At the Library

AMHERST

Amherst Town Library, 14 Main St. 673-2288, library@amherst.lib.nh.us, amherstlibrary.org.

Mixed Abstract, Motion or Emotion?

Come explore the abstract artworks of Tracy Hayes now through Aug. 31 at the Amherst Town Library. Hayes’ artwork is a exploration of connections that emerge out of patterns in the intersections of lines, textures and values that not only create motion, but also emotion – as she uses mixed media of ink, acrylic and pen as tools to take an intimate and self-reflective inward look to explore inner currents and forces that blend emotion in an organic effect.

The Friends of the Amherst Town Library invites the public to explore Hayes’ journey.

Questions may be directed to Christine Farris at FOLArts@icloud.com

GET READY FOR THE SOLAR ECLIPSE

The Amherst Town Library welcomes all ages to join us for the program, “Get Ready for the Solar Eclipse – The Celestial Event of the Century,” from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 14 in the Main Reading Room. Be informed and prepared for the solar eclipse when people across the United States will see the sun disappear behind the moon, turning daylight into twilight, causing the temperature to drop rapidly and revealing massive streamers of light streaking through the sky around the silhouette of the moon on Aug. 21. This presentation features some background and history of eclipses, what causes them, why they are so rare, modern findings and how to observe them safely. Hands-on activities include working with a scale model of the Earth and moon system, constructing pinhole cameras and using eclipse glasses safely.

Presenter R.P. Hale, senior educator with the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, is a solar astronomer and an archeaoastronomer researching the Maya cultures. He is also a professional visual artist in calligraphy, illustration and wood engraving; and, a concert harpsichordist.

The program is free. Registration is required due to space limitations.

LYNDEBOROUGH

J.A. Tarbell Library, 136 Forest Road, 654-6790, jatarbelllibrary.org. Hours are noon-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Mondays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesdays, 1-6 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays.

MILFORD

Wadleigh Memorial Library, 49 Nashua St., 249-0645, refdesk@wadleighlibrary.org, wadleigh

library.org. Registration is not required for most of the following free programs.

SUMMER READING PROGRAM

Sign up today for the Adult Summer Reading Program 2017 for readers aged 18 and older. You can register on the library website or come into the library and sign up at the main desk with your name and phone number. Fill out a raffle ticket for each book you read during the summer. A raffle prize will be drawn weekly until the program ends Aug. 11. Grand prize is a Kindle. Please support our sponsors: The Mile Away, Pasta Loft, Shaw’s, Papa Joe’s, Cozy Tea Cart and books by local author Lorrie Thomson.

MORNING BOOK GROUP

The Morning Book Group will meet at 10 a.m. Aug. 10 to discuss “Dark Tide: The Great Molasses Flood of 1919” by Stephen Puleo. Copies are available at the main desk. Newcomers are welcome.

IDEA TO INVENTION: HOW TO BECOME A MAKER

Join Jason Clark from 6:30-8 p.m. Aug. 10 to explore 3-D Printing, microcontroller programming (Arduino, Raspberry Pi), basic mechanical design, robotics and more. Depending on interest, potential projects include creating an automatic plant watering unit, a mini robot arm, a line following robot, a ghost detector, or a metal detector. Learn to think like an inventor. For ages 10 and older.

HISTORY BOOK CLUB

The History Book Club will meet 6:30-8 p.m. Aug. 16 to discuss “Imbeciles: the Supreme Court, American Eugenics and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck” by Adam Cohen. Copies are available at the main desk. Newcomers are welcome.

LIBRARY TRUSTEES BUILDING A BETTER WORLD

On Aug. 16, from 7-8 p.m., learn about recent outreach trips our library trustees have made to countries like Haiti and Kenya as they help to build a better world!

EVENING BOOK GROUP

The Evening Book Group will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 22 to discuss “Circling the Sun” by Paula McLain. Copies are available at the main desk. Newcomers are welcome.

ONGOING ADULT PROGRAMS

Ongoing adult programs at the Wadleigh Memorial Library include a Spanish Conversation Group (Tuesdays) and the Knit 1, Crochet 2 group (first and third Mondays). Contact the library for details.

TEEN TECH SQUAD

The Teen Tech Squad is available from 3-5 p.m. Mondays to help you navigate your smartphone or tablet, or even just give you basic computer help. If you are a teen ages 14-18 and would be interested in joining, contact Katie at wadleighya@gmail.com.

3-D PRINTER AT THE LIBRARY

The library has a Makerbot Replicator 2 3-D printer on the premises.

TEEN BOOK FOLDING ART

Make a cool work of art just by folding pages. All materials provided. Registration required. This program is for teens entering grades 6-12. The event is set for 3 p.m. Aug. 11.

