a list of Ladybug and Flume children’s book award winners, plus this year’s “Books Sandwiched In” discussion titles and other book lists that we will be creating from time to time.
Technology
We now have four Kindle Fire tablet devices that can be loaned for listening to audiobooks or reading ebooks. Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through Overdrive thanks to the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the NHDB Overdrive website can be found on the Moultonborough Library website. Just give us a call to get the four-digit code for our library, plus your library card number, and you will be ready to log in and download. You may check out up to three titles at one time, and reserve those that are not currently available.
Computer and device classes with technology librarian AnneMarie Welch will be iPad/iPhone classes on Tuesdays, February 7, 14, 21, and 28.  There will be an Android/Smartphones Beginners Class on Wednesday, February 8; a general “Learn About Apps” class on Wednesday, February 22; Windows 10 For Beginners on Wednesday, March 1; and learn to make cards, posters, and more with MS Publisher on Wednesday, March 8. All classes are from 2-4 p.m. Class size is limited to eight, so please call 476-8895 to sign up. One-on-one classes and technical help can also be scheduled.
Technology Users Group meets on Mondays from 2-4 p.m. Bring your devices and your questions about iPhones/iPADs, Android smartphones, tablets, Windows 10, Kindles, and anything else that you might need help with. No sign-up necessary.
We have chargers for iPhone and Android phones if your device needs to be charged while you are visiting the library.
Our new photocopier will copy, enlarge, reduce, copy two-sided documents, and also scan documents or photographs which can be sent to an email address or saved to a USB flash drive.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” with no password. Just look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open.
Weekly Events
Preschool story times are Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m. All preschoolers are welcome to attend for a story and an easy craft project.
Coloring for Grownups activity on Tuesdays from 10:30 until noon.
The “Stitch and Chat” group meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Legos and More, third Wednesday of the month, 3:30-4:30.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
The library has two notaries public on staff for anyone who needs a document notarized.
Passes
Thanks to the Friends of the Library, we have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, and the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended. Other institutions to which we have passes will reopen in the spring.
 

Moultonborough Library News

January 26, 2017

Events
Free AARP tax preparation assistance with volunteer Jean Beadle will be on Mondays, beginning February 6, from 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Please call the library at 476-8895 to make an appointment. Note that the tax aides will be using new software this year and will not be able to refer to previous years’ tax returns, so be sure to bring your 2015 return, plus date of birth and Social Security number for spouses and dependents, along with the usual W-2, 1099, and other documents.
Our “Book to Movie” series continues on Friday, January 27 at 2 p.m. with “The Dressmaker,” set in Australia and based on the book by Kate Alcott. Kate Winslet stars as femme fatale Tilly Dunnage who returns to her small home town in Australia to right the wrongs of the past. A stylish drama with comic undertones about love, revenge and haute couture. We conclude on February 3 with the movie “Denial,” about a court case to prove that the Holocaust really happened. The books upon which each movie was based will be available to check out once the movie has been shown.
There will be a Readathon for children in grades 4-6 on Friday, February 10, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. There will be pizza, snacks, and time for quiet reading. A minimum of ten participants must sign up by noon on Thursday, February 9, or the program will be cancelled. Please call the library at 476-8895 or come in to sign up.
New Books
We have added quite a few new children’s books in the last few days, including chapter books “Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride,” and “Mercy Watson: Something Wonky This Way Comes,” by Kate DiCamillo, about Mr. and Mrs. Watson and their pet pig, Mercy, with wonderful illustrations by Chris Van Dusen; “Full of Beans,” about a marble-playing gang of kids known as the “Keepsies” in Depression-era Key West, Florida; and “Extreme Babymouse,” both by Jennifer Holm. In picture books for younger children, we now have “The Crayon’s Book of Colors,” by Drew Daywalt; “Before Morning,” by Joyce Sidman; “Bunny Slopes,’ by Claudia Rueda; “The Little Snowplow,” by Kora Koehler; and “It Is Not Time For Sleeping,” by Lisa Graff. Also new are “Awesome Lego Creations” and “The Animals’ Winter Sleep.”
New DVDs are “Bridget Jones’s Baby,’ “The Accountant,” “Deepwater Horizon,” “The Girl on the Train,” and season five of “Homeland.” We also added some older titles, including “Facing the Giants,” “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,” “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” and “Faith Rewarded,” about the 2004 World Series-winning Red Sox.
Check out the “List” function in our online catalog for a list of Ladybug and Flume Award winners, plus this year’s Books Sandwiched In discussion titles and other book lists that we will be creating from time to time.
Technology
We now have four Kindle Fire tablet devices that can be loaned for listening to audiobooks or reading ebooks. Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through Overdrive thanks to the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the NHDB Overdrive website can be found on the Moultonborough Library website. Just give us a call to get the four-digit code for our library, plus your library card number, and you will be ready to log in and download. You may check out up to three titles at one time, and reserve those that are not currently available.
Computer and device classes with technology librarian AnneMarie Welch will be iPad/iPhone classes on Tuesdays, January 31 and February 7, 14, 21, and 28.  There will be a “Learn About Apps: Siri and Other Virtual Assistants” class on Wednesday, February 1; Android/Smartphones Beginners Class on Wednesday, February 8; a general “Learn About Apps” class on Wednesday, February 22; Windows 10 For Beginners on Wednesday, March 1; and learn to make cards, posters, and more with MS Publisher on Wednesday, March 8. All classes are from 2-4 p.m. Class size is limited to eight, so please call 476-8895 to sign up. One-on-one classes and technical help can also be scheduled.
Technology Users Group meets on Mondays from 2-4 p.m. Bring your devices and your questions about iPhones/iPADs, Android smartphones, tablets, Windows 10, Kindles, and anything else that you might need help with. No sign-up necessary.
We have chargers for iPhone and Android phones if your device needs to be charged while you are visiting the library.
Our new photocopier will copy, enlarge, reduce, copy two-sided documents, and also scan documents or photographs which can be sent to an email address or saved to a USB flash drive.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” with no password. Just look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open.
Weekly Events
Preschool story times are Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m. All preschoolers are welcome to attend for a story and an easy craft project.
Coloring for Grownups activity on Tuesdays from 10:30 until noon.
The “Stitch and Chat” group meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Legos and More, third Wednesday of the month, 3:30-4:30.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
The library has two notaries public on staff for anyone who needs a document notarized.
Passes
Thanks to the Friends of the Library, we have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, and the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended. Other institutions to which we have passes will reopen in the spring.