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Wednesday, September 02, 2015

 

Adult Summer Reading Raffle Winners


Congratulations to the many raffle winners in the 2015 Escape the Ordinary Summer Reading Club for adults!

The following participants won prizes:
  1. Elaine R $50 Walmart Gift Card
  2. Dave C $25 Romano's Gift Card
  3. Earl C $25 Hannaford Gift Card
  4. Judy B $25 Shaw's Gift Card
  5. Kathleen K $15 Lobster Boat Gift Card
  6. Jody F $70 Muse Paintbar Gift Card
  7. Patti M $25 Market Basket Gift Card
  8. Raquel D $25 Romano's Gift Card
  9. Amy G $20 Airport Diner Gift Card 
  10. Debby G (2) Tickets to Boston Duck Tours
  11. Liana E $15 Lobster Boat Gift Card
  12. Darlene C $20 Janie's Uncommon Cafe Gift Card
  13. Sarah G $10 Frederick's Pastries Gift Card
  14. Jim A (1) ice cream at Lix and Superhero Playing Cards
  15. Janine D  (1) ice cream at Lix and Superhero Playing Cards
  16. Lynne C (1) ice cream at Lix and Superhero Playing Cards
  17. Tara K $30 Banyan Tree Yoga Gift Card
  18. Jean W (2) 6-month memberships to Currier Museum of Art
  19. Christian L (2) passes to Water Country
  20. Joan M $20 Airport Diner Gift Card
  21. John C (4) admissions to Squam Lakes Science Center
  22. Kathleen F (1) ice cream at Lix and Superhero Playing Cards
  23. Michele K $20 Innovations Day Spa Gift Card  
Further congrats to Liana E for reading the most books over the 10 week period! Liana read 23 books and won an Escape the Ordinary book bag, memo cube, pen and playing cards. 

See you all next summer! 

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I am Malala is the Book of the Month in September


"I am Malala" is the Book of the Month in September 2015
I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World by Malala Yousafzai is our featured novel for August. Copies are available in the "New Room" on the upper level of the library. 

About the Book
I Am Malala is the memoir of a remarkable teenage girl who risked her life for the right to go to school. Raised in a changing Pakistan by an enlightened father from a poor background and a beautiful, illiterate mother from a political family, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. I Am Malala tells her story of bravery and determination in the face of extremism, detailing the daily challenges of growing up in a world transformed by terror.

Written for her peers with critically-acclaimed author Patricia McCormick, this important book, which will include photos and illustrations, is about the value of speaking out against intolerance and hate. It's a message of hope from one girl who dreams of education for every girl in every country.

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Tuesday, September 01, 2015

 

This Week @ Your Library...


This Week @ Your Library... 9/1/15
Tuesday

Drop-in Knitting Group from 10:00AM-NoonIf 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. InStitches meets the 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesday of each month. 

Wednesday

Adult Book Discussion Group @ 6:30PM
Join All Booked Up as they discuss The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin.

Thursday

Teen Role Playing Drop-In Group from 6:00PM-8:00PM
This Tween/Teen group meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month. For more information, call Alex at 424-4044.

Activity Pass of the Month

SEE Science Center, Manchester
Feel the forces created by a gyroscope. Use mechanical advantage to lift yourself up. Look through a periscope, Send a whisper across the room! Touch and try exhibits on light, electricity, forces, momentum, sound & much more!

This pass admits 2 adults and 2 children free.  Additional tickets may be purchased for $8 per person.  Children under age 3 are always free.  SEE Science Center is open Monday - Friday from 10:00AM - 4:00PM and Saturday - Sunday from 10:00AM - 5:00PM.  This activity pass is provided by the Friends of Aaron Cutler Memorial Library.

Check Out What Our Book Groups are Reading!

All Booked Up: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
Book of the Month: I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
Book Bunch: The Terrible Two by Jory John and Mac Barnett
Page Turners: Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

 

This Week @ Your Library...


This Week @ Your Library... 8/25/15
Tuesday

Fantasy/Sci-Fi Role Playing Game Group 1 from 4:00-8:00PM
This multi-age group meets every other week. For more information, call Alex at 424-4044.

Thursday

High School Book Group @ 4:15PM
Readers of the Round Table meet to discuss These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner.

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 Thursday of each month. 


Activity Pass of the Month

SEE Science Center, Manchester
Feel the forces created by a gyroscope. Use mechanical advantage to lift yourself up. Look through a periscope, Send a whisper across the room! Touch and try exhibits on light, electricity, forces, momentum, sound & much more!

This pass admits 2 adults and 2 children free.  Additional tickets may be purchased for $8 per person.  Children under age 3 are always free.  SEE Science Center is open Monday - Friday from 10:00AM - 4:00PM and Saturday - Sunday from 10:00AM - 5:00PM.  This activity pass is provided by the Friends of Aaron Cutler Memorial Library.

Check Out What Our Book Groups are Reading!

All Booked Up:  The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
Book of the Month: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Book Bunch:  
The Terrible Two by Jory John and Mac Barnett
Page Turners:  Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos

Readers of the Round Table: These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

 

Take the Adult Summer Reading Club Prize Survey!


