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Rebecca Rule's "That Reminds Me of a Story"
Wednesday,April 23rd @ 7:00 p.m.
Campbell High School Auditorium




Friday, April 18, 2014

 

Book Bunch Reads Pie for May


Book Bunch Reads Pie for May 2014
Pie by Sarah Weeks is the book of choice for the May 21st gathering of Book Bunch. Bunchers in grades 3-5 will meet at 4:00 for a book discussion and quick activity. Copies of the novel are available for check-out in the lower level Young Readers' Room. New faces are always welcome!

About the Book
When Alice's Aunt Polly, the Pie Queen of Ipswitch, passes away, she takes with her the secret to her world-famous pie-crust recipe. Or does she? In her will, Polly leaves the recipe to her extraordinarily fat, remarkably disagreeable cat, Lardo . . . and then leaves Lardo in the care of Alice.

Suddenly, the whole town is wondering how you leave a recipe to a cat. Everyone wants to be the next big pie-contest winner, and it's making them pie-crazy. It's up to Alice and her friend Charlie to put the pieces together and discover the not-so-secret recipe for happiness: Friendship. Family. And the pleasure of donig something for the right reason.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

 

Page Turners Read The Wells Bequest for May


The Page Turners book discussion group for Tweens in grades 6-8 reads The Wells Bequest by Polly Shulman.  Join Miss Kerri at 2:30 on May 8th for a snack, discussion and activity. Copies of the book are available in the Teen area or Young Readers' Room. 

About the Book
Leo never imagined that time travel might really be possible, or that the objects in H. G. Wells’ science fiction novels might actually exist. But then a miniature time machine appears in Leo’s bedroom, and he recognizes one of the tiny riders: himself! His search for the time machine and his fate leads him to the New-York Circulating Material Repository, a magical library that lends out objects instead of books. Hidden away in the Repository basement is the Wells Bequest, a secret collection of powerful objects straight out of classic science fiction novels: robots, rockets, submarines, a shrink ray—and one very famous time machine. And when Leo’s adventure of a lifetime suddenly turns deadly, he must attempt a journey to 1895 to warn real-life scientist Nikola Tesla about a dangerous invention. A race for time is on!

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Monday, April 14, 2014

 

This Week @ Your Library...


This Week @ Your Library... 4-14-14
In Stitches on Tuesday from 10:00-12:00
If your hobby is knitting, crocheting, cross-stitch, or any other kind of stitching, bring your project to the library and stitch with our group! In Stitches meets the1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesdays of each month. 

Kid's Make 'n Take Craft, All Week
Bring your children in to make a April's "Swinging in the Rain" project to take home and enjoy.  Note: Make 'n Take crafts are not available during Story Times.

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

Book Bunch on Wednesday @ 4:00
3rd-5th grade Book Bunchers will discuss Bone: Quest for the Spark, Book One by Thomas Sniegoski, complete a short activity, and pick up next month's book.  New members are always welcome! 

History Buffs on Thursday @ 6:30
Join the American history book group as they discuss  Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester.

Book Babies on Friday @ 10:30
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 @11:30
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:  Oleander Girl by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

History Buffs:  Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester
Book of the Month:  Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight
Book Bunch:  
Bone: Quest for the Spark, Book One by Thomas Sniegoski
Page Turners: The Wells Bequest by Polly Shulman

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Monday, April 07, 2014

 

This Week @ Your Library...


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

Page Turners on Thursday @ 2:30
6th-8th graders gather for a snack, a discussion of Cinder by Marissa Meyer, and a quick activity.  New faces are always welcome! 

Unraveled on Thursday from 6:00-8:00
If your hobby is knitting, crocheting, cross-stitch, or any other kind of stitching, bring your project to the library and stitch with our group! Unraveled meets the2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month.

