Moultonborough Library News
May 30, 2019
There will be an “Evening of Poetry and Music” on Tuesday, June 4 at 7:30, with featured reader Jan Goldman.
On Monday, June 10, there will be a fused glass workshop from 5:30-7:00 p.m. with Jean Cox of Art Escape in Laconia. Sign up to make a 5” x 5” beach umbrella scene which will be fired in the kiln and returned at a later date. Cost for materials is $10 per person.
Tickets are now available at the library or at Bayswater Books in Center Harbor for the Friends of the Library House Tour on Thursday, June 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There are five houses and an inn on the tour, and cost is $40. There are also two raffles, one for a very beautiful handmade quilts, and one for a variety of local goods and services.
On Wednesday, June 5, at 7:00 p.m., there will be a program on the history of mosaics, entitled “Piece-by-Piece:  History, methods, materials and contemporary directions in mosaic art.” Please join us for an exploration into the past and present of mosaic art and its production. This presentation will cover highlights of the evolution of mosaics beginning with pavements in the Mediterranean Basin from the 4th century BCE, up through the most recent mosaic installations in the New York City subway. The most common mosaic methods will be described and tools and materials will be available with which to experiment after the presentation. Presenter Cindy Stanton, a Moultonborough resident, has studied and practiced mosaic art for many years.
Summer Reading sign-up begins Monday, June 17. This year’s theme is “A Universe of Stories” and we have plans for all kinds of great programs and reading rewards.
OLLI classes here at the library continue in June with “Chronic Pain in America” on Monday, June 3, from 10:30 to 12. On Tuesday, June 11, “Come Take a Taste of Dandelion Wine: A Literature Class on a Classic Ray Bradbury Novel,” from 10:30 to 12:30. Sign up with OLLI at www.olli.granite.edu. Cost is $20 for OLLI members and $40 for nonmembers.
New Books
Given in memory of library trustee Jerry Donovan is “Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century,” by George Packer, about the diplomat who guided the Dayton Accords that ended the Balkan War, among many other accomplishments. Also new in nonfiction are “Nanaville,”by Anna Quindlen, in both regular and large print; and “Lessons from Lucy,” a collection of essays by Dave Barry, about what he has learned from his dog about aging gracefully.
New in fiction are “Queen Bee,” by Dorothea Benton Frank; “The Seven of Eight Deaths of Stella Fortune,” by Juliet Grames; and “Metropolis,” by Philip Kerr. New in mystery are “The Loch Ness Papers,” by Paige Shelton, in the Scottish Bookshop series, “The Eighth Sister,” by Robert Dugoni; and “The Summoning,” by Heather Graham.
New on audiobook are “The Pioneers,” by David McCullough; “Doing Justice,” by Bharara Preet; “Lessons from Lucy,” by Dave Barry; and “Redemption,” by David Baldacci. New on DVD is “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.”
 
Technology
During the month of June, there will be a workshop on using the Libby app to download free audiobooks and ebooks through the State Library on Thursday, June 6, from 2-4 p.m.; Kid’s Coding Club on Thursday, June 12 from 6-7:30; and iPad/iPhone class on Thursday, June 27, from 2-4 p.m.
Technology Users Group meets on Mondays from 2-4 p.m., and the Apple Users Group on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. Technology librarian, Annemarie Welch, is also available by appointment for one-on-one computer assistance. 
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.
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.
Recurring Events
Beginner/intermediate sewing class with Janice Jenket on Fridays from 10:30 to 12:30. Start off with the basics or ask for expert advice. Bring your own sewing machine, or we do have a couple of machines that can be used during the class.
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, give us a call at 476-8895 and volunteers from the local Altrusa Club will be happy to pick up and drop off your books, audiobooks, or movies.
We have free or discount passes to the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, Canterbury Shaker Village, Strawbery Banke, Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, New Hampshire State Parks, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, 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. The Libby Museum in Wolfeboro opens in June.  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
May 23, 2019
Tickets are now available at the library or at Bayswater Books in Center Harbor for the Friends of the Library House Tour on Thursday, June 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There are five houses and an inn on the tour, and cost is $40. There are also two raffles, one for a very beautiful handmade quilts, and one for a variety of local goods and services.
We’re all looking forward to this year’s Summer Reading Program, but even more so now that we found out that we will be hosting a visit from the Boston Bruins mascot, “Blades,” on Friday, August 9 at 11 a.m. Mark your calendar for this special event, which is the same day as the Summer Reading awards celebration.
