Moultonborough Library News
October 17, 2019
Events
On Friday evening, October 18, join us for an evening of  Halloween Magic with Ed Popielarczyk. Ed is a professional magician, balloon sculptor, flea circus ringmaster and storyteller. Wear your costume! Spooky treats and punch will be served after the show. On Friday, October 25, at 11:00 a.m., preschool storytime will trick or treat the nearby businesses in the village area. Wear you costume!
Also for kids, on Wednesday, October 23 there will be a “Haunted House” afterschool craft from 3:00 to 4:30. Bring your ideas and creativity and we will supply the materials.
Later in October, mark your calendar for another “Feed a Charity” dinner to benefit the Friends of the Library on Thursday, October 24 at Lemongrass Restaurant in Center Harbor from 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tell your server that you are supporting the Friends of Moultonborough Library and a percentage of your bill will be donated to the Friends.
Not to be missed is the annual Friends of the Library “Chocolate Fare,” Fundraiser, on Friday, October 25, from 1-3 p.m. Come and taste a wide variety of delicious homemade chocolate confections including cookies, truffles, cake, brownies, candy, and more. A donation of $5.00 at the door is requested.
There will be a program on “The Islands of Squam Lake,” on Tuesday, October 29 at 6:30 with author Ron Guilmette. Join us for the story of Ron’s kayak adventure to visit all of Squam’s 30-plus islands, with stunning photographs of all the lovely locations around the lake, plus dozens of aerial   images taken from a helicopter and a drone. “The Islands of Squam Lake” captures the flora and fauna of the islands and is a testament to the natural serenity that can be found quietly paddling its waters. Both this book and Ron's other lovely book, “The Islands of Lake Winnipesaukee,” will also be available for signing and purchase.
Signups are going quickly for “Feasting with Your Instant Pot” with Liz Barbour on Thursday, October 30 at 10:30. Liz will demonstrate two recipes that you can recreate at home. There will offer tasty samples for everyone to enjoy. Limit is 35 participants, so call or come in soon to sign up.
For the next art display in the meeting room, we are asking our patrons and friends to loan any “still life” art that they would like to share for the month of November, and they can be in any medium, as long as they are framed and ready to hang. Watercolors, oils, even embroidery would be appropriate. Please call the library at 476-8895 or come in and sign up.
In our display case this month is jewelry composed of handmade paper beads, and shibori dyed scarves made by Ralph Watson.
New Books
New in fiction this week are “The Guardians,” by John Grisham; “What Happens in Paradise,” by Elin Hilderbrand; and “The 19th Christmas,” by James Patterson. However, most of this week’s new titles are to be found in the children’s room, including “Snowmen at Halloween,” by Caralyn Buehner; “The Mermaid,” by Jan Brett; and “Tow Truck Joe,” by June Sobel, all in easy picture books. New in juvenile chapter books are “Remarkables,” by Margaret Peterson Haddix; “Guest,” by Mary Downing Hahn; “A Tale of Magic,” by Chris Colfer; “The Mysterious Benedict Society and the Riddle of Ages,” by Trenton Lee Stewart; and in graphic novel format, “White Bird,” a “Wonder” story by R.J. Palacio, and “Sunny Rolls the Dice,” by Jennifer Holm. New in young adult are “Pumpkin Heads,” by Rainbow Rowell, also a graphic novel; “The Tyrant’s Tomb,” by Rick Riordan; “Slayer,” by Kiersten White; and “Brotherband: Return of the Temujai,” by John Flanagan. New on DVD is the new version of “Aladdin.”
Technology
Our new technology librarian, Megan Greenbaum, is now on the job and will soon be ready to offer tech help for our patrons.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the “Libby” app is located on the Moultonborough Library website. Download the free app from the app store, call us for the four-digit code for our library, make sure your library card is up to date, and you will be ready to log in and download. 
Ancestry Library Edition is available for genealogy research in the library, and Duolingo, a free language learning app, is available through a link on the library website under the “Learning” tab.
We have Kindles available to be borrowed, and laptops for use in the library.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. 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
Story Hour with stories and crafts for preschoolers on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.
“Stitch and Chat” 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.
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.
If you are unable to get to the library, volunteers from our local Altrusa chapter will pick up and return books, audiobooks or DVDs for you. Please call the library at 476-8895 for details.
Free/Discount Passes
We have free or discount passes to the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Canterbury Shaker Village, Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, New Hampshire State Parks, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, and the Wright Museum, all sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The Castle in the Clouds pass is given by the Castle Preservation Society. 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.
