Moultonborough Library News
February 20, 2020
To answer a question that we are frequently asked, the library is not closed just because the schools are closed, since bad weather in the early morning has often abated by the time we open. If it’s still snowing like crazy at 10 a.m., check our website or WMUR cancellations, or call us at 476-8895, and if someone answers the phone, we’re open.
Story Time on Friday, February 21 will feature special guest Mary, from Interlakes Family Dental. Mary will show us how to keep our teeth in tip-top condition, in honor of Dental Health Month.
We have several fun activities planned for children during February vacation, starting with the movie “Abominable” on Monday, February 24 at 2 p.m. Hot chocolate and popcorn will be served. On Wednesday, February 26, there will be a “Watercolor Wednesday” for children age six and up to try out painting with watercolors, and on Thursday, February 27, we will have “Snow Globe Cookie Decorating” at 2:00 p.m. Children age eight and up can create their own edible snow globe! We provide cookies, frosting, and decorations. Please sign up in advance so we have enough for everyone, for the Watercolor and Snow Globe programs. The usual story times will also be on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. and Friday at 11:00 a.m.
Certified AARP tax preparers are now offering free tax preparation assistance on Mondays, with 45-minute appointments from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Call the library at 476-8895 to make an appointment. We have 1040 forms and instruction booklets and we can help you find other forms online and print them for you.
Beginner and intermediate sewing class with Janice Jenket continues on Friday mornings from 10:30 to 12:30 in the meeting room. Learn to use that sewing machine that’s been gathering dust or get help with a sewing project if you need it.
New Books
This week’s new nonfiction includes three new titles for New England sports fans, given in memory of Paul Vailllancourt and in honor of Leslie Angelo, by their friends in the Moultonborough Women’s Club. Just in time for spring training is “Amazing Tales From the Red Sox Dugout, and for those who are already missing football, “NFL 100,” “Belichick,,” a biography of the Patriots coach, and “The Pats: an illustrated history of the New England Patriots.” New in fiction are “The Authenticity,” by Clare Pooley; “Strangers and Cousins,” by Leah Hager Cohen, and the controversial “American Dirt,” by Jeanine Cummins. New in mystery is “Above the Bay of Angels,” by Rhys Bowen, and new in young adult is part two of “Dust,” by Philip Pullman.
This week’s new dvds are “Parasite,” the Korean movie that won best picture at the recent Academy Awards; “Sanditon,” based on the unfinished novel by Jane Austen; and the animated version of “The Addams Family.”
Technology
There will be no tech support one-on-one or drop-in help on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, February 24, 25, and 26.
If you need help with your smart phone, tablet, or laptop, technology librarian Megan Greenbaum is here to assist you. We offer drop-in technology help on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m., and 45 minute appointments for one-on-one technology assistance on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Please call the library at 476-8895 to book your appointment.
The next “A Speck of Tech” class will be on Monday, March 2 from 3:30-4:30, and the topic will be “The World of Google.”
The “Go Slow” Digital Photography Club will meet on Monday, February 24 at 11:00 a.m. Bring your smart device or digital camera and your enthusiasm for learning more about digital photography.
If you need tech support when the library is not open, we now have “Tech Support Cards” under the Learning tab on our website, that will help you with the basics of subjects including Mac/Windows 101, Excel 101, Facebook 101, sending photos, apps, file explorer, messaging, computer jargon, symbols, the Cloud, and Libby, and Overdrive. Take the technology survey and let us know what other kinds of tech support you need.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the “Libby” app is located on the Moultonborough Library website. Download the free app from the app store, call us for the four-digit code for our library, make sure your library card is up to date, and you will be ready to log in and download. 
Ancestry Library Edition is available for genealogy research in the library, and Duolingo, a free language learning app, is available through a link on the library website under the “Learning” tab.
We have Kindles available to be borrowed, and laptops for use in the library.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. Look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open.
Weekly Events
Story Hour with stories and crafts for preschoolers on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.
“Stitch and Chat” meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
If you are unable to visit the library, volunteers from our local Altrusa chapter will pick up and return books, audiobooks or DVDs for you. Please call the library at 476-8895 for details.
Free/Discount Passes
During the winter months, we have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, and the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended.
