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Brookline Public Library, 16 Main St., 673-3330, bplnh.weebly.com or on Facebook at Brookline Public Library, NH.
HOME FOOD PRESERVATION
Learn how to can rosehip jelly at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 15 in the Brookline Fire Station meeting room, 4 Bond St.
‘THE POPULARITY OF SHERLOCK HOLMES’
"(Not so) Elementary, My Dear Watson: The Popularity of Sherlock Holmes," with Ann McClellan, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 12 at the library.
ONGOING ADULT PROGRAMS
The knitting, crocheting and cross-stitch group meets at 6 p.m. Mondays. The Adult Writer’s Group meets at 1:30 p.m. upstairs on the first and third Saturdays of the month.
Programs for kids
‘I SCREAM SOCIAL’
Dress up in your scariest, or cutest, or just plain funniest Halloween costume and join us at 6 p.m. Oct. 29 for ice cream, a Halloween craft and all-around spooktacular fun.
Music with Miss Jackie (up to age 6): 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays.
Friday Train Club: All-day drop-in opportunity for train enthusiasts. Held on Fridays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Storytime is at 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Tuesdays. All ages welcome.
Pajama storytime is at 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month.
Writers Club is 4:30-5:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month.
Reading Dogs is 4:30-5:30 p.m. on the fourth Thursdays of each month.
Train Club is a drop-in event for train enthusiasts held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays.
Hollis Social Library, 2 Monument Square, 465-7721, hollislibrary.org.
DISCOVERING NEW ENGLAND STONE WALLS
Kevin Gardner will present "Discovering New England Stone Walls" at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Lawrence Barn, 28 Depot St. Registration required. Gardener’s talk covers the history, technique, stylistic development and aesthetics of New England stone walls. Along the way, Gardner occupies himself building a miniature wall or walls on a tabletop, using tiny stones from a 5-gallon bucket. He explains how and why New England came to acquire its thousands of miles of stone walls, the ways in which they and other dry stone structures were built, how their styles emerged and changed over time, and their significance to the New England landscape.
LOCAL AUTHOR VISIT
Robert DeMayo will visit the library at 7 p.m. Oct. 28 to discuss his books "Pledge to the Wind" and "The Making of Theodore Roosevelt."
Ongoing events include the monthly Tuesday Morning Book Group; one-on-one tech classes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; the Knitting Club; and the weekly Senior Hour. Contact the library for details.
Hollis seniors are invited to come to the library from 9:30-10:30 a.m. (an hour before we officially open our doors) every Wednesday for free coffee and tea, time to read the daily newspapers or current magazines, visit with friends in the Meeting Room, enjoy dedicated time with staff members, find the right book or ask a technical question. No registration required.
Preregistration is required for all events. Registration opens two weeks prior to each event.
LIBRARY SEEKING NEW DUNGEON MASTER
The Hollis Social Library is looking for an enthusiastic volunteer to lead a group of dedicated D&D players in grades 4-7. This is a great way to connect with your community, volunteer your time or add a little something to your resume. Information: Stop by the library or call 465-7721.
STORYTIMES AND PLAYGROUPS
The Baby/toddler Storytime and Playgroup meets at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays in the library meeting room.
Preschool Storytime is at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 15, 22 (live owl visit) and 29 in the library meeting room.
A Baby/Toddler Storytime and Playgroup will be held at 3 p.m. Oct. 14 in the library meeting room. Come sing "5 Green Speckled Frogs" with our hand puppet and enjoy "Go Away, Big Green Monster" by Ed Emberley.
BEAVER BROOK ASSOCIATION OWL VISIT
A teacher from Beaver Brook will bring a live owl for the children to learn about at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 21 in the library meeting room. For grades 2-6.
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
"Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie" (rated G) will be shown at 4 p.m. Oct. 30 in the library meeting room. Come enjoy a movie and popcorn.