Tuesday, August 26, 2014

 

Skywatch Tonight! Tuesday, September 26th

Join Us for a Skywatch on August 26th


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Monday, August 25, 2014

 

This Week @ Your Library...


Dungeons & Dragons Drop-In on Tuesday from 4:00-8:00PM
This multi-age group meets weekly.  For more information, call Kerri at 424-4044.

Skywatch on Tuesday from 7:30-10:00PM @ Litchfield Middle School
Join us at 8:30 for a short slide presentation on the night sky, followed by numerous telescopes set up to view the specific celestial targets.

High School Book Group on Thursday @ 4:15PM
Our newest book group discusses Death Cloud from the Young Sherlock Holmes series.

Unraveled Drop-in Stitching on Thursday from 6:00-8:00PM
If your hobby is knitting, crocheting, cross-stitch, or any other kind of stitching, bring you project to the library and stitch with our group! Unraveled meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month.


Currently Available Book Group Titles
All Booked Up:  Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

History Buffs:  Horse Soldiers by Doug Stanton
Book of the Month:  The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg
Book Bunch:  
 The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
Page Turners:  The Lost Years of Merlin by T. A. Barron
Teen Book Group: Death Cloud by Andrew Lane

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History Buffs Read Horse Soldiers for September


History Buffs Read "Horse Soldiers" for September 18, 2014
Doug Stanton's book, Horse Soldiers, has been selected for discussion at the September 18th meeting of History Buffs at 6:30PM.

About the Book
Horse Soldiers is the dramatic account of a small band of Special Forces soldiers who secretly entered Afghanistan following 9/11 and rode to war on horses against the Taliban. Outnumbered forty to one, they pursued the enemy across mountainous terrain and, after a series of intense battles, captured the city of Mazar-i-Sharif, which was strategically essential if they were to defeat the Taliban.
The bone-weary American soldiers were welcomed as liberators, and overjoyed Afghans thronged the streets. Then the action took a wholly unexpected turn. During a surrender of six hundred Taliban troops, the Horse Soldiers were ambushed. Dangerously outnumbered, they fought for their lives in the city's immense fortress, Qala-i-Janghi, or the House of War. At risk were the military gains of the entire campaign: if the soldiers perished or were captured, the effort to defeat the Taliban might be doomed.
As the Americans struggled to hold the fortress, they faced some of the most intense urban warfare of our time. But until now the full story of the Horse Soldiers has never been told. Doug Stanton received unprecedented cooperation from the U.S. Army's Special Forces soldiers and Special Operations helicopter pilots, as well as access to voluminous after-battle reports. In addition, he interviewed more than one hundred participants and walked every inch of the climactic battleground.
This exciting story is filled with unforgettable characters: brave Special Forces soldiers, tough CIAoperatives, cunning Afghan warlords, anxious stateside soldiers' wives who do not know where their husbands have gone, and humble Afghan boys spying on the Taliban.
Deeply researched and beautifully written, Stanton's account of America's quest to liberate an oppressed people touches the mythic. The Horse Soldiers combined ancient strategies of cavalry warfare with twenty-first-century aerial bombardment technology to perform a seemingly impossible feat. Moreover, their careful effort to win the hearts of local townspeople and avoid civilian casualties proved a valuable lesson for America's ongoing efforts in Afghanistan.
Horse Soldiers is a big-hearted and thrilling read, with an epic story that reaches not just across the cold mountains of Afghanistan but into the homes of small-town America, and confirms Doug Stanton as one of our country's preeminent storytellers.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

 

Page Turners Read The Lost Years of Merlin for September


Page Turners Read "The Lost Years of Merlin" for September 11, 2014
The Page Turners book discussion group for Tweens and Teens in grades 6-8 reads The Lost Years of Merlin by T. A. Barron for their September 11th meeting at 2:30PM.  Join the group for a snack, discussion and activity!

Copies of the book are available in the Upper Level Teen Area or the Lower Level Young Readers' Room.

Page Turners meets the 2nd Thursday of each month. Transportation from LMS to the library is available via Bus #3 at normal dismissal time.

About the Book
The Saga begins... A raging sea tosses a boy upon the shores of ancient Wales. Left for dead, he has no memory, no name, and no home. But it is his determination to find out who he is—to learn the truth about his mysterious powers—that leads him to a strange and enchanted land. And it is there he discovers that the fate of this land and his personal quest are strangely entwined.

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

 

All Booked Up Reads Rebecca for September


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Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier is the chosen novel for All Booked Up's next meeting on September 3rd at 6:30. Copies of the book are available at the upper level Circulation Desk.

About the Book
So the second Mrs. Maxim de Winter remembered the chilling events that led her down the turning drive past ther beeches, white and naked, to the isolated gray stone manse on the windswept Cornish coast. With a husband she barely knew, the young bride arrived at this immense estate, only to be inexorably drawn into the life of the first Mrs. de Winter, the beautiful Rebecca, dead but never forgotten...her suite of rooms never touched, her clothes ready to be worn, her servant — the sinister Mrs. Danvers — still loyal. And as an eerie presentiment of evil tightened around her heart, the second Mrs. de Winter began her search for the real fate of Rebecca...for the secrets of Manderley.