 
Moultonborough Library News
February 13, 2020
We have several fun activities planned for children during February vacation, starting with the movie “Abominable” on Monday, February 24 at 2 p.m. Hot chocolate and popcorn will be provided. On Wednesday, February 26, there will be a “Watercolor Wednesday” for children age six and up to try out painting with watercolors. Please call 476-8895 or come in to sign up ahead of time. On Thursday, February 27, we will have “Snow Globe Cookie Decorating” at 2:00 p.m. Children age eight and up can create their own edible snow globe! We provide cookies, frosting, and decorations. Please sign up in advance so we have enough for everyone. The usual story times will also be on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. and Friday at 11:00 a.m.
Don’t forget to take a look at this month’s art display in the meeting room, which includes a collection of paintings on the theme of water, by a variety of artists. The exhibit in the display case highlights the Winnipesaukee Wellness Center.
We will again be hosting several OLLI classes in April and May, and catalogs for classes statewide are now available to be picked up at the library.
Certified AARP tax preparers are now offering free tax preparation assistance on Mondays, with 45-minute appointments from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Call the library at 476-8895 to make an appointment. Form 1040 forms and instruction booklets, Forms 1099 Miscellaneous, W-2, and W-3 are available at the library, or we can find the forms you need online and print them out for you.
Beginner and intermediate sewing class with Janice Jenket continues on Friday mornings from 10:30 to 12:30 in the meeting room. If you have a sewing machine that hasn’t been used in a while and need a refresher, or help with a sewing project, sign up and come on in.
The Samuel Wentworth Library in Sandwich is now in the midst of their annual “Books Sandwiched In” book discussion series, and Moultonborough readers are welcome to attend. All of this year’s titles are also available in Moultonborough. Upcoming on Monday, February 24 is “A Woman of No Importance,” by Sonia Purnell, which is also available at the Moultonborough Library.
Library Lego Club meets on Wednesday, February 19 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. and is open to all interested Lego builders, whether first-timers or experienced builders. No sign up required.
The “Go Slow” Digital Photography Club will meet on Monday, February 24 at 11:00 a.m. Bring your smart device or digital camera and your enthusiasm for learning more about digital photography.
The library will be closed on Monday, February 17 for Presidents Day.
New Books
New in fiction are “The Museum of Desire,” by Jonathan Kellerman, and “A Divided Loyalty,” an Inspector Rutledge mystery by Charles Todd. We added a big batch of children’s books, ranging from easy picture books to young adult fiction, including “Thirteen Doorways Wolves Behind Them All,” by Laura Ruby; “Invasion of the Tearling” and “Fate of the Tearling,” by Ericka Johansen; “Arlo Finch in the Kingdom of Shadows,” by John August; “The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown,” by Mac Barnett, and many more.
 
Technology
If you need help with your smart phone, tablet, or laptop new technology librarian Megan Greenbaum is here to assist you. We offer drop-in technology help on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m., and 45 minute appointments for one-on-one technology assistance on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Please call the library at 476-8895 to book your appointment.
The next “A Speck of Tech”: class will be on Monday, March 2 from 3:30-4:30, and the topic will be “The World of Google.”
If you need tech support when the library is not open, we now have “Tech Support Cards” under the Learning tab on our website, that will help you with the basics of subjects including Mac/Windows 101, Excel 101, Facebook 101, sending photos, apps, file explorer, messaging, computer jargon, symbols, the Cloud, and Libby, and Overdrive. Take the technology survey and let us know what other kinds of tech support you need.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the “Libby” app is located on the Moultonborough Library website. Download the free app from the app store, call us for the four-digit code for our library, make sure your library card is up to date, and you will be ready to log in and download. 
Ancestry Library Edition is available for genealogy research in the library, and Duolingo, a free language learning app, is available through a link on the library website under the “Learning” tab.
We have Kindles available to be borrowed, and laptops for use in the library.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. Look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open.
Weekly Events
Story Hour with stories and crafts for preschoolers on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.
“Stitch and Chat” meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
If you are unable to visit the library, volunteers from our local Altrusa chapter will pick up and return books, audiobooks or DVDs for you. Please call the library at 476-8895 for details.
Free/Discount Passes
During the winter months, we have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, and the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended.
 
Moultonborough Library News
February 6, 2020
Thanks to the New Woodshed Restaurant, there will be another “FACT” (Feed a Charity Tonight) night of dining out to benefit the Friends of the Library. On Sunday evening, February 9, dine at the New Woodshed on Lee Road in Moultonborough between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m., and let your server know that you are there to support the Friends, and a percentage of your bill will be donated to the Friends.
