In this Issue
On The Librarian's Nightstand
Book of the Week
Featured Event
Children's Corner
Snapshots from the Library
This Week @ the Library
Nature Corner
On The Librarian's Nightstand
Rocket Billionaires
b y Tim Fernholz

"Provides smart analysis of the New Space sector as well as historical context about NASA's triumph and failures."-The New York Times Book Review

Other Books We're Reading

The Fallen
by David Baldacci 

Stranger in the Woods  
by Michael Finkel 

Saint Mazie
by Jami Attenberg

by Andrew Sean Greer

Let Your Mind Run  
by Deena Kastor and Michelle Hamilton  
Book of the Week
This week's Book of the Week is You Think It, I'll Say It by Curtis Sittenfeld

Sittenfield writes short stories that cut right through to the most embarrassing aspect of a character, without making a scene feel contrived. All around us, all the time we witness people's actions that make us pause, but it can be hard to pinpoint what exactly it we get hung up on. These short stories cut away the fog and help us to understand what we were feeling. It does not pull punches, so pick up 'You Think It, I'll Say It' only if you are ready for unrelenting social criticism.
Featured Event
 CPR/AED Certification
Thursday, June 7, 3:30-6:00PM
CPR is an essential, life-saving skill - here's your chance to learn! National Safety Council Instructor Cassidy Clairmont will teach a class on CPR and AED. Class tuition includes training booklet and certification card (mailed after completion of program.) Cost is $40, sign up at the circulation desk. Must be a Gilford Library Card Holder to sign up.
Children's Corner
 Let's go outside! Help us find things in the  woods during our Spring Scavenger Hunt! Wednesday, May 23 at 3:30pm. Ages K-4, younger kids with caregiver.
May 15, 2018

Librarians love to talk about books. We love to recommend them even more. Library Reads is a site where librarians get together to come up with a top ten recommendation list for the upcoming month of releases. Check them out online or grab a printed copy at the front desk to see what librarians are reading.  For example, the top book coming out in June is Bring Me Back  by B. A. Paris to be published on 6/19/2018. It is described as "Intensifying psychological suspense. Twelve years after Finn's girlfriend Layla disappeared, a discovery raises new questions" by Catherine Coyne from Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA.
Snapshots From the Library
Looking at the wildlife on the Bird Watching Hike!
This Week @ the Library


Today, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Book Bites
Today, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Class is full.

Line Dancing
Wednesday, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
Check Out An Expert
Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Pressed Flower Class
Wednesday, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Sign up to make a pressed flower bookmark.

Brown Bag Book Discussion
Thursday, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
This month's book is Saint Mazie by Jamie Attenberg.  the discussion will be led by Kayleigh Mahan.

Conversational French
Thursday, 4:00-5:00 p.m.

Evening Book Discussion
Thursday, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
See above for details.

Friday, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Kit Wits
Friday, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Advanced Conversational German
Friday, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Fiber Friends
Monday, 10:30-12:30 p.m.

Monday, 12:30-3 p.m.

Bookworm Shop
Open 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. when library is open.  


Talk: A Discussion Group for Teens
Wednesday, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Homeschool Game Club
Thursday, 1:15 - 2:30 p.m.

Teen Tabletoppers (grades 5 - 12)
Thursday, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Teen Video Game Club
Monday, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Baby/Toddler Storytime, DROP IN
Today, 10:00-10:30 a.m.
Children 0 - 2 with caregiver.
Kids Nature Club grades (K - 4)
Today, 3:15 - 4:15 p.m.
We will explore nature with books, hikes, art and more!

Preschool Storytime, Sign up

Thursday, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Ages 3 - 5 with caregiver. 
Yoga Fun
Friday, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Ages 2 - 6 with caregiver. Sign up required. 

Lego Creator Club (K - 4)
Monday, 3:15 - 4:15 p.m.
Viral Links of the Week
Nature Corner - Tiny Travelers
A welcome arrival to our feeders this week was the tiny, aerial speed demon, ruby-throated hummingbird. These hummingbirds are the only breeding ones in the Northeast and are remarkable creatures  who migrate each fall down to South America and can fly more than 1200 miles without a break.  The older birds leave earlier in the fall than the younger ones and usually are solo fliers during their long journey.  Returning  in the Spring, the hummingbird pairs stay together along enough for a courtship.  Mama Hummingbird raises her babies on her own.  You can attract these amazing birds to your yard by planting tubular flowers, (particularly if they are red or orange) and by hanging hummingbird feeders. For more information about these tiny travelers and how to properly attract them:   Hummingbirds!
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