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CLOSED Monday May 30th for Memorial Day
CLOSED Until 1 pm Wednesday June 1st for staff training
Angling in the Smile of the Great Spirit
This program is generously sponsored by the NH Humanities Council.
Anyone who ever posted a Gone Fishin' sign on the door during business hours will appreciate this native fisherman's glimpse into the habits, rituals, and lore of some of the more colorful members of the not-so-exclusive "Liars' Club." Hal Lyon shares tales, secrets, folklore, and history of fishing in New Hampshire's big lakes - especially Lake Winnipesaukee which translates into "Smile of the Great Spirit."
Hal Lyon is a graduate of West Point, a former Ranger-paratrooper officer, former US Director of Education for the Gifted, and a project officer for the development of Sesame Street. He has served on the faculties of several universities including the Universities of Massachusetts and Munich, where he currently teaches physicians to be more effective teachers. An award winner in film and television festivals, Lyon is also the author of seven books and more than 150 articles. His book, Angling in the Smile of the Great Spirit, won the New England Outdoor Writers Association "Best Book of the Year Award." He is also a New Hampshire Wild Turkey Calling Champion.
Tuesday June 14th
Starting at 3:30 PM
Attention: Elementary School Boys and Girls!
Join us for our Lego Club ! We will have a story, healthy snacks, and of course Legos!
Third Monday Book Club
Monday June 20th
The Island of Lost Maps by Miles Harvey
In December 1995 Gilbert Bland was chased from the rare book room of John Hopkins University in Baltimore, clutching a 232-year-old map. He turned out to be one of the greatest map thieves in history. Miles Harvey traced Bland's journey from middle-class anonymity to dark criminality, to understand what drove Bland to steal some of the rarest cartographic treasures in the world.
Since men have drawn maps, others have stolen them. During the age of discovery, map theft literally changed the face of the earth. Columbus discovered America thanks to charts purloined by his brother from the Portuguese; Francis Drake shattered Spain's hold of the Americas and made smooth passage to the East Indies with captured Spanish maps. Gilbert Bland mutilated the beautifully crafted work of 'world describers' simply with a razor blade. Harvey returns to the libraries whose collections were so depleted by Bland's thieving, to try to fill the gaps in this enigmatic man's life. He meets an array of fascinating characters who people the world of cartography: the guarded breed of 'keepers of the books' who go to extraordinary lengths to obtain and preserve the maps in their libraries; the brash, self-described 'biggest map-dealer of the twentieth century' who sells $10 million worth of maps a year; and the otherwise closed community of dealers whose honourable world was shattered by Bland. In
The Island of the Lost Maps Harvey with great panache and humour conveys an intriguing subculture of map junkies. It is a sparkling story of artisans, villainy and riveting adventures into the unknown.
Anyone is welcome to join. Call us at 744-3352 with any questions or stop by the library today!
Minot Sleeper Library Passes
Enjoy Art? We've got the passes for you! The library now offers passes to the Currier Museum of Art. TWO passes per day are given out. Each pass lets in two people 13 and older. Those under 12 are FREE!
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All Ages Storytime
May: Things that MOVE!
Friday 05/20 10:30 AM
All are welcome and no sign up is required!
Questions? Call Azra at 744-3352!
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