On Wednesday, June 5, at 7:00 p.m., there will be a program on the history of mosaics, entitled “Piece-by-Piece:  History, methods, materials and contemporary directions in mosaic art.” Please join us for an exploration into the past and present of mosaic art and its production. This presentation will cover highlights of the evolution of mosaics beginning with pavements in the Mediterranean Basin from the 4th century BCE, up through the most recent mosaic installations in the New York City subway. The most common mosaic methods will be described and tools and materials will be available with which to experiment after the presentation. Presenter Cindy Stanton, a Moultonborough resident, has studied and practiced mosaic art for many years.
We’re down to just two months to go before the annual summer book sale, and we already have over 600 boxes of books that have been donated, sorted, and packed. Many hands make light work, and it’s a huge job to get them all out of the library basement and into two big tents in our parking lot, along with 60 tables to put them on, so if you are making plans for summer activities and can arrange to have a couple of hours of free time on Friday evening, July 5, we would love to have your help to get things set up, and also to put away all the leftovers on Sunday afternoon. The sale will be on Saturday and Sunday, July 6 and 7, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The library will be closed on Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day.
New Books
New in fiction this week are “The Den,” by Lakes Region author Abi Maxwell, and “Deception Cove,” by Owen Laukkanen; and in large print, “Nanaville,” by Anna Quindlen. New in nonfiction is “Endeavour: the ship that changed the world,” by Peter Moore, about the ship in which Captain Cook sailed the Pacific, and which also served the British during the American Revolution. New for children are “The Rose Legend” and “the Queen’s Secret,” by Jessica Day George, “Shouting at the Rain,” by Lynda Mullaly Hunt, and “Mr. Lemoncello’s All-Star Breakout Game,” by Chris Grabenstein. New on DVD are “Fighting With My Family,” and “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part.”
Technology
For the month of May, there will be a class on iPad and iPhone on Thursday, May 30, from 2-4 p.m. During the month of June, there will be a workshop on using the Libby app to download free audiobooks and ebooks on Thursday, June 6, from 2-4 p.m.; Kid’s Coding Club on Thursday, June 13 (note change from June 12) from 6-7:30; and iPad/iPhone class on Thursday, June 27, from 2-4 p.m.
Technology Users Group meets on Mondays from 2-4 p.m., and the Apple Users Group on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. Technology librarian, Annemarie Welch, is also available by appointment for one-on-one computer assistance. 
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.
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.
Recurring Events
Beginner/intermediate sewing class with Janice Jenket on Fridays from 10:30 to 12:30. Start off with the basics or ask for expert advice. Bring your own sewing machine, or we do have a couple of machines that can be used during the class.
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, give us a call at 476-8895 and volunteers from the local Altrusa Club will be happy to pick up and drop off your books, audiobooks, or movies.
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, and the Wright Museum, all sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Castle in the Clouds opens May 25, and the pass is given by the Castle Preservation Society. The Libby Museum in Wolfeboro opens in June.  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
May 16, 2019
On Wednesday, June 5, at 7:00 p.m., there will be a program on the history of mosaics, entitled “Piece-by-Piece:  History, methods, materials and contemporary directions in mosaic art.” Please join us for an exploration into the past and present of mosaic art and its production. This presentation will cover highlights of the evolution of mosaics beginning with pavements in the Mediterranean Basin from the 4th century BCE, up through the most recent mosaic installations in the New York City subway. The most common mosaic methods will be described and tools and materials will be available with which to experiment after the presentation. Presenter Cindy Stanton, a Moultonborough resident, has studied and practiced mosaic art for many years.
Don’t miss the exhibit in the display case this month, which is a collection of beautiful hand-turned wooden bowls created by Sandwich artist Robin Dustin.
We’re down to just two months to go before the annual summer book sale, and we already have over 600 boxes of books that have been donated, sorted, and packed. Many hands make light work, and it’s a huge job to get them all out of the library basement and into two big tents in our parking lot, along with 60 tables to put them on, so if you are making plans for summer activities and can arrange to have a couple of hours of free time on Friday evening, July 5, we would love to have your help to get things set up, and also to put away all the leftovers on Sunday afternoon. The sale will be on Saturday and Sunday, July 6 and 7, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Now that we have the hope of better weather and outdoor activities, keep in mind that there is a list of local hiking trails with printable maps on the library website under the
Community” tab.
