Friday July 8th 3:30 PM
The Common Loon: Ongoing Recovery for a New Hampshire Icon
Thursday, June 30th Time 6 PM
Join the Loon Preservation Committee Outreach/Volunteer Coordinator Susie Burbidge for a talk on "The Common Loon- Ongoing Recovery for a New Hampshire Icon."
Have you ever wondered why loon chicks ride on their parents' backs? What loons are saying with those eerie calls in the night? Do loons mate for life? What threats do they face? Susie will describe the natural history of these amazing and beautiful birds on New Hampshire lakes and LPC's work to safeguard this threatened loon population.
Bible in Pocket, Hatchet in Hand
The Life and Times of Carrie Nation
Tuesday July 12th
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library
"God gave Samson the jawbone, he gave David the sling and has given me my hatchet." These are the words of Carrie Nation the hatchet-wielding, barroom-smashing, anti-liquor crusader who "roared in like a lion and made all Hell howl" during the first decade of the 20th century.
Carrie and her followers, known as "home Defenders" defied sheriffs and judges and terrorized bartenders and saloon patrons in their campaign to eradicate the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages in America. Although there was an aversion to shooting or lynching women at that time, victims of Carrie's raid felt strongly that this bias should be amended as they came out of hiding to wade through debris and wreckage of their favprote watering hole after a visit from Carrie.
This program will provide a lively and light-hearted look into the life and times of this uninhibited, single-minded, brass-knuckled reformer who not only demolished saloons, but also launched herself against other evils that in her mind were contaminating the country. Described by her contemporary and social critic and satirist HL Menken as the "smut Hound of Heaven," Carrie Nation wanted to create a perfect world and considered herself the appointed instrument of God to see that this was accomplished. In so doing she left an indelible mark on history of American reform movements.
Summer 2016 @ MSL
A Walk in the Woods
by Bill Bryson
All are welcome and teens are encouraged to join!
July 19th at 6:30PM: History of Cardigan Lodge with lodge manager Tom Fisher
July 22nd at 4PM: Screening of the movie A Walk in the Woods
July 26 at 6:30PM: Book discussion
August 6 (rain date August 7) at 2:30PM: Local hike with Newfound Lake Region Association
What is a community reads? It is when a community reads one book and participates in a series of events related to that book - in this case, A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson.
Interested in reserving a copy of the book or have questions about the community reads? Call the library at 744-3352, or email email@example.com.
Third Monday Book Club
Monday July 25th
Where Did You Go Bernadette?
Bernadette Fox is notorious. To her Microsoft-guru husband, she's a fearlessly opinionated partner; to fellow private-school mothers in Seattle, she's a disgrace; to design mavens, she's a revolutionary architect, and to 15-year-old Bee, she is a best friend and, simply, Mom.
Then Bernadette disappears. It began when Bee aced her report card and claimed her promised reward: a family trip to Antarctica. But Bernadette's intensifying allergy to Seattle--and people in general--has made her so agoraphobic that a virtual assistant in India now runs her most basic errands. A trip to the end of the earth is problematic.
To find her mother, Bee compiles email messages, official documents, secret correspondence--creating a compulsively readable and touching novel about misplaced genius and a mother and daughter's role in an absurd world.
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!
For more information on the museum click here.
To see what other passes we offer click here.
Friday 07/01 10:30 AM
All are welcome and no sign up is required!
Questions? Call Azra at 744-3352!
Click here for more information on our storytime programs.
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