Dewey Dispatch Online Edition
April 6, 2012
Library Events & Info
New Books & More: (Fiction, Large Print, Nonfiction, Audiobook: CD, DVD)
About the E-mail Newsletter
Library Events & Info: We have a great calendar of events on our Web site! ~Take a look at http://library.strathamnh.gov and click on “Library Events.” ~All of the following programs are free and open
to the public.
Upcoming Programs for Adults:
- Traditional Matryoshka Nesting Dolls: From Russia to New Hampshire, Wednesday April 11, 6:30 pm A talk and slide show by Marina Forbes. This beautifully illustrated interactive presentation by Marina Forbes will examine the history of Matryoshka nested doll making in Russia, the rich folk tradition and symbolism of the doll’s appearance, and the interesting link between doll making and other traditional Russian art forms. The slide-show presentation will include a visit to a doll-making factory in rural Russia, a depiction of the various stages in the doll making process, and hundreds of examples of the finest Matryoshka artwork available in Russia. This program is made
possible by a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council.
- Library Book Sale & Bake Sale/Raffle, Fri April 13, 10 – 7 & Sat April 14, 9 – 1 pm
The library’s spring book sale and bake sale/raffle is almost here. Come browse a great selection of books, movies, & audiobooks, and support your library. The Friends of the Library will also have their famous bake sale as well as a raffle of gift cards from a variety of local businesses. There will be a sneak preview hour from 9 – 10 am on Friday April 13 for any Friend of the Library. Not a Friend? You can join at the door for $10.
- Library Book Discussion Group, Wednesday April 25, 6:30 pm This month’s book is Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See. Extra copies are available at the library front desk. The book for May will be Breakfast with Buddha by Roland Merullo.
From the Children’s Room:
- Spring Storytime and Baby Lapsit are on a two-week break. The May session will begin on April 30.
- We will be observing Earth Day a bit early with a special program for Kindergartners through 5th-Graders, Eco-Pals:~ Each of Us Can Make a Difference; All of Us Can Change the World, presented by Dennis and Victoria Randall on Wednesday, April 11, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Youth Activity Room.~ Dennis and Victoria will read their book, Cow & Frog:~ Eco-Pals, and discuss environmental facts and how individuals and businesses can help our environment.~ Books will be available for purchase and signing after the program.~ This is a combined elementary program event and Make a Difference Club Meeting.~ Again, you may sign up at the Children’s Check-out Desk or by e-mail.
- Last but not least, don’t forget the Library Book Sale on Friday, April 13, from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 14, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
OTHER LIBRARY NEWS:
- MP3 CD Audiobooks are here! The library has added MP3 CD audiobooks to the collection. These items contain the same content as regular CD books but on fewer discs. You need an MP3 CD compatible player in order to listen to these books. Most of the newer CD players, DVD players, car stereos and computer disc drives will play them.
- Create legal documents with Law Depot – the library’s new online resource. With Law Depot you can create legal documents specific to NH Laws including documents for Wills/Power of Attorney, Sales/Transactions, Leasing/Renting/Real Estate, Business/Employment, Marriage/Cohabitation, Consent/Release, and more! ~Law Depot guides you through every step of creating a document that conforms to your situation. ~You will be able to print documents and return to previously created documents (like a rental agreement) to edit. To register you will need your library card number and e-mail address. ~Your e-mail address will be your user name and you will choose a password.
- More E-books available! We have started adding "Stratham-Only" titles to the OverDrive collection so wait-times will be shorter (or nonexistent!) on those titles if you have a Stratham library card. ~We want to know what titles you want us to add! ~Fill out our Purchase Suggestion Form on our website and select "ebook" as the format.
- Drop-in Tech Help @ the library: 2nd Wednesday 5:30 – 7 pm, 3rd Thursday 1:30 – 3 pm, 4th Monday 10 – 11:30 am No registration necessary. Bring your technology questions. Bring in your e-reader or laptop or use the library computers.
- Electronic Recycling Fundraiser~ --~ Saturday, April 14th, 9 am to 3pm at the Exeter Town Hall.~ You don’t even need to get out of your car, we do all the lifting!~ Please support the Exeter High School Project Prom/Graduation!~ Recycle all your old computer towers, laptops, monitors, printers, toaster ovens, vacuums, DVD/VCR players, old phones, tvs, etc.~ Most electronics cannot be disposed of in household trash because of the negative impact it has on our environment.~ This is a great way to protect our environment while helping keep our graduating senior safe the nights of prom and graduation.~ Suggested costs to recycle range from $5 for a keyboard, $10 for a CPU, DVD/VCR, $15 for monitors to $25 for large TVs.~ We cant take anything with broken glass or air conditioners with Freon.~ Donations are tax
- Stratham Conservation Commission Hosts Annual Clean-Up Day, Saturday April 14, 9 am.