TEEN & TWEEN YOGA

Build strength and flexibility in both body and mind while having fun in this hour-long yoga class for teens & tweens in grades 6-12, at 10 a.m. Aug. 18. Registration required. Please arrive dressed in comfortable clothes you can move in (no jeans!). Mats and water will be provided, but feel free to bring your own!

ONGOING TEEN PROGRAMS (grades 6-12)

Ongoing teen programs include: Doctor Who Fan Club, Teen Building Challenge (3 p.m. Thursdays), Teen Book Lovers Book Club (3:30 p.m. Aug. 14).

Programs for kids

If you have registered for any children’s program and are unable to attend, please let the library know as soon as possible so staff can free up the space for another child.

ONGOING CHILDREN’S

PROGRAMS

Ongoing children’s programs include a Yoga Time; Lego Party; Read to Your Librarian; Grades 2-5 Book Group; Grades 2 and 3 Book Group; Grades 4 and 5 Bookgroup; PAWS to Read (sign up to read to a certified therapy pet); Wadleigh Writer Wednesdays for grades 4-6; Makerspace; Creation Station; and Storydance. Contact the library for details.

JIGSAW PUZZLE SWAP SET

Don’t know what to do with those extra jigsaw puzzles? Want new ones? Swap out your old ones in good condition for new ones at an event from 10-11 a.m. Aug. 15.

This is a swap – please do not bring your old puzzles to donate.

Retired Library staff member Judy Hohenadel has a collection of puzzles to get us started. Bring yours to trade.

MONT VERNON

Daland Memorial Library, 5 North Main St., 673-7888, dalandlibrary.wordpress.com.

COOKBOOK CLUB

If you love, cookbooks, cooking, eating, (and talking about cookbooks, cooking, and eating) this is the group for you. The Cookbook Club will choose one cookbook a month to read and meet at 6 p.m. on the third Monday of the month for a potluck meal at the library. Members are asked to pick one recipe and make it for the group to taste. Cookbooks are available to borrow at the library. Please be sure to let us know what you’re cooking. New members always welcome.

PINS AND NEEDLES

Join Ana Barrett from 6:30-8 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month for a night of communal crafting with the Pins and Needles knitting and crafting group. Adults and children 8 and older are welcome.

TAG: TEEN ADVISORY GROUP

Mont Vernon teens in grades 9-12 are invited to join the Teen Advisory Group and have their voices heard. Members will be involved in book collection development for the young adult section and teen programming. TAG will meet 6-7 p.m. on the last Wednesday of the month. Information: 673-7888.

MUSEUM PASSES

Passes to these museums are available to Daland Memorial Library patrons. Three are free and one has a small co-pay. Passes may be checked out for one week. Late returns will incur a $5 fine. Call the library or stop by to reserve a pass. Passes available: Mariposa Museum & World Culture Center, Peterborough; Currier Museum of Art, Manchester; SEE Science Center, Manchester; Museum of Fine Arts. Some special exhibits require an additional charge.

WILTON

Wilton Public & Gregg Free Library, 7 Forest Road, 654-2581, wiltonlibrarynh.org.

IMPERIAL RUSSIAN FABERGE EGGS

A program on Imperial Russian Faberge Eggs will take place at 7 p.m. Sept. 20. This illustrated presentation by Marina Forbes focuses on the life and remarkable work of Russian master jeweler and artist, Peter Carl Fabergé. The program features a photo tour of Fabergé collections at the Faberge Museum at the Shuvalov Palace in St. Petersburg, the Kremlin Armory Museum in Moscow and from major museums and private collectors around the world. This program is presented through a grant from the NH Humanities Council and offered by the Friends of the Wilton Public Library.

CRAFTERS IN THE RAFTERS

Crafters in the Rafters meet from 10 a.m.-noon Wednesdays at the library with their favorite portable craft. Come share some conversation and community craft time.

WILTON PEACE ACTION

Wilton Peace Action will meet 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays in the library. Stop in to take part in this group, all are welcome.

Children’s Programs

Aug. 21 at 2 p.m.: Astronomy Series. Solar system ambassador Regina Conrad hosts a two-part series leading up to the solar eclipse on the 21st. Learn about the solar system and then join in on the library lawn for an Eclipse Viewing Party with special viewing glasses! Provided by NASA@mylibrary.

ONGOING EVENTS

Book Buddies story and craft time for preschool and younger meet at 10 a.m. Wednesdays. Crazy 8’s Math Club, for grades K-4, meets at 3:45 Thursdays. Building Club, for all ages, meets 3-4:30 p.m. Fridays. Family Storytime is 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday.

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