Certified AARP tax preparers are now offering free tax preparation assistance beginning on Mondays, with 45-minute appointments from 10 a.m., to 3:45 p.m. Call the library at 476-8895 to make an appointment. Form 1040 instruction booklets, Forms 1099 Miscellaneous, W-2, and W-3 are available at the library. All the other forms are only available online (or by special order) but we will be happy to help our patrons print out the forms that they need.
Beginner and intermediate sewing class with Janice Jenket continues on Friday mornings from 10:30 to 12:30 in the meeting room. If you have a sewing machine that hasn’t been used in a while and need a refresher, or help with a sewing project, sign up and come on in.
The Samuel Wentworth Library in Sandwich is now in the midst of their annual “Books Sandwiched In” book discussion series, and Moultonborough readers are welcome to attend. All of this year’s titles are also available in Moultonborough. Upcoming on Monday, February 24 is “A Woman of No Importance,” by Sonia Purnell, which is also available at the Moultonborough Library.
Library Lego Club meets on Wednesday, February 19 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. and is open to all interested Lego builders, whether first-timers or experienced builders. No sign up is required.
The “Go Slow” Digital Photography Club will meet on Monday, February 24 at 11:00 a.m. Bring your smart device or digital camera and your enthusiasm for learning more about digital photography.
The library will be closed on Monday, February 17, for Presidents Day.
New Books
New in fiction are “When You See Me,” by Lisa Gardner; “Crooked River,” by Preston and Child; “Last Day,” by Luanne Rice; and “Golden in Death,” by J.D. Robb, and in mystery, “Lady of Perdition,” a Benjamin January historical mystery by Barbara Hambly, and “Hi Five,” by Joe Ide.
New on DVD this week are “Mean Girls,” “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil;” “Harriet,” about Harriet Tubman, escaped slave who led others to freedom; season 9 of the British mystery series “Vera,” and “Gentle Yoga.”
For our younger readers, we have added the picture books “Froggy Builds a Snowman,” by Jonathan London; “Mr. Nogginbody Gets a Hammer,” by David Shannon; “Tractor Mac: Autumn is Here,” by Billy Steers; “Snow Globe Wishes,” by Erin Dealey; “The Snow Bear,” by Sean Taylor;  “Sneezy the Snowman,” by Maureen Wright; and “Can I Be Your Dog,” by Troy Cummings, which was the winner of the Ladybug Picture Book Award, as voted by the children of New Hampshire in 2019 (the award is named after our official state insect).
This year’s Newbery Medal for the best children’s book of the year was awarded to Jerry Craft for the graphic novel “New Kid,” which is in our collection, and the Caldecott Medal for best illustrations went to illustrator Kadir Nelson for “The Undefeated,” a collection of portraits of famous black Americans written by Kwame Alexander, which was also named a Newbery Honor book.
In other New Hampshire book awards for the past year, “The Trail,” by Meika Hashimoto won the “Great Stone Face award, and “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas won the Flume award.
 
Technology
If you need help with your smart phone, tablet, or laptop new technology librarian Megan Greenbaum is here to assist you. We offer drop-in technology help on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m., and 45 minute appointments for one-on-one technology assistance on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Please call the library at 476-8895 to book your appointment. Discover more about your smart device and how to use it as a tool in our digital world. Please sign up in advance.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the “Libby” app is located on the Moultonborough Library website. Download the free app from the app store, call us for the four-digit code for our library, make sure your library card is up to date, and you will be ready to log in and download. 
Ancestry Library Edition is available for genealogy research in the library, and Duolingo, a free language learning app, is available through a link on the library website under the “Learning” tab.
We have Kindles available to be borrowed, and laptops for use in the library.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. Look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open.
Weekly Events
Story Hour with stories and crafts for preschoolers on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.
“Stitch and Chat” meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
If you are unable to visit the library, volunteers from our local Altrusa chapter will pick up and return books, audiobooks or DVDs for you. Please call the library at 476-8895 for details.
Free/Discount Passes
During the winter months, we have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, and the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended.