 
 
 
 
Moultonborough Library News
October 10, 2019
Events
The next book discussion will be on Thursday, October 17, and the subject will be “Lake Success,” by Gary Shteyngart. Barry Cohen has made billions as a hedge fund manager who is about to be indicted for insider trading. Before the feds can arrest him, he flees on a bus, “The Hound,” to experience the real America and the fantasy of a reunion with his high school girlfriend. Rev. Gina Finocchiaro of Wolfeboro will lead the discussion.
On Friday evening, October 18, join us for an evening of fun Halloween Magic with Ed Popielarczyk. Ed is a professional magician, balloon sculptor, flea circus ringmaster and storyteller. Wear your costume! Spooky treats and punch will be served after the show. On Friday, October 25, at 11:00 a.m., preschool storytime will trick or treat the nearby businesses in the village area. Wear you costume!
Later in October, mark your calendar for another “Feed a Charity” dinner to benefit the Friends of the Library on Thursday, October 24 at Lemongrass Restaurant in Center Harbor from 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tell your server that you are supporting the Friends of Moultonborough Library and a percentage of your bill will be donated to the Friends.
Mark your calendar now for the annual Friends of the Library “Chocolate Fare,” Fundraiser, on Friday, October 25, from 1-3 p.m. Come and taste a wide variety of delicious homemade chocolate confections including cookies, truffles, cake, brownies, candy, and more. A donation of $5.00 at the door is requested.
Looking towards the end of the month, there will be a program on “The Islands of Squam Lake,” on Tuesday, October 29 at 6:30 with author Ron Guilmette. Join us for the story of Ron’s kayak adventure to visit all of Squam’s 30-plus islands, with stunning photographs of all the lovely locations around the lake, plus dozens of aerial   images taken from a helicopter and a drone. “The Islands of Squam Lake” captures the flora and fauna of the islands and is a testament to the natural serenity that can be found quietly paddling its waters. Both this book and Ron's other lovely book, The Islands of Lake Winnipesaukee, will be available for signing and purchase.
Signups are going quickly for “Feasting with Your Instant Pot” with Liz Barbour on Thursday, October 30 at 10:30. The instant pot craze is here, are you onboard? For many of us, the instant pot is patiently waiting to be used. Whether yours is tucked away in a cupboard or still in the box, it’s time to take it out your electric pressure cooker and put it to use. Join chef Liz Barbour for a cooking class that will help take the mystery out of this amazing, time saving kitchen tool. Liz will demonstrate two recipes that you can recreate at home. There will offer tasty samples for everyone to enjoy. Limit is 35 participants, so call or come in soon to sign up.
In our display case this month is jewelry composed of handmade paper beads, and shibori dyed scarves made by Ralph Watson.
The library will be closed on Monday, October 14, for Columbus Day.
New Books
We added several new fiction titles this week, including “the Christmas Boutique,” a new Elm Creek Quilters novel by Jennifer Chiaverini; “The Lying Room,” by Nicci French; “The Shape of Night,” by Tess Gerritsen; “Takes One to Know One,” by Susan Isaacs; “the Giver of Stars,” by Jojo Moyes; “Bloody Genius,” by John Sandford; “Child’s Play,” by Danielle Steel; and “A Mrs. Miracle Christmas,” by Debbie Macomber. New in mystery is “The Spotted Dog,” by Kerry Greenwood, the latest in the Corinna Chapman series.
New in DVD are “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” and season four of “Billions.”
Technology
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the “Libby” app is located on the Moultonborough Library website. Download the free app from the app store, call us for the four-digit code for our library, make sure your library card is up to date, and you will be ready to log in and download. 
Ancestry Library Edition is available for genealogy research in the library, and Duolingo, a free language learning app, is available through a link on the library website under the “Learning” tab.
We have Kindles available to be borrowed, and laptops for use in the library.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. 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
Story Hour with stories and crafts for preschoolers on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m. On Friday, September 27, local author Lauren Oliver will read her book,” Whistling Willy.”
“Stitch and Chat” 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.
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.
If you are unable to get to the library, volunteers from our local Altrusa chapter will pick up and return books, audiobooks or DVDs for you. Please call the library at 476-8895 for details.
Free/Discount Passes
We have free or discount passes to the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Canterbury Shaker Village, Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, New Hampshire State Parks, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, and the Wright Museum, all sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The Castle in the Clouds pass is given by the Castle Preservation Society. 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.
