Moultonborough Library News
August 15, 2019
We had a great crowd of about 75 children and adults for the visit with Boston Bruins mascot “Blades,” and many children posed for pictures with the big bear, and received Bruins posters to take home. The top readers in the Summer Reading program and the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten readers were recognized. Over the course of seven weeks, 110 active readers read for 1,063 hours. Top readers were Cole Stokes in the age 5 and under read-aloud category, with 1,010 minutes; Leila Napoles in the age 609 group with 3,780 minutes; Nadia Goulet, age 10 and up, 2,100 minutes. Each received a gift certificate to Bayswater Books in Center Harbor, and a gift bag with books and other goodies. Those who completed “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” were Cole Stokes, Peyton McLaughlin, Lucas Buy, and Mackenzie Davis, who each received a 1000 Books tote bag of school supplies and books to take with them on the first day of school.
Looking further ahead, there will be a program entitled “Ask a Muslim Anything,” with Robert Azzi, on Wednesday, August 28 at 7:00 p.m. Robert Azzi is an Arab-American Muslim who grew up in Manchester, NH. After college, he embarked on a career as a photojournalist, traveling extensively throughout the Middle East and beyond photographing wars and conflicts wherever they occurred. Recent efforts to ban immigrants from Muslim countries from entering the United States compelled Azzi to begin a personal effort to share his faith with people interested in knowing more about Islam and the Muslim faith. Azzi speaks about his life, what it’s like to be Muslim in America. He speaks not as a scholar or academic but as a neighbor, fellow citizen, and person of faith. Azzi has been a Nieman Fellow in Journalism at Harvard University, a member of the Leadership Council of the Harvard Divinity School, an advisor to Tufts University’s Fletcher School committee on Islam and South-West Asia, and is a board member of ACLU-NH.
There will be several OLLI adult education classes held here at the library this fall, beginning with “Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things,” with Peg Fargo. Have you ever heard of Margaret Knight, Harriet Dame, Maude Hood or Nellie Brown? These women of NH dared to challenge the norms expected of women at the time. Margaret Knight invented objects and held 87 patents, the first of which she developed when she was 12. Harriet Dame was a nurse in the Civil War at both the Battle of Bull Run and Gettysburg. Maude Hood in 1893 was the first female Century Rider and Nellie Brown, a biracial woman from Dover, was called the "Queen of Song" in 1924. And the list goes on and on. Fee for OLLI members: $20.00, fee for non-members is $40.00. Visit the OLLI website at ooli.granite.edu or call 539-1377 to join OLLI.
Save the date of Monday, September 23, for the annual Author Luncheon, sponsored by the Friends of the Library. The featured author is Diane Les Becquets, author of the young adult novel “Season of Ice,” and in adult fiction, “Breaking Wild,” and her latest novel, “The Last Woman in the Forest,” published in 2019.
On Thursday, September 26, there will be a discussion of “Babbitt,” by Sinclair Lewis, the first American to win the Nobel Prize in literature for his work, and in particular for “Babbitt.” Extra copies available so that everyone interested may read prior to the discussion.
New Books
This week’s new book acquisitions are “The Bitterroots,” by C.J. Box in mystery, and in fiction, “A Dangerous Man,” by Robert Crais, and “The Most Fun We Ever Had,” by Claire Lombardo. New by James Patterson but classified as a juvenile book is “The Warning.”
New on DVD are “Alita: Battle Angel;” “Shazam!” and season three of “The Good Place.”
 
Technology
No further technology classes are scheduled at this time, as technology librarian AnneMarie Welch has accepted a new job in Virginia. We will all miss her!
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
Beginner/intermediate sewing class, Fridays 10:30-12:30. All welcome, bring your own sewing machine or we have a few that may 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.
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 8, 2019
The Summer Reading awards celebration will be on Friday, August 9, and will be extra-special because we are hosting a special appearance by Boston Bruins mascot, “Blades,” from 11 a.m. to noon, followed by an ice cream party beginning at noon. Children who have completed the “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” program will also be recognized.