 
Moultonborough Library News
January 30, 2020
Winter getting you down? The Friends of the Library present a “BYOL” event on Thursday, February 6 at 11:30 a.m. “Bring Your Own Lunch” and coffee, tea, or soup, plus dessert, will be provided, followed by the movie, “Cold Comfort Farm,” a British comedy of charm and clever satire, based on the book by Stella Gibbons. When orphan Flora Poste descends on her eccentric relatives at Cold Comfort Farm, she finds nothing but chaos and sees it her duty to restore order.
The Friends provided funding for a wide variety of library projects above and beyond the regular budget, including museum passes, books given to new babies and to the pupils in grades K-6 at the Central School, the Summer Reading Program, Halloween program, memorial garden, book discussions, a new computer, holiday open house, a program on Instant Pot cooking, the annual Soup and Sweets luncheon, as well as the House Tour, Chocolate Fare, and the Book and Author Luncheon.
Thanks to the New Woodshed Restaurant, there will be another “FACT” (Feed a Charity Tonight) night of dining out to benefit the Friends of the Library. On Sunday evening, February 9, dine at the New Woodshed on Lee Road in Moultonborough between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m., and let your server know that you are there to support the Friends, and a percentage of your bill will be donated to the Friends.
Certified AARP tax preparers will again be offering free tax preparation assistance beginning on Monday, February 3, with 45-minute appointments from 10 a.m., to 3:45 p.m. Call the library at 476-8895 to make an appointment. Form 1040 instruction booklets, Forms 1099 Miscellaneous, W-2, and W-3 are available at the library. All the other forms are only available online (or by special order) but we will be happy to help our patrons print out the forms that they need.
Beginner and intermediate sewing class with Janice Jenket continues on Friday mornings from 10:30 to 12:30 in the meeting room. If you have a sewing machine that hasn’t been used in a while and need a refresher, or help with a sewing project, sign up and come on in.
The Samuel Wentworth Library in Sandwich is now in the midst of their annual “Books Sandwiched In” book discussion series, and Moultonborough readers are welcome to attend. All of this year’s titles are also available in Moultonborough. Upcoming on Monday, February 24 is “A Woman of No Importance,” by Sonia Purnell.
New Books
Among this week’s new acquisitions in fiction are “A Long Petal of the Sea,” by Isabelle Allende; “A Wonderful Stroke of Luck,” by Ann Beattie; “The Country Guesthouse,” by Robyn Carr; “The Vanishing,” by Jayne Ann Krentz; “The Swallows,” by Lisa Lutz; “Crown Jewel,” by Christopher Reich; “Quichotte,” by Salman Rushdie; “Hunter Killer,” by Brad Taylor; and “House on Fire,” by Joseph Finder. New in mystery is “Robert B. Parker’s Angel Eyes,” by Ace Atkins. In nonfiction, we have added “Before and After the Book Deal: a writer’s guide to finishing, publishing, promoting and surviving your first book” by Courtney Maum, and “Falter: has the human game begun to play itself out,” by Bill McKibben. Don’t forget to peruse the display of climate change books loaned by the Sandwich Climate Crisis Coalition.
New audiobooks on CD are “The World That We Knew,” by Alice Hoffman, and “The Way I Heard It,” by Mike Rowe.
 
Technology
If you need help with your smart phone, tablet, or laptop new technology librarian Megan Greenbaum is here to assist you. We offer drop-in technology help on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m., and 45 minute appointments for one-on-one technology assistance on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Please call the library at 476-8895 to book your appointment. Discover more about your smart device and how to use it as a tool in our digital world. Please sign up in advance.
“A Speck of Tech” class will meet on Monday, February 3, from 3:30 to 4:30. This month’s theme will be “The Language of Technology.” Please sign up in advance.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the “Libby” app is located on the Moultonborough Library website. Download the free app from the app store, call us for the four-digit code for our library, make sure your library card is up to date, and you will be ready to log in and download. 
Ancestry Library Edition is available for genealogy research in the library, and Duolingo, a free language learning app, is available through a link on the library website under the “Learning” tab.
We have Kindles available to be borrowed, and laptops for use in the library.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. Look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open.
Weekly Events
Story Hour with stories and crafts for preschoolers on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.
“Stitch and Chat” meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
If you are unable to visit the library, volunteers from our local Altrusa chapter will pick up and return books, audiobooks or DVDs for you. Please call the library at 476-8895 for details.
Free/Discount Passes
During the winter months, we have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, and the Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended.