 
 
 
Moultonborough Library News
October 3, 2019
Events
There will be a discussion of “Becoming Nicole,” by Amy Ellis Nutt, the true story of a transgender person and their family on Tuesday, October 8, at 10:30 a.m., as well as several events at other area libraries as part of the Mount Washington Valley “One Book, One Valley” reading program. There will be a “meet the author” event at Kennett High School in Conway on Thursday, October 24 at 7:00 p.m. This is the inspiring true story of transgender actor and activist Nicole Maines and her ordinary American family on an extraordinary journey to understand, nurture, and celebrate the uniqueness in us all.
On Wednesday, October 9, join us at 6:30 for an informative program about the history of the Merrimack River, “Merrimack River Evolution: From Ice Age to Internet Age.” Join us as John Macone presents the fascinating story of the Merrimack River’s evolution. This interactive slideshow looks at the dynamic forces that have created and changed the river. Explore the forces that changed the river from its turbulent emergence from the Ice Age 14,000 years ago to its vital role as a food supply, highway and industrial power source for humans – and the ongoing efforts to return it to a clean and healthy watershed. John Macone is Interim Director and Outreach Specialist for the Merrimack River Watershed Council.
OLLI adult education classes here at the library continue on Tuesday, October 27, with “Grace O’Malley, Pirate Queen,” and on October 30 and November 2, “Polls, Powerball, Pythagoras, and More.” For more information, pick up an OLLI catalog at the library, or visit their website at olli.granite.ed.
The next book discussion will be on Thursday, October 17, and the subject will be “Lake Success,” by Gary Shteyngart. A 21st century “Babbitt,” Barry Cohen has made billions as a hedge fund manager who is about to be indicted for insider trading. Before the feds can arrest him, he flees on a bus, “the Hound,” to experience the real America and the fantasy of a reunion with his high school girlfriend. Rev. Gina Finocchiaro will lead the discussion.
On Friday evening, October 18, join us for an evening of fun Halloween Magic with Ed Popielarczyk. Ed is a professional magician, balloon sculptor, flea circus ringmaster and storyteller. Wear your costume! Spooky treats and punch will be served after the show. On Friday, October 25, at 11:00 a.m., preschool storytime will trick or treat the nearby businesses in the village area. Wear you costume!
Later in October, mark your calendar for another “Feed a Charity” dinner to benefit the Friends of the Library on Thursday, October 24 at Lemongrass Restaurant in Center Harbor from 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tell your server that you are supporting the Friends of Moultonborough Library and a percentage of your bill will be donated to the Friends.
Mark your calendar now for the annual Friends of the Library “Chocolate Fare,” Fundraiser, on Friday, October 25, from 1-3 p.m. Come and taste a wide variety of delicious homemade chocolate confections including cookies, truffles, cake, brownies, candy, and more. A donation of $5.00 at the door is requested.
Looking towards the end of the month, there will be a program on “The Islands of Squam Lake,” on Tuesday, October 29 at 6:30 with author Ron Guilmette, and “Feasting with Your Instant Pot” with Liz Barbour on Thursday, October 30 at 10:30. Please sign up for the Instant Pot program.
New Books    
We have two new titles in mystery this week: “This Tender Land,” by William Kent Krueger, and “Bomber’s Moon,” by Archer Mayor. We also have two new titles in fiction, “The World That We Knew,” by Alice Hoffman, and a Christmas story, “Spirit of the Season,” by Fern Michaels. New on DVD are “X-men: Dark Phoenix,” and “Yesterday.”
Technology
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the “Libby” app is located on the Moultonborough Library website. Download the free app from the app store, call us for the four-digit code for our library, make sure your library card is up to date, and you will be ready to log in and download. 
Ancestry Library Edition is available for genealogy research in the library, and Duolingo, a free language learning app, is available through a link on the library website under the “Learning” tab.
We have Kindles available to be borrowed, and laptops for use in the library.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. 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
Story Hour with stories and crafts for preschoolers on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m. On Friday, September 27, local author Lauren Oliver will read her book,” Whistling Willy.”
“Stitch and Chat” 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.
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.
If you are unable to get to the library, volunteers from our local Altrusa chapter will pick up and return books, audiobooks or DVDs for you. Please call the library at 476-8895 for details.
