Tuesday, March 31, 2015

 

All Booked Up Reads Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands for May 6th


Skype with author Chris Bohjalian at All Booked Up's May 6th meeting at 6:30PM for a discussion of Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands.   Copies of the book are available on the Upper Level of the library.

About the Book
Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands is the story of Emily Shepard, a homeless teen living in an igloo made of ice and trash bags filled with frozen leaves. Half a year earlier, a nuclear plant in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom had experienced a cataclysmic meltdown, and both of Emily's parents were killed. Devastatingly, her father was in charge of the plant, and the meltdown may have been his fault. Was he drunk when it happened? Thousands of people are forced to flee their homes in the Kingdom; rivers and forests are destroyed; and Emily feels certain that as the daughter of the most hated man in America, she is in danger. So instead of following the social workers and her classmates after the meltdown, Emily takes off on her own for Burlington, where she survives by stealing, sleeping on the floor of a drug dealer's apartment, and inventing a new identity for herself — an identity inspired by her favorite poet, Emily Dickinson. When Emily befriends a young homeless boy named Cameron, she protects him with a ferocity she didn't know she had. But she still can't outrun her past, can't escape her grief, can't hide forever—and so she comes up with the only plan that she can. 

A story of loss, adventure, and the search for friendship in the wake of catastrophe, Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands is one of Chris Bohjalian’s finest novels to date—breathtaking, wise, and utterly transporting.

Next Month:  Proof of Heaven by Eben Alexander

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History Buffs Read The Captured for April 28th


History Buffs Reads "The Captured" for April 28, 2015
The Captured: A True Story of Abduction by Indians on the Texas Frontier by Scott Zesch is the discussion book for the April 28th meeting of History Buffs.  This adult book discussion group meets at 10:30AM on the 4th Tuesday of each month.

About the Book
On New Year's Day in 1870, ten-year-old Adolph Korn was kidnapped by an Apache raiding party. Traded to Comaches, he thrived in the rough, nomadic existence, quickly becoming one of the tribe's fiercest warriors. Forcibly returned to his parents after three years, Korn never adjusted to life in white society. He spent his last years in a cave, all but forgotten by his family.

That is, until Scott Zesch stumbled over his own great-great-great uncle's grave. Determined to understand how such a "good boy" could have become Indianized so completely, Zesch travels across the west, digging through archives, speaking with Comanche elders, and tracking eight other child captives from the region with hauntingly similar experiences. With a historians rigor and a novelists eye, Zesch paints a vivid portrait of life on the Texas frontier, offering a rare account of captivity.

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Monday, March 30, 2015

 

High School Book Group Reads Au Revoir Crazy European Chick for April 23rd


High School Book Group Reads "Au Revoir Crazy European Chick" for April 23, 2015Readers of the Round Table, a high school book discussion group, reads Au Revoir Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber for their April 23rd gathering at 4:15PM.

Copies of the book are available in the Teen Area on the upper level of the library. 

Need a ride? Campbell High School students can take the late bus from school to the library.

About the Book
Ferris Bueller meets La Femme Nikita in this funny, action-packed young adult novel. 

It’s prom night—and Perry just wants to stick to his own plan and finally play a muchanticipated
gig with his band in the Big Apple. But when his mother makes him take Gobija Zaksauskas—their quiet, geeky Lithuanian exchange student—to the prom, he never expects that his ordinary high school guy life will soon turn on its head. Perry finds that Gobi is on a mission, and Perry has no other choice but to go along for a reckless ride through Manhattan’s concrete grid with a trained assassin in Dad’s red Jag.

Infused with capers, car chases, heists, hits, henchmen, and even a bear fight, this story mixes romance, comedy, and tragedy in a true teen coming-of-age adventure—and it’s not over until it’s “au revoir.”

Watch the Book Trailer...

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This Week @ Your Library...


This Week @ Your Library... 3/31/15 (image courtesy of imagechef.com)
Drop-In Knitting Group 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! Perfect for all skill levels. In Stitches meets the 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesdays of each month.

Preschool Story Time on Tuesday @ 10:30AM or Wednesday @ 12:30PM
Join Miss Carrie-Anne in the Young Readers' Room for stories, songs and fun!


Dungeons & Dragons Group 1 on Tuesday from 6:00-8:00PM
This multi-age group meets every other week.  For more information, call Kerri at 424-4044.