 
Moultonborough Library News
January 23, 2020
 
Thanks to the New Woodshed Restaurant, there will be another “FACT” (Feed a Charity Tonight) night of dining out to benefit the Friends of the Library. On Sunday evening, February 9, dine at the New Woodshed on Lee Road in Moultonborough between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m., and let your server know that you are there to support the Friends, and a percentage of your bill will be donated to the Friends.
Since we are now in the season of Oscars and Golden Globes, we have added a large stash of donated DVDs to our ongoing year-round book sale in the library, priced at just $1.00 each. We also have two racks of paperbacks on sale for 50 cents and $1.00.
Thanks to our hard-working volunteers from AARP, we will again be offering free tax preparation assistance beginning on Monday, February 3, with appointments beginning at 10 a.m., with the last of the day at 3:45 p.m. Call the library at 476-8895 to make an appointment. Forms 1099 Miscellaneous, W-2, and W-3 are available now, and we will be getting instruction booklets for the 1040 towards the end of January. All the other forms are only available online (or by special order) but we will be happy to help our patrons print out the forms that they need.
Beginner and intermediate sewing class with Janice Jenket continues on Friday mornings from 10:30 to 12:30 in the meeting room. If you have a sewing machine that hasn’t been used in a while and need a refresher, or help with a sewing project, sign up and come on in.
The Samuel Wentworth Library in Sandwich is now in the midst of their annual “Books Sandwiched In” book discussion series, and Moultonborough readers are welcome to attend. All of this year’s titles are also available in Moultonborough. Upcoming on Monday, February 3 is “The Library Book,” by Susan Orlean, a very interesting true story about an arson fire at the Los Angeles Public Library. Later in February and March are “A Woman of No Importance,” by Sonia Purnell; “Mama’s Last Hug,” by Frans de Wall, and “The Lemon Tree,” by Sandy Tolman.
New Books
This week’s new books are “Big Lies in a Small Town,” by Diane Chamberlain; “Lady Clementine,” a historical novel by Marie Benedict about the wife of Winston Churchill; “All the Ways We said Goodbye,” by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig, and Karen White, set in the Ritz Hotel in Paris, and in mystery, “Many Rivers to Cross,” by Peter Robinson, a new DCI Banks whodunit. Given in honor of retiring trustee Richard Geden is “Tales from the Boston College Hockey Locker Room.”
New in nonfiction as part of a display about climate change from the Sandwich Climate Crisis Coalition are “Braiding Sweetgrass,” by Robin Wall Kimmerer, and “The Hour of the Land,” by Terry Tempest Williams. Other titles on the same topic have been loaned or given by the SCCC for our patrons to read and learn more about climate change and may be borrowed from the library.
 
Technology
If you need help with your smart phone, tablet, or laptop new technology librarian Megan Greenbaum is here to assist you. We offer drop-in technology help on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m., and 45 minute appointments for one-on-one technology assistance on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Please call the library at 476-8895 to book your appointment. Discover more about your smart device and how to use it as a tool in our digital world. Please sign up in advance.
Megan’s new photography club will have its first meeting on Monday, January 27 from 11:00 to 12:00. Bring your smart phone, tablet, or digital camera to the “Go Slow Photography Club” and start learning more about how to take great pictures that you will enjoy. The club will meet on the last Monday of the month.
Looking ahead, the next meeting of Megan’s “A Speck of Tech” class will be on Monday, February 3, from 3:30 to 4:30. This month’s theme will be “The Language of Technology.” Please sign up in advance.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the “Libby” app is located on the Moultonborough Library website. Download the free app from the app store, call us for the four-digit code for our library, make sure your library card is up to date, and you will be ready to log in and download. 
Ancestry Library Edition is available for genealogy research in the library, and Duolingo, a free language learning app, is available through a link on the library website under the “Learning” tab.
We have Kindles available to be borrowed, and laptops for use in the library.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. Look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open.
Weekly Events
Story Hour with stories and crafts for preschoolers on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.
“Stitch and Chat” meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
If you are unable to get to the library, volunteers from our local Altrusa chapter will pick up and return books, audiobooks or DVDs for you. Please call the library at 476-8895 for details.