Free/Discount Passes
We have free or discount passes to the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Canterbury Shaker Village, Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, New Hampshire State Parks, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, and the Wright Museum, all sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The Castle in the Clouds pass is given by the Castle Preservation Society. 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.
 
 
Moultonborough Library News
September 26, 2019
Events
There will be a discussion of “Becoming Nicole,” by Amy Ellis Nutt, the true story of a transgender person and their family on Tuesday, October 8, at 10:30 a.m., as well as a number of events at other area libraries as part of the Mount Washington Valley “One Book, One Valley” reading program. There will be a “meet the author” event at Kennett High School in Conway on Thursday, October 24 at 7:00 p.m. This is the inspiring true story of transgender actor and activist Nicole Maines, whose identical twin brother, Jonas, and her ordinary American family join her on an extraordinary journey to understand, nurture, and celebrate the uniqueness in us all.
On Wednesday, October 9, join us at 6:30 for an informative program about the history of the Merrimack River, “Merrimack River Evolution: From Ice Age to Internet Age.” Join us as John Macone presents the fascinating story of the Merrimack River’s evolution. This interactive slideshow looks at the dynamic forces that have created and changed the river; along the way, you’ll learn something new about the Merrimack. This program explores the forces that changed the river from its turbulent emergence from the Ice Age 14,000 years ago to its vital role as a food supply, highway and industrial power source for humans – and the ongoing efforts to return it to a clean and healthy watershed. John Macone is Interim Director and Outreach Specialist for the Merrimack River Watershed Council.
OLLI adult education classes here at the library continue on Wednesday, October 2 and October 9 from 1-2:30 p.m. with “Shakespeare: The Man and His Work,” presented by Jessie Chapman. Cost is $25.00 for OLLI members. On Tuesday, October 27, the subject will be “Grace O’Malley, Pirate Queen,” and on October 30 and November 2, “Polls, Powerball, Pythagoras, and More.” For more information, pick up an OLLI catalog at the library, or visit their website at olli.granite.ed.
The next book discussion will be on Thursday, October 17, and the subject will be “Lake Success,” by Gary Shteyngart. A 21st century “Babbitt,” Barry Cohen has made billions as a hedge fund manager who is about to be indicted for insider trading. This is a mam, albeit an alienated and self-centered person, who has accumulated the kind of financial wealth that was unimaginable in Sinclair Lewis’s day. Before the feds can arrest him, he flees on a bus, “the Hound,” to experience the real America and the fantasy of a reunion with his high school girlfriend. As someone who has her finger on the pulse of popular culture, Rev. Gina Finocchiaro is the perfect scholar with whom to share this novel that takes the reader into the heart of contemporary society.
Later in the month of October, mark your calendar for another “Feed a Charity” dinner to benefit the Friends of the Library on Thursday, October 24 at Lemongrass Restaurant in Center Harbor from 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tell your server that you are supporting the Friends of Moultonborough Library and a percentage of your bill will be donated to the Friends.
New Books    
This week’s new fiction titles are “A Single Thread,” by Tracy Chevalier; “Met Her Match,” by Jude Deveraux; “The Perfect Wife,” by J.P. Delaney; “The Cold Way Home,” by Julia Keller; and “The Doll Factory,” by Elizabeth MacNeal, plus four new mysteries: “What Rose Forgot,” by Nevada Barr; “Sins of the Fathers,” by J.A. Jance; “Land of Wolves,” by Craig Johnson, and “Death in Focus,” by Anne Perry. New in large print is “Inland,” by Tea Obrecht. New in nonfiction is “Buzz Sting Bite: Why We Need Insects,” by Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson. New on DVD is “Manhunt,” starring Martin Clunes, and season 3 of “This Is Us.”
 
Technology
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the “Libby” app is located on the Moultonborough Library website. Download the free app from the app store, call us for the four-digit code for our library, make sure your library card is up to date, and you will be ready to log in and download. 
Ancestry Library Edition is available for genealogy research in the library, and Duolingo, a free language learning app, is available through a link on the library website under the “Learning” tab.
We have Kindles available to be borrowed, and laptops for use in the library.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. 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
Story Hour with stories and crafts for preschoolers on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m. On Friday, September 27, local author Lauren Oliver will read her book,” Whistling Willy.”
“Stitch and Chat” 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.
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.
If you are unable to get to the library, volunteers from our local Altrusa chapter will pick up and return books, audiobooks or DVDs for you. Please call the library at 476-8895 for details.
