Tuesday, July 29, 2014

 

High School Book Group Reads Death Cloud for August 28th


High School Book Group Reads "Death Cloud" for August 28, 2014













For the 2nd meeting of the newly formed High School Book Group, teens read Andrew Lane's Death Cloud (Sherlock Holmes: The Legend Begins Series Book 1).  Join Miss Kerri and the group on Thursday, August 28th @ 4:15PM.

About the Book
It is the summer of 1868, and Sherlock Holmes is fourteen. On break from boarding school, he is staying with eccentric strangers—his uncle and aunt—in their vast house in Hampshire. When two local people die from symptoms that resemble the plague, Holmes begins to investigate what really killed them, helped by his new tutor, an American named Amyus Crowe. So begins Sherlock’s true education in detection, as he discovers the dastardly crimes of a brilliantly sinister villain of exquisitely malign intent.

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No Story Time Today, July 29th

Miss Carrie-Anne is feeling poorly, so there will not be Story Time this morning. Be sure to stop in for this week's Take 'n Make craft and other fun activities!

 

Doctor Who Trivia Night Winners


Doctor Who Trivia Night Winners

See all the great photos!

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Monday, July 28, 2014

 

This Week @ Your Library...


This Week @ Your Library... June 24 - 28, 2014
Fizz, Boom, READ!
June 24 - August 1
age 0 thru 5th grade

FINAL WEEK!!

Stump the Librarian, all week
Kids are invited to tell a librarian 3 things about a book they have read.  If the librarian can't guess the title, the child wins a prize!

Play the "Magnetic Appeal Game," all week
Come in once a week to play the magnet game for a chance to win bonus points toward additional raffle tickets.
 
Family Story Time on the Lawn on Tuesday @ 10:30AM
All those who enjoy picture books and fun are invited to join Miss Carrie-Anne on the lawn for stories and songs.  (Weather permitting.)

Take 'N Make Craft, all week
Pick up a "To the Moon" craft kit and make a rocket ship at home.

Discovery Kids on Wednesday @ 2:00PM, Library Lawn
For ages 9-11. Participate in some shocking science experiments. Registration REQUIRED.

Point Logs Due @ noon on Friday to be in the Raffle Drawing
You don't have to be present to win, but you do have to have your tickets in the bucket!  Point logs for Final Prizes will be accepted until through the end of August.

FIZZ-BOOM-EAT Ice Cream Party on Friday, August 1st @ 2:00PM
Join us for the final event! Summer Reading Club raffle prizes are drawn and coupons for final prizes are made available. Please RSVP by July 30th. (Rain location: Litchfield Middle School)

Other Fun Stuff, all week
Don't forget to come in and answer the Question of the Week, find the Periodic Table element, and spin for your MadLib.  Complete 4 of 6 six weeks each earn 2 points each.



This Week @ Your Library... June 24 - 28, 2014
Spark a Reaction
June 24 - August 1
grade 6 thru 10

It's Laser Week and the Final Week:

Laser Scavenger Hunt, all week
Find the described book and correctly answer the question to earn 1 Activity Raffle Ticket.

Laser Maze, all week
Just to make things more interesting this week, you must go through the laser maze to find the answer to the Scavenger Hunt  r to get your books.

LED Throwie Make 'n Take Craft, all week
Make up to 5 LED Throwies using batteries, tape, magnets and LED lights.

Doctor Who Trivia Night on Tuesday from 6:00-8:00PM
Registration REQUIRED. Tweens and teens enjoy food, contests, prizes, games and activities. Don't forget to bring a dark colored T-shirt to make a bleached out Doctor Who shirt!

New High School Book Group on Thursday @ 4:15PM
Bring your friends and join Miss Kerri for a discussion of Legend, the naming of the group and a short activity.

Lasers, Light & Optics Demo on Thursday @ 7:00PM
Join this hands-on demonstration by calling us at 424-4044 to RSVP.

All Raffle Tickets Must be Submitted by Noon on Friday to be in the Raffle Drawing
You don't have to be present to win, but you do have to have your tickets in the bucket!  

Final Prize Ice Cream Party on Friday, August 1st @ 2:00PM
Eat ice cream! Receive final prizes! Watch the Raffle Prize Drawing! Please RSVP by July 30th. (Rain location: Litchfield Middle School)

Spark a Reaction with a Book Review
Write a book review with at least one paragraph of 5 sentences.  Earn 1 Activity Raffle ticket per review.



This Week @ Your Library... June 24 - 28, 2014
Literary Elements
June 24 - August 8
age 16 thru 102+

Reading Makes the Difference, all week
All mad scientists read, but not all mad scientists look alike.  Spot at least 5 differences and earn 1 Activity Raffle Ticket.