Free/Discount Passes
We have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Moultonborough Library News
January 16, 2020
Thanks to our faithful volunteers from AARP, we will again be offering free tax preparation assistance beginning on Monday, February 3, with appointments beginning at 10 a.m., with the last of the day at 3:45 p.m. We have forms 1099 Miscellaneous, W-2, and W-3 and we will be getting forms and instruction booklets for the 1040 towards the end of January. All the other forms are only available online (or by special order) but we will be happy to help our patrons print out the forms that they need.
Beginner and intermediate sewing class with Janice Jenket continues on Friday mornings from 10:30 to 12:30 in the meeting room. Dust off that old but still useful sewing machine and bring it in for a refresher course, or we have a few donated machines that can be used during the class. Please sign up ahead of time.
In the display case this month, we have a group of collectible teddy bears known as the “Very Important Bears,” loaned by one of our patrons, and ranging from “Charles Lindbear” and “Napoleon “Bearnapart” to “Libearace” and “Lauren Bearcall,” along with several more.
The Samuel Wentworth Library in Sandwich is now in the midst of their annual “Books Sandwiched In” book discussion series, and Moultonborough readers are welcome to attend. All of this year’s titles are also available in Moultonborough. “Leadership in Turbulent Times,” by Doris Kearns Goodwin, has already been discussed. Upcoming on Monday, February 3 is “The Library Book,” by Susan Orlean, a very interesting true story about an arson fire at the Los Angeles Public Library. Later in February and March are “A Woman of No Importance,” by Sonia Purnell; “Mama’s Last Hug,” by Frans de Wall, and “The Lemon Tree,” by Sandy Tolman. Moultonborough’s next book discussion is planned for April 16 and will be “The Refugees,” by Viet Thanh Nguyen.
The library will be closed on Monday, January 20, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
New Books
New in fiction this week, we have added “Welcome to the Pine Away Motel and Cabins,” by Katarina Bivald; “Nothing to See Here” by Kevin Wilson; “Lost,” and “The River Murders,’ both by James Patterson; “Moral Compass,” by Danielle Steel, and in mystery, “Hindsight,” by Iris Johansen. Thanks to a donation, we have added “New England Earthquakes: the surprising history of seismic activity in the Northeast,” by John Ebel.
New in the children’s room are “Magic Tree House #33, “Narwhal on a Sunny Night,” by Mary Pope Osborne; “Love from the Crayons,” by Drew Daywalt; “Bad Kitty Joins the Team,” by Nick Bruel; and “Dog Man: Fetch,” by Dav Pilkey.
New on DVD is season two of “Bad Little Lies,” “Joker,” with Joaquin Phoenix, and “The Farewell.”
Don’t forget that in addition to books, audiobooks, and dvds, we have a collection of well over 200 jigsaw puzzles for adults and children to enjoy during winter evenings and vacation days.
 
Technology
If you need help with your smart phone, tablet, or laptop new technology librarian Megan Greenbaum is here to assist you. We offer drop-in technology help on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m., and due to the high demand for tech help, we have expanded the one-on-one appointment schedule. We are now offering 45 minute appointments for one-on-one technology assistance on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Please call the library at 476-8895 to book your appointment. Discover more about your smart device and how to use it as a tool in our digital world. Please sign up in advance.
Megan’s new photography club will have it’s first meeting on Monday, January 27 from 11:00 to 12:00. Bring your smart phone, tablet, or digital camera to the “Go Slow Photography Club” and start learning more about how to take great pictures that you will enjoy. The club will meet on the last Monday of the month.
Looking ahead, the next meeting of Megan’s “A Speck of Tech” class will be on Monday, February 3, form 3:30 to 4:30. This month’s theme will be “The Language of Technology.” Please sign up in advance.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the “Libby” app is located on the Moultonborough Library website. Download the free app from the app store, call us for the four-digit code for our library, make sure your library card is up to date, and you will be ready to log in and download. 
Ancestry Library Edition is available for genealogy research in the library, and Duolingo, a free language learning app, is available through a link on the library website under the “Learning” tab.
We have Kindles available to be borrowed, and laptops for use in the library.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. Look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open.
Weekly Events
Story Hour with stories and crafts for preschoolers on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.
“Stitch and Chat” meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
If you are unable to get to the library, volunteers from our local Altrusa chapter will pick up and return books, audiobooks or DVDs for you. Please call the library at 476-8895 for details.
Free/Discount Passes
We have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Moultonborough Library News
January 9, 2020
The Friends of the Library will have another “Feed a Charity” night on Friday, January 10 at Osteria Poggio in Center Harbor from 5-10 p.m. Dine at Osteria Poggio and be sure to tell your server that you are there to help the Friends of the Library and a percentage of your bill will be donated to the Friends.
