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.

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.

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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