Break from regularly scheduled children’s programs on 11/26 and 11/27; stop by for a drop-in craft!

There will be a recess in children’s programming on Tuesday, November 26th and Wednesday, November 27th; the library is CLOSED on Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th.

Instead, at the beginning of the week, stop by the library during open hours for a drop-in craft! Instructions and materials will be available in the children’s room, and children and their families are welcome to complete the craft in the library, or take it home!

Understanding bobcats in New Hampshire :: Thursday, December 12th, 6:30 PM

“Each night, it moves two to seven miles, mostly along the same route. Along the way, it visits known locales, much like the humans in whose shadow it lives. But its stomping grounds are a hollow log or two, a brush pile or thicket, and caverns hidden in rock ledges. It’s a bobcat, and only rarely does it cross paths with people. Or so we thought. In fact, bobcats are among us, quietly, stealthily making their way over hill and dale. Paw prints in snow or mud bear silent witness to their passage.” (Dybas, Cheryl Lynn, “Gift of the bobcat : New Hampshire’s elusive wildcat is making a comeback.” New Hampshire Wildlife Journal, January/February 2014, 8-13)

On Thursday, December 12th, at 6:30 PM, we invite you to attend a presentation on Lynx rufus, the bobcat! A guest presenter from the New Hampshire Department of Fish and Game will detail the bobcat’s role in the wildlife history of the state, and discuss the results of exciting new research into the animal’s current place in local ecosystems.

This event is free and open to the public. The Blaisdell Memorial Library has accessible parking, an accessible restroom on both floors, and a lift to the lower level. For more information on accessibility, or to request accommodations, please contact us by phone at (603) 679-8484, by email at, or stop by the library during open hours.

Image credit: Derivative of “Bobcat” by Mary & Dan , which original is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 .

Kids Halloween Parties! :: Wednesday, October 30th and Thursday, October 31st :: 3:00 PM

Stop by the library on Wednesday, October 30th at 3:00 PM for a frightening film and a creepy craft! That’s the trick; popcorn and more is the treat! See papier-mache masks designed by the kids of Crafternoon. Wear your costume if you so desire!

Then, on the day of Halloween, join us again at 3:00 PM to view LEGO Haunted Houses constructed by the children of the LEGO Club. View also a topical and spooky movie. Treats once again provided, and costumes certainly welcome!

These parties are particularly geared toward children in the K-5 grade range, but we welcome also their families and friends!

Join the Cookbook Group! Next meeting: Thursday, October 17th, 2019 :: 6:30 PM

How does it work?
1. Stop by the circulation desk to browse this month’s title; choose a recipe or two and make a photocopy.
2. Register at the desk, so that everyone knows who is cooking what.
3. Cook your chosen recipe, and bring it to the monthly meeting to share!

This month’s book is:
Sylvia’s Table : fresh, seasonal recipes from our farm to your family
by Liz Neumark with Carole Lalli
(New York, NY : Alfred A. Knopf, 2013)

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