Beginner and intermediate sewing class with Janice Jenket begins again on Friday, January 10, and runs from 10:30 to 12:30 in the meeting room. Dust off that old but still useful sewing machine and bring it in for a refresher course, or we have a few donated machines that can be used during the class. Please sign up ahead of time.
Popular local author MJ Pettengill is the author of “Etched in Granite” and “The Angel’s Lament,” historical novels based on the paupers who were cared for at the Carroll County poor farm following the Civil War. She has written the third installment of the story, and will be here for a book signing on Wednesday, January 15 at 1:00
Once again, the library coordinated the Moultonborough Santa Fund, receiving donations of money and toys and fulfilling the wish lists of children and families in need with toys, winter coats and boots, and grocery store gift cards. A total of 30 families and 58 children received assistance in making their holidays happier and the winter season more comfortable. We look forward to providing this service in future years as long as it is needed.
Also on January 15, from 3:00-4:30 p.m., there will be the monthly “Legos and More” activity for all Lego enthusiasts.
Thanks to our faithful volunteers from AARP, we will again be offering free tax preparation assistance beginning on Monday, February 3, with appointments beginning at 10 a.m., with the last of the day at 3:45 p.m.
We have forms 1099 Miscellaneous, W-2, and W-3 and we will be getting forms and instruction booklets for the 1040 towards the end of January. All the other forms are only available online (or by special order) but we will be happy to help our patrons print out the forms that they need.
For those who are interested, our special holiday book sale made a profit of just over $500 in the month of December. We will continue to set aside some of the newest and most interesting donations as they arrive and plan to do it again next year. For the New Year, and for your viewing pleasure on long winter evenings, we are now selling a great selection of DVDs that have been donated.
If you have a preschooler and are looking for a New Year’s resolution, one great idea would be to sign up for the “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” program here at the library. The one most important way to prepare your child for learning to read is to read to them. Sign up with children’s librarian Sharon Gulla.
New Books
Just one new title in fiction this week, which is “Treason,” by Stuart Woods.
Technology
If you need help with your smart phone, tablet, or laptop new technology librarian Megan Greenbaum is here to assist you. We offer drop-in technology help on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m., and due to the high demand for tech help, we have expanded the one-on-one appointment schedule. We are now offering 45 minute appointments for one-on-one technology assistance on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Please call the library at 476-8895 to book your appointment. Discover more about your smart device and how to use it as a tool in our digital world. Please sign up in advance.
Our new technology librarian, Megan Greenbaum, is an enthusiastic photographer, and she is starting a photography club at the library, starting on Monday, January 27 from 11:00 to 12:00. Bring your smart phone, tablet, or digital camera to the “Go Slow Photography Club” and start learning more about how to take great pictures that you will enjoy. The club will meet on the last Monday of the month.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the “Libby” app is located on the Moultonborough Library website. Download the free app from the app store, call us for the four-digit code for our library, make sure your library card is up to date, and you will be ready to log in and download. 
Ancestry Library Edition is available for genealogy research in the library, and Duolingo, a free language learning app, is available through a link on the library website under the “Learning” tab.
We have Kindles available to be borrowed, and laptops for use in the library.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. Look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open.
Weekly Events
Story Hour with stories and crafts for preschoolers on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.
“Stitch and Chat” meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
If you are unable to get to the library, volunteers from our local Altrusa chapter will pick up and return books, audiobooks or DVDs for you. Please call the library at 476-8895 for details.
Free/Discount Passes
We have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Moultonborough Library News
January 2, 2020
On Friday, January 3, there will be a program on “Cooking For Teens and Tweens.” Author Karen Jacobs has written a cookbook. Join us as she shows how to create healthy snacks, including chocolate chip chai cookies, which will be eaten following the class.  Please sign up in advance.
On Tuesday, January 7, “Evening of Poetry” at 7:30 p.m. will be an “open mike” session for anyone who would like to come and share their poetry or music with an audience.
Beginner and intermediate sewing class with Janice Jenket begins again on Friday, January 10, and runs from 10:30 to 12:30 in the meeting room. Dust off that old but still useful sewing machine and bring it in for a refresher course, or we have a few donated machines that can be used during the class. Please sign up ahead of time.