On Tuesday, August 13, at 7:00 p.m. we examine the topic of “Supernovae: Witnessing Cosmic Explosions,” with Yvette Cendes. Supernovae are the most violent explosions in the universe, where the death of a star can release more light than an entire galaxy.  But how does a supernova happen?  What would happen if one happened in our own Milky Way?  In this talk, Yvette will cover what causes a supernova event, and what they can tell us about how stars live and die in our universe.  She will also discuss the human history of supernova observations, ranging from historic observations a thousand years ago to her present-day research involving radio signals from supernovae.

Yvette Cendes recently submitted her PhD in astronomy to Leiden University in the Netherlands, where her thesis focused on radio observations from transient and variable astronomical sources ranging from supernovae to black holes.  She will begin a research postdoctorate position this fall at the Center for Astrophysics of Harvard and the Smithsonian this fall.  Yvette has also had her science writing on astronomy topics appear in several publications, such as Astronomy, Discover, and Scientific American.
“Discovering New England Stone Walls,” with Kevin Gardner, will be presented on Wednesday, August 14, at 7:00 p.m. Why are we so fascinated with stone walls? Kevin Gardner, author of “The Granite Kiss,” explains how and why New England came to acquire its thousands of miles of stone walls, the ways in which they and other dry stone structures were built, how their styles emerged and changed over time and their significance to the famous New England landscape. Along the way, Kevin occupies himself building a miniature wall or walls on a tabletop, using tiny stones from a five-gallon bucket.
Looking further ahead, there will be a program entitled “Ask a Muslim Anything,” with Robert Azzi, on Wednesday, August 28 at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets are not yet available, but save the date of Monday, September 23, for the annual Author Luncheon, sponsored by the Friends of the Library. This year, the featured author is Diane Les Becquets, author of the young adult novel “Season of Ice,” “Breaking Wild,” and her latest novel, “The Last Woman in the Forest,” published in 2019.
Also coming in September is the first of the Friends of the Library book discussions scheduled for the fall. On Thursday, August 26, a scholar will be here to lead the discussion of “Babbitt,” Sinclair Lewis, the first American to win the Nobel Prize in literature for his work, and in particular for “Babbitt.” Extra copies are on the way so that everyone interested may read prior to the discussion.
The exhibit this month in the display case is a collection of character dolls from the collection of Pauline Deveraux, including the characters from “Little House on the Prairie” and “The Secret Garden,” plus Shirley Temple and Elvis. Also, don’t forget to take a look at the display of paintings by Marguerite Tanner and Sheri Lively in the meeting room this month.
New Books
New in fiction are “Labyrinth,” by Catherine Coulter; “Outfox,” by Sandra Brown; “The Inn,” and “Sophia: Princess Among Beasts,” both by James Patterson; “Book Charmer,” by Karen Hawkins; “Chances Are…” by Richard Russo; “The Escape Room,” by Megan Goldin; and “Fleishman is in Trouble,” by Taffy Brodesser-Akner.
New on DVD are seasons one and two of “Agatha Raisin,” an English cozy mystery series; season two of “Frankie Drake,” season six of “Endeavour,” the prequel to the “Inspector Morse” series, the new remake of “Dumbo,” and “Missing Link.”
Technology
During August, technology librarian AnneMarie Welch will have a Windows 10 workshop on Wednesday, August 14 from 2-4 p.m. No further technology classes are scheduled at this time, as AnneMarie has accepted a new job in Virginia.
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.
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 1, 2019
On Friday, August 2, space movie theme features “Mars Needs Moms” at 1:00 p.m. Bring your lunch, enjoy the movie, and we will provide dessert and popcorn.
Story Time on Tuesday, August 6 at 6:30 p.m. will feature a special guest reader, Moultonborough author Karen Jacobs, who will read some of the easy picture books she has written.
On Tuesday, August 6, Evening of Poetry will feature host Bob Demaree and guest reader Russell Rowland.
The Summer Reading awards celebration will be on Friday, August 9, and will be extra-special because we are hosting a special appearance by Boston Bruins mascot, “Blades,” from 11 a.m. to noon, followed by an ice cream party beginning at noon. Children who have completed the “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” program will also be recognized.
