Morning Book Group

Thursday November 13, 2014

!0:00 – 11:00 AM

This month’s selection is The Tender Bar by J. R. Moehringer

“J.R. Moehringer grew up listening for a voice: It was the sound of his missing father, a disc jockey who disappeared before J.R. spoke his first words. As a boy, J.R. would press his ear to a clock radio, straining to hear in that resonant voice the secrets of masculinity, and the keys to his own identity. J.R.’s mother was his world, his anchor, but he needed something else, something more, something he couldn’t name. So he turned to the bar on the corner, a grand old New York saloon that was a sanctuary for all types of men — cops and poets, actors and lawyers, gamblers and stumblebums.” Publisher Description

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

 

 

 

 

Teen Craft: Felt Skeleton Dolls

skellyTuesday October 28, 2014
3:00 PM until 4:30 PM


Create a cute little skelly out of felt!  All materials provided.  This craft requires hand-sewing.

Open to teens in grades 6-12. Register online or at the library.

 


Location: AV Room

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.

Join the Teen Advisory Group

Do you want to help decide which books the library buys for the teen section?  Maybe you have an idea for a club or event?  Join Katie on the 1st Thursday each month, from 3:30-4:30 to discuss books, manga, comic books, and ideas for library events.  You’ll have a chance to read reviews of upcoming books and offer suggestions.

This group is for teens in grades 6-12.

Taking your driver’s test soon?

permitpracticeThe library now has access to practice tests for the DMV test!

http://wml.driving-tests.org/new-hampshire/

This is a free service and not associated with or sanctioned by the State of NH. Patrons are encouraged to verify all answers with the official Driver’s Manual: http://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/dmv/forms/documents/nhdm.pdf

We also have access to other practice tests and study materials for almost any test you might need to take: GED, SAT, AP, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, and more via the Learning Express Library.

You will need your library barcode and PIN to access our databases from home. Please call us or stop in to create your PIN if you don’t have one yet.

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.

Open House: The Future of the Wadleigh Library

Open House OCT 2014

Morning Book Group

Thursday November 13, 2014

!0:00 – 11:00 AM

This month’s selection is The Tender Bar by J. R. Moehringer

“J.R. Moehringer grew up listening for a voice: It was the sound of his missing father, a disc jockey who disappeared before J.R. spoke his first words. As a boy, J.R. would press his ear to a clock radio, straining to hear in that resonant voice the secrets of masculinity, and the keys to his own identity. J.R.’s mother was his world, his anchor, but he needed something else, something more, something he couldn’t name. So he turned to the bar on the corner, a grand old New York saloon that was a sanctuary for all types of men — cops and poets, actors and lawyers, gamblers and stumblebums.” Publisher Description

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

 

 

 

 

Acoustic Cafe presents Lui Collins

Lui_banjoSaturday October 18, 2014
Doors Open @ 7 PM – Performance @ 7:30PM – Admission is Free!


Folk singer/songwriter Lui Collins has been performing, writing and recording for over 40 years, earning international acclaim for her music.   Her music ranges from original and traditional folk songs to bossa nova in the original Brazilian Portuguese.   She’s made 16 recordings of her own and has sung and played guitar or banjo on others’ projects as well.

Lui has been hailed by the Boston Herald as a “folksinger for our times” and by the Boston Globe as “one of New England’s first and brightest stars.” She was voted third most popular performer at the Champlain Valley Festival in 1992, along with Pete Seeger and French Canadian band La Bottine Souriante.  Renowned guitarist Dave van Ronk called her “one of the best guitarist-arrangers I have heard in years.” And Canadian folk icon Stan Rogers quipped, “Lui sings my songs better than I do.”

Besides her concerts, Collins is involved in teaching and early elementary music curriculum development. In 2003 she founded “Lui Collins’ Upside-Up Music” for families with young children.

 

 

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