Free/Discount Passes
We have free or discount passes to the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Canterbury Shaker Village, Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, New Hampshire State Parks, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, Libby Museum (weekends only), and the Wright Museum, all sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The Castle in the Clouds pass is given by the Castle Preservation Society. 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.
 
Moultonborough Library News
September 19, 2019
Events
On Friday, September 20 at 10:30, we will have a special screening of ‘The Hello Girls’ a documentary based on the book by Elizabeth Cobbs, which is also in our collection. The Hello Girls were bilingual telephone operators who served in France during World War I, and the documentary spans a 60-year history of the ‘Hello Girls” fight for their long overdue recognition as Veterans. Carolyn Timbie, granddaughter of Grace Banker who was Chief Operator of the first unit of 33 Hello Girls, will give a brief introduction and following the film, will share items from her grandmother’s collection and provide time for Q & A.
There will be a discussion of “Becoming Nicole,” by Amy Ellis Nutt, the true story of a transgender person and their family on Tuesday, October 8, at 10:30 a.m., as well as a number of events at other area libraries as part of the Mount Washington Valley “One Book, One Valley” reading program. There will be a “meet the author” event at Kennett High School in Conway on Thursday, October 24 at 7:00 p.m. This is the inspiring true story of transgender actor and activist Nicole Maines, whose identical twin brother, Jonas, and her ordinary American family join her on an extraordinary journey to understand, nurture, and celebrate the uniqueness in us all.
There will be a book discussion of “Babbitt,” by Sinclair Lewis, on Thursday, September 26, 2019. The discussion will be led by Dr. Suzanne Brown. A retired Dartmouth professor, Brown is a very popular speaker in our discussion series. Her nuanced perspectives breathe new life into classic literature. The October discussion title will be “Lake Success” by Gary Shteyngart on October 17.
OLLI adult education classes here at the library continue on Wednesday, October 2 and October 9 from 1-2:30 p.m. with “Shakespeare,” presented by Jessie Chapman. Cost is $25.00 for OLLI members. For more information, pick up an OLLI catalog at the library, or visit their website at olli.granite.ed.
On Wednesday, October 9, join us at 6:30 for an informative program about the history of the Merrimack River, “Merrimack River Evolution: From Ice Age to Internet Age.” Where does the Merrimack River begin? Join us as John Macone presents the fascinating story of the Merrimack River’s evolution. This interactive slideshow looks at the dynamic forces that have created and changed the river; along the way, you’ll learn something new about the Merrimack. This program explores the forces that changed the river from its turbulent emergence from the Ice Age 14,000 years ago to its vital role as a food supply, highway and industrial power source for humans – and finally, the ongoing efforts to return it to a clean and healthy watershed. John Macone is Interim Director and Outreach Specialist for the Merrimack River Watershed Council, former editor of The Daily News of Newburyport, and co-author of the book “Plum Island and Salisbury Memories.”
Later in the month of October, mark your calendar for another “Feed a Charity” dinner to benefit the Friends of the Library on Thursday, October 24 at Lemongrass Restaurant in Center Harbor from 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
New Books    
New in fiction this week are “The Testaments,” by Margaret Atwood, the sequel to “the Handmaid’s Tale;” “The Titanic Secret,” by Clive Cussler; “Where the Light Enters,” by Sara Donati; “The Institute,” by Stephen King; “Killer Instinct,” by James Patterson, and “Kopp Sisters on the March,” by Amy Stewart.
New in DVD are “Avengers: Endgame;” “MIB International;” season 6 of “Blacklist;” season 9 of “Walking Dead,” and the first three seasons of “Jamestown.”
Among the new children’s books this week are “Hotel Bruce,” by Ryan T. Higgins; “If I Built a School,” by Chris Van Dusen;
Technology
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the “Libby” app is located on the Moultonborough Library website. Download the free app from the app store, call us for the four-digit code for our library, make sure your library card is up to date, and you will be ready to log in and download. 
Ancestry Library Edition is available for genealogy research in the library, and Duolingo, a free language learning app, is available through a link on the library website under the “Learning” tab.
We have Kindles available to be borrowed, and laptops for use in the library.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. 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
Story Hour with stories and crafts for preschoolers on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m. On Friday, September 27, local author Lauren Oliver will read her book,” Whistling Willy.”
“Stitch and Chat” 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.
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.
If you are unable to get to the library, volunteers from our local Altrusa chapter will pick up and return books, audiobooks or DVDs for you. Please call the library at 476-8895 for details.