Roll the Elements, through August 8th
Roll the elemental dice. If things go your way, you take home a "radioactive" prize.  Earn 1 Activity Raffle Ticket per week.

In Stitches on Tuesday from 10:00-Noon
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! In Stitches meets the 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesdays of each month.

Professor  Bunsen Explores the World, through August 8th
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. Earn 1 Activity Raffle Ticket when we receive your photo. See where he's been so far.

Turn in Your Lab Reports
Write a 6-word book review on the provided Lab Report sheet and earn 1 Activity Raffle Ticket per review.  You can also browse the clipboard of reviews written by others.


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 Hypnotist's Love Story by Liane Moriarity
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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Friday, July 25, 2014

 

Jeff Warner in Concert August 6th

Jeff Warner in Concert August 6, 2014
FREE and open to the public.
Bring a blanket or lawn chairs.
Great Family Entertainment!

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Spark a Reaction Weekly Winners


"Spark a Reaction" Weekly Winners
Congratulations to Colby Schmitt 
and Josh Paquette, the Week 3 & 4 
Rocco's Pizza winners!

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

 

Laser, Light & Optics Demo


We invite our Tweens and Teens
(grades 6+) to a hands-on Laser,
Light & Optics Demo!

RSVP at 424-4044.

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Tonight's Concert Moved to LMS


Tonight's Concert Moved to LMS 7-23-14
Litchfield vocalist Debbie Nordyke with Jazz First
Tonight's jazz concert has been moved to the Litchfield Middle School Cafeteria where everyone is assured to remain dry!

Drop by anytime from 6:30-8:00PM.

Chairs will be available, so there's no need to bring those. 

Feel free to bring blankets for the kids if you like.

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Literary Elements Weekly Winners


Literary Elements Weekly Winners
Congratulations to Brian Soraghan and Tiffeny Mackinnon, our Week 3 & 4 raffle winners in the Literary Elements summer reading fun for adults!

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

 

History Buffs Read Freedom Summer for August 21st


History Buffs Read "Freedom Summer" for August 21, 2014
History Buffs has chosen Freedom Summer: The Savage Season of 1964 That Made Mississippi Burn and Made America a Democracy by Bruce Watson for discussion on Thursday, August 21st @ 6:30PM.

Copies of the book are available in "New Room" on the Upper Level of the library.

About the Book
A riveting account of one of the most remarkable episodes in American history.
In his critically acclaimed history Freedom Summer, award- winning author Bruce Watson presents powerful testimony about a crucial episode in the American civil rights movement. During the sweltering summer of 1964, more than seven hundred American college students descended upon segregated, reactionary Mississippi to register black voters and educate black children. On the night of their arrival, the worst fears of a race-torn nation were realized when three young men disappeared, thought to have been murdered by the Ku Klux Klan. Taking readers into the heart of these remarkable months, Freedom Summer shines new light on a critical moment of nascent change in America.

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Monday, July 21, 2014

 

This Week @ Your Library...


This Week @ Your Library... June 24 - 28, 2014
Fizz, Boom, READ!
June 24 - August 1
age 0 thru 5th grade

Mad Scientist Writing Contest, all week
Write about an imaginary potion you have concocted in your laboratory.  Entries are due Friday by 6:00PM.  See full instructions in activity booklet.

Play the "Magnetic Appeal Game," all week
Come in once a week to play the magnet game for a chance to win bonus points toward additional raffle tickets.
 
Family Story Time at McQuesten Farm on Tuesday @ 10:30AM
Join Miss Carrie-Anne and the animals at the farm for stories, songs and fun.  (Weather permitting.)

Kiddie Crafters on Wednesday@ 1:00PM, Library Lawn
For ages 3-5. Dr. Anne Todd's orthodontic staff helps kids make plaster molds of their hands, plus a special appearance by the Tooth Fairy! Registration REQUIRED.

Kid's Club on Wednesday @ 2:00PM, Library Lawn
For ages 6-8. Dr. Anne Todd's orthodontic staff helps kids make plaster molds of their hands, plus a special appearance by the Tooth Fairy! Registration REQUIRED.

Family Fun Summer Concert with Jazz First on Wednesday from 6:30-8:00PM on the Library Lawn
Featuring local vocalist Debbie Nordyke, Jazz First is a piano-bass-drums jazz trio based in southern New Hampshire devoted to the performance of straight-ahead jazz and blues standards.  Bring the whole family, and a blanket or chairs! (Rain location: Litchfield Middle School)

Magic of Science Rocketry Workshop on Thursday @ 1:00PM, Library Lawn
Reminder for those who have registered.  Registration is full.

Baby 'n Toddler Tales on Friday @ 10:30AM, Library Lawn
Children under 3 years of age, along with their caregivers, enjoy stories, songs and nursery rhymes with Miss Carrie-Anne.  Bring a blanket and join the fun! (Weather permitting.)