The Stratham Conservation Commission will honor Earth Day 2012 by hosting the town’s 8th Annual Clean-up Day on Saturday, April 14, 2012, with a rain date of April 21. This event focuses on picking up trash found on the side of roadways and public areas in Stratham. The event will kick-off at 9 am at the Stratham Hill Park Pavilion. All residents of Stratham and owners of local businesses are encouraged to get involved! Participants will be treated donuts and drinks in the morning, and will receive a sample of chocolate thanks to a donation from Lindt Chocolate. Volunteers can either be assigned a specific location that needs attention or request a specific location to clean up. For more information or to request a clean-up bag, please contact Donna Jensen at 772-1385 or DonnaJenesn2001@yahoo.com. Those interested in picking up their own street but are unable to participate on that day are also welcome to call and request a clean-up bag. Trash collection bags for this event will be provided by NH the
Beautiful, a non-profit organization that promotes anti-litter and recycling programs. Reflective safety vests and gloves will be provided by Jones Roofing Company, a Stratham-based company.
- Stratham Road Show, Sunday April 15, 1 – 3 pm, at the Morgera Room of the Stratham Fire Station. The Stratham Historical Society will host the 21st Annual Spring Appraisal Day (the “Stratham Road Show”). Don’t miss this opportunity to learn the value and history of your family heirlooms and treasures. Highly respected New England appraisers will be available to give verbal appraisals for each item. In attendance will be Dan Olmstead of Daniel Olmstead Antiques in Newfields, NH, Caroline French of Caroline L. French Antiques in Dover NH, and Aime Sevigny of Aime & Priscilla Antiques in No. Berwick Maine, who are experts in appraising a variety of antiques and collectibles including: furniture, works of art, jewelry, military memorabilia, photographs, china, glass, etc. A photo of large
items may suffice for evaluation. A fee of $4.00 is charged for one item, $6.00 for two items, and $11.00 for five items. The proceeds of the day’s events will go toward maintaining the Society’s collections and other related expenses. For further information call 772-4955 or 778-9525.
- The Stratham Historical Society and Wiggin Memorial Library will host an evening with Joyce E. Wiggin-Robbins, the ninth great granddaughter of Captain Thomas Wiggin, at the Stratham Historical Society on Monday April 23 at 7 pm. Captain Thomas Wiggin was the first of European descent to settle in the area now called Stratham. The program will be held at the Morgera Room of the Stratham Fire Station behind the Historical Society’s building at the corner of Portsmouth Ave and Winnicutt Road. The program is free and open to the public. There is ample parking available. Light refreshments will be served. For further information please call 772-4955 or 778-9525.
- Knit or Crochet a Troop Cap for U.S. Service Members to be distributed by Pease Greeters. Instructions for knitting or crocheting troop caps for service members are available both at the library and on the library’s website. Finished hats can be dropped off at the library, or you can contact JoAnne Schottler 772-8620 for more information.
- The Fixit Program for Seniors: is a program of volunteers who assist seniors (60 years old and older) or disabled homeowners with minor home repairs and maintenance. Any senior homeowner or disabled homeowner may call for assistance – there is no income requirement to use the service. To reach The Fixit Program, call 603-430-2923 or 1-800-856-5525.
NEW BOOKS & MORE
Brown, Rita Mae, Big Cat Nap
Clark, Mary Higgins, Lost Years
Finch, Charles, The September Society
McCall Smith, Alexander, The Limpopo Academy of Private Detection
Perry, Anne, Dorchester Terrace
Winspear, Jacqueline, Elegy for Eddie
Hicks, Robert, The Widow of the South
Tyler, Anne, Beginner’s Goodbye
Scottoline, Lisa, Come Home
Ward, J.R., Lover Reborn
Kirkman, Robert, The Walking Dead Vol. 10
Biography & Autobiography (aka BIOs)
Teachout, Terry, Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong
White, Richard, Will Rogers: A Political Life
Del Ray, Lana, Born to Die
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~--Tricia Ryden, Assistant Director