Have you discovered the new Librista app for Apple and Android? Download the app, enter your Library account log-in information once, and access the Moultonborough Public Library catalog on your phone. Look up, renew, reserve, or save items in a bookbag for future reading.
The library will be closed on Monday, May 27 for Memorial Day.
New Books
New in fiction this week are “The Kremlin Strike,” by Dale Brown; “The Road Home,” by Richard Paul Evans; “Blessing in Disguise,” by Danielle Steel; “The Guest Book,” by Sarah Blake; and in mystery, “The Big Kahuna,” by Janet Evanovich, and “If She Wakes,” by Michael Koryta. New in nonfiction are “The British Are Coming,” by Rick Atkinson, the first of a trilogy about the American Revolution, and “The Pioneers,” by David McCullough, about the settlement of the Northwest Territory, including the states of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin, which were acquired from Great Britain under the treaty ending the Revolution, and which were settled by Revolutionary veterans, among others, and entered the Union as free states, not slave states.
New in chapter books for younger readers are two more in the Troll Hunters series, “Welcome to the Darklands” and “The Age of the Amulet,” and “All For One” in the Alex and Eliza series by Melissa de la Cruz.
Technology
For the month of May, there will be a class on Windows 10 Tips and Tricks on Wednesday, May 22, from 2-4 p.m., and iPad and iPhone on Thursday, May 30, also from 2-4 p.m. During the month of June, there will be a workshop on using the Libby app to download free audiobooks and ebooks on Thursday, June 6, from 2-4 p.m.; Kid’s Coding Club on Thursday, June 13 (note change from June 12) from 6-7:30; and iPad/iPhone class on Thursday, June 27, from 2-4 p.m.
Technology Users Group meets on Mondays from 2-4 p.m., and the Apple Users Group on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. Technology librarian, Annemarie Welch, is also available by appointment for one-on-one computer assistance. 
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.
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.
Beginner/intermediate sewing class with Janice Jenket on Fridays from 10:30 to 12:30. Start off with the basics or ask for expert advice. Bring your own sewing machine, or we do have a couple of machines that can be used during the class.
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.
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, and the Wright Museum, all sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Castle in the Clouds opens May 25, and the pass is given by the Castle Preservation Society. The Libby Museum in Wolfeboro opens in June.  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
May 9, 2019
The last “Feed a Charity” dining/fundraising evening of the season will be at the Corner House in Sandwich on Wednesday, May 15, from 4:30 to 9:00 p.m. Just let your server know that you’re there to support the Friends of the Library, along with your delicious meal, and a portion of your check will be donated to the Friends.
Don’t miss the exhibit in the display case this month, which is a collection of beautiful hand-turned wooden bowls created by Sandwich artist Robin Dustin.
We’re down to just two months to go before the annual summer book sale, and we already have about 600 boxes of books that have been donated, sorted, and packed. Many hands make light work, and it’s a huge job to get them all out of the library basement and into two big tents in our parking lot, along with 60 tables to put them on, so if you are making plans for summer activities and can arrange to have a couple of hours of free time on Friday evening, July 5, we would love to have your help to get things set up, and also to put away all the leftovers on Sunday afternoon. The sale will be on Saturday and Sunday, July 6 and 7, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The next book discussion will be on Thursday, May 23, and the topic will be “Little Fires Everywhere,” by Celeste Ng. Extra copies of the book are available. The story of family, class, and race is set in Shaker Heights, Ohio, where the author grew up. Rev. Gina Finocchiaro of Wolfeboro will lead the discussion. The plot involves the intertwined stories of the picture-perfect Richardson family and the mother and daughter who upend their lives. In Shaker Heights, everything is planned, and no one embodies this spirit more than Elena Richardson, whose guiding principle is playing by the rules. Enter Mia Warren - an enigmatic artist and single mother with a mysterious past- who arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged daughter Pearl, and rents a house from the Richardsons, with whom they become friends, until a custody battle puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides. Little Fires Everywhere explores the weight of secrets, the nature of art and identity, and the ferocious pull of motherhood - and the danger of believing that following the rules can avert disaster.
The art display in the meeting room for the next few weeks will be an unusual and beautiful collection of works in the gyotaku style by Nate Garrett. Gyotaku is a Japanese art form that involves taking prints from objects such as fish, feathers, or plants, using rice paper and special ink made from pine soot. More images can be seen at his website, www.bigfishgyotaku.com.