Sign up for the FIZZ-BOOM-EAT Ice Cream Party to be held on Friday, August 1st @ 2:00PM
Join us for the final event! Summer Reading Club raffle prizes are drawn and coupons for final prizes are made available. Please register by July 30th. (Rain location: Litchfield Middle School)

Other Fun Stuff, all week
Don't forget to come in and answer the Question of the Week, find the Periodic Table element, and spin for your MadLib.  Complete 4 of 6 six weeks each earn 2 points each.



This Week @ Your Library... June 24 - 28, 2014
Spark a Reaction
June 24 - August 1
grade 6 thru 10

It's Sci-Fi Week:

Sci-Fi History Scavenger Hunt, all week
Find the described book and correctly answer the question to earn 1 Activity Raffle Ticket.

Sci-Fi Fandom Magnet Make 'n Take Craft, all week
Make up to 5 magnets featuring your favorite sci-fi fandoms.

Doctor Who Trivia Night on Tuesday from 6:00-8:00PM
Registration REQUIRED. Tweens and teens enjoy food, contests, prizes, games and activities. Don't forget to bring a dark colored T-shirt to make a bleached out Doctor Who shirt!

Check Out our Summer Concert with Jazz First on Wednesday from 6:30-8:00PM on the Library Lawn
Featuring local vocalist Debbie Nordyke, Jazz First is a piano-bass-drums jazz trio based in southern New Hampshire devoted to the performance of straight-ahead jazz and blues standards.  Bring the whole family, and a blanket or chairs! (Rain location: Litchfield Middle School)

Our New High School Book Group meets on Thursday @ 4:15PM
Bring your friends and join Miss Kerri for a discussion of Legend, the naming of the group and a short activity.

Sign up for the Final Prize Ice Cream Party to be held on Friday, August 1st @ 2:00PM
Eat ice cream! Receive final prizes! Watch the Raffle Prize Drawing! Please register by July 30th. (Rain location: Litchfield Middle School)

Spark a Reaction with a Book Review
Write a book review with at least one paragraph of 5 sentences.  Earn 1 Activity Raffle ticket per review.



This Week @ Your Library... June 24 - 28, 2014
Literary Elements
June 24 - August 8
age 16 thru 102+

Say What??, all week
Prof. Bunsen fancies himself to be a clever conversationalist. Don't let him get the best of you--complete his phrases and earn 1 Activity Raffle Ticket.

Summer Concert with Jazz First on Wednesday from 6:30-8:00PM on the Library Lawn
Featuring local vocalist Debbie Nordyke, Jazz First is a piano-bass-drums jazz trio based in southern New Hampshire devoted to the performance of straight-ahead jazz and blues standards.  Bring the whole family, and a blanket or chairs! (Rain location: Litchfield Middle School)
Unraveled 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 Explores the World, through August 8th
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. Earn 1 Activity Raffle Ticket when we receive your photo. See where he's been so far.


Currently Available Book Group Titles
All Booked Up:  
Little Bee by Chris Cleave 
History Buffs:  Napoleon's Buttons by Penny Le Couteur
Book of the Month:  The Hypnotist's Love Story by Liane Moriarity
Book Bunch:  
 The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
Page Turners: Ungifted by Gordon Korman
Teen Book Group: Legend by Marie Lu

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Book Bunch Reads The Tale of Despereaux for August



Book Bunch Reads "The Tale of Despereaux" for their August 20th Meeting
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo is Book Bunch title for their August meeting. Bunchers in grades 3-5 will gather on Wednesday, August 20th at 4:00PM for book discussion and a short activity.

Copies of the book are available in the Young Readers' Room.

About the Book
Welcome to the story of Despereaux Tilling, a mouse who is in love with music, stories, and a princess named Pea. It is also the story of a rat called Roscuro, who lives in the darkness and covets a world filled with light. And it is the story of Miggery Sow, a slow-witted serving girl who harbors a simple, impossible wish. These three characters are about to embark on a journey that will lead them down into a horrible dungeon, up into a glittering castle, and, ultimately, into each other's lives. What happens then? As Kate DiCamillo would say: Reader, it is your destiny to find out.
From the master storyteller who brought us BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE comes another classic, a fairy tale full of quirky, unforgettable characters, with twenty-four stunning black-and-white illustrations by Timothy Basil Ering. This paperback edition pays tribute to the book's classicdesign, featuring a rough front and elegant gold stamping.
The adventures of Desperaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

 

Tonight's Magic of Science Moved to Litchfield Middle School


Family fun with the Magic of Science, tonight at 6:30PM!

Due to weather conditions, this event has been moved to the Litchfield Middle School Cafeteria.

Bring the kids and let the Magic of Science amaze and entertain you with both magic tricks and science demonstrations.

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