Take the Adult Summer Reading Club Prize Survey!
The adult summer reading club is coming to an end. That means the raffle drawing is fast approaching for those who participated.  A link to a survey asking you to rank the available prizes by desirability was sent out yesterday to those readers with email addresses in our system. 

If you missed the email, or don't have an email address in our system, you can take the survey at the Circulation Desk or visit this link.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

 

Tweens Read Dead End in Norvelt for September 10th


Tweens Read "Dead End in Norvelt" for September 10, 2016Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos, is the discussion novel for September.  Page Turners, a 6th-8th grad book discussion group, gathers at the library Thursday, September 10th at 2:30PM.  Copies of the book are available in both the Teen Area and Young Readers' Room.

About the Book
Melding the entirely true and the wildly fictional, Dead End in Norvelt is a novel about an incredible two months for a kid named Jack Gantos, whose plans for vacation excitement are shot down when he is "grounded for life" by his feuding parents, and whose nose spews bad blood at every little shock he gets. But plenty of excitement (and shocks) are coming Jack's way once his mom loans him out to help a feisty old neighbor with a most unusual chore--typewriting obituaries filled with stories about the people who founded his utopian town. As one obituary leads to another, Jack is launched on a strange adventure involving molten wax, Eleanor Roosevelt, twisted promises, a homemade airplane, Girl Scout cookies, a man on a trike, a dancing plague, voices from the past, Hells Angels . . . and possibly murder. 

Endlessly surprising, this sly, sharp-edged narrative is the author at his very best, making readers laugh out loud at the most unexpected things in a dead-funny depiction of growing up in a slightly off-kilter place where the past is present, the present is confusing, and the future is completely up in the air.

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Kid's Book Group Reads The Terrible Two for September 16th


Kid's Book Group Reads "The Terrible Two" for September 16, 2015
Book Bunchers in grades 3-5 read The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett and Jory John and  for their September 16th 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
Miles Murphy is not happy to be moving to Yawnee Valley, a sleepy town that’s famous for one thing and one thing only: cows. In his old school, everyone knew him as the town’s best prankster, but Miles quickly discovers that Yawnee Valley already has a prankster, and a great one. If Miles is going to take the title from this mystery kid, he is going to have to raise his game.

It’s prankster against prankster in an epic war of trickery, until the two finally decide to join forces and pull off the biggest prank ever seen: a prank so huge that it would make the members of the International Order of Disorder proud.

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Monday, August 17, 2015

 

This Week @ Your Library...


Escape the Ordinary

Join the Summer Reading Fun
This is the final week of Escape the Ordinary, summer reading fun for people age 16-116.  Be sure to turn in your remaining book and activity raffle tickets by close on Friday!

Adults: Superhero and Their Part-time Jobs, all week
Identify the superhero and the part-time job he/she holds.  Earn 1 raffle ticket.

Adults: Register Your Superhero Identity, all week
Use our Superhero name generator, discover your superpower and determine your look.  Earn 1 raffle ticket per donation site.

Adults: Be a Community Superhero, all week
Continue to drop of a donation at the library for the Litchfield Food Pantry or the Bedford Animal Rescue League, now through August 21st. Find out what to donate:  Litchfield Food Pantry Wish List Bedford Animal Rescue League Wish List.  You may also drop off school supplies for Litchfield children in need. Earn 1 raffle ticket per donation site.


Adult "Shelfies," all week
Take a photo of yourself in front of your bookshelf at home, or use one of ours, then drop off a copy or email it to us. Earn 1 raffle ticket.

Adult Mini Book Reviews, all week
Fill out the provided mini review, emphasis on "mini," form and drop it off at the Circulation Desk, then check out what others have written.  Earn 1 raffle ticket.

Tuesday

Drop-in Knitting Group from 10:00AM-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.

Fantasy/Sci-Fi Role Playing Game Group 2 from 4:00-8:00PM
This multi-age group meets every other week. For more information, call Kerri at 424-4044.


Other

Activity Pass of the Month: SEE Science Center, Manchester
Feel the forces created by a gyroscope. Use mechanical advantage to lift yourself up. Look through a periscope, Send a whisper across the room! Touch and try exhibits on light, electricity, forces, momentum, sound & much more!

This pass admits 2 adults and 2 children free.  Additional tickets may be purchased for $8 per person.  Children under age 3 are always free.  SEE Science Center is open Monday - Friday from 10:00AM - 4:00PM and Saturday - Sunday from 10:00AM - 5:00PM.  This activity pass is provided by the Friends of Aaron Cutler Memorial Library.

Check Out What Our Book Groups are Reading!


All Booked Up:  Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
History Buffs:  The Nazi Officer's Wife by Edith Hahn Beer
Book of the Month: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Book Bunch:  
The Terrible Two by Jory John and Mac Barnett
Page Turners:  Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos

Readers of the Round Table: These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

 

Library Back Online!

The Internet is up and running again! Woo hoo!

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Internet Service Temporarily Unavailable

Comcast is scheduled for service between 1:00 and 4:00. We will keep you posted.

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Tween & Teen Week 6 Raffle Winner



Congratulations to Matthew Mosely, winner of the Week 6 raffle in the Tween & Teen summer reading club, Escape the Ordinary.  Matthew won a pizza courtesy of Rocco's Pizza.

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