 
New Books


New this week are “Willing to Die,” by Lisa Jackson, and “Far and Away,’ by Fern Michaels. New in DVD is season 6 of “A Place to Call Home.” Thanks to a donation, we added a reprint of “Boots and Saddles,” a memoir by Elizabeth Custer, wife of General George Custer, describing their experiences at Western frontier posts following the Civil War.
Technology
For the month of May, there will be a workshop on Digital Entertainment for Seniors on Thursday, May 16, from 3:00-4:30 p.m. Learn how to experience TV, radio, music, movies, books, audiobooks, and magazines in the digital age. There will be a class on Windows 10 Tips and Tricks on Wednesday, May 22, from 2-4 p.m., and iPad and iPhone on Thursday, May 30, also from 2-4 p.m.
Technology Users Group meets on Mondays from 2-4 p.m., and the Apple Users Group on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. Technology librarian, Annemarie Welch, is also available by appointment for one-on-one computer assistance. 
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.
Beginner/intermediate sewing class with Janice Jenket on Fridays from 10:30 to 12:30. Start off with the basics or ask for expert advice. Bring your own sewing machine, or we do have a couple of machines that can be used during the class.
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.
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, and the Wright Museum, all sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Castle in the Clouds opens May 25, and the pass is given by the Castle Preservation Society. The Libby Museum in Wolfeboro opens in June.  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
May 2, 2019
Our popular beginner/intermediate sewing class with Janice Jenket resumes on Friday, April 26, from 10:30 to 12:30. Start off with the basics or ask for expert advice. Bring your own sewing machine, or we do have a couple of machines that can be used during the class.
On Monday, May 6, at 7:00 p.m., author Michael Bruno presents “Cruising New Hampshire History: A Guide to New Hampshire's Roadside Historical Markers.” The New Hampshire roadside historical markers commemorate significant events and individuals from the first settlers arriving in 1623 to notable individuals who helped define what New Hampshire is today.
On Tuesday, May 7, our monthly Evening of Poetry will host musician Gary Cassidy as the featured performer. Gary lives in East Andover, and has been playing guitar since he got his first one at age ten. He and Don Severance recorded one album, “Severance and Cassidy,” in the ‘808s, featuring a mix of folk, country blues, and rock, and he is a frequent performer at the Andover CoffeHouse.
There will be a session to assist low-income property owners in completing the NH property tax relief form on Wednesday, May 8, from 1-5 p.m.
OLLI classes meeting here in May will be “Diplomatic History of WWI” on May 9, 16, and 23. From 10:30 to 12:00 noon. In remembrance of the centennial of WW I this three session lecture/discussion class will examine: 1) How and why diplomacy failed to prevent the war; 2) The effect of the many complex wartime treaties, agreements and declarations; 3) The long-lasting impact on the 20th century world, continuing to this day, of the controversial 1919 Peace Conference and the Treaty of Versailles. Sign up at the OLLI website at www.olli.granite.edu, or call 513-1377. Classes are $20 for OLLI members or $40 for nonmembers.
The next book discussion will be on Thursday, May 23, and the topic will be “Little Fires Everywhere,” by Celeste Ng. Extra copies of the book are available. The story of family, class, and race is set in Shaker Heights, Ohio, where the author grew up. Rev. Gina Finocchiaro of Wolfeboro will lead the discussion.
Winner of the library’s Ice Out contest was Celeste Lovett, who guessed April 24 at 11:11 a.m. Ice out was declared at 5:24 a.m. on the 24th. Her prize was a pint of this year’s maple syrup, courtesy of Abbott Farm on Sheridan Road in Moultonborough.
The art display in the meeting room for the next few weeks will be an unusual and beautiful collection of works in the gyotaku style by Nate Garrett. Gyotaku is a Japanese art form that involves taking prints from objects such as fish, feathers, or plants, using rice paper and special ink made from pine soot. More images can be seen at his website, www.bigfishgyotaku.com.
 
New Books
New fiction titles this week include “Courting Mr. Lincoln,” by Louis Bayard; “Little Darlings,” by Melanie Golding; “The Mother-in-Law,” by Sally Hepworth; “Sweeney on the Rocks,” by Allen Morris Jones; “Machines Like Me,” by Ian McEwan; “The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek,” by Kim Richardson; “The 18th Abduction,’ by James Patterson; “Neon Prey,” by John Sandford; “When We Left Cuba,” by Chanel Cleeton; “Henry, Himself,” by Stewart O’Nan; “Normal People,” by Sally Rooney; and “Miss Julia Takes the Wheel,” by Ann B. Ross. New in mystery is “The Widows of Malabar Hill,” by Sujata Massey.