Free/Discount Passes
We have free or discount passes to the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Canterbury Shaker Village, Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, New Hampshire State Parks, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, Libby Museum (weekends only), and the Wright Museum, all sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The Castle in the Clouds pass is given by the Castle Preservation Society. 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.
 
Moultonborough Library News
September 12, 2019
Events
On Friday, September 20 at 10:30, come and learn about the “Hello Girls” of WWI. In 1918, the Signal Corps sent 223 women to France. These brave women, also known as the ‘Hello Girls’, took an army oath, wore regulation uniforms, and followed army protocols. They risked their lives near the front lines, and were highly regarded by the men with whom they served.   However, upon their return to the United States, they were informed that they were not Veterans.
We will have a special screening of ‘The Hello Girls’ a documentary based on the book by Elizabeth Cobbs. The documentary spans a 60-year history of the ‘Hello Girls” fight for their long overdue recognition as Veterans. Carolyn Timbie, granddaughter of Grace Banker who was Chief Operator of the first unit of 33 Hello Girls, will give a brief introduction and following the film, will share items from her grandmother’s collection and provide time for Q & A.
The Author Luncheon will be at Bald Peak on Monday, September 23. The featured author is Diane Les Becquets, author of the young adult novel “Season of Ice,” and two adult novels , “Breaking Wild,” and “The Last Woman in the Forest,” published in 2019. Tickets are $45 and are on sale at the library until September 15. Her books will be available for sale and signing.
Be sure to check out the art display, which this month is courtesy of Brothers Gallery in Wolfeboro. In the display case is a selection of items and information about the Yoga Jaya studio.
Moultonborough is again participating in the “One Book, One Valley,” community big read program sponsored by the libraries of the Mount Washington Valley. This year’s selection is “Becoming Nicole,” by Amy Ellis Nutt, the true story of a transgender person and their family. We now have ten copies available, and there will be a discussion here on Tuesday, October 8, at 10:30 a.m., as well as a number of events at other area libraries. There will be a “meet the author” event at Kennett High School in Conway on Thursday, October 24 at 7:00 p.m.
There will be a books discussion of “Babbitt,” by Sinclair Lewis, on Thursday, September 26, 2019. The word “Babbitt” entered the dictionary shortly after the 1922 publication of Lewis’s novel, meaning “a person, especially a businessman, who conforms unthinkingly to prevailing middle class standards.” George F. Babbitt, a civic booster and a self-made man, fits this description almost perfectly. But, after attaining his American dream of material and social success, Babbitt grows dissatisfied with the life he has achieved, and turns to another woman and new and radical ideas that lead him to question his social conformity. The discussion will be led by Dr. Suzanne Brown. A retired Dartmouth professor, Brown is a very popular speaker in our discussion series. Her nuanced perspectives breathe new life into classic literature.
New Books    
New in mystery are “A Better Man,” by Louise Penny; “The Shameless,” by Ace Atkins; “The Knife,” by Jo Nesbo; Good Girl,” Bad Girl,” by Michael Robotham; “Bark of Night,” by David Rosenfelt; “The Murder List,” by Hank Philippi Ryan, and in large print, “The Lager Queen of Minnesota,” by J. Ryan Stradal. Also new in large print is “The New Girl,” by Daniel Silva.
Also new in fiction are “All the Flowers in Paris,” by Sarah Jio; “The Last Widow,” by Karin Slaughter; “The Turn of the Key,” by Ruth Ware; “The Oysterville Sewing Circle,” by Susan Wiggs; “Nothing Ventured,” by Jeffrey Archer; “Cut and Run,” by Fern Michaels; “Vendetta in Death,” by J.D. Robb, and “The Dark Side,” by Danielle Steel.
New on DVD are “Secret Life of Pets 2,” “Rocketman,” “A Dog’s Journey,” “Biggest Little Farm,” “The Public,” “Pokemon: Detective Pikachu,” and season 7 of “Homeland.”
Technology
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the “Libby” app is located on the Moultonborough Library website. Download the free app from the app store, call us for the four-digit code for our library, make sure your library card is up to date, and you will be ready to log in and download. 
Ancestry Library Edition is available for genealogy research in the library, and Duolingo, a free language learning app, is available through a link on the library website under the “Learning” tab.
We have Kindles available to be borrowed, and laptops for use in the library.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. 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
Story Hour with stories and crafts for preschoolers on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.