On Wednesday, August 7, at 7:00 p.m. local scholar Brad Wolff will present a program on “Immigration to New England.” Immigration to New England has long been a way of life in the northeastern United States. Brad will examine the wide variety of people who have migrated to New England and trace some of the influence those relocations have exerted on the area's culture, economy, and way of life. Reference will be made to circumstances in other parts of the world that encouraged migration, America's well-known reputation as the land of opportunity, and the evolving legal framework governing migration. Data from the 2010 census will be used to investigate what current patterns of immigration exist.
Brad is a retired social studies teacher and former NH Department of Education Social Studies Teacher of the Year. He is a frequent presenter of historical programs in a variety of settings.
On Tuesday, August 13, at 7:00 p.m. we examine the topic of “Supernovae: Witnessing Cosmic Explosions,” with Yvette Cendes. Supernovae are the most violent explosions in the universe, where the death of a star can release more light than an entire galaxy.  In this talk, Yvette will cover what causes a supernova event, and what they can tell us about how stars live and die in our universe, and the human history of supernova observations, ranging from historic observations a thousand years ago to her present-day research involving radio signals from supernovae.
 “Discovering New England Stone Walls,” with Kevin Gardner, will be presented on Wednesday, August 14, at 7:00 p.m. Kevin Gardner, author of The Granite Kiss, explains how and why New England came to acquire its thousands of miles of stone walls, the ways in which they and other dry stone structures were built, how their styles emerged and changed over time and their significance to the famous New England landscape. Sponsored by NH Humanities.
Tickets are not yet available, but save the date of Monday, September 23, for the annual Author Luncheon, sponsored by the Friends of the Library. This year, the featured author is Diane Les Becquets, author of the young adult novel “Season of Ice,” “Breaking Wild,” and her latest novel, “The Last Woman in the Forest,” published in 2019.
New Books
This week’s batch of new fiction includes “Never Have I Ever,” by Joshilyn Jackson; “The Rosie Result,” by Graeme Simsion; and “Lady in the Lake,” by Laura Lippman. New in mystery is “Smoke Screen,” by Iris Johansen, and new in biography is “Leaving the Witness,” by Amber Scorah.
New in children’s chapter books are volumes one through five in the “Upside Down Magic” series by Sarah Mlynowski; “Maximillian Fly,” by Angie Sage; “The Misadventures of Max Crumbly: Masters of Mischief,” by Rachel Renee Russell, and “Tucker’s Countryside,” a sequel to “The Cricket in Times Square,” by George Selden. New for beginning readers is “The Pigeon Has to Go to School,” by Mo Willems.
Technology
During August, technology librarian AnneMarie Welch will have Kid’s Coding Club on Thursday, August 8, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. (please sign up in advance); a Windows 10 workshop on Wednesday, August 14 from 2-4 p.m., and an iPad/iPhone workshop on Thursday, August 22, 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.
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.
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
July 25, 2019
Celebrate “Christmas in July,” with the new movie “The Grinch,” on Friday, July 26 at 1:00 p.m. Bring a bag lunch to the movie and we will provide popcorn and dessert.
There will be a special story time featuring British storyteller Simon Brooks, on Tuesday, July 30 at 6:00 p.m. Simon will transport us all with tales thousands of years old. Variants of familiar stories and tales not heard before: some will stir your soul, some will give hope, some may contain a surprise or two! This program is for five year olds and up!
We have a special guest author/reader and craft on Monday, July 29 at 10 a.m. Krista Crabtree, a long-time patron of our library, is the author of “Being Stellar,” a story of self-discovery and curiosity. Krista will read the story, and the craft will be making wax-resist snowflakes to accompany the story.
The month of July concludes with a Teddy Bear Picnic on Wednesday, July 31 at 11:30 a.m., which will be outdoors, weather permitting. Bring a favorite teddy bear or stuffy to our picnic. We'll provide light snacks and lemonade.
On Friday, August 2, we continue our space movie theme with “Mars Needs Moms” at 1:00 p.m. Bring your lunch, enjoy the movie, and we will provide dessert and popcorn.
