Evening Book Group

Tuesday October 28, 2014
7:00 PM until 8:15 PM


Our selection for discussion is Sue Monk Kidd’s novel The Invention of Wings.

“The story follows Hetty “Handful” Grimke, a Charleston slave, and Sarah, the daughter of the wealthy Grimke family. The novel begins on Sarah’s eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership over Handful, who is to be her handmaid. “The Invention of Wings” follows the next thirty-five years of their lives. Inspired in part by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke (a feminist, suffragist and, importantly, an abolitionist), Kidd allows herself to go beyond the record to flesh out the inner lives of all the characters, both real and imagined”– Publisher Description.

Copies are available at the Main Desk. Newcomers welcome.

Morning Book Group

Thursday October 9, 2014
10:00 AM until 11:00 AM


Our selection this month is The Dinner by Herman Koch.

“An internationally bestselling phenomenon: the darkly suspenseful, highly controversial tale of two families struggling to make the hardest decision of their lives — all over the course of one meal….Tautly written, incredibly gripping, and told by an unforgettable narrator, The Dinner promises to be the topic of countless dinner party debates. Skewering everything from parenting values to pretentious menus to political convictions, this novel reveals the dark side of genteel society and asks what each of us would do in the face of unimaginable tragedy.” Publisher Description

Copies are available at the Main Desk. Newcomers always welcome.

Grades 2 & 3 Book Group

9780142403525Monday October 6, 2014
6:00 PM until 7:00 PM


Want to have your child meet some interesting characters? They should open a book! Want to have them meet some real-life interesting characters, too? Then join our book group!  For this session we will be discussing the book The World According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney.  This group is for students in grades 2 and 3 only.  Please note that, in order to help me to plan materials and snacks,  you will need to register them for each session that they can attend. If s/he cannot attend this month, or at any other time, extra copies of out books can be found in the J Fic section of our library which is located just outside of the Children’s Room.

Wadleigh Writer Wednesday

Picture1Wednesday October 8, 2014
4:30 PM until 5:30 PM


Do you like to write? Do you dream of becoming a published author some day? I do!  Are you curious about the publishing world? Would you like to share your mad writing skills with other young writers? Are you in the fourth grade or above? Then come join our very own writer Tanya T. Roberts and our awesome writing group every second Wednesday of the month from 4:30-5:30!

Registration is required.

Grades 4 & 5 Book Group

stack_of_booksMonday September 29, 2014
6:00 PM until 7:00 PM


Want to have your child meet some interesting charcters?  They should open a book!  Want to have them meet some real-life characters, too? Then join our book club!  For this first meeting students should bring a favorite book and be prepared to tell us why it’s one of their favorites.  We will get to know each other a bit, share a snack and then I will introduce the assigned reading for our next meeting.  This club is for students in grades 4 and 5.  Please note that, in order to help me plan materials and snacks, you will need to register your child for each session that they can attend. If s/he cannot attend this month, or at any other time, extra copies of the books can be found in the J Fic section of our library.

Wood Pellet Stoves

Tuesday October 14, 2014
6:30 PM until 8:00 PM


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Peterborough author Ken MacDonald has recently published the world’s first consumer-oriented book on wood pellet stoves, “The Pellet Stove Almanack: Home Heating Joins the 21st Century”.

The author came to write his book through an unusual route. A software engineer by profession, he was dismayed to find when he went to purchase a pellet stove that very little practical information was available, and that much of the information seemed to be inaccurate or conflicting. After much research (online and on foot), and owning a pellet stove for several years, he decided to publish his findings so that other consumers would be aware of the many benefits, as well as occasional pitfalls, of this new technology.

Pellet stoves provide one of the most comfortable forms of heat for a home, as well as significant savings on heating bills, rapid payback of up-front costs, and are one of the environmentally “greenest” available options for home heating. Current users of cord-wood stoves are frequently surprised to find that they can save significantly on their overall annual heating costs, even when they have their own free wood supplies!

Ken will be at the Wadleigh Library in Milford, NH on Tuesday, October 14th at 6:30 PM to discuss his book and sign copies.

 

Art Afternoon

display_imageFriday September 26, 2014
3:30 PM until 4:30 PM


Artists will be learning about Sonia Delaunay this month.  She was the first living female artist to have a retrospective exhibit at the Louve and was known for her strong use of color and graphic shapes.  We will be using craypas, so you may wish to have your artist wear a smock.  This program is for children in grades 2-5 and they must be registered in order to attend. 

