September 6th, 2022

Dear Arielle,

It’s officially back-to-school season as of TODAY! We know there are many parents rejoicing with the thought that the kids are out of the house again and back at their desks. You might even be so lucky to have free time (what’s that again?) on your hands now. Come on down to the library and grab something to fill your time!

We’re returning to our busy schedules after the brief hiatus following our wonderfully successful summer reading program; this includes after-school teen club, baby and preschool storytimes, Teen Advisory Board meetings, and a doggy storytime for the kids. We’re still running all of our normal adult programs, but you will surely see an uptick in the younger crowd in the afternoons from this point forward. So congratulations, parents and grandparents, another summer is in the books and enjoy our transition into fall! Kids, congratulations as well and enjoy the school year.

On the Librarian's Nightstand:

The Marriage Portrait

by Maggie O'Farrell

“A compelling portrait of a young woman out of step with her times . . . a vivid portrait of a turbulent age and a vibrant heroine.” —Kirkus Reviews

The Kingdom Of Sand

by Andrew Holleran

The Ways We Hide

by Kristina McMorris

The It Girl

by Ruth Ware

Dream Town

by David Baldacci

The Ink Black Heart

by Robert Galbraith


by Colleen Hoover

Fun at the Family Movie Night! 

Banjos, Bones, Ballads

Jeff Warner brings ballads, love songs and comic pieces from pre-industrial New England in this performance of where we came from and what brought us along. Tuesday, September 6 @ 2:00 pm.

Doggy Storytime

Join our special guest, Susan and her dog, Bella to share your favorite book with them. Wednesday, September 7 @ 10:30 am.

DVD of the Week is After Yang

A deeply introspective film that explores questions of humanity, relationships, and what it means to be a part of a world you don’t intrinsically belong to. After their beloved A.I. aide breaks down, a family must reckon with his role in their family and their path forward. Starring Colin Farrell.

Links of the Week

Here Are 24 New Rom-Com and Romance Books You'll Want To Read This Fall

Publishers Weekly Picks: Books of the Week, September 1

NH Highland Games and Festival 2022

The Best Events Happening in September

10 Amazing Spots for Apple Picking in NH

Children's Corner

Many kids love graphic novels, but some parents might be discouraged or not sure of the benefits graphic novels have. Graphic novels are engaging for children and improve reading comprehension. Also, the illustrations provide more support for readers; especially kids that aren’t very interested in reading. 

Featured book:

The Cat in Space Ate Pizza

Teen Advisory Board

Third Thursday of the month @ 4PM

Get involved in your Teen Room!

This Week at the Library


Senior Sculpt

Today, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 

Exercise for 55+.  Please bring your own 2-3 pound dumbbell, a stretch band, and water.


Today, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Banjos, Bones, Ballads

Today, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Jeffrey Warner offers songs and stories of pre-industrial New England.

Line Dancing (Intermediate)

Today, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Dancing class with Bonnie Deutch.

Check Out An Expert

Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Need basic technology help? Swing by for a 20 minute session with our expert.

Chess Group for Beginners and Up

Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Chess for all levels, come learn or play a game with others.

Paint Group

Wednesday, 1:00 p.m.

Bring your supplies to work on your art with other artists!

Geri Fit

Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Exercise for 55+.  Please bring your own 2-3 pound dumbbell, a stretch band, and water.

Senior Sculpt

Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Exercise for 55+.  Please bring your own 2-3 pound dumbbell, a stretch band, and water.


Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Hand and Foot

Friday, 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Come by for a few rounds of this fun card game!

Happy Crafters

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

All hand-crafters welcome!

Advanced Conversational German

Friday, 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

If German is your second (or third) language and you would like to maintain your skill, this weekly class is for you.

Beginner Line Dancing

Friday, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Dancing class with Bonnie Deutch.

Beginner Line Dancing

Saturday, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Dancing Class with Bonnie Deutch.

Geri Fit

Monday, 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Exercise for 55+.  Please bring your own 2-3 pound dumbbell, a stretch band, and water.


Monday, 12:30 p.m.

Mystery Book Group

Monday, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Betty Tidd will lead a discussion of The Glass Key by Dashiell Hammett.


Doggy Storytime

Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Share your favorite book with our special guest Susan and her dog, Bella.

Baby Storytime

Monday, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Meet new friends at this interactive storytime for you and your baby.

Ages birth - 3 yrs.

Word of the Week




Radiant splendor or brilliance

" The state capitol's golden dome shone with brilliant effulgence in the late afternoon light."

Nature Corner: All In the Family

By: Wendy Oellers-Fulmer

Young feathered visitors to our feeders this week led to the identification of juvenile Eastern Bluebirds. At first, we thought they were young robins, but learned that they were indeed Eastern Bluebirds. There’s a reason for this mistaken identity.

Robins and bluebirds have something in common? They are both members of the Thrush family ( Order: Passeriformes, Family: Turdidae) and the babies have a similar appearance with speckled face and chests.

Bluebirds can have two broods each Summer and their babies go through stages in their development:

Hatchling 0-3 days old, naked, eyes closed, completely dependent on parents.

Nestling: 3 plus days….eyes are open, down and some feathers on its body, dependent on parents.

Fledgling: 19+ days. Has all of its feathers, is learning to fly and hope about, dependent on parents

Juvenile: Still has juvenile plumage but can gather food on its own

Adult: The first fall after hatching, the juvenile feathers have now molted and adult feathers in.

Note: In addition to the robins and Eastern bluebirds, New Hampshire has five other different types of thrushes: Veery, Bicknell’s Thrush, Swainson’s Thrush, Hermit Thrush, Wood Thrush.

To learn more about these beautiful birds and see the different stages

All About Baby Bluebirds From A to Z

Did you know it’s Library Card Sign Up Month? While many of you are already card carrying members of the library, there are still those amongst you that are bereft of a free pass to a world of wonders. Simply stop by the library this month to sign up and receive a nifty little welcome gift, on us. Don’t waste any more time and sign up for a library card, here at the library.

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