New in nonfiction are “Freedom’s Detective,” by Charles Lane, and “Turning Points,” by Jared Diamond. New on DVD are season three of “Victoria” and “The Kid Who Would Be King.”
Technology
For the month of May, Kid’s Coding Club meets on Wednesday, May 8, from 6:00-7:30. There will be a workshop on Digital Entertainment for Seniors   on Thursday, May 16; Windows 10 Tips and Tricks on Wednesday, May 22, and iPad and iPhone on Thursday, May 30. All classes run from 2-4 p.m.
Technology Users Group meets on Mondays from 2-4 p.m., and the Apple Users Group on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. Technology librarian, Annemarie Welch, is also available by appointment for one-on-one computer assistance. 
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.
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, and the Wright Museum, all sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Castle in the Clouds opens May 25, and the pass is given by the Castle Preservation Society. The Libby Museum in Wolfeboro opens in June.  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
April 25, 2019
The art display in the meeting room for the next few weeks will be an unusual and beautiful collection of works in the gyotaku style by Nate Garrett. Gyotaku is a Japanese art form that involves taking prints from objects such as fish, feathers, or plants, using rice paper and special ink made from pine soot. More images can be seen at his website, www.bigfishgyotaku.com.
Our popular beginner/intermediate sewing class with Janice Jenket resumes on Friday, April 26, from 10:30 to 12:30. Start off with the basics or ask for expert advice. Bring your own sewing machine, or we do have a couple of machines that can be used during the class.
On Friday, April 26, there will be a Unicorn Party in the children’s room. The day starts with the movie, “The Last Unicorn,” (PG) at 11a.m. Next, enjoy some unicorn themed snacks, and play some unicorn games and crafts.
On Tuesday, April 30, at 6:30, there will be a program to explain single-payer health care. Single-payer national health insurance would be a nonprofit system in which a single public or quasi-public agency organizes health financing, but delivery of care remains largely in private hands. Dr. Jones is a speaker for the Granite State Physicians for a National Health Program and The New Hampshire Medical Society Single Payer Interest Group.
Children are invited to join our May Day Celebration on Wednesday, May 1 at 11:00 a.m. Dance around the May Pole, and a King and Queen of the May will be crowned. Each child will receive a small basket of sweets.
On Friday, May 3, there will be a Readathon for children in grades 4-6, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Sign up by Thursday, May 2, and bring a book for quiet reading. There will be pizza and ice cream.
On Monday, May 6, at 7:00 p.m., author Michael Bruno presents “Cruising New Hampshire History: A Guide to New Hampshire's Roadside Historical Markers.” The New Hampshire roadside historical markers commemorate significant events and individuals from the first settlers arriving in 1623 to notable individuals who helped define what New Hampshire is today.
On Tuesday, May 7, our monthly Evening of Poetry will host Gary Cassidy as the featured reader, followed by the usual “open mike” time for the audience to share their work.
There will be a session to assist low-income property owners in completing the NH property tax relief form on Wednesday, May 8, from 1-5 p.m.
OLLI classes meeting here in May will be “Diplomatic History of WWI” on May 9, 16, and 23. From 10:30 to 12:00 noon. Sign up at the OLLI website at www.olli.granite.edu, or call 513-1377. Classes are $20 for OLLI members or $40 for nonmembers.
The next book discussion will be on Thursday, May 23, and the topic will be “Little Fires Everywhere,” by Celeste Ng. Extra copies of the book are available.
New Books
Among our new children’s books this week are the 2019 Newbury Medal winner for the best children’s book of the year, which is “Merci Suarez Changes Gears,” by Meg Medina, and the Caldecott winner, for the best illustrations, “Hello Lighthouse,” by Sophie Blackall. Also new is the latest chapter book from the pen of Jo Knowles, daughter of our former children’s librarian, Judi Knowles. This is her eighth novel for young readers, and the title is “Where the Heart Is.” All three were paid for through the Adele Taylor trust fund created in honor of our longtime librarian, who served from 1945-1992.
