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
The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker
"The arrival of The Silence of the Girls  couldn't be more apropos... Barker has a knack for capturing the voices of women in everyday life."  -Publishers Weekly
Other Books We're Reading

Hidden Among the Stars 
by Melanie Dobson

by Daniel Torday

Sea Prayer
 by Khaled Hosseini

My Brilliant Friend 
by Elena Ferrante

How to be a Good Creature 
by Sy Montgomery

Book of the Week
This week's Book of the Week is   'The Caregiver' by Samuel Park.
A daughter and mother rely on each other and take care of each other in 1980s Rio, Brazil. Their devotion leads the mother to take drastic and lifechanging action to protect her daughter. Decades in the future, the daughter is an undocumented worker in the US giving care to a woman suffering from stomach cancer. The story is vivid and emotional, giving testament to how far love between mother and daughter go. The gravity of the ending is made heavier knowing that Samuel Park, the author, has since passed away from stomach cancer himself.
Featured Event
Forestry Hike w/Ned Therrien
October 9th, 9:30AM-11:30AM

Ned Therrien will lead us on a Forestry Hike in Weeks Woods discussing Gilford Forest History, forest ecology, and photosynthesis & the color of leaves. Sign-up required . Meet at Week's Woods, parking at DPW or Town Hall.
Children's Corner
Don't forget to check out our collection in Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month September 15-October 15.

October 2, 2018
Have you ever noticed those re markable historic markers dotting New Hampshire highways? Lakes Region native Michael Bruno has. In fact, he's written about each one in detail in his book 'Cruising New Hampshire'. He'll be coming to the Library this Thursday, Oct. 4th to talk about it from 6:30-7:30pm. It'll be an opportunity to share stories and learn about New Hampshire history, while celebrating the joy of cruising around the state. Bonus: If you are a local history buff, have a look into the New Hampshire room and the smell the ages.

For more great events, check out this month's calendar!

The Library will be closed Monday, October 8th. 
Snapshots From the Library
Stretching and Bending in Yoga Fun!
This Week @ the Library


T oday, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Wild Bird Depot
Today, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Winter is right around the corner, and so come learn more about how to care for your feathered friends.

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.  

Cruising New Hampshire
Thursday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. 
Author and Lakes Region native Michael Bruno will be here to share his book 'Cruising New Hampshire'.
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.
Closed Monday
Bookworm Shop
Open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. when library is open. 
Baby/Toddler Storytime, DROP IN
Today, 10:00-10:30 a.m.
Ages 0 - 2 with caregiver
Preschool Storytime* Signup Required
Today, 10:45-11:45 a.m.
Ages 2 - 5 with caregiver.
Elementary Early Release Activity: Game Day
Wednesday, 1:30-3:00 p.m. 
Come and enjoy snacks while you play your favorite outdoor games, such as, giant Jenga and corn hole. 
Yoga Fun  *Signup Required
Thursday , 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Preschool Storytime *Signup Required
Friday, 10:30 -11:30 a.m.
Ages 3 - 5 with caregiver.


Teen Early Release Movie
Wednesday, 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Homeschool Game Club
Thursday, 1:15-2:30 p.m.
Teen Game Club
Thursday, 2:30-3:30 p.m. 
Nature Corner: Harbinger of Season Change
One of the earliest birds to arrive in spring and last to leave in the fall is the Turkey vulture.  Despite the sometime negative images people associate with a "vulture", these birds have an important role in our ecosystems.  Their scientific name is Cathartes aura coming from the Greek word Kartharsis which means to cleanse or purify. Their main diet is carrion,(dead flesh of decaying animals) so in reality, they help to clean up the natural landscape.  Unlike most birds,  Vultures have a highly developed sense of smell which helps them to locate their meals.  Turkey Vultures migrate in large groups, up to the thousands, sometimes skipping over Southern habitats (too many vultures already there)  to go as far as South America.
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