Local author MJ Pettengill is the author of “Etched in Granite” and “The Angel’s Lament,” historical novels based on the paupers who were cared for at the Carroll County poor farm following the Civil War. She has written the third installment of the story, and will be here for a book signing on Wednesday, January 15 at 10:30.
We have forms 1099 Miscellaneous, W-2, and  W-3 and we will be getting forms and instruction booklets for the 1040 towards the end of January. All the other forms are only available online (or by special order) but we will be happy to help our patrons print out the forms that they need.
If you have a preschooler and are looking for a New Year’s resolution, one great idea would be to sign up for the “1000 Books Before Kindergarten” program here at the library. The one most important way to prepare your child for learning to read is to read to them. Sign up with children’s librarian Sharon Gulla.
New Books
We have a nice batch of new fiction to kick off the reading year, including “The Sun Sister,” by Lucinda Riley; “The Sisters of Summit Avenue,” by Lynn Cullen; “What the Wind Knows,” by Amy Harmon; “The Beekeeper of Aleppo,” by Christy Lefteri; “The Topeka School,” by Ben Lerner; “The Starless Sea,” by Erin Morgenstern;” and perhaps most appropriate of all, at least for the title, “Let It Snow,” by Nancy Thayer. We also have new mysteries, such as “The Bodies in the Library,” by Marty Wingate; Dachshund Through the Snow,” by David Rosenfelt; and “Book of Bones,” by John Connolly.
New in nonfiction, we have “Me,” the autobiography of Elton John; “Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me,” by Adrienne Brodeur; and “Unbreakabale: the woman who defied the Nazis in the world’s most dangerous race,” and “Edison,” by Edmund Morris. Also new is “Mobituaries,” by Mo Rocca, and “Before and After: the incredible real-life stories of orphans who survived the Tennessee Children's Home Society,” which was the basis of Lisa Wingate’s novel, “Before We Were Yours.”
For young adults, we added “Rebel of the Sands,” by Alwyn Hamilton, and “Girls Made of Snow and Glass,” by Melissa Bashardoust; and for younger chapter-book readers, “Sting,” by Jude Watson.
New on DVD are “Downton Abbey: The Motion Picture;” “Judy,” about the life of singer/actress Judy Garland, starring Renee Zellweger; and “Abominable,” an animated feature about an Abominable Snowman named Everest, trying to get home.
Technology
If you need help with your smart phone, tablet, or laptop new technology librarian Megan Greenbaum is here to assist you. We offer drop-in technology help on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m., and due to the high demand for tech help, we have expanded the one-on-one appointment schedule. We are now offering 45 minute appointments for one-on-one technology assistance on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Please call the library at 476-8895 to book your appointment.
On Monday, January 6, Megan will offer “A Speck of Tech” class from 3:30 to 4:30. Join Megan’s class to learn just a “speck” of tech. Discover more about your smart device and how to use it as a tool in our digital world. Please sign up in advance.
Free audiobooks and ebooks are available through the New Hampshire Downloadable Books library consortium, and a link to the “Libby” app is located on the Moultonborough Library website. Download the free app from the app store, call us for the four-digit code for our library, make sure your library card is up to date, and you will be ready to log in and download. 
Ancestry Library Edition is available for genealogy research in the library, and Duolingo, a free language learning app, is available through a link on the library website under the “Learning” tab.
We have Kindles available to be borrowed, and laptops for use in the library.
Our wi-fi network is “MPL Guest,” no password. Look for the network on your device and enjoy our signal, available 24/7, during library hours and also from the parking lot when the library is not open.
Weekly Events
Story Hour with stories and crafts for preschoolers on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. and Fridays at 11:00 a.m.
“Stitch and Chat” meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. until noon, and is open to all who enjoy knitting, embroidery, crochet, and any other small, portable handicraft.
Book Talk general book discussion group on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30. All readers are welcome to come and discuss whatever they have been reading.
If you are unable to get to the library, volunteers from our local Altrusa chapter will pick up and return books, audiobooks or DVDs for you. Please call the library at 476-8895 for details.
Free/Discount Passes
We have free or discount passes to the Currier Museum of Art, McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center, Remick Country Doctor Museum and Farm. Please call or check at the main desk for details on what discounts are offered by each museum and availability. Calling to sign up prior to the time you wish to visit is recommended.