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Do you have gently used Legos? We are now accepting donations for a future Lego Club!
Please drop off donations during normal hours and call us with any questions!
Many in the Newfound Region community knew George Corrette. He and his family have supported the Library for many years. In memory of George, his family has helped us to purchase new non-fiction books for the Library. We hope you will visit us and explore these new titles!
Giving Tree 2015
Thank you to all who purchased books from our giving tree! Many of the books are on display now to be checked out by patrons.
Allen V. Koop
White Mountain Huts: Past and Future
Tuesday March 1st At 7 PM
Light refreshments will be served.
The Appalachian Mountain Club’s Hut System is a unique
institution in the White Mountains of New
Hampshire. Dartmouth College professor, Allen Koop,
explores how the huts and the people who built,
maintain and use them have formed a world apart –
a mountain society with its own history, traditions, and
Local Author Dan Lawton
Thursday March 24th
At 6:30 PM
A home invasion uncovers a conspiracy that threatens to overthrow a nationwide criminal enterprise.
For Marco Salazar, it was supposed to be a routine home invasion. Except, as he learned, there's no such thing. With the help of his longtime friend, Antonio Esposito - the soft-spoken wingman - and his pizzeria-owning uncle, Amelio "Big Sal", Marco's journey for righteousness for his falsely imprisoned father, Bartolo, leads them through the suburbs of Boston. A string of home invasions leaves the trio just shy of having the money needed for Bartolo's defense attorney's retainer, and they've saved their prime target for last. But even the target - a 1941 Victorian in a quiet neighborhood in Stoneham - has secrets trapped deep within its walls, and unlocking them might unravel a whole new world that has its own set of rules. And the players who loom in the shadows are ruthless, with its net stretching even wider than anyone could imagine. Nobody can be trusted.
And that's only the beginning.
Valentine's Day Programs
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Friday February 26th
Cookie Decorating Starting at 3:00 PM
Movie Starts at 3:30 PM
Popcorn and light refreshments will be provided and all are welcome to join in on the fun!
Third Monday Book Club
Monday February 22nd at 10 AM
The Glass Castle by Janette Wells
Christopher Award Book Winner and ALA Alex Book Award Winner!
Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them physics, geology, and above all, how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary, who painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family, called herself an "excitement addict." Cooking a meal that would be consumed in fifteen minutes had no appeal when she could make a painting that might last forever.
Later, when the money ran out, or the romance of the wandering life faded, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town -- and the family -- Rex Walls had done everything he could to escape. He drank. He stole the grocery money and disappeared for days. As the dysfunction of the family escalated, Jeannette and her brother and sisters had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they weathered their parents' betrayals and, finally, found the resources and will to leave home.
What is so astonishing about Jeannette Walls is not just that she had the guts and tenacity and intelligence to get out, but that she describes her parents with such deep affection and generosity. Hers is a story of triumph against all odds, but also a tender, moving tale of unconditional love in a family that despite its profound flaws gave her the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms.
For two decades, Jeannette Walls hid her roots. Now she tells her own story. A regular contributor to MSNBC.com, she lives in New York and Long Island and is married to the writer John Taylor.
Anyone is welcome to join. Call us at 744-3352 with any questions or stop by the library today!
Young Adult Book Group
First Meeting! All are welcome to join and treats will be provided!
February 16th at 3:30 PM
Looking For Alaska by John Green
Before. Miles “Pudge” Halter is done with his safe life at home. His whole life has been one big non-event, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave “the Great Perhaps” even more (Francois Rabelais, poet). He heads off to the sometimes crazy and anything-but-boring world of Culver Creek Boarding School, and his life becomes the opposite of safe. Because down the hall is Alaska Young. The gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, self-destructive, screwed up, and utterly fascinating Alaska Young. She is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart. Then. . . .
After. Nothing is ever the same.
Call us at 744-3352 or email us!
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.
All Ages Storytime
Questions? Call Azra at 744-3352!
Click here for more information on our storytime programs.
Board of Trustees meetings are held the third Wednesday of each month at the library. Meetings are open to the public.