Next Up: The Bells by Richard Harvell

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Monday, August 11, 2014

 

This Week @ Your Library...


This Week @ Your Library... 8-11-14
Dungeons & Dragons Drop-In on Tuesday from 4:00-8:00PM
This multi-age group meets weekly.  For more information, call Kerri at 424-4044.

All Booked Up on Wednesday @ 6:30PM
Join the group as the discuss Little Bee by Chris Cleave.

Page Turners on Thursday @ 2:30PM
Tweens and Teens in grades 6-8 discuss Ungifted by Gordon Korman.  New faces are always a welcome sight!

Unraveled Drop-in Stitching on Thursday from 6:00-8:00PM
If your hobby is knitting, crocheting, cross-stitch, or any other kind of stitching, bring you project to the library and stitch with our group! Unraveled meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month.

Professor  Bunsen Needs a Vacation, all summer
Check-out "Professor Bunsen" at the Circulation Desk, and take him somewhere special like the beach, airport, movies, campground, etc. Photograph him having fun, then email the photo or drop it off at the library. See where he's been so far.


Currently Available Book Group Titles
All Booked Up:  
Little Bee by Chris Cleave 
History Buffs:  Freedom Summer by Bruce Watson
Book of the Month:  The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg
Book Bunch:  
 The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
Page Turners: Ungifted by Gordon Korman
Teen Book Group: Death Cloud by Andrew Lane

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Wednesday, August 06, 2014

 

Join Us for a Skywatch on August 26th

Join Us for a Skywatch on August 26th
RSVP at 424-4044 or cutler_library@comcast.net

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The All-Girl Filling Stations Last Reunion is the Book of the Month for August


"The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion" is the Book of the Month for August 2014
Fannie Flagg's The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion is our featured title for August. Copies of the book are available in the "New Room" on the upper level of the library.

About the Book
Mrs. Sookie Poole of Point Clear, Alabama, has just married off the last of her daughters and is looking forward to relaxing and perhaps traveling with her husband, Earle. The only thing left to contend with is her mother, the formidable Lenore Simmons Krackenberry. Lenore may be a lot of fun for other people, but is, for the most part, an overbearing presence for her daughter. Then one day, quite by accident, Sookie discovers a secret about her mother’s past that knocks her for a loop and suddenly calls into question everything she ever thought she knew about herself, her family, and her future.

Sookie begins a search for answers that takes her to California, the Midwest, and back in time, to the 1940s, when an irrepressible woman named Fritzi takes on the job of running her family’s filling station. Soon truck drivers are changing their routes to fill up at the All-Girl Filling Station. Then, Fritzi sees an opportunity for an even more groundbreaking adventure. As Sookie learns about the adventures of the girls at the All-Girl Filling Station, she finds herself with new inspiration for her own life.

Fabulous, fun-filled, spanning decades and generations, and centered on a little-known aspect of America’s twentieth-century story, The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion is another irresistible novel by the remarkable Fannie Flagg.

Coming up next month: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

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Random Reader Review: The Girl with a Clock for a Heart


Random Reader Review: "The Girl With a Clock For a Heart"
The Girl with a Clock for a Heart
by Peter Swanson

From the Reader:
"OMG! A wild ride of a read.  This author is right up there with Harlan Coben, Lee Child and Dennis Lehane."  Rating: 5+

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About the Book
Already optioned for film, The Girl with a Clock for a Heart is Peter Swanson’s electrifying tale of romantic noir, with shades of Hitchcock and reminiscent of the classic movie Body Heat. It is the story of a man swept into a vortex of irresistible passion and murder when an old love mysteriously reappears.


On an ordinary Friday evening at his favorite Boston tavern, George Foss’s comfortable, predictable life is shattered when a beautiful woman sits down at the bar, a woman who vanished without a trace twenty years ago.


Liana Dector isn’t just an ex-girlfriend, the first love George couldn’t quite forget. She’s also a dangerous enigma and quite possibly a cold-blooded killer wanted by the police. Suddenly, she’s back—and she needs George’s help. Ruthless men believe she stole some money . . . and they will do whatever it takes to get it back.


George knows Liana is trouble. But he can’t say no—he never could—so he makes a choice that will plunge him into a terrifying whirlpool of lies, secrets, betrayal, and murder from which there is no sure escape.


Bold and masterful, full of malicious foreboding and subtle surprises, The Girl with a Clock for a Heart is an addictive, nonstop thriller—an ever-tightening coil of suspense that grips you right up to its electrifying end.

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Tuesday, August 05, 2014

 

Banjos, Bones and Ballads, Wednesday Night 6:30-8:00


Grab your lawn chairs or blanket and head over to the library tomorrow night!  NH resident Jeff Warner entertains you, your family and friends from 6:30-8:00PM.

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Literary Elements Weekly Winners


"Literary Elements" Weekly Winners
Congratulations to Fran Beloin and Lauren Lantagne, our week 5 and 6 raffle winners!

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Spark a Reaction Weekly Winners


Conratulations to Katherine Quenneville and Jonathan Hoffman, the week 5 and 6 Rocco's pizza winners!

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