Labor Day Weekend Closing

The library will be closed for Labor Day weekend:

Saturday, Sept. 5
Sunday, Sept. 6
Monday, Sept. 7

Regular hours (including Sundays) will resume on Tuesday, September 8.

Salem, 1692: Season of the Witch

Tuesday September 29, 2015
6:30 PM until 8:00 PM

Milford Town Hall Banquet Room


The era of the Salem witch trials of 1692 is one of the most infamous, and least-understood, episodes in American history. Rory O’Brien lays out the story of what happened, separating fact from fiction.

Rory O’Brien, author, historian, and tour guide, will present this fascinating and seasonally topical program at the library. He will have copies of his novel, Gallows Hill, a  murder mystery set modern-day in Salem, Massachusetts, available for purchase afterward.

Milford Town Hall Banquet Room – Use the Middle Street Entrance next to the old ambulance bays. Take the elevator to the 3rd floor.

Sign up today!

Evening Book Group

Tuesday September 22, 2015
7:00 PM until 8:15 PM


Our selection this month is When We Were the Kennedys: A Memoir From Mexico, Maine by Monica Wood.

An account of the 1963 death of the author’s father describes how her mother, three sisters, and she were financially dependent on her father’s wages and how their loss and Catholic faith resonated the experiences of the nation.    Publisher Description.

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


Location: Keyes Meeting Room

History Book Club

Wednesday September 16, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Our selection for discussion this month is Amoskeag: Life and Work in an American Factory City by Tamara Haraven and Randolph Langenbach.

First published in 1978, this classic book, through vivid oral histories and historic photographs, documents the social and cultural impact of the industry during America’s rise as a manufacturing power. For nearly a century, the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company was chief architect of the social, ethnic, and economic existence of Manchester, New Hampshire. In the early 1900s, it was the largest textile mill in the world, employing 17,000; its red brick facade stretched for nearly a mile along the Merrimack River and its payroll drew immigrants by the thousands.

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

 

Morning Book Group

Thursday September 10, 2015
10:00 AM until 11:15 AM


Our selection this month is The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore.

The author, a Rhodes scholar and combat veteran, analyzes the various sociocultural factors that influenced him as well as another man of the same name and from the same neighborhood who was drawn into a life of drugs and crime and ended up serving life in prison, focusing on the influence of relatives, mentors, and social expectations that could have led either of them on different paths. Publisher Description  

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

Market Research? Job Search? Looking for an Old Friend? Use AtoZdatabases!


This business and residential directory freely available to Wadleigh Library cardholders and the Milford Community helps entrepreneurs conduct prospecting, helps students complete market studies, helps job seekers research potential employers, and even has a resume template available for creating an updated resume. Search by geographic location, business size, type of business, and more. Ask your Reference Librarian about this the next time you’re in!

Start Your Search Now

Downloadable magazines @your library!


nookperiodicalsThe New Hampshire Downloadable Books Consortium now offers free digital magazines, officially known as “Nook Periodicals,” as well as the current collection of eBooks and audiobooks!

You will need to have a Nook app on your device, registered to a Barnes & Noble account.  Click here for more detailed information about using downloadable magazines.

Or, browse the new magazines here!

Knit 1, Crochet 2

1st and 3rd Mondays of the Month
6:30 PM until 8:30 PM


Are you looking for other yarn addicts? Do your Monday nights seem dull? Look no further! Join us for a drop-in stitch-fest on the 1st Monday of each month.  Bring your project in & be inspired; if you’re a beginner, your local craft store can help you select a project & requisite supplies. There will be no formal instruction but ‘knitwits’ are a helpful bunch and love indoctrinating the uninitiated into the cult of knitting.


Location: Keyes Meeting Room

Learn a Language Today!

transparentlanguageMilford cardholders have unlimited access to more than 100 online language courses, packed with pronunciation, speech, grammar, writing and vocabulary-building lessons. Write or speak your answers, practice pronunciation by slowing down the on-screen examples, and converse with native speakers though interactive videos. Learn on your own time, at your own pace in the library, in the comfort of your own home, or on the go with Byki Mobile for the iPhone® and Android™.

Click Research and then Language Learning or visit library.transparent.com/wadleighnh to begin! Please ask us if you have any questions.

Jigsaw Puzzle Exchange

Jigsaw-BalilaikasThursday September 24, 2015
7:00 PM until 8:00 PM


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.

This is a swap — please do not bring your old puzzles to donate unless you are going to take an equal number of puzzles away!

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

Salem, 1692: Season of the Witch

Tuesday September 29, 2015
6:30 PM until 8:00 PM

Milford Town Hall Banquet Room


The era of the Salem witch trials of 1692 is one of the most infamous, and least-understood, episodes in American history. Rory O’Brien lays out the story of what happened, separating fact from fiction.

Rory O’Brien, author, historian, and tour guide, will present this fascinating and seasonally topical program at the library. He will have copies of his novel, Gallows Hill, a  murder mystery set modern-day in Salem, Massachusetts, available for purchase afterward.

Milford Town Hall Banquet Room – Use the Middle Street Entrance next to the old ambulance bays. Take the elevator to the 3rd floor.

Sign up today!

Evening Book Group

Tuesday September 22, 2015
7:00 PM until 8:15 PM


Our selection this month is When We Were the Kennedys: A Memoir From Mexico, Maine by Monica Wood.

An account of the 1963 death of the author’s father describes how her mother, three sisters, and she were financially dependent on her father’s wages and how their loss and Catholic faith resonated the experiences of the nation.    Publisher Description.

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


Location: Keyes Meeting Room

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