Also new in picture books are “Up the Mountain Path,” by Marianne Dubuc; “Little Yellow Truck,” by Eve Bunting; “Daredevil,” the life of aerobatic pilot and race car driver Betty Skelton; “Because,” by Mo Willems, and “Felipe and Claudette,” by Mark Teague.
New on DVD is “Mrs. Wilson.”
Technology
There will be an iPad/iPhone workshop on Wednesday, April 24. For the month of May, Kid’s Coding Club meets on Wednesday, May 8, from 6:00-7:30. There will be a workshop on Digital Entertainment on Thursday, May 16; Windows 10 Tips and Tricks on Wednesday, May 22, and iPad and iPhone on Thursday, May 30. All classes run from 2-4 p.m.
Technology Users Group meets on Mondays from 2-4 p.m., and the Apple Users Group on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. Technology librarian, Annemarie Welch, is also available by appointment for one-on-one computer assistance. 
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.
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.
We have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, and the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, all sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 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
April 18, 2019
Our popular beginner/intermediate sewing class with Janice Jenket resumes on Friday, April 26, from 10:30 to 12:30. Start off with the basics or ask for expert advice. Bring your own sewing machine, or we do have a couple of machines that can be used during the class. Please call the library at 476-8895 sign up.
There will be a book discussion on “Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant” by Anne Tyler on Thursday, April 25 at 10:30 a.m. Our scholar to lead the discussion will be Dr. Suzanne Brown.
Coming up, we have an interesting program about Castle in the Clouds scheduled for April 23 at 10:30 a.m. Have you visited Castle in the Clouds in recent years and been intrigued by their on-going restoration work? Join Castle Curator Robin Sherman for a talk on “Castle in the Clouds Restoration Projects” to learn more about how the organization approaches preservation and to get a behind the scenes look at a few of their recent projects.
There will be a “Feed a Charity” dining opportunity at Lemongrass on Thursday, April 25, from 11:30 a.m.  to 9:00 p.m. Just tell your server that you are there to support the Friends of the Library, enjoy lunch or dinner, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Friends.
On Friday, April 26, there will be a Unicorn Party in the children’s room. We are celebrating unicorns! The day starts with the movie, “The last unicorn,” (PG) at 11a.m. Next, enjoy some unicorn themed snacks, and play some unicorn games and crafts.
On Tuesday, April 30, at 6:30, there will be a program to explain single-payer health care. Single-payer national health insurance is a nonprofit system in which a single public or quasi-public agency organizes health financing, but delivery of care remains largely in private hands. Dr. Jones ​is a speaker for the Granite State Physicians for a National Health Program and The New Hampshire Medical Society Single Payer Interest Group.
Join our May Day Celebration on Wednesday, May 1 at 11:00 a.m. Dance around the May Pole. A King and Queen of the May will be crowned. Each child will receive a small basket of sweets. Everyone is welcome to join.
On Monday, May 6, at 7:00 p.m., author Michael Bruno presents “Cruising New Hampshire History: A Guide to New Hampshire's Roadside Historical Markers.” The New Hampshire roadside historical markers commemorate significant events and individuals from the first settlers arriving in 1623 to notable individuals who helped define what New Hampshire is today.
New Books
New in fiction this week, we have added “Redemption,” by David Baldacci, “The 13 Minute Murder, by James Patterson; “Someone Knows,” by Lisa Scottoline; “The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted,” by Robert Hillman; “Boy Swallows Universe,” by Dalton Trent; “Hurricane Season,” and “Glory Road,” both by Lauren Denton; “The Book of Dreams” by Nina George, and “Feast Your Eyes,” by Myla Goldberg, plus “Lost Roses,” by Martha Hall Kelly in large print. New in mystery are “Triple Jeopardy,” by Anne Perry, a Daniel Pitt mystery; “The Tale Teller,” by Anne Hillerman, and “The Better Sister,” by Alafair Burke. New in nonfiction are “American Moonshot: JFK and the Great Space Race,” by Douglas Brinkley; “A Woman of No Importance,” by Sonia Purnell, about WWII American spy Virginia Hall, who went undercover in occupied France despite having a prosthetic leg; and “the Last Stone: a masterpiece of criminal interrogation,” by Mark Bowden, about a cold case investigation lasting from 1975 to 2003.
New on DVD are “A Dog’s Way Home” and “On the Basis of Sex,” about Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. New on audio is “The New Iberia Blues,” by James Lee Burke.