Mark your calendar for the Summer Reading awards celebration on Friday, August 9, which will feature a special appearance by Boston Bruins mascot, “Blades,” from 11 a.m. to noon, and an ice cream party beginning at noon. Children who have completed the “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” program will also be recognized.
On Tuesday, August 6, Evening of Poetry will feature host Bob Demaree and guest reader Russell Rowland.
On Wednesday, August 7, at 7:00 p.m. local scholar Brad Wolff will present a program on “Immigration to New England.” Brad will examine the wide variety of people who have migrated to New England and trace some of the influence those relocations have exerted on the area's culture, economy, and way of life.
On Tuesday, August 13, at 7:00 p.m. we examine the topic of “Supernovae: Witnessing Cosmic Explosions,” with Yvette Cendes. Supernovae are the most violent explosions in the universe, where the death of a star can release more light than an entire galaxy.  In this talk, Yvette will cover what causes a supernova event, and what they can tell us about how stars live and die in our universe, and the human history of supernova observations, ranging from historic observations a thousand years ago to her present-day research involving radio signals from supernovae.
 “Discovering New England Stone Walls,” with Kevin Gardner, will be presented on Wednesday, August 14, at 7:00 p.m. Kevin Gardner, author of The Granite Kiss, explains how and why New England came to acquire its thousands of miles of stone walls, the ways in which they and other dry stone structures were built, how their styles emerged and changed over time and their significance to the famous New England landscape. Sponsored by NH Humanities.
New Books
New in fiction this week are “Shamed,” by Linda Castillo; “Deep River,” by Karl Marlantes; “The Last Guest House,” by Megan Miranda; “Surfside Sisters,” by Nancy Thayer; “On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous,” by Ocean Vuong; “One Good Deed,” by David Baldacci; “Window on the Bay, by Debbie Macomber; and “The New Girl,” by Daniel Silva.
New in nonfiction is “If These Walls Could Talk,” a memoir by Red Sox veteran and broadcaster Jerry Remy, and “Fall and Rise: The Story of 9/11,” by Mitchell Zuckoff.
New on DVD is season 6 of “Endeavour.”
Technology
During the month of July, there will be an iPad/iPhone Workshop on Wednesday, July 24. During August, technology librarian AnneMarie Welch will have Kid’s Coding Club on Thursday, August 8, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. (please sign up in advance); a Windows 10 workshop on Wednesday, August 14 from 2-4 p.m., and an iPad/iPhone workshop on Thursday, August 22, 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.
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.
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
July 18, 2019
On Wednesday, July 24, join us for a program on the history of outlaws Bonnie and Clyde at 7:00 p.m. with Christopher Daley. This lecture, which is part travelogue and part history, will chronicle the story of Bonnie and Clyde, separating the reality from the myth.   For years the public has been fascinated with the story of this Dustbowl Romeo and Juliet. Much myth, conjecture and outright lies have grown up about the two Texas bandits but when one delves into the true story of the two lovers a much more interesting and human story emerges.
This year’s Summer Reading Program theme is “A Universe of Stories,” and we have all kinds of space-themed events planned. Sign up, then count the minutes you spend reading each day. This year’s reading rewards are necklaces to which special beads and “dog tags” are added for each 100 minutes read, and for attending the special children’s programs we have scheduled.
Upcoming events on the summer reading schedule are “The Return of the Jedi” movie on Friday, July 19 at 1:30 (there will be popcorn), and dress up if you wish for the “Frozen” singalong on Tuesday, July 23 at 6:30 with music, snacks, and a craft.
During the week of July 22 we will be celebrating “Christmas in July,” including a craft to make suncatcher tree ornaments, on Thursday, July 22 at 2:00 p.m., and the movie “The Grinch,” on Friday, July 26 at 1:00 p.m. Bring a bag lunch to the movie and we will provide popcorn and dessert. We finish out the month of July with a special story time featuring guest storyteller Simon Brooks, on Tuesday, July 30 at 6:00 p.m. British storyteller Simon Brooks will transport us all with tales thousands of years old. Variants of familiar stories and tales not heard before: some will stir your soul, some will give hope, some may contain a surprise or two! This program is for five year olds and up!
