Thursday, September 30, 2010

We're in the News! (Oct 7, 2010)




Our involvement with Lakes Region Reads continues - visit http://lakesregionreads.wordpress.com/ to see what is taking place this week. We have checked out a lot of copies of 'The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society' and look forward to our discussion of this delightful novel with its WWII setting on Thursday, November 4th at 7. We are also looking forward to our next event at the Rumney Historical Museum on Thursday, October 21st at 7 when Marcia Schmidt Blaine will return to lead our forum as our residents share their memories of the WWII years here in Rumney. The program will open with a musical presentation of patriotic songs by members of the Wentworth Church choir. Please plan to join us. (This program is sponsored in part by the NH Humanities Council.)
Fall Festival Fun is up and running for our littlest readers. The children are encouraged to check out one of our new fall themed books on each visit. Each child has a special card to track their reading and will receive a certificate at the end.
Upcoming Events: Library Trustees - Wed, Oct 6th at 6:30, Knitting Group - Wed, Oct 13th at 2, Rumney Historical Society Program - The Home Front in Rumney during WWII Part 2 - Thur, Oct 21st at 7, Ladies Book Club - Thur, Nov 4th at 7

The Byron G Merrill Library offers books, magazines, dvds, videos, downloadable audio books, interlibrary loan, and an internet-based language program - stop by and ask. Located at 10 Buffalo Road, the library is open on Wednesdays 2-8, Thursdays 10-12 and 2-5, and Saturdays 10-12. Phone:786-9520 - Email: rumneylibrary@roadrunner.com - Web: www.rumneylibrary.blogspot.com (You must register at the library to use the downloadable audio books and language programs)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

We're in the News! (Sept 30 2010)

The Byron G Merrill Public Library is proud to be participating in Lakes Region Reads 2010, our first ever One Book, One Community program.To learn more about Lakes Region Reads, visit our website:http://lakesregionreads.wordpress.com/
We're joining eighteen other communities throughout the lakes region in encouraging everyone to read "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society", a delightful and moving novel set in the Channel Islands during World War II. Stop by the library and pick up your free copy this week! A discussion is planned for Thursday, November 4th at 7.
With over forty events scheduled throughout the Lakes Region in the next several weeks leading up to Veterans Day, there's sure to be something for everyone. Our grand kick-off event is coming up soon at the Wright Museum of WWII History in Wolfeboro on October 2. Special guests Mike Pride and Meg Heckman will lead a discussion and will be sharing some wonderful stories from their book, "We Went to War: New Hampshire Remembers". Tickets for free admission are available from the library.
Our big event, The Home Front during WWII, was held last week at the Rumney Historical Museum and was well attended. Our special guest, Marcia Schmidt Blaine, described life in our area during the early 1940s. A second program is scheduled for Thursday, October 21st at 7 also at the museum. Come share your memories or any stories that you heard about life in Rumney during the war years. (Both programs are sponsored by the Rumney Historical Society and the Byron G Merrill Library and are funded in part by a grant from the NH Humanities Council.)
How nice to go to the mailbox and receive a present! Fishing Without a Hook, Catching Moments at Work, a book of poetry by Nancy Puglisi from PSU arrived today.It "catches moments of experiences and situations that occur in many workplaces as well as the challenges of commuting and the struggles of searching for appropriate work-life balance". The first poem begins, "We want - To work without a hook - But hooked we are - To…" I will let you discover the rest! Thank you Nancy!

This fall, on Saturday, October 2nd, the University of New Hampshire is holding the first ever open house for its Marine Program. Each of the three major marine research laboratories will be open to the public from 10 am until 3 pm offering a unique opportunity to meet and talk with scientists about their work, tour labs and research vessels, and get hands on experience with seaweed, horseshoe crabs, wave tanks and a host of things marine. The UNH Marine Docents will also be part of the day, presenting programs and answering questions. The open house is free and open to all. It will take place, rain or shine.The Coastal Marine Research Facility is located at 25 Wentworth Road in New Castle NH. Learn more at www.unh.edu/knowthecoast

The Byron G Merrill Library offers books, magazines, dvds, videos, downloadable audio books, interlibrary loan, and an internet-based language program - stop by and ask. Located at 10 Buffalo Road, the library is open on Wednesdays 2-8, Thursdays 10-12 and 2-5, and Saturdays 10-12. Phone:786-9520 - Email: rumneylibrary@roadrunner.com - Web: www.rumneylibrary.blogspot.com (You must register at the library to use the downloadable audio books and language programs)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Smithsonian, Sept 2010, is available!

The September 2010 issue of Smithsonian magazine has arrived with several articles to spark ones' interest:

The Art of Resilience
Haiti's devastating earthquake is a source of inspiriration for many of the island's surviving painters and sculptors.

Thinking Like a Chimpanzee
Tetsuro Matsuzawa has spent 30 years studying our closest primate relative to better understand the human mind.

The Shock of War
World War I troops were the first to be diagnosed with shell shock, an injury - by any name- still wreaking havoc.

Reinventing Rio
The dazzling but tarnished Brazilian city gets a makeover as it prepares for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games