“Stitch and Chat” 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.
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.
If you are unable to get to the library, volunteers from our local Altrusa chapter will pick up and return books, audiobooks or DVDs for you. Please call the library at 476-8895 for details.
Free/Discount Passes
We have free or discount passes to the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Canterbury Shaker Village, Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, New Hampshire State Parks, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, Libby Museum (weekends only), and the Wright Museum, all sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The Castle in the Clouds pass is given by the Castle Preservation Society. 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.
Moultonborough Library News
September 5, 2019
Events
On Monday, September 9, the Moultonborough Historical Society meeting at the library will feature a program on “The Suffrage Movement ” at 7:00 p.m. The campaign for women’s right to vote was a long one, from the 1848 Women’s Rights Convention to ratification of the 19th amendment in 1920. Who were the key players? What were the main issues and obstacles? How did suffragists benefit from World War I in the final push for passage of the women’s suffrage amendment? Using historic photos in a powerpoint presentation, Liz Tentarelli will guide us on the journey.  Liz is president of the League of Women Voters NH, a non-partisan organization that is the direct descendant of the National American Woman Suffrage Association.
The annual Author Luncheon will be at Bald Peak on Monday, September 23. The featured author is Diane Les Becquets, author of the young adult novel “Season of Ice,” and in adult fiction, “Breaking Wild,” and “The Last Woman in the Forest,” published in 2019. Diane is a former professor of English and MFA director, avid outdoorswoman, and a native of Nashville. She also lived in Colorado before moving to New Hampshire, where she teaches at SNHU. Tickets are $45 and are on sale at the library until September 15. Her books will be available for sale and signing, and there will also be the presentation of the Mary Rice award for volunteer service to the library.
The library will again host some programs on the OLLI lifelong learning program calendar, including “The Vikings: 300 Years of Terror and Exploration,” with part one on Tuesday, September 10, and part two the following week. Did you know that the Vikings reached the Mediterranean, the Black Sea, and North America, as well as raiding the coasts of northern Europe? Dave Hess will present this two-part exploration of these innovative seafaring barbarians over a period of three centuries. There is a cost to this program. Sign up to become a member of OLLI and you may attend programs around the state at a reduced cost, or just pay for this program by contacting the OLLI website online or by calling 513-1377. Additional OLLI programs at the library include “Shakespeare” on September 10 and 17, “Grace O’Malley, Pirate Queen” on October 17, “Polls, Powerball, Pythagoras, and More,” on October 30 and November 2, and “Bretton Woods: A Hotel Goes to Peace, Not War” on November 20.
On Friday, September 20 at 10:30, come and learn about the “Hello Girls” of World War One. In 1917, General Pershing, Commander of the American Expeditionary Forces in WWI, made a request for bilingual women telephone operators to oversee telephone communications in France. It was apparent that inexperienced doughboys could not efficiently complete this vital task. In 1918, the U.S. Army Signal Corps sent 223 women to France. These brave women, also known as the ‘Hello Girls’, took an army oath, wore army regulation uniforms, and were expected to follow army protocols. They risked their lives near the front lines. They proved to be a success and were highly regarded by the men with whom they served.   However, upon their return to the United States, they were informed that they were not Veterans.
We will have a special screening of ‘The Hello Girls’ a documentary based on the book ‘The Hello Girls’ by Elizabeth Cobbs. The documentary spans a 60-year history of the ‘Hello Girls” in their fight for the long overdue recognition as Veterans. Carolyn Timbie, granddaughter of Grace Banker who was Chief Operator of the first unit of 33 Hello Girls, does a brief introduction and following the film, shares items from her grandmother’s collection and provides time for Q & A.
Technology
No technology classes are scheduled at this time.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the “Libby” app is located on the Moultonborough Library website. Download the free app from the app store, call us for the four-digit code for our library, make sure your library card is up to date, and you will be ready to log in and download. 
Ancestry Library Edition is available for genealogy research in the library, and Duolingo, a free language learning app, is available through a link on the library website under the “Learning” tab.
We have Kindles available to be borrowed, and laptops for use in the library.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. 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
Story Hour with stories and crafts for preschoolers on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.
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.
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.
If you are unable to get to the library, volunteers from our local chapter of Altrusa will pick up and return books, audiobooks or DVDs for you. Please call the library at 476-8895 for details.