Making Sense of the American Civil War

civilwarpic.Wednesday October 1, 2014
6:30 PM until 8:15 PM


Making Sense of the American Civil War is a scholar–led series (part lecture, part discussion) that explores the Civil War as well as the economic and political culture of mid-19th century America from a variety of perspectives.  We will discuss eyewitness accounts by soldiers and military leaders, speeches by key decision makers, interpretive commentary by historians, and literary renderings of life on the ‘home front.’

The discussions will be facilitated by Dr. Denise Askin, Professor Emerita of St. Anselm College. Attendees will read the novel March by Geraldine Brooks, Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam by James McPherson, and selected readings from America’s War edited by Edward Ayers.

The series will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 1 and will continue at the same time on October 8, 15, and 29, 2014. In addition to the discussions there will be two film viewings: Friday October 3 at 2 p.m. to view the film Glory and Wednesday, October 22 at 6:30 p.m. to view the film Lincoln.

October 1 – Imagining War – the first session of the Civil war series, used fiction to enter the bewildering world of America during the Civil War. In the novel March, by Geraldine Brooks, Reverend March (the father of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott) leaves New England to minister to Union soldiers. His experiences threaten the very beliefs that led him into the war. Participants will compare the “real life” journal kept by Louisa May Alcott in a Civil War hospital, with Brooks’s imaginative exploration of horror and redemption in war time.

This program is free and open to the public. It is not necessary to attend all the meetings but registration is required in order to assure distribution of materials. To register call the library at 249-0645, or email refdesk@wadleighlibrary.org, or sign up on the online library calendar at www.wadleighlibrary.org. Copies of the books are available now at the Circulation Desk. A syllabus with reading assignments will be emailed to registrants.

Sponsored by the NH Humanities Council, NEH, and the American Library Association

Evening Book Group

Tuesday October 28, 2014
7:00 PM until 8:15 PM


Our selection for discussion is Sue Monk Kidd’s novel The Invention of Wings.

“The story follows Hetty “Handful” Grimke, a Charleston slave, and Sarah, the daughter of the wealthy Grimke family. The novel begins on Sarah’s eleventh birthday, when she is given ownership over Handful, who is to be her handmaid. “The Invention of Wings” follows the next thirty-five years of their lives. Inspired in part by the historical figure of Sarah Grimke (a feminist, suffragist and, importantly, an abolitionist), Kidd allows herself to go beyond the record to flesh out the inner lives of all the characters, both real and imagined”– Publisher Description.

Copies are available at the Main Desk. Newcomers welcome.

Morning Book Group

Thursday October 9, 2014
10:00 AM until 11:00 AM


Our selection this month is The Dinner by Herman Koch.

“An internationally bestselling phenomenon: the darkly suspenseful, highly controversial tale of two families struggling to make the hardest decision of their lives — all over the course of one meal….Tautly written, incredibly gripping, and told by an unforgettable narrator, The Dinner promises to be the topic of countless dinner party debates. Skewering everything from parenting values to pretentious menus to political convictions, this novel reveals the dark side of genteel society and asks what each of us would do in the face of unimaginable tragedy.” Publisher Description

Copies are available at the Main Desk. Newcomers always welcome.

Wood Pellet Stoves

Tuesday October 14, 2014
6:30 PM until 8:00 PM


stove_pellets

Peterborough author Ken MacDonald has recently published the world’s first consumer-oriented book on wood pellet stoves, “The Pellet Stove Almanack: Home Heating Joins the 21st Century”.

The author came to write his book through an unusual route. A software engineer by profession, he was dismayed to find when he went to purchase a pellet stove that very little practical information was available, and that much of the information seemed to be inaccurate or conflicting. After much research (online and on foot), and owning a pellet stove for several years, he decided to publish his findings so that other consumers would be aware of the many benefits, as well as occasional pitfalls, of this new technology.

Pellet stoves provide one of the most comfortable forms of heat for a home, as well as significant savings on heating bills, rapid payback of up-front costs, and are one of the environmentally “greenest” available options for home heating. Current users of cord-wood stoves are frequently surprised to find that they can save significantly on their overall annual heating costs, even when they have their own free wood supplies!

Ken will be at the Wadleigh Library in Milford, NH on Tuesday, October 14th at 6:30 PM to discuss his book and sign copies.

 

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