And finally, we finish out the month of July with a Teddy Bear Picnic on Wednesday, July 31 at 11:30 a.m., which will be outdoors, weather permitting. Bring a favorite teddy bear or stuffy to our picnic. We'll provide light snacks and lemonade.
Mark your calendar for the Summer Reading awards celebration on Friday, August 9, which will feature an appearance by Boston Bruins mascot, “Blades,” from 11 a.m. to noon, and an ice cream party beginning at noon. Children who have completed the “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” program will also be recognized.
 
New Books
New in fiction this week are “The Second Worst Restaurant in France,” by Alexander McCall Smith; “Dragonfly,” by Leila Meacham; “The Bookish Life of Nina Hill,” by Abbi Waxman; “The Nickel Boys,” by Colson Whitehead; and “The Golden Hour,” by Beatriz Williams, which is also available in large print. Also new in large print is “City of Girls,” by Elizabeth Gilbert. New in mystery is “Almost Midnight,” by Paul Doiron.
New in nonfiction is “Spying on the South,” by Tony Horwitz, in which he follows in the footsteps of Frederick Law Olmstead traveling through the pre-Civil War South; and “Beneath the Tamarind Tree,” by Isha Sesay, about the kidnapped girls of Boko Haram.
New in audiobook is “The Witch Elm,” by Tana French, and new on DVD are “Captain Marvel” and “Wonder Park.”
Technology
During the month of July, there will be “What is the Cloud and How Does It Work?” on Thursday, July 18, and iPad/iPhone Workshop on Wednesday, July 24. All classes run from 2-4 p.m. During August, technology librarian AnneMarie Welch will have Kid’s Coding Club on Thursday, August 8, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. (please sign up in advance); a Windows 10 workshop on Wednesday, August 14 from 2-4 p.m., and an iPad/iPhone workshop on Thursday, August 22, 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.
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.
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
July 10, 2019
On Thursday, July 11, join us at 7:30 for a program on “The History of Mt. Washington (Also Called Agiocochook),” with mountaineer Ed Webster. Mt. Washington, highest peak in New England, was known as “place of the storm spirit” by the Abenaki. Local guidebook author Ed Webster’s newest lecture canvasses this much-adored peak, from the first ascent by Darby Field in 1642, to America’s earliest hiking trail, it’s every New Englanders’ favorite mountain.
On Monday, July 15, at 4:00 p.m., we will be viewing the live webcast “guided recreation” of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
On Tuesday, July 16, Castle in the Clouds curator Robin Sherman will present a program at 7:00 p.m. on the history and progress of the restoration of the “Castle.” Have you visited Castle in the Clouds in recent years and been intrigued by their on-going restoration work?   Learn more about how the organization approaches preservation and to get a behind the scenes look at a few of their recent projects.
On Wednesday, July 24, join us for a program on the history of outlaws Bonnie and Clyde at 7:00 p.m. with Christopher Daley. This lecture, which is part travelogue and part history, will chronicle the story of Bonnie and Clyde separating the reality from the myth!    For years the public has been fascinated with the story of this Dustbowl Romeo and Juliet. Much myth, conjecture and outright lies have grown up about the two Texas bandits but when one delves into the true story of the two lovers a much more interesting and human story emerges.
This year’s Summer Reading Program theme is “A Universe of Stories,” and we have all kinds of space-themed events planned. Sign up, then count the minutes you spend reading each day. This year’s reading rewards are necklaces to which special beads and “dog tags” are added for each 100 minutes read, and for attending the special children’s programs we have scheduled.
On Friday, July 12, please join us at 2:00 p.m. for Wildlife Animal Encounters, who will be bringing live animals to visit the library. On Wednesday, July 17, there will be a “Peeps in a Space Craft” craft at 3:30; “The Return of the Jedi” movie on Friday, July 19 at 1:30 (there will be popcorn); dress up if you wish for the “Frozen” singalong on Tuesday, July 23 at 6:30 with music, snacks, and a craft, and on Thursday, July 25, there will be a “Christmas in July” craft to make suncatchers. We finish out the month of July with a Teddy Bear Picnic on Wednesday, July 31 at 11:30 a.m., which will be outdoors, weather permitting.
