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LIBRARY ONGOING EVENTS
Candy Madness Update! Candy Madness Round 2 Results!
28 votes were cast this round.
Twix vs. Skittles: Twix wins with 19 votes
Reese's PB Cups vs. Twizzlers: Reese's win with 17 votes
M&Ms vs. Life Savers: M&Ms win with 24 votes
KitKats vs. Tootsie Rolls: KitKats win with 20 votes
The 3rd (Semifinal) Round of voting is now underway!
What is your favorite?
Twix vs. Reese's PB Cups
M&Ms vs. KitKats
Who dunnit? ZOOM mystery book club Wednesday, October 28 at 11 am The Darwin Affair by Tim Mason
Limited copies are available at the library, call 487-3391 to reserve your copy or download your book from Hoopla or Overdrive for digital copies.
Rich in period color and detail and with many twists and turns to its plot, The Darwin Affair combines historical fact with vividly realized fiction to create an immersive reading experience that will captivate fans of such writers as Matthew Pearl and Alan Furst. Goodreads review
Virtual book party
Wednesday, November 18 at 7 pm
"Being Mortal" by Atul Gwande
In Being Mortal, author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending
Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit. Nursing homes, preoccupied with safety, pin patients into railed beds and wheelchairs. Hospitals isolate the dying, checking for vital signs long after the goals of cure have become moot. Doctors, committed to extending life, continue to carry out devastating procedures that in the end extend suffering.
Gawande, a practicing surgeon, addresses his profession's ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families. Gawande offers examples of freer, more socially fulfilling models for assisting the infirm and dependent elderly, and he explores the varieties of hospice care to demonstrate that a person's last weeks or months may be rich and dignified. (Goodreads review)
This is a virtual book discussion group. Books will be available to check out for curbside pickup. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org request the link to the meeting.
Overworked? Stressed? Need to decompress?
Register for this program
sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
Thank you Friends!!!
Mindfulness with Laura Klain
Thursday, November 5 at 7 pm
Mindfulness is a great way to alleviate stress, develop more creativity, and cultivate more peace in your life. The practice can be added to any lifestyle and can be done anywhere. No special equipment or skills needed! Come and learn how to use your breath, mind, and body as tools to help you be more present and peaceful even during times of stress. This hour-long mindfulness workshop and guided meditation will be a *LIVE* zoom event. Wear comfy clothes and get ready for a relaxing and enlightening experience!
Mondays at 1 pm- Stories, flannelboard activities and songs geared to ages 3 to 6, but can be enjoyed by all ages.
Wednesday at 1 pm- Mrs. Ballou will read from a chapter book on Wednesdays at 1 pm. The current book is "Poppy" by Avi.
Friday at 11 am- Stories, flannelboard activities and songs geared to ages 1 to 4, but can be enjoyed by all ages.
Pageturner's book club, Zoom meeting
Friday, October 23 at 2:30 pm
This junior book club is for children in grades 4 to 6.
The book is "The Oddmire, Book 1: The Changeling by William Ritter and can be found through Hoopla in our online catalog.
Contact Mrs Ballou at email@example.com for the link if interested in joining this group.
Craft a Story Junior book club
Monday, November 16 at 3:30 pm
This junior book club is for children in grades 1 to 3. The book is Heidi Heckelbeck Casts a Spell by Wanda Coven.
We have borrowed books through Interlibrary Loan as the vans are running again! Copies of the book are available through Curbside Pickup - MWF 10 am to 5 pm and Th 2:30 to 6:30 pm. Let us know if you would to borrow a copy.
Teen Night In - October 30, 6 to 8 pm Stuck inside this year? Join us for a fun evening of Werewolf, Candy Challenges, a Costume Contest, Trivia and more!
Join us on Zoom for an evening full of fun. Here is the run down of the night:
6 – 6:15 Candy Challenge!
6:15 – 7 Let's play some Werewolf!
7 - 7:15 Show off your costumes!
7:15 – 8 Trivia!
Come for one thing, or stay for everything. It's up to you!
This Event is sponsored by YALS, Keene Public Library, Lebanon Public Library, Portsmouth Public Library, Tracy Memorial Library and Whipple Free Library.
Once you have registered, we will let you know when your goodie bag is ready for pickup! Open to youth in grades 7 to 12.
Teen Book Club
Friday, November 13 at 4 pm
Shelter by Harlan Coben
We have borrowed books through Interlibrary Loan as the vans are running again! Copies of the book are available through Curbside Pickup - MWF 10 am to 5 pm and Th 2:30 to 6:30 pm. Let us know if you would like to borrow a copy. Meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84161412766 Contact Mrs Ballou for the passcode to join if interested.
Teen book club is for youth in grades 7 to 12.
Scarecrow alley the only downtown Halloween event this year- let’s make it the best ever!
Voting by a panel of judges takes place October 24 - 29, make sure you sign up and place your scarecrow creation on the common, asap.
Cash prizes will be awarded by the Rec Dept. Winners will be announced via Recreations Instagram and Facebook pages on Halloween. Prizes can be picked up at the Recreation Office starting Monday, November 2nd.
Please remember that to use many of the museum library passes, you will need to register for a time slot and date in order to obtain admittance. Check their websites for details. Contact the library to reserve a pass.