Wednesday, November 26, 2014

 

History Buffs Read Paris 1919 for December


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Paris 1919: Six Months that Changed the World by Margaret Macmillan is the discussion book for the December 23rd meeting of History Buffs.  This adult book discussion group meets at 10:30AM on the 4th Tuesday of each month.

About the Book
For six months in 1919, after the end of “the war to end all wars,” the Big Three—President Woodrow Wilson, British prime minister David Lloyd George, and French premier Georges Clemenceau—met in Paris to shape a lasting peace. In this landmark work of narrative history, Margaret MacMillan gives a dramatic and intimate view of those fateful days, which saw new political entities—Iraq, Yugoslavia, and Palestine, among them—born out of the ruins of bankrupt empires, and the borders of the modern world redrawn.

National Bestseller
New York Times Editors’ Choice
Winner of the PEN Hessell Tiltman Prize
Winner of the Duff Cooper Prize
Silver Medalist for the Arthur Ross Book Award of the Council on Foreign Relations
Finalist for the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

 

Readers of the Round Table Read Odin's Ravens for December


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The Readers of the Round Table, a high school book discussion group, read Odin's Ravens by K. L. Armstrong for their December 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
Seven kids, Thor's hammer, and a whole lot of Valkyries are the only things standing against the end of the world.

When thirteen-year-old Matt Thorsen, a modern day descendant of the Norse god Thor, was chosen to represent Thor in an epic battle to prevent the apocalypse he thought he knew how things would play out. Gather the descendants standing in for gods like Loki and Odin, defeat a giant serpent, and save the world. No problem, right?

But the descendants' journey grinds to a halt when their friend and descendant Baldwin is poisoned and killed and Matt, Fen, and Laurie must travel to the Underworld in the hopes of saving him. But that's only their first stop on their journey to reunite the challengers, find Thor's hammer, and stop the apocalypse--a journey filled with enough tooth-and-nail battles and larger-than-life monsters to make Matt a legend in his own right.

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Book Bunch Reads The Last Holiday Concert for December


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Book Bunchers in grades 3-5 read The Last Holiday Concert by Andrew Clements for their December 17th 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
It didn't sound like much, but it was a big idea. A very big idea.

It all started when Hart Evans zinged a rubber band that hit Mr. Meinert, the chorus director. Actually, it started before that, when Mr. Meinert learned he was out of a job because the town budget couldn't afford music and art teachers. Mr. Meinert got so mad at Hart that he told the sixth graders he'd had it -- they could produce the big holiday concert on their own. Or not. It was all up to them.

What happens when a teacher steps aside and lets the kids run the show? Not what Mr. Meinert would have predicted. And not what Hart Evans would have guessed, not at all.

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Monday, November 24, 2014

 

This Week @ Your Library...


History Buffs on Tuesday @ 10:30AM
Join our book group for history lovers as they discuss The River of Doubt by Candice Millard.

Preschool Story Time on Tuesday @ 10:30AM
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.

Library CLOSES on Wednesday @ 5:00PM
The library reopens on Tuesday, December 2nd at 10:00AM.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!


Currently Available Book Group Titles
All Booked Up:  March by Geraldine Brooks

History Buffs:  The River of Doubt by Candice Millard (This Tuesday)
Book of the Month:  The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz
Book Bunch:  
The Last Holiday Concert by Andrew Clements
Page Turners:  The Sherlock Files: The 100 Year Old Secret by Tracy Barrett
Readers of the Round Table:
Odin's Ravens by K. L. Armstrong

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

 

2014 Annual Holiday Gingerbread Contest Sponsored by Friends of the Library

2013 Holiday Gingerbread Contest Photos
2012 Holiday Gingerbread Contest Photos
2011 Holiday Gingerbread Contest Photos

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Thanksgiving Holiday Hours @ Your Library


Wednesday, November 26th, 10:00AM-5:00PM
Thursday, November 27th - Saturday, November 29th, CLOSED

Remember...
Items may be renewed or reserved through your online account at http://aaroncutler.nhais.bywatersolutions.com.  If you haven't set up your online account, simply enter your 14-digit library card number as your login, and CHANGEME as your password.  Then take the hint and change your password.  :)

You may also take advantage of the library's free downloadable ebooks and audiobooks at New Hampshire Downloadable Books. Downloads can be accessed on dedicated devices or through the Overdrive app.  For assistance over the holiday weekend, visit Overdrive Help.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

 

December Makerie: Card Making Workshops



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Correction to Event Location


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(Not So) Elementary, My Dear Watson will be held at the library this Thursday at 7:00PM.  Hope to see you there!

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Monday, November 17, 2014

 

Page Turners Read The 100 Year Old Secret for December 11th


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The Sherlock Files: The 100 Year Old Secret by Tracy Barrett is the December selection for our 6th-8th grade book discussion group.  Meet up with the group on Thursday, December 11th at 2:30PM.  For extra convenience, 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
Go to The Dancing Men and ask for a saucer of milk for your snake. Then all will be revealed.

Xena and Xander Holmes think living in London will be boring. But one afternoon they’re handed a cryptic note that leads them to a hidden room—and a secret society. When they discover they’re related to Sherlock Holmes and inherit his unsolved casebook, life becomes so much more exciting. The siblings set out to solve the cases their famous ancestor couldn’t, starting with the mystery of a prized painting that vanished more than a hundred years ago. Can two smart twenty-first century kids succeed where Sherlock Holmes could not?

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This Week @ Your Library...


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Kid's Make 'n Take Craft, all week
Bring your children to the library for a hoot of a craft! Make an owl puppet at the library or take a kit to create at home.  Note: Not available during Story Times.

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

Book Bunch on Wednesday @ 4:00PM
Kids in grades 3-5 join Miss Carrie-Anne for a discussion of The Fast and the Furriest by Andy Behrens followed by a short activity.

High School Book Group on Thursday @ 4:15PM
Readers of the Round Table meet to discuss Rebel Fire by Andrew Lane. Campbell students can catch the late bus to the library.

(Not So) Elementary My Dear Watson on Thursday @ 7:00PM, Cutler Memorial Library Campbell High School Auditorium edited 11-19-14
Join Anglophile Ann McClellan for a look into the continued popularity of Sherlock Holmes.
Made possible through a grant from the NH Humanities Council.

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. 


Currently Available Book Group Titles
All Booked Up:  March by Geraldine Brooks

History Buffs:  The River of Doubt by Candice Millard
Book of the Month:  The House of Silk by Anthony Horowitz
Book Bunch:  
The Fast and the Furriest by Andy Behrens (This Wednesday)
Page Turners:  The Sherlock Files: The 100 Year Old Secret by Tracy Barrett
Readers of the Round Table:
Rebel Fire by Andrew Lane (This Week)

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

 

(Not So) Elementary, My Dear Watson: The Popularity of Sherlock Holmes


Join New Hampshire Humanities Council presenter Ann McClellan on Thursday, November 20th at 7:00PM for (Not So) Elementary, My Dear Watson: The Popularity of Sherlock Holmes.

With movies, television shows, and literary adaptations, Sherlock Holmes is now a multi-million dollar industry.  Why is Sherlock Holmes so popular?

Discover the origins of Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective and track his incarnations in literature, film, advertising, and modern media in order to crack the case of the most popular detective.

Presented by Ann McClellan, a dedicated Anglophile with a PhD in English Literature.

This event, made possible through a grant from the NH Humanities Council, is free and open to the public.



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