 
New Books
If you’re looking for some good new fiction for summer reading, we have added “Mrs. Everything,” by Jennifer Weiner; “Skin Games,” by Stuart Woods; “The Summer Country,” by Lauren Willig; “A Bend in the Stars,” by Rachel Barenbaum; “Mistress of the Ritz,” by Melanie Benjamin, a historical novel about women who worked for the French resistance while living at the Ritz in Paris; “Murder in Bel-Air,” by Cara Black; “The Book Supremacy,” by Kate Carlisle; “The Overdue Life of Amy Byler,” by Kelly Harms; “Conviction,” by Denise Mira; “The Lost Letters of William Woolf,” by Helen Cullen; “The Paris Diversion,” by Chris Pavone; “The Body in the Castle Well,” by Martin Walker; “City of Girls,” by Elizabeth Gilbert; “The Oracle,” by Clive Cussler; “Backlash,” by Brad Thor; “Big Sky,” by Kate Atkinson; “I’ll Never Tell,” by Catherine McKenzie; “Biloxi,” by Mary Miller; and many more.
Technology
During the month of July, there will be Kid’s Coding Club on Wednesday, July 10 from 6:00-7:30 p.m.; “What is the Cloud and How Does It Work?” on Thursday, July 18, and iPad/iPhone Workshop on Wednesday, July 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. 
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.
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
June 27, 2019
Sign up at the Children's desk for the summer reading program, and begin recording the minutes you read. Be sure to pick up a SRP brochure which includes information about what’s happening this for kids this summer at MPL!
For this year’s theme, “A Universe of Stories,” we have all kinds of space-themed events planned, including the original “Star Wars” series, which continues with “The Empire Strikes Back” and “The Return of the Jedi” on Friday, June 28 and Friday, July 5 at 1:30 p.m.
In keeping with the theme, children and adults are invited to join us on Monday, July 15, for a live webcast of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.
The 33nd annual summer Book Sale will take place on Saturday and Sunday, July 6 and 7, the weekend following the July 4 holiday. There will be two giant tents in the library parking lot, rain or shine, with over 900 boxes of books of all kinds-hardcover, paperback, fiction, nonfiction, children’s and adult. All books are priced at $1.00 or less, and there will be discounts on Sunday.
Volunteers Needed! Call the library at 476-8895 if you have an hour or two to donate for the Book Sale. We will be setting up on Friday evening, July 5, starting at 5:00 p.m., and then will need cashiers and workers during the sale and helpers to pack up everything that remains on Sunday afternoon. The sale attracts hundreds of eager readers and we do need extra help to get all those boxes of books unpacked, sold, and the remainders packed up again.
The summer book discussion will be one of the all-time classics of American literature, “Little Women,” by Louisa May Alcott, on Wednesday, July 10 at 10:30 a.m. Leader of the discussion will be Susan Merrifield, who has loved the book and all things to do with Concord since she was a child.
The Friends are organizing a “Summer Literary Adventure” to Plymouth, NH on Thursday, July 18. Space is limited, so please sign up at the library. Carpool to Plymouth, where Dr. Louise McCormack will present “The History of a Most Unusual Town and its Literary Connections,” followed by a walking tour and lunch on your own in Plymouth. Cost is $5.00.
Evening of Poetry on Tuesday, July 2 at 7:30 p.m. will feature Priscilla Burlingham as the guest reader, and the host will be Bob Demaree.
The library will be closed on Thursday, July 4 for the Independence Day holiday.
On Thursday, July 11, join us at 7:30 for a program on “The History of Mt. Washington (Also Called Agiocochook),” with mountaineer Ed Webster. Mt. Washington, highest peak in New England, was known as “place of the storm spirit” by the Abenaki. Local guidebook author Ed Webster’s newest lecture canvasses this much-adored peak, from the first ascent by Darby Field in 1642, to America’s earliest hiking trail, it’s every New Englanders’ favorite mountain.