Adult Book Discussion Group on Tuesday @ 6:30PM
All Booked Up discusses Me Before You by Jojo Moyes.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover on Thursday @ 6:30PM
It's that time again! Kids enjoy stories with their stuffed animals, then leave their stuffed friends at the library for an adventure they won't stop talking about!  Animals may be picked up after 10:00AM on Friday. Click here to see what happened last year...

Book Babies on Friday @ 10:30AM
Book Babies is a lap-sit program for babies (newborn to 18 months) and their caregivers.  The 20 minute program includes simple board books, rhymes and songs.  Contact Miss Carrie-Anne to register.  Walk-ins also welcome.

Tiny Tales on Friday @ 11:30AM
Tiny Tales is a lap-sit story time for toddlers (ages 18-35 months) and their caregivers, bridging Book Babies and Preschool Story Time. Contact Miss Carrie-Anne to register.  Walk-ins also welcome.


Activity Pass of the Month: Canterbury Shaker Village
Reserve the library's discount activity pass, which admits up to 2 adults for $6 each and children for $3 each, to the Canterbury Shaker Village. "Designated as a National Historic Landmark for its architectural integrity and significance, the Village has 25 restored original Shaker buildings, 4 reconstructed Shaker buildings, and 694 acres of forests, fields, gardens, nature trails, and mill ponds under permanent conservation easement." (http://www.shakers.org/about-us/our-mission/)


Current Book Group Titles
All Booked Up:  Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

History Buffs:  The Captured by Scott Zesch
Book of the Month: Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
Book Bunch:  
Guinea Dog by Patrick Jennings
Page Turners:  One Came Home by Amy Timberlake
Readers of the Round Table:
Au Revoir Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber

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Monday, March 23, 2015

 

Book Bunch Reads Guinea Dog for April


Book Bunchers in grades 3-5 read Guinea Dog by Patrick Jennings for their April 15th gathering at 4:00.  The book discussion will be followed by a short activity. Books are available in the Young Readers' Room on the lower level of the library.

About the Book
Fifth-grader Rufus's only wish is to get a dog, but his work-at-home dad objects. He lists numerous reasons, including that dogs lick people's faces, chase cars, and eat dead things. Rufus's mom brings home a guinea pig instead in an attempt to fulfill her son's desire for a pet. To his surprise, the guinea pig, which he names Fido, acts like a dog. She obeys his commands and chews his dad's shoes. When Rufus's family decides to return the animal to the pet store, a classmate is willing to buy her to replace her hamster. But Rufus begins to have second thoughts about relinquishing the guinea pig. (Sarah Polace, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Parma, OH--School Library Journal)

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This Week @ Your Library...


Preschool Story Time on Tuesday @ 10:30AM or Wednesday @ 12:30PM
Join Miss Carrie-Anne in the Young Readers' Room for stories, songs and fun!

History Buffs on Tuesday @ 10:30AM
If you enjoy reading about history, this group is for you! This month's discussion is of The Gate by Francois Bizot.

Dungeons & Dragons Group 2 on Tuesday from 6:00-8:00PM
This multi-age group meets every other week.  For more information, call Kerri at 424-4044.

Teen Book Group on Thursday @ 4:15PM
Readers of the Round Table discuss Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick.

Kid's Tabletop Game Night on Thursday from 6:00-8:00PM
You may drop-off** kids age 8-13 or stay and play with them!  This new drop-in group continues the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. No registration required.  **For children under 10 yrs old, a parent or caregiver 14 yrs or older must remain in the building.

Drop-In Knitting Group 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! Perfect for all skill levels. Unraveled meets the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month.

Book Babies on Friday @ 10:30AM
Book Babies is a lap-sit program for babies (newborn to 18 months) and their caregivers.  The 20 minute program includes simple board books, rhymes and songs.  Contact Miss Carrie-Anne to register.  Walk-ins also welcome.

Tiny Tales on Friday @ 11:30AM
Tiny Tales is a lap-sit story time for toddlers (ages 18-35 months) and their caregivers, bridging Book Babies and Preschool Story Time. Contact Miss Carrie-Anne to register.  Walk-ins also welcome.


Activity Pass of the Month: McAuliffe Shepard Discovery Center
Reserve the library's activity pass which admits up to 4 people to the Discovery Center Exhibit Galleries. Find yourself "inspired to reach for the stars, through engaging, artful and entertaining activities that explore astronomy, aviation, earth and space science."