Technology
There will be a workshop on “Using the Library Website” on Thursday, April 18, and an iPad/iPhone workshop on Wednesday, April 24. All classes run from 2-4 p.m.
Technology Users Group meets on Mondays from 2-4 p.m., and the Apple Users Group on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. Technology librarian, Annemarie Welch, is also available by appointment for one-on-one computer assistance. 
We have laptops and tablets available to use in the library, and Kindles to borrow. 
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.
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.
We have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, and the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, all sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The other attractions to which we have passes will reopen in the spring. 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
April 11, 2019
Children up to age 12 are invited to join us for our annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 13 at 11 a.m. Please bring a small basket or bag to gather your eggs, and please be prompt because the hunt starts at 11 a.m. sharp, and it doesn’t take very long for a bunch of enthusiastic children to find all the eggs. There will be about 1200 eggs, each filled with candy and/or a small prize, and about 100 eggs that include a slip of paper to win a stuffed animal. There will be a “nest” of shredded paper where the youngest children can do their egg hunting, and eggs will be hidden around the library grounds for the older children. The Easter Bunny will be on hand for visiting and pictures.
There will be a free blood pressure clinic on Friday, April 12, from 11 a.m. until 12 noon, sponsored by Central VNA and Hospice. Come meet our new community outreach nurse.
There will be a book discussion on “Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant” by Anne Tyler on Thursday, April 25 at 10:30 a.m. Tyler takes us into the lives of three siblings whose adult lives are impacted significantly by the early desertion of their father and childhood in a single parent household. Cory, Jenny and Ezra Tull each view their family from a different perspective.  Their mother, Pearl, loves her children but always with a sense that they are imperfect, that something is wrong with them. How they live with this emotional impoverishment is the story of this amazing novel, which the Pulitzer Prize winning novelist says is her greatest work. Our scholar to lead the discussion will be Dr. Suzanne Brown.
Coming up, we have an interesting program about Castle in the Clouds scheduled for April 23 at 10:30 a.m. Have you visited Castle in the Clouds in recent years and been intrigued by their on-going restoration work? Join Castle Curator Robin Sherman for a talk on “Castle in the Clouds Restoration Projects” to learn more about how the organization approaches preservation and to get a behind the scenes look at a few of their recent projects.
There will be a “Feed a Charity” dining opportunity at Lemongrass on Thursday, April 25, from 11:30 a.m.  to 9:00 p.m. Just tell your server that you are there to support the Friends of the Library, enjoy lunch or dinner, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Friends.
On Friday, April 26, there will be a Unicorn Party in the children’s room. We are celebrating unicorns! The day starts with the movie, “ The last unicorn,”  (PG) at 11a.m. Next, enjoy some unicorn themed snacks, and play some unicorn games and crafts.
In the display case this month are t-shirts, hats, and other screen-printed and embroidered product created by Lisa Davy, a Moultonborough resident and proprietor of LDR Productions in Laconia.
 New Books
New this week are “Miracle at St. Andrews,” by James Patterson; “Who Slays the Wicked,” a mystery by C.S. Harris; in large print, “Educated,” by Tara Westover, a memoir of growing up in a survivalist family in Utah; and in nonfiction, a biography of Odette Sansom, “Code Name Lise: The Woman Who Became World War II’s Most Highly Decorated Spy,” by Larry Loftis.
We did get a great batch of new movies on DVD, including “Mary Poppins Returns,” “Aquaman,” “Bumblebee,” “If Beale Street Could Talk,” “The Mule,” “Vice,” and “Joni 75,” the concert in honor of Joni Mitchell’s 75th birthday. From donations, we also added “An American in Paris,” and just in time for baseball season, “Impossible to Forget,” about the 1967 “Impossible Dream” Red Sox.
Technology
There will be a workshop on “Using the Library Website” on Thursday, April 18, and an iPad/iPhone workshop on Wednesday, April 24. All classes run from 2-4 p.m. Kid’s Coding Club meets on Thursday, April 11 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. Bill Gassman will be demonstrating his flying drone.
Technology Users Group meets on Mondays from 2-4 p.m., and the Apple Users Group on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. Technology librarian, Annemarie Welch, is also available by appointment for one-on-one computer assistance. 
We have laptops and tablets available to use in the library, and Kindles to borrow. 
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.
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
Friday morning sewing classes will resume in May.
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.
We have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, and the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm, all sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The other attractions to which we have passes will reopen in the spring. 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.