 
New Books
New in fiction this week are “Takedown,” by Brad Thor; “The Oracle,” by Clive Cussler; “City of Girls,” by Elizabeth Gilbert; “Summer of ’69,” by Elin Hilderbrand; “Big Sky,” by Kate Atkinson; “Biloxi,” by Mary Miller; and “I’ll Never Tell,” by Catherine McKenzie. New in nonfiction is “The Ice at the End of the World,” about the history and future of the Greenland ice sheet.
New on DVD are “Cold Pursuit,” “Five Feet Apart,” “Apollo 11,” “Escape at Dannemora,” season one of “Jack Ryan,” and season 6 of “Orange is the New Black.” New audiobooks are “The Burglar,” by Thomas Perry, and “Dark Sacred Night,” by Michael Connelly.
Technology
During the month of July, there will be Kid’s Coding Club on Wednesday, July 10 from 6:00-7:30 p.m.; “What is the Cloud and How Does It Work?” on Thursday, July 18, and iPad/iPhone Workshop on Wednesday, July 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. 
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.
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
June 20, 2019
Children’s Summer Reading Program signup is now underway, and the program “kickoff” is on Monday, June 24 with magician B.J. Hickman at 6:30 p.m. Sign up now at the Children's desk, and please pick up a log or sticker sheet to begin recording the minutes you read, or the minutes that are read aloud to pre-readers. Be sure to pick up a SRP brochure which includes information about what’s happening this for kids this summer at MPL!
This year’s theme is “A Universe of Stories,” and we have all kinds of space-themed events planned, starting with “Star Wars: A New Hope,” the original Star Wars movie, on Friday, June 21 at 1:30 p.m. We continue with “The Empire Strikes Back” and “The Return of the Jedi” on the following two Fridays, June 28 and July 5.
Our reading rewards this year are beads and dog tags which are earned for minutes of reading and attendance at our special events, and chains on which the beads and tags may we worn will be awarded after the first 100 minutes of reading are recorded. You may also win passes to area attractions, and the top three readers in each age group will receive a book bag full of prizes, including a gift certificate for Bayswater Books in Center Harbor. A very special event will be a visit from Boston Bruins mascot “Blades” on Friday, August 9 at 11 a.m., followed by ice cream and awards. Go Bruins!
The 33nd annual summer Book Sale will take place on Saturday and Sunday, July 6 and 7, the weekend following the July 4 holiday. There will be two giant tents in the library parking lot, rain or shine, with over 900 boxes of books of all kinds-hardcover, paperback, fiction, nonfiction, children’s and adult. All books are priced at $1.00 or less, and there will be discounts on Sunday.
Volunteers Needed! Call the library at 476-8895 if you have an hour or two to donate for the Book Sale. We will be setting up on Friday evening, July 5, starting at 5:00 p.m., and then will need cashiers and workers during the sale and helpers to pack up everything that remains on Sunday afternoon. The sale attracts hundreds of eager readers and we do need extra help to get all those boxes of books unpacked, sold, and the remainders packed up again.
The summer book discussion will be one of the all-time classics of American literature, “Little Women,” by Louisa May Alcott, on Wednesday, July 10 at 10:30 a.m. Recently there has been a resurgence of interest in Alcott’s classic novel, first published in two parts in 1868 and 1869, which chronicles the humorous and sentimental fortunes of the four March sisters as they grow into young ladies in nineteenth-century New England. The iconic story of Marmee March and her daughters, Amy, Jo, Beth, and Meg, getting along as best they can in Concord, Massachusetts, while Mr. March is away from home during the Civil War, has been translated into over 50 languages and has been in print continuously. Leader of the discussion will be Susan Merrifield, who has loved the book and all things to do with Concord since she was a child.
Extra copies of the book are available at the library for reading prior to the discussion, which will be led by our own literary scholar, Susan Merrifield. We also have the audiobook, two versions of the film adaptation, and the biography of Louisa May Alcott available.
Technology
For the month of June, the next computer class will be an iPad/iPhone Workshop on Thursday, June 27. During the month of July, there will be Kid’s Coding Club on Wednesday, July 10 from6:00-7:30 p.m.; “What is the Cloud and How Does It Work?” on Thursday, July 18, and iPad/iPhone Workshop on Wednesday, July 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. 
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.
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, Strawbery Banke Museum, 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.