Book Babies on Friday @ 10:30
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 @11:30
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:  Oleander Girl by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

History Buffs:  Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester
Book of the Month:  Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight
Book Bunch:  
Bone: Quest for the Spark, Book One by Thomas Sniegoski
Page Turners: Cinder by Marissa Meyer 

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Thursday, April 03, 2014

 

All Booked Up Reads Oleander Girl for May


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Oleander Girl by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is the chosen novel for All Booked Up's next meeting on May 7th at 6:30. Copies of the book are available at the upper level Circulation Desk.

About the Book
THOUGH SHE WAS ORPHANED AT BIRTH, the wild and headstrong Korobi Roy has enjoyed a privileged childhood with her adoring grandparents, spending her first seventeen years sheltered in a beautiful, crumbling old mansion in Kolkata. But despite all that her grandparents have done for her, she is troubled by the silence that surrounds the circumstances of her parents’ death and clings fiercely to her only inheritance from them: the love note she found, years ago, hidden in a book of poetry that had belonged to her mother. As she grows, Korobi dreams of one day finding a love as powerful as her parents’, and it seems her wish has finally come true when she meets the charming Rajat, the only son of a high-profile business family.
Shortly after their engagement, however, a sudden heart attack kills Korobi’s grandfather, revealing serious financial problems and a devastating secret about Korobi’s past. Shattered by this discovery and by her grandparents’ betrayal, Korobi decides to undertake a courageous search across post-9/11 America to find her true identity. Her dramatic, often startling journey will ultimately thrust her into the most difficult decision of her life.
With flawless narrative instinct and a boundless sympathy for her irrepressible characters, in Oleander Girl Divakaruni brings us a perfect treat of a novel— moving, wise, and unforgettable. 

Next Up: The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

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Wednesday, April 02, 2014

 

Join Us for "That Reminds Me of a Story"


Rebecca Rule
Storyteller/author Rebecca Rule will present "That Reminds Me of a Story" on Wednesday, April 23rd, at 7:00 p.m. in the Campbell High School Auditorium.


“The great thing about collecting stories," says Rule,"is they’re free and you don’t have to dust them.  Stories not only speak to us of history, they hold our identity.”  

Her work in Berlin collecting stories of the mills, logging, and the Androscoggin Valley reinforced her idea that New England stories need to be preserved and shared.  

In this program she’ll tell some of her favorite stories about this rocky old state (especially the funny ones) and invite audience members to tell some of their own.

Rule's books will be available for sale and signature following the presentation.

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

About Rebecca Rule
Rebecca tells and gathers stories in New England, especially New Hampshire. Her books include The Best Revenge: Short Stories; Could Have Been Worse: True Stories, Embellishments, and Outright Lies; and a new book Live Free and Eat Pie: A Storyteller's Guide to New Hampshire. She hosts the New Hampshire Authors Series on NH Public Television.

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Tuesday, April 01, 2014

 

Reconstructing Amelia is April's Book of the Month


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The featured novel for April is Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight.  Copies of the novel are available at the Upper Level Circulation Desk.

About the Book
Litigation lawyer and harried single mother Kate Baron is shocked when her daughter's exclusive Brooklyn private school calls to tell her that Amelia—her intelligent, high-achieving fifteen-year-old—has been caught cheating. But when Kate arrives at Grace Hall, she's blindsided by far more devastating news: Amelia is dead. Despondent, she's jumped from the school's roof. At least that's what Grace Hall and the police tell Kate. It's what she believes, too, until she gets the anonymous text: Amelia didn't jump. Now, Kate is going to find the truth—no matter where it leads. Sifting through Amelia's e-mails, text messages, and Facebook posts, Kate reconstructs the pieces of her daughter's life and the people in it, uncovering why she was on Grace Hall's roof that day—and how she died.

A superb blend of Tana French and Jodi Picoult, Reconstructing Amelia is a story of secrets and lies, friends and bullies. It's about how well any parent really knows their child and how far one mother will go to vindicate the memory of a daughter whose life she could not save.

Next Month:  The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida

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