Free/Discount Passes
We have free or discount passes to the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Canterbury Shaker Village, Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, New Hampshire State Parks, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, Libby Museum, and the Wright Museum, all sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The Castle in the Clouds pass is given by the Castle Preservation Society. 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.
 
 
Moultonborough Library News
August 29, 2019
Events
At story time on Friday, August 30, guest author/reader George Heard will read her book, “Boom! Bellow! Bleat! Animal Poems for Two or More Voices.”
Evening of Poetry and Music on Tuesday, September 3, will feature “The Bakery Band.”
The annual Author Luncheon sponsored by the Friends of the Library will be on Monday, September 23, and the featured speaker will be Diane Les Becquets, author of “Breaking Wild” and “The Last Woman in the Forest.” Tickets are $45 and are on sale at the library through September 15.
The library will be closed on Monday, September 2 for the Labor Day holiday.
On Monday, September 9, the Moultonborough Historical Society meeting at the library will feature a program on “The Suffrage Movement” at 7:00 p.m. The campaign for women’s right to vote lasted from the 1848 Women’s Rights Convention to ratification of the 19th amendment in 1920. Who were the key players? What were the main issues and obstacles? How did suffragists benefit from World War I in the final push for passage of the women’s suffrage amendment? Using historic photos in a powerpoint presentation, Liz Tentarelli will guide us on the journey.  Liz is president of the League of Women Voters NH, a non-partisan organization that is the direct descendant of the National American Woman Suffrage Association.
The library will again host some programs on the OLLI lifelong learning program calendar, including “The Vikings: 300 Years of Terror and Exploration,” with part one on Tuesday, September 10, and part two the following week. Did you know that the Vikings reached the Mediterranean, the Black Sea, and North America, as well as raiding the coasts of northern Europe? Dave Hess will present this two-part exploration of these innovative seafaring barbarians over a period of three centuries. There is a cost to this program. Sign up to become a member of OLLI and you may attend programs around the state at a reduced cost, or just pay for this program by contacting the OLLI website online or by calling 513-1377. Additional OLLI programs at the library include “Shakespeare” on September 10 and 17, “Grace O’Malley, Pirate Queen” on October 17, “Polls, Powerball, Pythagoras, and More,” on October 30 and November 2, and “Bretton Woods: A Hotel Goes to Peace, Not War” on November 20.
On Friday, September 20 at 10:30, come and learn about the “Hello Girls” of World War One. In 1917, General Pershing, Commander of the American Expeditionary Forces in WWI, made a request for bilingual women telephone operators to oversee telephone communications in France. It was apparent that inexperienced doughboys could not efficiently complete this vital task. In 1918, the U.S. Army Signal Corps sent 223 women to France. These brave women, also known as the ‘Hello Girls’, took an army oath, wore army regulation uniforms, and were expected to follow army protocols. They risked their lives near the front lines. They proved to be a success and were highly regarded by the men with whom they served.   However, upon their return to the United States, they were informed that they were not Veterans.
We will have a special screening of ‘The Hello Girls’ a documentary based on the book ‘The Hello Girls’ by Elizabeth Cobbs. The documentary spans a 60-year history of the ‘Hello Girls” in their fight for the long overdue recognition as Veterans. Carolyn Timbie, granddaughter of Grace Banker who was Chief Operator of the first unit of 33 Hello Girls, does a brief introduction and following the film, shares items from her grandmother’s collection and provides time for Q & A.
The first book discussion of the fall will be “The Jungle” by Upton Sinclair, on Thursday, September 26 at 10:30. Extra copies of the book are available, and the discussion will be led by Dr. Suzanne Brown.
Technology
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the “Libby” app is located on the Moultonborough Library website. Download the free app from the app store, call us for the four-digit code for our library, make sure your library card is up to date, and you will be ready to log in and download. 
Ancestry Library Edition is available for genealogy research in the library, and Duolingo, a free language learning app, is available through a link on the library website under the “Learning” tab.
We have Kindles available to be borrowed, and laptops for use in the library.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. 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
Story Hour with stories and crafts for preschoolers on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.
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.
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.
If you are unable to get to the library, volunteers from our local chapter of Altrusa will pick up and return books, audiobooks or DVDs for you. Please call the library at 476-8895 for details.
Free/Discount Passes
We have free or discount passes to the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Canterbury Shaker Village, Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, New Hampshire State Parks, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, Libby Museum, and the Wright Museum, all sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The Castle in the Clouds pass is given by the Castle Preservation Society. 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.