Current Book Group Titles
All Booked Up:  Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

History Buffs:  The Gate by Francois Bizot
Book of the Month: Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
Book Bunch:  
Guinea Dog by Patrick Jennings
Page Turners:  One Came Home by Amy Timberlake
Readers of the Round Table:
Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick

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Friday, March 20, 2015

 

Get Out and About in Our Area


Classes for Those Who Dig Gardening


Learn the ground rules in this garden workshop series sponsored by UNH Cooperative Extension, Rockingham County Master Gardeners, the Massabesic Audubon Center, and NOFA-NH.
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4-H Activities Day


Learn about 4-H on March 21st at the Milford Middle School.
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

 

Ever Wonder What's Out There?




Have you ever wondered what's out there? The library has a telescope you can borrow to find out!

The Orion StarBlast 4.5" telescope was donated to the library by the NH Astronomical Society in memory of John Lowry Dobson.

The telescope may be borrowed for 2 weeks. It comes with a National Audubon Society Pocket Guide Constellations book, a moon map and a Night Sky planisphere.

Check for availability and reserve here.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

 

Kid's Tabletop Game Nights begin March 26th


Join us for our first drop-in Kid's Tabletop Game Night on Thursday, March 26th!

A variety of games are available from 6:00-8:00PM for children ages 8-13.

Drop off your kids** or stay and play with them!

Kid's Tabletop Game Night continues on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month.

** For children under 10 yrs old, a parent or caregiver 14 yrs or older must remain in the library.

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Monday, March 16, 2015

 

Tweens Read One Came Home for April 9th


Page Turners' April selection is One Came Home by Amy Timberlake. The 6th-8th grade book discussion group meets up on Thursday, April 9th at 2:30PM.  For extra convenience, participants may ride bus # 3 from LMS to the library.

Copies of the book are available in both the Teen Area and Young Readers' Room.

About the Book
In the town of Placid, Wisconsin, in 1871, Georgie Burkhardt is known for two things: her uncanny aim with a rifle and her habit of speaking her mind plainly.

But when Georgie blurts out something she shouldn't, her older sister Agatha flees, running off with a pack of "pigeoners" trailing the passenger pigeon migration. And when the sheriff returns to town with an unidentifiable body—wearing Agatha's blue-green ball gown—everyone assumes the worst. Except Georgie. Refusing to believe the facts that are laid down (and coffined) before her, Georgie sets out on a journey to find her sister. She will track every last clue and shred of evidence to bring Agatha home. Yet even with resolute determination and her trusty Springfield single-shot, Georgie is not prepared for what she faces on the western frontier.

A 2014 Newbery Honor Book
Winner of the 2014 Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Novel

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This Week @ Your Library...


Kid's Make 'n Take Craft, all week
Drop by for our creative craft "Hatch a Chick." (Not available during Story Times.)

Drop-In Knitting Group 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! Perfect for all skill levels. In Stitches meets the 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesdays of each month.

Preschool Story Time on Tuesday @ 10:30AM or Wednesday @ 12:30PM
Join Miss Carrie-Anne in the Young Readers' Room for stories, songs and fun!

Dungeons & Dragons Group 1 on Tuesday from 6:00-8:00PM
This multi-age group meets every other week.  For more information, call Kerri at 424-4044.

Kid's Book Group on Wednesday @ 4:00PM
Book Bunchers in grades 3-5 gather to talk about The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail by Richard Peck and complete a short activity. New faces are always welcome.

STEAM Education with FIRST Robitics on Wednesday from 6:30-7:30PM
Campbell High School's FIRST Robitics Team #3323, "Potential Energy," provides a hands-on workshop for children.  Kids will make squishy circuit pigs and learn about the importance of STEAM.

Book Babies on Friday @ 10:30AM
Book Babies is a lap-sit program for babies (newborn to 18 months) and their caregivers.  The 20 minute program includes simple board books, rhymes and songs.  Contact Miss Carrie-Anne to register.  Walk-ins also welcome.

Tiny Tales on Friday @ 11:30AM
Tiny Tales is a lap-sit story time for toddlers (ages 18-35 months) and their caregivers, bridging Book Babies and Preschool Story Time. Contact Miss Carrie-Anne to register.  Walk-ins also welcome.


Activity Pass of the Month: McAuliffe Shepard Discovery Center
Reserve the library's activity pass which admits up to 4 people to the Discovery Center Exhibit Galleries. Find yourself "inspired to reach for the stars, through engaging, artful and entertaining activities that explore astronomy, aviation, earth and space science."


Current Book Group Titles
All Booked Up:  Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

History Buffs:  The Gate by Francois Bizot
Book of the Month: Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
Book Bunch:  
The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail by Richard Peck
Page Turners:  One Came Home by Amy Timberlake
Readers of the Round Table:
Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick

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