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
On The Librarian's Nightstand
The Library Book
by Susan Orlean
"Like an amble through the rooms and the stacks of a library, where something unexpected and interesting can be discovered on any page." -Scott Simon, NPR's Weekend Edition

Other Books We're Reading

The Witch Elm
by Tana French
As I Lay Dying
by William Faulkner   
A Well Behaved Woman
by Therese Fowler
Gmorning, Gnight
by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Book of the Week
The Book of the Week is 'Oliver Jeffers: The Working Mind and Drawing Hand' by Oliver Jeffers

Oliver Jeffers is the artist and author behind some of the most cherished picture books in the children's room. This autobiography is told mostly through Oliver's art, merging the progression of his art with his life. The writing is sparse, but pithy, tying segments of art together into the story of a life. It is a unique biography for a unique individual, and one who has given joy and wonderment to children the world over.
Featured Event
200 Years of Shaker History
Thursday, November 8th, 6:30-7:30PM

Maybe you've used the Library's Museum pass to visit the Cantebury Shaker Village, or maybe you've always wanted to learn more about them. Well, now is your chance! Learn more about who the Canterbury Shakers were, and explore aspects of their daily life, work, and worship. Shakers resided at Canterbury for 200 years - learn why Shakerism was the most successful utopian experiment in America.
Children's Corner
We are now taking sign-ups for our Thanksgiving Early Release Craft
Thursday, November 14th, 1:30-2:30PM

October 30, 2018
Happy Halloween! We are throwing another Halloween party for kids tomorrow from 10:30-11:30am. 0-5 year olds can hear stories, play games, and parade through the library in their Halloween costumes. The staff will be dressed up too, so be sure to swing by for some silliness.

The 3D printer is eager to do some printing, so we are holding a quick intro program for adults on this Saturday, October 3rd at 12pm. Swing by to learn about what the 3D printer is capable of, how easy it is to use, and how to get started. We don't want people to miss out on this new tech, so we'd be glad to have your help spreading the word to friends and family!

The Skywatch program was rescheduled to tonight at 6:30pm. Please contact us with any questions.
Snapshots From the Library
Staff Pumpkins were on display. Did you vote for your favorite?
This Week @ the Library



T oday, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Classic Book Discussion
Today,  6:30-7:30 p.m.
Join us to discuss As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner. 

Sky Watch Rain Date
Today, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Come learn and experience what can be seen in the night sky using a telescope.

Line Dancing
Wednesday, 9:00-10:30 a.m.

Check Out An Expert
Wednesday,  10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Questions about your computer, email, cellphone, etc? Library card holders can check out a tech expert for help. 
Conversational French
Thursday, 4:00-5:00 p.m.   
Friday, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Knit Wits
Friday, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

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

3D Printing 101 for Adults
Saturday, 12:00 p.m.-12:30 p.m.
Fiber Friends
Monday, 10:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Monday, 12:30 - 3:00 p.m. 

Bookworm Shop
Open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. when library is open. 
Spanish Camp: (Grades 1 - 4)
Today, 3:30-4:30 p.m. 
Camp will encompass an introduction to Spanish language and culture through conversation, stories, projects and games.  Sign up required. 

Halloween Party (Ages 0-5, with caregiver)
Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Dress in your costumes and come down to the library for a morning of stories, trick-or-treating, and games!

Baby Toddler Storytime
Monday, 10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Come read, sing, and play Storytime for ages 0-3. no sign-up required


Homeschool Game Club
Thursday, 1:15-2:30 p.m.
Teen Game Club
Thursday, 2:30-3:30 p.m. 
Nature's Nomad
Taken Monday 10-29 by Wendy Oellers.
While many of our Summer birds leave in the fall for warmer territories, we have some who migrate south to New England. The handsome Northern junco with its charcoal feathers and white banded tail is a regular visitor for our winter months. Another visitor, is more erratic. Some years they come in flocks, in others, they are nowhere to be found. These are the pine siskins who have been spotted this week in Gilford. Tiny nomads, these diminutive finches travel in flocks searching for feed crops and food sources.   Recommended bird  feeder staples for this time of year are s unflower seeds, safflower seeds, peanut, nijer thistle seeds and suet.
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